Month: July 2011

Swing and a Mistrial

Just as the Roger Clemens trial was settling into its first full day of testimony the judge called a foul….and Clemens walked. As prosecutor Steve Durham stood at the podium Judge Reggie Walton said, “Government counsel can’t do what it

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Opening Statements in Roger Clemens Trial

During his opening statement prosecutor Steve Durham showed jurors a photograph of several objects that included syringes, drug vials and three cotton balls – objects he said that had traces of both human growth hormone and Roger Clemens’ DNA.  “Mr.

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Roger Clemens Jury Selection Completed : 2 Men, 10 Women

Opening statements in the star pitcher’s perjury trial are expected Wednesday morning. The governments lead-off witnesses are expected to be House Parliamentarian Charles Johnson & committee staffer Phil Barnet, which should make for an interesting cross-examination since the defense is

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Seeking Reporter’s Testimony Government Cites Casey Anthony Trial

Arguing that that a reporter’s direct testimony about his source, in this case former CIA agent Jeffrey Alexander Sterling who has been charged under the Espionage Act of sharing classified information with NYT reporter James Risen, is important in obtaining

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Warming Up for a Major League Perjury Trial

In a motions hearing the day before jury selection is to begin in the trial of baseball living legend Roger Clemens the judge indicated that he may restrict the testimony of teammate Andy Pettitte and two others.  Judge Reggie Walton

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30 Years is Better Than 385, I Guess

The government had asked for a prison sentence of 385 years for Lee Farkas, former chairman of Taylor, Bean & Whitaker Mortgage Corp., who was recently convicted in a $3 billion mortgage fraud scheme that also caused the collapse of Colonial

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