Glass Emporium Trial Moved to December; Additional Prep Time Requested by Parties Involved
August 21, 2009

The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of California has moved the upcoming trial for Merhdad "Tony" Hakimian, owner of Glass Emporium of Marin Inc., and an employee, Emma Deguzman, to December 7 at 9 a.m. It previously was scheduled for September 21.

"Both sides requested more time to prepare," says Jack Gillund, public affairs officer for the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of California.

Hakimian and Deguzman, along with two other employees of the Oakland, Calif.-based company, were charged in December 2007 with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and commission of wire fraud by inflating prices of windshields when billing insurance companies and billing for unused parts. Glass Emporium also owns Glass Pro and Glass Masters, which have locations throughout the United States. (CLICK HERE for related story.)

The criminal complaint originally was filed by Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) special agent William Leoni in the U.S. District Court of Northern California.

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