Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Ravenel Indictment

Shortly after losing the state Republican nomination for a U.S. senate run to Jim DeMint in 2004, real estate developer-turned-S.C. Treasurer, Thomas Ravenel, explained that his gracious endorsement of DeMint was an example of how he "rolled." "That's just how Thomas Ravenel rolls," he said.

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Anonymous said...

When you're a millionaire like Ravenel you got to do something with all that money. "Hey, y'all wanna roll with me?"

Anonymous said...

Too much cocaine makes you talk like this.

Anonymous said...

Thomas Ravenel high on cocaine

Anonymous said...

..but you can’t hide.

If Ravenel is convicted of distribution of cocaine, he can serve as much as 20 years in prison. I would say that it is more likely that he will cut a “plea deal” to serve a short amount of time behind bars along with probation.

If Ravenel cuts a “plea deal”, in other words, “pleads guilty” then the Feds should insist that he roll over on a “Bigger Fish” If he does not roll over, then he should do some serious jail time with the rest of the “Cocaine Distributors”.

Anonymous said...

"Examination of runway 06 by the FAA after the accident revealed the airplane traveled 819 feet on the take off roll before encountering the dirt section of the runway. Two skid marks were present in the dirt section of the runway. The left skid mark was was measured 417 feet long and the right skid mark was measured 388 feet long.. The width of the Mooney M-20 E landing gear is 9 feet and three quarters of an inch long. The distance between the left and right main landing gear is skid marks are 9 feet and three quarters of an inch. Ten feet past the left skid mark appeared to be a tail strike mark on a stone with a bluish color. The bottom of the accident airplane is blue in color".


Anonymous said...

He should also pay the $1,000,000 fine and pay for all the expenses that the Charleston police, SLED, FBI, US Attorney's office have incurred during their investigation and prosecution of this case and serve some jail time. Then, he will have made amends with the State of South Carolina.

Anonymous said...

Prosecutors and defense attorneys for former South Carolina Treasurer Thomas Ravenel want more time to review materials in his case on a federal cocaine charge.

The 45-year-old multimillionaire developer has pleaded not guilty to one federal count of possession with intent to distribute less than 500 grams of cocaine.

Ravenel is free on bond. He has been in a New Mexico rehab facility for several weeks. He resigned as treasurer last month.

Jury selection had been scheduled to begin next month.

If the request is granted, the trial for Ravenel and co-defendant Michael Miller would be postponed until November.

Ravenel faces up to 20 years in prison if he's convicted.

Anonymous said...

Third man indicted with Ravenel on cocaine charges
By RICK BRUNDRETT - rbrundrett@thestate.com
A third person has been indicted along with former state Treasurer Thomas Ravenel on a federal charge of conspiring to possess and distribute cocaine, according to an amended indictment issued this afternoon.

The defendant was identified as Pasquale Pellicoro, though no other identifying information about him or details about his alleged crime were presented in the indictment. A grand jury meeting in U.S. District Court in Columbia issued the amended indictment, known as a superseding indictment.

Federal prosecutors and Ravenels attorneys could not be immediately reached for comment.

Ravenel, Pellicoro and a third defendant, Michael L. Miller, 25, of Mount Pleasant, each is charged with conspiring to possess and distribute less than 500 grams of cocaine, which carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine.

The amended indictment also charges Miller with eight new counts of possession with intent to distribute and distributing less than 500 grams of cocaine from Sept. 20, 2005, through Jan. 3, 2006.