A federal judge says a man charged in an 81-count gambling indictment can keep his lead defense attorney — even though the attorney's father will be a witness for the prosecution.
U.S. District Judge David Russell ruled Thursday that Teddy Mitchell can keep Scott Adams as his attorney.
Mitchell is accused of hosting illegal high-stakes poker games and illegally taking bets on sporting events. His attorneys have argued that he's a professional gambler who followed the law.
The Oklahoman reports (http://is.gd/9DA3CU ) that Adams' father, Richard Adams, was a frequent participant in the poker games. Prosecutors say Richard Adams is a witness and questioned how Scott Adams could cross-examine his own father.
The judge sided with Mitchell, who requested that Scott Adams remain his defense attorney.