There are two new filings in the case of Perdigao v Adams & Reese, one reassiging the case to another judge and one that contains some standing procedures for RICO case progression. We also have the Order Granting Perdigao permission to amend witness list and a supplemental Government response against the holding the hearing. It contains a transcript of Perdigao’s Edward’s trial testimony. All of these filings are on our Perdigao legal page.
Per Mr NAAS (and thanks for the heads up) there was a hearing on the criminal side with Judge Fallon taking a dim view of Mr Perdigao’s requests for hearing and recusal. Portfolio magazine has the story:
Implicit in the bribery accusations was Perdigao’s own hope that the U.S. attorney’s Office of the Eastern District of Louisiana would be forced to recuse itself from trying the criminal case now staring him down.
But that now will not happen, with the judge in the case ruling on Friday against Perdigao’s motion.
“This was a clear and unambiguous ruling, so the interruption in the criminal case is over, says U.S. Attorney Jim Letten, who in filings to the court characterized Perdigao’s claims as “unsupported vitriol,” “perfidy,” “vacillations,” “lies,” and “hearsay malice” unfairly leveled against Perdigao’s accusers and victims.
Letten notes in these filings that “in an abundance of caution” Perdigao’s allegations against his office were “promptly referred” to an independent prosecutor from the Justice Department, adding with obvious annoyance that “Perdigao’s mendacity with the facts is as disprovable as his mendacity with the law.”