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May 15, 2008
CVS trial: The power is on -- for now at least
So far this morning the power is on and ready to go at the U.S. District Court in Providence.
Yesterday, testimony by several witnesses in the case of two former CVS executives accused of bribing a former state senator was interrupted several times when the power in the courtroom went out.
The outage interrupted the testimony of Clark Curtis, a lobbyist who worked on behalf of CVS in 2002 and 2003.
Former CVS executives John “Jack” Kramer and Carlos Ortiz are accused of bribing former Sen. John Celona for favorable treatment at the State House.
At about 7:50 this morning, a clerk said, power was up and running. Judge Mary Lisi sent everyone home yesterday shortly after noon yesterday, and directed the trial to begin again today at 9.
Before Judge Lisi canceled testimony for the day, Mary Jane McCusker, Kramer’s administrative assistant, testified that she got Celona and his wife tickets for The Oprah Winfrey Show.
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