Tag Archives | Assistant District Attorney Joel Samuels


Rossy case continued again

Once again, an arraignment hearing for Dawndee and Kenneth Rossy was postponed. A visiting judge was not available Tuesday to hear the scheduled case, and Inyo’s two Superior Court Judges have been disqualified. Also, Dawndee Rossy is getting a new attorney, and a new arraignment is now scheduled for November 14th in Bishop Court at […]

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Rossys held to answer to nearly 60 counts

At a preliminary hearing last week, Dawndee and Ken Rossy of Bishop were held to answer to nearly 60 charges in the case involving the alleged embezzlement of $1.5 million from the Inyo County Welfare Department. They both remain out of jail on GPS monitoring. Assistant District Attorney Joel Samuels said that he filed a […]

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Inyo Supervisors appoint Tom Hardy DA

In recent weeks, the Inyo Supervisors issued a request for letters of interest and resumes from applicants who wanted the appointment as Inyo District Attorney. Tuesday, the Board went through a lengthy interview process of three candidates and unanimously appointed Bishop attorney Tom Hardy as Inyo County’s new District Attorney. The appointment is for the […]

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The Rossys walked to the courtroom for arraignments April 12th.

Rossys hire new attorney, set for settlement conference

A former Inyo Health and Human Services Supervisor and her husband, Dawndee and Kenneth Rossy, were scheduled to appear in Inyo Superior Court this week on a host of allegations, including embezzlement of $1.5 million in welfare money. According to Assistant District Attorney Joel Samuels, the Rossy’s June 20th preliminary hearing date was vacated. He […]

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Jury selection in alleged sex crime case

Jury selection is underway this week at the Inyo County Courthouse in the case of two men who face various allegations of sex crimes. According to Superior Court, George William Chezum faces three misdemeanor charges in this trial – sexual battery, annoying a child and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Ronald Everett Barr […]

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