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Date of Issue: July 30, 2008

Cramer home invasion trial set for January

The jury trial of the two men charged in the April 17 home invasion in Anna Maria involving former City Commissioner Linda Cramer has been scheduled for Jan. 20, 2009.

 Michael Gambuzza and Christopher Drescher are charged with one count each of home invasion and robbery, a first-degree felony, and one count each of false imprisonment, a third-degree felony. Drescher and Gambuzza have entered not guilty pleas to the charges.

The suspects remain in the Manatee County jail on a $175,000 bond each and Judge Janette Dunnigan has refused to lower the bail amount.

Drescher is represented by attorney Michael Reiter, while counsel for Gambuzza is John Fleck.

The case will come up for a docket sounding on Sept. 4.