An attorney for a southwest Missouri lawmaker under federal indictment and awaiting trial ...

Lawyer for indicted Nixa lawmaker asks to dismiss trial, criticizing feds’ handling of case – News-Leader

An attorney for a southwest Missouri lawmaker under federal indictment and awaiting trial has called for charges to be dismissed while alleging that federal prosecutors have acted with "impropriety and conflict" in the case.In motions filed to federal court, attorney Al Watkins accused a prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of Missouri of a conflict of interest, and says the office is making "misrepresentations" to the court in the case of Rep. Tricia Derges, a Nixa Republican.Derges is facing multiple federal charges, with prosecutors alleging she sold fake stem cell treatments, fraudulently used federal pandemic aid, wrote illegal …

 

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