Complex federal case could delay trials of Twin Peaks bikers

WACO, Texas (KWTX) A complex federal case whose defendants include top officials of the Bandidos biker gang could delay the start of the trials of the dozens of bikers indicted after the deadly 2015 shootout at Waco’s Twin Peaks restaurant.

McLennan County District Attorney Abel Reyna filed notice Wednesday with the state district judges who will preside over the Twin Peaks trials that the federal investigation “has information which relates to the events at Twin Peaks” that won’t be released until the federal defendants are tried, which might not happen until sometime next year.

Reyna was advised in a letter dated Monday from U.S. Attorney Richard L. Durbin that the information the FBI has was “obtained through court-authorized wire intercepts…and remains under seal and protective order.”

“Because of the significance of this prosecution,” Durbin wrote, “I have no choice except to maintain control over litigation relating to that information and evidence until we have completed our prosecution.”

An Aug. 7 trial date has been set for the federal defendants, but Durbin said in the letter he expects the setting could be postponed until later this year or early in 2018.

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