Robert and LaVerne DuPont were scheduled to go to trial in early November on health care fraud, conspiracy and money laundering. But a federal judge has postponed the trial at the request of an attorney for Robert DuPont.
Springfield attorney Stuart Huffman said in a court filing last week that he recently learned additional charges will be filed against DuPont. Prosecutors agreed it would be best to delay the trial, he said.
The investigation into the Duponts' Joplin RIver of Life Ministries and the Guest Houses in Anderson and other communities began following the November 2006 Anderson Guest House fire that killed 11 people.