Libous' request for information denied by U.S. District Court

By Anna Norris

Libous' request for information denied by U.S. District Court

July 17, 2014 Updated Jul 17, 2014 at 4:45 PM EDT

(WBNG Binghamton) New York State Senator Thomas Libous and his defense team requested more detailed information about the charges against both Libous and his son. Those motions were denied.

Libous' defense requested all documents, electronic, audio and visual information gathered during the federal investigation.

Libous was indicted July 1 on a federal charge of lying to the FBI about using political influence to get his son a job with a law firm.

The United States District Court in White Plains denied the request for a bill of particulars, calling it premature.

The court said the defense counsel has the right to prepare for the case under Rule 16, and that through the normal course of discovery, the defense should get the information it seeks from the government.

If the defense still feels it hasn't received information it's entitled to, it can make a new motion at a pretrial hearing set for September 3.

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