Auction Rigging Defendants Lose Bid For Severance

Law360, Washington (October 8, 2013, 7:12 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Monday declined to sever the trials of two real estate investors from a conspiracy trial in which a host of defendants are accused of rigging bids at California foreclosure auctions, saying the defendants failed to offer compelling reasons for severance.

U.S. District Judge William B. Shubb declined the motions to sever made by Donald M. Parker and Anthony B. Joachim, who asked for trials separate from Andrew B. Katakis, who is charged also with destroying evidence after it was subpoenaed. ...
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