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Proctor Andrew Young v. City of Idabel; Mayor Tina Foshee-Thomas Eastern District of Oklahoma Federal Courthouse - Muskogee Oklahoma

Proctor Andrew Young was the fire chief of Idabel, Oklahoma for five
years. In 2013, he was fired for allegedly breaking municipal personnel policies.
Mr. Young sued the City of Idabel and Mayor Tina Foshee-Thomas, arguing that
they ignored a hostile work environment and fired him because of his race. He
also claimed that Ms. Foshee-Thomas withheld exculpatory information during a<... More...
   $0 (01-30-2018 - OK)

Estate of Vera Cummings v. Community Health Systems, Inc. District of New Mexico Federal Courthouse - Albuquerque, New Mexico

This is the second appeal in this litigation to come before this court. The first
appeal involved claims by the estate of Vera Cummings (the Estate) against Community
Health Systems, Inc. (CHSI) under state law, against the United States under the Federal
Tort Claims Act (FTCA), and against Mountain View Regional Medical Center
(Mountain View) under state law. We disposed of the ap... More...
   $0 (01-30-2018 - NM)

STATE OF OHIO v. KOREY RANDLE

At 7:00 in the morning on July 22, 2017, Matthew Thomas (“Thomas”)
left work and returned to his home on Cherry Street in Marion, Ohio. Trial Tr. 315.
At roughly 10:00 that morning, Randle came to Thomas’s house for a visit. Id. at
317. According to Thomas, he and Randle, at some point that morning, decided to
commit a robbery. Id. at 322. They got in Thomas’s car—which ... More...
   $0 (01-29-2018 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO v. LINDRELL E. MALONEY

This matter is before the Court on the September 16, 2016 Notice of Appeal
of Lindrell E. Maloney. Maloney appeals from his judgment entry of conviction on two
counts of rape (under thirteen), in violation of R.C. 2907.02(A)(1)(b), felonies of the first
degree, and two counts of sexual battery (natural parent), in violation R.C. 2907.03(A)(5),
felonies of the third degree. T... More...
   $0 (01-29-2018 - OH)

United States of America v. David Tachay Heard Northern District of Iowa Federal Courthouse - Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Cedar Rapids, IA - Jury Finds Cedar Rapids Man Guilty of Firearms and Narcotics Crimes

A man who tossed a loaded semi-automatic pistol and a bag of marijuana into a wooded area near the I-380 and Glass Road interchange in Cedar Rapids after a car accident in July 2017 was convicted by a jury on January 25, 2018 after a three-day trial in federal court in Cedar Rapids.

David Tacha... More...
   $0 (01-29-2018 - IA)

United States of America v. Raenette K. Yangson District of Alaska Federal Courthouse - Anchorage, Alaska

Anchorage, AK - Former Bookkeeper Sentenced to 3 Years in Federal Prison for Embezzling Over $750,000 and for Submitting False Tax Returns

An Anchorage woman was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Sharon L. Gleason to serve three years in federal prison for embezzling more than $750,000 from her employer, and for submitting false tax returns to the IRS.

Raenette K. Yangson, 42, of ... More...
   $0 (01-29-2018 - AK)

STATE OF OHIO v. DARRYL CORE

Darryl Core appeals from his conviction and sentence on one count of
promoting prostitution, a fourth-degree felony.
{¶ 2} In two related assignments of error, Core challenges the legal sufficiency and
manifest weight of the evidence to sustain his conviction. The record reflects that a jury
convicted Core of violating R.C. 2907.22(A)(2), which provides that no person shall More...
   $0 (01-28-2018 - OH)

United States v. Muhammad Anwar Northern District of Iowa Courthouse - Waterloo, Iowa

A jury convicted Muhammad Anwar of : (1) conspiracy to distribute controlled
substances and controlled substance analogues, in violation of 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1),
841(b)(1)(c), and 846, and (2) conspiracy to commit money laundering, in violation
of 18 U.S.C. § 1956(h). The district court1 sentenced Anwar to 240 months’
imprisonment on the first count and 60 months on the second co... More...
   $0 (01-28-2018 - IA)

State of Wisconsin v. Anton R. Dorsey Anton R Dorsey - Registered Sex Offender

In a criminal action by the State, Dorsey was charged
with four crimes relating to his domestic violence toward his
then-girlfriend, C.B.: one count of strangulation and 1 The Honorable Paul J. Lenz presided.
No. 2015AP648-CR

2

suffocation under Wis. Stat. § 940.235(1) (2013-14)2;3 one count
of misdemeanor... More...
   $0 (01-27-2018 - WI)

United States of America v. Ricky Olson Western District of Wisconsin Federal Courthouse - Madison, Wisconsin

We do not know whether Ricky Olson entered a voluntary and intelligent guilty plea on September 9, 2016, because the district court never asked the right questions. Several weeks earlier, the court had granted Olson’s motion to withdraw his guilty plea and to proceed to trial. But matters did not rest there. Instead, on September 9 the district court brought the motion to withdraw the guilty
2... More...
   $0 (01-27-2018 - WI)

Shameka Tanya Waters v. The State of Texas

Appellant was indicted for the offense of criminal mischief causing a pecuniary loss of $1,500 or more but less than $20,000, a state jail felony. Appellant entered a plea agreement with the State wherein she pleaded “guilty” to the indictment in exchange for the State’s punishment recommendation of four years deferred adjudication community supervision. The trial court entered its written order... More...   $0 (01-26-2018 - TX)

Ron Devor Barrett v. The State of Texas Texas Twelfth District Court of Appeals

On or about October 16, 2015, Appellant was scheduled to meet Tiffany Pinkerton so that she could return his vehicle to him. Pinkerton had been borrowing the vehicle for several months after Appellant offered the vehicle to Pinkerton for traveling to and from work and taking their son to doctor’s appointments. He later asked her to return the vehicle. When Pinkerton arrived on October 16, she ex... More...   $0 (01-26-2018 - TX)

Martin Flores v. The State of Texas Authorities find, arrest man accused of sexual assault of a child

The grand jury indicted Appellant on two separate counts for the offense of sexual assault of a child. Under Count One, the indictment alleged that Appellant intentionally and knowingly caused the penetration of M.B.’s sexual organ with his sexual organ while M.B. was under the age of seventeen. Under Count Two, the indictment alleged that Appellant intentionally and knowingly caused the penetra... More...   $0 (01-26-2018 - TX)

Keith Crabbs v. Zach Scott Southern District of Ohio Federal Courthouse - Columbus, Ohio

Keith Crabbs filed a § 1983 claim alleging that the local police violated his Fourth (and Fourteenth) Amendment right to be secure from unreasonable searches. But he died before the case could be resolved. Anne Crabbs, Keith’s mother and the personal representative of his estate, filed a motion to substitute as a party. The district court found that Keith’s death extinguished his claim and dismiss... More...   $0 (01-26-2018 - OH)

United States of America v. Sajid Emilio Quintero Navidad, a/k/a Cadete Southern District of California Federal Courthouse - San Diego, California

San Diego, CA - Drug Cartel Leander Convicted

Major Mexican drug cartel leader Sajid Emilio Quintero Navidad, aka Cadete, pleaded guilty in federal court on January 25, 2018, following his arrest by United States law enforcement at the San Ysidro Port of Entry on October 11, 2017.

Quintero Navidad, 36, pleaded guilty to all charges in an indictment returned by a federal grand jur... More...
   $0 (01-25-2018 - CA)

United States of America v. Randall Tyrell Steward Federal Courthouse Western District of Arkansas - Fayetteville, Arkansas

Randall Steward pleaded guilty to sex trafficking of a child in violation of 18
U.S.C. § 1591. At sentencing, Steward objected to various aspects of the presentence
report. The district court sustained 1 some objections, but overruled Steward’s
1The Honorable Timothy L. Brooks, United States District Judge for the
Western District of Arkansas.
objection to the categorization of... More...
   $0 (01-25-2018 - AR)

Patrick Lynn Russell v. The State of Texas

On September 5, 2013 Tavares Tell, a/k/a “Black,” and Kenny Garcia, were shot to death
while sitting in a parked car at an east Dallas apartment complex in an apparent “drug deal gone
bad.” Earlier that day, appellant and three accomplices – his brother Charles (a/k/a Carl) Russell,
Dewen Knight and Tevynn Boone1 – drove to Dallas in a borrowed red Nissan Versa from
Shreveport,... More...
   $0 (01-25-2018 - TX)

Joshua Sanchez v. The State of Texas Fourth Court of Appeals San Antonio, Texas

Sanchez was indicted for the state jail felony offense of theft as follows:
[O]n or about the 21st Day of August, 2013, JOSHUA SANCHEZ, hereinafter referred to as defendant, with intent to deprive the owner, D.R. HORTON, of property namely: copper, did then and there unlawfully, without the effective consent of the owner, appropriate said property by acquiring and otherwise exercising control... More...
   $0 (01-25-2018 - TX)

United States of America v. Peter Zuccarelli Eastern District of Texas Federal Courthouse - Sherman, Texas

Sherman, TX - TEXAS MAN SENTENCED FOR CONSPIRING TO ILLEGALLY EXPORT RADIATION HARDENED INTEGRATED CIRCUITS TO RUSSIA AND CHINA

Peter Zuccarelli, 62, of Plano, Texas was sentenced on January 24, 2018 to 46 months in prison for conspiring to smuggle and illegally export from the U.S. in violation of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA), radiation hardened integrated circ... More...
   $50000 (01-25-2018 - TX)

United States of America v. Kenneth E. Fairley Southern District of Mississippi - Federal Courthouse - Jackson, Mississippi

Appellant-Defendant Kenneth Fairley appeals his jury conviction for theft of government property in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 641 (counts two and three) and conspiracy to commit theft of government property in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 371 (count one). Fairley argues that: (1) the indictment, jury instruction, and verdict form all misstated the elements of § 641; (2) the district court erroneously a... More...   $0 (01-25-2018 - MS)

United States of America v. Lindsey Johnson Southern District of Mississippi - Federal Courthouse - Jackson, Mississippi

In this appeal, Defendant Lindsey Johnson raises several challenges to his conviction and sentence for carjacking and two related firearm offenses. We affirm in full but remand for the district court to correct a clerical error in its judgment.
I.
On the afternoon of August 2, 2015, Johnson encountered Jeremy McNeal at an apartment complex in Jackson, Mississippi. The two men’s accounts of... More...
   $0 (01-25-2018 - MS)

United States of America v. Sean James Hager Western District of Texas Federal Courthouse - Austin, Texas

Defendant Sean Hager was a long-time salesperson for Velocity Electronics (“Velocity”), a computer parts distributor in Austin, Texas. From 2008 to 2012, he misused Velocity’s confidential information to perpetrate a scheme that netted him $1.16 million. Hager was charged and convicted of mail, wire, and tax fraud, as well as money laundering. He raises numerous legal issues on appeal, but none is... More...   $0 (01-25-2018 - TX)

United States of America v. Sinovel Wind Group Co., Ltd.et al. Western District of Wisconsin Federal Courthouse - Madison, Wisconsin

Madison, WI - Chinese Company Sinovel Wind Group Convicted of Theft of Trade Secrets

A manufacturer and exporter of wind turbines based in the People’s Republic of China was convicted on January 24, 2018 of stealing trade secrets from AMSC, a U.S.-based company formerly known as American Superconductor Inc..

Following an 11-day trial, a jury sitting in Madison, Wisconsin, convic... More...
   $0 (01-25-2018 - WI)

United States of America v. Elizabeth Lopez Northern District of Iowa Courthouse - Sioux City, Iowa

A jury convicted Elizabeth Lopez of possession of methamphetamine with the
intent to distribute and conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, in violation of 21
U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1), 841(b)(1)(A)–(B), and 846. The district court1 sentenced Lopez
1The Honorable Mark W. Bennett, United States District Judge for the Northern
District of Iowa.
to 120 months’ imprisonment, followed b... More...
   $0 (01-24-2018 - IA)

VIVIAN L. MUNDY v. STATE OF KANSAS

The facts of Mundy's criminal case are tangential to her current appeal from her 60-1507 motion but nevertheless help explain her arguments. Mundy was a licensed, master's level social worker who enrolled as a Medicaid provider in 2003. She primarily provided behavioral and cognitive therapy to individuals with traumatic brain injuries. In 2007, after reviewing Mundy's billings, the fiscal agent f... More...   $0 (01-24-2018 - KS)

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