Morris, Adams to be sentenced for racketeering, money laundering

Published: Monday, November 5, 2012 at 10:59 AM.

Thornton had just been tried when the pleas were entered in state court. Morris and Adams testified for the prosecution in the case.

Morris and Adams since then have served as prosecution witnesses at the trials of Coup, Norris and Yacks.

Morris also testified last month against Randall Holcombe, his former assistant director of administrative services, who was the last to be charged in connection with the kickback scheme.

Russ Edgar, who prosecuted all of the cases, referred to Morris during Holcombe’s trial as “a beaten man.”

Edgar said that he’s not sure he’ll present a sentencing recommendation to Nobles on today.

“I might just allow the judge to decide a sentence,” he said. “I’ll see what he (Morris) has to say for himself.”

Morris’ attorney, Ken Ridlehoover, said of his client: “I think he’s been punished enough.



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