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Kimberly Smedley Plea Agreement

Kimberly Smedley Plea Agreement

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U.S.DepartmentofJustice
UnitedStatesAttorneyDistrictofMarylandNorthernDivision
Rod
J.
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1StantUnitedStatesAttorney36Sou.thCharlesStreet
FourthFloor
Baltimore,Maryland21201DIRECT:4/fJ..209-1903MA.IN:41fJ..209·4800FA.X:4/fJ..962·3091TTYfTDD:41fJ..962-1462
February23,2012StevenP.Berne,Esq.TwoMidtownPlaza1349WestPeachtreeStreet,N.W.Suite1250Atlanta,GA30309
Re:
U.S.A.v.KimberlySmedley,Case
No._
DearMr.Berne:Thisletter,togetherwiththeSealedSupplement,confirmsthepleaagreementwhichhasbeenofferedtotheDefendantbytheUnitedStatesAttorney'sOfficefortheDistrictofMaryland("thisOffice"),litheDefendantacceptsthisoffer,pleasehaveherexecuteitinthespacesprovidedbelow.If
this
offerhasnotbeenacceptedbyFebruary20,2012,
it
willbedeemedwithdrawn.Thetermsoftheagreementareasfollows:OffenseofConviction
1.
TheDefendantagreestowaiveindictmentandpleadguiltytoaCriminal
Information
which
will
chargeherwithConspiracytoIntroduceandDeliverforIntroductionintoInterstateCommerceanAdulteratedandMisbrandedDevice(inviolationof
18
U.S.C.
§
371).
TheDefendantadmitsthatsheis,
in
fact,
guilty
ofthatoffenseandwillsoadvisetheCourt.ElementsoftheOffense2.Theelementsoftheoffense(Conspiracy)towhichtheDefendanthasagreedtopleadguilty,andwhichthisOfficewouldproveifthecasewenttotrial,areasfollows:
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First:OnoraboutthedatesspecifiedintheInformation.thedefendantandatleastoneotherpersonenteredintoanunlawfulagreementtoIntroduceandDeliverforIntroductionintoInterstateCommerceanAdulteratedandMisbrandedDeviceinviolationof21U.S.C.§331(a);theelementsofsaidoffensebeing:(a)thatthedefendantintroducedanddeliveredforintroductionintointerstatecommerceanydevice,thatissilicone,asdefinedin21U.S.C.
§
321(h)(3);
(b)
thatsaiddevicewasmisbranded,asdefinedin21U.S.C.
§§
352(b)and(f),inthatthelabelinglackednameofmanufacturer.packerordistributorandadequatedirectionsforuse,andadulterated.asdefinedin351(f)(1),inthatthedevicelackedFoodandDrugAdministration('IFDA")approval;and(c)thatthedefendantcommittedsuchoffensewiththeintenttodefraudormislead;Second:Thatthedefendantknewtheunlawfulpurposeoftheagreementandjoinedinitwillfully,thatis,withtheintenttofurthertheunlawfulpurpose;andThird:Thatoneoftheconspiratorsduringtheexistenceoftheconspiracyknowinglycommittedatleastoneoftheovertacts,thatisinjectingsiliconeintohumanbuttocksforafee,inordertoaccomplishsomeobjectorpurposeoftheconspiracy.Penalties3.ThemaximumsentenceprovidedbystatutefortheoffensetowhichtheDefendantispleadingguiltyisasfollows:imprisonmentfornotmorethan5yearsorafineofnotmorethan$250,000orboth.Inaddition,theDefendantmustpay$100asaspecialassessmentpursuantto18U.S.C.
§
3013,whichwillbedueandshouldbepaidatorbeforethetimeofsentencing.ThisCourtmayalsoorderhertomakerestitutionpursuantto18U.S.C.
§
§
3663,3663A,and3664.Ifafineorrestitutionisimposed,itshallbepayableimmediately,unless,pursuantto18U.S.C.
§
3572(d),theCourtordersotherwise.TheDefendantunderstandsthatifsheservesatermofimprisonment,isreleasedonsupervisedrelease,andthenviolatestheconditionsofhersupervisedrelease,hersupervisedreleasecouldberevoked-evenonthelastdayoftheterm-andtheDefendantcouldbereturnedtocustodytoserveanotherperiodofincarcerationandanewtermofsupervisedrelease.TheDefendantunderstandsthattheBureauofPrisonshassolediscretion
in
designatingtheinstitutionatwhichtheDefendant
will
serveanytermofimprisonmentimposed.WaiverofRjghts4.TheDefendantunderstandsthatbyenteringintothisagreement,shesurrenderscertainrightsasoutlinedbelow:a.IftheDefendanthadpersistedinherpleaofnotguilty,shewouldhavehadtherighttoaspeedyjury
trial
withthecloseassistanceofcompetentcounsel.That
trial
couldbeconductedbyajudge,withoutajury,iftheDefendant,thisOffice,andtheCourtall
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agreed.b.
If
theDefendantelectedajurytrial,thejurywouldbecomposedoftwelveindividualsselectedfromthecommunity.CounselandtheDefendantwouldhavetheopportunitytochallengeprospectivejurorswhodemonstratedbiasorwhowereotherwiseunqualified,andwouldhavetheopportunitytostrikeacertainnumberofjurorsperemptorily,AlltwelvejurorswouldhavetoagreeunanimouslybeforetheDefendantcouldbefoundguiltyofanycount.ThejurywouldbeinstructedthattheDefendantwaspresumedtobeinnocent,andthatpreswnptioncouldbeovercomeonlybyproofbeyondareasonabledoubt.c.IftheDefendantwenttotrial,thegovernmentwouldhavetheburdenofprovingtheDefendantguiltybeyondareasonabledoubt.TheDefendantwouldhavetherighttoconfrontandcross-examinethegovernment'switnesses.TheDefendantwouldnothavetopresentanydefensewitnessesorevidencewhatsoever.
If
theDefendantwantedtocallwitnessesinherdefense,however,shewouldhavethesubpoenapoweroftheCourttocompelthewitnessestoattend.d.TheDefendantwouldhavetherighttotestifyinherowndefenseifshesochose,andshewouldhavetherighttorefusetotestify.Ifshechosenottotestify,theCourtcouldinstructthejurythattheycouldnotdrawanyadverseinferencefromherdecisionnottotestify.e.
If
theDefendantwerefoundguiltyafteratrial,shewouldhavetherighttoappealtheverdictandtheCourt'spretrialandtrialdecisionsontheadmissibilityofevidencetoseeifanyerrorswerecommittedwhichwouldrequireanewtrialordismissalofthechargesagainsther.Bypleadingguilty,theDefendantknowinglygivesuptherighttoappealtheverdictandtheCourt'sdecisions.f.Bypleadingguilty,theDefendantwillbegivingupalloftheserights,exceptthe
right,
underthelimitedcircumstancessetforth
in
the"WaiverofAppeal"paragraphbelow,toappealthesentence.
By
pleadingguilty,theDefendantunderstandsthatshemayhavetoanswertheCourt'squestionsbothabouttherightssheisgivingupandaboutthefactsofhercase.AnystatementstheDefendantmakesduringsuchahearingwouldnotbeadmissibleagainstherduringatrialexceptinacriminalproceedingforperjuryorfalsestatement.g.
If
theCourtacceptstheDefendant'spleaofguilty,therewillbenofurthertrialorproceedingofanykind,andtheCourtwillfindherguilty.h.Bypleadingguilty,theDefendantwillalsobegivingupcertainvaluablecivilrightsandmaybesubjecttodeportationorotherlossofimmigrationstatus.TheDefendantrecognizesthatifsheisnotacitizenoftheUnitedStates,pleadingguiltymayhaveconsequenceswithrespecttoherimmigrationstatus.Underfederallaw,convictionforabroad
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