ALBANY, GA — Just more than eight years ago, well-known Georgia defense attorney Edward D. Tolley told a young majistrate judge that the criminal case they were both looking at was “complicated.”
The attorney who led the defense of Stewart Parnell in his 2014 criminal trial is set to testify next month about “claims of ineffective assistance of counsel.” Thomas J. Bondurant Jr. is a former federal …
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Daniel W. Kilgore, a one-time plant manager at the now defunct Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) processing plant at Blakely, GA, has been released from a federal prison in Oakdale, LA, to a half-way house…
Continue Reading Ex-PCA manager Daniel Kilgore leaves federal prison in crisis for half-way house
If you’ve been convicted by a jury, had your conviction and sentence upheld by an appellate court, and the Supreme Court declined to review your case, there’s still a 2255 petition.
Mary Wilkerson, quality control officer for the defunct Peanut Corporation of America, is free after serving a 5-year federal prison sentence for obstruction of justice.
Wilkerson, 46 of Edison, GA., was released from a re-entry…
Continue Reading Ill-fated quality control officer for Peanut Corp of America freed from federal custody
Mary Wilkerson, quality control officer for the now-defunct Peanut Corporation of America, has been released from a federal prison in Tallahassee, FL, to a half-way house in Atlanta.
Wilkerson, 46, has also had her full…
Continue Reading Former PCA quality control officer Wilkerson moves into half-way house
Any day you can get out of jail early is a good day. But it remains very doubtful that Mary Wilkerson will get out even a day early. She has one year, seven months, and…
Continue Reading Attorney seeks to preserve appeal option in PCA case
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days in federal trial and appellate courts, the case of the United States versus Stewart and Michael Parnell et al is no longer active.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.
Continue Reading Appellate mandate ends biggest food safety criminal case in history
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit has approved a motion giving more time for the Peanut Corporation of America criminal defendants to file petitions for rehearing and rehearing en banc.
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