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United States of America v. John Cook Western District of Kentucky Federal Courthouse - Bowling Green, Kentucky

Bowling Green, KY - Tennessee Man Pleads Guilty To Transportation Across State Lines Of Money And Securities Taken By Fraud

Defrauded Monroe County, Kentucky investors of $194,000 in Tompkinsville, Kentucky, development scheme

A Red Boiling Springs, Tennessee man pleaded guilty four counts of interstate transportation of stolen property On April 24, 2018, in United States Distric... More...
   $0 (05-06-2018 - KY)

James Davis v. County of Fresno

James Davis was dismissed from his employment as a supervising
juvenile correctional officer based on findings of insubordination, discourteous treatment
of a subordinate, wrongfully assuming supervisorial duties over his wife despite several
admonitions to the contrary, exaggerating the hours he worked on multiple time cards,
and other misconduct. Davis’s administrative appeal of ... More...
   $0 (05-06-2018 - CA)

STATE OF IOWA vs. MICHAEL CORY KELSO-CHRISTY

In April 2015, Michael Kelso-Christy created a fake Facebook profile of a man, S.P., who had attended his high school. Posing as S.P., KelsoChristy began to send Facebook messages to women who also attended school with S.P. The messages informed women that S.P.’s profile had been hacked and that he had created a new one. Then, Kelso-Christy would attempt to solicit nude photographs or propositi... More...   $0 (05-05-2018 - IA)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. JESSE C. LITVAK Ware restaurant owner accused of torching Rhode Island restaurant will testify on his own behalf

This case has a lengthy procedural history. In January 2013, the
15 government filed an indictment charging appellant with eleven counts of
16 securities fraud in violation of 15 U.S.C. §§ 78j(b), 78ff (Counts 1-11), one count of
17 fraud against the Troubled Asset Relief Program (“TARP”) in violation of 18
4
1 U.S.C. § 1031 (Count 12), and four counts of making false stateme... More...
   $0 (05-05-2018 - )

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. JOHN HAN LEE United States Court of Appeals FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA CIRCUIT

When a defendant enters into a plea agreement with the Government, the defendant may agree to waive the right to appeal the sentence. At the defendant’s subsequent plea hearing, the district court must ensure that the defendant understands that appeal waiver. In particular, Rule 11(b)(1)(N) of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure requires the district court, at the plea hearing, to “determin... More...   $0 (05-05-2018 - DC)

State of Vermont v. William Schenk

Defendant William Schenk was charged with two counts of
disorderly conduct, in violation of 13 V.S.A. § 1026(a)(1), in connection with the distribution of
Ku Klux Klan recruitment flyers in the City of Burlington. For each count, the State charged that
the penalty should be enhanced under 13 V.S.A. § 1455 because the crime was hate-motivated.
Defendant appeals the trial cou... More...
   $0 (05-05-2018 - VT)

United States of America v. Ibrahim Alu and George Ismail Western District of Texas Federal Courthouse - Austin, Texas

Austin, TX - Two Foreign Nationals Sentenced to Federal Prison for Role in Austin-Based Multi-Million Dollar S.I.R.F. Scheme

A federal judge, on April 27, 2018, sentenced two foreign nationals formerly living in Austin to federal prison in connection with a multi-million dollar Austin-based Stolen Identity Refund Fraud (SIRF) scheme.

United States District Judge Lee Yeakel senten... More...
   $0 (05-05-2018 - TX)

The State of Florida vs. Ibes Gomez

On June 22, 2015, Ibes Gomez (“the defendant”) entered an open plea to the
trial court wherein he pled guilty to twenty-four felony offenses charged in five
separate cases: 14-13477, 14-13480, 14-22837, 15-9420, and 15-1546. Thereafter,
the defendant filed an appeal, claiming that some of the charges he had pled guilty
to violated the prohibition against double jeopardy, which... More...
   $0 (05-04-2018 - FL)

United States of America v. Martin Winterkorn Eastern District of Michigan Federal Courthouse - Detroit, Michigan

Detroit, MI - Former CEO of Volkswagen AG Charged with Conspiracy and Wire Fraud in Diesel Emissions Scandal

An indictment was unsealed earlier May charging Martin Winterkorn, 70, the former chairman of the management board of Volkswagen AG (VW), with conspiracy and wire fraud in connection with VW’s long-running scheme to cheat U.S. diesel vehicle emissions requirements.


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   $0 (05-04-2018 - MI)

United States of America v. Roberto De Miranda Martinez Eastern District of Virginia Federal Courthouse - Richmond, Virginia

Richmond, VA - Man Pleads Guilty to $1.2 Million ATM Skimming Scheme

An Alexandria man pleaded guilty today to bank fraud in connection with a $1.2 million ATM skimming and cloned card scheme.

According to court documents, Roberto De Miranda Martinez, 43, was apprehended in the process of installing a card reading ATM skimming device and camera on an ATM in Colonial Heights. In s... More...
   $0 (05-04-2018 - VA)

Legacy Data Access, Inc. v. Cadrillion, LLC Western District of North Carolina Courthouse - Charlotte, North Carolina

In this diversity contract dispute, a jury awarded $256,500 for breach of contract and $1,499,999 for conversion. The jury rejected plaintiffs’ unfair and deceptive trade practices claim, and the district court granted judgment as a matter of law to defendants on the abuse of process claim. In a second trial solely on punitive damages, another jury awarded $3 million in punitive damages. In respon... More...   $0 (05-04-2018 - NC)

United States of America v. Terrance Nathaniel Brown, aka War; Clifford Alexander Jennings, aka Big Cliff; Ronnie Monroe Nicholas Jr., aka RG; Michael Jamal Jones, aka M. Stone; and Jermaine Shiquill Epps, aka Money Western District of Virginia Federal Courthouse - Roanoke, Virginia

Roanoke, VA - Five Gang Members Who Smuggled Drugs into Virginia Prisons Sentenced to Prison

Five members of the Mad Stone Bloods (MSB) gang were sentenced this week in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Roanoke for their roles in a criminal conspiracy that involved the smuggling of drugs and other contraband into Virginia prisons, and the facilitation of the ... More...
   $0 (05-03-2018 - VA)

United States of America v. U-Majesty Williams Western District of Pennsylvania Courthouse - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh, PA - Pittsburgh Resident Pleads Guilty in Aggravated Identity Theft Scheme

A resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty in federal court to a charges of wire fraud and aggravated identity theft.

U-Majesty Williams, 21, pleaded guilty to two counts before United States District Judge Arthur J. Schwab.

In connection with the guilty plea, the court was... More...
   $0 (05-03-2018 - PA)

United States ex rel. Robert Kleinow and the State of New Jersey ex rel. Robert Kleinow and Robert Kleinow District of New Jersey Federal Courthouses

Newark, NJ - Burlington County, New Jersey, Construction Firm To Pay $1.5 Million To Resolve Joint State And Federal False Claims Action

NEWARK, N.J. – A Southampton, New Jersey, construction company will pay $1.5 million to resolve allegations that it committed multiple False Claims Act violations by contracting for public construction jobs despite paying its workers a lower hourly wage ... More...
   $1500000 (05-02-2018 - NJ)

United States of America v. Danny Pratte Southern District of New York - New York, New York

New York, NY - Third Defendant Pleads Guilty To Defrauding Investors Of Over $7 Million In Fuel Cell Company Investor Fraud Scheme

Danny Pratte pled guilty to defrauding investors in Terminus Energy, Inc., a publicly traded penny stock. PRATTE pled guilty to conspiracy to commit securities fraud before U.S. District Judge Andrew L. Carter Jr.

U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman sai... More...
   $0 (05-02-2018 - NY)

United States of America v. Mercy O. Ainabe Southern District of Texas Courthouse - Houston, Texas

Houston, TX - Southern Texas Patient Recruiter Convicted in $3.6 Million Home Health Care Fraud Scheme

A federal jury in Houston found Mercy O. Ainabe, a patient recruiter for Texas Tender Care, guilty for her role in a $3.6 million Medicare fraud scheme involving fraudulent claims for home health services.

After a three-day trial, Mercy O. Ainabe, 52, of Houston, Texas, was con... More...
   $0 (05-02-2018 - TX)

United States of America v. Daniel E. Saad District of Rhode Island Federal Courthouse - Providence, Rhode Island

Following a fourteen-day jury
trial, Daniel E. Saad was convicted of arson, wire fraud, and the
use of fire in furtherance of a federal felony. Saad, who
testified, appeals from these convictions, which stem from a
November 30, 2014 fire that gutted Snow's Clam Box, a restaurant
he owned in Glocester, Rhode Island. He was sentenced to fifteen
years in prison.
Saad's pri... More...
   $0 (05-02-2018 - RI)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. WAYNE A.G. JAMES

In October of 2015, a grand jury returned a three-count indictment charging former Virgin Islands Senator Wayne James with two counts of wire fraud under 18 U.S.C. § 1343,1 and one count of federal programs embezzlement under 18 U.S.C. § 666(a)(1)(A).2 These charges stemmed from

1 18 U.S.C. § 1343 provides in part:

“Whoever, hav... More...
   $0 (05-01-2018 - VI)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. JOHN HAN LEE United States Court of Appeals FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA CIRCUIT

When a defendant enters into a plea agreement with the Government, the defendant may agree to waive the right to appeal the sentence. At the defendant’s subsequent plea hearing, the district court must ensure that the defendant understands that appeal waiver. In particular, Rule 11(b)(1)(N) of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure requires the district court, at the plea hearing, to “determin... More...   $0 (05-01-2018 - DC)

United States of America v. Panasonic Avionics Corporation Federal Courthouse - District of Columbia - Washington, D.C.

District of Columbia - Panasonic Avionics Corporation Agrees to Pay $137 Million to Resolve Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Charges

Panasonic Avionics Corporation (PAC), a subsidiary of multinational electronics company Panasonic Corporation (Panasonic), has agreed to pay a $137.4 million criminal penalty to resolve charges arising out of a scheme to retain consultants for improper purposes... More...
   $137400000 (05-01-2018 - DC)

United States of America v. Carrie Caporino District of Maine Federal Courthouse - Portland, Maine

Portland, ME - Scarborough Woman Pleads Guilty to Health Care and Social Security Fraud

Carrie Caporino, 46, of Scarborough, Maine, pleaded guilty on April 30, 2018 to two counts of embezzlement from health care providers and one count of social security number fraud.

According to court records, between 2014 and 2016, the defendant embezzled approximately $295,000 from a dental ... More...
   $0 (04-30-2018 - ME)

GranCare, LLC v. D/b/a VAle Healthcare Center v. Ruth Thrower Northern District of California Federal Courthouse - San Francisco

Defendant-Appellant GranCare LLC (“GranCare”)
removed a diversity case to federal court, arguing that the
sole non-diverse defendant, nursing home administrator
Remy Rhodes, was fraudulently joined as a defendant in
order to defeat diversity and prevent removal. The district
court remanded the case and awarded costs and attorney’s
fees to Plaintiffs pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § ... More...
   $0 (04-30-2018 - ca)

Russell Halbrook, et al. v. Mallinckrodt, LLC; Cotter Corporaiton Eastern District of Missouri Federal Courthouse - St. Louis, Missouri

Plaintiff-Appellants assert wrongful-death claims under the public-liability
provision of the Price-Anderson Nuclear Industries Indemnity Act (the “Price-
Anderson Act” or the “Act”) alleging exposure to nuclear radiation. See 42 U.S.C.
§§ 2014, 2210. Defendants moved to dismiss claims brought on behalf of persons
who passed away more than three years prior to the filing of suit. T... More...
   $0 (04-28-2018 - MO)

Integrated Lender Services, Inc. v. County of Los Angeles, Juan Velasquez

When a trustee sold at foreclosure property once owned by
a convicted fraudster, there were surplus proceeds. Following
statutory procedures (Civ. Code, § 2924j), the trustee deposited
the surplus funds with the trial court for determination of the
proper distribution. There were two claims to the funds: (1) the
County of Los Angeles, which had been awarded criminal
restitu... More...
   $0 (04-28-2018 - CA)

United States of America v. Samir A. Patel Central District of Illinois Federal Courthouse - Rock Island, Illinois

Rock Island, IL - Moline Man Sentenced to Two Years in Prison for Falsifying Records, Making False Statements Under Oath in Bankruptcy Proceedings

A Moline, Ill., man, Samir A. Patel, 49, was sentenced today for bankruptcy fraud. Chief U.S. District Judge James E. Shadid ordered Patel, of the 3600 block of 73rd Street, to serve 24 months in prison, and upon release from prison, to remain ... More...
   $0 (04-27-2018 - IL)

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