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Julie Peffer and Jesse Peffer v. Mike Stephens Western District of Michigan Federal Courthouse - Grand Rapids, Michigan

This appeal requires us to determine the extent of the
Fourth Amendment’s requirements for an affidavit supporting a warrant to search the residence
of an individual suspected of committing a crime involving the use of a computer.
That issue figures prominently in Plaintiffs Julie and Jesse Peffer’s appeal of the district
court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of Defendant Mike... More...
   $0 (01-26-2018 - MI)

United States of America v. Sajid Emilio Quintero Navidad, a/k/a Cadete Southern District of California Federal Courthouse - San Diego, California

San Diego, CA - Drug Cartel Leander Convicted

Major Mexican drug cartel leader Sajid Emilio Quintero Navidad, aka Cadete, pleaded guilty in federal court on January 25, 2018, following his arrest by United States law enforcement at the San Ysidro Port of Entry on October 11, 2017.

Quintero Navidad, 36, pleaded guilty to all charges in an indictment returned by a federal grand jur... More...
   $0 (01-25-2018 - CA)

United States of America v. Randall Tyrell Steward Federal Courthouse Western District of Arkansas - Fayetteville, Arkansas

Randall Steward pleaded guilty to sex trafficking of a child in violation of 18
U.S.C. § 1591. At sentencing, Steward objected to various aspects of the presentence
report. The district court sustained 1 some objections, but overruled Steward’s
1The Honorable Timothy L. Brooks, United States District Judge for the
Western District of Arkansas.
objection to the categorization of... More...
   $0 (01-25-2018 - AR)

United States of America v. Julio Cesar Sala Stripling and Marin Lee Rodriguez Southern District of Texas Federal Courthouse - Corpus Christi, Texas

Corpus Christi, TX - Drug Trafficker and Distributor Sentenced to Long Prison Terms

Two members of a massive drug conspiracy have been ordered to significant terms in federal prison, announced U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick. Julio Cesar Sala Stripling, 39, and Martin Lee Rodriguez, 30, both of Corpus Christi, pleaded guilty to conspiring to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine... More...
   $0 (01-25-2018 - )

United States of America v. Gross Williams Eastern District of Louisiana Federal Courthouse - New Orleans, Louisiana

Defendant-Appellant Gross Williams appeals the district court’s rulings denying his motions to suppress. For the following reasons, we affirm.
I. Facts & Procedural History
Defendant-Appellant Gross Williams was convicted in 2012 in Iberville Parish on state charges of distributing marijuana and placed on five years of probation. Conditions of Williams’s probation included permitting home ... More...
   $0 (01-25-2018 - LA)

United States of America v. Lataya Anderson and Matthew Toombs District of Idaho Federal Courthouse - Pocatello, Idaho

Pocatello, ID - Pocatello Pair Sentenced in Federal Court for Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute

Lataya Anderson, 21, and Matthew Toombs, 29, of Pocatello, were sentenced in federal court on Wednesday for possession of a methamphetamine with intent to distribute, U.S. Attorney Bart M. Davis announced. Chief U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill ordered Anderson to serv... More...
   $0 (01-24-2018 - ID)

United States of America v. Antonio Perez Middle District of Pennsylvania Federal Courthouse - Scranton, Pennsylvania

Scranton, PA - Hazleton Man Guilty Of Heroin Trafficking

Antonio Perez, age 45, of Hazleton, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty on January 16, 2018, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Karoline Mehalchick, to distribution of heroin.

According to United States Attorney David J. Freed, Perez admitted to selling heroin to another person on July 2, 2014, in Hazleton. Perez sold slightly less than... More...
   $0 (01-23-2018 - PA)

State of Ohio v. Robert C. Liggins

Appellant, Robert C. Liggins, sets forth the following three assignments of
error:
I. IT WAS A VIOLATION OF CRAWFORD V. ARIZONA AND
THE FEDERAL AND STATE CONSTITUTIONS’ GUARANTEE OF
THE RIGHT TO CONFRONT WITNESSES AT TRIAL TO PERMIT
THE TAPE RECORDINGS TO BE PLAYED TO THE JURY ALONG
WITH HEARSAY EXPLANATIONS OF OFFICERS AS TO THEIR
CONTENTS SINCE THE INFORMANT ... More...
   $0 (01-22-2018 - OH)

United States of America v. Antonio Gonzalez, a/k/a "Bienve" District of Connecticut Federal Courthouse - New Haven, Connecticut

New Haven, CT - Leader of New Haven Heroin Trafficking Ring Pleads Guilty

Antonio Gonzalez, also known as “Bienve,” 47, of New Haven, pleaded guilty yesterday before U.S. District Judge Jeffrey A. Meyer in New Haven to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and distribution of, one kilogram or more of heroin.

According to court documents and statements made... More...
   $0 (01-22-2018 - CT)

United States of America v. Brian O'Rourke District of New Hampshire Federal Courthouse - Concord, New Hampshire

Concord, NH - Epsom Man Pleads Guilty to Drug Trafficking and Firearm Charges

David Frediani, 28, of Epsom, pleaded guilty on January 18, 2018 in federal court to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute controlled substances, using and carrying a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime, and possession of a firearm by a prohibited person.

Acc... More...
   $0 (01-22-2018 - NH)

United States of America v. Scotty Hagans Middle District of Georgia Federal Courthouse - Macon, Georgia

Macon, GA - Washington County Man Sentenced To Over 13 Years In Federal Prison For Distribution Of Cocaine And Cocaine Base

Scotty Hagans, age 49, of Harrison, Georgia, was sentenced on January 11, 2018 to serve thirteen years and four months in federal prison for possession with intent to distribute cocaine and cocaine base (crack cocaine). The sentence was handed down on January 10, 2... More...
   $0 (01-22-2018 - GA)

United States of America v. Anthony Jammoni Atkins Southern District of Georgia Federal Courthouse - Savannah, Georgia

Savannah, GA - Convicted Felon Sentenced For Possessing Firearm During Garden City Road Rage Incident

Anthony Jammoni Atkins, 26, a multi-convicted felon, was sentenced on January 16, 2018, by Senior U.S. District Judge William T. Moore, Jr. to 100 months in prison for possessing a loaded semiautomatic pistol. Atkins used that pistol to threaten a mother and her two children during a rus... More...
   $0 (01-22-2018 - GA)

Juan Jose Arellan-Velazquez v. The State of Texas HOUSTON DRUG ATTORNEY: JUAN JOSE ARELLANO-VELAZQUEZ ACCUSED OF USING HOUSTON AS HUB TO DISTRIBUTE DRUGS TO 5 MAJOR US CITIES

One morning, Officer M. Zamora of the Houston Police Department was
surveilling a Honda parked in front of a house in east Houston. The house was the
residence of Juan Arellano-Velasquez, whom Zamora had been investigating for
suspected drug trafficking. Zamora had received a tip from a confidential informant
that the Honda would soon be leaving town with an undetermined amount... More...
   $0 (01-20-2018 - )

United States of America v. James Harley Wheeler District of Colorado Federal Courthouse - Denver, Colorado

Denver, CO - Denver Man Sentenced to Prison Following Federal Firearm Crime

A Denver man was sentenced earlier the week of January 11, 2018 to serve 7 years in federal prison for brandishing and use of a firearm during a drug trafficking offense. The man, James Harley Wheeler, age 24, appeared before U.S. District Court Judge R. Brooke Jackson, was remanded into custody at the conclusion... More...
   $0 (01-20-2018 - CO)

State of Texas v. Gloria Romero-Perez Comal County Courthouse - New Braunfels, Texas

New Braunfels, TX - God Tells Judge To Tell Jury Defendant is Not Guilty

The State of Texas charged Gloria Romero-Perez with child sex trafficking.

During jury deliberation, the Judge told the jury that God told him to tell them that the Defendant was not guilty. ... More...
   $0 (01-20-2018 - TX)

United States of America v. Stanley Presendieu and Scarlee Valias Jean Southern District of Florida Courthouse - Miami, Florida

After their guilty pleas, defendant Stanley Presendieu appeals his convictions and defendant Scarlee Valias Jean appeals her sentence. Having carefully reviewed the record and the parties’ briefs, and with the benefit of oral argument, we (1) affirm Presendieu’s convictions and (2) vacate Jean’s sentence and remand for further proceedings.
I. BACKGROUND
This case involves an illegal check-... More...
   $0 (01-19-2018 - FL)

United States of America v. Roberto Carlos Sanchez-Loor and Jose Antonio Gomez-Cruzme Southern District of California Federal Courthouse - San Diego, California

San Diego, CA - Two Men Admit They Were Crew Members Aboard a Go-Fast Vessel Full of Cocaine; Plead Guilty to Drug Charges

Roberto Carlos Sanchez-Loor and Jose Antonio Gomez-Cuzme, both Ecuadorian nationals, pleaded guilty in federal court today to conspiracy to distribute and cause the distribution of approximately 980 kilograms of cocaine, knowing that the cocaine would be unlawfully im... More...
   $0 (01-19-2018 - CA)

Erotic Service Provider Legal Education and Research Project v. Georg Gascon, etl. Northern District of California Federal Courthouse - San Francisco

Plaintiff-appellant Erotic Service Provider Legal,
Education & Research Project; K.L.E.S.; C.V.; J.B.; and
John Doe (collectively, “ESP”) appeal the district court’s
dismissal of their 42 U.S.C. §1983 action. ESP claims that
Section 647(b) of the California Penal Code, which
criminalizes the commercial exchange of sexual activity,
violates: (1) the Fourteenth Amendment subs... More...
   $0 (01-19-2018 - CA)

United States of America v. Peng Chanthalangsy Federal Courthouse Western District of Arkansas - Fayetteville, Arkansas

Fayetteville, AR - Rogers Man Sentenced To Over 7 Years In Federal Prison For Child Pornography

Duane (DAK) Kees, United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, announced that Peng Chanthalangsy, age 37, of Rogers, Arkansas, was sentenced on January 12, 2018 to 92 months in federal prison followed by fifteen years of supervised release on one count of Receipt of Child Pornog... More...
   $0 (01-18-2018 - AR)

STATE OF OHIO v. CHRISTOPHER J. MCINTOSH

In Scioto C.P. Case No. 16CR411, the Scioto County Grand Jury returned
an indictment charging Christopher McIntosh with two counts of aggravated trafficking in
drugs, one count of trafficking in drugs, two counts of aggravated possession of drugs,
one count of possession of drugs, one count of having weapons while under disability,
and one count of receiving stolen property, wi... More...
   $0 (01-18-2018 - OH)

United States of America v. Antonio Avila Medrano District of North Dakota Federal Courthouse - Bismarck, North Dakota

Bismarck, ND - California Man Sentenced on Drug Charges Following Jury Trial Verdict

ANTONIO AVILA MEDRANO, age 41, of Los Angeles, California, was sentenced by Chief Judge Daniel L. Hovland on January 5, 2018 to serve 25 years in federal prison, to be followed by 10 years of Supervised Release, after being found guilty by a trial jury in July of 2017 on charges of Conspiracy to Distribut... More...
   $0 (01-18-2018 - ND)

United States of America v. Christopher Baskin District of Nebraska Federal Courthouse - Lincoln, Nebraska

Clarence Christopher Baskin appeals his consecutive sentences for witness
tampering and drug trafficking. Having jurisdiction under 28 U.S.C. § 1291, this
court affirms.
A jury convicted Baskin of witness tampering. He later pled guilty to related
drug trafficking, agreeing to a sentence of 120 months. The 11(c)(1)(C) plea
agreement said: “The parties have no agreement regardin... More...
   $0 (01-18-2018 - MN)

United States of America v. Daniel James Montoya District of Wyoming Federal Courthouse - Cheyenne, Wyoming

Daniel James Montoya, 34, of Rozet, Wyoming, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on January 8, 2018, for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and for use and carry a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime. Montoya was arrested in Gillette, Wyoming. He received 120 months of imprisonment, to be followed by five years of supervised release... More...   $0 (01-17-2018 - WY)

STATE OF OHIO vs JACQUES GOERGES K.

The record reveals that Appellant, Jacques Goerges K. Daboni,
was indicted on September 23, 2014, in case number 14CR173 in the Meigs
County Court of Common Pleas on multiple felonies, which included three
Meigs App. Nos. 16CA5, 16CA6 and 16CA7 3
counts of trafficking in heroin, one count of possession of heroin, and one
count of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity. ... More...
   $0 (01-17-2018 - OH)

Terry T. Watson v. State of Missouri

Mr. Watson was convicted of first-degree robbery, resisting arrest, and
second-degree trafficking. He was sentenced to concurrent terms of imprisonment, the
longest of which was 18 years. The convictions and sentences were affirmed on appeal,
and on February 11, 2013, Mr. Watson filed a timely pro se motion for postconviction relief
under Rule 29.15. The motion alleged Mr. Wa... More...
   $0 (01-17-2018 - MO)

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