State calls defense allegations 'outrageous' and 'deceitful' - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

State calls defense allegations 'outrageous' and 'deceitful'

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    Friday, August 22 2014 7:26 PM EDT2014-08-22 23:26:32 GMT
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"Outrageous" and "deceitful" are among the words prosecutors used in response to a motion filed by attorneys for Sulphur businessman Joe Palermo.

Palermo's attorneys filed a motion to quash the indictment against their client last week, alleging prosecutorial misconduct.

In its response, the state claims the defense falsely accused it of wrongdoing throughout plea negotiations. The state also claims the plea negotiations "began at the prompting of the defendant, his counsel, and representatives."

The response calls the motion no more than a "libelous and unsuccessful attempt to intimidate the state into dismissing a valid prosecution" against the 70-year-old Palermo.

Palermo has been indicted on charges of forgery, illegal possession of stolen things and altering or removing identification numbers of vehicles. The charges came out of an investigation by state police. Palermo has been accused of possessing stolen heavy equipment and trying to cover it up.

To read the state's nine-page response go to http://bit.ly/1C32ZKY. To read the 51-page motion to quash, go to http://bit.ly/1C32j8v.

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