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In the Matter of the Equalization Appeal of KANSAS STAR CASINO, L.L.C. for the Year 2015

Kansas Star is one of four state-sponsored gaming enterprises in Kansas authorized under K.S.A. 74-8733 et seq., the Kansas Expanded Lottery Act (KELA), and is located in the south central gaming zone. In 2007 the Legislature passed KELA which divided the state into four gaming zones—northeast, south central, southwest, and southeast—and authorized the Kansas Lottery to operate a single gaming fac... More...   $0 (07-22-2018 - KS)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. Erick Gibbs

Gibbs pleaded guilty in August 2010 to possession of a firearm by a felon, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1), and thereafter he was sentenced to 36 months’ imprisonment and 3 years’ supervised release. Six months after Gibbs was released from prison, he was charged in state court for possession of drug paraphernalia and, upon conviction, was sentenced to 45 days’ imprisonment, suspended, ... More...   $0 (07-22-2018 - NC)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. PATRICIA YVONNE DIGGS, a/k/a Patricia Yvonne Johnson, a/k/a Patricia Yvonne Holmes

A jury found Patricia Yvonne Diggs guilty of conspiring to commit bank fraud in
violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1349 (2012). Diggs and her husband, Brian Diggs, conspired to
defraud certain financial institutions through material false statements and omissions
related to vehicle purchase loans. Diggs raises two issues in this appeal, both of which
relate to the Government’s evidence... More...
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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. WALLACE DIXON COX; LISA COX

The U.S. government brought a civil in rem forfeiture action against the Coxes as a result of their involvement in illegal gambling and money laundering operations, seeking disgorgement of “property constituting or derived from proceeds traceable to violations of 18 U.S.C. §§ 1955 and 1956.” S.A. 6‒7.1 In December 2010, the Coxes reached a settlement agreement with the government in wh... More...   $0 (07-22-2018 - NC)

United States of America v. Muhammad Ismail and Kamran Khan District of Connecticut Federal Courthouse - New Haven, Connecticut

Hartford, CT - Connecticut Business Owners Who Profited from Unlawful Exports to Pakistan Are Sentenced

A father and son were sentenced on July 19, 2018 in Bridgeport federal court for profiting from unlawful exports to Pakistan. U.S. District Judge Stefan R. Underhill sentenced both MUHAMMAD ISMAIL, 67, of Meriden, and KAMRAN KHAN, 38, of Hamden, to 18 months imprisonment followed by th... More...
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United States of America v. John Soule District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, MA - Abington Man Pleads Guilty to Robbing Three Banks

An Abington man pleaded guilty on July 19, 2018 in federal court in Boston to robbing three Greater Boston-area banks.

John Soule, 53, pleaded guilty to three counts of bank robbery. U.S. District Court Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV scheduled sentencing for Oct. 19, 2018. Soule was arrested and charged in September 2017 a... More...
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United States of America v. Arthur Voutselas District of New Hampshire Federal Courthouse - Concord, New Hampshire

Concord, NH - Nashua Man Pleads Guilty to Fentanyl Trafficking

Arthur Voutselas, 27, previously of Nashua, pleaded guilty in federal court to a fentanyl trafficking charge.

According to court documents and statements made in court, on two separate occasions in January 2018, Voutselas sold small quantities of cocaine to a cooperating individual working with law enfor... More...
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Levi Huebner v. Midland Credit Management, et al. Eastern District of New York Courthouse - Brooklyn, New York

Plaintiff‐Appellant Levi Huebner (“Huebner”) is an attorney who has
litigated several cases under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”), 15
3
U.S.C. § 1692, et seq., which, among other things, prohibits debt collectors from
using “false, deceptive, or misleading representation[s] . . . in connection with the
collection of any debt,” id. § 1692e. In October 2013... More...
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In Re: Steven Fustolo - Steven Fustolo v. The Patroit Group, LLC District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

Following trial on The
Patriot Group, LLC's ("Patriot") adversary complaint requesting
denial of the discharge in bankruptcy of Steven Fustolo's
("Fustolo") debt, the bankruptcy court allowed Patriot's motion to
amend its pleadings and denied Fustolo's discharge pursuant to the
newly added claim. Fustolo seeks reprieve from his encumbrance,
imploring us to reverse the bankr... More...
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Jane Doe v. Brown University District of Rhode Island Federal Courthouse - Providence, Rhode Island Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

In November 2013, Jane Doe
("Doe"), then a freshman at Providence College, was sexually
assaulted by three students of Brown University ("Brown") on
Brown's campus. After Doe reported the assault to the local
authorities in the City of Providence, Brown notified Doe that it
would conduct an inquiry to determine whether the students had
violated Brown's Code of Student Condu... More...
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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. EDWARD SMITH

Defendant‐Appellant Edward Smith (“Smith”) appeals from a  District Court judgment entered on October 7, 2015 by Judge Failla. A  jury convicted Smith of being a felon in possession of a firearm and  ammunition, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1), and of possession of  crack  cocaine  with  intent  to  distribute,  in  violation  of  21  U.S.C.  §§ 841(a)(1),  (b)(1)(C).  At  sentencing, ... More...   $0 (07-21-2018 - )

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. DAVID A. FRATES

Appellant David Frates pleaded guilty to one count of federal armed bank robbery, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 2113(a) & (d). At his sentencing hearing, the district court applied the United States Sentencing Guidelines' career offender enhancement, increasing Frates's guideline sentencing range to 188-235 months' imprisonment. The court varied downward and sentenced Frates to 132 months' ... More...   $0 (07-21-2018 - MA)

Andre Jermaine Thomas a/k/a Andre Thomas v. State of Mississippi

Andre Jermaine Thomas and Anthony Ledet went to the Sam’s Club in Gulfport,
Mississippi, at around 8:00 p.m. on February 27, 2015. The store’s surveillance video shows
that Thomas and Ledet entered the store, walked to the electronics department, loaded two
flat-screen television boxes onto a flat cart, and then pushed the cart past the cash registers
to the store’s exit. Sam’s Clu... More...
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MILO A. ROSE vs. STATE OF FLORIDA

In 1985, this Court affirmed Rose’s conviction for first-degree murder and
his death sentence. Rose v. State (Rose I), 472 So. 2d 1155, 1156 (Fla. 1985). In
so doing, we explained the facts as follows:
At approximately 10 p.m. on October 18, 1982, several witnesses were talking together outside one of their residences. Testimony at trial revealed that they saw two men walking down... More...
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OMAR BLANCO vs. STATE OF FLORIDA

Omar Blanco, a prisoner under sentence of death, appeals the circuit court’s
orders summarily denying his fifth motion for postconviction relief, which was
filed under Florida Rules of Criminal Procedure 3.851 and 3.203. We have
jurisdiction. See art. V, § 3(b)(1), Fla. Const.
In 1982, a jury convicted Blanco of first-degree murder and armed burglary.
We affirmed Blanc... More...
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Steven Skinner v. State of Tennessee

In 1999, Petitioner was involved in the murder of two victims. State v. Steve Skinner (Skinner I), No. W2003-00887-CCA-R3-CD, 2005 WL 468322 at *1 (Tenn. Crim. App. Feb. 28, 2005), perm. app. denied (Tenn. June 27, 2005). During the course of the trial, the jury found that Petitioner, along with Marcus Boyd, Calvin Wardlow, Calvin Boyd, and Michael Brown, conspired to murder the victimsafter theyl... More...   $0 (07-21-2018 - TN)

State of Tennessee v. Gavino Torres, Jr.

The Defendant was indicted for possession of a Schedule I drug, heroin, with intent to sell or deliver; possession of a Schedule II drug, methamphetamine, with intent to sell or deliver; possession of a Schedule IV drug, alprazolam, with intent to sell or deliver; and possession of a Schedule IV drug, clonazepam, with intent to sell or deliver. He pled guilty to the lesser-included offense of att... More...   $0 (07-21-2018 - TN)

United States of America v. Michael Gene Rushing Southern District of Mississippi Federal Courthouse - Gulfport, Mississippi

Jackson, MS - Jackson Man Sentenced to Over 17 Years in Federal Prison for Production and Possession of Child Pornography

Michael Gene Rushing, 58, of Jackson, was sentenced on July 19, 2018 by Senior U.S. District Judge Tom S. Lee to 210 months to serve, followed by a lifetime of supervised release, for producing child pornography and possession of child pornography, announced U. S. Att... More...
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United States of America v. Larry Dean Garrett Northern District of Alabama Federal Courthouse - Birmingham, Alabama

Birmingham, AL - Repeat Child Sex Offender Sentenced to 50 Years in Federal Prison

A federal judge on July 20, 2018 sentenced a Birmingham man to 50 years in prison for sexually exploiting a five-year-old boy by forcing the child to perform sexual acts and videotaping the conduct, announced U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town and FBI Special Agent in Charge Johnnie Sharp Jr.

U.S. District ... More...
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United States of America v. Donna Marie Allison Southern District of Alabama Federal Courthouse - Mobile, Alabama Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Mobile, AL - Texas Resident Receives 12 Months on Fraud Charge, Ordered to Pay $190,000 in Restitution

Senior United States District Judge Callie V.S. Granade sentenced Donna Marie Allison, 54, a resident of Springtown, Texas, to 12 months imprisonment for committing wire fraud. The judge ordered that Allison undergo three years of supervised release after finishing her term of imprisonm... More...
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United States of America v. Ricardo Silva Northern District of Georgia Federal Courthouse - Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta, GA - Defendant sentenced for trafficking methamphetamine from prison

Ricardo Silva, a current inmate at Smith State Prison and a high-ranking member of the Sureños prison gang, has been sentenced to 35 years in federal prison for trafficking methamphetamine. He is currently serving a sentence with the state of Georgia for trafficking cocaine.

“Silva’s time in state pri... More...
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United States of America v. Lisa McLaren Janick Middle District of Florida Federal Courthouse - Tampa, Florida

Tampa, FL - Port Charlotte Woman Pleads Guilty To Health Care Fraud

Lisa McLaren Janick (47, Port Charlotte) on July 20, 2018 pleaded guilty to two counts of health care fraud. McLaren Janick faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison on each count. A sentencing date has not yet been set.

According to the plea agreement, McLaren Janick, while employed as a marketer for... More...
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United States of America v. Abdul Karim Bangura, Jr., a/k/a "AJ" Eastern District of Virginia - Federal Courthouse - Alexandria, Virginia

Alexandria, VA - Virginia Man Sentenced to Over 15 Years in Prison for Sex Trafficking a Minor and Producing Child Pornography

A Virginia man was sentenced today to 186 months in prison and 10 years of supervised release for multiple crimes related to the prostitution and exploitation of a 15-year-old minor. Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Crim... More...
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United States of America v. Miteshkumar Patel, et al. Southern District of Texas Courthouse - Houston, Texas Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Houston, TX - 24 Defendants Sentenced in Multimillion Dollar India-Based Call Center Scam Targeting U.S. Victims

Twenty-one members of a massive India-based fraud and money laundering conspiracy that defrauded thousands of U.S. residents of hundreds of millions of dollars were sentenced this week to terms of imprisonment up to 20 years. Three other conspirators were sentenced earlier th... More...
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Jesus Lazaro Collar v. Abalux, Inc. and Juan D. Cabral United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida - Miami, Florida Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Jesus Collar appeals the summary judgment in favor of his former employer, Abalux, Inc., and its owner, Juan Cabral, and against Collar’s complaint for unpaid overtime compensation under the Fair Labor Standards Act. See 29 U.S.C. § 207(a). The district court ruled that Collar’s employment in 2015 was not covered under the Act because Abalux had less than $500,000 in annual gross sales. See id. § ... More...   $0 (07-21-2018 - FL)

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