Glasgow mayor, Darrell Pickett, is on trial for complicity to theft by deception. At his pretrial conference yesterday, special prosecutor, Clay Hundley, asked that the trial be moved. But Pickett’s attorney, Bobby Richardson, said they should wait and see if an impartial jury can be seated, before they decide if a change of venue is necessary.
Hundley also asked that Richardson recuse himself, because he works in the same office as city attorney, Rich Alexander, and Alexander may be called as a witness.
But circuit court judge, Phil Patton, said he saw no conflict of interest. Patton then set another pretrial conference for September 5, and set Pickett’s trial for October 4.
Carol Sue "Susie" Pollock and her sister, Lorene Lee Hoffman, had their pretrial conference delayed until September 11. Each of the three defendants faces a possible one to five years in jail and a $10,000 fine.