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Oksana Hires Former Prosecutor, ABC News Reporter

8/22/2010 12:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned  ... Oksana Grigorieva has hired a former Assistant United States Attorney and ABC News correspondent to represent her on all fronts in her legal war with Mel Gibson.

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Mary Fulginiti -- a former federal prosecutor who also worked as a defense lawyer and covered a number of stories involving domestic abuse for ABC's "20/20" -- is representing Oksana in connection with the domestic violence investigation targeting Mel and the extortion investigation targeting Oksana.

Sources tell us Fulginiti is partnering with attorney James Spertus ... whom we previously reported was hired by Oksana. Turns out ... Oksana first made contact with Fulginiti and she was the one who actually referred Oksana to Spertus.

Both Spertus and Fulginiti worked together in the U.S. Attorney's office in L.A.

Sources also tell TMZ Fulginiti and Spertus will be brought in to help Oksana in the family law case.

In addition to practicing law and working for ABC, Fulginiti was a frequent guest on talk shows, including "Larry King Live.

Oh, and she's a total babe.

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Common Sense    

Poor kid, the baby must be getting 30 cents of the child support

1524 days ago
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Friend?    

Is there any attorney left in L. A. that she hasn´t hired yet? But then she doesn´t have a job so I guess she´s got all the time in the world to go through attorneys.

1524 days ago
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wondering    

hahahah, oksana's gonna try and get larry h. parker next

1524 days ago
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fuddyduddy    

How many lawyers does this woman need?

For someone claiming to be in the poor house, how can she pay for all of this?

I hope that Mel's attorneys make sure that no more money is spent on legal fees. This is ridiculous. I guess OG feels that if Mel is paying, then she'll just keep trying to get whomever she can on her team!

This woman is desperate!

1524 days ago
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fuddyduddy    

I don't think hiring half a dozen lawyers will help her case. She must really be reaching hard.

1524 days ago
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fuddyduddy    

I can understand CA Family Code awarding 'reasonable' attorney fees to the other party when the opposing party is wealthy, but this is totally unreasonable.

I hope Judge Gordon cuts off the spigot on this woman soon!

1524 days ago
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Friend?    

She uses Mel´s money to try to bring Mel down, how sick is that? I can´t believe it´s legal.

1524 days ago
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fuddyduddy    

Good point, friend...doesn't seem right, does it?

The judge awarded attorney fees to her so that she could take Mel to court and try and strip him of his parental rights to the baby!

I hope that the judge remedies that at some point. Perhaps in the end when he issues permanent orders, he will then tell OG to pay up!

1524 days ago
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solar panel    

She's a vomit comet.

1524 days ago
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Why oh Why?    

Where does all this money come from? How can she afford it? Mel´s money? Mel might be rich, but heyy....he has worked for it!! Hard!! And now he has to pay her attempts to ruin his life?! This is absolutely sick!!

The ugly words Mel said on those tapes are not even enough. Can´t even imagine what he feels like right now.

1524 days ago
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KoalaBabe    

She's desperate that's the reason for cavalry of lawyers.
Don't forget she ain't paying for them, Mel does.

And Lawyer will take her on for dollar sign :P, they knew Mel has millions,so they are trying to milk a cash cow.

1524 days ago
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fuddyduddy    

So this is why she wanted more child support?

1524 days ago
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Swede    

God Morning, America! Team Mel Sweden!

1524 days ago
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Anonymous    

OG could solve a lot of problems if she would just own up to her deceitful manipulative exploitative behavior and accept the consequences of her actions. Otherwise as another poster pointed out Lucia is not going to get much money for her care and the mother may get a far more punitive response from the legal system. Hard to take care of a small infant from jail.

1524 days ago
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Why oh Why?    

God Morning, America! Team Mel Sweden!

Posted at 2:05 AM on Aug 22, 2010 by Swede

Good Morning, Swede. From another Swede. :)

1524 days ago
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