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Missouri Conspiracy Law
 
United States of America v. Joseph "Joey" Edward Kyle

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The sheriff of Christian County, Mo., pleaded guilty to embezzling county funds and to his role in laundering the proceeds of a political supporter’s investment fraud scheme.

“This elected sheriff stole taxpayers’ money and treated the county coffers as his own personal piggy bank,” Dickinson said. “Sheriff Kyle took money that was supposed to be for firear... More...
   $0 (05-20-2015 - MO)

United States of America v. Brian Langenbach

KANSAS CITY, MO – A Globe, Ariz., man was sentenced in federal court today for his role in a $10.2 million securities fraud conspiracy that victimized more than 12,000 investors across the United States and Canada who bought shares in Petro America Corporation, which was purported to be a profitable company with $284 billion in assets.

Brian Langenbach, 46, of Globe, was sentenced by U.... More...
   $0 (05-21-2015 - MO)

United States of America v. Eriberto Moises Medina-Aranda, Bernardino Bautista-Hernandez aka "Brujo", Ulises Montiel-Lazcano aka "Loco", and Cesar Mujica-Aranda aka “Oscar Gomez”

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that four Mexican nationals have been sentenced in federal court for their roles in a conspiracy that produced and sold thousands of false identification documents to illegal aliens.

Eriberto Moises Medina-Aranda, 40, of Rayville, Mo., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Dean Whi... More...
   $0 (05-21-2015 - MO)

Phil Rosemann v. Martin Sigillito

Phil Rosemann appeals the district court’s adverse grant of summary judgment
in this diversity action alleging legal malpractice against now-disbarred attorney
Martin Sigillito. We agree with the district court that in negligence cases like this
one, Missouri law requires expert-witness testimony about the duty of care owed.
Without providing an expert, Rosemann’s claim is inva... More...
   $0 (05-04-2015 - MO)

United States of American v. Phuoc Hong, Garrett D. Statler, Alyce M. Maher, Dylan K. Avery, Artuo-Lorenzo Roldan and Tony D. Meyer

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that six defendants have pleaded guilty in federal court for their roles in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and to illegally possessing a firearm.



Phuoc Hong, also known as Tony Hong, 32, of Warrensburg, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Stephen ... More...
   $0 (04-30-2015 - MO)

United States of America v. Jon “Dirk” Dickerson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that two Kansas City, Mo., area men were sentenced in federal court today for their roles in a 14-year-long conspiracy to steal more than $1 million worth of trucks and trailers and their cargo.

Jon “Dirk” Dickerson, 57, of Raytown, Mo., and his son, Kyle Wayne Dickerson, 32, o... More...
   $0 (03-13-2015 - MO)

United States of America v. John S. Wayne

KANSAS CITY, MO – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Kansas City, Mo., man who was injured while setting a house on fire and forced to shed his burning pants in the street, pleaded guilty in federal court to his role in a nearly $1.2 million arson and insurance fraud conspiracy.

John S. Wayne, 31, of Kansas City, pleaded guilty... More...
   $0 (03-16-2015 - MO)

United States of America v. Lisa Kaye Barwick-Majeski and Cheryl Barber

SPRINGFIELD, MO – Two St. Roberts, Missouri women pleaded guilty in federal court to their roles in a Nigerian fraud scheme in which thousands of victims across the country were tricked into cashing up to $3 million in counterfeit money orders and cashier’s checks.

Lisa Kaye Barwick-Majeski, 54, of St. Robert, pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to leadi... More...
   $0 (03-10-2015 - MO)

United states of America v. Russell Hopkins

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Northport, Ala., man was sentenced in federal court today for his role in a $10.2 million securities fraud and wire fraud conspiracy that victimized thousands of investors across the United States and Canada who bought shares in Petro America Corporation, which was purported to be a ... More...   $0 (02-20-2015 - MO)

United states of America v. Harry Najim

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that a Wichita, Kan., attorney is among five defendants who have pleaded guilty in federal court this week to their roles in a multi-million dollar scheme to transport hundreds of thousands of cartons of contraband cigarettes from the Kansas City, Mo., area to the state of New York, w... More...   $0 (02-20-2015 - MO)

United states of America v. Michael Wallis

St. Louis, MO – MICHAEL WALLIS was sentenced to 14 months in prison on charges related to a fraud scheme involving applications for home loans. H was also ordered to pay restitution of $904,923.

According to the facts stated in court during the plea, since at least 2007, Michael Wallis worked in the mortgage lending industry in the St. Louis area. Initially, Wallis was employed as a l... More...
   $0 (02-19-2015 - MO)

United States of America v. Terrance A. Johnson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that 10 St. Joseph, Mo., residents have been sentenced in federal court for their roles in a drug-trafficking conspiracy.

Operation Family Feud was a partnership between the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the St. Joseph, Mo., Police Department, the... More...
   $0 (02-10-2015 - MO)

United States of America v. Jeremy W. Elliott and Travis L. Elliott

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that two brothers who owned businesses in Springfield, Joplin and Webb City, Mo., pleaded guilty in federal court today to their roles in a $6.7 million conspiracy that involved the distribution of approximately 2,253 kilograms of synthetic marijuana, commonly referred to as K2.

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   $0 (02-06-2015 - MO)

United States of America v. Terrance A. Johnson

Kansas City, MO -- KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that 10 St. Joseph, Mo., residents have been sentenced in federal court for their roles in a drug-trafficking conspiracy.



Operation Family Feud was a partnership between the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the St. Jose... More...
   $0 (02-10-2015 - MO)

United State of America v. Jack Frison, Sr.

St. Louis, MO – JACK FRISON, SR. was sentenced to twenty-four months of imprisonment on multiple charges relating to his involvement in the sale of counterfeit goods and DVDs.

According to testimony presented at trial in June, for more than two decades, Frison owned and operated the Frison Flea Market in Pagedale, MO. Vendors paid Frison a rental fee to rent and operate sales booths at... More...
   $0 (01-29-2015 - MO)

United State of America v. Garron T. Briggs

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that a Kansas City, Mo., man has been sentenced in federal court for his role in a $7.5 million conspiracy to distribute cocaine and crack cocaine, which resulted in a murder and an attempted murder for which state charges are pending.

Garron T. Briggs, also known as “Guice... More...
   $0 (01-22-2015 - MO)

United States of America v. Andre Taylor a/k/a Dre

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Kansas City, Mo., was sentenced in federal court today for his role in a multi-million dollar drug-trafficking conspiracy and an unsuccessful murder-for-hire conspiracy.

Andre Taylor, also known as “Dre,” 49, of Kansas City, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Gary A. F... More...
   $0 (01-13-2015 - MO)

United States of America v. Phillip Daren Shockey

SPRINGFIELD, MO – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Crawford, Ark., man pleaded guilty in federal court today to leading a bank fraud conspiracy that used stolen mail and fake identifications to cash nearly $160,000 in fraudulent checks in Webster County, Mo., and elsewhere.

Phillip Daren Shockey, 49, of Crawford, pleaded guil... More...
   $0 (01-14-2015 - MO)

United States of America v. Israel Olivas Jr., Carlos Alonso Serna, Jr. and Luis Ruben Sanchez-Castro

St. Louis, MO – These individuals recruited young United States citizens with promises of large financial gain with relatively limited risk if they agreed to travel throughout the United States and pass credit cards embedded with the numbers obtained from the various databases.

According to court documents, in May 2014, individuals residing in Mexico and Arizona initiated a scheme to fr... More...
   $0 (01-09-2015 - MO)

United States of America v. Nathaniel Dixon

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Lee’s Summit, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court for his role in a conspiracy to burglarize the vehicles of at least 144 victims and sell the stolen items on eBay.

Nathaniel Dixon, 37, of Lee’s Summit, was sentenced by U.S. Chief District Judge Greg Kays to five yea... More...
   $0 (12-30-2014 - MO)

United States of America v. Anthony Trurice Grayson,

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that additional charges were contained in an indictment returned by a federal grand jury today against an Excelsior Springs, Mo., man related to his role in a conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine.

Anthony Trurice Grayson, 30, of Excelsior Springs, was charged in a five-count i... More...
   $0 (11-19-2014 - MO)

United States of America v. Matthew Davis

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced a Kansas City, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court today for his role in a 10-year long drug-trafficking conspiracy that resulted in the death of one individual and the distribution of more than three kilograms of heroin in the Kansas City area.

Matthew Davis, 48, of Kansas Cit... More...
   $0 (11-24-2014 - MO)

United States of America v. Marsha Harrington, Calvin Shaw and Larry Corner

St. Louis, MO – MARSHA HARRINGTON; CALVIN SHAW and LARRY CORNER, all of the St. Louis area, have been sentenced on charges of conspiracy to commit identity theft and identity theft. Shaw was sentenced late yesterday to 30 months in prison; Harrington was sentenced to 12 months and one day in prison on October 14; and Shaw was sentenced to 24 months prison on November 3. All defendants appeared... More...   $0 (11-14-2014 - MO)

United States v. Russell Marks

Russell Marks appeals the district court’s denial of his motion for an
evidentiary hearing on Marks’s claim that the government improperly refused to
move to reduce his sentence for a previous conviction. Marks also has moved (1) for
sanctions against the Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) who prosecuted him
in his criminal case, (2) for this court to take judicial notice ... More...
   $0 (10-10-2014 - MO)

United States of America v. Regina Danko

St. Louis, MO – REGINA DANKO, of Ivyland, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty to participating in a conspiracy to defraud the United States in federal court this morning. Danko, the principal shareholder of Tri-Ark Industries, Inc., a government contracting firm located in the Philadelphia area, admitted to conspiring to make false statements and defraud the government in connection with a five-year ... More...   $0 (09-05-2014 - MO)

United States of America v. Ronnie Whisenton

Ronnie Whisenton pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute
marijuana in violation of 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(b)(1)(B) and 846. The district court1
sentenced him to 60 months imprisonment. Whisenton appeals the district court’s
denial of his motion to suppress evidence. We affirm.
I.
We recite the facts as the district court found and stated them in its order
denying... More...
   $0 (09-02-2014 - MO)

United States of America v. Marsha Harrington, Calvin Shaw and Larry Corner

St. Louis, MO – MARSHA HARRINGTON,CALVIN SHAW and LARRY CORNER, all of the St. Louis area, have entered guilty pleas to one felony count of conspiracy to commit identity theft and one felony count of identity theft. Corner appeared in court Tuesday afternoon, Harrington and Shaw entered their pleas in July. All defendants appeared before United States District Judge Catherine D. Perry. Senten... More...   $0 (08-20-2014 - MO)

United States of America v. Parrish Swanson and Raymond Stephens

St. Louis, MO – LIEUTENANT PARRISH SWANSON and OFFICER RAYMOND STEPHENS pled guilty to charges of conspiracy to distribute and attempted distribution of heroin.

According to court documents, during March 2014, Swanson and Stephens agreed to assist an associate, a suspected drug dealer, rob or what is more commonly referred to as "rip off," a drug courier of an amount of heroin within th... More...
   $0 (08-08-2014 - MO)

United States of America v. Nkosi Gray

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a New Fairfield, Conn., man was sentenced in federal court today for making false claims for tax refunds.

Nkosi Gray, 41, of New Fairfield, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Brian C. Wimes to five years in federal prison without parole. The court also ordered Gray to pay $2... More...
   $0 (06-23-2014 - MO)

United States of America v. Froylan Pedroza-Guadarrama and Jesus Ricardo-Amaya,

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that two Mexican nationals were sentenced in federal court today for their roles in conspiracies to distribute large amounts of cocaine and methamphetamine in Cole and Moniteau Counties, Mo.

Froylan Pedroza-Guadarrama, 31, and Jesus Ricardo-Amaya, 29, both citizens of Mexico, we... More...
   $0 (06-17-2014 - mo)

United States v. Lonnie Goodrich

Lonnie Goodrich appeals his 210 month sentence imposed by the district court1 after a bench trial in which Goodrich was found guilty of conspiracy to distribute more than fifty grams of cocaine base and his concurrent 210 month sentence imposed by a separate district court after another 2 bench trial in which Goodrich was found guilty of managing a home for the purpose of distributing cocaine base... More...   $0 (06-09-2014 - MO)

United States of America v. Cheryl Ann White

St. Louis, MO – CHERYL ANN WHITE pled guilty to conspiring to create and submit numerous false documents related to Southeast Missouri Health Network, Inc. to federal agencies from 2004 to 2013.

According to court documents, Southeast Missouri Health Network, Inc. (SEMO), is a non-profit, federally qualified health center (FQHC), which provides health services in six counties in southeast... More...
   $0 (04-29-2014 - MO)

United States of America v. Christian Ounanian and Gina Vogel

St. Louis, MO – CHRISTIAN OUNANIAN and GINA VOGEL were sentenced to 63 and 42 months in prison, respectively on charges of selling merchandise stolen from Walgreens and CVS drug stores. In addition to the prison sentences, they were ordered to pay restitution of $1,008,890.

According to court documents, Ounanian owned Xtra Wholesale, located on Southwest Avenue, St. Louis City. Between ... More...
   $0 (04-30-2014 - MO)

United States of America v. Toney Antwane Jones

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that three men have pleaded guilty to their roles in a heroin-trafficking conspiracy in Columbia, Mo.

Toney Antwane Jones, also known as “Tuffy,” 34, of Columbia, pleaded guilty today before U.S. Magistrate Judge Matt J. Whitworth. His brother, Gregory Lamont Townsend, a... More...
   $0 (04-29-2014 - MO)

United States of America v. Tammy Dickinson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a former Wichita, Kan., man was convicted in federal court today of his role in a $2.7 million mortgage fraud scheme.

Terrence Matthew Brown, also known as Terry Brown, 48, of Round Rock, Texas, formerly of Wichita, was found guilty of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and five c... More...
   $0 (05-02-2014 - MO)

United States of America v. Robert E. Peetz

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that a St. Robert, Mo., man has been sentenced in federal court for his role in a conspiracy to distribute heroin in Pulaski County, Mo.

Robert E. Peetz, 27, of St. Robert, was sentenced by U.S. Chief District Judge Greg Kays on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, to seven years in federa... More...
   $0 (04-17-2014 - MO)

United States of America v. Michael J. Saguto

Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced a Kirbyville, Mo., man pleaded guilty in federal court today to his role in a conspiracy to distribute synthetic marijuana, commonly referred to as K2.

Michael J. Saguto, 43, of Kirbyville, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge David P. Rush to participating in a conspiracy to commit mail fraud a... More...
   $0 (03-20-2014 - MO)

United States of America v. David Ingram Henderson

The leader and the final of a 24-defendant, multi-hundred kilogram marijuana trafficking conspiracy ring was sentenced to 30 years in prison this morning by United States District Judge Carol E. Jackson. According to court documents and testimony presented at trial, David Ingram Henderson was the leader of an organization involved in the transportation of more than a ton of bulk marijuana from Ari... More...   $0 (03-13-2014 - MO)

United States of America v. Gerald A. Poynter

Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Kansas City, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court today for leading a tax fraud conspiracy that attempted to receive nearly $100 million in fraudulent refunds from the IRS. Co-conspirators from eight states were involved in filing fraudulent tax returns in the largest federal false claims case that h... More...   $0 (03-13-2014 - MO)

United States of America v. Van J. Sanders, Jr. and Leon Robinson III

Arizona Man and his st. louis area associate sentenced on drug and money laundering charges

St. Louis, MO – Both men were sentenced involving their operation of a large marijuana distribution network and laundering the proceeds through a Tucson, Arizona, business to avoid reporting requirements. VAN J. SANDERS, JR., of Tucson, AZ, was sentenced to 24 months incarceration. LEON ROBINSON II... More...
   $0 (02-20-2014 - MO)

 
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