The opinion of the court was delivered by: Robert M. Takasugi United States District Sr. Judge
ORDER SETTING HEARING DATES FOR DEFENDANTS' MOTIONS TO DISMISS
This matter has come before the court on motions to dismiss filed by Defendants Roya Rahmani, Alireza Mohammadmoradi, Moustafa Ahmady, Hossein Kalani Afshari, Hassan Rezaie, Navid Taj, and Mohammad Hossein Omidvar ("Defendants" or "all defendants" ) and on defendants' motion for disclosure of grand jury transcripts.
On May 9, 2008, in recognition, in part, that some pretrial motions had been filed before the Second Superseding Indictment ("Indictment") was filed and before new counsel had been appointed, the court ordered the parties to advise the court and other parties, in writing, whether the moving party would be withdrawing or revising any of the then pending motions, or whether the motion stood as filed. May 9, 2008 Order Re: Scheduling of Pretrial Motions, Doc. No. 771.
On July 15, 2008 defendants filed fifteen motions to dismiss, challenging various aspects of the Indictment filed on November 29, 2007. See Defendant's Summary Chart of Motions Filed July 15, 2008, Doc. No. 788.
On August 4, 2008, Defendant Omidvar filed an additional motion to dismiss which was subsequently joined by Defendant Taj on August 15, 2008. Joinder in Motion to Dismiss Counts 1-23 and 32-58, Doc. No. 812.
On September 17, 2008, the court reminded parties that they were yet to notify the court whether motions filed before July 15, 2008 were either revised, withdrawn or renewed. September 17, 2008 Minute Order Re: Status of Pending Motions, Doc. No. 834. On September 19, 2008, defendants filed their Response Re: Status of Previous Motions addressing the court's September 12, 2008 Order.
Accordingly, IT IS ORDERED that hearings are set for 9:30 a.m. for defendants' motions to dismiss as follows:
Motion Moving Party (ies) Hearing Date
795 Defendants' Motion to Invalidate the
Government's 18 U.S.C. § 3292 Applications
796 Defendants' Motion to Dismiss New
Counts In First And Second Superseding Indictments Pursuant to the Statute of Limitations
797 Defendants' Motion to Dismiss New
Counts In First And Second Superseding Indictments Pursuant to Sixth Amendment Speedy Trial Requirement And Rule 48(B)