Eleventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals

It’s over.

After 1,952 days in federal trial and appellate courts, the case of the United States versus Stewart and Michael Parnell et al is no longer active.

It became history Wednesday when David J. Smith, Clerk of Court for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, entered as the mandate or final…

Petitions from the Parnell brothers for an appellate rehearing of their criminal convictions and sentences were denied by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit in Atlanta on June 11. Further, their petitions for Rehearing En Banc were also rejected as no active judge asked to poll the Court.…

Oral arguments for the appeals of Stewart Parnell, Michael Parnell and Mary Wilkerson are set for the week of Nov. 6, according to the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

The trio, once associated with the now defunct Peanut Corporation of America (PCA), is appealing their jury convictions and sentences for their roles contributing to…

PCAlogo_406x250With their clients starting  their second year behind bars, criminal defense attorneys in the Peanut Corporation of America case finally filed briefs asking for those convictions and sentences to be over-turned.

Appellate attorneys for Stewart Parnell, his brother Michael Parnell, and Mary Wilkerson together filed briefs totaling 236 pages on the day after Thanksgiving –…

Like ranch hands on a runaway wagon in the Old West, attorneys for Stewart Parnell and Michael Parnell are trying to get the reins straightened out while slowing down just enough for some to jump off. Appellate attorneys Justin M. Lugar and Joseph R. Pope, who respectively represent Stewart Parnell and Michael Parnell, want the…

Mary Wilkerson, the former Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) quality assurance manager whom a jury found had lied to federal food safety investigators, surrendered Tuesday to a federal correctional institution in Marianna, FL. The 42-year-old mother of two from Edison, GA, has begun a five-year prison term at FCI Marianna, which the U.S. Bureau of…

Only a quick motion for release on bond pending appeal can keep Mary Wilkerson from having to report to a federal women’s prison on Nov. 3, now less than two weeks away. Her attorney filed such a motion with the Eleventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in Atlanta on Oct. 14, and yesterday Assistant U.S.…