Jury Instructions
    Case #:4030
    Case Type: Criminal
    Case Submitted Date: 11/13/2006
    Category: CRIM - Criminal Law and Procedure
    Year: 2006
    Division: Western
    Judge: Mark W. Bennett

    Case Name: U.S. v. Ryan Mathison, Robert Mathison, Sr. and Ronald Mathison (Defendant Ryan Keith Mathison knowingly, intentionally, and unlawfully engaged in a “continuing criminal enterprise” or “CCE.” The CCE allegedly involved this defendant committing a series of felony violations by violating one or more of the following federal controlled substances laws: (a) distributing marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine, and anabolic steroids; (b) possessing with intent to distribute of marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine, and anabolic steroids; (c) conspiring to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine, and anabolic steroids; (d) using a communications facility to facilitate the commission of felony drug-trafficking offenses; and (e) using a structure for the purpose of distributing controlled substances. Defendant Ryan Keith Mathison undertook this series of violations in concert with at least five other persons with respect to whom he occupied a position of organizer, supervisor, or any position of management, and that he allegedly obtained from this series of violations substantial income and resources.
    Defendants Ryan Keith Mathison, and Robert Mathison, Sr., knowingly and unlawfully conspired, with each other and with others to commit the following offenses: (1) distributing one thousand kilograms or more of marijuana, and unspecified quantities of cocaine, methamphetamine, and anabolic steroids; and (2) possessing with intent to distribute one thousand kilograms or more of marijuana, and unspecified quantities of cocaine, methamphetamine, and anabolic steroids. Between about 2001 and May 2006, defendants Ryan Keith Mathison, Robert Mathison, Sr., and Ronald Mathison knowingly and unlawfully conspired, with each other and with others to commit the following offenses: (1) conducting and attempting to conduct financial transactions involving the proceeds of drug-trafficking activity knowing that the transactions were to promote the carrying on of drug-trafficking activity; and (b) conducting and attempting to conduct financial transactions involving the proceeds of drug-trafficking activity knowing that the transactions were designed to conceal and disguise the nature, location, source, ownership, and control of the proceeds of drug-trafficking activity. For a specified tax year, defendant Ryan Keith Mathison willfully made and subscribed a U.S. Individual Income Tax Return, which was verified by a written declaration that it was made under the penalties of perjury and was filed with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), which said Income Tax Return he did not believe to be true and correct as to every material matter in that the said return failed to disclose that he was engaged in the illegal trafficking in controlled substances from which he derived gross receipts, gross income, or sales, whereas, as he then and there well knew and believed, he was required by law and regulation to disclose the operation of this business activity and the gross receipts, gross income, or sales he derived therefrom.

    Documents:Mathisoninstructions.pdf