Friday, January 27, 2006

Friday's Schedule

Kansas City:
  • Michael Dale (KCMO), indicted for distributing crack cocaine, change of plea at 9 a.m. in Courtroom 7B
  • Steve J. Cullinane (KCMO), indicted for conspiracy to distribute large amounts of cocaine, change of plea at 9:15 a.m. in Courtroom 7C
  • Jesus M. Hernandez-Delgado (KCMO), who pled guilty to conspiracy to distribute meth in as a result of Operation Icy Hot will be sentenced at 9:45 a.m. in Courtroom 7C
  • Kenneth W. Ray (Sedalia, MO) will be sentenced at 10 a.m. in Courtroom 7B
  • Stanley F. Moody (KCMO) will be sentenced at 10:30 a.m. in Courtroom 8B
  • James D. Hardy (Independence, MO) will be sentenced at 10:45 a.m. in Courtroom 7C
  • Larry B. Deatz (KCMO) will be sentenced at 11:15 a.m. in Courtroom 7C
  • Lachelle M. Brown (KCMO) will be sentenced at 11:45 a.m. in Courtroom 7C
  • Maurice S. Sayles (KCMO), indicted for conspiracy to commit bank fraud with counterfeit checks, change of plea at 12:15 p.m. in Courtroom 7C
  • Gregory O. Watkins, change of plea at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 8A

Grand jury is in session, with returns expected mid-day

Springfield:

  • Quillin Porter will be sentenced at 10 a.m. in Courtroom 1
  • Freddie Joe Gann (Licking, MO), who pled guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm, will be sentenced at 4 p.m. in Courtroom 1

Thursday, January 26, 2006

Thursday's Schedule

Kansas City:

  • Mitchell A. Deadmond will be sentenced at 10 a.m. in Courtroom 8E
  • Namphonh Suady will be sentenced at 11 a.m. in Courtroom 8E
  • Leah N. Leake will be sentenced at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 8E
  • Darrick T. Gilyard (KCMO) will be sentenced at 2:30 p.m. in Courtroom 8E

Grand jury is in session, with returns expected today

Springfield:

  • Marcus J. Gover, change of plea at 9:30 a.m. in Magistrate Courtroom

Jefferson City:

  • Vickie Lynn Munroe, change of plea at 9 a.m.

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Wednesday's Schedule

Kansas City:

  • Joel C. Ballenger (Barnett, MO) will be sentenced at 10 a.m. in Courtroom 8C
  • Robert Dale Beckley, indicted for mortgage fraud, change of plea at 11 a.m. in Courtroom 7C
  • Ricky D. Hain, change of plea at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 8E
  • Cornelius Williams (KCMO), who pled guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm, will be sentenced at 2 p.m. in Courtroom 7B
  • LeAnne Soperla (Cameron, MO), indicted for conspiracy to distribute meth in a NITRO investigation, change of plea at 3 p.m. in Courtroom 6E
  • Steven McLain Wheeler (Cameron, MO), indicted for conspiracy to distribute meth in a NITRO investigation, change of plea at 3:30 p.m. in Courtroom 6E

Grand jury is in session, with returns expected late afternoon

Springfield:

  • Eladio Villarreal (Alamo, TX), indicted for conspiracy to distribute marijuana in Greene, Lawrence, and Webster counties, change of plea at 1:30 p.m. in Magistrate Courtroom

Change of Plea

A change of plea hearing has been scheduled for Scott Dujuan Hazel (Raymore, MO), the Raymore-Peculiar High School student who was indicted for robbing Allen Bank and Trust Company in Raymore. The hearing will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 6, 2006, in Courtroom 7B.

Here is our news release announcing Hazel's indictment.

Here are the original criminal complaint and affidavit filed in the case.

Terrorist Surveillance

Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales: Just after dawn on September 11th, 2001, I flew out of Dulles Airport less than an hour before the departure from the same airport of American Airlines Flight 77, the plane that was hijacked and crashed into the Pentagon later that morning ... The open wounds so many of us carry from that day are the backdrop to the current debate about the National Security Agency’s terrorist surveillance program. This program, described by the President, is focused on international communications where experienced intelligence experts have reason to believe that at least one party to the communication is a member or agent of al Qaeda or a terrorist organization affiliated with al Qaeda.

It seems that everyone who has heard of the President’s actions has an opinion ... I’ve noticed that through all of the noise on this topic, very few have asked that the terrorist surveillance program be stopped. The American people are, however, asking two important questions: Is this program necessary? And is it lawful? The answer to each is yes.

Read the full text of today's speech at Georgetown University Law Center.

Town Hall on Meth

Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales: The scourge of methamphetamine is tightening its grip on communities across America. As we have heard, meth is a unique and deadly threat to our Nation. It is highly addictive. It is easy and cheap to produce. And as many in this room know, it destroys lives far beyond those of just the addicts and the users.

Read the full text of the speech, delivered Monday at the Senators’ National Town Hall on Methamphetamine Awareness and Prevention

Monday, January 23, 2006

Tuesday's Schedule

Kansas City:
  • Carrie Lynn Payne, who pled guilty to possession with intent to distribute meth, will be sentenced at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 8E
  • Steven L. Morris (Independence, MO), who pled guilty to conspiracy to distribute meth and cocaine, will be sentenced at 10 a.m. in Courtroom 7B

Springfield:

  • Jose Garcia-Rivera (Mexico), who pled guilty to transporting illegal aliens, will be sentenced at 9 a.m in Courtroom 1
  • Freddie Joe Gann (Licking, MO), who pled guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition, will be sentenced at 10 a.m. in Courtroom 1

Lisa Montgomery trial

The court today granted a continuance in the capital trial of Lisa Montgomery, who was indicted for kidnaping an infant, resulting in the death of the infant's mother, Bobby Jo Stinnet. Montgomery's trial will begin on Oct. 23, 2006.

Here is a link to the court order (which will be available to download after 4 p.m. today).

Here is a link to more information about the case.

Monday's Schedule

Kansas City:
  • Patrick A. Weaver, change of plea at 2:30 p.m. in Courtroom 8A
  • Calvert Antwine (KCMO), indicted for being a felon in possession of a firearm, change of plea at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 8E

Springfield:

  • Jerry Lee Kohl (Arizona), who pled guilty to distributing marijuana in Lawrence County, will be sentenced at 9 a.m. in Courtroom 1
  • Jesse James Donaldson will be sentenced at 10 a.m. in Courtroom 1
  • Quillin Porter will be sentenced at 2 p.m. in Courtroom 1
  • Candi L. Raifsnider (Joplin, MO), who pled guilty to misleading a law enforcement officer, will be sentenced at 4 p.m. in Courtroom 1