The motion filed by Greenville attorney Keith Williams Monday seeks to have their sentencings rescheduled until after the trial of Antonio Tillmon, the only one who did not enter a guilty plea in the case.
Tillmon’s trial has been set for the April 24 term of United States Court. The remaining 14 are tentatively scheduled for sentencing during the March 7 term.
“The defendants respectfully request the sentencings be reset for a date after the trial of co-defendant Antonio Tillmon,” the motion in the federal court record says. “The defendants contend as a matter of judicial economy and efficiency that all sentencings should occur at the same term of court. Doing so will also allow appropriate consideration of the sentencing factor … to avoid unwarranted sentence disparities among defendants with similar conduct."
The United States Attorneys Office has no objection to the motion, Williams said.
Those who have pled guilty are:
Lann Tjuan Clanton
Jimmy Pair Jr.
Thomas Jefferson Allen II
Tohsa Rochelle Dailey
Wardie Vincent Jr.