Rossy trial to proceed Monday

By Deb Murphy

The trial of Dawndee Rossy is still scheduled to proceed Monday, June 27 in Independence.

The trial started four months ago. Rossy, a former supervisor with the Inyo Department of Health and Human Services faced 137 charges with the primary charge of embezzling $1.5 million for H&HS.

Initially, appointed Judge Philip Argento was scheduled to rule on defense attorney David Evans’ motions this Friday.

But, according to District Attorney Thomas Hardy, that won’t happen. “We will start up again on Monday,” Hardy stated in an e-mail.

Argento issued draft tentative rulings on Evans’ motion to dismiss evidence and charges in late May.

According to Hardy, none of the some 500-plus pieces of evidence were not dismissed and the only charges removed related to identify-theft of victims who did not testify in court.

At that point, Evans asked for time to prepare a response; Argento gave him until June 10, then allowed another week for the DA to respond to Evans’ arguments.

According to Hardy, the trial should “recommence with either defense evidence or, if the defense chooses not to present evidence, with arguments.”

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Low Inyo
Low Inyo
5 years ago

Show Don’t Tell….not bleeding anybody ?…..do you think she’ll ever be able to pay back the money she stole…..allegedly ?…if she doesn’t,or can’t,we’re all being bled.

earl duran
earl duran
5 years ago

Funny thing, she is still bleeding the Honest citizens of Inyo County of time and money.

Show Don't Tell
Show Don't Tell
5 years ago
Reply to  earl duran

How is she bleeding anybody? They charged her!

Maddawg
Maddawg
5 years ago

Hey! Why don’t they call it a mistrial so they can start all over again!!

spookerj
spookerj
5 years ago

No bet!

Trouble
Trouble
5 years ago

Either way our justice system in Inyo is pretty much a joke!

Low Inyo
Low Inyo
5 years ago
Reply to  Trouble

Trouble….you been watching the NATIONWIDE news lately ?..it’s pretty much a joke EVERYWHERE……

Trouble
Trouble
5 years ago
Reply to  Low Inyo

Lower, I watch sports mostly. Even thou a good war can bring out the same excitement at times!

Russ Monroe
Russ Monroe
5 years ago
Reply to  Trouble

It is a joke Trouble; but not a funny one.

Tinner
Tinner
5 years ago

Somebody wake me up when a verdict has been reached please.

Low Inyo
Low Inyo
5 years ago

I’ll bet $ 10.00 to a donut this trial will maybe begin again,but then get postponed and delayed into the fall,winter,and deep into 2017 …