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United States of America v. Sharon Williams-Combs District of Nebraska Federal Courthouse - Omaha, Nebraska

Omaha, NE - Sharon Williams-Combs Sentenced for Tax Preparation Fraud

Sharon Williams-Combs, 47, of Omaha, Nebraska was sentenced Friday, September 7, 2018, in Omaha, Nebraska, by United States District Judge Robert F. Rossiter, Jr., for preparing and filing false tax returns. In April Ms. Williams-Combs was found guilty of fourteen counts of preparing false tax returns following a jury t... More...
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Nicholas Sampson v. Investigator William Lambert District of Nebraska Federal Courthouse - Omaha, Nebraska

St. Paul Fire and Marine Insurance Co. (“St. Paul Insurance”) appeals the
district court’s grant of summary judgment to Matthew Livers and Nicholas Sampson.
Chief Judge Smith and Judge Colloton file this * opinion pursuant to 8th Cir.
Rule 47E.
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The court concluded that St. Paul Insurance had a duty under its coverage policy to
indemnify David Kofoed for intentional acts... More...
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State of Tennessee v. Jamal P. Hicks

Defendant was indicted by the Montgomery County Grand Jury in February of 2016 for one count of violating the Tennessee Sexual Offender and Violent Sexual Offender Registration, Verification and Tracking Act of 2004 (“the Act”) by “[f]alsification of a TBI registration form” as stated in Tennessee Code Annotated section 40-39-208(a)(2); one count of violating the Act by “[f]ailure to timely disclo... More...   $0 (09-17-2018 - TN)

United States of America v. Christopher DiFilippo, a/k/a “Kip” Central District of Illinois Federal Courthouse - Springfield, Illinois

Springfield, IL - Former Mahomet Counselor Sentenced for Health Care Fraud

A California man, who previously provided counseling services at his home in Mahomet, Ill., was ordered to serve 18 months in prison for submitting false billings to health care insurers. Christopher DiFilippo, aka “Kip,” 40, of Bakersville, Ca., was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $514,297 to vari... More...
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State of Tennessee v. Maurice Gray MoreLaw Suites - The Best Place In Tulsa To Practice Law MoreLaw Suites - Legal Suites and Virtual Offices The Best Places In Downtown Tulsa To Practice Law 406 South Boulder and 625 South Denver - 582-3993

On February 12, 2015, the Shelby County Grand Jury indicted Defendant on charges of aggravated robbery, aggravated burglary, employing a firearm during the commission of a dangerous felony, convicted felon in possession of a firearm, convicted felon in possession of a handgun, and evading arrest. Jury trial Marcus Merriweather, the victim, testified that he had been previously convicted of posse... More...   $0 (09-17-2018 - TN)

United States of America v. Hector Antonio Cruz-Mercedes District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, MA - Foreign National Pleads Guilty to Theft of Government Property, Identity Theft, Money Laundering

A citizen of the Dominican Republic and former resident of New York pleaded guilty yesterday to theft of government property, aggravated identity theft, money laundering, conspiracy to commit money laundering, fraudulent use of a social security number, and failure to appear as or... More...
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United States of America v. Robert Steven Powell Western District of Texas Federal Courthouse - San Antonio, Texas

San Antonio, TX - Texas Man Convicted of Tax Evasion

A federal jury in the Western District of Texas convicted a San Antonio man on three counts of tax evasion.

According to court documents and evidence presented at trial, between October 2000 and December 2013, Robert Steven Powell evaded the payment of more than $900,000 in income taxes for the years 1999 through 2009. Powell ... More...
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United States of America v. Centers Plan for Healthy Living (“Centers Plan”) Eastern District of New York Courthouse - Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn, NY - Staten Island-Based Health Care Service Agrees to Pay More than $1.6 Million to Settle False Claims Act Suit Alleging Fraudulent Billing Practices

Centers Plan for Healthy Living (“Centers Plan”), a Staten Island-based company that provides services to people who are chronically ill or who need long-term health care services, has agreed to pay $1,650,000 to settle civil fra... More...
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Tray Don Goswick v. The State of Texas MoreLaw Suites - The Best Place In Tulsa To Practice Law

On October 21, 2015, law enforcement arrested Appellant and discovered that he was carrying methamphetamine in his pocket. The trial for the possession offense occurred on May 17, 2016. Appellant testified during the guilt/innocence phase that, on the date of his arrest, he believed that he was carrying bath salts rather than methamphetamine. The jury subsequently found Appellant guilty of poss... More...   $0 (09-13-2018 - TX)

United States of America v. Dorian Wills Western District of New York Federal Courthouse - Buffalo, New York

Buffalo, NY - Buffalo Man Sentenced to Prison for Tax Evasion

A Buffalo, New York, man who owned and operated a debt collection business was sentenced to 37 months in prison today for tax evasion.

According to documents and information provided to the court, from April 2010 through October 2013, Dorian Wills operated a debt collection business under a variety of different names. ... More...
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United States of America v. Peter Joseph Hicks District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

Springfield, MA - Worcester Man Pleads Guilty to Marriage Fraud

Six women from Sub-Saharan Africa married defendant to gain legal status in U.S.

A Worcester man pleaded guilty on September 11, 2018 in connection with entering into six fraudulent marriages in order to evade immigration laws.

Peter Hicks, 57, pleaded guilty to one count of marriage fraud. U.S. District Co... More...
   $0 (09-13-2018 - MA)

United States of America v. Yuriy Khalabuda District of New Hampshire Federal Courthouse - Concord, New Hampshire

Concord, NH - Citizen of Ukraine Sentenced to 16 Months in Federal Prison for Fraud Scheme

Yuriy Khalabuda, 37, of Ukraine, was sentenced to 16 months in prison for conspiracy to commit wire fraud

According to court documents, in April and May 2017, Khalabuda and another person used scanned images of gift cards on their cell phones to buy merchandise from the Best Buy... More...
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United States of America v. Gary Ola Middle District of Tennessee - Estes Kefauver Federal Courthouse Nashville, Tennessee

Nashville, TN - Tennessee Jail Supervisor Pleads Guilty to Making False Statements to the FBI

Gary Ola, 54, a sergeant at the Cheatham County Jail in Ashland City, Tennessee, pleaded guilty on September 11, 2018 to two counts of making false statements to FBI agents.

Ola was indicted on June 26 and the charges resulted from false statements about his knowledge of an incident in w... More...
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United States of America v. Kathleen Sims-Crawford Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Chicago, IL - Federal Court Shuts Down Illinois Tax Return Preparer

A federal court has permanently barred Kathleen Sims-Crawford and KSC Business Support Services Inc. from preparing federal tax returns for others, the Justice Department announced today. The civil injunction order, entered by Judge John J. Tharp Jr., of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, also... More...
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United States of America v. Oristel Soto-Peguero District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, MA - Norwood Man Sentenced to 22 Years in Federal Prison for Heroin Trafficking

Defendant shot at the front door when officers arrived at his home

A Norwood man was sentenced on September 12, 2018 in federal court in Boston for distributing heroin in the Taunton area.

Oristel Soto-Peguero, 25, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Rya W. Zobel to 22 years in... More...
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United States of America v. Joe Simmons a/k/a "Profit" District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, MA - Boston Man Sentenced for Distributing Drugs in and Around Public Housing Development

An identified Boston gang member was sentenced on September in federal court in Boston for distributing drugs in and around the Mildred C. Hailey Apartments in Jamaica Plain.

Joe Simmons, a/k/a “Profit,” 30, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Denise J. Casper to seven years i... More...
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United States of America v. Daniel Sullivan District of New Hampshire Federal Courthouse - Concord, New Hampshire

Concord, NH - Manchester Man Sentenced to 14 Years in Prison for Illegal Possession of Firearms

Daniel Sullivan, 35, of Manchester, was sentenced to 168 months (14 years) in federal prison for the illegal possession of firearms.

According to court documents and statements made in court, in 2015 and 2016, Sullivan purchased and traded several firearms in New Hamps... More...
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STATE OF OHIO v. DOUGLAS PRADE

Almost twenty years ago, a jury convicted Mr. Prade for the aggravated murder of
his ex-wife, Dr. Margo Prade. In 2013, a trial court found him actually innocent due, in large
part, to new DNA evidence. The court granted Mr. Prade’s motion for post-conviction relief, but
also found that he was entitled to a new trial “should [its] order granting post-conviction relief be
over... More...
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STATE OF OHIO v. DAWUD SPAULDING

In the early morning of December 15, 2011, Mr. Spaulding shot and paralyzed
Patrick Griffin while he was leaving a house on Grant Street. Merely hours later, Mr. Spaulding
shot and killed both Erica Singleton and Ernie Thomas outside of the same house. Mr.
Spaulding was arrested the following day. After a jury trial, Mr. Spaulding was convicted of two
counts of aggravated mu... More...
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United States of America v. Sunkey Publishing Inc. and Fanmail.com, LLC Federal Building and Courthouse - Huntsville, Alabama

Huntsville, AL - FTC Takes Action against Alabama Operators of Copycat Military Websites

Defendants falsely posed as military recruiters to generate sales leads

The Alabama operators of copycat websites army.com and navyenlist.com have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they targeted people seeking to join the armed forces and tricked them by falsely claiming... More...
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United States of America v. Michael Brian Anderson Southern District of Georgia Federal Courthouse - Savannah, Georgia

Savannah, GA - Tybee Island Shrimper Sentenced To More Than Six Years in Prison, Ordered To Pay Nearly $1 Million in Fraud Restitution

Scheme claimed non-existent losses from foreign competition

A Tybee Island shrimper and fisherman will spend more than six years in federal prison after United States District Court Judge William T. Moore Jr. sentenced him Aug. 30 for a case invo... More...
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United States of America v. Jose Larrea United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida - Miami, Florida Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Miami, FL - Financial Advisor Pleads Guilty to Money Laundering Charge in Connection with Bribery Scheme Involving Ecuadorian Officials

A U.S.-based financial advisor pleaded guilty on September 11, 2018 for his role in an international money laundering conspiracy involving the proceeds of a scheme to pay bribes to officials of Ecuador’s state-owned and state-controlled energy company, Em... More...
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Cheryl Searcy v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, et al. Middle District of Florida Federal Courthouse - Tampa, Florida

Cheryl Searcy (“Plaintiff”) sued the defendants, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company and Philip Morris Inc. (together, “Defendants”) for unintentional and intentional torts arising from the death of her mother, Carol Lasard, alleging that Lasard’s illnesses were caused by her addiction to cigarettes manufactured by Defendants. The jury found for Plaintiff on both the unintentional and intentional tort c... More...   $0 (09-12-2018 - FL)

Amanda Kondrat'Yev v. City of Pensacola, Florida United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida Federal Courthouse - Pensacola, Florida

The City of Pensacola, Florida appeals a district court decision ordering it to remove a 34-foot Latin cross from a public park on the ground that the City’s maintenance of the cross violates the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause. Having concluded that we are bound by existing Circuit precedent, we find ourselves constrained to affirm.
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The pertinent facts are undisputed. In 1941, th... More...
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United States of America v. Michael Miller District of Rhode Island Federal Courthouse - Providence, Rhode Island Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Providence, RI - Heroin Trafficker Sentenced to Federal Prison

An Ohio man who admitted in court to his association with an Attleboro, MA, woman and others who supplied him with significant quantities of heroin, which he then sold in Ohio, was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Providence on on September 10, 2018 to 48 months in federal prison on drug trafficking charges.

Micha... More...
   $0 (09-11-2018 - RI)

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