Guam – Hansen Helicopter executives remain under the close watch of U.S. Marshals to ensure there is no communication between witnesses or defendants in the chopper transport company’s fraud case. But it appears that communication restrictions have been lifted as long as it doesn’t include talking about the case.
Kenneth Crowe, Marvin Reed, Phillip Kapp, and John Walker–all executives of the company– ere placed on pre-trial release in the case involving the alleged Hansen Helicopter conspiracy and fraud. Of the three individuals, only Walker had been released with the ability to communicate with employees for business purposes, as long as the discussions did not include the case.
The motion was made to assure the safe and federally compliant operation of the company’s fleet of helicopters and to facilitate the continued employment of approximately 120 people.
The bar on the communication of the other three defendants has reportedly presented challenges for the company.
The motion states that the continued business operation of Hansen is substantially impaired if such communications continue to be prohibited. So the federal court issued a decision and order granting the defense’s motion to modify those restrictions to allow for communication between the defendants and others for business purposes.