SALT LAKE CITY -- A federal fraud case against paroled South Ogden swindler Wayne Ogden will go to trial.
Ogden declined to proceed with a plea agreement Monday in U.S District Court, Melodie Rydalch, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney's Office in Salt Lake City, said in an email to the Standard-Examiner.
"The case will now move forward to trial," she said in the email. "There are some motions that need to be addressed and a trial date will be set soon.
"The federal prosecutor handling the case did represent to the court that we intend to proceed with a new indictment against Mr. Ogden, perhaps as soon as next week, involving another alleged scheme and that a diversion agreement involving his brother will be reconsidered."
Ogden, 46, was indicted by a grand jury in December 2007 on 12 fraud counts in federal court in Salt Lake City, accused of bilking investors of millions of dollars in 2003.