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United States of America v. Valerie M. Stevens District of Nebraska Federal Courthouse - Lincoln, Nebraska

Lincoln, NE - Former Office Manager for Lincoln Family Wellness Sentenced for Wire Fraud

Valerie M. Stevens, 36, formerly of Lincoln, Nebraska, was sentenced on August 16, 2018 in Lincoln, Nebraska, to 15 months in prison by United States Senior District Judge Richard G. Kopf, for wire fraud. In addition to the prison sentence, Ms. Stevens will also be required to pay restitution in the ... More...
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United States of America v. Roger Duane Goodwin 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 - Central Iowa Insurance Agent Convicted of Defrauding Clients

On August 9, 2018, following a four-day trial, a jury found Roger Duane Goodwin, age 59, of Windsor Heights, guilty of seven counts of mail fraud. The jury also determined Goodwin’s residence in Windsor Heights and two Harley Davidson motorcycles are subject to forfeiture

During trial, the government pr... More...
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Lisa Levingston v. Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc.

The attorneys for plaintiff Lisa Levingston, O.D., failed to file an opposition to a
motion for summary judgment. They had been substituted into the case after
Levingston’s former attorneys were disqualified and the opposition that the former
attorneys had filed was stricken. At the hearing on the motion, Levingston’s new counsel
claimed they had not known that they needed to file... More...
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LARRY D. LINCOLN; BRAD C. MOSBRUCKER v. BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY

On October 9, 2007, a BNSF tank car sprung a leak near where Appellants were working, exposing Appellants to 2-chlorobenzyl chloride. Following the tank car spill accident, Appellants attempted, for over two years, to negotiate a monetary settlement with BNSF as to the injuries they sustained from the accident. During that two-year period, Appellants continued to perform their duties as MOW wo... More...   $0 (08-17-2018 - )

United States of America v. Deborah Brabant-Scriner District of Minnesota Federal Courthouse - Minneapolis, Minnesota Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Deborah Brabant-Scribner incurred half a million dollars in tax liabilities,
waited until the IRS was on the brink of taking her home, and then offered to pay a
tiny fraction of her debt. She now argues that the district court1 could not approve the
seizure of her home until the IRS first responded to her offer. She is mistaken.
When this case began, Brabant-Scribner owed $577,940.... More...
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GRANT FRITSCH, an individual v. SWIFT TRANSPORTATION COMPANY OF ARIZONA, LLC

Because the issues in this appeal arise from a defendant’s removal of a case filed in state court to federal court, we begin with the relevant background principles for such a removal. Under 28 U.S.C. § 1441(a), a defendant may remove certain actions filed in state court to a district court so long as a federal court has jurisdiction over the action, and certain procedural requirements are met. T... More...   $0 (08-17-2018 - CA)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. DOMINIQUE JOHNSON

During the late spring and summer of 2009, Dominique Johnson participated in five bank robberies in the Philadelphia area. In early May, Johnson committed the first robbery by himself, carrying a BB gun. In late May, he committed the second robbery, again carrying a BB gun, but this time assisted by two others: Gregory Lawrence and Jerry Taylor. In June, Johnson bought a .40 caliber Glock pistol. ... More...   $0 (08-17-2018 - PA)

United States of America v. Todd J. Fendler Northern District of Illinois Federal Courthouse - Rockford, Illinois Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Rockbord, IL - Rockford Insurance Executive Sentenced to More Than 4 Years in Federal Prison for Defrauding Clients

A Rockford man was sentenced on August 15, 2018 by U.S. District Judge Frederick J. Kapala for mail fraud.

TODD J. FENDLER, 42, was sentenced to 50 months in federal prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release, in addition to being ordered to pay $9... More...
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Eric Koty v. DuPage County, Illinois Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Eric Koty, a deputy in the DuPage
County Sheriff’s Department, requested a different model of
squad car. Notes from Koty’s physician indicated Koty
should be given a squad car with more legroom, “like an
SUV,” to accommodate a hip condition. The Department denied
Koty’s requests. Koty then submitted EEOC complaints
alleging the Department had discriminated against him in vi... More...
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Eduardo De La Torre v. Cashcall, Inc.


Under California law, can a loan contract include an interest rate term so
high that it is “unreasonably and unexpectedly harsh,” “unduly oppressive,” or “so
one-sided as to shock the conscience”? (Sanchez v. Valencia Holding Co.,
LLC (2015) 61 Cal.4th 899, 910–911 (Sanchez).) What the Ninth Circuit asks us
to resolve in this case is a more specific version of that question: C... More...
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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. CHAKA FATTAH, SR., KAREN NICHOLAS, ROBERT BRAND, HERBERT VEDERMAN

During the 1980s and ’90s, Fattah served in both houses of the Pennsylvania General Assembly, first as a member of the House of Representatives and later as a Senator. In 1995, Fattah was elected to the United States House of Representatives for Pennsylvania’s Second Congressional District. In 2006, Fattah launched an unsuccessful run for Mayor of Philadelphia, setting in motion the events that wo... More...   $0 (08-16-2018 - PA)

State of Tennessee v. Geremy Paul Mathis

The Appellant’s indictment for initiating a process intended to result in the manufacture of methamphetamine occurred after motel employees discovered components of a “meth lab” in a motel room and notified the police. The police surveilled the motel room and saw the Appellant enter and leave the room. The police then stopped the Appellant’s vehicle for a traffic infraction and found a meth lab ... More...   $0 (08-15-2018 - TN)

STATE OF TENNESSEE v. A.B. PRICE, JR. and VICTOR TYRONE SIMS1

There is no dispute as to the facts or circumstances that give rise to this appeal. The record shows that when the Defendants initially attempted to enter their guilty pleas, the trial court refused to accept their negotiated plea agreements and “expressed reservations” as to whether the court could accept them because they would be subject to the PSA. The trial court urged the parties to “consi... More...   $0 (08-15-2018 - TN)

United States of America v. Darius Whetstone Northern District of Texas Federal Courthouse - Dallas, Texas

Dallas, TX - Man Found Guilty of Bank Robberies Despite Insanity Plea

Darius Whetstone was found guilty of committing three armed bank robberies in June 2016. The decision came in a written opinion issued one week after a two-day bench trial before Chief U.S. District Judge Barbara M.G. Lynn. Whetstone had agreed that he robbed the three banks, but asked the court to find him innocent b... More...
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STATE OF OHIO vs. JASON L. PITTS

On January 5, 2017, a Medina County jail inmate, J.W., reported to a housing officer that his wife, H.W., was at the Motel 6 in Medina Township waiting for her drug dealer. The housing officer relayed this information to Sergeant Donald Boone who in turn relayed the information to the director of the Medina County Drug Task Force, Gary Hubbard. According to Sergeant Boone, the housing officer ... More...   $0 (08-14-2018 - OH)

United States of America v. The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc (RBS) District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, MA - Royal Bank of Scotland Agrees to Pay $4.9 Billion for Financial Crisis-Era Misconduct
Settlement Is Largest Penalty Imposed On A Single Entity By The Justice Department For Financial Crisis-Era Misconduct

The Justice Department announced a $4.9 billion settlement with The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc (RBS) resolving federal civil claims that RBS misled investors in th... More...
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William S. Kaye v. Blue Bell Creameries, Inc. Northern District of Alabama Federal Courthouse - Birmingham, Alabama

Bruno’s Supermarkets, LLC (“the Debtor”) filed for bankruptcy under Chapter 11. In administering and ultimately liquidating the bankruptcy estate, the Trustee filed an adversary proceeding against Blue Bell Creameries, Inc. (“Blue Bell”) to recover monies the Trustee contended were owed by Blue Bell to the estate. Specifically, the Trustee sought to recover from Blue Bell more than $500,000 in a s... More...   $0 (08-14-2018 - AL)

United States of America v. Marlon Peek District of New Jersey Federal Courthouses

Newark, NJ - Union County Man Sentenced To 17 Years In Prison For Armed Crime Spree Of Bank Robberies; Carjackings, And Hostage

A Union County, New Jersey, man was sentenced on August 8, 2018 to 204 months in prison for robbing seven banks – and attempting to rob an eighth bank while brandishing a firearm – committing one carjacking and attempting to commit three additional carjackings, a... More...
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James Tepper, Allison Tepper v. Amos Financial, LLC Eastern District of Pennsylvania Federal Courthouse - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Many would gladly pay Tuesday for a hamburger
today. Of course, not all of those who fall into debt make
payments timely, and debt collection has become a
professional trade. The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act
(the “FDCPA” or “Act”), 15 U.S.C. § 1692, et seq., regulates
their efforts. Under it, debt collectors are prohibited from
engaging in deceptive, abusive, or other... More...
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Andrea Watson Davidson v. The State of Texas

In or around 2000, appellant was employed by Kalsi Engineering1 as an accountant, performing day-to-day activities with accounts receivable and accounts payable. Kalsi Engineering was owned by Manmohan Kalsi, Ph.D., and his wife. Appellant’s duties included preparing checks based on customer invoices, presenting checks to management2 for signature, and tracking inventory for the seal division. A... More...   $0 (08-12-2018 - TX)

United States of America v. Krystal K. Smith Northern District of Oklahoma Federal Courthouse Tulsa, Oklahoma

Tulsa, OK - The United States of America charged Krystall K. Smith, age 45, with:

18:1344(2) - BANK FRAUD; 18:982(a)(2)(A) - BANK FRAUD FORFEITURE
(1)
18 USC 1344(2): Bank Fraud; Forfeiture Allegation: 18 USC 982(a)(2)(A): Bank Fraud Forfeiture
(1s)
26:7206(1) - WILLFULLY MAKING AND SUBSCRIBING FALSE INCOME TAX RETURN
(2-6)
26 USC 7206(1): Willfully Making... More...
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United States of America v. Peter Persaud Eastern District of New York Courthouse - Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn, NY - Former JP Morgan Chase Bank Employee Sentenced to Four Years in Prison for Selling Customer Account Information
Defendant Obtained and Sold For Profit Personal Identifying Information of Bank Customers

Earlier on August 10, 2018, in federal court in Brooklyn, Peter Persaud, a former personal banker at JP Morgan Chase Bank, was sentenced by United States District Judge E... More...
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United States of America v. Jamie Frierson Southern District of New York - New York, New York

New York, NY - “Broadway Bandit” Convicted In Manhattan Federal Court For 2017 Robbery Spree

JAMIE FRIERSON was found guilty of five robberies in connection with a robbery spree in Manhattan, during which thousands of dollars were stolen. FRIERSON was convicted after a three-day trial before U.S. District Judge Analisa Torres.

U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman said: “Jaime Frie... More...
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United States of America v. Worldly Dieago Holstick, Timothy Lamar Spinks, James Earl McIntyre, and James Lee Hamilton Middle District of Alabama Federal Courthouse - Montgomery, Alabama

Montgomery, AL - Four Members of a Drug Trafficking Organization Plead Guilty

Four members of a drug trafficking organization based in Lee County pled guilty to charges against them on the second day of their trial. Their guilty pleas bring the total number of members of the organization who have pled guilty in federal court to eighteen[i]. A nineteenth federal defendant, Phillip Maddox, ... More...
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Michael Colaco v. Cavotec SA

Michael Colaco, and April Barry appeal from the judgment entered against them in this action
arising from Inet’s sale of its assets to respondents Cavotec SA and Cavotec Inet US, Inc.
(collectively Cavotec). Colaco was Inet’s sole shareholder and its chief executive officer
and Barry was Inet’s director of administration. After the transaction, Colaco became
Cavotec Inet US, Inc.’s... More...
   $0 (08-11-2018 - CA)

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