Friday, September 02, 2005

Hulett trial continued

The jury trial for Shane Kenall Hulett, the Camdenton, MO, man indicted for possessing child porn, has been continued to Nov. 28, 2005.

Friday's Schedule

Kansas City:
  • Johnny R. Williams (KCMO), indicted for being a felon in possession of a firearm, change of plea at 9:30 a.m. in Courtroom 6D
  • James L. Ragsdale (St. Joseph, MO), indicted in a counterfeiting conspiracy, change of plea at 9:30 a.m. in Courtroom 8C
  • Douglass Patterson, indicted for stealing the identity of another person in order to commit wire fraud against Western Union, change of plea hearing at 10 a.m. in Courtroom 7B
  • Jeremy J. Lara, indicted for being a felon in possession of a firearm, change of plea at 10:15 a.m. in Courtroom 8C
  • Ricardo Macias (a Mexican living in KCMO), indicted for distributing cocaine, change of plea at 10:45 a.m. in Courtroom 6D
  • Anthony E. Carnazzo (Waynesville, MO), indicted for being a drug user in possession of a firearm, change of plea at 9:30 a.m.
  • Dennis K. Mingucci (El Dorado Springs, MO), indicted for being a felon in possession of a firearm, change of plea at 10 a.m.
  • Michael L. Peters (Greenfield, MO), a clerk at Lauffer's Handi-Mart who pleaded guilty to his role in a conspiracy to distribute meth ingredients (Operation Ice Palace), will be sentenced at 2 p.m.

Thursday, September 01, 2005

Trial delayed for Sewell

For the fifth time, the jury trial for Walter Sewell, a St. Joseph, Mo., pharmacist indicted for child porn, has been continued. Sewell's trial is now scheduled for Nov. 28, 2005.

Here is our original news release announcing Sewell's indictment.

Former judge wants evidence suppressed

Magistrate Judge James C. England has scheduled a hearing at the federal courthouse in Springfield at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, for former circuit judge Roger Wall, who was indicted for possessing child porn. Wall has filed a motion asking the court to suppress the government's evidence.

Here is our response to the suppression motion. And here is our news release announcing the grand jury indictment.

Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Press Conference Today

U.S. Attorney Todd Graves will announce a federal indictment in a significant criminal matter at 3:30 p.m. today, Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2005. The press conference will be held in the main conference of the U.S. Attorney’s Office, located on the fifth floor of the Charles Evans Whittaker Courthouse at 400 East 9th Street, Kansas City, Mo., 64106. A news release and copies of the indictment will be available at that time.

We ask you to observe that the information contained in this advisory is provided as a courtesy, to assist you in planning your coverage decisions, and is not in any way intended for release to the general public. Detailed information and comments will be made available following, and not prior to that time.

If you have any questions, please call Don Ledford, Public Affairs Officer, at (816) 426-4220.