Friday, June 05, 2009

Deal or no deal

From WWLTV on Anthony Jones and the grand jury, emphasis theirs:

Former federal prosecutor Chic Foret said Jones makes the perfect witness in a case like this. He said Jones was in the perfect place to know and observe what may have been going on at City Hall.

“For him to be on the frontlines, it would appear he was testifying with great confidence and that would indicate perhaps he has immunity,” Foret said.

Burns said his client Jones has never been offered immunity.

“Anthony Jones does not have immunity and has never been offered immunity by anyone nor has it ever been discussed or mentioned by any federal agent or AU,” Burns said.

The logical follow-up question that I'd like to know the answer to is, and maybe this is for Mr. Chic Foret and not Mr. Lon Burns:

Would an immunity deal prohibit disclosure or otherwise gag speaking about any contact regarding immunity?


Anonymous said...

Yes, an immunity deal can be setup to include a gag order up until the individual is under oath or most likely, they offered a deal that gets him off with a slap on the wrist or fine and he's scott free.

If it's the later than the attorney can honestly say that immunity has not been offered.

adrastos said...

In a word: yes. Jones and Burns appear to be working the jury pool.