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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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.
A few years later, Robert switched jobs and
his compensation package changed from simply... More...
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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...
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G & W Warren's, Inc. v. Judson V. Dabney, II

We are confronted here with issues concerning the scope of a guaranty given to
secure the buyer’s obligations under a master agreement and various subsidiary
agreements involving the purchase and sale of a motorcycle dealership. In addition, we
address the circumstances under which the liability of the guarantor, by virtue of
subsequent actions by the seller, may be exonerated.
... More...
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Pursuant to Section I, Paragraph 3(c), Montana Supreme Court Internal Operating
Rules, this case is decided by memorandum opinion and shall not be cited and does not
serve as precedent. Its case title, cause number, and disposition shall be included in this
Court’s quarterly list of noncitable cases published in the Pacific Reporter and Montana
¶2 Zach Klundt ap... More...
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Defendant was indicted on 211 counts, including 52 counts of securities fraud,
18 52 counts of prohibited conduct in providing investment advice, 52 counts of fraud,1
52 counts of forgery, two counts of theft of identity, and one count of conspiracy to
2 commit securities fraud. Following Defendant’s plea of not guilty, the State filed a
3 motion to set conditions of release. Afte... More...
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Defendant was indicted on 211 counts, including 52 counts of securities fraud,
18 52 counts of prohibited conduct in providing investment advice, 52 counts of fraud,1
1 52 counts of forgery, two counts of theft of identity, and one count of conspiracy to
2 commit securities fraud. Following Defendant’s plea of not guilty, the State filed a
3 motion to set conditions of release. Af... More...
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United States of America v. Felicidad Rivera

Honolulu, HI - Bookkeeper Pleads Guilty To 13 Counts Of Wire Fraud In Scheme To Defraud Two Maui Business Owners

A professional bookkeeper has plead guilty to 13 counts of wire fraud in a scheme to defraud two local Maui business owners. Felicidad Rivera, age 51, of Maui, plead guilty in the United States District Court for the District of Hawaii to wire fraud in connection with a scheme ... More...
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Marilyn M. Clontz v. State of Indiana

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In June 2008, Thomas Mertens, owner of Indiana Ordnance, Inc. (“IOI”),1
hired Clontz as IOI’s bus... More...
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Sergey Efremov v. Geosteering, L.L.C.

Plaintiff/appellee GeoSteering LLC sued defendant/appellant Sergey Efremov seeking a temporary restraining order, a temporary injunction, a permanent injunction, and damages. The trial court entered a temporary injunction in GeoSteering’s favor, and Efremov brought this interlocutory appeal.
The service of “geosteering” involves monitoring drilling operations using real-ti... More...
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James E. Wade v. Johnny Wade, Individually; Amanda Wade, Individually; and Amanda Wade, as the Independent Executor of the Estate of Edell Wade

This is an appeal from a take-nothing judgment of the county court-at-law of
Burnet County in a suit to rescind the sale of a ranch. Appellant is James E. Wade (Bud), and
appellees are his brother and sister-in-law, Johnny and Amanda Wade. Amanda was sued
individually and as executor of the Estate of Edell Wade.
In 2004, Edell Wade, Bud and Johnny’s mother, sold her ranch to Johnny... More...
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Marshall Johnson v. J.G. Wentworth Originations, LLC and Metropolitan Life Insurance Company

Marshall Johnson is the beneficiary of a right to
periodic payments under a structured settlement agreement.
Petitioner J. G. Wentworth Originators, LLC (J. G.
Wentworth) brought this special proceeding under ORS
33.857 to 33.875 (2005),1 seeking to purchase at a discount
Johnson’s right to one future annuity payment and a portion
of a future lump sum payment. The trial cou... More...
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The State filed an Information against Reynolds, charging him with multiple
felony counts that alleged fraud, theft by embezzlement, failure to register as a securities
salesperson, failure to register a security, and operating a fraudulent pyramid promotion
scheme. Reynolds’ schemes and frauds were far-reaching and victimized not only
Montanans, but people throughout the countr... More...
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Thomas E. Perez v. El Tequila, L.L.C. and Carlos Aguirre

Defendants-Appellants El Tequila, LLC, and Carlos Aguirre (collectively,
“El Tequila”) appeal from a $2,137,627.44 judgment in favor of Plaintiff-
Appellee, Secretary of the Department of Labor (Secretary). 3 Aplt. App. 352;
see also Perez v. El Tequila, LLC, No. 12-CV-588-JED-PJC, 2015 WL 4173541
(N.D. Okla. July 10, 2015) (partial summary judgment opinion and order). Our
juri... More...
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United States of America v. Lynn Alisa Espejo

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Little Rock, AR - Jury Finds... More...
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David Knigge v. B & L Food Stores, Inc. and Estate of Robert Allen Knigge

[¶1.] David Knigge entered into an oral employment contract with his brother, Robert Knigge, to manage a grocery store that was owned by Robert and his wife Lynette. David entered into the contract in part because Robert had cancer and a limited time to live. The contract allegedly included a severance payment to David if Lynette desired to end David’s employment after Robert’s death. Robert died ... More...   $0 (02-01-2017 - SD)

United States of America v. R. Marc Hamid

Chicago, IL - Former Owner of Rooftop Building Across from Wrigley Field Sentenced to 18 Months for Defrauding Chicago Cubs and Municipal Taxing Agencies

A federal judge sentenced the former owner of a rooftop building overlooking Wrigley Field to 18 months in prison for defrauding the Chicago Cubs and municipal taxing agencies.

R. MARC HAMID, 48, of Lincolnwood, was convicted in... More...
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State of Tennessee v. Jennifer Murray Jewell

The Defendant‟s conviction was based on a series of thefts, allegedly amounting to over $372,000, committed between 2004 and 20091 against her employer. Between 2001 and 2009, the Defendant served as the office manager of Wilson and Associates Engineering and Surveying, P.C. (“Wilson and Associates”), a family-run company engaged primarily in highway construction and surveying in a multi-st... More...   $0 (01-08-2017 - TN)

United States of America v. Bruce Kane

Syracuse, NY - Former Ithaca CPA Sentenced to Prison for Multi-Million Dollar Investment Fraud - Many Victims Were from Upstate New York

Bruce Kane, 62, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, who previously resided in Ithaca, New York, was sentenced to serve 97 months (8 years and 8 months) in prison and ordered to pay $8.9 million of restitution and more than $10 million of forfeiture for conspira... More...
   $0 (01-02-2017 - NY)

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