Federal court

Leo Sharp sits in a car after sentencing in Detroit. (WWJ/Stephanie Davis)

90-Year-Old Drug Mule Sentenced To 3 Years For Part In Major Drug Scheme

An inauspicious birthday celebration for a 90-year-old man as he awaited sentencing in a Detroit courtroom for trafficking cocaine.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/07/2014

Bobby Ferguson, center, is seen with his attorneys Mike Rataj and  Gerald Evelyn. (credit: WWJ/Vickie Thomas, File)

Bobby Ferguson Acquitted Of Federal Weapons Charges

Businessman and Detroit city contractor Bobby Ferguson has been acquitted of federal weapons charges Friday.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/14/2014

Jasubhai Desai (Booking Photo)

Downriver Doctor’s Conviction In Nurse’s Death Reinstated

A federal appeals court has reinstated the murder conviction of 72-year-old doctor who is serving a life sentence for the death of a nurse 30 years ago.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/12/2013

Bobby Ferguson, center, is seen with his attorneys Mike Rataj and  Gerald Evelyn. (credit: WWJ/Vickie Thomas, File)

Ferguson’s Kids Plead For Leniency In Court Filing

The attorney for Detroit businessman Bobby Ferguson is asking a federal judge for no more than ten years in prison on his city corruption convictions.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/08/2013

Jasubhai Desai (Booking Photo)

Judge Overturns Downriver Doctor’s Murder Conviction

A federal judge has overturned the murder conviction of a Trenton doctor serving a life sentence in the 1983 slaying of his business partner and former lover.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/02/2012

Pictured are booking photos of all nine originally charged in this case.

More Jail Time Unlikely For Michigan Militia Member

Hutaree militia member Joshua Clough pleaded guilty to possessing machine guns in April.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/15/2012

(WWJ Photo, File)

Woman Could Spend 2 Years In Prison For Bringing Weapon To Federal Court

Heloise Glenn says she forgot the load 22-caliber Magnum was in there.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/01/2012

(credit: U.S. Marshalls Service)

New Deal Means Freedom For Michigan Militia Member

A Michigan militia member facing a mandatory five years in prison on a weapons charge got a major break Wednesday when a federal judge allowed him to scratch a prior plea deal and plead guilty to a lesser crime.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/05/2012

Hutaree Head, Son Plead Guilty To Gun Charge

A Michigan-based militia leader and his son have pleaded guilty to a machine gun charge, two days after a federal judge dismissed more serious charges against them and five members of the group.


Hutaree members Michael Meeks is seen with his attorney outside federal court in Detroit.

Critical Charges Dropped Against Militia Members

A judge has dismissed the key charges against members of a Michigan-based militia who were accused of plotting war against the government.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/27/2012