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.

By Mark Maske |  October 25, 2007; 1:30 PM ET  | Category:  Falcons , League
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could you please send me the case law and location of the case.The case should show that prejudice needs not to be established.This case originated in South West Virginia,involving an attorney who was a prosecutor which at one time played a role in investigating,detaining,and made guest appearances at pre-trial hearings,then later represented the defendant in a conspiracy case that evidence was taken from the first case in mention.Counsel witheld critical evidence in favor of the defendant.Ihave searched but can not find a lawyer that will take another lawyer to civil court.My funds are very limited,which may deture true justice,with out help.
sincerely yours,
Walter S. Lewis

Posted by: walter lewis | December 31, 2007 3:09 PM

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