[Guest post by DRJ]
Meanwhile, former DA Mike Nifong was held in criminal contempt for lying to the Court:
“Reading his decision from the bench minutes after the conclusion of two days of testimony, Smith said Nifong ‘willfully made false statements’ to the court in September when he insisted he had given defense attorneys all results from a critical DNA test.
In fact, Smith found, Nifong had provided the defense with a report on the DNA testing that he knew to be incomplete. The omitted data contained test results showing that DNA of multiple men, none of whom were lacrosse players, was on a woman who said she was attacked at a March 2006 party thrown by Duke’s lacrosse team.”
Judge Smith will immediately consider Nifong’s punishment which could be up to 30 days in jail and a $500.00 fine.