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Fernando Lopez v. United States of America
Oakland, California personal injury car wreck lawyer represented the Plaintiff who sued the Defendant on a Federal Tort Claims Act auto negligence theory claiming to have suffered injuries and/or injuries. ...
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( 12-11-2023 - CA)

United States of America v. Andrew Jones
Oakland, California criminal defense lawyer represented the Defendant charged with sexually abusing multiple female inmates and making false statements while he was a correctional officer at the Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) at Dublin, California. Andrew Jones, 36, of Clovis, California, pleaded guilty to the charges on Aug. 17. Today’s sentence was handed down by U.S. Distric...
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( 11-17-2023 - CA)

United States of America v. Gina Suzanne Lonestar
Oakland, California criminal defense lawyer represented the Defendant charged with a wire fraud scheme pursuant to which she embezzled over $1.7 million from her former employer. Gina Suzanne Lonestar, age 52, of Danville, California pleaded guilty to the charge on May 19, 2023. According to her plea agreement, Lonestar admitted that, in December 2010, she devised a scheme to create a fa...
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( 09-19-2023 - CA)

United States of America v. Nakie Nunley and Andrew Jones
Oakland, California criminal defense lawyers represented Defendants charged with sexual abuse of a ward, abusive sexual contact and making false statements to a government agency. Nakie Nunley and Andrew Jones, were indicted for sexually abusing multiple female inmates. The two officers were each charged by Information with multiple counts of sexually abusing female inmates and then lying...
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( 07-14-2023 - CA)

United States of America v. Matthew Lee Pelton and Heather Electa Halwig Gharibian
Oakland, California criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with producing and conspiring to produce child pornography. Matthew Lee Pelton, 50, of Brentwood, pleaded guilty to the charges on February 14, 2023. Healther Electa Halwig Gharibian, 53, of Brentwood, pleaded guilty to the charges on February 21, 2023. According to the plea agreements, both Pelton and Gharibian a...
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( 06-29-2023 - CA)

Cheyenne Lemke-Vega v. Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC
Oakland, California consumer law lawyers represented Plaintiff who sued defendants on breach of contract theory. The complaint contains the following allegations.[1] On July 18, 2022, Lemke-Vega purchased a used 2019 Mercedes-Benz A220 (“the vehicle”) from Mercedes-Benz of Walnut Creek, an MBUSA-authorized dealership and repair facility. Compl. ¶¶ 8, 17. The total sale price w...
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( 05-22-2023 - CA)

United States of America v. Ramiro Velasco, Jr.
Oakland, California criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with distribution of more than 50 grams of methamphetamine. Ramiro Velasco, Jr., age 33, a resident of San Jose, pleaded guilty on January 12, 2023. According to his plea agreement, Velasco attended a meeting in October 2020 of the San Jose Grande (SJG). SJG is a Norteño street gang formed in San Jose in the 1990s...
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( 05-16-2023 - CA)

United States of America v. Enrique Chavez
Oakland, California criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with abusive sexual contact with a female prison inmate while he was employed as a correctional officer at the Federal Correctional Institute Dublin (FCI Dublin) in Alameda County. ...
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( 02-09-2023 - CA)

United States of America v. Ali Mugalli Hassan
Oakland, California criminal law lawyer represented Defendant charged with fraud. MoreLaw Legal News For Oakland The government presented evidence at trial that Ali Mugalli Hassan, 32, of Alameda, defrauded the United Sta...
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( 12-16-2022 - CA)

United States of America v. Ray J. Garcia
Oakland, California criminal law lawyer represented Defendant charged with seven counts involving sexually abusive conduct against three female victims who were serving prison sentences and one count of making false statements to government agents. MoreLaw Legal News For Oaklan...
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( 12-08-2022 - CA)

State of Michigan v. Jeffrey Morris
Pontiac, Michigan criminal law lawyer represented Defendant charged with felony murder and second-degree criminal sexual conduct. Jeffery Morris, age 62, was accused of raping and then setting on fire and killing Susie "Susie Q" Zhao in 2020. Ms. Zhao's wrists were bound with zip ties before she was doused with gasoline and burned alive. The Defendant had a lengthy histo...
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( 10-07-2022 - CA)

United States of America v. Griselda Cancelada Liceaga, Veronica Mora, and Yoselin Perez Ramirez
Oakland, California criminal defense lawyers represented Defendants charged with conspiracy to launder monetary instruments and identity theft. Griselda Cancelada Liceaga, Veronica Mora, and Yoselin Perez Ramirez were charged with conspiracy to commit money laundering and identity theft in connection with a scheme to facilitate wire transfers for drug traffickers sending drug proceeds to ...
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( 09-02-2022 - CA)

United States of America v. Javier Castro Banegas-Medina, Elmer Rosales-Montes, Jose Ivan Cruz-Caceres, Jihad Jad Tawasha, William Joseph Laughren, Heather Borges, and Yeny Lizeth Fernandez-Reyes
Oakland, California criminal defense lawyers represented defendants charged with drug trafficking. In connection with entering their guilty pleas, each defendant submitted to the court a written plea agreement. Javier Castro Banegas-Medina (Castro), 41; Elmer Rosales-Montes, 29; and Jose Ivan Cruz-Caceres, 32, admitted to engaging in a conspiracy to distribute fentanyl to numerous people ...
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( 07-30-2022 - CA)

United States of America v. Ali Mugalli Hassan and Mugalli Ahmed Hassan
Oakland, California criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with conspiracy to commit government benefits fraud. Ali Mugalli Hassan, 32, of Alameda, and Mugalli Ahmed Hassan, 50, also of Alameda, were charged on March 14, 2019, in a multiple count superseding indictment along with another family member, co-defendant Ahmed Ahmed Hasan Dharahan, 41, of Oakland. The superseding...
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( 06-30-2022 - CA)

The People v. James Edward Thomas
Oakland, California criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with possessing and transportation cocaine base and cannabis for sale. In February 2016, Berkeley Police Sergeant Craig Lindenau executed an affidavit in support of a request for a warrant authorizing a search of Thomas, a Ford van he controlled, and, conditionally, apartment 29 at 795 Sycamore Avenue in Haywar...
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( 06-17-2022 - CA)

Shaun Minor v. Marshalls of CA, LLC
Oakland, California employment law lawyers represented Plaintiff, who sued Defendant on a labor law theory. ...
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( 06-07-2022 - CA)

Anne Kirkpatrick v. City of Oakland
Oakland, California labor and employment lawyers represent Plaintiff, who sued defendants on a wrongful termination theory. Amme Kirkpatrick, the former Oakland Police Chief, claimed that she was wrongfully fired in retaliation for accusing some Oakland Police Commissioners of abusing their power and authority. She also claimed that she was exposed illegal demands that commission...
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( 05-27-2022 - CA)

United States of America v. Vernell Thrower
Oakland, California criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with attempting to possess marijuana plants with the intent to sell them, for carrying a firearm during and in relation to that crime, and for the unlawful possession and transfer of a machine gun, announced United States Attorney Stephanie M. Hinds, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosive. Vernell Thro...
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( 05-19-2022 - CA)

United States of America v. Jehoaddan Wilson
Oakland, California criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with f filing false tax claims, wire fraud, and aggravated identity theft in a tax fraud scheme that caused losses of $902,040. Jehoaddan Wilson, 41, of Brentwood, was convicted by a federal jury on September 28, 2021, of five counts of filing a false tax claim, five counts of wire fraud, and five counts of aggravat...
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( 05-05-2022 - CA)

United States of America v. Troy Elias Walker, David Michael Rembert, and Daljit Kamal Singh
Oakland, California criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with conspiracy to deal firearms without a license. A federal complaint filed August 10, 2021, initiated charges against Troy Elias Walker, 24, and David MichaelRembert, 42, both from Concord, and Daljit Kamal Singh, 27, from Hercules, arising from an investigation into the trafficking of unlicensed and illegal fire...
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( 04-15-2022 - CA)

Larry Lee v. Amzaon.com, Inc.
Oakland, California personal injury lawyers represented Plaintiff, who sued Defendant on a Proposition 65 violation theory. Under legislation enacted as Proposition 65 in 1986, businesses are prohibited from knowingly and intentionally exposing any individual to certain chemicals without first providing a warning. Lee seeks to hold Amazon.com, Inc. (Amazon) accountable for off...
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( 04-08-2022 - CA)

Sandra Caseres v. Costco Wholesale Corporation
Oakland, California personal injury slip and fall lawyer represented Plaintiff, who sued Defendant on a premises liability negligence theory claiming to have suffered more than $75,000 in injuries and/or damages as a direct result of an accident in one of Defendant's stores. This case was initially filed in the San Mateo County :Superior Court, 21-CIV-02801, and was removed to federal cou...
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( 02-07-2022 - CA)

United States of America v. Ranbir Singh
Oakland, California criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with production of child pornography. Ranbir Singh was indicted for the producing child pornography. “No statute of limitations exists for federal child pornography crimes, including the production of child pornography,” said United States Attorney Stephanie M. Hinds. “This tragic child sexual abuse ...
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( 01-09-2022 - CA)

United States of America v. Scott A. Wilson
Oakland, California criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with embezzlement. Scott A. Wilson was charged for executing a multi-year embezzlement scheme targeting his former employer, Operating Engineers Local No. 3. “Scott Wilson abused his authority as the IT director of the Operating Engineers Local 3 by creating a complex scheme to steal millions of dollars i...
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( 11-07-2021 - CA)

The People v. R. Zacharia Grubb, a/k/a "Red Beard"
Oakland, CA: First-degree murder criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, R. Zacharia Grubbs, age 47, who was indicted for shooting and killing 35-year-old Andre Margain who was shot and killed in a drive-by shooting on June 7, 2018. Defendant claimed self defense but admitted on the stand that he made statements about wanting to "get" the victim before the shooting....
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( 09-03-2021 - CA)

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