TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Amelia Ferrell Knisely on Feb 24, 2016

Attorney Peter Strianse on Monday requested a change of venue for Wendy Askins due to the “intense amount of pre-trial media coverage,” the Herald-Citizen reports. Askins was indicted in 2013 on charges of theft and forgery surrounding the “Living the Dream” project, which was intended to provide housing to low-income seniors. Michael A. Meyer of the Attorney General's special litigation division argued, “(Askins) has not identified any particular story as being inflammatory and has offered no evidence that any of the media coverage has in fact aroused emotions to the point to where she cannot receive a fair trial.”