Recent Verdicts and Judgements

United States of America v. Mohamed Ibrahim Ahmed

Beaumont, Texas attempting to provide material support to terrorist organization criminal defense lawyer represented defendant. Mohamed Ibrahim Ahmed, an Ethiopian national born in Eretria, was found guilty by a jury in December 2019, of attempting to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization (ISIS) and making a false statement to the FBI. Ahmed was sentenced to an a ... More $0 (10-24-2020 - TX)

United States of America v. Betty Jean Molina

Houston, Texas drug distribution criminal defense lawyer represented Betty Jean Moline, age 57, who was charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute heroin. At the time of the offense, Betty Molina was a deputy constable with Harris County Precinct 5 Constable’s Office, but she is no longer employed there. As part of her plea, she admitted to using her law enforcement credentials ... More $0 (10-24-2020 - TX)

United States of America v. Nosa Onaghise

Austin, Texas money laundering criminal defense lawyer represented Nosa Onaghise, who was charged with money laundering by the United States of America for for his participation in a conspiracy that laundered more than $1.7 Million in Business Email Compromise (BEC) scam proceeds stolen from multiple companies. In a BEC scheme, scammers target businesses and individuals making wire transfer paym ... More $0 (10-24-2020 - TX)

United States of America v. Mark Ashley Robert

Dallas, Texas falls information and hoaxes criminal defense lawyer represented Mark Ashley Robert, who was charged by the United States of America with false information and hoaxes. According to court documents, during the early morning hours of December 21, 2018, Mr. Robert admitted to placing a device (as seen in the photo below) on the Kansas City Rail Line railroad tracks in Dallas. A railro ... More $0 (10-24-2020 - tx)

Anthony Autrie Johnson v. The State of Texas

Richmond, TX - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant Anthony Autrie Johnson charged with Indecency with a Child and sexual assault. In September 2017, Johnson was indicted for indecency with a child by sexual conduct and sexual assault of a child alleged to have occurred in January 2017 and March 2017, respectively. In July 2019, Johnson pleaded not guilty to both charges and a jury t ... More $0 (10-24-2020 - TX)

Calynn Michelle Refuge v. The State of Texas

Houston, TX - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant Calynn Michelle Refuge charged with third-degree felony offense of theft of property valued equal to or greater than $30,000 but less than $150,000. This case involves $30,000 missing from a bank vault. Refuge’s amended indictment charged her with theft of cash “of the value of at least thirty thousand dollars and less than one hundr ... More $0 (10-24-2020 - TX)

Frank Enns, Jr. v. The State of Texas

Hempstead, Texas - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant Frank Enns, Jr. charged with possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine in the amount of 400 grams or more. The Surveillance Captain R. Garrett, an officer with the Waller County Sheriff’s Office with over 29 years of experience in narcotics, testified that on August 31, 2016, he received a request to assist in a multi-a ... More $0 (10-24-2020 - TX)

Charles Lynch v. The State of Texas

Galveston, TX - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant Charles Lynch charged with Delivery of a Controlled Substance. Lynch was indicted for possession with intent to deliver between 4 and 200 grams of cocaine. He pleaded not guilty and proceeded to a jury trial. At trial, the State called three witnesses: (1) the police officer who executed a search warrant, (2) a detective who attemp ... More $0 (10-24-2020 - TX)

Curtis Lee Holliman v. The State of Texas

Houston, TX - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant Curtis Lee Holliman charged with Murder. Holliman lived in a house owned by Kirby Taylor. Holliman lived with Taylor’s adult son. In January 2016, after a brief discussion with Taylor and his son, Holliman threw gasoline on them and lit them on fire. The son suffered fatal injuries and died later that day. Though Taylor was set on fir ... More $0 (10-24-2020 - TX)

Ruth Dooley v. Publix Super Markets, Inc.

Anderson, South Carolina plaintiff personal injury premises liability lawyer represented Ruth Dooley, who sued Publix Super Markets, Inc. on a personal injury premises liability theory claiming to have suffered more than $75,000 in injuries and/or damages in an in store accident. ... More $1 (10-24-2020 - SC)

Wanda Colson v. Commissioner of Social Security Administration

Beaufort, South Carolina social security disability lawyer represented Wanda Colson, who sued the Commissioner of Social Security Administration seeking review of the denial of her application for social security disability by HHS. ... More $0 (10-24-2020 - SC)

Tyronne Reynard McKelvey v. Commissioner of Social Security Administration

Beaufort, South Carolina social security disability lawyer represented Tyrone Reynard McKelvey who sued the Commissioner of Social Security Administration seeking review of the denial by HHS for his application for social security benefits. ... More $0 (10-24-2020 - SC)

United States of America v. Kenyada Jaqu

Columbia, South Carolina drug distribution criminal defense lawyer represented Kenyada Jaqu, who was charged by the United States of America with possession with intent to distribute heroin and methamphetamine, conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute heroin and methamphetamine, being a felon in possession of firearms, and possessing firearms in furtherance of drug traffic ... More $0 (10-24-2020 - SC)

United States of America v. Unique Bajon Bennett

Charlotte, North Carolina carjacking criminal defense lawyer represented Unique Bajon Bennett, who was charged by the United States of America with carjacking and bandishing a firearm during the furtherance of a crime of violence. According to court documents filed in Bennett’s case, on November 7, 2018, Bennett and a co-conspirator approached a victim, identified in court documents as M.R., in t ... More $0 (10-24-2020 - NC)

United States of America v. Blake Greenfield

Wilmington, North Carolina drug distribution criminal defense lawyer represented Blake Greenfield, who was charged by the United States of America with conspiracy to distribute cocaine and felony possession of a firearm. According to court documents and evidence presented in court, Blake Greenfield, 38, was involved in the importation and distribution of Crack Cocaine into Wilmington from July th ... More $0 (10-24-2020 - NC)

United States of America v. Thomas Michael Mannion, Jr.

Baltimore, Maryland child pornography criminal defense lawyer represented Thomas Michael Mannion, Jr., age 46, who was charged by the United States of America with production of child pornography. “Thomas Mannion is a predator and our children and communities are safer because he will now serve more than 33 years in federal prison,” said U.S. Attorney Robert K. Hur. “We are grateful for the coll ... More $0 (10-24-2020 - MD)

United States ex rel. Dougherty v. Guild Mortgage Company

San Diego, California mortgage fraud criminal defense lawyer represented Guild Mortgage Company, which was charged by the United States of America with violating the False Claims Act and the common law by knowingly breaching material program requirements when it originated and underwrote mortgages insured by the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Federal Housing Administration (F ... More $0 (10-24-2020 - DC)

United States of America v. Onkur Lal

Alexandria, Virginia health care fraud conspiracy criminal defense lawyer represented Onkur Lal, who was charged by the United States of America with conspiracy to commit health care fraud that resulted in losses of over $3.5 million. According to court documents, Onkur Lal, 29, worked in various roles at MedEx Pharmacy, MedEx Health Pharmacy, and Royal Care Pharmacy, which were all owned and ope ... More $0 (10-24-2020 - VA)

United States of America v. Adrian Raul O'Dell

Harrisonburg, Virginia cyberstalking criminal defense lawyer represented Adrain Raul O'Dell, who was charged by the United States of America with interstate domestic violence and making threats via interstates communications. O’Dell, 20, was charged in October of 2019 and arrested the following month at his home in Texas. He pleaded guilty earlier this year to two counts of cyberstalking and one ... More $0 (10-24-2020 - VA)

United States of America v. Edward Stephen

Charleston, West Virginia health care fraud criminal defense lawyer represented Edward Stephen, age 61, who was charged by the United States of America with health care fraud. “When federal workforce programs are defrauded, it comes at great cost to taxpayers,” said United States Attorney Mike Stuart. “I appreciate the work of the U.S. Department of Transportation OIG and Office of Personnel Man ... More $0 (10-24-2020 - WV)

United States of America v. Todd Michael Hensley

Wheeling, West Virginia drug distribution criminal defense lawyer represented Todd Michael Hensley, who was charged by the United States of America with possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine and possession of a firearm in furthernace of a drug trafficking crime. On January 23, 2020, officers conducted a traffic stop of Hensley’s vehicle in Marshall County and found him to be in posses ... More $0 (10-24-2020 - WV)

State of Oklahoma v. Ariela Susan Alarcon

Norman, Oklahoma aggravated drug trafficking amphetamine or meth criminal defense lawyer represented Ariela Susan Alarcon, who was charged by the States of Oklahoma with: Count # 1. Count as Filed: DU8TAM1, AGGRAVATED DRUG TRAFFICKING AMPHETAMINE OR METHAMPHETAMINE 20 GRAMS OR MORE (NOT USING MV), in violation of 63 O.S. 2-415 (c) Date of Offense: 05/29/2019 Party Name Disposition Information ... More $0 (10-23-2020 - OK)

State of Oklahoma v. James Arion Smith

Norman, Oklahoma first degree murder criminal defense lawyer represented James Arion Smith, who was charged by the States of Oklahoma with: Count # 1. Count as Filed: HM11, MURDER - FIRST DEGREE CONC W/ C. TURBEVILLE. T. TURNER, A. MORGAN, in violation of 21 O.S. 701.7 Date of Offense: 04/23/2017 Party Name Disposition Information Smith, James Arion Disposed: CONVICTION, 10/23/2020. Guilt ... More $0 (10-23-2020 - OK)

Gilbert Salinas v. The State of Texas

New Braunfels TX - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant Gilbert Salinas charged with evading arrest or detention in a motor vehicle. On February 13, 2020, after appellant, Gilbert Salinas, with an agreed punishment recommendation from the State, pleaded guilty to the felony offense of 1 Pursuant to its docket-equalization authority, the Supreme Court transferred this appeal to this Co ... More $0 (10-23-2020 - TX)

State of Texas v. Zena Collins Stephens

Anahuac, Texas - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant Zena Collins Stephens for en banc reconsideration. Zena Collins Stephens has moved for en banc reconsideration, and the court has denied her motion. These cases merit reconsideration. Setting aside the merits, the State describes these cases as presenting “an issue of first impression.” The issue—the extent to which the Attorney Gen ... More $0 (10-23-2020 - TX)

Ex parte Steven Cole

Houston, TX - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant Steven Cole for an interlocutory appeal from the trial court’s denial of his application for a pre-conviction writ of habeas corpuss. The record reflects that the State indicted applicant for causing serious bodily injury to the complainant, Myrna Agris, an elderly woman. 1 In its December 6, 2019 order entitled, “Bail Condition and N ... More $0 (10-23-2020 - TX)

Saturnino Lagunas v. The State of Texas

Houston, TX - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant Saturnino Lagunas charged with Aggravated Sexual Assault. As a part of his plea agreement with the State, appellant signed a “Waiver of Constitutional Rights, Agreement to Stipulate, and Judicial Confession,” which states that the “State agree[d]to waive its right to a jury trial and mandatory prison sentence on finding of guilt, in e ... More $0 (10-23-2020 - TX)

State of Oklahoma v. Wesley Johnston

Tulsa, Oklahoma possession of contraband by an inmate criminal defense lawyer represented Wesley Johnston, who was charged by the States of Oklahoma with: Count # 1. Count as Filed: CWEDJ, POSSESSION OF CONTRABAND BY AN INMATE, in violation of 57 O.S. 21 (B) Date of Offense: 09/16/2020 Party Name Disposition Information JOHNSTON, WESLEY Disposed: CONVICTION, 10/14/2020. Guilty Plea Count as ... More $0 (10-23-2020 - OK)

Michael Dewey Sirratt v. The State of Texas

Galveston TX - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant Michael Dewey Sirratt charged with aggravated assault of a family member and aggravated assault. Tarina Belue and appellant met in 2013 and were married in 2014. Their relationship was characterized by copious alcohol and drug use by both individuals. Belue had to stop drinking at one point, and, as a result of her sobriety, she and app ... More $0 (10-23-2020 - TX)

Jared Patton Roark v. The State of Texas

Austin, TX - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant Jared Patton Roark charged with Evading Arrest. On November 13, 2016, appellant participated in a protest in downtown Austin following the then-recent election of President Donald Trump. Several hundred anti-Trump protestors encountered Joseph Weidknecht, a lone counterprotestor carrying a pro-Trump sign, in front of the Texas Capit ... More $0 (10-23-2020 - TX)

State of Oklahoma v. Cameron Ray Chatham

Stillwater, Oklahoma domestic assault and battrey criminal defense lawyer represented Cameron Ray Chatham , who was charged by the States of Oklahoma with: Count # 1. Count as Filed: ABDOM, Domestic Assault & Battery, Second & Subsequent Offense, in violation of 21 O.S. 644(C) Date of Offense: 07/31/2020 Party Name Disposition Information Chatham, Cameron Ray Disposed: DISMISSED, 10/12/2020. ... More $0 (10-23-2020 - OK)

State of Oklahoma v. Aubrey Neal Clinton

Stillwater, Oklahoma grand larceny criminal defense lawyer represented Aubrey Neal Clinton, who was charged by the States of Oklahoma with: Count # 1. Count as Filed: LMFR, Grand Larceny, in violation of 21 O.S. 1706 Date of Offense: 07/24/2020 Party Name Disposition Information Clinton, Aubrey Neal Disposed: DISMISSED, 10/16/2020. Dismissed- Request of the State Count as Disposed: Grand Lar ... More $0 (10-23-2020 - OK)

United States of America v. Sharmistha Barai

Sacramento, California force labor (slavery) criminal defense lawyer represented Stish Kartan, who was charged by the United States of America with forced labor violations. On March 14, 2019, after an 11-day trial, a federal jury found Kartan and his wife, Sharmistha Barai, 40, guilty of conspiracy to obtain forced labor and two counts of obtaining forced labor. Kartan was also found guilty of on ... More $0 (10-23-2020 - CA)

United States of America v. Xaver M. Boston

Charlotte, North Carolina sex trafficking criminal defense lawyer represented Xaver Montez Boston, age 31, with Evidence presented during the three-day trial, including the testimony of three of the four victims identified in the indictment by their initials, revealed that Boston, who served in the U.S. Army as a reserve military policeman, operated an extensive sex trafficking enterprise in the C ... More $0 (10-23-2020 - NC)

United States of America v. Craig Zabala

New York City, New York securities fraud criminal defense lawyer represented Craig Zabala, who was charged by the United States of America with conspiracy to commit securities fraud and wire fraud stemming from a scheme to defraud investors in Holdings, a purported merchant banking firm. Among other illicit activity, ZABALA fraudulently induced at least 17 investors to invest at least approxima ... More $0 (10-23-2020 - NY)

United States of America v. Charles Esham

Wilmington, Delaware drug distribution criminal defense lawyer represented Dr. Charles Esham, age 61, who was charged by the United States of America with illegally issuing oxycodone prescriptions over a two year period. According to court documents and evidence presented at trial, between 2015 and 2016, Esham issued oxycodone prescriptions that were outside the course of usual professional pract ... More $0 (10-23-2020 - DE)

United States of America v. José Antonio Luna Benscome

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania child pornography criminal defense lawyer represented José Antonio Luna Benscome, who was charged by the United States of America with child pornography. In October 2019, Luna Benscome pleaded guilty to charges of manufacturing and possessing child pornography, related to his abuse of a four-year-old child. In July 2018, the mother of the victim observed Luna Benscome h ... More $0 (10-23-2020 - PA)

United States of America v. Steven M. Lukach, Jr.

Scranton, Pennsylvania mail fraud criminal defense lawyer represented Steven M. Luckah, Jr., age 70, who was charged by the United States of America with mail fraud and falsification of records. According to United States Attorney David J. Freed, Lukach served as the Clerk of Courts for Schuylkill County for approximately 27 years. In 2013-2014, county auditors with the Controller’s Office began ... More $0 (10-23-2020 - PA)

United States of America v. Harold Sosna

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania fraud fraud criminal defense lawyer represented Harold Sosna, age 67, who was charged with bank fraud. "Sosna perpetrated a $59 million check kiting scheme that exploited banks throughout western Pennsylvania and Ohio," said U.S. Attorney Brady. "His greed and callousness caused significant financial harm to these community banks. Now he will be held accountable for these ... More $0 (10-23-2020 - PA)

State of Oklahoma v. Deldrain Edward Martin

Lawton, Oklahoma drug possession with intent to distribute criminal defense lawyer represented Deldrain Edward Martin, who was charged by the States of Oklahoma with: Count # 1. Count as Filed: DU2I, UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED DRUG WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE, in violation of 63 O.S. 2-401(B)(2) Date of Offense: 08/27/2019 Party Name Disposition Information MARTIN, DELDRAIN EDWARD Dispo ... More $0 (10-22-2020 - OK)

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