Feds Ask Judge To Refuse Nagin Trial Delay
One day after Ray Nagin’s attorney asked a federal judge to indefinitely postpone the former mayor’s corruption trial, prosecutors filed their own documents which ask the judge to refuse the defense request.
Nagin’s attorney, Robert Jenkins, based the request on the blogging scandal within the U.S. Attorney’s Office in New Orleans. Jenkins says some of the blogging focused on Nagin. He also says the blogging may have damaged Nagin’s chances of receiving a fair trial.
In their response, federal prosecutors — along with asking the judge to deny the request — indicated that the New Orleans prosecutors accused of blogging and then-U.S. Attorney Jim Letten resigned their jobs before Nagin was indicted.
A judge is scheduled to hear the arguments on October 9th.