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End of the Line for Jose? Or a New Beginning?

October 15, 2009
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Jose Joaquin Morales, the unlicensed mason, thief, firebug and drug dealer caught trying to smuggle six kilos of cocaine to Baltimore last August, has pleaded guilty to that crime, taken responsibility for his actions, and apologized to the government. He should have been sentenced today, Oct. 14, according to docket information available through the PACER system.

But it’s not clear what Morales’ sentence is.

UPDATE (10/15): Morales sentencing date has been delayed again, apparently because of something to do with an “arson in Maryland.” Here is the text from PACER:

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Randy Crane: MINUTE ENTRY re: Sentencing as to Jose Joaquin Morales held on 10/14/2009. Counsel addressed the Court issues regarding an arson in Maryland. Later case recalled, without any objections the Court announced it will reset this Sentencing for 12/1/2009 at 02:00 PM. Appearances: Carolyn Ferko, AUSA John R Teakell, Ret; Carla Webb, US Probation – Mc.(ERO:Richard Cortez [3:37-3:49/4:54-5:14]) (Interpreter:Elena Medrano not used) Deft remanded to custody, filed.(bgarces, ) (Entered: 10/15/2009)

Six documents were filed today under seal-additions to the many other sealed documents already filed in the case:

45 REVISED Final Presentence Investigation Report (Sealed) as to Jose Joaquin Morales, filed. (erenteria, ) (Entered: 10/14/2009)

46 2ND Sealed Addendum to 45 REVISED Final Presentence Investigation Report (Sealed) as to Jose Joaquin Morales, filed. (erenteria, ) (Entered: 10/14/2009)

47 REVISED Confidential Sentencing Recommendation (Sealed) regarding Jose Joaquin Morales, filed. (erenteria, ) (Entered: 10/14/2009)

48 Sealed Attachment to 45 REVISED Final Presentence Investigation Report (Sealed) as to Jose Joaquin Morales, filed. (erenteria, ) (Entered: 10/14/2009)

49 Sealed Attachment to 46 2ND Sealed Addendum as to Jose Joaquin Morales, filed. (erenteria, ) (Entered: 10/14/2009)

50 2ND Sealed Attachment to 46 2ND Sealed Addendum as to Jose Joaquin Morales, filed. (erenteria, ) (Entered: 10/14/2009)

Calls to Morales’ lawyer, John R. Teakell, have gone unreturned.

JMplea Agreement

JMjose Accepting Responsibility 10-12-09

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