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United States of America v. John P. Ramirez, M.D., Ann Nwoko Shepherd, and Yvette Nwoko Southern District of Texas Courthouse - Houston, Texas Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Houston, TX - Physician and Two Clinic Operators Found Guilty for Their Roles in $17 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme

A federal jury found a physician and two clinic owners and operators guilty on September 18, 2018 for their roles in a $17 million Medicare fraud scheme.

John P. Ramirez (Ramirez), M.D., 64; Ann Nwoko Shepherd (Shepherd), 62; and Yvette Nwoko (Nwoko), 30, all of Hous... More...
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KAYLA FLUTH v. SCHOENFELDER CONSTRUCTION, INC. and LARRY WEISSER MoreLaw Suites - The Best Place In Tulsa To Practice Law

On June 3, 2012, a disgruntled tenant set off a gas explosion in the basement of one of Weisser’s Mitchell, South Dakota rental properties. The explosion lifted the house off its foundation and caused extensive damage to the interior. After visiting the site, Weisser contacted Schoenfelder to demolish the home and grade the property to normal elevation. [¶3.] Shortly after Schoenfelder began te... More...   $0 (09-19-2018 - SD)

United States of America v. Derrick John Fincher Eastern District of Washington Federal Courthouse - Spokane, Washington Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Spokane, WA - Spokane Man Sentenced to 135 Months in Federal Prison for Defrauding Individuals in Connection With Advance Fee Scheme

Derrick John Fincher, age 48, of Spokane, Washington, was sentenced on September 14, 2018 after being found guilty by a jury of Conspiracy to Commit Wire Fraud. Chief United States District Judge Thomas O. Rice sentenced Fincher to a 135-month term of impris... More...
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United States of America v. Paras Jha, Josiah White and Dalton Norman District of Alaska Federal Courthouse - Anchorage, Alaska

Anchorage, AK - Hackers’ Cooperation with FBI Leads to Substantial Assistance in Other Complex Cybercrime Investigations

Defendants Responsible for Creating the “Mirai” and Clickfraud Botnets Continue to Assist FBI as Part of their Sentencing

Three defendants have been sentenced for their roles in creating and operating two botnets, which targeted “Internet of Things” (IoT) devic... More...
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Guadalupe A. Ontiveros v. Kent Constable

Guadalupe Ontiveros, as the minority shareholder in Omega Electric, Inc.
(Omega), sued majority shareholder Kent Constable, his wife (Karen Constable), and
Omega,1 asserting direct and derivative claims arising from a dispute over management
of Omega and its assets. In response to Ontiveros's claim of involuntary dissolution of
Omega, Appellants filed a motion to stay proceedings ... More...
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United States of America v. Joseph Glenn Osborne and Joseph Glenn Osborne, II Southern District of California Federal Courthouse - San Diego, California Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

San Diego, CA - Father and Son Sentenced to Prison for Million-Dollar Fraud

A father and son who fraudulently won over $4 million of federal contracts using false financial statements and other lies were sentenced to prison today and ordered to pay over $1 million in restitution. The father also admitted to stealing more than half a million dollars from his consulting clients, and then ... More...
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United States of America v. Sharon Williams-Combs District of Nebraska Federal Courthouse - Omaha, Nebraska

Omaha, NE - Sharon Williams-Combs Sentenced for Tax Preparation Fraud

Sharon Williams-Combs, 47, of Omaha, Nebraska was sentenced Friday, September 7, 2018, in Omaha, Nebraska, by United States District Judge Robert F. Rossiter, Jr., for preparing and filing false tax returns. In April Ms. Williams-Combs was found guilty of fourteen counts of preparing false tax returns following a jury t... More...
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Harley-Davidson, Inc. v. Franchise Tax Board

Plaintiff Harley Davidson and its subsidiaries (Harley-Davidson) form a multistate
enterprise with numerous functionally integrated subsidiary corporations. It contends
that defendant California Franchise Tax Board's (Board) tax scheme violates the
commerce clause of the federal Constitution (U.S. Const., art. I, § 8, cl. 3), claiming that
it burdens interstate enterprises by provi... More...
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In the Interests of J.D.P., J.L.T., and T.K.C., Minor Children. MoreLaw Suites - The Best Place In Tulsa To Practice Law

Mother is the biological mother of J.D.P., J.L.T., and T.K.C. Each child has a different father. In this appeal we are only concerned with the issue of the termination of Mother's rights. The record is extensive but a brief overview of the proceedings is helpful to an understanding of the issues on appeal. J.D.P., J.L.T., and T.K.C. were all adjudicated to be CINC in separate legal proceedings ... More...   $0 (09-17-2018 - KS)

United States of America v. Christopher DiFilippo, a/k/a “Kip” Central District of Illinois Federal Courthouse - Springfield, Illinois

Springfield, IL - Former Mahomet Counselor Sentenced for Health Care Fraud

A California man, who previously provided counseling services at his home in Mahomet, Ill., was ordered to serve 18 months in prison for submitting false billings to health care insurers. Christopher DiFilippo, aka “Kip,” 40, of Bakersville, Ca., was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $514,297 to vari... More...
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United States of America v. William Whitley Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Chicago, IL - Sex Trafficker Sentenced To 25 Years In Federal Prison For Engaging In Prostitution With Minors

A Chicago man was sentenced on September 13, 2018 to 25 years in federal prison for engaging in numerous paid sexual acts with underage girls, along with restitution of approximately $240,000 to be paid into a trust fund for the victims and a $100,000 fine.

WILLIAM WHITL... More...
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Gregory Aregood, Jr. v. Givaudan Flavors Corporation Southern District of Indiana Federal Courthouse - Indianapolis, Indiana Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

More than twenty current and former
employees at the ConAgra microwave popcorn plant in
Rensselaer, Indiana sued various manufacturers and suppliers
of butter flavorings that contained the chemical diacetyl,
which if inhaled can cause a respiratory disease called “popcorn
lung.” All defendants were dismissed except Givaudan
Flavors Corporation (“Givaudan”), a long‐tim... More...
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Shonda Martin v. Milwaukee County Eastern District of Wisconsin Federal Courthouse - Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Milwaukee County (“County”) hired Xavier Thicklen in late 2012 to work as a corrections officer in its jail. County has a zero-tolerance policy forbidding corrections officers from having any sexual
contact with inmates. County repeatedly instructed Thicklen not to engage in any such contact and trained him to avoid it. Thicklen gave answers to quizzes indicating he understood the training. Bu... More...
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COMMONWEALTH vs. JOSHUA ROSADO MoreLaw Suites - The Best Place In Tulsa To Practice Law

The issue on appeal concerns the scope of the doctrine of forfeiture by wrongdoing. In Commonwealth v. Edwards, 444 Mass. 526, 540 (2005), we held that a defendant forfeits the right to object to the admission in evidence of an unavailable witness's out-of-court statements on both confrontation and hearsay grounds if the Commonwealth proves by 2 a preponderance of the evidence that "(1) the ... More...   $0 (09-16-2018 - MA)

United States of America v. Mark Demetri Stein

Dallas, TX - Final Defendant Sentenced in 'Foreclosure Rescue' Scheme

The final defendant in a high-profile north Texas “foreclosure rescue” case has been sentenced for his role in the scheme, which swindled nearly a quarter of a million dollars from at least 70 homeowners facing foreclosure, announced U.S. Attorney Erin Nealy Cox of the Northern District of Texas.

Real Estate So... More...
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United States of America v. Hector Antonio Cruz-Mercedes District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, MA - Foreign National Pleads Guilty to Theft of Government Property, Identity Theft, Money Laundering

A citizen of the Dominican Republic and former resident of New York pleaded guilty yesterday to theft of government property, aggravated identity theft, money laundering, conspiracy to commit money laundering, fraudulent use of a social security number, and failure to appear as or... More...
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Christopher Vasquez v. Solo 1 Kustoms, Inc.

Defendant SOLO 1 Kustoms, Inc. (SOLO) appeals a
judgment in favor of plaintiff Christopher Vasquez. After a bench
trial, the court found SOLO liable for performing unauthorized
repair work on Vasquez’s car in violation of Business and
Professions Code section 9884.9, and awarded Vasquez $12,000
in damages. On appeal, SOLO contends there is no private cause
of action for vio... More...
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United States of America v. Timothy Hamilton, Jr., a/k/a T.J. Hamilton Northern District of Oklahoma Federal Courthouse Tulsa, Oklahoma

Tulsa, OK - Man Pleads Guilty to Defrauding Investors of More Than $875,000 in a Sports Marketing Scheme

Timothy Paul Hamilton, Jr., 31, of Dallas, Texas, pleaded guilty Friday to conspiracy to commit wire fraud in a scheme that defrauded investors of $875,300. Additionally, Gena Catherine Hamilton, 53, and Timothy Paul Hamilton, 56, both of Collinsville, pleaded guilty to giving a fals... More...
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United States of America v. Daliang “David” Guo Central District of California Federal Courthouse - Los Angeles, California Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Los Angeles, CA - New York Man Convicted of Federal Fraud Charges Related to Multi-Million Dollar Pyramid Scheme that Targeted Chinese-Americans

A federal jury has returned guilty verdicts against a New York man who was a high-level promoter of a fraudulent company that solicited more than $200 million for a company that purported to market web-based children’s educational courses, but in... More...
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United States of America v. Centers Plan for Healthy Living (“Centers Plan”) Eastern District of New York Courthouse - Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn, NY - Staten Island-Based Health Care Service Agrees to Pay More than $1.6 Million to Settle False Claims Act Suit Alleging Fraudulent Billing Practices

Centers Plan for Healthy Living (“Centers Plan”), a Staten Island-based company that provides services to people who are chronically ill or who need long-term health care services, has agreed to pay $1,650,000 to settle civil fra... More...
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United States of America v. David Blaszczak, Christopher Worrall, Theodore Huber and Robert Olan Southern District of New York - New York, New York

New York, NY - Four Defendants Sentenced Following Convictions At Trial For Stealing Confidential Government Information And Using It To Engage In Illegal Trading

Robert Khuzami, the Attorney for the United States, Acting Under Authority Conferred by 28 U.S.C. § 515, announced today that DAVID BLASZCZAK, a political intelligence consultant, was sentenced to 12 months and one day in prison... More...
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United States of America v. Peter Joseph Hicks District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

Springfield, MA - Worcester Man Pleads Guilty to Marriage Fraud

Six women from Sub-Saharan Africa married defendant to gain legal status in U.S.

A Worcester man pleaded guilty on September 11, 2018 in connection with entering into six fraudulent marriages in order to evade immigration laws.

Peter Hicks, 57, pleaded guilty to one count of marriage fraud. U.S. District Co... More...
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United States of America v. Yuriy Khalabuda District of New Hampshire Federal Courthouse - Concord, New Hampshire

Concord, NH - Citizen of Ukraine Sentenced to 16 Months in Federal Prison for Fraud Scheme

Yuriy Khalabuda, 37, of Ukraine, was sentenced to 16 months in prison for conspiracy to commit wire fraud

According to court documents, in April and May 2017, Khalabuda and another person used scanned images of gift cards on their cell phones to buy merchandise from the Best Buy... More...
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United States of America v. Kathleen Sims-Crawford Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Chicago, IL - Federal Court Shuts Down Illinois Tax Return Preparer

A federal court has permanently barred Kathleen Sims-Crawford and KSC Business Support Services Inc. from preparing federal tax returns for others, the Justice Department announced today. The civil injunction order, entered by Judge John J. Tharp Jr., of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, also... More...
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United States of America v. Peter Yuryevich Levashov, aka “Petr Levashov,” “Peter Severa,” “Petr Severa” and “Sergey Astakhov” District of Connecticut Federal Courthouse - Hartford, Connecticut

Hartford, CT - Russian National Who Operated Kelihos Botnet Pleads Guilty to Fraud, Conspiracy, Computer Crime and Identity Theft Offenses

Peter Yuryevich Levashov, aka “Petr Levashov,” “Peter Severa,” “Petr Severa” and “Sergey Astakhov,” 38, of St. Petersburg, Russia, pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court in Hartford, Connecticut, to offenses stemming from his operation of the Keli... More...
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