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U.S. District Judge Upholds a Conviction, but Slams ATF Investigations in a Pugh, Jones & Johnson Post-trial Proceeding
Published Monday, February 23, 2015
by Patricia Manson

Although U.S. District Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman has denied Tracy Conley's motion for a new acquittal or trial in U.S. vs Tracy Conley, the Judge was displeased with the government's questionable tactics surrounding fake stash house stings, writing how they "are, in most cases, an unproductive set-up targeting poor people of color."  This is a pro bono case that Stephen Pugh and Karl Analo are handling at Pugh, Jones & Johnson.  The Court appointed the firm after the trial.  The matter is still up before the Court on a motion for rehearing.  As a result of this case and those like it, the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the Court are rethinking these fake “stash house” prosecutions.  To read the full article, click here.


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