Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Vick Indicted in Virginia

According to an Associated Press story, NFL pro Michael Vick and three co-defendants have been indicted by a Virginia grand jury on a variety of dogfighting charges.

Interestingly, and suspiciously, there were no indictments on charges of animal cruelty. If the grand jury had indicted Vick (and others) on the animal cruelty charges, he could have faced up to 40 years in prison. I suspect that Surry County Commonwealth Attorney Gerald Poindexter played a large part in being sure those charges evaporated. From the start, Poindexter has been reluctant to investigate. In my opinion, he's been minimally cooperative - if not downright obstructive. I suspect he knew from the start about the dogfighting operation on Vick's property, and that possibly he was either a direct participant or otherwise reimbursed for keeping his mouth shut.

Poindexter is asking for an October 3 arraignment date with $50k personal recognizance bond.

To read the story at USA today, click on this link.

1 comment:

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