Bill Cosby a political pawn being wrongly prosecuted, argues defence lawyers

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Bill Cosby's lawyers painted him Wednesday as a political pawn who's only being prosecuted for sexual assault because a suburban Philadelphia district attorney used public furor over the decade-old case to win election last year.


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