Recent Verdicts and Judgements

United States of America v. Royric “Roy” Benamon

Jackson, Mississippi extortion charge criminal defense lawyer represented defendant, Royric “Roy” Benamon, age 27, with one count of federal extortion under color of right. In April 2020, Officer Benamon pulled over a driver at night in Lauderdale County, and solicited and received from the driver a cash payment in exchange for not issuing the driver a ticket. Benamon was indicted by a federal g ... More $0 (12-05-2020 - MS)

United States of America v. Harris Henderson

New Orleans, Louisiana drug distribution charge criminal defense lawyer represented defendant, Harris Henderson, age 44, who was charged with distributing five grams or more of methamphetamine. According to court records, in January 2018, a confidential source (CS) informed agents of the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Terrebonne Parish Narcotics Task Force that HENDERSON sold methampheta ... More $0 (12-05-2020 - LA)

United States of America v. Taylor Haynes

Baton Rouge, Louisiana possession and distribution of child porn charge criminal defense lawyer represented defendant, Taylor Haynes, age 29, with distribution and possession of child pornography. According to court records in this case, law enforcement officials received a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children reporting an incident where Haynes utilized the Facebook ... More $0 (12-05-2020 - LA)

United States of America v. Luz Fernando Solis

McAllen, Texas pointing a laser at an aircraft criminal defense lawyer represented defendant, Luz Fernando Solis, with knowingly aiming a beam of a laser at a Texas Department of Public Safety helicopter. The aircraft was providing assistance to local law enforcement when a laser beam struck the DPS helicopter twice. Authorities observed an individual, later identified as Solis, at the location w ... More $0 (12-05-2020 - TX)

United States of America v. Lydia Brynn Christensen

Waco, Texas child porn charge criminal defense lawyer represented defendant (Lydia Brynn Christensen, who was charged with possessing and distributing images and videos depicting the sexual exploitation of children including those of a female child under the age of two. Defendant, age 33, who resided in Temple, Texas, was charged with one count of possession of child pornography and one count of ... More $0 (12-05-2020 - TX)

United States of America v. Town & Country Drug, Inc. and Gary Warren

El Paso, TX - Odessa pharmacy Town & Country Drug, Inc. (Town & Country) and its owner, pharmacist Gary Warren, have entered into a civil settlement with the United States that requires them to pay $320,000 in civil penalties to resolve allegations that they violated certain provisions of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) and the Combat Methamphetamine Epidemic Act of 2005 (CMEA), announced U.S. ... More $0 (12-05-2020 - TX)

United States of America v. Oyetayo Fagbenro

Washington, DC - False Claims Act fraud criminal defense lawyer represented Oyetayo Fagbenro, 62, of Ellicott City, Maryland, charged with one count of filing a false claim before U.S. District Chief Judge Beryl A. Howell of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Sentencing has been scheduled for Feb. 12, 2021, before Chief Judge Howell. As part of his guilty plea, Fagbenro admi ... More $0 (12-05-2020 - DC)

STATE OF OHIO v. CHAZ JACKSON

Lima, OH - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant , Chaz Jackson charged with three counts: Count One of involuntary manslaughter in violation of R.C.2903.04(A), (C), a first-degree felony; Count Two of violation of R.C. 2911.01(A)(1), (C), a first-degree felony; and Count Three of murder in violation of R.C. 2903.02(B), (D), 2929.02(B), an unclassified felony.1 (Doc. No. 1). . {¶2} T ... More $0 (12-04-2020 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO v. BONNIE L. BOROFF

Lima, OH - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant Bonnie L. Boroff charged with four counts of endangering children in violation of R.C. 2919.22(A), first-degree misdemeanors. This case arises from a November 7, 2018 incident in which Boroff’s two-year-old grandson died in a trailer owned by Boroff. During the course of the investigation of the circumstances surrounding the minor child’s ... More $0 (12-04-2020 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO v. MARCUS P. MILLER, JR

Lima, OH - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant Marcus P. Miller, Jr. with appealing the judgment of the Hancock County Court of Common Pleas, alleging (1) that the trial court erred by denying his motion to withdraw his guilty plea and (2) that he was denied his right to the effective assistance of counsel. {¶2} On October 22, 2018, a confidential informant made arrangements to purc ... More $0 (12-04-2020 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO v. DOUGLAS THOMAS

Lima, OH - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant Douglas Thomas charged with a single count of aggravated robbery in violation of R.C. 2911.01(A)(1), a first degree felony. . {¶2} On May 1, 2019, the Marion County Grand Jury indicted Thomas on a single count of aggravated robbery in violation of R.C. 2911.01(A)(1), a firstdegree felony. (Doc. No 2). Thomas appeared for arraignment on Ma ... More $0 (12-04-2020 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO v. WILLIAM A. MCDUFFIE

Lima, OH - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant William A. McDuffie with appealing his October 31, 2019 sentence of the Marion County Court of Common Pleas. {¶2} This case arose after the MARMET Drug Task Force (“Task Force”) obtained and executed a search warrant at McDuffie’s residence in Marion, Ohio on January 11, 2019. (Doc. No. 45). During the search of McDuffie’s bedroom, the ... More $0 (12-04-2020 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO v. CRISTINA M. RAY

Lima, OH - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant CRISTINA M. RAY with appealing the February 20, 2020 judgment entry of sentence of the Crawford County Court of Common Pleas reimposing the balance of Ray’s original prison sentence following the revocation of her judicial release. } On January 4, 2016, Ray waived prosecution by indictment, and the State filed a bill of information in the ... More $0 (12-04-2020 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO v. RAKEEM FORD

Dayton, OH - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant Rakeem Ford with appealing from his conviction in the Clark County Court of Common Pleas after he pled guilty to one count of possession of heroin and one count of obstructing official business. {¶ 2} On July 9, 2019, a Clark County grand jury returned an indictment charging Ford with single counts of trafficking in heroin, possession ... More $0 (12-04-2020 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO v. MATTHEW V. CHATTERTON

Dayton, OH - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant Matthew V. Chatterton with appealing from his conviction for aggravated possession of drugs (methamphetamine), a felony of the fifth degree. {¶ 1} Matthew V. Chatterton appeals from his conviction for aggravated possession of drugs (methamphetamine), a felony of the fifth degree, for which he received a prison sentence of 12 months. ... More $0 (12-04-2020 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO v. NATHAN ALLEN HOLSINGER

Dayton, OH - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant } Nathan Allen Holsinger charged with having weapons while under disability, a third-degree felony, and domestic violence, a first-degree misdemeanor. {¶ 3} According to the complaint filed in the municipal court, at approximately 5:30 p.m. on May 4, 2019, the victim, “Nichole,” called 911 and reported that her boyfriend, Holsinger, c ... More $0 (12-04-2020 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO v. TIMOTHY SINKHORN

Dayton, OH - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant Timothy Sinkhorn with appealing from his conviction of aggravated robbery and breaking and entering. } The events that gave rise to this action occurred in the early morning hours of August 26, 2019. At the time, Stephanie Brown and her children lived on Grissom Avenue in New Carlisle, Ohio. For the previous five years, Brown had lived ... More $0 (12-04-2020 - OH)

United States of America v. Jeffrey Richie and Wendy Richie

Dallas, Texas embezzlement criminal defense lawyers represented defendants charged with a $15 million retirement plan embezzlement scheme. Vantage Benefits Administrators co-owner Wendy Richie, 59, pleaded guilty in June to two counts of theft from an employee benefit plan and one count of aggravated identity theft. Her husband, Vantage co-owner Jeffrey Richie, 55, pleaded guilty to two counts ... More $0 (12-04-2020 - TX)

United States Securities and Exchange Corporation v. Scana Corporation

Charleston, South Carolina securities fraud lawyer represented Scana Corporation sued for defrauding investors by making false and misleading statements about the nuclear plant expansion that was ultimately abandoned. “Shareholders were deceived by SCANA and robbed of millions upon millions of dollars,” said U.S. Attorney McCoy. “I am hopeful that, along with the criminal charges brought forwar ... More $0 (12-04-2020 - SC)

United States of America v. Alvin James Pierce

Charlotte, North Carolina bank robbery criminal defense lawyer represented defendant, Alvin James Pierce, age 57, who was charged with armed bank robbery. According to court documents and today’s sentencing hearing, on February 18, 2020, Pierce entered the Fifth Third Bank located at 1720 Oakdale Road in Charlotte. After he approached the counter, Pierce pulled out a small handgun and demanded $1 ... More $0 (12-04-2020 - NC)

United States of America v. Derrick Devon King

Raleigh, North Carolina bank fraud criminal defense lawyer represented defendant, Derrick Devon King, who was charged with conspiring to commit bank fraud and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. According to court documents, from May 2015 through June 2017, King and others used synthetic identities to obtain credit cards and finance automobile purchases. King and ... More $0 (12-04-2020 - NC)

United States of America v. Sarah Geddes Holmes

Greenbelt, Maryland embezzlement criminal defense lawyer represented defendant, Sarah Geddes Holmes, age 65, who was charged with embezzlement from a labor organization and bank fraud. Holmes, who was the Secretary-Treasurer of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, Local Lodge 24, admitted that she embezzled $294,585.18 from the union. Between May 2015 and June 2018 ... More $0 (12-04-2020 - MD)

United States of America v. Devon Allen Odell Scott

Richmond, Virginia kidnapping criminal defense lawyer represented, Devon Allen Odell Scott, who was charged with kidnapping and carjacking of a woman. According to allegations in the indictment, on Sept. 18, 2019, Devon Allen Odell Scott, 38, of Edgewood, abducted a woman for the purpose of committing a sexual assault on and robbery of that same victim, and after traveling from Maryland to Virgin ... More $0 (12-04-2020 - VA)

United States of America v. Cironta Commander

Harrisonburg, Virginia felony firearm possession criminal defense lawyer represented defendant. A Berryville, Virginia man was charged with a pair of federal firearm and narcotics charges. He fled police following a traffic stop in January 2020 and was found in possession of a loaded Smith & Wesson 9 mm semi-automatic pistol and a cache of narcotics secreted in a storage unit. According to cou ... More $0 (12-04-2020 - VA)

United States of America v. David Changhyub Lee

Elkins, West Virginia drug distribution criminal defense lawyer represented defendant. David Changhyub Lee, of Raleigh, North Carolina, has admitted to aiding and abetting the illegal transportation of ginseng across state lines, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell announced. Lee, 35, pled guilty today to one count of “Interstate Transportation of Ginseng in Violation of State Law – Aiding and Abetting.” ... More $0 (12-04-2020 - WV)

United States of America v. Melissa Evans

Charleston, West Virginia bank fraud lawyer represented defendant. Melissa Evans, 49, of Palestine, was sentenced to 21 months in prison for bank fraud. She will also pay a total of $145,000 in restitution. “Evans stole from her employer for four years,” said United States Attorney Mike Stuart. “Now, in addition to repaying her employer, she’ll be spending almost two years in federal prison.” ... More $0 (12-04-2020 - WV)

United States of America v. Kathleen Everly

Wheeling, West Virginia drug possession criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with aiding and abetting the distribution of methamphetamine. Kathleen Everly, of Wheeling, West Virginia, also known as “Katie,” 38, was charged with one count of “Aiding and Abetting the Distribution of Methamphetamine.” Everly faces up to 20 years of incarceration and a fine of up to $1,000,000. Und ... More $0 (12-04-2020 - WV)

United States of America v. Vitol, Inc.

Brooklyn, New York corruption criminal defense lawyers represented Vitol, Inc. Vitol Inc. (Vitol), the U.S. affiliate of the Vitol group of companies, which together form one of the largest energy trading firms in the world, has agreed to pay a combined $135 million to resolve the Justice Department’s investigation into violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and to resolve a paral ... More $0 (12-04-2020 - NY)

United States of America v. Daniel Boice

Alexandira, Virginia securities fraud criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with wire and securities fraud. Daniel Boice, 41, of Alexandria, Virginia, pleaded guilty to one count of securities fraud and one count of wire fraud before Senior United States District Judge T.S. Ellis III of the Eastern District of Virginia. Sentencing is scheduled for March 19, 2021. According ... More $0 (12-04-2020 - VA)

STATE OF OKLAHOMA, Plaintiff, v. JIMMY HUDSON, Defendant.

Stilwell, OK - Running a road block criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with: Count # 1. Count as Filed: FE3, RUNNING A ROAD BLOCK, in violation of 21 O.S. 540B Date of Offense: 09/17/2020 Party Name Disposition Information HUDSON, JIMMY Disposed: CONVICTION, 12/03/2020. Nolo Contendere Plea Count as Disposed: RUNNING A ROAD BLOCK(FE3) Violation of 21 O.S. 540B Count # 2. ... More $0 (12-03-2020 - OK)

STATE OF OKLAHOMA, Plaintiff, v. REBA RENEE SEATON, Defendant.

Stilwell, OK - DUI criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with: Count # 1. Count as Filed: DI6A, DRIVING A MOTOR VEHICLE WHILE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL - SECOND OR SUBSEQUENT, in violation of 47 O.S. 11-902(A)(1) Date of Offense: 03/19/2020 Party Name Disposition Information SEATON, REBA RENEE Disposed: CONVICTION, 12/03/2020. Judge Count as Disposed: DRIVING A MOTOR VEH ... More $0 (12-03-2020 - OK)

STATE OF OHIO v. JESS FLEMING

Dayton, OH - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant Jess Fleming charged with possession of heroin, in violation of R.C. 2925.11(A), a felony of the third degree, and possession of a fentanyl-related compound, in violation of R.C. 2925.11(A), a felony of the fifth degree. At the suppression hearing, Dayton Police Officer Michael Floyd was the only witness. Floyd testified that on October ... More $0 (12-03-2020 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO v. DEONTE DWAYNE SNOWDEN

Dayton, OH - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant Deonte Dwayne Snowden with appealing from his resentencing following a remand from our court in State v. Snowden, 2019-Ohio-3006, 140 N.E.3d 1112 (2d Dist.). On April 7, 2020, Snowden’s appellate counsel filed a brief pursuant to Anders v. California, 386 U.S. 738, 87 S.Ct. 1396, 18 L.Ed.2d 493 (1967), indicating that he found no potent ... More $0 (12-03-2020 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO v. MYCHAEL JULIAN JENKINS

Dayton, OH - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant Mychael Julian Jenkins charged with having weapons while under disability. Between October 2016 and early November 2018, Haley Daniels and Tejay Byrd were in a relationship and lived together. On November 12, 2018, Daniels resided alone in a one-bedroom apartment; Byrd had recently moved out. Daniels testified that she and Byrd had broke ... More $0 (12-03-2020 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO v. ANGELO M. CRAVER

Dayton, OH - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant Angelo M. Craver with appealing from his conviction for one count of failure to comply with the order or signal of a police officer. The incident which led to Craver’s conviction occurred on May 13, 2019, between 2:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m., when Dayton Police Detective Sam Humphrey was conducting surveillance in an unmarked cruiser near We ... More $0 (12-03-2020 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO v. CORY M. ROWE

Dayton, OH - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant Cory M. Rowe with appeals from a judgment of the Darke County Court of Common Pleas, which denied a “Motion to Correct Illegal Sentence” that he filed in the trial court on July 11, 2019. } We outlined the underlying proceedings in Rowe’s direct appeal, in which we affirmed the trial court’s judgment: On November 25, 2013, pursuant to a ... More $0 (12-03-2020 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO v. D’AVAUGHNTAE DA’QUAN TANNER

Dayton, OH - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant D’Avaughntae Da’Quan Tanner with appealing from a judgment of the Clark County Court of Common Pleas, which convicted him on his guilty plea of one count of obstructing official business, in violation of R.C. 2921.31, a felony of the fifth degree. {¶ 1} D’Avaughntae Da’Quan Tanner appeals from a judgment of the Clark County Court of ... More $0 (12-03-2020 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO v. ANTOYNE LOVELL BRANDON

Dayton, OH - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant Jeffrey M. Welbaum with , appeals from a judgment of the Clark County Court of Common Pleas denying his “Motion to Vacate Void Sentence.” On December 16, 2019, Brandon’s appellate counsel filed a brief under the authority of Anders v. California, 386 U.S. 738, 87 S.Ct. 1396, 18 L.Ed.2d 493 (1967), asserting the absence of any non-frivolo ... More $0 (12-03-2020 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO vs. GREG GRABER

Cincinnati, OH - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant Greg Graber with appealing his convictions for two counts of aggravated robbery, one of which was accompanied by a firearm specification, and one count of having a weapon while under a disability.. On Memorial Day weekend 2017, John Robinson and his girlfriend, Minju Kim, visited Cincinnati from Bloomington, Indiana, for dinner and ... More $0 (12-03-2020 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO vs. CLEVELAND SAUNDERS,

Cincinnati, OH - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant Cleveland Saunders with appealing his convictions for murder and carrying concealed weapons. {¶3} In Batson, the United States Supreme Court set forth a procedure for evaluating claims of racial discrimination in the use of peremptory strikes at criminal trials. Generally, “once a prima facie case of discrimination has been shown ... More $0 (12-03-2020 - OH)

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