Ex-Ohio Judge, Feds Spar Over Corruption Evidence

Law360, New York (May 16, 2011, 3:47 PM EDT) -- Defense lawyers fired back Monday at prosecutors seeking to exclude character evidence in the bribery and corruption trial of a former Ohio county judge, arguing that facts about the defendant’s public service were relevant to the case.

Lawyers for Steven Terry told an Ohio federal court in a motion that, contrary to the government’s claims, the defense had no intention of proving Terry’s “good guy” status in an effort to distract the jury.

Terry is facing charges that he accepted bribes and kickbacks, as well as...
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