Sentencing of Glass Emporium Owner Hakimian Remains Slated for July 2, Despite Motion for New Trial
June 11, 2010

A federal judge has ruled that Glass Emporium owner Mehrdad Hakimian will be sentenced on July 2 as scheduled, despite the defendant's recent motion for a new trial. Hakimian recently was found guilty of several charges related to insurance fraud, obstruction of justice and more. He also had pleaded guilty to charges related to visa fraud and the harboring of illegal aliens. (CLICK HERE for related story.)

The sentencing originally was scheduled for today-June 11-but was postponed for three weeks at Hakimian's counsel's request-and with the agreement of the U.S. attorneys representing the federal government, which brought the charges against him, in the case.

Hakimian had filed the motion for a new trial alleging that the court had erred on several counts in April, and the federal government had objected with a brief filed on May 21. (CLICK HERE for related story.)

A hearing to review the motion for a new trial was held last Friday, June 4.

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