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United States v. Muhammad Anwar Northern District of Iowa Courthouse - Waterloo, Iowa

A jury convicted Muhammad Anwar of : (1) conspiracy to distribute controlled
substances and controlled substance analogues, in violation of 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1),
841(b)(1)(c), and 846, and (2) conspiracy to commit money laundering, in violation
of 18 U.S.C. § 1956(h). The district court1 sentenced Anwar to 240 months’
imprisonment on the first count and 60 months on the second co... More...
   $0 (01-28-2018 - IA)

Cheri Dahlin v. Lyondell Chemical Company Southern District of Iowa - Federal Courthouse - Des Moines, Davenport & Council Bluffs

Cheri Dahlin sued Lyondell Chemical Company, Equistar Chemicals, LP, and
Equistar GP, LLC (collectively “Lyondell”). A jury returned a verdict for Dahlin.
Having jurisdiction under 28 U.S.C. § 1291, this court vacates and remands.

I.

Between 1990 and 1995, Dean B. Dahlin worked for two companies as a
commercial truck driver. For both, he loaded his truck with benzene-... More...
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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
... More...
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STATE OF IOWA vs. DONALD DEAN GRIDLEY Fairfield man arrested in 2012 vehicular homicide

Gridley previously appealed his conviction for homicide by vehicle, in
violation of Iowa Code 707.6A(3) (2013). State v. Gridley, No. 14–1773, 2016
WL 5930002, at *1 (Iowa Ct. App. October 12, 2016). This court affirmed the
conviction but remanded the case to the district court in order to apply the correct
weight of the evidence standard on Gridley’s motion for new trial. I... More...
   $0 (01-27-2018 - IA)

SMS Financial XXIII, LLC v. Cornerstone Title Company

A bank made a business loan that was guaranteed by the principals of the business
and secured by a deed of trust on property the principals owned. Years later, the bank
assigned the note and deed of trust to plaintiff SMS Financial XXIII, LLC (SMS). After
the borrower defaulted on payment, SMS undertook preparations to foreclose on the deed
of trust and in the process discovered th... More...
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United States v. Bromley D. Hackney and Robert G. Smith Southern District of Ohio Federal Courthouse - Columbus, Ohio

Columbus, OH - Pickaway County Man Pleads Guilty to Transporting Illegal Aliens from Mexico with Cousin in Texas

Two cousins have each been charged in the Southern District of Ohio with unlawfully transporting illegal aliens, primarily Mexican citizens, within the United States.

Bromley D. Hackney, 57, of Ashville, Ohio, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court today to one count of... 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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Toll Processing Services, LLC v. Kastalon, Inc. and Pastalon Polyurethane Products Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois

Toll Processing Services, LLC (“Toll Processing”) appeals from the district court’s order granting summary judgment in favor of Kastalon, Inc. and Kastalon
* The Honorable Pamela Pepper, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, sitting by designation.
2 No. 15-3187
Polyurethane Products (collectively, “Kastalon”) on Toll Processing’s conversion and negligence... More...
   $0 (01-25-2018 - IL)

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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Rogelio Aleman Garcia v. Nancy A. Berryhill, Acting Commissioners of Social Security Southern District of Texas Courthouse - Houston, Texas

Rogelio Garcia appeals the district court’s decision to deny disability benefits
he sought from the Social Security Administration (“SSA”). Because the
decision is supported by substantial evidence, we affirm.
I.
In January 2012, Garcia applied for disability insurance benefits under
42 U.S.C. § 423 as of January 1, 2007, based on hearing loss and post-traumatic
stress diso... 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. Sean James Hager Western District of Texas Federal Courthouse - Austin, Texas

Defendant Sean Hager was a long-time salesperson for Velocity Electronics (“Velocity”), a computer parts distributor in Austin, Texas. From 2008 to 2012, he misused Velocity’s confidential information to perpetrate a scheme that netted him $1.16 million. Hager was charged and convicted of mail, wire, and tax fraud, as well as money laundering. He raises numerous legal issues on appeal, but none is... More...   $0 (01-25-2018 - TX)

United States of America v. Sinovel Wind Group Co., Ltd.et al. Western District of Wisconsin Federal Courthouse - Madison, Wisconsin

Madison, WI - Chinese Company Sinovel Wind Group Convicted of Theft of Trade Secrets

A manufacturer and exporter of wind turbines based in the People’s Republic of China was convicted on January 24, 2018 of stealing trade secrets from AMSC, a U.S.-based company formerly known as American Superconductor Inc..

Following an 11-day trial, a jury sitting in Madison, Wisconsin, convic... More...
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United States of America v. Andrea M. Henry Western District of Tennessee Federal Courthouse - Memphis, Tennessee

Memphis, TN - Tennessee Dentist Sentenced to Prison for Tax Evasion

Failed to Pay More than $528,000 in Personal Income and Employment Taxes and Used Nominees to Buy Exotic Cars and Home

A Shelby County, Tennessee, resident was sentenced to 12 months in prison on January 24, 2018 for evading payment of taxes.

According to documents and information provided to the court, ... More...
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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...
   $0 (01-24-2018 - IA)

VIVIAN L. MUNDY v. STATE OF KANSAS

The facts of Mundy's criminal case are tangential to her current appeal from her 60-1507 motion but nevertheless help explain her arguments. Mundy was a licensed, master's level social worker who enrolled as a Medicaid provider in 2003. She primarily provided behavioral and cognitive therapy to individuals with traumatic brain injuries. In 2007, after reviewing Mundy's billings, the fiscal agent f... More...   $0 (01-24-2018 - KS)

United States of America v. Xu Jiaqiang Federal Courthouse - New York, New York

White Plains, NY - Xu Jiaqiang was sentenced January 19, 2018 to five years in prison for economic espionage and theft of a trade secret, in connection with XU’s theft of proprietary source code from XU’s former employer, with the intent to benefit the National Health and Family Planning Commission of the People’s Republic of China. XU previously pled guilty to all six counts with which he was ch... More...   $0 (01-23-2018 - )

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)

United States of America v. David E. Gorski District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

A jury in the District of
Massachusetts convicted David Gorski of conspiring between late
2005 and 2010 to defraud the United States, in violation of 18
U.S.C. § 371, by knowingly procuring government contracts for his
construction company on the false premise that the company was
owned and controlled by military veterans who became disabled in
connection with their militar... More...
   $0 (01-22-2018 - MA)

STATE OF OHIO v. MICHAEL D. SCOTT

On Saturday, September 26, 2015, Joshua Hamilton attended his sister
Bridget’s birthday party at Kricket’s Tavern in Huber Heights, along with his other sister,
Brittany, and one of Brittany’s friends. Trial Tr. vol. 3, 1099-1102. The staff that evening
consisted of four persons, one of whom served as a host and took photographs to be
used for promotional purposes. Id. at 10... More...
   $0 (01-21-2018 - OH)

Clint Richardson v. State of Indiana Indiana Court of Appeals

On the night of July 28, 2016, Alina Pawchareune was asleep at her rented
house in Indianapolis. She was in a bedroom on the house’s second floor.
When Pawchareune woke up to go to the bathroom, she noted that the light
was on in the hallway, which was unusual. She further noticed a box had been
moved from her bedroom to the hallway. Next, she saw that the door to the
... More...
   $0 (01-21-2018 - IN)

David Wilbanks v. The State of Texas The Colony resident sentenced to 60 years for child molestation

When she was fourteen years old, Gloria3––who had lived with Wilbanks
from time to time while he financially and emotionally supported her family––told
her best friend’s mother that Wilbanks had repeatedly performed sexual acts with
her, beginning with fondling when she was six years old and continuing until the
time of her outcry. At the urging of her friend’s mother, Gloria ... More...
   $0 (01-20-2018 - TX)

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...
   $0 (01-19-2018 - FL)

State of Nebraska v. Luis Bedolla G.I. man accused of sexually assaulting niece

On August 4, 2015, the State filed an information charging
Bedolla with seven counts of various degrees of sexual assault
of a child. The offenses involved three different victims and
were charged as having occurred on various dates ranging
from June 2002 through May 2015. One of the counts was
charged as first degree sexual assault of a child, in violation
of Neb. Rev. Sta... More...
   $0 (01-19-2018 - NE)

State of Nebraska v. Teon D. Hill Man convicted of killing 34-year-old Omahan

A December 10, 2013, surveillance video shows Dunn making a purchase at a liquor store at 30th and Pinkney Streets in Omaha at approximately 9:54 p.m. The purchase was placed in a white plastic bag. Surveillance video indicates
that Dunn then walked toward 28th Avenue. At approximately 10 p.m., a gunshot detection system notified the Omaha Police Department of six shots fired in the area. Offi... More...
   $0 (01-19-2018 - NE)

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