Chest-bumping federally indicted Portage Mayor James Snyder is asking for yet another trial continuance. Wonder if temper tantrum throwing violent Snyder would be begging to stall his trial for a third time, if he was sitting behind bars for his latest stunt.
Another continuance sought in Snyder bribery, corruption trial
June 13, 2017
HAMMOND — A third continuance is being sought in the corruption and bribery trial of Portage Mayor James Snyder.
In documents filed in U.S. District Court Tuesday, both the U.S. attorney's office and defense attorneys for Snyder and his co-defendant John Cortina, are asking the trial now be pushed back until Oct. 23. After originally scheduled to begin in January, it was initially continued until April and then July 23 before the latest request.
"The discovery in this case, which is being tendered on a rolling basis and is not yet complete, is voluminous. The discovery already tendered includes hours of undercover recordings and hundreds of pages of documents, all of which is still under review by defense counsel," reads the motion, which adds "more materials will be forthcoming from the government."
The motion adds that the attorney for the government needs additional time to produce discovery and the defendants need "substantial additional time" to review the documents.
Snyder, a Republican who is in his second term, was indicted Nov. 16. Charges allege he solicited money from Cortina in order to put Cortina on the city's towing list.