Pouncy Makes Changes to Testimony, Prosecution Announces Final Witnesses
Jul 22, 2011
Jul 22, 2011
FBI Agent George Glaser was on the stand Thursday for testimony in the bingo corruption trial.
The agent returns after his testimony was interrupted by defense attorneys earlier in the week.
Glaser testified that former Senator Jim Preuitt told him he had never been offered a bribe.
But on cross from Preuitt’s attorney's Ron Wise, the agent was shown the notes he took during a meeting with Preuitt where he wrote the lawmaker denied "taking" a bribe.
Wise was a little tougher on lobbyist Jennifer Pouncy when she returned to the stand for her third day of testimony.
Through tears and attempts to answer his drilling questions, Pouncy admitted Preuitt never asked her for anything, and said they did not have an explicit agreement that the senator would receive anything in exchange for his vote.
“It was outstanding. All Ron was trying to show was she was mistaken; the witness was mistaken about various things. When she initially talked with the government, the things she talked then when they were fresh in her mind, today are not fresh in her mind and they contradict what she said earlier. I think that's what Ron was simply trying to show,” explained Joe Espy, Milton McGregor’s attorney.
Meanwhile, the prosecution’s case may be winding down.
They announced they only have four more witnesses, including former state Senator Steve French and Josh Blades.
Blades used to work for former Governor Bob Riley and is currently the chief of staff for the Speaker of the House.
“It’s very specific and very limited. And I think I should probably not say until they get on the stand. It will be limited testimony against one or two defendants. We don’t anticipate any mention of Mr. McGregor at all. The government has indicated to us that they would be an hour,” explained Espy.
Pouncy will be back on the stand for her fourth day of testimony Friday.