Prosecutor to seek indictments in Michael Vick case

Atlanta Falcons football player Michael Vick leaves federal court after pleading guilty to a dogfighting charge in Richmond, VA.In what has been for the most part a quiet interlude in the Michael Vick case, some noise is being made in Virginia. According to Hank Kurz, Jr. of the Associated Press, the prosecutor in the county where Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick admitted to bankrolling a dogfighting operation intends to present what is described as “a host of bills of indictment” regarding the case to a grand jury on Tuesday.

Surry County Commonwealth’s Attorney Gerald G. Poindexter told The Associated Press in a telephone interview Monday night, “Yes, I’m presenting matters to the grand jury that involve dogfighting at 1915 Moonlight Road. Most of the matters that I’m presenting have already been admitted in sworn statements authored by the defendants in the federal proceedings.” Neither Vick, the co-defendants or lawyers will be present at the closed proceeding.

Efforts to reach Vick’s lawyers were not immediately successful on Monday night. The case began in April 2007 when authorities conducting a drug investigation of Vick’s cousin raided Vick’s Virginia property and seized dozens of dogs, the vast majority of them pit bulls, and equipment that is considered associated with dogfighting.


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