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

Tallahassee, FL - Tallahassee Woman Convicted of Drug Trafficking

After a day and a half trial, Jamila Takiyah Hunter, 32, of Tallahassee, was convicted on February 14, 2018 afternoon of possession with intent to distribute the controlled substance α-Pyrrolidinovalerophenone or “Alpha-PVP.”

Hunter’s four co-defendants pled guilty in late 2017 and early 2018 as follows:
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United States of America v. Virgal Malott District of New Mexico Federal Courthouse - Albuquerque, New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM - Albuquerque Felon Sentenced to 200 Months for Conviction on Federal Armed Robbery, Carjacking and Firearms Charges

Prosecution Brought under Federal “Worst of the Worst” Anti-Violence Initiative

Virgal Malott, 23, of Albuquerque, N.M., was sentenced on February 15, 2018 in federal court to 200 months (16.6 years) of imprisonment for his conviction on armed robbe... More...
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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. Armando Angeles District of Kansas Federal Courthouse - Wichita, Kansas

Armando Angeles appeals the denial of his motion to suppress evidence found in
his vehicle after a traffic stop. He argues the stop violated the Fourth Amendment.
Exercising jurisdiction under 28 U.S.C. § 1291, we conclude the stop was valid because it
was based on reasonable suspicion of a traffic offense. We therefore affirm.
* This order and judgment is not binding precedent, ex... More...
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United States of America v. Eric Nathaniel Agee District of Oregon Federal Courthouse - Eugene, Oregon

Eugene, OR - Armed Drug Traffickers from Marion and Linn County Receive Federal Prison Sentences

U.S. District Court Judge Ann Aiken sentenced Eric Nathaniel Agee, 39, of Linn County, Oregon, to 15 years in federal prison for possession of methamphetamine and a stolen firearm. The day prior, on Wednesday, February 7, 2018, Judge Aiken sentenced Shawna Marie Smith, 30, also a resident of ... More...
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Amie Wieland v. Owner-Operator Services, Inc. Jackson County Courthouse - Kansas City, Missouri

Owner-Operator Services Inc. appeals the circuit court’s judgment in favor of Amie
Wieland for her claim of negligence alleging her employer, Owner-Operator, breached its
duty to protect her from the criminal act of a third person on its premises. Owner-Operator
argues the circuit court erred in submitting a verdict director to the jury that was not
supported by substantial evidenc... More...
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United States of America v. Ryan Scott Luscombe Western District of Missouri Federal Courthouse - Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City, MO - Jury Convicts KC Man of Investment Fraud Scheme

A Kansas City, Mo., man was convicted by a federal trial jury on January 16, 2018 of a nearly $500,000 investment fraud scheme.


Ryan Scott Luscombe, 45, of Kansas City, was found guilty of all six counts contained in a June 6, 2017, federal indictment. Luscombe was convicted of three counts of wire fraud, two ... More...
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United States of America v. Nakia Palmer and Nathaniel Palmer Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals MoreLaw Can Make Your Phone Ring 888-354-4529

Montgomery, AL - Social Security Administration Employee and Husband Convicted in Public Benefit Fraud Scheme

On Thursday, February 15, 2018, a federal jury found two Montgomery residents guilty of fraud and witness tampering, announced United States Attorney Louis V. Franklin, Sr. The two defendants were Nakia Palmer, 35, a former employee of the Social Security Administration, and her... More...
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State of Missouri v. Phillip Douglas and Jennifer M. Gaulter Jackson County Courthouse - Kansas City, Missouri

The state appeals from the circuit court’s order sustaining the defendants’ motions
to suppress all evidence seized pursuant to a warrant authorizing search of a residence for
stolen items. The state admits an officer submitted a prepared search warrant form, which
was then executed by a circuit judge, authorizing a search for any deceased human fetus
or corpse despite the fact the... More...
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United States of America v. Gregorio Lucas-Ramos Middle District of Florida Federal Courthouse - Tampa, Florida

Tampa, FL - Mexican Citizen Sentenced To Nine Years For Trafficking In Methamphetamine

U.S. District Judge Elizabeth A. Kovachevich has sentenced Gregorio Lucas-Ramos (29) to nine years in federal prison for conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine. He pleaded guilty on October 25, 2017.

According to court documents, Lucas-Ramos is ... More...
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United States of America v. Dion Clark Western District of Texas Federal Courthouse - Fort Worth, Texas

Fort Worth, TX - Fort Worth Man Sentenced to 25 Years in Federal Prison for Breaking into Pharmacies and Stealing Controlled Substances

Dion Clark, 36, of Fort Worth, Texas, was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge John McBryde to 25 years in federal prison, following his guilty plea in August 2017 to one count of conspiracy to interfere with commerce by robbery and one count of us... More...
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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...
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United States of America v. City and County of Honolulu Federal Courthouse - Honolulu, Hawaii

Honolulu, HI - Justice Department Reaches Settlement with the City and County of Honolulu and All Island Automotive Towing for Illegally Auctioning Servicemembers’ Cars

The Justice Department today announced it has reached an agreement with the City and County of Honolulu, Hawaii (Honolulu or the City) and its contracted towing company, All Island Automotive Towing (All Island Towing), to... More...
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United States of America v. Chaka LeChar Castro and Juan Olaya Eastern District of Michigan Federal Courthouse - Detroit, Michigan

In December 2014, a string of home invasions struck Dallas,
Texas. Law enforcement focused their investigation on Chaka Castro and Juan Fernando Olaya.
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No. 17-1590 United States v. Castro, et al. Page 2
Texas courts issued warrants to search their phones. Consistent with the warrants, state officers
conducted detailed searches of Castro’s phones and a cursory search of Olaya’... More...
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John Doe v. Miami University, et al. Southern District of Ohio Courthouse - Cincinnati, Ohio

In the fall of 2014, John Doe and Jane Doe1 were students at Miami University, a public university located in Oxford, Ohio. The two students knew each other and had engaged in several consensual “physical encounters.” This
case arises from an incident between John and Jane on September 14, 2014. Both parties had
consumed alcohol, and John states that he was so intoxicated that he cannot re... More...
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Daryl Lynn Higdon v. United States of America Eastern District of Tennessee Federal Courthouse - Greeneville, Tennessee

Daryl Higdon was sentenced as an armed career criminal based in part on a North Carolina conviction for discharging a firearm into an occupied structure.
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The question here is whether that offense—which requires an application of force to an occupied structure, but not to the occupants themselves—nonetheless counts as an offense that involves... More...
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United States of America v. Marlon Alvarez-Campos Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals MoreLaw Can Make Your Phone Ring 888-354-4529

Gulfport, MS - El Salvadoran Man Pleads Guilty to Transporting Illegal Aliens Within the United States

Marlon Alvarez-Campos, 30, a citizen of El Salvador, pleaded guilty on February 15, 2018 before U.S. District Judge Louis Guirola, Jr., to the crime of transporting illegal aliens within the United States. Mr. Alvarez-Campos was found guilty of the offense and is scheduled to be sentence... More...
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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...
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Texas Department of Transportation v. Brian Milton Dallas County Courthouse - Dallas, Texas

In this premises liability case, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) appeals a judgment on a jury verdict in favor of Brian Milton. In two issues, TxDOT contends the evidence is legally insufficient to prove it had actual knowledge of the dangerous condition and to prove it failed to adequately warn Milton. We affirm the trial court’s judgment.
On September 21, 2012, Milton was inju... More...
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Victor Egly v. Farmers Insurance Exchange a/k/a Farmers Insurance Travis County Courthouse - Austin, Texas

Victor Egly appeals from the trial court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of
Farmers Insurance Exchange a/k/a Farmers Insurance (Farmers). In two issues, Egly contends that
the trial court erred in granting summary judgment because Farmers did not establish as a matter of
law that it had no duty to defend a suit brought by Egly against the driver of a vehicle insured by
Farmers... More...
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Kye and Denise Knox and Raymond and Jacqueline Muckleroy v. Eagle Water Management, Inc. Harris County Courthouse - Houston, Texas

After wastewater pumps in their neighborhood failed during a heavy rainfall, four homeowners sued the pumping facility operator, alleging that the operator’s negligence caused wastewater to flood their homes. The trial court granted summary
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judgment. The homeowners appeal, contending that they adduced evidence that raises a fact issue as to each element of their negligence claim. Because... More...
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Maranda Lynn O'Donnell v. Harris County, Texas, et al. Southern District of Texas Courthouse - Houston, Texas

Maranda ODonnell and other plaintiffs (collectively, “ODonnell”) brought a class action suit against Harris County, Texas, and a number of its officials—including County Judges,1 Hearing Officers, and the Sheriff (collectively, the “County”)—under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. ODonnell alleged the County’s system of setting bail for indigent misdemeanor arrestees violated Texas statutory and constitutional la... More...   $0 (02-15-2018 - TX)

Jon R. Deutsch v. Annis Enterprises, Inc. Western District of Texas Federal Courthouse - Austin, Texas

This is a companion case to Deutsch v. Travis County Shoe Hospital, Inc., No. 16-51431, 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 2647 (5th Cir. Feb. 2, 2018) (per curiam) (unpublished). Here, as there, Jon Deutsch appeals the dismissal, for want of Article III standing, of his claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”). And here, as there, Deutsch appeals (1) the contempt order of the magistrate judge (... More...   $0 (02-15-2018 - TX)

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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State of Florida v. Donald Smith Duval County Courthouse - Jacksonville, Florida

Jacksonville, FL - Jury Convicts Defendant In 14 Minute on Murder and Rape Charges

The State of Florida charged Donald Smith, age 61, with kidnap, sexual battery and first-degree murder in the kiddnapping, raping and murdering of Cherish Perrywinkle, age 8.

The State charged that Smith introduced himself as a good Samaritan to the mother of the child at a Wal-Mart Store and offer... More...
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