July 22, 2024

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Turner: Just doing his job?


After prosecutors in the corruption trial of City Councilor Chuck Turner described to jurors how he “grabbed” a $1,000 bribe out of the hands of a local businessman, Turner’s attorney tried to portray the councilor as a representative dedicated to his constituency.

“All Mr. Turner ever did in this case was his job as a city councilor,” said Turner’s attorney, Barry Wilson, during opening statements in federal court yesterday. “Just wait and see. This is why we have trials.”

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