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Michelle Tatis v. Allied Interstate, LLC District of New Jersey Federal Courthouses

This appeal arises under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA or Act). The question presented is whether a collection letter sent to collect a time-barred debt that makes a “settlement offer” to accept payment “in settlement of” the debt could violate the Act’s general prohibition against “any false, deceptive, or misleading representation or means in connection with the collection of any... More...   $0 (02-23-2018 - NJ)

United States of America v. Gabriel Werdene Eastern District of Pennsylvania Federal Courthouse - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

This case arises from the Federal Bureau of
Investigation’s (FBI) investigation into Playpen, a global
online forum that existed on the dark web1 and that was
1 “The dark web is a private global computer network
that enables users to conduct anonymous transactions without
revealing any trace of their location.” Ahmed
Ghappour, Searching Places Unknown: Law Enforcement
3... More...
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United States of America v. Jalen Cameron Madison Western District of Pennsylvania Courthouse - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh, PA - Westmoreland County Man Sentenced for Selling Deadly Heroin and Fentanyl

A resident of Monessen, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court to 96 months in prison on his conviction of violating federal drug laws, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

Chief United States District Judge Joy Flowers Conti imposed the sentence yesterday on Jal... More...
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United States of America v. Bradley Richard Moore Western District of Pennsylvania Courthouse - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh, PA - New Castle Man Admits Traveling for Sex with a Minor

A Lawrence County resident pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of travel with intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct.

Bradley Richard Moore, 44, of New Castle, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty before United States District Judge Arthur J. Schwab.

In connection with the guilty plea, the court wa... More...
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Delane Hurley v. California Department of Parks and Recreation

Pursuant to California Rules of Court, rule 8.1110, this opinion is certified for
publication with the exception of parts I, III, and V through VII.

Plaintiff Delane Hurley appeals a judgment in her action against defendants
California Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) and Leda Seals (together
Defendants) that alleged, inter alia, causes of action for sexual orientation... More...
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United States of America v. Jimolo Coates, a/k/a "Lo," "Marlo," and "Brodie" Northern District of New York Couthouse, Plattsburgh, New York

Plattsburgh, PA - Maryland Drug Dealer Pleads Guilty In Connection With Plattsburgh Heroin Distribution Ring

Jimolo Coates Continued to Direct Heroin Distribution from Jail

Jimolo Coates, a.k.a. “Lo,” Marlo” and “Brodie,” age 24, of Annapolis, Maryland, pled guilty on February 22, 2018 to participating in a heroin trafficking conspiracy.

The announcement was made by Unit... More...
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United States of America v. Sajmir Alimenmeti, a/k/a "Abdul Qawii" Southern District of New York - New York, New York

New York, NY - Bronx Man Pleads Guilty In Manhattan Federal Court To Attempting To Provide Material Support To ISIS And Passport Fraud In Furtherance Of Terrorism
Sajmir Alimehmeti, a/k/a “Abdul Qawii,” Adorned His Apartment with an ISIS Flag, Purchased Combat Knives and Other Military-Type Equipment, Provided Advice and Assistance to an Individual He Believed to be Traveling to Syria to Fight... More...
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United States of America v. Jose Medina, a/k/a"Tito" District of Connecticut Federal Courthouse - New Haven, Connecticut

New Haven, CT - New Haven Man Sentenced to Prison for Distributing Heroin

JOSE MEDINA, also known as “Tito,” 48, of New Haven, was sentenced February 21, 2018 by U.S. District Judge Jeffrey A. Meyer in New Haven to 18 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for his role in a heroin trafficking ring.

According to court documents and statements made i... More...
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United States of America v. Brett Gessay District of New Hampshire Federal Courthouse - Concord, New Hampshire

Concord, NY - Exeter Man Pleads Guilty to Making False Statements to Obtain Social Security Benefits

Brett Gessay, 55, of Exeter, pleaded guilty in federal court to making a false statement in order to obtain Social Security benefits, announced Acting United States Attorney John J. Farley.

According to public records in the case, Gessay began receiving Social Security... More...
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United States of America v. David Prejean Western District of Louisiana Federal Courthouse - Lafayette, Louisiana

Lafayette, LA - Former Sergeant Pleads Guilty to Assault of Detainee

David Prejean, a former Sergeant in the K-9 Unit of the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office (IPSO), pleaded guilty on February 21, 2018 to assaulting a pre-trial detainee at the Iberia Parish Jail (IPJ) by commanding his K-9 to bite the detainee, and by striking the detainee, all without justification.

According to t... More...
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United States of America v. DAniel Colby, Jr.

Following a two-day jury trial,
Defendant Daniel Colby, Jr. was convicted of a single count of
possession of a firearm by a prohibited person in violation of 18
U.S.C. § 922(g)(1). In calculating Colby's sentence, the district
court applied a two-level enhancement for possession of a stolen
gun, a four-level enhancement for using a gun in connection with
another felony, and... More...
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United States of America v. Eric Davis Southern District of Alabama Federal Courthouse - Mobile, Alabama

Mobile, AL - Monroe County Resident Sentenced to Nine Years in Child Exploitation Case

United States District Judge William H. Steele sentenced Eric Davis, 39, of Monroeville, Alabama, to 108 months imprisonment for coercion and enticement of a minor. As part of the sentence, the judge ordered that Davis pay a $100 special assessment and receive a life term of supervised release upon rel... More...
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United States of America v. Edwin Deshazior Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals MoreLaw Can Make Your Phone Ring 888-354-4529

Edwin Deshazior appeals his 180 month sentence following his conviction for being a felon in possession of a firearm. He argues that he should not have received a fifteen-year mandatory minimum sentence under the Armed Career Criminal Act (“ACCA”), 18 U.S.C. §§ 924(e)(1) and 924(e)(2)(B), because he did not have three prior convictions for violent felonies under the act and because his prior felon... More...   $0 (02-21-2018 - FL)

Area 51 Productions, Inc. v. City of Alameda

Area 51 Productions, Inc. (Area 51), an event planning company, had a longstanding
relationship with the City of Alameda (the City) to license the use of certain
City property to Area 51 for events Area 51 helped plan and promote with third-party
companies. The City relied on PM Realty Group, L.P. (PM) to assist it with managing
these license arrangements. Due to various problems a... More...
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United States of America v. Frank Dunkow United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida - Miami, Florida

Miami, FL - Former Jewelry Store Manager Pleads Guilty to Bank Fraud

Frank Dunkow, 52, of Wellington, pled guilty before United States District Judge Robin L. Rosenberg, to bank fraud involving his repeated sales of jewelry to individuals using counterfeit credit cards in 2010-2011.

Benjamin G. Greenberg, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, Ric Bradshaw, ... More...
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United States of America v. Virgal Malott District of New Mexico Federal Courthouse - Albuquerque, New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM - Albuquerque Felon Sentenced to 200 Months for Conviction on Federal Armed Robbery, Carjacking and Firearms Charges

Prosecution Brought under Federal “Worst of the Worst” Anti-Violence Initiative

Virgal Malott, 23, of Albuquerque, N.M., was sentenced on February 15, 2018 in federal court to 200 months (16.6 years) of imprisonment for his conviction on armed robbe... More...
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United States of America v. Kevin Wayne Sanders, Jr. Eastern District of Oklahoma Federal Courthouse - Muskogee Oklahoma

Muskogee, OK - Sallisaw Man Sentenced To 65 Months For Oxycodone Distribution

Kevin Wayne Sanders Jr., age 29, of Sallisaw, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 65 months imprisonment and 6 years supervised release for Distribution Of Oxycodone, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(C). The Indictment alleged that on or about January 14, 2016, within the Eas... More...
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State of Iowa v. Christopher Scott Jepsen Crawford County Courthouse - Denison, Iowa

A criminal defendant was convicted of two counts of sexual abuse in the third degree. Although one count constituted a forcible felony, the district court suspended the defendant’s prison sentence and instead ordered a five-year term of probation. After the defendant served four years, four months, and four days of probation, the district court vacated the suspended sentence for illegality and res... More...   $0 (02-20-2018 - )

Luis Gonzales v. John R. Mathis

Luis Gonzalez, a professional window washer, filed a
premises liability action against John Mathis. Mathis moved for
summary judgment, arguing that Gonzalez’s status as an
independent contractor precluded his claims. The trial court
granted the motion. We reverse, concluding there are triable
issues of fact whether Mathis can be held liable for Gonzalez’s
injuries.
FACT... More...
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United States of America v. Daniel Woolem Eastern District of Washington Federal Courthouse - Spokane, Washington

Spokane, WA - Drug Dealer Sentenced to 235 Months Imprisonment

Daniel Woolem, age 49, of Moxee, Washington, was sentenced for Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine and for Distribution of Methamphetamine. United States District Judge Stanley A. Bastian sentenced Woolem to a 235-month term of imprisonment, to be followed by five years of court supervision after he is released from feder... More...
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United States of America v. Denna Chambers, aka Denna Rice and Starsheka Mixon Eastern District of California Federal Courthouse - Sacramento, California

Sacramento, CA - Two Northern California Women Plead Guilty to Conspiracy to Fraudulently Obtain Tax Refunds

Denna Chambers, aka Denna Rice, 35, of Fairfield, pleaded guilty on February 15, 2018 to one count of conspiring to defraud the United States, United States Attorney McGregor Scott announced. Co-defendant, Starsheka Mixon, 34, of Pinole, previously pleaded guilty to the same charge... More...
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Kenton L. Crowley; John A. Flores v. EpiCept Corporation Southern District of California Federal Courthouse - San Diego, California

This appeal follows the trial on Drs. Crowley and Flores’s
(the Doctors) claims against EpiCept Corporation (EpiCept)
for breach of contract, breach of the implied covenant of good
faith and fair dealing, and fraud. The Doctors’ claims arise
from their assignment to EpiCept of two patents for a non-
FDA approved drug (referred to as “NP-2”) and EpiCept’s
failure to develop ... More...
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United States of America v. Waymon D. Weeams, Jr. Federal Courthouse Eastern District of Arkansas - Little Rock, Arkansas

Little Rock, AR - Texas Man Sentenced to Prison for His Role in Stealing Funds Intended to Feed Hungry Children

United States District Court Judge Kristine G. Baker sentenced Waymon Weeams, 37, of Rockwall, Texas, to federal prison for his role in a widespread scheme to steal money intended for feeding children in low income areas in Arkansas.

Judge Baker sentenced Weeams, who pl... More...
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United States of America v. Joel Allen Corder Southern District of Iowa - Federal Courthouse - Des Moines, Davenport & Council Bluffs

Davenport, IA - Mt. Pleasant Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Child Pornography

On February 14, 2018, United States District Court Chief Judge John A. Jarvey sentenced Joel Allen Corder, age 45, of Mount Pleasant, Iowa, to 180 months in prison for receiving and possessing child pornography, announced United States Attorney Marc Krickbaum. Corder was ordered to serve five years of s... More...
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United States of America v. Travis Daniel Counsell Northern District of Iowa Federal Courthouse - Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Cedar Rapids, IA - Meth Dealer Who Possessed Firearms to Serve 15 Years in Federal Prison

A man who possessed methamphetamine with the intent to distribute and who possessed several firearms in furtherance of his drug trafficking crime, including an AR-15 rifle, was sentenced February 12, 2018, to 15 years in federal prison.

Travis Daniel Counsell, 48, from Rockford, Iowa, receiv... More...
   $0 (02-18-2018 - IA)

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