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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. CHAKA FATTAH, SR., KAREN NICHOLAS, ROBERT BRAND, HERBERT VEDERMAN

During the 1980s and ’90s, Fattah served in both houses of the Pennsylvania General Assembly, first as a member of the House of Representatives and later as a Senator. In 1995, Fattah was elected to the United States House of Representatives for Pennsylvania’s Second Congressional District. In 2006, Fattah launched an unsuccessful run for Mayor of Philadelphia, setting in motion the events that wo... More...   $0 (08-16-2018 - PA)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA –v.– MERLIN ALSTON

Alston worked as a New York City police officer from 2006 until his arrest in July 2   2015. A few years into his law enforcement career, however, he began serving as an 3   armed driver for his childhood friend, Gabriel Reyes, who sold marijuana, cocaine, and 4   MDMA. Alston knew that Reyes was dealing drugs, but he never reported Reyes to 5   authorities or encouraged Reyes to stop. To the cont... More...   $0 (08-16-2018 - NY)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA -v.- RAYMOND BAKER

As relevant here, Baker was charged on November 5, 2015 in a single count superseding indictment with conspiring to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing heroin. The evidence presented at his trial established that between January and mid-June 2015, in Albany and Schenectady Counties, New York, Baker participated in this consp... More...   $0 (08-16-2018 - NY)

Andrew C. Cruse, Jr. a/k/a Andrew Clinton Cruse, Jr. a/k/a Andrew Clinton Cruse a/k/a Andrew C. Cruse a/k/a Andrew Cruse a/k/a Sparky a/k/a Clint v. State of Mississippi

On February 23, 2015, Tina Ivy was spotted naked running from a nearby wooded
area1 to a Lowe’s parking lot in Gulfport, Mississippi. Ivy was naked, her head was covered
in blood, and her arms were bound behind her back with duct tape and zip ties. Witnesses
at trial testified that Ivy stated that she had been held against her will in a tent and raped. Ivy
also stated that Cruse... More...
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STATE OF NEW JERSEY v. TYREEN H. WALKER, a/k/a TYRENE WALKER

Defendant Tyreen H. Walker appeals from the denial of his petition for post-conviction relief (PCR), arguing: POINT I THE PCR COURT ERRED IN DENYING THE DEFENDANT'S PETITION FOR POST-CONVICTION RELIEF WITHOUT AFFORDING HIM AN EVIDENTIARY HEARING TO FULLY ADDRESS HIS CONTENTION THAT DEFENSE COUNSEL IN THE TRIAL COURT FAILED TO ADEQUATELY EXPLAIN THE RAMIFICATIONS OF THE PLEA AGREEMENT, WHICH S... More...   $0 (08-16-2018 - NJ)

STATE OF NEW JERSEY v. JOY J. JEFFERSON, a/k/a JOY J. JEFFESON

Defendant appeals from her convictions, after a jury trial, of second-degree aggravated assault, N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1(b)(1); NOT FOR PUBLICATION WITHOUT THE APPROVAL OF THE APPELLATE DIVISION This opinion shall not "constitute precedent or be binding upon any court." Although it is posted on the internet, this opinion is binding only on the parties in the case and its use in other cases is limited... More...   $0 (08-16-2018 - NJ)

STATE OF NEW JERSEY v. KENNETH BODDIE

Defendant Kenneth Boddie appeals from the July 6, 2016 Law Division order, which denied his first petition for post NOT FOR PUBLICATION WITHOUT THE APPROVAL OF THE APPELLATE DIVISION This opinion shall not "constitute precedent or be binding upon any court." Although it is posted on the internet, this opinion is binding only on the parties in the case and its use in other cases is limited. R. 1... More...   $0 (08-16-2018 - NJ)

United States of America v. Jeffrey Ray Townsend Northern District of Oklahoma Federal Courthouse Tulsa, Oklahoma

Tulsa, OK - Collinsville Man Sentenced To 30 Months in Prison for Receipt of Child Pornography

Jeffrey Ray Townsend, 52, of Collinsville, to 30 months in prison followed by 5 years supervised release. He will also have to register as a Sex Offender. The Court also imposed a mandatory Special Assessment of $5,100. Townsend pleaded guilty on May 8, 2018, to one count of accessing with in... More...
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STATE OF NEW JERSEY v. KEITH HARRIS

In the fall of 2013, defendant began work as a civilian institutional trade instructor at NJSP. He trained and monitored inmates in food preparation. Roughly eight months before he started, the Department of Corrections banned tobacco from the State's prison system. A black market emerged, as inmates were willing to pay a premium to obtain tobacco products.

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STATE OF NEW JERSEY v. SURAJ R. DESAI

The following facts are taken from the trial record. In the early morning hours of November 16, 2013, Woodbridge Police Department Officer Bryan Dorward observed a black BMW enter U.S. Route 1 at a high rate of speed and cross into the middle right lane without signaling. Officer Dorward stopped the vehicle, which was operated by defendant. When the officer asked defendant for identificat... More...   $0 (08-16-2018 - NJ)

JAMES AMELIO vs STATE OF FLORIDA

Florida Standard Jury Instruction (Criminal) 11.3, titled “Sexual Battery—Under Specified Circumstances,” enumerates five elements that the State must prove beyond a reasonable doubt. The standard instruction also lists additional definitions and points of law that are read to the jury “if applicable.” During trial, the Defendant’s counsel objected to the court giving one of the “if applicab... More...   $0 (08-16-2018 - FL)

Lukace Kendle vs. The State of Florida

Kendle was charged with shooting two men in the parking lot of Club Lexx a/k/a Club Ro-lexx, a strip club where Kendle was employed as a security guard on, or about, June 1, 2012. Kijuan Lamar Byrd died from his injuries. Michael Smathers survived, but is paralyzed from the waist down. At all relevant times, Kendle claimed that the shooting was justified under Florida’s Stand Your Ground L... More...   $0 (08-16-2018 - FL)

United States of America v. Timothy Mark Poynter, II Federal Courthouses - Eastern District of Kentucky - Lexington, Kentucky

Lexington, KY - Lexington Man Sentenced To 150 Months For Using Internet To Attempt To Entice Minors To Engage In Sexual Activity

A Lexington man, who previously admitted to attempting to entice minors to permit him to engage in illicit sexual conduct, has been sentenced to 150 months in federal prison.

Yesterday, Senior U.S. District Judge Joseph M. Hood sentenced Tim... More...
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United States of America v. Roy D. Reynolds Western District of Kentucky Federal Courthouse - Bowling Green, Kentucky

Bowling Green, KY - Physician Sentenced To Federal Prison For Drug Trafficking - Judge sentences Kentucky physician to over four years in federal prison and a $25,000 fine for 15 counts of prescribing opiate pain medication outside of the course of medical practice.

United States District Court Judge Greg N. Stivers sentenced Franklin, Kentucky, physician, Roy D. Reynolds, to federal pris... More...
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Derek Waskul; Cory Schneider; Kevin Wiesner; Washtenaw Asociation for Community Advocacy v. Washtenaw Country Community Mental Health, et al. Eastern District of Michigan Federal Courthouse - Detroit, Michigan

An association generally has standing if “at least one of [its] members would have standing to sue on his own.” United Food & Commercial Workers v. Brown, 517 U.S. 544, 554–55 (1996) (citing Warth v. Seldin, 422 U.S. 490, 511 (1975)). In this interlocutory appeal, the Washtenaw Association for Community Advocacy identifies at least one named member who appears to have suffered an initial deprivati... More...   $0 (08-16-2018 - MI)

Shameka Winslett v. 1811 27th Avenue, LLC

Shameka Winslett filed a complaint asserting various claims against her former
landlord Yugal Sagi and his LLC after he failed to make repairs to her apartment and filed
an unlawful detainer action against her. Sagi responded by filing an anti-SLAPP motion to
strike three of these claims, for retaliation and retaliatory eviction under Civil Code section
1942.5,1
former subdivis... More...
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MILO A. ROSE vs. STATE OF FLORIDA

In 1985, this Court affirmed Rose’s conviction for first-degree murder and his death sentence. Rose v. State (Rose I), 472 So. 2d 1155, 1156 (Fla. 1985). In so doing, we explained the facts as follows: At approximately 10 p.m. on October 18, 1982, several witnesses were talking together outside one of their residences.

Testimony at trial revealed that they saw two men walking down th... More...
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State of Tennessee v. Michael A. Flippen, Jr.

The Defendant shot and killed the victim, Ms. Princess Clark, andwas indicted for first degree premeditated murder, being a felon in possession of a firearm, possessing a weapon after being convicted of a domestic violence offense, and reckless endangerment. The Defendant entered a guilty plea to the lesser-included offense of second degree 08/09/2018 -2 murder. Pursuant to the plea agreement,... More...   $0 (08-15-2018 - TN)

State of Tennessee v. Geremy Paul Mathis

The Appellant’s indictment for initiating a process intended to result in the manufacture of methamphetamine occurred after motel employees discovered components of a “meth lab” in a motel room and notified the police. The police surveilled the motel room and saw the Appellant enter and leave the room. The police then stopped the Appellant’s vehicle for a traffic infraction and found a meth lab ... More...   $0 (08-15-2018 - TN)

State of Tennessee v. William Shannon Gresham

The victim, who will be identified by her initials K.B., was 11 years old at the time of trial. She testified that Defendant was her stepfather. She testified about an incident that happened when she was eight years old. She was visiting Defendant at the home of Defendant’s mother, whom she referred to as “Gamma Lissa.” K.B. testified that Defendant took video of her doing tumbling and gymnasti... More...   $0 (08-15-2018 - TN)

STATE OF TENNESSEE v. A.B. PRICE, JR. and VICTOR TYRONE SIMS1

There is no dispute as to the facts or circumstances that give rise to this appeal. The record shows that when the Defendants initially attempted to enter their guilty pleas, the trial court refused to accept their negotiated plea agreements and “expressed reservations” as to whether the court could accept them because they would be subject to the PSA. The trial court urged the parties to “consi... More...   $0 (08-15-2018 - TN)

Daetrus Pilate v. State of Tennessee

Petitioner was convicted in Case No. 12-01054 (“the assault case”) of aggravated assault by use of a deadly weapon and evading arrest in a motor vehicle creating a high risk of death or injury. Several Shelby County Sheriff Department Officers were attempting to arrest Petitioner after he was indicted in Case No. 11-05220. They located
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Petitioner and his eighteen-year-... More...
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State of Tennessee v. Robert Taylor

The Shelby County Grand Jury charged the defendant with two counts of first degree murder, two counts of employing a firearm during the commission of a dangerous felony, one count of possessing a firearm after being convicted of a felony drug offense, and one count of possessing a firearm after being convicted of felony evading arrest, all arising from the shooting deaths of Eric Whittaker and Jon... More...   $0 (08-15-2018 - TN)

STATE OF OHIO - vs - NORMAN E. MOORE

On April 4, 2017, Jane Doe, a minor, reported to the Fayette County Sheriff's Office that Moore, who at that time was her stepfather, had sexually assaulted her the previous day, April 3, 2017, by pulling up her shirt and "messing" with her breasts. The following day, April 5, 2017, Jane met with Sergeant E.A. Ward with the Fayette County Sheriff's Office, during which Jane provided Sergeant ... More...   $0 (08-15-2018 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO - vs - ZACHARY HARRIS

Defendant-appellant, Zachary Harris, appeals his convictions in the Butler County Court of Common Pleas after pleading guilty to two counts of aggravated murder. {¶ 2} Harris was part of a three-person team that killed Orlando Gilbert and Todd Berus. The three individuals were hired to retaliate against Gilbert for a shooting that took place several days earlier. On the day of the incident, ... More...   $0 (08-15-2018 - OH)

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