Attorneys for Miami’s former top drug cop are dropping a request for an immediate trial, telling a federal judge that it was unfeasible after the government dumped a 4 million-document database on the defense.
Thomas Raffanello, who joined Stanford Financial Group after retiring from the Drug Enforcement Administration, is charged with obstruction of justice for ordering the shredding of documents after federal regulators took over the company, calling it an elaborate $7 billion Ponzi scheme.
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