US VS Lee B. Farkas

Timeline Overview

July 31st, 2009 Taylor, Bean & Whitaker Audit due to HUD.

August 3rd, 2009 SIGTARP serves search warrant on Taylor, Bean & Whitaker & Colonial Bank.

August 5th, 2009 Freddie Mac, GNMA, HUD and FHA all terminate Taylor, Bean & Whitaker due to audit being late (even though Freddie Mac's audit was over two years late as of this date.)

August 5th, 2009 Taylor, Bean & Whitaker ceases operations.

August 21st, 2009 Taylor, Bean & Whitaker filed bankruptcy chapter 11.

June 15th, 2010 Lee Farkas arrested in front of his Compass Fitness gym in Ocala, Florida.

June 16th, 2010 District court in Virginia freezes all of Lee Farkas' assets.

June 23rd, 2010 Bond hearing in Ocala, Lee Farkas released on bond.

July 2nd, 2010 Arraignment in Alexandria, Virginia.

August 10th, 2010 Counsel appointed for Lee Farkas through Criminal Justice Act, in spite of his pleading to the court to allow him to secure counsel of his choice.

August 26th, 2010 Transfer motion - Lee Farkas moves to transfer his trial to Florida.

September 10th, 2010 Transfer motion denied, trial continued until 2/22/2011.

December 10th, 2010 Trial continued until 4/4/2011.

December 29th, 2010 CJA appointed counsel cancelled. Court orders all funds advanced must be repaid before any attorneys are paid under penalty of incarceration.

January 21st, 2011 Bruce Rogow enters appearance for Lee Farkas.

March 18th, 2011 Judge denies Lee Farkas' motion for continuance, even in shadow of 59 million pages of evidence.

April 1st, 2011 Government dismisses counts 12 and 13 of the indictment.

April 4th, 2011 Trial of Lee Farkas.

April 19th, 2011 Jury Verdict, Lee Farkas incarcerated.

April 27th, 2011 District court denies request for reinstatement of terms and conditions of pretrial release of Lee Farkas.

June 30th, 2011 Sentencing and entry of forfeiture order.

July 12th, 2011 Notice of appeal of judgment.

June 30th, 2012 Denial of appeal of judgment by Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Sept 19th, 2013 Motion to vacate, set aside or correct a sentence filed by Lee Farkas.

July 18th, 2014 District court denies motion to vacate, set aside or correct sentence and declines to issue certificate of appealability.

October 14th, 2014 Appeal of district court's denial of motion to vacate, set aside or correct sentence, request for issuance of appealability to Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.

February 5th, 2015 Denial of issuance by Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals of Certificate of Appealability.

April 1st, 2015 Motion for rehearing, en-banc of district court's denial of motion to vacate, set aside or correct sentence, request for of issuance of Certificate of Appealability to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.