Sharper co-defendant seeks look at sentencing documents
NEW ORLEANS - Lawyers for one of former NFL star Darren Sharper's co-defendants in a drug and sexual assault case want a look at sealed court documents regarding Sharper's pending federal court sentencing.
Sharper has pleaded guilty or no-contest in four state courts and in federal court to charges that he drugged and sexually assaulted women. He's expected to serve about nine years under multi-jurisdiction plea agreements.
A co-defendant in the federal and state cases in Louisiana is a former sheriff's deputy, Brandon Licciardi (lih-CHAR'-dee).
Licciardi has pleaded not guilty. His lawyers filed papers Thursday seeking a look at a sealed pre-sentence report filed by the government. They say the report could provide evidence as to whether Sharper has incentive to tell prosecutors what they want to hear in the Licciardi case.
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