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State of Tennessee v. Millard Ellis Spurgeon

The Sevier County Grand Jury charged the defendant and David Way via presentment with one count each of burglary, theft of property valued at $1,000 or more, vandalism of property valued at $1,000 or more, and possession of burglary tools for his role in the August 19, 2012 break-in at Gatlinburg-Pittman High School.
At the December 16, 2015 joint trial, Gatlinburg-Pittman High School principa... More...
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STATE OF OHIO vs. ROSARIO D. ROBINSON

Robinson was charged with aggravated burglary and several charges of
felonious assault, each for a separate victim, along with associated firearm specifications
and having a weapon while under disability. Although the indictment originally
identified one victim, the trial court permitted the state to amend the indictment to reflect
the names of six victims in the case. The co... More...
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STATE OF OHIO vs. ROBERT A. LITTLEJOHN

On November 15, 2016, appellant was charged under a complicity theory
with one count of aggravated burglary with one- and three-year firearm specifications,
seven counts of felonious assault with one- and three-year firearm specifications, and one
count of having weapons while under disability. A codefendant, Rosario D. Robinson,
was charged in the indictment as the principal ... More...
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STATE OF OHIO vs. ALIJAH K. LEE

The sentences imposed in this case are not ones that can be reviewed under
R.C. 2953.08(D)(1). R.C. 2953.08(D)(1) states as follows:
A sentence imposed upon a defendant is not subject to review under this section if the sentence is authorized by law, has been recommended jointly by the defendant and the prosecution in the case, and is imposed by a sentencing judge.

In that... More...
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STATE OF OHIO vs. GREG RUCKER

In 2016 Rucker and codefendant Nicholas Kraft were charged with three
counts of aggravated robbery, three counts of kidnapping and one count of having
weapons while under disability. Kraft plead guilty to two counts of aggravated robbery1
and agreed to testify against Rucker. The case against Rucker proceeded to a jury trial.
{¶3} Evidence was presented that between 3:30 a.m.... More...
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State of Ohio v. George Barton

Appellant, George Barton, sets forth the following three assignments of
error:
I. The trial court erred to the prejudice of appellant in denying his
Crim.R. 29 motion.
II. The court’s verdict was against the manifest weight of the
evidence.
III. Appellant received ineffective assistance of counsel.
{¶ 4} The following undisputed facts are relevant to this appe... More...
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State of Ohio v. Eric Reed

On December 18, 2014, appellant was indicted on three counts:
participating in a criminal gang in violation of R.C. 2923.42(C); aggravated rioting in
violation of R.C. 2917.02(A)(2); and assault in violation of R.C. 2903.13(A).
{¶ 3} On July 14, 2015, appellant entered a guilty plea to the participating in a
criminal gang charge. The remaining counts were dismissed, and th... More...
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State of Ohio v. Michael J. Gates

On December 29, 2016, appellant was indicted on one count of rape in
violation of R.C. 2907.02(A)(1)(b), a felony of the first degree. The indictment stemmed
from an incident that occurred in September 2016, in which appellant engaged in fellatio
and masturbation with a juvenile who was two years old at the time. Appellant had
previously confessed to committing these acts dur... More...
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State of Ohio v. Michael Jividen

On October 26, 1990, appellant pleaded guilty to charges of aggravated
murder, aggravated robbery, aggravated burglary, grand theft of a motor vehicle, and
escape. The charges were contained in three separate case numbers. In case No. CR
199005104B, appellant pleaded guilty to aggravated murder and grand theft of a motor
vehicle. A nolle prosequi was entered at sentencing a... More...
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United States of America v. Akintayo Bolorunduro Western District of Pennsylvania Courthouse - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh, PA - Atlanta Man Sentenced to 5+ Years in Prison for Role in a Money Laundering Conspiracy

A resident of Atlanta, Georgia, has been sentenced in federal court to 63 months in prison on his conviction of money laundering conspiracy, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

United States District Judge Arthur J. Schwab imposed the sentence on Akintayo Bolo... More...
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Bryan Blue v. California Office of the Inspector General

This appeal challenges the trial court’s partial denial of a special motion to strike
pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure section 425.16, the anti-SLAPP statute,1 directed

1 Undesignated statutory references are to the Code of Civil Procedure. SLAPP is
an acronym for “strategic lawsuit against public participation.”
2
at causes of action arising out of the manner in which... More...
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STATE OF OHIO v. Robert Lee Tucker

On July 28, 2016, Robert Lee Tucker stole merchandise totaling $305.10
from the Walmart store in Perrysburg, Ohio. He pushed a shopping cart filled with this
merchandise to the front of the store and presented the store greeter with a phony receipt.
When she questioned him about items that did not appear on the receipt, he ran the cart
out the doors and across the parking lot... More...
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STATE OF OHIO v. TANNER D. HOPKINS

This case arises from the January 13, 2015 assault suffered by Chaenin
Taylor. At the time of the assault, Taylor was seven-months pregnant. As a result of
the assault, the fetus died.
{¶ 3} Following an investigation, Hopkins was indicted on one count of murder
(purposeful) in violation of R.C. 2903.02(A), one count of involuntary manslaughter in
violation of R.C. 2903... More...
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STATE OF ARIZONA v. VINCENT JOSEPH GUARINO

To secure membership in the Aryan Brotherhood, a criminal gang, Defendant Vincent Guarino (“Guarino”) sought to murder Chad Rowe. Accompanied by his brother Frank Guarino (“Frank”), Guarino went to a home in north Phoenix. Guarino entered, found Chad, and brought him out at gunpoint. The three men drove away in a truck. Chad’s body was later found in a residential street. He had been stabbed ... More...   $0 (05-13-2018 - AZ)

STATE OF IDAHO v. PHILLIP R. SMALLEY Sexual abuse of a vulnerable adult

Smalley was employed at an assisted living facility and worked alone as the overnight caregiver. The victim, F.B., was a 102-year-old patient at the facility who had arthritis, wore
hearing aids, and spoke with a low voice. Her hands were deformed from the arthritis, she could only eat with a large-handled spoon, and she had difficulty swallowing. F.B. could not walk, sit up, stand, dress ... More...
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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. IOURI MIKHEL and UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. JURIJUS KADAMOVAS

Defendants are foreign nationals under the Hostage Taking Act: Mikhel is Russian, and Kadamovas is Lithuanian. Both lived in Los Angeles, California, during the events underlying this case. Defendants were assisted at various times by coconspirators Petro Krylov, Ainar Altmanis, Aleksejus Markovskis, and Natalya Solovyeva. Altmanis, Markovskis, and Solovyeva all pleaded guilty and
UNITED STA... More...
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United States of America v. Roger Bellanger District of Maine Federal Courthouse - Bangor, Maine

In today's story of why it's
generally not a good idea to orchestrate and then participate in
an illegal narcotics distribution ring, meet Roger Belanger of
Corinna, Maine. Belanger was indicted on one count of conspiracy
to distribute and possess with intent to distribute five kilograms
or more of cocaine and an unspecified amount of oxycodone, in
violation of 21 U.S.C. §§... More...
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DANNY SNAPP v. UNITED TRANSPORTATION UNION and BURLINGTON NORTHERN SANTA FE RAILWAY COMPANY

Snapp worked for BNSF from 1971 through 1999. He rose through the ranks, becoming a Division Trainmaster in 1986. Due to tiredness and low energy, he went to a doctor in 1994. He was diagnosed with sleep apnea and had surgeries in 1996 and 1998 in unsuccessful attempts to correct his condition. In 1999, BNSF received a report from Snapp’s physician. Snapp’s supervisor told Snapp he did not bel... More...   $0 (05-12-2018 - WA)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. JAMES MONROE COX

In 2013 and 2015, while serving a state prison sentence in Virginia, Cox wrote and
mailed three graphic, disturbing letters. In the letters, Cox threatened to rape and kill
judges and prosecutors in the Southern District of Texas, a judge in the Western District
of Missouri, and judges in the Eastern District of Virginia. The government charged Cox
with three violations of 18... More...
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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. ROGER BELANGER United States Court of Appeals For the First Circuit

In today's story of why it's
generally not a good idea to orchestrate and then participate in
an illegal narcotics distribution ring, meet Roger Belanger of
Corinna, Maine. Belanger was indicted on one count of conspiracy
to distribute and possess with intent to distribute five kilograms
or more of cocaine and an unspecified amount of oxycodone, in
violation of 21 U.... More...
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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. MANUEL TIRADO United States Court of Appeals For the First Circuit

The defendant, Manuel
Tirado, pleaded guilty and stands convicted of drug offenses, 21
U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) and (b)(1)(C), 846, and failure to appear
for arraignment, 18 U.S.C. § 3146(a)(1) and (b)(1)(A)(i). He
appeals from the judgments of conviction on Sixth Amendment
grounds, contending that his counsel suffered from a conflict of
interest arising from violation of... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. TRAVIS GLENN CONDER

Travis Conder and Shanda Britton were married on July 18, 2015, in Wamego, Kansas. They celebrated with their friends and family at the reception until about midnight. Attendees drank alcohol socially at the reception, as did Conder, Shanda, Tyrel Britton (Conder's brother-in-law), and Rose Britton (Conder's mother-in-law).

The family headed back to the home of Shanda's parents, where ... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. LESLIE D. PRUITT

On the evening of March 6, 2015, David Simonton drove a semitrailer truck to a local Sam's Club to make a delivery. His cousin, Craig Wolfe, accompanied him on the delivery. Upon detaching the trailer, the two men planned "[t]o find a club [and] get some weed" that evening. Simonton drove the cab to a nearby Walmart and purchased a small quantity of marijuana from some individuals. Simonton then e... More...   $0 (05-12-2018 - KS)

United States of America v. Peter Galbraith Kelly, Jr. Southern District of New York - New York, New York

New York, NY - Former Energy Company Executive Pleads Guilty In Connection With The Bribery Scheme Of Former Executive Deputy Secretary To The Governor Of New York

PETER GALBRAITH KELLY JR., a former executive at Competitive Power Ventures (“CPV”), pled guilty to defrauding CPV by misrepresenting that the former Executive Deputy Secretary to the Governor, Joseph Percoco, had obtained stat... More...
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State of Alaska v. Mark Anthony De Simone Juneau Alaska Courthoure

Juneau, AK - The State of Alaska charged Mark Anthony De Simone with first-degree murder for killing Duilio Antonio "Tony" Rosales at a remote fishing cabin on a hunting and fishing trip in 2016.

It was not disputed by Desimone shot Rosales, but he claimed it was an accident.

Docket Entries:

05/16/2016 Initial Charging Document Initial Charging Document Filed
05/17/... More...
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