Just in folks. Here is the Government’s memo and here is the addendum to it. To me the news is that Mr Carothers will indeed be a star witness against Mr Moultrie and the government fully expects him to testify:
From the memo:
Mr. Carothers spent hundreds of hours of his time analyzing documents and creating demonstrative evidence of approximately $2,000,000 in overbillings by The Facility Group, the company that oversaw and managed the construction of the beef processing plant. Carothers assistance was instrumental in uncovering the fraudulent scheme.
That those motions were filed and the Court has set them for hearings on August 13-15. Mr. Carothers is needed to aid and assist in our responses to those motions, to prepare for his testimony at those hearings and ultimately at the trial which is set to begin on August 25, 2008. We anticipate that Mr. Carothers will again be needed in our office for a substantial number of hours each week as we prepare our case and for the trial of this matter.
That such preparations simply cannot be accomplished while Mr. Carothers is incarcerated at the Federal Prison Camp in Pensacola, Florida, and very difficult if incarcerated at the Lafayette County Detention Center in Oxford, Mississippi.
That Mr. Carothers’ assistance has been and will be essential to the successful prosecution of the above matter and his presence is greatly needed.
For the above reasons and based upon Mr. Carothers substantial assistance, we respectfully request that the Court reduce his sentence in such a fashion that he could be released from his current incarceration.
From the addendum, Mr Carothers is needed for the upcoming Daubert Hearing.
SEAN CAROTHERS has and will continue to render substantial and vital assistance to our office in the prosecution of the case entitled United States v. Robert Moultrie, et al., which is currently re-set for trial on August 25, 2008 and waiting to go to trial on that date.
That recently, CAROTHERS, while incarcerated, has further provided us with a detailed summary of his expected testimony, including a detailed methodology of his calculations, for discovery purposes related to his testimony. This summary has been produced to defense counsel. We will make it available to the Court should the Court wish to see it.