Sunday, April 10, 2016

US v. John Ashe Postponed

John Ashe (l.) Ng Lap Seng (r.)

A continuance has been granted in the ongoing US v. John Ashe UN bribery case. A previously scheduled hearing for April 8th was adjourned to May 5th at the request of US Attorney Preet Bharara.

In his letter to presiding judge Vernon Broderick, the US Attorney indicated that the continuance was necessary because there are "ongoing discussions between John Ashe's counsel and the Government concerning the appropriateness of a superseding indictment containing additional charges against Mr. Ashe". This is news. It tells us that the US Government is preparing to charge Mr. Ashe with additional crimes.

The letter goes on further to state that "An adjournment will allow the Government to finalize its decision whether to seek a superseding indictment at this time, and will allow the parties to be better prepared to address potential motions at the the next appearance before the Court". The hearing has been adjourned to May 5th. We will be watching to see what comes forward at this hearing.

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