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Court of Appeals of Georgia.

RADER v. THE STATE.

A09A1552.

Decided: October 05, 2010

In Rader v. State,1 we affirmed the trial court's denial of the Appellants' motions to dismiss the indictments against them.   We also vacated a portion of the trial court's order concerning statute of limitation defenses asserted by the Appellants in pleas in bar, and we remanded the case to the trial court for further proceedings thereon.2

Subsequently, the Supreme Court of Georgia issued an opinion in a related civil case, Levenson v. Word,3 that arose from the same set of circumstances that gave rise to these criminal cases.   Then, in Cooke v. State,4 the Supreme Court of Georgia granted Appellants' petitions for certiorari in these cases and remanded the cases to this Court in an order that stated:

It appearing that the Court of Appeals erred in affirming the trial court's denial of [Appellants'] motions to dismiss the indictments against them based on this Court's holding in Levenson v. Word,[ 5 ] these petitions for certiorari hereby are granted and the cases are remanded to the Court of Appeals for proceedings not inconsistent with this order.6

We read the Supreme Court of Georgia's order in Cooke to provide that its holding in Levenson requires a reversal of the trial court's denial of the motions to dismiss the indictments.

Accordingly, our opinion in these cases is vacated and we reverse the trial court's denial of the Appellants' motions to dismiss the indictments against them.   In light of this reversal, the cases do not require further proceedings in the trial court.

Judgments reversed.   Smith, P. J., and Senior Appellate Judge Marion T. Pope, Jr., concur.

FOOTNOTES

FN1. 300 Ga.App. 411 (685 S.E.2d 405) (2009)..  FN1. 300 Ga.App. 411 (685 S.E.2d 405) (2009).

FN2. Id. at 418(6)..  FN2. Id. at 418(6).

FN3. 286 Ga. 114 (686 S.E.2d 236) (2009)..  FN3. 286 Ga. 114 (686 S.E.2d 236) (2009).

FN4. _ Ga. _ (Cases Nos. S10C0274 & S10C0285, decided March 1, 2010) (unpublished opinion)..  FN4. _ Ga. _ (Cases Nos. S10C0274 & S10C0285, decided March 1, 2010) (unpublished opinion).

FN5. Supra..  FN5. Supra.

FN6. Cooke, supra..  FN6. Cooke, supra.

Phipps, Presiding Judge.

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