Georgiou Witness Had Psychiatric Issues, Attys Say

Law360, New York (November 1, 2010, 2:41 PM EDT) -- Lawyers pushing for a new trial for George Georgiou, who was convicted of securities fraud in February, have accused U.S. prosecutors of suppressing evidence that a key witness had a history of psychiatric problems and cocaine abuse.

The government's refusal to allow Georgiou's lawyers to pursue allegations about the witness' mental health during trial constituted a breach of Brady v. Maryland, according to a defense memorandum filed Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Kevin Waltzer, who wore wires for the...
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