Andrew Sheeler reports in Bismarck Tribune: Graves Trial Delayed. Article says delays resulted in the jury members going home shortly after the trial resumed on Monday. According to the article, expectation is the trial will resume on Tuesday.
The schedule for the federal judge presiding over the trial of Keith Graves shows the trial is the only item on his schedule for the week of October 26 through 30. Look at the listings for District Judge Hovland on the linked page. This is a change from last week when his schedule showed … Continue reading “Keith Graves’ trial continues this week, 10/26”
Andrew Sheeler reports in Bismarck Tribune: Government rests in Graves Trial. A report from KFYR adds a few tidbits to the story about the fourth day of the trial: Jury Hears Witness, FBI Testimony in Graves Trial. Report says Mr. Graves has fired two court-appointed attorneys. I was only aware of one being released. The … Continue reading “Day 5 of Keith Graves’ trial. Government rests their case.”
Andrew Sheeler reports in Bismarck Tribune: Alleged driver testifies against Graves. On day 4 of the trial, three more women testified of being abused. Article is not as detailed as I would like, obviously. Text says one of the three avoided being trafficked and mentioned her cousin was exploited. That seems to be the same … Continue reading “Day 4 of Keith Graves’ trial”
Andrew Sheeler reports in Bismarck Tribune: Witnesses defiant in Graves’ sex-trafficking trial. On day 3 of the trial, four more women testified of being trafficked. Each of them claimed on the stand they had been sexually assaulted at least once by Mr. Graves. That leaves three allegedly trafficked women still to testify. At least two … Continue reading “Day 3 of Keith Graves’ trial”
Andrew Sheeler continues his coverage of the first full day of Keith Graves’ trial, which is day #2. If you are following this story, you will want to read Jury hears witness testimony in first full day of Graves’ trial in the Bismarck Tribune. Lead off witness describes the incident that has gotten publicity before. Mr. Graves … Continue reading “Day 2 of Keith Graves’ trial”
Only coverage I’ve found today is by Andrew Sheeler of the Bismarck Tribune: Judge denies Grave’s request to postpone trial. The trial has started, as scheduled. Jury selection is underway.
Update 10/19: Federal PACER system shows a filing on 10/16 which gives notice for a pretrial conference at 1 p.m. before Judge Hovland. Schedule for all four judges is visible here. Mr. Graves has a pretrial conference at 1 p.m. on 10/19 with the trial scheduled to start at 1:30. The trial is scheduled … Continue reading “Looks like Keith Graves’ trial is a go for this Monday, 10/19”
Just checked the federal PACER system. Trial date is still 10/19/15 for Keith Graves. No comments on PACER since the pretrial conference on 9/28. One odd thing is there are no orders to prison officials to transport two of the allegedly trafficked women to court. When the trial was set for 7/13, there were orders … Continue reading “Trial date for Keith Graves still set for October 19”
Keith Graves is still headed towards starting his trial on October 19th. He faces 11 federal charges, which includes allegations of trafficking seven different women, possession of a controlled substance, and distribution of methamphetamines. On September 22nd, Keith Graves standby counsel requested the trial be delayed. Reason for the requested continuance is the standby … Continue reading “Keith Graves trial still set for October 19”
Update: Federal trial on 11 counts is underway in October 2015. Links to all posts covering the federal trial are at this post. A federal grand jury has returned a third superseded indictment against Keith Graves. As you recall, he has been charged with multiple counts of human trafficking in federal court. He is … Continue reading “8/15 Update – Status of federal charges against Keith Graves”
Keith Graves is awaiting trial in North Dakota on 10 federal counts which includes 7 allegations of human trafficking. He is a main player in The Overnighters documentary. I have discussed his situation on my blog several times. His trial was scheduled to start July 13.
Update: Federal trial on 11 counts is underway in October 2015. Links to all posts covering the federal trial are at this post. I just took a quick look at the federal PACER system to check on the status of the case against Keith Graves. As you recall, he was one of the key players … Continue reading “Update on the federal charges against Keith Graves”
Updates: Multiple updates through conviction and sentencing. Update 5/19/16: Convicted human trafficker Keith Graves has been moved to a federal penitentiary. Mr. Graves is confined in Victorville Medium II Federal Correctional Institution. We can drop the word alleged from our discussions of Mr. Graves’ actions while he was living in North Dakota. 2/29 – More background on Keith Graves’ sentencing. … Continue reading “Current status of Keith Graves, one of the main people in documentary “The Overnighters””
Time for a follow-up on the status and jail location of the major players in the Silk Road, dark web fiasco. If you need lots and lots of background, check out this tag. Bureau of Prisons’ inmate locator service, some online searching, and previous reporting provides this info: Ross William Ulbricht, a/k/a “Dread Pirate … Continue reading “Where are they now? Players in Silk Road, the on-line bazaar for drugs, explosives, and body parts.”