Judge mulls letting Narcy Novack keep lawyer for free

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The woman charged with ordering her millionaire husband's murder at the Rye Town Hilton last year appeared before a judge yesterday, asking for a free, court-appointed attorney.

In an unusual move, White Plains Federal Court Judge Kenneth Karas agreed to consider allowing Narcy Novack's lawyer to become a court-appointed attorney so he could continue on the case.

Novack's assets have been frozen by the federal government, which also seized a portion of her late husband's estate so she wouldn't be able to benefit from it.

Unable to get a hold of funds, Novack claimed she was no longer able to pay her attorney, Howard Tanner.

However, Judge Karas said it would be prejudicial to assign someone new to the case since Tanner has been on it from the beginning.

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