Past Bribery Fair Game In Racketeering Trial: 5th Circ.

Law360, New York (November 1, 2010, 5:46 PM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has declined to reconsider a panel’s ruling that a Louisiana political operative can be questioned about his prior bribery and obstruction of justice convictions if he testifies during his trial in a separate racketeering case.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit unanimously declined to rehear en banc a three-judge panel’s ruling that a district court judge abused his discretion when he barred questions about Mose Jefferson's prior convictions during his current trial, which also includes bribery charges, according to...
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