United States v. Pena-Torres

Full title: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. JUAN ANTONIO PENA-TORRES, Defendant.

Court: UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF VIRGINIA Alexandria Division

Case no: 1:14CR310 (JCC)

Date published: Dec 18, 2014

Fact:

On September 11, 2014 a grand jury in the Eastern District of Virginia returned a three-count indictment against Defendant, charging him with possession with intent to distribute cocaine, in violation of 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1) (“Count I”); carrying a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 924(c)(1)(A) (“Count II”); and knowingly possessing a firearm with an obliterated serial number, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 922(k). [Dkt. 18.] A grand jury returned a superseding indictment on October 14, 2014, charging the same three counts. [Dkt. 37.]  On October 17, Defendant waived formal arraignment, pled not guilty, and demanded a jury trial.

Issue:

Conclusion:

For the foregoing reasons, Defendant’s motion for a new trial is denied. An appropriate order will issue. December 18, 2014
Alexandria, Virginia

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