Seating will be tight at Nacchio's appeal
By Jeff Smith
Rocky Mountain News
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Limited public seating will be available on a first-come basis
for former Qwest CEO Joe Nacchio's appellate hearing Dec. 18.
Oral arguments before a three-judge panel of the 10th Circuit
Court of Appeals will begin promptly at 2 p.m. at the Byron
White U.S. Courthouse in downtown Denver.
The courtroom, which will open at 1 p.m., has room for about 60
spectators, with two rows reserved for the media. There
also will be an overflow room with about 30 seats that will have
an audio and video feed, appellate court officials said.
Nacchio's attorneys and federal prosecutors each will have 15
minutes to present arguments.
Nacchio was convicted of 19 counts of insider trading last
spring. He was sentenced to six years in prison, ordered
to forfeit $52 million in stock proceeds and pay a $19 million
fine. He is free pending the appeal.