The third United States v. Kuzmenko, No. 2:11-CR-210-JAM, mortgage fraud jury trial started up this week before Judge Mendez on the fourteenth floor of the Sacramento federal courthouse. For various reasons, the defendants had been severed into three trial groups. This trial involves the last two defendants, Vera Kuzmenko and Rachel Siders. It is expected to last a few weeks.
And in the courtroom right next door, there is another two defendant mortgage fraud trial in its 6th trial day before Judge Shubb. U.S. v. Dubinsky, No. 2:12-CR-0328-WBS. The two lead defendants, Volodymyr Dubinsky and Leonid Dubinski, are believed to be fugitives and have not entered appearances in court.