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Trial delayed in L.A. Coliseum corruption case

Trial delayed in L.A. Coliseum corruption case

A judge on Wednesday pushed back the trial start date in the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum corruption case until next year. L.A. County Superior Court Judge Kathleen A. Kennedy’s ruling to delay the trial — scheduled for this summer — until March 11, 2016, came on the heels of a hearing over defense allegations of "outrageous prosecutorial misconduct." In May, the district attorney’s office filed a motion explaining that the prosecutor and investigator on the case had been replaced "in an abundance of caution" after defense attorneys argued that Deputy Dist. Atty. Dana Aratani violated the rights of a defendant by viewing emails he exchanged...