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United States v. Ritchie

United States District Court, D. Nevada

May 24, 2018

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff,
v.
BENJAMIN GALECKI, Defendant.

          ORDER (MOT. FOR BILL PARTICULARS - ECF NO. 154; MOTS. FOR JOINDER - ECF NOS. 157, 164)

          PEGGY A. LEEN, UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE

         This matter is before the court on Defendant Benjamin Galecki's Motion for Bill of Particulars (ECF No. 154). This Motion is referred to the undersigned pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1)(A) and LR IB 1-3 of the Local Rules of Practice. The court has considered the Motion, the Government's Response (ECF No. 186), the Motions for Joinder (ECF Nos. 157, 164) by Defendants Charles Burton Ritchie and Ryan Eaton, and Galecki's Reply (ECF No. 195).

         BACKGROUND

         This case involves the government's allegations that Galecki and his co-defendants manufactured and distributed controlled substances and controlled substance analogues (“analogues”), [1] committed mail and wire fraud, and engaged in illegal financial transactions with the proceeds from their drug operations. A federal grand jury in this district initially returned an Indictment (ECF No. 1) on October 13, 2015, charging Galecki with eight counts. A Superseding Indictment (ECF No. 56) was returned August 24, 2016, charging Galecki with 26 counts and four corresponding forfeiture allegations:

. Count One - Continuing criminal enterprise in violation of 21 U.S.C. § 848.
. Count Two - Conspiracy to engage in financial transactions to promote unlawful activity in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1956(h).
. Count Three - Conspiracy to transport funds to promote unlawful activity in violation of
. Counts Four to Seven - Transporting funds to promote unlawful activity in violation of 18
. Count Eight - Conspiracy to launder money instruments in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1956(h).
. Count Nine - Conspiracy to commit mail fraud in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1349.
. Counts Ten to Thirteen - Mail fraud in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1341 and § 2.
. Count Fourteen - Conspiracy to commit wire fraud in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1349.
. Counts Fifteen to Nineteen - Wire fraud in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1343 and § 2.
. Count Twenty - Conspiracy to manufacture, possess with intent to distribute, and distribute a controlled substance and a controlled substance analogue to the extent intended for human consumption in violation of 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1), 841(b)(1)(C) and 846.
. Count Twenty-One - Possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance and a controlled substance analog to the extent intended for human consumption in violation of 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(C) and 18 U.S.C. § 2.
. Count Twenty-Two - Conspiracy to manufacture, possess with intent to distribute, and distribute a controlled substance analogue intended for human consumption in violation of 21 U.S.C. §§ 802(32)(A), 813, 841(a)(1), 841(b)(1)(C) and 846.
. Count Twenty-Three - Manufacture a controlled substance analogue to the extent intended for human consumption in violation of 21 U.S.C. §§ 802(32)(A), 813, 841(a)(1), 841(b)(1)(C), and 18 U.S.C. § 2.
. Count Twenty-Four - Distribution of a controlled substance analogue in violation of 21 U.S.C. §§ 802(32)(A), 813, 841(a)(1), 841(b)(1)(C), and 18 U.S.C. § 2.
. Count Twenty-Five - Maintaining a drug-involved premises in violation of 21 U.S.C. ยง 856(a)(1) and ...

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