A judge on Friday rejected a motion from former biker Matthew Clendennen to dismiss the charges against him on a claim his right to a speedy trial has been violated.
Judge Matt Johnson of Waco’s 54th State District Court considered a variety of motions Friday from Clendennen’s attorney, Clint Broden, including a motion to disqualify the McLennan County District Attorney’s Office because it has a tape recording of Clendennen and Broden speaking by phone while Clendennen was still in the county jail.
Broden alleges the DA’s office should be disqualified from the case or the indictment should be dismissed because Clendennen’s right to attorney-client privilege was violated by the jail recording.
Johnson took the motion under advisement, saying he wants to listen to at least a portion of the tape to determine the extent of the damage, if any.
Broden said the existence of the tape was revealed by prosecutors, along with three terabytes worth of other evidence the DA’s office provided to Twin Peaks defendants.
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