Lawyers ask appeals court for three more weeks


RICHMOND TIMES DISPATCH, Frank Green (August 26 2016) – Lawyers for former Gov. Bob McDonnell and the U.S. Attorney’s Office are asking the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for three more weeks so that the U.S. Justice Department can further consider its next steps.

The appeals court granted a joint motion from the defense and prosecution to hold off on taking any action in the case for 30 days while the two sides talked. That period was to expire on Monday, when they were to file a status report or a briefing schedule.

On Friday, a joint status report was sent to the court stating: “The two parties have been conferring, and that process has progressed but has not been completed within the Department of Justice. The parties jointly request that the case be held in abeyance for an additional three weeks, until Sept. 19, 2016.”

Read the full article here: Lawyers ask appeals court for three more weeks in Bob McDonnell’s case


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