Judge says Darren Sharper's co-defendant should get more information

Judge says Darren Sharper's co-defendant should get more information

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - A judge has ordered prosecutors to provide more information on allegations against former St. Bernard Parish sheriff's deputy Brandon Licciardi.

Licciardi, 30, is the co-defendant of former NFL star Darren Sharper in a federal drug and sexual assault case.

A judge ruled Thursday that prosecutors must give defense lawyers information about witnesses and specifics about what information Licciardi is alleged to have withheld from investigators.

Licciardi is accused of witness tampering, impeding a federal investigation and drug distribution. He pleaded not guilty.

Prosecutors allege that Licciardi and Sharper gave drugs to women with the intention to commit rape. The alleged incident at the Renaissance Hotel in August 2013

His federal trial date is set for October 13.

Licciardi also faces state charges of aggravated rape, aggravated battery and human trafficking.

Former New Orleans Saints player Darren Sharper admitted to raping three women in New Orleans in 2013. On June 15, he pleaded guilty to one count of simple rape and two counts of forcible rape. A plea deal calls for the 39-year-old Sharper to serve 38 months to eight years after pleading guilty in March in Las Vegas to attempted sexual assault.

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