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Michael E. Wisehart v. State of Indiana

On September 1, 2009, the State charged Wisehart with eight counts of various drug-related offenses. Subsequently, Wisehart pleaded guilty to one count of dealing in methamphetamine, as a Class B felony; one count of possession of a controlled substance, as a Class D felony; and one count of possession of marijuana, as a Class D felony. The trial court accepted Wisehart’s guilty plea and se... More...   $0 (08-04-2018 - IN)

Edward John Lapenotiere, Jr. vs. State of Minnesota,

The State of Minnesota charged LaPenotiere in 2013 with second-degree sale of a
controlled substance in a school zone. See Minn. Stat. § 152.022, subd. 1(6)(i) (2012)
(defining a second-degree offense based on the sale of certain controlled substances “in a
school zone”). Minnesota law defines “school zone,” in pertinent part, as “(1) any property
owned, leased, or controlled... More...
   $0 (08-04-2018 - MN)

State of Iowa v. Abel Quijas, Jr.

This case presents questions related to whether and when an offender is
entitled to the assistance of counsel and a hearing to challenge a restitution order
for the reimbursement of room and board expenses related to the pretrial detention
of the offender.
Abel Quijas, Jr., was convicted of attempted murder, in violation of Iowa
Code section 707.11 (2013). On July 11, 2... More...
   $0 (08-04-2018 - IA)

State of Iowa v. Mejdil Ahmetovic

The following facts can be gleaned from the suppression record. Officer
Wilshusen is an officer in the Des Moines Police Department’s narcotics unit. On
June 3, 2016 at approximately 6:00 p.m., Wilshusen received information from a
confidential informant1 that Ahmetovic would be in a “black Volkswagen vehicle” in
a particular McDonald’s restaurant parking lot at approximately... More...
   $0 (08-04-2018 - IA)

MICHAEL KELLY vs. STATE OF IOWA

In 2005, Kelly was charged with sexual abuse in the third degree. At the
jury trial in his opening statement, Kelly’s trial counsel set forth the defense’s trial
strategy, stating: “We’re not saying there wasn’t sex. We’re not here today to deny
that [Kelly] had sex with [N.B.]. The question is whether it was consensual sex . .
. .” N.B. testified that she was incapable of ... More...
   $0 (08-04-2018 - IA)

U.S. Tobacco Cooperative, Inc. v. Big South Wholesale of Virginia, L.L.C. Eastern District of North Carolina Federal Courthouse - Raleigh, North Carolina

Defendants Jason Carpenter, Christopher Small, Big South Wholesale, LLC, and Big South Wholesale of Virginia, LLC, d/b/a Big Sky International, appeal the district judge’s order granting a motion to reconsider a predecessor district judge’s order which had granted Defendants’ petition to substitute the United States as a party defendant under the Westfall Act. See 28 U.S.C. § 2679(b). The Westfall... More...   $0 (08-04-2018 - NC)

Luis Castruita v. The State of Texas

This case arises from an early morning shooting that took the life of Efren Gonzalez. On
March 22, 2014, Efren and two of his friends, Matthew Scarbrough and Ernesto Sapien, were at a
bar celebrating another friend’s birthday. They left the bar when it closed, and proceeded to walk
home. As they crossed a street, they saw an on-coming silver mini-van. By Matthew’s account,
... More...
   $0 (08-03-2018 - TX)

United States of America v. Brexton Redell Lloyd Middle District of North Carolina Federal Courthouse - Greensboro, North Carolina

Greensboro, NC - North Carolina Man Sentenced to Prison for Role in Multi-State Dog Fighting Prosecution

A North Carolina man was sentenced on July 31, 2018 to one year and one day in prison to be followed by three years of supervised release for his role in dog fighting activities, announced Acting Assistant Attorney General Jeffrey H. Wood of the Justice Department’s Environment and Nat... More...
   $0 (08-03-2018 - NC)

Carlos Whitcomb v. The State of Texas

Appellant was employed as a respiratory therapist until he lost his job because he
tested positive for marijuana. After he lost his job, he moved in with his parents: his mother,
Phyllis Payne, and his stepfather, Kenneth Payne. Two years later, appellant had not regained
employment and was still living with his parents. Then, on the morning of May 24, 2013, at
approximately 11... More...
   $0 (08-02-2018 - TX)

United States of America v. Steven C. Williams

Philadelphia, PA - Second Postal Carrier Sentenced Prison for Delivering Marijuana Packages to Drug Dealers

A second U.S. Postal carrier was sentenced to prison on August 2, 2018 for taking bribes in exchange for delivering packages containing marijuana to drug dealers. Steven C. Williams, 43, of Philadelphia, was sentenced to 15 months’ imprisonment.

One of Williams’ co-conspir... More...
   $0 (08-02-2018 - )

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA v. DAVID LEONARD RANDLE, JR.,

On October 24, 2015, a group of young adults attended a party at a Sioux Falls condominium leased by Mason Mitzel. There was evidence that the partygoers were drinking and using marijuana and other illegal substances. [¶3.] At some point during the evening, an AK-47 owned by Mitzel was brought out amongst the partygoers. There was testimony that different individuals handled the AK-47. Several... More...   $0 (08-02-2018 - SD)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. CARLTON WILLIAMS

The underlying facts are uncontested. During an investigation that began as early as November 2012, a Drug Enforcement Administration task force officer learned that Williams bought heroin in Detroit, Michigan, which he packaged and sold in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The officer subsequently placed a GPS tracker on Williams’s car and monitored his movements for approximately one month. On Januar... More...   $0 (08-02-2018 - PA)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. ELIJAH IVERSON

The present prosecution had its origin in a 911 call made by Iverson from
13 his apartment in the Town of Tonawanda, New York. In the course of ensuing
14 interviews by officers of the Tonawanda Police Department ("TPD"), narcotics and
15 drug distribution paraphernalia were discovered in Iverson's apartment; pursuant to
1 a subsequent search warrant, a firearm, ammunition, and o... More...
   $0 (08-02-2018 - )

United States of America v. Morris E. Zukerman Southern District of New York - New York, New York

Defendant‐Appellant Morris Zukerman appeals from a judgment of
conviction entered on March 21, 2017, in the United States District Court for the
Southern District of New York (Torres, J.). After pleading guilty to tax evasion
and to corruptly endeavoring to obstruct and impede the due administration of
the internal revenue laws, Zukerman was sentenced to pay restitution of $3... More...
   $0 (08-02-2018 - NY)

United States of America v. Arongkron "Paul" Malasukum Eastern District of Texas Federal Courthouse - Sherman, Texas

Sherman, TX - New York Man Sentenced to Prison for Trafficking in Endangered Lion and Tiger Parts

Arongkron “Paul” Malasukum, 42, a resident of Woodside, New York, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Amos L. Mazzant, III, in Sherman, Texas, to nine months in prison to be followed by one year of supervised release for illegally trafficking parts from endangered African lions and tig... More...
   $0 (08-01-2018 - TX)

COURTNEY PEYNADO vs STATE OF FLORIDA

Courtney Peynado appeals his withhold of adjudication and sentence for one count of possession of cocaine following a plea. We reverse because the evidence supporting the charge against Appellant was the result of an illegal search and seizure.

Appellant was arrested and charged with one count of possession of cocaine after police found crack cocaine in a food container held by Appell... More...
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Michael Clayton vs State of Florida

During the fall of 2015, Union County Sheriff’s Office Deputy John Whitehead received information from an anonymous source that Clayton was growing marijuana inside his residence. Deputy
Whitehead then received information from the Clay Electric Cooperative regarding the power usage in Clayton’s home, which revealed that the power usage of Clayton’s home was four times higher than the normal ... More...
   $0 (08-01-2018 - FL)

COMMONWEALTH vs. TAKII RASPBERRY

We recite the relevant facts as found by the motion judge, supplemented where necessary by uncontroverted police testimony, which the judge expressly credited in full. See Commonwealth v. Isaiah I., 448 Mass. 334, 337 (2007), S.C., 450 Mass. 818 (2008). None of the judge's subsidiary findings is challenged on appeal. In April, 2015, as part of a joint investigation with Federal authorities, th... More...   $0 (08-01-2018 - MA)

United States of America v. Liam Delorey District of New Hampshire Federal Courthouse - Concord, New Hampshire

Concord, NH - Salem Man Pleads Guilty to Escape

Liam Delorey, 37, of Salem, pleaded guilty in federal court to escape, United States Attorney Scott W. Murray announced today.

According to court documents and statements made in court, Delorey had been in federal custody since 2017. He was serving a sentence for violating the terms of his supervised release following ... More...
   $0 (07-31-2018 - NH)

United States of America v. Leon Brown Southern District of Mississippi - Federal Courthouse - Jackson, Mississippi Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Jackson, MS - Rankin County Man Sentenced to 5 Years in Federal Prison for Cocaine Conspiracy

Leon Brown, 51, of Rankin County, was sentenced on July 27, 2018 by Chief U.S. District Judge Daniel P. Jordan III to 60 months in federal prison, followed by four years of supervised release and a $1,500 fine, for conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute more than 500 grams of cocaine... More...
   $0 (07-31-2018 - MS)

Marnika Lewis, et al. v. Governor of Alabama, et al. Northern District of Alabama Federal Courthouse - Birmingham, Alabama

For a single day in February 2016, Marnika Lewis and Antoin Adams secured a pay raise. The Mayor of Birmingham, Alabama, William Bell, had just affixed his signature to Birmingham Ordinance No. 16-28, which guaranteed Lewis, Adams, and all other wage earners in the city $10.10 per hour. But the following afternoon, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley signed the Minimum Wage and Right-to-Work Act (The ... More...   $0 (07-31-2018 - AL)

Robert Len White v. The State of Texas

On May 20, 2015, the complainant made an outcry against White, and authorities initiated an investigation. On July 23, 2015, Detective William Scogins arrested White during a meeting
with his parole officer pursuant to a warrant. Thereafter, Detective Scogins interviewed White at
the police department. The interview was recorded using both audio and visual recording
equipment.
... More...
   $0 (07-29-2018 - TX)

Fernand SantiagoVargas v. The State of Texas MoreLaw Receptionist Services Never Miss Another Call With MoreLaw's Receptionists Answering Your Calls

The complainant, Michael Phelan, operated a smoke shop and bought
inventory from Umair Ghaffar. They developed a friendship, and Ghaffar visited
Phelan’s smoke shop once or twice a week to socialize.
One evening, Ghaffar, Phelan, and Phelan’s brother-in-law, Michael Moya,
were “hanging out” in a back room of the smoke shop. Moya left the room to tend
to what the group pre... More...
   $0 (07-29-2018 - TX)

Jerrid Allen v. Kevin M. Milas, et al. Eastern District of California Federal Courthouse - Sacramento, California

Jerrid Allen petitions under the Administrative Procedure
Act (APA), 5 U.S.C. § 551 et seq., for review of a decision by
the U.S. Consulate in Frankfurt, Germany to deny a visa to
his wife. Allen claims that the consular officer committed
legal error in denying Mrs. Allen a visa, and that the error
was “arbitrary, capricious, . . . or otherwise not in accordance
with law.” ... More...
   $0 (07-29-2018 - CA)

STATE OF KANSAS v. KARL E. FERRELL

In 2002, Ferrell was convicted at a bench trial of one felony count each of attempted rape, aggravated burglary, aggravated battery, and an aggravated weapons violation. At sentencing on July 30, 2002, the district court denied Ferrell's motion for a downward dispositional and/or durational departure and sentenced Ferrell to a controlling sentence of 268 months' imprisonment. Ferrell appealed, and... More...   $0 (07-28-2018 - KS)

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