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CASE NAME:United States v. Marcus Choice Williams
ALL PLAINTIFFS:United States
ALL DEFENDANTS:Marcus Choice Williams, Cross Country Redd, Redd, Marcus Choice, Kenya Leeann Thomas, Preston Petitt
CITATION:
DOCKET NUMBER:3:09cr145, 4:09mj00460
SOURCE:Bloomberg, DOJ/US Attorney Website or Press Release, Lexis Search, News Article
TYPE OF CASE:Criminal
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TYPE OF TRIAL:Judge
TRIAL JUDGE(S):David C. Godbey
YEAR OF ARREST:2009
YEAR OF VERDICT:2011
TYPE OF COURT:Federal Court
STATE:Texas
FEDERAL DISTRICT:Northern District Court
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AGE OF VICTIM(S):
NUMBER OF VICTIMS:5 +
GENDER OF VICTIM(S):Female
VICTIM'S COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:Unknown
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NUMBER OF DEFENDANT(S):3
GENDER OF DEFENDANT(S):Female and Male
TYPE OF INDUSTRY:Sex
CASE CATEGORIZATION:Commercial Sexual Exploitation/Prostitution
FIRST CHARGE:Conspiracy to transport for prostitution
FIRST CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:18 U.S.C § 2421
FIRST CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Guilty Plea
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SECOND CHARGE:Transportation for prostitution
SECOND CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:18 U.S.C § 2421
SECOND CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Guilty Plea
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THIRD CHARGE:Sex trafficking by force <br>
THIRD CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:18 U.S.C § 1591
THIRD CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Guilty Plea
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FOURTH CHARGE:Attempted sex trafficking by force
FOURTH CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:18 U.S.C § 1594
FOURTH CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Guilty Plea
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FIFTH CHARGE:Laundering of monetary instruments
FIFTH CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:18 U.S.C § 1956
FIFTH CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Guilty Plea
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LENGTH OF GREATEST SENTENCE:360 months in prison followed by 360 months of supervised release
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APPEAL:Yes
EXPLANATION OF APPEAL:Appealed Judgment
APPELLATE OPINION CITATION:USCA5 11-10451 (appeal for Kenya Leeann Thomas)
HOLDING OF APPEALS COURT:Deny
APPEAL STILL PENDING?:Unknown
SUMMARY:Marcus Choice Williams a.k.a. Cross Country Redd, ran an interstate prostitution business that began in the Dallas, Texas area and expanded to a number of states. Williams worked with his wife, Kenya Leeann Thomas, and his friend Preston Petitt. Williams reportedly threatened physical harm to vulnerable women (commonly disadvantaged single mothers) and recruited them to commit acts of prostitution. He demanded his victims produce a daily quota of revenue from their commercial sex acts and then wire him the money. Williams was arrested in 2009 and sentenced in 2012 to 30 years in prison followed by 30 years of supervised release.
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