Frank Vennes appeared in Federal Court in St. Paul today and pled not guilty (no surprise) to charges related to his involvement in the Petters Ponzi scam. Vennes will have a chance to change his plea later this month. If there is a trial, it will likely not happen before August.
Frank Vennes was indicted April 20th along with Bruce Prevost and David Harrold.
It was a short hearing, so I only was able to do a few quick sketches (colored them in later) Click to make them bigger.
Frank Elroy Vennes:
Vennes attorney James Volling:
UPDATE: Vennes signed appearance $100K bond document -( PDF ) from the Petters-Fraud site.