United Stats of America v. Laquentin Brown aka “Nino”
WASHINGTON – Today, Laquentin Brown, aka “Nino,” 32, originally of Memphis, Tennessee, pleaded guilty to conspiring to engage in sex trafficking of adult victims in New Orleans and elsewhere, announced Acting Assistant Attorney General Vanita Gupta of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division and United States Attorney Kenneth Allen Polite Jr. of the Eastern District of Louisiana. Br... More...
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Heritage Constructors, Inc. v. Chrietzberg Electric, Inc., and Richard Marc Chrietzberg
The deadline was looming for aspiring prime contractors to submit their bids to TexAmericas Center to build a wastewater treatment plant on its property in Bowie County. The subcontract bid of Chrietzberg Electric, Inc. (Electric) submitted at the last minute by Richard Marc Chrietzberg (Chrietzberg) to aspiring prime contractor Heritage Constructors, Inc. (Heritage), for the electrical portion of... More...
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Associated Air Center LP, et al v. Tary Network, LTD, et al
Tary Network Ltd. and Citadella International Group Ltd. sued appellants Associated Air
Center LP, Associated Air Center International, Inc. and DAE Aviation Holdings, Inc. d/b/a
Dubai Aerospace for alleged breaches of obligations under letters of intent regarding the interior
finish-out of luxury jet airplanes. As a result of a pretrial sanction for discovery misconduct,
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United States of America v. Rashaud Jones
Hartford, CT - Rashaud Jones, also known as “Buck,” 32, of Hartford and Windsor, has been convicted of multiple narcotics and firearm offenses. On March 2, after a week-long trial before U.S. District Judge Michael P. Shea in Hartford, a jury found JONES guilty of all counts in a seven-count indictment.
According to the evidence disclosed during the trial, this matter stems from a jo... More...
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United States of America v. Abid Naseer
Brooklyn, NY - Following a two-week trial, Abid Naseer, 28, a Pakistani national who joined al-Qaeda and plotted to commit a terrorist attack in the United Kingdom, was found guilty by a jury in Brooklyn federal court of providing material support to al-Qaeda, conspiring to provide material support to al-Qaeda, and conspiring to use a destructive device in relation to a crime of violence. The evi... More...
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United States of America v. Rizve Ahmed, aka “Caesar” and Johannes Thaler,
New York, NY - Two Connecticut-area men were sentenced to federal prison for their roles in a bribery scheme to obtain confidential, internal law enforcement documents and information from a former FBI Special Agent in White Plains, New York.
Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara of the Southern District ... More...
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United States of America v. John Starks Sr.
Two Dubuque men who were responsible for an apartment fire caused by a failed methamphetamine cook were each sentenced today to lengthy stays in federal prison.
John Starks Sr., age 47, will spend 16 years in federal prison after his June 26, 2014 guilty plea to conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine near a school. Casey Duhme, age 25, will serve almost 9 years in federal prison after... More...
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United States of America v. Hector Manuel Castaneda Gastelo
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – On Monday, March 2, 2015, Chief U.S. District Judge Frank D. Whitney sentenced Hector Manuel Castaneda Gastelo, 31, of Mexico, to serve 240 months in prison on drug trafficking charges, announced Anne M. Tompkins, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina. Gastelo pleaded guilty in May 2014 to conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute hero... More...
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United States of America v. Salathiel D. Harrison
Columbia, South Carolina ---- United States Attorney Bill Nettles stated today that Salathiel D. Harrison, age 38, of Fountain Inn, South Carolina, has been sentenced in federal court in Anderson, to conspiracy to steal mail, a violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 371. Senior United States District G. Ross Anderson, Jr. of Anderson sentenced Harrison to 27 months imprisonment. He a... More...
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United States of America v. Omar Gonzalez
SAN JOSE, CA – Omar Gonzalez was sentenced to 174 months in prison for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute methamphetamine, announced United States Attorney Melinda Haag and Drug Enforcement Administration Acting Special Agent in Charge Bruce Balzano.
Gonzalez previously pleaded guilty pursuant to a plea agreement on August 20, 2014 to one count of conspira... More...
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Chris Wilmot v. Harry A. Bouknight, Junior
Appellee, Harry A. Bouknight, Jr., sued appellant, Chris Wilmot, for fraudulent inducement relating to an employment contract and, following a bench trial, the trial court rendered judgment in Bouknight’s favor. In five issues on
appeal, Wilmot challenges the trial court’s judgment, arguing that (1) Bouknight’s fraudulent inducement claim fails as a matter of law; (2) the evidence ... More...
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United States of America v. Sergio Hernandez, James "Speedro" Dunston and Anthony Wooldridge
Worcester, MA - Following a seven-day trial, three Worcester men were convicted yesterday of distributing crack cocaine in the City of Worcester and surrounding areas.
Sergio Hernandez, 33, James "Speedro" Dunston, 33, and Anthony Wooldridge, 30, were convicted of conspiracy with the intent to distribute over 280 grams of “crack” cocaine. Wooldridge was also convicted of possession w... More...
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United States of America v. Eric Seighman
PITTSBURGH, PA – A Fayette County resident was sentenced in federal court to 30 months imprisonment followed by three years supervised release on his conviction of conspiracy to possess and to pass counterfeit currency.
United States District Court Judge Cathy Bissoon imposed sentence upon Eric Seighman, 32, of Belle Vernon, Pa.
In connection with the guilty plea, the court was... More...
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United States of America v. Cheryl Leigh Johnson
PITTSBURGH, PA – A resident of Washington County, Pennsylvania, was sentenced in federal court to two years probation, including eight months home confinement, on her conviction of conspiracy to possess and to pass counterfeit currency.
United States District Court Judge Cathy Bissoon imposed sentence upon Cheryl Leigh Johnson, 36, of Charleroi, Pa.
Hartford, CT - Ryan Russow, 29, of Milford, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Janet Bond Arterton in New Haven to 65 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for distributing heroin connected to the overdose death of a Milford man.
“Working closely with the DEA and local police, we are continuing to prioritize investigations of heroin overdoses and the prosecu... More...
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United States of America v. Bebara Baslan
Brooklyn, NY - Bebars Baslan was sentenced to 36 years’ imprisonment for his attempt to drug and sexually abuse three young children: a 7-year-old, an 18-month-old, and 3-month-old infant, and for his possession of over 76,000 images and videos of child pornography. Baslan was convicted on July 24, 2014, following a two-week trial of traveling with the intent to engage in sexual acts with a chil... More...
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United State of America v. Ronald Galati
CAMDEN, N.J. – A Philadelphia business owner was sentenced to 271 months in prison for arranging a murder for hire that led to a shooting in Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
Ronald Galati, 64, was previously found guilty of all four counts in the indictment against him: conspiracy to commit murder for hire; conspiracy to possess and use a firearm durin... More...
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United States of America v. Amanda Dowers
Cheyenne, WY - Amanda Dowers, 38, of Torrington, Wyoming, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on February 19, 2015, for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute, methamphetamine and marijuana. Dowers was arrested in Torrington, Wyoming. She received 57 months imprisonment, to be followed by five years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay... More...
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United States of America v. Penny McGlynn
Cheyenne, WY - Penny McGlynn, 47, of Torrington, Wyoming, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on February 25, 2015, for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute, methamphetamine and marijuana. McGlynn was arrested in Torrington, Wyoming. She received 41 months imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release, and was ordered to p... More...
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United States of America v. Erika Lynn Parker and Shawn Benedict Zimmerman
Erika Lynn Parker, age, 37 from Rockford, Iowa, and Shawn Benedict Zimmerman, age 42, from Clear Lake, Iowa, have been charged with conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, and possessing methamphetamine with intent to distribute. The charges are contained in an indictment unsealed today in United States District Court in Cedar Rapids. In a separate indictment, also unsealed today in United S... More...
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United States of America v. Jessie Hopper, Sr. and Polly Hopper
Las Cruces, NM – A federal jury sitting in Las Cruces, N.M., returned a guilty verdict earlier today finding Jessie Hopper, Sr., 54, and Polly Hopper, 61, of Deming, N.M., guilty on kidnapping and firearms charges after a five-day trial. The verdict was announced by U.S. Attorney Damon P. Martinez, Special Agent Carol K.O. Lee of the Albuquerque Division of the FBI, Special Agent in Charge Thom... More...
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United States of America v. Paul Dibiase, a/k/a "Carmine Stanalone" and Daniel Bibiase
New York, NY - PAUL DIBIASE, a/k/a “Carmine Stanzione,” and DANIEL DIBIASE, were sentenced in Manhattan federal court to 27 years in prison and 15 years in prison, respectively. The defendants, who are brothers, previously pled guilty to racketeering and firearm charges arising out of their participation in 27 home invasions, including five gun-point robberies, and approximately two dozen othe... More...
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United States of America v. Jorge Enrique Barragan-Gutierrez
Cheyenne, WY - Jorge Enrique Barragan-Gutierrez, 22, of Bellflower, California, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on February 25, 2015, on one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute, methamphetamine, heroin and marijuana; one count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime; and one count of cons... More...
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United States of America v. Bonnie Meislin
Syracuse, NY - BONNIE MEISLIN, age 45, of Utica, was found guilty on February 25, 2015 following a jury trial in federal court in Utica. MEISLIN was employed at Upstate Pain Medicine, which had medical offices at 59 South First Street, Fulton, New York and 287 Genesee Street, Utica, New York. Upstate Pain Medicine was owned by Mahesh Kuthuru, M.D. Following a six day trial, MEISLIN was found guilt... More...
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United States of America v. Khaled Al Fawwaz
New York, NY - As a unanimous jury has found, for nearly a decade, Khaled al Fawwaz played a critical role for al Qaeda in its murderous conspiracy against America. Dedicating himself to al Qaeda in the early 1990s, Fawwaz was one of Osama bin Laden's original and most trusted lieutenants, serving first as the leader of an al Qaeda training camp in Afghanistan, then as a leader of al Qaeda's terro... More...