Here we go again….
Disgraced and currently imprisoned former 19 Kids and Counting star Josh Duggar is petitioning the United States Supreme Court to review his criminal conviction after having appealed at every level of court to no avail.
According to court documents obtained by The Ashley, Josh– who was sentenced to 151 months in Federal Prison after being convicted in December 2021 of receiving child sex abuse materials (CSAM)– and his lawyer, Justin Gelfand, have maintained that Josh was not given a fair trial back in 2021, arguing that their alternative theories and evidence were not taken into consideration.
(Josh and his legal team continue to argue that Josh’s former employee, Caleb Williams, had access to the incriminating computers found on Josh’s used car lot.)
In the event that Josh’s petition is granted by the Supreme Court, Josh will have until February 25, 2024 to, once again, fight for a mistrial; however, Starcasm notes that the U.S. Supreme Court accepts less than 1% of petitions, so Josh’s chances aren’t looking real great.
As The Ashley previously reported, Josh’s lawyers first filed an appeal in June 2022, shortly after Josh received his sentence, arguing that Josh did not receive a fair trial.
Josh’s legal team alleged that Josh’s rights were violated during the raid on his car lot in 2019 and that he was denied the ability to fully defend himself by presenting a case against Caleb during the 2021 trial.
Josh’s legal team also claimed that Josh was unlawfully “restrained” and unable to call his lawyer during the raid, among other things.
Josh is currently in a Texas prison, where he will remain until his scheduled release date, which is October 2, 2032.
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