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United States of America v. Khayri Battle, Shane Brooks, and Bobby Rodgers
Federal Courthouse - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Case Number: 2:17-cr-00067-RBW
Judge: Reggie B. Walton
Court: United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania (Allegheny County)
Plaintiff's Attorney: Brendan T. Conway
Defendant's Attorney: Tina Miller for Khayri Battle
Steve Begler for Shane Brooks
Stan Greenfield for Robby Rodgers
Description: Pittsburgh, PA - 4 Defendants Sentenced to Prison for Refusing to Testify during Heroin Trial
A resident of Newark, New Jersey and three residents of Duquesne, Pennsylvania, each were sentenced in federal court to nine months of incarceration and three years of supervised release on their convictions for Contempt of Court.
United States District Judge Reggie B. Walton imposed the sentence on Khayri Battle, 36, of Newark, New Jersey, Shane Brooks, 30, Victoria Morgan, 32, and Bobby Rodgers, 48, all of Duquesne, Pennsylvania.
According to information presented to the court, Battle, Brooks, Morgan and Rodgers refused to testify at the trial of Anthony Pryor and Lance Yarbough, for charges that included conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute heroin, despite a written order compelling them to testify pursuant to a grant of immunity from United States District Court Judge Reggie B. Walton. .
Acting United States Attorney Song commended the Federal Bureau of Investigation for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Battle, Brooks, Morgan and Rodgers.
Outcome: Defendants were each sentenced to 9 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release.