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Save Lafayette v. City of Lafayette

Appellants Save Lafayette and Michael Griffiths appeal the trial court’s denial of
their petition for a peremptory writ of mandate requiring respondent City of Lafayette
(the City) to submit appellants’ referendum to a public vote. The City amended its
general plan to allow for a residential development in an area formerly designated as
administrative and office space. After the ti... More...
   $0 (02-22-2018 - CA)

Edmundo Amparan; Kimberly L. Amparan v. Lake Powell Car Rental and Mevlut Berkay Demir, Denizcan Karadeniz; PV Holding Corporation District of New Mexico Federal Courthouse - Albuquerque, New Mexico

Edmundo Amparan and Kimberly L. Amparan (the “Amparans”) appeal from
the district court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of Lake Powell Car Rental
Companies (“Lake Powell”) on the Amparans’ claims for negligent entrustment and
loss of consortium. The claims arose from a vehicle accident involving a motorcycle
operated by Mr. Amparan and a Ford Mustang rented by Lake Powell to D... More...
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United States of America v. Jordan Raeshaun Cambridge District of Nevada Federal Courthouse - Las Vegas, Nevada

Las Vegas, NC - Man Sentenced To Eight Years In Prison For Conspiracy To Distribute Ecstasy And Methamphetamine

A Las Vegas man was sentenced on February 13, 2018 to 97 months in prison for his role in a conspiracy to distribute 7,000 pills of MDMA, a synthetic drug commonly known as Ecstasy, and methamphetamine, announced U.S. Attorney Dayle Elieson for the District of Nevada.

J... More...
   $0 (02-19-2018 - NV)

United States of America v. Tyrell Owen Dixey District of Idaho Federal Courthouse - Boise, Idaho

Boise, ID - Twin Falls Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Gun Crime

Dale Wayne Jensen, 48, of Twin Falls, Idaho, was sentenced on February 16, 2018 to 16 months in prison by Chief U.S. District Court Judge B. Lynn Winmill.

Jensen was indicted by the federal grand jury on June 15, 2017, for the crime of unlawful possession of firearms by a felon. Jensen pleaded guilty on Novembe... More...
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Estate of Leon Walker, Jr. v. Building Inspector Hershell Wallace Eastern District of Missouri Federal Courthouse - St. Louis, Missouri

One morning, a SWAT team raided a St. Louis house in which the plaintiffs
lived to execute a search warrant. According to the warrant affidavit, a detective
suspected that the house contained heroin, illegal firearms, and drug-trafficking
paraphernalia. The team knocked on the door, yelled "police," and quickly began
striking the door with a battering ram. The team also tossed a "f... More...
   $0 (02-18-2018 - MO)

United States of America v. Dwaine Collymoore Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals MoreLaw Can Make Your Phone Ring 888-354-4529

New York, NY - Armed Robber Pleads Guilty To Murder

DWAINE COLLYMORE, a/k/a “Twin,” pled guilty on February 16, 2018 to murdering Carlos Vargas, and shooting at a second man, during an attempted robbery on April 28, 2016, inside 2466 Marion Avenue in the Bronx, New York. COLLYMORE faces a maximum term of life in prison, and will be sentenced before Chief United States District Judge Coll... More...
   $0 (02-16-2018 - NY)

United States of America v. James Calvin Talley, Jr. Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals MoreLaw Can Make Your Phone Ring 888-354-4529

Montgomery, AL - Verbena Man Facing Life in Prison Following Federal Drug Trafficking and Firearms Convictions

James Calvin Talley, Jr., 37, of Verbena, Alabama, was convicted by a federal jury on February 16, 2018 of possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, using a phone to facilitate a drug crime, and bei... More...
   $0 (02-16-2018 - AL)

United States of America v. Adrian Bailey Central District of Illinois Federal Courthouse - Springfield, Illinois

Adrian Bailey offered to sell marijuana
to an informant who had already brokered the purchase
of a firearm from him; the informant accepted the offer and
purchased $40 worth of marijuana from Bailey contemporaneously
with the firearm purchase. On that basis, Bailey was
convicted after a bench trial of possessing a firearm in further2
No. 17-1031
ance of a drug trafficki... More...
   $0 (02-16-2018 - IL)

United States of America v. Katherine Rose Sparks District of Arizona Federal Courthouse - Phoenix, Arizona

Phoenix, AZ - Huachuca City Woman Sentenced to 7 Years in Federal Prison for Assault on a Federal Officer, Intent to Distribute Marijuana

Katherine Rose Sparks, 23, of Huachuca City, Ariz., was sentenced on February 8, 2018 by U.S. District Judge Rosemary Marquez to serve 84 months in prison and pay $49,930.73 in restitution. Sparks had previously pleaded guilty to possession with intent ... More...
   $0 (02-16-2018 - AZ)

United States of America v. Dwaine Collymoore, a/k/a "Twin" Southern District of New York - New York, New York

New York, NY - Armed Robber Pleads Guilty To Murder

DWAINE COLLYMORE, a/k/a “Twin,” pled guilty on February 16, 2018 to murdering Carlos Vargas, and shooting at a second man, during an attempted robbery on April 28, 2016, inside 2466 Marion Avenue in the Bronx, New York. COLLYMORE faces a maximum term of life in prison, and will be sentenced before Chief United States District Judge Coll... More...
   $0 (02-16-2018 - NY)

United States of America v. Pablo Hernandez Federal Courthouses - Eastern District of Kentucky - Lexington, Kentucky

Pablo Hernandez pled guilty to conspiring to distribute
2 kilograms of cocaine. Hernandez was to receive the 2 kilograms from a larger, 28-kilogram
shipment of cocaine as payment for an outstanding debt. At sentencing, the district court held
*This decision was originally filed as an unpublished opinion on January 17, 2018. The court has now
designated the opinion for publication.<... More...
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United States of America v. Jose Luis Chavez a/k/a "Big Head" Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals MoreLaw Can Make Your Phone Ring 888-354-4529

Gulfport, MS - Texas Man Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy Involving Cocaine, Marijuana, Heroin and Methamphetamine

Jose Luis Chavez a/k/a "Big Head," 47, of Edinburg, Texas, pled guilty on February 15, 2018 before U.S. District U.S. District Judge Sul Ozerden to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine, 50 grams or more of actual methamphetamine, 100 kilogr... More...
   $0 (02-15-2018 - MS)

United States of America v. Matthew Vance Query and Ronald William Frank Northern District of Iowa Federal Courthouse - Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Cedar Rapids, IA - Two Men Sentenced To Federal Prison For Meth-Distribution Conspiracy

Two men have been sentenced to federal prison for their roles in a methamphetamine distribution conspiracy.

Matthew Vance Query, age 34, of Mason City, Iowa, received his prison term after an August 10, 2017, guilty plea; and Ronald William Frank, age 31, of Mason City, Iowa, received his pris... More...
   $0 (02-15-2018 - IA)

Cathryn Stout v. Staff Sergeant Brad Vincent Southern District of Mississippi - Federal Courthouse - Jackson, Mississippi

We decide whether the district court erred when granting summary judgment in favor of a police officer on the racial profiling claims of a black couple. The district court found that the couple failed to raise any genuine issue
of material fact showing that the officer violated their equal protection rights
under the Fourteenth Amendment. We affirm.
Facts and Proceedings
Cathryn Sc... More...
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United States of America v. Devon Durran Davis Southern District of Iowa - Federal Courthouse - Des Moines, Davenport & Council Bluffs

Davenport, IA - Davenport Man Sentenced to Prison for Firearms Offense

On February 13, 2018, Devon Durran Davis, age 25, of Davenport was sentenced by United States District Court Chief Judge John A. Jarvey to 46 months in prison following his guilty plea to felon in possession of a firearm, announced United States Attorney Marc Krickbaum. Davis was ordered to serve three years of superv... More...
   $0 (02-14-2018 - IA)

James Bryant Harris, Jr. v. The State of Wyoming Albany County Courthouse - Laramie, Wyoming

[¶1] James Bryant Harris, Jr., argues that the trial court erred in denying his motion to
suppress evidence obtained as a result of a detention and subsequent search of his
vehicle. We affirm.
ISSUE
[¶2] Mr. Harris submits his single issue on appeal:
Did the trial court err in denying Appellant’s Motion to Suppress
Evidence obtained as a result of his illegal detention and ... More...
   $0 (02-13-2018 - WY)

United States of America v. Clay Anthony Robertson Western District of Louisiana Federal Courthouse - Lafayette, Louisiana

Lafayette, LA - St. Martinville man sentenced to 60 months in prison for drug distribution, firearms possession

A St. Martinville man was sentenced to five years in prison for drug distribution and firearm charges.

Clay Anthony Robertson, 31, of St. Martinville, La., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Elizabeth E. Foote to five years in prison after pleading guilty to one count... More...
   $0 (02-12-2018 - LA)

United States of America v. Ashak Victor Nasief Wesa Western District of Texas Federal Courthouse - San Antonio, Texas

San Antonio, TX - Final Defendant in San Antonio-Based Synthetic Marijuana Distribution Ring Sentenced to Federal Prison

A federal judge sentenced 33-year-old Ashak Victor Nasief Wesa on February 8, 2018 to 150 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release for his role in a synthetic marijuana distribution scheme based in San Antonio, announced United States Attor... More...
   $0 (02-12-2018 - TX)

United States of America v. Katherine Rose Sparks Arizona District Federal Courthouse - Tucson, Arizona

Tucson, AZ - Huachuca City Woman Sentenced to 7 Years in Federal Prison for Assault on a Federal Officer, Intent to Distribute Marijuana

Katherine Rose Sparks, 23, of Huachuca City, Ariz., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Rosemary Marquez to serve 84 months in prison and pay $49,930.73 in restitution. Sparks had previously pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute marijua... More...
   $0 (02-12-2018 - AZ)

United States of America v. Joseph Daniel Hudek, IV Western District of Washington Federal Courthouse - Seattle, Washington

Seattle, WA - Florida Man Who Assaulted Airline Flight Crew and Passengers Enroute to China Pleads Guilty

Defendant Admits He Struck Passengers and Crew after Attempting to Raise Lever on Exit Door while Airborne

A Tampa, Florida, man who assaulted crew and passengers on a Delta Airlines flight bound for China pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court in Seattle to fo... More...
   $0 (02-10-2018 - WA)

Brian Newton v. Parker Drilling Management Services, Ltd. Central District of California Federal Courthouse - Los Angeles, California

This case presents the novel question whether claims
under state wage and hour laws may be brought by workers
employed on drilling platforms fixed on the outer Continental
Shelf. Brian Newton worked on such a platform off the coast
of Santa Barbara. His shifts lasted fourteen days and he
regularly worked twelve hours per day. After Parker Drilling
(“Parker”) terminated him,... More...
   $0 (02-10-2018 - CA)

State of Missouri v. Vicki Leann Gilmore St. Clair County Courthouse - Osceola, Missouri

Vicki Gilmore appeals her conviction of the class C felony of possession of a
controlled substance, arguing insufficient evidence supports her conviction. Following a
jury trial, Gilmore was found guilty and sentenced to seven years in prison. The circuit
court suspended the execution of the sentence and placed her on probation for five years.
Because there was insufficient evidenc... More...
   $0 (02-08-2018 - MO)

Henry Mu v. Omni Hotels Management Corporation, a/k/a Omni Hotels District of Rhode Island Federal Courthouse - Providence, Rhode Island

During the early hours of
August 24, 2014, an unidentified group of individuals assaulted
Appellant Henry Mu ("Mu") in the lobby of the Omni Providence Hotel
(the "Hotel"), which Appellee Omni Hotels Management Corporation
("Omni") operates. Mu sued Omni for negligence. The district
court granted summary judgment to Omni, finding Mu's claims
deficient with respect to three ... More...
   $0 (02-07-2018 - RI)

United States of America v. Laura Mae Campbell Northern District of Oklahoma Federal Courthouse Tulsa, Oklahoma

Tulsa, OK - Postal Employee Pleads Guilty To Stealing Mail

The United States of America charged Laura Mae Campbell with:

Count: 1 Citation: 18:371.F Offense Level: 4
18:371-Conspiracy
Count: 2 Citation: 21:846=CD.F Offense Level: 4
21:846 and 841(b)(1)(D)-Drug Conspiracy
Count: 1s Citation: 18:371.F Offense Level: 4
18:371-Cons... More...
   $0 (02-06-2018 - OK)

United States of America v. Darius J. Williams Eastern District of North Carolina Federal Courthouse - Raleigh, North Carolina

Raleigh, NC - Wilmington Man Sentenced to More Than 18 Years for Drug Distribution and Firearm Charges

Senior United States District Judge W. Earl Britt sentenced DARIUS J. WILLIAMS, 38, of Wilmington, to 225 months of imprisonment followed by 6 years of supervised release.

WILLIAMS was named in an Indictment filed on July 19, 2017 charging him with Distribution of a Quantity of Her... More...
   $0 (02-04-2018 - NC)

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