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United States of America v. Douglas Dane Jones

District of Arizona Federal Courthouse - Phoenix, Arizona

Phoenix, AZ - Tsaile Man Sentenced to 20 Years’ Imprisonment for Sexual Abuse of a Minor and Child Pornography

Douglas Dane Jones, 41, of Tsaile, Ariz., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Diane J. Humetewa to 20 years’ imprisonment, to be followed by lifetime supervised release with mandatory sex offender registration and conditions. Jones had previously pleaded guilty to sexual abuse ... More...
   $0 (04-18-2018 - AZ)

United States of America v. Steve Martin

Arizona District Federal Courthouse - Tucson, Arizona

Tucson, AZ - Tucson Man Sentenced to Prison for Threatening to Kill Congresswoman

Steve Martan, 58, of Tucson, Ariz., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Cindy K. Jorgenson to 15 months’ imprisonment. Martan had previously pleaded guilty to three counts of influencing, impeding, or retaliating against a federal official by threatening.

On May 2, 4, and 10, 2017, Martan lef... More...
   $0 (04-19-2018 - AZ)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. THEODORE KOOTSWATEWA

Kootswatewa and K.C., both members of the Hopi Tribe, lived in the same small community on the Hopi Reservation in Arizona. Early one evening, a neighbor saw K.C. follow a man into an abandoned trailer. Soon after, as the neighbor approached the trailer to investigate, she saw K.C. emerge looking scared. K.C. told the neighbor that the man had tried to “rape” her. The neighbor identified the m... More...   $0 (03-29-2018 - AZ)

United States of America v. Timothy Alan Veninga

Arizona District Federal Courthouse - Tucson, Arizona

Tucson, AZ - Federal Firearms Dealer Sentenced to 78 Months for His Role in Trafficking Firearms to Mexico

Timothy Alan Veninga, 48, of Tucson, Ariz., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge James A. Soto to 78 months’ imprisonment and a judgment of forfeiture of over $61,000. Veninga had previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud the United States, aiding and abetting false statemen... More...
   $0 (03-19-2018 - AZ)

United States of America v. Emmanuel Ahumada Flores

Arizona District Federal Courthouse - Tucson, Arizona

Tucson, AZ - Tucson Man Sentenced to 14 Years for Abusive Sexual Contact with Child

Emmanuel Ahumada Flores, 32, of Tucson, Ariz., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Jennifer G. Zipps to 14 years’ imprisonment. Flores had previously pleaded guilty to one count of abusive sexual contact with a child.

Flores admitted to engaging in abusive sexual contact with a c... More...
   $0 (03-09-2018 - AZ)

United States of America v. Katherine Rose Sparks

District of Arizona Federal Courthouse - Phoenix, Arizona

Phoenix, AZ - Huachuca City Woman Sentenced to 7 Years in Federal Prison for Assault on a Federal Officer, Intent to Distribute Marijuana

Katherine Rose Sparks, 23, of Huachuca City, Ariz., was sentenced on February 8, 2018 by U.S. District Judge Rosemary Marquez to serve 84 months in prison and pay $49,930.73 in restitution. Sparks had previously pleaded guilty to possession with intent ... More...
   $0 (02-16-2018 - AZ)

United States of America v. Katherine Rose Sparks

Arizona District Federal Courthouse - Tucson, Arizona

Tucson, AZ - Huachuca City Woman Sentenced to 7 Years in Federal Prison for Assault on a Federal Officer, Intent to Distribute Marijuana

Katherine Rose Sparks, 23, of Huachuca City, Ariz., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Rosemary Marquez to serve 84 months in prison and pay $49,930.73 in restitution. Sparks had previously pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute marijua... More...
   $0 (02-12-2018 - AZ)

United States of America v. Deborah E Hendricks

District of Arizona Federal Courthouse - Flagstaff, Arizona

Flagstaff, AZ - Owner of Northern Arizona Commercial Guiding Company Convicted of Crimes, Banned from the Grand Canyon

Deborah Hendricks, 44, of Scottsdale, Ariz., and owner of “Just Roughin’ It”, a commercial guiding company, was sentenced by U.S. Magistrate Judge Charles R. Pyle to three years of probation. The probation terms include a three-year ban for Hendricks and “Just Roughin It... More...
   $0 (02-02-2018 - AZ)

United States of America v. Herbert Dini, III

District of Arizona Federal Courthouse - Phoenix, Arizona

Phoenix, AZ - Supai Village Man Sentenced to One Year in Prison for Assaulting Officer

Herbert Dini III, 43, of Supai Village, Ariz., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Steven P. Logan to one year of imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release. Dini had previously pleaded guilty to assault on a federal officer.

On June 8, 2017, an officer with the Bu... More...
   $0 (01-24-2018 - AZ)

United States of America v. Jason Todd Mogler

District of Arizona Federal Courthouse - Phoenix, Arizona

Phoenix, AZ - Leader of International Multi-Million Dollar Fraud Scheme Sentenced to More Than 24 Years in Federal Prison

Jason Todd Mogler, 49, formerly of Phoenix, Ariz., was sentenced on December 1, 2017 by U.S. District Judge Steven P. Logan to 24 years and 4 months in prison. Mogler had previously pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy, wire fraud, and money laundering stemming fro... More...
   $0 (12-29-2017 - AZ)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. RICK ALLEN JONES

United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

On August 21, 2006, Jones pleaded guilty to one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm and armed career criminal, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1) and the Armed Career Criminal Act (“ACCA”), 18 U.S.C. § 924(e). The ACCA imposes a mandatory minimum sentence of fifteen years of imprisonment on a person who violates Section 922(g) and has three previous convictions for a “serious dru... More...   $0 (12-21-2017 - AZ)

United States of America v. Bernardo Romo-Ramos

Arizona District Federal Courthouse - Tucson, Arizona

Tucson, AZ - Sonoyta Man Sentenced to 200 Months in Prison for Fourth Trafficking Conviction

Bernardo Romo-Ramos, 35, of Sonoyta, Sonora, Mexico, and a member of the Tohono O’odham Nation, was sentenced by Chief U.S. District Judge Raner C. Collins on November 13, 2017 to 200 months of imprisonment. Bernardo Romo-Ramos had previously pleaded guilty to importation of more than 500 grams o... More...
   $0 (11-25-2017 - AZ)

United States of America v. Victoria Lynn Buckinghorse

District of Arizona Federal Courthouse - Phoenix, Arizona

Phoenix, AZ - Whippoorwill and Pinon Duo Sentenced to Lengthy Prison Terms for Assault, Carjacking, and Firearms Offenses

Victoria Lynn Buckinghorse, 25, of Whippoorwill, Ariz., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge John J. Tuchi to 198 months’ imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release. Buckinghorse had previously pleaded guilty to discharging a firearm during a crime of... More...
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United States of America v. Jared Mark Caros

District of Arizona Federal Courthouse - Phoenix, Arizona

Phoenix, AZ - Member of Foreign Military Sentenced to 10 Months in Prison for U.S. Passport Fraud

Jared Mark Caros, 32, of Elizabethtown, Ky., was sentenced by U.S. Senior District Judge Neil V. Wake to ten months in prison with one year of supervised release to follow. Caros was previously found guilty after a jury trial in June. Then in September, Caros admitted his guilt in open court.... More...
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United States of America v. Jose Abelordo Guzman-Perez and Carmela Marvelle Lopez

Arizona District Federal Courthouse - Tucson, Arizona

Tucson, AZ - Two Marijuana Scouts with Weapons Sentenced to Prison

Jose Abelordo Guzman-Perez, 21, a citizen of Mexico, was sentenced by Chief U.S. District Judge Raner C. Collins to 97 months in prison, followed by a term of three years of supervised release. Guzman-Perez had previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute marijuana and carrying a firearm d... More...
   $0 (10-19-2017 - AZ)

United States of America v. Christopher James Preston

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Courthouse - San Francisco, California

In 2015, Christopher Preston was convicted on two counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a child. He appeals, arguing that evidentiary errors and prosecutorial misconduct rendered his trial fundamentally unfair. We agree. There were a number of trial errors and, considering that evidence of guilt was not overwhelming, their cumulative effect prejudiced Preston. Accordingly, we REVERSE.
I. BACKGR... More...
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State of Arizona v. Sammantha Allen

Phoenix, AZ - Jury Convicts Woman and Sentences Her To Death

The State of Arizona charged Sammantha Allen, age 29, with first-degree murder and four counts of child abuse for locking Ame Deal, age 10, for locking the child in a box where she suffocated to death. After locking the child in the storage box, Allen fell asleep and did not wake up for 7 hours in 2011.

Other family me... More...
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United States of America v. Patrick Paul Charley

Federal Courthouse - Tucson, Arizona

Tucson, AZ - Navajo Man Sentenced to Prison for Sexual Abuse Against Two Victims

Patrick Paul Charley, 39, of Ajo, Ariz., and a member of the Navajo Nation, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Jennifer G. Zipps to concurrent terms of imprisonment for sexual offenses committed against two adult members of the Tohono O’odham Nation. Charley had previously pleaded guilty to one count of sex... More...
   $0 (07-26-2017 - AZ)

State of Arizona v. Sammantha Lucille Rebecca Allen

Phoenix, AZ - Jury Finds Defendant Guilty on Capital Murder Case

The State of Arizona charged Sammantha Allen, age 28, with first-degree murder and four counts of child abuse for the suffocating death of her 10-year-old cousin, Ame Deal.

Court Docket:

Filing Date Description Docket Date Filing Party
7/7/2017 012 - ME: Trial - Party (003) 7/7/2017
7/7/2... More...
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United States of America v. Melvin C. Yazzie

Federal Courthouse - Phoenix, Arizona

Phoenix, AZ - Hotevilla Man Sentenced to 90 Months for Assault with a Dangerous Weapon

Melvin C. Yazzie, 40, of Hotevilla, Ariz., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Douglas L. Rayes to 90 month of imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release. Yazzie had previously pleaded guilty to assault with a dangerous weapon.

On Sept. 8, 2015, Yazzie engaged in a physi... More...
   $0 (05-21-2017 - AZ)

United States of America v. Melvin C. Yazzie

Federal Courthouse - Phoenix, Arizona

Phoenix, AZ - Hotevilla Man Sentenced to 90 Months for Assault with a Dangerous Weapon

Melvin C. Yazzie, 40, of Hotevilla, Ariz., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Douglas L. Rayes to 90 month of imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release. Yazzie had previously pleaded guilty to assault with a dangerous weapon.

On Sept. 8, 2015, Yazzie engaged in a physi... More...
   $0 (05-20-2017 - AZ)

United States of America v. Arlin Hatathlie

Federal Courthouse - Phoenix, Arizona

Phoenix, AZ - Tuba City Man Sentenced to 37 Months Imprisonment for Domestic Violence

Arlin Hatathlie, 35, of Tuba City, Ariz., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Paul G. Rosenblatt to 37 months’ imprisonment. Hatathlie had previously pleaded guilty to two counts of assault resulting in serious bodily injury.

On March 26, 2013 and Nov. 18, 2015, on the Navajo Nation, Hatat... More...
   $0 (04-19-2017 - AZ)

United States of America v. Elseddig Elmarioud Musa

Federal Courthouse - Phoenix, Arizona

Phoenix, AZ - Chandler Man Sentenced to Prison for Health Care Fraud and Identity Theft

Elseddig Elmarioud Musa, 43, of Chandler, Ariz., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Douglas L. Rayes to 57 months in federal prison and three years of supervised release. Musa also was ordered to pay more than $1.2 million in restitution. Musa was convicted by a jury of 35 counts of health care fraud... More...
   $0 (05-01-2017 - AZ)

United States of America v. Hector Salas-Garcia

Federal Courthouse - Phoenix, Arizona

Phoenix, AZ - Alien Smuggler Sentenced to over 10 Years in Prison for Rollover Accident that Killed Four Passengers

Hector Salas-Garcia, 40, Michocan, Mexico was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Douglas L. Rayes to 121 months’ imprisonment. Salas-Garcia had previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to transport illegal aliens resulting in death.

On April 27, 2008, Salas-Garcia was ... More...
   $0 (04-18-2017 - AZ)

United States of America v. Arlin Hatathlie

Federal Courthouse - Phoenix, Arizona

Phoenix, AZ - Tuba City Man Sentenced to 37 Months Imprisonment for Domestic Violence

Arlin Hatathlie, 35, of Tuba City, Ariz., was sentenced to 37 months’ imprisonment. Hatathlie had previously pleaded guilty to two counts of assault resulting in serious bodily injury.

On March 26, 2013 and Nov. 18, 2015, on the Navajo Nation, Hatathlie, a member of the Navajo Indian Tribe, assa... More...
   $0 (04-19-2017 - AZ)

United States of America v. Jarvis Cook

Phoenix, AZ - Mishongnovi Man Sentenced to 46 Months for Assaulting Federal Officer

Jarvis Cook, 45, of Mishongnovi Village, Second Mesa, Ariz., was sentenced by Senior U.S. District Judge Susan R. Bolton to 46 months of imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release. Cook, an enrolled member of the Hopi Tribe, had previously pleaded guilty to assault resulting in serio... More...
   $0 (04-11-2017 - AZ)

United States of America v. Vaughn Paul James

Phoenix, AZ - Defendants Sentenced to 25 Years for Murder of Sanders Man

Vaughn Paul James, 24, of Sanders, Ariz., was sentenced by Senior U.S. District Judge Susan R. Bolton to 300 months of imprisonment, to be followed by five years of supervised release. James had previously pleaded guilty to second-degree murder-aid and abet. James’s co-defendant, Nolan Lewis, 30, of Kykotsmovi, Ariz.... More...
   $0 (04-13-2017 - AZ)

United States of America v. Kevin Ray Yellowman

Phoenix, AZ - Chinle Man Sentenced to 20 Years for Assaulting Police Officer

Kevin Ray Yellowman Sr., 34, of Chinle, Ariz., was sentenced to 240 month of imprisonment, to be followed by five years of supervised release. Yellowman had previously pleaded guilty to assault with a dangerous weapon and using a firearm in a crime of violence.

On Sept. 8, 2015, a Navajo Nation Police Of... More...
   $0 (04-13-2017 - AZ)

Untied States of America v. Jarvis Cook

Phoenix, AZ - Mishongnovi Man Sentenced to 46 Months for Assaulting Federal Officer

Jarvis Cook, 45, of Mishongnovi Village, Second Mesa, Ariz., was sentenced by Senior U.S. District Judge Susan R. Bolton to 46 months of imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release. Cook, an enrolled member of the Hopi Tribe, had previously pleaded guilty to assault resulting in serio... More...
   $0 (04-12-2017 - AZ)

Kevin Wethherilt v. Patrick H. Moore

¶1 This lawsuit arises from a crash landing on January 28, 2011,
during the flight of an experimental kit aircraft—a RANS S-6ES—from
Sedona to Buckeye, Arizona. The plane was piloted by Kevin Wetherilt,
who was the only person onboard the plane at the time of the crash, and
owned by Patten Harvey (collectively, “Plaintiffs”). The aircraft’s elevator
control bracket assembly app... More...
   $0 (04-06-2017 - AZ)

United States of America v. Mike Haudley

Federal Courthouse - Phoenix, Arizona

Phoenix, AZ - Brothers Sentenced in Chinle-Area Homicide

Mike Haudley, 65, of Logan, Utah, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge John J. Tuchi to 98 months of imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release. Haudley had previously pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter.

Haudley’s brother, Benjamin Haudley, 63, of Nazlini, Ariz., was previously sentenced by Judg... More...
   $0 (04-08-2017 - AZ)

State of Arizona v Abel Daniel Hidalgo

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In late December 2000, Hidalgo agreed to kill Michael Cordova in exchange for $1,000 from a gang member... More...
   $0 (03-22-2017 - AZ)

United States of America v. George Cotrel

Phoenix, AZ - Dark Web Defendant Sentenced

George Cotrel, 23, of London, United Kingdom, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Diane J. Humetewa to eight months’ imprisonment, with credit for time served dating back to his arrest on July 22, 2016. Judge Humetewa also imposed restitution in the amount of $30,000. Cotrel had previously pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud.

“Our... More...
   $0 (03-06-2017 - AZ)

United States of America v. Donald Macarthur

Tucson, AZ - Man Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for “Sextortion” Offense

Donald Macarthur, 39, of Lehi, Utah, was to 20 years in prison. Macarthur had previously pleaded guilty to two counts of production of child pornography in two separate cases. Macarthur’s term of imprisonment will be followed by lifetime supervised release, with stringent sex offender conditions, including the cond... More...
   $0 (02-10-2017 - AZ)

United States of America v. Donovan Chaca

Phoenix, AZ - Mesa Man Sentenced to Total of 90 Months for Domestic Violence Offenses

Donovan Chaca, 38, of Second Mesa, Ariz., was sentenced to 67 months of imprisonment, in addition to 23 months already served on related prosecutions in the Hopi Tribal Court. Chaca had previously pleaded guilty to assault resulting in substantial bodily injury to a dating partner and assault by strangli... More...
   $0 (01-15-2017 - AZ)

United States of America v. Nicholas Cooper

Phoenix, AZ - Hotevilla Man Sentenced to 37 Months for Illegally Possessing Firearms

Nicholas Cooper, 32, of Hotevilla, Ariz., was sentenced to 37 months’ imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release. Cooper, an enrolled member of the Hopi Tribe, had previously pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of firearms.

Because he had previously been convicte... More...
   $0 (12-25-2016 - AZ)

United States of America v. Robert Mark Baron

Tucson, AZ - Armed Bank Robber Sentenced to 155 Months in Prison

Robert Mark Baron, 54, of Tucson, Ariz., was sentenced to a total of 155 months in prison. Baron had previously pleaded guilty to armed bank robbery.

On Feb. 23, 2015, Baron entered a Bank of America in Tucson, Ariz., brandishing what was later determined to be a fake Uzi-style assault gun. He made off with a... More...
   $0 (12-21-2016 - AZ)

United States of America v. Sylvia Begay and Virgil Begay

Phoenix, AZ - Fort Defiance Couple Sentenced to Prison for Health Care Fraud

Sylvia Begay, 50, of Fort Defiance, Ariz., was sentenced to 28 months in federal prison, followed by a three-year term of supervised release, and ordered to pay more than $2.1 million in restitution. Additionally, Virgil Begay, 53, of Fort Defiance, Ariz., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge G. Murray Snow to ... More...
   $0 (11-24-2016 - AZ)

United States of America v. Pedro Rafael Gonzalez-Zazueta

Phoenix, AZ - Arizona Cocaine Suppliers Sentenced

Pedro Rafael Gonzalez-Zazueta, 39, of Tucson, Ariz., was sentenced to 88 months’ imprisonment. Gonzalez-Zazueta had previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine.

On Oct. 16, 2016, Eduardo Robles Luzania, 41, of Avondale, Ariz., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Diane J. Humetewa to 108 mo... More...
   $0 (11-04-2016 - AZ)

United States of America v. Ismary Diaz

Phoenix, AZ - Phoenix Woman Sentenced to Over 12 Months for Failure to Pay Taxes and Wages

Ismary Diaz, 56, of Phoenix, Ariz., was sentenced to 12 months and 1 day of imprisonment. Diaz had previously pleaded guilty to willful failure to collect or pay tax and failure to pay minimum wage.

Diaz, from at least 2009 through March, 2013, failed to file accurate tax returns, in order ... More...
   $0 (10-23-2016 - AZ)

 
 
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