Prosecutors found themselves in the hot seat Friday during the trial of former police officer Charlie Malouff Jr., who is accused of falsifying documents to secure a grant for a failed Jonestown wind energy project.
Malouff’s defense attorneys challenged testimony by the prosecution’s star witness, an accountant who told jurors she suspected that Malouff spent some money from the $2 million federal stimulus grant for personal use. The defense had previously asked for a mistrial because they had not received evidence that formed the basis of that testimony — detailed spreadsheets organized by Robin Timmins, a former accountant in the district attorney’s office.
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