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State of Tennessee v. Bruce Wayne Sutton

On June 19, 2013, officers with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department conducted a warrantless search of a residence on Village Park Drive in Fayetteville, Tennessee. As a result of evidence discovered during that search, Defendant was indicted by the Lincoln County Grand Jury of one count of initiating a process to manufacture methamphetamine, one count of promotion of methamphetamine manufactu... More...   $0 (05-23-2017 - TN)

United States of America v. Xu Jiaqiang Federal Courthouse - New York, New York

White Plains, NY - Chinese National Pleads Guilty To Economic Espionage And Theft Of A Trade Secret From U.S. Company

Xu Jiaqiang Stole Valuable Source Code from Former Employer with Intent To Benefit the Chinese Government

XU JIAQIANG pled guilty to economic espionage and theft of a trade secret, in connection with XU’s theft of proprietary source code from XU’s former employer,... More...
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Ann E. Gillotti v. Eugene W. Stewart

In this construction defect lawsuit by a homeowner, the jury found the general
contractor -- defendant Estate of William G. Davidson, formerly Davidson Construction
(Davidson) -- negligent and liable for some, but not all, alleged violations of building
standards under the Right to Repair Act, Civil Code section 895, et seq. (the Act). The
estate is a proper party where the deceden... More...
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United States of America v. Robert Gilbeau Federal Courthouse - San Diego, California

San Diego, CA - U.S. Navy Admiral Sentenced for Lying to Feds about his Relationship with Foreign Defense Contractor in Massive Navy Bribery and Fraud Investigation

The first active-duty U.S. Navy Admiral ever convicted of a federal crime was sentenced to 18 months in prison for lying to investigators to conceal his illicit 20-year relationship with Leonard Glenn Francis, the foreign defe... More...
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United States of America v. William James Davis Federal Courthouse - Minneapolis, Minnesota

Minneapolis, MN - Former CEO Of Community Action Of Minneapolis Sentenced To 48 Months In Prison For Conspiracy, Fraud And Theft Of Public Funds

William James Davis, 66, for stealing more than $380,000 from Community Action of Minneapolis. DAVIS, who pleaded guilty on June 16, 2016, to all 16 counts of the indictment, was sentenced today before U.S. District Judge Patrick J. Schiltz in U.... More...
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It is the combination of errors in this prosecution that leads us to conclude that Jasso-Mendoza did not receive a fair trial. The confusing jury instructions, the judge's failure to answer the jury's question, and the prosecutor's misstatement of the law, when combined, all create an error that we cannot label as harmless. We must reverse and remand for a new trial.

Reversed and rema... More...
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Christopher Mendoza v. Nordstrom Inc.

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has asked this court to resolve unsettled
questions concerning the construction of the state‘s day of rest statutes, Labor
Code sections 550–558.1.
1 (Mendoza v. Nordstrom, Inc. (9th Cir. 2015) 778 F.3d
834; see Cal. Rules of Court, rule 8.548.) These statutes prohibit an employer
from ―caus[ing] his employees to work more than six days ... More...
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Larry C. Perry, Jr. v. State of Indiana

The facts most favorable to Perry’s convictions are that he and his wife Lydia
checked into the Coliseum Inn in Allen County on or about November 30,
2015. On December 4, Perry and Lydia went to the triage desk at Parkview
Regional Medical Center.3 Lydia told the nurse that she had been in a “motor
vehicle collision” two days earlier but had not sought medical attention. Tr.... More...
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United States of America v. Larry L. Anderson and Marryssa M. Middleton Federal Courthouse - Topeka, Kansas

Topeka, KS - Man and Woman from Manhattan Sentenced In Kidnapping, Death of Junction City Woman

A man and a woman from Manhattan were sentenced Monday to 28 years in federal prison for taking part in the kidnapping of a Junction City woman who was killed during the abduction.

Larry L. Anderson, 28, Manhattan, Kan. pleaded guilty to one count of kidnapping resulting in death. His... More...
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United States of America v. David Enrique Mez Federal Courthouse - San Diego, California

San Diego, CA - Federal Jury Convicts Imperial Beach Man in Fatal Stabbing of his Texas Boyfriend

On the second anniversary of his victim’s death, David Enrique Meza of Imperial Beach was convicted by a federal jury this morning of fatally stabbing his boyfriend 24 times, slashing his throat twice and dumping his body in a ravine near Rosarito Beach, Mexico in order to inherit the boyfri... More...
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STATE OF IOWA vs. VERNON LEE HUSER Altoona police make arrest in 4˝-year-old slaying

A. Conviction of Woolheater. The partially decomposed body of Morningstar was discovered in February 2005 in a forested area in Altoona near Woolheater’s home. Police immediately began investigating Woolheater and subsequently charged him with first-degree murder. Woolheater was convicted after a jury trial. The conviction was upheld by the court of appeals. State v. Woolheater, No. 10–0478,... More...   $0 (05-07-2017 - IA)


At 8:32 p.m. on the evening of September 4, 2014, the Madison Parish
Sheriff’s Office in Tallulah, Louisiana, received a report of a shooting at a
local carwash. When deputies arrived at the scene, they discovered that
Lapatrick Mitchell1 had been shot and killed. Shortly before the shooting,
several witnesses saw Mitchell and Neal engaged in a heated argument at the
car... More...
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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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Joshua C. Hines v. The State of Texas COURT OF APPEALS SECOND DISTRICT OF TEXAS FORT WORTH (Tarrant County)

About every other weekend, Dorothy1 and her two siblings would go to
Father’s apartment in Haltom City to spend time with him. Dorothy first met
appellant, a roommate of Father’s, in June 2014 when she was twelve years old
and about to enter seventh grade. Appellant was married to a woman who also
lived in the apartment. Appellant began purchasing Dorothy numerous gifts, More...
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The events leading to Stewart's convictions began to unfold on June 27, 2010, when Cook checked into room 221 at the Econo Lodge in Olathe. Cook worked as a supervisor of a company that was pressure testing a pipe system close by in Kansas City, Missouri. Stewart; his girlfriend, Stephanie Laguna; and her son were staying in room 223, next door to Cook.

The next day, sometime around la... More...
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Jane Doe v. Jonathan Padilla and Holiday Inn Express

Bakersfield, CA - Jury Awards Motel Guest $3.5 Million

Jane Doe sued Jonathan Padilla and Holiday Inn Express civil sexual assault and premises liability theories respectively claiming to have been injured and/or damaged as a direct result of having been sexually assaulted by Padilla will a guest at the hotel in Frazier Park in 2014.

Padilla gained access to the woman's room by ... More...
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Braylon Dominique Ellis v. The State of Texas Killer who beat man with a toilet tank lid gets life

On September 7, 2013, Andrea Brown discovered the dead body of her
older brother Tommy Brown in his home after she went to check on him out of
concern that no one had heard from or seen him for days. An investigation
revealed that Tommy had been the victim of a love triangle with Appellant and
Christina Rodriguez, whom Tommy had met as a pen pal while she was serving
time... More...
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The Aptos Council v. County of Santa Cruz

It is ordered that the opinion filed herein on March 30, 2017, be modified as follows:

On page 18, in the first full paragraph, delete the second and third sentences
entirely and the first word of the fourth sentence, so that the fourth sentence now begins:
“As argued by the County below, . . .” The first full paragraph now reads: “In its
reply brief, Aptos C... More...
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Hamlin was charged with intentional attempted murder in the second degree, possession of a hallucinogenic drug, and an alternative count of intentional aggravated battery causing great bodily harm or disfigurement for an incident that occurred July 30, 2014, in Topeka, Kansas. Prior to the incident, Hamlin had begun a relationship with Dawn Scott in May 2014. Early on in the relationship, Hamlin a... More...   $0 (04-24-2017 - KS)

Averald D. Burnett, Jr. a/k/a Junior Burnett a/k/a JR a/k/a Averald Burnett, Jr. a/k/a Averald D. Burnett a/k/a Averal Dan Burnett, Jr. a/k/a Averal Dan "Junior" Burnett a/k/a Averal D. Burnett, Jr. v. State of Mississippi .

Although the rape of his stepdaughter had allegedly occurred in Lamar County,
Burnett was housed in the Pearl River County jail because he was formerly a police officer
in Lamar County. In jail, Burnett met Russell Steele, a fellow inmate. Steele testified that
he had held himself out to be a killer for hire, and Burnett offered to bail him out and pay him
to kill Burnett’s estra... More...
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Aleyamma Joh v. The Superior Court of Los Angeles County, Sylvia Chan, Real Party in Interest

The vexatious litigant statutory scheme (Code Civ. Proc., §§ 391-391.7)1
applies exclusively to self-represented litigants. Section 391.7, subdivision (a),
authorizes a trial or appellate court to enter, “on its own motion or the motion of
any party,” a prefiling order that prohibits a self-represented vexatious litigant
from “filing any new litigation in the courts of this state .... More...
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Katherine Martinez was found strangled to death in her apartment on June 7,
2014. She was eight months pregnant. Years before, in 2007, when Katherine was
sixteen years old, she immigrated to the United States with her mother, Orla
Martinez. They initially settled in New York City; but after Katherine had finished
high school, she and her mother moved to Gretna in 2011, wher... More...
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On January 14, 1996, 14-year-old Jensen and 16-year-old Shawn Springer carried out their plan to rob a taxi driver in Pierre, South Dakota. Armed with a gun and fitted with bandanas to cover their faces, Jensen and Springer called for a taxi to pick them up in the back parking lot of a local hotel. The taxi company dispatched driver Michael Hare to the hotel. Hare parked and waited in the front... More...   $0 (04-20-2017 - SD)

United States of America v. Steric Paul Mitchell

Dallas, TX - Dallas Man Sentenced to 35 Years in Federal Prison for Kidnapping Charges

Defendant Planned to Sell Victim into Sex Slavery

Steric Paul Mitchell, 46, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Sam A. Lindsay to serve a total of 420 months in federal prison for his role in the May 2012 kidnapping of a female victim whom he planned to sell into sex slavery, announced John Pa... More...
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United States of America v. Diwone Nobles, a/k/a “Pooh” 32 and Katelyn Michelle Ward, a/k/a “KD" Federal Courthouse - Fort Worth, Texas

Fort Worth, TX - Two Sentenced in Gang Child Sex Trafficking Conspiracy

Defendants Had Ties to Polywood Crips Street Gang in Fort Worth

Diwone Nobles, a/k/a “Pooh,” 32 and Katelyn Michelle Ward, a/k/a “KD,” 24, have been sentenced for their roles in a child sex trafficking conspiracy.

Noble appeared before U.S. District Judge Reed C. O’Connor and was sentenced to 360 mon... More...
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