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Christopher Mielo and Sarah Heinzl v. Steak 'N Shake Operations, Inc. Western District of Pennsylvania Courthouse - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

In this class action lawsuit, two disability rights advocates have sued Steak ’n Shake under the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”). Alleging they have personally experienced difficulty ambulating in their wheelchairs through two sloped parking facilities, these Plaintiffs seek to sue on behalf of all physically disabled individuals who may have experienced similar difficulties at Steak ’n Sh... More...   $0 (08-02-2018 - PA)


The underlying facts are uncontested. During an investigation that began as early as November 2012, a Drug Enforcement Administration task force officer learned that Williams bought heroin in Detroit, Michigan, which he packaged and sold in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The officer subsequently placed a GPS tracker on Williams’s car and monitored his movements for approximately one month. On Januar... More...   $0 (08-02-2018 - PA)


Fan Wang, a citizen of the People’s Republic of China, obtained lawful permanent resident status in the United States on April 29, 2010, and worked as a trading assistant in a financial services firm. In 2011, without authorization, he purchased oil futures contracts using the firm’s trading account and transferred those contracts between firm accounts. In company records, Wang marked these cont... More...   $0 (08-02-2018 - PA)

United States of America v. Mustak Y. Vaid Southern District of New York - New York, New York

New York, NY - Doctor Sentenced To 18 Months In Prison For Participating In $30 Million Scheme To Defraud Medicare And Medicaid

Mustak Y. Vaid, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Lorna G. Schofield to 18 months in prison for his participation in a $30 million scheme to defraud Medicare and the New York State Medicaid Program. VAID falsely posed as the owner of a medical clinic, w... More...
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United States of America v. J. Felix Strevell and Nicole Childrose Northern District of New York Federal Courthouse - Albany, New York

Albany, NY - Federal Judge Finds That Felix Strevell Fraudulently Transferred $85,000 to His Daughter to Avoid Paying Federal Restitution

Former New York State Deputy Secretary of State Illegally Transferred Funds to Adult Daughter

On July 6, 2018, a Federal District Court judge entered a judgment in the amount of $85,706.61 against J. Felix Strevell (“Strevell”) and his adult da... More...
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United States of America v. Morris E. Zukerman Southern District of New York - New York, New York

Defendant‐Appellant Morris Zukerman appeals from a judgment of
conviction entered on March 21, 2017, in the United States District Court for the
Southern District of New York (Torres, J.). After pleading guilty to tax evasion
and to corruptly endeavoring to obstruct and impede the due administration of
the internal revenue laws, Zukerman was sentenced to pay restitution of $3... More...
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Excelled Sheepskin & Leather Coat Corp. v. Oregon Brewing Company Southern District of New York - New York, New York

11 In a trademark dispute over use of the brand‐name ROGUE on t‐shirts,
12 sweatshirts, hats and similar apparel, Defendant Oregon Brewing Company
13 (“OBC”) appeals from the grant of summary judgment in the United States
14 District Court for the Southern District of New York (George B. Daniels, J.) in
15 favor of Plaintiff Excelled Sheepskin & Leather Coat Corporation... More...
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United States of America v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Northern District of California Federal Courthouse - San Francisco Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

San Francisco, CA - Wells Fargo Agrees to Pay $2.09 Billion Penalty for Allegedly Misrepresenting Quality of Loans Used in Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities

The Justice Department announced on August 1, 2018 that Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. and several of its affiliates (Wells Fargo) will pay a civil penalty of $2.09 billion under the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforceme... More...
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United States of America v. Alex Kafi, M.D. Eastern District of Michigan Federal Courthouse - Detroit, Michigan

Detroit, MI - Michigan Physician Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Distribute Controlled Substances

A Detroit-area physician pleaded guilty on August 1, 2018 to conspiracy to distribute controlled substances for his participation in a scheme to unlawfully distribute more than 23,000 pills of Oxycodone.

Alex Kafi, M.D., 70, of West Bloomfield, Michigan, pleaded guilty to one count o... More...
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United States of America v. Kerby Rigaud Northern District of Georgia Federal Courthouse - Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta, GA - Defendant sentenced in international business email compromise scam

Kerby Rigaud, who participated in an international business email compromise scheme, has been sentenced to federal prison for conspiracy to commit wire and bank fraud and money laundering.

“Rigaud and his co-conspirators stole over $1 million from victims while perpetrating their email scam,” said U... More...
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United States of America v. Isaac J. Culver, III Middle District of Georgia Federal Courthouse - Macon, Georgia

Macon, GA - Jury Finds Isaac J. Culver, III And His Company Guilty Of All Charges For Scheme To Defraud Bibb County School District

Isaac J. Culver, III, age 48, Lizella, Georgia, and his corporation, Progressive Consulting Technologies, Inc. (PCTI) were found guilty by a jury of his peers for conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud, ten (10) counts of wire fraud, one count of mail fraud... More...
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United States of America v. Young Yi Eastern District of Virginia - Federal Courthouse - Alexandria, Virginia

Alexandria, VA - Former Owner of Sleep Study Businesses Convicted of Fraud Conspiracy

A federal jury convicted a Sterling, Virginia woman on July 31, 2018 on health care fraud and tax charges for operating a fraudulent sleep study clinic in Northern Virginia.

Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney G. Zachary Te... More...
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Cecil Daughtrey Jr. and Patricia A. Daughtrey v. Luis E. Rivera, II Middle District of Florida Federal Courthouse - Tampa, Florida

In this case, Cecil and Patricia Daughtrey filed a Chapter 7 bankruptcy petition for the sole purpose of preventing the sale of their property in a public auction to be held pursuant to a state court judgment that foreclosed the mortgage on the property. After the public auction was automatically stayed under 11 U.S.C. § 362(a), the trustee of the bankruptcy estate and the judgment creditor, 72 Pa... More...   $0 (07-31-2018 - FL)

Oscar Peredia v. HR Mobile Services, Inc.

This appeal addresses the circumstances under which a safety consultant retained
by a California employer owes a duty of care to the employer’s workers. California
recognizes the common law theory of negligent undertaking, which is described in
section 324A of the Restatement Second of Torts (section 324A). Our Supreme Court set
forth the five elements of a negligent undertaking ca... More...
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Mindy Armstrong v. The Arcanum Group, Inc. District of Colorado Federal Courthouse - Denver, Colorado Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Mindy Armstrong was employed by The Arcanum Group, Inc., which serves as a placement agency to staff federal-government positions. She was placed with the Real Estate Leasing Services Department of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). After she complained that BLM employees were falsifying lease-related records, the BLM
demanded that Arcanum remove her from the placement. Her Arcanum sup... More...
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United States of America v. Sheldon Silver Southern District of New York - New York, New York

New York, NY - Former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver Sentenced To 7 Years In Prison

Former New York State Assembly Speaker SHELDON SILVER was sentenced this on July 27, 2018 to seven years in prison after having been found guilty a second time by a federal jury of using his official position to obtain nearly $4 million in bribes in exchange for his official acts and obtai... More...
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United states of America v. Edward Hills, Yazan Al-Madani, Tarig Sayegh and Board of Trustees of the MetroHeath System d/b/a MetroHealth Medical Center Northern District of Ohio Courthouse - Cleveland, Ohio Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals Click Here To Find A Lawyer 888-354-4529

Akron, OH - The United states of America charged Edward Hills, Yazan Al-Madani and Tarig Sayegh with:

Charged against Hills:

18:1962(d) Racketeering in Corrput Organizations, Conspiracy
18:1951(a) Conspiracy to Commit Hobbs Act Bribery
18:1349 Conspiracy to Commit Honest Services and Money and Property Mail and Wire Fraud
18:1341 and 2... More...
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In the fall of 2007, Defendant and his associate, Lloyd Sharp, met with a group of investors from the Portland, Oregon, area to discuss the possibility of investing in a biofuel operation in Ghana.2 Defendant and Sharp had known each other for a long time, but they had reconnected and entered into a joint venture agreement only recently. The joint venture agreement provided that Defendant and Sh... More...   $0 (07-27-2018 - OR)


This appeal arises from two criminal convictions for separate fraud schemes. The two cases will be referred to as the “2009 case” and the “2012 case,” corresponding to when indictments in the cases were issued. As a result of Turner’s behavior, both cases had circuitous routes to trial, marked by the defendant’s requests for multiple continuances, his complaints about and changes to his counsel ... More...   $0 (07-27-2018 - CA)

United States of America v. Mark Gregory Jackson, Sr., Jimmy Don Winemiller, Jr. and Don "Terrell" Stpehens Federal Courthouse Eastern District of Arkansas - Little Rock, Arkansas

Little Rock, AR - Little Rock Trio Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud; Exploited Program Assisting Distressed Businesses

Three Little Rock men pleaded guilty to participating in a fraudulent scheme that generated over $1 million in illicit profits by exploiting a government program designed to help distressed businesses. Mark Gregory Jackson, Sr., 61, Jimmy Don Winemiller, Jr., 53, and Don “Terr... More...
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In 2013, a federal grand jury indicted Lorene Chittenden for originating and
submitting fraudulent mortgage loan applications.1 At the government’s request, the
district court restrained nearly all of Chittenden’s assets pending the outcome of the
charges. After a seven-day trial, a jury convicted Chittenden of one count of conspiracy to
commit bank and mail fraud, under 18 U... More...
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United States of America v. Matthew C. Brunstrum Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Chicago, IL - Former Financial Analyst for North Suburban Medical Waste Management Company Charged with Insider Trading

A former financial analyst for a north suburban medical waste management company used insider information to trade shares of the company ahead of an earnings report, according to a federal criminal charge filed today by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Chicago.

In ... More...
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United States of America v. Alain Ceballos-Rodriguez Eastern District of Wisconsin Federal Courthouse - Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Milwaukee, WI - Florida Man Sentenced for Green Bay Area Gas Pump Skimming Scam

Alain Ceballos-Rodriguez (age: 37), a Cuban citizen living in Tampa, Florida, was sentenced to 48 months in federal prison for his violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 1028A and 1029(a)(1), involving credit card fraud and aggravated identity theft.

In March of 2017, the Brown County She... More...
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Morris Zukerman is the founder of M.E. Zukerman & Co., an investment  management firm also known as “MEZCO.” In 2007, a MEZCO subsidiary sold  certain assets for $110 million, at which time Zukerman enacted a scheme to  avoid paying taxes on the proceeds of that sale, as well as on approximately $12  million of operating income MEZCO received as a result of its earlier ownership  of those assets. ... More...   $0 (07-27-2018 - ME)

Meryl Squires-Cannon, et al. v. Forest Preserve District of Cook County, et al. Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

The Forest Preserve District of Cook County, Illinois, has been trying to acquire a 400-acre estate in Barrington after the owners defaulted on a mortgage and note held by the Forest Preserve. The Forest Preserve foreclosed and then bought the property at the foreclosure auction. The original owners have expressed their opposition by filing five lawsuits of their own, in addition to raising af-fir... More...   $0 (07-26-2018 - IL)

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