By: Katie Campbell | Arizona Capitol Times
The government’s star witness in the “Ghost Lobby” trial, Kelly Norton, took the stand on Wednesday, visibly nervous at the head of a crowded courtroom hanging on her testimony.
For weeks prior, documents and statements in the case hinted at the personal details she would share. Details of the collapse of her broken marriage to Jim Norton, an indicted lobbyist accused of participating in a bribery scheme. Details about what drove her to reveal her own part in that scheme. And details of why she was involved to begin with.
Her voice shook even in response to minor questions, and she gave only a thin smile when Assistant U.S. Attorney Fred Battista greeted her on the stand.