Saturday, August 30, 2008

Certifications for Out of State Witnesses

Back when it was expected that Harlow Cuadra and Joseph Kerekes' trial was going to start on September 2, 2008, the Distrtict Attorneys office filed the following certifications for out of state witnesses on 08/08/2008. While the trial date has been postponed to January 5, 2009, it's almost a given that these same people/witnesses will still be attending:


The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is scheduled to commence criminal prosecution of Joseph Kerekes and Harlow Cuadra at trial which commences September 2, 2008 in the Luzerne County Court of Common Pleas, 200 N. River Street, Wilkes-Barr; Pennsylvania 18711. [Witness name and address] is a material witness for the Commonwealth and his attendance at the aforesaid trial scheduled to commence September 2, 2008 and lasting through the month of September 2008. The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania requests that in the event that the witness is uncooperative, that the witness be taken into immediate custody and delivered to an officer of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to ensure his inclusive attendance at the Pennsylvania trial proceedings as per Pennsylvania Rule of Criminal Procedure 522 and all relevant comments thereto and pursuant to 42 Pa.C.S.A. §5964 relating to witnesses from another state summoned to testify in this Commonwealth. The Commonwealth certifies the compulsory attendance of this witness is not for the purpose of serving said witness with process from another civil or criminal proceeding. The Commonwealth hereby waives its right to serve said witness with process, civil or criminal, by virtue of the witness' attendance/presence in Pennsylvania in this matter. The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania shall provide transportation, lodging and meals for this witness.
  • Elena Arosemena from Cox Communications
  • Michelle Mar from USA People Search
  • Harry Strait
  • Tony Parrow from Springhill Suites by Marriott
  • Phillipino Romano from Springhill Suites by Marriott
  • Chris Hurd from
  • Jeffrey Standford from Yahoo!, Inc.
  • Angela Evans from ALLTEL
  • Heather Ramos from Sprint Nextel
  • Donna Plasmere from America Online
  • Matthew Brannon
  • Thomas Lampman
  • Troy Prickett
  • Adam Grieber
  • Paulette Bartholomew from Cellco Partners, dba Verizon Wireless
  • Petra Ungvarson from Rolex Corporation
  • Designated Custodian of Records from JR Video
  • David Michaels aka David Mitchell
  • Nep Malaki

This list does not include those witnesses that have already been summoned, such as Renee Martin, Grant Roy, etc... I'll compile a complete list once we get closer to the trial date, as I fully expect we'll be seeing some additional names added.