Dawndee Rossy trial continued to June 10

By Deb Murphy

The judge in the marathon embezzlement trial of Dawndee Rossy granted the defense’s request for time to respond to his tentative rulings during Friday’s brief court session.

The defense now has until June 10 to respond; the prosecution has until June 17 to respond to the defense’s response. Additional arguments may be given in court on June 24 with June 27 scheduled for the trial to resume.

Appointed Judge Philip Argento has spent the past two months reviewing more than 500 pieces of evidence in a trial involving 137 counts ranging from identity theft to the primary charge of embezzling $1.5 million from the County’s Department of Health and Human Services where Rossy worked as a supervisor. Argento described his comprehensive ruling as “long, item-by-item.”

Following a 30-minute session in chambers, defense attorney David Evans moved for a continuance allowing time to prepare a written response to the judge’s tentative ruling on the evidence and his draft tentative ruling on the charges.

According to District Attorney Thomas Hardy, Argento’s tentative ruling denied the defense’s objections to the evidence presented. However he did allow for acquittal on identity theft charges if the victim did not appear in court. That ruling will not necessarily reduce the charge that Rossy embezzled $1.5 million.

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11 Responses to Dawndee Rossy trial continued to June 10

  1. Rick O'Brien June 1, 2016 at 9:30 pm #

    No more score board …? That was the best part of this sight. Well, we had a good run . Some of you will be happy, and just like the water in the Owens Valley, I’m gone .
    A M F !!!

    • Bob Todd June 2, 2016 at 11:15 am #

      There is a problem with the “thumbs up” and “thumbs down” – working on it.

      Please don’t go, Rick!

      • Tinner June 2, 2016 at 8:53 pm #

        Oh, I thought everyone was just remaining neutral.

      • Rick O'Brien June 4, 2016 at 12:55 am #

        Thank You Bob…I guess, “sniff”…not everyone hates me.

      • Pedro June 4, 2016 at 3:16 pm #

        Hey Bob,

        it wiped the votes from past posts. I worked hard for those down votes.

  2. Low Inyo June 1, 2016 at 3:42 pm #

    kinda like trump getting caught and called out on trying to keep the donations he was getting to give to the Veterans….

    • Presto June 2, 2016 at 3:46 pm #

      You took what I said and molded it into trying to bashThe Donald!

      Alrighty then..

      • Low Inyo June 3, 2016 at 10:32 am #

        Presto….that’s because I KNOW ,from what you said to me,that your one of those brown-nosing trump supporters…..just from what you said,knowing nothing about me,but saying I like to spend “other peoples’ money”…..I know (and laugh at) the type….

  3. Presto May 31, 2016 at 9:48 am #

    Low inyo sounds frustrated over the usage of tax dollars. That’s funny coming from the guy whos political ideology is all about spending other people’s money. I.e. taxes.

  4. Tinner May 30, 2016 at 7:05 pm #

    I only read the headline,

    I’ll believe it when I see it.

  5. Low Inyo May 30, 2016 at 2:22 pm #

    tax dollars hard at work….


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