Will John Slusher go to prison?

Will John Slusher go to prison?

Created by mike on Sep 13, 2011

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free as a bird

Greenbrier, AR

#1 Sep 14, 2011
slusher will walk, skip, swagger out of the court room, singing, "skip to my Lou"!! He's a cool dude who knows how to get out of trouble.....
mike

United States

#2 Sep 14, 2011
yea right. they wouldn't even let him out on bond thats gotta tell you something.
Lori

United States

#3 Sep 14, 2011
So he has another girlfriend named Lou?
OkeyDokey

Richmond, KY

#4 Sep 15, 2011
mike wrote:
yea right. they wouldn't even let him out on bond thats gotta tell you something.
Wrong!
OkeyDokey

Richmond, KY

#5 Sep 15, 2011
Lori wrote:
So he has another girlfriend named Lou?
Nope
ByeByeJohnny

United States

#6 Sep 15, 2011
Giving any odds on how much time he'll get?
OkeyDokey

Richmond, KY

#7 Sep 15, 2011
Back

United States

#8 Sep 16, 2011
So he got to go home to his wife and family? Gee, that's nice. Hope he didn't have an open container and kill somebody on the way.

“walk right in”

Since: Aug 11

wallins

#9 Sep 16, 2011
free as a bird wrote:
slusher will walk, skip, swagger out of the court room, singing, "skip to my Lou"!! He's a cool dude who knows how to get out of trouble.....
Don't see the word "innocent" anywhere.
Susan

Winchester, KY

#10 Oct 16, 2011
Court date tomorrow Oct 17 Federal. Let's see what happens to John. Who will keep all his women up for twenty some years? Will they be faithful and wait on him. Such a joke. It's not going to matter who he knows this is federal.
When Johnny comes home

United States

#11 Oct 20, 2011
which home will he go to?
mike

United States

#12 Oct 20, 2011
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The Independent
LONDON — Attorneys for several of the defendants in a case involving what authorities say was a multistate motorcycle theft and money-laundering ring are seeking to have the case transferred from London to Ashland.
The attorneys representing the three defendants who are from Ashland — Richard “Dickie” Meade, George Ferguson and Mark Justice — filed a joint motion for change of venue last month in U.S. District Court. The motion was submitted to the chambers of Judge Gregory F. Van Tatenhove for review on Thursday, according to court records.
In the motion, written by Michael Curtis, who represents Meade, the attorneys argue the three would be “more than inconvenienced” if the case was to go to trial in London.
mike

United States

#13 Oct 20, 2011
The Independent
LONDON — Attorneys for several of the defendants in a case involving what authorities say was a multistate motorcycle theft and money-laundering ring are seeking to have the case transferred from London to Ashland.
The attorneys representing the three defendants who are from Ashland — Richard “Dickie” Meade, George Ferguson and Mark Justice — filed a joint motion for change of venue last month in U.S. District Court. The motion was submitted to the chambers of Judge Gregory F. Van Tatenhove for review on Thursday, according to court records.
In the motion, written by Michael Curtis, who represents Meade, the attorneys argue the three would be “more than inconvenienced” if the case was to go to trial in London.
“They would be, in essence, denied due process and their Sixth Amendment trial rights would be greatly and prejudicially affected,” the motion states.
Curtis was joined in filing the motion by Jeremy Clark, who represents Ferguson, and Justice’s legal counsel, Garis Pruitt.
The attorneys also maintain the case should be tried in the Ashland Division because the bulk of the crimes alleged against Meade, Ferguson and Justice in the 15-count indictment occurred in Boyd County.
The only count that alleges criminal conduct outside of Boyd County is one that essentially charges all eight defendants with conspiracy to commit money-laundering by dealing in allegedly stolen motorcycles and motorcycle parts, the motion states.
Additionally, all of the defense witnesses who will testify on behalf of the three live in Boyd County, all three defense attorneys are based in Boyd County and the parcels of land owned by Meade of which the government is seeking forfeiture are located in Boyd County, Curtis wrote.
In addition to depriving the defendants of their trial rights under the Sixth Amendment, having the trial in London also would affect Meade’s, Ferguson’s and Justice’s due-process rights under the Fourteenth Amendment, Curtis wrote.
The others charged in the case are John C. Slusher, 58, of Pineville; Robert Jason Chapman, 31, of Cleves, Ohio; Robert W.“Trader Bob” Harris, 60, of Newport; Shon Fields, 33, of Cincinnati; and Christina Bannigan, 31, of Cleves.
All eight defendants have pleaded not guilty. The trial was originally scheduled to begin Monday, but has been continued. A new trial date has not yet been set.
The indictment, returned in August, alleges the defendants participated in a money-laundering conspiracy related to the interstate shipment of stolen motorcycles. Some of the defendants also are charged with money-laundering and possessing stolen vehicle parts with the intent to sell them. Additionally, Fields is charged with obstruction of justice for allegedly lying to the grand jury, and Harris is charged with making false statements to a federal law enforcement agency.
The indictment lists four pieces of property — two in Boyd County and one each in Bell and Campbell counties — the U.S. Attorney’s Office is seeking to have forfeited because it alleges they are proceeds of or facilitated the commission of some of the crimes alleged in the indictment.
Additionally, the government is seeking a monetary judgment of $2.5 million, which prosecutors believe represents the amount the defendants derived from their alleged criminal conduct.
According to the indictment, the defendants altered or obliterated the vehicle identification numbers on stolen motorcycles. They then allegedly transferred the titles to others, before selling them, to conceal the fact the bikes were stolen.
The defendants face maximum prison sentences of 20 years if they are convicted. However, application of federal sentencing guidelines would likely result in them receiving far less time.
Boyd County sheriff’s deputies discovered a chop shop on Meade Springer Road that was part of the alleged theft ring while investigating a March 7, 2007, shooting on Ky. 5 that left an Ohio man dead.
mike

United States

#14 Oct 20, 2011
there he's facing up to 20 yrs in prison.
res judicata

Nashville, TN

#15 Oct 20, 2011
Just wondering if this means they're asking for separate trials? Slusher will make the same argument if they try to move him to Ashland. Sounds more like a stalling tactic than anything. Maybe to keep them out of jail until after the holidays. If the defense was prepared, wouldn't matter what the venue might be.

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