New Plea Deal Considered In Raymond Davis Assault Case
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (CBS4) - A new plea agreement is being considered in the Raymond Davis assault case.
Davis is the CIA contractor who was held in Pakistan two years ago after shooting two men to death. He was later arrested in Highlands Ranch and charged with felony assault in a fight over a parking space.
Davis is to appear in court Monday although it may not be resolved by then.
CBS4 Investigator Rick Sallinger obtained tapes of discussions between the attorney for the alleged victim, Jeff Maes and the district attorney’s office.
Maes’ attorney maintains on a tape that the CIA was attempting to get the charges against Davis reduced. Davis may be given the chance to plead no contest to reduced charges of misdemeanor assault.
The Arapahoe County District Attorney’s Office denies that allegation.
The tape provided by Maes’ attorney Larry Klayman is a recording between Klayman and then-DA Carol Chambers.
“I suspected the Central Intelligence Agency or other agencies of the U.S. government might pressure you to downgrade the charge,” states Klayman.
Chambers denied the CIA was involved.
“You are making public allegations that we are being influenced by the CIA and those allegations are not true,” said Chambers.
Klayman suggested the Davis incident in Pakistan was tied to the ongoing hunt for the leader of Al-Qaida, “It’s most likely that he killed three Pakistani agents leading up to the assassination of Osama bin Laden.”
Chambers said the DA’s office had contacted the Inspector General’s office with oversight for the CIA about Davis.
Chambers: “We have asked the CIA…”
Klayman: “So you have had contact with the CIA?”
Chambers: “Doug called their attorney.”
Klayman: ” Well, that’s contact with the CIA isn’t it? So you weren’t telling me the truth before?”
Chambers said the CIA did not provide any information.
Chambers: “We have no evidence that he is with the CIA, has ever been with the CIA or has any association with Osama bin Laden.”
With the new DA for Arapahoe County in office Davis may be allowed to plead no contest to a misdemeanor charges of assault, possibly avoiding jail.
Davis’ wife told CBS4 Investigator Rick Sallinger the CIA has not been involved in the case, is not involved and never will be involved in the case.