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D.A. asks for trial date in HHS embezzlement

January 8, 2014

Defense attorneys for Dawndee and Kenneth Rossy have notified the courts that they will be filing three motions in the near future, including a motion for a change of venue. In the meantime, the D.A. is asking for a May trial date. Photos courtesy Inyo County Sheriff’s Department

Inyo County Superior Courts have been asked to set a trial date for Dawndee and Kenneth Rossy, the Bishop couple accused of embezzling as much as $1.5 million from the Inyo County Health and Human Services Public Assistance program while Dawndee worked as a supervisor in the department.
District Attorney Tom Hardy said Tuesday that during a Dec. 18 hearing on the embezzlement case, he requested the courts schedule a trial for this coming May. The courts are now tasked with deciding if that is an appropriate time line for the trial to begin.
“The court date has to be set in a court hearing,” and the decision on the D.A.’s request could be announced as early as Feb. 3, when the courts are scheduled to consider a series of motions expected to be made by the defense, Hardy said.

Read the full story in the Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014 edition of The Inyo Register.

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