Delay Sought In Case Over Katrina Cleanup Contracts

Law360, New York (April 18, 2011, 7:37 PM EDT) -- Both the U.S. government and a Mississippi official who allegedly received kickbacks on federal money earmarked for Hurricane Katrina cleanup contracts asked a judge last week to stay a civil forfeiture case while a criminal investigation is ongoing.

In a motion filed April 11, Roger and Sharon Ladner said that continuing the $1.3 million forfeiture action would "burden [their rights] against self-incrimination in the related investigation." The U.S. attorney, in a response filed Thursday, agreed, saying that moving forward with discovery would interfere with the criminal...
To view the full article, register now.
Law360 Pro Say Podcast
Check out Law360's new podcast, Pro Say, which offers a weekly recap of both the biggest stories and hidden gems from the world of law.