WASHINGTON - A D.C. nightclub owner being retried on a drug conspiracy charge dramatically tore up a copy of his indictment at the beginning of his new trial.
Antoine Jones, who is representing himself, told jurors Monday that the indictment is nothing but a formal charge before ripping it twice.
In 2010, an appeals court reversed Jones' conviction and life sentence because police used a global positioning system without a warrant. The Supreme Court affirmed, agreeing to bar police from installing GPS technology to track suspects without getting a judge's approval.
Prosecutors say Jones was linked to a house where authorities found nearly $1 million in cash and nearly 100 kilograms of cocaine.
In his opening statement, Jones urged jurors to "take out that lie detector" when evaluating government witnesses.
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