There’s been another court continuance granted in the case of a Lake Elsinore businessman accused of multiple felonies that include conspiracy, perjury and forgery.
Tuesday morning Riverside Superior Court Judge Helios J. Hernandez granted the request by the defense in the case involving Michel Knight, owner of the ; the continuance was not opposed by the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office, according to court records.
A jury trial date has been pushed to October 11. In the meantime, Knight remains free on bond.
After his arrest on May 20, 2010, Knight pleaded not guilty to all the felony charges against him, which stem from an alleged underhanded involvement in the effort to recall former Lake Elsinore City Councilman Thomas Buckley. The recall effort failed in February 2010, but Buckley narrowly lost his reelection bid that same year.
Today’s continuance marks one of many by the defense since Knight's arrest; the DA's office has not objected to any of the requests.
Enelida Caron, who was also implicated in the alleged scheme, has pleaded guilty to criminal conspiracy. Sentencing in that case is now set for July 19.