Pigeon prosecutors not releasing witness name

Pigeon Trial: Witness Agreement Not Disclosed

BUFFALO - Court papers filed in the bribery case against Steve Pigeon include an acknowledgement from prosecutors that they are not ready to reveal the name of one of their potential witnesses.

In papers submitted on August 26th, lead prosecutor Susan Sadinsky notes there is "...an agreement between one of the potential witnesses and the U-S Attorney's office...(which) has requested (not to) provide (the) agreement...until...required to do so..."

In response, the Pigeon legal team argues pre-trail disclosure rules require, "the material...be provided to the defendant. It seems like this and the disagreements over evidence will be argued at a hearing set for September 26th."

Attorney Gregory Miller, president of the Erie County Bar Association, says it is only a matter of when, not if, Pigeon's lawyers will get their hands on the agreement.

"To the extent that that person is going to testify at trial be a witness at trial, that material will absolutely be turned over," says Miller.

 


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