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Date: 05-08-2021

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United States of America v. Anthony Barry

Case Number: 2:21-cr-00345-DJH

Judge: United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri (St. Louis County)

Court: United States District Court for the District of Arizona (Maricopa County)

Plaintiff's Attorney: United States District Attorney’s Office

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Description: Phoenix, Arizona criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with theft of campaign funds.

Anthony Barry, 33, of Yorkville, served as a deputy campaign manager and consultant for former U.S. Senator Martha McSally. Barry used his position in the campaign to fraudulently direct the campaign to make payments to him beyond what he was owed for his salary and had the fraudulently obtained funds deposited into his personal bank account.

Barry was charged with one count of unlawful conversion of campaign funds. He is scheduled to be sentenced on July 6, and faces a maximum term of five years in prison. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

Acting Assistant Attorney General Nicholas L. McQuaid of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division; Acting U.S. Attorney Glenn B. McCormick for the District of Arizona; and Assistant Director in Charge Steven M. D’Antuono of FBI’s Washington Field Office made the announcement.

The FBI’s Washington Field Office is investigating the case.

Trial Attorneys Rosaleen O’Gara and Nicole Lockhart of the Criminal Division’s Public Integrity Section and Assistant U.S. Attorney William Voit of the District of Arizona are prosecuting the case.

52:30114(b) and 30109(d)(1)(A)(i), Unlawful Conversion of Campaign Funds

Outcome: 05/07/2021 1 INFORMATION - Felony as to Anthony Obert Barry (1) count(s) 1. (KGM) (Entered: 05/07/2021)
05/07/2021 3 DOJ CONFLICT MEMO. No probable conflict re Judge Dominic W Lanza. No probable conflict re Magistrate Judge Camille D Bibles. No probable conflict re Magistrate Judge Michael T Morrissey. Filed by USA as to Anthony Obert Barry. (KGM) (Entered: 05/07/2021)
05/07/2021 4 WAIVER OF INDICTMENT by Anthony Obert Barry. (KGM) (Entered: 05/07/2021)
05/07/2021 5 CONSENT OF DEFENDANT Anthony Obert Barry for Guilty Plea Hearing before a United States Magistrate Judge. (KGM) (Entered: 05/07/2021)
05/07/2021 6 MINUTE ENTRY for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge John Z Boyle: Initial Appearance, Arraignment, and Change of Plea Hearing as to Anthony Obert Barry held on 5/7/2021. The Court finds that the Defendant consents to proceed with this hearing by video-teleconference (VTC) after consultation with counsel, and that said appearance is appropriate due to defendant residing in another state and travel restrictions due to the ongoing pandemic. Retained attorney Charity Clark appears on behalf of defendant. Arraignment held. Defendant enters plea of NOT guilty to all pending counts. Detention Hearing submitted. Defendant ordered released on own recognizance with conditions. Change of Plea Hearing held. Defendant enters a plea of guilty as to Count 1 of the Information. The Court directs the US Probation Office to prepare a Presentence Report. Defendant instructed to report to local Pretrial Services and United States Marshals offices. Defendant is ordered to appear in person at Sentencing.

As required by Rule 5(f), the United States is ordered to produce all information required by Brady v. Maryland and its progeny. Not doing so in a timely manner may result in sanctions including exclusion of evidence, adverse jury instructions, dismissal of charges, and contempt proceedings.

Appearances: AUSA William Voit and Rosaleen O'Gara for the Government, retained attorney Charity Clark for defendant, and PTSO Ian Scott. Defendant is present, released, appearing via VTC from home (Illinois). Sentencing set for 7/6/2021 at 10:00 AM in Courtroom 605, 401 West Washington Street, Phoenix, AZ 85003 before Judge Diane J Humetewa. (Recorded by COURTSMART.) Hearing held 10:57 AM to 11:33 AM. This is a TEXT ENTRY ONLY. There is no PDF document associated with this entry. (KGM) (Entered: 05/07/2021)
05/07/2021 7 ORDER: Pursuant to Rule 5(f) of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, the United States is ordered to disclose in a timely manner all exculpatory evidence to the defendant(s), that is, all evidence that is favorable to the defendant(s) or tends to cast doubt on the United States' case, as required by Brady v. Maryland, 373 U.S. 83 (1963) and its progeny. Failure to comply with this order may result in consequences, including, but not limited to, the reversal of any conviction, the exclusion of evidence, adverse jury instructions, dismissal of charges, contempt proceedings, disciplinary action, and/or sanctions by the Court.

Ordered by Magistrate Judge John Z Boyle.(KGM)(This is a TEXT ENTRY ONLY. There is no pdf document associated with this entry.) (Entered: 05/07/2021)
05/07/2021 8 LODGED PLEA AGREEMENT as to Anthony Obert Barry re: 6 Initial Appearance, Arraignment, Change of Plea Hearing. (KGM) (Entered: 05/07/2021)
05/07/2021 9 ORDER Setting Conditions of Release as to Anthony Obert Barry. Signed by Magistrate Judge John Z Boyle on 5/7/2021.(KGM) (Entered: 05/07/2021)
05/07/2021 10 MAGISTRATE JUDGE FINDINGS & RECOMMENDATION UPON A PLEA OF GUILTY AND ORDER as to Anthony Obert Barry. Signed by Magistrate Judge John Z Boyle on 5/7/2021.(KGM) (Entered: 05/07/2021)

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