Recently, a New Orleans judge made headlines by granting significant bond reductions to four members of the “D-Block” gang. Nine members of the D-Block or “Money Wave” gang were indicted back in May and currently face criminal charges for conspiracy to commit racketeering and for trafficking illegal drugs on the 2500 and 2600 blocks of Dumaine Street. If convicted, these defendants could face severe legal penalties and incarceration.
The bail amounts have been reduced as follows:
- Glynn McCormick’s bail has been reduced from $1 million to $150,000
- Lawrence Conway’s bail has been reduced from $1 million to $150,000
- Brian Lott’s bail has been reduced from $500,000 to $75,000
- Wayman Williams’ bail has been reduced from $500,000 to $75,000
Currently, none of the defendants have been accused of violent crimes, but prosecutors are concerned that they still pose a threat to the greater community if they are released on bail. In a report by The New Orleans Advocate, our very own Attorney Carter, who is representing Wayman Williams, countered this notion and supported the bail reduction.
According to Attorney Carter, our client’s original bail is “ridiculous,” particularly because Williams is not one of the defendants facing drug trafficking charges. In fact, per the indictment, Williams merely owns the car that was used to store the drugs and, at one point, was instructed to dispose of them.
When commenting on the disapproving prosecutors, Attorney Carter stated, “They get their feelings hurt because their familiar tactic of guilt by association didn’t work this time. Law enforcement believes (Williams) should have a half-million-dollar bail, that he should never be able to see the light of day before his trial. At the end of the day, they’re out of touch with their community.”
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