The 11th Circuit Court Of Appeals was scheduled to hear that five-year habeas corpus motion from Stewart Parnell but pulled it back.

The second highest court in the land promises to re-assign the Stewart Parnell case shortly. 

The Atlanta-based court appears ready to wrap up the Habeas petitions from Stewart

Continue Reading Parnell habeas corpus petitions are about to be heard by 11th Circuit panel of judges

Ten years after a jury trial convicted him of 31 charges, resulting in a 20-year federal prison sentence, peanut broker Michael Parnell, 65, has filed his opening brief in his appeal of that conviction and sentence with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit in Atlanta.

In the

Continue Reading Michael Parnell’s Habeus motion is now before the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals

Appellate attorney Amy Lee Copeland has provided the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit with Stewart Parnell’s Reply Brief. The reply is to the government’s opposition to Parnell’s 5-year-old motion for his release from federal custody.

“The parties’ briefs are ships that pass in the night,” Copeland wrote

Continue Reading 11th Circuit receives Parnell’s reply on his motion for an early release

It’s been a long haul, but Tuesday’s one-time peanut executive petitioned to vacate his conviction and sentence before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit in Atlanta.

Parnell was the top executive at the now-defunct Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) when in 2008-09, its peanut processing plant in

Continue Reading Stewart Parnell takes habeas corpus petition to 11th Circuit Court in Atlanta

A decade after his indictment and a year after United States Magistrate Judge Thomas Q. Langstaff denied his petition for early release, one-time peanut butter mogul Stewart Parnell still has one more card to play.

Parnell, 68, has 15 years to run on his sentence imposed after a 2014 jury

Continue Reading Stewart Parnell looks for better Habeas in Atlanta than he just had in Mid-Georgia

Savannah attorney Amy Lee Copeland has filed a Notice of Appeal for Stewart Parnell’s motion to vacate, set aside or correct his sentence under a federal habeas corpus action.

Parnell’s Motion was denied Sept. 23 by the trial judge, W. Louis Sands, who upheld the also negative findings of Magistrate

Continue Reading Parnell’s challenge to his prison sentence is now an appeal to the 11th Circuit