Sept. trial date set for federal case against Aaron Rossi
PEORIA (WEEK) - Reditus CEO Aaron Rossi appeared in a Davenport, Iowa courtroom Tuesday and departed with a September 26 trial date set for the tax fraud charges he’s facing.
Rossi is charged with filing fraudulent taxes in 2015, 2016 and 2017, before the inception of Reditus Labs.
Rossi’s legal team is also asking the prosecution for something called a Bill of Particulars. Generally that is a request to see the evidence the government has against Rossi, including the amount they believe he has failed to report on his taxes. The judge also ordered the prosecution to answer that request in the next 14 days.
The court hearing happened at the federal courthouse in Davenport. The case was moved to the home courthouse of the judge assigned to the case - that’s the Rock Island Courthouse, but is undergoing renovations. The case was then moved to the next nearby location.
Rossi was indicted in March on federal tax fraud charges and has since supposed to have been removed from the day-to-day operations of Reditus. That is based on a civil lawsuit moving forward in Tazewell County, being brought by former or ousted Rossi business partners.
Rossi is due back in court for a pretrial conference in August.
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