Virginia Prosecutor Reportedly Has Potential Conflict of Interest in Vick Case
Surry County, Va., prosecutor Gerald Poindexter reportedly has a potential conflict of interest in the Michael Vick case.
The Virginian-Pilot reported that, according to court records, Poindexter once represented Vick's father, Michael Boddie, in a traffic case. Poindexter filed a petition in 2003 to have Boddie's driving privileges reinstated.
Poindexter told the newspaper that he informed one of Vick's attorneys, Lawrence Woodward, of the potential conflict and was told it wasn't an issue. But Woodward told the Virginian-Pilot that he and Vick's other lawyers have "concerns," although he declined to say whether they would ask a judge to remove Poindexter from the case.
Vick is facing state dogfighting charges. A judge has scheduled a Nov. 27 hearing to set a trial date. Vick is to be sentenced by a federal judge on Dec. 10 after pleading guilty to a conspiracy charge related to dogfighting.
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