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   Prominent Attorney Kent Says Worst Miscarriage of
   Justice Seen in 25 Years
   Mon, 19 Aug 2013, 08:00:03 EDT

   COLUMBIA, S.C., Aug. 19, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -
   - Johnny Davis, federal inmate, is currently serving a life
   sentence for what a number of attorneys and Davis's former
   attorney believe to be an unjust conviction after a federal drug

   Davis has been in prison for 11 years and was wrongfully
   convicted and sentenced to life in prison. After reviewing case
   documents, William Mallory Kent, P.A., and several other
   attorneys strongly agree.

   In letters to Wake Forest Law School, Georgetown Law School
   and the University Of Virginia Law School, Kent wrote, "I have
   been doing federal criminal appellate work for more than 25
   years and this is one of the more egregious miscarriage of
   justice I have ever seen."

   Davis's legal defense team has also contacted Margaret C. Love, a pardon attorney in Washington D.C., and a representative
   for the Rev. Al Sharpton of National Action Network, seeking support and assistance to help correct this terrible miscarriage of

   Kent, who does pro bono work, strongly believes that if one of these universities was to get involved and do pro bono work for
   Davis that the case could catapult into being a high profile one. Davis could likely receive the justice he deserves and be

   Davis, a former jazz/blues club and restaurant owner, is currently fighting for his freedom after being unable to obtain law
   enforcement assistance when he tried to have the matter reported to authorities. He contacted an attorney and an agent from
   the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division before he was ever arrested or indicted.

   The initial arrest involved a federal drug sweep that included 42 African Americans. The court records prove that there was no
   evidence presented at Davis's trial to show that he was part of this alleged drug operation, nor did anyone arrested ever testify
   that Davis had any role in this drug operation.

   Davis's court-appointed attorney refused to call a key witness who was an attorney and later signed a sworn affidavit which
   clearly reported that Davis contacted him requesting law enforcement assistance from the beginning. Davis did not want to get
   caught up in a drug operation and was actually trying to report the man distributing drugs in the area.

   Additionally, another attorney - Michael A. Grace from Winston-Salem, North Carolina - was retained by Davis's family after
   the trial, and allegedly committed a number of egregious errors during the time he appealed Davis's conviction and sentence.

   According to Davis, Grace prepared the appeal and submitted documents to The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals misstating
   facts and evidence that were never a part of the court records and were never presented during Davis's trial.

   The "misstated facts and evidence" translated into what the Circuit Court mistakenly considered to be "overwhelming
   evidence" against Davis, not realizing that these misstated facts and evidence were ever part of the court records. 8/19/2013
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   The primary misstated facts by Grace were as follows:
   * crack cocaine was found in Davis's vehicle;
   * the federal authorities captured Davis's voice on a cell phone wiretap recording discussing drugs deals with others who were
   arrested; and
   * an undercover agent purchased at least 1,000 grams of cocaine from Davis.

   Grace also allowed government prosecutors to use stricken testimony as evidence and the Circuit Court considered it part of
   its overwhelming evidence against Davis.

   Government prosecutors admitted that they did, in fact, use testimony that was stricken from the records as evidence. They
   said that Davis was never captured on any of the cell phone wiretap recordings and crack cocaine was never purchased or
   seized from Davis or his vehicle during the investigation.

   Multiple attorneys who have reviewed this case have said that Grace's alleged egregious errors misled the Circuit Court and
   led them to believe that the misstated facts and evidence was presented during Davis's trial and that they were a part of the
   court records; they were not.

   For more information, visit: .

   Editorial Note for Legal Matters: All alleged facts, errors, omissions, statements by attorneys and others, and related
   information herein was provided by the news source, Mr. Davis, who is solely responsible for this content.

   NEWS SOURCE: Johnny Davis

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