Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Smith trial postponed in Isle of Capri case
In Tuesday's Turner Report, we noted that a new trial date, July 3, has been set for Rep. Joe Aull's trial in the Isle of Capri case. That trial was originally scheduled to begin next week.
Case.net records for Cooper County Circuit Court indicate that the trial date for Sen. Jeff Smith, D-St. Louis, has also been changed. No new date has been scheduled for the trial, which had originally been set for July 10. The next hearing for Smith will be held 2:30 p.m. Sept. 30.
Authorities allege that Smith, at the behest of Isle of Capri lobbyist Lynne Schlosser, illegally used Aull's identification to gamble.