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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...
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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)


John Francis Ley pleaded guilty in the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania to a single count of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1). According to the presentence investigation report prepared by the United States Probation Office, Ley sustained a 2006 conviction for felony aggravated assault in ... More...   $0 (12-03-2017 - PA)

United States of America v. Mark D. Huber District of Connecticut Federal Courthouse - Bridgeport, Connecticut

Bridgeport, CT - New York Man Sentenced to 28 Months in Prison for Illegally Manufacturing and Possessing Explosives

Mark D. Huber, 57, of Mahopac, New York, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Stefan R. Underhill in Bridgeport to 28 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for illegally manufacturing and possessing explosives.

According to c... More...
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United States of America v. Anil Uskanli District of Hawaii Federal Courthouse - Honolulu, Hawaii

Honolulu, HI - Anil Uskanli Sentenced For Interference With Flight Crew

Anil Uskanli, age 26, of Turkey, was sentenced on November 20, 2017 to time-served (six months) in federal prison, and ordered to pay restitution of $8,525.00 for interfering with American Airlines flight crew members and attendants while aboard a May 19, 2017 flight from Los Angeles, California to Honolulu, Hawaii.More...
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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA V. AHMAD RAHIMI Chelsea Bomb Suspect Guilty in Attack That Sowed Terror Across Region

Based upon the record in this case, including without limitation, the helpful written
submissions and oral presentations of the parties, and case authorities, the Court rules as follows:
1- The Defense motion to suppress Mr. Rahimi' s statements on the grounds that they
were involuntary is denied as moot. The Government has stated it will not offer statements (for
any purpose) ... More...
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United States of America v. John Francis Ley Third Circuit Court of Appeals - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

This case concerns the criminal history provisions of the
Sentencing Guidelines. A defendant’s criminal history is
calculated by assigning points for prior sentences. The
Guidelines instruct that prior sentences “always are counted
separately if the sentences were imposed for offenses that were
separated by an intervening arrest.” More...
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BRIAN CHRISTOPHER DUNN v. STATE OF TENNESSEE Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals

This case arises from evidence a police officer found in a vehicle that the
Petitioner had been driving before it crashed. With regard to this evidence, a Williamson County grand jury indicted the Petitioner for initiating the process to manufacture methamphetamine, driving with a suspended, cancelled, or revoked license, and driving with a suspended, cancelled, or revoked license–6th offens... More...
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United States of America v. Carlos Francisco Martin District of Kansas Federal Courthouse - Wichita, Kansas

Wichita, KS - Coffeyville Man Sentenced for Trying to Buy Bomb Online

A Coffeyville man who tried to buy an explosive on the internet was sentenced November 17, 2017 to two years in federal prison.

Carlos Francisco Martin, 19, Coffeyville, Kan., pleaded guilty to one count of attempting to obtain an explosive with intent to destroy property. In his plea, he admitted he ordered an... More...
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Barry C. Garcia v. State of North Dakota ND Supreme Court upholds Barry Garcia sentence

On the evening of November 15, 1995, sixteen-year-old Barry Garcia drove around Fargo-Moorhead with three teenage members of the Skyline Piru Bloods street gang. The teens carried with them a sawed-off shotgun owned by the gang and 10 to 15 shotgun shells. While driving in a West Fargo residential area around 10 p.m., Garcia asked the driver to stop, after which he and another young man exited the... More...   $0 (11-19-2017 - ND)

United States of America v. Telephonics Corporation Eastern District of New York Courthouse - Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn, NY - Long Island-Based Telephonics Corporation Pays $4.25 Million to Settle Overbilling Claims on Army & Navy Contracts

Telephonics Corporation, based in Farmingdale, New York, agreed to pay $4,250,000 to the United States to settle claims that Telephonics overbilled the federal government under certain contracts to provide vehicle-mounted counter-improvised explosive device sys... More...
   $4250000 (11-17-2017 - NY)

Joan Mullin v. Karen Balicki Third Circuit Court of Appeals - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

A little over two years into the civil-rights suit brought by Joan Mullin (“Mullin”) over the tragic prison suicide of her son, Robert Mullin (“Robert”), Mullin’s attorney received a discovery document with the potential to reshape the case. A previously undisclosed investigative report about the night
Robert died contained statements by fellow New Jersey inmates about a prison guard who... More...
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Peter Belmont, a resident of Wyandotte County, habitually picked up young African-American men in Kansas City, Missouri. Belmont had befriended several men this way. They would do odd jobs and yard work at his home. They would help him with his dogs. Three men became long-term friends: Michael Griffin, Raymond Miller, and Quincy Coleman. Some men Belmont would pick up and take back to his home, an... More...   $0 (11-10-2017 - KS)

Mario Watkins v. State of Indiana Indiana Supreme Court

A long-time confidential informant saw Mario Watkins in his Evansville home with a gun, cocaine, and marijuana. After receiving this tip, Evansville police got a search warrant, surveilled the house, and decided to send in the SWAT team. The team met to plan the warrant execution, taking into account the layout of the house, Watkins’s violent criminal history, and the danger posed by four adults w... More...   $0 (10-31-2017 - IN)

State of North Dakota v. Arthur Lee Crissler

On October 13, 2016, the State charged Crissler with possessing an object in a correctional facility intended to be used for an assault on another person or to damage property. The charges arose from the search of Crissler's cell block on September 3, 2016 during which a pencil wrapped in paper, thread, and elastic was found concealed underneath the mattress of Crissler's bunk.
[¶3] At trial, ... More...
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United States of America v. Kenneth Hardin Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals Courthouse - Denver, Colorado

Defendant Kenneth Hardin was the senior manager of the Civil Rights Division
for the Regional Transportation District in Colorado (RTD). The Civil Rights Division
includes a number of divisions, including the Small Business Office and the Equal
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Opportunity Office. As senior manager, Defendant was responsible for “set[ting] goals
on projects for small business participatio... More...
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United States of America v. Ahmad Khan Rahimi, a/k/a "Ahmad Rahami" Southern District of New York Courthouse - New York, New York

New York, NY - Chelsea Bomber Ahmad Khan Rahimi Convicted for Executing September 2016 Bombing in New York City

A jury returned a guilty verdict today against Ahmad Khan Rahimi, aka, “Ahmad Rahami,” 29, of Elizabeth, New Jersey, in Manhattan federal court on all eight counts of the Indictment, which charged him with offenses related to his execution and attempted execution of bombings in ... More...
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United States of America v. Kenni Jo Bennett Western District of Washington Federal Courthouse - Tacoma, Washington

Tacoma, WA - Pierce County Woman Pleads Guilty to Bombing Car Belonging to Person she Considered a Police ‘Snitch’ -
Used Explosive Device to Blow-up Empty Car Outside Home

A Tacoma, Washington woman pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Tacoma to unlawful possession of a destructive device, announced U.S. Attorney Annette L. Hayes. KENNI JO BENNETT, 41, of Tacoma, and an accompl... More...
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Gregory A. Grice, III v. Anthony McVeigh United States District Court for the Southern District of New York - New York, New York

Plaintiff‐Appellee Gregory A. Grice, III, a 16 year old train enthusiast, was
stopped and handcuffed after the Greenburgh Police Department received a 911
report that someone holding an electronic device was bending down by the
tracks at a rail crossing. After a search of the tracks by the Metropolitan Transit
Authority (“MTA”), the Greenburgh officers turned Grice over to th... More...
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United States of America v. Muhanad Mahmoud Al Farekh, a/k/a "Abdallah al-Shami" Eastern District of New York Courthouse - Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn, NY - American Citizen Convicted Of Conspiring To Murder U.S. Nationals In Bombing Attack Against Military Base In Afghanistan

Muhanad Mahmoud Al Farekh Also Convicted of Providing Material Support to Al-Qaeda

A federal jury in Brooklyn, New York, returned a guilty verdict on September 29, 2017 against Muhanad Mahmoud Al Farekh on nine counts, including conspiracy to mur... More...
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Estate of Jeffrey H. Ware v. Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, et al. Federal Courthouse - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Barbara Boyer, the widow of a cancer researcher who developed a fatal tumor allegedly as a result of inadequate safety precautions taken to protect him from radiation in his lab, sued the University of Pennsylvania together with affiliated persons and entities.1 Before us is the reach of the Price-Anderson Act, see 42 U.S.C. § 2011, et seq., and its remedy-limiting provisions. The Act gives federa... More...   $0 (09-25-2017 - PA)

Gavin Lee Buck v. Jesus Barragan, a/k/a Chito, et al. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals - San Francisco, California

Jesus Barragan, Pablo Franco, Francisco Gutierrez, and Hector Fernandez were convicted of conspiracy in violation of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (“RICO”); Barragan was also convicted of drug crimes. They appeal their convictions and sentences. Although we find a portion of the prosecutor’s closing argument improper, we conclude that prejudice has not been shown
UNITE... More...
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United States of America v. James Gonzalez Medina Federal Courthouse - Miami, Florida

Miami, FL - Marc Anton and Michael Thakur of the Southern District of Florida, with the assistance of the Civil Rights Division’s Special Litigation Counsel Steve Curran and National Security Division’s Trial Attorney Taryn Meeks.

James Gonzalo Medina pleaded guilty today to a federal hate crime for attempting to attack an Aventura, Florida synagogue, and to a charge of attempting to use... More...
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United States of America v. Nicholas Abram Slatten

Nicholas Slatten, Paul Slough, Evan Liberty
and Dustin Heard (“defendants”) were contractors with
Blackwater Worldwide Security (ABlackwater@), which in 2007
was providing security services to the United States State
Department in Iraq. As a result of Baghdad shootings that
injured or killed at least 31 Iraqi civilians, Slough, Liberty and
Heard were convicted by a jury of ... More...
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United States of America v. Keith Schwartz, a/k/a Bernie Kype United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit Denver, Colorado

Defendant Keith Schwartz operated a pain-management clinic that prescribed
opioids outside the usual course of medical practice. For his role in that operation, a
jury convicted Schwartz of various counts related to unlawful drug distribution and
money laundering, and the district court imposed a fifteen-year prison sentence.
Schwartz attacks both his convictions and sentence. He a... More...
   $0 (07-31-2017 - CO)

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