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STATE OF KANSAS v. THOMAS E. BROWN JR

On February 27, 2013, Brown was arrested and charged with one count each of possession of heroin with the intent to distribute, possession of marijuana, and failure to maintain a single lane. During a search incident to the arrest, an officer found 48 small heroin-filled balloons in Brown's coat.

Before trial, the State submitted a list of proposed jury instructions, which the parties d... More...
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In the Matter of the Equalization Appeal of KANSAS STAR CASINO, L.L.C. for the Year 2015

Kansas Star is one of four state-sponsored gaming enterprises in Kansas authorized under K.S.A. 74-8733 et seq., the Kansas Expanded Lottery Act (KELA), and is located in the south central gaming zone. In 2007 the Legislature passed KELA which divided the state into four gaming zones—northeast, south central, southwest, and southeast—and authorized the Kansas Lottery to operate a single gaming fac... More...   $0 (07-22-2018 - KS)

STATE OF KANSAS v. SAMUEL LEE WOOD

Kevin Matthews was driving in Independence, at around 10 p.m. on December 18, 2014. As he crossed a bridge, Matthews noticed Wood's vehicle stopped on the side of the road. Matthews remarked that this was "a bad place to park" because it was right off the bridge with steep ditches and a narrow shoulder.

About 10 minutes later, when Matthews was traveling in the other direction, he saw W... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. SETH COLLINS

In May 2016, the State charged Collins with one count of intentional second degree murder in violation of K.S.A. 2015 Supp. 21-5403(a)(1) and one count of reckless aggravated battery in violation of K.S.A. 2015 Supp. 21-5413(b)(2)(B). The charges arose from two incidents on April 30, 2016, between Collins and his neighbor's identical twin daughters that ended in a fatal stab wound to Kayla Brown's... More...   $0 (07-22-2018 - KS)

State of North Dakota v. Walter Joseph Grant, Jr.

In August 2016 Grant was charged with gross sexual imposition, burglary, aggravated assault, terrorizing, and felonious restraint. At Grant's initial district court appearance he was uncooperative, he said he was not going to listen to the judge, and he put his fingers in his ears. The hearing was ended as a result of Grant's behavior. The hearing was later completed at the jail.
[¶3] The Stat... More...
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Sean Michael Kovalevich v. State of North Dakota

In 2013, a jury found Kovalevich guilty of two counts of gross sexual imposition and one count of corruption of a minor. Kovalevich engaged in sexual acts with a minor female at Canad Inns, a hotel in Grand Forks, in February and August of 2012. Kovalevich appealed, and we affirmed the criminal judgment. See State v. Kovalevich, 2015 ND 11, 858 N.W.2d 625. Kovalevich applied for post-conviction re... More...   $0 (07-22-2018 - ND)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. PATRICIA YVONNE DIGGS, a/k/a Patricia Yvonne Johnson, a/k/a Patricia Yvonne Holmes

A jury found Patricia Yvonne Diggs guilty of conspiring to commit bank fraud in
violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1349 (2012). Diggs and her husband, Brian Diggs, conspired to
defraud certain financial institutions through material false statements and omissions
related to vehicle purchase loans. Diggs raises two issues in this appeal, both of which
relate to the Government’s evidence... More...
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United States of America v. Muhammad Ismail and Kamran Khan District of Connecticut Federal Courthouse - New Haven, Connecticut

Hartford, CT - Connecticut Business Owners Who Profited from Unlawful Exports to Pakistan Are Sentenced

A father and son were sentenced on July 19, 2018 in Bridgeport federal court for profiting from unlawful exports to Pakistan. U.S. District Judge Stefan R. Underhill sentenced both MUHAMMAD ISMAIL, 67, of Meriden, and KAMRAN KHAN, 38, of Hamden, to 18 months imprisonment followed by th... More...
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In Re: Steven Fustolo - Steven Fustolo v. The Patroit Group, LLC District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

Following trial on The
Patriot Group, LLC's ("Patriot") adversary complaint requesting
denial of the discharge in bankruptcy of Steven Fustolo's
("Fustolo") debt, the bankruptcy court allowed Patriot's motion to
amend its pleadings and denied Fustolo's discharge pursuant to the
newly added claim. Fustolo seeks reprieve from his encumbrance,
imploring us to reverse the bankr... More...
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Kathleen Willhide-Michiulis v. mammoth Mountain Ski Area, LLC

Plaintiff Kathleen Willhide-Michiulis was involved in a tragic snowboarding
accident at Mammoth Mountain Ski Area. On her last run of the day, she collided with a
snowcat pulling a snow-grooming tiller and got caught in the tiller. The accident resulted
in the amputation of her left leg, several skull fractures and facial lacerations, among
other serious injuries. She and her husba... More...
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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. EDWARD SMITH

Defendant‐Appellant Edward Smith (“Smith”) appeals from a  District Court judgment entered on October 7, 2015 by Judge Failla. A  jury convicted Smith of being a felon in possession of a firearm and  ammunition, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1), and of possession of  crack  cocaine  with  intent  to  distribute,  in  violation  of  21  U.S.C.  §§ 841(a)(1),  (b)(1)(C).  At  sentencing, ... More...   $0 (07-21-2018 - )

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. KENDALL ROSE, IKE WEEMS, a/k/a True, ANTHONY SABETTA, ALBERTO RODRÍGUEZ

We begin with an overview of this case's factual and procedural background, which also gives us the opportunity to review the law that is in play here. A. The facts relevant to this appeal are straightforward and uncontested. All of the Defendants were convicted of violating 18 U.S.C. § 922(g), which forbids from possessing firearms individuals who have been convicted of crimes that are ... More...   $0 (07-21-2018 - RI)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. DAVID A. FRATES

Appellant David Frates pleaded guilty to one count of federal armed bank robbery, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 2113(a) & (d). At his sentencing hearing, the district court applied the United States Sentencing Guidelines' career offender enhancement, increasing Frates's guideline sentencing range to 188-235 months' imprisonment. The court varied downward and sentenced Frates to 132 months' ... More...   $0 (07-21-2018 - MA)

Andre Jermaine Thomas a/k/a Andre Thomas v. State of Mississippi

Andre Jermaine Thomas and Anthony Ledet went to the Sam’s Club in Gulfport,
Mississippi, at around 8:00 p.m. on February 27, 2015. The store’s surveillance video shows
that Thomas and Ledet entered the store, walked to the electronics department, loaded two
flat-screen television boxes onto a flat cart, and then pushed the cart past the cash registers
to the store’s exit. Sam’s Clu... More...
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Henry Earl Harvey a/k/a Henry E. Harvey a/k/a Henry Harvey v. State of Mississippi

On the night of January 26, 2015, Jasmine Brown, Eddie Briggs, and Shondra Gardner
were living at the Emerald Pines Apartments. After running errands, Jasmine and Shondra
returned to their apartment. Some time that evening, Harvey arrived at the apartment and all
three began drinking, smoking spice,2 and using cocaine. Dexter Washington arrived at some
point after Harvey, but Jasmi... More...
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V'Nell L. Miskell a/k/a V'Nell Miskell a/k/a V'Nell Lee Miskell v. State of Mississippi

On September 11, 2014, Johnny Cooper’s body was discovered at Timberton Park in
Hattiesburg, Mississippi. His body was found submerged in water in the ditch/creek near the
softball fields. An autopsy revealed he had been shot six times, and the manner of death was
determined to be homicide.
¶3. Miskell’s brother, Vernell Miskell, provided a sworn statement to police that the
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La'Darrian McCray a/k/a LaDarrian A. McCray a/k/a LaDarrian McCray a/k/a D.J. v. State of Mississippi

In the early morning hours of October 17, 2014, Glentez Brown was shot several times
and killed at his apartment complex in Jackson, Mississippi. At trial, Brown’s wife, Ashley,
testified that on the evening of the shooting, Brown was driving his cousin, Wesley Gray,
home and then driving around their three-month-old infant son, trying to calm his crying and
help him fall asleep. ... More...
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Herman Jackson Jr. a/k/a Herman Jackson III a/k/a Main a/k/a Main Love a/k/a Herman Jackson v. State of Mississippi

In June 2013, a confidential informant (CI) told narcotics agents with the Clarksdale
Police Department that Jackson possessed a large amount of marijuana and that he was
selling it out of his home at 343-B Bolivar Street. Officers considered the CI reliable
because the informant had provided information in numerous prior cases and was
instrumental in helping to obtain prior convi... More...
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Latterance Dontae Adams a/k/a Laterrance Donta Adams v. State of Mississippi

Latterance Adams was indicted for unlawful possession of a cell phone while
confined in a correctional facility. At trial, Michael Jones, a security captain at Walnut
Grove Correctional Facility, testified that as he was making his rounds on February 20, 2015,
he noticed an open cell door. The cell was assigned to Yotyler Miller and Alvin Green, and
a third inmate, Adams, was in ... More...
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STATE OF FLORIDA v. WALTER UPSHAW

While on foot patrol in a high crime area, two Orlando police officers observed
cannabis spread on the passenger’s side dashboard of a red SUV. On closer inspection,
they could also see cannabis on the passenger’s seat and floor. About fifteen minutes
later, Upshaw entered the passenger side of the vehicle, while a woman entered the
driver’s side. Shortly thereafter, the off... More...
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AMERICA HERNANDEZ v. STATE OF FLORIDA

The defendant was convicted on a charge of arson of a dwelling and was placed
on community control. The community control order contained a number of conditions,
including that the defendant could not change her residence without obtaining the consent
of her supervising officer (condition 3) and that she must comply with all instructions given
to her by her supervising officer ... More...
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BRYAN THOMAS ROBINSON v. STATE OF FLORIDA

Bryan Thomas Robinson was charged by indictment with the first-degree
premeditated murder of Stephen Gorney (Count One), robbery with a deadly weapon
(Count Two), and dealing in stolen property (Counts Three and Four). Robinson was
under the age of eighteen at the time of the offense. He was tried jointly with his
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codefendant, Tyzick Joseph Wall, before a jury. Robin... More...
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TYZICK JOSEPH WALL v. STATE OF FLORIDA

Tyzick Joseph Wall appeals his convictions and sentences for second-degree
murder with a deadly weapon, robbery with a deadly weapon, and two counts of dealing
in stolen property.1 Wall was under the age of eighteen when he committed these crimes.

We affirm his convictions without further discussion but remand for resentencing on Count
One, second-degree murder. ... More...
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DAROLD MOTLEY TIBBETTS vs STATE OF FLORIDA

The defendant was charged in 1989 with first-degree murder and other crimes arising from the same incident. If convicted, he was facing the possibility of the death penalty. The state’s evidence, from multiple witnesses placing the defendant at the scene of the crime, and showing the defendant’s consciousness of guilt through his post-crime actions and statements, was overwhelming.

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HERMANE THOMANY vs STATE OF FLORIDA

First, counsel’s time for voir dire is not unlimited. We recognize that Florida Rule of Criminal Procedure 3.300(b) provides: “Counsel for both the state and defendant shall have the right to examine jurors orally on their voir dire. . . . The right of the parties to conduct an examination of each juror orally shall be preserved.” However, we have interpreted this ... More...   $0 (07-21-2018 - FL)

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