Tuesday, February 24, 2009

A 700-pound alleged drug dealer had to be transported to a New York court in a U-Haul trailer to be charged with various crimes

It was an unusual setting for a court proceeding: a 10-foot box truck backed up to the loading dock in the rear of the Historic Post Office in Auburn. Leone and a dozen other court personnel stood in the swirling snow for the 15-minute proceeding.


"I don't know what outcome our office will ultimately approve of, but gross obesity in and of itself is no defense," Valdina said after the arraignment.