Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Bowman: Let's have the trial now
In documents filed today in U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, Rep. John Bowman, D-St. Louis, says he has no problems with the government's plan to separate his trial on bank and credit card fraud charges from his co-defendants, but he disagrees with the suggestion that his trial be pushed back to January.
Bowman lists the following reasons for keeping the current Nov. 26 trial date:
1. He has "subpoenaed a number of witnesses" to appear on that date.
2. His lawyers have other case scheduled for trial in December and January.
Only five of the original 17 defendants in the case remain, with most of the others entering guilty pleas and expected to offer testimony against the remaining defendants.
More information about the case can be found in the Oct. 26 Turner Report.