State Sen. Bradley's federal case postponed after state's attorney files appeal on ruling of new evidence
A federal case against state Sen. Dennis Bradley accusing him of conspiring to steal public campaign money has been postponed after the state's attorney filed an appeal for the ruling of new evidence.
Tom Carson, of the federal prosecutor's office, says there was an argument over video of a fundraising event. The defense said that it should be excluded, but the prosecutors disagreed.
The judge ruled in favor of the defense, and the prosecutors are appealing to the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.
Carson says the jury had been selected but were were sent home.
It is unclear when any proceedings will resume.
The prosecutors had requested several videos from a videographer. They received at least one in May, and the prosecutors then turned it over to the defense.
The defense was objecting to its inclusion because it was turned over late in the process.