Federal Judge Burns Attends Judicial Colloquium in Prague
June 13, 2012
Larry Alan Burns, a U.S. federal judge on the United States District Court for the Southern District of California, and William O. Cole, Assistant United States Attorney, participated in the Judicial Colloquium on Strategic Trade Controls in Prague on June, 12. The goal of the workshop, that took place at CEELI Institute, was to have a U.S. judge and prosecutor meet Czech counterparts to discuss their experiences investigating and prosecuting export-related offenses.
Judge Burns also talked to the Czech media about corruption cases and immunity rules in U.S. politics, including such high profile matters as the sentencing of former San Diego Congressman Randy Duke Cunningham. Judge Burns has presided over a diversified docket of other federal cases, such as the prosecution of Javier Arellano-Felix, head of the notorious Arellano-Felix drug cartel, and, by special assignment, the Tucson, Arizona shooting case in which United States Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was seriously wounded and six others, including a United States District Judge, were killed.