Delay sought in Nagin trial

Delay sought in Nagin trial

Delay sought in Nagin trial

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Posted on March 29, 2013 at 12:21 PM

Updated Friday, Mar 29 at 12:26 PM

Brendan McCarthy / Eyewitness News
Email: bmccarthy@wwltv.com | Twitter: @bmccarthyWWL

NEW ORLEANS - Federal Prosecutors and an attorney for former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin are seeking to delay his federal corruption trial till later this year.

Nagin's trial was initially set for April 29. He is charged with conspiracy, bribery, wire fraud, money laundering and filing a false tax return.

Prosecutors and Nagin's attorney, Robert Jenkins, filed a joint motion today in court seeking to postpone the trial and pretrial hearing. Such delays are common in federal court.

The court filing states: "The nature of the present prosecutions is complex and involves an extensive amount of electronic and documentary discovery."

The motion further notes that the two sides are "actively engaged in resolving" a number of discovery and procedural issues.

The two parties are requesting the trial be rescheduled for Oct. 7.

U.S. District Court Judge Ginger Berrigan has yet to rule on the motion.

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