Wilkes to use attorney for the indigent at trial.

Contractor Brent Wilkes, who was charged with “fraudulently obtaining millions of dollars in government contracts” in the Duke Cunningham scandal, “will have an attorney paid for by taxpayers.” Prosecutors from the U.S. Attorney’s Office protested that Wilkes should not be allowed to have an attorney that represents the indigent, “noting that the defense contractor is believed to have greatly profited from his alleged crimes.”