Tuesday, February 21, 2006
The Bill Campbell trial had some compelling testimony, with the Atlanta Jrl Constitution reporting here that "[b]usinessman C.R. 'Ronnie' Thornton, . . . told jurors that he gave Campbell's re-election campaign more than $126,000 illegally in 1997." The problem with the testimony is that despite the payment, he did not receive the city contract. Will the jury think that this sounded like a motive for testifying against Campbell?