February 11, 2008
Back to court, Chuck

Let the fun resume.

A federal judge has ordered District Attorney Chuck Rosenthal back to court to finish a hearing to decide whether to hold Harris County's top prosecutor in contempt for deleting several thousand e-mails after they were subpoenaed in a civil rights lawsuit.

U.S. District Judge Kenneth Hoyt is expected to will hear testimony from Rosenthal, and any other evidence on Feb. 25.

Attorneys for Rosenthal abruptly halted the contempt hearing during his testimony after he admitted making erroneous statements in a sworn affidavit about deleting several hundred e-mails.

Attorneys who aren't involved in the case but were in the courtroom Feb. 1 to hear the testimony have suggested Rosenthal's lawyers want time to review his sworn statements and shield him from a possible perjury charge.

Last update was here. I can't wait to hear what his revised story is. Stay tuned.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on February 11, 2008 to Crime and Punishment