Nacchio on way to
for court hearing
By Andy Vuong
April 30, 2010
Former Qwest chief executive Joe Nacchio is on his way to
under a federal escort and will appear in custody at a court
serving a six-year prison term at a federal prison camp in
for criminal insider trading, has been taken to a federal
transfer center in Oklahoma City, according to
the Bureau of Prisons website.
U.S. District Judge Marcia Krieger has set a hearing for
Tuesday to determine whether Nacchio wants to waive all future
court appearances, including his resentencing in June.
Nacchio attorney Sean Berkowitz has said in court filings
that Nacchio wants to waive his right to attend the
resentencing. But Krieger has refused to accept a written
affidavit, stating that she wants to hear it from Nacchio in
person before granting the waiver.
The court hearing is scheduled for 3 p.m. Tuesday at the
federal court house in
The hearing is open to the public. Nacchio is expected appear
in handcuffs and his prison outfit.
While in town, he is expected to be housed at the federal
correctional institution in
Nacchio was convicted on 19 counts of insider trading in 2007
connected to his sale of $52 million in Qwest stock.
He began serving his six-year term last April.
In July, an appeals court panel granted him a resentencing,
ruling that the trial judge erred during the initial sentencing.
The order means Nacchio's sentence could be shortened.
The trial judge, Edward Nottingham, has since resigned.
Krieger cited the fact that she didn't oversee the trial as one
reason in mandating Nacchio show up in person to waive his
appearance at the resentencing.
Andy Vuong: 303-954-1209,