June 23, 2015
During jury selection Monday for the trial of a North Texas man accused of fraud, some jurors were candid about their feelings toward the case and the defendant.
Thomas W. Lucas Jr. is on trial in Sherman for wire fraud and lying to the FBI for making up a story about a Disney theme park coming to North Texas.
One man who was among the group of potential jurors said, for example, that he would be inclined to take the government side. That because his brother is a medical examiner who worked on the controversial Michael Brown shooting case in Ferguson, he said.
The man also said he was a contractor for the FBI. He was not chosen.
Another member of the jury pool, a woman, was more direct about her feelings about Lucas. She said she could not be impartial. District Judge Amos L. Mazzant. creepy. turned to look at her with a frown.
In a Louisiana federal courtroom Tuesday, a 25 year old Dallas pimp has pleaded guilty to trafficking an underage girl from Dallas to New Orleans.
Taurean Jackson is looking at life in prison and a $250,000 fine for taking a 16 year old girl from Mesquite, as well as another woman charged as an accomplice, to New Orleans in July 2013 after advertising their services online. According to a December 2013 indictment, Jackson was also charged with obstructing a federal investigation.
That indictment says Jackson set up shop in Dallas in March 2012 when he opened an escort agency called Star City Vixens in a retail strip along Regal Row near Stemmons Freeway. The indictment says Star City Vixens advertised adult entertainment and said it would bring members to to the Super Bowl, the NBA All Star Game and other major sporting events.
In August of that year, says the indictment, Jackson launched an online radio show (more like an online party line, based on one archived episode) called Cheap Hoes Gotta Go under the moniker Marvelous Rich. Says the indictment, show consisted of Jackson conducting interviews with pimps and prostitutes, discussing nuances of the pimp/prostitution and providing a call in forum to pimps and hoes speak there [sic] mind. attorney office said.
William Laurence Stanley, 52, claimed to be an expert
fake ray bans in improving companies’ online reputations. He and his sister were indicted last year.
He faces up to 20 years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine. But if the judge accepts the plea agreement, he could get a maximum of three years in prison. Sentencing was scheduled for June 1.
Stanley began sending threatening emails in December 2013 to Generational Equity (GE), a Dallas merger and acquisitions company that had hired him in 2009 for online reputation management, according to an FBI complaint.
Stanley threatened to link
replica ray bans the company to a scam in online posts that would rank high in a Google search of the company’s name, the complaint said. citizen living at the time in Romania, the complaint said. Stanley had a Texas driver’s license, the complaint said.
Stanley was arrested March 3 on a related federal criminal complaint at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, where he arrived on a flight from Europe.
His sister, Lynn Stanley Faust, 54, was arrested in Sweden in May 2014. She was extradited to Texas and released in October pending trial. She is charged with transmitting threats in interstate and foreign commerce and one count of extortion.
John Wiley Price withdrew on Wednesday his motion for appointed defense attorneys in his public corruption case in an attempt to avoid negative publicity about the case.
Billy Ravkind, Price attorney, said news coverage of his client case has been unfair.
defendant respectfully submits that the last thing this case needs is more ink, Ravkind said in the motion. government has yet to make an opening statement
replica ray ban sunglasses or present its first witness and yet the tenor of the news coverage appears to be that the defendant is guilty. said on Tuesday that he had no problem with Price taking the witness stand next week and testifying under oath about his personal finances even though it would have allowed government prosecutors to grill him about it.
Despite the reversal, Ravkind
cheap ray bans continued to argue Wednesday that his client cannot afford to hire his own defense attorneys for the bribery and tax evasion case against him.
Ravkind said the case has a huge volume of evidence encompassing multiple terabytes of data. And he called the 107 page indictment against Price a court filing and a that is is certainly not the plain, concise and definite written statement of the accusation which the law requires, for good reason, Ravkind said.
Price, he said, stands by his sworn financial affidavit that was submitted with his request for taxpayer funded lawyers.Articles Connexes：