At the request of former Rep. Gabrielle LeDoux, a trial-setting hearing for her election fraud trial has been delayed another month.
The indictment came down in March of 2020 for LeDoux and her two alleged accomplices, who are accused of trying to get people in a different district to cast absentee ballots for her, as she ran for reelection in 2018.
After numerous delays requested by the LeDoux legal team, the trial date was supposed to be set on Monday. But it has been delayed again until Feb. 5, just as it has been delayed eight other times since November, and numerous times before that.
The people that are the key witnesses who were registered at a single trailer are getting older and older. Critics call LeDoux’s delay tactics the “vulture defense,” expecting that some of the witnesses to die, as did Charlie Chang, one of the key witnesses who died early on in the legal process.
It’s unclear why, after all this time, LeDoux has not gotten a plea deal. She has felony and misdemeanor charges against her.