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STATE OF OHIO v. TANNER D. HOPKINS

This case arises from the January 13, 2015 assault suffered by Chaenin
Taylor. At the time of the assault, Taylor was seven-months pregnant. As a result of
the assault, the fetus died.
{¶ 3} Following an investigation, Hopkins was indicted on one count of murder
(purposeful) in violation of R.C. 2903.02(A), one count of involuntary manslaughter in
violation of R.C. 2903... More...
   $0 (05-13-2018 - OH)

STATE OF KANSAS v. GLENN RUSCH, JR.

Following a jury trial, Glenn Rusch, Jr. was found guilty of aggravated arson resulting in a substantial risk of bodily harm, which made the offense a severity level 3 person felony. The district court granted a downward durational departure and imposed a prison sentence of 71 months. Rusch appeals his conviction. He argues the State failed to prove the element that elevates aggravated arson to a... More...   $0 (03-21-2018 - KS)

United States of America v. Ahmed Alahmedalabdaloklah District of Arizona Federal Courthouse - Phoenix, Arizona

Phoenix, AZ - Syrian National Convicted for Conspiring to Kill American Soldiers in Iraq

Ahmed Alahmedalabdaloklah, a Syrian national who had been living in Iraq, was convicted by a jury, following a six-week trial, of conspiring and supporting the 1920s Revolutionary Brigades, an insurgent group that planted road-side bombs to attack and kill American soldiers in Iraq. A jury convicted ... More...
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United States of America v. Allante Martaanaze Arrington Eastern District of Virginia Federal Courthouse - Norfolk, Virginia

Norfolk, VA - Navy Sailor Sentenced for Series of Bomb Threats

A Virginia Beach-based Sailor was sentenced on March 1, 2018 to 15 months in prison for making a series of bomb threats directed at Navy assets aboard Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek.

According to court documents, Allante Martanaze Arrington, 24, made upwards of 12 threatening communications by phone to U.S. Nav... More...
   $0 (03-04-2018 - VA)

United States of America v. James Larry McNeal Eastern District of Virginia - Federal Courthouse - Alexandria, Virginia

Defendants James Larry McNeal and Alphonso Stoddard were
convicted by a jury and sentenced in the Eastern District of
Virginia for conspiracy, armed bank robberies, and brandishing
firearms during crimes of violence. On appeal, McNeal and
Stoddard jointly challenge the sufficiency of the evidence
supporting their convictions on the brandishing offenses.
Separately, McNeal p... More...
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Carlton & Harris Chiropractic, Inc. v. PDR Network, LLC District of West Virginia Federal Courthouse - Huntington, West Virginia

Carlton & Harris Chiropractic, Inc. appeals from the district court’s dismissal of its claim against PDR Network, LLC, PDR Distribution, LLC, PDR Equity, LLC, and John Does 1-10 (collectively, “PDR Network”) for sending an unsolicited advertisement by fax in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (the “TCPA”), 47 U.S.C. § 227. Carlton & Harris argues that the district court erred in de... More...   $0 (02-24-2018 - WV)

United States of America v. Arthur Charles Smith, a/k/a Marvon Anderson Eastern District of Tennessee - Federal Courthouse - Knoxville, Tennessee

Arthur Smith was sentenced as a career offender based in part
on his prior North Carolina state conviction for common-law robbery. In this appeal, he
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contends that North Carolina common-law robbery does not qualify as a “crime of violence”
within the meaning of § 4B1.1(a) of the United States Sentencing Guidelines. This is the second<... More...
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United States of America v. Ahmad Khan Rahimi, aka, Ahmad Rahami Southern District of New York - New York, New York

New York, NY - Chelsea Bomber Ahmad Khan Rahimi Sentenced to Life in Prison for Executing September 2016 Bombing and Attempted Bombing in New York City

Ahmad Khan Rahimi, aka, Ahmad Rahami, 30, of Elizabeth, New Jersey, was sentenced to life in prison for his execution and attempted execution of bombings in New York City on Sept. 17, 2016.

“Today our legal system delivered on i... More...
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Memphis, TN - Iowa Man Sentenced to 53 Months in Federal Prison for Bomb Threat to Tipton County Jail

Jermaine Dickerson, 41 of Ankeny, Iowa (formerly of Brighton, TN) pled guilty to one count of use of a telephone to maliciously convey false information concerning an attempt to damage and destroy a building and other real and personal property by means of an explosive and for failure to ... More...
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State of Missouri v. Jeffrey L. Bruner Jasper County Courthouse - Carthage, Missouri

Defendant Jeffrey L. Bruner appeals his convictions on charges of first-degree murder and armed criminal action, alleging the circuit court erred by refusing to submit a self-defense instruction. This Court recently reaffirmed in State v. Smith, 456 S.W.3d 849, 852 (Mo. banc 2015), that if substantial evidence is presented of the elements of self-defense, then the issue is injected and self-defens... More...   $0 (02-08-2018 - MO)

United States of America v. Jerome Wilson Eastern District of Pennsylvania Federal Courthouse - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

If it were somehow in doubt before, we take the opportunity now to hold that bank robbery by intimidation is categorically a “crime of violence” under the United States Sentencing Guidelines. In doing so, we join several other federal courts of appeals that have held the same under the guidelines or the Armed Career Criminal Act (“ACCA”).
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Jerome Wilson pled guilty to unarmed bank robbery... More...
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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. JEROME WILSON Man arrested minutes after attempting to steal $10K in armed bank robbery, police say

The facts of the case are not in dispute. Wilson pled guilty to three counts of unarmed bank robbery or attempted bank robbery in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 2113(a), and the District Court sentenced him to 151 months’ imprisonment, three years of supervised released, restitution of $3,122, and a special assessment of $300. The sentence was based in part on two enhancements: one for being a career ... More...   $0 (01-19-2018 - PA)

State of Tennessee v. Brandon Christopher Scott Third person pleads guilty in shooting of boy

In May 2015, the Davidson County Grand Jury indicted the Defendant on three counts each of attempted first degree murder, employment of a firearm during the
commission of a dangerous felony (with a previous dangerous felony conviction), and reckless endangerment. See Tenn. Code Ann. §§ 39-11-106, -12-101, -13-103, -13-202, 17-1324. The Defendant was charged along with three co-defendants—Ja... More...
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State of Missouri v. Jeffrey L. Bruner

Considering the evidence in the light most favorable to submission of a self-defense
instruction, the record shows Mr. Bruner and his wife, Michelle Hale, were estranged.
Mr. Bruner testified that to his knowledge she was not seeing anyone else, though he was
aware she had met a college football coach for a lunch date. He later learned the coach
was Derek Moore.
Mr. Bru... More...
   $0 (01-17-2018 - MO)

STATE OF KANSAS v. HERMAN R. LANDERS

On May 7, 2012, Landers was charged with aggravated robbery, aggravated burglary, and criminal possession of a firearm. Prior to trial, on January 25, 2013, Landers signed a written plea agreement providing that he would plead no contest to an amended count of robbery, aggravated burglary, and criminal possession of a firearm. The parties agreed to recommend concurrent sentencing and Landers stipu... More...   $0 (01-16-2018 - KS)

United States of America v. James Woodring Middle District of Pennsylvania - Williamsport, Pennsylvania

Williamsport, PA - Centre Hall Man Sentenced To 33 Months’ Imprisonment For Explosives And Firearms Offenses

James Woodring, age 51, Centre Hall, Pennsylvania, was sengenced to 33 months’ imprisonment and three years of supervised release, for manufacturing explosives and for being a felon in possession of firearms.

According to United States Attorney David J. Freed, James Woodri... More...
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United States of America v. Brandon Clint Russell Middle District of Florida Federal Courthouse - Tampa, Florida

Tampa, FL - Neo-Nazi Leader Sentenced to Five Years in Federal Prison for Explosives Charges

Brandon Clint Russell, 22, of Tampa, Florida, was sentenced today to five years in federal prison for possessing an unregistered destructive device and for unlawful storage of explosive material. Russell pleaded guilty on Sept. 27, 2017.

Acting Assistant Attorney General for National S... More...
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Gregory A. Traylor v. State of Indiana Search warrant leads to drug and weapon seizure near Columbus

On August 3, 2017, an investigator with the Indiana State Police obtained and
executed a search warrant for Traylor’s home located at 7650 West State Road
46, in Bartholomew County, Indiana. During the search, one ounce of
methamphetamine, fifteen pounds of marijuana, and four grams of heroin were
recovered. Because there were copious amounts of pseudoephedrine in
Traylo... More...
   $0 (01-05-2018 - IN)

United States of America v. Jeffrey Harrington and Michael Mayer Southern District of California Federal Courthouse - San Diego, California

San Diego, CA - Defense Contractors Sentenced to Prison for Defrauding the United States

Jeffrey Harrington and Michael Mayer, owners of several defense contracting firms, were each sentenced in federal court today to 15 months in custody for conspiring to commit wire fraud and file false claims, and to making false statements on their federal income tax returns.

Harrington was a... More...
   $0 (12-26-2017 - CA)

STATE OF OHIO v. Eugene C. Hector

In January 2016, appellant was indicted on one count of aggravated robbery, pursuant to R.C. 2911.01, two counts of robbery, pursuant to R.C. 2911.02, and one count of tampering with evidence pursuant to R.C. 2921.12. The aggravated robbery and robbery counts each carried a three-year firearm specification.1 Appellant entered a plea of not guilty. The case proceeded to a jury trial, where plain... More...   $0 (12-23-2017 - OH)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. SHAUN L. GRAVES United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

On the evening of October 16, 2014, Officer Dennis Simmons of the Harrisburg Police Department was conducting an undercover surveillance operation in a highcrime area of the city while dressed in plainclothes and sitting in an unmarked car. While in his car, Officer Simmons heard a radio dispatch about possible gunshots in an unspecified area east of his location. The dispatch went on to describ... More...   $0 (12-20-2017 - PA)

STATE OF IOWA vs. ALEXANDER MATTHEW KOZAK Alexander Kozak transferred to new maximum security prison

Kozak frames the first issue as follows: “The State denied [him] due process
when, in violation of a sustained motion in limine, it invaded the jury’s province and
questioned a witness regarding [his] ability to plan, deliberate, and premeditate.”
The procedural history informing this issue is as follows.
Before trial, Kozak notified the court of his intent to rely on a dimi... More...
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United States of America v. David Donadeo Northern District of Ohio Courthouse - Cleveland, Ohio

Cleveland, OH - Former Broadview Heights man sentenced to nearly six years in prison for defrauding Cuyahoga Heights School District out of $2.6 million

A former Broadview Heights man was sentenced to nearly six years in prison for his role in a scheme to defraud the Cuyahoga Heights School District out of millions of dollars, law enforcement officials said.

David Donadeo, 43, (f... More...
   $2600000 (12-06-2017 - OH)

United States of Ameriva v. Geoffrey Thomas Gattis United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

After Geoffrey Gattis pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm by a felon, in
violation of 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1), the district court sentenced him to 70 months’
imprisonment, at the low end of the Sentencing Guidelines range that it had calculated.
In calculating that range, the court applied an enhanced base offense level under U.S.S.G.
§ 2K2.1(a)(4)(A), based on its conclusion t... More...
   $0 (12-04-2017 - NC)

Joan Mullin v. Karen Balicki Despite Lawyer's Error, Evidence of Guard-Encouraged Inmate Suicide Revives Lawsuit

During the early morning hours of January 17, 2009, New Jersey prisoner Robert Mullin hanged himself with a bedsheet that he had fashioned into a noose. The twentynine-year-old Robert had been in and out of prison for the better part of a decade, in part due to his ongoing struggles with substance abuse. While serving out his latest sentence at a halfway house, Robert was found in possession of ... More...   $0 (12-03-2017 - NJ)

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