The case against Michael Vick took another turn on Monday as one of his co-defendants in the case – Tony Taylor, pleaded guilty in the caase and will now pledge to fully cooperate with the people that are looking to put Vick away. Taylor took a big step forward in doing that Monday, as he said in so many terms that Vick’s role in the dogfighting case is that he was the one that financed almost the entire operation.
The plea deal requires Taylor to testify against Vick and his two remaining co-defendants if called upon to do so. Taylor cannot get a stiffer sentence or face any new charges based on any new information he provides, according to terms of the agreement.
Federal prosecutors have said a superseding indictment will be issued in August, meaning that there is almost for sure more charges coming against Vick and the other two in the case.
The official charges against Taylor include conspiracy to travel in interstate commerce in aid of unlawful activities, and conspiring to sponsor a dog in an animal fighting venture. A summary of facts that was signed by Taylor states the indictment’s claims that the dogfighting ring executed dogs that did not perform up to level by drowning, hanging and other inhumane means. Taylor himself admitted to shooting one dog and electrocuting another when they did not perform well in the summer of 02.
Now Taylor will have to wait to be sentenced on December 14th. He faces a maximum of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Vick was busy as well on Monday, as he made his first public comments, calling V-103 “The Peoples Station” in Atlanta on the Porsche Foxx Show. Vick mostly gave thanks to his fans for sticking by him, and followed the wishes of his attorney’s and did not answer any real specific questions about the charges against him
Click Below to Hear Some of Vick’s Comments on V-103: