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United States of America v. Bernardo Romo-Ramos Arizona District Federal Courthouse - Tucson, Arizona

Tucson, AZ - Sonoyta Man Sentenced to 200 Months in Prison for Fourth Trafficking Conviction

Bernardo Romo-Ramos, 35, of Sonoyta, Sonora, Mexico, and a member of the Tohono O’odham Nation, was sentenced by Chief U.S. District Judge Raner C. Collins on November 13, 2017 to 200 months of imprisonment. Bernardo Romo-Ramos had previously pleaded guilty to importation of more than 500 grams o... More...
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United States of America v. Larry June District of New Mexico Federal Courthouse - Albuquerque, New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM - Navajo Man Sentenced to 97 Months for Federal Voluntary Manslaughter Conviction - Defendant Prosecuted as Part of Federal Initiative to Address the Epidemic Incidence of Violence Against Native Women

Larry June, 58, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation who resides in Shiprock, N.M., was sentenced November 22, 2017 afternoon in federal court in Albuquerque, N.M., to 97... More...
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United States of America v. Sisney Ann Large Eastern District of Oklahoma Federal Courthouse - Muskogee Oklahoma

Muskogee, OK - Oklahoma City Woman Pleads Guilty To Methamphetamine Distribution

Sisney Ann Large, age 43, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, pled guilty to Distribution of Methamphetamine, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(A), punishable by not less than 10 years imprisonment, and up to a $10,000,000.00 fine or both.

The Indic... More...
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United States of America v. Richard Jenks, Jr. District of Utah Federal Courthouse - Salt Lake City, Utah

A jury convicted Richard Jenks Jr. of multiple counts of sexually abusing his
minor stepdaughter. Jenks now appeals his conviction and sentence. Exercising
jurisdiction under 28 U.S.C. § 1291, we affirm.
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After marrying Jenks, a member of the Ute Tribe, Elizabeth Dini sent her
daughter, D.W., to live with her maternal grandparents. At 8 years old, D.W.
* After examining th... More...
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Garden Oaks Maintenance Organization v. Peter S. Chang and Katherine M. Chang Harris County Courthouse - Houston, Texas

This case involves the attempted enforcement of a deed restriction against building more than a single one-car or two-car garage on a property located in the Garden Oaks, Section 3, Subdivision (the “Subdivision”). Appellant Garden Oaks Maintenance Organization (“GOMO”) filed suit against appellees Peter S. Chang and Katherine M. Chang seeking a permanent injunction to have the Changs remove
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State v. Jesus Danilo Fuentes Dominican guilty of first-degree murder of man outside Providence nightclub Supreme Court of Rhode Island

In the early morning hours of November 6, 2009, Henry Vargas was shot outside Club
Platinum, a nightclub on Broad Street in Providence; and, tragically, he died as a result. His
girlfriend, Carmelina Bueno, was an eyewitness to that shooting.

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On January 15, 2010, a Providence County grand jury indicted defendant on two counts:
Count One, the first-... More...
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United States of America v. Miteshkumar Patel Southern District of Texas Courthouse - Houston, Texas

Houston, TX - Last Defendant in the United States Pleads Guilty in Multimillion Dollar India-Based Call Center Scam Targeting U.S. Victims - All 24 Defendants in the United States Have Pleaded Guilty; 61 Charged in Total

An Illinois man pleaded guilty today to money laundering conspiracy, joining six other defendants who recently pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges for their roles in liq... More...
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CATHERINE M. PILEGGI vs STATE OF FLORIDA Catherine Pileggi sentenced to 25 years for murdering boyfriend

Catherine Pileggi (“Defendant”) appeals her judgment of conviction for second degree murder. Defendant raises two arguments on appeal: (1) the trial court erred in denying her motion for judgment of acquittal; and (2) she was denied due process by not being given the opportunity to perform an independent autopsy. The State cross-appeals, arguing that in the event of reversal, the court improperl... More...   $0 (11-13-2017 - FL)

United States of America v. Vijaykumar Krishnappa Federal Courthouses In New Jersey

Newark, NJ - Man Admits Assaulting Sleeping Girl On Airplane

An Indian national admitted that he assaulted a girl on a flight from Seattle, Washington, to Newark Liberty International Airport.

Vijaykumar Krishnappa, 29, pleaded guilty Nov. 8, 2017 before U.S. Magistrate Judge James B. Clark in Newark federal court to a superseding information charging him with assault in the spec... More...
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Patrick Dwayne Murphy v. Terry Royal Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals Courthouse - Denver, Colorado

These matters are before the court on the respondent’s Petition for Panel
Rehearing or Rehearing En Banc. We also have responses from the petitioner and the
United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians, in addition to amici curiae briefs from the
United States and The Muscogee (Creek) Nation. We also have several motions pending
seeking to file additional amici curiae briefs.
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Ryan Harvey v. Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah and Quray Reservation, et al. Utah Supreme Court Courthouse - Salt Lake City, Utah

¶1 The oil and gas industry is a major economic force in the Uintah Basin. This industry relies, to some extent, on access to the Uintah and Ouray Reservation of the Ute Indian Tribe. The plaintiffs allege that, through its ability to restrict the industry’s access to tribal lands, the tribe has held hostage the economy of the non-Indian population.
¶2 Ryan Harvey, a plaintiff and part owner o... More...
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State of Washington v. Evergreen Freedom Foundation, d/b/a Freedom Foundation Thurston County Courthouse - Olympia, Washington

The State of Washington appeals the CR 12(b)(6) dismissal of its regulatory enforcement action against the Evergreen Freedom Foundation (the Foundation). The State filed suit after learning from a citizen complaint that the Foundation had provided pro bono legal services in support of local initiatives in Sequim, Chelan, and Shelton without reporting the value of those services to the Public Discl... More...   $0 (11-07-2017 - WA)

United States of America v. Yahya Farooq Mohammad Eastern District of Michigan Federal Courthouse - Detroit, Michigan

Detroit, MI - Man Sentenced to Over 27 Years for Conspiring to Provide Material Support to Terrorists and Soliciting the Murder of a Federal Judge

Yahya Farooq Mohammad, 39, was sentenced today to 27 ½ years in prison for one count of conspiracy to provide and conceal material support or resources to terrorists and one count of solicitation to commit a crime of violence.

“As part... More...
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United States of America v. Leeroy Soap, Jr. Eastern District of Oklahoma Federal Courthouse - Muskogee Oklahoma

Muskogee, OK - Cherry Tree Man Pleads Guilty To Assault With Dangerous Weapon

LEEROY SOAP JR, age 39, of Cherry Tree, Oklahoma pled guilty to ASSAULT WITH A DANGEROUS WEAPON IN INDIAN COUNTRY, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 113(a)(3), 1151 and 1153, punishable by not more than 10 years imprisonment, and up to a $250,000.00 fine or both.

The ... More...
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Makah Indian Tribe v. Quileute Indian Tribe Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Courthouse - San Francisco, California

Who would imagine that more than 150 years after the Treaty of Olympia (the “Treaty”) was signed between the United States and the Quileute and Quinault tribes, we would be asked to determine whether the “right of taking fish” includes whales and seals? Although scientists tell us sea mammals are not fish,1 these appeals ask us to go back to the 1855 treaty negotiation and signing and place oursel... More...   $0 (10-23-2017 - WA)

United States of America v. Denise Taylor Eastern District of Oklahoma Federal Courthouse - Muskogee Oklahoma

Muskogee, OK - Ardmore Woman Pleads Guilty To Embezzlement And Theft From Tribal Organization

DENISE TAYLOR, age 55, of Ardmore, Oklahoma, pled guilty to EMBEZZLEMENT AND THEFT FROM INDIAN TRIBAL ORGANIZATION, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1163, punishable by not more than 5 years imprisonment, and up to a $250,000.00 fine or both.

The Indic... More...
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United States of America v. Anthony Phillips District of New Mexico Federal Courthouse - Albuquerque, New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM - Acoma Pueblo Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Assault Charge - Defendant Prosecuted as Part of Federal Initiative to Address the Epidemic Incidence of Violence Against Native Women

Anthony Phillips, 27, an enrolled member and resident of Acoma Pueblo, N.M., pleaded guilty today in federal court in Albuquerque, N.M., to an assault charge. Under the terms of his plea agreemen... More...
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Chad E. Cohen and Kirsten Cohen v. Postal Holdings, LLC Second Circuit Court of Appeals - New York, New York

Plaintiffs‐Appellants Chad E. Cohen and Kirsten Cohen (the “Cohens”)
filed a Complaint in the Superior Court for the State of Connecticut against
Defendant‐Third‐Party‐Plaintiff‐Appellee Postal Holdings, LLC (“Postal
Holdings”), stating a claim of private nuisance based on injuries allegedly caused
by Postal Holdings’s failure to maintain a property it... More...
   $0 (10-11-2017 - CT)

United States of America v. Kenni Jo Bennett Western District of Washington Federal Courthouse - Tacoma, Washington

Tacoma, WA - Pierce County Woman Pleads Guilty to Bombing Car Belonging to Person she Considered a Police ‘Snitch’ -
Used Explosive Device to Blow-up Empty Car Outside Home

A Tacoma, Washington woman pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Tacoma to unlawful possession of a destructive device, announced U.S. Attorney Annette L. Hayes. KENNI JO BENNETT, 41, of Tacoma, and an accompl... More...
   $0 (10-09-2017 - WA)

Upper Skagit Indian Tribe v. Suquamish Indian Tribe Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Courthouse - San Francisco, California

In this treaty fishing rights case, the Upper Skagit Indian
Tribe (“the Upper Skagit”) filed a Request for Determination
as to the geographic scope of the Suquamish Indian Tribe’s
(“the Suquamish”) usual and accustomed fishing grounds and
stations (“U&A”) as determined by Judge Boldt in 1975.
Specifically, the Upper Skagit sought a determination that the
Suquamish’s U&A det... More...
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Robert C. Livingston v. Catherine Livingston Harris County Courthouse - Houston, Texas

This suit arises from the acrimonious relationship between Catherine Livingston and her step-son, Robert Livingston. Catherine sued Robert for assault, false imprisonment, and infliction of emotional distress. A jury found that Robert
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had not assaulted or falsely imprisoned Catherine, but it did find that Robert had intentionally inflicted severe emotional distress on Catherine and that ... More...
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United States of America v. Osage Wind, LLC; Enel Kansas, LLC; Enel Green Power North America, Inc. United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit Denver, Colorado

This case presents the question whether a large-scale excavation project—
which involved the excavation, modification, and use of rock and soil during the
installation of wind turbines—constituted “mining” under the pertinent federal
regulations that address mineral development on Indian land. When an entity
engages in “mining” of minerals owned by the Osage Nation, a federally app... More...
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United States of America v. Austin A. Kaquatosh, Mitchell E. Oshkosh and Woody Nahquaddy Federal Courthouse - Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Milwaukee, WI - Trafficking Synthetic Cannabinoids on Menominee Indian Reservation Leads to Prison Sentences for Three Men

Three men sentenced after convictions for being part of a drug trafficking organization operating on the Menominee Indian Reservation. The three codefendants entered guilty pleas in June 2017.

On August 15, 2017, Austin A. Kaquatosh (age: 24) received a ... More...
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United States of America v. Sylvia Toolie and Peggy Akeya Federal Courthouse - Anchorage, Alaska

Anchorage, AK - Sisters Sentenced for Embezzlement from Indian Tribal Government

Sylvia Toolie, 60, and her sister, Peggy Akeya, 57, of Savoonga, Alaska, were sentenced by Chief U.S. District Judge Timothy M. Burgess for embezzling funds from the Native Village of Savoonga (“Native Village of Savoonga” or “the Tribe”), which is located on St. Lawrence Island.

Toolie was sentenced... More...
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Sharp Image Gaming, Inc. v. Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians

In this case, we reverse a judgment related to contractual claims that are
preempted by the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA).
Defendant Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians (the Tribe) appeals from a
judgment after trial in favor of plaintiff Sharp Image Gaming, Inc. (Sharp Image), in
plaintiff’s breach of contract action stemming from a deal to develop a casino on the
Trib... More...
   $0 (09-16-2017 - CA)

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