Defense, DOJ Spar Over Proffer Statements In Ring Trial

Law360, New York (November 1, 2010, 3:14 PM EDT) -- As the corruption trial of ex-lobbyist Kevin Ring enters its third week, prosecutors and the defense team continue to spar over whether statements Ring made to the FBI prior to his indictment should be admitted as evidence.

In a filing lodged Saturday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, government attorneys repeated requests to introduce remarks Ring made in proffer sessions about a “no-work” job for a the wife of former California Congressman John Doolittle, arguing they conflicted with the defense’s opening statement....
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