Trail requests change of plea hearing, special prosecutor assigned to case

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LINCOLN, Neb. – Facing federal fraud charges, Aubrey Trail, a person of interest in the death and disappearance of Sydney Loofe, has requested a change of plea hearing, court records show.

Trail is charged with interstate transportation of stolen property after being accused of scamming a couple out of more than $400,000.

Trail and Bailey Boswell originally pleaded not guilty to the charges.

On March 22, Trail and his attorney, Korey Reiman, requested the change of plea hearing, which was originally scheduled for March 29. The hearing has been continued to April 5 at 12 p,m,

Trail faces 14 charges of interstate transportation of stolen property. Each charge carries the possibility of 10 years in prison, and it is unclear on which charges Trail plans to change his plea.

According to the court records, the change of plea hearing will be held at the United States Courthouse and Federal Building in Lincoln, with an “anticipated plea of guilty.”

Earlier in the month, the 5-day trial on the fraud charges for both Trail and Boswell was continued from March 26 to May 14.

Court documents do not reveal new information regarding Boswell.

In addition, in a case against Trail in Saline County, a charge of possession of a deadly weapon has been dismissed, and a special prosecutor from the Attorney General’s Office has been assigned.

The charge was originally filed in November, and according to recent court documents, a request was made for a special prosecutor earlier this week.

On March 26, the request was granted.

The Attorney General’s Office released the following statement:

‘The Attorney General’s Office has been working closely with prosecutors in the United States Attorneys’ Office, Lancaster County Attorney’s Office and Saline County Attorney’s Office on the investigation of Aubrey Trail and Bailey Boswell since their arrest. As a result, our appointment as Special Prosecutor in the Saline County case was a natural extension of our on-going partnership with the other agencies involved in this investigation”

Although the charge has been dropped, the Attorney General's Office said "The charges can be bought at any time in the future. At this time it is prudent to allow the federal case to proceed."