Judge grants Sanchez hearing

September 9, 2009 2:23:52 PM PDT
A federal judge has granted former streets and sanitation commissioner Al Sanchez a hearing on allegations that prosecutors withheld evidence during his trial.Sanchez was convicted in March in a scheme to rig city hiring. His lawyer says prosecutors failed to make a pre-trial disclosure that a key government witness was in a street gang.

U.S. District Judge Robert Gettleman -who presided over Sanchez' trail - says Sanchez deserves an evidentiary hearing into the allegations.