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United States of America v. Juan Carlos Medina Cardenas

Miami, FL - Colombian Citizen Sentenced for his Participation in an International Money Laundering Conspiracy

A Colombian citizen was sentenced to 30 months in prison, to be followed by two years of supervised release for his participation in an international money laundering conspiracy.

Juan Carlos Medina Cardenas, 46, previously pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit ... More...
   $0 (08-19-2016 - FL)

United States of America v. Wenxia Man, aka Wency Man

Miami, FL - California Woman Sentenced to 50 Months in Prison for Conspiring to Illegally Export Fighter Jet Engines and Unmanned Aerial Vehicle to China

Wenxia Man, aka Wency Man, 45, of San Diego, was sentenced to 50 months in prison for conspiring to export and cause the export of fighter jet engines, an unmanned aerial vehicle – commonly known as a drone – and related technical data t... More...
   $0 (08-19-2016 - FL)

Maxime Cherilus v. State of Florida*

Believing he was facilitating a cocaine transaction for his friend’s
brother, who was actually a police informant, Appellant met with an undercover officer and exchanged a sample of cocaine for $50. During the meeting, Appellant and the undercover officer discussed a sale of five ounces of cocaine to take place the following day. They negotiated a price of $1,200 per ounce, referring to coc... More...
   $0 (08-22-2016 - FL)

Edward Lewis Gibson v. State of Florida*

Edward Lewis Gibson appeals his conviction and sentence for first degree murder with a firearm. He argues that the trial judge erred in depriving him of his constitutional right to testify and in overruling his hearsay objection to the admission of a text message sent from his cell phone. We find no error in admission of the text message, but we reverse and remand for a new trial because the tri... More...   $0 (08-22-2016 - FL)

Quentin Pierce v. State of Florida*

Appellant appeals his convictions of second-degree murder with a firearm, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and carrying a concealed firearm. Appellant claims several errors, including the denial of his motion to sever, fundamental error in jury instructions, and error in the denial of his motion for judgment of acquittal. We find that none of these constitute error and, as such, we ... More...   $0 (08-22-2016 - FL)

Barrington Deferrell v. State of Florida*

In 2011, Deferrell was placed on probation for four years for attempted burglary of a dwelling and preventing or obstructing the extinguishment of a fire charges. In May 2012, Deferrell was arrested and formally charged with three crimes. The new law charges also served as the basis for a violation of probation (“VOP”) proceeding.
1 Faretta v. California, 422 U.S. 806 (1975).
2 More...
   $0 (08-22-2016 - FL)

United States of America v. Erica Antoinette Hollingsworth

Miami, FL - Tax Return Preparer Sentenced for Filing False Tax Returns with the IRS

A tax return preparer was sentenced to 30 months in prison, to be followed by one year of supervised release, and was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $163,865 for filing false tax returns with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

Wifredo A. Ferrer, United States Attorney for the Souther... More...
   $0 (08-10-2016 - FL)

United States of America v. Slobo Maric

Jacksonville, FL - Former Bosnian Army Prison Guard Pleads Guilty to Fraudulently Procuring U.S. Citizenship

A Jacksonville, Florida, man pleaded guilty today for unlawfully procuring U.S. citizenship by failing to disclose during his naturalization process his membership in the Bosnian Army and crimes that he committed in Bosnia and Herzegovina during the Bosnian Conflict in the 1990s, a... More...
   $0 (07-18-2016 - FL)

Guy B. Bailey, Jr. vs. The State of Florida

The only point of error raised by Bailey on his appeal from the conviction in
this case is prosecutorial misconduct during rebuttal closing argument to jury.
During her rebuttal closing argument, the prosecutor argued as follows:
So where is the misunderstanding?
It’s simply an attempt, ladies and gentlemen, it’s an attempt by the Defense to use the word, misunderstanding.
... More...
   $0 (07-14-2016 - FL)

KEVIN MALONE v. STATE OF FLORIDA

Kevin Malone was arrested for driving while under the influence (DUI) based on a police officer's assessment of his level of intoxication during a traffic stop. After he was charged with the misdemeanor offense, Malone filed a motion to suppress in which he argued that his behavior during the traffic stop did not provide probable cause that he had been driving while impaired. The county court gr... More...   $0 (07-09-2016 - FL)

Moses McCray v. State of Florida*

The defendant appeals from his convictions on one count of aggravated assault with a firearm on a law enforcement officer, three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon on a law enforcement officer, and one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. The defendant primarily argues that, after he exhausted his peremptory strikes, the trial court erred in denying his motion to ... More...   $0 (07-05-2016 - FL)

Moses McCray v. State of Florida*

The defendant appeals from his convictions on one count of aggravated assault with a firearm on a law enforcement officer, three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon on a law enforcement officer, and one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. The defendant primarily argues that, after he exhausted his peremptory strikes, the trial court erred in denying his motion to ... More...   $0 (06-29-2016 - FL)

State of Florida v. Raymond Bright

A jury convicted Bright for the first-degree murders of Derrick King and
Randall Brown. Bright v. State, 90 So. 3d 249, 254 (Fla. 2012). The jury
recommended death by a vote of eight to four for the murders of both victims, and
the trial court sentenced Bright to death for both murders. Id. at 256.
On direct appeal, we previously detailed the facts leading to Bright’s death ... More...
   $0 (06-21-2016 - FL)

United States of America v. Guillermo A. Sanchez-Badia

Miami, FL - Miami Man Sentenced to 144 Months in Prison for Role in Multimillion-Dollar Scheme to Defraud Commercial Lenders and U.S. Export-Import Bank

A Miami man was sentenced to 12 years in prison for his role in a scheme to defraud two commercial lenders and the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM Bank) out of more than $11 million.

Guillermo A. Sanchez-Badia, 61, ... More...
   $0 (06-13-2016 - FL)

Marc Chantele Williams vs State of Florida

Appellant seeks review of his conviction and sentence for possession of
cocaine with the intent to sell. We affirm Appellant’s conviction without further
comment, but because we agree with Appellant that the trial court fundamentally
erred when it based his sentence on unsubstantiated allegations of misconduct, we
reverse Appellant’s sentence and remand for resentencing before... More...
   $0 (06-10-2016 - FL)

STATE OF FLORIDA v. MICHELLE DAWN LAMBO

The State challenges the trial court's order dismissing the information charging Michelle Lambo with leaving the scene of a crash with injury. The trial court determined that Lambo's due process rights were violated by law enforcement's failure to preserve evidence. We reverse and remand. Lambo filed a motion to dismiss, or in the alternative a motion in limine, alleging that law enforcement... More...   $0 (06-01-2016 - FL)

Miguel Angel Alfonso-Roche v. State of Florida*

The defendant appeals his conviction and sentence for grand theft of a motor vehicle and first degree grand theft. He makes three arguments. First, he argues the prosecutor committed fundamental error by denigrating him during closing argument for asserting his right to a jury trial. Second, he argues the evidence was insufficient to support the charge of grand theft of a motor vehicle and his ... More...   $0 (06-01-2016 - FL)

Angelo Atwell v. State of Florida

Angelo Atwell was sixteen years old when, in August 1990, he committed
armed robbery and first-degree murder. Under the statute then in effect, Atwell
was sentenced for the first-degree murder to a mandatory term of life
imprisonment, with the possibility of parole after twenty-five years, and was
sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole for the armed <... More...
   $0 (06-01-2016 - FL)

Roland Long v. State of Florida

Appellant was convicted of conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine. The criminal information alleged that appellant conspired to manufacture methamphetamine with “Ray Ray Webb.” However, during the trial, the only evidence presented of a conspiracy included specific references to “Ray Ray Hicks,” not “Ray Ray Webb.” We find that the variance between what was charged in the information and wha... More...   $0 (05-28-2016 - FL)

John Goodman v. Florida Department of Law Enforcement

Appellant John Goodman was involved in a vehicular collision that resulted in the death of another individual. Appellant’s blood was drawn after the accident for blood alcohol testing, pursuant to Florida’s implied consent statutes. See §§ 316.1932-34, Fla. Stat. (2010). Ultimately, Appellant was charged with DUI Manslaughter/Failed to Render Aid and Vehicular Homicide/Failed to Give Informatio... More...   $0 (05-28-2016 - FL)

RAMON DAVID SENGER v. STATE OF FLORIDA

Ramon David Senger (“Senger”) appeals his dual convictions under sections
847.0135(3)(b) and 847.0135(4)(b), Florida Statutes (2011)—using a computer to solicit
a person believed to be a parent for sex with a minor (“solicitation”) and traveling after
using a computer to solicit a person believed to be a parent for sex with a minor (“traveling
after solicitation"). Following t... More...
   $0 (05-28-2016 - FL)

Ronald Pak Zern vs State of Florida

Ronald Pak Zern, Appellant, appeals from his convictions for aggravated
assault, aggravated battery on a person sixty-five years of age or older, improper
exhibition of a firearm, and tampering with evidence. He argues that the trial court
erred in failing to make an independent finding of competence or incompetence
2
after ordering psychological evaluations and schedulin... More...
   $0 (05-14-2016 - FL)

STATE OF FLORIDA v. DAVID VINCENT MALONEY

The State of Florida timely appeals the trial court’s order granting David Maloney’s
motion to suppress certain statements he made to police before he was advised of his
Miranda1 rights. Because we conclude the public safety exception to the Miranda
requirement permits the admission of Maloney’s statements, we reverse.

Maloney was a member of a motorcycle gang known as th... More...
   $0 (05-13-2016 - FL)

State of Florida v. Donna Horwitz

Donna Horwitz was charged with first-degree murder with a firearm for the
2011 death of her ex-husband, Lanny Horwitz, in Jupiter, Florida. The Fourth
District set forth the facts: On the morning of September 30, 2011, Lanny was shot multiple times in the master bathroom of his home and was pronounced dead at the scene. [Horwitz] and Lanny had been divorced twice, but they were living... More...
   $0 (05-05-2016 - FL)

Jermaine C. Jackson v. State of Florida

This case is before the Court for review of the decision of the Fourth District
Court of Appeal in Jackson v. State, 137 So. 3d 470 (Fla. 4th DCA 2014). Because
the district court expressly declared a state statute valid, this Court has jurisdiction
to review the decision. See art. V, § 3(b)(3), Fla. Const.
Appellant, Jermaine Jackson, was convicted of one count of robbery w... More...
   $0 (05-05-2016 - FL)

Richard Walker v. State of Florida

Appellant/cross-appellee Richard Walker timely appeals his sentence, arguing that the trial court imposed a vindictive sentence, higher than the sentence offered in plea negotiations in which the court participated. The State cross-appeals, arguing that the trial court erred by dismissing one of appellant’s charges at sentencing. We affirm appellant’s sentence, concluding that the court did not ... More...   $0 (04-21-2016 - FL)

JEREMY PEHLKE v. STATE OF FLORIDA

A jury found Jeremy Pehlke guilty of fleeing to elude a law enforcement officer with lights and sirens activated. Mr. Pehlke solely challenges his associated nine-month term of incarceration, arguing that the trial court committed fundamental error by considering his lack of remorse when imposing sentence. The State forthrightly concedes that the trial court committed fundamental error. We thus... More...   $0 (04-15-2016 - FL)

Guelmer J. Escobar v. State of Florida*

In this Anders appeal, we are asked to review a final judgment of conviction and sentence that resulted from the revocation of the defendant’s probation. We find no basis for reversal, but the case provides us with an opportunity to address a jurisdictional issue, and to recede in part from our decision in Harris v. State, 961 So. 3d 1131 (Fla. 4th DCA 2007).
In 2010, the defendant entered ... More...
   $0 (04-15-2016 - FL)

The State of Florida vs. British Moss

The State of Florida petitions this Court for a writ of certiorari to review an
order rendered by the trial court which denied, in part, the State’s motion to
compel discovery. We agree that the trial court’s order departs from the essential
requirements of law because the respondent, British Moss, never presented the trial
court a request and a showing for good cause. Accordi... More...
   $0 (04-08-2016 - FL)

Dwaine Merchant vs. The State of Florida

The State indicted Merchant for first-degree murder (Count One) and
attempted first-degree murder (Count Two). The first trial began in August 2013.
The jury venire was comprised of 50 potential jurors, including both Kira Criado
(“Kira”) and Kevin Criado (“Kevin”). At the commencement of the jury selection
process, the trial court introduced the court staff, the attorneys, a... More...
   $0 (04-08-2016 - FL)

Corey Lake v. State of Florida*

Lake claims that his annual review trial, a civil proceeding, should be closed because the Treatment Progress Report from the commitment facility, which is confidential pursuant to section 394.921, Florida Statutes (2015), will necessarily be discussed at the hearing. Lake cannot overcome the strong presumption of openness in civil proceedings and the public policy set forth section 394.921 does ... More...   $0 (04-01-2016 - FL)

Dennis DeMartin v. State of Florida*

Appellant appeals the trial court’s order finding him guilty of two counts of contempt. Appellant claims that the trial court erred in finding him in contempt for failing to divulge during voir dire that his ex-wife was arrested for DUI and for conducting a drinking experiment during the pendency of a trial in which appellant was a juror. We find that competent substantial evidence supports the ... More...   $0 (04-01-2016 - FL)

Dennis DeMartin v. State of Florida*

Appellant appeals the trial court’s order finding him guilty of two counts of contempt. Appellant claims that the trial court erred in finding him in contempt for failing to divulge during voir dire that his ex-wife was arrested for DUI and for conducting a drinking experiment during the pendency of a trial in which appellant was a juror. We find that competent substantial evidence supports the ... More...   $0 (03-30-2016 - FL)

CHAUNCEY GARDNER v. STATE OF FLORIDA

Tivasha Logan gave birth to Mr. Gardner's child on May 11, 2009. This was their fourth child together. The infant, a girl, was born ten weeks premature. Although the infant initially had some trouble with bottle feeding, she thrived in the hospital neonatal unit and was discharged to the care of her mother at the end of July 2009. Three months later, the infant died of malnutrition. There is... More...   $0 (03-25-2016 - FL)

Kate Calvin, et al. v. Jefferson County Board of Commissioners, et al.

Imagine a fictional Florida county—I’ll call it Marshall County—with a total census population of 12,000. Marshall County is run by a board of commissioners comprised of five peo-ple, each of whom is elected from a single-member district with a total census population of exactly 2,400. The Marshall County School Board, which also has five members, uses the same district lines. Case 4:15-cv-00131-M... More...   $0 (03-24-2016 - FL)

R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company v. Pamela Ciccone, etc.

This case involves a lawsuit filed in 2004 against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco
Company, by plaintiff Pamela Ciccone, as the personal representative of the estate
of her deceased husband, George Ciccone, a smoker from the age of eight who
died of lung cancer in 2002. After our Engle decision was issued, Ciccone
amended her complaint “to reflect her membership in the Engle class, alle... More...
   $0 (03-24-2016 - FL)

Noel Plank v. State of Florida

On April 15, 2013, Noel Plank, a prospective juror, appeared for jury duty at
the Leon County Courthouse at 11:30 a.m. and was part of a panel that was seated
in the courtroom at approximately 1:40 p.m. In response to general biographical
questioning, Plank advised the trial judge that he had various issues that would
make it difficult for him to serve on the jury:
I work... More...
   $0 (03-17-2016 - FL)

James Robertson v. State of Florida

In connection with his plea of guilty to the charge of first-degree murder,
Robertson submitted statements admitting that in December 2008, while an inmate
at Charlotte Correctional Institution, he killed his cellmate, Frank Hart, by
strangling him with a garrote he made by tying several socks together. According
to Robertson’s statement, there was no provocation or fight that... More...
   $0 (03-17-2016 - FL)

Dravien Jerrod Jones v. State of Florida

Appellant Dravien Jones appeals the denial of his motion to suppress evidence found in his vehicle during a traffic stop. Consistent with the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Rodriguez v. United States, 135 S. Ct. 1609 (2015), we agree with Appellant that the search occurred during an illegal detention. We therefore reverse his conviction.
Background
An officer of the Sebastian P... More...
   $0 (03-12-2016 - FL)

State of Florida v. Robert Franklin Floyd

Robert Franklin Floyd, the Respondent, was charged with one count of
second-degree murder and one count of shooting at, into, or within an occupied
vehicle in connection with the death of Getyron Lopez Benjamin. Floyd asserted
that he shot at the vehicle in which Benjamin was a passenger both in self-defense
and defense of others.
Floyd was hosting a party at his reside... More...
   $0 (03-12-2016 - FL)

 
 
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