Magistrate to consider Traficant's motion


Magistrate to considerTraficant's motion
CLEVELAND -- The federal judge presiding over U.S. Rep. James A. Traficant Jr.'s racketeering case has referred to U.S. Magistrate Judge William H. Baughman a motion Traficant filed to suppress evidence, based on immunity granted him in the speech or debate clause of the Constitution.
Traficant of Poland, D-17th, has objected to evidence related to his office that prosecutors intend to use at his Feb. 4 trial.
The magistrate "shall consider the motion and shall file a report and recommendation for its disposition," U.S. District Judge Lesley Brooks Wells said in an order filed Thursday.
$100,000 lotto prizeremains unclaimed
STRUTHERS -- A $100,000 Ohio Lottery prize is still waiting to be claimed from a Wednesday night drawing.
The ticket was sold at the Sami Quick Stop on Midlothian Avenue. Terri Pepe, part owner of the store, said people have 180 days to collect a winning prize.
Tickets over $599 must be redeemed at the main lottery commission office at 242 West Federal Plaza in Youngstown. However, they can be verified at any Ohio Lottery retailer.


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