Convicted Ex-CEO's New Trial Bid Meets Skeptical Judge

Law360, San Francisco (July 15, 2020, 11:26 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge appeared skeptical during a hearing Wednesday of a request for a new trial made by a former CEO convicted of embezzling nearly $3 million from the medical device startup Sanovas Inc., questioning whether his claims of prosecutorial misconduct and ineffective assistance of counsel held any water.

U.S. District Judge Edward Chen peppered counsel for former Sanovas CEO Lawrence Gerrans with questions about their client's bid for a new trial, challenging the defendant's assertions that his previous counsel failed to adequately defend him at trial by not calling any witnesses and that the prosecution made improper arguments during...

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