Lafayette Private Investigator’s Trial Postponed In Bribery Case
The scheduled trial on December 16 for private investigator Robert Williamson will be postponed.
Williamson is accused of being the person who organized a scheme to bribe employees in the 15th Judicial District Attorney's Office so clients could get better treatment in DWI cases.
U.S. District Judge Elizabeth Foote has pushed Williamson's trial back until March 10th after his lawyer, Thomas Damico, requested the delay.
The delay was granted due to concerns about Williamson's health and the request by Damico for more time to prepare for Williamson's defense.
Williamson was indicted by a federal grand jury in February on charges of bribery, conspiracy and making a false statement to a federal agent.
Five others associated with the case have pleaded guilty.