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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. FLORA ESPINO

Espino worked as a tax preparer for a real estate broker in Spring Valley, California. One borrower, Sean Desmond, served as a police officer at the Chula Vista Police Department. In 2006 he attempted to buy a $1.6 million home. As a police officer, his salary was $90,000 at the time. To assist him with qualifying for this loan, he worked with a broker named Jesse Rodriguez to prepare the loan ... More...   $0 (06-22-2018 - CA)

United States of America v. Jasmin Polanco District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, MA - Real Estate Attorney Sentenced for Role in Sweeping Mortgage Fraud Conspiracy

A real estate attorney was sentenced today in connection with a sweeping conspiracy to defraud banks and mortgage companies by engaging in sham “short” sales of residential properties in Merrimack Valley.

Jasmin Polanco, 37, of Methuen, was sentenced by U.S. Senior District Court Judge Doug... More...
   $0 (06-21-2018 - MA)

South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES

When a consumer purchases goods or services, theconsumer’s State often imposes a sales tax. This case requires the Court to determine when an out-of-stateseller can be required to collect and remit that tax. All concede that taxing the sales in question here is lawful. The question is whether the out-of-state seller can be held responsible for its payment, and this turns on a proper interpretation... More...   $0 (06-21-2018 - SD)

Jake Newland v. County of Los Angeles

An employee driving home from work on a day that he
did not have any job duties outside of the office injured a
third party. After a jury trial, the trial court imposed
liability on the employer based on evidence that the
employee regularly used his personal vehicle for work on
other days. The employer contends there was no substantial
evidence to support finding that the e... More...
   $0 (06-21-2018 - CA)

United States of America v. Raman Handa District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, MA - In this case, we affirm dismissal
of the added charge in a superseding indictment on Sixth Amendment
speedy trial grounds. On the facts of this case, we hold that the
constitutional speedy trial clock starts to run from the date of
the original indictment, rejecting the government's assertion that
it runs from the date of the charge first brought in the
superse... More...
   $0 (06-20-2018 - MA)

United States of America v. Matthew Taylor and Martin Fields District of Colorado Federal Courthouse - Denver, Colorado

Denver, CO - Colorado Business Owners Indicted For $7 Million Biodiesel Tax Credit Fraud Scheme

A federal grand jury for the District of Colorado has returned an indictment, which was unsealed today, charging two Colorado business owners with conspiring to defraud the United States and to commit money laundering, money laundering and filing false claims, announced Principal Deputy Assista... More...
   $0 (06-20-2018 - CO)

United States of America v. Brian G. Elrod and William E. Dawn District of Colorado Federal Courthouse - Denver, Colorado

Denver, CO - Two Colorado Financial Services Executives Sentenced in Multimillion-Dollar Fraud Scheme

A former CEO and a former corporate counsel of a Colorado financial services company were sentenced on June 19 and June 20, in Denver, Colorado, for their participation in a multimillion-dollar investment scheme in which they falsely told investors that they could access substantial finan... More...
   $0 (06-20-2018 - CO)

STATE OF OHIO vs. DEVONTAE WARE

On February 8, 2017, Ware and Nathaniel Hill were charged by a Cuyahoga County
Grand Jury in a five-count indictment arising out of a robbery of a Huntington Bank branch in
Brooklyn, Ohio. On November 28, 2016, Ware and Hill used a gun to rob a bank teller stealing
approximately $3,000 in cash. They were each charged with two counts of aggravated robbery,
two counts of kidna... More...
   $0 (06-20-2018 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO -vs- IVAN J. SMITH

The relevant facts and procedural history are as follows:
{¶4} On July 13, 2016, Muskingum County Sheriff’s dispatch received a
complaint about the odor of marijuana coming from the residence located at 128 Hamline
Ave., Zanesville, Ohio. The complaint also stated that the occupants at the residence
were trafficking in drugs.
{¶5} Colleena Johnson ("Colleena") and Appella... More...
   $0 (06-19-2018 - OH)

Alan Anderson v. Sohit Khanna, Iowa Heart Center P.C. and Catholic Health Initiatives Iowa Corp., d/b/a Mercy Hospital Medical Center Supreme Court of Iowa

A patient and his family brought a medical negligence action against a physician and the physician’s employer. They alleged specific negligence and the failure of the physician to obtain informed consent. The district court granted summary judgment in favor of the defendants on the claim of informed consent based on the physician’s failure to disclose his lack of training and experience in perform... More...   $0 (06-19-2018 - IA)

United States of America v. Jake C. Files Federal Courthouse Western District of Arkansas - Fayetteville, Arkansas

Fayetteville, FL - Former Arkansas State Senator Sentenced to Prison for Wire Fraud, Money Laundering, and Bank Fraud

Former Arkansas State Senator Jake C. Files was sentenced to 18 months in prison for orchestrating a scheme to obtain approximately $46,500 in state government funds through fraudulent means and for obtaining approximately $56,700 in loan proceeds, also through fraudulent ... More...
   $0 (06-19-2018 - AR)

United States of America v. Flora Espino Southern District of California Federal Courthouse - San Diego, California

The jury convicted defendant Flora Espino of lying to a
grand jury in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1623. Espino appeals
and argues that the district court erred as a matter of law in
the language used in the verdict form and its subsequent
submission to the jury. Espino contends the district court
shifted the burden of proof, requiring the jury to find her not
guilty beyond a r... More...
   $0 (06-19-2018 - CA)

United States of America v. Raphael Menard and Leshanda Hunte Northern District of Georgia Federal Courthouse - Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta, GA - Georgia couple sentenced to prison for scheme to steal tax refunds using stolen identities

Raphael Menard and Leshanda Hunte have been sentenced to federal prison for running a tax refund scheme using the stolen identities of disabled and elderly taxpayers and causing more than a $250,000 loss to the government.

“Menard and Hunte preyed on elderly and disabled citi... More...
   $0 (06-18-2018 - GA)

United States of America v. Robert Farrace Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Fresno, CA - Modesto Real Estate Attorney Sentenced to Two Years in Prison for Fraudulent Short-Sale Scheme

Robert Farrace, 54, of Modesto, was sentenced on June 18, 2018 to two years in prison for a fraudulent short-sale scheme, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced.

On November 14, 2017, a jury found Farrace guilty of three counts of wire fraud in connection with the scheme... More...
   $0 (06-18-2018 - CA)

Geraldine Templo v. State of California

Appellants Geraldine and Mark Templo (the Templos) brought an action for
declaratory relief against respondent State of California (State), claiming that a statute
requiring litigants to pay a nonrefundable fee in order to secure a jury trial is
unconstitutional. The trial court granted the State’s motion for judgment on the pleadings
on the ground that the State is not a proper de... More...
   $0 (06-18-2018 - CA)

State of Wisconsin v. Michael L. Cox

In the early hours of March 14, 2015, Mr. Cox drove
approximately three miles on the wrong side of a Milwaukee-area
highway, which also put him on the wrong side of the law. Mr.
Cox evaded one squad car, but others eventually intercepted him
and brought him to a halt. With bloodshot and glassy eyes, and
smelling strongly of alcohol, Mr. Cox unsteadily emerged fro... More...
   $0 (06-18-2018 - WI)

United States of America v. Gary Risner and Larry Shepherd 800-932-8242

Defendants-Appellants Gary Risner and Larry Shepherd appeal their convictions for conspiring to bribe voters during the 2014 election in Magoffin County, Kentucky. Risner additionally appeals several of his substantive voter-bribery convictions. We AFFIRM.
I. Background
In 2014, Charles “Doc” Hardin, Defendant Gary Risner (Risner), and Renee Shepherd (Defendant Larry Shepherd’s wife) were ... More...
   $0 (06-18-2018 - KY)

NATHAN C. LONGEWAY V. STATE OF ARKANSAS ARKANSAS COURT OF APPEALS

A Pennsylvania court entered a consent decree on November 17, 2015, regarding the
custody of Nathan’s two children with his former wife, Rebekah Longeway, which stated
that it was transferring the case to Pulaski County, Arkansas. Under the terms of the agreed
order, Nathan was to have the children from November 20, 2015, until November 25, 2015,
was to return the children to R... More...
   $0 (06-18-2018 - AR)

Kathleen Darleen Daniel v. The State of Texas

On July 4, 2015, Jaci Lewis and Skylar Obuch, both teenage girls, were tubing down West
Sister Creek when they encountered Daniel and an altercation transpired. By all accounts, Daniel
was under the impression that the teenagers were trespassing on her property; the girls believed
they were floating on a public waterway. Daniel pulled out her firearm and ordered the girls out
... More...
   $0 (06-14-2018 - TX)

Dawn D. Turnbull v. Lucerne Valley Unified School District

Plaintiff and respondent Dawn D. Turnbull sued defendants and appellants the
Lucerne Valley Unified School District (LVUSD), Tom Courtney, Suzette Davis, John
Buchanan, and Keri Gasper. Turnbull brought causes of action for (1) disclosing her
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private medical information (Civ. Code, § 1798.63); (2) invading her privacy (Pen.
Code, § 637.2); (3) interfering with her constituti... More...
   $0 (06-14-2018 - CA)

John McMahan, et al. v. Deutsche Bank, A.G. Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois

In 2001, John McMahan and his
wholly owned corporation, Northwestern Nasal and Sinus
Associates, S.C.,1 participated in a tax shelter known as “Son
of BOSS.” The shelter “is a variation of a slightly older al‐
1 For ease of reference, and because the parties have not indicated a
material distinction between McMahan and his corporation, we will refer
to McMahan and his... More...
   $0 (06-13-2018 - IL)

United States of America v. Richard Moseley, Sr. Southern District of New York - New York, New York

Ne York, NY - Owner Of Payday Lending Enterprise Sentenced To 10 Years In Prison For Orchestrating $220 Million Fraudulent Lending Scheme

Richard Moseley, Sr. was sentenced today to 120 months in prison, after having been found guilty in November 2017 of racketeering, fraud, and identity-theft offenses for operating an illegal payday lending enterprise in which MOSELEY charged illegally ... More...
   $0 (06-12-2018 - NY)

United States of America v. Raman Handa District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

In this case, we affirm dismissal
of the added charge in a superseding indictment on Sixth Amendment
speedy trial grounds. On the facts of this case, we hold that the
constitutional speedy trial clock starts to run from the date of
the original indictment, rejecting the government's assertion that
it runs from the date of the charge first brought in the
superseding indictme... More...
   $0 (06-12-2018 - MA)

United States of America v. Wenxia Man United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida - Miami, Florida

Wenxia Man appeals her conviction and sentence for conspiracy to export defense articles without a license or written approval in violation of the Arms Control Export Act, 22 U.S.C. § 2778; see also 22 C.F.R. §§ 121.1, 123.1, 127.1.
Case: 16-15635 Date Filed: 06/06/2018 Page: 1 of 44
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Her appeal requires us to decide whether sufficient evidence supports her conviction, including the d... More...
   $0 (06-11-2018 - FL)

United States of America v. Delroy Anthony McLean Middle District of Georgia Federal Courthouse - Albany, Georgia

A jury convicted Delroy McLean of violating 18 U.S.C. § 115(a)(1)(B) by “threaten[ing] to assault” an immigration judge “with the intent to impede, intimidate, or interfere” with that judge “while [she was] engaged in the performance of official duties” (i.e., during a bond hearing). On appeal, Mr. McLean challenges his conviction and 41-month sentence on several grounds.
One of Mr. McLean’s a... More...
   $0 (06-11-2018 - GA)

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