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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Iowa

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Information For Victims Regarding The Sentencing Of Russell Wasendorf, Sr.

The sentencing in United States v. Russell R. Wasendorf, Sr. has been set for January 31, 2013, at 9:00 a.m. The hearing will be held at 111 7th Avenue SE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, in Courtroom 1 (2nd Floor), before Chief United States District Court Judge Linda R. Reade. Russell Wasendorf, Sr. remains in custody pending sentencing.

Under the Crime Victims Rights Act (Title 18, United States Code, Section 3771), victims of federal crimes generally have the right to attend and be reasonably heard at the sentencing of a defendant. Victims wishing to attend Russell Wasendorf, Sr.’s sentencing hearing and/or address the Court during the hearing are requested to contact Shari Konarske, Victim-Witness Coordinator, so that appropriate arrangements can be made. Victims may contact Ms. Konarske at shari.konarske@usdoj.gov or (319) 363-6333. Media interested in seating in the courtroom should contact Robert Phelps, Clerk of Court, at
(319) 286-2311.

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Iowa has a dedicated telephone line and a page on its website to provide case updates and other information for victims in this case. The telephone number for the U.S. Attorney’s Office Victim Information Line has changed. The new number is (319) 731-4034. Victims can call this number to hear a recorded message providing the latest updates on the case. Victims can also view the Victim Witness Assistance link on the United States Attorney’s website to receive updated case information. The website can be found at www.justice.gov/usao/ian/VWwasendorf.html.

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Updated February 19, 2015