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Judge: Cisneros Tapes Can Be Used

July 26, 1999

WASHINGTON (AP) _ Henry Cisneros’ own words may be used against him at his upcoming conspiracy trial, a federal judge said today in a ruling that allows prosecutors to use 22 tape recordings secretly made by the former Housing secretary’s ex-mistress.

In his ruling, U.S. District Judge Stanley Sporkin rejected the defense’s extensive effort to throw out the recordings, which captured conversations in which Cisneros and one-time paramour Linda Jones discussed payments he made to her.

Sporkin’s ruling had been expected, given comments he made during a 13-day hearing on the admissibility of about three dozen tapes.

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