Tuesday, November 28, 2006
One of the defendants in the case, Councilman Charles Lewis, died before the trial. Another, Ralph Inzunza was convicted and sentenced. And while Zucchet was also convicted, the federal judge hearing the case overruled the jury’s decision. He threw out convictions on seven counts, against Zucchet, and ordered a retrial on two others. Simply put, the judge said the jury erred and the U.S. Attorney didn’t prove her case. Now, that decision is on appeal.
, partner at Coughlan, Semmer and Lipman and he represents Michael Zucchet.
- John Kirby , formerly a federal prosecutor in the San Diego U.S. Attorney’s office. He is now a white collar criminal defense attorney at La Bella & McNamara.