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United States of America v. John Tokosh

Pennsylvania Man Sentenced to Prison for Conspiracy to Smuggle Turtles out of the United States

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that JOHN TOKOSH, age 54, from Pennsylvania, was sentenced yesterday after previously pleading guilty to conspiracy to smuggle turtles out of the United States and to violation of the Lacey Act, as well as using a fictitious name and address in a mailin... More...
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STATE OF IOWA vs. ADYM RAY BARTH

Adym Barth was convicted for failure to comply with the sex offender
registry, an aggravated misdemeanor, in violation of Iowa Code sections
692A.104 and 692A.111 (2013). On appeal, Barth contends the district court
erred in denying his motion to suppress evidence allegedly obtained in violation
of his federal and state constitutional rights. We review de novo a ruling on a <... More...
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United States of America v. Michael Dangelo Johson and Lacey Sharell Freeman

Muskogee, OK - Hugo Man, Woman Sentenced For Firearm Possession And Methamphetamine Distribution

MICHAEL DANGELO JOHNSON, age 27, and LACEY SHARELL FREEMAN, age 27, both of Hugo, Oklahoma, were sentenced in federal court.

JOHNSON was sentenced to 60 months imprisonment, followed by 5 years of supervised release for POSSESSION OF FIREARM IN FURTHERANCE OF DRUG TRAFFICKING CRIME, i... More...
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United States of America v. Daniel Alfred Adams, a/k/a "Funk" and Percy Minifer Lacey, Jr., a/k/a "P3"

Minneapolis, MN - Seven Defendants Plead Guilty To Roles In Violent South Minneapolis Gang

Two defendants played role in August 2014 shooting at Hennepin Co. Medical Center 10z and 20z gangs engaged in multi-year war with Bloods and Bogus Boys

Two defendants from an August 2015 indictment charging seven members of the 10z and 20z street gangs with crimes related to a multi-year g... More...
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United States of America v. Steven Michael Seibert

Sherman, TX - Federal Jury In Sherman Convicts Oklahoma Man For Endangered Species Violations

After just over 3 hours of deliberations, a federal jury in Sherman found a Calvin, Oklahoma man guilty of committing Lacey Act and Endangered Species Act violations in connection with the shipment of an African Leopard trophy mount from Oklahoma to the Eastern District of Texas.

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United States of America v. Lacey Bland

Hartford, CT - New Haven Woman Who Made False Statements to Receive Witness Funds is Sentenced

Lacey Bland, 28, of New Haven, was sentenced to three years of probation, the first six months of which BLAND must spend in home confinement, for making false statements to receive federal funds. BLAND also was ordered to perform 50 hours of community service.

According to court docume... More...
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United States of America v. Lance Edward Gloor

Spokane, WA - Owner of String of Marijuana ‘Dispensaries’ Convicted of Drug Trafficking

Owner of ‘Cross’ Group of Dispensaries Operated in Violation of Federal and State Law

A south Puget Sound area resident who tried to hide his illegal drug dealing behind what he falsely claimed was a ‘medical marijuana’ dispensary consistent with state law, was convicted in U.S. District Court... More...
   $0 (01-20-2016 - WA)

RUSSIAN RECOVERY FUND LIMITED v. USA

This case affords a fascinating window into the world of private hedge funds, more particularly those operated to invest in non-equity instruments, and even more particularly, one fund, RRF, established by Ms. Nancy Zimmerman to capitalize on opportunities created by Russia’s 1998 default on its sovereign debt. The court heard from nine fact witnesses and five experts who made up an interesting a... More...   $0 (01-17-2016 - )

State Of Kansas v. John E. Robinson, Sr.

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A constitution-based claim for venue change can arise under a theory of presumed or actual prejudice. Presumed prejudice occurs when pretrial publicity is so pervasive and prejudicial that there can be no expectation of an unbiased jury pool in the community. In deciding whether to presume prejudice under the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution, an appellate court considers se... More...
   $0 (11-27-2015 - KS)

Sergio Casillas Ramirez v. County of San Bernardino

Plaintiff-Appellant, Sergio Ramirez, appeals the district
court’s dismissal of his civil rights complaint and the
subsequent denial of his motion to reconsider that dismissal.
In this appeal, we consider whether Federal Rule of Civil
Procedure 15(a) required the Plaintiff, who filed his First
Amended Complaint with consent of the opposing party, to
seek leave of court befor... More...
   $0 (11-23-2015 - CA)

United States of America v. Harold Clause Kupers and J & L. Tonewoods

Tacoma, WA - Mill Owner Pleads Guilty To Violating The Lacey Act With Purchases and Sales of Figured Maple from National Forest

Admits Buying and Selling “Music Wood” from Tree Cutters who had no Permits

A Winlock, Washington wood buyer and his lumber mill pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court in Tacoma to violating the Lacey Act for trafficking in Big Leaf Maple cut on nat... More...
   $0 (11-16-2015 - WA)

State Of Kansas v. Robinson

A constitution-based claim for venue change can arise under a theory of presumed or actual prejudice. Presumed prejudice occurs when pretrial publicity is so pervasive and prejudicial that there can be no expectation of an unbiased jury pool in the community. In deciding whether to presume prejudice under the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution, an appellate court considers seven fac... More...   $0 (11-09-2015 - KS)

United States of America v. Lewis Jackson

Brunswick, GA - Twice Convicted Turtle Egg Thief Sentenced To 21 Months In Prison

Lewis Jackson, 61, of Brunswick, Georgia was sentenced today by Chief United States District Judge Lisa Godbey Wood to serve 21 months in prison on his second conviction for violating the Lacey Act by stealing viable sea turtle eggs from Sapelo Island, Georgia. The Lacey Act forbids the stealing and transpo... More...
   $0 (10-28-2015 - GA)

United States of America v. Steven C. Miller

Des Moines, IA - Iowa Landowner Sentenced for Leasing Land Used in Illegal Guided Deer Hunts

Steven C. Miller, 63, of Russell, Iowa, was sentenced by Chief United States District Judge John A. Jarvey to 4 years of probation for his role in leasing land that was used in illegal guided deer hunts in Iowa. As a condition of his probation, Miller must pay a $3,000 fine, and cannot engage in h... More...
   $0 (10-25-2015 - IA)

United States of America v. James Hess

Cedar Rapids, IA - Maquoketa Man Sentenced to More Than Two Years in Federal Prison for Illegally Trafficking in Black Rhino Horns

A man who illegally bought and transported black rhino horns from Oregon to Iowa was sentenced to more than two years in federal prison.

James Hess, age 39, from Maquoketa, Iowa, received the prison term after a May 13, 2015, guilty plea to one count ... More...
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United States of America v. Steven Baker and Ray Roberson

Columbia, SC - Turtle Traders Sentenced for Wildlife Trafficking

Steven Baker, age 35, of Holly Hill, and Ray Roberson, age 68, of Cottageville, have been sentenced in federal court in Charleston, South Carolina, for Wildlife Trafficking (Lacey Act violations) under 16 U.S.C. ?? 3372(a)(2)(A) and 3373(d)(2).

Baker was sentenced on September 22, 2015 by United States District Judg... More...
   $0 (09-23-2015 - SC)

United States of America v. Shane Moses

Seattle, WA - Tulalip Tribal Member Sentenced for Killing Bald Eagles

Defendant Clubbed the Injured Eagles while Crabbing on Tulalip Bay

A 44-year-old member of the Tulalip Tribes was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Seattle to 111 days in prison and two years of supervised release for clubbing two bald eagles to death, and then attempting to sell them, announced U.S. At... More...
   $0 (09-11-2015 - WA)

United States of America v. Dennis Eugene Rodebaugh d/b/a D&S Guide and Outfitter

Dennis E. Rodebaugh ran D&S Guide and Outfitters (“D&S”), an outfitting and
guide service in Meeker, Colorado.1 Through D&S, Mr. Rodebaugh took mostly out-ofstate
clients on elk and deer hunts in the White River National Forest near Meeker, where
they waited in tree stands for elk and deer to approach before shooting them.2 To attract
the elk and deer, Mr. Rodebaugh spread salt aro... More...
   $0 (08-25-2015 - CO)

United States of America v. Petr Babenko

Jefferson City, MO - Jury Convicts New Jersey Man of Illegally Trafficking in Paddlefish

A New Jersey man was convicted in federal court of illegally trafficking in paddlefish caviar after being caught in an undercover operation in the Warsaw, Mo., area.

In support of Missouri’s paddlefish conservation efforts, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Missouri Department of Con... More...
   $0 (08-19-2015 - MO)

Meredith Lacey v. St. John Medical Cetner, Inc. and Patrick Han, M.D.

Tulsa, OK - Meredith Lacey sued St. John Medical Cetner, Inc. and Patrick Han, M.D. on medical negligence theories claiming:

1. Plaintiff Lacey is a resident of Muskogee County, State of Oklahoma.
2. St John Medical Center, Inc. (the “Hospital”) is an Oklahoma Not for Profit Corporation, registered and doing business in Tulsa County, Oklahoma.
3. Patrick Han, MD is a medical docto... More...
   $0 (08-14-2015 - OK)

United States of America v. Alphin Brothers, Inc.

Raleigh, NC 0 North Carolina Seafood Processor And Distributor Sentenced For Mislabeling Shrimp

North Carolina-based seafood processor and wholesale distributor Alphin Brothers Inc., was sentenced today in federal court for falsely labeling imported shrimp, the Justice Department announced.

Pursuant to plea agreement entered on February 10, 2015, Alphin Brothers Inc.,... More...
   $0 (08-11-2015 - NC)

United States of America v. Willard Phillip Maldonado and Austin Henry Phillips

Spokane, WA - Yakama Tribal Members Sentenced and Fined for Killing Eagles

Michael C. Ormsby, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington, announced that Willard Phillip Maldonado and Austin Henry Phillips were sentenced in Yakima for their involvement in the commercialization of eagles. Maldonado, 41, of Union Gap, Washington, was sentenced to 9 months in custody, 6 of ... More...
   $0 (08-03-2015 - WA)

JAVIER TORRES; LIA RIVADENEYRA v.TERRY GODDARD; COLIN HOLMES

The state of Arizona had a coyote problem: Not the fourlegged furry kind that occasionally abscond with pets, but the kind who smuggle undocumented aliens into the United States for a fee. As part of the effort to combat the proliferation of coyotes, between 2001 and 2006 Arizona officials executed over twenty warrants to seize thousands of wire transfers that they claimed were highly likely to ... More...   $0 (07-19-2015 - )

United States of America v. Arkadly Lvovskiy, Dmitri Elitchev and Artour Magdessian

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that three Colorado men pleaded guilty in federal court today to illegally trafficking in paddlefish caviar after being caught in an undercover operation in the Warsaw, Mo., area.



In support of Missouri’s paddlefish conservation efforts, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Servi... More...
   $0 (07-13-2015 - IN)

Efrain Gonzalez, Jr. v. United States of America

This appeal presents an unsettled question regarding
restitution orders and the one‐year limitations period for a 28 U.S.C.
§ 2255 motion: Does the limitations period begin to run with an
2
order affirming a conviction and sentence but remanding for
recalculation of restitution, or does it begin to run only after the
district court enters a revised restitution order on r... More...
   $0 (07-02-2015 - NY)

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