Thomas Ravenel Indictment
Posted in the Beaufort County Forum
#1 Jul 14, 2007
PRESS NOTICE REGINALD I. LLOYD UNITED STATES ATTORNEY DISTRICT OF SOUTH CAROLINA
June 19, 2007
SOUTH CAROLINA STATE TREASURER THOMAS RAVENEL INDICTED ON FEDERAL DRUG CHARGE
Columbia, South Carolina - United States Attorney REGINALD I. LLOYD stated today that South Carolina State Treasurer THOMAS RAVENEL, age 44, of Charleston, along with another man, MICHAEL L. MILLER, age 25, of Mt. Pleasant, were charged in one-count Indictment this afternoon with conspiracy to possess cocaine with intent to distribute.
The Indictment reads as follows:
THE GRAND JURY CHARGES:
That beginning at a time unknown to the grand jury, but beginning at least in or around late 2005, and continuing thereafter, up to and including the date of this Indictment, in the District of South Carolina, the defendants, THOMAS RAVENEL and MICHAEL L. MILLER, knowingly and intentionally did combine, conspire and agree together and have tacit understanding with each other and others, both known and unknown to the grand jury, to knowingly, intentionally and unlawfully possess with intent to distribute and to distribute a quantity of cocaine, a Schedule II controlled substance in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(C);
All in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Section 846.
Mr. Lloyd stated the maximum penalty RAVENEL and MILLER could receive is a fine of $1,000,000.00 and/or imprisonment of 20 years.
Mr. Lloyd stated that the case was investigated by agents of the FBI and SLED, and that he has assigned the case to Assistant United States Attorney William Witherspoon of the Columbia office for prosecution.
Mr. Lloyd stated that all charges in this Indictment are merely accusations and that all defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
#2 Jul 14, 2007
DONT SEE ANY LANGUAGE IN THE DOCUMENT THAT SAYS .HE WAS JUST SHARING WITH FRIENDS .. IT STATES:
... AND TO DISTRIBUTE A QUANTITY OF COCAINE
IT IS, WHAT IT IS!
#3 Jul 14, 2007
One can only wonder after reading todays Beaufort Gazette blurb about Thomas Ravenal where the story will go next. Are Tommys local cronies and fellow coke pushers feeling a little nervous? His friends are rather well placed in our community(Beaufort) and have much to lose if ole Tommy cant hold his mud and decides to trade them for his own freedom.
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