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Nasir Hakeem v. State of Tennessee

Following a bench trial, the Petitioner, a foreign national from Pakistan, was convicted of two counts of sexual battery, a Class E felony. State v. Nasir Hakeem, No. M2012-02150-CCA-R3-CD, 2013 WL 6706122, at *1 (Tenn. Crim. App. Dec. 18, 2013), perm. app. denied, (Tenn. May 14, 2014). On August 2, 2012, the trial court imposed concurrent, suspended sentences of eighteen months for each convict... More...   $0 (05-22-2018 - TN)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. IOURI MIKHEL and UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. JURIJUS KADAMOVAS

Defendants are foreign nationals under the Hostage Taking Act: Mikhel is Russian, and Kadamovas is Lithuanian. Both lived in Los Angeles, California, during the events underlying this case. Defendants were assisted at various times by coconspirators Petro Krylov, Ainar Altmanis, Aleksejus Markovskis, and Natalya Solovyeva. Altmanis, Markovskis, and Solovyeva all pleaded guilty and
UNITED STA... More...
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United States of America v. Juan Manuel Bautista Arias District of Rhode Island Federal Courthouse - Providence, Rhode Island

Providence, RI - Illegal Alien Pleads Guilty to Trafficking Fentanyl Laced Heroin, Illegal Reentry

A Dominican national who had previously been convicted in federal court in Boston in 1998 for trafficking cocaine, sentenced to 72 months in federal prison and ordered deported, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Providence on May 11, 2018 to reentering the county illegally and conspir... More...
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United States of America v. Un Hag Baeg Central District of California Federal Courthouse - Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles, CA - Korean National Sentenced to Nearly 4 Years in Prison for Role in Scheme that Avoided Paying Excise Taxes on Millions of Cigarettes

A Korean national who was living in the United States as an illegal alien was sentenced to 46 months in federal prison for participating in a scheme to defraud the United States by evading millions of dollars in federal excise taxes due on 1... More...
   $0 (05-08-2018 - CA)

United States of America v. James Matthew Bradley, Jr. Western District of Texas Federal Courthouse - San Antonio, Texas

San Antonio, TX - James Matthew Bradley, Jr., Sentenced to Life in Federal Prison for Transporting Illegal Aliens Resulting in Death

In San Antonio today, Senior United States District Judge David A. Ezra sentenced 61–year–old Louisville, KY, truck driver James Matthew Bradley, Jr., to life in federal prison without parole for his role in an illegal alien smuggling operation that resulted... More...
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United States of America v. Jose Perez-Barrios Middle District of Louisiana Federal Courthouse - Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Baton Rouge, LA - Illegal Alien Deported on Seven Prior Occasions Pleads Guilty and Sentenced to 21 Months in Prison

JOSE PEREZ-BARRIOS, age 46, plead guilty and was sentenced on a single count indictment charging him with illegal reentry into the United States by a removed alien.

The indictment charges, and the defendant admitted, that he is a citizen of Mexico, was knowingly pr... More...
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John R. Turner v. United States of America Western District of Tennessee Federal Courthouse - Memphis, Tennessee

Appellant John Turner asks us to overrule
nearly four decades of circuit precedent holding that the Sixth Amendment right to counsel does
not extend to preindictment plea negotiations. See United States v. Moody, 206 F.3d 609, 614–
15 (6th Cir. 2000) (citing United States v. Sikora, 635 F.2d 1175 (6th Cir. 1980)). We decline to
do so. Our rule—copied word for word from the Supreme ... More...
   $0 (03-26-2018 - TN)

Abraham Aleiandro Gonzalez-Alarcon v. Adrian P. Macias District of New Mexico Federal Courthouse - Albuquerque, New Mexico

Abraham Gonzalez-Alarcon filed a habeas petition under 28 U.S.C. § 2241
alleging specific facts which, if proven, would demonstrate that he is a United States
citizen. He seeks release from custody from Immigration and Customs Enforcement
(“ICE”) following ICE’s reinstatement of a prior order of removal on that basis.
Dismissing Gonzalez-Alarcon’s petition, the district court concl... More...
   $0 (03-20-2018 - NM)

United States of America v. Abiodun Bakre Western District of Pennsylvania Courthouse - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh, PA - Illegal Alien Sentenced to More than 7 Years in Prison for $20M Stolen Identity Refund Fraud Scheme

A former resident of Ozone Park, New York, has been sentenced in federal court to 87 months in prison and three years of supervised release on his conviction of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and aggravated identity theft.

United States District Judge David S. Cer... More...
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United States of America v. Oniel Christopher Russell, a/k/a "O.G. Russell" Middle District of Florida Federal Courthouse - Orlando, Florida

Orland, FL - Illegal Alien Sentenced To Five Years For Possession Of Loaded Firearms And Felony Assault On A Federal Officer

U.S. District Court Judge Carlos E. Mendoza sentenced Oniel Christopher Russell, a/k/a “O G Russell” (40, Jamaican national), to five years in federal prison for possessing two loaded firearms while being in the United States illegally, and for committing a felony a... More...
   $0 (03-12-2018 - FL)

Ming Dai v. Jefferson B. Sessiona III Northern District of California Federal Courthouse - San Francisco

Ming Dai is a citizen of China. He testified that he was
beaten, arrested, jailed, and denied food, water, sleep, and
medical care because he tried to stop the police from forcing
his wife to have an abortion. The Board of Immigration
Appeals (BIA) nevertheless found that Dai was not eligible
for asylum or withholding of removal.
There is one clear and simple issue in this ... More...
   $0 (03-09-2018 - CA)

United States of America v. Mac Johnson Alachua County Florida Courthouse - Gainesville, Florida

Gainesville, FL - Alachua County Man Pleads Guilty to Harboring Undocumented Aliens and Evading Workers' Compensation and Payroll Taxes

Mac Johnson, 50, of Newberry, Florida, pled guilty on February 27, 2018 afternoon to tax fraud, wire fraud, structuring financial transactions to evade reporting requirements, and harboring undocumented aliens. The guilty plea was announced by Christophe... More...
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Loretta T. Elliott v. American States Insurance Company Middle District of North Carolina Federal Courthouse - Greensboro, North Carolina

Loretta Elliott filed this claim against her insurance company, American States Insurance Company (“ASIC”), alleging that its conduct in handling her insurance claim constitutes an unfair claims settlement practice in violation of N.C. Gen. Stat. § 58-63-15(11), and, as a matter of law, an unfair and deceptive trade practice in violation of N.C. Gen. Stat. § 75-1.1. On appeal, Elliott asserts that... More...   $0 (02-24-2018 - NC)

Marjo Alberto Lopez Garza v. Citigroup, Inc. District of Delaware Federal Courthouse - Wilmington, Deleware

Under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 41(d), a district court may order a plaintiff who voluntarily dismisses an action
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and files a second action against the same defendant based upon a claim asserted in the first action to pay the “costs” incurred by the defendant in the first action. The issue presented (one of first impression in this Court) is whether a district court may award attor... More...
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United States of America v. Richard Pinedo Federal Courthouse - District of Columbia

Washington, DC - Defendant Pleads Guilty to Selling Bank Accounts To Russian Hackers

The United States of America charged Richard Pinedo, age 28, with identity fraud in violation of 18 U.S.C. 1028 when the sold bank accounts to Russians who used the accounts to launder money for use in Russia's efforts to defeat Hillary Clinton's campaign to become President of the United States.

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United States of America v. Jose Salvado Gonzalez-Campos Southern District of Indiana Federal Courthouse - Indianapolis, Indiana

Indianapolis, IN - MS-13 gang member sentenced in federal court for illegal gun possession

Illegal alien from El Salvador lived on the Westside of Indianapolis

United States Attorney Josh Minkler today announced the sentencing of an illegal alien and violent gang member found to be in possession of a firearm. Jose Salvador Gonzalez-Campos, age 27, was sentenced to 1 year and 1 da... More...
   $0 (02-16-2018 - IN)

United States of America v. Raphael A. Sanchez Western District of Washington Federal Courthouse - Seattle, Washington

Seattle, WA - Former ICE Chief Counsel Pleads Guilty to Using the Identities of Numerous Aliens for Wire Fraud and Aggravated Identity Theft Scheme

Former Chief Counsel Raphael A. Sanchez of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Office of Principal Legal Advisor pleaded guilty today for a wire fraud and aggravated identity theft scheme involving the identities of numerous alien... More...
   $0 (02-15-2018 - WA)

United States of America v. Luis Chavez-Lopez Eastern District of Louisiana Federal Courthouse - New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans, LA - Mexican National Sentenced to 37 Months for Immigration Offense

LUIS CHAVEZ-LOPEZ, age 31, a native of Mexico, was sentenced today after previously pleading guilty to a one-count Indictment for illegal reentry of a removed alien.

United States District Court Judge Susie Morgan sentenced CHAVEZ-LOPEZ to 37 months imprisonment followed by two years of supervised r... More...
   $0 (02-13-2018 - LA)

United States of America v. Jason E. Galloway Southern District of Indiana Federal Courthouse - Evansville, Indiana

Evansville, IN - Minkler announces federal immigration charges against illegal alien involved in I-70 motor vehicle accident

Convicted felon sentenced to 10 years in federal court on ammunition charge

Three prior felonies result in an Evansville man sentenced for illegal possession of ammunition

An Evansville man was sentenced for possessing ammunition as a convicted fel... More...
   $0 (02-13-2018 - IN)

United States of America v. Geovany Rodriguez-Carrasco Northern District of Iowa Federal Courthouse - Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Cedar Rapids, IA - Honduran Man Sentenced to One Year in Prison for Returning to the United States Following Two Deportations

A Honduran man who had previously been deported following a federal conviction for illegal reentry was sentenced on February 12, 2018 to one year in federal prison.

Geovany Rodriguez-Carrasco, age 38, a citizen of Honduras who had been living in Cedar Rapi... More...
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Seanlim Yith and Seak Leang Yith v. Kristen Nielsen, et al. Eastern District of California Federal Courthouse - Fresno, California

Seanlim and Seak Leang Yith appeal from the district
court’s dismissal of their complaint requesting adjudication
of their naturalization applications pursuant to 8 U.S.C.
§ 1447(b). Relying on 8 U.S.C. § 1429, the district court
concluded that the Yiths were precluded from obtaining any
relief because they were concurrently in removal proceedings.
See 8 U.S.C. § 1429 (prov... More...
   $0 (02-09-2018 - CA)

United States of America v. Jary Vincente Valenzuela District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, MA - Guatemalan National Pleads Guilty to Failure to Register as a Sex Offender and Illegal Reentry After Deportation

A Guatemalan national pleaded guilty on January 31, 2018 in federal court in Boston to failing to register as a sex offender and to illegally reentering the United States after being deported.

Jary Vincente Valenzuela, 27, a Guatemalan national formerly r... More...
   $0 (02-01-2018 - MA)

United States v. Bromley D. Hackney and Robert G. Smith Southern District of Ohio Federal Courthouse - Columbus, Ohio

Columbus, OH - Pickaway County Man Pleads Guilty to Transporting Illegal Aliens from Mexico with Cousin in Texas

Two cousins have each been charged in the Southern District of Ohio with unlawfully transporting illegal aliens, primarily Mexican citizens, within the United States.

Bromley D. Hackney, 57, of Ashville, Ohio, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court today to one count of... More...
   $0 (01-26-2018 - OH)

United States of America v. Maria Del Rosario Alvarez Southern District of Texas Courthouse - Houston, Texas

Maria Del Rosario Alvarez appeals the district court’s sentence requiring her to obtain mental health treatment as a special condition of supervised release. Because the district court committed reversible error in imposing this special condition without the statutorily required factual findings, we VACATE the challenged condition and REMAND for proceedings consistent with this opinion.
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   $0 (01-25-2018 - TX)

United States of America v. Darik Hudson Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois

Chicago, IL - Indiana Man Sentenced to 8 Years in Federal Prison for Bringing Guns and Ammunition to Chicago Area and Illegally Selling Them

An Indiana man has been sentenced to eight years in federal prison for bringing firearms and ammunition across the border into Chicago and illegally selling them.

DARICK HUDSON, 47, of Michigan City, Ind., sold six firearms and ammunition on... More...
   $0 (01-24-2018 - IL)

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