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State of Nebraska v. James M. Saylor

Sometime in 1984, the State charged Saylor with first degree
murder. The original information is not in the record for this
appeal. At that time, hiring the killing of another person was an
aggravating factor supporting the death penalty. Neb. Rev. Stat.
§ 29-2523(1)(c) (Reissue 1979) (repealed 2015 Neb. Laws,
L.B. 268, § 35).
Police had arrested Saylor in April 1984, immed... More...
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Darrell Letease Ford a/k/a Darrell Latease Ford a/k/a Darrell L. Ford a/k/a Darrell Ford v. State of Mississippi

Eleven-year-old Z.L.1 had lived with her maternal grandmother, Thalia Ford, and step
grandfather, Ford, since she was in the first grade. Thaila and Ford, who had been in a
relationship for over twenty years, were married six months prior to trial.
¶4. Shanta Lacey, Ford’s biological daughter and Z.L.’s aunt, testified that she had a close
relationship with Z.L.2 Lacey went to T... More...
   $0 (08-14-2016 - MS)

STATE OF IOWA vs. LACEY LEA HOLTZ

Viewing the evidence in the light most favorable to the State, the jury
could find the following. Fourteen-year-old B.V. was checking on his turtle traps
in a creek when he heard pinging sounds. B.V. rode his bicycle toward the
nearby residence and encountered Lacey Holtz, age thirty-one, sitting outside
her home shooting an Airsoft gun at a bridge. B.V. approached Holtz, an... More...
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State of Tennessee v. Lindsey Brooke Lowe

The defendant was interviewed by police and ultimately gave a statement in which she admitted placing her hand over each baby‟s mouth in order to stifle the child‟s cry. Prior to trial, the defendant moved to suppress her statement.
On November 5, 2012, the trial court held a hearing during which the State presented the testimony of Detective Steve Malach, who had obtained the... More...
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United States of America v. Terry Schmit and Reid Viertel

Milwaukee, WI - Two Men Sentenced in Federal Court for Wildlife Offenses

Two Milwaukee area men pleaded guilty to and were sentenced in federal court for criminal violations of the Lacey Act, Title 16, United States Code, Sections 3372 (a)(2)(A) and 3373(d)(2). The violations related to the unlawful importation into the United States of wildlife that had been killed in Ontario, Canada, i... More...
   $0 (06-27-2016 - WI)

Stewart Lindsay Sherrod v. The State of Texas

The record shows that appellant was initially arrested for forgery and was released
from custody on a personal-recognizance bond. Approximately two months later, the State indicted
him for four counts of forgery and one count of engaging in organized criminal activity. The district
court set a pre-trial hearing in the case for April 1, 2010, and sent notice of the hearing to appellan... More...
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PIZANO v. LACEY & ASSOCIATES, LLC

In 2012, Lacey & Associates, LLC, (Lacey), contracted with Everest Homes, LLC, (Everest), to purchase a commercial building. In addition, Lacey and Everest executed an escrow agreement on October 5, 2012, for the release of additional funds to Everest if the roof was replaced after title had transferred to Lacey. After title passed to Lacey, Everest entered into a contract with the Williams Group,... More...   $9999 (06-23-2016 - Ok)

United States of America v. Jay Anthony Anderson

Minneapolis, MN - Antiques Dealer Pleads Guilty To Smuggling Elephant Ivory

Jay Anthony Anderson, 66, pleaded guilty for smuggling elephant ivory from the United States in violation of the Lacey Act. ANDERSON, who was charged on May 16, 2016, pleaded guilty to knowingly importing and exporting objects made from elephant ivory in violation of the laws and regulations of the United States, ... More...
   $0 (06-07-2016 - MN)

United States of America v. Lance Edward Gloor

Seattle, WA - Owner of String of Marijuana ‘Dispensaries’ Sentenced to Ten Years in Prison for 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’ operating consistent with state law, wa... More...
   $0 (06-03-2016 - WA)

United States of America v. Yiwei Zheng a/k/a Steve Zheng

Minneapolis, MN - Yiwei Zheng Sentenced To Pay $500,000 Fine For Smuggling Elephant Ivory And Rhinoceros Horns

Yiwei Zheng a/k/a Steve Zheng, age 43, was sentenced to intermittent confiement and 150 hours of communication service for smuggling elephant ivory and illegally exporting rhinoceros horns from the United States to China.

ZHENG was ordered to pay $500,000 into the Lacey ... More...
   $0 (05-09-2016 - MN)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. MANILA VICHITVONGSA

Within the span of two weeks in June 2011, defendant Vichitvongsa planned and executed two armed robberies (in LaVergne and Smith County, Tennessee) with several coconspirators with the hopes of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars and large amounts of illegal drugs from two drug dealers. Each robbery was violent. They ransacked houses, restrained and beat victims, and shot one man in the c... More...   $0 (04-05-2016 - TN)

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...
   $0 (02-25-2016 - IA)

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...
   $0 (02-23-2016 - OK)

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...
   $0 (02-23-2016 - MN)

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.

... More...
   $0 (02-18-2016 - TX)

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)

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