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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK
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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 15 Cr. 379 (PKC)
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MAURICIO HERNANDEZ PINEDA,
Defendant.
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DEFENDANT MAURICIO HERNANDEZ PINEDA’S
SUPPLEMENTAL MOTION IN LIMINE
RICHARD J. MA, ESQ.
20 Vesey Street, Suite 400
New York, New York 10007
Ph: 212-431-6938
richardma@maparklaw.com
KEN WOMBLE, ESQ.
20 Vesey Street, Suite 400
New York, New York 10007
Ph: 718-514-9100
womble@zemanwomblelaw.com
CORY GARCIA, ESQ.
245 Main Street, Suite 420
White Plains, New York 10601
Ph: 914-705-3745
corygarcia911@gmail.com
Attorneys for Mauricio Hernandez Pineda
Case 1:15-cr-00379-PKC Document 667 Filed 01/22/24 Page 1 of 8
Defendant Mauricio Hernandez Pineda, by his undersigned counsel, respectfully submits
this memorandum in support of his supplemental motion in limine with respect to the upcoming
trial. As described more fully herein, we anticipate that co-defendant Juan Carlos Bonilla Val-
ladares (“Bonilla”) will testify at trial. Mr. Bonilla’s expected testimony, his pre-trial proffer
statements as well as documents in Mr. Bonilla’s possession will inculpate Mr. Pineda in the ac-
cused crimes. As a result, this motion joins co-defendant Bonilla’s previously submitted motion
for severance (Dkt. 525) and seeks an order severing Mr. Pineda’s trial from that of his co-defen-
dants, pursuant to Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure 12 and 14.
ARGUMENT
SEVERANCE OF MR. PINEDA’S TRIAL PURSUANT TO
FEDERAL RULE OF CRIMINAL PROCEDURE 14
AND DUE PROCESS OF LAW
Mr. Pineda moves for a severance of trials pursuant to Federal Rule of Criminal Proce-
dure 14(a) and the Due Process Clause because a joint trial will compromise Mr. Pineda’s trial
rights specifically recognized by Zafiro v. United States, 506 U.S. 534 (1993). Mr. Pineda will
be unduly prejudiced by the antagonistic defense that co-defendant Bonilla will mount, inculpat-
ing Mr. Pineda in drug trafficking and police corruption, thus serving, in effect, as a second pros-
ecutor to advance the government’s case against Mr. Pineda. Counsel for Mr. Bonilla have rep-
resented that Mr. Bonilla will testify at trial and that, in furtherance of his defense they will offer
into evidence portions of his investigation files from Mr. Bonilla’s tenure as a Honduran law en-
forcement official (the “Bonilla Files”). These files contain allegations that are highly prejudi-
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Case 1:15-cr-00379-PKC Document 667 Filed 01/22/24 Page 2 of 8
cial to Mr. Pineda that are inadmissible against Mr. Pineda if offered by the government and
could not, therefore, be introduced at a separate trial of this case. For the reasons set forth here-
in, the antagonistic defenses fall squarely within Zafiro and warrant separate trials.
Based upon representations made by counsel for co-defendant Bonilla, we expect that Mr.
Bonilla will testify, among other things, that: (i) while the other charged defendants may in fact
be members of the charged conspiracy, Mr. Bonilla himself was not; and (ii) the government’s
cooperating witnesses have colluded and conspired to wrongfully accuse Mr. Bonilla to exact
revenge against Mr. Bonilla for his previous work as a high-ranking Honduran law enforcement
official who investigated and prosecuted many of the individuals and activities involved in the
instant case.
With respect to Mr. Pineda, our understanding is that Mr. Bonilla will testify, in sum and
substance, that: (i) Mr. Pineda was a member of the Honduran National Police (“HNP”) who is
related to co-defendant Juan Orlando Hernandez and, due to their familial relations, Mr. Pineda
was the beneficiary of protection and preferential treatment; (ii) Mr. Pineda is an affiliate of
known drug-traffickers; (iii) Mr. Pineda was the subject of an investigation into HNP corruption
headed by Mr. Bonilla, during which it was determined that Mr. Pineda failed a polygraph test,
leading to Mr. Pineda’s suspension; (iv) Mr. Pineda was eventually reinstated to his original posi-
tion within HNP, due to his relationship with Juan Orlando Hernandez; and (v) consistent with
statements made by Mr. Bonilla at his August 1, 2022, proffer with the government, Mr. Pineda
participated in drug trafficking activities by gathering firearms seized by law enforcement from
drug trafficking organizations and returning those firearms to drug traffickers.
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Case 1:15-cr-00379-PKC Document 667 Filed 01/22/24 Page 3 of 8
We are also aware that Mr. Bonilla and his attorneys are in possession of the Bonilla
Files, documents purportedly in Mr. Bonilla’s possession from his work as a member of Hon-
duran law enforcement. These documents, which have not yet been translated or fully reviewed
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as we have only recently received them, at a minimum implicate Mr. Pineda as an affiliate of
drug traffickers, including government cooperating witness Amilcar Alexander Ardon Soriano;
and as the subject of investigations into police corruption.
Applicable Law
Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 14 provides: “If the joinder of offenses or defendants
in an indictment, an information, or a consolidation for trial appears to prejudice a defendant or
the government, the court may order separate trials of counts, sever the defendants’ trials, or pro-
vide any other relief that justice requires.”
This is so even when joinder is otherwise proper under Rule 8(b). Fed. R. Crim. P. 8(b)
(providing for joinder of “2 or more defendants if they are alleged to have participated in the
same act or transaction, or in the same series of acts or transactions, constituting an offense or
offenses.”). Rule 14 grants trial courts the discretion to sever an action when there is a “serious
risk that a joint trial would compromise a specific trial right of one of the defendants, or prevent
the jury from making a reliable judgment about guilt or innocence.” Zafiro v. United States, 506
U.S. 534, 538-39 (1993). The trial court must weigh the possibility and impact of prejudice re-
sulting from a joint trial against the need for judicial economy. See Bruton v. United States, 391
Mr. Bonilla’s documents, which consist of approximately 2,146 pages in Spanish, were re
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ceived on January 19, 2024.
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Case 1:15-cr-00379-PKC Document 667 Filed 01/22/24 Page 4 of 8
U.S. 123, 131 n.6 (1968) (Rules 8(b) and 14 are “designed to promote economy and efficiency
and to avoid a multiplicity of trials, where these objectives can be achieved without substantial
prejudice to the right of the defendants to a fair trial”).
As the Supreme Court explained in Zafiro:
Such a risk might occur when evidence that the jury should not consider against a
defendant and that would not be admissible if a defendant were tried alone is ad-
mitted against a co-defendant. For example, evidence of a co-defendant’s wrong-
doing in some circumstances erroneously could lead a jury to conclude that a de-
fendant was guilty. When many defendants are tried together in a complex case,
and they have markedly different degrees of culpability, this risk of prejudice is
heightened. Evidence that is probative of a defendant’s guilt but technically ad-
missible only against a co-defendant also might present a risk of prejudice. Con-
versely, a defendant might suffer prejudice if essential exculpatory evidence that
would be available to a defendant tried alone were unavailable in a joint trial. The
risk of prejudice will vary with the facts in each case, and district courts may find
prejudice in situations not discussed here.
Zafiro, 506 U.S. at 539 (citations omitted); see also United States v. Yousef, 327 F.3d 56 (2d Cir.
2003) (risk of compromising specific trial right might occur if evidence inadmissible against one
defendant but probative of his guilt is admitted against a co-defendant, or if exculpatory evidence
is excluded due to a co-defendant’s presence).
Although mutually antagonistic defenses are not prejudicial per se (see Zafiro, 506 U.S.
at 538), the Second Circuit has held that there are circumstances where mutually antagonistic or
irreconcilable defenses may mandate severance, including where “acceptance of one party’s de-
fense would tend to preclude acquittal of [the] other.” United States v. Salameh, 152 F.3d 88,
116 (2d Cir. 1998) (internal citations and quotations omitted). “‘Mutually antagonistic’ defenses
are those that conflict so irreconcilably that acceptance of one defendant’s defense will lead the
jury to convict the other.” United States v. Richards, 94 F.Supp.2d 304, 312 (E.D.N.Y. 2000); see
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Case 1:15-cr-00379-PKC Document 667 Filed 01/22/24 Page 5 of 8
also United States v. Yousef, 327 F.3d 56, 151 (2d Cir. 2003); United States v. Cardascia, 951 F.
2d 474 (2d Cir. 1991). Clearly, there are mutually antagonistic defenses or irreconcilably con-
flicting defenses when, as here, “a defendant’s counsel becomes a second prosecutor.” See Unit-
ed States v. Copeland, 336 F.Supp.2d 223, 224 (E.D.N.Y. 2004). Thus, where a jury cannot “log-
ically accept…as true” the conflicting defense theories of co-defendants, severance is appropri-
ate. Copeland, 336 F.Supp.2d at 224.
The Mutually Antagonistic Defenses
The Zafiro grounds for severance are unquestionably present under the instant circum-
stances. We submit that Mr. Bonilla and Mr. Pineda are on a collision course at trial because, in
order for Mr. Bonilla to advance his defense that he was a law enforcement official and not a
drug trafficker, he will testify and present evidence of his law enforcement activities. To estab-
lish his credibility and substantiate his law enforcement activities, Mr. Bonilla will testify to his
purported knowledge of the alleged conspirators and the drug trafficking activities involved in
the instant matter, including allegations that Mr. Pineda was linked to known drug traffickers and
complicit in police corruption. This testimony, coupled with documents from the Bonilla Files,
is essentially a prosecutor’s blueprint for establishing Mr. Pineda’s guilt, including for acts for
which he is not charged (the alleged retrieval of firearms).
If the jury accepts Mr. Bonilla’s defense, then it will be persuaded to convict Mr. Pineda.
The jury would accept Mr. Bonilla’s testimony about Mr. Pineda as true and corroborative of the
government’s evidence. Indeed, it appears that Mr. Pineda will suffer even greater prejudice
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Case 1:15-cr-00379-PKC Document 667 Filed 01/22/24 Page 6 of 8
from the arguments and proof of Mr. Bonilla than he will from the government’s case-in-chief.
The prejudicial impact on the jury of such evidence being offered by counsel seated at the de-
fense table may be worse than were the government making the same claims. Importantly, Mr.
Bonilla’s trial evidence against Mr. Pineda could compel Mr. Pineda — and potentially co-de-
fendant Juan Orlando Hernandez as well — to testify to discredit Mr. Bonilla, compounding and
exacerbating the trial rights of all defendants.
Notably, the Bonilla Files were only recently released to defense and have not been trans-
lated or fully reviewed. We are therefore unable at present to identify other specific issues sup-
porting antagonistic defenses, but we respectfully reserve the right to supplement our severance
motion, if appropriate, at that time.
The Bonilla Files
Not only are the defenses of Mr. Bonilla and Mr. Pineda mutually antagonistic, but Mr.
Bonilla’s defense will be supported by prejudicial and inflammatory evidence — the Bonilla
Files — that are otherwise inadmissible at this trial or at a separate trial of Mr. Pineda. Thus, at a
joint trial, Mr. Pineda will be saddled with evidence offered against him that could not be offered
at a separate trial.
There is no limiting instruction or other remedial measure this Court could fashion to re-
duce the potential for prejudice. Moreover, Mr. Pineda will be required to defend against the
theories of Mr. Bonilla just as if the government were advancing the theories. This will result in
undue prejudice to Mr. Pineda, with potential for other prejudicial consequences that are current-
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Case 1:15-cr-00379-PKC Document 667 Filed 01/22/24 Page 7 of 8
ly unforeseen. Requiring Mr. Pineda to defend himself on multiple fronts of this nature would
constitute a violation of Mr. Pineda’s specific trial rights to a fair trial and due process of law.
For the reasons set forth herein, the Court must sever the trial of Mr. Pineda from that of
his co-defendants.
RESERVATION OF RIGHTS
Mauricio Hernandez Pineda requests leave to move for any further relief warranted by
the resolution of the aforesaid motions or by discovery made or additional information provided
at a later time.
CONCLUSION
For all of the foregoing reasons, Mr. Pineda respectfully requests that this Court grant all
of the relief requested herein.
Dated: New York, New York
January 22, 2024
Respectfully submitted,
/s/ Richard J. Ma
RICHARD J. MA
KEN WOMBLE
CORY GARCIA
Counsel for Mauricio Hernandez Pineda
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Case 1:15-cr-00379-PKC Document 667 Filed 01/22/24 Page 8 of 8

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DEFENSA MAURICIO HERNÁNDEZ

  • 1. UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -x UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 15 Cr. 379 (PKC) - against - MAURICIO HERNANDEZ PINEDA, Defendant. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -x DEFENDANT MAURICIO HERNANDEZ PINEDA’S SUPPLEMENTAL MOTION IN LIMINE RICHARD J. MA, ESQ. 20 Vesey Street, Suite 400 New York, New York 10007 Ph: 212-431-6938 richardma@maparklaw.com KEN WOMBLE, ESQ. 20 Vesey Street, Suite 400 New York, New York 10007 Ph: 718-514-9100 womble@zemanwomblelaw.com CORY GARCIA, ESQ. 245 Main Street, Suite 420 White Plains, New York 10601 Ph: 914-705-3745 corygarcia911@gmail.com Attorneys for Mauricio Hernandez Pineda Case 1:15-cr-00379-PKC Document 667 Filed 01/22/24 Page 1 of 8
  • 2. Defendant Mauricio Hernandez Pineda, by his undersigned counsel, respectfully submits this memorandum in support of his supplemental motion in limine with respect to the upcoming trial. As described more fully herein, we anticipate that co-defendant Juan Carlos Bonilla Val- ladares (“Bonilla”) will testify at trial. Mr. Bonilla’s expected testimony, his pre-trial proffer statements as well as documents in Mr. Bonilla’s possession will inculpate Mr. Pineda in the ac- cused crimes. As a result, this motion joins co-defendant Bonilla’s previously submitted motion for severance (Dkt. 525) and seeks an order severing Mr. Pineda’s trial from that of his co-defen- dants, pursuant to Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure 12 and 14. ARGUMENT SEVERANCE OF MR. PINEDA’S TRIAL PURSUANT TO FEDERAL RULE OF CRIMINAL PROCEDURE 14 AND DUE PROCESS OF LAW Mr. Pineda moves for a severance of trials pursuant to Federal Rule of Criminal Proce- dure 14(a) and the Due Process Clause because a joint trial will compromise Mr. Pineda’s trial rights specifically recognized by Zafiro v. United States, 506 U.S. 534 (1993). Mr. Pineda will be unduly prejudiced by the antagonistic defense that co-defendant Bonilla will mount, inculpat- ing Mr. Pineda in drug trafficking and police corruption, thus serving, in effect, as a second pros- ecutor to advance the government’s case against Mr. Pineda. Counsel for Mr. Bonilla have rep- resented that Mr. Bonilla will testify at trial and that, in furtherance of his defense they will offer into evidence portions of his investigation files from Mr. Bonilla’s tenure as a Honduran law en- forcement official (the “Bonilla Files”). These files contain allegations that are highly prejudi- !1 Case 1:15-cr-00379-PKC Document 667 Filed 01/22/24 Page 2 of 8
  • 3. cial to Mr. Pineda that are inadmissible against Mr. Pineda if offered by the government and could not, therefore, be introduced at a separate trial of this case. For the reasons set forth here- in, the antagonistic defenses fall squarely within Zafiro and warrant separate trials. Based upon representations made by counsel for co-defendant Bonilla, we expect that Mr. Bonilla will testify, among other things, that: (i) while the other charged defendants may in fact be members of the charged conspiracy, Mr. Bonilla himself was not; and (ii) the government’s cooperating witnesses have colluded and conspired to wrongfully accuse Mr. Bonilla to exact revenge against Mr. Bonilla for his previous work as a high-ranking Honduran law enforcement official who investigated and prosecuted many of the individuals and activities involved in the instant case. With respect to Mr. Pineda, our understanding is that Mr. Bonilla will testify, in sum and substance, that: (i) Mr. Pineda was a member of the Honduran National Police (“HNP”) who is related to co-defendant Juan Orlando Hernandez and, due to their familial relations, Mr. Pineda was the beneficiary of protection and preferential treatment; (ii) Mr. Pineda is an affiliate of known drug-traffickers; (iii) Mr. Pineda was the subject of an investigation into HNP corruption headed by Mr. Bonilla, during which it was determined that Mr. Pineda failed a polygraph test, leading to Mr. Pineda’s suspension; (iv) Mr. Pineda was eventually reinstated to his original posi- tion within HNP, due to his relationship with Juan Orlando Hernandez; and (v) consistent with statements made by Mr. Bonilla at his August 1, 2022, proffer with the government, Mr. Pineda participated in drug trafficking activities by gathering firearms seized by law enforcement from drug trafficking organizations and returning those firearms to drug traffickers. !2 Case 1:15-cr-00379-PKC Document 667 Filed 01/22/24 Page 3 of 8
  • 4. We are also aware that Mr. Bonilla and his attorneys are in possession of the Bonilla Files, documents purportedly in Mr. Bonilla’s possession from his work as a member of Hon- duran law enforcement. These documents, which have not yet been translated or fully reviewed 1 as we have only recently received them, at a minimum implicate Mr. Pineda as an affiliate of drug traffickers, including government cooperating witness Amilcar Alexander Ardon Soriano; and as the subject of investigations into police corruption. Applicable Law Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 14 provides: “If the joinder of offenses or defendants in an indictment, an information, or a consolidation for trial appears to prejudice a defendant or the government, the court may order separate trials of counts, sever the defendants’ trials, or pro- vide any other relief that justice requires.” This is so even when joinder is otherwise proper under Rule 8(b). Fed. R. Crim. P. 8(b) (providing for joinder of “2 or more defendants if they are alleged to have participated in the same act or transaction, or in the same series of acts or transactions, constituting an offense or offenses.”). Rule 14 grants trial courts the discretion to sever an action when there is a “serious risk that a joint trial would compromise a specific trial right of one of the defendants, or prevent the jury from making a reliable judgment about guilt or innocence.” Zafiro v. United States, 506 U.S. 534, 538-39 (1993). The trial court must weigh the possibility and impact of prejudice re- sulting from a joint trial against the need for judicial economy. See Bruton v. United States, 391 Mr. Bonilla’s documents, which consist of approximately 2,146 pages in Spanish, were re 1 - ceived on January 19, 2024. !3 Case 1:15-cr-00379-PKC Document 667 Filed 01/22/24 Page 4 of 8
  • 5. U.S. 123, 131 n.6 (1968) (Rules 8(b) and 14 are “designed to promote economy and efficiency and to avoid a multiplicity of trials, where these objectives can be achieved without substantial prejudice to the right of the defendants to a fair trial”). As the Supreme Court explained in Zafiro: Such a risk might occur when evidence that the jury should not consider against a defendant and that would not be admissible if a defendant were tried alone is ad- mitted against a co-defendant. For example, evidence of a co-defendant’s wrong- doing in some circumstances erroneously could lead a jury to conclude that a de- fendant was guilty. When many defendants are tried together in a complex case, and they have markedly different degrees of culpability, this risk of prejudice is heightened. Evidence that is probative of a defendant’s guilt but technically ad- missible only against a co-defendant also might present a risk of prejudice. Con- versely, a defendant might suffer prejudice if essential exculpatory evidence that would be available to a defendant tried alone were unavailable in a joint trial. The risk of prejudice will vary with the facts in each case, and district courts may find prejudice in situations not discussed here. Zafiro, 506 U.S. at 539 (citations omitted); see also United States v. Yousef, 327 F.3d 56 (2d Cir. 2003) (risk of compromising specific trial right might occur if evidence inadmissible against one defendant but probative of his guilt is admitted against a co-defendant, or if exculpatory evidence is excluded due to a co-defendant’s presence). Although mutually antagonistic defenses are not prejudicial per se (see Zafiro, 506 U.S. at 538), the Second Circuit has held that there are circumstances where mutually antagonistic or irreconcilable defenses may mandate severance, including where “acceptance of one party’s de- fense would tend to preclude acquittal of [the] other.” United States v. Salameh, 152 F.3d 88, 116 (2d Cir. 1998) (internal citations and quotations omitted). “‘Mutually antagonistic’ defenses are those that conflict so irreconcilably that acceptance of one defendant’s defense will lead the jury to convict the other.” United States v. Richards, 94 F.Supp.2d 304, 312 (E.D.N.Y. 2000); see !4 Case 1:15-cr-00379-PKC Document 667 Filed 01/22/24 Page 5 of 8
  • 6. also United States v. Yousef, 327 F.3d 56, 151 (2d Cir. 2003); United States v. Cardascia, 951 F. 2d 474 (2d Cir. 1991). Clearly, there are mutually antagonistic defenses or irreconcilably con- flicting defenses when, as here, “a defendant’s counsel becomes a second prosecutor.” See Unit- ed States v. Copeland, 336 F.Supp.2d 223, 224 (E.D.N.Y. 2004). Thus, where a jury cannot “log- ically accept…as true” the conflicting defense theories of co-defendants, severance is appropri- ate. Copeland, 336 F.Supp.2d at 224. The Mutually Antagonistic Defenses The Zafiro grounds for severance are unquestionably present under the instant circum- stances. We submit that Mr. Bonilla and Mr. Pineda are on a collision course at trial because, in order for Mr. Bonilla to advance his defense that he was a law enforcement official and not a drug trafficker, he will testify and present evidence of his law enforcement activities. To estab- lish his credibility and substantiate his law enforcement activities, Mr. Bonilla will testify to his purported knowledge of the alleged conspirators and the drug trafficking activities involved in the instant matter, including allegations that Mr. Pineda was linked to known drug traffickers and complicit in police corruption. This testimony, coupled with documents from the Bonilla Files, is essentially a prosecutor’s blueprint for establishing Mr. Pineda’s guilt, including for acts for which he is not charged (the alleged retrieval of firearms). If the jury accepts Mr. Bonilla’s defense, then it will be persuaded to convict Mr. Pineda. The jury would accept Mr. Bonilla’s testimony about Mr. Pineda as true and corroborative of the government’s evidence. Indeed, it appears that Mr. Pineda will suffer even greater prejudice !5 Case 1:15-cr-00379-PKC Document 667 Filed 01/22/24 Page 6 of 8
  • 7. from the arguments and proof of Mr. Bonilla than he will from the government’s case-in-chief. The prejudicial impact on the jury of such evidence being offered by counsel seated at the de- fense table may be worse than were the government making the same claims. Importantly, Mr. Bonilla’s trial evidence against Mr. Pineda could compel Mr. Pineda — and potentially co-de- fendant Juan Orlando Hernandez as well — to testify to discredit Mr. Bonilla, compounding and exacerbating the trial rights of all defendants. Notably, the Bonilla Files were only recently released to defense and have not been trans- lated or fully reviewed. We are therefore unable at present to identify other specific issues sup- porting antagonistic defenses, but we respectfully reserve the right to supplement our severance motion, if appropriate, at that time. The Bonilla Files Not only are the defenses of Mr. Bonilla and Mr. Pineda mutually antagonistic, but Mr. Bonilla’s defense will be supported by prejudicial and inflammatory evidence — the Bonilla Files — that are otherwise inadmissible at this trial or at a separate trial of Mr. Pineda. Thus, at a joint trial, Mr. Pineda will be saddled with evidence offered against him that could not be offered at a separate trial. There is no limiting instruction or other remedial measure this Court could fashion to re- duce the potential for prejudice. Moreover, Mr. Pineda will be required to defend against the theories of Mr. Bonilla just as if the government were advancing the theories. This will result in undue prejudice to Mr. Pineda, with potential for other prejudicial consequences that are current- !6 Case 1:15-cr-00379-PKC Document 667 Filed 01/22/24 Page 7 of 8
  • 8. ly unforeseen. Requiring Mr. Pineda to defend himself on multiple fronts of this nature would constitute a violation of Mr. Pineda’s specific trial rights to a fair trial and due process of law. For the reasons set forth herein, the Court must sever the trial of Mr. Pineda from that of his co-defendants. RESERVATION OF RIGHTS Mauricio Hernandez Pineda requests leave to move for any further relief warranted by the resolution of the aforesaid motions or by discovery made or additional information provided at a later time. CONCLUSION For all of the foregoing reasons, Mr. Pineda respectfully requests that this Court grant all of the relief requested herein. Dated: New York, New York January 22, 2024 Respectfully submitted, /s/ Richard J. Ma RICHARD J. MA KEN WOMBLE CORY GARCIA Counsel for Mauricio Hernandez Pineda !7 Case 1:15-cr-00379-PKC Document 667 Filed 01/22/24 Page 8 of 8