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State of Ohio v. Steven H. Dornoff, Jr.

On September 3, 2015, appellant was charged in a six-count indictment with three counts of rape with firearm specifications, one count of felonious assault with a sexual motivation specification, one count of felonious assault with firearm and sexual motivation specifications and one count of kidnapping with a sexual motivation specification. Appellant entered a plea of not guilty. The char ... More $0 (08-14-2018 - OH)

State of Ohio v. Alonzo Bonner, Jr.

On August 11, 2016, Bonner was indicted on one count of felonious assault in violation of R.C. 2903.11(A)(1), a second-degree felony, along with a repeat violent offender (“RVO”) specification. Previously, Bonner served nine years in prison after being convicted of felonious assault with a firearm. State v. Bonner, Erie C.P. No. 2007-CR-487. Bonner pleaded not guilty to the charge of felon ... More $0 (08-14-2018 - OH)

State of Ohio v. Anthony Braswell

The following evidence was offered at trial. The accuser in this case, “S.L.,” is Braswell’s former girlfriend. S.L.’s relationship with Braswell ended in 2008 or 2009. On Friday, March 25, 2016, S.L. was at her house, located at 902 Prospect Street, in Toledo, Ohio. S.L. shared the home with her boyfriend, and her boyfriend’s son. S.L. had arranged to take the boy to her sister’s for t ... More $0 (08-14-2018 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO -vs- GEORGE HERBERT SWOGGER

Swogger and K. P. had been in a romantic relationship for eight months. On June 22, 2017, they were living together at 601 Brown Ave. N.W., Apt #1, in Canton, Ohio. At approximately, 7:45 p.m. the two got into a disagreement. Swogger pulled K.P. from the porch into the house by her hair, struck her about the face, grabbed her around the neck and strangled her. {¶3} Canton City police offi ... More $0 (08-14-2018 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO -vs- LINWOOD E. ALLISON, JR.

The relevant facts and procedural history are as follows:
{¶4} On August 1, 2015, Brandon D. Ogden stole two Rolex watches from
Dunkin Diamonds in Zanesville, Ohio. During the theft, Appellant Linwood E. Allison, Jr.
is seen on surveillance video distracting a store employee in an attempt to aid Mr. Ogden.
{¶5} On August 2, 2015, within 24 hours of the theft, Appellant pawned ...
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STATE OF OHIO -vs- PEDRO MONTALVO, JR.

The relevant procedural facts leading to this appeal are as follows. {¶4} The investigation into Appellant Pedro Montalvo began on October 3, 2014, when Detective Rick Steller was checking law enforcement software which had downloaded child pornography from a computer in Mount Vernon, Ohio. (T. at 134). Det. Steller is a member of the Grove City Police Department, assigned to the Franklin Cou ... More $0 (08-14-2018 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO -vs- JONATHAN WASHINGTON

This case began on October 21, 2016 when appellant accosted Dominique Granger and forced him into a red Grand Am. Mr. Granger reported that appellant robbed and kidnapped him from his residence on October 21, 2016. He testified that he was exiting his home when appellant struck him in the head with a gun and forced him into the driver's seat of a red Pontiac Grand Am, a vehicle owned by Mr. G ... More $0 (08-14-2018 - OH)

United States of America v. Tabitha A. Hammond

District of South Carolina Federal Courthouse - Columbia, South Carolina

Columbia, SC - Oconee Woman Pleads Guilty to Meth Charges

Tabitha A. Hammond, age 37, of Seneca, pled guilty to possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine, a violation of Title 21, United States Code, Section 841. United States District Judge Donald C. Coggins, of Spartanburg, accepted the guilty plea and will sentence Hammond after he has a chance to review the Presentence ...
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United States of America v. Jamie Blunder

Western District of North Carolina Courthouse - Charlotte, North Carolina

Charlotte, NC - Former TSA Officer Sentenced To 25 Years On Drug & Gun Charges

A former Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Officer was sentenced to 25 years in prison on drug trafficking conspiracy and gun charges. U.S. District Judge Robert J. Conrad, Jr. also sentenced Jamie Blunder, 50, of Charlotte, to five years of supervised release.

According to filed court doc ...
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United States of America v. Brexton Redell Lloyd

Middle District of North Carolina Federal Courthouse - Greensboro, North Carolina

Greensboro, NC - North Carolina Man Sentenced To Prison For Role In Multi-State Dog Fighting Prosecution

A North Carolina man was sentenced on August 2, 2018 to one year and one day in prison to be followed by three years of supervised release for his role in dog fighting activities, announced Acting Assistant Attorney General Jeffrey H. Wood of the Justice Department’s Environment and Na ...
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United States of America v. Prempeh Ernest Agyemang

Eastern District of North Carolina Federal Courthouse - Raleigh, North Carolina

Raleigh, NC - Justice Department Secures the Denaturalization of Individual Convicted of Sexual Abuse by a Substitute Parent/Custodian

On August 8, 2018, Chief Judge James C. Dever III of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina entered an order that revoked the naturalized U.S. citizenship of a child sex offender, restrained and enjoined him from claiming any ri ...
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United States of America v. Raul Ernesto Landaverde-Giron, a/k/a “Humilde,” a/k/a “Decente”

District of Maryland Federal Courthouse - Greenbelt, Maryland

Greenbelt, MD - Maryland MS-13 Member Ordered to Serve Two Consecutive Life Sentences for Federal Racketeering Conspiracy, Murder, and Other Violent Crimes

Also Pleaded Guilty to Illegal Reentry After Deportation and Sentenced to Six Months in Prison

U.S. District Judge Peter J. Messitte sentenced Raul Ernesto Landaverde-Giron, a/k/a “Humilde,” a/k/a “Decente,” age 28, of Silver ...
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United States of America v. Tessicar Karelle Jumpp, a/k/a Stephanie Phelps

Eastern District of Virginia - Federal Courthouse - Alexandria, Virginia

Alexandria, VA - Jamaican Woman Sentenced for Lottery Scam Targeting Elderly Victims

A Jamaican citizen was sentenced today to six years in prison for orchestrating a lottery fraud that scammed elderly victims out of approximately $385,000.

“The financial and emotional harm these scams cause elderly victims and their family members can be devastating,” said G. Zachary Terwilliger ...
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United States of America v. Keemo Jonathan Lee

Western District of Virginia Federal Courthouse - Danville, Virginia

Danville, VA - Danville Man Pleads Guilty to Seven Federal Drug and Gun Charges

The prosecution of Keemo Lee is Part of Western District of Virginia’s Ongoing Project Safe Neighborhoods Initiative to Reduce Violent Crime

Keemo Jonathan Lee to a series of federal drug and gun charges related to the sale of cocaine, heroin and illegal firearms. The prosecution comes as part of the ...
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United States of Amrica v. Ancient Coin Collectors Guild

District of Maryland Federal Courthouse - Baltimore, Maryland

This appeal is pursued by the Ancient Coin Collectors Guild (the “Guild”) from the judgment in the District of Maryland ordering forfeiture to the United States of seven ancient Cypriot coins and eight ancient Chinese coins, which were imported into this country by the Guild. Incorporated within its challenge to the propriety of the district court’s summary judgment decision, the Guild contests th ... More $0 (08-14-2018 - MD)

Bryan Manning v. Donald Caldwell

Western District of Virginia Federal Courthouse - Roanoke, Virginia

Virginia law criminalizes the possession, purchase, or consumption of alcohol by someone who has been interdicted by a Virginia court. Interdiction is a civil order designating that a person is a “habitual drunkard” or has been convicted of driving while intoxicated. In this case, a group of homeless people suffering from alcoholism challenged the constitutionality of Virginia’s interdiction statu ... More $0 (08-14-2018 - VA)

Monster Energy Company v. Bruce L. Schechter

When a settlement agreement provides that the “[p]laintiffs and their counsel
agree” to keep the terms of the agreement confidential, and when the plaintiffs’ counsel
signs the agreement under the words, “Approved as to form and content,” can the
plaintiffs’ counsel be liable to the defendant for breach of the confidentiality provision?
We answer this question, “No.”

FACT ...
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STATE OF OHIO -vs- DALTON G. SMITH

The following facts are adduced from the record of the bond revocation hearing on July 11, 2017 and the bench trial of August 3, 2017. {¶3} Appellant was age 87 at the time of these offenses. He met the victim, Jane Doe, when she volunteered at a church where he was the minister. The two have never had a romantic relationship and Doe does not want a romantic relationship with appellant. Doe ... More $0 (08-13-2018 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO v. CALEB JACOBS

Jacobs was convicted in 2013 of felonious assault, assault, and escape. (Doc. No. 42). On April 1, 2013, he was sentenced to an aggregate term of four and one-half years’ imprisonment. (Doc. No. 45). At the sentencing hearing, the trial court notified Jacobs that “it is mandatory that after your prison sentence, * * * you will be on post-release control under the authority of the parole a ... More $0 (08-13-2018 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO v. MICHAEL TYLER SIBOLE

On the morning of April 4, 2017, John Scroggins, a HUD housing inspector, was driving between properties in Springfield, Ohio. While driving on East Street, a woman ran across the street in front of him pursued by a man. The woman screamed, “ ‘Help me.’ ” (Tr. 104). Scroggins slowed and watched as the man tackled the woman to the ground. The man then pulled her up by her hair and pulled her ba ... More $0 (08-13-2018 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO v. WILLIAM D. MORGAN

On June 18, 2010, Morgan entered into a plea agreement and pled guilty to
numerous felony offenses, including three counts of aggravated robbery, three counts of
kidnapping, three counts of possessing criminal tools, and four counts of tampering with
evidence. In exchange for Morgan’s guilty plea, the State agreed to dismiss all
specifications attached to the charges, which i ...
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STATE OF OHIO v. STEVEN H. MILLER, III

On February 27, 2017, an indictment was filed charging Miller with one count of felonious assault, a second degree felony, and one count of tampering with evidence, a third-degree felony. These charges were based on allegations that on February 21, 2017, Miller knowingly caused or attempted to cause physical harm to another by means of a deadly weapon or dangerous ordinance. The felonious ass ... More $0 (08-13-2018 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO v. JAMES F. COYLE

On February 1, 2017, Coyle’s wife, Erin Coyle, filed a report with the Butler Township Police Department in which she alleged that, the night before, Coyle had physically abused and forcibly restrained her in their residence during a protracted marital dispute; she also alleged that, during a previous dispute on January 23, 2017, Coyle had destroyed a laptop computer belonging to her employer. ... More $0 (08-13-2018 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO v. TIMOTHY E. BRADLEY

Timothy E. Bradley appeals from his conviction and sentence following a
guilty plea to one count of attempted felonious assault, a third-degree felony.
{¶ 2} Bradley advances two assignments of error related to the 30-month prison
sentence he received. First, he contends the trial court violated the purposes of felony
sentencing. Specifically, he asserts that the trial court “e ...
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STATE OF OHIO vs. MARK HILL

On January 27, 2017, Cincinnati Police Officer John Neal was
dispatched to Emming Street to investigate a report of a brick thrown at a house. He
took a statement from the complainants for criminal damaging. While Neal was
investigating on Emming Street, Officers Stavale and Pierson responded
independently to Coon Alley to investigate a possible suspect.
{¶4} When Stav ...
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STATE OF OHIO vs. GERMAINE EVANS

The record shows that on December 15, 2015, Evans was charged in
juvenile court with aggravated robbery, carrying concealed weapons, and receiving
stolen property. The following day, the state filed a motion asking the juvenile court
to relinquish jurisdiction under Juv.R. 30. Evans filed a motion in opposition, in
which he challenged the constitutionality of the mandatory-bi ...
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STATE OF OHIO vs. ROGER LANTER

On June 17, 2016, the Cincinnati police were dispatched to a home on
William Howard Taft Road after a reported breaking and entering. The victim, an
86-year-old woman, lived alone. She had left her home for church around 12:00
p.m. and returned after mass had ended at 12:30 p.m. Upon her return, she noticed
that window panes on her backdoor were broken and that the door was ...
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THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS v. WILLIS REESE

Defendant Willis Reese was charged with several offenses, including aggravated vehicular hijacking (720 ILCS 5/18-4(a)(3) (West 2006)), vehicular invasion (720 ILCS 5/12-11.1 (West 2006)), attempted armed robbery (720 ILCS 5/8-4, 18-2 (West 2006)), and escape (720 ILCS 5/31-6 (West 2006)). The public defender was appointed to represent defendant, but defendant subsequently informed the trial court ... More $0 (08-13-2018 - IL)

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS v. DENNIS L. BAILEY

In July 2004, defendant was charged with one count of residential burglary and one count of disarming a peace officer. The circuit court allowed defendant’s public defender to withdraw, and defendant proceeded pro se at his 2005 jury trial. Defendant was found guilty as charged and was sentenced to concurrent prison terms of 24 years on each of the two counts. On direct appeal, defendant’s sole cl ... More $0 (08-13-2018 - IL)

Diamonte William Baker v. State of Indiana

Baker met Stephanie Miller in September 2016. They began a romantic relationship, and Baker moved into Miller’s apartment the following month. On January 22, 2017, after the pair had an argument, Miller tried to exit the apartment. However, Baker blocked her by standing in front of the door. When Miller turned her back on Baker, he stabbed her in the back with “a survival knife.” Tr. Vol ... More $0 (08-13-2018 - IN)

Tavis Ray Crittendon v. State of Indiana

In the early-morning hours of January 25, 2016, Acacia Frye called 911 when she found Crittendon, her live-in boyfriend, unresponsive with blue lips. Acacia “immediately recognize[d] it as a [h]eroin overdose” and started administering CPR. Tr. p. 36. [3] When Deputy Christopher Francis with the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department arrived at the Warsaw house, medics were working on Crit ... More $0 (08-13-2018 - IN)

United States of America v. Marlon Peek

District of New Jersey Federal Courthouses

Newark, NJ - Union County Man Sentenced To 17 Years In Prison For Armed Crime Spree Of Bank Robberies; Carjackings, And Hostage

A Union County, New Jersey, man was sentenced on August 8, 2018 to 204 months in prison for robbing seven banks – and attempting to rob an eighth bank while brandishing a firearm – committing one carjacking and attempting to commit three additional carjackings, a ...
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United States of America v. Shawn Edmonds

Eastern District of Pennsylvania Federal Courthouse - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA - Former Department of Veterans Affairs Employee Pleads Guilty to Fraud Against His Former Employer

Shawn Edmonds, a 43-year old resident of Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty on August 9, 2018 before the Honorable Gerald J. Pappert to five counts of wire fraud and three counts of aggravated identify theft related to a scheme to defraud the Department of Veterans ...
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United States of America v. Hiteshkumar Patel

Middle District of Pennsylvania Federal Courthouse - Scranton, Pennsylvania

Scranton, PA - South Abington Man Sentenced To Over 19 Years In Prison For Fraud And Identity Theft Scheme

Hiteshkumar Patel, age 52, a resident of South Abington Township, Pennsylvania, was sentenced on August 9, 2018, by United States District Court Judge Robert D. Mariani to serve 234 months in prison on the charges of conspiracy and aggravated identity theft.

According to Un ...
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United States of America v. Mark Coleman

Western District of Pennsylvania Courthouse - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh, PA Pittsburgh Man Who Conspired to Distribute Painkillers Gets 7+ Years in Federal Prison

A resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, was sentenced in federal court to 92 months’ imprisonment and six years of supervised release on his conviction of conspiracy to possess and distribute prescription opiate pain killers.

United States District Judge Mark R. Hornak imposed th ...
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Thomas E. St. Pierre v. Retrieval Masters Creditors Bureau, Inc.

District of New Jersey Federal Courthouses

In this appeal following the District Court’s dismissal of Appellant Thomas E. St. Pierre’s class action complaint, we consider a matter of first impression among the Courts of Appeals: whether unpaid highway tolls constitute the type of “debt” that could support a consumer claim under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. Because we conclude they do not, we will affirm.
I. Background1
A ...
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James Tepper, Allison Tepper v. Amos Financial, LLC

Eastern District of Pennsylvania Federal Courthouse - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Many would gladly pay Tuesday for a hamburger
today. Of course, not all of those who fall into debt make
payments timely, and debt collection has become a
professional trade. The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act
(the “FDCPA” or “Act”), 15 U.S.C. § 1692, et seq., regulates
their efforts. Under it, debt collectors are prohibited from
engaging in deceptive, abusive, or other ...
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Protect Niles v. City of Freemont, Doug Rich, Real Party in Interest and Appellants

The City of Fremont (City) approved a residential and retail development (Project)
in its Niles historical district over considerable neighborhood opposition. The City
adopted a mitigated negative declaration after finding the Project as mitigated would have
no significant adverse environmental impact. Protect Niles1 petitioned for a writ of
mandamus ordering the City to overturn t ...
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Garrell "Gary" McCutcheon Jr., and Melissa K. McCutcheon v. Pavco Trucking Co. Inc., and Titan Transfer, Inc.

Pavco Trucking Company, Inc. (“Pavco”), operated a trucking company in
Clarksville, Indiana. Pavco employed the McCutcheons to haul freight by
truck. Pavco terminated the McCutcheons’ employment on February 14, 2014.
[3] On March 1, 2014, Titan and Pavco executed the Purchase Agreement which
enumerated a number of Pavco’s assets that would be transferred to Titan in
exch ...
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Caleb Bixler v. State of Indiana

In August of 2015, Bixler, Keith Cornwell (Cornwell), Ricky Ogden (Ogden), John Murphy (Murphy), and Ron Trahan (Trahan) were all residing in a two story house located on the east side of Indianapolis, Indiana. Trahan occupied the downstairs bedroom. One of the two upstairs bedrooms was shared by Ogden and Murphy, while Cornwell and Bixler shared the other. Cornwell did not get along with T ... More $0 (08-12-2018 - IN)
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