United States v. Sweatt

Full title: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. THOMAS A. SWEATT

Court: UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF MARYLAND

Criminal Case DKC 05-0230 DKC 05-0246Civil Action DKC 16-1716 DKC 16-1710

Date published: Jul 16, 2021

Fact:

Thomas A. Sweatt, who is currently serving a sentence of 1630 months in prison, followed by a life sentence, filed motions pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2255 to vacate his convictions under 18 U.S.C. § 924(c). (DKC 05-0230, ECF No. 22 and DKC 05-0246, ECF No. 16). He also filed motions to supplement these petitions (DKC 05-0230, ECF No. 23 and DKC 05-0246, ECF Nos. 15 and 16 (corrected)), and a motion to seal. (ECF No. 05-0246, ECF No. 27). The issues have been briefed, and the court now rules, no hearing being deemed necessary. Local Rule 105.6. For the following reasons, Mr. Sweatt is entitled to have both of the § 924(c) convictions vacated, and ultimately the motions will be granted. A telephone conference will be set with counsel to discuss the procedure to determine the proper relief in light of this opinion.

Issue:

Conclusion:

The supplemented motions in cases DKC 05-0230 and DKC 05-0246 will be granted, once the nature of relief is resolved.

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