Dentist Dr. Roy S. Shelburne, D.D.S. of Virginia
A U.S. attorney is appealing a federal district court judgeâ€™s decision to vacate a dentistâ€™s convictions for money laundering, setting up a legal battle over a federal statute that was recently interpreted by the U.S. Supreme Court.
A notice of appeal has been filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. The appeal from Acting U.S. Attorney Julia C. Dudley indicates the government is pushing back against an ambiguous Supreme Court decision that in some money laundering cases holds prosecutors to a higher burden of proof.
- Dr. Shelburne will be sent to federal prison for two years and/or a fraction thereof.
- Dr. Shelburne has lost his dental license, his dental practice and his livelihood.
- Dr. Shelburne more than likely has forfeited alot of his assets in legal fees fighting the government.
Yet, the federal prosecutors want more.
The question to ask at this point is why?
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