Friday, December 23, 2005

Help Wanted

As some of you already know, Burton Taylor has gone off to greener pastures and is no longer a public affairs specialist in the U.S. Attorney's Office. We will be seeking a replacement in the months ahead, so let us know if you're aware of any potential applicants (including graduating seniors) for an entry-level position that includes, in addition to media liaison, a number of clerical and general assignment duties. We'll post here when the official hiring announcement is made.

Friday's Schedule

Nothing newsworthy on the docket today. Monday, of course, is a federal holiday, so there will be no court in session.

Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Thursday's Schedule

Kansas City:
  • Ricardo Antonion Scott (KC-North) will be sentenced at 8:30 a.m. in Courtroom 7C
  • Robert L. Miller (St. Joseph, MO), who pled guilty to advertising for child porn, will be sentenced at 9 a.m. in Courtoom 7C
  • John Merced Lozano, indicted for conspiracy to distribute meth, change of plea at 9 a.m. in Courtroom 8A
  • Vincent A. Rice (KCMO), who pled guilty to conspiracy to distribute meth, will be sentenced at 10 a.m. in Courtroom 7C
  • Nathan O. Kirby (KCMO), indicted for being a felon in possession of a firearm, change of plea at 10 a.m. in Courtroom 7B
  • Larry D. Flanagan (Craig, MO), a fireworks salesman who pled guilty to dealing in explosive materials without a license, will be sentenced at 10:30 a.m. in Courtroom 7C
  • Arnulfo T. Camacho, change of plea at 11 a.m. in Courtroom 7C
  • Jacqueline R. Banks (Grain Valley, MO), who pled guilty to conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine, will be sentenced at 11:30 a.m. in Courtroom 7C
  • Kenneth E. Davis (Independence, MO), indicted for being a felon in possession of a firearm, change of plea at 2:30 p.m. in Courtroom 8A

Springfield:

  • Katherine Eadie Risner (Mountain View, MO), who pled guilty to stealing public money, will be sentenced at 9:30 a.m. in Magistrate Courtroom

7th Heaven trial

The trial for Jan and Anita Fichman, owners of 7th Heaven stores in Kansas City and Sedalia who were indicted for selling more than $3 million worth of illegal drug paraphernalia, has been continued. The new trial date is March 20, 2006.

Here is our news release announcing the indictment.

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Wednesday's Schedule

Kansas City:
  • Jose Jimenez-Pacheco (KCK), indicted for conspiracy to distribute meth, change of plea at 9 a.m. in Courtroom 7C
  • Joseph R. Gabourel (Texas), who was indicted for attempting to entice a minor for sex, attempting to transfer obscene material to a minor and traveling across state lines to attempt to have sex with a minor, change of plea at 10 a.m. in Courtroom 8A
  • Eddie R. Staggs (KCMO), who pled guilty to conspiracy to manufacture meth, will be sentenced at 10 a.m. in Courtroom 7C
  • Christina M. Callen (KCMO), who pled guilty to conspiracy to manufacture meth, will be sentenced at 10:15 a.m. in Courtroom 8C
  • Scott Wallace Tibbetts (KCMO), who pled guilty to conspiracy to manufacture meth, will be sentenced at 10:30 a.m. in Courtroom 7C
  • Mathew W. Burris (Independence, MO), who pled guilty to conspiracy to distribute meth, will be sentenced at 11 a.m. in Courtroom 8C
  • Donald W. Bellos (Excelsior Springs, MO), who pled guilty to illegally possessing a firearm, will be sentenced at 11 a.m. in Courtroom 8A
  • Rafael Figuero-Salas (Mexico), indicted for illegally re-entering the United States, change of plea at 2:30 p.m. in Courtroom 7B

Jefferson City:

  • Vita Pauline Hurt (Clinton, MO), who pled guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm, will be sentenced at 11 a.m.

Tuesday's Schedule

Kansas City:
  • Jose Meza-Rodriguez, change of plea at 9 a.m. in Courtroom 7C
  • Johnny R. Williams (KCMO), who pled guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm, will be sentenced at 9 a.m. in Courtroom 7A
  • Kenneth L. Williams, change of plea at 9:30 a.m. in Courtroom 7C
  • William Harris, waiver and plea at 9:45 a.m. in Courtroom 8C
  • Charles L. Jacobs (Independence, MO), who pled guilty to illegally possessing a firearm, will be sentenced at 10 a.m. in Courtroom 7C
  • Andre T. Ponds (KCMO), who pled guilty to a crack cocaine conspiracy, will be sentenced at 10 a.m. in Courtroom 8B
  • Kevin D. Hilke (Cairo, MO), who pled guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm, will be sentenced at 10 a.m. in Courtroom 8A
  • Tywanne M. Aldridge will be sentenced at 10 a.m. in Courtroom 7A
  • Martin William Stoetzle (Montrose, MO), who pleaded guilty to child porn, will be sentenced at 10:30 a.m. in Courtroom 7C
  • Craig Steven Moore (KCMO), who pled guilty to a crack cocaine conspiracy, will be sentenced at 10:30 a.m.
  • James L. Ragsdale (KCMO), who pled guilty to obtaining counterfeit money, will be sentenced at 10:30 a.m. in Courtroom 8C
  • Tyler M. Leach (Lawrence, KS), who pled guilty to child porn, wil be sentenced at 11 a.m. in Courtroom 7B
  • Terrance L. Freeman (KCMO), who pled guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm, will be sentenced at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 8A

Springfield:

  • Phillip O'Malley will be sentenced at 9 a.m. in Courtroom 1
  • Denise D. Toledo, change of plea at 9:30 a.m. in Magistrate Courtroom
  • Pedro Diego-Catalan will be sentenced at 10 a.m. in Courtroom 1
  • Franklin Gordon Tucker will be sentenced at 11 a.m. in Courtroom 1
  • Tommy D. Myers, change of plea, 1:30 p.m. in Magistrate Courtroom

Jefferson City:

The following events are scheduled to begin at 9 a.m.

  • Karen Kay Wall (Columbia, MO) and Blake Edward Idel (Columbia, MO), change of plea
  • Robert M. Huff, change of plea
  • Dietrick Dennis Burtchell (Gravois Mills, MO) will be sentenced
  • Floyd Randall Welsh (Eldridge, MO) will be sentenced
  • Jesse Dustin Moore will be sentenced
  • Jonathan George Jarden (Holt's Summit) will be sentenced
  • Eric Lloyd Hughes (Columbia, MO), who pled guilty to possessing crack, will be sentenced