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Tim and I have appealed our convictions to the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.  Now
that all of the documents have been filed by both the government and us, we are awaiting
a date from the Court for oral arguments.  The arguments, I am told, are limited to about
twenty to thirty minutes for each side.   A panel of three Judges from the Second Circuit
will be assigned to our case.  After reading the briefs and hearing the arguments, these
Judges will decide whether Tim and I should be granted a new trial.  Their decision will
probably not be issued until six to twelve months after the oral arguments.  

Tim and I are very encouraged by the strong briefs which have been submitted on our
behalf and by what our lawyers are telling us about the appeals.  We remain deeply
grateful for the many loyal friends who continue to offer us their support and prayers, and
are hopeful that justice in this case will finally prevail.  



This is a complete copy of the briefs that were submitted to the
appellate court.

June 28, 2005

Government's Response Asking To Deny Bail Pending Appeal



September 13, 2005

Brief In Response To The Government’s Brief - Part One



Continued From Above

Brief In Response To The Government's Brief - Part Two



September 21, 2005

Brief For The National Association Of Criminal Defense Lawyers As Amicus Curiae In
Support Of Defendants – Appellants



January 17, 2006

Reply By Prosecution Asking To Deny Rigases Request For A New Trial To Appellate
Court



February 24, 2006

Brief Submitted By Rigas Attorneys To Appellate Court



June 19, 2006

Letter From John Nields To Judges



January 25, 2007

Lake Opinion and Nields Letter



June 7, 2007

Petition for Reconsideration Bank Fraud