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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. 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. 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. 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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Jesus Lazaro Collar v. Abalux, Inc. and Juan D. Cabral United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida - Miami, Florida Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Jesus Collar appeals the summary judgment in favor of his former employer, Abalux, Inc., and its owner, Juan Cabral, and against Collar’s complaint for unpaid overtime compensation under the Fair Labor Standards Act. See 29 U.S.C. § 207(a). The district court ruled that Collar’s employment in 2015 was not covered under the Act because Abalux had less than $500,000 in annual gross sales. See id. § ... More...   $0 (07-21-2018 - FL)

Patrick Lafferty v. Wells fargo Bank, N.A.

This is the third appeal that comes to us in this case, which arises out of Patrick
and Mary Lafferty’s purchase of a defective motor home from Geweke Auto & RV
Group (Geweke) with an installment loan funded by Wells Fargo Bank, N.A (Wells
Fargo).
In Lafferty v. Wells Fargo Bank (2013) 213 Cal.App.4th 545 (Lafferty I), this
court affirmed in part and reversed in part the actio... 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 -vs- WALTER RENZ

In the summer of 2015, appellant and his girlfriend, Linda Buckner, were the
next-door neighbors of Patsy Hudson, who lived alone at 284 Spring Street in Mansfield,
Ohio. Hudson, then in her early sixties and on disability, was known to rescue and take
care of a large number of cats in or around her house. Her adult son, Lonnie Clevenger,
drove trucks for a living, but he peri... More...
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United States of America v. Christopher Paul Kelly District of Colorado Federal Courthouse - Denver, Colorado Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Denver, CO - Denver Business Owner Sentenced For Tax Evasion

Christopher Paul Kelly, age 52, of Colorado Springs, Colorado was sentenced on July 13, 2018 by U.S. District Court Judge William J. Martinez to serve 20 months in federal prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release for tax evasion, announced United States Attorney Bob Troyer and IRS – Criminal Investigation Special Agent ... More...
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STATE OF OHIO v. CHRISTOPHER C. REMY

The State’s evidence at trial established the following facts. {¶ 4} In November 2012, Remy, who was then 24 years old, met his wife, Tamara; he moved in with her the following month. The two married in March 2013 and resided in the top half of a duplex in Springfield, Ohio. Tamara has three daughters from a prior relationship: D.C., J.C., and K.C. The girls were six, four, and almost three... More...   $0 (07-20-2018 - OH)

United States of America v. Fidal Abdeljawad District of New Mexico Federal Courthouse - Albuquerque, New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM - Albuquerque Man Sentenced to Eleven Years for Synthetic Cannabinoid Trafficking Conviction

Fidal Abdeljawad, 51, of Albuquerque, N.M., was sentenced on July 19. 2018 in federal court to 132 months of imprisonment for his conviction on synthetic cannabinoids trafficking charges. Abdeljawad will be on supervised release for three years after completing his prison sentence... More...
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United States of America v. Dr. Firoz Patka Southern District of Georgia Federal Courthouse - Savannah, Georgia

Savannah, GA - Court Orders Largest Diversion Civil Penalty against a Physician in Southern District Of Georgia History

The United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia entered a default judgment against Dr. Firoz Patka, of Martinez, Georgia, totaling $1.2 million. In May 2017, the United States filed a complaint against Dr. Patka for violations of the Controlled Sub... More...
   $1200000 (07-19-2018 - GA)

James Tran v. State of Indiana

James Tran was charged with ten counts of child molesting for the molestation
of three of his adopted daughters. At his trial on these charges, text messages
from the cell phone belonging to his wife were admitted over his objection. A
jury found Tran guilty as charged. The trial court imposed an aggregate sixty
four-year sentence. This appeal ensued.
Discussion and Dec... More...
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Gary Clark v. Robert Colbert

This case involves an encounter between law enforcement and a
schizophrenic individual suffering a psychotic episode. Officers from the
Wagoner County Sheriff’s Department responded to a call from Gary Clark’s
brother, who was having troubling restraining him. The Sheriff’s Department, in
turn, requested help from the neighboring Broken Arrow Police Department. The
Broken Arrow... More...
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State of Iowa v. Michael Shawn Ball Enticing a minor, supplying alcohol to a minor, indecent exposure, and invasion of privacy.

A.G. was born in October 2000 and the acts she alleged to have occurred
were in and around May 2014. At the time, A.G. lived in Dubuque near L.B., who
lived with her father, Michael Ball,1 and her mother, Beth Ball. A.G. testified she
and L.B. “were like sisters” and they hung out together almost every day.
During the time at issue, A.G. had a personal cell phone with ov... More...
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NATHANIEL YANCEY JR. vs. STATE OF IOWA

On November 25, 2011, an altercation occurred in the parking lot at Valley
West Mall in Des Moines. Witnesses heard gun shots and saw a person firing a
gun. One witness reported the incident to the West Des Moines Police and later
identified Yancey as the shooter in a photo array. Another witness identified the
shooter by race. Another witness provided the police with a lic... More...
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United States of America v. Terry J. Hanson, Jr. District of Nevada Federal Courthouse - Reno, Nevada Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Reno, NV - Winnemucca Felon Pleads Guilty To Possession Of An Explosive

A felon pleaded guilty on July 11, 2018 to possession of an explosive device at his residence in Winnemucca, Nevada.

Terry J. Hanson Jr., 36, pleaded guilty to one count of felon in possession of an explosive. He was arrested and indicted in May of this year. United States Judge Larry R. Hicks accepted the gu... More...
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United States of America v. Raul Efrain Lopez, Jr. District of Idaho Federal Courthouse - Boise, Idaho Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Boise, ID - Nampa Man Sentenced to Prison on Federal Gun Charge

Raul Efrain Lopez Jr., 36, of Nampa, was sentenced on July 11, 2018 to 92 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for unlawful possession of a firearm, U.S. Attorney Bart M. Davis announced. Lopez was sentenced by Senior U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge at the federal courthouse in Boise. A federal... More...
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United States of America v. Monte Robin Kaija District of Oregon Federal Courthouse - Portland, Oregon

Portland, OR - Oregon Man Sentenced to 70 Months in Federal Prison for Detonating Explosive Device in Fred Meyer Store

Monte Robin Kaija, Jr., 47, of Portland, was sentenced on July 16, 2018 to 70 months in federal prison for detonating a small explosive device at a Fred Meyer store in Southeast Portland, and later possessing a homemade metal pipe bomb.

According to court documen... More...
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STATE OF OHIO v. NICHOLAS CHEEK, JR.,

On July 11, 2017, Cheek was charged with one count of domestic
violence, in violation of R.C. 2919.25(A) and (D)(3), a felony of the fourth degree.
The indictment included Cheek’s previous conviction of domestic violence on
December 10, 2003, in the Champaign County Common Pleas Court Case No.
2003CR141 (Doc 4), which enhanced his charge to a felony four.
{¶3} At his a... More...
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Jeremy Fletchall v. State of Indiana

On August 23, 2013, the State charged Fletchall with three Counts of Class B
felony dealing in a narcotic drug and two Counts of Class B felony dealing in a
schedule II controlled substance in Cause No. 34D01-1308-FB-643 (FB-643).
One Count of Class B felony dealing in a schedule II controlled substance was
later dismissed. On January 7, 2015, while Fletchall was out on bond ... 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. Mark Gibbons Northern District of Iowa Federal Courthouse - Cedar Rapids, Iowa Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Cedar Rapids, IA - Man Sentenced for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Felon and Meth User
Defendant was in possession of a stolen firearm, and drug paraphernalia

A felon and unlawful user of methamphetamine who possessed a stolen firearm was sentenced on July 12, 2018, to more than 5 years in federal prison.

Gibbons, 30, from Sanborn, Iowa, received the prison term after... More...
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Calvin Fletcher, Sr. v. Joseph Tomlinson Eastern District of Missouri Federal Courthouse - St. Louis, Missouri

St. Louis Police Department (SLPD) Officers Nicholas Martorano and John
Moton appeal from the district court’s judgment, 1 entered upon a jury verdict, finding
that they used excessive force in their apprehension and arrest of Calvin Fletcher and
awarding damages to Fletcher totaling $600,000. They raise three issues on appeal:
(1) the district court erred in allowing Fletcher to r... More...
   $0 (07-18-2018 - MO)

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