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Friday, September 28, 2012

Hearing Scheduled in Antiquities Trafficking Case - U.S. v. Khouli et al.

Source: US District Court, Eastern District of New York
The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York has scheduled an important hearing in the alleged antiquities trafficking case involving Joseph A. Lewis, II and Salem Alshdaifat, known as U.S. v. Khouli et al.

The evidentiary hearing will focus on the admissibility of the Alshdaifat's statements to law enforcement as well as the portions of the defendants' omnibus motions that have not been dismissed already.

A summary of the government's written arguments can be found here.  A summary of the defendants' written arguments can be found here: Part I and Part II.

The hearing will take place before Senior District Judge Edward R. Korman on November 19, 2012 at 11:30 a.m.

Lewis and Alshdaifat were charged by a federal grand jury in 2011.  They are presumed innocent unless the government proves guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.  Another defendant in the case, Mousa Khouli, pleaded guilty to charges in April.  A fourth alleged conspirator, Ayman Ramadan, remains a fugitive. 


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