Judge in Reno won't stop 'Girls Gone Wild' trial
RENO, Nev. (AP) - January 27, 2010 -- A federal judge says he won't dismiss charges against a former Nevada sheriff's deputy accused of accepting gifts in exchange for giving preferential treatment to the jailed creator of the "Girls Gone Wild" videos.
U.S. District Judge Larry Hicks denied a defense motion on Wednesday to dismiss the charges against former Washoe County jail Sgt. Michon Mills. The bribery trial is expected to continue Thursday and into Friday.
A Hollywood associate of "Girls Gone Wild" founder Joe Francis has pleaded guilty to a related misdemeanor charge and admitted he provided Mills with a $4,500 Cartier watch and a $5,000 Saks Fifth Avenue gift card.
But the associate, Aaron Weinstein, testified that Mills never considered the gifts a bribe and eventually gave back the unused gift card and unworn watch.
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