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Accused Carpenters Union Bribees Face Jan 18 Trial Pushed Back From Dec But Not to Feb

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SDNY COURTHOUSE, Nov 9 –  Charged with demanding bribes to join the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, Salvatore Tagliaferro and John DeFalco face trial in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York - on December 14.

  On September 16, SDNY Judge Paul A. Crotty held a proceeding. Inner City Press covered it, below.

On November 9, Judge Crotty held another conference, and this time pushed the trial back to January 18, which he said is the earliest date to start an SDNY trial in the new/next year. The defendant asked for late February, citing COVID-19. But on this, the day of a Pfizer vaccine announcement, Judge Crotty set it at January 18. He said, of course, that if things get worse with the pandemic, the defendant can make another motion.

  Tagliaferro's lawyer Michael Bachrach raised issues about how a trial can proceed amid the COVID-19 pandemic. He said he would oppose masking of witnesses, and of jurors during jury selection.

  The Assistant US Attorneys pointed out that there are trials in October in SDNY, before Judge Rakoff and others, after which "Mr. Bachrach can be shooting not at a moving target."

 Finally, "The Court set the following schedule for trial objections and the commencement of trial: Objections to trial commencing on December 14, 2020 are due by September 30, 2020. Responses are due by October 14, 2020. Replies are due by October 21, 2020. A Final Pretrial Conference is set for December 7, 2020 at 3 PM. Trial is scheduled to commence on December 14, 2020."

This case is USA v. Tagliaferro, et al., 19-cr-472 (Crotty)


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