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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - It would appear that a local lawyer wants to put his past association with an  Austintown Township adult entertainment venue behind him.

A federal judge has granted attorney Sebastian Rucci's request to no longer serve as legal counsel for his former employees of  the Go Go Cabaret.

Rucci filed suit in U.S. District Court on behalf of the workers after a judge threw out corruption and prostitution charges that had been filed against them.

The lawsuit claims that the courts and local law enforcement improperly issued warrants in that case.

Rucci, who says he is appealing a thirty day jail sentence for liquor violations, has been granted a request that he no longer will represent his former workers in the civil lawsuit.

In his request to withdraw as legal counsel, Rucci wrote:

"Defendants have used Sebastian Rucci's former involvement in the adult cabaret business as an issue at every turn. Sebastian Rucci ended his involvement in the cabaret business years ago. He purchased a hotel two years ago and has spent the past year renovating the hotel installing thirty foot palm trees and lights which change the color of the building. Sebastian Rucci has moved on and seeks leave to withdraw as counsel for plaintiffs."


Rucci's palm tree reference is to the Hotel California which is attached to the former Go Go Cabaret at Route 46 and Interstate 80.

The former employees continue to be represented by lead counsel Jonathan Andres.

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