Defense attorneys argued Friday that the trial must be halted because more than 90 hours of secret recordings — including 28 hours in Yiddish — had been withheld by prosecutors until this week.
They’re accused of scheming to bribe Republican party leaders so Smith, a Democrat, could run for the GOP line in the New York City mayoral race.
Smith‘s attorney moved for a mistrial, the others for dismissal of the indictment.
Judge Kenneth Karas has made it clear he won’t postpone the trial so that it’s still going on through the 4th of July fireworks and said he’ll decide what to do on Monday, WCBS 880’s Irene Cornell reported.
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