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Patrick Lynn Russell v. The State of Texas

On September 5, 2013 Tavares Tell, a/k/a “Black,” and Kenny Garcia, were shot to death
while sitting in a parked car at an east Dallas apartment complex in an apparent “drug deal gone
bad.” Earlier that day, appellant and three accomplices – his brother Charles (a/k/a Carl) Russell,
Dewen Knight and Tevynn Boone1 – drove to Dallas in a borrowed red Nissan Versa from
Shreveport,... More...
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United States of America v. Willie Thompson Western District of Texas Federal Courthouse - Fort Worth, Texas

Fort Worth, TX - Haltom’s Jeweler Robber Sentenced to 262 Months in Federal Prison

Willie Thompson, Jr., 53, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, was sentenced on January 25, 2018 by U.S. District Judge Reed C. O’Connor to serve a total of 262 months in federal prison, following his guilty plea in August 2017 to his role in the conspiracy to rob Haltom’s Jewelers in Grapevine, announced U.S. Attor... More...
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United States of America v. Kenneth E. Fairley Southern District of Mississippi - Federal Courthouse - Jackson, Mississippi

Appellant-Defendant Kenneth Fairley appeals his jury conviction for theft of government property in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 641 (counts two and three) and conspiracy to commit theft of government property in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 371 (count one). Fairley argues that: (1) the indictment, jury instruction, and verdict form all misstated the elements of § 641; (2) the district court erroneously a... More...   $0 (01-25-2018 - MS)

United States of America v. Gross Williams Eastern District of Louisiana Federal Courthouse - New Orleans, Louisiana

Defendant-Appellant Gross Williams appeals the district court’s rulings denying his motions to suppress. For the following reasons, we affirm.
I. Facts & Procedural History
Defendant-Appellant Gross Williams was convicted in 2012 in Iberville Parish on state charges of distributing marijuana and placed on five years of probation. Conditions of Williams’s probation included permitting home ... More...
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United States of America v. Lindsey Johnson Southern District of Mississippi - Federal Courthouse - Jackson, Mississippi

In this appeal, Defendant Lindsey Johnson raises several challenges to his conviction and sentence for carjacking and two related firearm offenses. We affirm in full but remand for the district court to correct a clerical error in its judgment.
I.
On the afternoon of August 2, 2015, Johnson encountered Jeremy McNeal at an apartment complex in Jackson, Mississippi. The two men’s accounts of... More...
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United States of America v. Joseph J. Kennedy District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

Joseph Kennedy appeals his
conviction and sentence for being a felon in possession of
ammunition in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1). Challenging his
conviction, Kennedy argues that the district court erred in denying
his motion to suppress evidence obtained from a warrantless search
of the vehicle he was driving immediately before his arrest.
Challenging his sentence, he... More...
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United States of America v. Darik Hudson Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois

Chicago, IL - Indiana Man Sentenced to 8 Years in Federal Prison for Bringing Guns and Ammunition to Chicago Area and Illegally Selling Them

An Indiana man has been sentenced to eight years in federal prison for bringing firearms and ammunition across the border into Chicago and illegally selling them.

DARICK HUDSON, 47, of Michigan City, Ind., sold six firearms and ammunition on... More...
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Jonathan Horvath v State of North Dakota North Dakota Supreme Court

In July 2014, the district court held a jury trial in which Jonathan Horvath appeared as the defendant for crimes arising out of an incident in March 2013. A jury convicted Horvath of murder, reckless endangerment, two counts of terrorizing, and a felon in possession of a firearm. Horvath is currently serving life imprisonment without the possibility of parole.
[¶3] Horvath appealed arguing in... More...
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United States of America v. Jerome Wilson Eastern District of Pennsylvania Federal Courthouse - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

If it were somehow in doubt before, we take the opportunity now to hold that bank robbery by intimidation is categorically a “crime of violence” under the United States Sentencing Guidelines. In doing so, we join several other federal courts of appeals that have held the same under the guidelines or the Armed Career Criminal Act (“ACCA”).
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Jerome Wilson pled guilty to unarmed bank robbery... More...
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State of Tennessee v. Jaquan Gathing and Prince Parker COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEALS OF TENNESSEE

The Defendants, along with two co-defendants who are not parties to this appeal, committed a brutal attack on Mr. Eric Cain, Ms. Myisha White, and Mr. Deangelo Terry (collectively “the victims”) as part of a robbery on March 13, 2014. In the course of the robbery, the perpetrators took the victims’ clothing and personal property and inflicted injuries on the victims with a hatchet and by hitting... More...   $0 (01-22-2018 - TN)

United States of America v. David E. Gorski District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

A jury in the District of
Massachusetts convicted David Gorski of conspiring between late
2005 and 2010 to defraud the United States, in violation of 18
U.S.C. § 371, by knowingly procuring government contracts for his
construction company on the false premise that the company was
owned and controlled by military veterans who became disabled in
connection with their militar... More...
   $0 (01-22-2018 - MA)

United States of America v. Robert Crichlow District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Springfield, Massachusetts

Springfield, MA - Springfield Man Sentenced for Federal Firearm and Drug Offenses

Robert Crichlow, 40, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Mark G. Mastroianni to seven years in prison and five years of supervised release. In September 2017, Crichlow pleaded guilty to one count of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition and one count of possession with inte... More...
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United States of America v. Brian O'Rourke District of New Hampshire Federal Courthouse - Concord, New Hampshire

Concord, NH - Epsom Man Pleads Guilty to Drug Trafficking and Firearm Charges

David Frediani, 28, of Epsom, pleaded guilty on January 18, 2018 in federal court to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute controlled substances, using and carrying a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime, and possession of a firearm by a prohibited person.

Acc... More...
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United States of America v. Bobby Joe Drakeford, Jr. Federal Courthouse - Florence, South Carolina

Columbia, SC - Convicted Felon Sentenced to 84 Months in Federal Prison

Bobby Joe Drakeford, Jr., age 27, of Wallace, South Carolina, was sentenced on January 19, 2018 in federal court in Florence, South Carolina, for Felon in Possession of a Firearm. United States District Judge Bryan Harwell, of Florence, sentenced Drakeford to 84 months in federal prison with 3 years of supervised rel... More...
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United States of America v. Anthony Jammoni Atkins Southern District of Georgia Federal Courthouse - Savannah, Georgia

Savannah, GA - Convicted Felon Sentenced For Possessing Firearm During Garden City Road Rage Incident

Anthony Jammoni Atkins, 26, a multi-convicted felon, was sentenced on January 16, 2018, by Senior U.S. District Judge William T. Moore, Jr. to 100 months in prison for possessing a loaded semiautomatic pistol. Atkins used that pistol to threaten a mother and her two children during a rus... More...
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State of Oklahoma v. Stanley Vernon Majors, a/k/a Vernon Majors MoreLaw Suites 406 South Boulder and 624 South Denver 918-582-3993 or Info@morelaw.com

Tulsa, OK - The State of Oklahoma charged Stanley Vernon Majors, age 63, with the murder of his neighbor Khalid Jabara, age 37 on April 12,2016. Majors had engaged in a number of acts based on his belief that the victim was Muslim, when, in fact, he was an Orthodox Christian.

Defendant's attorneys are claiming that their client was insane.


Count # 1. Count as Filed: HM11, ... More...
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STATE OF OHIO v. MICHAEL D. SCOTT

On Saturday, September 26, 2015, Joshua Hamilton attended his sister
Bridget’s birthday party at Kricket’s Tavern in Huber Heights, along with his other sister,
Brittany, and one of Brittany’s friends. Trial Tr. vol. 3, 1099-1102. The staff that evening
consisted of four persons, one of whom served as a host and took photographs to be
used for promotional purposes. Id. at 10... More...
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STATE OF OHIO v. AVELARDO ROSALES

MATHIAS H. HECK, JR., by MICHAEL J. Avelardo Rosales appeals from his conviction and sentence on one count of
felony murder, one count of felonious assault, one count of discharging a firearm into a
habitation, and two firearm specifications.
{¶ 2} Rosales’ appointed appellate counsel has filed a brief pursuant to Anders v.
California, 386 U.S. 738, 87 S.Ct. 1396, 18 L.Ed.2d ... More...
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Alberto J Celarie v. The State of Texas Texas Fourteenth District Court of Appeals

Appellant filed a notice of appeal on August 21, 2017 appealing trial court cause numbers 1503899 and 1504399.1 Appellant’s notice of appeal indicated trial court cause number 1503899 involved a conviction for felon in possession of a firearm. A review of the record before this court indicates that trial court cause number 1503899 involved a charge of possession of a controlled substance and was d... More...   $0 (01-20-2018 - TX)

Michael Castilla v. The State of Texas Fourth Court of Appeals San Antonio, Texas

When Castilla had outstanding warrants for his arrest, several San Antonio Police
Department officers executed those warrants and arrested Castilla at his home. A firearm was later
found in the grass outside the house where Castilla was arrested. At the time of his arrest, Castilla
had a prior felony conviction for evading arrest or detention.
Castilla was indicted for “inten... More...
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United States of America v. Dustin Floyd Johnson Eastern District of Oklahoma Federal Courthouse - Muskogee Oklahoma

Muskogee, OK - Vian Man Pleads Guilty To Possession Of Firearm, Ammunition

Dustin Floyd Johnson, age 33, of Vian, Oklahoma, pled guilty on January 19, 2018 to one count of Felon In Possession Of Firearm & Ammunition, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 922(g)(1) and 924(a)(2), punishable by not more than 10 years imprisonment, up to a $250,000.00 fine, or both for each ... More...
   $0 (01-20-2018 - OK)

United States of America v. Joshua J. Flaugher District of Kansas Federal Courthouse - Kansas City, Kansas

Kansas City, KS - Kansas City, Kan., Man Sentenced On Project Safe Neighborhoods Firearm Charge

A Kansas City, Kan., man was sentenced on January 16, 2018 to 92 months in federal prison for unlawful possession of a 9 mm handgun that was used in a robbery.

Joshua J. Flaugher, 32, Kansas City, Kan., pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted felo... More...
   $0 (01-20-2018 - KS)

United States of America v. James Harley Wheeler District of Colorado Federal Courthouse - Denver, Colorado

Denver, CO - Denver Man Sentenced to Prison Following Federal Firearm Crime

A Denver man was sentenced earlier the week of January 11, 2018 to serve 7 years in federal prison for brandishing and use of a firearm during a drug trafficking offense. The man, James Harley Wheeler, age 24, appeared before U.S. District Court Judge R. Brooke Jackson, was remanded into custody at the conclusion... More...
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United States of America v. Parrish Williams Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals - Richmond, Virginia

Richmond, VA - Richmond Drug Trafficker Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison

A Richmond man was sentenced today to 12 years in prison for distributing cocaine and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

According to court documents, Parrish Williams, 31, was on federal supervision when he committed these crimes. According to court documents, Williams began selling “crack” cocaine an... More...
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United States of America v. Stanley Presendieu and Scarlee Valias Jean Southern District of Florida Courthouse - Miami, Florida

After their guilty pleas, defendant Stanley Presendieu appeals his convictions and defendant Scarlee Valias Jean appeals her sentence. Having carefully reviewed the record and the parties’ briefs, and with the benefit of oral argument, we (1) affirm Presendieu’s convictions and (2) vacate Jean’s sentence and remand for further proceedings.
I. BACKGROUND
This case involves an illegal check-... More...
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