Feds Seek Time To Rebut La. Sen.'s Fraud Defense

Law360, New York (January 26, 2011, 2:54 PM EST) -- Federal prosecutors have asked for more time to respond to a motion to vacate the conviction of a former Louisiana lawmaker who claims his attorney told him to falsify documents in hopes of dodging an indictment for money laundering.

In a motion filed Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, prosecutors said they would need until at least mid-March to respond to the claims leveled by former state Sen. Derrick D.T. Shepherd. Judge Carl Barbier of the district court initially requested...
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