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Mathis attorneys will ask for charges to be tossed

By KYLE HIGHTOWER
Associated Press

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) - The prosecution has rested its case against a Jacksonville attorney accused of helping build up a network of storefront casinos under the guise of a veteran's charity.

Prosecutors decided not to call any rebuttal witnesses Tuesday and told Judge Kenneth Lester they were ready to proceed to closing arguments in lawyer Kelly Mathis' trial.

Lester released the jury for the remainder of the day so that prosecutors and defense attorneys could finish hashing out final jury instructions. Closing arguments will begin Wednesday morning.

Although they had initially planned to ask the judge to throw out the remaining 100 or so counts, defense attorneys declined to do so Tuesday. The judge had already dismissed about 50 money laundering counts last week.

 

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