La. Mayor Loses Bid For Mistrial In Bribery Case

Law360, New York (February 24, 2012, 5:25 PM EST) -- A Louisiana federal judge on Thursday refused to declare a mistrial in the criminal case against George L. Grace, the former mayor of St. Gabriel, La., charged with taking bribes for government contracts, finding that an undercover FBI agent's statements had not prejudiced the jury.

U.S. District Judge S. Maurice Hicks Jr. said in an oral statement that the jury trial would continue, denying Grace's argument that the admission of out-of-court statements by undercover agent Darin McAllister, who has asserted his Fifth Amendment rights, violated Grace's...
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