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Sylla Bangaly v. Alfred B. Baggiani

¶ 1 The instant appeal concerns a criminal contempt finding arising out of wrongful death
litigation in which the contemnor, Bangaly Sylla,1 was involved as the administrator of the
1We note that, due to inconsistencies in the record on appeal, Sylla was referred to as “Sylla
Bangaly” in our earlier opinion concerning that litigation but is actually named “Bangaly Sylla.”
No. 1-15-... More...
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Marcus Lindsey v. The State of Texas Possession of child pornography and sexual performance

Using the pseudonym Akime, appellant sent a Facebook friend request to C.M., who was
thirteen years old at the time. Through Facebook’s private messaging feature, appellant told her
he had a younger brother named Tayshawn and asked for C.M.’s information to contact her on
Kik, another social media application that allowed users to send private messages to each other.
Appellan... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. ANGELA MARTINDALE

On December 11, 2014, the State charged Martindale with felony DUI, a nongrid, nonperson felony in case 14 CR 3317. On June 16, 2015, the State charged Martindale with three counts of forgery, a level 8 nonperson felony; one count of theft after prior conviction, a level 9 nonperson felony; and one count of theft, a class A nonperson misdemeanor in case 15 CR 1771.

On July 29, 2015, Ma... More...
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United States of America v. Janay Brown Federal Courthouse - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh, PA - Pittsburgh Woman Pleads Guilty to Federal Drug and Gun Charge

A former resident of Pittsburgh, Pa., pleaded guilty in federal court on Friday to charges of violating federal drug and firearm laws.

Janay Brown pleaded guilty to four counts before United States District Judge Mark Hornak.

In connection with the guilty plea, the court was advised that in Ju... More...
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State of Tennessee v. Brian Garwood COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEALS OF TENNESSEE AT NASHVILLE

The Appellant was indicted on five counts of forgery, five counts of passing a forged instrument, one count of theft of property valued between $1,000 and $10,000, and one count of theft of property valued under $500. On April 11, 2016, the Appellant entered a guilty plea to three counts of forgery, a Class E felony, and the remaining charges were dismissed. At the guilty plea hearing, the State... More...   $0 (07-06-2017 - TN)

STATE OF OHIO -vs- ANTONIO R. DOTSON

This case arose on May 2, 2016, when Jane Doe attempted to sell a
PlayStation 4 and accessories on “Letgo,” an app similar to an online classified
advertisement. Jane Doe posted photos of the PlayStation 4, controllers, and games on
Letgo with an asking price of $400. The app shows potential buyers the location of the
items for sale; in this case, Doe was selling the PlaySta... More...
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Larry Lee Hodges III v. The State of Texas Fifth District of Texas at Dallas

Appellant was charged by indictment with unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon.
TEX. PENAL CODE ANN. § 46.04(a) (West 2011). The indictment alleged that prior to the
commission of the instant offense, appellant was duly and legally convicted of a like offense.
The indictment included an enhancement paragraph for aggravated robbery conviction. Before
trial, the State g... More...
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James Halsell v. The State of Texas Fourth Court of Appeals, San Antonio, Texas

Pursuant to a plea-bargain agreement, James Halsell pled nolo contendere to two counts of
money laundering and one count of forgery and was sentenced in accordance with the terms of his
plea-bargain agreement. On March 6, 2017, the trial court signed a certification of defendant’s
right to appeal stating that this “is a plea-bargain case, and the defendant has NO right of appeal.” <... More...
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STATE OF IOWA vs. MARTHA ARACELY MARTINEZ SUPREME COURT OF IOWA

Martha Martinez came to Muscatine with her parents in 1997 when she was eleven years old. She attended Muscatine public schools and worked for several different employers in Muscatine County. When she was seventeen years old, Martinez applied for and obtained an Iowa driver’s license. She used a birth certificate in the name of Diana Castaneda, a person with a social security number, to obtain ... More...   $0 (06-14-2017 - IA)

DAVID LEE BAIRD v. STATE OF OKLAHOMA

In the early morning hours of September 12, 2013, the body of Claudine Marroquin was found in a shallow grave in the backyard of the home she shared with her husband, Appellant. The evidence showed Appellant murdered his wife approximately two weeks earlier after an argument on August 24, 2013.
¶3 On the night of August 24, 2013, Claudine spoke with her sister, Elizabeth Marroquin, on the tele... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. ANTONIO M. HURST

Antonio Hurst appeals the district court's decision to revoke his probation and require that he serve his underlying prison sentence. Hurst suggests that the district court should have instead either found no probation violation or, if he did violate his probation, reinstate the probation rather than sending him to prison.

But Hurst had admitted to the district court that he had commi... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. ALAN KINGSLEY

A jury convicted Kingsley of four 1991 crimes: first-degree murder on the alternative theories of both premeditated and felony murder, aggravated robbery, aggravated arson, and forgery. As part of the proceedings, the jury found three aggravating circumstances: (1) Kingsley committed the crime for pecuniary gain; (2) he committed the crime to avoid or prevent arrest or prosecution; and (3) he co... More...   $0 (06-09-2017 - KS)

Hough Oilfield Service, Inc. d/b/a Hotco v. Randall Newton and Linda Newton

¶1 Appellant Hough Oilfield Service, Inc., appeals a trial court order dismissing its suit against Appellees Linda Newton and Randall Newton. After review, we affirm the dismissal as to Randall Newton, reverse the dismissal as to Linda Newton, and remand for further proceedings consistent with this Opinion.

FACTS AND PROCEDURAL BACKGROUND

¶2 While employed with Appellant, Linda e... More...
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STATE OF OHIO - vs - JERRY T. AGOSTINI, JR Mt. Auburn man indicted in $800,000 car dealership scam

On August 28, 2015, appellant was indicted in Warren County Court of
Common Pleas Case No. 15CR31283 on the following counts: one count of engaging in a
pattern of corrupt activity in violation of R.C. 2923.32(A)(1), a felony of the second degree;
eight counts of grand theft of a motor vehicle by deception in violation of R.C. 2913.02(A)(3),
felonies of the fourth degree; ten ... More...
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STATE OF OHIO vs. RICHARD MARCUS LENARD Court of Appeals Of Ohio, Eighth Appellate District

Lenard was charged with one count of grand theft, in violation of
R.C. 2913.02(A)(3), and one count of tampering with records, in violation of
R.C. 2913.42(A)(1). Count 1 alleged that Lenard stole property from Steven Mladenovic
(“Mladenovic”) valued at $7,500 or more, but less than $150,000. Count 2 alleged that
Lenard perpetrated a fraud on Shirley Kummerlen (“Kummerlen”) ... More...
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STATE OF OHIO vs. TIFFANY L. CUNNINGHAM Court of Appeals Of Ohio, Eighth Appellate District

Cunningham was indicted on 40 counts of various felonies. She pleaded
guilty to Counts 2, 4, 7, 9, 12, and 14 of the indictment. Count 2 was for conspiracy, a
second-degree felony, in violation of R.C. 2923.02(A)(1). Count 4 was for theft, a
fifth-degree felony, in violation of R.C. 2913.02(A)(3). Count 7 was for money
laundering, a third-degree felony, in violation of R.C.... More...
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David Lee Baird v. State of Oklahoma

¶1 Appellant David Lee Baird was tried and convicted by a jury in the District Court of Comanche County, Case No. CF-2013-493, for the crimes of Count 1: First Degree Murder, in violation of 21 O.S.Supp.2012, § 701.7(A); Count 3: Unlawful Desecration of Dead Body, in violation of 21 O.S.2011, § 1161.1; Count 4: Forging Certificate of Title, in violation of 47 O.S.2011, § 4-109; and Count 5: Obtain... More...   $0 (06-01-2017 - OK)

STATE OF OHIO vs. TAJUANA THORNTON IN THE COURT OF APPEALS FIRST APPELLATE DISTRICT OF OHIO

While living at the home of John and Merri Gerke, Thornton, without
permission, used a check belonging to the Gerkes to pay her rent at another location,
and used their bank account to pay several bills. The Gerkes reported the funds
stolen to Fifth Third Bank, which reimbursed the Gerkes $5,454.01, the full amount
stolen by Thornton.
{¶3} Thornton was indicted for two co... More...
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STATE OF LOUISIANA V. RICKY WAYNE MILLER AKA RICKY MILLER Louisiana Third Circuit Court of Appeal

At the guilty plea proceeding, the State set forth a factual basis for the charge. The State explained that during the execution of an arrest warrant, a routine search was conducted. During the search, a pill bottle with eighteen “green” pills was found on Defendant.
2The court minutes mistakenly indicate that the proceeding was held on January 11, 2016, but the transcript indicates it was hel... More...
   $0 (05-21-2017 - LA)

United States of America v. Jill M. Evans Federal Courthouse - Denver, Colorado

Denver, CO - Littleton Woman Sentenced to Seven Years in Federal Prison for Oil and Investment Scheme

Jill M. Evans, age 51, of Littleton, Colorado, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge John L. Kane to serve 84 months (7 years) in federal prison for wire fraud and money laundering, the U.S. Attorney’s Office, FBI and Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigations announced. Foll... More...
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STATE OF IOWA vs. BETTY ANN NALL Iowa Supreme Court, Iowa Court of Appeals,

The following facts are drawn from the minutes of testimony and the defendant’s in-court admissions. FECR268551. On August 2, 2012, Betty Ann Nall visited Earlham Bank in Des Moines and opened an account with a counterfeit U.S. postal money order in the amount of $890. Nall had received the money order from an internet secret shopper program that she suspected was a scam. On August 3, Nall dep... More...   $0 (05-07-2017 - IA)

State of Louisiana v. Frederick Lujuan Brown COURT OF APPEAL SECOND CIRCUIT STATE OF LOUISIANA

In the late afternoon of January 17, 2013, Warren Perkins was at his
body shop when a black male entered the establishment and told Perkins that
a friend was going to bring his wrecked truck to the shop. Perkins’
employees, Bacilio Mendez and Bryant Johnson, who had not left for the
day, saw the man, and one of the employees attempted to talk to him. The
man followed Perk... More...
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Thomas Santellana, Jr. v. The State of Texas Seguin Man Arrested, But Not Without a Fight and Two Trips to the Hospital

Appellant Thomas Santellana, Jr., was charged by indictment with the felony offense
of escape. See Tex. Penal Code § 38.06. He filed a pre-trial application for writ of habeas corpus,
in which he contended that the double-jeopardy clauses of the United States and Texas Constitutions
bar his prosecution. The trial court denied his application, and Santellana now appeals. We will
... More...
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David Garden v. State of Indiana Former Realtor charged with tricking homeowners out of their property

From approximately 2010 through 2014, Garden engaged in a series of
fraudulent real estate transactions. In some cases, Garden would offer to sell a
home for an individual, obtain a quitclaim deed for the property, and then enter
into a rent-to-own agreement with a subsequent victim that was contrary to the
authority given to him by the original owner. In other cases, Garden ... More...
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In the Interest of R.L., a/k/a RC, a/k/a R.M. and R.L., children Harris County Courthouse - Houston, Texas

In these accelerated appeals,2 appellant, T.H.L., challenges the trial court’s orders, entered after a bench trial, awarding the Department of Family and Protective Services (“DFPS”) permanent managing conservatorship of her four minor children, R.C.,3 R.L., C.J., and C.C.J. (collectively, “the children”).4 In her sole issue, T.H.L. contends that the trial court erred in appointing DFPS as the chi... More...   $0 (04-21-2017 - TX)

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