About the bill
Should your jail time be increased if a judge believes you probably committed another crime in addition, but were found not guilty?
In 2005, Antwuan Ball was one of 18 members of the Washington D.C. gang Congress Park Crew arrested on drug charges. While Ball was convicted on the charge of cocaine distribution, he was acquitted of cocaine conspiracy.
Yet at Ball’s sentencing, District Judge Richard Roberts found that even though the evidence for the conspiracy charge may have fallen short of the legal standard of “beyond a reasonable doubt,” there was clearly a preponderance of evidence nonetheless. He cited testimony from fellow witnesses, including “What [Ball] says goes’” and “‘If something was going down, they would go to Antwuan. He was in charge.”
As a result, …
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Tennessee's 9th congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: Mar 29, 2022
Length: 4 pages
117th Congress (2021–2023)
Passed House (Senate next) on Mar 28, 2022
This bill passed in the House on March 28, 2022 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.
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4 Cosponsors (2 Democrats, 2 Republicans)
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H.R. 1621 is a bill in the United States Congress.
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