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Vertrick Jordan Indictment

Vertrick Jordan Indictment

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Indictment of former TDCJ sergeant
Indictment of former TDCJ sergeant

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURTFOR THE DISTRICT OF KANSAS(KANSAS CITY DOCKET)UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,))Plaintiff,))vs.)No.)VERTRICK JORDAN,))Defendant.)
INDICTMENT
The Grand Jury charges that:
COUNT 1Background
At all times material and relevant to this Indictment:1. Defendant VERTRICK JORDAN was a resident of Smith County, Texas.2. PETE DAVIS was a resident of Jackson County, Missouri.3. MELVIN. R. ROBINSON was a resident of Wyandotte County, Kansas.
Conspiracy and Its Objects
4.Between on or about March 1, 2013, up to and including March 23, 2013, said dates being approximate and inclusive, in the District of Kansas and elsewhere, the defendant VERTRICK JORDAN ("JORDAN") did knowingly conspire and agree with PETE DAVIS, Jr., MELVIN L.ROBINSON and with persons known and unknown to the Grand Jury, to commit the followingoffenses against the United States, to wit:a. knowingly sponsoring and exhibiting an animal in an animal fighting venture, in which
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an animal was moved in interstate commerce, in violation of Title 7, United States Code, Section2156(a)(1); and  b. knowingly buying, transporting, delivering, and receiving for the purposes of transportation in interstate commerce, any dog for the purpose of having the dog participate in ananimal fighting venture, in violation of Title 7, United States Code, Section 2156(b).
Manner and Means By Which the Conspiracy Was Carried Out
5. The members of the conspiracy used various manners and means to effect the object and  purpose of the conspiracy, including but not limited to the following:a. It was a part of the conspiracy that the defendant and co-conspirators would knowinglyand illegally acquire, breed, and train pit bull dogs for the purpose of entering them in animalfighting ventures. b. It was further part of the conspiracy that defendant and co-conspirators would organizeand operate unlicensed kennels for pit bull dogs.c. It was further part of the conspiracy that the defendant and co-conspirators would communicate via telephone, cellular telephone, electronic mail and other forms of interstatecommunication, with various individuals and unindicted co-conspirators located within and outsidethe District of Kansas (including Texas), in order to promote, sponsor, and conduct animal fightingventures.d. It was further part of the conspiracy that the defendant and co-conspirators, would collectforfeit fees for those participating in the animal fighting ventures.e. It was further part of the conspiracy that the defendant and co-conspirators, would  promote, sponsor, and conduct illegal gambling and bookmaking activities in conjunction with said 
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animal fighting ventures.f. It was further part of the conspiracy that defendant and co-conspirators would deny pit bull dogs that participated in animal fighting ventures adequate and humane medical treatment of wounds and injuries suffered as a result of the dog fights.g. It was further part of the conspiracy that defendant and co-conspirators would routinelyand inhumanely abandon and destroy certain pit bull dogs that became severely injured, wounded,or disabled as a result of participating in animal fighting ventures.
Overt Acts
6. In furtherance of and to effect the objectives of the conspiracy, and to accomplish its purposes and objectives, the defendant or other conspirators committed and caused to be committed the following overt acts, among others, in the District of Kansas and elsewhere:
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7. From in or about March 2013, until on or about March 23, 2013, DAVIS maintained afarm in Harrison County, Missouri (hereinafter the Missouri Farm) for the purpose of housing and training pit bull dogs.8. The pit bull dogs housed at the Missouri Farm were trained and maintained by DAVIS,ROBINSON, and others, as fighting dogs.9. On March 17, 2013, DAVIS, ROBINSON, and others traveled to the Missouri Farm.10. On March 17, 2013, DAVIS, ROBINSON, and others held three dog fights involvingsix dogs and then took one dog from the Missouri Farm to Kansas City, Kansas.11. On March 17, 2013, DAVIS told a Confidential Source they would be attending the big"dog show" in Dallas the coming weekend.
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