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Estate of Leon Walker, Jr. v. Building Inspector Hershell Wallace Eastern District of Missouri Federal Courthouse - St. Louis, Missouri

One morning, a SWAT team raided a St. Louis house in which the plaintiffs
lived to execute a search warrant. According to the warrant affidavit, a detective
suspected that the house contained heroin, illegal firearms, and drug-trafficking
paraphernalia. The team knocked on the door, yelled "police," and quickly began
striking the door with a battering ram. The team also tossed a "f... More...
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Aldridge Winfrey v. City of Forrest City, et al. Federal Courthouse Eastern District of Arkansas - Little Rock, Arkansas

It is well-settled that the “plaintiff is the master of [his] complaint.” Holmes
Grp., Inc. v. Vornado Air Circulation Sys., Inc., 535 U.S. 826, 831 (2002) (internal
quotation marks omitted). Here, plaintiff Aldridge Winfrey charges in his complaint
that he was terminated by the Forrest City, Arkansas Police Department
(“Department”) as “retaliat[ion] . . . for exercising his right... More...
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Qwinstar Corporation v. Curtis Anthony District of Minnesota Federal Courthouse - Minneapolis, Minnesota

Qwinstar Corporation and Pro Logistics, LLC, engaged in negotiations that
culminated with Qwinstar agreeing to purchase Pro Logistics and employ its
owner—Curtis Anthony2—for a term of five years. A few months after the sale,
Qwinstar terminated Anthony’s employment and filed this lawsuit against him,
alleging that it did not receive the inventory it bargained for in the sale. Anth... More...
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Mike Hernandez, Francesca Muller v. Restoration Hardware, Inc.

Under Code of Civil Procedure1 section 902, “[a]ny party aggrieved” may
appeal a judgment. “It is generally held, however, that only parties of record may
appeal; consequently one who is denied the right to intervene in an action
ordinarily may not appeal from a judgment subsequently entered in the case.
[Citations.] Instead, he may appeal from the order denying intervention.” (Cou... More...
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United States of America v. Noel A. McFadden Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals MoreLaw Can Make Your Phone Ring 888-354-4529

Tulsa, OK - Broken Arrow Man Pleads Guilty To Sexual Exploitation of a Child

Noel McFadden, 71, of Broken Arrow, pleaded guilty before Chief United States District Judge Gregory K. Frizzell to one count of sexual exploitation of a child.

According to admissions made in connection with the plea agreement, in April 2017, McFadden knowingly coerced a minor under the age of 12 to t... More...
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Dariusz Jaworski, Boguslaw Moskal and Ryszard Bester v. Master Hand Contractors, Inc., et al. Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois

Dariusz Jaworski, Boguslaw Moskal, and Ryszard Bester were never paid for construction services they performed for Master Hand Contractors, Inc. They filed this lawsuit to force Master Hand to pay up. The district court sided with the plaintiffs through two partial summary
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judgments and a bench trial. Liability in the neighborhood of
$340,000 now hangs over Master Hand’s ... More...
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United States of America v. Richard Pinedo Federal Courthouse - District of Columbia

Washington, DC - Defendant Pleads Guilty to Selling Bank Accounts To Russian Hackers

The United States of America charged Richard Pinedo, age 28, with identity fraud in violation of 18 U.S.C. 1028 when the sold bank accounts to Russians who used the accounts to launder money for use in Russia's efforts to defeat Hillary Clinton's campaign to become President of the United States.

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United States of America v. Nakia Palmer and Nathaniel Palmer Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals MoreLaw Can Make Your Phone Ring 888-354-4529

Montgomery, AL - Social Security Administration Employee and Husband Convicted in Public Benefit Fraud Scheme

On Thursday, February 15, 2018, a federal jury found two Montgomery residents guilty of fraud and witness tampering, announced United States Attorney Louis V. Franklin, Sr. The two defendants were Nakia Palmer, 35, a former employee of the Social Security Administration, and her... More...
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United States of America v. James Calvin Talley, Jr. Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals MoreLaw Can Make Your Phone Ring 888-354-4529

Montgomery, AL - Verbena Man Facing Life in Prison Following Federal Drug Trafficking and Firearms Convictions

James Calvin Talley, Jr., 37, of Verbena, Alabama, was convicted by a federal jury on February 16, 2018 of possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, using a phone to facilitate a drug crime, and bei... More...
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United States of America v. Ralph Herman Fox, Jr. Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals MoreLaw Can Make Your Phone Ring 888-354-4529

Panama City, FL - Jackson County Man Sentenced to 360 Months in Prison for Federal Child Pornography Offenses

Ralph Herman Fox Jr., 61, of Graceville, Florida, was sentenced on February 15, 2016 in the U.S. District Court in Panama City to 360 months in prison for production of child pornography. Fox pled guilty on December 4, 2017, which was the first day of his trial. The sentence was... More...
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Darrell Chissoe v. Ryan Zinke Northern District of Oklahoma Federal Courthouse Tulsa, Oklahoma

Paul Chissoe applied to transfer restricted Indian land he owned (the Property)
to the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) in trust. When Mr. Chissoe died, the BIA
Superintendent of the Okmulgee Agency (Superintendent) terminated his application.
His son, Plaintiff Darrell Chissoe, asked the Superintendent to reinstate the
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application and to complete the transfer.1 The Superintend... More...
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Digital Ally, Inc. v. Utility Associates, Inc. District of Kansas Courthouse - Kansas City, Kansas

Plaintiff-Appellant Digital Ally, Inc. appeals from the district court’s grant of
summary judgment in favor of Defendant-Appellee Utility Associates, Inc. Digital
Ally, Inc. v. Utility Assocs., Inc., No. 2:14-cv-02262-CM, 2017 WL 1197561 (D.
Kan. Mar. 30, 2017). Exercising jurisdiction under 28 U.S.C. § 1291, we affirm.1
Background
This case concerns two companies who sell in-c... More...
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United States of America v. Jose Salvado Gonzalez-Campos Southern District of Indiana Federal Courthouse - Indianapolis, Indiana

Indianapolis, IN - MS-13 gang member sentenced in federal court for illegal gun possession

Illegal alien from El Salvador lived on the Westside of Indianapolis

United States Attorney Josh Minkler today announced the sentencing of an illegal alien and violent gang member found to be in possession of a firearm. Jose Salvador Gonzalez-Campos, age 27, was sentenced to 1 year and 1 da... More...
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State of Missouri v. Phillip Douglas and Jennifer M. Gaulter Jackson County Courthouse - Kansas City, Missouri

The state appeals from the circuit court’s order sustaining the defendants’ motions
to suppress all evidence seized pursuant to a warrant authorizing search of a residence for
stolen items. The state admits an officer submitted a prepared search warrant form, which
was then executed by a circuit judge, authorizing a search for any deceased human fetus
or corpse despite the fact the... More...
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Alejandro Moreno v. Nancy Berryhill Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois

Alejandro Moreno appeals the order of the
district court upholding the Social Security Administration’s
denial of his applications for Supplemental Security Income
and Disability Insurance Benefits. Mr. Moreno contends that,
among other shortcomings in the Administrative Law Judge’s
(“ALJ”) determination, he improperly relied on an outdated
mental-health assessment and fail... More...
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United States of America v. Marcus Dieter Felder Northern District of California Federal Courthouse - San Francisco

San Francisco, CA - Jury Convicts San Francisco Man Of Credit Card Fraud And Identity Theft

Marcus Dieter Felder was convicted of access device fraud and aggravated identity theft, announced Acting United States Attorney Alex G. Tse, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Special Agent in Charge Ryan L. Spradlin, and Secret Service Special ... More...
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United States of America v. Gregorio Lucas-Ramos Middle District of Florida Federal Courthouse - Tampa, Florida

Tampa, FL - Mexican Citizen Sentenced To Nine Years For Trafficking In Methamphetamine

U.S. District Judge Elizabeth A. Kovachevich has sentenced Gregorio Lucas-Ramos (29) to nine years in federal prison for conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine. He pleaded guilty on October 25, 2017.

According to court documents, Lucas-Ramos is ... More...
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United States of America v. Brigith Dayana Gomez Southern District of Florida Courthouse - Miami, Florida

Miami, FL - Brigith Dayana Gomez, 29, a resident of Los Angeles, California and Venezuela, was convicted for her involvement in a conspiracy to commit extortion and violations of the Travel Act.

The extortion plot sought approximately $100,000 from the victim, and the evidence presented at trial established that Gomez and her co-conspirator, Carolina Del Carmen Roldan, threatened to expos... More...
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United States of America v. Dion Clark Western District of Texas Federal Courthouse - Fort Worth, Texas

Fort Worth, TX - Fort Worth Man Sentenced to 25 Years in Federal Prison for Breaking into Pharmacies and Stealing Controlled Substances

Dion Clark, 36, of Fort Worth, Texas, was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge John McBryde to 25 years in federal prison, following his guilty plea in August 2017 to one count of conspiracy to interfere with commerce by robbery and one count of us... More...
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United States of America v. Christian Clews Southern District of California Federal Courthouse - San Diego, California

San Diego - Rancher Sentenced for Possession of Child Porn Involving Dogs

Christian Clews, the operator of a Carmel Valley horse ranch, was sentenced in federal court today to 210 months in prison for possessing and distributing photographs and videos that depicted children engaged in sexually explicit activity with adults and dogs.

Clews, who pleaded guilty in July but remained ... More...
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United States of America v. Katherine Rose Sparks District of Arizona Federal Courthouse - Phoenix, Arizona

Phoenix, AZ - Huachuca City Woman Sentenced to 7 Years in Federal Prison for Assault on a Federal Officer, Intent to Distribute Marijuana

Katherine Rose Sparks, 23, of Huachuca City, Ariz., was sentenced on February 8, 2018 by U.S. District Judge Rosemary Marquez to serve 84 months in prison and pay $49,930.73 in restitution. Sparks had previously pleaded guilty to possession with intent ... More...
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United States of America v. Leaford George Cameron Eastern District of Pennsylvania Federal Courthouse - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA - Jury Convicts Attorney-Imposter Who Operated Fraudulent Nationwide Law Practice

A federal jury on February 13, 2018 returned guilty verdicts on all counts against Leaford George Cameron, 65, of Burlington, New Jersey, in connection with his operation of a fraudulent nationwide law practice. Cameron was convicted of one count of mail fraud, two counts of wire fraud, and ... More...
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United States of America v. Jessica Arong O'Brien Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois

Chicago, IL - Federal Jury Convicts Illinois Attorney in Mortgage Fraud Scheme

A federal jury on February 15, 2018 convicted an Illinois attorney of fraudulently obtaining loans related to the purchase, maintenance and sale of properties on Chicago’s South Side.

JESSICA ARONG O’BRIEN fraudulently caused lenders to issue and refinance approximately $1.4 million in mortgage and com... More...
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United States of America v. Karen Pogosian United States District Court for the Southern District of California - Santa Ana, California

Santa Ana, CA - Sun Valley Resident Sentenced to 54 Months Imprisonment for Role in International Money Laundering and Identity Theft Scheme Involving $14 Million in Fraudulent Tax Refunds

A Sun Valley man was sentenced on February 11, 2018 to 54 months imprisonment for his participation in a large-scale international identity theft scheme that fraudulently obtained tax refunds by using b... More...
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United States of America v. Tien Chau District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, MA - Operator of Massachusetts Temp Agency Pleads Guilty to Employment Tax Fraud and Obstructing The IRS

A Massachusetts temporary employment agency operator pleaded guilty on February 15, 2018 in Boston federal district court to an indictment charging him with conspiring to defraud the government, failing to pay over employment taxes and obstructing the internal revenue laws.
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