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Peter Hiam v. Homeaway.com, Inc. District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

Duped into parting with thousands
of dollars to reserve a vacation rental property in Belize that
apparently did not exist, plaintiff Peter Hiam sued the owner of the
website on which he found the ersatz tropical villa, claiming that
the website's guarantee misled him. The district court granted
summary judgment to the website's owner, HomeAway.com, Inc.
("HomeAway"). On ap... More...
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Joel D. Kettler v. Leslie Gould

Cross-defendants Leslie Gould and his wife Susan Gould
contend the trial court erred when it denied in part their antiSLAPP
(strategic lawsuit against public participation) motion.
The motion sought to strike certain allegations in a crosscomplaint
filed by Joel D. Kettler, alleging defamation and other
causes of action. The court denied the motion to the extent crosscomplainan... More...
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United States of America v. Michael "Mickey" A. Prisley Southern District of Ohio Federal Courthouse - Columbus, Ohio

Columbus, OH - Former Athens County Assistant Prosecutor Pleads Guilty to Tax Fraud

Michael (also known as Mickey) A. Prisley, 52, of Columbus, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to submit false claims for income tax refunds with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). As part of the plea, Prisley agreed to pay more than $250,000 in restitution to the IRS.

According to court d... More...
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United States of America v. Sajid Javed Southern District of New York - New York, New York

New York, NY - New York City Pharmacy Owner Pleads Guilty To Committing $8.5 Million Fraud On Medicare And Medicaid

Sajid Javed, an owner and operator of nine different pharmacies in the New York City area, pled guilty on April 19, 2018 to participating in a health care fraud scheme that used his pharmacies to submit more than $8.5 million in fraudulent claims to Medicare and Medicaid. J... More...
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United States of America v. Barry Poticha Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois

Chicago, IL - North Suburban Bookkeeper Pleads Guilty to Causing More Than $24 Million in Tax Losses from Fraudulent Tax Schemes

The bookkeeper for two Chicago-area staffing companies has admitted in federal court that he conspired to defraud the IRS for at least a decade by falsifying corporate tax returns and W-2 forms to reduce the taxes assessed against the companies and their owners.... More...
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On October 21, 2016, the State filed a complaint charging Williams with one count of identity theft, one count of theft, and one count of criminal use of a financial card. During the first day of the preliminary hearing on the charges, Nathan Marah testified that he had been the general manager of a Steak & Shake restaurant in Johnson County since August 2016. On September 15, 2016, he received a ... More...   $0 (04-18-2018 - KS)


Garrett does not claim the district court erred in treating his California crime as a felony. He limits his argument to whether his California crime should be treated as a person crime. He claims that Kansas does not have a comparable burglary statute, so his California conviction must be classified as a nonperson crime.

Garrett raises an issue of statutory interpretation under the Ka... More...
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Saucedo's prior Washington felony conviction was for a residential burglary under Wash. Rev. Code Ann. § 9A.52.025(1). On appeal he argues that the district court erred in classifying this prior conviction as a person felony. He claims that because two elements of the Washington conviction are broader than the elements of the comparable Kansas crime, the district court engaged in improper judicial... More...   $0 (04-17-2018 - KS)


A detailed summary of the facts underlying this case are outlined in Estate of Ducheneaux v. Ducheneaux, 2015 S.D. 11, 861 N.W.2d 519. Wayne Ducheneaux died testate on November 18, 2011, leaving six children. On January 6, 2009, Wayne executed a will dividing his estate equally among his five
daughters1 while “intentionally making no provisions . . . for [his] son Douglas Ducheneaux,” with ... More...
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United States of America v. Aharon Aron Krkasharyan Central District of California Federal Courthouse - Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles, CA - Former Employee of Southern California Ambulance Company Sentenced to Prison for Role in Medicare Fraud Scheme

A former employee of a Southern California ambulance company was sentenced on April 16, 2018 to 36 months in prison for his role in a scheme that resulted in more than $1.1 million in fraudulent claims to Medicare.

Acting Assistant Attorney General John... More...
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United States of America v. Patrick Clarke and Rudy Rodriguez Middle District of Florida - Orlando, Florida

Orlando, NY - Federal Court Bars Florida Tax Return Preparers from Preparing Tax Returns and Orders Them to Disgorge Ill-Gotten Gains

On April 16, a federal court in Orlando, Florida, ordered that Patrick Clarke disgorge $500,000, and Ruby Rodriguez disgorge $100,000, of the proceeds they received for the preparation of tax returns. Clarke and Rodriguez agreed to the orders. On Nov. 13,... More...
   $0 (04-17-2018 - NY)


The fraud scheme for which defendants stand convicted sought  to take advantage of a disability pension plan made available to LIRR 
16-3754-cr (L) United States v. Rutigliano  
employees  by  the  RRB.  The  LIRR’s  own  pension  plan  allowed  employees with 20 or more years of service to retire as early as age 50  and to receive payments equal to half their pre‐retirement income. ... More...
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United States of America v. Damon Washington Eastern District of Michigan Federal Courthouse - Detroit, Michigan

Detroit, MI - Detroit Man Pleads Guilty to Targeting Casino Patrons in Robberies and Carjackings

The Detroit One collaboration of local, state, and federal law enforcement has led to the guilty plea of a Detroit man for conspiring to rob patrons of Detroit-area casinos at gunpoint that evolved into armed carjackings and identity theft.

Chief Judge Denise Page Hood accepted the gu... More...
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United States of America v. Clay Shelton Western District of Kentucky Federal Courthouse - Bowling Green, Kentucky

Bowling Green, KY - Owner Of U.S. Energy Partners, Inc. Of Bowling Green, Kentucky, Sentenced To Prison For Wire Fraud, Securities Fraud, And Money Laundering

Fraudulent Investment scam resulted in loss exceeding $1,000,000 for eleven partners

The owner of U.S. Energy Partners, Inc. of Bowling Green, Kentucky, was sentenced in United States District Court on April 9, 2018, by Dis... More...
   $0 (04-16-2018 - KY)


On July 14, 2013, the State charged Kobel with aggravated kidnapping, rape, and attempted rape. Pursuant to a plea agreement, the State submitted an amended information, charging Kobel with aggravated battery, a severity level 4 person felony. The agreement was for Kobel to plead guilty to the amended information and, believing his criminal history score was A, the State would not oppose or reques... More...   $0 (04-14-2018 - KS)

State of Nebraska v. Ivan K. Henk

In October 2003, Henk was charged with first degree murder,
with aggravating circumstances, for the death of his son,
Brendan Gonzalez, which occurred on or about January 6. He
was initially questioned after his son disappeared, but he did
not make any admissions. At a subsequent hearing on an unrelated
charge, Henk admitted in open court to killing Brendan.
He was then int... More...
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Stephyn Cornell Prine v. The State of Texas Sexual assault of a child

Appellant was charged by indictment with one count of continuous sexual abuse of a child, a first degree felony punishable by not less than twenty-five years but not more than ninety-nine years or life imprisonment, and two counts of sexual assault of a child, a second degree felony, punishable by not less than two years but not more than twenty years imprisonment. Appellant entered a plea of “n... More...   $0 (04-13-2018 - TX)

United States of America v. Roshaun J. Terry Central District of Illinois Federal Courthouse - Rock Island, Illinois

Rock Island, IL - Four-Year Prison Sentence for Filing False Income Tax Returns Highlights Consequences for Tax Crimes

The sentencing on April 12, 2018 of a Rock Island, Ill., woman for preparing false tax returns to generate refunds serves to highlight the potential serious legal consequences for running afoul of the tax laws.

This afternoon, U.S. District Judge Sara Darrow sent... More...
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United States of America v. Herzel Meiri and Amir Meiri Southern District of New York - New York, New York

New York, NY - Father And Son Plead Guilty In Mortgage Fraud Scheme

HERZEL MEIRI and AMIR MEIRI pled guilty on April 10, 2018 to conspiracy to commit wire fraud and bank fraud before the U.S. District Judge Edgardo Ramos, in connection with their scheme to fraudulently induce distressed homeowners to sell their homes for little or no consideration to a company they owned and controlled. ... More...
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Jud Waymond Smith v. The State of Texas

On February 14, 2015, Smith was arrested for the offense of driving while intoxicated
(DWI).1 During the drive to the Upshur County Jail, Smith was extremely belligerent toward the
arresting officer, Brandon Love. Smith argued continuously with Love, and he repeatedly stated
that he did not have to listen to anything Love was explaining to him. When Love asked Smith if
he wo... More...
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Heather Dieffenbach and Susan Winstead v. Barnes & Noble, Inc. Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois

funds while waiting for
banks to reverse unauthorized charges to their accounts.
2 No. 17-2408
Some spent money on credit-monitoring services to protect
their financial interests. Some lost the value of their time devoted
to acquiring new account numbers and notifying
businesses of these changes. Many people use credit or debit
cards to pay bills automatically; every ti... More...
   $0 (04-11-2018 - IL)

United States of America v. Belinda Harris, Cynthia Clarkson and Susie Hall Sherman United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia - Valdosta, Georgia

Valdosta, GA - Co-Conspirators Plead Guilty To Tax Fraud

Belinda Harris, age 33, of Valdosta, GA; Cynthia Clarkston, age 38, of Valdosta, GA; and Susie Hall Sherman, age 46, formerly of Valdosta, GA, all entered guilty pleas in U.S. District Court April 4, 2018 before Senior District Court Judge Hugh Lawson. Co-defendants Tanya Franklin, age 42, of Valdosta, Georgia and Johnny Gary a/k/a ... More...
   $0 (04-11-2018 - GA)

United States of America v. Weguel Legentus United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida - Miami, Florida

Miami, FL - Oakland Park Resident Sentenced to Federal Prison for Tax Preparation Scheme

Weguel Legentus, 41, of Oakland Park, Florida, was sentenced on April 10, 2018 to federal prison for conspiring with his wife and co-defendant, Chantale Baptiste, to defraud the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) with respect to claims, and filing false claims with the IRS.

At sentencing, Unit... More...
   $0 (04-11-2018 - FL)

United States of America v. Michael "Mickey" Munday United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida - Miami, Florida

Miami, FL - North Miami Resident Sentenced to Twelve Years in Prison for $1.8 Million Automobile Fraud Scheme

Following his conviction at trial, a North Miami resident was sentenced on April 9, 2018 to 12 years in prison for his participation in an elaborate automobile fraud scheme that netted over $1.8 million.

Michael “Mickey” Munday, 72, of North Miami, was sentenced by U.S. D... More...
   $0 (04-10-2018 - FL)

United States of America v. John Davis and Brenda Montgomery Middle District of Tennessee - Estes Kefauver Federal Courthouse Nashville, Tennessee

Nashville, TN - Two Tennessee Health Care Executives Charged for Role in $4.6 Million Medicare Kickback Scheme

Two Tennessee health care executives were charged in an indictment unsealed on April 9, 2018 for their alleged participation in a $4.6 million Medicare kickback scheme involving durable medical equipment (DME).

Acting Assistant Attorney General John P. Cronan of the Just... More...
   $0 (04-10-2018 - TN)

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