This case involves an attorney who acted as an informant for the FBI and gave the government information revealed to him by a former client. The client was appealing a conviction for several criminal offenses. The attorney had represented the client in the past in both civil and criminal matters. The client had retained another attorney to represent him in his appeal of a current criminal conviction because the attorney had a conflict of interest in the current case. Even though the client had acquired another lawyer, the attorney arranged for the client to get out of jail on bail in the current case and the client discussed trial strategy and tactics with the attorney. The attorney later relayed this information to the FBI. The client appealed his criminal conviction on the grounds that he had an attorney-client relationship and the attorney had breached his ethical duty to him by revealing privileged information to the FBI.