Unless otherwise noted all scheduled hearings will take place before the Honorable Robert H. Cleland in the United States District Court, 526 Water Street, Port Huron, MI.
3/16/2018 - Defendant Reggie Jackson pleaded guilty before the Honorable Robert H. Cleland, to devising and executing a scheme to defraud through a mail takeover scheme. Specifically, Jackson submitted change of address orders with the U.S. Postal Service using its website, www.usps.com, and redirected mail from unsuspecting victims to addresses he controlled. Jackson then opened credit card accounts or obtained cellular phones in the victims’ names without their knowledge.
Jackson also pleaded guilty to the possession of dozens of fraudulent credit cards and counterfeit drivers’ licenses and to the possession of names, addresses, dates of birth, and social security numbers for over 1,000 victims. According to court records, Jackson obtained the personally identifying information, or PII, for his victims through illegal websites, as well as patient records for Camelot Hall Convalescent Center in Livonia, Michigan, and Sheffield Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, in Detroit, Michigan.
Jackson faces a statutory maximum penalty of seventy-two years in prison.
The Sentencing Hearing is scheduled for July 26, 2018, at 1:30 p.m. before the Honorable Robert H. Cleland in Port Huron, Michigan.
02/21/2018 – The plea hearing previously scheduled for February 8, 2018, has been rescheduled for March 16, 2018, at 2:00pm, before Judge Robert Cleland at Port Huron Courtroom, 526 Water Street in Port Huron, MI 48060, for defendant Reggie Jackson. Should defendant Jackson not plead guilty on or before that date, a tentative trial date has been rescheduled for April 2, 2018, at 9:00 AM.
Because of the Court’s schedule, hearing dates could change on very short notice. If you plan on attending any of the court hearings, you may want to call our office or check the webpage to confirm the date and time.
1/26/2018 Defendant Reggie Jackson was charged with Aggravated Identity Theft and Possession of Fifteen or More Counterfeit or Unauthorized Access Devices and eight counts of Wire Fraud. Defendant Reggie Lamar Jackson collected personal identifying information (PII), belonging to others, through a variety of means. Some, but not all, of the identities obtained, were used with the intent to commit acts of financial fraud. Individuals are encouraged to check their credit report for new lines of credit and other unauthorized activity. For assistance and guidance with this process, a copy of the Federal Trade Commission Identity Theft brochure has been downloaded loaded to this website and may be accessed via the link below. An indictment is an allegation of wrongdoing and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.
For a copy of the Indictment, please click here.
For a copy of the Superseding Indictment, please click here.
For a copy of the Federal Trade Commission Identity Theft Brochure, please click here.
Please be advised that the Court has entered an order permitting an alternative method of notification due to the large number of potential victims identified in this case. This website along with the Victim Notification System (VNS) database are in place so that victims are able to obtain court related information. This site is a public website. The VNS database is only accessible to those identified as potential victims in this case and have been mailed a letter or sent an e-mail notification identifying procedures for accessing the VNS website.
For a copy of the Order, please click here.
A hearing before Judge Robert Cleland is scheduled on February 8, 2018, 01:30 PM at Port Huron Courtroom, 526 Water Street, Port Huron, MI 48060. The purpose of this hearing is for the defendant(s) to enter a plea of guilty. Victims of the charged offenses are able to speak at this hearing if they so desire. Those wishing to speak must contact Sandy Palazzolo at 313-226-9633 so arrangements can be made with the Court.
Should this defendant not plead guilty on or before the above listed date, a tentative trial date has been scheduled for March 5, 2018, at 9:00 AM. Because of the Court's schedule, hearing dates could change on very short notice.
Any updates or newly scheduled court events will be reflected on this website along with the VNS website. You may also contact Sherri Holloway at 313-226-9753 or Sandy Palazzolo at 313-226-9633 with questions and assistance.