Monday, February 25, 2008
Smith trial set for Tuesday
Sen. Jeff Smith, D-St. Louis, is scheduled to stand trial 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Isle of Capri case, according to Cooper County Circuit Court records.
Smith's attorney has asked for reconsideration of his motion to dismiss, which was overruled Jan. 25.
Smith is charged with presenting false identification in order to gamble at the Isle of Capri casino in Boonville during a lobbyist-financed junket on July 31. At the suggestion of lobbyist Lynne Schlosser, he purportedly used the identification of Rep. Joe Aull, D-Kansas City to gamble.
Ms. Schlosser's trial is set for the same time. Cooper County court records indicate Aull had a hearing Friday, but no information is given on what occurred at that hearing and no trial date is listed.