Audio Leak Quotes, Other Things Not Allowed When Bart Reagor Is On Trial | KAMR

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The trial date has been set for October 12 in Amarillo

Bart Reagor in court, October 3, 2019 (Nexstar / Staff)

LUBBOCK, Texas – A federal judge has limited the evidence that can be presented to a jury when Bart Reagor is on trial for bank fraud and bank misrepresentation.

The trial has been set for October 12.

U.S. District Judge Matthew J. Kacsmaryk on Tuesday issued an order barring both parties from mentioning certain things in front of the jury.

  • Prosecutors and the defense cannot tell the jury how much information each side must have shared with the other.
  • They cannot inform the jury about the various lawsuits and the bankruptcy cases of Reagor Dykes.
  • They cannot inform the jury of charges of criminal behavior by RDAG employees, such as check kiting.
  • They can’t tell the jury about Bart Reagor’s net worth.
  • They can’t tell the jury about his quotes in the leaked video, such as that he “does what he wants”. However, subpoenas can arise to remove a witness from the stand.
  • The defense cannot comment on the time or effort prosecutors are spending on the case.
  • Defense also cannot evoke Reagor’s state of health.
  • Reagor’s defense team has already told the court that he will not use “advice from a lawyer” as a defense. The judge will not allow him to raise it in front of the jury.
  • Lawyers for both sides are not allowed to “strengthen” themselves by telling the jury about former high profile clients they have represented, such as Enron or Richard “Racehorse” Haynes.

Reagor-Dykes was based in Lubbock, but Reagor was indicted by Amarillo prosecutors. The company filed for bankruptcy in August 2018 amid accusations of fraud and default. Reagor has always claimed that he knew nothing about the criminal behavior that led to the company’s demise.

Fifteen former Reagor-Dykes employees plea agreements accepted for various federal crimes.


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