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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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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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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. Erick Gibbs

Gibbs pleaded guilty in August 2010 to possession of a firearm by a felon, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1), and thereafter he was sentenced to 36 months’ imprisonment and 3 years’ supervised release. Six months after Gibbs was released from prison, he was charged in state court for possession of drug paraphernalia and, upon conviction, was sentenced to 45 days’ imprisonment, suspended, ... More...   $0 (07-22-2018 - NC)

United States of America v. John Soule District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, MA - Abington Man Pleads Guilty to Robbing Three Banks

An Abington man pleaded guilty on July 19, 2018 in federal court in Boston to robbing three Greater Boston-area banks.

John Soule, 53, pleaded guilty to three counts of bank robbery. U.S. District Court Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV scheduled sentencing for Oct. 19, 2018. Soule was arrested and charged in September 2017 a... More...
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United States of America v. Arthur Voutselas District of New Hampshire Federal Courthouse - Concord, New Hampshire

Concord, NH - Nashua Man Pleads Guilty to Fentanyl Trafficking

Arthur Voutselas, 27, previously of Nashua, pleaded guilty in federal court to a fentanyl trafficking charge.

According to court documents and statements made in court, on two separate occasions in January 2018, Voutselas sold small quantities of cocaine to a cooperating individual working with law enfor... 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. 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)

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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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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Steven Skinner v. State of Tennessee

In 1999, Petitioner was involved in the murder of two victims. State v. Steve Skinner (Skinner I), No. W2003-00887-CCA-R3-CD, 2005 WL 468322 at *1 (Tenn. Crim. App. Feb. 28, 2005), perm. app. denied (Tenn. June 27, 2005). During the course of the trial, the jury found that Petitioner, along with Marcus Boyd, Calvin Wardlow, Calvin Boyd, and Michael Brown, conspired to murder the victimsafter theyl... More...   $0 (07-21-2018 - TN)

State of Tennessee v. Antonio Lamont Booker

On August 5, 2010, Defendant pled guilty to a reduced charge of facilitation of sale of a Schedule II controlled substance within a drug-free school zone and, pursuant to a plea agreement, was sentenced to serve tenyears on unsupervised probation.
Probation Revocation Proceedings
A probation revocation warrant alleging that Defendant had violated the terms of probation by obtaining new c... More...
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STATE OF TENNESSEE v. ZIBERIA MARICO CARERO

The evidence giving rise to the Defendant’s convictions is that on October 4, 2012, officers with the Knoxville Police Department were attempting to locate the Defendantand take him into custody pursuant to a warrant in another case. In order to do so, officers utilized a confidential informant to set up a drug buy from the Defendant. When the Defendant arrived at the arranged location to meet w... More...   $0 (07-21-2018 - TN)

State of Tennessee v. Gavino Torres, Jr.

The Defendant was indicted for possession of a Schedule I drug, heroin, with intent to sell or deliver; possession of a Schedule II drug, methamphetamine, with intent to sell or deliver; possession of a Schedule IV drug, alprazolam, with intent to sell or deliver; and possession of a Schedule IV drug, clonazepam, with intent to sell or deliver. He pled guilty to the lesser-included offense of att... More...   $0 (07-21-2018 - TN)

State of Tennessee v. Tre Desean Bell

On the morning of August 2, 2013, after learning that his ex-girlfriend was in a relationship with the victim, Delano Blair, the Defendant approached and fired several shots at the victim and killed him. The Defendant was indicted by a Davidson County grand jury for first degree murder, and following a jury trial, he was convicted of voluntary manslaughter and sentenced to six years imprisonment ... More...   $0 (07-21-2018 - TN)

State of Tennessee v. Michael Lee Hogan

This case arises from a series of drug transactions police officers conducted using a confidential informant (“CI”), during which the Defendant sold drugs to the CI. Based upon his actions, a Dickson County grand jury issued a presentment, charging the Defendant with, inter alia, one count of the sale of less than 0.5 grams of cocaine and one count of the sale of more than 0.5 grams of cocaine. ... More...   $0 (07-21-2018 - TN)

United States of America v. Michael Gene Rushing Southern District of Mississippi Federal Courthouse - Gulfport, Mississippi

Jackson, MS - Jackson Man Sentenced to Over 17 Years in Federal Prison for Production and Possession of Child Pornography

Michael Gene Rushing, 58, of Jackson, was sentenced on July 19, 2018 by Senior U.S. District Judge Tom S. Lee to 210 months to serve, followed by a lifetime of supervised release, for producing child pornography and possession of child pornography, announced U. S. Att... More...
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United States of America v. Ricardo Silva Northern District of Georgia Federal Courthouse - Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta, GA - Defendant sentenced for trafficking methamphetamine from prison

Ricardo Silva, a current inmate at Smith State Prison and a high-ranking member of the Sureños prison gang, has been sentenced to 35 years in federal prison for trafficking methamphetamine. He is currently serving a sentence with the state of Georgia for trafficking cocaine.

“Silva’s time in state pri... More...
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United States of America v. Gina Curry and Ronnie Jones United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia - Valdosta, Georgia

Valdosta, GA - Two Thomasville Residents Plead Guilty To Possession With The Intent To Distribute Cocaine

Gina Curry age 35, and Ronnie Jones, age 37, both of Thomasville, Georgia, plead guilty on July 12, 2018, to possession with the intent to distribute cocaine in violation of 21 USC §§ 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(C). The pleas were entered before the Honorable Hugh Lawson, Senior United S... More...
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Thomas W. Sikes v. United States Department of the Navy Southern District of Georgia Federal Courthouse - Savannah, Georgia

We must decide whether the United States Department of the Navy improperly withheld documents related to the suicide of Admiral J.M. Boorda in response to a request made under the Freedom of Information Act.
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In 1996, United States Navy Admiral J.M. Boorda, then Chief of Naval Operations, committed suicide in Washington, D.C. He left two suicide notes at his home: one addressed to his sai... More...
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Patrick Lafferty v. Wells fargo Bank, N.A.

This is the third appeal that comes to us in this case, which arises out of Patrick
and Mary Lafferty’s purchase of a defective motor home from Geweke Auto & RV
Group (Geweke) with an installment loan funded by Wells Fargo Bank, N.A (Wells
Fargo).
In Lafferty v. Wells Fargo Bank (2013) 213 Cal.App.4th 545 (Lafferty I), this
court affirmed in part and reversed in part the actio... More...
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STATE OF OHIO vs. TERRANCE TIMMONS, JR.

Appellant was indicted in the underlying cases for drug-related offenses occurring in
August and October 2016. Appellant entered guilty pleas to some of the charges, with the
remaining counts being nolled. He was sentenced to a total aggregate prison term on all three
cases of 14.5 years.
{¶3} In Cuyahoga C.P. No. CR-16-611004-A, appellant pled guilty to the following
c... More...
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State of Ohio v. Thomas A. Cousino

On March 6, 2017, 47-year-old Thomas Cousino was indicted on three
counts of rape, violations of R.C. 2907.02(A)(1)(a); one count of sexual battery, a
violation of R.C. 2907.03(A)(5); and one count of gross sexual imposition, a violation of
R.C. 2907.05(A)(1). These charges arose from Cousino’s sexual abuse of 17-year-old
foreign exchange student, Y.D., whom he and his wife ho... More...
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