11-12-2013 (1)

In Case Number 13-60273-CR-SCOLA a Federal Grand Jury sitting in the Southern  District of Florida returned a three Count Indictment charging Ken Ragbir with Illegal Re-Entry after Deportation in Count I, Possession of a Firearm in Count II and Knowingly Possessing a Stolen Firearm in Count III of the Indictment.. The Indictment also contains a forfeiture provision in it concerning the seized guns and ammunition described in the Indictment.
 
Ragbir faces a maximum penalty of ten years in jail on each count of the Indictment followed by a three year supervised release term on each count as well. The allegations described in the Indictment all took place on Aug 13, 2013 in Broward County, Florida. The firearms and ammunition seized from Ragbir include a Glock 23 .40 caliber pistol, nine rounds of
Smith & Wesson Speer .40 caliber ammunition, a Llama .380 caliber pistol, serial number 593825 and Seven rounds of.380 caliber auto PMC ammunition as well as a Glock 23 .40 caliber pistol containing the stolen serial number thereon alleged in Count III of the Indictment.
 
The Indictment alleges violations of Title 8 USC section 1326, Title 18 USC section 922(g)(5) and Title 18 USC section 922(j) respectively. Judge Scola in the Miami division has been assigned as the District Court Judge in the case. Judge Valle his assigned Magistrate will handle the pre-trial matters in this new case.


In Case Number 13-6477-SNOW, the Government filed a criminal complaint charging Robert Williams with Conspiracy to possess and possession with intent to distribute over 1000 kilograms of marijuana in violation of Title 21 USC sections 841(a)(1), 841(b)(1)(A)(VII) and Title 21 USC section 846.
The conspiracy and substantive contents of this massive amount of marijuana carry minimum mandatory jail terms of ten years to life and guideline ranges of up to approximately 25 years in jail.
 
The case has not yet been indicted. Generally the Government will have to indict such a case within 10 days of the complaint filing date to avoid an adversary preliminary hearing under the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure. It is expected that the Government will return the Indictment on or before the 10 days have run from the filing date of the Complaint. At that point a District Court Judge will be randomly assigned along with the Judge's Magistrate.
To read further details regarding this case click here (Preceding link will be updated shortly.


In Case No: 13-60275-CR-ZLOCH/HUNT, a federal grand jury sitting in the Southern district of Florida indicted Brian Denges in a one count Indictment with possession with intent to distribute Oxycodone.
 
The charge carries a maximum penalty of up to twenty years in jail a $1,000,000 fine and a possible supervised release term of up to three years.
 
If tried by a jury this case is expected to last between two to three days according to the Assistant United States Attorney (Brent Tantillo) who has been assigned the case for prosecution
 
The case has been assigned to Federal District Court Judge William Zloch in Fort Lauderdale Broward County and his assigned Magistrate Judge Patrick Hunt randomly. The allegations of the Indictment allege that the facts of the case occurred in Broward County, Fort Lauderdale, Florida


In Case No 13-60272-CR-SCOLA a federal grand jury sitting in the Southern district of Florida returned a two count Indictment charging Fernando Rodriguez with making a false statement to the United States citizenship and Immigration Service in violation of Title 18 USC section !001.
 
The Indictment alleges that in each Count Rodriguez falsely claimed he was a citizen of Cuba in representations made to the agency when in fact he was not.
 
Rodriguez faces a maximum penalty of up to five years in jail three years of supervised release and a fine of up to $250,000.00 in each count of the Indictment.