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United States of America v. Marike Vuga Western District of Pennsylvania Courthouse - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh, PA - Former Pitt Professor Sentenced to Time Served after Admitting She Kidnapped Her Daughter and Took Her to Canada

Defendant will be deported to Austria

A resident of Pittsburgh pleaded guilty to one count of international parental kidnapping and was sentenced in federal court to "time served," having been imprisoned for 25 months, United States Attorney Scott W. B... More...
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Lenworth Bailey v. Rocky Mountain Holdings, LLC, Air Methods Corporation United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida - Miami, Florida

The Airline Deregulation Act (“ADA”) provides that “a State, political
subdivision of a State, or political authority of at least 2 States may not enact or
enforce a law, regulation, or other provision having the force and effect of law
related to a price, route, or service of an air carrier.” 49 U.S.C. § 41713(b)(1).
This language expresses a broad preemptive intent that encompass... More...
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Lonnell Brisbon v. State of Indiana

On April 4, 2016, twelve-year-old S.S. was watching a movie with her mother,
sister, and twenty-five-year-old Brisbon. While watching the movie, S.S.’s
mother sat on the couch and Brisbon, S.S., and her sister were laying on an air
mattress. S.S. was positioned between Brisbon and her sister. At some point
after the movie, S.S. fell asleep.
[3] S.S. was awakened durin... More...
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Bruce K. Pond v. State of Indiana

The facts, as stated in Pond’s direct appeal, follow:
On July 22, 2011, Pond was drinking beer with his son Blake and a family friend on the back porch of his mother’s house in Ossian, Indiana. Pond became annoyed with a light shining from the pier of a neighboring pond. Matt Michuda (Michuda) along with his four year old son Jacob and two friends were fishing off the pier. Pond went insid... More...
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State of Tennessee v. Joshua Thidor Cross

This case relates to the Defendant’s December 1, 2016 guilty plea to two counts of theft of property valued at more than $500 but less than $1000. See id. §§ 39-14-103; 39-14-105. The two counts merged into a single count of theft by operation of law.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, the trial court determined the length of the Defendant’s sentence at a sentencing hearing.
Guilty ... More...
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State of Tennessee v. Mainor Celin Avilez Canales Mainor Celin Canales - Registered Sex Offender

The Defendant was charged with aggravated rape after he was seen carrying the semi-conscious and beaten victim across the parking lot of a bar. The victim, who was severely intoxicated at the time she was assaulted, could not recall the particulars of the assault. At trial, the Defendant asserted that he did not have intercourse with her and that her injuries were the result of a fall.
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State of Tennessee v. Teddie Elijah Fason Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals

The Defendant committed the offenses at issue on April 6, 2013. On April 22, 2014, he entered guilty pleas and was granted judicial diversion requiring the service of
four years on probation. As part of the Defendant’s probation, he was ordered to pay one hundred dollars per month toward court costs, fines, and restitution.
On August 11, 2014, the Defendant’s case officer signed an af... More...
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State of Tennessee v. Bryant Williamson

On January 11, 2013, the Defendant1 was standing at his front door, arguing with Jeremy Jones, when he pulled out his gun and shot at Jeremy Jones. The Defendant’s shot missed its intended victim and instead struck and killed the actual victim who was standing in her driveway across the cove. Several eyewitnesses testified that the Defendant and Jones had been fighting in the days prior to the s... More...   $0 (05-09-2018 - TN)

United States of America v. Kristopher Pylant Eastern District of Pennsylvania Federal Courthouse - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA - Delaware County man sentenced to 30 years in federal prison for manufacturing and possessing child pornography

Kristopher Pylant, of Upper Darby, PA, was sentenced on May 3, 2018, to 30 years in federal prison for manufacturing thousands of sexually explicit images of his minor stepdaughter and for his possession of child pornography, announced U.S. Attorney William M. ... More...
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United States of America v. Tyler Arlan Weis District of Alaska Federal Courthouse - Anchorage, Alaska

Anchorage, AK - Tyler Arlan Weis, 41, of Wasilla, was sentenced on May 7, 2018 by Chief U.S. District Judge Timothy M. Burgess to serve 12 years in prison, followed by a life term of supervised release, for receipt of child pornography.

In October 2016, Alaska State Troopers (AST) investigating an online file-sharing network downloaded multiple files of child pornography from Weis’s compu... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. SHAYNE M. LANG

In December 2013, Lang entered a plea of no contest to an amended count of sexual exploitation of a child, contrary to K.S.A. 2013 Supp. 21-5510(a)(1), a severity level 5 person felony. Consistent with the plea agreement, the district court granted Lang a downward dispositional departure and sentenced him to 20 months' imprisonment but
placed him on probation from that sentence for 36 months.... More...
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TIMOTHY LEE FLOYD v. STATE OF KANSAS Floyd Pled Guilty to 26 Counts of Exploitation of a Child

Floyd agreed to plead guilty to 26 counts of exploitation of a child in exchange for the State dismissing two counts of rape of a child under the age of 14, two counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a child under the age of 14, and one count of possession of marijuana. As part of this plea, Floyd explicitly waived the right to a direct appeal and the right to collaterally attack his convict... More...   $0 (05-08-2018 - KS)

STATE OF KANSAS v. DERON MCCOY JR.

The underlying facts of this case were set forth in McCoy's previous appeal:

"On March 22, 2011, McCoy phoned Leanna Daniels, the mother of his 6month-old daughter A.M. During McCoy and Daniels' conversation, Daniels heard A.M. crying. Daniels asked McCoy why A.M. was crying, and McCoy told her to come to the hotel he was staying at to find out. Daniels and her friend Gwendolyn Roby ... More...
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United States of America v. Nikolai Bosyk Eastern District of Virginia Federal Courthouse - Richmond, Virginia

Richmond, VA - Virginia Man Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Receiving Child Pornography on Tor Network Forum

A Purcellville, Virginia man, who was a member of a website dedicated to the advertising and sharing of child pornography on an online anonymous network, was sentenced on May 7, 2018 to 60 months in prison and 10 years of supervised release.

Nikolai Bosyk, 40, a repa... More...
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JERRY SELLERS v. STATE OF KANSAS

A jury convicted Jerry Sellers of 38 counts of sexual exploitation of a child for possession of child pornography. The district court then sentenced him to life in prison without the possibility of parole. The facts underlying Sellers' convictions are more fully described in our court's opinion affirming his convictions. State v. Sellers, No. 107,203, 2013 WL 4404175, at *1-2 (Kan. App. 2013) (unp... More...   $0 (05-07-2018 - KS)

STATE OF KANSAS v. KILEY ANN GUENTHER

Kiley Ann Guenther appeals from a judgment of the trial court revoking her probation in two cases—Wyandotte County case Nos. 14 CR 0535 and 14 CR 1157. She argues that her conduct on probation merited imposition of intermediate sanctions instead of imposition of her underlying sentences. We acknowledge that a trial court is statutorily required to consider the use of a lesser sanction before revok... More...   $0 (05-07-2018 - KS)

STATE OF KANSAS v. ANDRE NIGEL KING

The events occurring between King and his estranged wife, M.K., on May 3, 2014, resulted in the State charging King with one count of rape in violation of K.S.A. 2013 Supp. 21-5503, and one count of aggravated kidnapping in violation of K.S.A. 2013 Supp. 21-5408(b). The jury was unable to reach a verdict on the rape count but found King guilty of aggravated kidnapping.

In order to unde... More...
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Gary Lee Beason v. State of Indiana

We summarized the facts of this case in Beason’s direct appeal:
The facts most favorable to the judgment are that on April 18, 1995, Karen Beason took four of her five children to a police substation in Anderson, Indiana. Karen was disoriented and confused and was admitted to the stress unit at Community Hospital. The Madison County Division of Family and Children took custody of the childr... More...
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David Bradford Barnes v. The State of Texas

Barnes’s indictment, as amended, alleged that:
. . . on or about July 21, 2012 through March 31, 2016, [Barnes] did then and there during the period of time of thirty or more days in duration, commit at least two acts of sexual abuse against a child younger than fourteen years of age, including [an] act of sexual assault against [H.R.] . . on or about July 21, 2012, by inserting his male sexu... More...
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Mario Estevan Diaz v. The State of Texas

Mario Estevan Diaz Jr. (appellant) was convicted of violating § 25.072(a) of the
Penal Code. It provides that a person commits an offense if “during a period that is 12
months or less in duration, the person two or more times engages in conduct that
constitutes an offense under Section 25.07.” TEX. PENAL CODE ANN. § 25.072(a) (West
Supp. 2017). The ensuing subparagraph of th... More...
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Michael Alan Sands v. The State of Texas

In March 2011, then six-year-old Anna made an outcry of sexual abuse against Michael
Alan Sands, her mother’s ex-boyfriend.1 As a result of Anna’s allegations, a Hunt County jury
found Sands guilty of one count of aggravated sexual assault of a child2 and one count of indecency
with a child by contact.3 After finding that he had previously been convicted of a felony offense,
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Herbert Hoover Pratt III v. The State of Texas

Appellant Herbert Hoover Pratt III was arrested pursuant to a warrant after
he answered the front door of his house in response to the police’s knock. Police
discovered cocaine in his pocket during the post-arrest frisk for weapons and
contraband. Pratt was charged with and convicted of possession of a controlled
1See Tex. R. A... More...
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STATE OF OREGON v. KEONI HAROLD WARREN

Defendant appeals a judgment convicting him of attempted promoting prostitution (Counts 1 and 10), fourth-degree assault (Counts 2 and 8), harassment (Counts 3 and 9), second-degree assault (Count 4), unlawful use of a weapon (Count 12), coercion (Count 6), menacing (Count 13), attempted compelling prostitution (Count 11), and felon in possession of a firearm (Count 14). Defendant assigns error to... More...   $0 (05-06-2018 - )

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. MICHAEL P. LOUGH United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

Michael P. Lough pled guilty, pursuant to a conditional plea agreement, to
possession of child pornography, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 2252A(a)(5)(B) (2012). The
district court sentenced Lough to 37 months’ imprisonment. On appeal, Lough
challenges the denial of his pretrial motion to suppress.
In United States v. McLamb, 880 F.3d 685 (4th Cir. 2018), we addressed a
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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. TONIA LATRICE LEWIS United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

In cases—like the subject case—where a defendant challenges both probable
cause and the applicability of the good faith exception, we may proceed directly to the
good faith analysis without first deciding whether the warrant was supported by probable
cause. United States v. Legg, 18 F.3d 240, 243 (4th Cir. 1994). Because no facts in this
case are in dispute, the applicability... More...
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