|Vick served summons federal dogfighting charges in Richmond|
|Written by Admin|
|Saturday, 21 July 2007 14:13|
The summons, posted Friday, states it was served personally on the defendant Thursday by a deputy marshal in the U.S. Marshals Service office in the courthouse.
Vick will be in court in Richmond on July 26 for bond hearings and arraignments on charges he sponsored a gruesome dogfighting operation. Vick and three co-defendants will be asked to enter pleas to the felony charges, and a date for the federal trial likely will be set during the arraignment.
According to the detailed, 18-page indictment handed up Tuesday, the four are accused of competitive dogfighting, procuring and training pit bulls for fighting, and conducting the enterprise across state lines.
The operation was named ``Bad Newz Kennels,'' according to the indictment, and the dogs were housed, trained and fought at a property owned by Vick in Surry County, Va.
Conviction carries up to six years in prison, fines of $350,000 and restitution.