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United States of America v. Dr. Simmon Lee Wilcox

Salt Lake City, UT - r. Wilcox Sentenced to 100 Months in Federal Prison for Distribution of Oxycodone Convictions

Dr. Simmon Lee Wilcox, age 60, of Las Vegas, who was found guilty in January of one count of conspiracy to distribute oxycodone and one count of distribution of oxycodone following a trial in U.S. District Court in Salt Lake City, will serve 100 months in federal prison.
... More...
   $0 (05-10-2016 - UT)

United States of America v. Dr. Simmon Lee Wilcox

Salt Lake City, UT - Jury Finds St. George Doctor Guilty Of Narcotics Trafficking Offenses After Eight-Day Federal Trial

A jury concluded an eight-day trial in U.S. District Court by finding Dr. Simmon Lee Wilcox, age 60, of Las Vegas, guilty of one count of conspiracy to distribute oxycodone and one count of distribution of oxycodone. The jury acquitted Wilcox on three counts of distri... More...
   $0 (02-01-2016 - UT)

United States of America v. Roger Stanley Bliss

Salt Lake City, UT - Bliss Sentenced To 12 Months In Federal Prison After Efforts To Obstruct SEC Case Pending Against Him

Roger Stanley Bliss, age 57, of Bountiful, Utah, will serve 12 months and one day in federal prison for his efforts to corruptly influence and obstruct the administration of justice in a Securities and Exchange Commission case filed against him in U.S. District Court ... More...
   $0 (01-11-2016 - UT)

United States of America v. Jacob J. Kilgore

Salt Lake City, UT - Kilgore Pleads Guilty To Three Counts Of Conspiracy To Commit Health Care Fraud Agreement Includes A 60-Month Federal Prison Sentence

Jacob J. Kilgore, a former owner of a Salt Lake City durable medical equipment company, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court late Monday afternoon to three counts of conspiracy to commit health care fraud as a part of Medicare fraud sc... More...
   $0 (11-09-2015 - UT)

Vincent v. Utah Plastic Surgery Society

The facts alleged by Plaintiffs are fully set out in the district courts order.
Relevant to this appeal, Plaintiffs allege the individual Defendants are all
members of the Utah Plastic Surgery Society (the Society) and certified as
plastic surgeons by The American Board of Plastic Surgery (the Board). The
Society is alleged to be an unincorporated entity headquartered in Uta... More...
   $0 (09-07-2015 - UT)

Raymond L. Zisumbo v. Ogden Regional Medical Center

Within a month after Raymond Zisumbo complained to his supervisor at Ogden
Regional Medical Center (ORMC) about alleged race discrimination in the workplace,
2
ORMC investigated Zisumbo for submitting apparently fraudulent letters to his
supervisor months earlier. After confirming that at least one of the letters was falsified,
ORMC terminated Zisumbos employment. Zisumbo sued... More...
   $0 (09-04-2015 - UT)

Edward Swabb v. Zagg, Inc.

Plaintiffs appeal the district courts dismissal of a securities class action against
ZAGG, Inc. and its former CEO and Chairman, Robert Pedersen, alleging violations
of the antifraud provisions of the securities laws. The plaintiffs allege Pedersen failed
to disclose in several of ZAGGs SEC filings the fact that he had pledged nearly half
of his ZAGG shares, amounting to approxim... More...
   $0 (08-18-2015 - UT)

Salt Lake City v. Carrera

In December 2010, in response to a call reporting a potential crime, Salt Lake City Police Officer Jonathan Dew began a search of the house where Mr. Carrera rented a room. During his search, Officer Dew identified himself as a police officer and asked Mr. Carrera to come out of his bedroom. After being asked several times, Mr. Carrera finally joined Officer Dew in the living room. 3 Upon enterin... More...   $0 (08-17-2015 - UT)

Robinson v. Paul Ray Taylor, M.D. et al.

Dr. Taylor began treating Mr. Robinson in 2003 for chronic back pain and degenerative disc disease. Over the next three years, Dr. Taylor prescribed various pain medications to treat Mr. Robinsons pain, including methadone, Lortab, and Demerol. Mr.
1 Dr. Taylor also challenges the trial courts decision allowing the jury to consider punitive damages and its refusal to apply the health car... More...
   $0 (08-12-2015 - UT)

United States of America v. Teri Ann Jarvis

Salt Lake City, UT - Clearfield Woman Pleads Guilty To Mail, Wire Fraud And Identity Theft In Embezzlement Schemes Involving Two Employers

Sentenced To 42 Months In Federal Prison

Teri Ann Jarvis, age 41, of Clearfield, charged in a federal indictment returned in February with mail fraud, aggravated identity theft, and wire fraud in connection with embezzlement schemes involving ... More...
   $0 (08-02-2015 - UT)

United States of America v. Jeffrey Charles Zander

Defendant Jeffrey Zander was convicted of two counts of mail fraud, two counts of
wire fraud, one count of money laundering, and three counts of willful failure to file
federal tax returns. He was sentenced to sixty-eight months of imprisonment and ordered
to pay $202,543.92 in restitution to the Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah, the main victim of his
fraud. On appeal, he challenges ... More...
   $0 (07-25-2015 - UT)

United States of America v. Ryan Lynn Cook

SALT LAKE CITY, UT – Ryan Lynn Cook, age 35, of Highland, Utah, pleaded guilty Thursday morning in federal court to one count of securities fraud in connection with an investment scheme involving his company, HelpMed, Inc.

Cook was president and owner of HelpMed, a Utah company organized in April 2011 in Utah. He represented to potential investors that HelpMed provided medi... More...
   $0 (06-19-2015 - UT)

United States of America v. Paul Ben Zaccardi

SALT LAKE CITY, UT – A Sandy, Utah, resident was sentenced serve two years in prison for tax evasion, filing false claims for federal income tax refunds, and filing fictitious financial obligations with the U.S. government. Paul Ben Zaccardi was also ordered to pay restitution to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and to serve a four-year term of supervised release upon his release f... More...   $0 (05-27-2015 - UT)

United States of America v. Orbit Medical, Inc. and Rehab Medical, Inc.

SALT LAKE CITY – Orbit Medical Inc. and Rehab Medical Inc. will pay $7.5 million to resolve allegations that Orbit submitted false claims to federal health care programs for power wheelchairs and accessories, the Justice Department announced today. Orbit Medical and Rehab Medical, a partial successor of Orbit, are durable medical equipment suppliers based in Salt Lake City, Utah and Indianapoli... More...   $0 (05-27-2015 - UT)

United States of America v. Randy Olshen

SALT LAKE CITY, UT – Randy Olshen, age 52, of Newport Beach, Calif., indicted by a federal grand jury in September on charges of mail fraud, wire fraud, and money laundering in connection with an investment fraud scheme, entered guilty pleas to money laundering and wire fraud. At times relevant to the charges in the case, Olshen maintained a residence in Summit County, Utah.

Olshe... More...
   $0 (05-18-2015 - UT)

United States of America v. Lorenzo Puentes

SALT LAKE CITY, UT – Lorenzo Puentes, age 38, of Ogden, pleaded guilty in federal court in Salt Lake City to assault on a federal officer with a dangerous weapon and discharging a firearm during a crime of violence.

U.S. District Judge Dee Benson accepted the guilty pleas and imposed a sentence of 150 months, including 30 months for the assault conviction and 120 months for ... More...
   $0 (05-22-2015 - UT)

United States of America v. Michael E. Pettit

In 2013, Defendant-Appellant Michael E. Pettit was indicted on one count
of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, in violation of 21 U.S.C.
§ 841(a)(1), after police discovered 2.5 kilograms of cocaine hidden in a vehicle
he was driving. Mr. Pettit filed a motion to suppress, which the district court
denied following an evidentiary hearing. United States v. Pettit, No.<... More...
   $0 (05-13-2015 - UT)

United States of America v. Jacquelin Boyd, aka Jacquelyn Boyd

SALT LAKE CITY, UT – Jacquelin Boyd, aka Jacquelyn Boyd, age 37, of West Jordan, who pled guilty in January to making a false claim to the IRS, has been sentenced to a year in federal prison. U.S. District Judge Tena Campbell imposed the sentence Wednesday afternoon.

Judge Campbell also ordered Boyd to serve 36 months of supervised release when she finishes her prison sente... More...
   $0 (04-15-2015 - UT)

Monica Cecilia Cook v. Department of Commerce, Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing and Board of Nursing

¶1 Monica Cecilia Cook challenges the Department of Commerce’s decision to revoke her Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) license, revoke her license to prescribe and administer controlled substances, and fine her $5,000 for unprofessional conduct. We approve the decision as to the unprofessional-conduct determination and the fine, but we set aside the Department’s revocation of her lic... More...   $0 (03-19-2015 - UT)

Abby Tiscareno v. Lori Frasier

In November 2003, a child (N.M.) experienced a severe brain injury
that left him permanently disabled. Ms. Abby Tiscareno, N.M.’s daycare
provider at the time, was blamed for this injury and prosecuted for child
abuse. But after two trials, Ms. Tiscareno was acquitted.
Ms. Tiscareno and her husband, Mr. Gillermo Tiscareno, have
invoked 42 U.S.C. § 1983 against two of the def... More...
   $0 (02-23-2015 - UT)

Kevin Faucheaux v. Provo City

¶1 Afraid that his wife, Helen Faucheaux, had overdosed on prescription pills, Kevin Faucheaux called 911. When police
1. The Honorable Russell W. Bench, Senior Judge, sat by special assignment as authorized by law. See generally Utah R. Jud. Admin. 11-201(6).
Faucheaux v. Provo City
20130690-CA 2 2015 UT App 3
officers arrived they concluded that Helen had not overdosed.2 Despite... More...
   $0 (01-02-2015 - UT)

State of Utah v. Richard Arghittu

¶1 The State charged Richard Arghittu with distribution of a
controlled substance analog, money laundering, and participating
in a pattern of unlawful activity. The charges stemmed from his
alleged distribution of a form of synthetic marijuana known as
AM-2201. After Arghittu’s preliminary hearing, a district court
judge, acting as a magistrate, concluded that AM-2201 was no... More...
   $0 (01-29-2015 - UT)

United States of America v. Jacquelin Boyd, aka Jacquelyn Boyd

SALT LAKE CITY - Jacquelin Boyd, aka Jacquelyn Boyd, age 37, of West Jordan, entered a guilty plea to making a false claim to the IRS in U.S. District Court. Boyd admitted that from May 2, 2012, through about Oct. 13, 2012, she worked with others to obtain the names, addresses, social security numbers and other personal identifiers of deceased individuals and used the information to file false an... More...   $0 (01-26-2015 - UT)

United States of America v. Robert Andres

SALT LAKE CITY, UT - A Houston investment manager was sentenced to 56 months in prison for orchestrating a $72 million investment fraud scheme resulting in approximately $40 million in losses to investors. U.S. District Judge Robert J. Shelby imposed the sentence in federal court in Salt Lake City.

Robert Andres, 63, of Houston, Texas, pleaded guilty on Aug. 22, 2013, to wire ... More...
   $0 (01-08-2015 - UT)

United States of America v. Robert Andres

SALT LAKE CITY, UT - A Houston investment manager was sentenced to 56 months in prison for orchestrating a $72 million investment fraud scheme resulting in approximately $40 million in losses to investors. U.S. District Judge Robert J. Shelby imposed the sentence in federal court in Salt Lake City.

Robert Andres, 63, of Houston, Texas, pleaded guilty on Aug. 22, 2013, to wire ... More...
   $0 (12-18-2014 - UT)

Peter David Zappe v. Kristie Bulluck

¶1 Kristie Bullock appeals the district court’s entry of a civil
stalking injunction against her. Bullock argues that the district
court’s ruling was not supported by sufficient evidence and that
the district court erred by prohibiting her from impeaching
petitioner Peter David Zappe with evidence of a prior felony
conviction. We affirm.
Zappe v. Bullock
I. Suffici... More...
   $0 (10-23-2014 - UT)

State of Utah v. Joshua Paul Chapman

¶1 Defendant Joshua Paul Chapman appeals his conviction for
securities fraud, a second degree felony. We affirm.
1. The Honorable Pamela T. Greenwood, Senior Judge, sat by
special assignment as authorized by law. See generally Utah R. Jud.
Admin. 11-201(6).
State v. Chapman
BACKGROUND
¶2 In 2005, Sterling Madsen, who had known Chapman and his
family for many years... More...
   $0 (10-23-2014 - UT)

State of Utah v. Sarah Ann LoPrinzi

¶1 Sarah Ann LoPrinzi appeals her two convictions for unlawful sexual activity with a minor, asserting that the trial court erred in multiple ways. First, she contends that the trial
1. The Honorable Russell W. Bench, Senior Judge, sat by special assignment as authorized by law. See generally Utah R. Jud. Admin. 11-201(6).
State v. LoPrinzi
20120513-CA 2 2014 UT App 256
court shou... More...
   $0 (10-23-2014 - UT)

State of Utah v. Michael Melancon

¶ 1 Paul Melancon set fire to his brother’s house. After his arrest, he met with a prosecutor and accepted a plea deal. As part of that deal, Paul Melancon agreed to testify that he had enkindled the house as part of a plan his brother, Michael Melancon (Defendant), had devised to collect the proceeds of an insurance policy. Before Defendant’s trial, Defendant sought to disqualify the prosecu... More...   $0 (11-14-2014 - UT)

State of Utah v. Robert Damien Thornton

¶1 Robert Damien Thornton appeals from his conviction of
three counts of rape of a child, three counts of sodomy on a child,
three counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a child, and one count
of witness tampering, all of which resulted from his alleged sexual
abuse of his roommate’s twelve-year-old daughter (Child).
Thornton argues that the district court erred by excluding e... More...
   $0 (11-14-2014 - UT)

Janene Gourley v. Department of Workforce Services, Workforce Appeals Board

¶1 Claimant Janene Gourley seeks review of the Workforce
Appeals Board’s (the Board) decision that she had committed fraud
in the receipt of unemployment benefits and its order that she pay
a total of $3,216 for receiving an overpayment of benefits and as a
civil penalty. We decline to disturb the Board’s decision.
¶2 Gourley began receiving unemployment benefits on
N... More...
   $0 (11-28-2014 - UT)

Kim R. Brehm v. Department of Workforce Services and State of Utah

¶1 Kim R. Brehm petitions for judicial review of the Workforce
Appeals Board’s (the Board) decision to deny her claim for
unemployment benefits. We do not disturb the Board’s decision.
BACKGROUND
¶2 Petitioner was employed by the judicial branch of the State
of Utah (Employer) from July 3, 1995, through June 11, 2013. Prior
1. The Honorable Pamela T. Greenwood, Senior... More...
   $0 (11-28-2014 - UT)

State of Utah v. Brent Michael Welker

¶1 Brent Michael Welker appeals from his conditional guilty
plea to driving under the influence (DUI). See State v. Sery, 758 P.2d
935, 938–39 (Utah Ct. App. 1988) (permitting a defendant to enter
a conditional guilty plea to preserve a suppression issue for
appeal). We affirm.
¶2 Welker challenges the district court’s denial of his motion to
suppress and its ruling t... More...
   $0 (12-04-2014 - UT)

State of Utah v. Shannon Stewart

¶1 Defendant Shannon Stewart appeals her conviction for
possession or use of a controlled substance, a third degree felony,
and possession of drug paraphernalia, a class B misdemeanor. We
affirm.
¶2 On the night of December 1, 2008, a police officer pulled
Defendant over because her taillights were not working.1 The
1. “[W]e review the record facts in a light most favor... More...
   $0 (12-11-2014 - UT)

Westmont Residential, LLC v. Brad Buttars

¶1 Westmont Residential, LLC and Terry Foote (collectively,
Westmont) appeal the trial court’s dismissal of all of Westmont’s
claims against Brad Buttars and Sarah Miller (collectively,
Defendants). We affirm.
BACKGROUND
¶2 Defendants sought an early termination of their one-year
“Uniform Residential Rental Agreement” (the Rental Agreement)
to rent an apartmen... More...
   $0 (12-11-2014 - UT)

United States of America v. Steve Cuellar Zuniga

LUBBOCK, TX — A San Angelo, Texas, resident who was arrested in March 2014 following a traffic trop in San Angelo, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Sam R. Cummings to 327 months in federal prison, announced U.S. Attorney Sarah R. Saldaña of the Northern District of Texas.

Steve Cuellar Zuniga, 48, pleaded guilty in July 2014 to one count of possession with intent to distribute 500 ... More...
   $0 (12-12-2014 - UT)

State of Utah v. Bradley Fuller

¶1 After police discovered child pornography on Defendant Bradley Fuller‘s computer, he was charged with ten counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, all second-degree felonies. Pursuant to a plea agreement, Mr. Fuller pled guilty to five counts of voyeurism but reserved the right to appeal the trial court‘s order denying his Motion to Suppress. On appeal, he challenges the warrant under the... More...   $0 (07-11-2014 - UT)

Betty Keith v. Mountain Resorts Development, LLC

¶ 1 This case is about land in Park City, Utah—a little town
that has undergone many transformations. Mormon pioneers first
traveled through the area on their way to Salt Lake City. When
prospectors discovered silver in the hills, it became a mining
boomtown, then, when the price of silver fell, it was nearly
deserted as a ghost town—but industrious residents reinvented it... More...
   $0 (08-08-2014 - UT)

Andrew LeBeau v. State of Utah

¶1 On certiorari, petitioner Andrew LeBeau asks us to
consider whether the court of appeals erred in affirming the district
court’s imposition of a sentence of life without the possibility of
parole following Mr. LeBeau’s conviction for aggravated kidnapping
pursuant to Utah Code section 76-5-302. Mr. LeBeau’s conviction
stems from a domestic dispute triggered by Mr. LeB... More...
   $0 (09-19-2014 - UT)

Ralph Leroy Menzies v. State of Utah

¶1 Nearly twenty-six years ago, a jury convicted Ralph Leroy Menzies of the first degree murder of Maurine Hunsaker. At sentencing, Judge Raymond Uno imposed the death penalty. Since then, we have issued three opinions in Mr. Menzies‘s case:
MENZIES v. STATE
Opinion of the Court
2
two from direct appeals1 and one from a post-conviction appeal.2 In Mr. Menzies‘s first post-conv... More...
   $0 (09-23-2010 - UT)

 
 
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