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Judge Lewis Comments Again on Wecht Case

On April 13, 2007 by Schnader in News

On April 13, 2007, Judge Timothy Lewis was quoted in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review article “Pittsburgh Judge Will Remain on Wecht Case.”

After seven months, the Third Circuit United States Court of Appeals decided that a federal judge in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania can preside over the government’s criminal case against Dr. Cyril H. Wecht. Dr. Wecht’s lawyers asked the court to remove United States District Judge Arthur J. Schwab from the case claiming the judge showed bias by improperly admitting more than 300,000 pages of documents as government exhibits and because he had improper communications with prosecutors related to the disciplinary reports of the lead agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the case.

Judge Lewis said that he is not surprised by how long it took the appeals panel to rule. “This is a high-profile case with important and unusual issues,” he said. “Obviously, the court wanted to take a good, long, hard look at the questions here.”