Nov 12, 2013 9:36 AM by AP (MGN Online)

PI's trial postponed in DWI bribery scheme

A federal judge postponed the scheduled Dec. 16 trial of a Lafayette private investigator accused of helping organize a scheme to bribe employees of the 15th Judicial District Attorney's Office for favorable treatment in DWI cases.
U.S. District Judge Elizabeth Foote pushed back Robert Williamson's trial in the federal investigation to March 10, citing concerns about Williamson's health and the need for his defense attorney to have more time to prepare.
Williamson's attorney, Thomas Damico, requested the trial delay earlier this month.
A federal grand jury indicted Williamson in February on charges of conspiracy, bribery and making a false statement to a federal agent.
Five others have pleaded guilty in the investigation.


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