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New York City Attorney Will Represent Quets

Posted February 22, 2007 2:23 p.m. EST
Updated February 22, 2007 3:20 p.m. EST

— A high-profile New York City attorney is now representing a birth mother accused of fleeing to Canada with the twins she put up for adoption.

Kathleen Mullin tells WRAL that she has been retained to represent Allison Quets, who was indicted Wednesday on two counts of international parental kidnapping.

Authorities say Quets, 49, of Jacksonville, Fla., took the children during a scheduled visitation days before Christmas and fled to Canada. Prosecutors have said that Quets planned for months to take the children.

Quets' previous attorneys, Bruce Mason and Dennis Sullivan, both of Wilmington, have maintained that Quets changed her mind about the adoption after a difficult pregnancy and that she has been fighting to get her children back since they were born.

Mullin, who also serves as a legal analyst for network news shows such as CNN, Court TV and Fox News, told WRAL that her goal is to get Quets acquitted and help her retain custody of her children.