Sunday, May 13, 2012

Gordon Ivory Smuggling Prosecution on Trial Track

The case of United States v. Victor Gordon appears on track for trial. The US District Court for the Eastern District of New York has issued a schedule that slates the trial for December 3, 2012. Motions are due in July.

U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch
A federal grand jury indicted Philadelphia art dealer Victor Gordon last summer for allegedly importing and selling illegal African elephant ivory. U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch's office is prosecuting the case.  Her office is also handling the alleged antiquities smuggling case of United States v. Mousa Khouli et al.

An indicted defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.