APPEAL FROM THE TWENTY-FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT PARISH
OF JEFFERSON, STATE OF LOUISIANA NO. 18-546, DIVISION
"I" HONORABLE NANCY A. MILLER, JUDGE PRESIDING
COUNSEL FOR PLAINTIFF/APPELLEE, STATE OF LOUISIANA Paul D.
Connick, Jr. Terry M. Boudreaux
COUNSEL FOR DEFENDANT/APPELLANT, JAMAL WASHINGTON Gwendolyn
composed of Judges Susan M. Chehardy, Robert A. Chaisson, and
Hans J. Liljeberg
A. CHAISSON JUDGE
Jamal Washington, appeals his conviction and sentence for
racketeering. For the reasons that follow, we affirm
defendant's conviction and sentence, but we remand the
matter for the correction of the uniform commitment order as
noted herein. In addition, we grant appellate counsel's
motion to withdraw as attorney of record for defendant.
February 8, 2018, the Jefferson Parish Grand Jury returned an
indictment charging defendant with racketeering, in violation
of La. R.S. 15:1352 (count one), human trafficking, in
violation of La. R.S. 14:46.2 (count two), and conspiracy to
commit human trafficking, in violation of La. R.S. 14:26 and
La. R.S. 14:46.2 (count three). Defendant pled not guilty at
27, 2018, defendant withdrew his not guilty pleas, and after
being advised of his rights, pled guilty to the racketeering
charge as set forth in count one of the indictment. In
accordance with the plea agreement, defendant was sentenced
to eight years imprisonment at hard labor.
October 11, 2018, the trial court granted defendant an
defendant pled guilty, the facts of this case were not fully
developed at a trial. However, as part of the plea agreement,
defendant provided a written factual basis indicating that
he, along with Anrielle Mimmitt, helped his cousin, Keston
Mimmitt, run his prostitution business. Defendant
specifically admitted that he drove women to their
"prostitution dates" and that he cleaned up a hotel
room at Keston's direction after his cousin injured one
of the women and bloodied up the room.
the procedure adopted by this Court in State v.
Bradford, 95-929 (La.App. 5 Cir. 6/25/96), 676 So.2d
1108, 1110-11,  appointed appellate counsel has filed a
brief asserting that she has thoroughly reviewed the trial
court record and cannot find any non-frivolous issues to
raise on appeal. Accordingly, pursuant to Anders v.
California, 386 U.S. 738, 87 S.Ct. 1396, 18 L.Ed.2d 493
(1967) and State v. Jyles, 96-2669 (La. 12/12/97),