Trial Date Set For Nifong

The former prosecutor in the Duke lacrosse
sexual assault investigation faces a June 12 trial date on ethics
charges stemming from his handling of the highly publicized case.
The North Carolina State Bar set the trial date Wednesday for Durham
County District Attorney Mike Nifong. The bar has charged Nifong
with several violations of rules governing professional conduct,
including withholding evidence from lawyers defending the three
players charged with sexually assaulting a stripper during a team
party in March 2006.
Nifong is also accused of lying to the court and to bar
investigators, and making misleading and inflammatory comments
about the players.
Legal experts have said Nifong could be disbarred if he's
convicted.


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