Friday, April 16, 2010

Scott Demuth re-indicted AGAIN!

Scott Demuth re-indicted AGAIN!
April 14, 2010

Today, we found out that Scott has been re-indicted for a second time. This time, Scott is being charged for conspiracy for the ALF raid at the University in Iowa in 2004, Lakeside Ferrets in Minnesota, "and other animal enterprises elsewhere" with "persons known and unknown to the Grand Jury." The alleged conspiracy is now supposed to have run from September 2004 until the beginning of May 2006.

The second superseding indictment was submitted yesterday, one day after Scott appeared in the federal courthouse in Davenport and the prosecutor, Cliff Cronk, successfully argued for a continuance for the trial because he needed more time to prepare. In response, Scott's lawyers have filed a motion to dismiss this indictment due to Cronk's prosecutorial misconduct. In the motion to dismiss, the defense team argues that Cronk "intentionally misled defense counsel, and possibly the Court, falsely claiming that he needed more time to respond to dismissal motions that he had every intention of attempting to obviate by obtaining yet another indictment."

Yep, Cronk's actions are just as crazy and reckless as they seem. We're hoping that the motion to dismiss this new indictment will be successful and will keep you posted as we learn more. In the mean time, Scott will continue to need our support and solidarity. Help spread the word!

All the court documents from Scott's case are available at

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