Defense Renewed Motion for Mistrial
The Defense has filed a renewed motion for a mistrial on all of the 18 U.S.C. Section 641 offenses. This motion argues that the Defense was not on notice that when the Government charged that PFC Manning stole or converted certain “databases” this really meant that he stole or converted “records” or “information.” The Defense believes that allowing the Government to now prove and value original records and information will cause irreparable prejudice to the Defense. Accordingly, in the interest of justice, these charges must be dismissed.