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United States of America v. Jeffrey Fay Pike and Xavier Portillo Western District of Texas Federal Courthouse - San Antonio, Texas

San Antonio, TX - Jury Convicts Bandidos Outlaw Motorcycle Organization Leadership on All Federal Charges

Racketeering Charges Related to Multiple Murders, Attempted Murders, Assaults, Extortion and Drugs

In San Antonio today after a nearly three-month trial, a federal jury convicted the two highest ranking officers of the Bandidos Outlaw Motorcycle Organization (Bandidos)--Nati... More...
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United States of America v. Salvador Hernandez Southern District of Texas Federal Courthouse - McAllen, Texas

McAllen, TX - Jury Convicts Former Police Officer

A federal jury sitting in McAllen has returned a guilty verdict against a former San Juan police officer for lying to federal agents. The jury deliberated for approximately two days before convicting Salvador Hernandez, 30, of McAllen, following a five-day trial.

The jury heard that on Aug. 27, 2016, authorities seized a load of c... More...
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United States of America v. Jesus Salgado Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois

Chicago, IL - Suburban Man Sentenced to 16 Years in Prison for Leading Chicago-Area Cell of International Drug Trafficking Organization

A federal judge in Chicago has sentenced a suburban man to 16 years in prison for leading a Chicago-area cell of an international drug trafficking organization.

JESUS SALGADO ran a stash house in Bensenville where heroin and cash from drug sales ... More...
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United States of America v. Vivian George Stewart Eastern District of Pennsylvania Federal Courthouse - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA - Jamaican citizen sentenced to 26 months in prison for re-entering U.S. after being deported three times

Vivian George Stewart, 49, who has used five aliases in his attempts to enter or remain in the United States, was sentenced May 16 to 26 months in prison for re-entering the country illegally.

Stewart had previously been convicted in 2006 of participating in ... More...
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STATE OF MISSOURI vs. EDWARD K. SHIGEMURA MISSOURI COURT OF APPEALS

Edward K. Shigemura (“Shigemura”) appeals from the trial court’s judgment following a jury verdict of guilty on four counts of possessing a controlled substance and one count of drug trafficking. On appeal, Shigemura raises three points. In his first two points, Shigemura contends the State presented insufficient evidence to support the jury’s verdict regarding the drug trafficking and the dru... More...   $0 (05-18-2018 - MO)

JAMES EDWARD CRIPPEN V. STATE OF ARKANSAS

A Crawford County jury convicted James Edward Crippen of trafficking
methamphetamine, possessing drug paraphernalia, and fleeing. He was sentenced by the
circuit court to twenty-five years’ imprisonment, five years’ imprisonment and a $5,000 fine,
and six years’ imprisonment, respectively, to run consecutively, for a total of thirty-six years.
In this no-merit appeal, Crippen’... More...
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STATE OF LOUISIANA VERSUS DEXTER ALLEN

On July 30, 2015, a Jefferson Parish Grand Jury indicted defendant, Dexter
Allen, on two counts of second degree murder (counts one and two), violations of
La. R.S. 14:30.1, and 21 counts of simple burglary (counts five through 23), in
violation of La. R.S. 14:62.1 Defendant pled not guilty at his arraignment on
September 11, 2015. On October 11, 2016, the matter proceeded to... More...
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STATE OF LOUISIANA VERSUS KEVIN M. PARNELL, JR. FIFTH CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEAL STATE OF LOUISIANA

On March 27, 2017, the Jefferson Parish District Attorney filed a bill of
information charging defendant and five co-defendants with multiple offenses.
Defendant was charged with armed robbery with a firearm in violation of La. R.S.
14:64.3(A) (count one); aggravated second degree battery with a dangerous
weapon, by intentionally inflicting serious bodily injury in violation o... More...
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United States of America v. Alejandro Llamas-Delgado District of Minnesota Federal Courthouse - Minneapolis, Minnesota

Minneapolis, MN - Major Twin Cities Drug Trafficker Sentenced To 25 Years In Prison

Alejandro Llamas-Delgado was one of the state’s biggest methamphetamine traffickers

United States Attorney Gregory G. Brooker today announced the sentencing of ALEJANDRO LLAMAS-DELGADO, 24, to 25 years in prison for methamphetamine and cocaine trafficking-related offenses. On December 20, 2017, LL... More...
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United States of America v. Daniel Lester Frye Northern District of Iowa Courthouse - Sioux City, Iowa

Sioux City, IA - Sioux City Man Sentenced To Prison For Possession Of Meth

Repeat Offender Caught After Fleeing From Law Enforcement

A man who fled from law enforcement, damaging crops and a fence, was sentenced May 17, 2018, to six years in federal prison.

Daniel Lester Frye, 45, from Sioux City, Iowa, received the prison term after a January 17, 2018, guilty plea to po... More...
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Rodney Sanchez Lopez v. The State of Texas Texas Eighth District Court of Appeals

Lopez was charged with possession with intent to deliver heroin (four grams or more, but
less than 200 grams).1 A jury found him guilty and Lopez was sentenced to fifteen years’
imprisonment. Lopez appeals his conviction based on the trial court’s denial of his (1) motion for
continuance of the trial, and (2) motion to suppress.
The Stop
On July 19, 2013, Trooper John Da... More...
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Allan McDowell v. The State of Texas Fifth Court of Appeals - Texas Courts

At trial, the State offered appellant’s written and signed plea of true and stipulation of
evidence to the allegations in the State’s motion to proceed to an adjudication of guilt on the first
robbery as well as appellant’s written and signed judicial confession and stipulation of evidence
to the second robbery allegation. The State asked the trial court to take judicial notice of ... More...
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Scott Greenberg v. The State of Texas COURT OF APPEALS SECOND DISTRICT OF TEXAS FORT WORTH

In exchange for a four-year prison sentence, Appellant pled guilty and
judicially confessed to possessing less than a gram of the controlled substance
25I-NBOMe, a state jail felony,2 and pled true to the enhancement allegations
elevating his sentence to that of a second-degree felony.3 See Tex. Health &
Safety Code Ann. §§ 481.1021, 481.1151(a)–(b)(1) (West 2017); Tex. Penal ... More...
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United States of America v. Tirrell Perry Thomas, et al. Western District of Michigan Federal Courthouse - Grand Rapids, Michigan

Grand Rapids, MI - 18 Defendants Sentenced In Bank Card Scheme

Tirrell Thomas, the Michigan leader of the scheme, sent to prison for 102 months

Tirrell Perry Thomas, the Michigan leader of a scheme to defraud Bank of America, was sentenced to 102 months (8.5 years) in federal prison as part of an ongoing multi-state investigation that has resulted in felony convictions for 18 par... More...
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United States of America v. Michael D. Bright, aka Groove and Emmanuel Thirkill, aka Hot Boy Middle District of Tennessee - Estes Kefauver Federal Courthouse Nashville, Tennessee

Nashville, TN - Two Nashville Men Receive Lengthy Prison Sentences For Violent Crime And Drug Offenses

In Separate Cases, Defendants Each Receive More Than 20 Years In Prison

Two Nashville, Tennessee men have been sentenced in U.S. District Court to more than 20 years in prison for committing crimes involving drugs and violence, announced U.S. Attorney Don Cochran of the Middle D... More...
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United States of America v. Timothy Harris Federal Courthouses - Eastern District of Kentucky - Lexington, Kentucky

Lexington, KY - Armed Heroin and Methamphetamine Trafficker in Pulaski County Sentenced to 480 Months

Timothy Harris, of Louisville, Ky., was sentenced on May 11, 2018 to 40 years in federal prison, by United States District Judge Danny C. Reeves, for conspiracy to distribute heroin and methamphetamine.

Between 2015 and 2016, Harris imported heroin and methamphetamine into Pulas... More...
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Elizabeth A. Clemons v. Norton Healthcare, Inc. Western District of Kentucky Federal Courthouse - Louisville, Kentucky

This appeal is the latest installment in an ERISA litigation
saga that has spanned almost ten years. At the risk of oversimplifying their case, the Plaintiff–
Retirees claim that Defendant Norton Healthcare, Inc. Retirement Plan (“Norton”) underpaid
them under the terms of the plan. The district court found that the plan was unambiguous in the
Retirees’ favor. We agree with the dis... More...
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Matthew Gary Richardson v. United States of America Eastern District of Tennessee - Federal Courthouse - Knoxville, Tennessee

Petitioner Matthew Richardson appeals the district
court’s denial of his 28 U.S.C. § 2255 motion to set aside his sentence, challenging his
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No. 17-5517 Richardson v. United States Page 2
designation as an armed career criminal under 18 U.S.C. § 924(e), the Armed Career Criminal
Act (“ACCA”). We AFFIRM.
I. BACKGROUND
In 2012, after attempting to sell a sawed-off shotgu... More...
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Lorenzo Emanuel v. The State of Texas

Around 5:00 a.m. on February 28, 2016, an inmate-related disturbance in
the Denton County Jail’s Special Housing Unit delayed distribution of the
inmates’ breakfast trays.2 When inmate Emanuel eventually received his tray, he
complained that his breakfast was cold and requested a “Johnny Sack”—an
alternative inmate meal that is served in a brown paper bag, usually containing a ... More...
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United States of America v. Marcus Reese Southern District of Mississippi - Federal Courthouse - Jackson, Mississippi

Jackson, MS - Jackson Man Pleads Guilty to Illegally Possessing a Firearm under Project EJECT

Marcus Reese, 38, of Jackson, pled guilty on May 10, 2018 before United States District Judge Daniel P. Jordan III, to being a felon in possession of a firearm.

On September 8, 2017, law enforcement attempted to execute a search warrant at Marcus Reese’s apartment on O’Bannon Street in J... More...
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United States of America v. Kenneth James Barfield Western District of Texas Federal Courthouse - Midland, Texas

Midland, TX - Midland Man Sentenced to 30 Years in Federal Prison for Methamphetamine Distribution

United States District Judge David Counts sentenced 27-year-old Kenneth James Barfield yesterday to 30 years in federal prison for distributing methamphetamine, announced United States Attorney John F. Bash; Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge Kyle Williamson; and, Midla... More...
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United States of America v. Michael Deon Thompson Norther District of Texas Courthouse - Abilene, Texas

Abilene, TX - Federal Jury Convicts Abilene Man on Drug Charges Related to Near-Fatal Heroin Overdose

Following a two-day trial before Senior U.S. District Judge Sam R. Cummings, a federal jury has convicted Michael Deon Thompson, 37, of Abilene, Texas, for his role in a heroin drug conspiracy resulting in serious bodily injury, announced U.S. Attorney Erin Nealy Cox of the Northern Distr... More...
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Rhonda Williams v. Mosaic Fertilizer, LLC Middle District of Florida Federal Courthouse - Tampa, Florida

In this toxic tort suit, Rhonda Williams appeals the District Court’s grant of summary judgment against her and in favor of Mosaic Fertilizer, LLC (“Mosaic”).
* Honorable Ursula Ungaro, United States District Judge for the Southern District of Florida, sitting by designation.
Case: 17-10894 Date Filed: 05/14/2018 Page: 1 of 22
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Ms. Williams alleged that toxic substances emitted fr... More...
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Jerry Edward Lanier v. State of Tennessee

ADyer County jury convicted the petitioner of two counts of selling more than 0.5 grams of cocaine in a drug-free zone for which he received an effective thirty-year sentence. This Court affirmed the petitioner’s convictions on direct appeal, and our Supreme Court denied his application for permission to appeal. State v. Jerry Edward Lanier, No. W2014-01840-CCA-R3-CD, 2015 WL 3397627, at *1 (Ten... More...   $0 (05-14-2018 - TN)

Demetrius Anderson v. State of Tennessee

On March 23, 2013, the Petitioner robbed two men, Richard Cooper and Willie Crawford, at gunpoint and took $60 and some marijuana. The victims called the police, and the Petitioner was apprehended after a short foot chase. In July 2013, the Petitioner was indicted for aggravated robbery and criminal attempt to commit aggravated robbery. On September 4, 2013, the trial court ordered the Petitione... More...   $0 (05-14-2018 - TN)

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