January 06, 2002 07:37am
Love Shack Owner's Hearings off to Fiery Start
Source: Adult Industry News
by: Rick C. Limpert
(ATLANTA, GA) -- John Cornetta's trial on selling obscene materials at his store in Gwinnett County Georgia began Friday in Lawrenceville, GA.
In a motions hearing Cornetta's attorney, Louis Sirkin asked that the Gwinnett County solicitor, Gerald Blaney and Judge Robert Mock be removed from the trial. The conflict arose when it was learned that State representative Tom Rice encouraged anti-Cornetta groups to send e-mails in mass to the judge in an attempt to influence jury selection. The Judge denied the motions at this point, saying he is in his last term of serving and won't be influenced by voters.
A trial date has not been set yet, but expect additional motion hearings, including one where adult videos will be introduced into evidence and may involve those in the case watching over 51 hours of adult videos.
Rick C. Limpert is the owner of SBC Photography (www.sbcphotog.com) in Atlanta as well as the Spring Break Girls website. (www.springbreakstate.com) He covers events in the Southeast for AINews.com. His e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org.