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JEFFREY L. SCHMEHL
The prosecution rested its case Thursday in the embezzlement trial of former Philadelphia labor leader John Dougherty, with the judge ordering the court to stand in recess until Monday when closing statements are on deck.
As a Philadelphia labor leader, John Dougherty stole money from his union anytime he could get away with it and in ways both large and small, prosecutors told Pennsylvania federal jurors Monday.
Jury selection is set to begin Wednesday in the second leg of the government's case accusing former Philadelphia union official John "Johnny Doc" Dougherty of abusing his high-ranking position, a milestone that follows a rough spate of requests for delays and counsel shifts plaguing a legal saga already prolonged by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Former International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 98 business manager John Dougherty asked a Philadelphia federal judge to order a third delay for his November embezzlement trial, arguing his counsel is buried under the case's "voluminous" discovery and starting on the scheduled date would deny him proper preparation.
A Pennsylvania federal judge has denied former International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 98 business manager John Dougherty's counsel's request for more time to prepare for Dougherty's second corruption trial, cementing the ex-union leader's court date for sometime this fall.
Pointing to a growing mountain of evidence to sift through in a corruption case spanning several trials, counsel for former International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 98 leader John Dougherty asked a Pennsylvania federal judge on Monday to postpone his trial yet again while he gets up to speed.
A former Philadelphia city councilman has appealed his honest services fraud convictions to the Third Circuit, claiming he was engaging in "routine and lawful conduct" when he promoted the interests of a union where he held a side job.
Former International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 98 business manager John Dougherty can't get a new trial on public corruption charges or toss the still-pending part of his indictment for alleged embezzlement after a Pennsylvania federal judge ruled Monday that a government informant was not sharing confidential, behind-the-scenes information about Dougherty's defense strategy.
The judge overseeing former International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 98 business manager John Dougherty's embezzlement case has agreed to postpone the trial "indefinitely" and hold a hearing to determine whether his new attorney has any conflicts, according to an order filed Friday.
Former International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 98 business manager John Dougherty has retained a new lawyer and wants the court to delay his embezzlement trial while it considers admitting the attorney, but his co-defendant says it's an unnecessary waste of time, according to recently filed court papers.