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In November 2015, a federal grand jury indicted Alex McCoy on four related drug charges. Count one charged McCoy with participating in a crack-cocaine trafficking conspiracy centered around Gaston County, North Carolina in violation of 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) and 846, while the remaining three counts charged McCoy with distribution and possession of crack cocaine in violation of 21 U.S.C. § 84... More...   $0 (07-15-2018 - NC)

Planned Parenthood of the Heartland and Jill Meadows v. Kimberly K. Reynolds, ex rel State of Iowa and Iowa Board of Medicine SUPREME COURT OF IOWA

In this appeal, we must decide if the constitutional right of women to choose to terminate a pregnancy is unreasonably restricted by a statute that prohibits the exercise of the right for a period of seventy-two hours after going to a doctor. In making this decision, we recognize the continuing debate in society over abortion and acknowledge the right of government to reasonably regulate the const... More...   $0 (07-15-2018 - IA)


The present prosecution arises out of shootings on October 23, 2011, in 3 Central Islip, New York, in which Robert Faber and Curtis Williams were injured. 4 The operative indictment charged Hernandez in six counts, three with respect to each 5 victim. Counts Four and Five alleged that Hernandez, for the purpose of gaining 6 entrance to, and maintaining or increasing his position in, MS-13, atte... More...   $0 (07-15-2018 - NY)


On June 3, 2015, Jose Jimenez was arrested in unlawful possession of a 2 bullet retrieved from his person following an attempted undercover firearms 3 purchase. Jimenez had agreed to drive Oscar Sanchez to the parking lot of a fast 4 food restaurant in the Bronx on June 3, 2015 in exchange for $40. Sanchez had 5 arranged to sell 20 handguns to a person who was, in fact, an undercover 6 detect... More...   $0 (07-15-2018 - )


Because Thompson appeals from a judgment of conviction entered after a jury  trial, we “draw the facts from the evidence presented at trial, viewed in the light most  favorable to the government.” United States v. Allen, 864 F.3d 63, 69 n.8 (2d Cir. 2017)  (internal quotation marks omitted).  Thompson began his relationship with the two minor female victims of concern  here—identified as M1 and M2... More...   $0 (07-15-2018 - )


In 2014, a Superior Court jury convicted the defendant, John Fredette, of murder in the first degree on a theory of felony-murder, with aggravated kidnapping as the 2 predicate felony.1 The jury based their finding of aggravated kidnapping on the third paragraph of the current version of the kidnapping statute, which punishes a kidnapping committed "while armed with a dangerous weapon... More...   $0 (07-14-2018 - MA)

United States of America v. Zerrell Ross Fuentes and Brianna Leshay Wright Western District of North Carolina Courthouse - Charlotte, North Carolina

Charlotte, NC - Charlotte Man And His Wife Plead Guilty To Sex Trafficking Three Minors

Zerrell Ross Fuentes, 24, and his wife, Brianna Leshay Wright, 25, both of Charlotte, appeared in federal court today and pleaded guilty to sex trafficking three minor victims, announced Andrew Murray, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina.

According to filed plea documents... More...
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United States of America v. Richard Henry Kayian Western District of Virginia Federal Courthouse - Abington, Virginia

Abington, VA - Las Vegas Man Sentenced to 27 Years in Prison for Drug Trafficking

Operation Leaving Las Vegas Targeted Methamphetamine and Opioid Shipments from Las Vegas to Southwest Virginia and Kentucky

A Las Vegas man, who trafficked methamphetamine and oxycodone from Nevada to Virginia and laundered the proceeds, was sentenced on July 5, 2018 in U.S. District Court in Abingd... More...
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United States of America v. Joseph Laurence Bonds, a/k/a/ Joe, a/k/a Yo Gotti District of Maryland Federal Courthouse - Baltimore, Maryland

Baltimore, MD - Baltimore BGF Gang Member Sentenced to Over 7 Years in Federal Prison for a Racketeering Conspiracy Related to His Gang Activities

Chief United States District Judge James K. Bredar sentenced Joseph Laurence Bonds, a/k/a/ Joe, a/k/a Yo Gotti, age 36, to 90 months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for conspiring to participate in a violent racketeerin... More...
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In March 2016, Perez was charged with drug trafficking, drug possession and
possessing criminal tools. The case proceeded to a plea hearing where the state set forth the
plea as follows: Count 1 in the indictment, a first-degree felony charge of drug trafficking in
violation of R.C. 2925.03(A)(2), would be amended to delete the schoolyard specification and
reduce the amount o... More...
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Defendant-appellant, Clinton Hayes, was indicted on fourteen felonies as
follows: one count of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, a first degree felony; three
counts of trafficking in heroin, felonies of the fourth degree; three counts of possession of
heroin, felonies of the fourth degree; two counts of trafficking in heroin, felonies of the fifth
degree; two counts of... More...
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Defendant, Juan Salinas, was arrested on February 1, 2015, along with
defendant, Lance Cowans. On March 12, 2015, the St. Charles Parish District
Attorney filed a bill of information charging defendant with possession with intent
to distribute marijuana in violation of La. R.S. 40:966(A)(2). On April 7, 2015,
defendant was arraigned and entered a plea of not guilty. On Febru... More...
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United States of America v. Carlo D’Addario District of Maryland Federal Courthouse - Baltimore, Maryland

Baltimore, MD - Lutherville Man who Illegally Distributed “Bath Salts” Obtained from China Sentenced to 5 Years in Federal Prison

Some Substitute Substances Sent from China had Severe Adverse Effects on Drug Customers

U.S. District Judge Richard D. Bennett sentenced Carlo D’Addario, age 48, of Lutherville, Maryland on July 12, 2018 to five years in prison, followed by three years... More...
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Defendant, Lance Cowans, was arrested on February 1, 2015, along with
Juan Salinas. Defendant was charged with possession of more than sixty but less
than two thousand pounds of marijuana in violation of La. R.S. 40:966(F) (count
one), and possession of Schedule II controlled dangerous substances3 in violation
of La. R.S. 40:967(C) (count three).4 On April 7, 2015, defendant ... More...
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State of Oklahoma v. Jennifer Ann Ziolkowski Call Now: 1-877-317-8269

Tulsa, OK - The State of Oklahoma charged Jennifer Ann Ziolkowski with:

Count # 1. Count as Filed: DU8TAM1, TRAFFICKING IN ILLEGAL DRUGS, in violation of 63 O.S. 2-415
Date of Offense: 11/25/2015
Party Name Disposition Information
Ziolkowski, Jennifer Ann Disposed: DISMISSED, 03/08/2016. Dismissed- Request of the State
Count as Disposed: TRAFFICKING IN ILLEGAL DRUGS(D... More...
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United States of America v. Angel Prado Middle District of Pennsylvania Federal Courthouse - Scranton, Pennsylvania

Scranton, PA - Rhode Island Man Guilty Of Large Scale Drug Trafficking

Angel Prado, age 46, of Providence, Rhode Island, pleaded guilty on July 9, 2018, to possession with intent to distribute more than a kilogram of heroin before U.S. District Court Judge Robert D. Mariani.

According to United States Attorney David J. Freed, Prado admitted to transporting six kilograms of heroin... More...
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United States of America v. Johnny Clyde Benjamin, Jr., M.D. United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida - Miami, Florida Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Miami, FL - Vero Beach Orthopedic Surgeon Sentenced to Life in Prison Following Conviction for Fentanyl Analog Drug Conspiracy Resulting in Death

Johnny Clyde Benjamin, Jr., M.D., 52, an orthopedic surgeon practicing in Vero Beach, Florida, was sentenced to life in prison on July 6, 2018, after having been convicted at trial of participating in a conspiracy to possess with intent to distr... More...
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United States of America v. Raymond Walker District of Rhode Island Federal Courthouse - Providence, Rhode Island Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Providence, RI - Cranston Man Admits to Social Security Fraud, Opioid Trafficking Charge

A Cranston, R.I. man admitted to collecting thousands of dollars in Social Security Supplemental Security Income (SSI) to which he was not entitled, and attempting to possess a significant quantity of Oxycodone pills with the intent of selling the pills to others.

Raymond Walker, 47, pleaded ... More...
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In superseding indictments, Aguiar and five co-defendants were charged with RICO and armed bank robbery conspiracies, two armed bank robberies, three counts of unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and two counts of possession or use of a fully automatic assault weapon in connection with a crime of violence in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 924(c)(1)(B)(ii). Earlier Aguiar had rejected... More...   $0 (07-10-2018 - DC)

United States of America v. Steven Dean Hardinger District of Utah Federal Courthouse - Salt Lake City, Utah

Salt Lake City, UT - Armed Utah Drug Trafficker Sentenced To 180 Months In Federal Prison

A Vernal, Utah, man will spend 180 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute and carrying a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking offense.

U.S. District Judge Jill N. Parrish sentenced Steven Dean Hardinger, age 3... More...
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United States of America v. Daniel Ramirez District of Oregon Federal Courthouse - Portland, Oregon

Portland, OR - Hillsboro Man Sentenced to More Than 15 Years in Federal Prison for Distribution of Methamphetamine and Cockfighting

On June 28, 2018, Daniel Ramirez, 43, of Hillsboro, Oregon, was sentenced to 188 months in prison for engaging in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and engaging in cockfighting. Ramirez was also ordered to pay a money judgment of $100,000 and will be... More...
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Derrick Daniels appeals from the district court’s denial of his application for
postconviction relief. He asserts that his postconviction counsel was ineffective
for failing to argue his trial counsel should not have withdrawn a motion to suppress
his inculpatory statements. Because we find no reasonable probability that he
could prevail with the other extensive evidence of h... More...
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United States of America v. Jovon Naylor Northern District of Iowa Federal Courthouse - Cedar Rapids, Iowa Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Cedar Rapids, IA - Fort Dodge Man Sentenced to Federal Prison
Possessed Firearms While Distributing Cocaine

A man who possessed firearms while distributing cocaine was sentenced July 3, 2018, to 10 years in federal prison.

Jovon Naylor, 27, from Fort Dodge, Iowa, received the prison term after a January 25, 2018, guilty plea to conspiring to distribute cocaine, possession of ... More...
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United States of America v. Calvin Anthony Miller Western District of Missouri Federal Courthouse - Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City, MO - St. Louis Man Sentenced to 17 Years for Sex Trafficking

A St. Louis, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court on July 2, 2018 to his role in a sex trafficking conspiracy.

Calvin Anthony Miller, also known as “Cerius Blacc,” 35, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Stephen R. Bough to 17 years and 6 months in federal prison without parole. In addition to the cons... More...
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Albert Lee Diaz v. The State of Texas A Biloxi doctor is about to be sentenced.

City of Farmers Branch Police Officer Charles Taylor responded to a suspicious vehicle
call at a gas station and found a white Chevrolet Trailblazer stopped with its brake lights on in the
middle of the parking lot. Taylor approached the vehicle and observed appellant sitting in the
vehicle’s driver seat and slumped over the center console. Taylor opened the vehicle door, moved More...
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