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Eastern Sierra News for June 13, 2024

 

 

 

 

By Deb Murphy

In a brief court session this morning, the 137 charges against Dawndee Rossy were reduced to 91 by appointed judge Philip Argento.

Argento anticipated the resumption of trial proceedings, but defense attorney David Evans opted to hold off until Tuesday morning.

Rossy was arrested in April 2013 with the primary charge being embezzlement of $1.5 million from Health and Human Services. Testimony in the trial started in late February. So, what’s one more day.

Following a defense motion, draft judgement and a round of responses, Argento ruled that the 500-plus pieces of evidence all stand.

The charges that have been dismissed include identity theft of those who did not testify in court as well as counts of conspiracy to commit forgery. Despite the latter ruling, the charges of forgery are still in play.