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United States of America v. Peter Joseph Hicks District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

Springfield, MA - Worcester Man Pleads Guilty to Marriage Fraud

Six women from Sub-Saharan Africa married defendant to gain legal status in U.S.

A Worcester man pleaded guilty on September 11, 2018 in connection with entering into six fraudulent marriages in order to evade immigration laws.

Peter Hicks, 57, pleaded guilty to one count of marriage fraud. U.S. District Co... More...
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United States of America v. Brett Ferrell United States District Court for the District of Vermont

Burlington, VT - New York Man Sentenced for Child Exploitation Offense

The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated that Brett Ferrell, 33, of New York, was sentenced today in United States District Court in Rutland for traveling in interstate commerce for the purpose of engaging in illicit sexual conduct with a minor. Chief United States District Judge Geo... More...
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United States of America v. Daniel Sullivan District of New Hampshire Federal Courthouse - Concord, New Hampshire

Concord, NH - Manchester Man Sentenced to 14 Years in Prison for Illegal Possession of Firearms

Daniel Sullivan, 35, of Manchester, was sentenced to 168 months (14 years) in federal prison for the illegal possession of firearms.

According to court documents and statements made in court, in 2015 and 2016, Sullivan purchased and traded several firearms in New Hamps... More...
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United States of America v. Jared Peterson District of New Hampshire Federal Courthouse - Concord, New Hampshire

Concord, NH - Dalton Man Sentenced to Prison for Fentanyl Trafficking

Jared Peterson, 28, of Dalton was sentenced on Tuesday to serve five years in prison for possessing fentanyl with intent to distribute.

According to court documents and statements made in court, on March 18, 2017, after a drug investigation, law enforcement officers from the Franconia, Sugar Hill, ... More...
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United States of America v. Salmen Hernandez-Ayala United States District Court for the District of Vermont

Burlington, VT - Mexican Man Sentenced for Alien Smuggling

Salmen Hernandez-Ayala, 48, a citizen of Mexico, was sentenced on September 10, 2018 in United States District Court in Burlington for transporting three illegal aliens within the United States. United States District Judge Christina Reiss sentenced Hernandez-Ayala to time served. Hernandez-Ayala has been in custody since his ar... More...
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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. ANTONIO GARCIA-LOPEZ

Antonio Garcia-Lopez (“Garcia-Lopez”) appeals the district court’s denial of his Motion to Withdraw his Guilty Plea (“Motion to Withdraw”). He contends we should reverse because (1) he did not have an interpreter in his native tongue, Zapotecan, at his plea hearing and did not fully understand the proceedings, and (2) the Supreme Court’s decision in Sessions v. Dimaya, 138 S. Ct. 1204 (2018), and... More...   $0 (09-09-2018 - CA)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. MANUEL PEREIRA-GOMEZ, AKA Manuel Jesus Pereira, AKA Manuel Pereiro, AKA Manny Pereira

In 1997, Pereira pleaded guilty in New York state court to attempted robbery in the second degree. He was subsequently deported from the United States on three occasions. After reentering the United States a fourth time, he was arrested for, inter alia, felony offenses of driving while intoxicated and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. On October 21, 2015, Pereira was indicted for... More...   $0 (09-09-2018 - NY)

United States of America v. Victor Eduardo Acevedo-Ventura Southern District of Texas Federal Courthouse - McAllen, Texas

McAllen, TX - Edinburg Man Sentenced for Ramming BP Agent

A 24-year-old Edinburg resident has been ordered to federal prison following his convictions for alien smuggling and assaulting a federal agent.

U.S. District Judge Micaela Alvarez handed Acevedo-Ventura a sentence of 50 months in prison to be followed by three years of supervised release. In handing down the sentence, J... More...
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United States of America v. Betty Miller United States District Court for the District of Vermont

Burlington, VT - Former Senior Living Facility Resident Sentenced to 5 Years of Probation and a $10,000 Fine for Possession of Ricin

Betty Miller, 71, formerly of Shelburne, Vermont, was sentenced on September 6, 2018 by the Honorable Christina Reiss to a term of five years of probation, including extensive mental health treatment, following her plea to knowingly possessing ricin in viola... More...
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United States of America v. Arthur Larange Lee, Jr. Alachua County Florida Courthouse - Gainesville, Florida

Gainesville, FL - Alachua County Man Sentenced to 327 Months in Prison for Sex Trafficking by Force, Fraud, and Cooercion

Arthur Larange Lee Jr., 35, of Gainesville, Florida, was sentenced in the U.S. District Court in Gainesville to 327 months in prison for sex trafficking of an adult, and 60 months each for two counts of use of interstate commerce to commit prostitution. Each count is ... More...
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United States of America v. Troy Alex Freeman Middle District of Florida Federal Courthouse - Orlando, Florida

Orlando, FL - Orlando Man Sentenced To 7 Years For Possessing Ammunition As A Convicted Felon

U.S. District Judge Carlos E. Mendoza sentenced Troy Alex Freeman to seven years in federal prison for possessing ammunition as a conviction felon. Freeman pleaded guilty on June 12, 2018.

According to court documents, on October 29, 2017, Freeman held a loaded firearm to his girlfriend... More...
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United States of America v. W. Samuel Patten Federal Courthouse - District of Columbia

Washington, DC - The United States of America charged W. Samuel Patten with:

22:612 and 618(a)(1); REGISTRATION STATEMENT: FILING OF OR CONTENTS OF; Foreign Agents Registration Act.
(1)

§612. Registration statement
(a) Filing; contents

No person shall act as an agent of a foreign principal unless he has filed with the Attorney General a true and complete registr... More...
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United States of America v. Matthew Lane Durham Western District of Oklahoma Federal Courthouse - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Matthew Durham appeals his convictions and sentence on four counts for illicit
sex with minors in Kenya after travelling there from the United States. This opinion
addresses the following eight issues presented for appellate review.
1. Is 18 U.S.C. § 2423(c), the statute on which the convictions
were based, unconstitutional on its face and as applied to Mr.
Durham because it ex... More...
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United States of America v. Roman Deon Hellems, Jr. Southern District of Iowa - Federal Courthouse - Des Moines, Davenport & Council Bluffs Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Des Moines, IA - Des Moines Man Sentenced to Prison for Firearms Offense

Roman Deon Hellems, Jr. sentenced to 96 months for felon in possession of a firearm

On August 24, 2018, Roman Deon Hellems, Jr., age 23, of Des Moines, appeared before United States District Court Judge Stephanie M. Rose and was sentenced to 96 months in prison for a felon in possession of a firearm charge a... More...
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United States of America v. Sarah Louise Branch District of Maine Federal Courthouse - Bangor, Maine

Bangor, ME - Australian Woman Pleads Guilty to Encouraging and Inducing Illegal Entry

Sarah Louise Branch, 37, of New South Wales, Australia pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court to encouraging and inducing the entry of an illegal alien into the United States.

According to court records, on July 10, 2018, U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents searched the vehicle the d... More...
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United States of America v. Jaime Aburto Southern District of California Federal Courthouse - San Diego, California Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

San Diego, CA - Convicted Alien Smuggler Sentenced to 44 Months for Actions Resulting in Injury to Border Patrol Agent

Jaime Aburto, a United States citizen with a prior alien smuggling conviction, was sentenced in federal court today to forty-four months in prison for his role in a smuggling incident that left a Border Patrol Agent injured.

The sentence was handed down by U.S. ... More...
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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. FRANCISCO OCHOA-OREGEL

Francisco Ochoa-Oregel (Defendant) unlawfully entered the United States in 2016 and was convicted of unlawful reentry in violation of 8 U.S.C. § 1326. Before his 2016 conviction for unlawful re-entry, Defendant had previously been ordered removed in 2008, based on a prior conviction for California domestic violence battery, Cal. Penal Code § 243(e)(1), in an in absentia proceeding. The governmen... More...   $0 (08-17-2018 - CA)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. DIMITRY FOMICHEV

Fomichev was born in Russia and came to the United States in 2003 on a student visa. He met Svetlana Pogosyan in 2006, and they married later that year. In 2007, Pogosyan applied for an alien relative visa for Fomichev, and he applied to adjust his immigration status. The United States Department of Homeland Security found the marriage bona fide, approved the visa, and granted Fomichev conditio... More...   $0 (08-17-2018 - CA)

United States of America v. Santos Alfredo Paz-Ruiz Eastern District of Texas Federal Courthouse - Beaumont, Texas

Beaumont, TX - Honduran National Sentenced in Hardin County Shooting

A 42-year-old Honduran national illegally in the United States has been sentenced to federal prison for firearms violations in the Eastern District of Texas.

Santos Alfredo Paz-Ruiz pleaded guilty on May 10, 2018, to being an illegal alien in possession of a firearm and was sentenced to 33 months in federal pris... More...
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United States of America v. Prempeh Ernest Agyemang Eastern District of North Carolina Federal Courthouse - Raleigh, North Carolina

Raleigh, NC - Justice Department Secures the Denaturalization of Individual Convicted of Sexual Abuse by a Substitute Parent/Custodian

On August 8, 2018, Chief Judge James C. Dever III of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina entered an order that revoked the naturalized U.S. citizenship of a child sex offender, restrained and enjoined him from claiming any ri... More...
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United States of America v. Tony Laves Tueipi Third Judicial District Courthouse - Anchorage, Alaska

Anchorage, AK - Anchorage Man Sentenced for Illegal Possession of Gun

Tony Lavea Tueipi, 42, resident of Anchorage, was sentenced on July 31, 2018 by U.S. District Judge Sharon L. Gleason to 21 months in prison, followed by a three-year term of supervised release, for illegally possessing a gun with an obliterated serial number. As a result of his conviction, Tueipi, who is a native of W... More...
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Araceli Rodriguez v. Lonnie Swartz, Agent of the U.S. Boarder Patrol Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

A U.S. Border Patrol agent standing on American soil
shot and killed a teenage Mexican citizen who was walking
down a street in Mexico. We address whether that agent has

6 RODRIGUEZ V. SWARTZ

qualified immunity and whether he can be sued for violating
the Fourth Amendment. Based on the facts alleged in the
complaint, we hold that the agent violated a clearly
e... More...
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FAN WANG v. THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Fan Wang, a citizen of the People’s Republic of China, obtained lawful permanent resident status in the United States on April 29, 2010, and worked as a trading assistant in a financial services firm. In 2011, without authorization, he purchased oil futures contracts using the firm’s trading account and transferred those contracts between firm accounts. In company records, Wang marked these cont... More...   $0 (08-02-2018 - PA)

Jerrid Allen v. Kevin M. Milas, et al. Eastern District of California Federal Courthouse - Sacramento, California

Jerrid Allen petitions under the Administrative Procedure
Act (APA), 5 U.S.C. § 551 et seq., for review of a decision by
the U.S. Consulate in Frankfurt, Germany to deny a visa to
his wife. Allen claims that the consular officer committed
legal error in denying Mrs. Allen a visa, and that the error
was “arbitrary, capricious, . . . or otherwise not in accordance
with law.” ... More...
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Ex parte Carlos Huerta MoreLaw Performance Marketing If It Does Not Work, It Is Free!

On November 28, 2017, Huerta was arrested for an alleged Class C misdemeanor
theft offense and detained in the Lubbock County jail. Bail was not posted. On November
29, the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) lodged an immigration
detainer, against Huerta.1 A Department of Homeland Security administrative “warrant
for arrest of alien” also was signed. More...
   $0 (07-24-2018 - TX)

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