Friday, November 25, 2005

Monday's Schedule

Kansas City:

  • Armando Rodela-Aguilar, Joel Castro-Gaxiola, and Reyes Guadalupe Martinez-Ruiz (citizens of Mexico), indicted for conspiracy to distribute meth, jury trial begins at 8 a.m. in Courtroom 8C
  • Brent Michael Barber (Belton, MO), indicted for mortgage fraud, jury trial begins at 8:15 a.m. in Courtroom 7C
  • Shelton Nevels, indicted for being a felon in possession of a firearm, jury trial begins at 8:30 a.m. in Courtroom 8A
  • Gerald Woods, change of plea at 10 a.m. in Courtroom 6D

Springfield:

  • Tyrone Scarborough (Coffeyville, KS), indicted for counterfeiting, jury trial begins at 9 a.m. in Courtroom 1

Jefferson City:

  • Roni Diamond Greenwood (Jefferson City, MO), indicted for counterfeit conspiracy, change of plea at 11:30 a.m.
  • Roger Eugene Hymes (address unknown), who pled guilty to bank robberies, will be sentenced at 1:30 p.m.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Election violations

The Justice Department announced today that it has filed a lawsuit against the State of Missouri and the Missouri Secretary of State for violations of the National Voter Registration Act.

Here is the complaint filed in U.S. District Court in the Western District of Missouri. (The document may not be immediately available, so if you get an error message, try downloading later.)

The complaint alleges that the state has failed to meet its legal responsibilities to conduct a general program to maintain its voter registration list for federal elections as required under Section 8 of the NVRA. It alleges that, in some parts of Missouri, voters have been removed from registration lists without notification in direct violation of mandatory NVRA procedural protections,and that,in other areas, ineligible voters have not been removed from registration lists. The complaint further alleges that the state’s failure to comply with the voter registration list maintenance provisions of the NVRA has resulted in registration lists that provide inaccurate voting information, including one county where the number of registered voters is over 150% of its voting age population.

“The National Voter Registration Act requires that states protect the rights of all voters by notifying them before removal from a voter registration list. It also requires states to remove ineligible voters,” said Wan J. Kim, Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division. “With this lawsuit, the Department of Justice will ensure that all Missouri voters are able to go to the polls and cast ballots in free and fair elections.”

Wednesday's Schedule

Kansas City:
  • Artis Lee Clark (Lee's Summit), indicted for failing to pay federal income taxes, change of plea at 10 a.m. in Courtroom 8B
  • Patrick S. Allen, change of plea at 11 a.m. in Courtroom 8B
  • Daniel D. Martino (Hawthorne, N.Y.), who pled guilty to a nearly $9 million conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, will be sentenced at 2:15 p.m. in Courtroom 7B

Nothing newsworthy to report in Springfield or Jefferson City.

Tuesday's Schedule

Kansas City:

  • Christopher S. Scruggs (KCMO), indicted for being a felon in possession of a firearm, change of plea at 8:30 a.m. in Courtroom 7C
  • Roderick Fugate will be sentenced at 9:15 a.m. in Courtroom 8C
  • Rodreko V. Jennings (KCMO) will be sentenced at 9:30 a.m. in Courtroom 7C
  • Kevin D. Abernathy (KCMO), who pled guilty to conspiracy to commit bank fraud by passing counterfeit payrol checks, will be sentenced at 10 a.m. in Courtroom 7C
  • Brandon Sanders (Raytown, MO), indicted for conspiracy to steal IRS taxpayer remittance checks, change of plea at 11 a.m.
  • Edward Bowman, change of plea at 11 a.m. in Courtroom 8B
  • Juan Ontiveros-Carreon (Mexico), who pled guilty to illegally re-entering the U.S., will be sentenced at 11 a.m. in Courtroom 7B
  • Eddie R. Everette, change of plea at 11:15 a.m. in Courtroom 8C
  • Arturo Navarrete-Silva (Mexcio), indicted for conspiracy to distribute meth, change of plea at 11:45 a.m. in Courtroom 7C
  • Hurmon Myles, waiver and plea at 1 p.m. in Courtroom 8C
  • Timothy L. Freilinger, change of plea at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 8E
  • Tina Christine Smith (KCMO), indicted for filing false tax returns for her clients, change of plea at 2 p.m. in Courtroom 8B
  • James E. Caldwell (KCMO), indicted for distributing crack cocaine, change of plea at 2 p.m. in Courtroom 7B
  • Cesar Echavarria (Milan, MO), indicted for conspiracy to distribute cocaine, change of plea at 2 p.m. in Courtroom 8C
  • Donald T. Jenkins (KCMO), indicted for being a felon in possession of a firearm, change of plea at 2 p.m. in Courtroom 8E
  • Tanisha R. Walker, change of plea at 2:30 p.m. in Courtroom 8E

Nothing newsworthy to report in Springfield or Jefferson City.

Monday, November 21, 2005

Monday's Schedule

Kansas City:
  • Daryl W. Smith will be sentenced at 8:30 a.m. in Courtroom 7C
  • Sherri Lynn Fuel will be sentenced at 9 a.m. in Courtroom 7C
  • Juan Manuel Valenzuela, change of plea at 9:15 a.m. inCourtroom 8C
  • Jonathan Torres-Robledo will be sentenced at 10 a.m. in Courtroom 8C
  • Kenneth R. Washam, change of plea at 10 a.m. in Courtroom 8E
  • Kathleen T. Wolf will be sentenced at 10 a.m. in Courtroom 8B
  • Michael Galley, waiver of indictment and plea at 10 a.m. in Courtroom 8A
  • Brandon L. Walton will be sentenced at 10:30 a.m. in Courtroom 7C
  • Christopher J. Morris will be sentenced at 10:45 a.m. in Courtroom 8C
  • Arnulfo T. Camacho, change of plea at 11 a.m. in Courtroom 7C
  • Angela Khan will be sentenced at 11 a.m. in Courtroom 8E
  • Ramona Pacheco-Paredes, change of plea at 11:15 a.m. in Courtroom 7B
  • Hurmon Myles, waiver of indictment and plea at 11:15 a.m. in Courtroom 8C
  • Jeffery W. Stillwell, change of plea at 11:30 a.m. in Courtroom 7C
  • Angel Gonzalez-Medina, change of plea at 11:30 a.m. in Courtroom 8A
  • Damon R. Washington will be sentenced at 12:30 p.m. in Courtroom 7C
  • Lewis L. Thomas, change of plea at 1:15 p.m. in Courtroom 8C
  • Elisardo Meza will be sentenced at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 8B
  • Craig W. Clevenger, change of plea at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 8E
  • John W. Butler, change of plea at 2:30 p.m. in Courtroom 7B

Springfield

  • Edward Gallegos, change of plea at 9 a.m. in Courtroom 1

Jefferson City

  • Felix Rojas-Magana will be sentenced at 10 a.m.