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STATE OF IOWA vs. RYAN BARNHARDT Barnhardt Sentenced to 205 Years in Prison

Ryan Barnhardt appeals from the judgment and sentence entered following
his convictions on ten counts of sexual abuse, which the State brought against him
after five children alleged that Barnhardt had engaged in sex acts with them.
I. Expert Witness Testimony.
Barnhardt first contends the district court erred by allowing testimony from
the State’s expert witness tha... 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)

STATE OF KANSAS v. STRATTON TORKELSON

Torkelson pleaded guilty to the charges in late 2014 and was sentenced in early 2015. Consistent with the plea agreement between the State and Torkelson, the district court imposed a 36-month sentence on Torkelson and placed him on probation for 36 months. Torkelson had a rocky go of it on probation. He stipulated to violating the terms of his probation in October 2015, for which the district cour... More...   $0 (05-08-2018 - KS)

STATE OF IOWA vs. BRETT CALVIN HENSLEY

Brett Hensley pled guilty to third-degree burglary, a class “D” felony, in violation of Iowa Code sections 713.1 and 713.6A (2013). On March 24, 2014, Hensley was sentenced to a suspended five-year prison term and was placed on supervised probation for two years. Among other requirements, the terms and conditions of his probation stated, “Defendant shall complete . . . the treatment program at B... More...   $0 (05-05-2018 - IA)

United States of America v. Martin Winterkorn Eastern District of Michigan Federal Courthouse - Detroit, Michigan

Detroit, MI - Former CEO of Volkswagen AG Charged with Conspiracy and Wire Fraud in Diesel Emissions Scandal

An indictment was unsealed earlier May charging Martin Winterkorn, 70, the former chairman of the management board of Volkswagen AG (VW), with conspiracy and wire fraud in connection with VW’s long-running scheme to cheat U.S. diesel vehicle emissions requirements.


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ADRIAN CLINKSCALE V. STATE OF ARKANSAS

Appellant Adrian Clinkscale appeals from the Pulaski County Circuit Court’s
August 1, 2017 order and August 23, 2017 amended order, which denied his motion to
transfer to juvenile court. He argues that the circuit court’s denials of his motion to
transfer the case to juvenile court are clearly erroneous. We affirm.
On February 15, 2017, appellant was charged in the crimina... More...
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STATE OF OHIO v. ZACKARIAH J. COLEMAN

This case stems from allegations that Coleman sexually abused S.E.—
the daughter of his girlfriend with whom Coleman shared a home—between 2014
and 2015, while S.E. was less than thirteen years of age. On November 8, 2016, the
Logan County Grand Jury indicted Coleman on three counts of gross sexual
imposition in violation of R.C. 2907.05(A)(4), third-degree felonies. (Doc. No... More...
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STATE OF IOWA vs. NOAH RILEY CROOKS

On the evening of March 24, 2012, Noah Crooks was at home with his mother, Gretchen Crooks. Noah was thirteen years old and an eighth grader at Osage Middle School. He had no prior criminal record. The Crooks lived in rural Osage, in Mitchell County. Gretchen worked as a nurse at Mercy Hospital in Mason City and was studying to get her master’s degree at the University of Iowa. Noah’s father,... More...   $0 (04-30-2018 - IA)

Taylor Scott v. Gino Morena Enterprises, LLC Central District of California Federal Courthouse - Los Angeles, California

Taylor Scott appeals from the grant of summary
judgment in favor of her former employer, Gino Morena
Enterprises, LLC (“GME”). Scott sued GME alleging
sexual harassment and retaliation under state law. The
parties stipulated to the dismissal of Scott’s state law claims
and Scott’s filing of an amended complaint asserting claims
under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 196... More...
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Princess White v. The State of Texas

On April 23, 2014, appellant gave birth to a healthy baby boy, K.S.; he weighed six pounds,
nine ounces. On December 2, 2014, K.S. died; he weighed approximately seven pounds, which
+was at least ten pounds less than the appropriate weight for a child of that age. Post-mortem
photographs of K.S.’s body showed a severely emaciated infant with shrunken skin and bones
sticking out... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. SCOTT ROBERT BOLLIG

We begin with an introduction of the people involved in or affected by the criminal conspiracy and an outline of the circumstances that drew them together. Bollig, a bank officer, became acquainted with Naomi Abbott in late 2012, while she was married to Rahn Abbott. As her acquaintance with Bollig took an intimate turn, Naomi and Rahn were divorcing. After the divorce, Bollig and Naomi continued ... More...   $0 (04-28-2018 - KS)

Russell Halbrook, et al. v. Mallinckrodt, LLC; Cotter Corporaiton Eastern District of Missouri Federal Courthouse - St. Louis, Missouri

Plaintiff-Appellants assert wrongful-death claims under the public-liability
provision of the Price-Anderson Nuclear Industries Indemnity Act (the “Price-
Anderson Act” or the “Act”) alleging exposure to nuclear radiation. See 42 U.S.C.
§§ 2014, 2210. Defendants moved to dismiss claims brought on behalf of persons
who passed away more than three years prior to the filing of suit. T... More...
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STATE OF OHIO -vs- MATHEW NICOLAS MIKU

Defendant-Appellant Mathew Nicolas Miku appeals his conviction for
murder and child endangering in the Court of Common Pleas, Stark County. Plaintiff
Appellee is the State of Ohio. The relevant facts leading to this appeal are as follows.
{¶2} On the late morning of March 4, 2016, paramedics from the Canton Fire
Department were dispatched to a residence on Dewalt Ave. NW in resp... More...
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Nina Theroff vs. Dollar Tree Stores, Inc. and Janie Harper

Dollar Tree operated a retail store located at 3535 Missouri Boulevard in Jefferson City,
Missouri. Janie Harper was employed as the Missouri Boulevard store manager. On October 21,
2015, Theroff applied for employment at the Missouri Boulevard store. During her interview
with store assistant manager Kayla Swift, Theroff informed Ms. Swift that she was legally blind
and used... More...
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MACHUN SHERROD CLINKSCALE v. STATE OF ARKANSAS ARKANSAS COURT OF APPEALS

The Little Rock Police Department (LRPD) was dispatched to Sky Road Gas Station on January 1, 2017, around 2:00 p.m. concerning a shooting that had just occurred. Detective Roy Williams assisted in the investigation of the shooting in which Edmond Daniels was the victim. When he arrived, Daniels was in the back of the MEMS truck. Detective Williams was able to see that Daniels suffered gunshot ... More...   $0 (04-25-2018 - AR)

United States of America v. MarkWest Liberty Midstream Resources, LLC and Ohio Gathering Company, LLC (MarkWest) Western District of Pennsylvania Courthouse - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh, PA - The U.S. Government and Pennsylvania Settle With MarkWest for Air Emission Violations at Natural Gas Facilities

The Department of Justice, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection announced a settlement today with MarkWest Liberty Midstream Resources, LLC and Ohio Gathering Company, LLC (MarkWest), which is expe... More...
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United States of America v. Karen D'Onofrio v. Vacation Publications, Inc. d/b/a Vacations To Go Southern District of Texas Courthouse - Houston, Texas

In this employment dispute, Karen D’Onofrio sued her former employer,
Vacations to Go (“VTG” or “Vacation”), a division of Vacation Publications, Inc.,
the largest seller of ocean-going cruises in the world, for interfering with her
rights under the Family Medical Leave Act. Vacation counter sued, alleging
that Karen and her husband, Michael D’Onofrio, breached Karen’s covenant
... More...
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United States of America v. Jin Chul "Jacob" Cha Eastern District of Washington Federal Courthouse - Spokane, Washington

Spokane, WA - California Man Sentenced to 51 Months in Prison for Renewable Fuel Fraud

Jin Chul “Jacob” Cha, 41, of Tustin, California, who pleaded guilty on January 11, 2018 to conspiracy to defraud the government and conspiracy to commit wire fraud was sentenced on April 20, 2018.

According to information disclosed during the court proceedings, Cha was a member of a conspirac... More...
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STATE OF MISSOURI v. DENNIS JUDSON MATTHEWS

At the time of the underlying conduct, Matthews and Rebecca Matthews1 lived in Richmond with their four children. Their oldest daughter, Karen,2 was four years old at the time; daughter Sara was two years old; and their son Leon was one year old. In addition to their three infants, Matthews and Rebecca had a threeweek-old newborn, daughter Alice. On the morning of August 18, 2012, Matthews was h... More...   $0 (04-22-2018 - )

JAMES LARAIL SHARP, JR. v. STATE OF ARKANSAS

Appellant was charged in the Sebastian County Circuit Court with one count of
murder in the first degree, a Class Y felony; two counts of aggravated robbery, a Class Y
felony; and one count of kidnapping, a Class Y felony. The charges arose from an event
that occurred on January 23, 2016, and the victim was identified as Kaleb Glenn Watson.
Bailey Smith testified that on Janua... More...
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United States of America v. Mario Atkinson District of New Jersey Federal Courthouses

Newark, NJ - Fifth Defendant in Multi-State Dog Fighting Prosecution Sentenced to 24 Months in Prison

Asbury Park, New Jersey Defendant Sentenced As Part of Operation Grand Champion

The fifth defendant to plead guilty in a multi-state dog fighting case was sentenced today in federal court in Trenton, New Jersey, for his role in dog fighting activities that took place in New Jerse... More...
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Tracey K. Kuehl v. Pamela Sllner Northern District of Iowa Federal Courthouse - Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Tracey K. Kuehl (Tracey), Lisa K. Kuehl (Lisa), Kris A. Bell, Nancy A.
Harvey, John T. Braumann, and the Animal Legal Defense Fund (plaintiffs) brought
suit against Pamela Sellner, Tom Sellner, and Cricket Hollow Zoo (defendants) under
1The Honorable Richard W. Goldberg, United States Court of International
Trade, sitting by designation.
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the Endangered Species Act, 16 U... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. TRACIE M. LEE ,

This sanction arose when the State sought to revoke Lee's probation. According to her supervising officer, Lee did not report to her within 24 hours after her release from jail as required by the terms of her probation. In response, Lee contends that she had simply spent some time in jail and had not changed her address as the court decided. In other words, she had not violated her probation. In o... More...   $0 (04-17-2018 - KS)

STATE OF KANSAS v. JONATHAN PAUL JOHNSON

In April 2015, the State initially charged Johnson with four counts of harassment by telephone based on voice messages and emails sent to his father in February and March of 2015. In July 2015, the State filed an amended complaint, amending the charges to misdemeanor stalking and adding two counts of felony criminal threat and one count of felony stalking. These charges were the result of Jonathan... More...   $0 (04-14-2018 - KS)

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