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. It appears the police and prosecutors are allowed to change the rules halfway through the game to suit themselves. I am surprised that the congress has not yet eliminated the right to a trial in cases involving any type of forensic evidence. That would suit their foolish law and order police state views. I say we eliminate the statute of limitations for crimes committed by members of congress and other government employees. Of course they would never do that. They are all corrupt cowards!!!

  2. Poor Judge Brown probably thought that by slavishly serving the godz of the age her violations of 18th century concepts like due process and the rule of law would be overlooked. Mayhaps she was merely a Judge ahead of her time?

  3. in a lawyer discipline case Judge Brown, now removed, was presiding over a hearing about a lawyer accused of the supposedly heinous ethical violation of saying the words "Illegal immigrant." (IN re Barker) http://www.in.gov/judiciary/files/order-discipline-2013-55S00-1008-DI-429.pdf .... I wonder if when we compare the egregious violations of due process by Judge Brown, to her chiding of another lawyer for politically incorrectness, if there are any conclusions to be drawn about what kind of person, what kind of judge, what kind of apparatchik, is busy implementing the agenda of political correctness and making off-limits legit advocacy about an adverse party in a suit whose illegal alien status is relevant? I am just asking the question, the reader can make own conclsuion. Oh wait-- did I use the wrong adjective-- let me rephrase that, um undocumented alien?

  4. of course the bigger questions of whether or not the people want to pay for ANY bussing is off limits, due to the Supreme Court protecting the people from DEMOCRACY. Several decades hence from desegregation and bussing plans and we STILL need to be taking all this taxpayer money to combat mostly-imagined "discrimination" in the most obviously failed social program of the postwar period.

  5. You can put your photos anywhere you like... When someone steals it they know it doesn't belong to them. And, a man getting a divorce is automatically not a nice guy...? That's ridiculous. Since when is need of money a conflict of interest? That would mean that no one should have a job unless they are already financially solvent without a job... A photographer is also under no obligation to use a watermark (again, people know when a photo doesn't belong to them) or provide contact information. Hey, he didn't make it easy for me to pay him so I'll just take it! Well heck, might as well walk out of the grocery store with a cart full of food because the lines are too long and you don't find that convenient. "Only in Indiana." Oh, now you're passing judgement on an entire state... What state do you live in? I need to characterize everyone in your state as ignorant and opinionated. And the final bit of ignorance; assuming a photo anyone would want is lucky and then how much does your camera have to cost to make it a good photo, in your obviously relevant opinion?

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