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United States of America v. Matilda Lynn Prince

Gainesville, GA - Eye care provider convicted of Medicare and Medicaid fraud

Matilda Lynn Prince has been convicted by a federal jury on January 16, 2018 of twenty-nine counts of health care fraud for filing fraudulent claims with Medicare and the Georgia Medicaid program for optometry and ophthalmology services that were never provided to patients.

“Prince stole hundreds of thou... More...
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United States of America v. Joseph J. Erves Northern District of Georgia Federal Courthouse - Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta, GA - Senior MARTA executive sentenced to federal prison for causing MARTA to pay $500,000 for work never performed

Joseph J. Erves was sentenced on January 16, 2018 to two years, nine months in federal prison for orchestrating a false invoicing scheme that resulted in MARTA paying more than $500,000 for maintenance work that was never performed and for then funneling most of that... More...
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United States of America v. Eladio L. Vazquez United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida Federal Courthouse - Pensacola, Florida

Pensacola, FL - California Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Distributing Child Pornography in Pensacola

Eladio L. Vazquez, 38, of Indio, California, was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison on January 12, 2018, followed by 10 years of supervised release, after pleading guilty on December 26, 2017, to distribution of child pornography. As part of his sentence, Vazquez will also be r... More...
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United States of America v. Natalie Rene Panko Middle District of Florida Federal Courthouse - Tampa, Florida

Jacksonville, FL - Jacksonville Man Sentenced To Six Years In Federal Prison For Downloading Child Sexual Abuse Videos And Images Using The “Dark Web”

Jason Dean Barnes (42, Jacksonville) to six years in federal prison for downloading child sexual abuse images and videos over the Internet using the “dark web.” He was also ordered to serve a 10-year term of supervision following his releas... More...
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United States of America v. Fielding Smith Daniel Eastern District of Virginia - Federal Courthouse - Alexandria, Virginia

Alexandria, VA - Man Sentenced for Sex with Minor and Production of Child Pornography

A Culpeper man was sentenced to more than 15 years in prison on January 19, 2018 for sex with a minor and production of child pornography.

According to court documents, Fielding Smith Daniel, 53, met a young girl on a sugar daddy website in August 2016. Such websites are set up to facilitate int... More...
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United States of America v. Michael Lawrence Maynes, Jr. Eastern District of Virginia - Federal Courthouse - Alexandria, Virginia

Michael Maynes raises various assignments of error arising from his trial and
convictions for four counts of sex trafficking by use of force, fraud, or coercion in
violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1591(a) and one count of conspiracy to commit sex trafficking in
violation of 18 U.S.C. §§ 1591(a) and 1594(c). For the reasons that follow, we affirm the
convictions.
I.
Michael Maynes w... More...
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MFG Financial, Inc. v. Justin Vigos Idaho Supreme Court - Boise, Idaho

Justin Vigos appeals the decision of the district court in Ada County reversing an order from the magistrate court granting his motion for summary judgment against MFG Financial, Inc. (MFG). MFG initiated this action to recover damages from a breach of contract. In 2007, Vigos purchased a vehicle from Karl Malone Toyota. The contract was assigned to Courtesy Auto Credit (Courtesy). After some time... More...   $0 (01-18-2018 - ID)

United States of America v. Carol Jean Hazer Eastern District of Missouri Federal Courthouse - St. Louis, Missouri

St. Louis, MO - Farmington Woman Sentenced on an Illegal Gambling Operation

Carol Jean Hazer was sentenced to 12 months and one day in prison after pleading guilty to running an illegal gambling business and filing false tax returns that failed to list her income from the gambling business.

According to court documents, Hazer organized and ran an illegal high stakes sports bettin... More...
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United States of America v. John Kelsey Gammell District of Minnesota Federal Courthouse - Minneapolis, Minnesota

Minneapolis, MN - New Mexico Man Pleads Guilty To Directing Computer Attacks Against Websites Of Dozens Of Victims, As Well As Felon-In-Possession Charges

A New Mexico man pleaded guilty today in St. Paul, Minnesota, for directing computer attacks against the websites of his prior employers, business competitors and public services, as well as felon-in-possession charges.

U.S. A... More...
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Anthony Johnson v. Lisa Madigan, Hiram Grau, Tracie H. Newton, and Bruce V. Rauner Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois

A felony conviction for stealing
$12 worth of meat branded Anthony Johnson a “sexual predator”
under Illinois law and subjected him to burdens and responsibilities
he didn’t have before that conviction. He filed
suit contending that the United States Constitution’s ex post
facto clause makes at least some of those burdens and responsibilities
unconstitutional. The district ... More...
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Raynaldo Rivera Ortiz Texas Fifth Court of Appeals, Dallas Texas

In his first issue, appellant contends the evidence is legally insufficient to prove he
committed cruelty to a nonlivestock animal. The information alleged appellant “intentionally,
knowingly, and recklessly caused bodily injury to an animal, to-wit: a dog by shooting the dog
with a pellet gun, without the effective consent of Roxanne Bogdan, the owner.” See TEX. PENAL
CODE A... More...
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United States of America v. Matthew Maffei, a/k/a "Uncle Matt" Eastern District of Pennsylvania Federal Courthouse - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA - Delaware County Man Sentenced To 90 Years In Federal Prison

Matthew Maffei, aka “Uncle Matt,” of Aston, Delaware County, PA, was sentenced on January 16, 2018 to 90 years in federal prison for his manufacture of sexually explicit images of the 7-year old daughter of his childhood friend, and the transportation, receipt, and possession of child pornography. The Honorabl... More...
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United States of America v. Matthew Maffei, a/k/a "Uncle Matt" Eastern District of Pennsylvania Federal Courthouse - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA - Delaware County Man Sentenced To 90 Years In Federal Prison

Matthew Maffei, aka “Uncle Matt,” of Aston, Delaware County, PA, was sentenced on January 16, 2018 to 90 years in federal prison for his manufacture of sexually explicit images of the 7-year old daughter of his childhood friend, and the transportation, receipt, and possession of child pornography. The Honorabl... More...
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State of Tennessee v. Andrew Shearin Memphis man jailed on child porn charges

On April 24, 2014, the Defendant was indicted by the Shelby County Grand Jury for sexual exploitation of a minor based on his possession of over 100 images involving minors engaged in sexual activity, a Class B felony. On April 4, 2016, the Defendant entered an open guilty plea to the indicted offense, leaving the sentencing to the trial -2
court’s determination. A transcript of the guilty ... More...
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United States of America v. Robert Barteau Eastern District of Missouri Federal Courthouse - St. Louis, Missouri

St. Louis, MO - St. Louis Man Sentenced on Child Pornography Charges

Robert Barteau was sentenced on January 12, 2018 to 10 years in prison and followed by lifetime supervised release for child pornography charges before United States District Judge Catherine D. Perry.

According to court documents, between January 1, 2014 and June 17, 2014, Barteau possessed a laptop that contai... More...
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Jermichael T. Smith v. The State of Texas 12th Court of Appeals Courthouse in Tyler, Texas

On April 22, 2016, Appellant drove Jordan Downs to Lynch’s Convenience Store (Lynch’s). Downs attempted to cash a check inside the store. The cashier refused to cash the check because it looked similar to a check that a previous customer brought in and that was recently returned to the store as fraudulent. After confirming that Downs arrived in the same vehicle as the previous customer and that... More...   $0 (01-12-2018 - TX)

United States of America v. Brandon Jackson Federal Courthouse Western District of Arkansas - Fayetteville, Arkansas

Fayetteville, AR - Oklahoma Man Sentenced To Over 40 Years In Federal Prison For Aggraveted Sexual Abuse Of A Minor

Brandon Jackson, age 32, of Proctor, Oklahoma, was sentenced on January 11, 2018 to 480 months in federal prison followed by twenty years of supervised release on one count of Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Minor. The Honorable Timothy L. Brooks presided over the sentencing he... More...
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United States of America v. Michael A. Chmielewski Northern District of Florida Federal Courthouse - Tallahassee, Florida

Tallahassee, FL - Tallahassee Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Attempted Enticement of a Minor

Michael A. Chmielewski, 38, of Tallahassee, a former State of Florida legislative staffer, was sentenced January 8, 2017 to 10 years in prison after being convicted on September 29, 2017, of attempted enticement of a minor.

In February 2017, undercover investigators conducted “... More...
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United States of America v. Kent Igleheart Northern District of Georgia Federal Courthouse - Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta, GA - Roswell City Councilman convicted of producing child pornography

Former Roswell, Georgia, city council member Kent Igleheart pleaded guilty to four counts of producing child pornography, one count of receiving child pornography, and one count of possessing child pornography.

“By persuading his minor victims to create and share graphic images of themselves online, Ig... More...
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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - v. - JASON SMATHERS United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

The record of Smathers's prosecution, United States v. Smathers, S.D.N.Y. No.2
04CR1273, shows the following. In 2005, Smathers, represented by counsel, pleaded guilty to3
conspiring from about April 2003 through about April 2004, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 371, to affect4
interstate commerce by relaying and retransmitting deceptive emails in violation of the CAN-SPAM5
Act, 18 U.... More...
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Commodores Entertainment Corporation v. Thomas McClary and Fifth Avenue Entertainment, LLC Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals - Elbert P. Tuttle Federal Courthouse - Atlanta, Georgia

In this common-law trademark case, Thomas McClary appeals from an order granting judgment as a matter of law to Commodores Entertainment Corporation (CEC) and converting a preliminary injunction into a permanent one against McClary and his corporation, Fifth Avenue Entertainment, LLC. The dispute concerned ownership of the mark “The Commodores,” the name of a famous Grammy Award–winning rhythm and... More...   $0 (01-09-2018 - FL)

United States of America v. Timothy Keith Igou District of Alaska Federal Courthouse - Anchorage, Alaska

Anchorage, AK - Truck Thief Sentenced for Possession of Unlawful Weapon

Timothy Keith Igou, 31, of Anchorage, was sentenced on January 8, 2017 by U.S. District Judge Timothy M. Burgess to 37 months in prison, for being a felon in possession of a firearm.

On Dec. 9, 2016, Alaska State Troopers (“AST”) attempted to stop Igou while he was driving a stolen Ford F-250 pickup truck in ... More...
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Animal Legal Defense Fund, et al. v. Lawrence G. Wasden District of Idaho Federal Courthouse - Boise, Idaho

Investigative journalism has long been a fixture in the American press, particularly with regard to food safety.1 In the early 1900s, Upton Sinclair highlighted conditions in the meat-packing industry in The Jungle, a novel based on his time working incognito in a packing plant.2 This case also originates in the agricultural sector—a secretly-filmed exposé of the operation of an Idaho dairy farm. ... More...   $0 (01-09-2018 - ID)

United States of America v. Kenneth Shipp Northern District of Georgia Federal Courthouse - Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta, GA - Jonesboro man sentenced to prison for distributing child pornography

Kenneth Shipp was sentenced to eight years, one month in prison for distributing child pornography. The defendant had hundreds of thousands of photographs and thousands of videos at his residence, which he shared on peer-to-peer websites.

“Kenneth Shipp’s collection of child pornography is the lar... More...
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United States of America v. Jothonnie Yazzie District of New Mexico Federal Courthouse - Albuquerque, New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM - McKinley County Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Child Pornography Charge

Prosecution Brought Under Project Safe Childhood

Jothonnie Yazzie, 29, of Rocksprings, N.M., pleaded guilty on January 8, 2017 in federal court in Albuquerque, N.M., to an indictment charging him possessing child pornography. Yazzie entered the guilty plea under a plea agreement recommending ... More...
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