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Defense moves to drop remaining counts against N.M. gun dealers(Reese Family)
Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 25 February, 2013 | David Codrea

Posted on 02/27/2013 5:54:25 PM PST by marktwain

Lawyers for embattled former Deming gun dealers Rick, Terri and Ryin Reese filed a motion last Wednesday in the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico “to dismiss with prejudice the four remaining counts of the indictment.” The filing, co-signed by defense attorneys Robert J. Gorence, Jason Bowles, Brad D. Hall, and Peter V. Domenici Jr. moved for dismissal on counts “the Indictment pending against [the defendants] on the grounds that the Government has willfully or was recklessly negligent in not disclosing Giglio [“material tending to impeach the character or testimony of the prosecution witness in a criminal trial”] information that was in the possession of the Government."

Gun Rights Examiner had previously reported that the father and son are part of a family of gun dealers 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 was released on bond last year, and son Remington was cleared of all charges. The judge in the case ordered the father and son released on bond and a new trial for the remaining counts when it was discovered the prosecution had withheld evidence from the jury about a law enforcement officer testifying against them himself being under criminal investigation..

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: New Mexico
KEYWORDS: banglist; batf; gunrunner; nm; reese
The treatmeant that this family recieved has made a mockery of Constitutional protections.
1 posted on 02/27/2013 5:54:32 PM PST by marktwain
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To: marktwain

I heard through the grapevine that the Reese’s had made a plea bargain, the first offer was that they’d plead guilty to misdemeanors, the feds said they needed one to cop to a felony and Terri volunteered. They were all ready to sign on the dotted line when the government reniged. Then some time passed and the feds came back and decided to take that offer but the Reese’s had changed their minds. I think they have the government over a barrel.

I think the only reason they got any convictions is that the jury had so many counts they were willing to give the feds just a little bit but if these relatively silly charges have to stand alone in front of a jury the feds will lose.

Also I think Reese’s lawyers know a lot more than they did in the original trial and I have also heard that some gun organization is helping them out and also a legal organization. The person who told me couldn’t remember which ones but it is definitely NOT the NRA.

2 posted on 02/27/2013 6:30:02 PM PST by tiki
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To: Joe Brower; Travis McGee; LucyT; vette6387; MetaThought; 60Gunner; XHogPilot; FreedomPoster; ...
Codrea- Reese Family Update.

3 posted on 02/27/2013 6:38:58 PM PST by MestaMachine (Sometimes the smartest man in the room is standing in the midst of imbeciles.)
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4 posted on 02/27/2013 7:03:55 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: tiki

Looks like they have Pete Domenici’s son helping them.

6 posted on 02/27/2013 7:30:57 PM PST by vbmoneyspender
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To: marktwain

Only the police and military can be trusted with guns and constitutional rights.

7 posted on 02/27/2013 9:25:13 PM PST by Standing Wolf
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To: Standing Wolf

Only the police and military can be trusted with guns and constitutional rights.
And some civil servant heads need to roll (on the ground) and some necks need be stretched.

8 posted on 02/28/2013 12:32:10 AM PST by S.O.S121.500 ( Nothing so vexes me as a democrap above ground...ENFORCE THE BILL OF RIGHTS.)
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To: vbmoneyspender

You might be interested to know I saw Rick and Terri today. They look good.

9 posted on 03/02/2013 4:42:44 PM PST by tiki
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To: tiki

thanks for that. good to know.

10 posted on 03/02/2013 5:55:33 PM PST by vbmoneyspender
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