The Laundry Man by Kenneth Rijock ( Penguin/Random House UK)

Thursday, November 28, 2013


Richard Chichakli's motions to compel the Government to produce certain witnesses at his trial were, for the most part, granted, though the Court denied some of them. Here is a summary of the Court's Order:

(1) Chichakli's motion to compel the production of Adam Szubin and Dale Thompson of OFAC was DENIED, because the Court rules that he could not have these witnesses give opinion testimony regarding the principal issue of the trial.

(2) His motion to compel the Government to produce Department of Justice employee John Cox III, to testify on his alleged statements to the effect that Chichakli could leave the US in 2005, was deemed relevant, and GRANTED.

(3) His motion to compel the production of an FBI Special Agent, Dennis Brady, to testify about the searches of Chichakli's residence, was GRANTED, as being relevant.

(4) His motion to recall Molly Miller of OFAC, who previously testified, to cover "inconsistent and contradictory statements" was DENIED, as Chichakli had already had an opportunity to do so during cross-examination, and he could cover it during his summation at closing.

(5) The Government's motion to preclude two witnesses from Sharjah, who will testify about Chichakli's role in Samar Air operations, was DENIED on grounds of relevancy.

(6) The Government's motion to preclude testimony from Johan Perelman, Peter Danseart, and Sergio Fenardi, who would testify about  their findings in UN reports, was GRANTED, as the testimony is inadmissible hearsay, and also irrelevant.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the two recent postings (on V. Bout's lawyer's comments and
    on the Court decision on witnesses. The plea bargains allegedly refused by
    Chichakli, if true, are highly interesting.


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