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  Grand Jury Convenes For RI Club Fire, Great White To Testify. 


03-2-03 antiGUY
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Members of Great White—lead vocalist Jack Russell, bassist David Filice, guitarist Mark Kendall and drummer Eric Powers, as well as members of their crew--were subpoenaed last week to appear before a grand jury in Rhode Island that is looking into the fatal club fire at the Station nightclub on February 20th. 

The grand jury convened last Wednesday at the National Guard training center Camp Fogarty. 

There was a report earlier this week from the Associated Press stating the attorney for Great White’s lead vocalist, Jack Russell, was seeking immunity for his client before he would agree to testify. However, Russell’s attorney, Neil Philbin, now denies those reports. 

"Discussions have taken place between Russell's attorneys and the department of the attorney general," Philbin said Saturday. "Mr. Russell has been cooperative and he'll continue to be cooperative and helpful to the department in any way."

Great White’s attorney, Ed McPherson, added, "I can't tell you what we're going to do in the future, but we're cooperating fully right now, and that's what everyone should be doing."

"Jack and the rest of the band have done everything they've been required to do by the attorney general,” Said McPherson. “They've been fully cooperative."

Peter DiBiase, the attorney for Great White’s drummer Eric Powers told the press that Powers has already "discharged his obligation to the grand jury."

At press time there is no indication that Russell has testified before the grand jury. 

Because of rapid development of news related to the Rhode Island tragedy we have set up a news hub for related stories. .



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