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Judge: Dawndee Rossy guilty on 91 counts

By Deb Murphy Guilty on 91 counts. Judge Philip Argento’s ruling on the Dawndee Rossy embezzlement trial wasn’t that dramatic Monday afternoon at the Independence Courthouse, but that was the gist. Rossy will self-surrender to the Independence jail August 29 by 2 p.m. Her next appearance in court will be October 20 when Argento will […]

 
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Postponement in Rossy trial

Due to a family health emergency, today’s decision in the Dawndee Rossy embezzlement trial by appointed Judge Philip Argento has been postponed, according to Inyo County District Attorney Tom Hardy. The ruling has been re-scheduled to August 15 at the Independence Courthouse. Rossy was charged with multiple counts in April 2013; the primary charge is […]

 
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Charges against Rossy reduced to 91

By Deb Murphy In a brief court session this morning, the 137 charges against Dawndee Rossy were reduced to 91 by appointed judge Philip Argento. Argento anticipated the resumption of trial proceedings, but defense attorney David Evans opted to hold off until Tuesday morning. Rossy was arrested in April 2013 with the primary charge being […]

 
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Rossy trial to proceed Monday

By Deb Murphy The trial of Dawndee Rossy is still scheduled to proceed Monday, June 27 in Independence. The trial started four months ago. Rossy, a former supervisor with the Inyo Department of Health and Human Services faced 137 charges with the primary charge of embezzling $1.5 million for H&HS. Initially, appointed Judge Philip Argento […]

 
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Dawndee Rossy trial continued to June 10

By Deb Murphy The judge in the marathon embezzlement trial of Dawndee Rossy granted the defense’s request for time to respond to his tentative rulings during Friday’s brief court session. The defense now has until June 10 to respond; the prosecution has until June 17 to respond to the defense’s response. Additional arguments may be […]

 
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Another postponement in Rossy trial

The embezzlement trial of Dawndee Rossy was scheduled to resume April 22 in Independence but has been postponed, again. No date has been set. Appointed Judge Philip Argento has been reviewing the defense’s motion to exclude evidence presented during the bench trial as well as District Attorney Thomas Hardy’s response during the last month. According […]

 
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Update on court cases

The sentencing of Sally Symons has been pushed back to April 4. The former Chief Executive Officer for the Tri-County Fairgrounds pled guilty to misappropriation of government funds and is facing restitution of $9,860, up to 270 days in County jail and five years of probation. According to District Attorney Tom Hardy, the probation report […]

 
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Rossy trial: More on surveillance videos

By Deb Murphy The prosecution continued to connect some of the dots during the fourth day of testimony in the embezzlement trial of Dawndee Rossy. District Attorney Tom hardy called two witnesses to verify the date and time stamps on surveillance videos from Manor Market and Alta One as well as one of the investigators […]

 
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Opening statements in Dawndee Rossy trial

By Deb Murphy Opening statements were made by the defense and prosecution in the Dawndee Rossy trial Monday morning, outlining what will be proven on the part of Inyo County District Attorney Thomas Hardy and what won’t be proven according to defense attorney David Evans. Hardy talked of a “pattern of criminal behavior,” alleging that […]

 
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Update: Rossy declines settlement offer

By Deb Murphy Today, Dawndee Rossy turned down the settlement offer of eight years in state prison made Wednesday by Inyo County District Attorney Tom Hardy. Rossy is on trial for allegedly embezzling $1.5 million from the county Department of Health and Human Services Public Assistance Program. The trial has been continued until February 22, […]

 
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