Cordell, 45, will appear at the Richard B. Russell Federal Courthouse in Atlanta to face multiple charges, including two counts of bank fraud, two counts of loan application fraud and two counts of money laundering, Crosby said. Cordell was originally indicted in federal court in February 2009 and re-indicted in January of this year.
According to Deputy Obie Duke with the Floyd County Jail, Cordell was released from the jail and into the custody of U.S. Marshals on Aug. 27 after being there one day. Cordell was arrested Aug. 26 by federal law enforcement authorities during a traffic stop near his Cartersville home.
Jury selection was originally slated to begin Sept. 8 with the start of the presentation of evidence scheduled for Sept. 13. Crosby said he doesn't know how long the jury process will take.
The trial was delayed indefinitely after defense attorneys filed a motion following his August arrest to allow Cordell to undergo an evaluation for competency to stand trial.
"After the evidence was presented at the detention hearing, the magistrate expressed concern about Mr. Cordell's state of mind and raised the issue of having Mr. Cordell evaluated," the motion stated. "After arguments were presented, Mr. Cordell was detained based upon the finding by the magistrate that probable cause existed that Mr. Cordell violated [federal law], which prohibits threats to assault, kidnap or murder a United States judge with the intent to impede, intimidate or interfere with such judge or to retaliate."
In a second defense motion filed at the same time, defense attorneys asked U.S. District Court Judge Harold Murphy to recuse himself from overseeing the trial, following evidence presented in the detention hearing that Cordell, to a mental health professional, "expressed a plan or interest in attacking the prosecutors, the agents and the judge in the case."
Judge Charles Pannell will preside over the trial.