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United States of America v. Travis Gordon Jones

Dubuque, Iowa conspiracy to distribute controlled substance resulting in death charge criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, Travis Gordon Jones, a/k/a Travie McFly, age 40.

Jones admitted that he conspired with others to distribute the opioids in Dubuque in April and May 2019. Jones also admitted that he personally sold mixtures of heroin, fentanyl, and a synthetic opioid calle... More...
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United States of America v. Andrew J. Fischer

Council Bluffs, Iowa false statements in connection with Federal Crop Insurance charge criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, Andrew J. Fisher, age 55.

Fischer obtained crop insurance for the crop years 2012, 2014, and 2017 through the United States Department of Agriculture Risk Management Agency’s Federal Crop Insurance Program. Fisher then submitted fraudulent insurance claim... More...
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United States of America v. Benjamin Gray Burris

Fayetteville, Arkansas criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with conspiracy to commit honest services wire fraud.

Benjamin Gray Burris, age 49, pleaded guilty to count one of an Indictment issued by a grand jury charging him with conspiracy to commit honest services fraud. Burris was charged with additional counts of honest services wire fraud, but according to the terms... More...
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United States of America v. JOSEPH PERCOCO, STEVEN AIELLO, JOSEPH GERARDI, LOUIS CIMINELLI, ALAIN KALOYEROS, AKA DR. K and PETER GALBRAITH KELLY, JR., MICHAEL LAIPPLE, KEVIN SCHULER

New York, New York - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendants with conspiracy to engage in wire fraud by engaging in a scheme to rig the bidding processes for New York State-funded projects charges.



I. The Facts3
A. The Buffalo Billion Initiative
In 2012, then-Governor Andrew Cuomo launched an initiative to... More...
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United States of America v. JUAN M. SANTIAGO

Boston, MA - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with a being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition charge.



In June 2017, Juan Santiago
("Santiago") pled guilty in Puerto Rico district court to being a
felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. See
18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1). In Au... More...
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United States of America v. David Long

Washington, DC - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with numerous violent racketeering offenses charges.



As a general rule, a federal court “may not modify a term
of imprisonment once it has been imposed.” 18 U.S.C.
3
§ 3582(c). But this rule of finality is subject to a few narrow
excep... More...
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United States of America v. Walter Mabry

Washington, DC - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with possession with intent to distribute both crack cocaine and N-Ethylpentylone, possession of a firearm by a felon and possession of a firearm during a drug offense charges.



On April 21, 2018, shortly after 10:00 pm, three officers
of the Metropolitan... More...
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STEPHEN AGUIAR v. DRUG ENFORCEMENT ADMINISTRATION

Washington, DC - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with federal narcotics
charges.



Appellant was convicted in 2011 of federal narcotics
charges based partly on GPS surveillance conducted by DEA.
See United States v. Aguiar, 737 F.3d 251, 255 (2d Cir. 2013),
cert. denied, 574 U.S. 959 (2014).... More...
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United States of America v. Jeremy Clawson

Portland, OR: Criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with fraudulently converting to his own personal use federal money intended to help small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jeremy Clawson, 32, was charged with theft of public money in violation of 18 U.S.C. 641.

“Recent federal relief programs, like those authorized by the CARES Act, were designed to ... More...
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United States of America v. Kenneth Zipperer

Madison, WI: Criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with mail fraud and money laundering.

Kenneth Zipperer, Wausau, Wisconsin, was charged for mail fraud and one count of money laundering.

On November 18, 2020, a federal grand jury sitting in Madison, Wisconsin returned a 26-count indictment against Zipperer charging him with five counts of mail fraud, ten count... More...
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United States of America v. Alexander P. Bebris

Milwaukee, WI: Criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with possession of child pornography.

On November 13, 2020, Alexander P. Bebris, a former career law enforcement officer, was sentenced to 60 months of imprisonment following a conviction in the Eastern District of Wisconsin for distribution of child pornography. He was allowed to remain free pending the outcome of his ... More...
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United States of America v. Wayne H. Kruger

Springfield, IL: Criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with bank fraud.

Wayne H. Kruger, 73, of Litchfield, Illinois, was charged for defrauding several banks in Central Illinois.

Kruger pleaded guilty to three counts of bank fraud on February 22, 2021. According to court documents, Kruger admitted that beginning in December 2010 and continuing through about May 2... More...
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United States of America v. Michael C. Pearson

Chicago, IL: Criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with carjacking and firearm felony.

Michael C. Pearson, age 19, forcibly took a 2006 Buick Lucerne from two victims in the Uptown neighborhood of Chicago. During the carjacking, Pearson fired a pistol in the direction of a passenger of the vehicle.

“Carjackers have terrorized the city of Chicago and its surrou... More...
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United States of America v. Lori Ann Villanueva Talens

Norfolk, VA: Criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged counterfeiting fraudulent coupons.

“These two defendants have been sentenced and held accountable for operating one of the largest coupon fraud schemes ever discovered in the United States, resulting in over $31 million in losses to victims across the country,” said Raj Parekh, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Eastern Dist... More...
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Denise Difabio v. Menard, Inc.

Port Huron, MI: Personal injury premises liability lawyer represented Plaintiff, who sued Defendant on a negligence theory claiming to have suffered more than $75,000 in injuries and/or damages as a direct result of an accident caused by Defendant’s employees.

This case was initially filed in the Wayne County Circuit Court, 19-004692-NO, and was removed to federal court by the Defend... More...
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United States of America v. Francisco Flores

Washington, DC - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with racketeer influenced and corrupt organization (“RICO”) conspiracy to import controlled substances into the United States, and the second and third counts related to being an accessory after the fact to the murder and attempted murder in Mexico of two U.S. Special Agents charges.

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United States of America v. Rashaun Parks

Washington, DC - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with one count of knowingly transporting an individual to engage in prostitution charge.



From about 2014 until 2019, Parks worked as a pimp in
Washington, D.C. He used social media to recruit women, and
he was arrested in May 2019 after recruiting a... More...
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United States of America v. Antonio Moreno-Membache

Washington, DC - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with
a drug-smuggling conspiracy charge.



In June 2012, the United States Coast Guard surveilled the
Mistby, a so-called “go-fast” boat, off the coast of Panama.2

When the Coast Guard approached, the Mistby fled. As the
Coast Guard ... More...
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United States of America v. Shan Shi

Washington, DC - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with illegally acquiring and using trade secret information charges.



Recovering oil from the seabed is expensive business.
When a company like ExxonMobil believes it has identified a
natural deposit, it floats a drill ship or semi-submersible over <... More...
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United States of America v. ERIC GAVELEK MUNCHEL

Washington, DC - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with
participating in the January 6, 2021 incident at the Capitol charge.



The facts, as found by the District Court, and as observed
in a 50-minute video of much of the incident at the heart of the
case, are as follows.
Eric Munchel and his... More...
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JASON LEOPOLD AND BUZZFEED, INC. v. CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY

Washington, DC - Criminal defense lawyer represented
APPELLEES with a Freedom of Information Act claim.



The plaintiffs based their request on the Freedom of
Information Act. The Act compels disclosure of government
records. 5 U.S.C. § 552(a)(3)(A). There are nine exemptions.
5 U.S.C. § 552(b). Two matte... More...
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United States of America v. James Waylon Howell

Knoxville, TN: Criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with wire fraud and money laundering.

James Waylon Howell, 39, currently of Knoxville, Tennessee, was charged with one count of wire fraud and one count of money laundering.

As part of the written plea agreement, Howell waived an indictment by a Federal Grand Jury and agreed to plead guilty to one count of wire ... More...
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United States of America v. Tyrone Floyd Berry and Aaron James Hill

Nashville, TN: Criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with conspiracy to defraud two hospital management companies.

Tyrone Floyd Berry, 46, of Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, and Aaron James Hill, 43, of Fairview, Tennessee, were charged with to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, and two counts of wire fraud.

Hill worked as a human resource coordinator at Co... More...
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United States of America v. Michael McNew

Lexington, KY: Criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with r conspiracy to commit wire fraud, in furtherance of a crop insurance fraud scheme.

Michael McNew, age 51, was a crop insurance adjuster until 2012, when he became a crop insurance agent. According to his plea agreement, in his role as an adjuster, he agreed with agricultural producers to inflate or fabricate the ... More...
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United States of America v. Keith D. O'Kelly

Columbus, OH: Criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with bank fraud.

In January 2020, while on pretrial release, O’Kelly applied for employment at another bank and once again falsely represented a Social Security number as his own.

Once employed at the banks, O’Kelly accessed and obtained the banking information of multiple customers to initiate unauthorized p... More...
   $0 (09-16-2021 - OH)

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