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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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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...
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United States of America v. Vicente Santiago-Castro Southern District of Illinois Federal Courthouse - Benton, Illinois

Benton, IL - Mexican National Sentenced to 16 Months in Prison for Unlawfully Entering the United States

Vicente Santiago-Castro, 40, a citizen of Mexico, was sentenced January 16, 2018 in United States District Court in Benton to a term of 16 months in prison for being illegally present in the United States after having previously been removed by immigration officials, announced Donald S... More...
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United States of America v. Jose Donaldo Vasquez-Santelis Southern District of Illinois Federal Courthouse - Benton, Illinois

Benton, IL - Honduran National Sentenced to Five Months in Prison for Unlawfully Entering the United States

Jose Donaldo Vasquez-Santelis, 33, a citizen of Honduras, was sentenced January 16, 2018 in United States District Court in Benton to a term of five months in prison for being illegally present in the United States after having previously been removed by immigration officials. Vasqu... More...
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United States of America v. Olga Sandra Murra Northern District of Texas Federal Courthouse - Dallas, Texas

In August 2016, Defendant-Appellant Olga Murra was convicted by a jury
of two counts of forced labor, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1589(a), and two counts
of harboring an illegal alien for profit, in violation of 8 U.S.C. §§ 1324(a)(1)(A)(iii)
and 1324(a)(1)(B)(i), based on conduct toward her half-sister Vania Rodriguez and
quasi–adopted family member Ingrid Guerrero. The district c... More...
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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. DEREK JAMES JOHNSON, a/k/a Furman Daniels United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

Johnson used the name of Furman Daniels, who is a real person, and Daniels’
correct birthdate to obtain a North Carolina identification card bearing Johnson’s picture
but Daniels’ name and birthdate. He then bought checking account numbers (which
turned out to be fake) and used those numbers to create checks in the name of Furman
Daniels. Johnson used the Daniels identificati... More...
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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. RAFAEL ALDANAUNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. JULIO CESAR SUAREZ

On November 28, 2015, a border patrol surveillance agent observed Rafael Aldana climbing over the fence separating
the United States and Mexico. A second agent found him hiding in the brush approximately 400 yards north of the border and two miles from the nearest port of entry facility at Otay Mesa, California. Aldana admitted to climbing over the fence and told the border patrol officer th... More...
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Amritpal Singh v. United States Ciitizenship and Immigration Services Second Circuit Court of Appeals - New York, New York

10 Amritpal Singh appeals from Judge Furman’s dismissal of his complaint
11 for lack of subject-matter jurisdiction. The complaint, relying on the
12 Administrative Procedure Act (“APA”), 5 U.S.C. § 701 et seq., challenged the
13 denial by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) of
14 jurisdiction over Singh’s application for an adjustment of his immigratio... More...
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United States of America v. Olvin Humberto Matute-Lopez, a/k/a “Humberto Lopez-Barralaga,” a/k/a “Fernando Dolero-Juarez,” a/k/a “Juan Carlos Matute,” a/k/a “Juan Lopez,” a/k/a “Humberto Lopez” District of South Carolina Federal Courthouse - Columbia, South Carolina

Columbia, SC - Illegal Alien Sentenced to 15 Months in Federal Prison

Olvin Humberto Matute-Lopez, a/k/a “Humberto Lopez-Barralaga,” a/k/a “Fernando Dolero-Juarez,” a/k/a “Juan Carlos Matute,” a/k/a “Juan Lopez,” a/k/a “Humberto Lopez,” age 36, of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, was sentenced in federal court in Florence, South Carolina, for Illegal Re-entry into the United States after Dep... More...
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United States of America v. Luis Alberto Tejeda-Quiroz Eastern District of Louisiana Federal Courthouse - New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans, LA - Mexican National Pleads Guilty to Illegal Use of a Social Security Number, False Claim to United States Citizenship, Illegal Reentry of a Removed Alien and Identity Theft

LUIS ALBERTO TEJEDA-QUIROZ, age 32, a citizen of Mexico, pled guilty today to a 4-count Superseding Bill of Information charging him with to illegal use of a social security number, false claim to Unite... More...
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United States of America v. Eloy “Chino” Alonzo Eastern District of Tennessee - Federal Courthouse - Knoxville, Tennessee

Knoxville, TN - Federal Jury Convicts Eloy “Chino” Alonzo of Methamphetamine Distribution and Firearms Violations

Following a three-day trial before the Honorable Thomas A. Varlan, Chief U.S. District Court Judge, a jury found Eloy “Chino” Alonzo, 31, of Sweetwater, Tennessee, guilty of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and pos... More...
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Elizabeth Wairimu Gitau v. Jefferson B. Sessions, III District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

Elizabeth Wairimu Gitau
petitions for review of a decision from the Board of Immigration
Appeals ("BIA") dismissing her appeal of an Immigration Judge's
("IJ") decision ordering her removal to Kenya. Having reviewed
the BIA's decision, including the decision of the IJ as adopted by
the BIA, see Guerrero v. Holder, 667 F.3d 74, 76 (1st Cir. 2012),
as well as the record and t... More...
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State of Hawaii v. Donald J. Trump Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Courthouse - San Francisco, California

For the third time, we are called upon to assess the legality of the President’s efforts to bar over 150 million nationals of six designated countries1 from entering the United States or being issued immigrant visas that they would ordinarily be qualified to receive. To do so, we must consider the statutory and constitutional limits of the President’s power to curtail entry of foreign nationals in... More...   $0 (12-22-2017 - HI)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. JOSE ALEJANDRO VALDIVIAFLORES, AKA Francisco CruzMendoza United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Jose Valdivia-Flores is a Mexican citizen who entered the United States without inspection in 1995. In 1997, he was charged with and ultimately pled guilty to a violation of Washington’s drug trafficking statute, Wash. Rev. Code § 69.50.401. In his Statement of Defendant on Plea of Guilty, Valdivia-Flores described the crime he was being charged with as: “possession with intent to deliver— Heroi... More...   $0 (12-21-2017 - CA)

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