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Farkas Appeal 011812

Farkas Appeal 011812

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IN THE
 United States Court of Appeals
RECORD NO. 11-4714UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
 Plaintiff-Appellee,
LEE BENTLEY FARKAS,
 Defendant-Appellant.
v.OPENING BRIEF OF DEFENDANT-APPELLANTLEE BENTLEY FARKAS
David M. CoorssenStuart A. Scherer539 W. Market StreetOld Portland BuildingFourth FloorLouisville, Kentucky 40402(502) 568-8901 (Direct)(502) 589-4012 (Facsimile)dmc@coorssenlaw.comsscherer@smithhelman.comCounsel for Appellant -Lee Bentley FarkasThe Appellate Link 6020 Bremo Road Richmond, VA 23226 (804) 698-9471
FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT
ON APPEAL FROM THE UNITED STATESDISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICTOF VIRGINIA AT ALEXANDRIA
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UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALSFOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT ____________________ 
 No. 11-4714(1:10-cr-00200-LMB-1)
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UNITED STATES OF AMERICAPlaintiff-Appelleev.LEE BENTLEY FARKASDefendant - Appellant _______________________________________________ 
DISCLOSURE OF CORPORATE AFFILIATIONSAND OTHER INTERESTS
 ______________________________________________ The Defendant - Appellant, LEE BENTLEY FARKAS, is an individual, non-corporate, criminal defendant, and, as such, is exempt from the requirements of FRAP26.1 pursuant to Local Rule 26.1.(a)(1)(B)./s David M. Coorssen 06, January 2012(Signature of Counsel) (Date)
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
PageCORPORATE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT ..........................................iTABLE OF CONTENTS ............................................................................iiTABLE OF AUTHORITIES ......................................................................ivSTATEMENT OF SUBJECT MATTER AND APPELLATEJURISDICTION..........................................................................................1STATEMENT OF THE ISSUES................................................................1STATEMENT OF THE CASE.....................................................................2STATEMENT OF FACTS ..........................................................................3SUMMARY OF THE ARGUMENT ..........................................................11ARGUMENT (with Standard of Review)....................................................12I.THE TRIAL COURT’S RUSH TO JUDGMENT, ESPECIALLY INLIGHT OF THE UNPRECEDENTED AND MASSIVEDOCUMENTARY DISCOVERY PRODUCTION, VIOLATED MR.FARKAS’S RIGHTS AS GUARANTEED UNDER THE SIXTHAMENDMENT TO THE UNITED STATES’ CONSTITUTION...........................................................................................................12A.The Trial Court’s Refusal to Transfer the Case to the Middle District oFlorida Deprived Mr. Farkas of an Effective Opportunity to CoordinatewithCounsel ......................................................................................14B.The Monumental Discovery Production Justified the Defense’s Requestsfor Continuances, and the Trial Court Erred in Denying the Same ...18
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