First corruption case hearing with the new old judge
For background go to this NPT article.
The upshot is that Judge Frank Montalvo has handled most if not all of the public corruption cases. The case involving Luther Jones and Gilbert Sanchez was not in his court, but Judge Phillip Martinez transferred it to Montalvo in a ruling this week. Jones in previous filings has stated his intent to challenge Montalvo.
Here’s the order setting the first hearing under Montalvo:
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS EL PASO DIVISION
USA vs. (1) Luther Jones (2) Gilbert Sanchez
ORDER SETTING DOCKET CALL
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the above entitled and numbered case is set for DOCKET CALL in Courtroom 4, on the 4th Floor of the United States Courthouse, 511 E. San Antonio, El Paso, TX, on Friday, August 07, 2009 at 09:30 AM.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Clerk of Court shall send a copy of this order to counsel for defendant, the United States Attorney, United States Pretrial Services and the United States Probation Office. Counsel for the defendant shall notify the defendant of this setting and, if the defendant is on bond, advise the defendant to be present at this proceeding.
IT IS SO ORDERED this 31st day of July, 2009.
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE