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

Springfield, MO - Christian County Sheriff Pleads Guilty to Stealing Public Money, Money Laundering

The elected sheriff of Christian County, Mo., pleaded guilty in federal court today 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... More...
   $0 (05-20-2015 - MO)

United States of America v. Robert C. Caldwell

Kansas City, MO - Kentucky Man Pleads Guilty to Kidnapping Conspiracy

Victim Forced to Travel Across State Before Escaping from Captors

A Danville, Kentucky, man who carjacked a vehicle in Kansas City, Mo., and forced its owner to accompany him as he drove across the state, pleaded guilty in federal court.

Robert C. Caldwell, 26, of Danville, pleaded guilty before U.S. D... More...
   $0 (02-04-2016 - MO)

United States of America v. Quentin Cook

St. Louis, MO - Former Postal Employee Convicted of Conspiracy Charges

Quentin Cook, Florissant, MO, was convicted of diverting mail believed to contain clothing, marijuana and other items to addresses that he and his co-defendants controlled for their personal gain. Cook and his co-defendants were former Postal employees of the Network Distribution Center in Hazelwood. The three-day tr... More...
   $0 (02-03-2016 - MO)

United States of America v. Alexsandr Rabikov

St. Louis, MO - Florida Couple Sentenced Involving Tax Scheme

Alexsandr Rabikov, a native of Belarus and permanent resident of the United States living in the Hallandale Beach, Florida area, was sentenced to 60 months for his part in a conspiracy to file false tax returns and thereby steal government funds. Rabikov’s sentence represents the statutory maximum allowed for the charged offen... More...
   $0 (01-26-2016 - MO)

United States of America v. Christopher Cristea and David Corey Tolle

St. Louis, MO - Mining Company Owners Plead Guilty to Fraud Charges

Christopher Cristea and David Corey Tollepled guilty to charges involving the solicitation of investors with promises of large returns from mining activities. Instead, the money was used to pay personal expenses and repay earlier investors. Tolle entered his plea.

According to court documents, in May 2009, Cris... More...
   $0 (01-27-2016 - MO)

United States of America v. James Douglas Barding

Jefferson City, MO - Jefferson City Attorney, Two Women Sentenced for Marriage Fraud Conspiracy

A Jefferson City, Mo., attorney, a Ukrainian national and an El Paso, Texas, woman were sentened in federal court today for their roles in two marriage fraud conspiracies.

James Douglas Barding, 63, of Jefferson City, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Stephen R. Bough to one month i... More...
   $0 (01-25-2016 - MO)

United States of America v. Jose Federico Almeida-Olivas

Kansas City, MO - Jury Convicts Mexican National of Drug Trafficking

Jose Federico Almeida-Olivas, also known as “Francisco” and “Pancho,” 35, a citizen of Mexico, was found guilty of participating in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and of using a telephone to facilitate the distribution of methamphetamine.

The conviction was the result of a multiple-agency investigati... More...
   $0 (01-13-2016 - MO)

United States of America v. Jeremy Hunter, a/k/a “Heat,”

Kansas City, MO - KC Man Sentenced for Armed Robbery Conspiracy

A Kansas City, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court today for his role in a conspiracy to commit several armed robberies at restaurants in the metropolitan area.

Jeremy Hunter, also known as “Heat,” 25, of Kansas City, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Beth Phillips to 10 years in federal prison without parole.... More...
   $0 (01-12-2016 - MO)

United States v. Rodriguez

This conviction grew out of an investigation involving a cocaine
distribution network in Kansas City, Kansas. The network included (1)
distributor Frank Piper, whose house was used for drug-trafficking activity
and (2) distributors Daniel Bryant and Gregory Moore, who operated out of
Mr. Piper’s house. Mr. Bryant and Mr. Moore pleaded guilty.
Both men hired Mr. Rodriguez f... More...
   $0 (12-25-2015 - MO)

United States of America v. Rex Yang, Jake Schwartz and Casey Lee Ross

Kansas City, MO - Six Defendants Plead Guilty to $100 Million Software Piracy Scheme

A Seattle, Wash., man has become the sixth defendant convicted in federal court for his role in one of the largest software piracy schemes ever prosecuted by the U.S. Department of Justice.

“An investigation that began in Kansas City, Mo., uncovered one of the largest software piracy schemes ever... More...
   $0 (12-17-2015 - MO)

United States of America v. Edward Lewis, Sean West, Lorey Howard and Quentin Cook

St. Louis, MO - Former Postal Employees Plead Guilty to Conspiracy Charges

Three former Postal employees of the Network Distribution Center in Hazelwood have entered guilty pleas on charges of diverting mail believed to contain clothing, marijuana and other items to addresses that they controlled for their personal gain.

According to court documents, EDWARD LEWIS, SEAN WEST, KORE... More...
   $0 (12-16-2015 - MO)

United States of America v. Marguita R. Murray

Kansas City, MO - Woman Pleads Guilty to Tax Fraud Scheme

A woman pleaded guilty in federal court to her role in a fraudulent tax return scheme that claimed $433,365 in fraudulent income tax refunds.

Marquita R. Murray, 37, of Kansas City, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Beth Phillips to her role in a conspiracy to defraud the government and to making false claims.
... More...
   $0 (11-24-2015 - MO)

United States of America v. Donald Morgan d/k/a "Rone" and Derrick K. Vaughn

Kansas City, MO - Two KC Men Sentenced for Drug Trafficking, Illegal Firearms

Two Kansas City, Mo., men were sentenced in federal court today on charges related to drug trafficking and illegally possessing firearms.

Donald Morgan, also known as “Rone,” 43, and Derrick K. Vaughn, 47, both of Kansas City, were sentenced in separate appearances before U.S. District Judge Gary A. Fen... More...
   $0 (11-09-2015 - MO)

United States of America v. Charles Sterling Austin, Jr.

Jefferson City, MO - Business Owner Pleads Guilty to Money Laundering Related to K2 Distribution

The owner of Puff N Snuff, LLC, with two locations in Camdenton and Eldon, Mo., pleaded guilty in federal court today to his role in a money-laundering conspiracy related to the distribution of synthetic marijuana, commonly referred to as K2.



Charles Sterling Austin, Jr., 6... More...
   $0 (10-28-2015 - MO)

United States of America v. Travis L. Ashmead

Springfield, MO - Thirteenth Defendant Pleads Guilty to Springfield Tax Fraud Scheme

A Springfield, Mo., man pleaded guilty in federal court today to his role in a fraudulent tax return preparation scheme that claimed nearly $340,000 in fraudulent income tax refunds.

Travis L. Ashmead, 30, of Springfield, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge David P. Rush to making a false... More...
   $0 (10-07-2015 - MO)

United States of America v. Marion Anthony Norwood, a/k/a “Wee-Wee

Kansas City, MO - Atlanta Man Sentenced for Fraud Scheme that Used Homeless to Cash Counterfeit Checks

An Atlanta, Ga. man was sentenced in federal court for his role in a bank fraud conspiracy that used homeless persons to cash counterfeit checks in the Kansas City metropolitan area and nationwide.



More than $400,000 in counterfeit checks was passed in the Kansas City... More...
   $0 (10-06-2015 - MO)

United States of America v. Travis L. Ashmead

Springfield, MO - Thirteenth Defendant Pleads Guilty to Springfield Tax Fraud Scheme

A Springfield, Mo., man pleaded guilty in federal court today to his role in a fraudulent tax return preparation scheme that claimed nearly $340,000 in fraudulent income tax refunds.

Travis L. Ashmead, 30, of Springfield, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge David P. Rush to making a false... More...
   $0 (10-07-2015 - MO)

United States of America v. Claudia Dorsey

Springfield, MO - Woman Pleads Guilty to Tax Fraud Scheme

a Springfield, Mo., woman pleaded guilty in federal court today to her role in a fraudulent tax return preparation scheme that claimed nearly $340,000 in fraudulent income tax refunds.



Claudia Dorsey, 33, of Springfield, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge David P. Rush to participating in a conspiracy t... More...
   $0 (09-21-2015 - MO)

United States of America v. Kevin M. Finley, a/k/a "Tubbs"

Kansas City, MO - Independence Man Pleads Guilty to Drug-Trafficking Conspiracy Resulting in Two Deaths - Faces 27 Years in Prison

An Independence, Mo., man pleaded guilty in federal court today to his role in a drug-trafficking conspiracy that resulted in the shooting deaths of three persons during a home invasion in Independence and the shooting of a 12-year-old boy in the home.
More...
   $0 (09-09-2015 - MO)

United States of America v. Olajuwon Davis and Brandon Orlando Baldwin

St. Louis, MO - Two Men Sentenced on Federal Explosives and Weapons Charges

OLAJUWON DAVIS and BRANDON ORLANDO BALDWIN were each sentenced to 84 months in prison on charges of planning and conspiring to ignite explosive devices during the Ferguson protests and procuring firearms for convicted felons.

According to court documents, in August 2014, Olajuwon Davis, a member of the Ne... More...
   $0 (09-07-2015 - MO)

Thomas Bowden v. Vernon Martin

Thomas Bowden sued several law enforcement officers and the county clerk
from Jefferson County, Missouri, alleging, among other claims, that they violated his
rights under the Fourth Amendment. Bowden asserts that Deputy Sheriff Vernon
Martin drafted, and the remaining defendants caused to be drafted, an affidavit in
support of a request for an arrest warrant that led to Bowden’s s... More...
   $0 (08-25-2015 - MO)

United States of America v. Marcelino Ruiz-Reyes

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Mexican National Sentenced to 20 Years for Meth Conspiracy

Mexican national sentenced in federal court for his role in a drug-trafficking conspiracy that smuggled methamphetamine from Mexico to the Kansas City, Mo., area.

Marcelino Ruiz-Reyes, 37, a citizen of Mexico residing in Independence, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Fernando J. Gaitan to 20 years a... More...
   $0 (08-18-2015 - MO)

United States of America v. Petr Babenko

Jefferson City, MO - Jury Convicts New Jersey Man of Illegally Trafficking in Paddlefish

A New Jersey man was convicted in federal court of illegally trafficking in paddlefish caviar after being caught in an undercover operation in the Warsaw, Mo., area.

In support of Missouri’s paddlefish conservation efforts, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Missouri Department of Con... More...
   $0 (08-19-2015 - MO)

United States of America v. Antonio Laregus Robertson

Kansas City, MO - Jury Convicts KC Man of PCP Conspiracy

Antonio Laregus Robertson, 37, of Kansas City, was found guilty of the charges contained in a March 27, 2013, federal indictment.

Evidence presented during the trial indicated that Robertson participated in a conspiracy to distribute at least kilogram of PCP from Jan. 1, 2007, to March 13, 2013, as well as a conspiracy to c... More...
   $0 (08-19-2015 - MO)

United States of America v. Oleksandr Nikolayevich Druzenko, akd “Alex” Patricia Anne Ewalt

Jefferson City, MO - Jefferson City Man, El Paso Woman Plead Guilty to Marriage Fraud Conspiracy

A Ukrainian national in Jefferson City, Mo., and an El Paso, Texas, woman pleaded guilty in federal court to their roles in a marriage fraud conspiracy so that he could remain in the United States.

Oleksandr Nikolayevich Druzenko, also known as “Alex,” 35, of Jefferson City, pleaded g... More...
   $0 (08-20-2015 - MO)

City of St. Peters, Missouri vs. Bonnie A. Roeder,

The city enacted ordinance 4536, codified in St. Peters City Code section 335.095,
to authorize the installation and use of an automated red light enforcement system.
Ordinance 4536 further creates an offense that occurs when a “person fails to comply
with the City Traffic Code and the violation is detected through the automated red light
enforcement system.” As relevant to t... More...
   $0 (08-18-2015 - MO)

United States of America v. Wesley Vernon Delport

Springfield, MO - Ozark Man Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Avoid Paying $585,000 in Federal Taxes

An Ozark, Mo., man pleaded guilty in federal court today to his role in a conspiracy to avoid paying $585,000 he owed in federal taxes.

Wesley Vernon Delport, 69, of Ozark, Mo., pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to participating in a conspiracy to defraud t... More...
   $0 (08-13-2015 - MO)

United States of America v. James Douglas Barding

Jefferson City, MO - Jefferson City Attorney Pleads Guilty to Marriage Fraud Conspiracy

A Jefferson City, Mo., attorney has pleaded guilty in federal court to enlisting a U.S. citizen to marry a Ukrainian national (with whom he was having an affair) so that she could remain in the United States and seek citizenship.

James Douglas Barding, 62, of Jefferson City, pleaded guilty bef... More...
   $0 (08-05-2015 - MO)

United States of America v. Cherie Christine Dupuis

Springfield, MO - Woman Pleads Guilty to Leading Tax Fraud Conspiracy

A woman pleaded guilty in federal court to leading a fraudulent tax return preparation conspiracy that claimed nearly $340,000 in fraudulent income tax refunds. Cherie Christine Dupuis, 43, of Springfield, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge David P. Rush to the charge contained in a March 31, 2015, federal indi... More...
   $0 (07-24-2015 - MO)

United States of America v. Frank Collins and Tracy Davis

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Two Jefferson City, Missouri Men Sentenced for Heroin Conspiracy

Two Jefferson City, Mo., men were sentenced in federal court for their roles in a conspiracy to distribute heroin.
Frank Collins, 45, and Tracy Davis, 47, both of Jefferson City, were sentenced in separate appearances before U.S. District Judge Brian C. Wimes. Collins was sentenced to 18 years and f... More...
   $0 (07-29-2015 - MO)

United States of America v. Sean Bond

Springfield, MO - Republic, Missouri Man Sentenced for Distributing Tons of Marijuana

A Republic, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court today for his role in a conspiracy that distributed thousands of pounds of marijuana in southwest Missouri. Sean Bond, 39, of Republic, Mo., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Stephen R. Bough to 12 years in federal prison without parole.

On ... More...
   $0 (07-29-2015 - MO)

Mark Robbins v. Randy Becker, Sr.

St. Louis, MO - Eighth Circuit affirms District Court summary judgment in favor of Missouri Highway Patrol


Mark and Gail Robbins, the owners and operators of I-44 Truck Center and
Wrecker Service, LLC and I-44 Wrecker Service, LLC (collectively, the Robbinses),
appeal the district court’s adverse grant of summary 1 judgment to fourteen individual
officers and supervisors ... More...
   $0 (07-27-2015 - MO)

United States of America v. Don McGhee

St. Louis, MO – United States District Court Judge Audrey G. Fleissig sentenced former St. Louis City Police Officer DON McGHEE to 24 months imprisonment on charges of providing a firearm to known drug dealers to facilitate their distribution of crack cocaine and marijuana in the City of St. Louis.

According to court documents, McGhee was a St. Louis Metropolitan Police Officer assigned a... More...
   $0 (07-14-2015 - MO)

United States of America v. Joseph Brogan

St. Louis, MO – JOSEPH BROGAN was sentenced to 14 months in prison on multiple fraud charges related to a scheme involving applications for home loans.

According to court documents, Joseph Brogan was employed as a loan officer for USA Mortgage, Inc. where he handled both conventional mortgages and FHA loans. Michael Wallis owned and operated a company known as Missouri Builders and Home ... More...
   $0 (07-16-2015 - MO)

Teresa Witthar v. United States of America

Teresa Witthar petitioned for relief under 28 U.S.C. § 2255, arguing that she
was denied effective assistance of counsel when her attorney failed to file a requested
notice of appeal. The district court denied Witthar’s petition on the merits without
an evidentiary hearing. We reverse and remand.
Witthar pleaded guilty to conspiracy against rights, obstruction of justice, and
i... More...
   $0 (07-17-2015 - MO)

United States of America v. Steven Leroy Morris, et al.

Kansas City, MO - The United States of Amrica charged thirty defendants including Steve Morris with conspiring
to distribute methamphetamine between January 2009 and March 2012. At trial,
Michelle Hendrix, who pleaded guilty to the conspiracy charge, testified that she met
Morris in 2009 through Caleb Velvick, another conspirator who was providing
Hendrix with methamphetamine for p... More...
   $0 (05-23-2015 - MO)

United States of America v. Steven Leroy Morris

Following a bench trial, Steven Morris was convicted of conspiracy to
distribute 500 grams of methamphetamine and conspiracy to launder the proceeds of
the criminal drug distribution. The presentence investigation report recommended
a four-level increase because Morris was an organizer or leader of the criminal drug
activity and a two-level increase because a pattern of criminal co... More...
   $0 (07-03-2015 - MO)

United States of America v. Olajuwon Davis and Brandon Orlando Baldwin

St. Louis, MO – Defendants OLAJUWON DAVIS and BRANDON ORLANDO BALDWIN pled guilty to planning and conspiring to blow up public buildings and police vehicles during the Ferguson protests, specifically mentioning the St. Louis County Prosecutor and the Ferguson Chief of Police as possible targets. The defendants also pled guilty to conspiring to illegally purchase firearms and distribute them to ... More...   $0 (06-02-2015 - MO)

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)

 
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