Ex-Terra Prez Protests New Evidence In Haiti Bribe Case

Law360, New York (July 14, 2011, 6:56 PM EDT) -- A former Terra Telecommunications Corp. president fought back Thursday against prosecutors' plans to introduce new evidence regarding alleged mortgage and bankruptcy frauds at his upcoming Florida trial over charges that he took part in a government bribery scheme in Haiti.

Joel Esquenazi objected to and asked the court to exclude the federal government's "eleventh hour" notice of intent — lodged after business hours Wednesday — to introduce evidence at his trial under Federal Rule of Evidence 404(b), which allows for the introduction of evidence regarding uncharged...
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