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Massachusetts False Imprisonment Law
 

Jered Sasen v. Richard V. Spencer

District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

This case, which pits a retired
petty officer against the United States Navy, is awash with novel
legal questions concerning the application and operation of
Article 31 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ). These
questions center on Article 31(b), which requires that a sailor
suspected of an offense be warned both that he need not make any
statement regarding that... More...
   $0 (01-12-2018 - MA)

COMMONWEALTH vs. CRISOSTOMO LOPES et al

Jury reaches verdict in killing of 14-year-old Dorchester boy

We summarize the facts that the jury could
have found, reserving certain details for discussion of the
legal issues.
The victim was fourteen years old and lived on Norton
Street in the Dorchester section of Boston. On May 30, 2010,
1 At the time of oral argument, the codefendant had not yet filed his brief with this court... More...
   $0 (01-10-2018 - MA)

COMMONWEALTH vs. ADERITO BARBOSA

Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court

The parties do not contest the judge's comprehensive findings of fact, which we summarize, supplemented where appropriate by the testimony from the motion hearing.1 See Commonwealth v. Jones-Pannell, 472 Mass. 429, 431 (2015). This case stems from an investigation into the crime of trafficking of persons for sexual servitude, G. L. c. 265, § 50 (human trafficking),2 which was prompted by an ill... More...   $0 (01-04-2018 - MA)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. JAMES PATTERSON

Brockton man sentenced to 10 years for bank robbery spree

The following facts relevant to the issues on appeal are
not in dispute. In the spring and summer of 2014, five banks in
the Boston area were robbed. In each incident, witnesses reported
to law enforcement that the perpetrator covered his face, wore
dark sunglasses and plastic gloves, and made verbal demands for
cash. By the fifth robbery, local law enforcement agents a... More...
   $0 (12-30-2017 - MA)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. MICHAEL DAVID SCOTT

Former Real Estate Developer Sentenced to Prison for Orchestrating Massive Mortgage Fraud

In February 2008, the government began investigating
Scott as a result of a civil case case against him in Massachusetts
state court involving a mortgage fraud scheme Scott operated in
and around Boston. Scott purchased multi-family homes, divided
them into condominium units, and then recruited straw buyers to
purchase the units at prices favorable to Scott. He attracte... More...
   $0 (12-30-2017 - MA)

United States of America v. United Theapeutics Corporation

District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, MA - Drug Maker United Therapeutics Agrees to Pay $210 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Liability for Paying Kickbacks

Pharmaceutical company United Therapeutics Corporation (UT), based in Silver Spring, Maryland, has agreed to pay $210 million to resolve claims that it used a foundation as a conduit to pay the copays of Medicare patients taking UT’s pulmonary arterial hyperten... More...
   $210000000 (12-26-2017 - MA)

United States of America v. James Patterson

District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

James Patterson appeals his
federal convictions, and resulting sentence, for five counts of
bank robbery in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 2113(a). He argues that
his convictions must be vacated because the District Court erred
in denying his motions for (1) a hearing pursuant to Franks v.
Delaware, 438 U.S. 154 (1978), regarding warrants that were issued
to install Global Positi... More...
   $0 (12-13-2017 - MA)

Melvi Ayde De La Cruz-Orellana; Alfredo Flores v. Jefferson B. Sessions, III

District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

Petitioners Melvi Ayde de la Cruz-
Orellana and Alfredo Flores are a wife and husband who seek review
of a decision denying their applications for voluntary departure
to Guatemala and Mexico, respectively. An Immigration Judge ("IJ")
denied petitioners' applications on discretionary grounds, and the
Board of Immigration Appeals ("BIA") affirmed the IJ's decision.
Petitioner... More...
   $0 (12-18-2017 - MA)

United States of America v. Michael David Scott

District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

Michael David Scott appeals
from his conviction and sentence for wire fraud, bank fraud, and
money laundering, associated with a mortgage fraud scheme
perpetrated in the Boston area. His principal argument is that
the government unfairly procured his guilty plea by misusing
information he provided during proffer sessions. He also
challenges his sentence. For the following r... More...
   $0 (12-08-2017 - MA)

COMMONWEALTH vs. MOHAMMED T. KHAN

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court

In the light most favorable to the
Commonwealth, Commonwealth v. Latimore, 378 Mass. 671, 676-677
(1979), the jury could have found the following facts.
1. The scam. In February, 2014, each of the four victims
received telephone calls from individuals who claimed that the
victim's grandchild was in jail and needed money for bail. The
caller directed the victims ... More...
   $0 (11-28-2017 - MA)

Kimberly Ann Zizza v. William K. Harrington

United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

Kimberly Ann Zizza appeals an
order from the bankruptcy court denying her Chapter 7 discharge on
the grounds that she made material, knowing, and fraudulent false
oaths in the course of her bankruptcy proceedings. 11 U.S.C.
§ 727(a)(4). The bankruptcy court found that Zizza had failed to
disclose in her schedules and at her first creditors' meeting,
with reckless indifferen... More...
   $0 (11-15-2017 - MA)

COMMONWEALTH vs. J.A., a juvenile.

Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court

The following facts are taken from the
testimony presented to the grand jury. In August, 2015, when
the juvenile was fourteen years old, he tortured a friend's dog
by shoving a soap dispenser pump into the dog's vagina,
1 Unlike a delinquent child, who is subject to rehabilitative penalties and remedies, a "youthful offender" is subject to penalties that... More...
   $0 (11-20-2017 - MA)

United States of America v. Glenn P. Pearson

District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, MA - Former Massachusetts Police Sergeant Sentenced to Prison for Embezzling Funds from Disabled Veterans and Running Fraudulent Tax Preparation Business

A former Whitman, Massachusetts, police sergeant was sentenced to 48 months in prison today for preparing false income tax returns for clients of his tax preparation business, obstructing the internal revenue laws, and misapprop... More...
   $0 (11-15-2017 - Ma)

United States of America v. Julio Ernesto Gomez

District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, MA - Dominican National Sentenced for Illegal Reentry

A Dominican national was sentenced November 9, 2017 in federal court in Boston for illegally reentering the United States after being deported.

Julio Ernesto Gomez, 46, a Dominican national residing in Boston, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge George A. O’Toole to eight months in prison, two years of supervise... More...
   $0 (11-11-2017 - MA)

United States of America v. Andrew Gordon

United States Court of Appeals For The First Circuit - Boston, Massachusetts

After attempting unsuccessfully
to hire a hit man to murder his wife (the person whom he asked to
facilitate the matter tipped off the authorities and the hired gun
turned out to be an undercover state trooper), defendant-appellant
Andrew Gordon then sought to procure the services of a second hit
man to kill both the tipster and the imposter. That attempt, too,
came to naug... More...
   $0 (11-11-2017 - MA)

United States of America v. Alex Levin

United States Court of Appeals For The First Circuit - Boston, Massachusetts

Central to this case is the Federal Bureau of Investigation's ("FBI" or "government") use of
software that it terms a Network Investigative Technique ("NIT").
The FBI used the NIT pursuant to a warrant it obtained from a
magistrate judge in the Eastern District of Virginia (the "NIT
warrant"). The FBI installed the NIT on Playpen, a child
pornography website it had taken... More...
   $0 (10-31-2017 - MA)

United States of America v. Guan Zong Chen, a/k/a Graham Chen

United States Court of Appeals For The First Circuit - Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, MA - Head of Wildlife Smuggling Ring Pleads Guilty to Smuggling Carvings Made From Ivory, Rhino Horn and Coral

Guan Zong Chen (“Graham Chen”), an Australian citizen, pleaded guilty in federal court in Boston, Massachusetts, on charges that he led a conspiracy to illegally export (smuggle) $700,000 worth of endangered and protected wildlife items made from rhinoceros horn, elephan... More...
   $0 (10-25-2017 - MA)

United States of America v. Richard Weed

United States Court of Appeals For The First Circuit - Boston, Massachusetts

Richard Weed, a securities lawyer,
wrote false opinion letters so that his two co-conspirators could
sell stock to the public in a "pump and dump" scheme.1 In
connection with this conduct, he was convicted of securities fraud,
wire fraud, and conspiracy to commit both. Following the jury's
guilty verdict, Weed moved for a judgment of acquittal. He argued
that the evidence w... More...
   $0 (10-11-2017 - MA)

United States of America v. Evelyn Medina, Annette Garcia, Kimberly Jordan, David Brimage and Bivian Yohanny Brea

District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, MA - Defendants in Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles Identity Theft Scheme Agree to Plead Guilty

Former RMV clerks agree to plead guilty and be sentenced to prison

Five individuals have agreed to plead guilty in federal court in Boston for their roles in a scheme to produce false identification documents through the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV).More...
   $0 (10-02-2017 - MA)

Robert Jude Wilber v. Robert Curtis; Brian Kinsella; Michael Rogers

Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

This appeal concerns a challenge
to a summary judgment ruling that dismissed a lawsuit that a
Massachusetts property owner brought against three police
officers. The suit addressed the owner's arrest for actions that
he took in connection with his objection to the clearing of
vegetation on his property by the work crew for an electrical
utility, which held an easement to th... More...
   $0 (09-21-2017 - MA)

David Ceruolo v. Martha Garcia

Supreme Court of Massachusetts - Boston, Massachusetts

The plaintiff, David Ceruolo (David) sued his
ex-wife Lyllian Ceruolo (Lyllian),2 and her mother, Martha Garcia
(Garcia) for defamation and negligent and intentional infliction
1 Lyllian Ceruolo.
2 Because these parties share the same last name, we refer
to them by their first names.
2
of emotional distress following the conclusion of a contentious
divorce. The defe... More...
   $0 (09-07-2017 - MA)

United States of America v. Joseph Burhoe, a/k/a Jo Jo

Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

This case involves an attempt
by the federal government to use the Hobbs Act to police the
activities of members of a labor union. Joseph Burhoe and John
Perry, who are union members, challenge the sufficiency of the
evidence of their convictions for, inter alia, extortion under the
Hobbs Act, as well as the jury instructions with respect to that
offense. The government att... More...
   $0 (09-08-2017 - MA)

United States of America v. Jane E. O'Brien

Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

Jane E. O'Brien, a professional
investment adviser, engaged in a long-running scheme to defraud
several of her clients -- mostly elderly women who relied on her
financial advice and friendship -- out of their life savings. This
scheme was eventually uncovered, and she pled guilty -- in two
separate cases -- to securities fraud, investment adviser fraud,
wire fraud, a... More...
   $0 (09-02-2017 - MA)

United States ex rel. Sanofi-Aventis US LLC v. Mylan Inc., et al.

Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, MA - Mylan Agrees to Pay $465 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Liability for Underpaying EpiPen Rebates

Pharmaceutical companies Mylan Inc. and Mylan Specialty L.P. have agreed to pay $465 million to resolve claims that they violated the False Claims Act by knowingly misclassifying EpiPen as a generic drug to avoid paying rebates owed primarily to Medicaid, the Justice Departme... More...
   $0 (08-18-2017 - MA)

Joseph Chalifoux v. Jennifer Chalifoux, Shaun Woods and Town of Tyingsborough

United States Court of Appeals For The First Circuit - Boston, Massachusetts

Appellee Jennifer Chalifoux ("Jennifer")
filed for divorce from her husband, appellant Joseph Chalifoux
("Joseph"), on May 5, 2010. The subsequent divorce proceedings
were highly contentious1 and spawned a torrent of additional
lawsuits in various federal and state courts. The case before us
now is the latest iteration of these lawsuits, wi... More...
   $0 (07-31-2017 - MA)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. TONY BEDINI

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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. ISKENDER KAPLLANI

United States Court of Appeals For the First Circuit

In 2012, Bedini and Kapllani were charged in the United
States District Court for the District of Massachusetts with
conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute
five or more kilograms of cocaine in violation of 21 U.S.C. § 846.
Six other codefendants were also charged in that indictment for
the same crime, in consequence of their alleged participatio... More...
   $0 (07-08-2017 - MA)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. WAYNE CARTER

United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.

On April 1, 1997, Carter pled guilty in state court to
violating Maine's assault statute, Me. Stat. tit. 17-A,
§ 207(1)(A). The victim was Carter's girlfriend and the mother of
one of his children.1 Thirteen years later, Carter was indicted
for violating 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(9) by possessing a firearm that
he had inherited, kept, pawned, and redeemed after the 1997 assault... More...
   $0 (07-08-2017 - MA)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. MARSHALL H. DION

80-year-old drug dealer to be sentenced for pot operation

As is our usual practice, we take the facts from the
district court's decision and from the suppression hearing,
presenting them in the light most compatible with the district
court's ruling. See, e.g., United States v. McGregor, 650 F.3d
813, 816 (1st Cir. 2011). Given the importance of certain facts
to our analysis, we ask the reader to bear with us as we wade
thr... More...
   $0 (07-08-2017 - MA)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. JAMES EDWARDS, a/k/a Black

United States Court of Appeals For the First Circuit

A person with three convictions for violent felonies or
serious drug offenses who commits a federal firearms crime is an
armed career criminal and must be sentenced to at least 15 years
in prison — so says the Armed Career Criminal Act ("ACCA," for
short). See 18 U.S.C. § 924(e). Under the governing rule, the
government must prove the existence of the prior convictions b... More...
   $0 (05-25-2017 - MA)

United States of America v. Anthony J. May

Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, MA - Massachusetts Insurance Broker Convicted of Filing False Tax Returns

A Dover, Massachusetts, insurance broker was convicted by a federal jury of filing false tax returns.

According to the evidence presented at trial, Anthony J. May, 62, owned and operated Clients First Financial Insurance Agency, LLC, through which May sold life insurance products as a broker, and Ad... More...
   $0 (05-24-2017 - MA)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. YGOA ALMONTE-BÁEZ

Leader of Multi-Million Dollar Heroin Trafficking Organization Sentenced to Prison

When reviewing the denial of a motion to suppress, we
take the facts as the trial court found them, consistent with
record support, see United States v. Romain, 393 F.3d 63, 66 (1st
Cir. 2004), adding uncontradicted facts where appropriate. In the
summer of 2013, DEA agents, working with state and local police
officers, were investigating a drug-trafficking ring based in ... More...
   $0 (05-14-2017 - MA)

United States of America v. Sandro Tavera Mora, aka Jose Laureano Ayala

Federal Courthouse - Springfield, Massachusetts

Springfield, MA - Dominican National Pleads Guilty to Trafficking Identities of Puerto Rican U.S. Citizens

A document broker pleaded guilty in federal court in Springfield in connection with his role in trafficking the identities of Puerto Rican citizens and corresponding identity documents.

Sandro Tavera Mora, aka Jose Laureano Ayala, 46, a Dominican national residing in Springf... More...
   $0 (05-05-2017 - MA)

United States of America v. Hernan Lopez Castaneda, aka Carlos Velasquez, aka Gustavo Velandia

Federal Courthouse - Worcester, Massachusetts

Worester, MA - Colombian National Pleads Guilty to Illegal Reentry After Deportation

Hernan Lopez Castaneda, aka Carlos Velasquez, aka Gustavo Velandia, 60, a Colombian national who was residing in Queens, N.Y., pleaded guilty to one count of illegal re-entry of a deported alien.

Lopez has illegally entered the United States on multiple occasions. He was first deported in 2006.... More...
   $0 (05-08-2017 - MA)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. ENRICO PONZO, a/k/a Henry Ponzo, a/k/a Michael P. Petrillo, a/k/a Rico, a/k/a Joey, a/k/a Jeffrey John Shaw, a/k/a Jay Shaw

Idaho Rancher Revealed as Gangster From Boston

This case centers on Ponzo's affiliation with LCN, a
crime network with a "boss," "soldiers," and "associates" -- an
affiliation that began in the late 1980s and ended in the mid
1990s, give or take. LCN operated its organized crime network through trafficking drugs, loansharking, extortion, and illegal gambling. Ponzo's LCN membership formed the basis for the
Racketeer Influ... More...
   $0 (04-09-2017 - MA)

United States of America v. John S. Alphas

Boston, MA - Chelsea Produce Distributor Sentenced for Perjury and Obstruction of Justice

A Chelsea produce distributor was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Boston after pleading guilty to filing fraudulent documents in federal court and then committing perjury in an attempt to conceal his crime.

John S. Alphas, 57, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Leo T. Sorokin to ... More...
   $5000 (03-22-2017 - MA)

United States of America v. Felix Renaldo Nunez-Guerrero

Boston, MA - Dominican National Sentenced for Being an Alien in Possession of a Firearm

A Dominican national was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Boston yesterday in connection with being an alien in possession of a firearm and ammunition.



Felix Renaldo Nunez-Guerrero, 43, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton to 37 months in prison and thre... More...
   $0 (03-23-2017 - MA)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. SIREWL COX

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We provide here only a brief synopsis of the essential
facts of this case, reserving additional detail for the analysis
that follows.<... More...
   $0 (03-21-2017 - MA)

COMMONWEALTH vs. ESAU DePINA COMMONWEALTH vs. ISAIAH MONTEIRO

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We recite the facts that the jury could have found, reserving certain details
for later discussion. On November 16, 2009, a... More...
   $0 (03-13-2017 - MA)

United States of America v. Martinho Rodriguez, a/k/a Thoey, a/k/a Tho

A Massachusetts jury failed to
reach a unanimous verdict on a multiple count indictment charging
Martinho Rodrigues with conspiring with 29 others to distribute
assorted drugs in several Boston area neighborhoods. Rather than
face a repeat trial, Rodrigues opted to plead guilty to Count One,
conspiracy to distribute marijuana in violation of 21 U.S.C. §
846, but he preserve... More...
   $0 (03-01-2017 - MA)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. JANICE TROISI

We summarize the basic contours of the healthcare fraud
scheme and proceedings below, reserving a fuller exposition of the
relevant facts for our analysis of the particular issues presented
by this appeal. See United States v. López-Díaz, 794 F.3d 106,
109 (1st Cir. 2015) (citing United States v. Flores–Rivera, 787
F.3d 1, 9 (1st Cir. 2015)), cert. denied, 136 S. Ct. 1229... More...
   $0 (02-25-2017 - MA)

 
 
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