A federal judge yesterday scheduled a June 4 retrial for Rep. Daniel Flood (D-Pa.) whose first trial on bribery, perjury and conspiracy charges ended in a hung jury.
U.S. District Court Judge Oliver Gasch set the date after Flood's lawyers said the 75-year-old congressman would be ready for the new proceedings.
Flood is now being treated for fatigue at Georgetown University Hospital and is expected to be released in a few days, attorney Axel Kleiboemer told Gasch at a brief hearing in the judge's chambers.
Flood entered the hospital only days after the mistrial was declared Feb. 10. At that time, doctors said he was suffering from fatigue, backache and a stomach ulcer.
An updated 10-page medical report submitted by Kleiboemer said that althogh Flood is improving, he continues to suffer from back pain, weak legs and laryngitis.
Gasch set a hearing for May 1 for another medical update on the 16-term congressman.
Flood was accused of taking more than $50,000 in bribes in return for using his influence as chairman of a congressional subcommittee on labor and health, education and welfare, that has authority over billions of federal dollars.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Mark Tuohey told Gasch that an FBI investigation of possible jury tampering in the first trial will be concluded "within the week."