Skip to comments.William Jefferson D-La trial set to start Dec. 2 (Judge stands firm on Virginia venue)
Posted on 06/14/2008 8:49:54 AM PDT by Libloather
Jefferson trial set to start Dec. 2
Judge stands firm on Virginia venue
Saturday, June 14, 2008
By Bruce Alpert
ALEXANDRIA, VA. -- U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III set a Dec. 2 trial date Friday in the federal corruption case of Rep. William Jefferson, D-New Orleans, although the judge admitted that it could be delayed again.
A December start means the trial would occur after the fall congressional elections. Jefferson hasn't said whether he's running for a 10th term. In an interview earlier this week, Jefferson said he never announces in advance of qualifying and that his lack of an announcement this year "means nothing."
The testimony of the three is important to the defense, Trout said, because all three have denied they participated or were aware of the scheme alleged in the indictment, mainly that Jefferson had conspired to pass bribes to Nigerian officials to promote a telecommunications project proposed by a Kentucky firm the congressman was helping.
During the hearing, Ellis asked government prosecutor Charles Duross whether any of the three could face charges if they return to the United States. "That could happen," Duross said. Jefferson's attorneys have accused prosecutors of threatening the witnesses to prevent their testimony.
The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond is scheduled to hear oral arguments the week of Sept. 23 on some constitutional issues raised by the Jefferson defense about a previous Ellis pre-trial ruling. Ellis said if the appeals court doesn't rule quickly in the matter, or there are other delays, the Dec. 2 trial date could be pushed back again.
The trial originally was set to begin in January but was delayed indefinitely because of the appeals.
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Can he do that from a prison cell?
This democrat must be in complete denial over his troubles. But then again, I repeat myself.
...oh, wait a minute...
That's right...Nagin got reelected in New Orleans, didn't he?
Never mind...people are that stupid.
This guy Jefferson is a piker.
None of us have any idea the millions stolen and or socked away by the Clintons.
Why did Ron Brown make many trips to Switzerland?
Well we’ll just have to keep on top of this POS and how the dhimmy’s help him out. This guy is one of my pet peeves. I want this scum to go to prison for a long time.
Sounds more like a victim that a perp. Not guilty!
And why did his plane crash just before he was to testify? Why did Vince Foster commit "suicide" just before he was to testify. (If you've seen the evidence in the Foster case, you'd KNOW it was no suicide.)
See this article, about how Black Conservatives are conflicted over whether to vote for Obama in November, for your answer.
Blacks don’t trust whites; they may make choices based on skin color that we wouldn’t make under similiar conditions.
Pardon me in advance. At least his assets were frozen!
Nor do we know WHAT the Clintons REALLY provided in return for the millions coming their way now as "speaking fees"....
I'm convinced Willy and Hilly sold out the Nation -- BIG TIME.
I'm also convinced that the primary reason for their PANIC over the loss of control of the DNC and declining political power and influence - is they fear not being able to avoid REAL scrutinty of their "past transactions and infractions"
Long term prison terms are not out of the question, in a FAIR world...
Oh...groan...Nothing worse than 2/3 of a pun. ("P". "U"...get it?)
Correct you are. BUT we gots to cremate his dead body before an autopsy is preformed
Let’s begin with giving the chi-coms technology that would allow the commie turds to place many nuke warheads on one launch vehicle.
too embarrassed to come back to the thread