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Anna Nicole's lawyer wants conviction tossed

November 30, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
Anna Nicole Smith's longtime companion is asking the judge to throw out the two conspiracy charges against him.Howard K. Stern was convicted of using a false name to get prescription drugs for his late lover.

He says that's common practice in Los Angeles for protecting a celebrity's privacy.

Stern is asking the judge to throw out his conviction.

If the judge refuses, he hopes to get a new trial or a reduction of his two convictions to misdemeanors.