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Remaining jailed New Mexico gun dealer family members granted bond ^ | 30 January, 2013 | David Codrea

Posted on 01/31/2013 6:47:30 AM PST by marktwain

After 18 months behind bars, Rick and Ryin Reese have been granted bond today, Judge Robert C. Brack of the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico ruled. They are the last two members of a New Mexico gun dealer family jailed for allegedly knowingly selling guns to cartel members, but who were found not guilty on the most serious charges of conspiracy and had money laundering charges against them dismissed. They were convicted on a handful of lesser charges of making false statements on forms, basically under the presumption that they should have know federal agents were lying. Wife Terri Reese was released on bond last year, and son Remington was cleared of all charges.

The case has taken many strange and disturbing turns, most recently with charges that the prosecution withheld evidence of a corruption investigation against a key law enforcement witness the jury chose to believe, a development reported Tuesday in Gun Rights Examiner. The Luna County Sheriff and the law enforcement officer involved decried the testimony of an Assistant United States Attorney and an FBI agent as being “thrown under the bus” and asserted his innocence, the Las Cruces Sun-News reported in a follow-up story.

Tea Party Patriots of Luna County, which has been chronicling the case with summaries of court proceedings and testimony, shared the details of the bond ruling in a post this evening. Conditions include “$10,000 bond each, they will have ankle monitoring bracelets, they will be allowed to go to church [and] arrangements for other off property trips can be made with the probation office.

“There is no word yet on whether the judge has decided in favor of or against a new trial,” that report continued, promising “As soon as that decision is known it will be posted.”

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: banglist; codrea; corruption; guncontrol; gunrunner; nm; reese; secondamendment
It is hard for me to see how the judge would release them on bond unless either a new trial or dismissal of charges are in the works. I would appreciate any freepers with more legal experience than I explaining what the judges thought process might be.
1 posted on 01/31/2013 6:47:36 AM PST by marktwain
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These people were framed and abused by the law.

2 posted on 01/31/2013 7:06:49 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Joe Brower; Travis McGee; LucyT; vette6387; MetaThought; 60Gunner; XHogPilot; FreedomPoster; ...
New info on the Reese Case.

3 posted on 01/31/2013 7:20:06 AM PST by MestaMachine (Sometimes the smartest man in the room is standing in the midst of imbeciles.)
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Wasn’t this the only arrest out of Ewwic Howder’s “Fast and Furious” song and dance?

4 posted on 01/31/2013 7:26:46 AM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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There has got to be a means to amend our laws to allow prosecuting federal agents for knowingly filing false or trumped up charges in an attempt to get someone to plead to lessor charges. This bs has got to stop. And when anyone in a position of trust or a position of authority is found in violation of any law, the penalty should automatically be doubled.

5 posted on 01/31/2013 7:29:01 AM PST by Real Cynic No More
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They are lucky they weren’t “Weavered”.

6 posted on 01/31/2013 8:10:28 AM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: Real Cynic No More

This is yet another case of prosecutorial misconduct .
Another one of Holder’s involvement in “Fast and Furious”.
What ?
You mean we can’t trust the “Just-Us” Dept. to uphold the Law ?

7 posted on 01/31/2013 8:23:15 AM PST by Tilted Irish Kilt (Our enemys don't fear us ; and our friends don't trust us !! I wonder why .. (rhetorical))
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(From a concernced local citizen)

They have to raise about $18,000+

They won’t be able to get out without the $ - which is ridiculous. Terri doesn’t have one of those monitors on.

They are working on trying to see if they will be permitted to use a bondsman (15%)

The government has a Notice of Lis Pendens on their property, so they can’t use their property to secure the bond.

The mountain property was put up as collateral for Terri’s bond, so they can’t use that. They don’t have anything else.

Terri’s been selling off as much as possible at the flea market and garage sales trying to raise money to live on. I purchased 6 chairs and a number of other items, and well as donated to the fund. Something I really can’t afford, but I know how I’d feel if roles were reversed.

Terri is having a land line phone installed, so that depends on how fast they can come out and get that done, as it is a requirement of release.

Ryin actually has a job waiting for him when he gets out !

One person came by my house last night and gave me $ to deposit in the defense fund account in town. He wants to remain anonymous

That’s understandable. Some people fear becoming a target of a vengeful local law enforcement. I told him about my suspicions about a number of events that happened early on in the case, things that I haven’t published – good peripheral book value type stuff that shows to what extent the government was going after them.

8 posted on 01/31/2013 8:46:05 AM PST by Travis McGee (
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