Thursday, January 30, 2014
Veteran Reporter George Anastasia Wants Off Witness List In Mob Trial
Ralph Cipriano offers a piece at Bigtrial.net on fellow veteran reporter George Anastiasia, who wants to be removed from a defense attorney's witness so he can cover the Pelullo trial.
George Anastasia would prefer to cover Salvatore Pelullo's fraud trial as a reporter, rather than having to testify as a witness in the case.
Pelullo's lawyer, however, has placed the veteran crime reporter on a potential witness list. And because potential witnesses are barred from being in the courtroom, Anastasia has been prevented from reporting on the United States of America v. Salvatore L. Pelullo et al.
Today, however, a lawyer for Anastasia filed a motion for a protective order at the federal courthouse in Camden, seeking to knock the reporter off the witness list. A hearing is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. tomorrow in Courtroom 4D before U.S. District Court Judge Robert B. Kugler.
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