Jury Begins Deliberations in Trial of Glass Emporium Owner

March 18, 2010

The jury began deliberations yesterday afternoon in the case against Glass Emporium owner Mehrdad "Tony" Hakimian in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California in Oakland, Calif., according to the minutes of the case. Proceedings in Hakimian's criminal trial began on February 22.

Both the prosecution and defense completed their interrogations before the court recessed for lunch yesterday, and jury deliberation began afterwards-and re-commenced this morning at 9 a.m.

Hakimian, who is charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud, wire fraud, harboring illegal aliens, obstruction of justice, conspiracy to commit visa fraud, and visa fraud, underwent both direct questioning by his attorney, William Osterhoudt, and a cross-examination by the prosecution over the last two days. He currently is out on bail. (CLICK HERE for a related story about the various witnesses who've testified in the case.)

The trial began more than two weeks ago, on February 22.

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