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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. Erick Gibbs

Gibbs pleaded guilty in August 2010 to possession of a firearm by a felon, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1), and thereafter he was sentenced to 36 months’ imprisonment and 3 years’ supervised release. Six months after Gibbs was released from prison, he was charged in state court for possession of drug paraphernalia and, upon conviction, was sentenced to 45 days’ imprisonment, suspended, ... More...   $0 (07-22-2018 - NC)

United States of America v. Muhammad Ismail and Kamran Khan District of Connecticut Federal Courthouse - New Haven, Connecticut

Hartford, CT - Connecticut Business Owners Who Profited from Unlawful Exports to Pakistan Are Sentenced

A father and son were sentenced on July 19, 2018 in Bridgeport federal court for profiting from unlawful exports to Pakistan. U.S. District Judge Stefan R. Underhill sentenced both MUHAMMAD ISMAIL, 67, of Meriden, and KAMRAN KHAN, 38, of Hamden, to 18 months imprisonment followed by th... More...
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United States of America v. Arthur Voutselas District of New Hampshire Federal Courthouse - Concord, New Hampshire

Concord, NH - Nashua Man Pleads Guilty to Fentanyl Trafficking

Arthur Voutselas, 27, previously of Nashua, pleaded guilty in federal court to a fentanyl trafficking charge.

According to court documents and statements made in court, on two separate occasions in January 2018, Voutselas sold small quantities of cocaine to a cooperating individual working with law enfor... More...
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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. KENDALL ROSE, IKE WEEMS, a/k/a True, ANTHONY SABETTA, ALBERTO RODRÍGUEZ

We begin with an overview of this case's factual and procedural background, which also gives us the opportunity to review the law that is in play here. A. The facts relevant to this appeal are straightforward and uncontested. All of the Defendants were convicted of violating 18 U.S.C. § 922(g), which forbids from possessing firearms individuals who have been convicted of crimes that are ... More...   $0 (07-21-2018 - RI)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. DAVID A. FRATES

Appellant David Frates pleaded guilty to one count of federal armed bank robbery, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 2113(a) & (d). At his sentencing hearing, the district court applied the United States Sentencing Guidelines' career offender enhancement, increasing Frates's guideline sentencing range to 188-235 months' imprisonment. The court varied downward and sentenced Frates to 132 months' ... More...   $0 (07-21-2018 - MA)

Henry Earl Harvey a/k/a Henry E. Harvey a/k/a Henry Harvey v. State of Mississippi

On the night of January 26, 2015, Jasmine Brown, Eddie Briggs, and Shondra Gardner
were living at the Emerald Pines Apartments. After running errands, Jasmine and Shondra
returned to their apartment. Some time that evening, Harvey arrived at the apartment and all
three began drinking, smoking spice,2 and using cocaine. Dexter Washington arrived at some
point after Harvey, but Jasmi... More...
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V'Nell L. Miskell a/k/a V'Nell Miskell a/k/a V'Nell Lee Miskell v. State of Mississippi

On September 11, 2014, Johnny Cooper’s body was discovered at Timberton Park in
Hattiesburg, Mississippi. His body was found submerged in water in the ditch/creek near the
softball fields. An autopsy revealed he had been shot six times, and the manner of death was
determined to be homicide.
¶3. Miskell’s brother, Vernell Miskell, provided a sworn statement to police that the
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La'Darrian McCray a/k/a LaDarrian A. McCray a/k/a LaDarrian McCray a/k/a D.J. v. State of Mississippi

In the early morning hours of October 17, 2014, Glentez Brown was shot several times
and killed at his apartment complex in Jackson, Mississippi. At trial, Brown’s wife, Ashley,
testified that on the evening of the shooting, Brown was driving his cousin, Wesley Gray,
home and then driving around their three-month-old infant son, trying to calm his crying and
help him fall asleep. ... More...
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Herman Jackson Jr. a/k/a Herman Jackson III a/k/a Main a/k/a Main Love a/k/a Herman Jackson v. State of Mississippi

In June 2013, a confidential informant (CI) told narcotics agents with the Clarksdale
Police Department that Jackson possessed a large amount of marijuana and that he was
selling it out of his home at 343-B Bolivar Street. Officers considered the CI reliable
because the informant had provided information in numerous prior cases and was
instrumental in helping to obtain prior convi... More...
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STATE OF FLORIDA v. WALTER UPSHAW

While on foot patrol in a high crime area, two Orlando police officers observed
cannabis spread on the passenger’s side dashboard of a red SUV. On closer inspection,
they could also see cannabis on the passenger’s seat and floor. About fifteen minutes
later, Upshaw entered the passenger side of the vehicle, while a woman entered the
driver’s side. Shortly thereafter, the off... More...
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Steven Skinner v. State of Tennessee

In 1999, Petitioner was involved in the murder of two victims. State v. Steve Skinner (Skinner I), No. W2003-00887-CCA-R3-CD, 2005 WL 468322 at *1 (Tenn. Crim. App. Feb. 28, 2005), perm. app. denied (Tenn. June 27, 2005). During the course of the trial, the jury found that Petitioner, along with Marcus Boyd, Calvin Wardlow, Calvin Boyd, and Michael Brown, conspired to murder the victimsafter theyl... More...   $0 (07-21-2018 - TN)

State of Tennessee v. Antonio Lamont Booker

On August 5, 2010, Defendant pled guilty to a reduced charge of facilitation of sale of a Schedule II controlled substance within a drug-free school zone and, pursuant to a plea agreement, was sentenced to serve tenyears on unsupervised probation.
Probation Revocation Proceedings
A probation revocation warrant alleging that Defendant had violated the terms of probation by obtaining new c... More...
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STATE OF TENNESSEE v. ZIBERIA MARICO CARERO

The evidence giving rise to the Defendant’s convictions is that on October 4, 2012, officers with the Knoxville Police Department were attempting to locate the Defendantand take him into custody pursuant to a warrant in another case. In order to do so, officers utilized a confidential informant to set up a drug buy from the Defendant. When the Defendant arrived at the arranged location to meet w... More...   $0 (07-21-2018 - TN)

State of Tennessee v. Gavino Torres, Jr.

The Defendant was indicted for possession of a Schedule I drug, heroin, with intent to sell or deliver; possession of a Schedule II drug, methamphetamine, with intent to sell or deliver; possession of a Schedule IV drug, alprazolam, with intent to sell or deliver; and possession of a Schedule IV drug, clonazepam, with intent to sell or deliver. He pled guilty to the lesser-included offense of att... More...   $0 (07-21-2018 - TN)

State of Tennessee v. Tre Desean Bell

On the morning of August 2, 2013, after learning that his ex-girlfriend was in a relationship with the victim, Delano Blair, the Defendant approached and fired several shots at the victim and killed him. The Defendant was indicted by a Davidson County grand jury for first degree murder, and following a jury trial, he was convicted of voluntary manslaughter and sentenced to six years imprisonment ... More...   $0 (07-21-2018 - TN)

State of Tennessee v. Michael Lee Hogan

This case arises from a series of drug transactions police officers conducted using a confidential informant (“CI”), during which the Defendant sold drugs to the CI. Based upon his actions, a Dickson County grand jury issued a presentment, charging the Defendant with, inter alia, one count of the sale of less than 0.5 grams of cocaine and one count of the sale of more than 0.5 grams of cocaine. ... More...   $0 (07-21-2018 - TN)

United States of America v. Michael Gene Rushing Southern District of Mississippi Federal Courthouse - Gulfport, Mississippi

Jackson, MS - Jackson Man Sentenced to Over 17 Years in Federal Prison for Production and Possession of Child Pornography

Michael Gene Rushing, 58, of Jackson, was sentenced on July 19, 2018 by Senior U.S. District Judge Tom S. Lee to 210 months to serve, followed by a lifetime of supervised release, for producing child pornography and possession of child pornography, announced U. S. Att... More...
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United States of America v. Ricardo Silva Northern District of Georgia Federal Courthouse - Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta, GA - Defendant sentenced for trafficking methamphetamine from prison

Ricardo Silva, a current inmate at Smith State Prison and a high-ranking member of the Sureños prison gang, has been sentenced to 35 years in federal prison for trafficking methamphetamine. He is currently serving a sentence with the state of Georgia for trafficking cocaine.

“Silva’s time in state pri... More...
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United States of America v. Gina Curry and Ronnie Jones United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia - Valdosta, Georgia

Valdosta, GA - Two Thomasville Residents Plead Guilty To Possession With The Intent To Distribute Cocaine

Gina Curry age 35, and Ronnie Jones, age 37, both of Thomasville, Georgia, plead guilty on July 12, 2018, to possession with the intent to distribute cocaine in violation of 21 USC §§ 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(C). The pleas were entered before the Honorable Hugh Lawson, Senior United S... More...
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United States of America v. Wilson Lasset United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida - Miami, Florida Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Miami, FL - Former Boca Raton Resident Sentenced to More than 5 Years in Prison for Multi-Million Dollar Stolen Identity Refund Fraud Scheme
A former Boca Raton resident, who purported to operate a tax preparation business in Pompano Beach, was sentenced to more than 5 years in prison for his involvement in a multi-million dollar stolen identity tax refund fraud scheme.

Benjamin G. G... More...
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JOHN R. JACKSON v. STATE OF TENNESSEE

A Montgomery County jury convicted the Petitioner of two counts of facilitation of aggravated robbery, one count of aggravated burglary, one count of facilitation of theft
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of property over $500, and one count of aggravated sexual battery. On direct appeal, this court summarized the evidence presented at the Petitioner’s August 2012 trial as follows: [K.M.]1 testified t... More...
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STATE OF OHIO vs. TERRANCE TIMMONS, JR.

Appellant was indicted in the underlying cases for drug-related offenses occurring in
August and October 2016. Appellant entered guilty pleas to some of the charges, with the
remaining counts being nolled. He was sentenced to a total aggregate prison term on all three
cases of 14.5 years.
{¶3} In Cuyahoga C.P. No. CR-16-611004-A, appellant pled guilty to the following
c... More...
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State of Ohio v. Kiedrin Page

On October 14, 2015, appellant was indicted on multiple charges. Count 1,
which alleged possession of heroin, was based on the events of August 4, 2015, when
heroin was allegedly found when appellant was searched following his arrest on an
outstanding warrant issued relating to Count 2. Count 2, which alleged trafficking in
heroin, was based on allegations that on June 25, 2... More...
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State of Ohio v. Cecil Little

The facts are not in dispute. Little was arrested in the city of Toledo on
October 31, 2015, for selling a controlled substance to an undercover police officer for
$2,000. After the sale, when the police attempted to arrest him, Little fled the scene by
car and eventually crashed. At the time of his arrest, the police confiscated two
additional bags of white powder, multiple... More...
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STATE OF OHIO v. ERIC J. TURNER

The events in question occurred on January 1, 2017, when Turner willfully eluded an officer after being signaled to stop and ultimately crashed his car into an OSHP cruiser. On January 5, 2017, Turner was indicted for failure to comply, vandalism (of the cruiser), receiving stolen property (a stolen license plate on the car he was driving), OVI, and aggravated possession of drugs (Percocet).... More...   $0 (07-20-2018 - OH)

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