Monday, March 17, 2014 – 07:30 p.m.
The Colonies case is finally headed back to San Bernardino County Superior Court, following the issuance of a modified opinion by Fourth District Court of Appeal, Division Two, in Riverside on Monday afternoon.
The revised opinion, dismisses one count of Aiding and abetting a Conflict of Interest against Defendants Jeff Burum and Jim Erwin.
To read the opinion, click here: People v. Biane, et al – Case No. E054422A
This new, but expected, development allows for hearings on five dismissal and misconduct motions, filed by defense attorneys, to proceed in May.
The case has been stayed on appeal since September 2011.
The next scheduled court date is May 5 before Superior Court Judge Michael Smith.