Lawyers for former Massachusetts Treasurer Timothy Cahill are asking for a one-month delay in his public corruption trial to give them more time to prepare their case.
Cahill appeared with his lawyers at a hearing Monday in Suffolk Superior Court. Prosecutors did not take a position on the defense request. The judge didn't immediately rule on whether to change the Sept. 24 trial date.
Cahill is accused of airing taxpayer-funded ads for the state Lottery as a means of promoting his unsuccessful independent campaign for governor in 2010. The treasurer oversees the lottery.
He's charged with violating state ethics laws and procurement fraud.
Cahill, who was indicted in April, has said he did nothing wrong.
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