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AMONEO D. LEE v. STATE OF KANSAS

In November 1995, Lee was charged with first-degree murder and criminal possession of a firearm. Lee's first trial ended in a mistrial. Upon retrial, a jury convicted Lee of first-degree murder and criminal possession of a firearm.

At the time of Lee's sentencing, the penalty for first-degree murder was life without parole eligibility for 25 years. K.S.A. 22-3717(b)(1) (Furse 1995). T... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. DAVID A. HARESNAPE

Haresnape pled guilty to two counts of commercial sexual exploitation of a child, level 5 person felonies, which were alleged to have occurred in August or September 2014. At the plea hearing, the district court advised Haresnape that the postrelease supervision period for a level 5 person felony was 36 months. The presentence investigation (PSI) report, on the other hand, indicated that a 24-mont... More...   $0 (05-27-2018 - KS)

STATE OF KANSAS v. ROBERT JENSEN

In May 2014, Jensen was traveling on I-70 through Geary County, Kansas. His Colorado-licensed truck lacked a front license plate, but it had a back license plate. A Junction City Police Officer pulled Jensen over for this missing license plate, correctly believing that both a front and a back plate were required by Colorado, the vehicle's state of registration. See Colo. Rev. Stat. § 42-3-201(1)(a... More...   $0 (05-27-2018 - KS)

STATE OF KANSAS v. BERNARD SMITH

On July 6, 2007, Smith pled guilty to a single count of aggravated robbery, a severity level 3 person felony, in exchange for the dismissal of several other charges. A presentence investigation revealed that Smith had a criminal history score of A, based, in part, on two burglary convictions from 1988 and 1990. On September 26, 2008, the district court sentenced Smith to 221 months in prison, the ... More...   $0 (05-27-2018 - KS)

RONALD D. HENDRIX, BDOE OF CHESTERFIELD, INC., BDOE, INC., and BD75, INC. V. JIM SHERIDAN, UES, LLC, SFCC-OLATHE, INC., and SHERIDAN'S FRANCHISE SYSTEMS, INC. Kansas Judicial Center

In 2013, Hendrix; BDOE, Inc.; and Hendrix's two other franchises (collectively Hendrix) filed suit against Sheridan; UES, LLC, the company that owned Unforked; and SFCC-Olathe, Inc. alleging fraud, breach of contract, and violations of the Kansas Consumer Protection Act. He later amended the petition to include SFS. Hendrix sought damages in excess of $75,000 and a declaration that he did not have... More...   $0 (05-27-2018 - KS)

STATE OF KANSAS v. HEATH ALLEN UMPHENOUR Aggravated indecent liberties with a child

A jury convicted Heath Allen Umphenour of one count of aggravated indecent liberties with a child, one count of aggravated criminal sodomy, four counts of sexual exploitation of a child, and two counts of breach of privacy. Four of Umphenour's convictions were off-grid Jessica's Law offenses. For his off-grid Jessica's Law convictions and Kansas Sentencing Guidelines Act (KSGA) grid convictions, ... More...   $0 (05-27-2018 - KS)

STATE OF KANSAS v. TONY TOLIVER

After Toliver's conviction for battery of a law enforcement officer, he was ultimately placed on post-incarceration supervision, i.e., parole, with the Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC). Toliver signed an agreement that set out the specific conditions of his parole. One of these "Conditions of Release for Post-incarceration Supervision" required his subjection to suspicionless residential se... More...   $0 (05-27-2018 - KS)

STATE OF MONTANA v. CHRISTOPHER MICHAEL EMTER,

Pursuant to Section I, Paragraph 3(c), Montana Supreme Court Internal Operating
Rules, this case is decided by memorandum opinion and shall not be cited and does not
serve as precedent. Its case title, cause number, and disposition shall be included in this
Court’s quarterly list of noncitable cases published in the Pacific Reporter and Montana
Reports.
¶2 Christopher Mi... More...
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STATE OF NEW MEXICO v. WILBUR M. STEJSKAL Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals Click Here To Find A Lawyer 888-354-4529

Defendant Wilbur M. Stejskal (Defendant) appeals an amended judgment
4 and sentence entered two years after the entry of his original judgment and sentence.
5 By changing the word “concurrent” to the word “consecutive,” the amended judgment
6 has the practical effect of increasing Defendant’s term of incarceration from nine
7 years to ten years. On appeal, Defendant asserts that, ... More...
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United States of America v. Arthur Rathburn Eastern District of Michigan Federal Courthouse - Detroit, Michigan

Detroit, MI - Grosse Pointe Park Man Sentenced on Fraud Scheme Involving Distribution of Infectious Human Remains

A Grosse Pointe Park resident was sentenced on May 22, 2018 to 108 months in federal prison after having been convicted earlier this year by a jury on charges of wire fraud, transportation of hazardous material, and false statements in a scheme involving the distribution of bo... More...
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United States of America v. William B. Murphy Northern District of Ohio Courthouse - Cleveland, Ohio Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals Click Here To Find A Lawyer 888-354-4529

Cleveland, OH - Hawaii man sentenced to more than six years in prison for conspiracy to ship a ton of marijuana to Ohio from Hawaii, California and Oregon, and then launder the drug profits

A Hawaii man was sentenced to more than six years in prison for his role in a conspiracy to ship a ton of marijuana to Ohio from Hawaii, California and Oregon, and then launder the drug profits, law en... More...
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Gloria Bustillos v. El Paso County Hospital District, et al. Western District of Texas Federal Courthouse - El Paso, Texas

This case stems from a series of increasingly intrusive body searches performed by state medical staff during a border stop in El Paso, Texas. The district court dismissed Appellant’s claims based on qualified immunity, failure to allege a valid claim for county liability under § 1983, and failure to meet Texas state tort standards. We affirm.
BACKGROUND
I. The Search and Seizure
Appel... More...
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United States of America v. Paulo Cesar Montenegro Arevalo Eastern District of Virginia Federal Courthouse - Richmond, Virginia

Richmond, VA - Guatemalan Man Pleads Guilty to Cocaine Distribution Conspiracy

A Guatemalan citizen pleaded guilty on May 23, 2018 to conspiring to distribute over five kilograms of cocaine knowing and intending that it would be unlawfully imported into the United States.

According to court documents, Paulo Cesar Montenegro Arevalo, 41, was a member of a large-scale internationa... More...
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United States of America v. Kahlil Shelton Western District of Pennsylvania Courthouse - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh, PA - Federal Jury Convicts Two Former Allegheny County Men on All Charges Related to Armed Robbery Spree and Shooting

After deliberating less than one-half hour, a federal jury found Kahlil Shelton guilty of five counts of violating federal narcotics, robbery, and firearm laws and Deron Howell guilty of eight counts of violating federal narcotics, robbery, and firearm laws.More...
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State of Tennessee v. Ashley N. Menke Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals

The Sumner County Grand Jury issued a nine-count indictment in Case No. 925CR-2015 charging Ashley N. Menke, the Defendant, with two counts of Class A misdemeanor theft of property (Counts 1 and 2), one count of Class E felony forgery of a check (Count 3), one count of Class C felony theft of property (Count 4), one count of Class E felony forgery of a document (Count 5), one count of Class E felo... More...   $0 (05-22-2018 - TN)

United States of America v. Atheir Amarrah Eastern District of Michigan Federal Courthouse - Detroit, Michigan

Detroit, MI - Michigan Home Health Agency Owner Pleads Guilty to Charges for Role in Medicare Kickback Scheme

Michigan Home Health Agency Owner Pleads Guilty to Charges for Role in Medicare Kickback Scheme

The owner of a Michigan home health agency pleaded guilty today to charges for his role in a scheme involving Medicare claims for home health services that were procured throug... More...
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United States of America v. Oscar Montoya District of Connecticut Federal Courthouse - New Haven, Connecticut

New Haven, CT - Windsor Locks Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Drug Trafficking and Money Laundering Offenses

Oscar Montoya, 62, of Windsor Locks, pleaded guilty on May 21, 2018 before U.S. District Judge Jeffrey A. Meyer in New Haven to drug trafficking and money laundering offenses related to the distribution of heroin and various prescription medications.

According to court docume... More...
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United States of America v. Sergio Neftali Mejia-Duarte United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida - Miami, Florida

Miami, FL - Honduran Drug Kingpin Sentenced to Life in Prison

Honduran national Sergio Neftali Mejia-Duarte was sentenced today to life in prison for his involvement in a large-scale international narcotics transportation organization.

On Jan. 9, a Miami jury found Mejia-Duarte, 41, guilty of conspiring to distribute over five kilograms of cocaine with the knowledge that the coca... More...
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STATE OF OHIO - vs - GREGORY ALLEN CARROLL, a.k.a. GREGERY A. CARROLL

Appellant, Gregory Allen Carroll, a.k.a. Gregery A. Carroll, appeals from
the May 5, 2017 judgments of the Ashtabula County Court of Common Pleas,
sentencing him for robbery, theft from a person in a protected class, theft, and forgery
following a bench trial. On appeal, appellant raises issues involving ineffective
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assistance of counsel, admissibility of evidence, and ... More...
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State of Ohio v. Shaunell D. McKnight

On March 17, 2017, a Franklin County Grand Jury indicted appellant in case No. 17CR-1565 on five separate counts related to appellant's alleged possession and trafficking of various drugs on July 12, 2016. The counts included: trafficking in heroin, in violation of R.C. 2925.03; possession of heroin, in violation of R.C. 2925.11; trafficking in cocaine, in violation of R.C. 2925.03; possession of... More...   $0 (05-21-2018 - OH)

State of Ohio v. Shaniece M. Cox

On January 16, 2015, a Franklin County Grand Jury charged Cox and a codefendant, Kareem Jones, with possession of heroin and tampering with evidence. (Jan. 16, 2015 Indictment.) The indictment included a one-year firearm specification for the possession charge. Id. {¶ 3} The defense filed motions to suppress on December 1, 2015 and May 19, 2017 seeking exclusion of statements made by Cox to pol... More...   $0 (05-21-2018 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO v. CHARLES D. COLEMAN

In May of 2016, R.M. wanted to trade food stamps for heroin, so a female
acquaintance connected him to an individual who was willing to facilitate an exchange. Mr.
Coleman and two others (“Terrance” and “Anthony”) arrived at R.M.’s residence and forced him
go with them to a nearby Save-a-Lot store while they used his food stamp card. The men all
traveled to the store together... More...
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United States of America v. Isabel Kesari Gervais Northern District of Alabama Federal Courthouse - Birmingham, Alabama

Birmingham, AL - Claimed Naturopathic Doctor Sentenced to 75 months

A federal judge on May 15, 2018 sentenced a woman who falsely claimed to be a naturopathic doctor to 75 months for defrauding patients at a Hoover clinic in 2015.

U.S. District Judge Madeline Hughes Haikala sentenced ISABEL KESARI GERVAIS, 61, on one count of wire fraud affecting a financial institution, one coun... More...
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United States of America v. Justin Parker Southern District of Alabama Federal Courthouse - Mobile, Alabama

Mobile, AL - Monroeville Man Sentenced on Charges of Illegal Weapons Possession

Justin Parker of Monroeville, Alabama was sentenced on May 8, 2018 after earlier pleading guilty to a violation of 18 USC Section 922(g), Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, in two separate cases.

White was sentenced to serve 71 months imprisonment followed by three years of supervised relea... More...
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United States of America v. Cary Brandon Smith Middle District of Georgia Federal Courthouse - Albany, Georgia

Albany, GA - Cairo Convicted Felon Cary Brandon Smith Sentenced For Narcotics And Gun Charges Under Project Safe Neighborhoods

Senior United States District Court Judge W. Louis Sands sitting in Albany, Georgia, sentenced Cary Brandon Smith, age 33, of Cairo, GA, to 360 months imprisonment as the result of his plea of guilty earlier this year to 31 of 32 counts in an indictment charging ... More...
   $0 (05-21-2018 - GA)

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