IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA
August 8, 2009
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Gene E. K. Pratter United States District Judge
AND NOW, this 8th day of August, 2009, upon consideration of the Defendant Ronald Hills's Motion to Sever Counts of the Superseding Indictment (Docket No. 37) and the Government's Response thereto (Docket No. 40) and following oral argument on July 7, 2009, IT IS ORDERED that the Defendant's Motion (Docket No. 27) is GRANTED. Counts 1 and 2 of the January 15, 2009 Superseding Indictment shall be severed from Counts 3, 4, and 5.
A separate order will be issued in which the dates for these two trials will be designated together with dates for final pretrial conferences for each trial.
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