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Update: E. Gary Smith pretrial conference continued

 

Update

The case has been reset to May 23 at 8:45 a.m. for jury trial and to March 8 at 1:30 p.m. for a pretrial conference, after the District Attorney allowed the trial's start to be delayed at the defense attorney's request.

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A pretrial conference for Edwin Gary Smith, 64, former owner of Menalto Cleaners in Menlo Park who is accused of unauthorized charges on customers' credit cards, was held Oct. 13 in San Mateo County Superior Court.

Judge Leland Davis III set Nov. 17 as a date for a further pretrial conference. A jury trial date was reset to Feb. 16, 2016.

Mr. Smith, was arrested in January on charges of credit card fraud. District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said there are 19 victims with losses of more than $350,000.

Mr. Smith posted a $350,000 property bond on Jan. 28 and has been out of custody since then.

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4 people like this
Posted by Curious
a resident of Menlo Park: The Willows
on Feb 16, 2016 at 4:07 pm

So, did the trial actually start today?


4 people like this
Posted by Curious
a resident of Menlo Park: The Willows
on May 24, 2016 at 10:48 am

Let's see: the trial was continually postponed and was finally supposed to start yesterday. Did it? What's the status?


4 people like this
Posted by Curious
a resident of Menlo Park: The Willows
on May 31, 2016 at 1:16 pm

Come on, did the trial actually start? Was there a last minute plea deal? I can't imagine that if it did go to trial that it would take more than a couple of days.


4 people like this
Posted by Dave Boyce
Almanac staff writer
on May 31, 2016 at 1:46 pm

Dave Boyce is a registered user.

The hearing to decide on a trial date for Mr. Smith was put off until June 7, according to a May 25 report by Assistant DA Al Serrato.


2 people like this
Posted by Curious
a resident of Menlo Park: The Willows
on Jun 10, 2016 at 1:18 pm

And the new trial date is?


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