Dawndee Rossy and Ken Rossy stand accused of embezzling more than $1.5 million from the Inyo County Health and Human Services Public Assistance fund. Photos courtesy Inyo County Sheriff's Office
A trial date for the embezzlement case filed against Bishop residents Kenneth and Dawndee Rossy has been set for Oct. 6, 2014 in Independence.
The Rossys are accused of embezzling more than $1.5 million from the public assistance program at Inyo County Health and Human Services, among other charges. A hearing was scheduled earlier this month so Inyo County courts could consider a motion filed by the defense to have comments Dawndee made to investigators suppressed. However, that hearing has been postponed.
District Attorney Tom Hardy said Monday the courts granted an extension to allow both the prosecution and defense to submit written arguments for or against the motion.
Hardy said he will file his written arguments today, and the presiding judge, Judge Phillip Argento of Pasadena, will have 30 days to respond. Hardy said he expects Argento to release his ruling on the motion to suppress in writing, so no court date has been set to discuss the ruling.
Read the full story in the Tuesday, April 1, 2014 edition of The Inyo Register.