Gov't: No Delay Needed In Trial Of Ex-Easley Aide

Federal prosecutors say a former aide to ex-North Carolina Gov. Mike Easley should go on trial this spring because Ruffin Poole and his attorney have had enough time and help to prepare.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys John Bruce and Dennis Duffy this week filed a response to a request by Poole's lawyer to delay his corruption trial from April 26 to August.

Defense attorney Joe Zeszotarski said he has to go through 36,000 pages of documents and scores of boxes, folders and grand jury transcripts.

Judge Terrence Boyle will decide whether to delay the trial.

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  • by Neo Location: Reality on Mar 9, 2010 at 02:54 PM
    I still say the look on his face says, "man, I knew obuma, Edwards, Gore, Easley and all the rest of these dumocrats were as dirty, sorry, lyin', rotten and crooked as humanly possible!! Why did I get involved with this crowd of rogues, lyers, fascists, socialists and theives. Shoooot. Now that I take a second look, all you dumocrats make me sick and make me wish I had never become your accomplice. Well, don't worry buddy, just sing everything you know and when it gets too close to the top, a deal will be cut to let you off with a light sentence and a golden parachute to give you a nice soft landing.

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