Judge denies defense request in legislator's case - FOX 35 News Orlando

Judge denies defense request in legislator's case

Updated:

PHOENIX (AP) - A federal judge has turned down a request by state Rep. Ben Arredondo's lawyers for more information about alleged acts forming the basis for corruption charges against the Tempe Democrat.

Arredondo's lawyers said they needed more information to prepare for his defense, but U.S. District Frederick Martone said the indictment is sufficient and that it doesn't have to include every detail of evidence.

Martone also noted that prosecutors had made large amounts of pretrial disclosures to Arredondo's defense team.

The charges of bribery and other crimes accuse Arredondo of soliciting and accepting sports and charity event tickets from FBI undercover agents and of disclosing confidential information while a Tempe City Council member.

Arredondo has pleaded not guilty.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by WorldNow

35 Skyline Drive
Lake Mary, FL 32746

Phone: (407) 644-3535
News Tips: (866) 55-FOX35

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices