The preliminary hearing for Edmund King and Leroy Gutierrez, the two men accused of illegally selling discounted late night Muni transfers, has been postponed due to one of the defendant’s change in attorneys.
According to DA’s office spokesperson Erica Derryck, the hearing originally scheduled for today will be pushed back to August 17. The case is temporarily put off since King has hired a new attorney, Rafael Trujillo.
King has been changed with two felony counts — one for possession of a stolen property and another for embezzlement by a public employee. The maximum sentence for both the felony and embezzlement would be three years in state prison. If convicted, sentences would run concurrently. King, who reportedly earns roughly $130,000 a year as a Muni mechanic, has bailed out for $33,000 and is no longer in custody.
Gutierrez has been charged with a felony for possession of stolen property and a misdemeanor possession of a knife. His bail was set at $10,000 and he is currently still in custody.