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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. LEONARD OLIVER UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT

Leonard Oliver pleaded guilty to attempt to possess with intent to distribute 500
grams or more of cocaine and was sentenced to ten years in prison, the mandatory minimum
sentence for the offense given his criminal record. See 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(b)(1)(B), 846.1
The district court entered its judgment on September 30, 2011. The following year, Oliver
filed a tLeonard Oliver ple... More...
   $0 (12-20-2017 - SC)

ROBERT PARSONS v. THE DISTRICT COURT OF PUSHMATAHA COUNTY, THE HONORABLE JANA K. WALLACE, ASSOCIATE DISTRICT JUDGE Pushmataha County Courthouse - Antler, Oklahoma

On November 21, 2011, Robert Parsons was charged in Pushmataha County District Court, Case No. CF-2011-146, with one count of first degree murder. According to the probable cause affidavit filed by the investigating officer, Parsons confessed to murdering his friend, Garland Cogburn, by striking him in the head with a hatchet. Simultaneously with the State's Information, an order was entered by ag... More...   $0 (12-14-2017 - OK)

United States ex rel. Darla Reid v. Med-Fast Pharmacy, Inc. Western District of Pennsylvania Courthouse - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh, PA - Iserve Technologies, Inc. Pled Guilty in Connection with Guilty Pleas of Former Exec and Manager of Med-Fast Pharmacy Inc.

Individuals and entities associated with Med-Fast Pharmacy, Inc. (“Med-Fast”) have resolved criminal and civil charges associated with Med-Fast’s improper submission of claims to the Medicare and Medicaid programs.

Iserve Technologies, Inc., ... More...
   $0 (12-13-2017 - PA)

John Barna v. Board of School Directors of the Panther Valley School District Middle District of Pennsylvania Federal Courthouse - Scranton, Pennsylvania

Plaintiff John Barna filed a lawsuit under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 alleging that the Panther Valley School Board (“School Board” or “Board”) and several of its officials violated his First Amendment rights by categorically banning him from
attending Board meetings after he was threatening and disruptive on several occasions. The Board and the individual officials moved for summary judgment. The Distr... More...
   $0 (12-13-2017 - PA)

Optional Capital , Inc. v. Akin Gump Straus, Hauer and Feld, LLP

Optional Capital, Inc. (Optional or Plaintiff) sued
various entities and individuals, including DAS Corporation
(DAS) and its counsel—Akin Gump Straus Hauer & Feld
LLP (Akin) and Parker Shumaker Mills LLP, David Parker
and William Mills (collectively, Parker) (collectively with
Akin, Defendants)—for conversion and fraudulent transfer.
Plaintiff sought to recover from Defend... More...
   $0 (12-08-2017 - CA)

United States of America v. David Donadeo Northern District of Ohio Courthouse - Cleveland, Ohio

Cleveland, OH - Former Broadview Heights man sentenced to nearly six years in prison for defrauding Cuyahoga Heights School District out of $2.6 million

A former Broadview Heights man was sentenced to nearly six years in prison for his role in a scheme to defraud the Cuyahoga Heights School District out of millions of dollars, law enforcement officials said.

David Donadeo, 43, (f... More...
   $2600000 (12-06-2017 - OH)

United States of America v. Konrads Voits Eastern District of Michigan Federal Courthouse - Detroit, Michigan

Detroit, MI - Ann Arbor Man Pleads Guilty to Computer Intrusion Case

An Ann Arbor man pleaded guilty on December 1, 2017 to devising and executing a plan to access and cause damage to the Washtenaw County government computer system.

Joining Lemisch in the announcement was David P. Gelios, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation and Sheriff Jerry Clayton, Washten... More...
   $0 (12-06-2017 - MI)

United States of America v. Hogo Morales Southern District of Texas Federal Courthouse - Corpus Christi, Texas

Corpus Christi, TX - Trucker Sent to Prison for Trafficking 33 Kilograms of Cocaine

A 46-year-old Edinburg man has learned his fate following his involvement in a conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute cocaine. Hugo Morales pleaded guilty Aug. 3, 2017, admitting he conspired with others to distribute 33 kilograms of cocaine.

Senior U.S. District Judge Janis Graham Ja... More...
   $0 (12-05-2017 - TX)

STATE OF OHIO - vs - GINA B. MILLER

Appellant was born into a Romanian Gypsy family. She was removed
from school after the second grade and spent the next 10 years, under her
grandmother’s tutelage, learning how to do psychic readings. When she turned 18, she
began doing psychic readings on her own. For approximately 20 years, appellant
operated a psychic-readings business. In exchange for her services, appe... More...
   $0 (12-04-2017 - OH)

STATE OF NEW JERSEY v. MAXIE CINTRON

Although the plea was not negotiated, it was based on the
court's representation the sentence would not exceed five years,
eighty-five percent of which would be served before defendant
could become eligible for parole. Defendant, who was extended
term eligible, was subsequently sentenced on the burglary count
to five years in State prison subject to the periods of parole <... More...
   $0 (12-02-2017 - NJ)

United States of America v. Jeremy Moro Western District of Louisiana - Shreveport, Louisiana

Shreveport, LA - Minden man pleads guilty to possessing a revolver after being convicted of a felony

Jeremy Moro, 40, of Minden, La., pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Elizabeth E. Foote on one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. According to the guilty plea, the Minden Police Department arrested Moro while investigating a domestic abuse issue on September 8, 20... More...
   $0 (12-01-2017 - La)

United States of America v. Deborah Joy Durand Montana District Federal Courthouse - Great Falls, Montana

Great Falls, MT - Former Postal Employee Sentenced to Prison and Ordered to Pay Almost $1.0 Million for Fraudulently Obtaining Workers' Compensation Benefits

Deborah Joy Durand, a 55-year-old resident of Fruitland, Idaho, was sentenced to 15 months in prison, two years of supervised release, and ordered to pay $903,316.48 in restitution and forfeiture. U.S. District Court Judge Brian Mor... More...
   $0 (12-01-2017 - MT)

United States of America v. Billy K. Groce District of Virginia Federal Courthouse - Abington, Virginia

Abingdon, VA - Knoxville Man Sentenced for Conspiring to Defraud the FDA - Billy Groce Illegally Shipped and Sold Veterinary Drug

A Tennessee man, who operated a business that unlawfully distributed prescription animal drugs to evade existing Food and Drug Administration laws, was sentenced on November 29, 2017 in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Ab... More...
   $0 (11-29-2017 - VA)

United States of America v. Paul Donisthorpe District of New Mexico Federal Courthouse - Albuquerque, New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM - Paul Donisthorpe Pleads Guilty to Federal Wire Fraud and Money Laundering Charges Arising Out of Scheme to Embezzle $4.8 Million from Client Trust Accounts - Plea Agreement Recommends Eight-to-Twelve-Year Prison Sentence and Requires Restitution in Amount of $4,812,857

Paul Donisthorpe, 62, pleaded guilty on November 27, 2017 in federal court in Albuquerque, N.M., to wir... More...
   $0 (11-29-2017 - NM)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. CALEB GRAY-BURRISS UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Defendant Caleb Gray-Burriss founded the National Association of Special Police and
Security Officers (“NASPSO”) in the 1990s and served the labor union in various high-ranking
positions. The government’s 19-count Second Superseding Indictment, filed in August 2012,
charged Gray-Burriss with “two distinct schemes to steal from the union and its members.”
United States v. Gray... More...
   $0 (11-28-2017 - DC)

United States of America v. Ronald David Johnson District of Minnesota Federal Courthouse - Minneapolis, Minnesota

Minneapolis, MN - Corcoran Man Sentenced To More Than 10 Years In Prison For Multi-Million Dollar Fraud In The Bakken Oil Fields

Ronald David Johnson, 51, was sentenced to 126 months in prison for stealing more than $2.1 million from victims who were hoping to invest successfully in the North Dakota oil boom. On June 19, 2017, following a five-day trial, a jury convicted JOHNSON on nine c... More...
   $0 (11-28-2017 - MN)

STATE OF UTAH v. BENJAMIN DAVID RETTIG Man gets 25 years to life for his role in BYU prof's slaying

In November 2009, Benjamin Rettig and Martin Bond traveled from Vernal, Utah, to the home of Kay Mortensen in Spanish Fork, Utah.1 Mortensen owned a large supply of firearms that were located in a “bunker” behind his home. Bond and Rettig traveled to his home with the intent to steal some of his firearms. The two entered Mortensen’s home with a handgun while wearing ski masks and latex gloves. The... More...   $0 (11-26-2017 - UT)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. PREVEZON HOLDINGS, LTD., et al. U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York

In May 2017, on the eve of trial, the parties settled this civil forfeiture action for
approximately $5.9 million. Absent settlement, the trial would have showcased a tale of
international intrigue—a massive tax fraud in Russia resulting in the transfer of $230 million
through a Byzantine web of shell companies. In view of recent revelations regarding Russia’s
outsized influe... More...
   $59000000 (11-25-2017 - NY)

Barry Anthony Willis, Jr. v. The State of Texas Amarillo man sentenced to 15 years for money laundering

In the midafternoon of July 5, 2014, the vehicle in which Appellant was
riding as a passenger was pulled over by Trooper Ronald Nelson for speeding.2
Trooper Nelson testified that, as he approached the vehicle, he detected the odor
of marijuana.3 When the driver, Alexia Gonzalez, admitted that she did not have
a driver’s license, Trooper Nelson asked her to exit the vehicle. ... More...
   $0 (11-25-2017 - TX)

Miguel Aguilar, Jr. v. The State of Texas Continuous sexual abuse trial of Miguel Aguilar Jr. initiates

Because Aguilar does not challenge the sufficiency of the evidence or raise any other
evidentiary issues, only a brief recitation of the facts is warranted.
Aguilar married Blanca in 1990 and they had six children together, including five
daughters. They divorced in 2009, and Miguel was awarded full custody of all the children. No
allegations of sexual abuse were raised durin... More...
   $0 (11-22-2017 - TX)

Joshua Brenner v. American Education Services Eighth Circuit Courthouse - St. Louis, Missouri

Joshua Seth Brenner sued American Education Services (AES), allegingviolations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, 47 U.S.C. § 227. Brenner appeals the district court’s adverse grant of summary judgment. Having jurisdiction
under 28 U.S.C. § 1291, this court affirms.
Reviewing the record de novo in the light most favorable to the non moving
party, this court concludes that summar... More...
   $0 (11-21-2017 - MO)

STATE OF OHIO - vs - VINCENT ARTEZ CROFF

{¶1} Appellant, Vincent Artez Croff, appeals his conviction for possession of
cocaine in violation of R.C. 2925.11, a fifth-degree felony with a forfeiture specification.
We affirm.
{¶2} Croff raises four assigned errors:
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{¶3} “[1.] The court erred in dismissing appellant’s motion to dismiss for speedy
trial violation.
{¶4} “[2.] The court erred in overruli... More...
   $0 (11-20-2017 - )

United States of America v. Frank DeCarlo Eastern District of New York Federal Courthouse - Central Islip, New York

Central Islip, NY - Former United States Merchant Marine Academy Employee Sentenced to Nine Months’ Imprisonment for Receiving Bribes - Defendant Accepted Over $50,000 in Bribes from Favored Contractors

Frank DeCarlo, a former supervisory carpenter for the Department of Public Works of the United States Merchant Marine Academy, located in Kings Point, New York, was sentenced by United Sta... More...
   $0 (11-17-2017 - NY)

Jessica Annie Beavers v. The State of Texas Harris County Courthouse - Houston, Texas

This appeal arises from a default judgment entered against appellant Jessica Annie Beavers. We affirm.
BACKGROUND
The State of Texas petitioned for forfeiture of gambling devices, equipment, and proceeds that were seized from a business located at 15370 S. Brentwood, Channelview, Harris County, Texas. The game room from which the property was
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seized was owned by Roger Boutee, who... More...
   $0 (11-14-2017 - TX)

STATE OF OHIO v. MICHAEL L. HUGULEY Authorities arrest man wanted for stabbing, killing his baby's mother

Mr. Huguley and Jasmine Williams had been in a romantic relationship, lived in
an apartment together, and had a child together. Ms. Williams spent the day and night of June
22, 2015 with a friend and co-worker, D.D. When the two returned the next morning, Mr.
Huguley was packing up the belongings in the apartment. D.D. and Ms. Williams were
scheduled to work that night, so ... More...
   $0 (11-12-2017 - OH)

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