Recent Verdicts and Judgements

United States of America v. TROY HENLEY, a/k/a Chubbs, a/k/a Bill Bill

Richmond, Virginia - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with one count of conspiracy to commit robbery and two counts of robbery, and two counts of possession of a firearm during a crime of violence charges. We will review the facts in the light most favorable to the government. United States v. Nunez, 432 F.3d 573, 576 (4th Cir. 2005). In 2006, Henley, along with several co-consp ... More $0 (10-20-2021 - PA)

United States of America v. Julius Greer a/k/a “POONY”

Philadelphia, PA - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with claiming his rights under the Speedy Trial Act were violated. We previously affirmed Julius Greer’s conviction and held that he was not entitled to relief even though his rights under the Speedy Trial Act were violated. After reviewing the record for plain error, we found “nothing in the record to suggest that the distri ... More $0 (10-20-2021 - PA)

United States of America v. Michael Barrett a/k/a MICHAEL BARNETT

Philadelphia, PA - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with appealing from an order of the District Court denying relief. This appeal from an order of the District Court dated December 19, 2018 denying relief came before this court pursuant to a Certificate of Appealability that was granted on October 10, 2019 and was argued on December 9, 2020. ... More $0 (10-20-2021 - PA)

United States of America v. James Quay a/k/a Stephen Jameson

Philadelphia, PA - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with two counts of securities fraud charges. He now appeals his below-Guidelines sentence. He contends the sentence is procedurally and substantively unreasonable Quay, a former attorney and investment advisor, pleaded guilty to two counts of securities fraud in 2019. Over the two decades prior to this conviction, he participat ... More $0 (10-20-2021 - PA)

United States of America v. Eric Alford also known as E. SMITH also known as DUB also known as E.

Philadelphia, PA - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with Count 1, conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of powder cocaine and 50 grams or more of “crack” cocaine; and Count 2, attempt to possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of powder cocaine charges. He now appeals the District Court’s order denying his motion for a sentence ... More $0 (10-20-2021 - PA)

United States of America v. Joseph Monroe

United States of America v. DAVID COPES, a/k/a David Henderson-Copes

Philadelphia, PA - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendants with a Hobbs Act robbery charge. Monroe and Copes raise two issues on appeal. First, they claim that our decision in United States v. Robinson, 2 which applied a modified categorical approach in determining that Hobbs Act robbery is a crime of violence, was abrogated by the Supreme Court’s decision in United States v. Davis. 3 ... More $0 (10-20-2021 - PA)

United States of America v. Derek Lee Lovell

Tulsa, OK: Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with attempted kidnapping, assault and battery, and witness tampering. Derek Lee Lovell, 37, was found guilty of attempted kidnapping in Indian Country; assault with intent to commit a felony; and attempting to influence, delay, and prevent testimony through corrupt persuasion. “There is no excuse for domestic violence, and thi ... More $0 (10-20-2021 - OK)

United States of America v. Luis Salguero-Nolasco

Cheyenne, WY: Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with illegal re-entry of previously deported alien. Luis Salguero-Nolasco, 33, of Brooklyn Center, Minnesota on October 15, 2021 for illegal re-entry of previously deported alien into the Unites States. He received 12 months and one day of imprisonment and ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment. Salguero-Nolasco was arrested ... More $0 (10-20-2021 - WY)

United States of America v. Deana Martin

Boston, MA: Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with tax evasion, conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute 50 kilograms or more of marijuana, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, and money laundering. Deana Martin, of Milton, controlled Northern Herb, a black-market marijuana delivery service that operated in Massachusetts from 2015 to 2018. ... More $0 (10-20-2021 - MA)

United States of America v. Roy Thundercloud

Albuquerque, NM: Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm. Roy Thundercloud, 40, of Albuquerque, was charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. On May 31, 2020, Thundercloud fired a rifle several times from a window of his apartment near Albuquerque High School. Thundercloud also tried to dispose of t ... More $0 (10-19-2021 - NM)

United States of America v. Thomas K. Ballard, III

Memphis, TN: Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with unlawful prescribing of opioids that caused the death of one of his patients. Thomas K. Ballard III, 63, of Jackson, a medical doctor, owned and operated the Ballard Clinic, where he prescribed controlled substances outside the scope of professional practice and not for a legitimate medical purpose. Among other things, Ballar ... More $0 (10-19-2021 - TN)

United States of America v. James Davis

Philadelphia, PA - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with a honest services wire fraud and conspiracy charges. Davis owned Reach Communications Specialists, Inc. (“Reach”), an advertising company, and RCS Searchers, Inc. (“RCS”), a title search and deed preparation business. Since 1989, Reach published property foreclosure notices for the Philadelphia Sheriff’s Office. R ... More $0 (10-19-2021 - PA)

United States of America v. Paris Church also known as PAY MAY, also known as PAY

Philadelphia, PA - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with three different indictments for his involvement as a supplier in a large-scale drug trafficking conspiracy charge. Church was charged in three different indictments for his involvement as a supplier in a large-scale drug trafficking conspiracy.2 Three jury trials resulted in his conviction on seventeen counts. The cases wer ... More $0 (10-19-2021 - PA)

Freddie Aguilar v. Social Security Administration

El Paso, TX: SSID benefits social security disability lawyer represented Plaintiff seeking review of the denial of his or her application by HHS. ... More $0 (10-19-2021 - TX)

United States of America v. Tyheed Jefferson

Philadelphia, PA - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with six counts of possessing a firearm while a felon and one count of possessing methamphetamine with the intent to distribute charges. In 2018, Jefferson pleaded guilty in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey to six counts of possessing a firearm while a felon and one count of possessing methamphetami ... More $0 (10-19-2021 - PA)

United States of America v. Dean Rossi

Philadelphia, PA - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with defrauding three federally insured banks into loaning him approximately $4.15 million. Though we write only for the parties, Rossi raises a sufficiency of the evidence claim and sentencing challenges that require us to explain the facts in some detail. In very general terms, Rossi conspired with title agents to obtain real e ... More $0 (10-19-2021 - PA)

United States of America v. Troy Wragg

Philadelphia, PA - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with various criminal counts stemming from his role as the leader of a massive $54 million fraud scheme. He now appeals the District Court’s orders denying his motions for compassionate release. In 2017, Wragg pled guilty to various criminal counts stemming from his role as the leader of a massive $54 million fraud scheme. Bef ... More $0 (10-19-2021 - PA)

United States of America v. Michael Cole

Philadelphia, PA - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with possession with intent to distribute a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of cocaine and cocaine base charge. He now appeals the District Court’s order denying his motion for compassionate release. In 2016, Cole pled guilty to possession with intent to distribute a mixture and substance containing a detect ... More $0 (10-19-2021 - PA)

United States of America v. Cornelius Riley

Philadelphia, PA - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with a distributing heroin charge. Riley first argues that a witness’s supposed misidentification of him during trial ultimately led to a violation of Riley’s Fifth Amendment right to due process. At trial, police detective Greg Simpler testified about how he conducted a controlled purchase of heroin from Riley. When asked t ... More $0 (10-19-2021 - PA)

Marc Grover v. VA General Counsel

Philadelphia, PA - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with alleging that he contracted Hepatitis C via a blood transfusion administered at the Veterans Administration Medical Center claim. Grover alleges that he contracted Hepatitis C via a blood transfusion administered at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Pittsburgh in 2001.1 Grover filed an administrative disability ... More $0 (10-19-2021 - PA)

United States of America v. Edward Hicks

Philadelphia, PA - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with two counts of distribution and possession with intent to distribute twenty-eight grams or more of cocaine base, and one count of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute twenty-eight grams or more of cocaine base charges. He now appeals the District Court’s order denying his motion for compassionate rel ... More $0 (10-19-2021 - PA)

United States of America v. JESUS CHAVEZ

United States of America v. RUDY MENDOZA

Philadelphia, PA - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendants with the assault of another inmate at United States Penitentiary (“USP”) Canaan charge. We write primarily for the parties so our summary of the facts is brief. On July 17, 2017, a video camera at USP Canaan captured footage of the assault victim walking from the first floor of the cell block up to the second. The victim gree ... More $0 (10-19-2021 - PA)

United States of America v. Brandon Page

Philadelphia, PA - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with appealing the District Court’s denial of his motion for compassionate release. Brandon Page appeals the District Court’s denial of his motion for compassionate release under 18 U.S.C. § 3582(c)(1)(A)(i). Page seeks release from prison because he believes that, due to the state of his health, he faces a heightened risk ... More $0 (10-19-2021 - PA)

United States of America v. Jerome Britton

Philadelphia, PA - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with a possession of a firearm by a convicted felon charge. He now seeks reconsideration of an order that rejected his motion for compassionate release. In 2013, a jury found Britton guilty of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. See 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1). He was sentenced to 100 months of imprisonment. We affirmed. Se ... More $0 (10-19-2021 - PA)

United States of America v. Dwayne Abramson

Philadelphia, PA - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with making false statements in connection with the acquisition of firearm charge. Third Circuit Local Appellate Rule 109.2(a) reflects the guidelines promulgated by the Supreme Court in Anders to ensure indigent clients receive adequate and fair representation. The rule allows trial counsel, if persuaded upon review of the trial ... More $0 (10-19-2021 - PA)

Sergei Kovalev v. City of Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA - Civil lawyer represented defendant with fees that were improperly assessed against his property claim. Kovalev filed suit against the City of Philadelphia (“the City”) and three of its employees. Kovalev asserted in his complaint that trash-collection fees were improperly assessed against his property (a purported house of worship); that he attended an October 2015 hea ... More $0 (10-19-2021 - PA)

William J. Bessey v. Act Global Americas, Inc., d/b/a Act Global Sports, Inc.

Austin, TX: Civil rights lawyer represented Plaintiff, who sued Defendant on an Americans with Disabilities Act violation theory. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in several areas, including employment, transportation, public accommodations, communications and access to state and local government’ programs and services. As it re ... More $1 (10-19-2021 - TX)

United States of America v. Dr. Amir Friedman

Los Angeles, CA: Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with accepting bribes and kickbacks as part of a conspiracy that unlawfully billed health insurers for compounded medication prescriptions. Dr. Amir Friedman, 56, pleaded guilty in October 2019 to one count of conspiracy to commit honest services mail and wire fraud, and to violate the Travel Act, a federal law that – amon ... More $0 (10-19-2021 - CA)

United States of America v. Christopher Casacci

Buffalo, NY: Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged for violating the Lacey Act and the Animal Welfare Act by trafficking African wild cats. Christopher Casacci, 39, of Amherst, was doing business as “ExoticCubs.com,” through which he advertised, imported and sold exotic African cats. Between February and June of 2018, Casacci imported and sold dozens of caracals (Caracal cara ... More $0 (10-19-2021 - NY)

United States of America v. Jae Y. Lee and Northwest Physicians Laboratory (NWPL)

Seattle, WA: The United States of America claimed that Jae Lee and Northestern Physicians Laboratory violated the False Claims Act by engaging in a kick-back scheme. Jae Lee, 50, of Bellevue, Washington, served as the CEO of Northwest Physicians Laboratory (NWPL) from January 1, 2013, until July 30, 2015. Lee agreed to pay $500,000 within 30 days of the settlement agreement, with additional pay ... More $1,100,000 (10-18-2021 - WA)

United States of America v. Luis Madrigal-Reyes

Fresno, CA: Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with conspiring to manufacture, distribute, and possess with intent to distribute marijuana. Luis Madrigal-Reyes, 37, a native and citizen of Mexico, was charged with conspiring to manufacture, distribute, and possess with intent to distribute marijuana. According to court documents, the cultivation operation consisted of 2,307 m ... More $0 (10-18-2021 - CA)

United States of America v. Roderrell Boyd Charley

Phoenix, AZ: Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with second-degree murder. Roderrell Boyd Charley, 33, of Chinle, Arizona, pleaded guilty to Second Degree Murder. Between October 7 and 8, 2019, Charley beat the victim to death with his fists and feet. Family members heard Charley screaming and arguing with the victim on the night of October 7. On the morning of October 8, Cha ... More $0 (10-18-2021 - AZ)

State of Oklahoma v. Alonzo John Kelly, III

Tulsa, Oklahoma criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, charged with: Count # 1. Count as Filed: HM11, MURDER - FIRST DEGREE, in violation of 21 O.S. 701.7 Date of Offense: 03/19/2016 Party Name Disposition Information KELLY, ALONZO JOHN III ... More $0 (10-18-2021 - OK)

United States of America v. Justin Tymvmapky Harjo

Tulsa, OK: Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with conspiracy to carry, brandish and use a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence within Indian Country. 18 USC 1151, 1153, 1111, and 2 First Degree Felony Murder in Indian Country (1) 18 USC 924(o): Conspiracy to Carry, Brandish, and Use a Firearm During and in Relation to a Crime of Violence (1s) ... More $0 (10-18-2021 - OK)

Jean Wright v. Attorney General United States

New York, NY - Immigration lawyer represented defendant with a two counts of first-degree armed robbery charge. He now fights U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement initiated removal proceedings In 1990, Yasin Abu Bakr, leader of Jamaat al Muslimeen (“JAM”), launched a coup in Trinidad and seized the parliament. Abu Bakr and his followers also attacked schools. Wright, who was eight-yea ... More $0 (10-18-2021 - NY)

John Fink v. United States of America

New York, NY - Civil Procedure lawyer represented Appellant with appealing from the District Court’s denial of what we construe as a motion for relief under Fed. R. Civ. P. 60(b). Fink has filed numerous actions relating to an investment that he made in Advanced Logic Systems, Inc. After losing two of them, see Fink v. EdgeLink, Inc., 553 F. App’x 189 (3d Cir. 2014), Fink immediately file ... More $0 (10-18-2021 - NY)

United States of America v. Issa Battle

New York, NY - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with a being a felon in possession of a firearm charge. He mow appeals from an order of the District Court denying his motion for a reduction of sentence n 2016, the District Court sentenced Battle to 188 months in prison after Battle pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 922(g). We a ... More $0 (10-18-2021 - NY)

United States of America v. Rafael Lora

New York, NY - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with a possession with intent to distribute 500 grams and more of cocaine charge. Customs and Border Protection agents began investigating Lora after intercepting a package from the Dominican Republic addressed to him and containing cocaine. After obtaining a search warrant, agents installed tracking and entry detection devices on th ... More $0 (10-18-2021 - NY)

United States of America v. ANIBAL RODRIGUEZ, a/k/a Lou

New York, NY - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with a one count of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute more than 500 grams of methamphetamine charge. Rodriguez led a violent criminal conspiracy that distributed methamphetamine in and around Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. In one instance, Rodriguez and his coconspirators held a woman captive and took t ... More $0 (10-18-2021 - NY)

United States of America v. PATRICIA FOUNTAIN,

New York, NY - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with a conspiracy to defraud the United States, filing false claims, and Hobbs Act extortion charge. She now appeals from an order of the District Court denying her motion for a reduction of sentence. In 2013, Fountain was convicted of conspiracy to defraud the United States, filing false claims, and Hobbs Act extortion for her role ... More $0 (10-18-2021 - NY)

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