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Missouri Conspiracy Law
 
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)

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.

<... More...
   $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)

 
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