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Former Kinston representative Stephen LaRoque gets another trial delay

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Former Representative Stephen Laroque gets another trial delay.

This time his retrial has been pushed from October to February 2, 2015.

The former state lawmaker is going again on trial on a dozen felony convictions for stealing, then spending federal money and covering it up.

First jury comes back with guilty convictions

Last year, a jury convicted him on all counts.

In February, a district court judge ordered the retrial based on juror misconduct.

Details on why a retrial was granted

One juror admitted to doing online research during deliberations and that is not allowed.

Elliot Abrams, a lawyer working with Laroque’s defense, says the new trial date stems from delays in getting transcripts from the last one.
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