Skip to comments.Key witness will not testify against former Rep. William Jefferson (Scared of a few RATS?)
Posted on 06/10/2009 5:01:58 PM PDT by Libloather
Key witness will not testify against former Rep. William Jefferson
by Bruce Alpert, The Times-Picayune
Wednesday June 10, 2009, 5:26 PM
ALEXANDRIA, VA. -- Lori Mody, the Virginia businesswoman who was expected to be the government's star witness in the federal corruption trial of former Rep. William Jefferson, D-New Orleans, will not be called to testify for the prosecution, lawyers said today.
The judge was informed of the government's decision during a bench conference this morning that was not immediately made public. "We do not intend to call Lori Mody in our case in chief," lead prosecutor Mark Lytle said without further explanation.
It was Mody who helped spark the investigation of Jefferson after going to the FBI in March 2005 to complain that she was the victim of fraud in African investments being promoted by the congressman. She agreed to wear a wire and the recordings of her meetings with Jefferson are at the heart of much of the government's case.
Experts said the government will still be able to introduce the many hours of tape-recorded conversations but will lose testimony from Mody about unrecorded conversations she had with Jefferson, including one in the congressional dining room. It also opens the door for the defense to raise doubts about the dealings and Mody's credibility.
Asked if the government's failure to call Mody would compromise the ability of the prosecution to use the tapes and whether the defense would still be able to call Mody to the stand to try to challenge her, Carl Tobias, a professor of law at the University of Richmond, said, "I think yes to both. At least the defense will be able to undermine the strength of the tapes by arguing that the government did not call her."
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Good thing she isn't on trial because she's NOT GUILTY!
On to the loser -
hope they BURY THIS CLOWN
Nah. It's racist to hold a Black male responsible for anything.
TRANSLATION: Eric Holder and 0bama have fixed the case. He will be found 'Not Guilty" by arrangement of the 0bama DOJ.
“Cold Cash” Jefferson, another Washington crook who walks?
Jefferson will receive just a slap on the wrist if any.
Clearly, the Democrat murderers threatened her and her family.
S** ** * *****. The most corrupt administration in history is getting to witnesses?
I’m not shocked. I’m pissed though!
The POS needs to be accountable.
I don’t think it would be the first time they’ve done that.
DimRat Kartoon had help when he got to witnesses against him.
Are they soon going to have Jefferson-cide?
How can he get a fair trial with all this evidence against him?
“TRANSLATION: Eric Holder and 0bama have fixed the case. He will be found ‘Not Guilty” by arrangement of the 0bama DOJ.
BINGO!! They will be losing this case(and others like Blago) ON PURPOSE to protect Obama and the democrats!!
We don’t live in a republic anymore folks. It is a fascist country now.
I smell a big ol’ rat, folks.
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