Judge denies Rhonda Liddle a mistrial

Judge denies Rhonda Liddle a mistrial


PHOENIX, AZ- A federal judge has denied Rhonda Liddle's motion for a mistrial.

U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton says testimony by an FBI agent about a conversation he had with Mrs. Liddle in November of 2010 was not mis-stated or taken out of context during trial.

Judge Bolton says there was no objection by the defense to the governments direct examination about the statements being inaccurate or misleading.

She says there was no government misconduct or error at all... And even if a motion had been timely made there was no basis for a mistrial.

Liddle's attorney filed the motion in February after his client was found guilty on 36 of 54 counts of conspiracy, fraud and money laundering against AEA Federal Credit Union.

Rhonda's husband, William, who was the former Vice President of Business Lending for AEA was found guilty on all counts.

The couple is set to be sentenced on May 21.

A restitution hearing in this case has been set for June 19.

Bill and Rhonda Liddle along with Frank Ruiz are ordered to be present at the hearing in Phoenix.

Ruiz will surrender to the department of corrections on June 29 to serve 2 years in federal prison for his involvement in this case.

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