Set for September 21 in Glass Emporium Case
June 11, 2009
The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of California
has scheduled a trial for Mehrdad "Tony" Hakimian, owner
of Glass Emporium of Marin Inc., and an employee, Emma Deguzman,
for September 21. 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.
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Jack Gillund, public affairs officer for the U.S. Attorney's Office
for the Northern District of California, would not comment on the
case further than to advise of the trial date and those involved.
"Because this is an open case, state and federal regulations
do not allow me to provide any further information," Gillund
says. "These rules are in place to protect the rights of the
defendants and preserve the integrity of the trial."
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.
William Osterhoudt, attorney for Hakimian, had not responded to
glassBYTEs.com/AGRR magazine's calls for comment at
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