(Attorney wants out)...He is the attorney for Annette Gonzalez Buttner.

The Imperial County Office of Education Board member is facing felony charges of fraud, perjury and grand theft. Her attorney Donald Levine of San Diego has petitioned the Imperial County Superior Court to relieve him of his duties as Buttner's attorney. He said there is a disabling conflict with Buttner. Levine said he could not speak of the conflict publicly because of attorney/client relationship. He said new counsel needs to be appointed. Levine has filed sealed documents with the court. A decision on the request could come by the end of the week. If the motion is granted, upcoming court dates for Buttner could be altered.