Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Where's the Third Attorney?

With less than 2 months to go before the trial is scheduled to start, Harlow Cuadra and Joseph Kerekes still don't have their replacement attorney(s).

If you'll recall, Judge Peter Paul Olszewski Jr. agreed to dismiss Mark Bufalino, who represented Joseph Kerekes, and Galante, who represented Harlow Cuadra, because the two attorneys requested to be withdrawn from the case in July, due to a conflict that they both work in the same private law firm.

Possible replacements include the five attorneys left in the conflict counsel pool: Brian Corcoran, Joseph Cosgrove, Samuel Falcone Jr., Matthew Kelly and Gerald Wassil.

Olszewski asked President Judge Mark A. Ciavarella in July to appoint attorneys to fill the vacancies created by the removal of Bufalino and Galante, and as of now... no attorneys have been assigned.

Time certainly doesn't seem to be of the essence... I sure hope this doesn't wind up causing another trial delay.