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Judge, attorneys close hearing in Nacchio case
By Sandy Shore, Associated Press
Rocky Mountain News
Saturday, February 24, 2007

DENVER Prosecutors, defense attorneys and a federal judge met for more a little more than an hour behind closed doors Friday to discuss secret government documents that Qwest chief Joe Nacchio wants to use in his insider trading trial.  U.S. District Judge Edward Nottingham did not convene the session in public, and attorneys for both sides left the courthouse without comment.  A pretrial hearing in the case set March 1 is expected to be open to the public.

It was the latest in a series of closed sessions where the parties have debated documents that are withheld from the public's view under federal law.

Nottingham has said Nacchio may use some classified information in his defense but no details have been released.,1299,DRMN_4_5374137,00.html