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Donald Hill v. Missouri Department of Conservation Missouri Supreme Court - Jefferson City, Missouri

The Missouri Conservation Commission (“Commission”), its individual members,1 and the Missouri Department of Conservation (“Appellants”) appeal the judgment of the circuit court in this declaratory and injunctive relief action brought by Donald Hill and Oak Creek Whitetail Ranch, LLC, Travis Broadway and Winter Quarters Wildlife Ranch, LLC, and Kevin Grace and Whitetail Sales and Service LLC (“Res... More...   $0 (07-03-2018 - MO)

State of Louisiana v. Kevin Lacey Liker State of Louisiana Court of Appeal, Second Circuit (Shreveport)

On June 21, 2016, Kevin Lacey Liker (“Liker”) was erratically
driving his vehicle in Webster Parish at a high rate of speed while under the
influence of alcohol. In an attempt to pass two vehicles in a no-passing
zone, Liker collided with an oncoming vehicle. The passenger in that
oncoming vehicle, Linda McCoy (“McCoy”), died as a result of the
collision. A chemical tes... More...
   $0 (07-01-2018 - LA)

United States of America v. Jacobi Temple Eastern District of Missouri Federal Courthouse - St. Louis, Missouri

St. Louis, MO - Man Sentenced to 50 Years Imprisonment for Committing Three Drug-Related Homicides

Jacobi Temple, 27, of Saint Louis, MO, was sentenced to 50 years imprisonment for his for his killing of James Lacey, Paige Schaefer, and Tammie Thurmond on March 27, 2015. Mr. Lacey and Ms. Schaefer were shot and killed inside a residence located in the 4400 block of Itaska in the City of ... More...
   $0 (06-28-2018 - MO)

United States of America v. Todd A. Dyer Eastern District of Wisconsin Federal Courthouse - Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Todd Dyer, the defendant in this consoli-dated appeal, challenges the denials of his motions to with-draw his guilty pleas. Under a written agreement, Dyer pled guilty to wire fraud, 18 U.S.C. § 1343, and unlawful financial transactions, 18 U.S.C. § 1957, for his conduct in two separate fraud schemes. He now claims that the plea colloquy was in-sufficient, in part because the district court did no... More...   $0 (06-17-2018 - WI)

United States of America v. Shell Beach Seafood Co., LLC Eastern District of Louisiana Federal Courthouse - New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans, LA - Seafood Company Pleads Guilty to Illegal Sale of Blue Crabs

SHELL BEACH SEAFOOD CO., LLC (“SHELL BEACH SEAFOOD”), a company based in St. Bernard, Louisiana, pled guilty today to a one-count Bill of Information for the illegal sale of blue crabs, in violation of the Lacey Act.

According to the Information, from on or about May 1, 2012 through March 30, 2013, SHEL... More...
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STATE OF IOWA vs. WONETAH EINFELDT

Wonetah Einfeldt and her two daughters were charged with willful injury causing bodily injury over a physical altercation between the three women and a fourth woman named Mulika Vinson on July 14, 2015. The case went to trial and the defendants were tried jointly. Prior to trial, the State sought to exclude all character evidence about the victim, Vinson. This included evidence related to Vinso... More...   $0 (05-05-2018 - IA)

The State Of South Carolina v. Antwan Jamal Jett

At approximately 3:30 a.m. on December 31, 2013, Michael Barr was awoken by a knock at his door. When he asked who was there, a person replied saying it was BJ, who was a friend of Barr's. When Barr opened the door, three males with their faces covered entered through the door and began assaulting him while demanding money. One male in a green hoodie had "a small Derringer," which he pointed at... More...   $0 (04-28-2018 - SC)

United States of America v. Hoon Namkoong Western District of Washington Federal Courthouse - Seattle, Washington

Seattle, WA - Owner of Fife, Washington Seafood Processing Company Pleads Guilty to Sea Cucumber Lacey Act Violation
Intentionally Hid Amount of Sea Cucumbers Purchased Resulting in Overharvest

The owner of Orient Seafood Production of Fife, Washington, pleaded guilty on April 16, 2018 in U.S. District Court in Seattle to conspiracy to violate the Lacey Act. HOON NAMKOONG ad... More...
   $0 (04-20-2018 - WA)

Chad Barry Barnes v. Sea Hawaii Rafting, LLC Federal Courthouse - Honolulu, Hawaii

Chad Barnes is a seaman who was injured when the boat on which he was working, the M/V Tehani, exploded. During his recovery, Barnes received some monetary assistance from either Sea Hawaii Rafting, LLC (“SHR”), which owned the Tehani, or Kris Henry, SHR’s owner and manager, but those payments soon stopped. Seeking the
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ancient maritime remedy of maintenance a... More...
   $0 (04-20-2018 - HI)

Chad Barnes v. Sea Hawaii Rafting, L.L.C. Federal Courthouse - Honolulu, Hawaii

Chad Barnes is a seaman who was injured when the boat on which he was working, the M/V Tehani, exploded. During his recovery, Barnes received some monetary assistance from either Sea Hawaii Rafting, LLC (“SHR”), which owned the Tehani, or Kris Henry, SHR’s owner and manager, but those payments soon stopped. Seeking the ancient maritime remedy of maintenance and cure,1 among other relief, Barnes su... More...   $0 (03-29-2018 - HI)

United States of America v. Jacobi Temple

St. Louis, MO - St. Louis Man Pleads Guilty to Three Homicides

Jacobi Temple, 27, of Saint Louis, MO, pled guilty yesterday, March 26, 2018, for his killing of James Lacey, Paige Schaefer, and Tammie Thurmond. Mr. Lacey and Ms. Schaefer were shot and killed inside a residence located in the 4400 block of Itaska in the City of Saint Louis. Ms. Thurmond was found by police in an alley beh... More...
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United States of America v. Edward N. Levine District of Nevada Federal Courthouse - Las Vegas, Nevada

Las Vegas, NV - . The government is represented by Trial Attorney Ryan Connors, Assistant U.S. Attorney Kathryn Newman, and paralegals Christopher Kopf and Amanda Backer.

Edward N. Levine, 67, a resident of Novato, California, was sentenced on March 23, 2018 to 27 months in prison and followed by three years of supervised release for the sale of two black rhinoceros horns in Las Vegas. Le... More...
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The Estate of Daryl Thomas Saunders v. Steven C. Lacey, Denise C. Lacey and ALFA Vision Insurance Corporation Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals MoreLaw Can Make Your Phone Ring 888-354-4529

Orlando, FL - The Estate of Daryl Thomas Saunders sued Steven C. Lacey, Denise C. Lacey and ALFA Vision Insurance Corporation on auto negligence and auto insurance law theories.... More...   $0 (03-07-2018 - FL)

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Orlando, FL - The Estate of Daryl Thomas Saunders sued Steven C. Lacey and Denise C. Lacey on auto negligence theories.... More...   $0 (03-07-2018 - FL)

William Baxter v. California State Teachers' Retirement System

Eleven retired teachers (Teachers) who had been employed in the Salinas Unified
High School District (District), disputed attempts by appellant California State Teachers’
Retirement System (CalSTRS) to recoup retirement benefit overpayments. The
overpayments were the result of a years-long miscalculation by the District of the
monthly retirement benefits to which the Teachers were ... More...
   $0 (01-21-2018 - CA)

United States of America v. Kermit J. Schofield Western District of Missouri Federal Courthouse - Springfield, Missouri

Springfield, MO - Theodosia Husband, Wife Plead Guilty to Illegally Trafficking in Ginseng

A Theodosia, Mo., couple pleaded guilty in federal court on December 29, 2017 to illegally trafficking in wild American ginseng.

Kermit J. Schofield, 76, and his wife, Sandy Schofield, 73, both of Theodosia, each waived their right to a grand jury and pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate J... More...
   $0 (01-08-2018 - MO)

United States of America v. Travis Leger and Jason Leckelt Eastern District of Texas Federal Courthouse - Beaumont, Texas

Beaumont, TX - TWO BROTHERS SENTENCED TO 21 MONTHS AND 16 MONTHS IN PRISON FOR ILLEGALLY TRAFFICKING THREATENED ALLIGATOR SNAPPING TURTLES

Travis Leger of Sulphur, Louisiana, and his half-brother Jason Leckelt of Wilburton, Oklahoma, were sentenced on December 15, 2017 in federal court in Beaumont, Texas, to 21 months and 16 months in prison, respectively, followed by three years of super... More...
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STATE OF MONTANA v. DAVID GARY BURTON

The Lewis and Clark County Sheriff’s Office and Helena Police Department
connected Burton toaseries of crimes that startedin 2010 and culminatedin December of
2011. Prosecutors alleged the following crimes were committed by Burton: On
September7, 2010, a Ruger .380 caliber pistolwas stolen from Timothy Kosena’s vehicle
in the Helena Valley. On November 28, 2010, the Helena Val... More...
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United States of America v. Arongkron “Paul” Malasukum Eastern District of Texas Federal Courthouse - Plano, Texas

Beaumont, TX - New York Man Pleads Guilty to Trafficking in Endangered Lion and Tiger Parts

Arongkron “Paul” Malasukum, a resident of Woodside, New York, pleaded guilty on November 9, 2017 to illegally trafficking parts from endangered African lions and tigers.

Malasukum, 41, pleaded guilty in Plano, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Kimberly Priest Johnson for the Eastern District o... More...
   $0 (11-10-2017 - TX)

Mario Watkins v. State of Indiana Indiana Supreme Court

A long-time confidential informant saw Mario Watkins in his Evansville home with a gun, cocaine, and marijuana. After receiving this tip, Evansville police got a search warrant, surveilled the house, and decided to send in the SWAT team. The team met to plan the warrant execution, taking into account the layout of the house, Watkins’s violent criminal history, and the danger posed by four adults w... More...   $0 (10-31-2017 - IN)

United States of America v. Guan Zong Chen, a/k/a Graham Chen United States Court of Appeals For The First Circuit - Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, MA - Head of Wildlife Smuggling Ring Pleads Guilty to Smuggling Carvings Made From Ivory, Rhino Horn and Coral

Guan Zong Chen (“Graham Chen”), an Australian citizen, pleaded guilty in federal court in Boston, Massachusetts, on charges that he led a conspiracy to illegally export (smuggle) $700,000 worth of endangered and protected wildlife items made from rhinoceros horn, elephan... More...
   $0 (10-25-2017 - MA)

Michelle Trotter v. 7R Holdings, LLC; Luis A. Rubi Gonzalez; M/Y Olga Third Circuit Court of Appeals - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

In this appeal, we must determine whether the District
Court properly exercised its power to dismiss a case pursuant
to the forum non conveniens doctrine when it dismissed
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Appellant’s claims under the Jones Act, 46 U.S.C. § 30104
(2012), and general maritime laws for unseaworthiness,
negligence, and maintenance and cure. We shall affirm the
District Court in two steps... More...
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United States of America v. David L. Boone Western District of Washington Federal Courthouse - Seattle, Washington

Seattle, WA - Brinnon Resident Sentenced to Prison for Trafficking Protected Narwhal Tusks

Defendant Trafficked Marine Mammal Parts Worth as much as $400,000

A 64-year-old resident of Brinnon, Jefferson County, Washington was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Tacoma to six months in prison, one year of supervised release and a $25,000 fine for trafficking ivory from protected s... More...
   $0 (09-25-2017 - WA)

United States of America v. Fengyi Zhou United States District Courthouse for the Eastern District of New York - Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn, NY - Long Island Man Sentenced to Two Years for Trafficking Rhinoceros Horns

Fengyi Zhou, a resident of Syosset, New York, and the owner of a business specializing in Asian works of art, was sentenced to two years of imprisonment for one count of information of wildlife trafficking in violation of the Lacey Act for illegally trafficking horns from endangered black rhinoceros.More...
   $0 (09-19-2017 - NY)

United States of America v. Essential Oils, L.C. Federal Courthouse - Salt Lake City, Utah

Salt Lake City, UT - Essential Oils Company Sentenced for Lacey Act and Endangered Species Act Violations to Pay $760,000 in Fines, Forfeiture, and Community Service, and to Implement a Comprehensive Compliance Plan

YOUNG LIVING ESSENTIAL OILS, L.C., (the Company), headquartered in Lehi, Utah, pleaded guilty in federal court to federal misdemeanor charges regarding its illegal trafficking... More...
   $760000 (09-19-2017 - UT)

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