Description:A former Playboy Playmate wants a new lawyer to defend her against charges that she tried to smuggle her Canadian boyfriend across the border into New York last summer.
The Post-Standard of Syracuse reports that a federal judge in Syracuse granted Colleen Shannon's request Tuesday to drop her lawyer and hire a new one.
The 34-year-old Los Angeles resident's trial on illegal immigrant smuggling charges was scheduled to start this week. A new start date hasn't been set.(0:41)