Monday, November 5, 2007
Former Representative Randy "Duke" Cunningham did not take the witness stand, but the individual accused of bribing him was convicted despite this. (see here) The defense contractor, who continues to maintain his innocence despite this jury verdict, was accused of charges arising from his alleged providing of "cash, meals, trips and other gifts in exchange for nearly $90 million in Pentagon work." (see here) One issue likely to be mentioned on appeal is whether the government improperly leaked information to the press. Although presently free on bond, the court has advised the accused of incarceration pending appeal.