Lewis' lawyers huddle with government side

Updated: May 13, 2004, 1:27 PM ET
Associated Press

ATLANTA -- Lawyers for Baltimore Ravens running back Jamal Lewis were in court Thursday to try to get information that might be used against him in a drug conspiracy case.

Jamal Lewis
Lewis

U.S. Magistrate Judge Linda Walker allowed the attorneys to meet with the government and try to work out their differences. No ruling was made, and both sides will reconvene May 26.

Lewis' attorneys are seeking 20 items, including transcripts of recorded phone conversations with Lewis, surveillance reports, the names of alleged co-conspirators and other information.

It's unclear how many of those requests are contested.

"A lot of what we're asking for -- and I'm sure the government will agree -- we're going to get eventually," said Don Samuel, a lawyer for Lewis.

Lewis, 24, is accused of helping broker a cocaine deal for a childhood friend, Angelo Jackson, during conversations with an informant in 2000.

Both Lewis and Jackson have pleaded not guilty. No trial date has been set.


Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press

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