A man charged with bid-rigging has convinced a federal judge to throw out the indictment against him after a four-year gap in written correspondence between his attorneys and prosecutors. “While the delay was not designed to gain a tactical advantage for the government, the delay nevertheless demonstrates a lackadaisical attitude towards prosecution that cannot be tolerated under our system of justice,” Eastern District Judge Arthur Spatt (See Profile), sitting in Central Islip, wrote in United States v. Montecalvo, 05-cr-924, on May 21, dismissing the indictment with prejudice.
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