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Feds seek delay in trial of strip-club owner

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LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Federal prosecutors are asking to postpone by at least two months the scheduled March trial of Carencro strip club owner James Panos, citing the case's complexity and abundance of evidence to be studied.

Panos' trial on one count of conspiracy of maintaining a drug-involved premises at Desperado's Gentlemen's Cabaret is scheduled for March 25, which Assistant U.S. Attorney Myers P. Namie said in court papers is too soon.

The Advocate reports  Panos was indicted in December after government agents raided Desperado's in a drugs and prostitution investigation.

Panos' attorney, Scott Iles, said that he had not seen the evidence against Panos. Iles said he would examine the volume of the government's evidence and gauge its complexity before deciding how to respond to Namie's request to extend the trial date.

 

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