|Star photo of Durham's arrival at the federal courthouse today|
UPDATE: An interesting sidebar noted in Swiatek's updated story in this morning's Star. "I'm surprised with the order," J. Richard Kiefer, an attorney for Obsidian Enterprises, one of Durham's companies, said in court. Kiefer is a partner at Bingham-McHale, the law firm at which U.S. Attorney Joe Hogsett was also a partner before recently becoming the state's top federal prosecutor. The firm has been assisting Durham's business with the civil lawsuit the bankruptcy trustee has been pursuing to recover assets for the bilked investors of Fair Finance. Interesting that he would be participating in the criminal case as well.
UPDATE: The Star reports Judge Jane Magnus-Stinson turned down a request by Durham's attorneys to free him from the halfway house to which Magistrate Judge Kennard Foster ordered him to stay for the next 7 days until he provides a more complete financial disclosure form to the court. She also moved his trial back from May of this year to June, 2012. The prosecution anticipates the trial will last four weeks.