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Prominent Fresno attorney under criminal investigation

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A prominent Fresno criminal defense attorney is being investigated by the Fresno County Sheriff's Office.

It was reported Anthony "Tony" Capozzi is under investigation but the office won't say why.

No arrests have been made.

Sheriff's spokesman Tony Botti declined to discuss any allegations, saying the investigation "is in its infancy stages."

He says detectives hope talk with Capozzi soon. Botti also says the investigation could involve others beside Capozzi.

His attorney, Carl Faller, says Capozzi was in San Francisco Wednesday for a meeting of the state Commission on Judicial Performance, which he chairs.

Faller says it's unfortunate that the sheriff's office made a public announcement before contacting Capozzi.

He says Capozzi will cooperate with the investigation and provide any information detectives need.

Botti says he hopes to have more information about the allegations Thursday.


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