Originally created 06/18/97

Hotel employee records sought in Albert case



ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) - Prosecutors in a case against NBC announcer Marv Albert asked Tuesday for employee records from the hotel where he was staying when he allegedly committed a sexual assault.

The request came in court papers filed in Arlington County Circuit Court by the commonwealth's attorney.

Albert, NBC's lead NBA announcer, is charged with forcible sodomy and assault at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Arlington shortly after midnight on Feb. 12.

A Vienna, Va., woman told police Albert bit her repeatedly on the back and forced her to perform oral sex in his room at the hotel. He has denied the charges.

The commonwealth's attorney requested a list of everyone working at the hotel on Feb. 11-12. He also asked for any security video tapes from inside or outside the hotel on those dates.