Lauren Stevens, the former GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE: GSK) attorney who was indicted on charges she obstructed an FDA investigation, is seeking dismissal of the case.

According to Bloomberg news and Reuters, Stevens’ attorney wants the case thrown out of federal court in Maryland due to what he says was a mistake made by federal prosecutors made when seeking a grand jury indictment.

Stevens lives in Durham.

Her attorney, Reid Weingarten, focused on how prosecutors responded to a question from the grand jury about “whether it was relevant that Stevens received advice from others. Stevens’ defense lawyers have said she was acting on the advice of Glaxo’s law firm, King & Spalding, a so-called advice-of-counsel defense,” Reuters reported.

Weingarten said procescutors told the grand jury that a “defense of relying on advice of counsel ‘was not relevant’ to their decision whether to indict,” Boomberg reported.

Stevens faces charges that she obstructed an investigation into whether GSK marketed the drug Wellbutrin, an antidepressant, for unapproved uses. She was indicted in November.

For the Bloomberg report, read here.

For the Reuters story, read here.

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