Jerry Smith v. State of Indiana - 7/10/13

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Wednesday  July 10, 2013 
10:30 AM  EST

10:30 a.m. 15A05-1208-CR-411 and 24A01-1210-CR-469. On December 21, 2010, Jerry A. Smith was charged in state court in Franklin County, Indiana, with five counts of unlawful acts related to offer or sale of a security, each as a Class C felony; five counts of broker-dealer registration required, each as a Class C felony; nine counts of securities fraud, each as a Class C felony; and six counts of securities fraud, each as a Class B felony.  On June 2, 2011, Smith was charged in state court in Dearborn County, Indiana with three counts of unlawful acts related to offer or sale of security, each as a Class C felony; three counts of broker-dealer registration required, each as a Class C felony; nine counts of securities fraud, each as a Class C felony; and three counts of theft, each as a Class D felony.

Smith pleaded guilty on June 12, 2012, in United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio, Western Division, to one count of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, one count of obstruction, and one count of tax evasion.  After his guilty plea in federal court, Smith moved to dismiss the state-court charges filed against him in both Franklin County and Dearborn County.  The Dearborn Superior Court denied Smith’s request outright, while the Franklin Circuit Court only partially granted Smith’s request.  Smith has brought interlocutory appeals from the rulings of both trial courts, contending in each that the conduct underlying the state-court charges is the same conduct underlying the federal court charges to which he pleaded guilty and that the trial court abused its discretion by failing to dismiss all of the charges brought against him.  The State cross-appeals contending that the Franklin Circuit Court erred by partially granting Smith’s motion to dismiss.

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  1. I just wanted to point out that Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner, Senator Feinstein, former Senate majority leader Bill Frist, and former attorney general John Ashcroft are responsible for this rubbish. We need to keep a eye on these corrupt, arrogant, and incompetent fools.

  2. Well I guess our politicians have decided to give these idiot federal prosecutors unlimited power. Now if I guy bounces a fifty-dollar check, the U.S. attorney can intentionally wait for twenty-five years or so and have the check swabbed for DNA and file charges. These power hungry federal prosecutors now have unlimited power to mess with people. we can thank Wisconsin's Jim Sensenbrenner and Diane Feinstein, John Achcroft and Bill Frist for this one. Way to go, idiots.

  3. I wonder if the USSR had electronic voting machines that changed the ballot after it was cast? Oh well, at least we have a free media serving as vicious watchdog and exposing all of the rot in the system! (Insert rimshot)

  4. Jose, you are assuming those in power do not wish to be totalitarian. My experience has convinced me otherwise. Constitutionalists are nearly as rare as hens teeth among the powerbrokers "managing" us for The Glorious State. Oh, and your point is dead on, el correcta mundo. Keep the Founders’ (1791 & 1851) vision alive, my friend, even if most all others, and especially the ruling junta, chase only power and money (i.e. mammon)

  5. Hypocrisy in high places, absolute immunity handed out like Halloween treats (it is the stuff of which tyranny is made) and the belief that government agents are above the constitutions and cannot be held responsible for mere citizen is killing, perhaps has killed, The Republic. And yet those same power drunk statists just reel on down the hallway toward bureaucratic fascism.

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