Johnson V. Solomon Case

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The attorneys failed to proffer any evidence in support of Solomon’s legal business enterprise, which he established with legal proceeds from the medical malpractice lawsuit. Furthermore, the attorneys never proffered any evidence on his behalf, which proved ownership, control, actual or constructive, or possession of the vehicles stopped by police. According to residents and property records, neither Johnson brother owned, occupied, possessed or control a property located at Oso. The property allegedly had $1,868,759 in cash and although such a very odd number, aside from questioning the veracity of the cash receipts, the indictment states that Mr. Solomon Johnson owned the vehicles, property, and currency. The government relied on this information to bring criminal charges. The collections are a far cry from $10 million dollars. How could the…show more content…
The indictment alleges that $1.1 million dollars were in bank accounts that were seized in 2005. However, the government forfeiture documents filed in Court allege that only $159,000 and only $57.95 were in those accounts. The grand jury considered inaccurate information to issue an indictment. The information fails to substantiate the “substantial income” element under 21 U.S.C. § 848 of the CCE statute. Alternatively, funds were removed from these accounts before the Court authorized forfeitures. Where is the money? The brothers from the Motor City were subject to ineffective assistance of counselors and the representations made by counselors of record included but was not limited to, engagement of diligent representation of filing motions, seeking bond, interviewing and deposing witnesses, and negotiating pleas (including use of real and personal property for reduction of sentencing) and appellate representation. However, upon careful review and examination of the record, there is no existence of any evidence in support of the professional norms of criminal

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