The Greg Reyes backdating show returned to Judge Charles Breyer’s courtroom Wednesday afternoon, but as spinoffs go, we’d rather have been watching What’s Happening Now!!
The government has indeed decided to retry Reyes, said Assistant U.S. Attorney Adam Reeves. Yet Justice Department honchos in Washington D.C. are going to honor a request from defense counsel — submitted yesterday — to give the case another look, Reeves said. That could also lead to a narrower superseding indictment, he said, which may shorten the retrial.
“If you may remember,” Reeves said.
Breyer cut him off. “I remember it all,” he said with a tired voice.
Charles Breyer ain’t waitin’ around … after the jump.
But Breyer wasn’t going for it. “You like specifics, don’t you Mr. Reeves? Well so do I.” The judge then ordered Reeves to file a motion detailing exactly what he needs to review.
Breyer also ordered the government to refund the $15 million fine Reyes paid after his first conviction. He should probably just ask the clerks to make the check over to his new lawyers at Cooley.
— Dan Levine