Feds win extension in Nacchio's bid for new trial.
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Federal prosecutors have been granted a one-week extension to
respond to former Qwest chief executive Joe Nacchio's motion for
a new trial.
Prosecutors were to respond by Monday but need until April 6
because the "response will require the review of a great deal of
trial transcripts as well as deposition transcripts," according
to a filing Tuesday in Denver federal court.
The government said Nacchio did not oppose the motion for the
extension, which was approved Tuesday by U.S. District Judge
Nacchio was convicted on 19 counts of illegal insider trading in
2007 and sentenced to six years in prison. A federal appeals
court upheld the conviction last month.
Maureen Mahoney, Nacchio's attorney, has asked Krieger to grant
Nacchio a new trial because of newly discovered evidence.