A New York City police detective was arrested and charged with perjury Tuesday, reportedly after he changed his testimony in the case against an alleged drug dealer.
Both state and federal prosecutors were using Nelson Castro as a mole in Albany. He wore a wire and helped snare Bronx Assemblyman Eric Stevenson. Stevenson’s been charged in a bribe-for-legislation scandal.
Kerik was led into the Bronx courthouse by federal marshals and was allowed to change out of his prison jumpsuit and into a business suit before taking the stand.
While the jury caucused in a separate room, the judge summoned the lawyers to his courtroom for a brief hearing to address several juror-related issues, including the request for the list of exhibits.
The defense in the Roger Clemens perjury case rested Monday, without the former pitcher testifying.
The trial is entering its seventh week. Clemens’ lawyers say they will need seven or eight court days to put on their defense.
Judge Walton has told the parties if the trial isn’t done by June 8, he might have to recess it for a month because of scheduling conflicts.
Kirk Radomski, who provided performance-enhancing drugs to dozens of Major League Baseball players, injected some much-needed energy into a plodding prosecution case at Roger Clemens’ perjury trial.
Judge Reggie Walton also plans to select the final 12 jurors and four alternates on Monday morning, the fifth day of the trial.
The retrial of former Yankees star Roger Clemens turned from an early-week snoozer to something more intriguing Wednesday.
Opening day at Clemens’ new trial saw several prospective jurors question the purpose of Congress’ steroid hearings.
Ricky Cernera was released without bail after pleading not guilty Thursday to grand larceny, perjury and other charges.
The judge presiding over Roger Clemens’ perjury trial has declared a mistrial over over inadmissible evidence shown to jurors that could have prejudiced them against the former Yankees star.
Prosecutors said Wednesday that needles and cotton balls Brian McNamee used to inject Roger Clemens tested positive for Clemens’ DNA and anabolic steroids. As for Clemens’ defense? They say the evidence was faked.
Roger Clemens’ lead lawyer, Rusty Hardin, found out the hard way that U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton isn’t to be messed with. In preliminary discussions before the jury arrived Wednesday, Walton reacted sharply when Hardin appeared to refer to the proceedings as a “circus.”