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Fraud Law
United States of America v. Tina Kuehl

St. Louis, MO – TINA KUEHL pled guilty yesterday to bank fraud charges involving her fraudulent statements involving payment of a bank loan. In a separate unrelated case, she and her company, Better Way Home Care, pled guilty to multiple healthcare fraud charges. Kuehl and Better Way represented on billing work sheets and claim forms that patients had received therapy services when they knew tha... More...   $0 (05-01-2014 - MO)

United States of America v. Austin Ray and Anne Rasamee

DENVER, CO – U.S. Attorney John Walsh and IRS Criminal Investigation Special Agent in Charge Stephen Boyd announce the prosecution of return preparers for fraudulently preparing false tax returns. As another filing season comes to an end, Federal officials remind those who prepare and file fraudulent tax returns, they will be criminally prosecuted. Recent return preparer cases prosecuted in th... More...   $0 (04-30-2014 - CO)

United States of America v. Hillel Nahmad

NEW YORK, NY - Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that HILLEL NAHMAD, a/k/a “Helly,” was sentenced today in Manhattan federal court to one year and one day in connection with his leadership role in the operation of a high-stakes illegal sports gambling business. NAHMAD was also ordered to forfeit $6,427,000 and all his right, title, and i... More...   $0 (04-30-2014 - NY)

United States of America v. Anatoly Golubchik

NEW YORK, NY - Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that ANATOLY GOLUBCHIK and was sentenced yesterday in Manhattan federal court to five years in prison and VADIM TRINCHER was also sentenced today to five years in prison for participating in a racketeering conspiracy in connection with their roles as members of a Russian-American organized cri... More...   $0 (04-30-2014 - NY)

United States of America v. Craig Sanborn

Bangor, ME - United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Craig Sanborn, age 64, of Maidstone, Vermont, was found guilty today of wire fraud in U.S. District Court after a week-long jury trial in Bangor.

In 2005, Sanborn received a $300,000 federally-funded Community Development Block Grant to renovate the former rail terminal in Brownville, Maine, into a facility to manufac... More...
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Brenda House v. Vance Ford-Lincoln-Mercury, Inc.

¶1 Brenda House (House) appeals a trial court order denying her motion to vacate an arbitration award and granting counter motions by Vance Ford-Lincoln-Mercury Inc. (Vance) and Ford Motor Credit Company, LLC (Ford) to confirm the arbitration award. She also appeals the trial court's order which sent the parties' controversy to arbitration, claiming she was denied due process by the trial court's... More...   $0 (04-29-2014 - OK)

Kentucky Fried Chicken of McAlester v. Ben Snell

¶1 The issue before this Court is whether the Court of Civil Appeals (COCA) erred when it held the Legislature's enactment of 85 O.S. 2011 §340(D)(4) of the Oklahoma Workers' Compensation Code (WCC), 85 O.S. 2011, §§301-413, (now repealed), violated the Oklahoma Constitution's separation of powers provision, Art. IV, §1. We hold in the affirmative.

¶2 Respondent/claimant, Ben Snell, w... More...
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United States of America v. Brandon Harper

St. Louis, MO – BRANDON HARPER, St. Louis, Missouri, pled guilty to one count of credit card fraud in federal court. With his plea, Harper admitted to charging $11,400 to the credit card account of another person without that person’s knowledge or consent. Harper purchased prepaid debit cards for himself at the Maplewood Sam’s Club store on March 4, 2013.

Harper pled guilty to one ... More...
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United States of America v. Michael Kelly Miller

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that the former owner of a Kansas City, Mo., clinic pleaded guilty in federal court today to a $3 million Medicare fraud scheme.

Michael Kelly Miller, 59, of Temple Terrace, Fla., formerly the owner of Waldo Rehabilitation Health & Wellness in Kansas City, Mo., waived his right to ... More...
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United States of America v. Pamela J. Unruh

COEUR D'ALENE, ID — Pamela J. Unruh, 58, of Rainer, Washington, was sentenced to two years of probation for false statement or fraud to obtain Federal Employee’s Compensation, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. United States District Judge Edward J. Lodge also ordered Unruh to complete 100 hours of community service.

According to court documents, from at least as early as August 20... More...
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United States of America v. Willie Stokes

Willie Stokes pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute at least 28 grams of a mixture and substance containing cocaine base, in violation of 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) and (b)(1)(B). Because Stokes had two prior felony convictions, he was designated a "career offender" under U.S.S.G. § 4B1.1.

Consequently, the district court calculated an advisory Guidelines sent... More...
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United States of America v. Timothy Chatmon

In this case, we interpret the term “prior felony convictions” as used for career-offender purposes in Chapter 4 of the United States Sentencing Commission’s Guidelines Manual. Timothy Chatmon pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute cocaine, in violation of 21 U.S.C. §§ 846, 841(a)(1). The district court sentenced Chatmon as a career offender, under § 4B1.1 of the Guidelines Manual, to... More...   $0 (04-29-2014 - TN)

United States of America v. Gregory Stephen Brooks

MEDFORD, OR – Gregory Stephen Brooks, 50, Grants Pass, Oregon was sentenced Monday to 81 months in federal prison by Senior U.S. District Judge Owen M. Panner after his convictions for conspiracy to commit mail theft, conspiracy to commit bank fraud and aggravated identity theft. As part of the sentence, Brooks received a mandatory consecutive term of two years in prison required by federal sta... More...   $0 (04-28-2014 - OR)

United States of America v. Manuel Herrera

SACRAMENTO, CA — Licensed real estate agent Manuel Herrera, 34, of Sacramento, pleaded guilty today to conspiring to commit wire fraud in connection with a mortgage fraud scheme, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced.

According to court documents, Herrera served as a loan officer and later a branch manager at Delta Homes and Lending Inc., a real estate and mortgage lending c... More...
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United States of America v. Barry Minkow

SAN DIEGO, CA – Former San Diego Community Bible Church Pastor Barry Minkow, a prolific fraudster whose crimes and claimed rehabilitation landed him on 60 Minutes and the cover of Fortune Magazine, was sentenced today to five years in prison for embezzling more than $3 million from his own parishioners and then concealing the funds from the Internal Revenue Service.

Minkow, who pleaded ... More...
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Shomarie L. Thurmond v. Wayne County Sheriff Departement

This is a second appeal from a judgment of the district court in this case. The litigation involves numerous claims under federal and state law stemming from plaintiff Shomarie L. Thurmond’s arrest and ensuing 35-day detention in Detroit in 2005.

In the first appeal, a panel of this court affirmed in part the lower court’s summary judgment ruling in favor of defendant police officers ... More...
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United States of America v. Charles Homer "Chip" Sharp and USA v. Michael Arthur Griggs

Codefendants Michael Griggs and Charles Sharp appeal from their convictions for mail fraud and conspiracy to commit mail fraud. Griggs also challenges a $500,000 fine that was imposed by the district court as part of his sentence. Exercising jurisdiction pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1291, we affirm.

The late Honorable William J. Holloway, Jr., United States Senior Circuit Judge, fully partic... More...
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Miramar Development Corp. and John Hawkins v. Aaron M. Sisk

This appeal arises from a lawsuit between the buyer and seller of a home. The buyer, Aaron Sisk, sued Miramar Development Corporation and its president, John Hawkins (the Sellers), before subsequently nonsuiting his claims without prejudice. On competing motions for summary judgment, the trial court determined the Sellers were not “prevailing” parties and thus not entitled to an award of attor... More...   $0 (04-27-2014 - TX)

Henry Gilbert Ayala and Chesapeake Exploration, LLC v. Natividad A. Soto

Chesapeake Exploration, L.L.C. and Henry Gilbert Ayala appeal the trial court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of Natividad A. Soto. We reverse the trial court’s judgment, render judgment that Soto take nothing against Chesapeake, and remand the cause for further proceedings consistent with this opinion.



Soto is a seventy-five year-old man who... More...
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United States of America v. James Lamar Gresham

TULSA, OK — A former controller of a trucking dealership was sentenced on Thursday to serve 60 months for more than $1.5 million in bank fraud and tax evasion, announced U.S. Attorney Danny C. Williams Sr. for the Northern District of Oklahoma. The 60 month sentence is the maximum prison term for the tax evasion charge.

James Lamar Gresham, 52, of Tulsa, was sentenced to serve 60 months ... More...
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Robert H. Bisno v. Robert H. Kahn

These appeals present the question of whether California’s usury law applies to a judgment creditor’s agreement to forbear collecting on a judgment. In the actions below, certain judgment creditors agreed to delay executing on their judgments in exchange for the payment of forbearance fees in addition to statutory postjudgment interest of 10 percent on the unpaid balance of the judgments. The ... More...   $0 (04-25-2014 - CA)

DKN Holdings, LLC v. Wade Faerber

Plaintiff DKN Holdings LLC (DKN) appeals from a judgment of dismissal after the trial court sustained, without leave to amend, defendant Wade Faerber’s demurrer to DKN’s complaint for monies due under a commercial lease. (Code Civ. Proc., § 430.10 subd. (e).)1 DKN also appeals from a postjudgment order awarding Faerber $54,817.50 in attorney fees as the prevailing party in the action on the l... More...   $0 (04-25-2014 - CA)

In the Matter of the Marriage of Lucas Woods and Jessica Woods and In the Interest of L.K.L.W. and S.B.L.W., Children

Jessica Woods appeals from the final decree of divorce dissolving her marriage to Lucas Woods and determining conservatorship of the parties’ children, L.K.L.W. and S.B.L.W. Lucas did not file a brief in this appeal. In one issue, Jessica argues that the trial court erred when it denied her motion for a new trial. Because we agree, we reverse the judgment of the trial court and remand for a new ... More...   $0 (04-25-2014 - TX)

Bonnie M. Jimenez ex rel United States of America v. OtterBox Products, LLC

DENVER, CO – The United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Colorado and the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, announce that OtterBox, a Colorado corporation headquartered in Fort Collins, has paid $4,300,000 to the United States to resolve allegations that OtterBox violated the False Claims Act and the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, by knowingly un... More...   $0 (04-25-2014 - CO)

United States of America v. Steven Kolb

Fayetteville, AR - Conner Eldridge, United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, and Christopher A. Henry, Special Agent in Charge, IRS Criminal Investigation, Nashville Field Office, announced today that Steven Kolb, 59, of Springdale, Arkansas, was sentenced to 21 months in federal prison for willfully failing to pay over tax. Kolb was also sentenced to three years of supervised... More...   $0 (04-24-2014 - AR)

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