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Date: 08-17-2023

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United States of America v. Charles Sanders, a/k/a "Cheeze"

Case Number: 2:22-cr-00212

Judge: Andrew P. Gordon

Court: United States District Court for the District of Nevada (Clark County)

Plaintiff's Attorney: United States Attorney’s Office in Las Vegas

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Description: Las Vegas, Nevada criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with selling more than 800 grams of methamphetamine and 25 firearms — including a shotgun and machine guns.

Charles Sanders, also known as “Cheeze,” (39) pleaded guilty on May 4, 2023, to one count of conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance and one count of trafficking firearms.

According to court documents, between July 20, 2022 and September 13, 2022, Sanders conspired with others to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine. Over the course of the conspiracy, he sold 25 firearms, including a shotgun and three machine guns, and 811 grams of methamphetamine.

United States Attorney Jason M. Frierson for the District of Nevada, Special Agent in Charge Jennifer Cicolani for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), and Special Agent in Charge Christopher Miller for Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) made the announcement.

The ATF, HSI, and the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department investigated the case. Assistant United States Attorney Kimberly Sokolich prosecuted the case.

21:846, 841(a)(1), and 841(b)(1)(B)(viii) - Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance

18:933 - Trafficking Firearms

Outcome: 08/16/2023 36 MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS - Sentencing and Disposition as to Charles Sanders held on 8/16/2023 before Judge Andrew P. Gordon. Crtrm Administrator: M. Johansen; AUSA: Melanee Smith; Def Counsel: Benjamin Nemec; USPO: Leo Sanchez; Court Reporter/Recorder: Paige Christian; Time of Hearing: 10:02 a.m. - 10:17 a.m.; Courtroom: 6C; The defendant is present and in custody. The court heard representations of counsel and the defendant. Sentence is imposed as to counts 1 and 2 of the Criminal Information. The defendant acknowledged receiving a copy of his release conditions. The defendant is advised of his right to file an appeal. The defendant is remanded to custody. (no image attached) (Copies have been distributed pursuant to the NEF - MAJ) (Entered: 08/16/2023)
08/16/2023 37 JUDGMENT as to Charles Sanders (1). Count(s) 1s, 2s, Sentenced on 08/16/2023. Custody 96 months, concurrent. Supervised Release as to Count 1: 4 years; and Count 2: 3 years, concurrent with Count 1, with special conditions. Defendant remanded. Special Assessment $200. Signed by Judge Andrew P. Gordon on 08/16/2023. (Copies have been distributed pursuant to the NEF - ALZ) Modified on 8/16/2023 (HAM). (Entered: 08/16/2023)

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