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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. JOHN TIMOTHY CANNON, a/k/a Mr JT,

Cannon argues that the district court abused its discretion in denying his pretrial motion for a reliability hearing. Cannon’s opening brief merely incorporates by reference his district court pleadings, a tactic of which we have disapproved. See Fed. R. App. P. 28(a)(8)(A); Wahi v. Charleston Area Med. Ctr., Inc., 562 F.3d 599, 607 (4th Cir. 2009); McCarver v. Lee, 221 F.3d 583, 588 n.1 (4t... More...   $0 (07-15-2018 - Nc)

HAYAT SINDI v. SAMIA EL-MOSLIMANY and ANN EL-MOSLIMANY United States Court of Appeals For the First Circuit

This case implicates a plethora
of issues arising in the shadow of the First Amendment. Most
notably, it requires us to address the power of a court to impose
a prior restraint in the form of a permanent injunction forbidding
the publication of words — words that the court believes have been
used to defame the plaintiff in the past and are likely to be
repeated. The... More...
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United States of America v. Mukesh and Daxaban Patel and Shree Zapesvari, Inc., doing business as Jay’s Food Mart 1 and 2. Eastern District of North Carolina Federal Courthouse - Raleigh, North Carolina

Raleigh, NC - United States Forfeits $765,850.27 in Video Sweepstakes Gaming Proceeds Seized from Southern Pines Convenience Store Operators

The United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, Robert J. Higdon, Jr., announced the forfeiture of $765,850.27 seized from Southern Pines residents Mukesh and Daxaban Patel and their company, Shree Zapesvari, Inc., doing busine... More...
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United States of America v. Richard Henry Kayian Western District of Virginia Federal Courthouse - Abington, Virginia

Abington, VA - Las Vegas Man Sentenced to 27 Years in Prison for Drug Trafficking

Operation Leaving Las Vegas Targeted Methamphetamine and Opioid Shipments from Las Vegas to Southwest Virginia and Kentucky

A Las Vegas man, who trafficked methamphetamine and oxycodone from Nevada to Virginia and laundered the proceeds, was sentenced on July 5, 2018 in U.S. District Court in Abingd... More...
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Nadine Pellegrino and Harry Waldman v. T.S.A., Nuyriah Abdul-Malik, Laura Labbee, and Denice Kissinger United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

In Vanderklok v. United States, 868 F.3d 189 (3d Cir.
2017), we declined to imply a Bivens cause of action against
airport screeners employed by the Transportation Security
Administration (TSA) in part because they “typically are not
law enforcement officers and do not act as such.” Id. at 208.
We now must decide a related question that we anticipated, but
did not resolve, ... More...
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United States of America v. Essam Sakkal District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, MA - Cypriot National Sentenced to Prison for Money Laundering

A Cypriot national was sentenced today in federal court in Boston for money laundering.

Essam Sakkal, 40, a national of Cyprus, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Rya W. Zobel to 27 months time served and ordered to pay forfeiture of $19, 248. In April 2018, Sakkal pleaded guilty to one count of money... More...
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STATE OF OHIO vs. B.H. Court of Appeals of Ohio EIGHTH APPELLATE DISTRICT COUNTY OF CUYAHOGA

In August 2009, B.H. pleaded guilty to one count of attempted insurance fraud in
violation of R.C. 2923.02/2913.47(B)(1), a misdemeanor of the first degree. The trial court
sentenced her to six months in jail, suspended, and ordered her to pay court costs, which she did.

{¶3} In June 2017, B.H. filed an application to seal the record of her conviction
pursuant to R.C. ... More...
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John McAdams v. Marquette University

APPEAL from a judgment and an order of the Circuit Court
for Milwaukee County, David A. Hansher, Judge. Reversed and
remanded.
¶1 DANIEL KELLY, J. Marquette University suspended a
tenured faculty member because of a blog post criticizing an
encounter between an instructor and a student. Dr. John McAdams
took exception to his suspension, and brought a claim against
the U... More...
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CORE CASHLESS, LLC. v. KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Eugene Brooks Lilly and Shannon Lilly, father and daughter, were employed by Core Cashless, LLC (Core LLC) from November 9, 2011, to August 31, 2012. Brooks and Shannon were previously employed by Core LLC's predecessor, Core Cashless, Inc. When employed by Core Cashless, Inc., Brooks' salary was $150,000.

Under the direction of Core LLC's owner, Daniel Owen, Shannon drafted offer lett... More...
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United States of America v. Simone Swenson Southern District of Texas Courthouse - Houston, Texas Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

We decide whether the district court abused its discretion by dismissing an indictment with prejudice because the prosecution missed pretrial discovery deadlines, mistakenly withheld some relevant documents until the eve of trial, and committed other errors that led the district court to conclude the “integrity of the prosecution ha[d] been destroyed.” We reverse the dismissal order and remand for... More...   $0 (07-03-2018 - TX)

The People of the State of Colorado v. John Arthur Stellabotte Supreme Court of the State of Colorado Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Respondent John Stellabotte owned a towing company that he used to illegally tow cars and then demand payment from the owners. At the time he did this, his thefts constituted a class 4 felony. But before he had been convicted and sentenced, the General Assembly changed the theft statute to make the crime a class 5 felony, with a correspondingly lower sentence. The amendment to the theft sta... More...   $0 (07-02-2018 - CO)

HE STATE OF OKLAHOMA v. BILL W. DURFEY and JOHN BURKS, Bondsman SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA

The appellant, John Burks, (Burks/bondsman) is a bondsman who posted one hundred thousand dollar ($100,000) bail for the defendant, Billy Durfey, in a criminal case in Garvin County District Court.2 Durfey did not appear in court and the court forfeited the bond. On December 15, 2014, the same day that Durfey failed to appear, the bondsman made a written request to the Garvin County Sheriff's offi... More...   $0 (06-28-2018 - OK)

United States of America v. Carlos Alberto Zelaya Rojas Eastern District of Louisiana Federal Courthouse - New Orleans, Louisiana Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

New Orleans, LA - Honduran Man Pleads Guilty to Conspiring to Launder Over $1 Million in Bribes and Funds Misappropriated From the Honduran Social Security Agency

A Honduran man pleaded guilty in federal court on June 27, 2018 for his role in a conspiracy to launder into the United States more than $1.3 million in foreign bribe payments and public funds from the Republic of Honduras. More...
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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. NOEL AQUINO-FLORENCIANI United States Court of Appeals For the First Circuit

In October 2015, federal agents detected that a computer
associated with a particular IP address had shared a file
containing child pornography. After the agents identified the
location of the computer, they obtained a warrant to search the
premises and seize electronic equipment. When they executed the
search, the agents interviewed the internet account owner, who
... More...
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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. TEOFILO TINEO-GONZALEZ United States Court of Appeals For the First Circuit

Charged with importation of controlled substances, possession with intent to distribute, and conspiracy, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1), 846, 952(a), and 963, Teofilo Tineo-Gonzalez ("Tineo") pled guilty unconditionally after the start of trial. He now appeals his conviction, arguing that prior to his plea the district court erred in denying his motion to suppress certain incriminating statements... More...   $0 (06-28-2018 - PR)

KEVIN JOSEPH v. STATE OF FLORIDA

As the prequel to the incident that led to the prosecution which is the subject of this appeal, the Victim and his girlfriend (“the Girlfriend”) were sent to a residence to clean it. Appellant confronted the Victim and the Girlfriend at the residence and explained that he was in control of the neighborhood and they needed to leave the house they were cleaning. The confrontation escalated to the ... More...   $0 (06-28-2018 - FL)

STATE OF OHIO - vs - MICHAEL A. ANDERSON, JR., Ohio Court of Appeals

On March 13, 2017, the Lake County Grand Jury issued an Indictment,
charging Anderson with Trafficking in Marijuana (Count One), a felony of the fifth
degree, in violation of R.C. 2925.03(A)(2); Possessing Criminal Tools (Count Two), a
felony of the fifth degree, in violation of R.C. 2923.24; and Use or Possession of Drug
Paraphernalia (Count Three), a misdemeanor of the fourth... More...
   $0 (06-27-2018 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO - vs - ANTONIO DELSHAWN BAUGH .

On June 30, 2015, Baugh entered a plea of guilty to Trafficking in Cocaine
(Count 1) and Possession of Cocaine (Count 2), both counts having forfeiture
specifications.
{¶3} With respect to Trafficking and Possession, the signed plea agreement
provided:
I further understand the consequences of entering this plea, including the penalties, which can be from:

Mandat... More...
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Adrian Durden Appellant -v– State of Indiana

Adrian Durden’s first trial for murder resulted in a hung jury. He was tried a second time for murder along with eight drug-related charges. Just under two hours after the jury had begun its deliberations, one of the jurors—Juror 12—sent a note to the court requesting to be excused from service because she “[could] not agree quickl[y] on the charges [or] come to a decision on the charges.” Appella... More...   $0 (06-26-2018 - IN)

Daryl Sutula-Johnson v. Office Depot, Inc. Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Plaintiff Daryl Sutula‐Johnson
sued her former employer, alleging that its changes to her
compensation for selling office furniture breached its contract
with her and violated the Illinois Wage Payment and Collection
Act. The district court granted summary judgment for the
employer. We affirm summary judgment for the employer on
2 No. 17‐1855
the claims for ... More...
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STATE OF OHIO v. MARI BETH TINLEY Ninth District Court of Appeals

As a result of an incident that occurred on March 25, 2017, Ms. Tinley was
charged with one count of domestic violence. Her trial date was postponed on two occasions and
ultimately set for July 10, 2017. Though she attempted to demand a jury trial a few days before
her scheduled trial, the court denied her request as untimely. An acting judge then presided over
her trial due... More...
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STATE OF OHIO -vs- IVAN J. SMITH

The relevant facts and procedural history are as follows:
{¶4} On July 13, 2016, Muskingum County Sheriff’s dispatch received a
complaint about the odor of marijuana coming from the residence located at 128 Hamline
Ave., Zanesville, Ohio. The complaint also stated that the occupants at the residence
were trafficking in drugs.
{¶5} Colleena Johnson ("Colleena") and Appella... More...
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STATE OF OHIO v. JAMES A. BENVENUTO

On August 9, 2016, investigators from the West Central Ohio Crime
Task Force (“WCOCTF”) were conducting surveillance on Vincent McKercher
(“McKercher”) in Allen County. (05/05/2017 Tr. at 8). McKercher had a history
of trafficking in marijuana. (Id. at 9). Investigators followed McKercher (in his
vehicle) from a barbershop in Lima, Ohio to a warehouse located at 519 N. Jac... More...
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STATE OF OHIO v. SCOTT A. STEIN

On November 9, 2016, Chief of Police Glass of the Village of Botkins
received a phone call from an officer at the Wapakoneta Police Department
regarding a woman named Megan Donnelly, for whom there was an active warrant
for theft, and requested his assistance in obtaining her. Chief Glass was informed
that Donnelly was en route to a local motel, driving a white Ford Expeditio... More...
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United States of America v. Ronald Grusd, California Imaging Network Medical Group and Willows Consulting Compan Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

San Diego, CA - Beverly Hills Doctor Sentenced to 10 Years in Custody for Massive Workers’ Comp Scheme

Beverly Hills Radiologist Ronald Grusd and two of his corporations, California Imaging Network Medical Group and Willows Consulting Company, were sentenced in federal court on June 18, 2018 after a jury trial in December resulted in convictions on 39 felony fraud counts.

U.S. Di... More...
   $0 (06-18-2018 - CA)

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