Defendant Too Hurt For Trial Spotted At Mets Game
NEW YORK (AP) – A defendant in a union corruption case has lost his bid to have his trial delayed for medical reasons after he was spotted attending a Mets game.
Lawyers for Joseph Olivieri had told a federal judge that injuries from a boating accident left him unable to sit through an October trial.
But the FBI said in a court affidavit that Olivieri was apparently healthy enough to watch the Mets play the Pirates from a luxury suite at Citi Field.
The box was owned by the Wall and Ceiling Contractors Association.
Olivieri’s lawyer said in court papers filed Friday that his client didn’t stay for the whole game and had to watch it from a couch.
The judge denied the request for a trial delay anyway.
Olivieri and other union officials are charged with taking bribes.
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