UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK
March 27, 2007
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
BRUCE WERNICK, DEFENDANT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Hurley, Senior District Judge
Defendant Bruce Wernick ("defendant") was convicted on April 15, 2005 and has not, as yet, been sentenced. One of the reasons for the inordinate delay in sentencing - and apparently the primary reason - is attributable to current counsel, Sally Butler, being unable to review prior defense counsel's file on this matter.
Although I am advised that Ms. Butler has managed to partially reconstruct the file via reference to Court documents and documents in the possession of the United States Attorney's Office, it appears that she may not have all the documents necessary to appropriately represent defendant at sentencing. In that regard, she reports that, following her review with defendant of the documents presently in her possession, defendant advised her - correctly or otherwise - that a number of items are missing.
In an effort to resolve this "logjam" so that the case may proceed to sentencing, the above listed attorneys are directed to appear before me on Thursday, May 3, 2007 at 10:30 a.m. for a conference. Mr. Barket (or if he is unavailable, Toni Marie Angli, or someone else from his office familiar with the contents of the Wernick file), shall bring the file to the May 3, 2007 conference so that this matter may be resolved.
DENIS R. HURLEY, U.S.D.J.
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