Friday, October 28, 2011

Judge Kyle: Trial of Vennes and Fry Begins May 14, 2012

Because the defendants need more time to review the discovery and prepare pretrial motions and the trial itself, this is the new schedule:

JURY SELECTION will commence in this action on Monday, May 14, 2012, at 9:00 a.m., in Courtroom 7A, Warren E. Burger Federal Building and United States Courthouse, 316 North Robert Street, St. Paul, Minnesota. A JURY TRIAL will commence immediately thereafter, and continue from day to day until concluded...

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Trial Date Hearing, New DOJ Document, New Republic Story on Vennes

Heard there was a hearing today before Judge Kyle, According to my sources (I wasn't there) the trial date is more certain - 2/6/12 (I will verify the date today).

UPDATE: Verified - Looks the trial date will be moved to May 14, 2012.

On Friday, the government entered a Bill of Particulars with more info regarding Fry's alleged lies to the SEC.

Also, Mariah Blake has an article about Petters and Vennes in the New Republic (subscription only).

NOTE: Much of the material in Blake's article will be familiar to readers of Ripple in Stillwater and this blog. Sadly, Blake does not attribute the source of her research which has already led one person on Twitter to think the saga of Tom Petters, Frank Vennes, et al is "untold" (and overstate the cost).

UPDATE: More about TNR's flawed article at Dump Bachmann.