Posted: Jan 17, 2013 7:01 PM by Akeam Ashford
Updated: Feb 25, 2013 9:52 PM
Today, Assistant District Attorney Greg Williams (44) pleaded guilty to a one-count Bill of Information charging Williams with Conspiracy to Commit Bribery. His secretary, Denease Curry (46) plead guilty to a separate one-count Bill of Information charging her with Misprision of a Felony, failure to report the bribery scheme.
The District Attorney's Office had previously established a process to allow defendants to receive an 894 plea bargain. In order to qualify for the "immediate 894 plea," the charged individuals had to provide proof that they had completed all legal prerequisites, including community service, a substance abuse program, and a driver safety program.
Following the entry of the "immediate 894 plea," the judge would immediately grant the 894 motion dismissing the conviction, which later served as an acquittal, this would allow those OWI defendants to immediately reinstate their driving privileges.
Williams and Curry became aware of the co-conspirator back in 2010 when Curry was approached by Haynes to set up court future court hearings.
In 2010, the co-conspirator #1 began giving gifts to Curry. Curry is said to have received payments totaling $1600. In the same year, the co-conspirator gave Williams a series of gifts and a cash payment as a reward for his participation in the "immediate 894 sessions."
Williams faces a term of imprisonment of up to five years, a fine of up to $250,000.00, or both, and a term of supervised release of not more than three years. Curry faces a term of imprisonment of up to three years, a fine of up to $250,000.00, or both, and a term of supervised release of not more than three years.
District Attorney Mike Harson, says that he doesn't feel that there will be any new names released from his office.