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United States of America v. David Enrique Mez Federal Courthouse - San Diego, California

San Diego, CA - Federal Jury Convicts Imperial Beach Man in Fatal Stabbing of his Texas Boyfriend

On the second anniversary of his victim’s death, David Enrique Meza of Imperial Beach was convicted by a federal jury this morning of fatally stabbing his boyfriend 24 times, slashing his throat twice and dumping his body in a ravine near Rosarito Beach, Mexico in order to inherit the boyfri... More...
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G & W Warren's, Inc. v. Judson V. Dabney, II

We are confronted here with issues concerning the scope of a guaranty given to
secure the buyer’s obligations under a master agreement and various subsidiary
agreements involving the purchase and sale of a motorcycle dealership. In addition, we
address the circumstances under which the liability of the guarantor, by virtue of
subsequent actions by the seller, may be exonerated.
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United States of America v. Michael Pampalone

Albany, NY - New Jersey Man Admits Wire Fraud

Mortgage Broker Stole More Than $100,000 from Rensselaer Client

Michael Pampalone, age 34, of Elizabeth, New Jersey, pled guilty to defrauding a Rensselaer, New York, resident of $132,450.

The announcement was made by United States Attorney Richard S. Hartunian and Shelly A. Binkowski, Inspector in Charge, United States Post... More...
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Tamuno Ifiesimama and Tamunnoibuomi Ifiesimama v. Daniel A. Haile and Wongelawit K. Alemu

After their attempt to purchase a home was unsuccessful, appellees Daniel A. Haile and Wongelawit K. Alemu sued appellants Tamuno Ifiesimama (“Mr. Ifiesimama”) and Tamunnoibuomi Ifiesimama (“Mrs. Ifiesimama”), for specific
performance and breach of contract. The trial court held a bench trial and ultimately ruled in favor of Haile and Alemu, ordering that they recover costs, their earnest mone... More...
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The Iowa Legislature created the IRGC to have regulatory jurisdiction over
all gambling operations governed by Iowa Code chapters 99D (2015) (pa... More...
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William Compton, et al. v. Houston Casualty Company

¶ 1 This case requires us to determine the scope of the “covered profession” clause of a “Professional Liability Errors & Omissions Insurance” policy (Policy). Houston Casualty Company (Houston Casualty) issued the Policy to Utah County Real Estate, LLC (Prudential), a real estate brokerage. While working as a real estate agent for Prudential, Robert Seegmiller approached the plaintiffs in this ac... More...   $0 (03-23-2017 - UT)

United States of America v. Marco Antonio Ramirez Zuno

Sacramento, CA - Mexican Citizen Pleads Guilty to Timeshare Resale Fraud Conspiracy

Marco Antonio Ramirez Zuno, 32, of Cancun, Mexico, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud in relation to a timeshare resale fraud scheme.

According to court documents, between 2011 and 2012, Zuno and others conducted a timeshare resale fraud scheme based in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Sale... More...
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We address the admissibility of certain evidence in this criminal mortgage fraud case. We affirm the convictions, rejecting appellant’s content... More...
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Barnhill was driving a truck for Allied Waste Services when he came upon a collision blocking his ... More...
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Nemoria Coria v. Christopher Jide Ogidan and Moses Gbolabo

Appellant Nemoria Coria purchased a home from appellees Christopher Jide Ogidan and
Moses Gbolabo. She later sued appellees for breach of contract and DTPA violations. The trial
court entered a take-nothing judgment in favor of appellees. In four issues, appellant argues the
trial court erred by (1) entering a take nothing judgment when the undisputed evidence
established appellees... More...
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Sweetwater Cattle Company, L.L.C. v. Leigh Murphy d/b/a Murphy Cattle Company

Leigh Murphy d/b/a Murphy Cattle Company appeals from the Bankruptcy
Court’s2 Orders holding that Sweetwater Cattle Company, L.L.C.’s lien in certain
cattle is superior to Murphy’s rights as an unpaid seller of the cattle. For the
reasons that follow, we AFFIRM.
This is a dispute over the validity and priority of interests in cattle. To
summarize, Leigh Murphy ... More...
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United States of America v. Jill M. Evans

Denver, CO - Littleton Woman Pleads Guilty for Oil Investment Scheme

Jill M. Evans, age 51, of Littleton, Colorado, recently pled guilty to wire fraud and money laundering charges. Evans was indicted by a federal grand jury on May 21, 2015.

According to the indictment and plea agreement, in September 2011 and continuing through May 2015, Evans devised a scheme to defraud at least... More...
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Veronica Hernandez-Nolt v. Washington County

In this wrongful discharge case, plaintiff appeals
the trial court’s judgment in favor of plaintiff’s former
employer, defendant Washington County.1 Plaintiff asserts
that the trial court erred when it granted a directed verdict
to the county based on its conclusion that plaintiff was
not fulfilling an important public duty, which is a required
element of a wrongful dischar... More...
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United States of America v. Robert Bandfield and Gregg R. Mulholland

Brooklyn, NY - Architect Of Offshore Fraud Haven And Orchestrator Of More Than 40 Pump And Dump Schemes Sentenced To 6 And 12 Years In Prison, Respectively, For Executing A $250 Million Money Laundering Scheme

Defendants Used Shell Companies in Belize and the West Indies to Facilitate Numerous Fraud Schemes, Including the Manipulation of Cynk Technology Corp (CYNK)

Robert Bandfie... More...
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United States of America v. Deborah Tumlinson

San Diego, CA - Local Woman Sentenced and Ordered to Pay $1.8 Million for Complex Fraud Scheme

Deborah Tumlinson of Valley Center was sentenced to a year and a day in custody for her participation in a fraudulent scheme devised after the 2007 Witch Creek Wildfire. U.S. District Judge Janis L. Sammartino also ordered Tumlinson to pay restitution in the amount of $1,838.742.24.

On... More...
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On August 14, 2014, a Jefferson Parish Grand Jury indicted Defendant,
Terry Speaks a/k/a Allen Rice a/k/a Leslie Allen Rice a/k/a Leslie Rice, with the
second degree murder of Jaren Lockhart, in violation of La. R.S. 14:30.1 (count
one); obstruction of justice by tampering with evidence of a crime, to wit: the body
of Jaren Lockhart and/or the personal effects of Jaren Lockhart... More...
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United States of America v. Mark F. Friend

Sacramento, CA - Stockton Loan Officer Sentenced for Mortgage Fraud

Mark F. Friend, 62, of Stockton, was sentenced to two years and four months in prison and ordered to pay $1,889,379 in restitution for conspiracy to commit bank fraud in relation to a mortgage fraud scheme.

According to court documents, between September 2006 and March 2007, while working for National City Mortga... More...
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United States of America v. Aleksandr Kovalev

Sacramento, CA - Rocklin Man Pleads Guilty to Large-Scale Mortgage Fraud Scheme

Aleksandr Kovalev, 53, of Rocklin, pleaded guilty to wire fraud involving financial institutions in connection with a mortgage fraud scheme involving the purchase of at least 31 properties.

According to court documents, Kovalev was in the business of developing, building and selling property in Sacram... More...
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United States of America v. Daniel Deaibes

San Diego, CA - First Co-Defendant in Multi-Million Dollar Real Estate Deed Theft Scheme Sentenced to Prison

Daniel Deaibes was sentenced today to 24 months for his role in a scheme to steal title to Southern California homes and then “sell” the properties to unsuspecting buyers – before the buyers realized who the true owners were.

From September 2012 through their arrest in Nov... More...
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United States of America v. Edmund Edward Wilson

Salt Lake City, UT - St. George Man Sentenced To 108 Months In Federal Prison After Convictions For Fraud, Money Laundering

Edmund Edward Wilson, age 72, of St. George, Utah, who pleaded guilty to wire fraud and money laundering in connection with a real estate fraud scheme, will serve 108 months in federal prison followed by 36 months of supervised release. U.S. District Judge Dee Benso... More...
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Except where indicated, the following facts are not in dispute. Brendan Higgins, Joshua Huggard, and
Jordan Tobins were members and managers of numerous limited liability companies operating a small chain of pizzerias known as The Upper Crust. On April 5, 2012, Higgins, Huggard, and The Upper Crust, all of whom were represented by Levy and his firm, L & W, filed a civil lawsuit against Tob... More...
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E.F. Johnson Company v. Infinity Global Technology f/k/a Infinity Gear and Technology, LLC, et al.

Kirmuss operated an electronics business that specialized in radio-related products. In
2007, at a trade show in Hong Kong, he discovered a speaker microphone with a built-in global
positioning system (the GPS-Mic), manufactured by Wintectronics (Wintec). Kirmuss believed
the GPS-Mic could transform communications for first responders and military units, so he
arranged to mee... More...
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United States of America v. Rachel Siders

Fresno, CA - Three Bakersfield Residents Charged in a Scheme to Defraud Bakersfield Pipe & Supply Inc.

U.S. District Judge John A. Mendez sentenced Rachel Siders, 41, of Roseville, to 14 and a half years in prison for her involvement in mortgage fraud schemes that cost financial institutions over $17 million, Acting U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced.

Federal juries retu... More...
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United States of America v. Mark Gelazela a/k/a Mark Zella

Los Angeles, CA - Defendant Involved in Multi-Million Dollar ‘High-Yield Prime Bank’ Scheme Found Guilty of Federal Fraud Charges

A Marina Del Rey man has been found guilty of federal fraud charges for participating in a “high-yield prime bank” scam by bringing in approximately $5 million from victims who were promised huge returns on investments, purportedly with little or no risk.
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United States of America v. Raja Chellappa

St. Louis, MO - St. Louis County Man Pleads Guilty to Fraud Charges

Raja Chellappa, of St. Louis County, pled guilty to two counts of wire fraud in connection with his solicitation and acceptance of a fictitious “buyer’s premium” as part of a 2015 commercial real estate transaction.

According to his plea agreement, Chellappa falsely told a buyer of a St. Charles County motel pro... More...
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