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Testimony from Cunningham and Scandalous Details Expected in Brent Wilkes Trial

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The trial of defense contractor Brent Wilkes is set to start this Tuesday at the federal courthouse in Downtown San Diego. Wilkes has been accused of bribing former Congressman Randy "Duke" Cunningham

Testimony from Cunningham and Scandalous Details Expected in Brent Wilkes Trial

Tom Fudge: Tomorrow, jury selection begins in the trial of Brent Wilkes. He's one of the defense contractors who is considered a co-conspirator in the corruption case that lead to the conviction of “Duke” Cunningham. Wilkes was the head of a locally-based company called ADCS. He was a friend and acquaintance of the former congressman.

He's accused of giving Cunningham $700,000 in bribes, in return for tens of millions of dollars in government contracts. The trial of Wilkes is expected to include many dramatic aspects, including testimony by Cunningham himself. In addition, Wilkes' attorney is trying to force several current members of congress to testify, including Congressmen Darrell Issa and Duncan Hunter , republicans from San Diego County.

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