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United States v. Speight

United States District Court, District of Columbia

April 25, 2013

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
v.
RONALD CRAIG SPEIGHT, Defendant

For ANGEL CASTILLO, Defendant: John James Carney, LEAD ATTORNEY, CARNEY & CARNEY, Washington, DC.

For RAYMOND PROCTOR, Defendant: Gregory Bruce English, LEAD ATTORNEY, ENGLISH LAW FIRM, PLLC, Alexandria, VA.

For MICHAEL PROCTOR, Defendant: Nathan I. Silver, II, LEAD ATTORNEY, LAW OFFICES OF NATHAN I. SILVER, Bethesda, MD.

For DONALD DUREN, also known as DICKEY, Defendant: Joseph Roll Conte, LEAD ATTORNEY, LAW OFFICES OF J.R. CONTE, P.L.L.C., Washington, DC.

For ALVIN BANKS, Defendant: Howard Bernard Katzoff, LEAD ATTORNEY, LAW OFFICES OF HOWARD KATZOFF, Washington, DC.

For JOSE OSCAR RODRIGUEZ, Defendant: Elita C. Amato, LEAD ATTORNEY, LAW OFFICE OF ELITA C. AMATO, ESQ., Arlington, VA.

For RONALD CRAIG SPEIGHT, also known as RONNIE SPEIGHT, also known as RON SPEIGHT, Defendant: Christopher Michael Davis, LEAD ATTORNEY, DAVIS & DAVIS, Washington, DC.

For USA, Plaintiff: Anthony F. Scarpelli, Karla-Dee Clark, Patricia Zimmer Stewart, LEAD ATTORNEYS, U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, Washington, DC.

OPINION

Page 116

MEMORANDUM OPINION

JAMES E. BOASBERG, United States District Judge.

Indicted with six others for conspiracy to distribute heroin, Defendant Ronald Craig Speight alone presses for a trial as soon as possible. Speight and his lawyers have forcefully asserted his speedy-trial rights at every opportunity. Unfortunately for Speight, however, his Speedy Trial

Page 117

Act clock mirrors that of his slowest moving co-Defendant. And because severance is unwarranted at this juncture, Speight's clock will remain at zero days until at least May 15. Before considering Speight's efforts to move the proceedings along, this Opinion will lay out the Speedy ...


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