Start of Murphy Painter's trial gets delayed - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

Start of Murphy Painter's trial gets delayed

Posted: Updated:
Murphy Painter Murphy Painter
  • More newsMore>>

  • Family of slain USA student Gil Collar loses home in house fire

    Family of slain USA student Gil Collar loses home in house fire

    Monday, September 1 2014 10:04 AM EDT2014-09-01 14:04:13 GMT
    The family of Gil Collar, the University of South Alabama student who was shot and killed on campus in October of 2012, are picking up the pieces after losing their home in a house fire.More >>
    The family of Gil Collar, the University of South Alabama student who was shot and killed on campus in October of 2012, are picking up the pieces after losing their home in a house fire.More >>
  • Israeli children return to school after Gaza war

    Israeli children return to school after Gaza war

    Monday, September 1 2014 9:19 AM EDT2014-09-01 13:19:31 GMT
    Thousands of Israeli children in areas near the Gaza Strip went back to school Monday after spending the summer in bomb shelters as rockets and mortars rained on their communities during the 50-day Israel-Hamas...More >>
    Thousands of Israeli children in areas near the Gaza Strip went back to school Monday after spending the summer in bomb shelters as rockets and mortars rained on their communities during the 50-day Israel-Hamas war, while...More >>
  • Casting call held in Opelika

    Casting call held in Opelika

    Monday, September 1 2014 9:09 AM EDT2014-09-01 13:09:25 GMT
    Opelikans of all ages came out to audition for the movie "White Water" on Sunday.           "I've been acting at a lot at school and home and at my church too. Really getting ready for things I wouldMore >>
    Opelikans of all ages came out to audition for the movie "White Water" on Sunday.           "I've been acting at a lot at school and home and at my church too. Really getting ready for things I wouldMore >>
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

The former commissioner of the Louisiana Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control was scheduled to be in federal court for the start of his trial Monday, but it was postponed.

A new trial date has not yet been set.

Murphy Painter is accused of performing illegal background checks on hundreds of people, mainly women.

He is being represented by attorney Tim Meche, a high-profile lawyer out of New Orleans.

Painter, 59, was indicted on computer fraud, making false statements and aggravated identity theft by a grand jury on May 23.

He pleaded not guilty to the charges on June 13. A judge released him on his own recognizance, so he is allowed to remain free throughout the trial.

Inspector General Stephen Street said Kelli Suire claimed Painter was stalking her. He said investigators later found Painter used state and Federal Bureau of Investigations databases to get personal information about Suire and her attorney, Jill Craft.

US Attorney Don Cazayoux said if Painter is convicted of the above charges, he could face a maximum of 82 years in prison and fines up to more than $12 million.

The indictment alleges Painter made false statements to FBI agents. He is accused of using law enforcement databases for "non-official criminal justice purposes." The indictment also claims Painter exceeded his authorized access and obtained person identification information on several people throughout the area. 

Copyright 2012 WAFB. All rights reserved.

  • Start of Murphy Painter's trial gets delayedMore>>

  • SIDEBAR: Murphy Painter

    Related Stories

    LA settles cases involving former ATC commissionerMurphy Painter report releasedMurphy Painter tells his side of the storyHebert replaces Painter as ATC commissionerLA ATC Commissioner resigns amid inMore >>
    LA settles cases involving former ATC commissionerMurphy Painter report releasedMurphy Painter tells his side of the storyHebert replaces Painter as ATC commissionerLA ATC Commissioner resigns amid inMore >>
Powered by WorldNow