Andrew Sheeler just sent out a string of tweets. Keith A Graves has been convicted on 7 felony counts and acquitted on 4 counts.
For more info, check out his twitter feed: @andrewsheeler
I look forward to his article later today. Sure do hope he is drafting a feature article for Sunday.
The acquittals were three counts of trafficking and one count of obstruction.
That means he was convicted on five counts of human trafficking, one count of possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), and distribution of methamphetamine.
Mr. Sheeler reports that sentencing has been set for February 18, 2016. The jury deliberated all day Thursday and reached their verdict on Friday by 2 p.m.
In a month or two the feds, both the US Attorney and Probation Department, will present their recommendation for sentencing. When it appears in PACER, I will discuss their position. I’ll be interested to see how they work through the logic on calculating a sentencing range.
Just checked the docket at PACER. Nothing has been posted about the verdict. Didn’t expect there would anything yet since it has been less than 2 hours since the jury announced they had a verdict and only 45 minutes since Mr. Sheeler sent his tweets.