Sunday, August 1, 2010
Kramer, convicted under the federal drug 'kingpin' statute, 21 U.S.C. §848, is serving life sentence for smuggling marijuana (S.D.Ill.), money laundering and escape (helicopter crashed) (S.D.Fl.). We are seeking an evidentiary hearing in State court to vacate conviction/sentence for conspiracy to commit murder for which he was sentenced to 19 years concurrent with federal sentence. The state sentence has expired but continues to burden custody. Ben has been imprisoned for 22 years. Newly discovered evidence exonerates Kramer in the State case.