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United States of America v. Stephan D. Boggs Southern District of Ohio Courthouse - Cincinnati, Ohio

As a rule, people like to get what they pay for. Certainly
that’s true of the Department of Defense (DOD), which is tasked with buying military equipment.
So when the DOD discovered that many items it had purchased from a machine shop owned by
Stephan Boggs,1 a long-time DOD contractor, varied from the requirements specified by the DOD,
it started an investigation. That investigati... More...
   $0 (06-04-2018 - OH)

United States of America v. I&L Express Pharmacy Eastern District of Pennsylvania Federal Courthouse - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA - Pharmacy owners agree to pay $3.2 million to resolve False Claims case

The owners of I&L Express Pharmacy in Philadelphia have agreed to pay millions to resolve a False Claims Act case against them, U.S. Attorney William M. McSwain announced today.

Irina Minkovich and Yelena Babchinetskya have agreed to pay $3.2 million to the federal government to resolve alle... More...
   $3200000 (06-04-2018 - PA)

United States of America v. Dr. Michael Alson Smith Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals Helping People Find You On The Internet 888-354-4529

Charlotte, NC - Former North Carolina Physician Pleads Guilty To Durg Distribution, Health Care Fraud, And Aggravated Identity Theft Charges

The Defendant Admitted to Prescribing Pain Medication to Female Patients in Exchange for Sex Acts

Dr. Michael Alson Smith, 65, a former Mt. Holly, N.C. family practice physician, appeared in federal court today and pleaded guilty to drug di... More...
   $0 (06-04-2018 - NC)

TESAR INDUSTRIAL CONTRACTORS, INC. v. REPUBLIC STEEL

In 2012, Republic initiated a project to construct an electronic arc furnace at
Republic’s facility in Lorain, Ohio. The project involved several components, including the
erection of supporting and surrounding structures. Republic solicited bids for the project, which
required multiple contractors to perform different and overlapping portions.
{¶3} Tesar submitted an initia... More...
   $0 (06-03-2018 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO v. BRYAN J. GONEY

On March 15, 2017, Goney was indicted as follows: Count I, robbery; Count
II, robbery; Count III, kidnapping; and Count IV, abduction. As previously stated, Counts
I and III were each accompanied by RVO specifications. At his arraignment on March
22, 2017, Goney pled not guilty to all of the counts in the indictment, and the trial court
ordered bond in the amount of $100,000... More...
   $0 (06-03-2018 - OH)

Michelle Beth Kremer vs. Robbie Michael Kremer Minnesota Supreme Court

For almost three years, Robbie and Michelle lived together as a couple on a farm in
Fulda, Minnesota. Robbie owned and operated a farming enterprise. Michelle had three
children from a previous marriage. Robbie told Michelle that he would require an
antenuptial agreement if they ever married. Michelle was ambivalent about such an
agreement, and the parties did not discuss o... More...
   $0 (06-03-2018 - MN)

In the Matter of Property Seized from Jean Carlos Herrera and Fernando Rodriguez Supreme Court of Iowa

Claimants appeal an order by the district court that found Claimants’ Answer to the In Rem Forfeiture Complaint insufficient because it objected to providing
testimonial statements as to matters requested therein because claimant argued the
search and seizure were unlawful and such information would be fruit of the
poisonous tree, and simultaneously forfeited the property. (A1144-14... More...
   $0 (06-03-2018 - IA)

John Nist v. Steven Hall Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals Helping People Find You On The Internet 888-354-4529

A good faith purchaser is “[a] purchaser who buys
without notice of circumstance which would put a person of
ordinary prudence on inquiry as to the title, or as to an
impediment on the title, of a seller.” (Black’s Law Dict. (6th ed.
1992) p. 693, col. 2.) The trial court found that respondent,
Steven Hall, was a good faith purchaser at a lien sale and
acquired the contents... More...
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ANTHONY RUSSO VERSUS INTERNATIONAL DRUG DETECTION, L.L.C. AND PSYCHEMEDICS CORPORATION FIFTH CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEAL STATE OF LOUISIANA

Mr. Anthony Russo, a communications technician who services offshore oil
platforms and installations, filed a petition for damages on January 20, 2016
against International Drug Detection, LLC (“IDD”) and Psychemedics, wherein he
alleged that on or about July 7, 2015, he and approximately 200 other individuals,
prior to transportation to an offshore oil platform, underwent samp... More...
   $0 (06-02-2018 - LA)

United States of America v. Emil Rensing Southern District of New York - New York, New York

New York, NY - Chief Digital Officer Of Cable Network Sentenced To 51 Months In Prison For Defrauding His Former Employer Of More Than $7 Million

Emil Rensing was sentenced June 1, 2018 to 51 months in prison for his scheme to defraud his former employer, a premium cable network (the “Network”), of more than $7 million through false statements about purported services to be provided to th... More...
   $0 (06-02-2018 - NY)

Port Medical Wellness, Inc. v. Connecticut General Life Insurance Company

Port Medical Wellness, Inc. (Port Medical) sued the
International Longshore & Warehouse Union—Pacific Maritime
Association Welfare Plan (Plan), its Board of Trustees (Board),
and its former claims administrator, Connecticut General Life
Insurance Company (Connecticut General), seeking payment for
health care services provided to persons eligible for benefits
under the Plan.... More...
   $0 (06-02-2018 - CA)

United States of America v. Floyd Rose Southern District of New York - New York, New York

Defendant‐appellant Floyd Rose appeals the order of the United States
District Court for the Southern District of New York (Oetken, J.) denying Rose’s
motion to withdraw his plea of guilty to one count of Hobbs Act robbery, 18
U.S.C. § 1951(a). We now consider whether forcing someone to withdraw money
from an ATM and then stealing the money has a sufficient effect on intersta... More...
   $0 (06-01-2018 - CT)

Stephen Bushansky v. Patrick Soon-Shiong

Plaintiff Stephen Bushansky filed a shareholder derivative action in San Diego
Superior Court on behalf of nominal defendant NantKwest, Inc. Based on a forum
selection provision contained in NantKwest's certificate of incorporation that generally
designates Delaware as the forum for shareholder derivative actions, the trial court
dismissed Bushansky's suit.
On appeal, Bushansky... More...
   $0 (06-01-2018 - CA)

United States of America v. Betty McLain Southern District of Georgia Federal Courthouse - Savannah, Georgia

Savannah, GA - Uvalda Tax Preparer Pleads Guilty To Filing False Tax Returns

On Wednesday, May 23, 2018, Betty Mclain, 66, pled guilty to aiding and assisting the preparation of a false tax return before Senior U.S. District Court Judge Dudley H. Bowen, Jr.

According to the evidence presented at the plea hearing, Mclain operated Betty’s Tax Service next to her home in Uvalda, G... More...
   $0 (05-31-2018 - GA)

Gino Velez Scott v. United States of America Middle District of Florida Federal Courthouse - Tampa, Florida

Prosecutors are “servant[s] of the law” and should “prosecute with earnestness and vigor.” Berger v. United States, 295 U.S. 78, 88 (1935). But though the prosecutor “may strike hard blows, he is not at liberty to strike foul ones.” Id.
More than fifty years ago, Brady v. Maryland, 373 U.S. 83, 87 (1963), established that a prosecutor’s suppression of material evidence favorable to the accused... More...
   $0 (05-31-2018 - FL)

United States of America v. Dr. John J. Cauthon Middle District of Tennessee - Estes Kefauver Federal Courthouse Nashville, Tennessee

Nashville, TN - Middle Tennessee Podiatrist Sentenced To Federal Prison For Health Care Fraud Scheme

Dr. John J. Cauthon, 51, of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, was sentenced on May 30, 2018 in U.S. District Court to two years in prison for healthcare fraud. Cauthon was indicted in October 2015 on seven counts of healthcare fraud and was found guilty on four counts, after a jury trial in Septem... More...
   $0 (05-30-2018 - TN)

United States of America v. Jackie Chaney, a/k/a Jackie Scott Eastern District of Louisiana Federal Courthouse - New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans, LA - Louisiana Woman Sentenced In Stolen Identity Tax Refund Fraud Scheme

A resident of Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana was sentenced today to 24 months in prison for her involvement in a stolen identity tax refund fraud scheme, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans of the East... More...
   $0 (05-30-2018 - LA)

United States of America v. Leonard Ray Foster Western District of Oklahoma Federal Courthouse - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK - Multi-Million-Dollar Gift-Card Fraud Leads to More Than Fifteen Years Prison

Leonard Ray Foster, 48, of Oklahoma City, has been sentenced to 188 months in prison for fraud and money laundering in connection with a scheme to defraud retailers of millions of dollars through gift cards, announced Robert J. Troester, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Oklaho... More...
   $0 (05-29-2018 - OK)

United States of America v. Boone B. Khoonsrivong Eastern District of California Federal Courthouse - Sacramento, California

Sacramento, CA - Stockton Man Sentenced To Over 5 Years In Prison In Credit Card Fraud And Identity Theft Scheme

Conspiracy Involved Target Department Store’s REDcard Accounts

Boone B. Khoonsrivong, 41, of Stockton, was sentenced on May 24, 2018 by U.S. District Judge Troy L. Nunley to five years and five months in prison for conspiracy to commit credit card fraud and aggravated... More...
   $0 (05-29-2018 - CA)

United States of America v. Timothy Murphy, a/k/a Mr. Black, a/k/a Colby Muhlberg, a/k/a Arthur Whitton Eastern District of Missouri Federal Courthouse - St. Louis, Missouri

St. Louis, MO - Twentieth Defendant Sentenced for Federal Fraud and Money Laundering Charges Related to Telemarketing Enterprise that Targeted the Elderly

Timothy Murphy, a/k/a Mr. Black, a/k/a Colby Muhlberg, a/k/a Arthur Whitton, 34, of Phoenix, Arizona, was sentenced on May 22, 2018 to 54 months in prison in connection with a multi-count indictment arising from a fraudulent telemarketi... More...
   $0 (05-28-2018 - MO)

RONALD D. HENDRIX, BDOE OF CHESTERFIELD, INC., BDOE, INC., and BD75, INC. V. JIM SHERIDAN, UES, LLC, SFCC-OLATHE, INC., and SHERIDAN'S FRANCHISE SYSTEMS, INC. Kansas Judicial Center

In 2013, Hendrix; BDOE, Inc.; and Hendrix's two other franchises (collectively Hendrix) filed suit against Sheridan; UES, LLC, the company that owned Unforked; and SFCC-Olathe, Inc. alleging fraud, breach of contract, and violations of the Kansas Consumer Protection Act. He later amended the petition to include SFS. Hendrix sought damages in excess of $75,000 and a declaration that he did not have... More...   $0 (05-27-2018 - KS)

United States of America v. Millicent Traylor Eastern District of Michigan Federal Courthouse - Detroit, Michigan

Detroit, MI - Doctor Convicted in $8.9 Million Health Care Fraud Scheme

A federal jury found a physician guilty today for her role in a scheme involving approximately $8.9 million in fraudulent Medicare claims for home health care and other physician services that were procured through the payment of kickbacks, were not medically necessary, not actually provided or, in some cases, were pr... More...
   $0 (05-27-2018 - MI)

United States of America v. Arthur Rathburn Eastern District of Michigan Federal Courthouse - Detroit, Michigan

Detroit, MI - Grosse Pointe Park Man Sentenced on Fraud Scheme Involving Distribution of Infectious Human Remains

A Grosse Pointe Park resident was sentenced on May 22, 2018 to 108 months in federal prison after having been convicted earlier this year by a jury on charges of wire fraud, transportation of hazardous material, and false statements in a scheme involving the distribution of bo... More...
   $0 (05-26-2018 - MI)

United States of America v. Charles Turner and Donald Kevin Collins Eastern District of Tennessee Courthouse - Greeneville, TN

Greenville, TN - Charles Turner and Donald Kevin Collins Sentenced for Mail Fraud Conspiracy to Defraud Mountain Empire Surgery Center

On May 23, 2018, two individuals were sentenced by the Honorable J. Ronnie Greer, U.S. District Judge, for their roles in a conspiracy to commit mail fraud. Donald Kevin Collins, 41, of Elizabethton, Tennessee, was sentenced to serve 51 months in federal ... More...
   $0 (05-26-2018 - TN)

United States of America v. Tyler Barriss, Casey Viner and Shan Gaskill District of Kansas Federal Courthouse - Wichita, Kansas

Wichita, KS - Federal Charges Filed In Deadly Wichita Swatting Case

A federal indictment unsealed here today charges three men in a “swatting” incident where false reports to police and emergency services set off a chain of events that led to a Wichita man being shot and killed, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said.

The indictment alleges the defendants are responsible for hoax ... More...
   $0 (05-25-2018 - KS)

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