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CASE NAME:United States v. Omar Portee
ALL PLAINTIFFS:United States
ALL DEFENDANTS:Omar Portee, Paulette McCartha, Gary E. Jackson, Dushon Foster, Raliek Moore, Jr., Lemrey Andrews, Emmy Clark (a.k.a. Rosalie Cream), Ronnell Booth, Anthony Hernandez, Setoway Varfley, Wanda Williams, Latia Harris, Darryl Strong, Jessica Bachman, Jerome Frazier
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SOURCE:DOJ/US Attorney Website or Press Release, Lexis Search, PACER (docket search)
TYPE OF CASE:Criminal
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TYPE OF TRIAL:Jury
TRIAL JUDGE(S):Naomi Reice Buchwald
YEAR OF ARREST:2001
YEAR OF VERDICT:2002
TYPE OF COURT:Federal
STATE:New York
FEDERAL DISTRICT:Southern District Court
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AGE OF VICTIM(S):
NUMBER OF VICTIMS:2 +
GENDER OF VICTIM(S):Female
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WAS VICTIM CHARGED WITH A CRIME:No
NUMBER OF DEFENDANT(S):15
GENDER OF DEFENDANT(S):Female and Male
TYPE OF INDUSTRY:Sex
CASE CATEGORIZATION:Commercial Sexual Exploitation/Prostitution, Commercial Sexual Exploitation/Prostitution (johns/other buyers)
FIRST CHARGE:Transporting for Prostitution
FIRST CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:18 U.S.C. § 2421
FIRST CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Guilty Verdict
FIRST CHARGE SENTENCE:120 months
SECOND CHARGE:Coercion or Enticement of an Adult
SECOND CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:18 U.S.C. § 2422
SECOND CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Guilty Verdict
SECOND CHARGE SENTENCE:120 months
THIRD CHARGE:Racketeering
THIRD CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:18 U.S.C. § 1962
THIRD CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Guilty Verdict
THIRD CHARGE SENTENCE:600 months
FOURTH CHARGE:Conspiracy to murder, kidnap
FOURTH CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:18 U.S.C. § 1959
FOURTH CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Guilty Verdict
FOURTH CHARGE SENTENCE:600 months
FIFTH CHARGE:Unlawful transport of firearms
FIFTH CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:18 U.S.C. § 922(G)
FIFTH CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Guilty Verdict
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CORE TERMS:Defendants were charged with a 38-count indictment. Counts terminated upon motion of the government included racketeering; attempt to murder; interference with commerce by threat or violence; distribution of narcotics; etc.
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LENGTH OF GREATEST SENTENCE:600 months
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FIRST CLAIM RESULT:Liable
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APPEAL:Yes
EXPLANATION OF APPEAL:Appealed Conviction, Appealed Judgment, Appealed Sentence
APPELLATE OPINION CITATION:54 Fed. Appx. 27 (2d Cir. 2002); 123 Fed. Appx. 432 (2d Cir. 2005); 120 Fed. Appx. 874 (2d Cir. 2005); 127 Fed. Appx. 537 (2d Cir. 2005); 129 Fed. Appx. 652 (2d Cir. 2005); 2005 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 32853 (S.D.N.Y. 2005); 2005 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 40656 (S.D.N.Y. 2005); 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 22090 (S.D.N.Y. 2006); 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 23405 (S.D.N.Y. 2006); 254 Fed. Appx. 835 (2d Cir. 2007); 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 103531 (S.D.N.Y. 2008); 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 64743 (S.D.N.Y. 2009); 196 Fed. Appx. 42 (2d Cir. 2006) <br>
HOLDING OF APPEALS COURT:
APPEAL STILL PENDING?:
SUMMARY:Defendants, members of the criminal gang the Bloods, were charged with numerous crimes, including transporting for purposes of prostitution. It is not clear whether force or the threat of violence was included in these prostitution offenses.
Approval Status:Approved
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