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United States of America v. John W. Beakley Northern District of Texas Seal - Lubbock, Texas

Dallas, TX - Jury Finds CPA Not Guilty In Failure to Pay Payroll Taxes

The United States of America charged John W. Beakley with failure to pay over payroll tax and abetting in violation of 26 U.S.C. 7202 and 18 U.S.C. 2.

"Gray Reed Tax Partner Tom Rhodus recently teamed up with prominent Dallas criminal defense lawyer Chris Lewis to obtain an acquittal on all charges of an indic... More...
   $0 (09-29-2017 - TX)

Janell Howard v. City of Coos Bay Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Courthouse - San Francisco, California

We must decide whether the former employee of a City in Oregon may prevail on allegations that it violated the First Amendment and state law by refusing to rehire her.
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Janell Howard served as the Finance Director for the City of Coos Bay (“City”) from 1998 through 2008. On September 16, 2008, after an investigation into whether Howard had shoplifted from Wal-Mart (from which no cha... More...
   $0 (09-29-2017 - OR)

United States of America v. Kenneth Frank Harycki Federal Courthouse - Minneapolis, Minnesota

Minneapolis, MN - Former Mayor Of Stillwater Sentenced To A Year And A Day In Prison For Tax Fraud Conspiracy

Kenneth Frank Harycki, 54, was sentenced to a year and a day in prison for his involvement in a tax conspiracy. HARYCKI, who pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States in the ascertainment and collection of taxes on January 15, 2015.

“Mr. Haryc... More...
   $0 (09-28-2017 - MN)

United States of America v. Elizabeth “Missy” Istre Western District of Louisiana - Lake Charles, Louisiana

Lake Charles, LA - Sulphur company bookkeeper sentenced to more than 7 years in prison for stealing more than $4 million

A former bookkeeper for a Sulphur oil field company was sentenced to 87 months in prison for stealing more than $4 million while working there.

Elizabeth “Missy” Istre, 52, of Sulphur, La., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Donald E. Walter on three counts o... More...
   $0 (09-26-2017 - LA)

United States of America v. Ryan S. Rozycki District of Connecticut Federal Courthouse - Hartford, Connecticut

Hartford, CT - Norwalk Man Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion

Ryan S. Rozycki, 41, of Norwalk, waived his right to be indicted and pleaded guilty in Hartford federal court to one count of tax evasion.

According to court documents and statements made in court, ROZYCKI owns and operates bangthebook.com, a sports gaming information website, as well as other website businesses and rental p... More...
   $0 (09-20-2017 - CT)

In re the Marriage of James Leslie Johnston and Pamela Sue Johnson

1. K.S.A. 2016 Supp. 60-260(b) allows a district court to provide relief from a final
judgment for any of the following reasons: (1) mistake, inadvertence, surprise or
excusable neglect; (2) newly discovered evidence; (3) fraud; (4) the judgment is void; (5)
the judgment has been satisfied, released or discharged; or (6) any other reason that
justifies relief.

2. The first... More...
   $0 (08-31-2017 - )

United States of America v. Angie Cambre Federal Courthouse - New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans, LA - Laplace Woman Pleads Guilty to Embezzling over $940,000 from Employer

Angie Cambre, age 43, of Laplace, pled guilty on August 3, 2017 to a one-count Bill of Information charging her with wire fraud.

According to court documents, CAMBRE was hired in August 2011 to be the accountant and bookkeeper for a commercial printing company headquartered in New Orleans tha... More...
   $0 (08-07-2017 - LA)

United States of America v. Ng Lap Seng a/k/a "David Ng" Federal Courthouse - New York, New York

New York, NY - Chairman Of Macau-Based Real Estate Development Company Convicted At Trial On All Counts In In Connection With United Nations Bribery Scheme - After Month Long Trial, Ng Lap Seng Found Guilty Of Bribing Former President of the UN General Assembly John Ashe and Former Deputy Ambassador for the Dominican Republic Francis Lorenzo

NG LAP SENG, a/k/a “David NG” (“NG”), was conv... More...
   $0 (07-28-2017 - NY)

MICHAEL LORENCE v. THE STATE OF TEXAS Second Court of Appeals in Fort Worth, TX

On August 18, 2012, Nancy Howard was shot in the head as she exited
her vehicle in the garage of her Carrollton home upon returning from church.
Although she lost an eye, suffered damage to her mouth, throat, and brain,
suffered a collapsed lung because the bullet lodged itself in her lung, and lost the
use of her right arm and fingers, after 18 days in the hospital, multiple ... More...
   $0 (07-15-2017 - TX)

City of Big Bear lake v. Michael Cohen, as Director, etc.

After the Legislature passed the bill to freeze redevelopment activities and
eventually dissolve redevelopment agencies but before Governor Brown signed it into
law (Assem. Bill No. 26 (2011-2012 1st Ex. Sess.) enacted as Stats. 2011, 1st Ex. Sess.
2011-2012, ch. 5 (Assembly Bill 1X 26)), City of Big Bear Lake entered into what it
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called a Cooperation Agreement with its soon... More...
   $0 (07-15-2017 - CA)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. MARSHALL H. DION 80-year-old drug dealer to be sentenced for pot operation

As is our usual practice, we take the facts from the
district court's decision and from the suppression hearing,
presenting them in the light most compatible with the district
court's ruling. See, e.g., United States v. McGregor, 650 F.3d
813, 816 (1st Cir. 2011). Given the importance of certain facts
to our analysis, we ask the reader to bear with us as we wade
thr... More...
   $0 (07-08-2017 - MA)

Sandra E. Parker v. Robert J. Glasgow, Jr.; and Glasgow, Taylor, Isham & Glasgow, P.C.

Is a former client barred as a matter of law from bringing a legal
malpractice claim against the attorney and law firm who assisted her in obtaining
a mediated property settlement and agreed judgment in a divorce based on the
attorney’s allegedly negligent pre-settlement advice? We hold that the answer is
1See Tex. R. App. P. 47.4.
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no in this appeal from a take-nothing su... More...
   $0 (06-23-2017 - TX)

United States of America v. Michael Kipp and Joanne Viard Federal Courthouse - Charlotte, North Carolina

Charlotte, NC - Federal Judge Convicts Two Former Swisher Hygine, Inc. Executives On Securities Fraud Charges Following Bench Trial

Former Senior Level Corporate Employee Previously Pleaded Guilty to Securities Fraud Conspiracy

U.S. District Judge Max O. Cogburn, Jr. delivered guilty verdicts yesterday against two former executives of Swisher Hygiene, Inc. (Swisher), for their r... More...
   $0 (06-21-2017 - NC)

Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., et al. v. Angela Leigh Militello, F/K/A Angela Leigh Simpson Starrett

Appellant Angela Leigh Militello sued appellant Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., for breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, negligence, and gross negligence arising from its management of several trusts. After a bench trial, the trial court rendered judgment for Militello on all of her claims and made findings of fact and conclusions of law in support of the judgment. In this appeal, Wells Fargo challenges the l... More...   $0 (06-20-2017 - TX)

Ming-Hsiang Kao v. Joy Holiday

Plaintiff Ming-Hsiang Kao was employed by defendant Joy Holiday, a travel tour
company. He brought an action alleging, among other things, breach of contract and
violation of federal and state statutes regulating wages and overtime pay. After a bench
trial, the court ruled against Kao on his breach of contract and statutory claims but
awarded damages for unpaid labor under the equi... More...
   $0 (06-18-2017 - CA)

United States of America v. Corey Megill Brown Federal Courthouse - Savannah, Georgia

Savannah, GA - Savannah Pastor Sentenced To Federal Prison for Defrauding His Church

Corey Megill Brown, 47, the former Pastor of Second African Baptist Church in Savannah, was sentenced today by District Court Judge Lisa Godbey Wood to 28 months in prison for defrauding his former church and its parishioners of money for over 6 years. In addition to his prison sentence, Brown was also o... More...
   $0 (06-16-2017 - GA)

United States of America v. Elizabeth Jones Powell Federal Courthouse - Helena, Montana

Helena, MT - East Helena Woman Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Health Care Fraud and Tax Evasion

Elizabeth Jones Powell, 52, of East Helena, Montana, was sentenced to five years imprisonment and three years supervised release for health care fraud and tax evasion. She was also ordered to pay $420,891.08 to four insurers and $43,514 to the Internal Revenue Service. U.S. District Co... More...
   $0 (06-13-2017 - MT)

United States of America v. Harold Levine and Ronald Katz Federal Courthouse - New York, New York

New York, NY - Manhattan Tax Attorney And Florida CPA Plead Guilty To Multimillion-Dollar Tax Evasion Scheme

HAROLD LEVINE, a Manhattan tax attorney, and RONALD KATZ, a Florida certified public accountant, pled guilty in Manhattan federal court to tax crimes based upon their roles in a corrupt multi-year tax evasion scheme involving the failure to report to the Internal Revenue Service (“... More...
   $0 (06-13-2017 - NY)

United States of America v. David Carl Hayes Federal Courthouse - Springfield, Missouri

Springfield, MO - Accountant Pleads Guilty to $3 Million Fraud Schemes

A Springfield accountant and former CPA pleaded guilty in federal court today to two embezzlement schemes totaling more than $3 million and to failing to pay more than $2 million in taxes over the past six years.

David Carl Hayes, 59, of Springfield, waived his right to a grand jury and pleaded guilty before U... More...
   $0 (06-12-2017 - MO)

ConocoPhillips Company v. Leon Oscar Ramirez, Jr., Individually, and Jesus M. Dominguez, as Guardian for Minerva Clementina Ramirez, an incapacitated person, Individually

ConocoPhillips Company and Rodolfo C. Ramirez, Individually and as Independent Administrator of the Estate of Ileana Ramirez, and El Milagro Minerals, Ltd. appeal the trial court’s judgment declaring that appellees Leon Oscar Ramirez, Jr., individually, and Jesus M. Dominguez, as Guardian of the Estate of Minerva Clementina Ramirez, an Incapacitated Person, each own a 1/12 mineral interest in the ... More...   $0 (06-08-2017 - TX)

IAR Systems Software, Inc. v. The Superior Court of San Mateo County ( Nadim Shehayed, Real Party in Interest

In these writ proceedings, petitioners IAR Systems Software, Inc. (IAR) and Valla
and Associates, Inc. (Valla), seek a writ of mandate ordering the trial court to vacate its
finding of June 30, 2016, that Valla, a law firm, should be deemed part of the
“prosecution team” prosecuting Nadim Shehayed for embezzlement. In addition,
petitioners request that we set aside the related orde... More...
   $0 (06-06-2017 - CA)

United States of America v. Antonio Rodriguez and Rogelio Ramos, Jr. Federal Courthouse - McAllen, Texas

McAllen, TX - McAllen Federal Jury Returns Guilty Verdict in Second Chance Lending Scheme

Two men have been convicted for their roles in a “second chance” mortgage lending scheme. A federal jury convicted Luis Antonio Rodriguez, 36, of Mission, and Rogelio Ramos Jr., 36, of Pharr, of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, May 26, following a seven-day-trial and approximately nine hours of delib... More...
   $0 (05-30-2017 - TX)

In re Kathleen M. Grant v. John D. Grant

This appeal pits the importance of finality in litigation against
the requisite for a full accounting of assets in a marital dissolution. Based on Washington
statutes and the Supreme Court's wisdom in Yeats v. Estate of Yeats, 90 Wn.2d 201, 580
P.2d 617 (1978), we side with an inclusive accounting. In this partition action, we
reverse the trial court's ruling that a dissolution dec... More...
   $0 (05-23-2017 - WA)

Patricia J. Minkin v. Robert A. Mitkin

The primary issue on this appeal is what appellant Patricia J. Minkin and
respondent Robert A. Minkin intended by the term “annual bonus” when they agreed in
2004 that Robert would pay Patricia 41 percent of his annual bonuses as additional
spousal support for the following 10 years.
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A few years later, Robert switched jobs and
his compensation package changed from simply... More...
   $0 (05-21-2017 - CA)

United States of America v. Jonathan Todd Schwartz Federal Courthouse - Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA - CPA Sentenced to 6 years in Federal Prison for Embezzling $7.2 Million from Alanis Morissette and Other Celebrities

A certified public accountant who was the business manager for singer-songwriter Alanis Morissette, as well as other well-known entertainment and sports figures, was sentenced to six years in federal prison for stealing approximately $7.2 million from his c... More...
   $0 (05-08-2017 - CA)

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