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United States of America v. Nakia Palmer and Nathaniel Palmer Middle District of Alabama Federal Courthouse - Montgomery, Alabama

Montgomery, AL - Former Social Security Administration Employee and Husband Sentenced to Prison for Committing Public Benefit Fraud

On Friday, May 11, 2018, a former employee of the Social Security Administration (SSA) and her husband were sentenced to prison for defrauding the federal government, announced United States Attorney Louis V. Franklin, Sr.

The two defendants were for... More...
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United States of America v. Rocky Hutson District of Colorado Federal Courthouse - Denver, Colorado

Denver, CO - Western Slope Sovereign Citizen Sentenced to Federal Prison for Bank Fraud and Related Crimes

Rocky Hutson, age 59, of Grand Junction, Colorado, and a self-proclaimed sovereign citizen, was sentenced to serve 70 months (nearly 6 years) in federal prison for false claims, creating fictious financial instruments and bank fraud, U.S. Attorney Bob Troyer, FBI Denver Division Spec... More...
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In re Adoption of T.M.M.H. SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF KANSAS

T.M.M.H., who was born on November 5, 2006, was a few months old when his father died in 2007. When T.M.M.H. was young, Mother and Grandmother agreed he would live for a period of time with Grandmother. We know little about this agreement. Whatever the initial arrangement may have been between Mother and Grandmother, at some point in 2008, Grandmother filed a petition in district court for grandpa... More...   $0 (05-12-2018 - KS)

Erik J. Hansen v. Sandridge Partners, L.P.

Respondent and cross-appellant Erik Hansen and several relatives (the “Hansens”)
own about 382 acres of farmland in Tulare County (APN 291-010-009; the “09 parcel”).
Appellant and cross-respondent Sandridge Partners, L.P., (Sandridge) owns an adjacent
parcel of about 250 acres (APN 291-010-005; the “05 parcel”).1
This case centers around
approximately 10 acres on the southwest... More...
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James Michael Hand, et al. v. Rick Scott Northern District of Florida Federal Courthouse - Tallahassee, Florida

Appellants Rick Scott, in his official capacity as Governor of the State of Florida, and the other three members of Florida’s Executive Clemency Board (Pam Bondi, Adam H. Putnam, and Jimmy Patronis) (collectively, the “State Executive
Case: 18-11388 Date Filed: 04/25/2018 Page: 1 of 36
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Clemency Board”) have appealed from the district court’s orders entered in favor of appellees James... More...
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United States of America v. Timothy G. Fisher Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois

Chicago, IL - President of Florida-Based Financial Firm Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Role in $179 Million Sham Loan Scheme

A federal judge in Chicago on April 26, 2018 sentenced the former president of a Florida-based financial firm to ten years in prison for his role in a $179 million sham loan scheme.

TIMOTHY G. FISHER was the president and chief operating officer of Fir... More...
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United States of America v. Mario Atkinson District of New Jersey Federal Courthouses

Newark, NJ - Fifth Defendant in Multi-State Dog Fighting Prosecution Sentenced to 24 Months in Prison

Asbury Park, New Jersey Defendant Sentenced As Part of Operation Grand Champion

The fifth defendant to plead guilty in a multi-state dog fighting case was sentenced today in federal court in Trenton, New Jersey, for his role in dog fighting activities that took place in New Jerse... More...
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Tracey K. Kuehl v. Pamela Sllner Northern District of Iowa Federal Courthouse - Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Tracey K. Kuehl (Tracey), Lisa K. Kuehl (Lisa), Kris A. Bell, Nancy A.
Harvey, John T. Braumann, and the Animal Legal Defense Fund (plaintiffs) brought
suit against Pamela Sellner, Tom Sellner, and Cricket Hollow Zoo (defendants) under
1The Honorable Richard W. Goldberg, United States Court of International
Trade, sitting by designation.
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the Endangered Species Act, 16 U... More...
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United States of America v. Christopher O'Berry District of South Carolina Federal Courthouse - Columbia, South Carolina

Columbia, SC - Columbia Man Sentenced for Theft of Food Stamp Money

Christopher O’Berry, age 43, of Columbia, was sentenced to 27 months in prison for Theft of Government Money, a violation of Title 18, United States Code, § 641. Senior United States District Judge Joseph F. Anderson, Jr., of Columbia, also ordered O’Berry to pay $1,039,981.75 in restitution to the United States.
<... More...
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United States of America v. AAA Pest Protection Inc. d/b/a AAA Pest Control, Inc. (AAA Pest), and owner William Robles United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida - Miami, Florida

Miami, FL - Fumigation Company Sentenced, Owner Imprisoned After Illegal Pesticide Applications

AAA Pest Protection Inc. d/b/a AAA Pest Control, Inc. (AAA Pest), and owner William Robles, 59, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida were sentenced today in federal court in Miami before U.S. District Court Judge Beth Bloom in connection with the illegal application of pesticides to treat homes and othe... More...
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United States of America v. Mahmood Hussain Shah District of Maryland Federal Courthouse - Baltimore, Maryland

Baltimore, MD - Catonsville Man Convicted For Food Stamp Fraud

A federal jury convicted Mahmood Hussain Shah, age 58, of Catonsville, Maryland, on charges of wire fraud in connection with a scheme to illegally redeem food stamp benefits in exchange for cash.

Shah and his co-defendant Muhammad Rafiq, age 33, of Reisterstown, Maryland, operated Corner Groceries, on Darley Avenue in... More...
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Friends of Moon Creek, et al v. Diamond Lake Improvement Ass'n, et al. Washington Court of Appeals, Division III - Spoken, Washington

After ruling on summary judgment that Sharon Sorby did not
enjoy qualified immunity from the plaintiffs’ claims under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, the trial
court certified its order under RAP 2.3(b)(4) as one “involv[ing] a controlling question of
law as to which there is substantial ground for a difference of opinion.” We granted
discretionary review. We conclude that Ms. Sorby enjoys quali... More...
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United States of America v. Waymon D. Weeams, Jr. Federal Courthouse Eastern District of Arkansas - Little Rock, Arkansas

Little Rock, AR - Texas Man Sentenced to Prison for His Role in Stealing Funds Intended to Feed Hungry Children

United States District Court Judge Kristine G. Baker sentenced Waymon Weeams, 37, of Rockwall, Texas, to federal prison for his role in a widespread scheme to steal money intended for feeding children in low income areas in Arkansas.

Judge Baker sentenced Weeams, who pl... More...
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United States of America v. Nakia Palmer and Nathaniel Palmer Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals MoreLaw Can Make Your Phone Ring 888-354-4529

Montgomery, AL - Social Security Administration Employee and Husband Convicted in Public Benefit Fraud Scheme

On Thursday, February 15, 2018, a federal jury found two Montgomery residents guilty of fraud and witness tampering, announced United States Attorney Louis V. Franklin, Sr. The two defendants were Nakia Palmer, 35, a former employee of the Social Security Administration, and her... More...
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United States of America v. Waymon Weeams Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals MoreLaw Can Make Your Phone Ring 888-354-4529

Little Rock, AR - Texas Man Sentenced to Prison for His Role in Stealing Funds Intended to Feed Hungry Children

Waymon Weeams, 37, of Rockwall, Texas, was sentenced to federal prison for his role in a widespread scheme to steal money intended for feeding children in low income areas in Arkansas.

Judge Baker sentenced Weeams, who pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit wire fraud ... More...
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Louisville, KY - Louisville Business Owner Sentenced To 33 Months For Food Stamp Fraud

Former owner of the Meat Store also ordered to pay $545,000 restitution

The former owner of a Louisville specialty food store was sentenced February 13, 2018 in United States District Court, by Senior Judge Thomas B. Russell, to 33 months in prison, three years of supervised release, and ordere... More...
   $0 (02-13-2018 - KY)

United States of America v. Eddie Wayne Cooper Western District of Missouri Federal Courthouse - Springfield, Missouri

Springfield, MO - Former Arkansas Lawmaker Pleads Guilty to $4 Million Charity Scheme

Conspiracy Included Several Charity Executives

A former Arkansas state representative pleaded guilty in federal court February 12, 2018 to his role in a conspiracy to embezzle more than $4 million from a Springfield, Mo.-based health care charity.

Eddie Wayne Cooper, 51, of Melbourne, A... More...
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Rogelio Aleman Garcia v. Nancy A. Berryhill, Acting Commissioners of Social Security Southern District of Texas Courthouse - Houston, Texas

Rogelio Garcia appeals the district court’s decision to deny disability benefits
he sought from the Social Security Administration (“SSA”). Because the
decision is supported by substantial evidence, we affirm.
I.
In January 2012, Garcia applied for disability insurance benefits under
42 U.S.C. § 423 as of January 1, 2007, based on hearing loss and post-traumatic
stress diso... More...
   $0 (01-25-2018 - TX)

Communities For A Better Environment v. State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission

The State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission (Energy
Commission) is the state agency exclusively empowered to license thermal power plants
of over 50 megawatts capacity. (Pub. Resources Code, §§ 25120, 25500, 25517; see City
of Sonoma v. State Energy Resources Conservation etc. Com. (1985) 40 Cal.3d 361, 364–
365 (Sonoma).)1
Indeed, pursuant to section 25... More...
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United States of America v. Dortha M. Harper Federal Courthouse Eastern District of Arkansas - Little Rock, Arkansas

Little Rock, AR - England Woman Sent to Prison for Role in Scheme to Steal USDA Funds Intended to Feed Hungry Children

Dortha Harper, 52, of England, to prison for her role in a multi-million dollar scheme to steal money intended for feeding children in low income areas.

Judge Moody sentenced Harper on Tuesday to 33 months’ imprisonment followed by three years of supervised relea... More...
   $0 (01-18-2018 - AR)

United States of America v. Abdulkareem Daham District of Maine Federal Courthouse - Bangor, Maine

Portland, ME - Westbrook Man Convicted for SNAP and WIC Trafficking Conspiracy

Abdulkareem Daham, 22, of Westbrook, Maine, was convicted January 11, 2017 following a three-day jury trial in U.S. District Court of conspiracy to defraud and to commit offenses against the United States. The charges arise out of the defendant’s employment at Ahram Halal Market on Forest Avenue in Portland. ... More...
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Animal Legal Defense Fund, et al. v. Lawrence G. Wasden District of Idaho Federal Courthouse - Boise, Idaho

Investigative journalism has long been a fixture in the American press, particularly with regard to food safety.1 In the early 1900s, Upton Sinclair highlighted conditions in the meat-packing industry in The Jungle, a novel based on his time working incognito in a packing plant.2 This case also originates in the agricultural sector—a secretly-filmed exposé of the operation of an Idaho dairy farm. ... More...   $0 (01-09-2018 - ID)

United States of America v. Harold R. Mugler District of Kansas Federal Courthouse - Wichita, Kansas

Wichita, KS - Clay Center Man Sentenced For Loan Fraud

A Clay Center man was sentenced on December 15, 2017 to two years on supervised release for selling assets he had pledged as collateral on a federal loan, U.S. Attorney Tom Beall said today. The defendant was ordered to pay approximately $84,594 in restitution.

Harold R. Mugler, 64, Clay Center, Kan., pleaded guilty to one c... More...
   $0 (12-17-2017 - KS)

Brandon Powers v. The State of Texas

The Junction Police Department dispatched an officer one evening to respond to a reported
domestic disturbance. When the officer arrived at the scene, Josette McAnelly reported Powers
had killed her puppy by repeatedly slamming the puppy’s head against a door jamb. Powers was
thereafter indicted for cruelty to animals, and the case proceeded to a jury trial. The jury found
Powe... More...
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GEORGE EVANS v. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA The Asian Longhorned Beetle

THE BEETLES
We first rehearse the background of the case dividing
our account into four movements.
Norwegian Wood
The Asian Longhorned Beetle (ALB) is an invasive pest
that arrived in the United States from Asia, concealed in wooden
shipping crates and pallets. According to the United States
Department of Agriculture (USDA), the ALB has the grim potential
t... More...
   $0 (12-07-2017 - MA)

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