The judge overseeing the fraud case against Andy Esquivel signed the order releasing Michael Holje as Andy Esquivel’s attorney on Friday. Check the case file update for more details [PDF] or click here for the official court order [PDF]. Now Andy is OFFICIALLY officially on his own for the pre-trial hearing on the 19th. The questions now are (a) does Andy Esquivel have enough evidence or the skill to try this case on his own, (b) does he have the balls to ask for a trial date instead of another ‘extension’ and (c) will he throw himself on the mercy of the court and ask for a public defender to replace Michael Holje? My guess is the answers are No, No, and Yes.