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(Double jeopardy concepts would not apply to state and federal overlapping cases).In September, 2007, all four men convicted in the federal case were also indicted by the Surry County Grand Jury on state felony charges relating to dog fighting under state laws after indictments were returned by a local grand jury in Surry County, Virginia.
get involved in this world." Judge Hudson responded that while they might have grown up seeing dogfighting as normal behavior, that didn't temper guilt in this case.Over 70 dogs, mostly pit bull terriers, with some said to be showing signs of injuries, were seized along with physical evidence during several searches of Vick's 15-acre property by local, state and federal authorities.In July 2007, Vick and three other men were indicted on federal offense and state felony charges relating to a six-year-long continuing criminal enterprise of an interstate dog fighting ring known as “Bad Newz Kennels,” based upon a local nickname for Newport News, Vick's hometown.By August 20, all the defendants on the initial federal charges including Vick had agreed to guilty pleas under plea bargain agreements, apparently avoiding facing the possibility of additional and more serious charges under the powerful Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act. On November 30, Peace and Phillips were sentenced by Judge Hudson to 18 and 21 months in federal prison respectively.The punishments were higher than recommended by federal prosecutors, and included three years of supervised probation following their release from prison.During his time in Philadelphia he led the Eagles to the playoffs and picked up his first new endorsement deal with Unequal Technologies. J.") Reamon, Jr., is the nephew of Vick's former high school coach, Tommy Reamon.
Unequal Technologies makes shoulder pads for the NFL and its players. Both Taylor and Phillips have had drug-related brushes with the law; Reamon has had multiple firearms incidents. It was reported that in January 2006 he paid the fee to renew the Moonlight Road kennel license which is listed in Taylor's name with Surry County.
There were public demonstrations by both Vick supporters and animal rights activists. Hudson, who is not bound by sentencing recommendations in plea agreements, had previously advised two of the defendants that the aggravated circumstances involving executing the dogs warranted an upward revision of the sentencing guidelines.
In the wake, many companies who had been paying for his endorsements withdrew Vick products from retail marketing when he was convicted. The single felony charges carry a maximum sentence of five years.
Unlike the other men, Vick was a millionaire and celebrity.
He is currently playing for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Vick: 23 months in federal prison, followed by 3 years of probation Taylor: 2 months in prison Peace: 18 months in prison Philips: 21 months in prison Allen: 3 years probation, 0 USD fine Peace, Phillips, and Taylor: 3 years federal probation following release, state trials still pending The Bad Newz Kennels dog fighting investigation began in April 2007 with a search of property in Surry County, Virginia, owned by Michael Vick, who was at the time quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons football team, and the subsequent discovery of evidence of a dog fighting ring.