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United States of America v. Marc Howard Berger

San Francisco, CA - San Francisco Area Certified Public Accountant Convicted Of Tax Fraud

A jury in the Northern District of California convicted a San Francisco area Certified Public Accountant late yesterday of three counts of aiding and abetting the filing of a false tax return, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax D... More...
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United States of America v. Momoud Aref Abaji United States District Court for the Southern District of California - Santa Ana, California

Santa Ana, CA - Orange County Man Sentenced to 108 Months in Federal Prison in $21 Million ‘Builder Bailout’ Fraud Scheme

An Orange County man was sentenced to federal prison for his leadership role in a “builder bailout” mortgage fraud scheme.

Momoud Aref Abaji, 37, of Huntington Beach, was sentenced to 108 months in prison by United States District Judge Andrew Guilfo... More...
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United States of America v. Michael Dale Gilbert District of Arizona Federal Courthouse - Phoenix, Arizona Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Phoenix, AZ - Government Contractor Found Guilty of Theft of Government Property

A former government contractor was found guilty on July 18, 2018 for his role in a scheme to unlawfully convert U.S. government property from the U.S military base at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, shipping items to his home in Arizona for resale.

After a three day trial, Michael Dale Gilbert,... More...
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Bobby S. Dutta v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company Northern District of California Federal Courthouse - San Francisco Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Bobby S. Dutta appeals the district court’s grant of summary judgment to State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company (“State Farm”) on his claim that State Farm violated provisions of the Fair Credit Reporting Act of 1970 (“FCRA”). The relevant FCRA provisions require a prospective employer to provide a job applicant with a copy of his consumer credit report, notice of his FCRA rights, and an o... More...   $0 (07-19-2018 - CA)

United States of America v. Stanley Charles Northern District of California Federal Courthouse - San Francisco Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

San Francisco, CA - Cotati Resident Pleads Guilty To Tax Fraud

Stanley Charles pleaded guilty in federal court in San Francisco on July 18, 2018 to preparing and presenting a false and fraudulent federal income tax return and filing a false amended federal income tax return, announced Acting United States Attorney Alex G. Tse and Acting Special Agent in Charge Internal Revenue Service Tar... More...
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United States of America v. Francisco Plascencia Esparza United States District Court for the Southern District of California - Santa Ana, California

Santa Ana, CA - Orange County Real Estate Investor Sentenced to More Than Six Years in Federal Prison

A former Orange County real estate investor was sentenced on July 17, 2018 by United States District Judge David O. Carter to 78 months in prison for defrauding 70 investors out of more than $12 million.

Francisco Plascencia Esparza, 46, formerly of Coto De Caza now res... More...
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STATE OF OHIO v. CLIFTON J. PANEZICH

In late 2015, a single count complaint was filed in Mahoning County Court Number 4 against Appellant. The complaint alleged Appellant engaged in a pattern of corrupt activity in violation R.C. 2923.22, a first-degree felony, from 2010 through 2015. 12/16/15 Complaint. The complaint was filed as a result of a 2013 investigation by the FBI, Canfield Police Department, and other Northeast Ohio po... More...   $0 (07-18-2018 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO v. ROBERT L. BARGA

In August of 2016, a number of local businesses in Shelby County
reported to the police that they had received counterfeit bills. Doc. 154 at 196. On
August 13, 2016, Barga contacted the police and informed them that a passenger in
his car—Trisa Engle (“Engle”)—was in possession of illegal contraband. Id. at 230.
During this call, Barga and the police arranged for a stin... More...
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United States of America v. Darrell Rosen Federal Courthouse Western District of Arkansas - Fayetteville, Arkansas

Fayetteville, AR - Northwest Arkansas Man Sentenced To Over 5 Years In Federal Prison For Money Laundering And Filing A False Tax Return

Darrell Rosen, age 59, formerly of Fayetteville, Arkansas, was sentenced on July 16, 2018 to 63 months in federal Prison followed by three years supervised release and ordered to pay a total of $1,851,990.05 in restitution for one count of Money Launder... More...
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United States of America v. Carol J. Dotson Eastern District of Missouri Federal Courthouse - St. Louis, Missouri

St. Louis, MO - St. Louis Woman Sentenced on Fraud Charges

Carol J. Dotson was sentenced to 36 months’ imprisonment on wire fraud charges. She was also ordered to pay restitution in excess of $2,043,248 million dollars.

According to court documents, from July 2003 to February 2017, Doston embezzled more than $2 million dollars from a commercial real estate property management c... More...
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United States of America v. Victor Van Cleave Southern District of Iowa - Federal Courthouse - Des Moines, Davenport & Council Bluffs Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Des Moines, IA - Former Des Moines Pharmacy Technician Sentenced for Illegally Tampering With Fentanyl

On July 10, 2018, Victor Van Cleave, age 30, was sentenced by United States District Court Chief Judge John A. Jarvey to 30 months in prison for tampering with consumer products, announced United States Attorney Marc Krickbaum. Van Cleave was ordered to serve three years of supervised re... More...
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United States of America v. Jack Douglas Sprouse Southern District of Iowa - Federal Courthouse - Des Moines, Davenport & Council Bluffs Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Council Bluffs, IA - Honey Creek Man Sentenced to Prison for Bank Fraud

On July 13, 2018, Jack Douglas Sprouse, age 67, of Honey Creek, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Rebecca Goodgame Ebinger to 15 months in prison for Bank Fraud, announced United States Attorney Marc Krickbaum. Sprouse was ordered to serve five years of supervised release to follow his prison term an... More...
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United States of America v. Brent Bednarz District Court Dakota Federal Courthouse - Rapid City, South Dakota Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Rapid City, SD - Rapid City Man Sentenced for Bank Fraud and Tax Evasion

A Rapid City, South Dakota, man who was convicted of federal Bank Fraud and Tax Evasion charges was sentenced on July 9, 2018.

Brent Bednarz, age 44, was sentenced to 9 years and 7 months in federal prison, to be followed by 5 years of supervised release, and ordered to pay $1,050,238.64 in restitution and a... More...
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David Coyne v. Midland Funding, LLC District of Minnesota Federal Courthouse - Minneapolis, Minnesota Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

In 2016, Minnesota resident David Coyne received three collection letters
about a credit-card debt in his name. The law firm of Messerli & Kramer P.A. sent
him the first letter, asserting he owed an "account balance of $17,230.29 consist[ing]
of the principal balance of $13,205.30 and interest of $3,871.39 at the rate of 6.00%
plus incurred costs of $153.60." Another debt collector... More...
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Post Foods, LLC v. The Superior Court of Los Angeles, Richard Sowinski, Real Party in Interest

Petitioners Post Foods, LLC, General Mills, Inc., General
Mills Sales, Inc., and Kellogg USA, Inc. petition for a writ of
mandate directing the superior court to vacate its June 26, 2017
order denying their motion for summary judgment and issue an
order granting the motion. We issued a stay pending this Court’s
resolution of the petition and an order to show cause why a writMore...
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United States of America v. Dayron Gonzalez and Felipe Perez Western District of Wisconsin Federal Courthouse - Madison, Wisconsin Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Madison, WI - Two Florida Men Sentenced for Credit Card Fraud Conspiracy

Two Florida Men Sentenced for Credit Card Fraud Conspiracy

Dayron Gonzalez, 26, and Felipe Perez, 28, both of Miami, Florida, were sentenced on July 13, 2018 by Chief U.S. District Judge James D. Peterson for conspiring to use counterfeit credit cards. Gonzalez pleaded guilty to the charge on March 8, 2018... More...
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Nicholas Knopick v. Jayco, Inc. Northern District of Indiana Federal Courthouse - Lafayette, Fort Wayne, South Bend, Hammond Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals Helping People Find You On The Internet 888-354-4529

In his telling, plaintiff Nicholas Knopick bought a $415,000 jalopy, but to be more precise, a limited liability company he controls bought the $415,000 jalopy. This factual shift determines the outcome of this case. Knopick has sued the manufacturer under the vehicle’s express limited warranty. That warranty does not cover the ve-hicle because the warranty excludes from coverage all vehi-cles pur... More...   $0 (07-17-2018 - IN)

Brandon Deshawn Williams v. The State of Texas

Criswan Jones, the complainant, testified that on the night of August 20,
2015, he noticed two men at his apartment complex as he was leaving to pick up
his girlfriend from work. One of the men was “big,” and the other man was
smaller. As the complainant walked past them to get to his car, the “big one”
asked him for the address of the apartment complex. The men were still t... More...
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United States of America v. Monica Morgan Glass Office Floor Mats

Detroit, MI - Wife of Former UAW Vice President Sentenced to Prison for Criminal Tax Fraud

The wife of former UAW Vice President General Holiefield was sentenced to 18 months in prison, followed by one year of supervised release and a fine of $25,000 on July 13, 2018 based on her conviction for felony tax fraud, announced U.S. Attorney Matthew Schneider.

Joining in the announceme... More...
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United States of America v. Edward I. Campbell Southern District of Ohio Federal Courthouse - Columbus, Ohio

Columbus, OH - Reynoldsburg Man Sentenced for Defrauding 44 Clients out of More Than $1.4 million

Defendant pretended to be former Navy SEAL

Edward I. Campbell, 41, of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, was sentenced in U.S. District Court on July 10, 2018 to 60 months in prison for charges related to a $1.4 million investment fraud scheme that defrauded at least 44 individuals.

Benjam... More...
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Larry Littlejohn v. Costco Wholesale Corporation

Plaintiff Larry Littlejohn appeals from a ruling sustaining a demurrer to his third
amended complaint (complaint) without leave to amend. Littlejohn sought to sue Costco
Wholesale Corporation and Costco Wholesale Membership, Inc. (Costco), the California
Board of Equalization (Board) and Abbott Laboratories, Inc. (Abbott) to recover amounts
he paid in sales tax reimbursement on pur... More...
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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA -v-ALVAUN THOMPSON, AKA LP, AKA Legit Pimp, AKA AT

Because Thompson appeals from a judgment of conviction entered after a jury  trial, we “draw the facts from the evidence presented at trial, viewed in the light most  favorable to the government.” United States v. Allen, 864 F.3d 63, 69 n.8 (2d Cir. 2017)  (internal quotation marks omitted).  Thompson began his relationship with the two minor female victims of concern  here—identified as M1 and M2... More...   $0 (07-15-2018 - )

HAYAT SINDI v. SAMIA EL-MOSLIMANY and ANN EL-MOSLIMANY United States Court of Appeals For the First Circuit

This case implicates a plethora
of issues arising in the shadow of the First Amendment. Most
notably, it requires us to address the power of a court to impose
a prior restraint in the form of a permanent injunction forbidding
the publication of words — words that the court believes have been
used to defame the plaintiff in the past and are likely to be
repeated. The... More...
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United States of America v. Darrell Clark Federal Courthouse - Newport News, Virginia

Newport News, VA - Brothers Plead Guilty to ID Theft and Bank Fraud Scheme

Two brothers pleaded guilty on July 12, 2018 to conspiracy, mail fraud, and identity theft charges.

According to court documents, Darrell Clark, 31, of Norfolk, and Demarcus Clark, 26, of Newport News, conspired for more than two years to use stolen identities to apply for and open accounts at banks and re... More...
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United States of America v. Alain Kaloyeros Southern District of New York - New York, New York

New York, NY - Alain Kaloyeros, President Of Suny Polytechnic Institute, And Three Executives Of Real Estate Development Companies Found Guilty Of Fraud In Connection With Buffalo Billion Projects

Alain Kaloyeros, the former president of the State University of New York Polytechnic Institute (“SUNY Poly”), was convicted of defrauding and conspiring to defraud a SUNY Poly-affiliated not-f... More...
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