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United States of America v. Melvin Thomas Northern District of Georgia Federal Courthouse - Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta, GA - Former federal prison guard sentenced to prison for accepting bribes

Melvin Thomas, a former correctional officer at the U.S Penitentiary in Atlanta (“USP Atlanta”) was sentenced to federal prison for accepting bribe payments in exchange for smuggling contraband into the prison.

“Thomas reneged on his oath of office by violating the laws he pledged to uphold,” said... More...
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ichael Donaldson a/k/a Michael Paul Donaldson a/k/a Mike Donaldson v. State of Mississippi

During an investigation for child pornography, the Mississippi Attorney General’s
Cyber Crime Unit (the “Cyber Crime Unit”), through Investigator Kyle Moore, obtained a
warrant to search Donaldson’s residence. Investigators seized over thirty items of digital
evidence; these items included a Dell laptop that was found on the toilet in the master
bathroom (“Laptop 1”) and a Dell la... More...
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United States of America v. Kelly Lianne Schaible, a/k/a Kelly Reed and Heather Lane District of Nevada Federal Courthouse - Las Vegas, Nevada

Las Vegas, NV - Internet Business Owner Pleads Guilty To Selling $2.3 Million Worth Of Non-FDA Approved And Misbranded Botox And Juvederm-Related Products

The owner and operator of numerous beauty product websites pleaded guilty on July 6, 2018 to selling $2.3 million in non-FDA approved and misbranded drugs and medical devices, announced U.S. Attorney Dayle Elieson for the District of Ne... More...
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United States of America v. George Hristovski Eastern District of California Federal Courthouse - Sacramento, California

Sacramento, CA - Sacramento County Man Sentenced To 10 Years For Attempted Enticement Of A Minor

George Hristovski, 59, of Elverta, was sentenced on June 29, 2018 by U.S. District Judge Garland E. Burrell Jr. to 10 years in prison for attempted enticement of a minor.

According to court documents, Hristovski posted an online advertisement seeking a mother who was willing to allow ... More...
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United States of America v. Kenneth Joseph Jacobsen District of Nebraska Federal Courthouse - Lincoln, Nebraska

Lincoln, NE - Lincoln Man Sentenced for Production, Receipt and Distribution of Child Pornography

Kenneth Joseph Jacobsen, 44, formerly of Lincoln, Nebraska, was sentenced on June 29, 2918 in Lincoln, Nebraska, to 30 years in prison by United States District Judge John M. Gerrard, for the production, distribution and receipt of child pornography. In addition to his prison sentence, Jacob... More...
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United States of America v. Michael B. Stephens, Jr. Southern District of Illinois Courthouse - East St. Louis, Illinois

East St. Louis, IL - Red Bud Resident to Serve 25 Years in Prison for Production of Child Pornography

On June 29, 2018, Michael B. Stephens, Jr., 43, of Red Bud, Illinois, was sentenced to 25

years in federal prison for producing child pornography, United States Attorney for the Southern

District of Illinois, Donald S. Boyce, announced today. Stephens previously pled gui... More...
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United States of America v. Richard L. Kraemer Eastern District of Wisconsin Federal Courthouse - Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Milwaukee, WI - Former Glenbeulah, WI, Man Sentenced to 133 Months in Federal Prison for Possession of Child Pornography

Richard L. Kraemer (age: 47) formerly of Glenbeulah, Wisconsin, was sentenced to 133 months in federal prison for possession of child pornography, to be followed by 8 years of supervised release.

Kraemer was charged with five counts of distribution of child ... More...
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John McAdams v. Marquette University

APPEAL from a judgment and an order of the Circuit Court
for Milwaukee County, David A. Hansher, Judge. Reversed and
¶1 DANIEL KELLY, J. Marquette University suspended a
tenured faculty member because of a blog post criticizing an
encounter between an instructor and a student. Dr. John McAdams
took exception to his suspension, and brought a claim against
the U... More...
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White pleaded no contest to a charge of rape of a child under age 14. In exchange for his plea, the State dismissed two additional counts of the same charge. The State agreed to a departure sentence from a hard 25 life sentence to a sentence for a specified term of months, as defined in an agreed-upon sentencing guidelines grid box. The State's agreement was contingent on White presenting, and the... More...   $0 (07-06-2018 - KS)

Barry S. Jameson v. Taddese Desta

Under California’s in forma pauperis doctrine and Government Code
section 68086, subdivision (b),1 a person who because of limited financial
resources qualifies for a waiver of initial court filing fees is entitled, as well, to a
waiver of fees for the attendance of an official court reporter at a hearing or trial.
In this case, however, although plaintiff Barry Jameson (hereafter ... More...
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The evidence discussed below is taken from the trial record. Insofar as it relates to the offense of conviction, the evidence is viewed in the light most favorable to the government, and we draw all reasonable inferences in its favor. United States v. Guadagna, 183 F.3d 122, 125 (2d Cir. 1999). As it relates to the sentencing issues discussed in the accompanying summary order, “we review the Distr... More...   $0 (07-05-2018 - NY)


Defendant was indicted and charged with a host of offenses. He eventually pleaded guilty to a single count of first-degree This opinion shall not "constitute precedent or be binding upon any court." Although it is posted on the internet, this opinion is binding only on the parties in the case and its use in other cases is limited. R. 1:36-3. racketeering conspiracy, N.J.S.A. 2C:41-2(d), purs... More...   $0 (07-05-2018 - NJ)

The State of New Hampshire v. Bailey P. Serpa

The defendant, Bailey P. Serpa, appeals an order of the Superior Court (Howard, J.), requiring him to register as a sexual offender. On appeal, the defendant argues that registration as a sexual offender for a conviction of violating RSA 649-B:4 is contrary to the manifest objectives of RSA 632-A:4 and violates constitutional requirements that all penalties be proportional to the offense. We aff... More...   $0 (07-04-2018 - NH)

United States of America v. Samuel Dexter Ray Middle District of North Carolina Federal Courthouse - Greensboro, North Carolina

Greensboro, NC - Alamance County Man Sentenced on Child Pornography Charge

A Snow Camp man who pleaded guilty to receipt of child pornography was sentenced on June 26, 2018.

SAMUEL DEXTER RAY, 60, of Snow Camp, North Carolina, pleaded guilty on February 27, 2018, to one count of receipt of child pornography. He was sentenced by Chief United States District Judge Thomas D. Schroed... More...
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United States of America v. Joseph L. Converse Southern District of Ohio Federal Courthouse - Columbus, Ohio

Columbus, OH - Logan County Man Sentenced for Attempting to Have Sex with Minor 'Daughters' in Exchange for Handyman Work Through Craigslist

Joseph L. Converse, 47, of Lakeview, Ohio, was sentenced in U.S. District Court to 188 months in prison and 15 years of supervised release for attempting to coerce and entice a minor.

Benjamin C. Glassman, United States Attorney for the Sout... More...
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United States of America v. John Patrice Hale Central District of California Federal Courthouse - Los Angeles, California Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Los Angeles, CA - South L.A. Man Pleads Guilty to Making Online Threats to Kill L.A. County Sheriff’s Department Personnel at the Inglewood Courthouse

A South Los Angeles man who made a series of online threats to kill law enforcement personnel and others at the Los Angeles Superior Court’s Inglewood Courthouse, a nearby school, and a private business pled guilty on July 2, 2018 to a fed... More...
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United States of America v. Simone Swenson Southern District of Texas Courthouse - Houston, Texas Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

We decide whether the district court abused its discretion by dismissing an indictment with prejudice because the prosecution missed pretrial discovery deadlines, mistakenly withheld some relevant documents until the eve of trial, and committed other errors that led the district court to conclude the “integrity of the prosecution ha[d] been destroyed.” We reverse the dismissal order and remand for... More...   $0 (07-03-2018 - TX)

Rachel Cullinane v. Uber Technologies, Inc. District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

This case concerns the
enforceability of an arbitration clause contained in an online
contract. Plaintiffs-Appellants Rachel Cullinane, Jacqueline
Núñez, Elizabeth Schaul, and Ross McDonagh, (collectively,
"Plaintiffs"), filed this putative class action in Massachusetts
Superior Court on behalf of themselves and other users of a ridesharing
service in the Boston area agains... More...
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State of Louisiana v. Robert Alan Bridges

The 14-year-old female victim knew the married, adult male defendant from church, where he attended a Sunday school class taught by one of her grandparents. On February 22, 2016, the victim had her iPad with her in gym class when the following message from the defendant appeared on the screen: So you would let me fuck you while on your period and then you would suck your period blood off o... More...   $0 (07-01-2018 - LA)

Pinkette Clothing, Inc. v. Cosmetic Warriors Limited Central District of California Federal Courthouse - Los Angeles, California Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Cosmetic Warriors Limited (“CWL”) sells LUSHbranded
cosmetics and related goods, while Pinkette Clothing
sells LUSH-branded women’s fashions. CWL seeks both a
permanent injunction restraining Pinkette from infringing on
CWL’s LUSH mark and cancellation of Pinkette’s
registration of its own LUSH mark. The district court held
that laches barred CWL’s infringement and cancella... More...
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United States of America v. Eric Whitebread District of Alaska Federal Courthouse - Fairbanks, Alaska Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Fairbanks, AK - North Pole Man Convicted of Receiving and Distributing Child Pornography

June 20, 2018, a federal jury in Fairbanks convicted Eric Whitebread, 42, of two counts of distribution of child pornography, and one count of receipt of child pornography.

The jury found Whitebread guilty after a five-day trial before U.S. District Judge Ralph R. Beistline of the District of... More...
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United States of America v. Freedom Woody Eastern District of Washington Federal Courthouse - Spokane, Washington Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Spokane, WA - Spokane Man Sentenced to 21 Years for Production of Child Pornography

Freedom Woody, age 22, of Spokane, Washington, was sentenced on June 21, 2018 after having pleaded guilty to on February 21, 2018 to production of child pornography. Chief United States District Judge Thomas O. Rice sentenced Woody to a 21-year term of imprisonment, to be followed by a 30-year term of cour... More...
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Robert Stevens v. CoreLogic, Inc. Southern District of California Federal Courthouse - San Diego, California Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Residential real estate sales today depend largely on
online sites displaying properties for sale. Plaintiffs Robert
Stevens and Steven Vandel (“the Photographers”) are
professional real estate photographers who take photographs
of listed properties and license them to real estate agents.
The real estate agents, in turn, upload such photographs to
Multiple Listing Services ... More...
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National Shooting Sports Foundation, Inc. v, State of California

Civil Code section 3531 provides that “[t]he law never requires
impossibilities.” In this case, plaintiff National Shooting Sports Foundation, Inc.
(NSSF) argues that this provision authorizes a court to declare another statute,
Penal Code section 31910, subdivision (b)(7)(A), unenforceable when a
complainant alleges, and the court finds, that complying with the statute is
impo... More...
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United States of America v. Lara Karakasevic, a/k/a Lara Castle Northern District of California Federal Courthouse - San Francisco Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

San Francisco, CA - North Bay Resident Pleads Guilty To Tax Fraud Conspiracy

Lara Karakasevic, aka Lara Castle, pleaded guilty in federal court on June 26, 2018 to conspiring to defraud the United States. The plea was accepted by the Honorable Vince Chhabria, U.S. District Judge.

According to her plea agreement, Karasevic, 48, of St. Helena, Calif., admitted that between July 20... More...
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