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CCAD supervisors' trial delayed

Posted at 11:32 AM, Sep 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-24 12:40:22-04

Two former Corpus Christi Army Depot supervisors accused of falsifying inspection records have been granted a continuance United States Government's trial against them.

Albert Flores requested the continuance on the grounds that his attorney will be involved in another case that is scheduled to last two to three weeks, and will be unavailable to defend him. The government, and Flores' co-defendant, Samuel Escareno, did not oppose the motion.

Pre-trial conference has been set for 9:30 a.m. Jan. 9, 2020 and jury selection is scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. on Jan. 21, 2020.

The men are charged with one count each of conspiracy and falsifying records. The government alleges that the 58-year-old Flores and 55-year-old Escareno ordered employees under their supervision to make it appear that improper UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter rotor blades met specifications in official paperwork

If convicted, the men face up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.

This is not the first continuance filed in this case: One was filed in November 2018 citing the complex matter of the case.