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United States of America v. Imanol Pineda Penaloza and and Efrain Villa Villanueva Federal Courthouses - Eastern District of Kentucky - Lexington, Kentucky

Lexington, KY - Federal Jury Finds Mexican Nationals Guilty of Large Cocaine Trafficking Conspiracy

Two Mexican National men residing in Louisville, Kentucky were convicted of conspiracy to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine, after a three-day jury trial that concluded yesterday in the U.S. District Court in Lexington. Imanol Pineda Penaloza, 37, and Efrain Villa Villanueva, 24... More...
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Martha Kinard v. Dish Network Corporation Northern District of Texas Federal Courthouse - Dallas, Texas

The Regional Director of the National Labor Relations Board sued DISH Network Corp., seeking an injunction against unilateral changes to employee wages during collective bargaining. The district court granted the injunction in part. Both DISH and the Board appealed. We AFFIRM.
FACTUAL AND PROCEDURAL BACKGROUND
DISH Network Corp. is a satellite television provider with production facilities... More...
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United States of America v. Paulo Cesar Montenegro Arevalo Eastern District of Virginia Federal Courthouse - Richmond, Virginia

Richmond, VA - Guatemalan Man Pleads Guilty to Cocaine Distribution Conspiracy

A Guatemalan citizen pleaded guilty on May 23, 2018 to conspiring to distribute over five kilograms of cocaine knowing and intending that it would be unlawfully imported into the United States.

According to court documents, Paulo Cesar Montenegro Arevalo, 41, was a member of a large-scale internationa... More...
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United States of America v. Kendrick Brinkley Western District of North Carolina Courthouse - Charlotte, North Carolina

Charlotte, NC - Charlotte Man Sentenced To Seven Years On Gun And Drug Charges

Kendrick Brinkley, 29, of Charlotte, was sentenced to 84 months in prison and three years of supervised release on drug and gun charges.

Wayne Dixie Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Charlotte Field Division and Chief Kerr Putney of the Char... More...
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United States of America v. Billy Ray Dickerson, Jr. Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals Click Here To Find A Lawyer 888-354-4529

Greensboro, NC - Defendant Sentenced For Firearm Possession In Road Rage Incident

Billy Ray Dickerson, Jr. was sentenced to 92 months confinement on May 15, 2018, by the Honorable Judge Thomas D. Schroeder for felon in possession of a firearm.

According to court documents, Dickerson, age 46, of Butner, North Carolina, was driving a plumbing van in Durham on April 4, 2017, when he... More...
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Timothy Jones vs State of Florida

Timothy Jones appeals his convictions for possession of cocaine and paraphernalia. We reject his argument that the trial court erred in denying a motion to suppress. However, because Jones was found incompetent to proceed a year and a half before his trial, and the record does not contain a subsequent order finding him competent.... More...   $0 (05-23-2018 - FL)

Rena C. v. Colonial School District Eastern District of Pennsylvania Federal Courthouse - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

This case arises out of a dispute under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (ďIDEAĒ). Under the IDEA, when parents and school districts dispute a childís educational placement, a parent may file an administrative due process complaint that can lead to an administrative hearing. At least ten days before the dispute reaches a hearing, the school district can extend a settlement offer to ... More...   $0 (05-23-2018 - PA)

State of Tennessee v. Kenneth Michael McIntosh

On November 5, 2013, a Knox County grand jury issued a presentment charging the defendant with sixteen counts of aggravated child abuse (Counts 1-6, 11-20) and two counts of child abuse (Counts 30-31). The charges stemmed from a series of incidents in which the defendant subjected the victims to physical abuse, prolonged periods of confinement, and restraint with handcuffs. The presentment also c... More...   $0 (05-22-2018 - TN)

State of Tennessee v. Curtis Morris

On January 8, 2013, a Shelby County grand jury returned indictment No. 1300001, charging the defendant with first-degree murder during the perpetration of aggravated child abuse, first-degree murder during the perpetration of aggravated child neglect, aggravated child abuse of a child eight years of age or less, and aggravated child neglect of a child eight years of age or less. The victim in the... More...   $0 (05-22-2018 - TN)

William Boatwright v. State of Tennessee COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEALS OF TENNESSEE

This case arises from the Petitionerís participation in a home invasion of an apartment in which numerous people were present. See State v. William Ray Boatwright, No. E2012-00688-CCA-R3-CD, 2013 WL 775787 (Tenn. Crim. App. Feb. 28, 2013), perm. app. denied (Tenn. June 12, 2013). After the trial, the trial court merged the aggravated assault convictions with the especially aggravated robbery co... More...   $0 (05-22-2018 - TN)

Derrick Bryant v. Kenneth Egan, Officer, Johns Slezak, Officer District of Connecticut Federal Courthouse - New Haven, Connecticut

On April 2, 2013, Derrick Bryant brought suit against, inter alia, Officers
Kenneth Egan and John Slezak of the Meriden Police Department, alleging that
they had used excessive force against him in violation of the Fourth Amendment.
After a trial was held and the jury returned a verdict in favor of the officers, Bryant
moved for a new trial under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 59.... More...
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United States of America v. Sergio Neftali Mejia-Duarte United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida - Miami, Florida

Miami, FL - Honduran Drug Kingpin Sentenced to Life in Prison

Honduran national Sergio Neftali Mejia-Duarte was sentenced today to life in prison for his involvement in a large-scale international narcotics transportation organization.

On Jan. 9, a Miami jury found Mejia-Duarte, 41, guilty of conspiring to distribute over five kilograms of cocaine with the knowledge that the coca... More...
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STATE OF OHIO - vs - GREGORY ALLEN CARROLL, a.k.a. GREGERY A. CARROLL

Appellant, Gregory Allen Carroll, a.k.a. Gregery A. Carroll, appeals from
the May 5, 2017 judgments of the Ashtabula County Court of Common Pleas,
sentencing him for robbery, theft from a person in a protected class, theft, and forgery
following a bench trial. On appeal, appellant raises issues involving ineffective
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assistance of counsel, admissibility of evidence, and ... More...
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State of Ohio v. Shaunell D. McKnight

On March 17, 2017, a Franklin County Grand Jury indicted appellant in case No. 17CR-1565 on five separate counts related to appellant's alleged possession and trafficking of various drugs on July 12, 2016. The counts included: trafficking in heroin, in violation of R.C. 2925.03; possession of heroin, in violation of R.C. 2925.11; trafficking in cocaine, in violation of R.C. 2925.03; possession of... More...   $0 (05-21-2018 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO vs. THIOTIS GREENE Ohio Court of Appeals

Following a traffic stop on January 8, 2016, appellant was arrested for driving
without a driverís license. During an inventory search of the vehicle, officers recovered
marijuana and a substance they suspected to be crack cocaine.
{∂3} Appellant made an initial appearance via video conference on January 12, 2016.
The trial court declared appellant to be indigent and assigned... More...
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United States of America v. Horace M. Rutledge Southern District of Mississippi Federal Courthouse - Gulfport, Mississippi

Gulfport, MS - Georgia Man Pleads Guilty to Illegally Possessing a Firearm

Horace M. Rutledge, Jr., 44, of Atlanta, Georgia, entered a guilty plea on May 17, 2018 before U.S. District Judge Louis Guirola, Jr. to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst.

Rutledge admitted he brought a .50 caliber rifle, a multi-caliber rifle with two 30-roun... More...
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United States of America v. Luis Moreno-Valencia Middle District of Florida Federal Courthouse - Tampa, Florida

Tampa, FL - Colombian Man Sentenced To More Than 17 Years For Transporting Cocaine

Luis Moreno-Valencia (45, Colombia, South America) was sentenced to 17 years and 6 months in federal prison for conspiring with others to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine on vessels subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, and for conspiring with others to distribute five kilograms or ... More...
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United States of America v. Jalal Altarabeen, a/k/a Jalal Salamah, a/k/a Abu Rasheed District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, MA - Israeli National Sentenced for Cocaine Conspiracy and International Money Laundering Charges

An Israeli national was sentenced on May 19, 2018 in federal court in Boston for conspiring to transfer $2.5 million worth of cocaine from Colombia to Israel via Boston and to money laundering charges.

Jalal Altarabeen, a/k/a Glal El Tarbin, a/k/a Jalal Salamah, a/k/a Abu Ra... More...
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United States of America v. Jose Martinez-Hernandez District of Rhode Island Federal Courthouse - Providence, Rhode Island

Providence, RI - Fall River Man Admits to Being an Armed Drug Trafficker

Project Safe Neighborhoods investigation by Newport Police resulted in the arrest of four for allegedly possessing firearms, trafficking cocaine and crack cocaine

An armed drug trafficker arrested by Newport Police during a Project Safe Neighborhoods investigation into an alleged cocaine and crack cocaine tr... More...
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STATE OF OHIO v. CHONTAY LUMFORD

This matter comes before us on two consolidated appeals by defendant
Chontay Lumford. In appellate case number 2017-CA-71, Lumford appeals from her
conviction and sentence following a guilty plea to one count of having a weapon while
under disability. In appellate number 2017-CA-72, she appeals from the trial courtís
revocation of community control and its imposition of prison ... More...
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CITY OF KETTERING v. WILLIAM J. MASTON

At approximately 2:00 a.m. on March 28, 2016, Maston was a passenger in
a vehicle driven by Hannah Tincher. As Tincher was driving on East Dorothy Lane in
Kettering, Officer Devin Maloney initiated a traffic stop due to a traffic violation. After
back-up arrived, Maloney conducted a free-air sniff by his canine partner, Jax. Jax
alerted to an odor of narcotics, and the offi... More...
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Pausides Alayo v. State of Indiana

Pursuant to a plea agreement, Alayo pled guilty to Class D felony strangulation
and the State agreed to dismiss four other charges. On June 2, 2014, the trial
court sentenced Alayo to 910 days, with 776 days suspended to probation. In
addition to the general terms of probation, Alayo was also required to enroll in
and successfully complete a domestic violence program ďat leas... More...
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State of Wisconsin v. DeAnthony K. Muldrow

A defendant who enters a
guilty plea waives numerous constitutional rights. State v.
Bangert, 131 Wis. 2d 246, 270, 389 N.W.2d 12 (1986).
Accordingly, "[u]nder the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth
Amendment to the United States Constitution,[1] a defendant's
1 The Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the U... More...
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United States of America v. Jeffrey Fay Pike and Xavier Portillo Western District of Texas Federal Courthouse - San Antonio, Texas

San Antonio, TX - Jury Convicts Bandidos Outlaw Motorcycle Organization Leadership on All Federal Charges

Racketeering Charges Related to Multiple Murders, Attempted Murders, Assaults, Extortion and Drugs

In San Antonio today after a nearly three-month trial, a federal jury convicted the two highest ranking officers of the Bandidos Outlaw Motorcycle Organization (Bandidos)--Nati... More...
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United States of America v. Salvador Hernandez Southern District of Texas Federal Courthouse - McAllen, Texas

McAllen, TX - Jury Convicts Former Police Officer

A federal jury sitting in McAllen has returned a guilty verdict against a former San Juan police officer for lying to federal agents. The jury deliberated for approximately two days before convicting Salvador Hernandez, 30, of McAllen, following a five-day trial.

The jury heard that on Aug. 27, 2016, authorities seized a load of c... More...
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