U.S. District Court
Western District of North Carolina (Charlotte)
CRIMINAL DOCKET FOR CASE #: 3:06-cr-00074-ALL


Case title: USA v. Woltz et al

Date Filed: 04/04/2006

Assigned to: Senior Judge W. Earl Britt
Referred to: David Keesler

Defendant
Howell Way Woltz (1) represented byDavid B. Freedman
White and Crumpler
301 N. Main Street, Suite 1100
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
336-725-1304
Fax: 336-761-8845
Email: david@whiteandcrumpler.com
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Designation: Retained

Pending Counts

Disposition
CONSPIRACY TO DEFRAUD THE UNITED STATES
(1)
FALSE DECLARATIONS BEFORE GRAND JURY/COURT
(9)
INFLUENCE/INJURING OFFICER/JUROR/WITNESS
(10)
TAMPERING WITH A WITNESS, VICTIM OR AN INFORMANT
(11)
CONSPIRACY TO DEFRAUD THE UNITED STATES
(13)

Highest Offense Level (Opening)
Felony

Terminated Counts

Disposition
None

Highest Offense Level (Terminated)
None

Complaints

Disposition
None

Assigned to: Senior Judge W. Earl Britt
Referred to: David Keesler

Defendant
Ricky Edward Graves (2) represented byPeter Crane Anderson
Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick
Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP
128 South Tryon Street
Suite 1800
Charlotte, NC 28202
704.945.2177
Fax: 704.332.1197
Email: panderson@slk-law.com
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Designation: Retained

Pending Counts

Disposition
CONSPIRACY TO DEFRAUD THE UNITED STATES
(1)
CORRUPT OR FORCIBLE INTERFERENCE
(2)

Highest Offense Level (Opening)
Felony

Terminated Counts

Disposition
None

Highest Offense Level (Terminated)
None

Complaints

Disposition
None

Assigned to: Senior Judge W. Earl Britt
Referred to: David Keesler

Defendant
Samuel Thomas Currin (3)

Pending Counts

Disposition
CONSPIRACY TO DEFRAUD THE UNITED STATES
(1)
CONSPIRACY TO DEFRAUD THE UNITED STATES
(3)
INFLUENCE/INJURING OFFICER/JUROR/WITNESS
(4)
TAMPERING WITH A WITNESS, VICTIM OR AN INFORMANT
(5)
INTIMIDATION OR FORCE AGAINST WITNESS
(6)
SUBORNATION OF PERJURY
(7)
FALSE DECLARATIONS BEFORE GRAND JURY/COURT
(8)

Highest Offense Level (Opening)
Felony

Terminated Counts

Disposition
None

Highest Offense Level (Terminated)
None

Complaints

Disposition
None

Assigned to: Senior Judge W. Earl Britt
Referred to: David Keesler

Defendant
Vernice Chaitan Woltz (4) represented byDonald K. Tisdale, Sr.
Grace Holton Tisdale & Clifton
301 North Main Street
Suite 100
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
US
336-725-9428
Fax: 336-721-1176
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Designation: Retained

Pending Counts

Disposition
INFLUENCE/INJURING OFFICER/JUROR/WITNESS
(10)
TAMPERING WITH A WITNESS, VICTIM OR AN INFORMANT
(11)
DESTRUCTION,ALTERNATION,FALSIFICATION RCDS FED INVESTIGATION
(12)
CONSPIRACY TO DEFRAUD THE UNITED STATES
(13)

Highest Offense Level (Opening)
Felony

Terminated Counts

Disposition
None

Highest Offense Level (Terminated)
None

Complaints

Disposition
None


Plaintiff
USA represented byKurt W. Meyers
U.S. Attorney`s Office
227 West Trade Street, Suite 1700
Charlotte, NC 28202
704.338.3111
Fax: 704.344.6629
Email: Kurt.Meyers@usdoj.gov
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Matthew T. Martens
U.S. Attorney's Office
227 W. Trade St.
1700 Carillon
Charlotte, NC 28202
704-344-6222
Fax: 704-344-6629
Email: matthew.martens2@usdoj.gov
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

Date Filed

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Docket Text

04/04/20061 MOTION to Seal Case by USA as to Howell Way Woltz, Ricky Edward Graves, Samuel Thomas Currin, Vernice Chaitan Woltz. (O'Brien, Tammy) (Entered: 04/05/2006)
04/04/20062ORDER granting 1 Motion to Seal Case as to Howell Way Woltz (1), Ricky Edward Graves (2), Samuel Thomas Currin (3), Vernice Chaitan Woltz (4). Signed by Judge David Keesler on 4/4/06. (O'Brien, Tammy) (Entered: 04/05/2006)
04/04/20063SEALED INDICTMENT as to Howell Way Woltz (1) count(s) 1, 9, 10, 11, 13, Ricky Edward Graves (2) count(s) 1, 2, Samuel Thomas Currin (3) count(s) 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, Vernice Chaitan Woltz (4) count(s) 10, 11, 12, 13. (O'Brien, Tammy) (Entered: 04/05/2006)
04/04/20064 Arrest Warrant Issued in case as to Howell Way Woltz. (O'Brien, Tammy) (Entered: 04/05/2006)
04/04/20065 Arrest Warrant Issued in case as to Ricky Edward Graves. (O'Brien, Tammy) (Entered: 04/05/2006)
04/04/20066 Arrest Warrant Issued in case as to Samuel Thomas Currin. (O'Brien, Tammy) (Entered: 04/05/2006)
04/04/20067 Arrest Warrant Issued in case as to Vernice Chaitan Woltz. (O'Brien, Tammy) (Entered: 04/05/2006)
04/05/2006 Case as to Howell Way Woltz, Ricky Edward Graves, Samuel Thomas Currin, Vernice Chaitan Woltz Reassigned to Judge David Keesler. Judge Carl Horn, III no longer assigned to the case. This is your only notice - you will not receive a separate document. (O'Brien, Tammy) (Entered: 04/05/2006)
04/18/2006 NOTICE OF HEARING as to Howell Way Woltz, Vernice Chaitan Woltz: Initial Appearance set for 4/18/2006 02:30 PM in Charlotte Magistrate Courtroom before David Keesler. This is your only notice - you will not receive a separate document.(O'Brien, Tammy) (Entered: 04/18/2006)
04/18/2006 Attorney update in case as to Howell Way Woltz, Ricky Edward Graves, Samuel Thomas Currin, Vernice Chaitan Woltz. Attorney Kurt W. Meyers for USA added. (Anderton, Michelle) (Entered: 04/18/2006)
04/18/20068 MOTION to Unseal Case/Indictment by USA as to Howell Way Woltz, Ricky Edward Graves, Samuel Thomas Currin, Vernice Chaitan Woltz. (Anderton, Michelle) (Entered: 04/18/2006)
04/18/20069ORDER granting 8 Motion to Unseal Case/Indictment as to Howell Way Woltz (1), Ricky Edward Graves (2), Samuel Thomas Currin (3), Vernice Chaitan Woltz (4). Signed by Judge David Keesler on 4/18/06. (Anderton, Michelle) Modified on 4/18/2006 (Anderton, Michelle). (Entered: 04/18/2006)
04/18/2006 Arrest of Howell Way Woltz, Vernice Chaitan Woltz (O'Brien, Tammy) (Entered: 04/18/2006)
04/18/2006 Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge David Keesler:Initial Appearance as to Howell Way Woltz, Vernice Chaitan Woltz held on 4/18/2006 Government attorney: Kurt Meyers.Defendant attorney: Douglas W. Hanna making a Limited Appearance. (Court Reporter FTR.) (O'Brien, Tammy) Modified on 4/18/2006 (O'Brien, Tammy). Modified on 4/18/2006 (O'Brien, Tammy). (Entered: 04/18/2006)
04/18/2006 NOTICE OF HEARING as to Howell Way Woltz, Vernice Chaitan Woltz: Arraignment set for 4/20/2006 10:30 AM in Charlotte Magistrate Courtroom before David Keesler. Detention Hearing set for 4/20/2006 10:30 AM in Charlotte Magistrate Courtroom before David Keesler. This is your only notice - you will not receive a separate document.(O'Brien, Tammy) (Entered: 04/18/2006)
04/18/2006 Arrest of Ricky Edward Graves, Samuel Thomas Currin in Eastern District of North Carolina. (O'Brien, Tammy) Modified on 4/21/2006 (O'Brien, Tammy). (Entered: 04/21/2006)
04/20/2006 Attorney update in case as to Howell Way Woltz. Attorney David B. Freedman for Howell Way Woltz added making a General Appearance. (O'Brien, Tammy) (Entered: 04/20/2006)
04/20/2006 Attorney update in case as to Vernice Chaitan Woltz. Attorney Donald K. Tisdale, Sr for Vernice Chaitan Woltz added making a limited appearance. (O'Brien, Tammy) (Entered: 04/20/2006)
04/20/2006 Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge David Keesler :Arraignment as to Vernice Chaitan Woltz (4) Count 10,11,12,13 and Howell Way Woltz (1) Count 1,9,10,11,13 and Detention Hearing held on 4/20/2006 Government attorney: Kurt Meyers.Defendant attorney: David Freedman & Donald K. Tisdale, Sr.. (Court Reporter FTR.) (O'Brien, Tammy) (Entered: 04/20/2006)
04/20/200610Unsecured Bond Entered as to Howell Way Woltz in amount of $ 100,000, . Signed by Judge David Keesler on 4/20/06. (O'Brien, Tammy) (Entered: 04/20/2006)
04/20/200611ORDER Setting Conditions of Release as to Howell Way Woltz (1) 100,000 Unsecured . Signed by Judge David Keesler on 4/20/06. (O'Brien, Tammy) (Entered: 04/20/2006)
04/20/200612Unsecured Bond Entered as to Vernice Chaitan Woltz in amount of $ 100,000, . Signed by Judge David Keesler on 4/20/06. (O'Brien, Tammy) (Entered: 04/20/2006)
04/20/200613ORDER Setting Conditions of Release as to Vernice Chaitan Woltz (4) 100,000 Unsecured . Signed by Judge David Keesler on 4/20/06. (O'Brien, Tammy) (Entered: 04/20/2006)
04/20/2006 ORAL NOTICE OF APPEAL from Order of Magistrate Judge to District Court by USA as to Howell Way Woltz, Vernice Chaitan Woltz re 13 Order Setting Conditions of Release, 12 Bond, 11 Order Setting Conditions of Release, 10 Bond. (O'Brien, Tammy) (Entered: 04/20/2006)
04/20/2006 ORAL MOTION to Stay Release Order pending District Court ruling by USA as to Howell Way Woltz, Vernice Chaitan Woltz. (O'Brien, Tammy) (Entered: 04/20/2006)
04/20/2006 ORAL ORDER granting [] Motion to Stay Release Order pending Appeal to District Court as to Howell Way Woltz (1), Vernice Chaitan Woltz (4). Signed by Judge David Keesler on 4/20/06. (O'Brien, Tammy) (Entered: 04/20/2006)
04/21/200614ORDER as to Howell Way Woltz, Vernice Chaitan Woltz setting Hearing Monday, April 24, 2006 @ 10:00 am, Raleigh NC re: Appeal of Magistrate Judge Order to District Court, filed by USA, ordering USM to transport defts for hearing. Signed by Judge W. Earl Britt on 4/21/06. (O'Brien, Tammy) (Entered: 04/21/2006)
04/21/2006 NOTICE OF HEARING ON MOTION in case as to Howell Way Woltz, Vernice Chaitan Woltz Appeal of Release Hearing set for 4/24/2006 10:00 AM, 310 New Bern Avenue, Raleigh, North Carolina, Courtroom 2 before Senior Judge W. Earl Britt. This is your only notice - you will not receive a separate document.(O'Brien, Tammy) (Entered: 04/21/2006)
04/21/200615NOTICE OF ATTORNEY APPEARANCE: Peter Crane Anderson appearing for Ricky Edward Graves (Anderson, Peter) (Entered: 04/21/2006)
04/21/200616Rule 5(c)(3) Documents Received as to Ricky Edward Graves, Samuel Thomas Currin (O'Brien, Tammy) (Entered: 04/21/2006)
04/21/200617First MOTION to Revoke Order of Release by USA as to Howell Way Woltz, Vernice Chaitan Woltz. (Meyers, Kurt) (Entered: 04/21/2006)
04/21/200618TRANSCRIPT of Proceedings as to Howell Way Woltz, Vernice Chaitan Woltz held on 4/20/06 before Judge Keesler. Court Reporter: Nuccio. (Nuccio, Cheryl) (Entered: 04/21/2006)



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