Statement Regarding Drexel Investigation


“The Squeeze is On”

Charleston, SC, August 31, 2016 – – On September 3, 2011, our client was charged, arrested, and prosecuted in state court for his involvement in a robbery of a local McDonald’s. He cooperated with local authorities, admitted his involvement, and plead guilty to Strong Armed Robbery on July 29, 2013. He successfully completed his probationary sentence.

On June 21, 2016, the Federal government filed an Indictment charging our client with Conspiracy to Commit Armed Robbery for this same exact robbery. We hope this statement is sufficient enough to allow him to move through this subsequent prosecution in a private manner.

I had no involvement with anything to do with Brittanee Drexel. I don’t know Taquan Brown and I don’t know why he would call my name. I am being prosecuted again for a crime I already helped them solve and already did my time for, all because some guy in prison is trying to cut a deal. It’s not fair to be charged for the same crime twice and that’s not how our system is supposed to work.

The United States Congress has expressly provided that a state judgment of conviction, including one resulting from a plea agreement, shall be a bar to any subsequent federal prosecution for the same act or acts. Any attempt to do so must be approved by the appropriate Assistant Attorney General of the United States, and further, approval can only be granted upon the satisfaction of three substantive prerequisites, none of which are applicable to the instant case. This subsequent prosecution is nothing more than an attempt to squeeze Mr. Taylor for information of which he has no knowledge.

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For more information on this matter, please contact Mark A. Peper at 843-225-2520 / or David Aylor at 843-310-4900 /