BULLETIN: Federal Judge Declines To Transfer AdSurfDaily Ponzi Case To Florida, Says Andy Bowdoin Will Be Tried On Criminal Charges In District Of Columbia
BULLETIN: Describing the AdSurfDaily Ponzi case as one with a “tortured history” now dating back years, U.S. District Judge Rosemary Collyer of the District of Columbia has refused to transfer the criminal case against ASD President Andy Bowdoin to Florida.
Bowdoin, who lives in Florida, had argued for the transfer more than a month ago, citing his health problems, his wife’s health problems and inconvenience to witnesses as reasons to move the case.
In a 16-page opinion, Collyer said no.
“Mr. Bowdoin’s bald assertions of witness expense and inconvenience fail to counter the presumption that a criminal prosecution should be retained in the district where the indictment was returned, in this case, Washington, D.C.,” Collyer found Wednesday.
And although Collyer expressed sympathy for various medical issues with which Bowdoin’s wife is contending, the case will remain in Washington, the judge ruled.