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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...
   $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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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)

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...
   $0 (01-15-2018 - TX)

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...
   $0 (01-07-2018 - )

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...
   $0 (12-30-2017 - CA)

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...
   $0 (12-28-2017 - )

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...
   $0 (12-25-2017 - TN)

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...
   $0 (12-24-2017 - MA)

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)

United States of America v. Marcio Rodolfo Ochoa-Borjas Eastern District of Louisiana Federal Courthouse - New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans, LA - Honduran National Pleads Guilty to Illegal Reentry

MARCIO RODOLFO OCHOA-BORJAS, age 31, a citizen of Honduras, pled guilty on December 15, 2017 to a one-count Bill of Information for illegal reentry of a removed alien after deportation.

According to the Bill of Information, OCHOA-BORJAS reentered the United States on or about June 30, 2017, after having been pre... More...
   $0 (12-16-2017 - IA)

United States of America v. Jose Alejandro Valdivia-Flores, a/k/a Francisco Cruz-Mendoza Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Courthouse - San Francisco, California

We must decide whether a conviction for possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute under Washington state law is an aggravated felony for purposes of federal immigration law.
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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 tra... More...
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Elena Matushkina and Svetlana Son v. Kristen M. Nielsen Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois

Plaintiffs Elena Matushkina and
her daughter Svetlana Son filed this suit against federal officials
after a U.S. Consulate denied Matushkina’s immigrant
visa application in 2015. The well-established doctrine of consular
nonreviewability makes it impossible, or nearly so, for
plaintiffs to challenge the visa denial. Plaintiffs insist that
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their suit does n... More...
   $0 (12-07-2017 - IL)

Edwn Alexander Romero Zambrano v. Jefferson B. Sessions, III United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Edwin Romero Zambrano appeals the decision of the Board of Immigration
Appeals (the “BIA”) to affirm an Immigration Judge’s (“IJ”) decision to deny his
application for asylum. Romero Zambrano claims that the BIA applied the wrong legal
standard in assessing his asylum eligibility and the wrong standard of review when
evaluating the IJ’s decision. As explained below, we agree that t... More...
   $0 (12-05-2017 - VA)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. PREVEZON HOLDINGS, LTD., et al. U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York

In May 2017, on the eve of trial, the parties settled this civil forfeiture action for
approximately $5.9 million. Absent settlement, the trial would have showcased a tale of
international intrigue—a massive tax fraud in Russia resulting in the transfer of $230 million
through a Byzantine web of shell companies. In view of recent revelations regarding Russia’s
outsized influe... More...
   $59000000 (11-25-2017 - NY)

United States of America v. Pedro Quintero-Enriques, a/k/a Miguel Angel Quintero Southern District of Alabama Federal Courthouse - Mobile, Alabama

Mobile, AL - Illegal Alien Sentenced to 108 Months for Illegal Reentry and Gun Violation

United States District Judge William H. Steele sentenced Pedro Quintero-Enriques, a.k.a. Miguel Angel Quintero, 37, from Michoacán, Mexico, to 108 months imprisonment for illegal reentry into the United States and for being a felon in possession of firearms. The judge ordered that Quintero-Enriques p... More...
   $0 (11-25-2017 - AL)

Eileen Bransten v. State of New York New York Court of Appeals Hall - Albany, New York

The issue presented on this appeal is whether Civil Service Law § 167 (8), as amended, authorizing a reduction of the State's contribution to health insurance benefits for State employees, including members of the State judiciary, violates the Judicial Compensation Clause [*2]of the State Constitution (NY Const, art VI, § 25 [a]). We conclude the State's contribution is not judicial compensation p... More...   $0 (11-21-2017 - NY)

United States of America v. Reynaldo Rodriguez United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

Springfield, MA - Dominican National Sentenced for Illegal Reentry After Deportation

A Dominican national was sentenced on November 20, 2017 in federal court in Springfield for illegally reentering the United States after deportation.

Reynaldo Rodriguez, 49, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Mark G. Mastroianni to one year and one day in prison and will be subject to dep... More...
   $0 (11-21-2017 - MA)

Pablo Alfaro-Jimenez v. The State of Texas Court of Appeals - 4th District | Bexar County, TX

On July 10, 2014, San Antonio Police Officer Edward Rodriguez was dispatched for a
domestic disturbance. The complainant told the officers that her ex-boyfriend, identified as Juan
Alberto Torres Landa, was beating on the door, kicking the door, and threatening her. By the time
officers arrived, the ex-boyfriend was gone.
After conducting an investigation, and ensuring the... More...
   $0 (11-16-2017 - TX)

United States of America v. Jose Roberto Maya-Tzompa District of Wyoming Federal Courthouse - Cheyenne, Wyoming

Jose Roberto Maya-Tzompa, 26, of Mexico City, Mexico, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on November 13, 2017, for illegal re-entry of a previously deported alien into the United States. Maya-Tzompa was arrested in Teton County, Wyoming. He received time served, plus ten days, was order to pay a $100.00 special assessment, and is subject to deportation upon release from ... More...   $0 (11-15-2017 - WY)

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