The United States vs. Serafin Zambada Ortiz: Motion Hearing / Trial Setting (1)

On March 21, 2014 Serafin Zambada appeared at the Federal Court for a  Motion Hearing / Trial Setting (1), it was to give a continuance hearing for the trial to begin on September 15, 2014 at 9:00am at the Federal Court. Assistant U.S. Attorney Adam L. Braverman who represents the United States said that the DEA (Drug Enforcement Agency) has 40 seizures inside and outside the U.S. meaning that they have 40 pieces of evidence that could be used during the trial. Attorney Braverman did not mentioned what type of evidence the United States has but some of the pieces could be the photos that Zambada posted on his Twitter account, which was the main reason why he was arrested in Arizona. Also, he mentioned that the United States has been investigating for approximately 8-10 months 125 phones that were wiretapped and more than 100,000 interceptions logged in 2 years of investigation by the DEA. Attorney Michael McDonnell, who’s the defendant’s (Zambada) attorney responded by requesting 90 days for a new Motion but Judge Sabraw denied it, he decided to set the new Motion on April 15.  Judge Sabraw declared the case “complex,” meaning that there will be longer deadlines.

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