Ah, but was Mr George stupid enough to tell his lawyers he’d lied?
You can act for people who are guilty. You can act for people you think are guilty. You can act for people you are convinced are guilty.
You are not supposed to put forward a defence of ‘I didn’t do it’ for someone who told you he did.
I will say that it seems that you don’t get to be a big-shot lawyer with the multi-million dollar income without running those pesky ethical requirements as close to the line as possible if not right over it.