The case involving a conspiracy to smuggle contraband into the Department of Corrections cannot proceed any further without addressing three remaining defendants who have yet to take deals in the case.
Sentencing hearings for several defendants in the case were supposed to begin last week. But because the case involves 13 defendants and all but three have taken a plea deal with the government, those hearings will have to wait as a number of the plea agreements call for cooperation which entails testifying against co-actors in the case.
To date, Roxanne Hocog, Bruno Simmons, Gerry Hocog, Ronald Meno, Frankie Rosalin, Fermina Maratita, and Jeff Limo have signed plea deals.
Jerome San Nicolas and Ed Crisostimo are pending deals while Lian Cabrera is still on the run.