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.