This is exactly the type of case where it's one law for lawyers and another law for citizens. When a law firm complaints about embezzlement, criminal...
She faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison for each count of conviction. Sentencing in SDFL federal court is scheduled for Feb 3, 2022.
Judge Cooke has a conflict of interest based on her financial statements, which revealed interests in companies doing business with one of the defendants.
Neither the show-cause nor the sanctions order squarely placed the blame for these delays on the attorneys nor to a finding of bad faith.
Judge Darrin P. Gayles claims during a court hearing the original prosecutors "deliberately misled this court." He orders a new AUSA team.