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Nifong takes the stand in his own defense at ethics trial

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RALEIGH (AP) -- Duke lacrosse prosecutor Mike Nifong has taken the stand at the ethics trial that could lead to his disbarment.

Nifong is testifying in his own defense about his handling of the Duke lacrosse rape case.

The North Carolina State Bar has charged Nifong with violating several state rules governing professional conduct. This includes an allegation that Nifong withheld critical DNA test results from defense attorneys for three players charged with raping a stripper at a team party.

The bar has also charged Nifong with lying to both the court and bar investigators, and making misleading and inflammatory comments about the three indicted athletes.

The players have been cleared by North Carolina's attorney general.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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