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United States of America v. Arthur Rathburn Eastern District of Michigan Federal Courthouse - Detroit, Michigan

Detroit, MI - Grosse Pointe Park Man Sentenced on Fraud Scheme Involving Distribution of Infectious Human Remains

A Grosse Pointe Park resident was sentenced on May 22, 2018 to 108 months in federal prison after having been convicted earlier this year by a jury on charges of wire fraud, transportation of hazardous material, and false statements in a scheme involving the distribution of bo... More...
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Gloria Bustillos v. El Paso County Hospital District, et al. Western District of Texas Federal Courthouse - El Paso, Texas

This case stems from a series of increasingly intrusive body searches performed by state medical staff during a border stop in El Paso, Texas. The district court dismissed Appellant’s claims based on qualified immunity, failure to allege a valid claim for county liability under § 1983, and failure to meet Texas state tort standards. We affirm.
BACKGROUND
I. The Search and Seizure
Appel... More...
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Tyanne Davenport v. Edward D. Jones & Company, L.P. Eastern District of Louisiana Federal Courthouse - New Orleans, Louisiana

Tyanne Davenport (“Davenport”) appeals the district court’s order granting summary judgment in favor of Edward Jones & Company, L.P. (“Edward Jones”), on Davenport’s two claims of quid pro quo sexual harassment under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e et seq. (“Title VII”), and her state law false light invasion of privacy claim. The district court dismissed Davenport’s c... More...   $0 (05-25-2018 - LA)

Damian Stinnie v. Richard D. Holcomb Western District of Virginia Federal Courthouse - Roanoke, Virginia

This case arises out of a constitutional challenge to Virginia Code § 46.2-395, pursuant to which anyone who fails to pay court costs or fines imposed after a conviction is subject to suspension of his or her driver’s license. Plaintiffs Damian Stinnie, Demetrice Moore, Robert Taylor, and Neil Russo owe court debts and, because of their inability to pay, have had their licenses suspended. They all... More...   $0 (05-24-2018 - VA)

United States of America v. Kahlil Shelton Western District of Pennsylvania Courthouse - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh, PA - Federal Jury Convicts Two Former Allegheny County Men on All Charges Related to Armed Robbery Spree and Shooting

After deliberating less than one-half hour, a federal jury found Kahlil Shelton guilty of five counts of violating federal narcotics, robbery, and firearm laws and Deron Howell guilty of eight counts of violating federal narcotics, robbery, and firearm laws.More...
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Professional Collection Consultants v. Robert M. Lujan

Professional Collection Consultants (PCC) filed this action to collect credit card
debt that Lujan incurred. The parties agree that if Delaware’s three-year statute of
limitations applies the action is time-barred, but that if California’s four-year statute
applies the case is timely filed. The trial court applied the Delaware statute, granting
summary judgment on statute of limita... More...
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State of Tennessee v. Kenneth Michael McIntosh

On November 5, 2013, a Knox County grand jury issued a presentment charging the defendant with sixteen counts of aggravated child abuse (Counts 1-6, 11-20) and two counts of child abuse (Counts 30-31). The charges stemmed from a series of incidents in which the defendant subjected the victims to physical abuse, prolonged periods of confinement, and restraint with handcuffs. The presentment also c... More...   $0 (05-22-2018 - TN)

State of Tennessee v. Pamela Moses

On April 29, 2015, Defendant entered guilty pleas to theft of merchandise valued at less than $500, tampering with or fabricating evidence, forgery, perjury on an official document, stalking of a judge, and escape from misdemeanor incarceration. See State v. Pamela Moses, No. W2015-01240-CCA-R3-CD, 2016 WL 4706707, at *2 (Tenn. Crim. App. Sept. 6, 2016), perm. app. denied (Tenn. Jan. 23, 2017). ... More...   $0 (05-22-2018 - TN)

United States of America v. Alexander Ciccolo, a/k/a, "Ali Al Amriki" District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, MA - Massachusetts Man Pleads Guilty to Terrorism Charges

Alexander Ciccolo, aka, Ali Al Amriki, 25, of Adams, Massachusetts, pleaded guilty today in connection with a plot to engage in terrorist activity inspired by and in the name of the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS or ISIL), a designated foreign terrorist organization. Ciccolo pleaded guilty to one count of attempti... More...
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Nathan Chaleunsak v. State of Tennessee

The Petitioner and a co-defendant forced their way in to the residence of the victim, Mr. Eric Torres, and robbed him at gunpoint. Mr. Torres later identified the Petitioner in a photographic lineup. After leaving Mr. Torres’ residence, the Petitioner and the co-defendant went next door to Amkha Vetvong’s residence. The Petitioner and
the co-defendant attempted to force open the front door, ... More...
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Frederick Wendell Thomas v. State of Tennessee

The Shelby County Grand Jury charged the petitioner with one count each of first degree premeditated murder and employing a firearm during the commission of a dangerous felony. Following a jury trial, the petitioner was convicted as charged of first degree murder. The trial court imposed a sentence of life imprisonment and dismissed the firearm charge. This court affirmed the conviction and sen... More...   $0 (05-22-2018 - TN)

United States of America v. Oscar Montoya District of Connecticut Federal Courthouse - New Haven, Connecticut

New Haven, CT - Windsor Locks Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Drug Trafficking and Money Laundering Offenses

Oscar Montoya, 62, of Windsor Locks, pleaded guilty on May 21, 2018 before U.S. District Judge Jeffrey A. Meyer in New Haven to drug trafficking and money laundering offenses related to the distribution of heroin and various prescription medications.

According to court docume... More...
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United States of America v. Sergio Neftali Mejia-Duarte United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida - Miami, Florida

Miami, FL - Honduran Drug Kingpin Sentenced to Life in Prison

Honduran national Sergio Neftali Mejia-Duarte was sentenced today to life in prison for his involvement in a large-scale international narcotics transportation organization.

On Jan. 9, a Miami jury found Mejia-Duarte, 41, guilty of conspiring to distribute over five kilograms of cocaine with the knowledge that the coca... More...
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STATE OF OHIO - vs - JUSTIN HAWKINS

At approximately 3:00 a.m. on May 20, 2016, Patrolman Jeffery Heinz, a 14
year veteran police officer with the city of Washington Court House, was finishing up a traffic
stop on Draper Street when a black GMC SUV driven by appellant passed his patrol car.
Heinz's onboard license plate reader captured the license plate of the vehicle, and Heinz ran
the license plate number thro... More...
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STATE OF OHIO - vs - WILLIAM TELL, III

Defendant-appellant, William Tell, III, appeals his conviction and sentence
for Rape, following a jury trial in the Portage County Court of Common Pleas. The
issues before this court are whether victim impact evidence is admissible in a trial for
Rape where the determinative issue is whether the sexual intercourse between the
defendant and the victim was consensual or coerced;... More...
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STATE OF OHIO - vs - GREGORY ALLEN CARROLL, a.k.a. GREGERY A. CARROLL

Appellant, Gregory Allen Carroll, a.k.a. Gregery A. Carroll, appeals from
the May 5, 2017 judgments of the Ashtabula County Court of Common Pleas,
sentencing him for robbery, theft from a person in a protected class, theft, and forgery
following a bench trial. On appeal, appellant raises issues involving ineffective
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assistance of counsel, admissibility of evidence, and ... More...
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State of Ohio v. Shaniece M. Cox

On January 16, 2015, a Franklin County Grand Jury charged Cox and a codefendant, Kareem Jones, with possession of heroin and tampering with evidence. (Jan. 16, 2015 Indictment.) The indictment included a one-year firearm specification for the possession charge. Id. {¶ 3} The defense filed motions to suppress on December 1, 2015 and May 19, 2017 seeking exclusion of statements made by Cox to pol... More...   $0 (05-21-2018 - OH)

State of Ohio v. Anthony Smith COURT OF APPEALS OF OHIO

On April 13, 2016, appellant was indicted on one count each of aggravated burglary, rape, and kidnapping. On August 7, 2017, the case proceeded to a jury trial. As relevant to this appeal, the following evidence was presented.

On July 20, 1996, the victim, J.W., was alone at home with her two-year old daughter. J.W. and her daughter were sleeping in the same bed when J.W. was awoken b... More...
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STATE OF OHIO vs. DOUGLAS C. SHINE, JR.

Appellant Douglas C. Shine, Jr. (“appellant”) appeals from his convictions for
multiple counts of aggravated murder, murder, felonious assault, and other offenses in
connection with four shootings. Appellant assigns 21 errors for our review.1 Having reviewed
the record and pertinent law, we affirm the decision of the trial court. The apposite facts follow.
{¶2} Following a s... More...
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State of Ohio v. Robert J. Cowdrey

Appellant, Robert J. Cowdrey, sets forth the following three assignments of
error:
I. The court erred in denying the motion to suppress.
II. The court erred in denying the motion for acquittal.
III. The court erred in sentencing defendant to the maximum prison
term.
{¶ 3} The following undisputed facts are relevant to this appeal. In 2016,
appellant, a 52-... More...
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United States of America v. Isabel Kesari Gervais Northern District of Alabama Federal Courthouse - Birmingham, Alabama

Birmingham, AL - Claimed Naturopathic Doctor Sentenced to 75 months

A federal judge on May 15, 2018 sentenced a woman who falsely claimed to be a naturopathic doctor to 75 months for defrauding patients at a Hoover clinic in 2015.

U.S. District Judge Madeline Hughes Haikala sentenced ISABEL KESARI GERVAIS, 61, on one count of wire fraud affecting a financial institution, one coun... More...
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United States of America v. Dawn Anderson, a/k/a "Prestige" Northern District of Georgia Federal Courthouse - Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta, GA - Federal firearms dealer and her employee sentenced for selling guns to felons

Dawn Anderson, a/k/a “Prestige,” a federally licensed firearms dealer in Atlanta, doing business as Distincvision, LLC, a/k/a “Liquidation Outlet Center,” was sentenced on May 16, 2018 for making false entries in the records required to be kept by federal firearms dealers. Shawn Lewis, an employee... More...
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STATE OF OHIO v. Ronald Roberson

In our prior decision, we summarized the facts that supported Roberson’s
five criminal convictions. Roberson I, ¶ 4-34. The only facts that are relevant to the
assignment of error before us now are those relating to the August 27, 2015 incident,
which supported two of Roberson’s convictions: aggravated burglary and rape. The
relevant facts are these:
Roberson met C.G... More...
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United States of America v. Michael Holt District of New Hampshire Federal Courthouse - Concord, New Hampshire

Corcord, NH - Massachusetts Man Sentenced to 25 Years for Buying Explosives and Firearms with Intent to Murder Federal Judge, Former AG, and Ex-Wife's Husband

Edward McLarnon, 69, of Malden, Massachusetts, was sentenced to serve 25 years in federal prison for receiving firearms with intent to commit murder and other related charges.

After a six-day trial, McLarnon was... More...
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Patricia Theriault v. Genesis Healthcare, LLC District of Maine Federal Courthouse - Portland, Maine

Plaintiff-appellant Patricia
Theriault bills this case as one in which the district court
ignored the teachings of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court (known
in its appellate capacity as the Law Court) and improperly relied
on the McDonnell Douglas framework, see McDonnell Douglas Corp. v.
Green, 411 U.S. 792 (1973), when granting her employer's motion
for summary judgment. At... More...
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