Baltasar Garzon

Baltasar Garzon

Born: October 10, 1955

Nationality: Spain

Occupation: judge,writer,lawyer,politician,jurist,university teacher

Biography: Baltasar Garzón Real (Spanish pronunciation: [baltaˈsaɾ ɣaɾˈθon]; born 26 October 1955) is a Spanish disbarred lawyer and former judge. Garzón formerly served on Spain's central criminal court, the Audiencia Nacional, and was the examining magistrate of the Juzgado Central de Instrucción No. 5, which investigates the most important criminal cases in Spain, including terrorism, organised crime, and money laundering. In 2011, he was suspended from judicial activity and in 2012 he was convicted of illegal wiretapping and disbarred for a period of 11 years. Garzón is currently head of Julian Assange's legal team, despite not having a legal license in any country.