Man charged in Oklahoma City gambling case can keep lawyer
BY NOLAN CLAY NewsOK.com
Friday, October 05, 2012
OKLAHOMA CITY - A federal judge is letting Teddy Mitchell keep his lead defense attorney even though the attorney's father will be a prosecution witness.
Mitchell is accused in an 81-count indictment of hosting illegal high-stakes poker games at his Oklahoma City home and of illegally taking bets on sporting events. Investigators contend he personally made millions of dollars from the operation.
Mitchell is represented by Scott Adams, a well-known Oklahoma City attorney.
U.S. District Judge David Russell ruled Thursday that Adams can remain on the case. The judge ruled after talking to Mitchell at length about the potential problems that could come up at trial.
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