Nxivm bookkeeper Kathy Russell gets traction with her dismissal attempt - 2019-04-10
A few days ago we told you that among the Nxivm defendants, bookkeeper Kathy Russell had a novel argument in her attempt to get charges against her dismissed ahead of the April 29 trial start.
Namely, her attorneys told Judge Nicholas Garaufis that she had been sandbagged by prosecutors when she appeared before a grand jury last May. Even though, they admitted, their client was guilty of committing a "variety" of crimes, because she had been lied to by the government, charges against her should be dropped.
Specifically, Russell is arguing that when she was asked to appear before the grand jury she was told by prosecutors that she was not a target of the investigation, only a witness. But subsequent evidence releases in discovery show that the government had multiple documents showing that they knew Russell had committed crimes as Nxivm's bookkeeper.