U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis accepted the plea during an arraignment in federal court in Alexandria and set a trial date of Jan. 16, as Mr. Jefferson's attorney, Robert Trout, promised a "vigorous" defense.
Jefferson denies guilt in cash case →
Mr. Jefferson's attorney, Robert Trout, said the ruling "underscores the fact that the Department of Justice is required to follow the law, and that it is bound to abide by the Constitution.
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