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United States of America v. Tevon Harris a/k/a “Da Kidd” and “King Kidd"



HOUSTON – Tevon Harris aka “Da Kidd” and “King Kidd,” 22, of Houston, has entered a plea of guilty on two charges of trafficking children under 18 for commercial sex, announced United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson.

According to the plea agreement, from January through July 2012, Harris forced young girls, who he knew were minors, into prostitution by using force and int... More...
   $0 (04-09-2014 - TX)

United States of America v. Jennifer Tyson

DALLAS — Jennifer Tyson, 37, of Rockwall, Texas, the former Executive Director/Manager of the Rockwall Housing Development Corporation (RHDC), was sentenced this morning by U.S. District Judge Ed Kinkeade to 12 months and one day in federal prison and ordered to pay $195,421.00 in restitution for conspiring to steal federal funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). ... More...   $0 (04-09-2014 - TX)

Tracy Bartlett v. Department of the Treasury (Internal Revenue Service)

Tracy Bartlett filed a one-count complaint against her former employer, the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”), in which she alleged that she had been constructively discharged in violation of the Rehabilitation Act, 29 U.S.C. § 701 et seq., and the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), 42 U.S.C. § 12101 et seq. The IRS moved to dismiss the complaint on the ground that Ms. Bartlett had... More...   $0 (04-08-2014 - MA)

United States of America v. Kenneth Johnson and Diana Arredondo



MEDFORD, OR – Kenneth Johnson, 62, and Diana Arredondo, 56, both of Central Point, Oregon, were sentenced to federal prison based on an embezzlement and tax fraud scheme relating to the operation of a local hotel. Johnson was a partner in the Super 8 Hotel in Central Point, Oregon since it opened in October 2005. He was in charge of the hotel’s daily operations and reported the hot... More...
   $0 (04-02-2014 - OR)

United States of America v. Ishaan Davis

These five New York residents traveled from New York to St. Louis returning stolen merchandise to various retail stores using counterfeit driver’s licenses and receipts.

According to court documents, on November 29, 2012, Maryland Heights police officers conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle being driven by Ishaan Davis. A subsequent search revealed Toshiba laptop computers, a Star TSP ... More...
   $0 (03-24-2014 - MO)

United States of America v. Leo Lewis

These five New York residents traveled from New York to St. Louis returning stolen merchandise to various retail stores using counterfeit driver’s licenses and receipts.

According to court documents, on November 29, 2012, Maryland Heights police officers conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle being driven by Ishaan Davis. A subsequent search revealed Toshiba laptop computers, a Star TSP... More...
   $0 (03-24-2014 - MO)

Grand Wireless, Inc. v. Verizon Wireless, Inc.

Grand Wireless, Inc. (“Grand”) brought this action in Massachusetts state court against Verizon Wireless, Inc. (“Verizon”) and Verizon employee Erin McCahill. It alleged a violation of the federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (“RICO”) against Ms. McCahill, as well as several state law claims against both Ms. McCahill and Verizon. The defendants removed the case t... More...   $0 (03-19-2014 - MA)

United States of America v. Troy A. Kurtti

A Topeka man pleaded guilty to a federal gun charge, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said.

Troy A. Kurtti, 21, Topeka, Kan., pleaded guilty to unlawful possession of a firearm after a felony conviction. In his plea, he admitted he possessed a .25 caliber pistol when he was arrested July 15, 2013, at the Value Place Hotel in Topeka. Police were called by a manager who reported receiving a bad ... More...
   $0 (03-17-2014 - KS)

John Reynolds v. Bret MacFarlane

¶1 John Reynolds appeals from the trial court’s dismissal of his intentional tort claims against Bret MacFarlane. We affirm in part, reverse in part, and remand to the trial court.

¶2 On August 5, 2009, MacFarlane walked into the break room at his workplace where his coworker, Reynolds, was standing in

Reynolds v. MacFarlane

2. “On appeal from a bench trial, we view the ... More...
   $0 (03-13-2014 - UT)

United States of America v. Gerald A. Poynter

Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Kansas City, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court today for leading a tax fraud conspiracy that attempted to receive nearly $100 million in fraudulent refunds from the IRS. Co-conspirators from eight states were involved in filing fraudulent tax returns in the largest federal false claims case that h... More...   $0 (03-13-2014 - MO)

TeleResource Corporation v. Accor North America, Inc.

Appellant TeleResource Corporation (TRC) appeals from a partial summary judgment granted in favor of Appellee Accor North America, Inc. and a final judgment following a jury trial. In seven issues, TRC argues that the trial court erred by granting Accor summary judgment on TRC’s anticipatory repudiation claim, that the evidence is legally and factually insufficient to support

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som... More...
   $0 (03-13-2014 - TX)

United States ex rel. Jon H. Oberg v. Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency

This appeal returns to us after remand to the district court. Dr. Jon Oberg, as relator for the United States, brought this action against certain student loan corporations, alleging that they defrauded the Department of Education and so violated the False Claims Act (“FCA” or “the Act”), 31 U.S.C. §§ 3729 et seq. (2006). The district court initially dismissed the complaint in its entire... More...   $0 (03-13-2014 - VA)

United States of America v. Gregory L. Tropea

Gregory L. Tropea, 52, of Newport News, Va., was sentenced to 336 months and a lifetime of supervised release for his convictions on three counts of receipt of child pornography and one count of making a false statement to an agent of the United States.

Dana J. Boente, Acting United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, FBI Special Agent in Charge Royce E. Curtin, and Rich... More...
   $0 (03-12-2014 - VA)

Calvin Barton v. House of Raeford Farmers, Inc. d/b/a Columbia Farms

Numerous former employees and some current employees of House of Raeford Farms, Inc., d/b/a Columbia Farms, Inc., (“Columbia Farms”), a chicken processor in Greenville, South Carolina, commenced three separate actions against Columbia Farms, asserting two types of claims: first, for the payment of unpaid wages, withheld in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), 29 U.S.C. § 20... More...   $0 (03-12-2014 - SC)

United States of America v. Scott Fonseca

Defendant Scott Fonseca was convicted of possessing stolen firearms in violation of 18 U.S.C. §§ 922(j) and 924(a)(2) and was sentenced to seventy months’ imprisonment. On appeal, Defendant raises two challenges to his conviction.1 First, he argues the district court erred in denying his motion to suppress evidence of the stolen firearms because they were found as the result of a detention tha... More...   $0 (03-10-2014 - KS)

United States of America v. Justin Shawn Baker

Justin Shawn Baker, 25, of Jackson, TN, was sentenced to 12 months in prison following his guilty plea of violating the civil rights of students and faculty of the Margolin Hebrew Academy by defacing a Torah and religious prayer books, announced U.S. Attorney Edward L. Stanton III.

According to information contained in the indictment and facts revealed during today’s sentencing hearing... More...
   $0 (03-07-2014 - TN)

The People v. Kirnpal Grewal

In these three consolidated cases,1 the People of the State of California by and through the Kern County District Attorney (the People) filed civil actions under the unfair competition law (Bus. & Prof. Code, § 17200 et seq.), seeking to enjoin several Internet café2 businesses from continuing to engage in practices that allegedly violated the gambling prohibitions set forth at Penal Code sectio... More...   $0 (03-07-2014 - CA)

United States of America v. Gloria Porter

Following a jury trial, Defendant-Appellant Gloria Porter was convicted of 105 counts of wire fraud, one count of mail fraud, and one count of identity theft. Ms. Porter appeals her convictions, claiming that the district court incorrectly instructed the jury with respect to aggravated identity theft and that the evidence was insufficient to support her convictions for wire fraud and mail fraud. W... More...   $0 (03-07-2014 - NM)

United States of America v. Cheyenne Anderson

Following a three-day trial in the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York, a jury found Defendant-Appellee Roohid Hakimi guilty of conspiracy and attempt to possess and distribute controlled substances — primarily those known colloquially as “ecstasy” and “foxy methoxy.”1 Hakimi moved under Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 29 for a judgment of acquittal, cha... More...   $0 (03-04-2014 - NY)

Conservatorship of the Person of JOHN D.

John D. appeals from a judgment appointing a Lanterman-Petris-Short (LPS) Act conservator of his person. He also appeals the imposition of special disabilities in the letters of conservatorship, denying him the privilege of possessing a driver’s license, the right to enter into contracts and the right to possess a firearm. He contends there is not substantial evidence supporting the finding that... More...   $0 (03-04-2014 - CA)

In the Interest of N.A., minor child

Appellant A.E. (Anjelica) appeals the trial court’s order terminating her parental rights to her children, M.A. (Margaret) and A.A. (Allison). Appellant C.M. (Courtney) appeals the trial court’s order terminating her parental rights to her child, N.A. (Natasha). Appellant N.A. (Nigel) appeals the trial court’s order 1See Tex. R. App. P. 47.4. 2 terminating his parental rights to his children... More...   $0 (02-28-2014 - TX)

United States of America v. William D. Montague

The former director of the Cleveland and Dayton VA Medical Center pleaded guilty today to a scheme to enrich himself by working as a consultant for, and taking money and other things of value from a design firm bidding on VA jobs and sharing confidential information about construction projects while still employed by the VA, law enforcement officials said.

William D. Montague, 61, of Brecks... More...
   $390000 (02-27-2014 - OH)

United States of America v. Michael J. Barndt

Michael J. Barndt, a/k/a “mikecoach73,” age 40, of Sellersville, Pennsylvania, was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for Attempted Coercion and Enticement of a Minor, in violation of federal law. Barndt also was sentenced to five years of supervised release following his prison sentence. He also will be required to register as a sex offender in any jurisdiction in which he lives, works... More...   $0 (02-25-2014 - DE)

Brian J. Noel v. The State of Wyoming

[¶1] Pursuant to a plea agreement, Brian J. Noel pleaded guilty to two counts of attempted voluntary manslaughter. His pleas were accepted, and Noel was sentenced to two consecutive terms of incarceration of seventeen to twenty years. Noel now challenges on several grounds the plea agreement and the validity of his guilty pleas, as well as the sentences imposed. Finding no error, we affirm.
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   $0 (02-25-2014 - WY)

United States of America v. Carlos Rodriguez Navarrette, aka Carlos Alberto Navarrette, aka DJ Junior,

A California man who recruited and used a 16-year-old girl to work as a prostitute, was sentenced today to a mandatory minimum of 10 years in federal prison, announced Daniel G. Bogden, United States Attorney for the District of Nevada.

Carlos Rodriguez Navarrette, aka Carlos Alberto Navarrette, aka DJ Junior, 23, of Los Angeles, Calif., who pleaded guilty in November 2013 to on... More...
   $0 (02-24-2014 - NV)

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