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United States of America v. Marc Biggs Southern District of Illinois Courthouse - East St. Louis, Illinois

The district court sentenced Skylar D. Henshaw,
a career offender, to five years’ probation–a sentence
151 months lower than the bottom end of his guidelines
range and 57 months lower than the sentence recommended
 Of the Northern District of Illinois, sitting by designation.
2 No. 17‐1628
by Henshaw’s counsel. Because we find this departure substantively
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State of Wisconsin v. Anton R. Dorsey Anton R Dorsey - Registered Sex Offender

In a criminal action by the State, Dorsey was charged
with four crimes relating to his domestic violence toward his
then-girlfriend, C.B.: one count of strangulation and 1 The Honorable Paul J. Lenz presided.
No. 2015AP648-CR

2

suffocation under Wis. Stat. § 940.235(1) (2013-14)2;3 one count
of misdemeanor... More...
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STATE OF IOWA vs. ISAIAH THOMAS PAUL MOTHERSHED Isaiah Mothershed sentenced Tuesday morning in shooting of Sioux City police officer

The jury was instructed the State would have to prove the following
elements on the first count of attempted murder:
(1) On or about February 5, 2016, in Woodburry County Iowa, Isaiah Mothershed fired or discharged a firearm, (2) By this action, Isaiah Mothershed expected to set in motion a force or chain of events which would cause or result in the death of Andrea Mann, and (3) When he... More...
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United states of America v. Ruben Mancillas Southern District of Indiana Federal Courthouse - Evansville, Indiana

A jury convicted Ruben Mancillas of
two counts of possessing ammunition as a felon, in violation of
18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1). On appeal, he raises two challenges to his
sentencing: (1) that he was denied the right to represent
himself at sentencing; and (2) that the district court applied the
wrong base offense level because the Indiana offense of
2 No. 17-1254
strangulati... More...
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United states of America v. Ronald Tingle Southern District of Indiana Federal Courthouse - Evansville, Indiana

Ronald Tingle was tried and convicted
of possessing and distributing methamphetamine and
of possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking
crime. On appeal, he argues that the district court erred when
it allowed a government witness to give expert testimony
without properly vetting the witness’s credentials and when
it allowed the same witness to testify regardi... More...
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United States of America v. Pierre Azor District of Maine Federal Courthouse - Portland, Maine

Appellant Pierre Azor
("Appellant") appeals the district court's denials of his motions
for suppression and severance, and claims that his sentence of
thirty-six months of imprisonment is substantively unreasonable.
After review, we find that the district court properly denied his
motion to suppress and did not abuse its discretion in denying his
motion to sever. Additional... More...
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Julie Peffer and Jesse Peffer v. Mike Stephens Western District of Michigan Federal Courthouse - Grand Rapids, Michigan

This appeal requires us to determine the extent of the
Fourth Amendment’s requirements for an affidavit supporting a warrant to search the residence
of an individual suspected of committing a crime involving the use of a computer.
That issue figures prominently in Plaintiffs Julie and Jesse Peffer’s appeal of the district
court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of Defendant Mike... More...
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United States of America v. Sajid Emilio Quintero Navidad, a/k/a Cadete Southern District of California Federal Courthouse - San Diego, California

San Diego, CA - Drug Cartel Leander Convicted

Major Mexican drug cartel leader Sajid Emilio Quintero Navidad, aka Cadete, pleaded guilty in federal court on January 25, 2018, following his arrest by United States law enforcement at the San Ysidro Port of Entry on October 11, 2017.

Quintero Navidad, 36, pleaded guilty to all charges in an indictment returned by a federal grand jur... More...
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Patrick Lynn Russell v. The State of Texas

On September 5, 2013 Tavares Tell, a/k/a “Black,” and Kenny Garcia, were shot to death
while sitting in a parked car at an east Dallas apartment complex in an apparent “drug deal gone
bad.” Earlier that day, appellant and three accomplices – his brother Charles (a/k/a Carl) Russell,
Dewen Knight and Tevynn Boone1 – drove to Dallas in a borrowed red Nissan Versa from
Shreveport,... More...
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United States of America v. Julio Cesar Sala Stripling and Marin Lee Rodriguez Southern District of Texas Federal Courthouse - Corpus Christi, Texas

Corpus Christi, TX - Drug Trafficker and Distributor Sentenced to Long Prison Terms

Two members of a massive drug conspiracy have been ordered to significant terms in federal prison, announced U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick. Julio Cesar Sala Stripling, 39, and Martin Lee Rodriguez, 30, both of Corpus Christi, pleaded guilty to conspiring to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine... More...
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United States of America v. Gross Williams Eastern District of Louisiana Federal Courthouse - New Orleans, Louisiana

Defendant-Appellant Gross Williams appeals the district court’s rulings denying his motions to suppress. For the following reasons, we affirm.
I. Facts & Procedural History
Defendant-Appellant Gross Williams was convicted in 2012 in Iberville Parish on state charges of distributing marijuana and placed on five years of probation. Conditions of Williams’s probation included permitting home ... More...
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United States of America v. Lindsey Johnson Southern District of Mississippi - Federal Courthouse - Jackson, Mississippi

In this appeal, Defendant Lindsey Johnson raises several challenges to his conviction and sentence for carjacking and two related firearm offenses. We affirm in full but remand for the district court to correct a clerical error in its judgment.
I.
On the afternoon of August 2, 2015, Johnson encountered Jeremy McNeal at an apartment complex in Jackson, Mississippi. The two men’s accounts of... More...
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Eric C. Darden v. City of Fort Worth, Texas; W.F. Snow; and J. Romero Western District of Texas Federal Courthouse - Fort Worth, Texas

Fort Worth Police Officers W.F. Snow and Javier Romero arrested Jermaine Darden, a black man who was obese, while executing a no-knock warrant at a private residence. In arresting Darden, the officers allegedly threw him to the ground, tased him twice, choked him, punched and kicked him in the face, pushed him into a face-down position, pressed his face into the ground, and pulled his hands behind... More...   $0 (01-25-2018 - TX)

United States of America v. Elizabeth Lopez Northern District of Iowa Courthouse - Sioux City, Iowa

A jury convicted Elizabeth Lopez of possession of methamphetamine with the
intent to distribute and conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, in violation of 21
U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1), 841(b)(1)(A)–(B), and 846. The district court1 sentenced Lopez
1The Honorable Mark W. Bennett, United States District Judge for the Northern
District of Iowa.
to 120 months’ imprisonment, followed b... More...
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Rodney Keister v. Stuart Bell, John Hooks, Mitchell Odom Northern District of Alabama Federal Courthouse - Birmingham, Alabama

Rodney Keister appeals the district court’s denial of a preliminary injunction. Mr. Keister sought to enjoin University of Alabama (“UA”) officials from applying UA’s grounds use policy to the intersection of University Boulevard and Hackberry Lane. Application of this grounds use policy prevents him from speaking on UA’s campus unless he complies with its terms. Because the district court properl... More...   $0 (01-23-2018 - AL)

United States of America v. Lemont Jerrone Webb and Harry Myles, Sr. Eastern District of North Carolina - Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Elizabeth City, NC - Federal Jury Convicts Cumberland County Men of Drug and Money Laundering Offenses

Lemont Jerrone Webb, a Godwin, NC resident, and HARRY MYLES, SR., a Dunn, NC resident, were convicted following a four-day jury trial before United States District Judge Terrence W. Boyle. The jury found WEBB guilty of drug conspiracy, money laundering conspiracy, possession with intent... More...
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State of Tennessee v. Jaquan Gathing and Prince Parker COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEALS OF TENNESSEE

The Defendants, along with two co-defendants who are not parties to this appeal, committed a brutal attack on Mr. Eric Cain, Ms. Myisha White, and Mr. Deangelo Terry (collectively “the victims”) as part of a robbery on March 13, 2014. In the course of the robbery, the perpetrators took the victims’ clothing and personal property and inflicted injuries on the victims with a hatchet and by hitting... More...   $0 (01-22-2018 - TN)

State of Ohio v. Robert C. Liggins

Appellant, Robert C. Liggins, sets forth the following three assignments of
error:
I. IT WAS A VIOLATION OF CRAWFORD V. ARIZONA AND
THE FEDERAL AND STATE CONSTITUTIONS’ GUARANTEE OF
THE RIGHT TO CONFRONT WITNESSES AT TRIAL TO PERMIT
THE TAPE RECORDINGS TO BE PLAYED TO THE JURY ALONG
WITH HEARSAY EXPLANATIONS OF OFFICERS AS TO THEIR
CONTENTS SINCE THE INFORMANT ... More...
   $0 (01-22-2018 - OH)

United States of America v. Robert Crichlow District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Springfield, Massachusetts

Springfield, MA - Springfield Man Sentenced for Federal Firearm and Drug Offenses

Robert Crichlow, 40, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Mark G. Mastroianni to seven years in prison and five years of supervised release. In September 2017, Crichlow pleaded guilty to one count of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition and one count of possession with inte... More...
   $0 (01-22-2018 - MA)

United States of America v. Scotty Hagans Middle District of Georgia Federal Courthouse - Macon, Georgia

Macon, GA - Washington County Man Sentenced To Over 13 Years In Federal Prison For Distribution Of Cocaine And Cocaine Base

Scotty Hagans, age 49, of Harrison, Georgia, was sentenced on January 11, 2018 to serve thirteen years and four months in federal prison for possession with intent to distribute cocaine and cocaine base (crack cocaine). The sentence was handed down on January 10, 2... More...
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Jonathan J. Owens v. State of Indiana Indiana Court of Appeals

In March 2016, Owens lived in a boarding house on Concord Avenue in
Indianapolis, Indiana. The boarding house had an unlocked entrance that led
to a common area, off of which were individual, locked, sleeping rooms.
Owens lived in one of the sleeping rooms.
[4] On the morning of March 23, 2016, Detective Andrew Deddish (“Detective
Deddish”) of the Indianapolis Metropol... More...
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William Baxter v. California State Teachers' Retirement System

Eleven retired teachers (Teachers) who had been employed in the Salinas Unified
High School District (District), disputed attempts by appellant California State Teachers’
Retirement System (CalSTRS) to recoup retirement benefit overpayments. The
overpayments were the result of a years-long miscalculation by the District of the
monthly retirement benefits to which the Teachers were ... More...
   $0 (01-21-2018 - CA)

Juan Jose Arellan-Velazquez v. The State of Texas HOUSTON DRUG ATTORNEY: JUAN JOSE ARELLANO-VELAZQUEZ ACCUSED OF USING HOUSTON AS HUB TO DISTRIBUTE DRUGS TO 5 MAJOR US CITIES

One morning, Officer M. Zamora of the Houston Police Department was
surveilling a Honda parked in front of a house in east Houston. The house was the
residence of Juan Arellano-Velasquez, whom Zamora had been investigating for
suspected drug trafficking. Zamora had received a tip from a confidential informant
that the Honda would soon be leaving town with an undetermined amount... More...
   $0 (01-20-2018 - )

United States of America v. Parrish Williams Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals - Richmond, Virginia

Richmond, VA - Richmond Drug Trafficker Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison

A Richmond man was sentenced today to 12 years in prison for distributing cocaine and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

According to court documents, Parrish Williams, 31, was on federal supervision when he committed these crimes. According to court documents, Williams began selling “crack” cocaine an... More...
   $0 (01-19-2018 - VA)

United States of America v. Stanley Presendieu and Scarlee Valias Jean Southern District of Florida Courthouse - Miami, Florida

After their guilty pleas, defendant Stanley Presendieu appeals his convictions and defendant Scarlee Valias Jean appeals her sentence. Having carefully reviewed the record and the parties’ briefs, and with the benefit of oral argument, we (1) affirm Presendieu’s convictions and (2) vacate Jean’s sentence and remand for further proceedings.
I. BACKGROUND
This case involves an illegal check-... More...
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