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David Stuart Bishop v. The State of Texas Texas Fourth District Court of Appeals

Detective Melissa Terrazas with the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office received a tip from a
confidential informant stating that, within the past twenty-four hours, the informant had seen
Bishop in possession of methamphetamine at his residence. The informant had provided reliable
information in the past. Detective Terrazas then conducted her own surveillance on the residence
and ... More...
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Dustin Lee Osborne v. The State of Texas Texas Third District Court of Appeals

While Paige Gerber and her cousin Savannah Hardy were drinking beer by the pool at the
apartment complex where Hardy lived, Gerber spoke with Ralph Michael Lopez through an
internet chatroom. A short time later, Lopez brought some methamphetamine to the pool of the
apartment complex. After snorting the methamphetamine and hanging out at the pool for an hour
or two, Lopez drov... More...
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United States of America v. William Hammond and Kristine Vanorman District of Utah Federal Courthouse - Salt Lake City, Utah

Salt Lake City, UT - Utah PSN Partners Target Those Who “Lie-And-Try” To Purchase A Firearm; Two Federal Firearms Licensees Also Charged

Utah Project Safe Neighborhoods partners have a message for those who “lie-and-try” in attempting to purchase a firearm from federal firearms licensees in Utah: If you lie on paperwork you are required to complete to purchase a firearm, you may end up f... More...
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United States of America v. Ryan S. Lin District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, MA - Massachusetts Man Pleads Guilty to 25 Offenses Associated with Cyberstalking Former Housemate and Others

A Newton, Massachusetts man, who was charged with conducting an extensive cyberstalking campaign against his former housemate, her family members, co-workers, friends, and others, pleaded guilty on May 9, 2018 in federal court in Boston to all charges in a 25-count Informa... More...
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United States of America v. Marike Vuga Western District of Pennsylvania Courthouse - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh, PA - Former Pitt Professor Sentenced to Time Served after Admitting She Kidnapped Her Daughter and Took Her to Canada

Defendant will be deported to Austria

A resident of Pittsburgh pleaded guilty to one count of international parental kidnapping and was sentenced in federal court to "time served," having been imprisoned for 25 months, United States Attorney Scott W. B... More...
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Bruce K. Pond v. State of Indiana

The facts, as stated in Pond’s direct appeal, follow:
On July 22, 2011, Pond was drinking beer with his son Blake and a family friend on the back porch of his mother’s house in Ossian, Indiana. Pond became annoyed with a light shining from the pier of a neighboring pond. Matt Michuda (Michuda) along with his four year old son Jacob and two friends were fishing off the pier. Pond went insid... More...
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United States of America v. Nicole Marie Graziano District of Nevada Federal Courthouse - Las Vegas, Nevada

Las Vegas, NV - Accounting Manager Sentenced To Two Years In Prison For Stealing $725,000 And Committing $193,000 In Tax Fraud And Tax Evasion

A former Accounting Manager and Controller was sentenced on May 8, 2018 to 27 months in prison for committing $193,000 in tax evasion and stealing more than $725,000 from two different employers.

Nicole Marie Graziano, 42, of Las Vegas, wa... More...
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Diana M. Espaillat v. Noah Pack, Matthew Trombley, Robin Whitney Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals We Turn Your Successes Into Marketing Call Today! 888-354-4529

Concord, NH - Diana M. Espaillat sued Noah Pack, Matthew Trombley, Robin Whitney on rights violation theories.

The claims made and defenses asserted are not available.

Date Filed # Docket Text
04/11/2018 ENDORSED ORDER modifying Procedural Order. Text of Order: Any submissions with a filing deadline of April 16, 2018, are hereby extended to a new deadline of April 17, 2018... More...
   $0 (05-08-2018 - NH)

United States of America v. Tedderick Fields Middle District of Florida Federal Courthouse - Tampa, Florida

Tampa, FL - Lake Wales Man Sentenced To More Than Four Years On Tax Fraud Charges

U.S. District Judge Susan C. Bucklew has sentenced Tedderick Fields to four years and three months in federal prison for filing false claims with the Internal Revenue Service. He was also ordered to pay $7,775 in restitution to the IRS. Fields pleaded guilty on February 1, 2018.

According to court ... More...
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United States of America v. Un Hag Baeg Central District of California Federal Courthouse - Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles, CA - Korean National Sentenced to Nearly 4 Years in Prison for Role in Scheme that Avoided Paying Excise Taxes on Millions of Cigarettes

A Korean national who was living in the United States as an illegal alien was sentenced to 46 months in federal prison for participating in a scheme to defraud the United States by evading millions of dollars in federal excise taxes due on 1... More...
   $0 (05-08-2018 - CA)

United States of America v. William "Larry" Dorsey District of Arizona Federal Courthouse - Phoenix, Arizona

Phoenix, AZ - Chandler Man Sentenced to Three Years in Prison for Tax Evasion

U.S. District Judge David G. Campbell sentenced William “Larry” Dorsey, 56, of Chandler, Ariz., to 36 months in prison and three years of supervised release. The Court also ordered Dorsey to pay $7.3 million in restitution to the Internal Revenue Service. Dorsey had previously pleaded guilty to tax evasion.
... More...
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United States of America v. Trevor King Northern District of Georgia Federal Courthouse - Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta, GA - Former Atlanta Police Sergeant Sentenced To Prison for Using Excessive Force and Obstructing Investigation

Federal District Court Judge Steve C. Jones on May 7, 2018 sentenced Trevor King, 50, a former sergeant with the Atlanta Police Department to five years in prison for using excessive force when he arrested a Walmart shopper who the officer wrongfully suspected of shopli... More...
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Miguel Antonio Atilano v. The State of Texas

The State’s principal witness was S. Gibson, a Patrol Sergeant with the
Somervell County Sheriff’s Department. One night in May 2015, Gibson observed
a motorist who seemed to be having difficulty. The motorist drove his pickup truck
partly onto the shoulder of the road, activated his hazard lights, and traveled much
more slowly than the posted speed limit. The motorist event... More...
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United States of America v. Omar Jaber Eastern District of Missouri Federal Courthouse - St. Louis, Missouri

St. Louis, MO - Tax Preparer Pleads Guilty to Stealing Funds

Omar Jaber, 31, of St. Louis County, pleaded guilty to two counts of theft of government funds on May 7, 2018 in U.S. District Court. Jaber appeared before U.S. District Judge Catherine D. Perry who accepted his plea.

In his plea, Jaber admitted to stealing nearly $200,000 in tax refunds by using the name and other id... More...
   $0 (05-07-2018 - MO)

United States of America v. Edwin Rood Western District of Missouri Federal Courthouse - Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City, MO - Lathrop Man Sentenced for $1.7 Million Fraud Scheme

A Lathrop, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court on May 3, 2018 for a $1.7 million fraud scheme related to the sale of his business.

Todd Edwin Rood, 53, of Lathrop, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Gary A. Fenner.

Rood, the former owner of Rood Machine & Engineering (RME) in Kearney, Mo., plead... More...
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Gary Lee Beason v. State of Indiana

We summarized the facts of this case in Beason’s direct appeal:
The facts most favorable to the judgment are that on April 18, 1995, Karen Beason took four of her five children to a police substation in Anderson, Indiana. Karen was disoriented and confused and was admitted to the stress unit at Community Hospital. The Madison County Division of Family and Children took custody of the childr... More...
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Deion Reed v. The State of Texas

On the night of May 15, 2012, the Longview Police Department (LPD) received reports
that shots had just been fired in the Signal Hill apartment complex parking lot. LPD officers
Dennis Phillips and Benny Cooks were dispatched to Signal Hill with instructions to be on the
lookout for an orange Mitsubishi Eclipse, which they soon spotted. While witnesses urged Phillips
to quick... More...
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Katherine Evans v. Portfolio Recovery Associates, LLC Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals MoreLaw Can Make Your Phone Ring 888-354-4529

This appeal concerns four consolidated
cases involving similar alleged violations of the Fair
Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”), 15 U.S.C.
§ 1692e(8). Plaintiffs defaulted on credit cards, and defendant
Portfolio Recovery Associates (“PRA”), an Illinois debt collection
agency, bought the accounts for collection. The Debtors
Legal Clinic (the “Clinic”) sent separate le... More...
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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. DAVID JAMES GARRISON UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT

There is now an epic crisis of deadly opioid abuse and overuse. In 2016, roughly 11.5 million people in the United States misused prescription opioids. U.S. Dep’t of Health and Human Services, About the U.S. Opioid Epidemic (2018), (last visited March 8, 2018). That same year, 116 people on average died every day from opioid-related drug overdoses. Id. And in 2017, the Acting Secretary of Hea... More...   $0 (05-06-2018 - CA)

James Davis v. County of Fresno

James Davis was dismissed from his employment as a supervising
juvenile correctional officer based on findings of insubordination, discourteous treatment
of a subordinate, wrongfully assuming supervisorial duties over his wife despite several
admonitions to the contrary, exaggerating the hours he worked on multiple time cards,
and other misconduct. Davis’s administrative appeal of ... More...
   $0 (05-06-2018 - CA)

STATE OF IOWA vs. MICHAEL CORY KELSO-CHRISTY

In April 2015, Michael Kelso-Christy created a fake Facebook profile of a man, S.P., who had attended his high school. Posing as S.P., KelsoChristy began to send Facebook messages to women who also attended school with S.P. The messages informed women that S.P.’s profile had been hacked and that he had created a new one. Then, Kelso-Christy would attempt to solicit nude photographs or propositi... More...   $0 (05-05-2018 - IA)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. JESSE C. LITVAK Ware restaurant owner accused of torching Rhode Island restaurant will testify on his own behalf

This case has a lengthy procedural history. In January 2013, the
15 government filed an indictment charging appellant with eleven counts of
16 securities fraud in violation of 15 U.S.C. §§ 78j(b), 78ff (Counts 1-11), one count of
17 fraud against the Troubled Asset Relief Program (“TARP”) in violation of 18
4
1 U.S.C. § 1031 (Count 12), and four counts of making false stateme... More...
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MICHAEL SKAKEL v. COMMISSIONER OF CORRECTION

The facts of this tragic case, which arises out of events that transpired more than forty years ago, are set forth in considerable detail in the habeas court’s memorandum of decision and in this court’s decision on the petitioner’s direct appeal.2 See State v. Skakel, supra, 276 Conn. 640–53. For present purposes, we focus our attention on those facts and procedural history that are most relevant ... More...   $0 (05-05-2018 - FL)

United States of America v. Ibrahim Alu and George Ismail Western District of Texas Federal Courthouse - Austin, Texas

Austin, TX - Two Foreign Nationals Sentenced to Federal Prison for Role in Austin-Based Multi-Million Dollar S.I.R.F. Scheme

A federal judge, on April 27, 2018, sentenced two foreign nationals formerly living in Austin to federal prison in connection with a multi-million dollar Austin-based Stolen Identity Refund Fraud (SIRF) scheme.

United States District Judge Lee Yeakel senten... More...
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The State of Florida vs. Ibes Gomez

On June 22, 2015, Ibes Gomez (“the defendant”) entered an open plea to the
trial court wherein he pled guilty to twenty-four felony offenses charged in five
separate cases: 14-13477, 14-13480, 14-22837, 15-9420, and 15-1546. Thereafter,
the defendant filed an appeal, claiming that some of the charges he had pled guilty
to violated the prohibition against double jeopardy, which... More...
   $0 (05-04-2018 - FL)

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