Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Liberty City to be tried a third time

Trial to be set for the Fall.

Here are the minutes from today's hearing:

Government announced they will proceed with a third trial. Deft. Herrera’s motion for bond is granted; $50k ps co-signed by father; deft Abraham’s moton for bond is denied; Prebish’s m/withdraw granted, the Court to appoint counel w/in 2/3 days, further status set for 4/30/08 @8:30am. Trial expected to start sometime in the fall.

UPDATE -- from Vanessa Blum's article:

"We've worked very hard this past week reviewing everything in this case and considering it very, very seriously," said prosecutor Richard Gregorie. "The United States has decided it's necessary to proceed, your honor, one more time."U.S. District Judge Joan Lenard set a hearing for next week to decide on a new trial date. She said she would likely schedule the trial for late 2008.Acknowledging that two juries have been unable to resolve the case, Gregorie said the U.S. Attorney's Office would agree to the release of four defendants on bond.
Prosecutors oppose bond for the group's purported ringleader Narseal Batiste, 34, and Patrick Abraham, 28, who is an illegal U.S. resident.


Anonymous said...

Did Acosta announce that he would be trying the case?

Anonymous said...

Seems to me like Dick is taking it for Acosta on this one.

By the way, where can I get a horse to go with my 50k and fresh kicks?