False Pretense Law
 
United States of America v. Xizhi Li

Alexandria, Virginia criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with conspiracy to launder at least $30 million in drug proceeds on behalf of foreign drug-trafficking organizations. Another Chinese national was sentenced to seven years in prison today for his role in the same conspiracy.

According to court documents, Xizhi Li, 48, played a leadership role within a years-long c... More...
   $0 (08-03-2021 - VA)

United States of America, ex rel. et al v. Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (LABCORP) et al.

Atlanta, Georgia civil litigation lawyers represented Defendant accused of charging for medically unnecessary Schedule II controlled substances.

North Georgia Healthcare Center, Inc. (“NGHC”), a Ringgold, Georgia, based nonprofit corporation and healthcare provider, as well as its CEO, Delaine Hunter, have agreed to pay $130,000.00 dollars to settle allegations that they violated the ... More...
   $130000 (08-03-2021 - GA)

United States of America v. Joshua Ryan Joles

Miami, Florida criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with his role in a sophisticated fraud scheme involving millions of dollars in diverted pharmaceutical drugs.

Joshua Ryan Joles managed one of the wholesale companies involved in the scheme. Rather than pay full price to drug manufacturers for HIV, cancer, and other expensive medications, Joles bought his wholesale sup... More...
   $0 (08-03-2021 - FL)

United States of America v. Nicholas Lamar Laws

Winston-Salem, North Carolina criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with aiding or assisting in the filing of false tax returns.

from 2014 to 2019, Nicholas Laws managed the Winston-Salem branch of Tax Mind, a tax-return preparation business. During that period, Laws prepared fraudulent returns for clients that reported false wages and business incomes to increase the cli... More...
   $0 (08-03-2021 - NC)

United States of America v. Bridgette Lawlor

Burlington, Vermont criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with knowingly made a false statement in connection with the acquisition of a firearm.

On July 22, 2021, Bridgette Lawlor, 34, of Bellows Falls, Vermont, was charged with one count of making a false statement in connection with the acquisition of a firearm.

On March 23, 2020, in connection with the purch... More...
   $0 (08-02-2021 - VT)

United States of America v. Peter R. Armbruster

Milwaukee, Wisconsin criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with four counts of violating federal securities laws for his role in a complex securities and accounting fraud scheme.

Defendant, the former chief financial officer of Roadrunner Transportation Systems Inc. (Roadrunner), a publicly traded trucking and logistics company formerly headquartered in Cudahy, Wisconsin.<... More...
   $0 (08-02-2021 - WI)

United States of America v. Shaun Short

St. Louis, MO - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with a possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime charge.



We recite the background facts relevant to the vehicle search as found by the
district court in its Order denying the motion to suppress:
Des Moines police officers responded to a... More...
   $0 (08-02-2021 - MO)

United States of America v. Nathan Pehrson

Salt Lake City, Utah criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with three counts related to fraudulently obtaining and tampering with the pain killing narcotic hydromorphone, a powerful schedule II opioid drug that is used to treat patients with moderate to severe pain.

During Pehrson’s employment as a nurse at an Intermountain Healthcare facility on a surgical and trauma wa... More...
   $0 (07-30-2021 - UT)

United States of America v. Helios Raphael Dayspring, a.k.a. “Bobby Dayspring”

Los Angeles, California criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with bribery.

Helios Raphael Dayspring, a.k.a. “Bobby Dayspring,” 35, was charged in federal court with one count of bribery and one count of subscribing to a false 2018 income tax return that deliberately failed to report millions of dollars in income to the IRS.

Federal prosecutors to... More...
   $0 (07-30-2021 - CA)

United States of America v. Jason Ellis

San Diego, California criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with filing false tax returns.

Jason Ellis of Poway pleaded guilty in federal court today to filing a false tax return as part of a years’ long tax-evasion scheme with former Chabad of Poway Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein.

Until around 2018, Rabbi Goldstein was the director and head rabbi at Chabad of Poway, ... More...
   $0 (07-30-2021 - CA)

United States of America v. Kent Jensen

Portland, Oregon criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with tax evasion.

Kent Jensen, 58, a former certified public accountant and former chief financial officer of a McMinnville, Oregon company was sentenced to federal prison today for evading $99,000 in personal income taxes.

According to court documents, in 2014 and 2015, Jenson, who also previously worked as a... More...
   $0 (07-29-2021 - OR)

ISABELLA NARTEY v. FRANCISCAN HEALTH HOSPITAL

Chicago, IL - Medical Malpractice lawyer represented defendant with claiming treatment did not comply with federal and state law claim.



During the afternoon of August 3, 2016, paramedics
rushed Millicent Nartey to the hospital after she complained
of being unable to support her weight. She arrived at Francis‐
can ... More...
   $0 (07-29-2021 - IL)

KEITH SMITH v. CITY OF CHICAGO, et al.

Chicago, IL - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with unlawful pretrial detention
based on fabricated evidence claim.



In September 2013, Chicago Police Officers Ranita Mitchell
and Herman Otero stopped a car in which Keith Smith was a
passenger.1 According to Smith, the two officers fabricated a
sto... More...
   $0 (07-29-2021 - IL)

State of Oklahoma v. Clyde E. Lafferty, Jr.

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with:

Count # 1. Count as Filed: OWN, FALSE DECLARATION OF OWNERSHIP IN PAWN SHOP, in violation of 59 O.S. 1512(C)(2)
Date of Offense: 01/22/2020
Party Name Disposition Information
LAFFERTY, CLYDE E JR Disposed: DEFERRED, 07/28/2021. Guilty Plea
Count as Disposed: *AMENDED*RECEIVING STOLEN P... More...
   $0 (07-28-2021 - OK)

State of Oklahoma v. Tamika D. Johnson

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with:

Count # 1. Count as Filed: COMPU, USING A COMPUTER NETWORK FOR THE PURPOSE OF OBTAINING MONEY AND OTHER THINGS OF VALUE BY USE OF A FALSE AND FRADULENT REPRESENTATION, in violation of 21 O.S. 1951-1981
Date of Offense: 06/10/2015
Party Name Disposition Information
JOHNSON, TAMIKA D Dispose... More...
   $0 (07-28-2021 - OK)

State of Oklahoma v. Darnese Latoria Brierton

Lawton, Oklahoma criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with:

Count # 1. IDENTITY THEFT - UNLAWFUL USE OF PERSONAL INDENTYIFING INFORMATION, in violation of 21 O.S. 1533.1(B)
Date of Offense: 06/15/2019
Party Name Disposition Information
BRIERTON, DARNESE LATORIA Disposed: CONVICTION, 07/28/2021. Guilty Plea
Count as Disposed: IDENTITY THEFT - UNLAWFUL ... More...
   $0 (07-28-2021 - OK)

United States of America v. Paul Eric Collins

Chicago, Illinois criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with misappropriating more than $1.1 million from four employers and three lending institutions.

PAUL ERIC COLLINS, 55, of Naperville, Ill., pleaded guilty last year to wire fraud. U.S. District Judge Elaine E. Bucklo imposed a 98-month prison sentence Wednesday after a hearing in federal court in Chicago. Judge Buc... More...
   $0 (07-28-2021 - IL)

United States of America v. Brittany Patterson

New Orleans, Louisiana criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with tax fraud.

Brittany Patterson, of Jefferson Parish, and others conspired to file false tax returns for clients of Pelicans Income Tax and Payroll Services, a return preparation business located in Kenner and Westwego, Louisiana. Patterson and others prepared client returns reporting false income and withhold... More...
   $0 (07-28-2021 - LA)

United States of America v. Dinesh Sah

Dallas, Texas criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with money laundering.

Dinesh Sah, 55, of Coppell, submitted 15 fraudulent applications, filed under the names of various purported businesses that he owned or controlled, to eight different lenders seeking approximately $24.8 million in PPP loans. Sah claimed that these businesses had numerous employees and hundreds of t... More...
   $0 (07-28-2021 - TX)

United States of America v. Bluewater Toxicology, LLC

Lexington, Kentucky clinical laboratory represented by a civil litigation lawyer accused of violating the False Claims Act, a federal law that prohibits submitting false or fraudulent claims to the federal government.

The Unites States alleged three issues relating to claims for urine drug testing services that Bluewater Toxicology, LLC submitted to Medicare, Kentucky Medicaid, Indiana Me... More...
   $1252403 (07-27-2021 - KY)

United States of America v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc.

Brooklyn, New York criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with illegally obtaining a rare cuneiform tablet bearing a portion of the epic of Gilgamesh, a Sumerian poem considered one of the world’s oldest works of literature.

Known as the Gilgamesh Dream Tablet, it originated in the area of modern-day Iraq and entered the United States contrary to federal law. An interna... More...
   $0 (07-27-2021 - NY)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. MICHAEL COSCIA MICHAEL COSCIA v. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Chicago, IL - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with six counts of commodities fraud and six counts of spoofing charges.



Mr. Coscia’s Trading Activity
Michael Coscia was the principal of a futures trading
firm, Panther Trading LLC. He traded commodity futures
contracts on electronic exchanges operate... More...
   $0 (07-27-2021 - IL)

United States of America v. Devell Lincoln

Greenbelt, Maryland criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with conspiracy to commit theft of public money, theft of public money and aggravated identity theft.

From 2011 to 2013, Devell Lincoln, 55, conspired with Stephanie Twyman and others to cash tax refund checks fraudulently obtained by filing false federal income tax returns in the names of other individuals with the... More...
   $0 (07-26-2021 - MD)

United States of America v. Howard L. Young

Nashville, Tennessee criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with running a Ponzi scheme.

Howard L. Young, 75, the founder of a Nashville-based holistic wellness business was charged with wire fraud, bank fraud and aggravated identity theft.

Young was charged in a criminal Information in October 2020 with four counts of bank fraud; six counts of wire fraud; and ag... More...
   $0 (07-26-2021 - TN)

TRACY CONLEY v. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Milwaukee, WI - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant or his participation in a “fake stash house” sting charge.



Our opinion affirming Conley’s convictions on direct ap‐
peal sets out the facts of his case. United States v. Conley, 875
F.3d 391 (7th Cir. 2017). Here we focus on the facts relevant to
... More...
   $0 (07-26-2021 - WI)

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