Cox claimed his case was damaged by numerous Courier-Journal articles and editorials, WHAS broadcasts, various radio programs and intense scrutiny on local Internet blogs. So he wants the case moved to Paducah, Bowling Green or Owensboro.
Felner's lawyer wants trial moved from Louisville
Media coverage called prejudicial
Felner and a colleague, Thomas Schroeder of Port Byron, Ill., pleaded not guilty in October to federal charges of mail fraud, conspiracy to commit money laundering and defrauding the Internal Revenue Service. Both are free on bond.
According to a motion filed by his attorney, Scott C. Cox, Felner has been "the subject of an extraordinary amount of prejudicial pretrial publicity within the Louisville jury division." The motion referred to the media coverage as "long-standing, widespread, and inflammatory."
...because the Internet doesn't go there?
Cox also asked the court to sever the trials of Felner and Schroeder.
According to Cox, Schroeder has repeatedly implicated Felner "as the sole wrongdoer" in interviews with law enforcement officials and federal prosecutors. And Felner, he noted, has given a lengthy statement to authorities in which he implicates Schroeder.
Page One has also learned,
Robert Felner’s lawyers filed a motion with the court to use an in-depth jury questionnaire.
Among the questions Cox wants to ask:
Looks like there'll be no jury duty for me.
Do you hold any strong opinions regarding the University of Louisville or its
Do you blog on the Internet and/or maintain your own personal
webpage or weblog?
Please describe your opinion (if any) of college professors or deans of universities?