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United States of America v. Un Hag Baeg Central District of California Federal Courthouse - Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles, CA - Korean National Sentenced to Nearly 4 Years in Prison for Role in Scheme that Avoided Paying Excise Taxes on Millions of Cigarettes

A Korean national who was living in the United States as an illegal alien was sentenced to 46 months in federal prison for participating in a scheme to defraud the United States by evading millions of dollars in federal excise taxes due on 1... More...
   $0 (05-08-2018 - CA)

Randy Tindell v. Linda Murphy

Plaintiffs Randy and Linda Tindell bought a single family manufactured home
from defendant Linda Murphy in 2005 for $320,000. Defendant Christine Bradley
provided the appraisal. In 2009 the Tindells were unable to refinance the mortgage
because it is a manufactured home, not a modular home. The Tindells filed a fourth
amended complaint alleging Murphy and Bradley failed to disclose... More...
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United States of America v. Edwin Rood Western District of Missouri Federal Courthouse - Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City, MO - Lathrop Man Sentenced for $1.7 Million Fraud Scheme

A Lathrop, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court on May 3, 2018 for a $1.7 million fraud scheme related to the sale of his business.

Todd Edwin Rood, 53, of Lathrop, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Gary A. Fenner.

Rood, the former owner of Rood Machine & Engineering (RME) in Kearney, Mo., plead... More...
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Tana S. Cutfliff, et al. v. Nathan Paul Reuter; Kathleen Reuter Western District of Missouri Federal Courthouse - Jefferson City, Missouri

Appellants (the “Creditors”) are attempting to collect on judgments against
Vertical Group, LLC (“Vertical”) and Nathan Reuter by levying assets now belonging
to Nathan’s wife, Kathleen. For the reasons that follow, we affirm the district court’s2
orders granting summary judgment to Kathleen and to Nathan and denying partial
summary judgment to the Creditors.
I.
As we have ... More...
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United States of America v. Teresa L. Johnson Northern District of Illinois Federal Courthouse - Rockford, Illinois

Rockford, IL - Wisconsin Woman Sentenced to 41 Months in Federal Prison for Stealing More Than $2 Million from Illinois Companies

A Gratiot, Wisc., woman was sentenced on May 3, 2018 by U.S. District Judge Frederick J. Kapala for stealing more than $2 million from her former employer and related companies.

TERESA L. JOHNSON, 53, was sentenced to 41 months in federal prison, to b... More...
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Katherine Evans v. Portfolio Recovery Associates, LLC Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals MoreLaw Can Make Your Phone Ring 888-354-4529

This appeal concerns four consolidated
cases involving similar alleged violations of the Fair
Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”), 15 U.S.C.
§ 1692e(8). Plaintiffs defaulted on credit cards, and defendant
Portfolio Recovery Associates (“PRA”), an Illinois debt collection
agency, bought the accounts for collection. The Debtors
Legal Clinic (the “Clinic”) sent separate le... More...
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Christopher Roberts, et al. v. Federal Housing Finance Agency, et al. Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois

At the height of the 2008 financial crisis,
Congress created the Federal Housing Finance Agency
(the Agency) and authorized it to place into conservatorship
two critical government‐sponsored enterprises—the Federal
National Mortgage Association and the Federal Home Loan
Mortgage Corporation, commonly known as Fannie Mae and
2 No. 17‐1880
Freddie Mac. 12 U.S.... More...
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Nielsen Contracting, Inc. v. Applied Underwriters, Inc.


Nielsen Contracting, Inc. and T&M Framing, Inc. (collectively Nielsen) sued
several entities (defendants) alleging these entities fraudulently provided workers'
compensation policies to Nielsen that were illegal and contained unconscionable terms.
Defendants moved to compel arbitration and stay the litigation under an arbitration
2
provision in one defendant's contract, t... More...
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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. DAVID JAMES GARRISON UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT

There is now an epic crisis of deadly opioid abuse and overuse. In 2016, roughly 11.5 million people in the United States misused prescription opioids. U.S. Dep’t of Health and Human Services, About the U.S. Opioid Epidemic (2018), (last visited March 8, 2018). That same year, 116 people on average died every day from opioid-related drug overdoses. Id. And in 2017, the Acting Secretary of Hea... More...   $0 (05-06-2018 - CA)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. TONIA LATRICE LEWIS United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

In cases—like the subject case—where a defendant challenges both probable
cause and the applicability of the good faith exception, we may proceed directly to the
good faith analysis without first deciding whether the warrant was supported by probable
cause. United States v. Legg, 18 F.3d 240, 243 (4th Cir. 1994). Because no facts in this
case are in dispute, the applicability... More...
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United States of America v. John Cook Western District of Kentucky Federal Courthouse - Bowling Green, Kentucky

Bowling Green, KY - Tennessee Man Pleads Guilty To Transportation Across State Lines Of Money And Securities Taken By Fraud

Defrauded Monroe County, Kentucky investors of $194,000 in Tompkinsville, Kentucky, development scheme

A Red Boiling Springs, Tennessee man pleaded guilty four counts of interstate transportation of stolen property On April 24, 2018, in United States Distric... More...
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James Davis v. County of Fresno

James Davis was dismissed from his employment as a supervising
juvenile correctional officer based on findings of insubordination, discourteous treatment
of a subordinate, wrongfully assuming supervisorial duties over his wife despite several
admonitions to the contrary, exaggerating the hours he worked on multiple time cards,
and other misconduct. Davis’s administrative appeal of ... More...
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STATE OF IOWA vs. MICHAEL CORY KELSO-CHRISTY

In April 2015, Michael Kelso-Christy created a fake Facebook profile of a man, S.P., who had attended his high school. Posing as S.P., KelsoChristy began to send Facebook messages to women who also attended school with S.P. The messages informed women that S.P.’s profile had been hacked and that he had created a new one. Then, Kelso-Christy would attempt to solicit nude photographs or propositi... More...   $0 (05-05-2018 - IA)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. JESSE C. LITVAK Ware restaurant owner accused of torching Rhode Island restaurant will testify on his own behalf

This case has a lengthy procedural history. In January 2013, the
15 government filed an indictment charging appellant with eleven counts of
16 securities fraud in violation of 15 U.S.C. §§ 78j(b), 78ff (Counts 1-11), one count of
17 fraud against the Troubled Asset Relief Program (“TARP”) in violation of 18
4
1 U.S.C. § 1031 (Count 12), and four counts of making false stateme... More...
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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. JOHN HAN LEE United States Court of Appeals FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA CIRCUIT

When a defendant enters into a plea agreement with the Government, the defendant may agree to waive the right to appeal the sentence. At the defendant’s subsequent plea hearing, the district court must ensure that the defendant understands that appeal waiver. In particular, Rule 11(b)(1)(N) of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure requires the district court, at the plea hearing, to “determin... More...   $0 (05-05-2018 - DC)

State of Vermont v. William Schenk

Defendant William Schenk was charged with two counts of
disorderly conduct, in violation of 13 V.S.A. § 1026(a)(1), in connection with the distribution of
Ku Klux Klan recruitment flyers in the City of Burlington. For each count, the State charged that
the penalty should be enhanced under 13 V.S.A. § 1455 because the crime was hate-motivated.
Defendant appeals the trial cou... More...
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United States of America v. Ibrahim Alu and George Ismail Western District of Texas Federal Courthouse - Austin, Texas

Austin, TX - Two Foreign Nationals Sentenced to Federal Prison for Role in Austin-Based Multi-Million Dollar S.I.R.F. Scheme

A federal judge, on April 27, 2018, sentenced two foreign nationals formerly living in Austin to federal prison in connection with a multi-million dollar Austin-based Stolen Identity Refund Fraud (SIRF) scheme.

United States District Judge Lee Yeakel senten... More...
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The State of Florida vs. Ibes Gomez

On June 22, 2015, Ibes Gomez (“the defendant”) entered an open plea to the
trial court wherein he pled guilty to twenty-four felony offenses charged in five
separate cases: 14-13477, 14-13480, 14-22837, 15-9420, and 15-1546. Thereafter,
the defendant filed an appeal, claiming that some of the charges he had pled guilty
to violated the prohibition against double jeopardy, which... More...
   $0 (05-04-2018 - FL)

United States of America v. Martin Winterkorn Eastern District of Michigan Federal Courthouse - Detroit, Michigan

Detroit, MI - Former CEO of Volkswagen AG Charged with Conspiracy and Wire Fraud in Diesel Emissions Scandal

An indictment was unsealed earlier May charging Martin Winterkorn, 70, the former chairman of the management board of Volkswagen AG (VW), with conspiracy and wire fraud in connection with VW’s long-running scheme to cheat U.S. diesel vehicle emissions requirements.


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United States of America v. Roberto De Miranda Martinez Eastern District of Virginia Federal Courthouse - Richmond, Virginia

Richmond, VA - Man Pleads Guilty to $1.2 Million ATM Skimming Scheme

An Alexandria man pleaded guilty today to bank fraud in connection with a $1.2 million ATM skimming and cloned card scheme.

According to court documents, Roberto De Miranda Martinez, 43, was apprehended in the process of installing a card reading ATM skimming device and camera on an ATM in Colonial Heights. In s... More...
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Legacy Data Access, Inc. v. Cadrillion, LLC Western District of North Carolina Courthouse - Charlotte, North Carolina

In this diversity contract dispute, a jury awarded $256,500 for breach of contract and $1,499,999 for conversion. The jury rejected plaintiffs’ unfair and deceptive trade practices claim, and the district court granted judgment as a matter of law to defendants on the abuse of process claim. In a second trial solely on punitive damages, another jury awarded $3 million in punitive damages. In respon... More...   $0 (05-04-2018 - NC)

United States of America v. Terrance Nathaniel Brown, aka War; Clifford Alexander Jennings, aka Big Cliff; Ronnie Monroe Nicholas Jr., aka RG; Michael Jamal Jones, aka M. Stone; and Jermaine Shiquill Epps, aka Money Western District of Virginia Federal Courthouse - Roanoke, Virginia

Roanoke, VA - Five Gang Members Who Smuggled Drugs into Virginia Prisons Sentenced to Prison

Five members of the Mad Stone Bloods (MSB) gang were sentenced this week in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Roanoke for their roles in a criminal conspiracy that involved the smuggling of drugs and other contraband into Virginia prisons, and the facilitation of the ... More...
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STATE OF LOUISIANA V. CODY FICKLEN

Defendant, Cody Ficklen, was one of fourteen defendants indicted on August
26, 2016, for one count of conspiracy to racketeer, a violation of La.R.S. 15:1353(D),
one count of racketeering, a violation of La.R.S. 15:1353(C), and one count of being
a member of a criminal street gang, a violation of La.R.S. 15:1403. Defendant filed
a Motion to Quash and a Motion for Bill of Parti... More...
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United States of America v. U-Majesty Williams Western District of Pennsylvania Courthouse - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh, PA - Pittsburgh Resident Pleads Guilty in Aggravated Identity Theft Scheme

A resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty in federal court to a charges of wire fraud and aggravated identity theft.

U-Majesty Williams, 21, pleaded guilty to two counts before United States District Judge Arthur J. Schwab.

In connection with the guilty plea, the court was... More...
   $0 (05-03-2018 - PA)

United States ex rel. Robert Kleinow and the State of New Jersey ex rel. Robert Kleinow and Robert Kleinow District of New Jersey Federal Courthouses

Newark, NJ - Burlington County, New Jersey, Construction Firm To Pay $1.5 Million To Resolve Joint State And Federal False Claims Action

NEWARK, N.J. – A Southampton, New Jersey, construction company will pay $1.5 million to resolve allegations that it committed multiple False Claims Act violations by contracting for public construction jobs despite paying its workers a lower hourly wage ... More...
   $1500000 (05-02-2018 - NJ)

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