The Herald Banner, Greenville, TX

November 25, 2013

Money laundering suspects seek bond cuts

Three file writs from Hunt County Jail

By BRAD KELLAR
Herald-Banner Staff

GREENVILLE — Three Dallas men, taken into custody last week by the Greenville Police Department, are seeking reductions in their bonds on money laundering charges.

Frank Harvey III, Jeffery Michael Kelly and Donnie R. Neal filed writs of habeas corpus Friday from the Hunt County Jail, where they each were being held on one count of money laundering in an amount of more than $200,000 and one count of unlawful use of a criminal instrument. Bonds were set at $150,000 each on the money laundering charge and $50,000 each on the criminal instrument count.

The writs were filed with the 354th District Court. No hearings regarding the writs had been scheduled as of Friday evening.

Harvey, 52; Kelly, 32; and Neal, 47; were taken into custody on the afternoon of November 19 at the 89 mile marker of Interstate 30.

The money laundering charge carries a maximum sentence upon conviction of up to five to 99 years to life in prison and an optional fine of up to $10,000. The criminal instrument charge carries a maximum sentence upon conviction of from two to 20 years in prison.