Local & Regional
Fri August 13, 2010
CONTINUING COVERAGE: Corruption Trial Delay Expected
By Associated Press
Tulsa, OK – Delay in Okla officers' corruption trial possible
TULSA, Okla. (AP) Federal prosecutors and defense attorneys want a judge to declare the corruption case of five present or former Tulsa police officers "complex," which could mean a delay of the Sept. 13 trial.
Arkansas U.S. Attorney Jane Duke wrote in a motion that reviewing more than 30,000 pages of discovery documents will take time. Duke was appointed to the case after Acting U.S. Attorney Scott Woodward recused himself.
The grand jury indicted officers Bruce Bonham, Nick DeBruin, Jeff Henderson and Bill Yelton and retired officer Harold Wells on numerous charges, including drug conspiracy.
In separate documents, Henderson's attorney, R. Thomas Seymour, expressed support for declaring the case complex and Bonham's attorney, William Lunn, has said Bonham wouldn't object to the designation.
Information from: Tulsa World, http://www.tulsaworld.com