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United States of America v. Michael David Scott District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

Michael David Scott appeals
from his conviction and sentence for wire fraud, bank fraud, and
money laundering, associated with a mortgage fraud scheme
perpetrated in the Boston area. His principal argument is that
the government unfairly procured his guilty plea by misusing
information he provided during proffer sessions. He also
challenges his sentence. For the following r... More...
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Mary Novotny and Paul Novotny Sr. had six children: Catherine, Teresa, Mark, Paul Jr., Bruce, and Marianne. In 2007, Mary executed her last will and testament devising her estate in equal shares to her six children as well as shares to her grandchildren. In 2012, Mary was found to be a person in need of protection. Paul Sr. had passed away. On July 12, 2012, a circuit court appointed Teresa, P... More...   $0 (11-29-2017 - MT)

City of Fontana v. California Department of Tax and Fee Administration, City of Ontario, Real Parties in Interest

If a municipality imposes a sales tax, the State Board of Equalization (Board or
BOE) has the statutory authority to collect and then remit the tax back to the
municipality. But what if more than one municipality claim that the taxable sale occurred
within its jurisdiction? Included in the Board’s authority is the power to determine where
sales of personal property occur, and the c... More...
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Defendant Caleb Gray-Burriss founded the National Association of Special Police and
Security Officers (“NASPSO”) in the 1990s and served the labor union in various high-ranking
positions. The government’s 19-count Second Superseding Indictment, filed in August 2012,
charged Gray-Burriss with “two distinct schemes to steal from the union and its members.”
United States v. Gray... More...
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United States of America v. David Johnson and Reginald T. Walton Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois

The Indianapolis Land Bank was
created to improve the quality of life in Indianapolis neighborhoods
by returning tax-delinquent and other troubled
* Of the Western District of Wisconsin, sitting by designation.
2 Nos. 15-3830 and 16-1471
properties into productive use. But, in 2011, Reginald Walton,
the manager of the Land Bank, began scheming with others,
including Dav... More...
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JORGE YARUR BASCUÑÁN, ET AL. v. DANIEL YARUR ELSACA, ET AL. Second Circuit Court of Appeals - New York, New York

The question presented in this appeal is whether the plaintiffs
have plausibly alleged “a domestic injury” to their business or
property within the meaning of Section 1964(c) of the Racketeer
Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (“RICO”), the provision
commonly referred to as civil RICO.1 This question is one of first
impression—in this (or any) Court of Appeals—arising fro... More...
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Bari Yunis Schorr v. David Evan Schorr Supreme Court, Appellate Division, First Division Courthouse - New York, New York

Appeal from order, Supreme Court, New York County (Ellen Gesmer, J.), entered on or about February 26, 2016, deemed appeal from judgment, same court (Michael L. Katz, J.), entered July 11, 2016, after a trial, inter alia, determining defendant husband's child support obligation, denying defendant's claims for separate property credits in distributing marital assets, directing the parties to repay ... More...   $0 (10-31-2017 - NY)

United States of America v. Antonia Rios United States District Court for the Southern District of California - Santa Ana, California

Santa Ana, CA - Orange County CPA Pleads Guilty to Obstructing an IRS Investigation into Tax Returns Seeking Millions of Dollars in Tax Refunds

A certified public accountant who worked at a tax preparation firm in Irvine has pleaded guilty to federal charges resulting from her obstruction of a federal investigation into millions of dollars in tax refunds claimed in tax returns that were p... More...
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United States of America v. Pacific Western Bank Eastern District of California Federal Courthouse - Fresno, California

Fresno, CA - Pacific Western Bank Pays $1.75 Million To Resolve Firrea Allegations Relating To Kinde Durkee Embezzlement Scheme

Pacific Western Bank (“PacWest”) has paid $1.75 million to resolve allegations that First California Bank, which PacWest acquired in 2013, violated Section 951 of the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery and Enforcement Act of 1989 (FIRREA), codified at 12 U.S... More...
   $1750000 (10-09-2017 - CA)

United States of America v. John W. Beakley Northern District of Texas Seal - Lubbock, Texas

Dallas, TX - Jury Finds CPA Not Guilty In Failure to Pay Payroll Taxes

The United States of America charged John W. Beakley with failure to pay over payroll tax and abetting in violation of 26 U.S.C. 7202 and 18 U.S.C. 2.

"Gray Reed Tax Partner Tom Rhodus recently teamed up with prominent Dallas criminal defense lawyer Chris Lewis to obtain an acquittal on all charges of an indic... More...
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Janell Howard v. City of Coos Bay Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Courthouse - San Francisco, California

We must decide whether the former employee of a City in Oregon may prevail on allegations that it violated the First Amendment and state law by refusing to rehire her.
Janell Howard served as the Finance Director for the City of Coos Bay (“City”) from 1998 through 2008. On September 16, 2008, after an investigation into whether Howard had shoplifted from Wal-Mart (from which no cha... More...
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United States of America v. Kenneth Frank Harycki Federal Courthouse - Minneapolis, Minnesota

Minneapolis, MN - Former Mayor Of Stillwater Sentenced To A Year And A Day In Prison For Tax Fraud Conspiracy

Kenneth Frank Harycki, 54, was sentenced to a year and a day in prison for his involvement in a tax conspiracy. HARYCKI, who pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States in the ascertainment and collection of taxes on January 15, 2015.

“Mr. Haryc... More...
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United States of America v. Elizabeth “Missy” Istre Western District of Louisiana - Lake Charles, Louisiana

Lake Charles, LA - Sulphur company bookkeeper sentenced to more than 7 years in prison for stealing more than $4 million

A former bookkeeper for a Sulphur oil field company was sentenced to 87 months in prison for stealing more than $4 million while working there.

Elizabeth “Missy” Istre, 52, of Sulphur, La., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Donald E. Walter on three counts o... More...
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United States of America v. Ryan S. Rozycki District of Connecticut Federal Courthouse - Hartford, Connecticut

Hartford, CT - Norwalk Man Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion

Ryan S. Rozycki, 41, of Norwalk, waived his right to be indicted and pleaded guilty in Hartford federal court to one count of tax evasion.

According to court documents and statements made in court, ROZYCKI owns and operates bangthebook.com, a sports gaming information website, as well as other website businesses and rental p... More...
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In re the Marriage of James Leslie Johnston and Pamela Sue Johnson

1. K.S.A. 2016 Supp. 60-260(b) allows a district court to provide relief from a final
judgment for any of the following reasons: (1) mistake, inadvertence, surprise or
excusable neglect; (2) newly discovered evidence; (3) fraud; (4) the judgment is void; (5)
the judgment has been satisfied, released or discharged; or (6) any other reason that
justifies relief.

2. The first... More...
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United States of America v. Angie Cambre Federal Courthouse - New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans, LA - Laplace Woman Pleads Guilty to Embezzling over $940,000 from Employer

Angie Cambre, age 43, of Laplace, pled guilty on August 3, 2017 to a one-count Bill of Information charging her with wire fraud.

According to court documents, CAMBRE was hired in August 2011 to be the accountant and bookkeeper for a commercial printing company headquartered in New Orleans tha... More...
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United States of America v. Ng Lap Seng a/k/a "David Ng" Federal Courthouse - New York, New York

New York, NY - Chairman Of Macau-Based Real Estate Development Company Convicted At Trial On All Counts In In Connection With United Nations Bribery Scheme - After Month Long Trial, Ng Lap Seng Found Guilty Of Bribing Former President of the UN General Assembly John Ashe and Former Deputy Ambassador for the Dominican Republic Francis Lorenzo

NG LAP SENG, a/k/a “David NG” (“NG”), was conv... More...
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MICHAEL LORENCE v. THE STATE OF TEXAS Second Court of Appeals in Fort Worth, TX

On August 18, 2012, Nancy Howard was shot in the head as she exited
her vehicle in the garage of her Carrollton home upon returning from church.
Although she lost an eye, suffered damage to her mouth, throat, and brain,
suffered a collapsed lung because the bullet lodged itself in her lung, and lost the
use of her right arm and fingers, after 18 days in the hospital, multiple ... More...
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City of Big Bear lake v. Michael Cohen, as Director, etc.

After the Legislature passed the bill to freeze redevelopment activities and
eventually dissolve redevelopment agencies but before Governor Brown signed it into
law (Assem. Bill No. 26 (2011-2012 1st Ex. Sess.) enacted as Stats. 2011, 1st Ex. Sess.
2011-2012, ch. 5 (Assembly Bill 1X 26)), City of Big Bear Lake entered into what it
called a Cooperation Agreement with its soon... More...
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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. MARSHALL H. DION 80-year-old drug dealer to be sentenced for pot operation

As is our usual practice, we take the facts from the
district court's decision and from the suppression hearing,
presenting them in the light most compatible with the district
court's ruling. See, e.g., United States v. McGregor, 650 F.3d
813, 816 (1st Cir. 2011). Given the importance of certain facts
to our analysis, we ask the reader to bear with us as we wade
thr... More...
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Sandra E. Parker v. Robert J. Glasgow, Jr.; and Glasgow, Taylor, Isham & Glasgow, P.C.

Is a former client barred as a matter of law from bringing a legal
malpractice claim against the attorney and law firm who assisted her in obtaining
a mediated property settlement and agreed judgment in a divorce based on the
attorney’s allegedly negligent pre-settlement advice? We hold that the answer is
1See Tex. R. App. P. 47.4.
no in this appeal from a take-nothing su... More...
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United States of America v. Michael Kipp and Joanne Viard Federal Courthouse - Charlotte, North Carolina

Charlotte, NC - Federal Judge Convicts Two Former Swisher Hygine, Inc. Executives On Securities Fraud Charges Following Bench Trial

Former Senior Level Corporate Employee Previously Pleaded Guilty to Securities Fraud Conspiracy

U.S. District Judge Max O. Cogburn, Jr. delivered guilty verdicts yesterday against two former executives of Swisher Hygiene, Inc. (Swisher), for their r... More...
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Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., et al. v. Angela Leigh Militello, F/K/A Angela Leigh Simpson Starrett

Appellant Angela Leigh Militello sued appellant Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., for breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, negligence, and gross negligence arising from its management of several trusts. After a bench trial, the trial court rendered judgment for Militello on all of her claims and made findings of fact and conclusions of law in support of the judgment. In this appeal, Wells Fargo challenges the l... More...   $0 (06-20-2017 - TX)

Ming-Hsiang Kao v. Joy Holiday

Plaintiff Ming-Hsiang Kao was employed by defendant Joy Holiday, a travel tour
company. He brought an action alleging, among other things, breach of contract and
violation of federal and state statutes regulating wages and overtime pay. After a bench
trial, the court ruled against Kao on his breach of contract and statutory claims but
awarded damages for unpaid labor under the equi... More...
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United States of America v. Corey Megill Brown Federal Courthouse - Savannah, Georgia

Savannah, GA - Savannah Pastor Sentenced To Federal Prison for Defrauding His Church

Corey Megill Brown, 47, the former Pastor of Second African Baptist Church in Savannah, was sentenced today by District Court Judge Lisa Godbey Wood to 28 months in prison for defrauding his former church and its parishioners of money for over 6 years. In addition to his prison sentence, Brown was also o... More...
   $0 (06-16-2017 - GA)

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