ORLANDO, Fla. — Attorneys representing the wife of the Pulse nightclub shooter will not face sanctions, a federal judge decided Thursday.
U.S. District Judge Paul Byron on Thursday asked Noor Salman's attorneys if they violated court rules on the disclosure of information about an expert witness.
It could have resulted in sanctions against Salman’s attorney, Charles Swift.
According to court documents, her lawyers failed to comply with scheduling orders regarding an expert witness.
The witness was supposed to turn over information to the government earlier this month, but didn’t do so in time.
The judge had set an Aug 1. deadline for the defense and prosecutors to submit mental health reports from expert witnesses.
But Swift, who practices out of Texas, said the reports came by mail and that didn’t give him enough time.
Swift does have a local attorney helping him.
The judge warned Swift to make the deadlines or let the court know if something can’t be done on time.
The judge said he wants to make sure the trial remains on schedule.
Salman has entered a plea of not guilty on charges of obstruction and aiding and abetting her deceased husband, Omar Mateen. has entered a plea of not guilty on charges of obstruction and aiding and abetting her deceased husband, Omar Mateen.
Mateen opened fire inside Pulse nightclub in June 2016, leaving 49 dead in the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history. Mateen was killed at the end of the three-hour standoff at the gay club.
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