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United States of America v. Akintayo Bolorunduro Western District of Pennsylvania Courthouse - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh, PA - Atlanta Man Sentenced to 5+ Years in Prison for Role in a Money Laundering Conspiracy

A resident of Atlanta, Georgia, has been sentenced in federal court to 63 months in prison on his conviction of money laundering conspiracy, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

United States District Judge Arthur J. Schwab imposed the sentence on Akintayo Bolo... More...
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Debbie Williams, et al. v. Affinion Group, LLC, et al. Southern District of New York - New York, New York

The post‐transaction marketing employed by Trilegiant and its e‐merchant
partners functions as follows. Online merchants such as Buy.com, Inc. and
Priceline.com, Inc. enter into an arrangement with Trilegiant to permit the
advertisement of membership club programs to their customers. In the course
of completing a transaction, a link, banner, or webpage appears on theMore...
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Mark Burns v. Daniel P. Martuscello, Jr., et al. Northern District of New York Federal Courthouse - Syracuse, NY

12 Plaintiff‐Appellant Mark Burns appeals from a February 10, 2015 decision
13 and order of the United States District Court for the Northern District of New
14 York (Kahn, J.), adopting the report‐recommendation of the magistrate judge
15 (Hummel, M.J.) in its entirety, and granting summary judgment to defendants.
16 Burns brought several Section 1983 claims, alleging ... More...
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Bryan Blue v. California Office of the Inspector General

This appeal challenges the trial court’s partial denial of a special motion to strike
pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure section 425.16, the anti-SLAPP statute,1 directed

1 Undesignated statutory references are to the Code of Civil Procedure. SLAPP is
an acronym for “strategic lawsuit against public participation.”
2
at causes of action arising out of the manner in which... More...
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STATE OF OHIO v. DEONTAE HOWARD

In the spring of 2014, when he was 17 years old,1 Howard was charged as
a juvenile delinquent in the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas, Juvenile
Division, for conduct that would amount to second-degree-felony robbery if committed by
an adult. The charges arose after it was alleged that Howard took part in a version of
the “knock out game” that had recently been sensation... More...
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STATE OF ARIZONA v. VINCENT JOSEPH GUARINO

To secure membership in the Aryan Brotherhood, a criminal gang, Defendant Vincent Guarino (“Guarino”) sought to murder Chad Rowe. Accompanied by his brother Frank Guarino (“Frank”), Guarino went to a home in north Phoenix. Guarino entered, found Chad, and brought him out at gunpoint. The three men drove away in a truck. Chad’s body was later found in a residential street. He had been stabbed ... More...   $0 (05-13-2018 - AZ)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. IOURI MIKHEL and UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. JURIJUS KADAMOVAS

Defendants are foreign nationals under the Hostage Taking Act: Mikhel is Russian, and Kadamovas is Lithuanian. Both lived in Los Angeles, California, during the events underlying this case. Defendants were assisted at various times by coconspirators Petro Krylov, Ainar Altmanis, Aleksejus Markovskis, and Natalya Solovyeva. Altmanis, Markovskis, and Solovyeva all pleaded guilty and
UNITED STA... More...
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United States of America v. Roger Bellanger District of Maine Federal Courthouse - Bangor, Maine

In today's story of why it's
generally not a good idea to orchestrate and then participate in
an illegal narcotics distribution ring, meet Roger Belanger of
Corinna, Maine. Belanger was indicted on one count of conspiracy
to distribute and possess with intent to distribute five kilograms
or more of cocaine and an unspecified amount of oxycodone, in
violation of 21 U.S.C. §§... More...
   $0 (05-13-2018 - ME)

DANNY SNAPP v. UNITED TRANSPORTATION UNION and BURLINGTON NORTHERN SANTA FE RAILWAY COMPANY

Snapp worked for BNSF from 1971 through 1999. He rose through the ranks, becoming a Division Trainmaster in 1986. Due to tiredness and low energy, he went to a doctor in 1994. He was diagnosed with sleep apnea and had surgeries in 1996 and 1998 in unsuccessful attempts to correct his condition. In 1999, BNSF received a report from Snapp’s physician. Snapp’s supervisor told Snapp he did not bel... More...   $0 (05-12-2018 - WA)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. ROGER BELANGER United States Court of Appeals For the First Circuit

In today's story of why it's
generally not a good idea to orchestrate and then participate in
an illegal narcotics distribution ring, meet Roger Belanger of
Corinna, Maine. Belanger was indicted on one count of conspiracy
to distribute and possess with intent to distribute five kilograms
or more of cocaine and an unspecified amount of oxycodone, in
violation of 21 U.... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. KELLY J. POLZIN

On July 13, 2015, the State charged Polzin with possession of methamphetamine, criminal use of explosives, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia. As per a plea agreement, Polzin pled guilty to possession of methamphetamine and possession of marijuana on November 4, 2016. The district court found the plea was freely, voluntarily, and intelligently made and found Polzin guilt... More...   $0 (05-12-2018 - KS)

STATE OF KANSAS v. CARL M. BURRIS

Carl M. Burris was convicted of aiding and abetting possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance. He appeals and alleges the State committed prosecutorial error. He also appeals the district court's assessment of Board of Indigents' Defense Services (BIDS) fees without considering his financial resources.

On August 24, 2016, Ronnie Gosson called the Clay County Sheriff... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. LESLIE D. PRUITT

On the evening of March 6, 2015, David Simonton drove a semitrailer truck to a local Sam's Club to make a delivery. His cousin, Craig Wolfe, accompanied him on the delivery. Upon detaching the trailer, the two men planned "[t]o find a club [and] get some weed" that evening. Simonton drove the cab to a nearby Walmart and purchased a small quantity of marijuana from some individuals. Simonton then e... More...   $0 (05-12-2018 - KS)

United States of America v. Juan Manuel Bautista Arias District of Rhode Island Federal Courthouse - Providence, Rhode Island

Providence, RI - Illegal Alien Pleads Guilty to Trafficking Fentanyl Laced Heroin, Illegal Reentry

A Dominican national who had previously been convicted in federal court in Boston in 1998 for trafficking cocaine, sentenced to 72 months in federal prison and ordered deported, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Providence on May 11, 2018 to reentering the county illegally and conspir... More...
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Luke Gonzalez v. The State of Texas

Gonzalez was charged by indictment with burglary of a habitation with the intent to
commit aggravated assault, a first-degree felony. See id. § 30.02(a)(1) (West, Westlaw
through 2017 1st C.S.). At trial the State put on testimony from the homeowner Joanna
Villapando and the complainant of the aggravated assault, Rueben Granado.
Villapando testified that Gonzalez is her daug... More...
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William Walley v. The State of Texas

The State charged Appellant with two counts of aggravated sexual assault against K.C.1 The indictment alleged that Appellant intentionally and knowingly caused the penetration of (1) the sexual organ of K.C., a person who was then and there a disabled individual, by the defendant’s sexual organ, without the consent of K.C., and (2) the mouth of K.C., a person who was then and there a disabled indi... More...   $0 (05-11-2018 - TX)

David Grantham v. The State of Texas Tenth Court-Appeals

David Grantham appeals from a conviction for the offense of engaging in
organized criminal activity, for which he was sentenced to twenty-seven (27) years in
prison after pleading true to two enhancements. TEX. PENAL CODE ANN. §§ 71.02, 12.42(d)
(West 2011). Grantham complains that his plea was not voluntary because he was not
properly admonished on the appropriate range of p... More...
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Hamed Mateen Samadi v. The State of Texas

On December 13, 2013, Samadi pleaded guilty to both of the charged offenses without an
agreement as to punishment. The trial court deferred an adjudication of guilt and placed Samadi
on community supervision for a period of five years on each offense. The State subsequently filed
a motion to adjudicate, followed by two amended motions to adjudicate, in each case alleging
Sama... More...
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Jared Michael Nash v. The State of Texas

At the beginning of the guilt/innocence phase of a bench trial, defense counsel asked the
trial court to carry his motion to suppress with the trial. After granting the request, the trial court
then heard evidence from the two complainants, the complainants’ neighbor, and four San Antonio
Police Department law enforcement officers.
On the date of the alleged offense, the two ... More...
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Frances Dehoyos v. Golden Manor Apartments COURT OF APPEALS OF INDIANA

Golden Manor is a senior citizen living facility located in Hammond, Indiana.
During the winter of 2013, Golden Manor’s maintenance staff would generally
arrive at work at 8:00 a.m. to inspect the parking lot and sidewalk for ice and
snow. In its response to Dehoyos’ interrogatories, Golden Manor indicated
that its policy was to have staff also apply salt to sidewalks as need... More...
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United States of America v. Ryan S. Lin District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, MA - Massachusetts Man Pleads Guilty to 25 Offenses Associated with Cyberstalking Former Housemate and Others

A Newton, Massachusetts man, who was charged with conducting an extensive cyberstalking campaign against his former housemate, her family members, co-workers, friends, and others, pleaded guilty on May 9, 2018 in federal court in Boston to all charges in a 25-count Informa... More...
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Jerold W. Leatherman v. State of Indiana

On February 27, 2017, Sergeant Justin Dodd (“Sgt. Dodd”) of the Bedford
Police Department and Detective Chris Roberts (“Det. Roberts”) of the
Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department were investigating a tip regarding
possible drug dealing and prostitution near Frank Street in Mitchell, Indiana.
While patrolling the area in an unmarked vehicle, the two officers saw
... More...
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State of Tennessee v. Bryant Williamson

On January 11, 2013, the Defendant1 was standing at his front door, arguing with Jeremy Jones, when he pulled out his gun and shot at Jeremy Jones. The Defendant’s shot missed its intended victim and instead struck and killed the actual victim who was standing in her driveway across the cove. Several eyewitnesses testified that the Defendant and Jones had been fighting in the days prior to the s... More...   $0 (05-09-2018 - TN)

State of Tennessee v. Patrick Jayson Reeners Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals

On April 21, 2016, the Defendant pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct, a Class C misdemeanor, public intoxication, a C misdemeanor, (Case 729-2015) and telephone harassment, a Class A misdemeanor (Case 806-2015). The trial court reviewed the offenses for which the Defendant was entering guilty pleas and the agreed-upon sentences. The Defendant confirmed his understanding of the plea agreement. ... More...   $0 (05-09-2018 - TN)

United States of America v. Lonnie Eugene Lillard Western District of Washington Federal Courthouse - Seattle, Washington

Seattle, WA - ‘Incorrigible’ Defendant Responsible for $7.5 Million Bank Fraud Scheme Sentenced to more than 16 Years in Prison

Defendant Finished Last Federal Sentence and Immediately Returned to Fraud Activity on a Bigger Scale

A Seattle man with a lengthy history of bank fraud was sentenced on May 4, 2018 in U.S. District Court in Seattle to 196 months in prison and ... More...
   $0 (05-09-2018 - WA)

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