Friday, September 27, 2013

Kelly Rogers Trial rescheduled to February 17th

Judge Mark Rusch granted a continuance for the trial of Kelly Rogers until February 17th, 2014.

So, what else is new?

Meanwhile, in other news;

A federal grand jury indicted Ray Nagin on 21 counts of corruption on January 18th, 2013 and he will stand trial on October 28th, 2013. Efficiency.


 NEW ORLEANS —Though she acknowledged what she describes as "juvenile" misconduct by prosecutors, a federal judge on Friday afternoon rejected a defense request to indefinitely delay the trial of former New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin.

Judge Ginger Berrigan ruled: "The Court acknowledges the utterly juvenile postings by various prosecutors and how much they demeaned their high offices in doing so. But an indictment, as the jury will be told, is not evidence of guilt. The jury, and only the jury, will decide whether the defendant is proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt."
The order clears the way for the trial to begin, scheduled on Oct. 28.
Nagin is accused of corruption in a 21-count indictment. An Oct. 9 hearing remains scheduled and will address a variety of matters in advance of the trial.
Nagin is expected to attend that hearing.
His attorney, Robert Jenkins, argued in the motion for a trial delay that misconduct by prosecutors, including online posts about his client, provided ample cause for a continuance.

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