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Statement Of U.S. Attorney Jill Westmoreland Rose On The U.S. Court Of Appeals Fourth Circuit Decision In U.S. v. Nicholas Ragin

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of North Carolina

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Jill Westmoreland Rose, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina, provided the below statement regarding the recent U.S. Court of Appeals decision in U.S. v. Ragin:

“Mr. Ragin’s prosecution, conviction and incarceration kept the community safe.  While we are disappointed that the Court of Appeals did not accept the findings of fact by the trial judge who we believe was in the best position to observe the conduct of defense counsel during the trial, public safety continues to be our priority and we are committed to retrying Mr. Ragin for the crimes he committed.” 

A copy of this press release and the court’s opinion may be found on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of North Carolina.


Updated March 14, 2016