Judge Agrees To Split Up Bagram Bribery Trial

Law360, New York (March 10, 2011, 4:32 PM EST) -- A federal judge in Chicago on Thursday approved severing the trial of two Afghan-American brothers charged with paying $30,000 to bribe military officials for construction contracts at Bagram Airfield, but denied prosecutors' bid to submit a defendant's statements as evidence.

According to the order from Judge Matthew F. Kennelly of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, prosecutors wanted to introduce two statements that one brother, Tahir Ramin, made to an agent of the U.S. Army's criminal investigation division in Afghanistan and to...
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