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United States of America v. Jianhua "Jeff" Li District of New Jersey Federal Courthouses

Newark, NJ - Chinese National Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy and Trafficking of Counterfeit Apple Goods Into the United States

A Chinese national living in the United States on a student visa pleaded guilty on February 2, 2018 for his role as a counterfeit distributor in a scheme to traffic and smuggle counterfeit electronics purporting to be Apple iPhones and iPads, from China into the Uni... More...
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United States of America v. Raymond Juiwen Ho Eastern District of Virginia - Federal Courthouse - Alexandria, Virginia

Vienna, VA - Former Virginia Attorney Sentenced to 7 Years in Prison for Laundering and Attempting to Launder Over $2 Million

A former Vienna, Virginia attorney was sentenced on February 2, 2018 to 84 months in prison for conspiring to launder over $2 million dollars derived from a business email compromise scheme and for attempting to launder funds he believed to be the proceeds of smu... More...
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United States of America v. Steven Lawrence Forcum Northern District of Texas Seal - Lubbock, Texas

Lubbock, TX - Lubbock Man Involved in Furanyl Fentanyl Distribution Conspiracy Pleads Guilty to Federal Drug Charge

A Lubbock, Texas, man, Steven Lawrence Forcum, 32, appeared on February 1, 2018 before U.S. Magistrate Judge D. Gordon Bryant Jr. and pleaded guilty to a federal offense stemming from his role in a large-scale furanyl fentanyl distribution conspiracy.

Forcum pleaded... More...
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United States of America v. Destiny S. Dayton Western District of Pennsylvania Courthouse - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh, PA - Duquesne Woman Admits Passing Counterfeit Bills throughout Western PA

An Allegheny County resident pleaded guilty in federal court to charges of conspiracy and passing and uttering counterfeit money, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

Destiny S. Dayton, 21, of Duquesne, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty on January 31, 2018, to three counts before U... More...
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United States of America v. Sowrabh Sharma District of New Jersey Federal Courthouses

Newark, NJ - Owner Of Information Technology Companies Admits Visa Fraud And Tax Crimes

An owner of two IT staffing and consulting companies on February 1, 2018 admitted using phony documents to fraudulently obtain H1-B visas for foreign workers and submitting false tax returns.

Sowrabh Sharma, 33, of New York, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Kevin McNulty in Newark fed... More...
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United States of America v. Michael Pilate District of New Jersey Federal Courthouses

Camden, NJ - Pleasantville Guidance Counselor Admits Health Care Fraud Conspiracy Targeting State Health Benefits Programs

A guidance counselor with the Pleasantville public school district today admitted defrauding New Jersey state health benefits programs and other insurers out of over $3 million by submitting fraudulent claims for medically unnecessary prescriptions, U.S. Attorney Crai... More...
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United States of America v. Leon Payne District of Maine Federal Courthouse - Portland, Maine

The guidelines used by federal
judges to gauge the appropriate length of sentences in criminal
cases call for considering the defendant's role in the criminal
activity giving rise to the conviction. With exceptions not
relevant here, those guidelines recommend a longer sentence for
one who supervises the criminal activity of another, an even longer
sentence for one who mana... More...
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United States of America v. Vionel Rondon Cortorreal District of New Jersey Federal Courthouses

Trenton, NJ - Bronx Man Admits Transporting Multiple Kilograms Of Heroin As Part Of A Cross-Country Drug Distribution Conspiracy

A Bronx, New York, man who was arrested in Warren County on Christmas Eve in 2014 while transporting 15 kilograms of heroin pleaded guilty on January 31, 2018 in Trenton federal court.

Vionel Rondon Cortorreal, 29, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Ju... More...
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United States of America v. Abdulrasheed Yusuf District of New Jersey Federal Courthouses

Newark, NJ - Man Admits Role In Identity Theft And Wire Fraud Conspiracy

A Georgia man on January 31`, 2018 admitted using fake driver’s licenses in order to obtain checks issued in response to false statements and representations.

Abdulrasheed Yusuf, 29, of Lilburn, Georgia, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Katharine S. Hayden in Newark federal court to an information c... More...
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United States of America v. Ricky Robertson, a/k/a “Slick Rick” and Ladarius Jackson, a/k/a “Dee Don” Northern District of Mississippi Federal Courthouse - Oxford, Mississippi

Oxford, MS - Convictions of Human Trafficking in North Mississippi

Ricky Robertson a.k.a. “Slick Rick” and Ladarius Jackson, a.k.a. “Dee Don” were sentenced on sex trafficking charges before Chief District Judge Sharion Aycock in Federal Court in Oxford, Mississippi. Robertson previously entered a guilty plea on Count One of the Indictment – Sex Trafficking Conspiracy – in violation of T... More...
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United States of America v. Steven Edwin Cox Middle District of Alabama Federal Courthouse - Montgomery, Alabama

Montgomery, AL - Nurse Practitioner Pleads Guilty to Drug Distribution and Health Care Fraud Charges in Ongoing “Pill Mill” Case

Steven Edwin Cox, 61, of Tallassee, Alabama, pleaded guilty to drug distribution conspiracy and health care fraud charges arising out of the ongoing investigation and prosecution of a Montgomery “pill mill,” announced United States Attorney Louis V. Franklin, Sr... More...
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James Smith, Sr. v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, et al. Middle District of Florida Federal Courthouse - Tampa, Florida

This is an Engle progeny case1 brought by plaintiff James Smith, Sr. against defendant R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. (“Defendant”) to recover damages based on the death of his wife, Wanette Smith, from tobacco-related diseases caused by Mrs. Smith’s decades-long history of smoking Defendant’s cigarettes. We face only one issue:2 whether the district court should have reduced the jury’s compensatory da... More...   $0 (01-31-2018 - FL)

Philip Marsteller and Robert Swisher v. Lynn Tilton, Patriarch Partners, LLC, MD Helicopters, Inc., Norbert Vergez Northern District of Alabama Federal Courthouse - Birmingham, Alabama

Relators Philip Marsteller and Robert Swisher brought this action against
their former employer, MD Helicopters (“MD”), and codefendants Patriarch
Partners (“Patriarch”), Lynn Tilton, and Colonel Norbert Vergez, under the qui tam
provision of the False Claims Act (“FCA” or “Act”), 31 U.S.C. §§ 3729–30.1 The
allegations of the complaint concern a series of contracts between the Unit... More...
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United States of America v. Gilbert Wayne Wiles, Jr. District of Wyoming Federal Courthouse - Cheyenne, Wyoming

The district judge aptly described this case as one “surrounded in mystery.” (R.
Vol. 2 at 160.) While the exact details remain a mystery, it is no mystery that Gilbert
Wayne Wiles, Jr., and his co-defendant Scott Lewis were up to no good.
* This order and judgment is an unpublished decision, not binding precedent. 10th
Cir. R. 32.1(A). Citation to unpublished decisions is not enco... More...
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United States of America v. Don Bauermeister District of Nebraska Federal Courthouse - Omaha, Nebraska

Lincoln, NE - Former Council Bluffs Assistant City Prosecutor Sentenced for Conspiracy to Distribute Marijuana

Don Bauermeister, 44, was sentenced in federal court in Omaha on January 29, 2018. Bauermeister was an Assistant City Attorney in Council Bluffs, Iowa. He entered a plea of guilty to conspiracy to distribute at least 13 pounds but less than 20 pounds of marijuana. The Honorabl... More...
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United States of America v. Anthony Ray Stevenson Western District of Missouri Federal Courthouse - Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City, MO - Excelsior Springs Man Sentenced to 22 Years in Prison

Among Eight Defendants Sentenced for $4.3 Million Meth, Heroin Conspiracy


eight more defendants were sentenced this week for their roles in a $4.3 million conspiracy to distribute large quantities of methamphetamine and heroin throughout Jackson, Clay, Ray, Clinton and Buchanan counties.


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United States of America v. Geoffrey S. Walsh District of Oregon Federal Courthouse - Portland, Oregon

Portland, OR - Former Bank of Oswego Executive Receives Federal Prison Sentence for Fraud

U.S. District Court Judge Michael H. Simon sentenced Geoffrey S. Walsh, a former vice president of the Bank of Oswego, to 30 months in federal prison followed by a three-year term of supervised release. Walsh had previously pleaded guilty to one count each of conspiracy to make false entries in bank ... More...
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United States of America v. Michelle Troung Eastern District of California Federal Courthouse - Fresno, California

Sacramento, CA - Lake County Woman Sentenced to over 6 Years in Prison for Laundering Money from Cocaine and Marijuana Trafficking

Michelle Troung, 34, of Clear Lake, was sentenced January 26, 2018 by U.S. District Judge Garland E. Burrell Jr. to six-and-a-half years in prison for conspiracy to launder money.

According to court documents, Troung conspired with co-defendants Dusti... More...
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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...
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United States of America v. Breanna Lashea Vinson, Shanquaie Stevenson and Kayla Rene Jackson Western District of Oklahoma Federal Courthouse - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK - Three Former Tellers at Elk City Bank Sentenced to Prison for $427,000 Embezzlement

BREANNA LASHEA VINSON, 26, of Elk City, Oklahoma; SHANQUAIE STEVENSON, 27, of Weatherford, Oklahoma; and KAYLA RENE JACKSON, 27, of Elk City were sentenced yesterday to federal prison for conspiracy to embezzle funds from a federally insured bank, in connection with a $427,632.90 embezz... 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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United States of America v. Joseph Gant District of Wyoming Federal Courthouse - Cheyenne, Wyoming

Joseph Gant, 35, with no fixed address, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on January 26, 2018 for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. Gant was arrested in Casper, Wyoming. He received 121 months of imprisonment, to be followed by five years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay $200.00 in special ass... More...   $0 (01-26-2018 - WY)

United States of America v. Sadie Marie McKenna District of Wyoming Federal Courthouse - Cheyenne, Wyoming

Sadie Marie McKenna, 37, of Murray, Utah was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on January 26, 2018 for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine . McKenna was arrested in Rock Springs, Wy. She received 78 months of imprisonment, to be followed by five years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $500.00. This case was investigated by the S... More...   $0 (01-26-2018 - WY)

United States of America v. Jerry Ingram Federal Courthouse Western District of Arkansas - Fayetteville, Arkansas

Jerry Ingram argues that the district court 1 erred when it revoked his supervised
release by not abating a previously imposed fine and by ordering him to pay that fine
1The Honorable Timothy L. Brooks, United States District Judge for the
Western District of Arkansas.
through the Bureau of Prisons’s Inmate Financial Responsibility Program (“IFRP”).
For the reasons that follow,... 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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