Judge Delays Diaz, Minor Hearing

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U.S. District Judge Henry Wingate said the hearing was delayed because not all attorneys could be present. Wingate added he hopes to have a firm date for the hearing by Thursday.

Minor, Oliver Diaz and his ex-wife, Jennifer, along with former judges Wes Teel and John Whitfield, are accused of participating in a scheme in which Minor allegedly provided cash, loans and gifts to the judges in exchange for favorable decisions. They were originally indicted last summer.

A new indictment was filed by federal prosecutors in February. The new indictment charged Diaz and Minor with extortion, besides fraud and bribery. All five have pleaded not guilty.

A trial date has been set for Aug. 16. The new indictment added charges that Minor tried to extort money for Diaz from two attorneys whose case was before the Supreme Court.