A Nigerian man has been sentenced to life in Federal jail for racketeering schemes that concerned the capital homicide of State District Judge Julie Kocurek.
A federal choose yesterday sentenced 31-year-old Chimene Hamilton Onyeri to life in federal jail for his management function in finishing up fraud and racketeering schemes that concerned the tried capital homicide of State District Court docket Judge Julie Kocurek in November of 2015.
As well as to the jail time period, U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel ordered Onyeri to pay $178,374.41 restitution.
“As we speak’s life sentence for Mr. Onyeri was about greater than acquiring a measure of justice for Judge Kocurek—though we actually did that. It was additionally about safeguarding the integrity of our judicial system. This workplace, together with our federal, state, and native law-enforcement companions, might be completely relentless in pursuing those that assault or threaten judges or courtroom workers. Neutral, fearless judges are key to the rule of legislation. As we speak the rule of legislation was vindicated,” acknowledged U.S. Legal professional Bash.
On April 26, 2018, a jury convicted Onyeri of 1 rely of conspiracy to violate the Racketeering Influenced Corrupt Group (RICO) statute, one rely of conspiracy to commit mail fraud, two counts of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, seven counts of aggravated id theft, and 6 counts of witness tampering.