Thursday, October 06, 2005

Friday's Schedule

Springfield:
  • Tracy Lee Morrison (Reeds Spring, MO), indicted for conspiracy to distribute meth, change of plea at 11:15 a.m. in Magistrate Courtroom

Nothing newsworthy to report in Kansas City or Jefferson City.

Thursday's Schedule

Kansas City:
  • Leonard J. Smith, charged with a firearms violation, will be sentenced at 11:15 a.m. in Courtroom 7B
  • Tammy J. Martin (KCMO), charged with election fraud, change of plea at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 6E
  • Christina R. Sheets (Raytown, MO), indicted for aiding and abetting the impersonation of an FBI agent with intent to defraud, change of plea at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 8B
  • Justin James Wink, indicted for a firearms violation, change of plea at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 8A
  • Jay D. Lamont (address unknown), indicted for being a felon in possession of a firearm, change of plea at 2:30 p.m. in Courtroom 8A
  • Joshua V. Hambleton, indicted for a firearms violation, change of plea at 3 p.m. in Courtroom 8A
  • Tracee L.B. Sheppard (Carson, CA), indicted for possessing cocaine with intent to distribute, change of plea at 3:30 p.m. in Courtroom 8A

Springfield:

  • Jorge Usiel de Leon-Rivera, charged with an immigration violation, will be sentenced at 9 a.m. in District Courtroom 1
  • Leo Adams (federal custody), who pled guilty to possessing marijuana in a federal correctional facility, will be sentenced at 10 a.m. in District Courtroom 1
  • Freddie Joe Gann (Licking, MO), indicted for being a felon in possession of a firearm, change of plea at 11 a.m.

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Wednesday's Schedule

Kansas City:
  • Harold Hughes (KCMO), indicted for conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine, change of plea at 11:30 a.m. in Courtroom 6E
  • Anthony E. Long (Blue Springs, MO), who pled guilty in two separate cases to illegally possessing a firearm and to wire fraud and money laundering, will be sentenced at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 8C
  • Mitchell David Medlin (Lee's Summit, MO), who pled guilty to wire fraud and money laundering, will be sentenced at 3 p.m. in Courtroom 8C

Nothing newsworthy to report in Springfield or Jefferson City.

Sentencing for Patricia Thyer

A sentencing hearing for Patricia Thyer (Mountain Grove, MO), who pled guilty to charges stemming from a murder-for-hire scheme in which she tried to hire an undercover law enforcement officer to kill her ex-husband, is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2005, in District Courtroom 1 in Springfield.

Here is our news release announcing Thyer's guilty plea.

Monday, October 03, 2005

Tuesday's Schedule

Nothing newsworthy to report on today's court docket.

Sentencing for Michael Johns

A sentencing hearing for Michael R. Johns (Trenton, MO), the former director of the Green Hills Regional Planning Commission who pleaded guilty to federal program fraud, has been scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 18, 2005, in Courtroom 7B.

On Sept. 26, 2005, co-defendant Denise K. Stottlemyre (Trenton, MO), was sentenced. Here is our news release.

Sentencing for Candice Smith

A sentencing hearing for Candice G. Smith (Blue Springs, MO), who pled guilty to illegally using her computer access at the Department of Health and Human Services to promote her own unlawful prostitution business, has been scheduled for 9 a.m. Friday, Nov. 18, 2005, in Courtroom 7A.

Here is our news release announcing the guilty plea.

Monday's Schedule

Nothing newsworthy on today's court docket.

Statement of AG Gonzales

Statement of Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales on the nomination of Harriet Miers to the U.S. Supreme Court:

"President Bush has made an exceptional choice in selecting Harriet Miers as his nominee to the Supreme Court of the United States. I have worked with her for many years and have seen firsthand her legal acumen and know that she will be a credit to the Court and this Nation. She has risen to the very top of the legal profession, earning the respect of all who know her. Ms. Miers would bring to the Court her brilliance, dedication, and her commitment to the rule of law and equal access to justice for all.

"Throughout her career, Ms. Miers has been recognized as a pioneer in the law. As the first woman president of the State Bar of Texas and as a dedicated public servant, she has been a role model for women and for all lawyers. I am confident that Ms. Miers will serve with distinction on the highest Court in the land."