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Trial is currently set for November 13. In the motion, defense attorneys request the trial date be pushed back until September 2019. They say the trial should take three weeks, with the government taking two weeks to show its proof and the defense one week for its.

True and the other attorneys say part of the reason for the request for the continuance is due to the amount of discovery they have received from the government. They write that they have received 440,000 pages, with 40,000 pages arriving on September 25, and the other 400,000 arriving on October 2.

In their motion, the defense says going through the discovery is more involved that just reading it. They write, “Even more, once the defendants and their counsel complete the review of the initial 440,000 pages of discovery, they need sufficient time to consider available defenses, interview possible witnesses, and marshal evidence to rebut the government’s case. In short, the defendants and their counsel cannot be prepared for trial by the assigned trial date of November 13, 2018.”

Along with the motion for continuance, defense attorneys are also asking for an extension to file pretrial motions. They would like the court to push the date for those back to November 30.

As of 4:15 on October 4, the government had not filed a response to the request. However in the motion, the defense wrote “Counsel for the defendants have conferred with counsel for the government and have been advised that the government has no objection to the defense request to designate the case as “complex” and to continue the trial currently scheduled for November 13, 2018. The government has indicated that it will file a response addressing the length of the continuance.”

'> Spectrum News Pure Politics  - Attorneys for Jerry Lundergan want trial pushed back to September 2019 LEXINGTON— Attorneys for Jerry Lundergan and Dale Emmons say they won’t be ready for trial by the scheduled trial date and have filed a motion for a continuance.

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Attorneys for Jerry Lundergan want trial pushed back to September 2019

10/04/2018 04:21 PM

LEXINGTON— Attorneys for Jerry Lundergan and Dale Emmons say they won’t be ready for trial by the scheduled trial date.



In a motion filed in the Eastern District of Kentucky, Guthrie True writes that a “continuance is necessary in order to serve the ends of justice, and further submit that the interest of the public and the defendants in a speedy trial is outweighed by other factors addressed herein below which necessitate a continuance.”

Lundergan and his alleged co-conspirator, Dale Emmons, are both accused of crimes related the the failed 2014 Senate campaign of current Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, who is also Jerry Lundergan’s daughter.

Lundergan is facing 10 charges, and Emmons 6. Their charges include conspiracy, making false statements to the Federal Election Commission, falsifying documents, and unlawful campaign contributions.

Jerry Lundergan Motion for Continuance by Annie Andersen on Scribd


Trial is currently set for November 13. In the motion, defense attorneys request the trial date be pushed back until September 2019. They say the trial should take three weeks, with the government taking two weeks to show its proof and the defense one week for its.

True and the other attorneys say part of the reason for the request for the continuance is due to the amount of discovery they have received from the government. They write that they have received 440,000 pages, with 40,000 pages arriving on September 25, and the other 400,000 arriving on October 2.

In their motion, the defense says going through the discovery is more involved that just reading it. They write, “Even more, once the defendants and their counsel complete the review of the initial 440,000 pages of discovery, they need sufficient time to consider available defenses, interview possible witnesses, and marshal evidence to rebut the government’s case. In short, the defendants and their counsel cannot be prepared for trial by the assigned trial date of November 13, 2018.”

Along with the motion for continuance, defense attorneys are also asking for an extension to file pretrial motions. They would like the court to push the date for those back to November 30.

As of 4:15 on October 4, the government had not filed a response to the request. However in the motion, the defense wrote “Counsel for the defendants have conferred with counsel for the government and have been advised that the government has no objection to the defense request to designate the case as “complex” and to continue the trial currently scheduled for November 13, 2018. The government has indicated that it will file a response addressing the length of the continuance.”

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