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Press Release

Media Advisory: Press Conference Follow Sentencing Hearing Tomorrow

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Middle District of Florida

WHO:                                  United States Attorney A. Lee Bentley, III

Special Agent in Charge Michelle S. Klimt

Federal Bureau of Investigation, Jacksonville Division

United States Marshal William B. Berger, Sr.

Undersheriff Pat Ivey, Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office

Investigative Agencies

Baker County Sheriff’s Office

Bethune-Cookman University Department of Public Safety

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Clay County Sheriff’s Office

Daytona Beach Police Department

Florida Department of Law Enforcement

St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office

State Attorney’s Office, 4th Judicial Circuit

State Attorney’s Office, 7th Judicial Circuit

U.S. Probation

WHAT:    Press Conference

Press conference following the sentencing of Aaron M. Richardson. In March 2016, a federal jury found Richardson guilty of attempting to assassinate United States District Judge Timothy Corrigan as well as multiple federal firearm offenses.  The sentencing hearing is set for Friday, June 24, 2016, before United States District Judge L. Scott Coogler at 9:00 a.m. in courtroom 12A.  The press conference is scheduled to begin at 11:00 a.m. in the jury assembly room on the 1st floor of the courthouse.


FRIDAY, JUNE 24, 2016

11:00 A.M. EST   (Following 9:00 A.M. sentencing hearing) 


Bryan Simpson U.S. Courthouse

300 North Hogan Street

Jury Assembly Room (1st Floor)

Jacksonville, Florida 32202


NOTE:  All media must present government-issued photo I.D. (such as a driver’s license).  Media may begin arriving for the 11:00 press conference at 10:15 A.M.  There will be evidence on display for photo ops.

Please RSVP to by 5:00 p.m. today.

Individuals attending the 9:00 A.M. sentencing hearing will not be permitted to bring any electronic media into the courtroom.  All electronic equipment must be kept in the jury assembly room. Please arrive by 8:15 A.M. to allow time to clear security and store equipment prior to the hearing.

Updated June 23, 2016

Violent Crime