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For Security Fraud Trial of MiMedx SDNY Judge Rakoff Says Audio Feed But No War Room

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SDNY COURTHOUSE, Oct 5 –William Taylor and Parker H. Petit were charged with conspiracy to commit securities fraud with respect to MiMedx. 

On October 5 U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York Judge Jed S. Rakoff held a pre-trial proceeding. Inner City Press covered it.  

Judge Rakoff answered more than 30 questions, ranging from whether paper exhibits will be accepted (they are not favored but will be accepted on cross-examination) to if the defense lawyers could bring food in. 

  Judge Rakoff noted that the SDNY cafeteria is open, and he doesn't expect lawyers to bring food into his courtroom. He said to expect an audio feed - as it should be, despite a recent audio-less sentencing in EDNY, here - but not a defense lawyer's "war room" like T-Mobile had in their antitrust bench trial last year.  

At the end of the proceeding it emerged that there may be a request to put off the whole thing.

 Judge Rakoff said he wouldn't prejudge it. But Inner City Press would not get on this motion being granted.

The case is US v. Petit et al., 19-cr-850 (Rakoff)


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