Vigil Trial Stays Put

Watts, Jim
April 2006
Bond Buyer;4/18/2006, Vol. 356 Issue 32362, p29
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The article reports on the refusal of U.S. District Judge James Parker on the defense motion to move the extortion and racketeering trial of former State Treasurer Robert Vigil from Albuquerque to Las Cruces, New Mexico. Defense attorney Sam Bregman filed a motion in January 2006 to move the trial because of the alleged extraordinary pretrial publicity of the case. Judge Parker denied the motion because the court is drawing jurors from the entire state, and not just the Albuquerque area.


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