Federal Trial Results

USA v. SMITH CASE NO.: 6:04-CR-37-ORL-19-JGG (Orlando)
Counts: Conspiracy to Distribute 50 Kilograms of Cocaine, Possession of Marijuana and Conspiracy to Possess $850,000 in Counterfeit Money
District Judge: Fawsett
Sentencing Guidelines: 188 to 235 months in federal prison
Mandatory Minimum: Mandatory 10 years in federal prison
Case Result: Not Guilty Verdict as to Conspiracy to Distribute 50 Kilograms of Cocaine and Not Guilty Verdict as to Conspiracy to Possess $850,000 in Counterfeit Money, guilty as to possession of marijuana.

USA v. CRUZ-ALVAREZ CASE NO.: 5:08-CR-22-OC-10-GRJ (Ocala)
Counts: Conspiracy to Distribute 100 or More Marijuana Plants and Possession With the Intent to Distribute 100 or More Marijuana Plants
Senior District Judge: Hodges
Mandatory Minimum: Mandatory 5 years in federal prison
Maximum Sentence: 40 years in federal prison
Case Result: Verdict of Not Guilty.

USA v. SPOONER CASE NO.: 8:11-CR-69-JDW-AEP (Tampa)
Counts: Conspiracy to Manufacture and Distribute 50 Grams of More of Methamphetamine and 5 Grams or More and Less than 5 Grams of Methamphetamine.
District Court Judge: Whittemore
Sentencing Guidelines: 260 months to Life in federal prison
Mandatory Minimum: Mandatory Life in federal prison
Case Result: Not Guilty Verdict as to Conspiracy to Distribute 50 Grams of More of Methamphetamine (Mandatory Life), Not Guilty Verdict as to 5 Grams or More of Methamphetamine (Mandatory 20 Years), guilty as to less than 5 grams (no minimum mandatory).

USA v. BLANGO CASE NO.: 2:07-CR-39-FTM-34 (Fort Myers)
Counts: Four Counts of Armed Bank Robbery and Four Counts of Using and Possessing a Firearm During a Crime of Violence
District Judge: Howard Mandatory Minimum: Mandatory 82 years in federal prison
Sentencing Guidelines: 143 years in federal prison
Case Result: Two Not Guilty Verdicts of Armed Bank Robbery and Two Not Guilty Verdicts as to Using and Possessing a Firearm During a Crime of Violence.

USA v. LEWIS CASE NO.: 8:08-CR-127-RAL-26-MAP (Tampa)
Counts: Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon and Possession of Crack
District Judge: Lazzara
Mandatory Minimum: Mandatory 15 years in federal prison
Case Result: Hung Jury.

USA v. MCCLELLAND CASE NO.: 8:05-CR-129-T-23MSS (Tampa)
Counts: Arson and Insurance Fraud
Senior District Judge: Merryday
Maximum Sentence: 40 years in federal prison
Case Result: After four days of trial, at the close of evidence prior to closing arguments, federal prosecutors dismissed four of six counts in the indictment.