Ex-Abramoff Associate Asks to Delay Retrial Until High Court Rules on Honest Services Statute

, The National Law Journal


Lawyers for former Jack Abramoff associate Kevin Ring have asked a federal judge to delay their client's retrial to give the U.S. Supreme Court time to rule on three cases that address the federal honest services statute. How the Court comes down will affect what charges Ring would face in a second trial, as well as whether key defense witnesses choose to testify, Ring's lawyers argued. They said it would also determine whether guilty pleas by several government witnesses would remain in effect.

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