SUPREME COURT DENIES APPEAL BY COSTINO ON TESTIMONY

A local doctor’s appeal will not be heard in the Supreme Court regarding what type of information can be used. The Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office has announced that the appeal by Dr. John Costino will not be heard in the state’s Supreme Court. The appeal regarded the Appellate Division’s decision to permit the jury to hear six recorded conversations between him and an undercover officer posing as an exotic dancer. The conversations were about painkillers and recordings of other conversations. Trial is tentatively scheduled for March 2011.