Republican lawyer Jeff Faux Tenbury said he was confused when asked by the FBI.
In October, a federal grand jury charged him with lying to the FBI in connection with an investigation into a possible election fund breach.
His lawyer plans to call an expert who can talk about memory and aging mistakes.
Attorneys representing Republican Rep. Jeff Fortenbury’s plan to claim Nebraska Legislature were confused by the age when the FBI asked about possible election funding breaches, according to a new court document. ..
A pretrial brief, filed on Friday, provides an expert whose lawyer can talk about memory and aging mistakes to challenge the allegations that he lied to the FBI, Omaha World-Herald. Say you are planning to call report..
According to the report, his lawyer wants to show that the agent’s questions are repeated throughout the conversation with the FBI on behalf of the jury, and Fortenbury is confused rather than lying. Said.
Fortenberry representatives did not immediately return Insider’s request for comment on Sunday.
According to the report, the prosecution pushed back the request, saying that such experts would only make common-sense observations of memory.
Federal Grand Jury in October Fortenberry indicted, 61, for lying to the FBI. The Prosecution He was charged with one “strategy to tamper with and conceal important facts” and two false statements to investigators in connection with the FBI’s investigation into possible election fund breaches. I was charged.
Several investigators said Fortenbury received illegal election funds from Lebanese and Nigerian billionaire Gilbert Chagoury in violation of federal law prohibiting foreigners from donating to political candidates. Is one of the members of the Diet.
“A few years ago, very bad people, along with a few other parliamentarians, illegally sent money to my campaign,” Fortenbury said. Said In October in response to the accusation. “They have been captured, punished, and thankfully held accountable.”
According to the FBI’s affidavit filed earlier this year, the donation was sent to the Fortenberry campaign in March 2016.
“I answered their question. Later, we went back and answered more questions,” Fortenberry said on YouTube. video.. “I told them what I knew and understood. They accused me of lying to them and accused me of this. We were shocked. We were stunned. I feel very personally betrayed. Help, now we will have to fight. “
Fortenberry pleaded not guilty to all charges. A hearing in this case is scheduled for Tuesday in front of US District Judge Stanley Blumenfeld, Jr. in Los Angeles. The trial date has not yet been set, Omaha World-Herald reported.
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