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United States of America v. Shawn Michael Wentz District of Montana Federal Courthouse - Billings, Montana

Billings, MT - Glendive Man Gets Federal Jail Time for Possessing Child Pornography

A Glendive man will spend over 6 years in federal prison for downloading and possessing child pornography to his computer. Shawn Michael Wentz, 28, previously pleaded guilty in October 2017 to possession of child pornography stemming from a May 2015 investigation by the Montana Internet Crimes Against Chi... More...
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United States of America v. Kenneth E. Fairley Southern District of Mississippi - Federal Courthouse - Jackson, Mississippi

Appellant-Defendant Kenneth Fairley appeals his jury conviction for theft of government property in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 641 (counts two and three) and conspiracy to commit theft of government property in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 371 (count one). Fairley argues that: (1) the indictment, jury instruction, and verdict form all misstated the elements of § 641; (2) the district court erroneously a... More...   $0 (01-25-2018 - MS)

United States of America v. John Kelsey Gammell District of Minnesota Federal Courthouse - Minneapolis, Minnesota

Minneapolis, MN - New Mexico Man Pleads Guilty To Directing Computer Attacks Against Websites Of Dozens Of Victims, As Well As Felon-In-Possession Charges

A New Mexico man pleaded guilty today in St. Paul, Minnesota, for directing computer attacks against the websites of his prior employers, business competitors and public services, as well as felon-in-possession charges.

U.S. A... More...
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United States of America v. Jonathan L. Courtland Eastern District of Kentucky Courthouses

Frankfort, KY - Frankfort Man Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Distribute Cocaine and a Firearm Offense

Jonathan L. Courtland, 35, of Frankfort, pleaded on January 8, 2018 to Conspiracy to Distribute Cocaine and being a Convicted Felon in Possession of a Firearm.

In his guilty plea, Courtland admitted that he had engaged in several instances of cocaine distribution in Frankfort, Ke... More...
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Robert Law v. Ronald Zemp Oregon Supreme Court Building - Eugene, Oregon

This review proceeding arises out of a post-judgment
order charging a judgment debtor’s interests in four limited
partnerships and a limited liability company to satisfy the
judgment creditor’s judgment against him. The charging
order was issued over the limited partnerships’ and limited
liability company’s objections that ancillary provisions
included in the charging order... More...
   $0 (01-11-2018 - OR)

United States of America v. Mario D. Collins and Paulette M. Clayton Northern District of Mississippi Federal Courthouse - Oxford, Mississippi

Oxford, MS - Atlanta Residents Convicted of Interstate Trafficking of a Victim for Commercial Sex Purposes

A jury in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi has convicted two individuals of Transporting a Victim from Georgia to Mississippi to engage in prostitution. Following a two day trial in Oxford, Mississippi, a jury convicted Mario D. Collins of M... More...
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United States of America v. Konrads Voits Eastern District of Michigan Federal Courthouse - Detroit, Michigan

Detroit, MI - Ann Arbor Man Pleads Guilty to Computer Intrusion Case

An Ann Arbor man pleaded guilty on December 1, 2017 to devising and executing a plan to access and cause damage to the Washtenaw County government computer system.

Joining Lemisch in the announcement was David P. Gelios, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation and Sheriff Jerry Clayton, Washten... More...
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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, EX REL ANTHONY R. SPAY v. CVS CAREMARK CORPORATION; CAREMARK RX UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE THIRD CIRCUIT

Part D of the Medicare program is a voluntary prescription drug benefit program that subsidizes the cost of prescription drugs and prescription drug insurance premiums for Medicare enrollees.2 The Part D program operates as a public-private partnership between the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) and government contractors. CMS contracts with private insurance companies called “S... More...   $0 (12-03-2017 - PA)

United States of America, ex rel. Anthony R. Spay v. CVS Caremark Corporation Third Circuit Court of Appeals - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

We are asked to consider the viability of two potential defenses to an alleged False Claims Act violation that arise in the context of the Medicare Part D Program: the government knowledge inference, which can defeat a finding of scienter in certain circumstances, and the element of materiality.1 The District Court relied upon the government knowledge inference doctrine in dismissing the claims. A... More...   $0 (11-23-2017 - )

United States of America v. PDC Energy, Inc.

Denver, CO - The Justice Department, Environmental Protection Agency and State of Colorado Reach Agreement With PDC Energy, Inc. to Resolve Litigation and Reduce Air Pollution

The Department of Justice, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the State of Colorado today announced a settlement with Denver-based PDC Energy, Inc. resolving Clean Air Act violations alleged in a ci... More...
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United States of America v. Manuel David Orozco Montana District Federal Courthouse - Great Falls, Montana

Great Falls, MT - Great Falls Man Sentenced to Prison for Possession of Child Pornography

A Great Falls, Montana man was sentenced for possession of child pornography. United States District Judge Brian M. Morris sentenced Manuel David Orozco, 42, to 120 months in prison, 10 years of supervised release, and a $5,100 special assessment. When he was arrested, Orozco was a Tier I sex offen... More...
   $0 (10-18-2017 - MT)

United States of America v. David Daoud Wright, aka Dawud Sharif Abdul Khaliq, aka Dawud Sharif Abdul Khaliq United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, MA Massachusetts Man Convicted of Supporting ISIS and Conspiring to Murder U.S. Citizens

David Daoud Wright, aka Dawud Sharif Abdul Khaliq, aka Dawud Sharif Abdul Khaliq, 28, of Everett, Massachusetts, was convicted of conspiracy to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), a designated foreign terrorist organization; conspiracy to commit acts of te... More...
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David Hovannisian v. First American Title Insurance Company

David and Linda Hovannisian purchased property from Wells Fargo Bank (Wells
Fargo) at a foreclosure sale. Several months later they discovered there was a first
priority deed of trust on the property that had not been extinguished by the foreclosure.
The Hovannisians sued Wells Fargo for intentional and negligent misrepresentation based
2.
on a statement in Wells Fargo‟s... More...
   $0 (09-17-2017 - CA)

United States of America v. Rickey Robertson, a/k/a "Slick Rick" and Ladarius Jackson, a/k/a "Dee Don" Federal Courthouse - New Orleans, Louisiana

Oxford, MS - Sex Trafficking Defendants Plea Guilty in Federal Court

Rickey Robertson a.k.a. “Slick Rick” and Ladarius Jackson, a.k.a. “Dee Don” entered pleas of guilty on August 16, 2017 on sex trafficking charges before Chief U.S. District Judge Sharion Aycock in Aberdeen, Mississippi. Robertson entered a guilty plea on Count One of the Indictment – Sex Trafficking Conspiracy – in viola... More...
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United States of America v. Aristides Sanchez Federal Courthouse - San Juan, Puerto Rico

San Juan, PR - Owner of Arecibo Aquarium Business Pleads Guilty to Two Federal Lacey Act Felonies for Illicit Trafficking of Protected Corals

Aristides Sanchez, a resident of Arecibo, Puerto Rico, pleaded guilty on August 23, 2017 to two felony violations of the federal Lacey Act for collecting, purchasing, falsely labeling, and shipping protected marine invertebrate species as part of a... More...
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Curci Investments, LLC v. James P. Baldwin

Respondent James P. Baldwin (Baldwin), a prominent real estate developer,
is no stranger to the complicated world of business entity structuring. Over the course of
his lifetime, he has formed and held interest in hundreds of corporations, partnerships and
limited liability companies. This appeal concerns one of those limited liability
companies, JPB Investments LLC (JPBI).
App... More...
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BC Ranch II, L.P. a/k/a Bosque Canyon Ranch II, L.P.; BC Ranch I, Inc., Tax Matter Partners v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals - New Orleans, Louisiana

Petitioners-Appellants, BC Ranch I, L.P. (“BCR I”), and B.C. Ranch II, L.P. (“BCR II”), (collectively the “BCR Partnerships” or “Appellants”), claim that Respondent-Appellee, the Commissioner of Internal Revenue (the “Commissioner”), wrongfully disallowed their charitable deductions for two conservation easements. Appellants contend that in ruling for the Commission, the Tax Court wrongfully class... More...   $0 (08-11-2017 - TX)

Joanne Cote v. Derby Insurance Agency, Inc. and Kevin Dorn

Joanne Cote worked for Derby Insurance Agency from 1998 until 2014. In
2014, she sued the agency and Kevin Dorn (collectively, Derby),1 alleging sexual
discrimination based on a hostile work environment, as well as the torts of
intentional infliction of emotional distress and assault. On interlocutory appeal,
Derby challenges the district court’s denial of its motion for summary ju... More...
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United States of America v. Susanne G. Rüegg Meier Federal Courthouse - Alexandria, Virginia

Alexandria, VA - Former Credit Suisse Banker Pleads Guilty to Conspiring with U.S. Taxpayers and Other Swiss Bankers to Defraud the United States

A citizen and resident of Switzerland pleaded guilty July 19, 2017 to conspiring to defraud the United States in connection with her work as the head of a team of bankers for Credit Suisse AG.

According to the statement of facts and the... More...
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Wayne E. Freeman; Freeman Resources, Ltd.; FRM GP, LLC; Frank M. Bufkin, III; Buffco Production, Inc.; Twin Resources, LLC; and Chesapeake Louisiana, L.P. v. Harleton Oil & Gas, Inc.

“In 2008, oil and gas companies descended on east Texas . . . seeking to acquire leases to exploit the Haynesville Shale formation, which they viewed as having enormous potential.”1 During this frenzied period, Chesapeake Louisiana, L.P. (Chesapeake), entered into a letter agreement with Buffco Production, Inc. (Buffco), and Twin Resources, L.L.C. (Twin), to purchase three-year term assignments in... More...   $0 (07-07-2017 - TX)

United States of America v. Darryl Lee Wright Federal Courthouse - Seattle, Washington

Tacoma, WA - Snoqualmie Washington Man Sentenced to Three Years in Prison for Defrauding Government Programs of More than $646,000 - Invented Injuries from Rocket Attack to Falsely Claim Medals, Disability Payments and Other Benefits

A former Captain of the Idaho and Washington National Guard was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Tacoma to three years in prison, three years of supervis... More...
   $0 (06-05-2017 - WA)

Michael Cohen as Director, etc. v. Callander Associates Landscape Architecture, Inc.

After Governor Brown announced his intention to dissolve redevelopment
agencies, but before the legislation passed, City of Galt entered into an agreement (the
Cooperative Agreement) with its former redevelopment agency under which the former
redevelopment agency agreed to finance several parts of the redevelopment plan, totaling
more than $22,000,000. To obtain money for the finan... More...
   $0 (06-05-2017 - CA)

Randall Kevin Jones v. Officer S. Fransen, et al.

In history and literature, the name “Draco” has been associated with some notorious characters. Draco of ancient Greece is perhaps best known for the harsh legal code he composed, which inspired the word “draconian.” Antonios Loizides, Draco’s Law Code, ANCIENT HISTORY ENCYCLOPEDIA http://www.ancient.eu/ Dracos_Law_Code/ (last visited May 12, 2017). Draco Lucius Malfoy, of course, is Harry Potter’... More...   $0 (05-24-2017 - )

United States of America v. Omar Sharif Beasley Federal Courthouse - Minneapolis, Minnesota

Minneapolis, MN - Leader Of A Multi-State Heroin Trafficking Organization Sentenced To 300 Months In Prison

Omar Beasley and his co-conspirators trafficked heroin and other drugs to the Red Lake and White Earth Indian Reservations from Detroit, Chicago, and Minneapolis

Omar Sharif Beasley, 39, for leading a multi-state heroin trafficking conspiracy. BEASLEY, who was charged alo... More...
   $0 (05-10-2017 - MN)

United States of America v. Severiano Martinez-Rojas, a/k/a “Negro” and “Gato” Federal Courthouse - Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta, GA - Fourth Defendant Convicted for Role in Atlanta-Based Mexican Sex Trafficking Ring

Severiano Martinez-Rojas, also known as “Negro” and “Gato,” of Tenancingo, Tlaxcala, Mexico, has pleaded guilty in federal court to one count of sex trafficking and admitted his participation in the sex trafficking of three victims.

“This defendant’s guilty plea represents another succ... More...
   $0 (04-25-2017 - GA)

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