Saturday, February 20, 2016

The Roundup

A weekly tab on what's going on in the courts.

By Shealyn Kilroy

New Jersey Attorney General:
Jayme Shannon
Bergen County Sheriff

Ex-NYPD officer and registered sex offender Jayme Shannon, 53, of East Windsor was sentenced on Feb. 16 to over 20 years in prison for human trafficking charges, according to the U.S. Attorney’s office. Shannon and the 15-year-old victim met on in September 2013. An arrangement was made to meet at Skyview Motel in New Jersey, and Shannon drove to New York to bring the victim back to the hotel. On Oct. 14, 2013, Shannon engaged in sexual activity with the victim and was later found by Fort Lee police at the motel. Shannon pleaded guilty to an information charging him with interstate transportation of a minor for illicit purposes and doing so while being a registered sex offender.

U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania:

Everybody makes mistakes?
The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania released an indictment for Calvin Johnson, 45, of Philadelphia on Feb. 18. Johnson was charged with failing to appear in court after he was released on bail awaiting trial for one count of conspiracy to commit bank fraud and one count of bank fraud. However, it wasn’t just Johnson who failed to be responsible. The U.S. Attorney’s office did not seem to double check “Johson”’s indictment.

Philadelphia District Attorney:
Knott Not Satisfied with SentenceKathryn Knott’s lawyer William J. Brennan, the same lawyer who represents Father J. Brennan, asked a judge this week for a lighter sentence, according to Brennan argued that the time Knott could be spending in jail, she could be giving back to the LGBT community.“She does not like gay people,” said Prosecutor Michael Barry. Can Knott fully give back to the LGBT community if she is granted her wish?

Joseph Marion
Philadelphia Police officer Joseph Marion is scheduled for a preliminary hearing Feb. 16 for allegedly attacking a Dunkin’ Donuts employee, according to the District Attorney’s office. Four year vet of the department Marion, 39, was charged with simple assault and recklessly endangering another person on Nov. 15, 2015. The incident took place on Valentine’s Day of 2015 outside of the Dunkin’ Donuts on the 1600 block of East Wadsworth Avenue, according to police. Authorities said that after an employee accidentally struck a vehicle, Marion, off-duty at the time, allegedly assault the employee and then a female who tried to intervene. Commissioner Ramsey suspended Marion for 30 days back in the fall of 2015. 
Kai-Guo Huang who’s accused of decapitating and dismembering a man in 1998 is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on Feb. 17, according to the District Attorney’s office. Huang allegedly murdered Hoi Yang in Philadelphia’s Chinatown section and then placed his body in a dumpster in New Jersey. According to a 1998 Inquirer article, police found seven bloodied butcher knives and a meat cleaver in the blood-splattered basement of restaurant Min Du, on 10th Street near Filbert, the day after Yang’s body was discovered. Huang fled and eventually was Toronto, Canada in 2012 on drunk-driving charges. If convicted, Huang faces the death penalty.

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1 comment

  1. On the Knott case. I guess Brennan gave his client some bad advice about fighting the charges in a court of law or this chick was to dumb to listen to him thinking Daddy will get her off.

    .....and what is it with Brennan seeking delay after delay in the Fr. Brennan case ?


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