Family Court Judge Steven Jones’ Fraud Hearing Delayed

Steven Jones, a suspended Family Court Judge, with the other defendants is given another three months before facing a jury of his peers for his federal fraud case.

Jones along with five other defendants, including Thomas Cercle, his former brother-in-law, were indicted by federal grand jury for a $3 million investment fraud as alleged by the authorities in October 2012.

The six defendants face several charges, including conspiracy to commit mail fraud and wire fraud, security fraud and money laundering.

Cercle, who has been in federal custody since the indictment, wanted a separate trial from the other five in March, but Judge Dorsey refuse to have a separate trial for him. Trial for the six of them, will push through all together.

Jones was accused of using the power of his office as a Family Court judge office to push through a decade long scheme from 2002 to 2012.

U.S. District Judge Jennifer Dorsey, Thursday, decided to suspend Jones’ March 4 trial to June 3. Due to the arguments presented by the defense lawyers, for more time to review the evidences produced by the FBI agents.

Jones gave notice earlier this week, about his appeal regarding his unrelated three-month suspension without pay to the Nevada Supreme Court.

Jones was suspended with pay by the commission as a result for his federal indictment.

The Peiffer Wolf securities attorneys often represent investors who lose money as a result of Ponzi schemes, investment fraud, or stockbroker misconduct. They are currently investigating the possibility of assisting investors with the recovery of their losses. They take most cases of this type on a contingency fee basis and advance the case costs, and only get paid for their fees and costs out of money they recover for their clients.

Investors who believe they lost money as a result of investment fraud or misconduct may contact the securities lawyers at Peiffer Wolf, Jason Kane or Joe Peiffer, for a free, no-obligation evaluation of their recovery options, at 585-310-5140.

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