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United States of America v. Tyler Barriss, Casey Viner and Shan Gaskill District of Kansas Federal Courthouse - Wichita, Kansas

Wichita, KS - Federal Charges Filed In Deadly Wichita Swatting Case

A federal indictment unsealed here today charges three men in a “swatting” incident where false reports to police and emergency services set off a chain of events that led to a Wichita man being shot and killed, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said.

The indictment alleges the defendants are responsible for hoax ... More...
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United States of America v. Paulo Cesar Montenegro Arevalo Eastern District of Virginia Federal Courthouse - Richmond, Virginia

Richmond, VA - Guatemalan Man Pleads Guilty to Cocaine Distribution Conspiracy

A Guatemalan citizen pleaded guilty on May 23, 2018 to conspiring to distribute over five kilograms of cocaine knowing and intending that it would be unlawfully imported into the United States.

According to court documents, Paulo Cesar Montenegro Arevalo, 41, was a member of a large-scale internationa... More...
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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)

Forrest Huff v. Securitas Security Services USA, Inc.

This case presents the question of whether a plaintiff who brings a representative
action under the Private Attorneys General Act of 2004 (PAGA; Lab. Code, § 2698,
et seq.) may seek penalties not only for the Labor Code violation that affected him or her,
but also for different violations that affected other employees. The trial court granted
plaintiff Forrest Huff a new trial, rea... More...
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United States of America v. Johnnie Gresham Middle District of Pennsylvania Federal Courthouse - Scranton, Pennsylvania

Scranton, PA - West Virginia Man Guilty Of Producing Child Pornography

Johnnie Gresham, age 39, of Charleston, West Virginia, pleaded guilty on May 17, 2018, before U.S. District Court Judge Robert D. Mariani, to producing and attempting to produce child pornography.

According to United States Attorney David J. Freed, Gresham admitted that he persuaded a minor to take and forward... More...
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United States of America v. Derek Pelker Middle District of Pennsylvania Federal Courthouse - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Harrisburg, PA - Wernersville Man Convicted Of Bank Robberies In York, Lebanon, And Berks Counties

Derek Pelker, age 28, of Wernersville, Pennsylvania, was convicted on May 18, 2018, by a jury on four counts of armed bank robbery, four counts of conspiracy to commit armed bank robbery, two counts of brandishing a firearm in relation to a crime of violence; and, two counts of possession of... More...
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PRESSLEY BERNARD ALSTON vs. STATE OF FLORIDA / PRESSLEY BERNARD ALSTON vs. JULIE L. JONES, etc.

We have for review Pressley Bernard Alston’s appeal of the circuit court’s
order denying Alston’s motion filed pursuant to Florida Rule of Criminal
Procedure 3.851 and Alston’s petition for a writ of habeas corpus. We have
jurisdiction. See art. V, § 3(b)(1), (9) Fla. Const. We withdraw the opinion issued
on January 22, 2018, and substitute this opinion in its place.
... More...
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STATE OF FLORIDA vs. JASON DIRK WALTON / JASON DIRK WALTON vs. JULIE L. JONES, etc.

Walton was convicted and sentenced to death for the execution-style
murders of three individuals that occurred during the commission of a robbery and
burglary. Walton v. Dugger (Walton IV), 634 So. 2d 1059, 1060 (Fla. 1993).
On direct appeal, this Court affirmed the convictions but vacated the death sentences because the trial court failed to afford Walton an opportunity to confr... More...
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William Casey v. State of Tennessee

The 2011 convictions in this case stem from the conduct of the Petitioner against the victim in 1979 and 1980 while the then-juvenile victim was attending a school associated with the church where the Petitioner was the head priest. The evidence presented at trial established that the Petitioner engaged in sexual acts with the victim on three separate occasions when the victim was thirteen and fo... More...   $0 (05-22-2018 - TN)

State of Tennessee v. Curtis Morris

On January 8, 2013, a Shelby County grand jury returned indictment No. 1300001, charging the defendant with first-degree murder during the perpetration of aggravated child abuse, first-degree murder during the perpetration of aggravated child neglect, aggravated child abuse of a child eight years of age or less, and aggravated child neglect of a child eight years of age or less. The victim in the... More...   $0 (05-22-2018 - TN)

State of Tennessee v. Ashley N. Menke Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals

The Sumner County Grand Jury issued a nine-count indictment in Case No. 925CR-2015 charging Ashley N. Menke, the Defendant, with two counts of Class A misdemeanor theft of property (Counts 1 and 2), one count of Class E felony forgery of a check (Count 3), one count of Class C felony theft of property (Count 4), one count of Class E felony forgery of a document (Count 5), one count of Class E felo... More...   $0 (05-22-2018 - TN)

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)

COMMONWEALTH vs. TYRIEK BROWN Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court

The primary issue presented in this appeal is
whether the Commonwealth is required to prove a defendant knows
that a firearm in his or her possession is loaded in order to be
convicted of unlawful possession of a loaded firearm under G. L.

After police officers discovered a loaded firearm in the
rear console of a vehicle driven by the defendant, he was
charged ... More...
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State of Ohio v. Tyrik M. McDonald-Glasco

By indictment filed October 13, 2016, plaintiff-appellee, State of Ohio, charged McDonald-Glasco with one count of murder in violation of R.C. 2903.02, an unspecified felony; one count of felony murder in violation of R.C. 2903.02, an unspecified felony; and one count of intimidation of a witness in a criminal case in violation of R.C. 2921.04, a third-degree felony. Both murder charges carried a... More...   $0 (05-21-2018 - OH)

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 vs. KAREEM WALTON

The instant matter arose from a July 9, 2016 incident during which appellant crashed
his vehicle into a tree in the Glenville neighborhood on Cleveland’s east side. Five victims
were injured during the crash, and three of the five victims died from the injuries they sustained.
{¶3} On July 26, 2016, in Cuyahoga C.P. No. CR-16-607989-A, appellant was indicted
with three count... More...
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State of Ohio v. Devantee Osley

On October 20, 2016, the Lucas County Grand Jury indicted appellant on
one count of murder in violation of R.C. 2903.02(A), and, in the alternative, one count of
murder in violation of R.C. 2903.02(B), both with firearm specifications under R.C.
2941.145. The charges were based on an incident wherein appellant agreed to meet and
fight the victim. After the parties arrived, ap... More...
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State of Ohio v. Jesse Perez

During visitation hours at an Ohio correctional facility, appellant and
another inmate (the victim) got into an altercation. Appellant’s two children and their
mother were visiting appellant; and the victim’s mother was visiting the victim. Both
inmates were behind a barrier, which separates visitors from inmates.
{¶ 4} Appellant’s children, both toddlers at that time, got r... More...
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United States of America v. Effingham Health System Southern District of Georgia Federal Courthouse - Savannah, Georgia

Savannah, GA - Southern District Of Georgia Announces Largest Hospital Drug Diversion Civil Penalty Settlement in U.S. History

In the nation’s largest settlement of its kind involving allegations of drug diversion at a hospital, Effingham Health System has agreed to pay the United States $4.1 million to resolve allegations that Effingham Health System failed to provide effective controls ... More...
   $4100000 (05-21-2018 - GA)

STATE OF Ohio v. DWAYNE D. COLEMAN COURT OF APPEALS OF OHIO

Dwayne D. Coleman appeals from a judgment of the Dayton Municipal Court,
which found him guilty of assault, a misdemeanor. The trial court sentenced him to 180
days in jail; he received jail time credit of 12 days, and the balance of the sentence was
suspended. The court placed him on non-reporting community control and ordered him
not to return to the store where the inciden... More...
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THE STATE OF OHIO v. MYERS

The case was tried to a jury. Much of the account of what happened came from Myers’s friend and codefendant Timothy Mosley. According to Mosley, he and Myers began to concoct their scheme on January 27, 2014. That morning, Myers, who had just slept through the start of a new job, woke up Mosley
and asked him if he “wanted to make some money.” When Mosley said he did, Myers suggested that ... More...
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United States of America v. Scott Richard Lange Amy R. Bailey District of New Mexico Federal Courthouse - Las Cruces, New Mexico

Las Cruces, NM - Arizona Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Drug Trafficking Charges in New Mexico

Charges Arise out of Four-Pound Methamphetamine Seizure during Traffic Stop by Las Cruces Police Department

Scott Richard Lange, 55, of Phoenix, Ariz., pled guilty today in federal court in Las Cruces, N.M., to methamphetamine trafficking charges.

Officers of the Las Cruces Polic... More...
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State of Wisconsin v. Shaun M. Sanders

Sanders raises a single issue for our review: do
circuit courts possess statutory competency3 to proceed in
criminal matters when the adult defendant was charged for
conduct he committed before his tenth birthday?
¶3 We hold that circuit courts possess statutory
competency to proceed in criminal matters when the adult
defendant was charged for conduct he committed ... More...
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State of Wisconsin v. DeAnthony K. Muldrow

A defendant who enters a
guilty plea waives numerous constitutional rights. State v.
Bangert, 131 Wis. 2d 246, 270, 389 N.W.2d 12 (1986).
Accordingly, "[u]nder the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth
Amendment to the United States Constitution,[1] a defendant's
1 The Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the U... More...
   $0 (05-19-2018 - WI)

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