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Robert E Nunley

Robert Nunley’s Legal Cases

6 total

  • In the Matter of B.H.

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Apr 16, 2008
    Outcome:
    Released from custody--all charges dropped
    Description:
    Defendant was an Iraqi national who worked for an international news organization based in New York as a photojournalist. He won the Pulitzer Prise in 2005 for his pictures and reporting out of Fallujah and was arrested by US forces in Ramadi, Iraq in 2006. Held for two years without formal charges, his defense team confronted allegations raised by the U.S. about his activities with terrorists in Anbar Province and appeared on his behalf in Baghdad before the Central Criminal Courts of Iraq and an investigatory magistrate judge. All allegations were addressed and refuted by the defense and the defendant was released in April 2008 after two Iraqi Amnesty Commissions granted him amnesty for all allegations leveled by the US
  • US v. P.T.F.

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Oct 16, 2007
    Outcome:
    Defendant pled guilty and sentenced to 250 months
    Description:
    Defendant was a police officer in a rural county in North Carolina and participated in on-going criminal activities with other corrupt officers and certain drug dealers. They would use their police vehicles and badges to stop and detain other drug dealers and steal their drugs and/or money, or in certain cases to kidnap them and hold them for ransom/exchange for drugs. Conducted several home invasions resulting in one innocent man being set afire twice because of his refusal to disclose his stash of drugs/$ (turned out they had the wrong house/victim--this person ended up not being a drug dealer). Combined FBI/NC State Bureau of Investigation task force resulted in the arrest and prosecution of more than 20 officers. Through cooperation and guilty plea, defendant was able to avoid a certain life sentence.
  • U.S. v. A.G.G.

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Oct 18, 2005
    Outcome:
    Defendant pled guilty and sentenced to 180 months
    Description:
    Defendant was an attorney in Mexico who worked for a drug lord within the Gulf Cartel and who would travel to the U.S. to ensure that the proper amount of drugs (on average 55 kilos) were present for weekly sales in a major Southeastern U.S. city and that the proper payments for the drugs were made. As a result of an extensive DEA investigation and wiretaps, the weekly deliveries were discovered and disrupted and $1.4 million in cash seized along with a large cache of drugs. The defendant was tricked back into the U.S. and seized by federal agents along with several co-defendants. All were tried in federal court in the Eastern District of North Carolina and pled guilty. All members of this branch of the Cartel who were not in federal custody (all the drivers, money and drug handlers, and the drug lord to whom they answered) were murdered prior to the completion of these cases to prevent further leaks of information to the DEA.
  • U.S. v. S.T.V.

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Dec 14, 2006
    Outcome:
    Defendant pled guilty and sentenced to 216 months
    Description:
    Defendant and three co-defendants were responsible for conducting more than 112 armed robberies in six states over a four-month crime spree. All charges from North Carolina, Florida, South Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama, were consolidated into a single action in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida where all four defendants and three young females who assisted in a number of the robberies pled guilty. All defendants were students at Florida A&M University and were accomplished athletes. A number of victims traveled to the sentencing hearing to descibe the violence that was associated with these armed robberies, in which some victims were beaten and restrained and during which firearms were discharged.
  • State of N.C. v. A.E.S.

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    May 05, 2006
    Outcome:
    Defendant was found not guilty in jury trial
    Description:
    North Carolina state case involving two multiple-kilo cocaine drug sales involving undercover confidential informant for police. Co-defendant was convicted of making deliveries for defendant and sentenced to 438 months in state prison. Defendant was later tried for the two drug transactions and faced 1,314 months in prison; however, jury unanimously found him “not guilty” after week long jury trial based upon attacks on the truthfulness and character of the confidential informant.
  • U.S. v. D.L.G.

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Oct 07, 2008
    Outcome:
    Defendant pled guilty and sentenced to 420 months
    Description:
    Defendant was life-long drug trafficker who was the object of extensive federal and state investigation. Arrested shortly after one of his shipments of 130 kilos of cocaine and $1.4 million in cash were seized by federal authorities, along with more than 10 members of his extended family and drug organization. Tried in federal district court in the Eastern District of North Carolina, the defendant and all co-defendants pled guilty and cooperated with authorities to identify sources of drugs coming into North Carolina. His cooperation resulted in a substantial assistance downward departure being filed by the Government and allowed him to avoid a mandatory life sentence without parole despite his being held responsible for more than two thousand kilos of cocaine and crack and more than $14 million in money laundering.