Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Trial delayed in Isle of Capri case
The trial of Rep. Joe Aull, D-Marshall, in the Isle of Capri case, originally scheduled for June 19, has been pushed back to July 3, according to Pettis County court records. The trial is being held in Pettis County on a change of venue from Cooper County.
Authorities alleged Aull, 60, at the behest of lobbyist Lynne Schlosser, provided his identification to Sen. Jeff Smith, D-St. Louis, allowing Smith to gamble at the Isle of Capri casino in Boonville on July 31. The charge is a misdemeanor.
Smith, Aull, Aull's wife Candee, and four other Democratic legislators, Rep. Judy Baker, D-Columbia, Sen. Chuck Graham, D-Columbia, Sen. Jolie Justus, D-Kansas City, and Sen. Wes Shoemyer, D-Clarence, were at the casino as part of a junket financed by Isle of Capri lobbyist Chris Liese, who spent $910 for meals and drinks for the contingent.
Smith and Ms. Schlosser are scheduled to go to trial July 10 in Cooper County Circuit Court.