Donald C. Smaltz, Independent Counsel In Re Espy, today announced:
Friday evening, February 14, 1997, a federal jury in the United
States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi found defendant Norris
Faust, Jr. not guilty of three counts of lying to a federal grand jury sitting in
Jackson, Mississippi on August 28 and 29, 1996.
Mr. Smaltz stated:
"This jury has spoken on the charges against this defendant. In our
system of justice, that ends this particular matter and we now move on to other aspects of