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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...
   $0 (07-22-2018 - KS)

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. 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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Jane Doe v. Brown University District of Rhode Island Federal Courthouse - Providence, Rhode Island Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

In November 2013, Jane Doe
("Doe"), then a freshman at Providence College, was sexually
assaulted by three students of Brown University ("Brown") on
Brown's campus. After Doe reported the assault to the local
authorities in the City of Providence, Brown notified Doe that it
would conduct an inquiry to determine whether the students had
violated Brown's Code of Student Condu... More...
   $0 (07-22-2018 - RI)

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...
   $0 (07-22-2018 - CA)

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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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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Kerry V. Covington v. State of Tennessee

The Petitioner was indicted for one count of aggravated burglary, two counts of theft of property valued at $1,000 or more but less than $10,000, one count of aggravated robbery, two counts of aggravated kidnapping, and two counts of aggravated rape. The District Public Defender’s Office declined appointment to represent the Petitioner because the District Public Defender was a close friend of on... More...   $0 (07-21-2018 - TN)

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. 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...
   $0 (07-21-2018 - GA)

United States of America v. Miteshkumar Patel, et al. Southern District of Texas Courthouse - Houston, Texas Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Houston, TX - 24 Defendants Sentenced in Multimillion Dollar India-Based Call Center Scam Targeting U.S. Victims

Twenty-one members of a massive India-based fraud and money laundering conspiracy that defrauded thousands of U.S. residents of hundreds of millions of dollars were sentenced this week to terms of imprisonment up to 20 years. Three other conspirators were sentenced earlier th... 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...
   $0 (07-20-2018 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO -vs- GARY O. COMPTON

On April 9, 2017, Lonnie Shimer returned to his home near Dresden, Ohio, and discovered a stranger inside his garage. Mr. Shimer gave chase to the man, but he lost track of him. When Shimer returned to his home, he noticed that several items had been removed from the residence and put into the garage. Sheriff deputies investigated and obtained a jacket Shimer discovered at the house, which was... More...   $0 (07-20-2018 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO v. ERIC J. TURNER

The events in question occurred on January 1, 2017, when Turner willfully eluded an officer after being signaled to stop and ultimately crashed his car into an OSHP cruiser. On January 5, 2017, Turner was indicted for failure to comply, vandalism (of the cruiser), receiving stolen property (a stolen license plate on the car he was driving), OVI, and aggravated possession of drugs (Percocet).... More...   $0 (07-20-2018 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO vs. DRAKKAR HARRIS

Harris was charged with the 2014 robberies of two individuals in B
1403840. Harris pleaded guilty to those charges on February 6, 2015, and he remained
released on bond pending sentencing. While out on bond, Harris committed several other
offenses including the aggravated robberies and the felonious assault that were charged in
B-1501428.
{¶3} When Harris appeared on Ma... More...
   $0 (07-20-2018 - OH)

Time Warner Cable, Inc. v. County of Los Angeles

Time Warner Cable (Time Warner) operates a cable system
that uses public rights-of-way in Los Angeles to provide cable
television,1 broadband, and telephone services. Time Warner
initially only provided television services. Once changing
technologies enabled broadband and telephone services to be
delivered over cable rights-of-way, Time Warner and many other
cable operators... More...
   $0 (07-20-2018 - CA)

United States of America v. Dr. Firoz Patka Southern District of Georgia Federal Courthouse - Savannah, Georgia

Savannah, GA - Court Orders Largest Diversion Civil Penalty against a Physician in Southern District Of Georgia History

The United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia entered a default judgment against Dr. Firoz Patka, of Martinez, Georgia, totaling $1.2 million. In May 2017, the United States filed a complaint against Dr. Patka for violations of the Controlled Sub... More...
   $1200000 (07-19-2018 - GA)

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