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United States of America v. Arthur L. Garcia

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – Arthur L. Garcia, 23, a member and resident of Acoma Pueblo, N.M., pleaded guilty on Friday, March 27, 2015, to a voluntary manslaughter charge.

According to court filings, Garcia killed the victim, a 33-year-old Acoma Pueblo man, in the early morning hours of May 8, 2014, by throwing a weight at the victim and striking him in the head. The crime occurred during a scu ... More
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United States of America v. Benson Pete

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – Benson Pete, 74, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation who resides in Gamerco, N.M., pled guilty to a felony information charging him with making a false statement to a law enforcement agency. Under the terms of a plea agreement with the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Pete will be sentenced to a range of 12 to 33 months in federal prison followed by a period of supervised release ... More   $0 (03-30-2015 - NM)

Robert Matthews v. Mosaic Co., Mark Rice, Inc. and Semco Construction

Tampa, FL - Robert Matthews, age 30, sued Mosaic Co., Mark Rice, Inc. and Semco Construction on negligence theories claiming that he was seriously injured and damaged when an 11,000-pound prefab building fell on him, crushing his pelvis, legs and internal organs at a construction site owned by Mosaic in 2009. ... More   $64,500,000 (03-30-2015 - FL)

State of Washington v. Erick Nathaniel Walker

Everett, WA - The State of Washington charged Erick Walker with first-degree murder as a result of the shooting death of 15-year-old Molly Conley in June of 2013 as she walked with friends along a Lake Stevens road with a group of friends. The State also charged Walker with drive-by-shooting and four assault charges.

The defense challenged the evidence of guilt. ... More
   $0 (03-30-2015 - WA)

State of Oklahoma v. Henry Edwin Rohman

Jay, OK - The State of Oklahoma charged Henry Edwin Rohman, age 63, with operating an aircraft under the influnce of intoxicants, a misdemeanor. The State claimed that Rohman was intoxicated when he attempted to fly a 2003 Ultra Light Powrachute Pegas. He failed to gain enough altitude and crashed into a neighbor's pickup. ... More   $0 (03-30-2015 - OK)

State of Oklahoma v. Randle Raymond Lockett

Tulsa, OK - The State of Oklahoma charged Randle Raymond Lockett first degree murder in violation of 21 O.S. 701.7 and possession of a firearm after former conviction of a felony in violation of 21 O.S. 1283 in the shooting death of 21-year-old Charles Edward "C.J." Johnson on September 21, 2013. The information filed by the State alleged:

21 O.S. 701.7
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State of Maryland v. Lawrence Stinnett

Lancaster, MD - The State of Maryland charged Lawrence Stinnett, age 40, with 10 sexual assault felonies including forcing one victim to perfrom oral sodomy at their place of employment. The prosecution produced no physical evidence evidence.

The defense claimed that Defendant's contacts with the complaining witnesses was consensual.

Court docket entries:

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State of Oklahoma v. Floyd R. Hardesty, et al.

Tulsa County, OK - Tulsa trial lawyer Kent Morlan the property owners against the Oklahoma Department of Transportation's action to acquire certain rights, title and interests from Floyd R. Hardest, Charles Arthur Lomon, Mercer James Bainbridge, Linda Gayle Lomon, and Lomon Sand and Gravel Com ... More   $0 (03-28-2015 - OK)

Government of Italy v. Amanda Knox

Rome, Itally - The Government of Italy charged Amanda Knox and Faffaele Sollecito with the 2007 murder of Meredith Kercher, age 21. The State accused Knox with participation in the killing of her roommate whose throat had been slashed and who had been sexually assaulted.

Wikipedia article about this case:

"Ama ... More
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United States of America v. Deborah Loudermilk and Bueana Marshall

Sacramento, CA - The United States of America charged Deborah Loudermilk, age 57, and Bueana Marshall, age 69, with mail fraud.

Four witnesses for the Government all got reduced sentences for their testimony against the Defendants.

Recent court docket entries:

Date Filed # Docket Text
02/02/2015 138 TRIAL CONFIRMATION ORDER signed by Judge Garland E. Burrell, Jr.. ... More
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United States of America v. Gaywone Dekeith Blades

Tulsa, OK - The United States of America charged Gaywone Dekeith Blades with possession of cocaine and cocaine base with intention to distribute in violation of 21 U.S.C. 841 and possession of firearms in furtherance of firearms in furtherance of drug trafficking crimes in violation of 18 U.S.C. 924.

Recent Court docket entries relating to this case:

01/27/2015 933 SEALED DOCUME ... More
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State of Tennessee v. Jasmine Randers

Nashville, TN - The State of Tennessee charged Jasmine Randers, age 36, neglect in conjunction with the death of her 5-day-old child. Ms. RAnders has a history of mental illness.

Randers admitted having the child in bed with her and when she woke up she found the child had died. The cause of death could not be determined.

The State would not go forward with a plea deal unless s ... More
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Family and Estate of Travis Magditch v. PrimeCare Medical, Inc.

Allentown, PA - The Family and Estate of Travis Magditch sued PrimeCare Medical, Inc. on a medical negligence wrongful theory claiming that Travis died while an inmate in the Lehigh County jail because Defendant's employees failed to provide appropriate and timely medical care to him. Travis was found dead in his cell on January 4, 2012. An autopsy revealed that Travis died from asthma. The Plain ... More   $0 (03-27-2015 - PA)

State of North Dakota v. Shane Ashley Jones

Bismarck, ND - The State of North Dakota charged Shane Ashley Jones, age 42, with Gross Sexual Imposition, a Class AA felony.Jones was charged with the crime because he continued to have sex with the prosecutrix after she told him to stop. ... More   $0 (03-27-2015 - ND)

United States of America v. Tyler Jordan

SACRAMENTO, CA — Tyler Jordan, 32, of Galt, was sentenced by United States District Judge Garland E. Burrell Jr. to 17 and a half years in prison and a life-term of supervised release for production of child pornography, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced.

According to court documents, Jordan offered files of child pornography for download on a file-trading website. Law ... More
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Ellen Pao v. Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

San Francisco, CA - Ellen Pao sued Kleiner Perkins on a civil rights violation theory claiming that she was discriminated against at work because of her gender and then retaliated against when she complained. She claimed that Kleiner Perkins discriminated against her because of her gender by failing to promote her and/or by terminating her employment. She claimed that Kleiner Perkins retaliated ag ... More   $0 (03-27-2015 - CA)

State of Alabama v. Joyce Hardin Garrard

Gadsden, AL - The State of Alabama charged Joyce Hardin Garrard, 49, with capital murder in the running death of her 9-year-old granddaughter.

The defense claimed that she did not mean to harm the girl while she was punishing her for telling a lie.

The State alleged that Garrard caused the death of Savannah Hardin in February of 2012 by making her run and carry wood for hours as ... More
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United States of America v. Theodore Travis

A Cleveland man was sentenced to more than seven years in prison after selling a stolen firearm and ammuntion to an undercover agent, said Steven M. Dettelbach, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.

Theodore Travis, 27, previously pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm. Travis was prohibited from having a firearm due to previous convictions for aggravated ro ... More
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United States of America v. James J. Young

James J. Young, 21, of East St. Louis, Illinois, was sentenced today in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois to 37 months in prison and 3 years of supervised release on one count of Possession of a Weapon by a Felon. Evidence showed that Young was on parole and was living in public housing in East St. Louis with his mother. On May 1, 2014, during a parole compliance check, ... More   $0 (03-26-2015 - IL)

United States of America v. Tajuana L. Sullivan

Tajuana L. Sullivan, 27, of Marion, Illinois, was sentenced to a total of thirty-eight months in prison for her role in a conspiracy to defraud the Internal Revenue Service by submitting numerous false federal tax returns. Her sentence included a two year prison sentence for aggravated identity theft for using a stolen identity of another in submitting a fraudulent tax return, the United States At ... More   $0 (03-26-2015 - IL)

United States of America v. Roger Key

New York, NY - Roger Key, a/k/a “Luchie,” a violent and large-scale drug trafficker who operated in Manhattan and the Bronx, New York, was sentenced in Manhattan federal court to life plus 30 years in prison in connection with his role in carrying out two murder-for-hire conspiracies – resulting in the murder of one victim and the near-fatal shooting of an innocent bystander – attempted mu ... More   $0 (03-26-2015 - NY)

State of Oregon v. Lloyd Erp

Portland, OR - The State of Oregon charged Lloyd Erp, age 58, with first-degree murder in conjunction with the death of his terminally ill wife, Lori Erp, in a botched murder suicide pact. Lori and Lloyd Erp signed a suicide note stating their reasons for wanting to die on March 2, 2013. Each suffered gun shot wounds to their heads that resulted in the death of Lori. ... More   $0 (03-26-2015 - OR)

United States of America v. 22 individuals

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — On Mar. 25, 2015, 22 individuals from over nine counties, spanning southeast Tennessee, northern Georgia, and northern Alabama, were arrested for their roles in a large methamphetamine distribution conspiracy centered in Marion County, Tenn.

An investigation led by special agents and task force officers of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (AT ... More
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United States of America v. Malcolm L. Hoyle

A Cleveland man was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison today for illegally having a firearm, said Steven M. Dettelbach, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, Cleveland Police Chief Calvin D. Williams and ATF Special Agent in Charge Donald Soranno.

Malcolm L. Hoyle, 28, pleaded guilty last year to one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition.

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United States of America v. Thomas Gregory Lilley

Thomas Gregory Lilley, 36, of Fontana, California, was sentenced today in United States District Court in Benton to 14 years in prison for possessing with intent to distribute ½ ounce of highly pure methamphetamine (commonly known as "crystal" or "ice") and possessing a firearm in relation to a drug trafficking crime, announced Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern Distric ... More   $0 (03-25-2015 - IL)

United States of America v. Michael Stratton

DALLAS, TX — A 32-year-old Cedar Hill, Texas man, Michael Stratton, who pleaded guilty in June 2014 to an Information charging one count of receipt of child pornography, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Ed Kinkeade to 72 months in federal prison. The announcement was made today by John Parker, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas.

Stratton was ordered to surrender ... More
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United States of America v. Percious House and Biran K. Hughes

CHICAGO — Three Chicago-area defendants, and a fourth defendant from Decatur, Ga., were convicted of federal bank fraud charges for engaging in a scheme to fraudulently obtain 51 luxury automobile loans totaling approximately $1.6 million without ever intending that the borrowers would purchase the high-end cars that they claimed to be buying. As a result, various credit union lenders, includi ... More   $0 (03-25-2015 - IL)

Intellectual Ventures I, LLC, et al. v. Motorola Mobility, LLC

Wilmington, DE - Intellectual Ventures sued Motorola Mobility on a patent infringement theory claiming that Motorola wrongfully infringed a patent on multimedia test messaging held by Intellectual Ventures.

Intellectual Ventures is one of the largest intellectual property owners in the world. It holds more than 70,000 patents and applications.

Recent court docket entries:
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   $1 (03-25-2015 - DE)

State of Oklahoma v. Michael Van Antwerp

Tulsa, OK - The State of Oklahoma charged with lewd molestation in violation of 21 O.S. 1123 and public intoxication in violation of 37 O.S. 8.

Court docket entries for this case:

Date Code Description Count Party Amount
08-14-2014 TEXT

Criminal Felony Initial Filing.

Pursuant to 12 O.S. § 39, Document Available at Court Clerk's Office
1 VA ... More
   $0 (03-25-2015 - OK)

State of Oklahoma v. Summer Michelle Knight

Tulsa, OK - The State of Oklahoma charged Summer Michelle Knight, age 20, was charged with negligent homicide and traffic violations in conjunction with the traffic accident death of David Aaron Wheeler, age 39, who was killed when the motorcycle that he was riding hit it vehicle being driven by Knight when she turned left in front of him.

The amended information filed by the State allege ... More
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United States of America v. Lorna Jean Vanlandingham

TULSA, OK – Lorna Jean Vanlandingham, the former Treasurer of the Fraternal Order of Police Oklahoma State Lodge and the Tulsa Fraternal Order of Police, pleaded guilty to embezzling nearly $475,000 from Lodge bank accounts, announced United Sates Attorney Danny C. Williams Sr. for the Northern District of Oklahoma. Sentencing is scheduled on June 22, 2015 before U.S. District Court Chief Judge ... More   $0 (03-25-2015 - OK)

John Doe v. Maersk Line, Ltd.

Portsmouth, VA - John Doe, a merchant seaman, sued Maersk Line, Ltd. on a Jone Act theory claiming that Maersk negligently failed under maritime law to provide psychiatric and medical care to the plaintiff after he was sexually assaulted while on shore leave. Plaintiff claimed that he was punched, kicked, forced to drink alcohol and raped by men who appeared to be police officers. ... More   $3,750,000 (03-25-2015 - VA)

State of Florida v. Licette Gonzalez

Sanford, FL - The State of charged Licette Gonzalez with drinking and driving. Office Michael Wagner testified that he saw Ms. Gonzelez, age 46, drinking from a can of Natural Ice beer while driving on the St. Johns Parkway. Wagner took Gonzalez to the Seminole County Jail but testified that no one qualified to perform a alcohol breath test was presence so he but checked the box saying that she t ... More   $0 (03-25-2015 - FL)

State of Oklahoma v. Howard James Jones, Jr.

Tulsa, OK - The State of Oklahoma charged Howard James Jones, Jr. with possession of a firearm after former conviction of a felony in violation of 21 O.S. 1283 and possession of marijuana, second offense.

After a preliminary hearing, Defendant filed a motion to quash counts 1 and three based on a lack of reasonable suspicion and lack of constructive possession stating:

COMES ... More
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State of Oklahoma v Marcos A Avila

Count # 1. Count as Filed: DU2II, POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED DANGEROUS SUBSTANCE //METH//SCHD II (USING MV), in violation of 63 O.S. 2-401-2-420
Date of Offense: 12/01/2011

Party Name Disposition Information


Count # 2. Count as Filed: DR3MV, POSSESSION OR SELLING OF PARAPHERNALIA WHILE USING A MOTOR VEHICLE, in violation of 63 O.S. 2-40 ... More
   $0 (03-25-2015 - OK)

Hector Navarro v. Encino Motorcars, L.L.C.

We consider here a question of first impression for our
circuit: Are “service advisors” who work at a car dealership
exempt from the overtime pay requirements of the Fair Labor
Standards Act (FLSA) of 1938, 29 U.S.C. §§ 201–219, under
29 U.S.C. § 213(b)(10)(A), which exempts “any salesman,
partsman, or mechanic primarily engaged in selling or
servicing automobile ... More
   $0 (03-24-2015 - CA)

Chris Kohler v. Bed Bath & Beyond of California, LLC d/b/a Bed Bath & Beyond #1136

Chris Kohler appeals from a grant of summary judgment
to defendant Bed Bath & Beyond of California (“BB&B”) on
Kohler’s claims under Title III of the Americans with
Disabilities Act (“ADA”), and also appeals the award of
attorneys’ fees and costs to BB&B as a prevailing defendant.
Regarding summary judgment, Kohler contends that the
district court erred in concl ... More
   $0 (03-24-2015 - CA)

United States of America v. Altagracia Guadalupe Vargas

LAREDO, TX – Altagracia Guadalupe Vargas, 28, of Laredo, has been convicted of conspiracy and possession with the intent to distribute Heroin, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson. The jury returned its verdict following a three-day trial and approximately one hour deliberation.

The jury heard that one Dec. 12, 2014, Vargas conspired to smuggle approximately 3.5 kilograms of heroin ... More
   $0 (03-24-2015 - TX)

State of Oklahoma v. Michael DeWayne Jones

Duncan, OK - The State of Oklahoma charged Michae DeWayane Jones, age 19, with second-degree murder in the shooting death of Christopher Lane who shot and killed while jogging along a street in Duncan on August 16, 2013. The State alleged that Jones was driving the car in which the shooter, Chancey Allen Luna, was riding at the time of the shooting.

Jones was originally charged with fir ... More
   $0 (03-24-2015 - OK)

United States of America v. Jose Ivan Mejia-Chavez

Jose Ivan Mejia-Chavez, 28, a citizen of Mexico, was sentenced to 120 months in prison on March 20, 2015, on an eleven-count indictment charging him with Conspiracy to Distribute and Possess with the Intent to Distribute Cocaine, Illegal Re-Entry after Deportation, and Interstate Travel in Support of Racketeering, Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, ... More   $0 (03-23-2015 - IL)

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