A few observations on this short hearing.
to conduct an initial appearance and arraignment of defendant Concord Management and Consulting, LLC
Attorney for Concord Mgmt:
The gov't has "indicted the proverbial ham sandwich."
"That company didn't exist as a legal entity during the time period alleged by the gov't."
Mgmt understands it has been charged with conspiracy to defraud the US.
He also notes the potential $500K+ fine. No jail time for Concord.
Special Counsel could be embarrassed over such small stakes.
Concord Mgmt's attorney was also to represent Concord Catering
Judge: "What would you me to do with that here today?" He says he's not
authorized to represent them
Rhee: Ok, we'll serve them with summons
Lawyer: "We know that the special counsel apparently has access to our confidential filings at the Office of Foreign Assets control, which in and of itself is a disturbing fact."
"We exercise our right to a speedy trial."