Recent Verdicts and Judgements

United States of America v. Align Health, Holistic Medical Center, Inc., Align Health Management, Eric Anderson, P.A. d/b/a Anderson Chiropractic Clinic

Knoxville, TN: Align Health and Holistic Medical Center, Inc. and Align Health Management, Inc., (collectively “Align”), Eric Anderson, P.A. d/b/a Anderson Chiropractic Clinic (“Anderson Chiropractic”), their owners and a former employee agreed to pay $163,400 to resolve allegations that they knowingly and improperly billed Medicare for electro-acupuncture using peri-auricular stimulation ... More $0 (09-26-2021 - TN)

United States of America v. Izaak Vincent Kemp

Dayton, OH: Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with illegally taking approximately 2,500 pages of classified documents. Izaak Vincent Kemp, 36, of Fairborn, was charged on Jan. 25 by a Bill of Information. According to court documents, Kemp was employed as a contractor at the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) from July 2016 to May 2019, and later as a contractor at the U. ... More $0 (09-26-2021 - OH)

United States of America v. Mohamed Salat Haji

Grand Rapids, MI: Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with conspiring to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (“ISIS”), a designated foreign terrorist organization. On January 21, 2019, special agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and members of its Joint Terrorism Task Force arrested Mohamed Salat Haji, ate 28, at the Gerald R. Ford In ... More $0 (09-26-2021 - MI)

United States of America v. Jennifer Riccardi

Cincinnati, Ohio - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with stealing 1,505 gift cards from the mail charge. In September 2017, an Ohioan mailed a $25 Starbucks gift card from the City of Mentor in northeast Ohio. The gift card never reached its destination at an address in nearby Parma. The sender complained to the U.S. Postal Service, which opened an investigation. Investigators l ... More $0 (09-25-2021 - OH)

ROBERT W. BETHEL v. CHARLOTTE JENKINS, Warden; MICHAEL ALLEN EIRING, Lieutenant; TIMOTHY SHOOP, Warden

Cincinnati, Ohio - Criminal defense lawyer represented an incarcerated inmate with a CCI policy—prohibiting inmates from receiving packages ordered by third parties from unapproved vendors claim. Bethel is presently incarcerated at CCI in Chillicothe, Ohio, serving a capital sentence. On February 6, 2015, pursuant to Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections (“ODRC”) Policy 61 ... More $0 (09-25-2021 - OH)

United States of America v. Kenneth Kimball

Cincinnati, Ohio - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with multiple drug-trafficking, weapons, and money-laundering offenses, as well as soliciting murder, witness tampering, and obstruction of justice charges. In 2004, Kimball was convicted by a jury of multiple drug-trafficking, weapons, and money-laundering offenses, as well as soliciting murder, witness tampering, and obstructi ... More $0 (09-25-2021 - OH)

United States of America v. William Wheat, Jr.

Cincinnati, Ohio - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute at least 100 grams of heroin and 40 grams of fentanyl charges. Reels operated a substantial drug-trafficking ring that sold cocaine, heroin, and fentanyl in Cleveland, Ohio. He had multiple heroin suppliers and regularly purchased up to 500 grams of heroin at ... More $0 (09-25-2021 - OH)

IN RE: JAMES HANNA

Cincinnati, Ohio - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with direct appeal and state postconviction remedies for a death sentence. Hanna was convicted of aggravated murder and sentenced to death. He exhausted directappeal and state postconviction remedies, then filed a federal habeas corpus petition, which the district court denied and dismissed with prejudice. Hanna v. Ishee, No. C ... More $0 (09-25-2021 - OH)

United States of America v. RICKY ANTHONY LANIER (16-6655); KATRINA RESHINA LANIER (16-6657)

Cincinnati, Ohio - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendants with an allegedly committing fraud against the federal government charge. 06–08). 5After the district court initially denied the Laniers’ motion, the Laniers filed an emergency motion with this court. No. 16-6655, 16-6657 R. 38 (Sixth Cir. 2/15/18 Order at 2). The district court then ordered Juror 11 to produce the requeste ... More $0 (09-25-2021 - OH)

United States of America v. JOSH SMALL (20-5117); JONI AMBER JOHNSON (20-5120)

Cincinnati, Ohio - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendants with aiding and abetting a kidnapping and conspiracy to commit kidnapping charges. In 2018, Small and Johnson were indicted for aiding and abetting a kidnapping and conspiracy to commit kidnapping in violation of 18 U.S.C. §§ 1201(a)(1), (c). At trial, Linda Spoon, a seventy-three-year-old resident of Tennessee, testified tha ... More $0 (09-25-2021 - OH)

United States of America v. Demetrius Brooks

Cincinnati, Ohio - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with a being a felon in possession of a firearm charge. Because the district court denied Brooks’s motion to suppress and the jury convicted him, we recount the facts in the light most favorable to the prosecution. See United States v. Maya, 966 F.3d 493, 496 (6th Cir. 2020); United States v. Canipe, 569 F.3d 597, 600 (6th Cir ... More $0 (09-25-2021 - OH)

JOSEPH FORRESTER TRUCKING; AMERICAN RESOURCES INSURANCE COMPANY v. DIRECTOR, OFFICE OF WORKERS’ COMPENSATION PROGRAMS, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR; ARTHUR DAVIS

H & P COAL COMPANY, INC.; AMERICAN RESOURCES INSURANCE COMPANY v. DIRECTOR, OFFICE OF WORKERS’ COMPENSATION PROGRAMS, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR; CECIL MAE MABE, on behalf of the Estate of Bill Wayne Mabe

LOCKWORTH, INC.; AMERICAN RESOURCES INSURANCE COMPANY v. DIRECTOR, OFFICE OF WORKERS’ COMPENSATION PROGRAMS, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR; LOYAL E. TACKETT

Cincinnati, Ohio - Workers Compensation lawyer represented three coal mine operators challenging an adverse black lung benefits determination made by the Department of Labor’s Benefits Review Board. In separate proceedings, Department of Labor ALJs awarded benefits under the Black Lung Benefits Act to three miners formerly employed by the coal mine operators before us today as petitioners. ... More $0 (09-25-2021 - OH)

The Family and Estate of Laurnce Mitchell Little v. Davinder Singh and US Freight Carrier, LLC

Bakersfield, CA: Personal injury truck wreck lawyer represented Plaintiffs, who sued Defendants on auto negligence and respondeat superior theories claiming to have suffered injuries and/or damages as a direct result of an truck accident caused by Defendant’s employee Davinder Singh. On May 17, 2017, Little was making a right turn from eastbound Ming Avenue south onto Gosford Road when a se ... More $13,000,000 (09-25-2021 - CA)

United States of America v. Jamar Jarvis

Chicago, IL: Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with carjacking and firearm felonies. Jamar Jarvis, age 21, was charged with carjacking and brandishing a firearm in connection with a carjacking. The firearm charge carries a mandatory minimum sentence of seven years in federal prison and a maximum of life, while carjacking is punishable by up to 15 years. U.S. District Judge M ... More $0 (09-24-2021 - IL)

United States of America v. Alvin Beasley

Urbana, IL: Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with felony firearm possession. Alvin Beasley, 36, of Danville, Ill., indicted for possession of a firearm by a felon. Over two days of testimony, the government presented evidence to establish that Beasley had possessed a firearm on May 23, 2019. Danville police had responded to a shots fired call that day in the area of the 100 ... More $0 (09-24-2021 - IL)

United States of America v. Timothy P. Mayer

East St. Louis, IL: Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with mail fraud. Timothy P. Mayer, 42, of Waterloo, Ill., was indicted for defrauding his former employer, Jung Truck Service (“Jung Truck”) of Mascoutah, Ill., out of more than $600,000. In addition to operating its own trucks and warehouse facilities, Jung Truck also provides maintenance services for other truck ... More $0 (09-24-2021 - IL)

United States of America v. Kevin Hartleroad

Fort Wayne, IN: Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with attempted production of child pornography. Kevin Hartleroad, 64, of Parkersburg, West Virginia, was charged with attempted production of child pornography. In February 2020, Hartleroad attempted to coerce a minor to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing a visual depiction of such conduct. Sent ... More $0 (09-24-2021 - IN)

United States of America v. Kevin Villamar

Covington, KY: Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with production of child pornography. Kevin Villamar, 29, was charged with production of child pornography. Villamar admitted to traveling from Ohio to Boone County, Kentucky, on August 8, 2020, to engage in illicit sexual conduct with a minor. Villamar filmed the sexual conduct on his iPhone and sent the video of ... More $0 (09-24-2021 - KY)

United States of America v. Charleslenzeo Sanchez Williams

Bowling Green, KY: Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with trafficking in methamphetamine and the illegal possession of a firearm. Charleslenzeo Sanchez Williams, 38 years of age, was found on January 13, 2020, in the possession of, with the intent to distribute, over 50 grams of methamphetamine, in possession of a firearm having been previously convicted of a felony offense, ... More $0 (09-24-2021 - KY)

United States of America v. Bruce D. Cox

New Orleans, LA: Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with theft of government funds in connection with a false application for disaster assistance. Bruce D. Cox, age 62, submitted a falsified application to the Federal Emergency Management Administration (“FEMA”) for disaster assistance. Following the August 2016 storms and flooding in Tangipahoa Parish, the application soug ... More $0 (09-24-2021 - LA)

United States of America v. Gerald Thompson

Monroe, LA: Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with drug possession with intent to distribute. Gerald Thompson, 37, of Ruston, Louisiana, was charged for illegally possessing drugs and a firearm. The charges in this case are the result of a search warrant which was executed at Thompson’s residence in Ruston on March 12, 2020. Law enforcement agents entered the residence and ... More $0 (09-24-2021 - LA)

United States of America v. Daniel Bennett

Sherman, TX: Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with sex trafficking by force, fraud or coercion. Daniel Bennett, 38, was indicted for transportation of an individual in interstate commerce, knowing they would engage in illegal sex. “We know human trafficking is basically modern-day slavery and the victims often feel they have no way out,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Nicho ... More $0 (09-24-2021 - TX)

United States of America v. Juan Navarro, Jr.

Dallas, TX: Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with sexually exploiting children. Juan Navarro, Jr., 38, was charged with sexual exploitation of two six-year-old girls and possession of child pornography. Mr. Navarro admitted that in 2019, he enticed a female child into engaging in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing images of such conduct. He also admitted ... More $0 (09-24-2021 - TX)

State of Idaho v. Edward Williams

Hailey, ID: Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with rape. Edward Williams, age 46, was charged with raping a 12-year-old girl on December 16, 2020 and on other occasions. Williams testified on his own behalf. ... More $0 (09-24-2021 - ID)

State of Ohio v. Juan Laviena

Youngstown, OH: Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with felonious assault, felony failure to complay with the orders of a police officer, misdemeanor aggravated menacing and violation of a protective order. Juan Laviena, age 71, was charged for shooting a man on May 16, 2020. ... More $0 (09-24-2021 - OH)

Philip Marsteller and Robert Swisher ex rel. United States of America v. MD Helicopters, Inc.

Huntsville, AL: Qui Tam lawyers represented Plaintiffs, who sued Defendant on a False Claims Act Violation theory claiming that Defendant fraudulently induced the United States Arm into contract with Saudi Arabia, El Salvador and Costa Rica. The Army wanted to buy military helicopters to send under its Foreign Military Sales program to three American aillies: Sanudi Arabia, El Salvador and Costa ... More $0 (09-24-2021 - AL)

Reza Mohammadi v. City of Fresno

Fresno, CA: Personal injury car wreck lawyer represented Plaintiff, who sued Defendant on auto negligence respondeat superir theories claiming to have suffered injuries and/or damages as a direct result of an accident caused by Defendant’s employee bus driver. Plaintiff, Reza Mohammadi, age 51, a Fresno Uber driver, claimed to have been injured as a result of being rear ended by a Fresno bus. ... More $1,000,000 (09-24-2021 - CA)

State of Michigan v. Antrone Tywone Wilson

Flint, MI: Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with with first-degree premediated murder, carrying a conceal weapon and felony possession of a firearm. Antrone Tywone Wilson, age 22, was charged with first degree premeditated murder, carrying a concealed weapon and felony firearm related to the shooting death of Antoinne Murphy, Jr., age 25. Murphy was found dead on March 5, 20 ... More $0 (09-24-2021 - MI)

State of Tennessee v. Kenneth Hudspeth

Clarksville, TN: Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with first-degree murder, second-degree murder, and two counts of aggravated rape. Kenneth Hudspeth, age 50, was charged with first and second degree murder for killing Crista Bramlett, age 23, in 1996. DNA analysis was used to identify the Defendant. ... More $0 (09-24-2021 - Tn)

United States of America v. Don Smith and Samuel Sherman

Little Rock, AR: Criminal defense lawyers represented defendants charged with conspiracy that resulted in the murder of a federal informant. Don Smith, 38, of Malvern, Arkansas, and Samuel Sherman, 38, of Batesville, Arkansas, were charged with conspiracy to cause witness tampering resulting in death. Smith was also charged with witness tampering resulting in death, conspiracy to distribute meth ... More $0 (09-24-2021 - AR)

State of Texas v. Adam Matthew Hammond

Wichita Falls, TX: Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with attempted sexual assault of an 8-month=old child, retaliation against the Child's mother and cruelty to animals. Adam Matthew Hammond, age 21, was charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child, retaliation and cruelty to a non-livestock animal in connection with March 27, 2018. ... More $0 (09-24-2021 - TX)

David Rice and Seth Donahue v. Chris Johnson

Tacoma, WA: Civil rights lawyer represented Plaintiff, who sued Defendant on civil rights violation theory claiming that Officer Chris Johnson used excessive force when he shot at them four times. David Rice, age 47, and Seth Donahue, age 23, were both severely injured by the bullets fired at them by Office Johnson who claimed that he was brushed by the vehicle in which the Plaintiffs were going ... More $0 (09-24-2021 - WA)

United States of America v. Jose Perez

New Haven, CT: Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with possession of a firearm by a felon. On November 13, 2016, Hartford Police detectives responding to a ShotSpotter activation recovered a loaded revolver in a car last registered to Perez and containing documents addressed to Perez in the glove box. DNA analysis of the seized firearm indicated Perez had handled the firearm. ... More $0 (09-24-2021 - CT)

United States of America v. RICKY ANTHONY LANIER (16-6655); KATRINA RESHINA LANIER (16-6657)

Cincinnati, Ohio - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendants with conspiracy, wire fraud, and major fraud against the federal government charges. Five years ago, Ricky and Katrina Lanier were tried for conspiracy, wire fraud, and major fraud against the federal government. R. 151 (Second Superseding Indictment at 1–28) (Page ID #1456–83). On the morning of December 15, 2015, the jur ... More $0 (09-24-2021 - OH)

United States of America v. JOSH SMALL (20-5117); JONI AMBER JOHNSON (20-5120),

Cincinnati, Ohio - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendants with for aiding and abetting a kidnapping and conspiracy to commit kidnapping charges. In 2018, Small and Johnson were indicted for aiding and abetting a kidnapping and conspiracy to commit kidnapping in violation of 18 U.S.C. §§ 1201(a)(1), (c). At trial, Linda Spoon, a seventy-three-year-old resident of Tennessee, testified ... More $0 (09-24-2021 - OH)

United States of America v. Demetrius Brooks

Cincinnati, Ohio - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with a felon-in-possession charge. Because the district court denied Brooks’s motion to suppress and the jury convicted him, we recount the facts in the light most favorable to the prosecution. See United States v. Maya, 966 F.3d 493, 496 (6th Cir. 2020); United States v. Canipe, 569 F.3d 597, 600 (6th Cir. 2009). Late at nigh ... More $0 (09-24-2021 - OH)

United States of America v. Scott Sherwood

Cincinnati, Ohio - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with transporting visual depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct, and possessing child pornography charges. In 2015, Sherwood pleaded guilty to transporting visual depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct, see 18 U.S.C. § 2252(a)(1), and possessing child pornography, see 18 U.S.C. § 2252A(a)(5 ... More $0 (09-24-2021 - OH)

United States of America v. Homero Quintanilla Navarro

Cincinnati, Ohio - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with a conspiring to distribute and possess with intent to distribute and possessing with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine charge. In 2017, defendant pleaded guilty with the benefit of a plea agreement reached under Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 11(c)(1)(C) to conspiring to distribute and possess with ... More $0 (09-24-2021 - OH)

United States of America v. Bradley Nelson

Cincinnati, Ohio - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with a distributing visual depictions of real minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct charge. In February 2020, Nelson pleaded guilty to distributing visual depictions of real minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 2252(a)(2). At sentencing, the parties disputed whether Nelson’s prior Ohi ... More $0 (09-24-2021 - OH)

United States of America v. Arafat Alzer and Bashar Hroub

Wilmington, NC: MoreLaw TV Internet Video Legal Marketing Call: 855-853-4800 Today! Wilmington, NC: Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with armed robbery and brandishing a firearm in connection to a crime of violence. Williams, 23, and his co-defendants, Arafat Alzer and Bashar Hroub, committed an armed robbery at the Royal Eco Marketing Company in Raleigh, North Carolina, ... More $0 (09-24-2021 - NC)

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