* These things usually get pushed back even more, so I wouldn’t bet on this happening so, um, soon…
Newly elected state Rep. Derrick Smith could serve nearly a year in office before he has to face trial on federal bribery charges.
A federal judge today set the trial for next Oct. 21, according to Smith’s attorney. […]
The trial was set for 11 months from now by U.S. District Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman because of her schedule.