Friday, November 18, 2005

Waris sentencing reset

The sentencing hearing for Bill Waris, the former Jackson County official who pleaded guilty to making a false statement to FBI agents, has been reset for later the same day. Waris' sentencing hearing will be held at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2005, in Courtroom 7A.

MO joins sex offender registry

Missouri has been added to the National Sex Offender Public Registry (NSOPR) Web site, which provides real-time access to public sex offender data nationwide with a single Internet search. The Department of Justice-sponsored Web site allows parents and concerned citizens to search existing public state and territory sex offender registries beyond their own states.

The Web site provides an opportunity for all states and territories to participate in an unprecedented public safety resource by sharing comprehensive, free-of-charge public sex offender data with citizens nationwide. With a single query from any web-capable computer, NSOPR searches public state and territory sex offender registries to deliver matched results based on a name, state, county, city/town or zip code.

Remaining states and territories are expected to be linked by the end of the year. With more than 500,000 registered sex offenders nationwide, access to public registry information nationwide is essential for citizens to help identify sex offenders beyond their own streets or neighborhoods.

Here's a link to the National Sex Offender Public Registry.

Friday's Schedule

Kansas City:
  • Gloria Garcia (El Paso, TX), who pled guilty to conspiracy to distribute meth, will be sentenced at 9 a.m. in Courtroom 7C
  • James R. McCoy (KCMO), who pled guilty to bank larceny, will be sentenced at 9 a.m. in Courtroom 7A
  • Damon Johnson (KCMO) will be sentenced at 9:15 a.m. in Courtroom 7C
  • Rochelle M. Abernathy (KCMO), who pled guilty to conspiracy to commit bank fraud, will be sentenced at 9:30 a.m. in Courtroom 7C
  • Michael R. Johns (Trenton, MO), who pled guilty to federal program fraud, will be sentenced at 10 a.m. in Courtroom 7B
  • Jesus Sanchez-Tapia (Mexico), indicted for conspiracy to distribute meth, change of plea at 10 a.m. in Courtroom 8B
  • Keelan G. Wackerman (Butler, MO) will be sentenced at 10:30 a.m. in Courtroom 7A
  • Charles Ryan Howell will be sentenced at 11 a.m. in Cuortroom 8C
  • Daniel Munoz (Mexico), indicted for conspiracy to distribute meth, change of plea at 11 a.m. in Courtroom 8B
  • Luis Cital-Montes (Mexico) will be sentenced at 1 p.m. in Courtroom 7A
  • Jesus Anjulo-Lopez (Mexico) will be sentenced at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 7A
  • Rita Jean Lewis (KCMO), who pled guilty to illegally receiving disability benefits, will be sentenced at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 8C
  • Luis Hernandez-Ramos (Mexico) will be sentenced at 2 p.m. in Courtroom 7A
  • Arthur F. Waldrep (Laredo), indicted for illegal firearm, change of plea at 2 p.m. in Courtroom 8B
  • Christopher Burton (Harrisonville), indicted for conspiracy to manufacture meth, change of plea at 2:30 p.m. in Courtroom 8B

Springfield:

  • Phyllis C. Hood (Fontana, Calif.), indicted for conspiracy to distribute meth, change of plea at 10:30 a.m. in Magistrate Courtroom
  • Bobby Joe Taylor (Reeds Spring, MO), indicted for being a felon in possession of firearms, change of plea at 2 p.m. in Magistrate Courtroom

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Hacking Sentencing Delayed

The sentencing hearing for Candice G. Smith, the Blue Springs woman who used her employer's computer at the Department ofHealth and Human Services to promote her own unlawful prostitution business, has been continued. Smith will be sentenced at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30, in Courtroom 7A.

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

Thursday's Schedule

Kansas City:
  • Edwin R. Hinestroza (Houston, TX), convicted of murder related to a conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine, penalty phase of capital trial continues at 9 a.m. in Courtroom 8A
  • Hayley Kristine Turpin (Michigan), indicted for sexual abuse of a minor, change of plea at 9:30 a.m. in Courtroom 6D
  • Jose M. Macias (Mexico), who pled guilty to conspiracy to distribute cocaine, will be sentenced at 9:30 a.m. in courtroom 7A
  • Robert H. Mammen (Chillicothe, MO) will be sentenced at 10 a.m. in Courtroom 8B
  • Darey Salcido-Dominguez (Mexico), indicted for conspiracy to distribute cocaine, change of plea at 10 a.m. in Courtroom 7B
  • Michael A. Lighthill (Excelsior Springs, MO), who pled guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm, will be sentenced at 10:30 a.m. in Courtroom 8B
  • Jose Guzman-Diaz (El Salvador) will be sentenced at 10:30 a.m. in Courtroom 7A
  • Randolph D. Douglas (KCMO), who pled guilty to conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine, will be sentenced at 12:30 p.m. in Courtroom 8C
  • Katrina S. Gritsishin, change of plea at 1 p.m. in Courtroom 7A
  • Gregory A. Evanoff (KCMO), who pled guilty to being a felon in possession of ammunition, will be sentenced at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 8B
  • Larry S. Herring (KCMO), who pled guilty to conspiracy to possess meth with intent to distribute, will be sentenced at 2 p.m. in Courtroom 8B
  • Tywanne M. Aldridge will be sentenced at 2 p.m. in Courtroom 7A
  • Janet D. Sando (KCMO), who pled guilty to cosnpiracy to possess meth with intent to distribute, will be sentenced at 2:30 p.m. in Courtroom 8B
  • Andrea L. Nixon (Belton, MO), who pled guilty to possession of meth wtih intent to distribute, will be sentenced at 3 p.m. in Courtroom 7A
  • Jeffrey L. Bagsby (KCMO), who pled guilty to conspiracy to distribute cocaine, will be sentenced at 4 p.m. in Courtroom 7A

Springfield:

  • Kent Casey Work (West Plains, MO), indicted for being a felon in possession of firearms, change of plea at 9:30 a.m. in Magistrate Courtroom
  • Leonard L. Martin (Mountain Grove, MO), who pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute meth, will be sentenced at 11 a.m. in Courtroom 1
  • Rebecca S. Shriver (Summersville, MO), who pleaded guilty to distributing meth, will be sentenced at 2 p.m. in Courtroom 1

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

News Conference Today

U.S. Attorney Todd Graves will announce significant developments in two federal cases at a press conference this afternoon.

Graves will update the public regarding the cases of Lisa M. Montgomery and John P. Street at a press conference at 4 p.m. today in the main conference room at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, on the fifth floor of the Charles Evans Whittaker Courthouse at 400 East 9th Street, Kansas City, Mo., 64106. A news release will be available at that time.

Montgomery, 37, of Melvern, Kan., was indicted on Jan. 12, 2005, for kidnaping an infant, resulting in the death of the infant’s mother, Bobbie Jo Stinnett.

Street, 43, formerly of Jackson County, Mo., was indicted on Sept. 10, 2004, for the murder of Douglas C. Weil of Independence, Mo.

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

Wednesday's Schedule

Kansas City:
  • Edwin R. Hinestroza (Houston, TX), convicted of murder related to a conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine, penalty phase of capital trial continues at 9 a.m. in Courtroom 8A
  • Antonio L. McGee (KCMO), who pled guilty to conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine, will be sentenced at 9:30 a.m. in Courtroom 8C
  • Ramone D. Stillman (St. Joseph, MO), who pled guilty to conspiracy to manufacture and distribute crack cocaine, will be sentenced at 10 a.m. in Courtroom 8B
  • Nancy J. Rainey (Independence, MO), who pled guilty to conspiracy to distribute meth, will be sentenced at 10:15 a.m. in Courtroom 8C
  • Loren W. May (St. Joseph, MO), who pled guilty to conspiracy to manufacture and distribute crack cocaine, will be sentenced at 10:30 a.m. in Courtroom 8B
  • Jorael E. May (St. Joseph, MO), who pled guilty to conspiracy to manufacture and distribute crack cocaine, will be sentenced at 11 a.m. in Courtroom 8B
  • Michelle R. Vasquez (KCMO), who pled guilty to conspiracy to distribute meth, will be sentenced at 11 a.m. in Courtroom 8C
  • Bobbie J. Walker (formerly Grain Valley, MO) will be sentenced at 12:30 p.m. in Courtroom 7A
  • Derrick L. May (St. Joseph, MO), who pled guilty to conspiracy to manufacture and distribute crack cocaine, will be sentenced at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 8B
  • Karlo L. Ginn (St. Joseph, MO), who pled guilty to conspiracy to manufacture and distribute crack cocaine, will be sentenced at 2 p.m. in Courtroom 8B
  • Donald Wayne Evans (Arizona), indicted for bank fraud, change of plea at 2 p.m. in Courtroom 7A
  • Peggy A. Brown (Oak Grove, MO), who pled guilty to bank fraud, will be sentenced at 3:30 p.m. in Courtroom 7A

Grand jury is in session today, with returns expected late this afternoon.

Springfield:

  • Deandre Walls, indicted on crack cocaine charges, change of plea at 9 a.m. in Courtroom 1
  • Gordon Delwyn Brede (Half Way, MO), indicted for illegal firearms, change of plea at 10 a.m. in Courtroom 1
  • Edward Gallegos, change of plea at 2 p.m. in Courtroom 1
  • Elwood H. Plourde (Success, MO), indicted for illegal firearms, change of plea at 3 p.m. in Courtroom 1

Nothing newsworthy to report in Jefferson City

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Tuesday's Schedule

Kansas City:

  • Edwin R. Hinestroza (Houston, TX), convicted of murder related to a conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine, penalty phase of capital trial continues at 9 a.m. in Courtroom 8A
  • James D. Jarman, change of plea at 9 a.m. in Courtroom 7C
  • Craig Darnell Parker (Chicago, IL), indicted for identity theft fraud, change of plea at 9:30 a.m. in Courtroom 7C
  • Jessie Andrews, change of plea at 10 a.m. in Courtoom 7B
  • Jake A. Mashburn (Chillicothe, MO), who pled guilty to conspiracy to distribute meth, will be sentenced at 10 a.m. in Courtroom 8B
  • Michael G. Tracy, change of plea at 10:15 a.m. in Courtroom 8C
  • Samantha J. Mashburn (Chillicothe, MO), who pled guilty to conspiracy to distribute meth, will plead guilty at 10:30 a.m. in Courtroom 8B
  • Thomas A. Ludtke (Chillicothe, MO) will be sentenced at 11 a.m. in Courtroom 8B
  • Kareem A. Abernathy (KCMO), who pled guilty to conspiracy to commit bank fraud by passing counterfeit checks, will be sentenced at 1 p.m. in Courtroom 7C
  • Hugo L. Mendez-Mendoza, change of plea at 1:15 p.m. in Courtroom 8C
  • Richard A. Pryor (KCMO) will be sentenced at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 8B

Grand Jury is in session, with returns expected late this afternoon.

Springfield:

  • Claudine S. Colvin (Naples, FL), who pleaded guilty to stealing from the Department of Veterans Affairs, will be sentenced at 9 a.m. in Courtroom 1
  • Christian L. Parry (Joplin, MO), indicted for conspiracy to distribute meth, change of plea at 11:30 a.m. in Magistrate Courtroom
  • Karen D. Mitchell (Joplin, MO), indicted for conspiracy to distribute meth, change of plea at 11:30 a.m. in Magistrate Courtroom
  • Bruce Timothy Mueller (Strafford, MO), indicted for counterfeiting, change of plea at 2 p.m. in Courtroom 1
  • Eugene E. Lundgren (Joplin, MO), indicted for conspiracy to distribute meth, change of plea at 3 p.m. in Magistrate Courtroom
  • Ruben D. Garduno-Bustos, change of plea at 3 p.m. in Courtroom 1

Jefferson City:

  • Jesse Robinson (Jefferson City, MO), convicted by a jury of distributing crack cocaine, will be sentenced at 9:30 a.m.

Monday, November 14, 2005

Monday's Schedule

Kansas City:
  • Dale W. Stone, change of plea at 9 a.m. in Courtroom 8C
  • Maruo Jacobo Chavez-Baez (Springfield, MO) will be sentenced at 10 a.m. in Courtroom 8B
  • Chatha M. Tatum (KCMO), who pled guilty to possession of crack cocaine with the intent to distribute, will be sentenced at 10:15 a.m. in Courtroom 8C
  • Antonio Clemmons (KCMO) will be sentenced at 10:30 a.m. in Courtroom 7B
  • Jorge A. Fernandez (Mexico), who pled guilty to conspiracy to distribute meth, will be sentenced at 10:30 a.m. in Courtroom 8B
  • Charles E. Winston (KCMO), convicted by a jury of conspiracy to possess crack cocaine with the intent to distribute, will be sentenced at 11 a.m. in Courtroom 8C
  • Juan C. Martinez will be sentenced at11 a.m. in Courtroom 8B
  • Kinu Adju Mwangi (Raytown, MO), who pled guilty to traficking in counterfeit goods, will be sentenced at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 8B
  • Eddie R. Everette, change of plea at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 8C
  • Kathy Koch, waiver of indictment and plea, 2 p.m. in Courtroom 7B
  • Leandro Diaz-Roa, change of plea at 2 p.m. in Courtroom 6D

Springfield:

  • David R. Kinserlow (Houston, MO) will be sentenced at 9:30 a.m. in Magistrate Courtroom
  • James Kim Boylan (Indiana), indicted for possession with intent to distribute in excess of 100 kilograms of marijuana, change of plea at 10 a.m. in Magistrate Courtroom
  • Woodrow Vollie Odneal (Texas) will be sentenced at 10 a.m. in Courtroom 1
  • William McCoy, change of plea at 2 p.m. in Courtroom 1
  • Mark Allen Barnett (Stark City, MO) will be sentenced at 3 p.m. in Courtroom 1

Jefferson City:

  • Felix Rojas-Magana and Adrian Alvarado-Bonnilla (citizens of Mexico), who both pled guilty of conspiracy to transport illegal aliens, will be sentenced at 1:30 p.m.
  • David Michael Hilgar will be sentenced at 3 p.m.