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United States of America v. Rocky Hutson District of Colorado Federal Courthouse - Denver, Colorado

Denver, CO - Western Slope Sovereign Citizen Sentenced to Federal Prison for Bank Fraud and Related Crimes

Rocky Hutson, age 59, of Grand Junction, Colorado, and a self-proclaimed sovereign citizen, was sentenced to serve 70 months (nearly 6 years) in federal prison for false claims, creating fictious financial instruments and bank fraud, U.S. Attorney Bob Troyer, FBI Denver Division Spec... More...
   $0 (05-19-2018 - CO)

United States of America v. Shawn Patrick Watkins United States District Court for the Southern District of California - Santa Ana, California

Santa Ana, CA - Missouri Man Pleads Guilty in $3.4 Million Real Estate Investment Scheme that Targeted Orange County Investors

A Missouri man who formerly served as a law enforcement reservist has pleaded guilty to a federal fraud offense and admitted operating a real estate scheme in Orange County that bilked dozens of Southern California investors who collectively suffered approximately... More...
   $0 (05-19-2018 - CA)

United States of America v. Eleno Quinteos, Jr. Southern District of California Federal Courthouse - San Diego, California

San Diego, CA - Airline Staffing Executive Sentenced to Prison for Years of Immigration Fraud

Eleno Quinteros, Jr., the former vice president of operations for two airline mechanic staffing companies, was sentenced today to 12 months in prison for making false statements in support of legal permanent resident petitions for dozens of the companies’ mechanics.

Quinteros previously... More...
   $0 (05-18-2018 - CA)

United States of America v. Christopher Goff Southern District of New York - New York, New York

New York, NY - Former Mobile Phone Industry Manager Sentenced In Manhattan Federal Court To 30 Months In Prison For Role In Multimillion-Dollar Consumer Fraud Scheme

Christopher Goff was sentenced today to 30 months in prison for his participation in a fraudulent scheme to charge mobile phone customers millions of dollars in monthly fees for unsolicited, recurring text messages without t... More...
   $0 (05-18-2018 - NY)

United States of America v. Ruslans Bondars Eastern District of Virginia - Federal Courthouse - Alexandria, Virginia

Richmond, VA - Cyber-Criminal Residing in Latvia Convicted for Role in Operation of Counter Antivirus Service “Scan4you”
Criminal Service Helped Hackers Evade Defenses of U.S. Businesses

A federal jury on May 16, 2018 convicted a Latvian “non-citizen,” meaning a citizen of the former USSR who had been residing in Riga, Latvia, of three counts related to his operation of “Scan4you,” a... More...
   $0 (05-17-2018 - VA)

Charles E. Yeager v. Peter Holt

Defendants Peter Holt, Holt Law Firm, and Bethany Holt (collectively Holt,
except as noted) appeal from an order denying their special motion to strike (also known
as an anti-SLAPP--Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation--motion).1
Peter Holt
and his law firm briefly represented Charles E. and Victoria Yeager (collectively Yeager,
except as noted) and successfully sued... More...
   $0 (05-17-2018 - CA)

United States of America v. Tirrell Perry Thomas, et al. Western District of Michigan Federal Courthouse - Grand Rapids, Michigan

Grand Rapids, MI - 18 Defendants Sentenced In Bank Card Scheme

Tirrell Thomas, the Michigan leader of the scheme, sent to prison for 102 months

Tirrell Perry Thomas, the Michigan leader of a scheme to defraud Bank of America, was sentenced to 102 months (8.5 years) in federal prison as part of an ongoing multi-state investigation that has resulted in felony convictions for 18 par... More...
   $0 (05-16-2018 - MI)

Elizabeth A. Clemons v. Norton Healthcare, Inc. Western District of Kentucky Federal Courthouse - Louisville, Kentucky

This appeal is the latest installment in an ERISA litigation
saga that has spanned almost ten years. At the risk of oversimplifying their case, the Plaintiff–
Retirees claim that Defendant Norton Healthcare, Inc. Retirement Plan (“Norton”) underpaid
them under the terms of the plan. The district court found that the plan was unambiguous in the
Retirees’ favor. We agree with the dis... More...
   $0 (05-16-2018 - KY)

GREEN MEADOW REALTY CO. v. GILLOCK

This case concerns a dispute between Green Meadow Realty Co. (Realtor) and Roger and Mary Gillock (Owners) over Realtor's right to a commission. The trial court and Court of Civil Appeals resolved this dispute in favor of Realtor on the basis of the summary judgment record presented by the parties. Both courts found Owners were bound by an addendum to the listing agreement, even though it containe... More...   $0 (05-15-2018 - OK)

Green Tree Servicing, LLC v. Henry House; Linda Murrell Southern District of Mississippi - Federal Courthouse - Jackson, Mississippi

Henry House, Linda Murrell (the House Parties), and other plaintiffs
sued Green Tree Servicing and various other entities (the Green Tree Parties)
in a related action.1 The Green Tree Parties initiated the present suit in
1 Green Tree Servicing, L.L.C. v. Billy Brown, No. 17-60105.
Case: 17-60164 Document: 00514471076 Page: 1 Date Filed: 05/14/2018
No. 17-60164
2
federa... More...
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United States of America v. Jose Tomas Castillo-Garza and Charles Daniel Lynn Western District of Oklahoma Federal Courthouse - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK - United States of America and Jose Tomas Castillo-Garza and Charles Daniel Lynn

Federal Inmate and Correctional Officer Sentenced for Bribery

JOSE TOMAS CASTILLO-GARZA, 40, and CHARLES DANIEL LYNN, 34, of El Reno, Oklahoma, have been sentenced to federal prison for a bribery scheme.

According to an indictment filed on August 16, 2017, Castillo-Garza wa... More...
   $0 (05-15-2018 - OK)

Kathryn G. Collier and Benjamin M. Seitz v. SP Plus Corporation Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois

This case presents an unusual circumstance: both parties insist that the plaintiffs lack Article III standing to sue. They draw opposing conclusions from this premise, however. The plaintiffs say that without standing their case could not be removed from state court using 28 U.S.C. § 1441; the defendant justifies removal but says the case then required dismissal for lack of standing. The district ... More...   $0 (05-14-2018 - )

United States of America v. Texas Medical Center, Southwest and Memorial City Southern District of Texas Courthouse - Houston, Texas

Houston, TX - Memorial Hermann Health System to Pay Nearly $2 Million to Resolve Improper Billing Allegations

One of Houston’s largest health care providers has agreed to pay the United States $1,929,071.38 to resolve allegations that it improperly billed government healthcare programs, announced U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick. The allegations include inappropriately billing for inpatient... More...
   $1929071 (05-14-2018 - TX)

United States of America v. Dr. Erum Shahab and Waire, LLC d/b/a Ellington Behavloral Health ("EBH") District of Connecticut Federal Courthouse - New Haven, Connecticut

New Haven, CT - Ellington Psychiatrist and Mental Health Clinic Pay Over $800,000 to Settle False Claims Act Allegations

DR. ERUM SHAHAB and WAIRE, LLC, doing business as ELLINGTON BEHAVIORAL HEALTH (“EBH”), have entered into a civil settlement agreement with the federal and state governments in which they will pay $805,071 to resolve allegations that they violated the federal and state ... More...
   $805071 (05-14-2018 - CT)

United States of America v. Ng Lap Seng, aka “David Ng" Southern District of New York - New York, New York

New York, NY - Chairman of Macau Real Estate Development Company Sentenced to Prison for Role in Scheme to Bribe United Nations Ambassadors to Build A Multi-Billion Dollar Conference Center

The chairman of a real estate development company was sentenced today to 48 months in prison and three years of supervised release for his role in a scheme to bribe United Nations ambassadors to obtain... More...
   $0 (05-14-2018 - NY)

United States of America v. Akintayo Bolorunduro Western District of Pennsylvania Courthouse - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh, PA - Atlanta Man Sentenced to 5+ Years in Prison for Role in a Money Laundering Conspiracy

A resident of Atlanta, Georgia, has been sentenced in federal court to 63 months in prison on his conviction of money laundering conspiracy, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

United States District Judge Arthur J. Schwab imposed the sentence on Akintayo Bolo... More...
   $0 (05-14-2018 - PA)

United States of America v. Joan Cicchiello Middle District of Pennsylvania Federal Courthouse - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Harrisburg, PA - Former Registered Nurse Sentenced To Six Years’ Imprisonment For Health Care Fraud

Joan Cicchiello, age 67, of Annville and Mount Carmel, Pennsylvania, was sentenced on May 9, 2018, to 72 months’ imprisonment and three years of supervised release by United States District Court Judge John E. Jones, II on Health Care Fraud related charges.

According to United S... More...
   $0 (05-14-2018 - PA)

Debbie Williams, et al. v. Affinion Group, LLC, et al. Southern District of New York - New York, New York

The post‐transaction marketing employed by Trilegiant and its e‐merchant
partners functions as follows. Online merchants such as Buy.com, Inc. and
Priceline.com, Inc. enter into an arrangement with Trilegiant to permit the
advertisement of membership club programs to their customers. In the course
of completing a transaction, a link, banner, or webpage appears on theMore...
   $0 (05-14-2018 - NY)

STATE OF OHIO v. Robert Lee Tucker

On July 28, 2016, Robert Lee Tucker stole merchandise totaling $305.10
from the Walmart store in Perrysburg, Ohio. He pushed a shopping cart filled with this
merchandise to the front of the store and presented the store greeter with a phony receipt.
When she questioned him about items that did not appear on the receipt, he ran the cart
out the doors and across the parking lot... More...
   $0 (05-13-2018 - OH)

Christopher Alexander v. Scripps memorial Hospital La Jolla

This case raises issues concerning the legal obligations imposed on health care
providers when a patient's health care directives conflict with the providers' opinions that
the requested care would be medically ineffective and may cause harm. Elizabeth
Alexander, a 70-year-old woman suffering from end-stage terminal pancreatic cancer,
died four days after she was transferred from a... More...
   $0 (05-13-2018 - CA)

Treveia Shawna McCurdy v. The State of Texas

Appellant entered a chain store that sold home goods. Using cash, appellant
purchased a handbag for $179.99 and two rugs, each priced at $399.99. Appellant’s total purchase amounted to $1,060.82. Appellant left the store with the handbag, but left the two rugs sitting towards the front of the store. About ten minutes later, appellant came back to the store and returned the purse and the t... More...
   $0 (05-12-2018 - TX)

United States of America v. Peter Galbraith Kelly, Jr. Southern District of New York - New York, New York

New York, NY - Former Energy Company Executive Pleads Guilty In Connection With The Bribery Scheme Of Former Executive Deputy Secretary To The Governor Of New York

PETER GALBRAITH KELLY JR., a former executive at Competitive Power Ventures (“CPV”), pled guilty to defrauding CPV by misrepresenting that the former Executive Deputy Secretary to the Governor, Joseph Percoco, had obtained stat... More...
   $0 (05-12-2018 - NY)

United States of America v. Leonel Alexis Valerio Santana District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, MA - Dominican National Pleads Guilty to International E-Mail Impersonation and Fraud Scam

A Dominican national pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court in Boston in connection with a scam in which he and co-conspirators defrauded victims by pretending to be employees of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Leonel Alexis Valerio Santana, 28, pleaded guilty to tw... More...
   $0 (05-11-2018 - MA)

United States of America v. Ryan S. Lin District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, MA - Massachusetts Man Pleads Guilty to 25 Offenses Associated with Cyberstalking Former Housemate and Others

A Newton, Massachusetts man, who was charged with conducting an extensive cyberstalking campaign against his former housemate, her family members, co-workers, friends, and others, pleaded guilty on May 9, 2018 in federal court in Boston to all charges in a 25-count Informa... More...
   $0 (05-10-2018 - MA)

Lenworth Bailey v. Rocky Mountain Holdings, LLC, Air Methods Corporation United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida - Miami, Florida

The Airline Deregulation Act (“ADA”) provides that “a State, political
subdivision of a State, or political authority of at least 2 States may not enact or
enforce a law, regulation, or other provision having the force and effect of law
related to a price, route, or service of an air carrier.” 49 U.S.C. § 41713(b)(1).
This language expresses a broad preemptive intent that encompass... More...
   $0 (05-09-2018 - FL)

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