Monday, February 27, 2006

Week Two Begins With Another Former Caucus Director

The prosecution called former Assembly Republican Caucus director Jason Kratochwill to the stand at 8:35 a.m.

Kratochwill worked as policy director at ARC from '95-'97, and as caucus director from '99-'01. He now works as a realtor.

Before Kratochwill was called, Judge Steven Ebert asked the jurors if they'd seen or heard any media accounts or engaged in any conversations about the trial. One juror raised her hand and said she, "overheard a conversation about the trial and walked away."

She said she heard in a public conversation the mention of "names involved in the trial." The judge asked whether the attorneys had any questions. They did not, and the trial proceeded.

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