Troy Barnes trial scheduled for Nov 16 (likely delayed)
Wow, the DOJ sure want to get criminal proceedings against Troy Barnes over with fast.
Following Barnes’ indictment on October 22nd, a criminal trial was scheduled for November 16th.
Barnes himself was released from custody on November 3rd, after which he at some point finally acquired legal representation (a public defender).
This poor lawyer has now been thrown in the deep end (putting it lightly), and understandably has asked that the upcoming trial date be postponed.
The trial has been scheduled less than thirty days from which Mr. Barnes first appeared through counsel.
As much as it’d be nice to see the criminal proceedings against Barnes over with, I think the lawyer (who’s entirely new to the case) will probably get their request.
Hopefully the new trial date scheduled won’t be too far off though.
As a sidenote, I haven’t heard anything in relation to the SEC’s civil proceedings against Barnes and Johnson. Last we checked in, a trial had been scheduled for December 5th, 2016.
In light of criminal proceedings against Johnson only awaiting sentencing and Barnes likely to be over within a few months, I suspect we’ll see the SEC’s concurrent trial date brought forward at some point.
Assuming there will still be a trial of course. Good luck winning that one with two criminal convictions…
Footnote: Our thanks to Don@ASDUpdates for providing a copy of Troy Barnes “Motion to Continue Docket Call/Trial”, filed on November 5th.
Update 11th November 2015 – Troy Barnes’ motion for a continuance has been granted, with a new trial date scheduled for January 19th, 2016.