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United States of America v. Tessicar Karelle Jumpp, a/k/a Stephanie Phelps Eastern District of Virginia - Federal Courthouse - Alexandria, Virginia

Alexandria, VA - Jamaican Woman Sentenced for Lottery Scam Targeting Elderly Victims

A Jamaican citizen was sentenced today to six years in prison for orchestrating a lottery fraud that scammed elderly victims out of approximately $385,000.

“The financial and emotional harm these scams cause elderly victims and their family members can be devastating,” said G. Zachary Terwilliger... More...
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United States of Amrica v. Ancient Coin Collectors Guild District of Maryland Federal Courthouse - Baltimore, Maryland

This appeal is pursued by the Ancient Coin Collectors Guild (the “Guild”) from the judgment in the District of Maryland ordering forfeiture to the United States of seven ancient Cypriot coins and eight ancient Chinese coins, which were imported into this country by the Guild. Incorporated within its challenge to the propriety of the district court’s summary judgment decision, the Guild contests th... More...   $0 (08-14-2018 - MD)

Bryan Manning v. Donald Caldwell Western District of Virginia Federal Courthouse - Roanoke, Virginia

Virginia law criminalizes the possession, purchase, or consumption of alcohol by someone who has been interdicted by a Virginia court. Interdiction is a civil order designating that a person is a “habitual drunkard” or has been convicted of driving while intoxicated. In this case, a group of homeless people suffering from alcoholism challenged the constitutionality of Virginia’s interdiction statu... More...   $0 (08-14-2018 - VA)

STATE OF OHIO vs. MARK HILL

On January 27, 2017, Cincinnati Police Officer John Neal was
dispatched to Emming Street to investigate a report of a brick thrown at a house. He
took a statement from the complainants for criminal damaging. While Neal was
investigating on Emming Street, Officers Stavale and Pierson responded
independently to Coon Alley to investigate a possible suspect.
{¶4} When Stav... More...
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United States of America v. Shawn Edmonds Eastern District of Pennsylvania Federal Courthouse - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA - Former Department of Veterans Affairs Employee Pleads Guilty to Fraud Against His Former Employer

Shawn Edmonds, a 43-year old resident of Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty on August 9, 2018 before the Honorable Gerald J. Pappert to five counts of wire fraud and three counts of aggravated identify theft related to a scheme to defraud the Department of Veterans ... More...
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James Tepper, Allison Tepper v. Amos Financial, LLC Eastern District of Pennsylvania Federal Courthouse - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Many would gladly pay Tuesday for a hamburger
today. Of course, not all of those who fall into debt make
payments timely, and debt collection has become a
professional trade. The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act
(the “FDCPA” or “Act”), 15 U.S.C. § 1692, et seq., regulates
their efforts. Under it, debt collectors are prohibited from
engaging in deceptive, abusive, or other... More...
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Protect Niles v. City of Freemont, Doug Rich, Real Party in Interest and Appellants

The City of Fremont (City) approved a residential and retail development (Project)
in its Niles historical district over considerable neighborhood opposition. The City
adopted a mitigated negative declaration after finding the Project as mitigated would have
no significant adverse environmental impact. Protect Niles1 petitioned for a writ of
mandamus ordering the City to overturn t... More...
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Garrell "Gary" McCutcheon Jr., and Melissa K. McCutcheon v. Pavco Trucking Co. Inc., and Titan Transfer, Inc.

Pavco Trucking Company, Inc. (“Pavco”), operated a trucking company in
Clarksville, Indiana. Pavco employed the McCutcheons to haul freight by
truck. Pavco terminated the McCutcheons’ employment on February 14, 2014.
[3] On March 1, 2014, Titan and Pavco executed the Purchase Agreement which
enumerated a number of Pavco’s assets that would be transferred to Titan in
exch... More...
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Caleb Bixler v. State of Indiana

In August of 2015, Bixler, Keith Cornwell (Cornwell), Ricky Ogden (Ogden), John Murphy (Murphy), and Ron Trahan (Trahan) were all residing in a two story house located on the east side of Indianapolis, Indiana. Trahan occupied the downstairs bedroom. One of the two upstairs bedrooms was shared by Ogden and Murphy, while Cornwell and Bixler shared the other. Cornwell did not get along with T... More...   $0 (08-12-2018 - IN)

United States of America v. Dakkar Young Western District of New York Federal Courthouse - Buffalo, New York

Buffalo, NY - Tonawanda Man Sentenced For Distributing Child Pornography

Dakkar Young, 23, of Tonawanda, NY, who was convicted of distribution of child pornography, was sentenced to serve 168 months in prison and lifetime supervised release by U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. Vilardo.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephanie Lamarque, who handled the case, stated that in May 2017, the de... More...
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United States of America v. Peter Persaud Eastern District of New York Courthouse - Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn, NY - Former JP Morgan Chase Bank Employee Sentenced to Four Years in Prison for Selling Customer Account Information
Defendant Obtained and Sold For Profit Personal Identifying Information of Bank Customers

Earlier on August 10, 2018, in federal court in Brooklyn, Peter Persaud, a former personal banker at JP Morgan Chase Bank, was sentenced by United States District Judge E... More...
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United States of America v. John William Cranney, a/k/a Jack Cranney District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, MA - Former Belmont Resident Sentenced for $6 Million Investment Fraud Scheme

A former Belmont resident was sentenced on August 9, 2018 in federal court in Boston in connection with a decade-long Ponzi-style investment scheme in which he defrauded 15 investors of over $6 million.

John William Cranney, a/k/a Jack Cranney, 77, of El Paso, Texas, was sentenced by U.S. Distr... More...
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Jan C. Torres-Pagan v. Commissioners, Social Security Administration (Nancy A. Berryhill) District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

In this Social Security
benefits opinion, Jan Torres-Pagán ("Torres-Pagán") appeals from
the District Court's order upholding an administrative law judge's
("ALJ") conclusion that, although he had previously been eligible
for Supplemental Security Income ("SSI") benefits as a child, he
was ineligible for the same as an adult. Because we believe the
record before the ALJ was... More...
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Shundale Taylor v. The State of Texas

On March 29, 2016, Antoine Hodge was shot once in the chest outside an apartment complex at 5880 Bernal in Dallas, Texas. Antoine, with his brother Chevis,2 was at the complex to witness a fight between two women, Dajee Dillard3 and Jelicia Linwood.4 Antoine subsequently died of his wound. The ballistics expert testified the bullet that killed Antoine was fired from appellant’s gun. The fight... More...   $0 (08-11-2018 - TX)

United States of America v. W. Joseph Astarita District of Oregon Federal Courthouse - Portland, Oregon

06/20/2017 1 Sealed Indictment as to W. Joseph Astarita (1) count(s) 1-3, False Statement 4-5, Obstruction of Justice (schm) Modified on 6/28/2017 (schm). Unsealed by Order #8 (Entered: 06/20/2017)
06/20/2017 2 Indictment Unredacted Version Filed Under Seal as to Defendant W. Joseph Astarita. (schm) (Entered: 06/20/2017)
06/20/2017 3 Defendant Information Relative to a Criminal Case She... More...
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United States of America v. Stephanie Parker Northern District of Georgia Federal Courthouse - Atlanta, Georgia

Atlnta, GA - IRS Employee Pleads Guilty to Identity Theft

A Georgia resident pleaded guilty on August 9, 2018 to one count of aggravated identity theft for her role in a stolen identity refund fraud scheme.

According to documents and information presented in court, Stephanie Parker worked for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as a Contact Representative in Atlanta, Georgia. B... More...
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Derrick Wayne Gamble v. The State of Texas

Officer A. Kay of the Marlin Police Department arrived at an after-hours
club in Temple1 for off-duty work as security. She was to work security alongside
Chief of Police D. Allen that night. Officer Kay noticed a vehicle parking in front
of hers. Chief Allen arrived soon thereafter, and Officer Kay went to him to talk
about that night’s work. While they were talking, Officer K... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. CARLOS REYES and BIG MIKE'S BAIL BONDS

In June 2016, Reyes was charged with indecent liberties with a child and aggravated burglary. Bond was set at $100,000. Surety posted an appearance bond for Reyes, who then was released from custody. The bond guaranteed Reyes' appearance at the district court's direction. Reyes did not appear for his December 12, 2016 trial date, so the court ordered the forfeiture of Reyes' bond and issued a warr... More...   $0 (08-10-2018 - KS)

Tremane Wood v. Mike Carpenter Oklahoma County Courthouse - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

An Oklahoma jury convicted Tremane Wood of first-degree felony murder
for the killing of Ronnie Wipf during a botched robbery. The jury found
Oklahoma had proved three aggravating circumstances associated with the
murder, and the mitigating circumstances did not outweigh them. The jury
accordingly sentenced Wood to death.
The conclusion of Wood’s trial was only the start of his... More...
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Dagny Knutson v. Richard J. Foster

After a three-week trial, the jury found in favor of Dagny Knutson on her
fraudulent concealment and intentional breach of fiduciary duty claims against her former
attorney, Richard J. Foster, and awarded her economic and noneconomic damages. The
trial court granted Foster’s motion for a new trial on the grounds that Knutson did not
prove Foster’s conduct was the cause of Knutson’s... More...
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CASE & ASSOCIATES PROPERTIES INC. d/b/a ASPEN PARK APARTMENTS, v. JODIE L. BRIBIESCA

Bribiesca first moved to Aspen Park Apartments (Aspen) on June 10, 2015. The apartments are located in Wichita and are owned by Case. On January 8, 2016, Bribiesca moved from her first apartment, unit 1812, to another, 1908, in the same complex. Bribiesca testified she was not offered an opportunity to see 1908 before moving in, and it is not clear whether she asked to view the apartment before th... More...   $0 (08-09-2018 - KS)

STATE OF KANSAS v. MARCOS SILVA TEIXEIRA Rape, aggravated indecent liberties with a child, and aggravated criminal sodomy

A jury convicted Marcos Silva Teixeira of rape, aggravated indecent liberties with a child, and aggravated criminal sodomy. Teixeira appeals, arguing the district court erred in denying his motion to suppress and by instructing the jury against nullification.

Teixeira's convictions arose out of an incident that occurred when Teixeira and the victim, J.W., spent the night at a mutual fr... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. RICKY J. STOVALL

On April 11, 2006, the State charged Stovall with one count of rape of a child under 14, one count of rape when the victim was overcome by force or fear, and an alternative count of aggravated indecent liberties with a child. The charges were based on evidence that Stovall began having sexual intercourse with his biological daughter, N.D.S., born in March 1985, shortly after she turned 12 year... More...   $0 (08-09-2018 - KS)

HOWARD JOHNSON III v. U.S. FOOD SERVICE, and AMERICAN ZURICH INSURANCE CO

On October 16, 2015, Howard Johnson, who had been employed by U.S. Food Service since 2002 as a delivery driver, suffered an on-the-job injury to his neck when he tried to dislodge a partially frozen trailer door at work. Later that month, Dr. Harold Hess, a neurosurgeon, examined Johnson for the first time. Johnson complained of neck and left arm pain along with numbness and weakness in his ... More...   $0 (08-09-2018 - KS)

United States of America v. Tony Laves Tueipi Third Judicial District Courthouse - Anchorage, Alaska

Anchorage, AK - Anchorage Man Sentenced for Illegal Possession of Gun

Tony Lavea Tueipi, 42, resident of Anchorage, was sentenced on July 31, 2018 by U.S. District Judge Sharon L. Gleason to 21 months in prison, followed by a three-year term of supervised release, for illegally possessing a gun with an obliterated serial number. As a result of his conviction, Tueipi, who is a native of W... More...
   $0 (08-09-2018 - AK)

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