Forfeiture Law
 
United States of America v. Benjamin Shinhoster, III, a/k/a "Benji"

Dublin, Georgia criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with dog-fighting in Dodge County.

Benjaman Shinhoster III, a/k/a “Benji,” 41, of Louisville, Ga., was charged for Sponsoring and Exhibiting a Dog in an Animal Fighting Venture.

“It is appalling that anyone could find ‘entertainment’ from forcing animals into bloody and often fatal fights,” said Act... More...
   $0 (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. Guy Wesley White

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with charged with possessing a firearm after being convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence.

Guy Wesley White, age 53, of Edmond, Oklahoma was indicted for being in possession of a firearm after being convicted domestic violence.

Public record reflects that in January 2020, law enforcement ... More...
   $0 (07-30-2021 - OK)

United States of America v. Michael Moses George

Muskogee, Oklahoma criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with conspiracy to distribute drugs.

Michael Moses George, age 41, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma was indicted on a Drug Conspiracy charge.

The United States presented evidence that beginning in July 2019, and continuing until December 2020, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma and elsewhere, George conspired wit... More...
   $0 (07-30-2021 - ok)

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. 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. 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. KASHAWN MORROW

Milwaukee, WI - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with a nine-count indictment: three counts of Hobbs Act robbery, three counts of use of a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence, one count of conspiracy to commit Hobbs Act robbery, one count of conspiracy to use a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence, and one count of transporting a firea... More...   $0 (07-26-2021 - WI)

United States v. Susan Pioch

Cincinnati, Ohio - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with defrauding the multimillion-dollar estate of an elderly widower charge.



Susan Pioch and two codefendants were convicted of crimes arising from their scheme to
defraud the multimillion-dollar estate of an elderly widower. See United States v. Mallory, 902... More...
   $0 (07-25-2021 - OH)

United States of America v. Marvette Thompson Easterling, Keylon Wright, and Joshua David Armato

Greenville, South Carolina criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with defrauding the federal government’s Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP).

Marvette Thompson Easterling, 54, of Gaffney; Keylon Wright, 40, of Simpsonville; and Joshua David Armato, 37, of Georgia; admitted that they knowingly defrauded a program established to help homeowners at risk of mortgage loan ... More...
   $0 (07-24-2021 - SC)

Angelina Jolie v. William Bradley Pitt

Los Angeles, California family law lawyers represent Petitioner and Respondent in dissolution of marriage (divorce) case.

Angelina Jolie filed a statement of disqualification challenging Judge John W. Ouderkirk (Ret.), the privately compensated temporary judge selected by Jolie and William Bradley Pitt to hear their family law case, based on Judge Ouderkirk’s failure to disclose, as re... More...
   $0 (07-23-2021 - CA)

United States of America v. Armad Jamall Gatling

Norfolk, Virginia criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with illegal possession of a firearm as a convicted felon, aggravated identity theft, and credit union fraud.

“With today’s sentence, the defendant has been held accountable for the serious nature of his crimes, including his recruitment of over 50 co-conspirators to participate in an extensive fraud scheme invol... More...
   $0 (07-23-2021 - VA)

United States of America v. Nedeltcho Vladimirov

Charleston, West Virgnia criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with conspiring to commit money laundering and three counts of money laundering.

Nedeltcho Vladimirov, 53, a native of Bulgaria, was convicted by a jury after a three day trial

Evidence at trial revealed that Vladimirov operated a fraudulent fencing operation - a scheme in which stolen goods were acqu... More...
   $0 (07-23-2021 - WV)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. JAMES DAVIS

Philadelphia, PA - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with a honest services wire fraud and conspiracy charge.



Davis owned Reach Communications Specialists, Inc. (“Reach”), an advertising
company, and RCS Searchers, Inc. (“RCS”), a title search and deed preparation business.
Since 1989, Reach publis... More...
   $0 (07-22-2021 - PA)

United States of America v. Shelvon Tyrone Williams

Tulsa, Oklahoma criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with conspiring with others to collect firearms and exchange them for marijuana to sell on the black market.

Shelvon Tyrone Williams, 27, pleaded guilty to firearms conspiracy.

In his plea agreement, Williams admitted that from November 2018 to March 2020, he collected and transported firearms from Oklahoma t... More...
   $0 (07-20-2021 - OK)

United States of America v. Benjamin Rafael

Miami, Florida criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with participating in two frauds: the first, a scheme to steal over $60 million from investors and producers seeking financing for movies and Broadway shows; the second, concealing his criminal history on applications for COVID-19 relief loans.

Benjamin Rafael, 31, of South Florida, previously admitted his role in legiti... More...
   $0 (07-20-2021 - FL)

United States of America v. Melroy Johnson, Sr.

Sioux City, Iowa criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant indicted for distribution of methamphetamine.

Melroy Johnson, Sr., 66, from Sioux City, Iowa, was convicted of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. The verdict was returned last Friday morning following about 2 ½ hours of jury deliberations.

Evidence at ... More...
   $0 (07-20-2021 - IA)

United States of America v. Juan Gabriel Rodriguez-Preciado

Norfolk, Virginia criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute cocaine, and distribution of cocaine.

According to court records and evidence presented at trial, Juan Gabriel Rodriguez-Preciado, 43, facilitated the trafficking of kilogram quantities of cocaine between a Mexican cartel and a regional drug traffi... More...
   $0 (07-20-2021 - VA)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. JAMES E. HOCKER

Philadelphia, PA - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with a securities fraud charge.



For years, Hocker worked as a licensed insurance agent. Broadening his services,
he began soliciting contributions to “investment vehicles.” (App. at 76.) Except he did not
hold any licenses in the securities industry.... More...
   $0 (07-19-2021 - PA)

United States of America v. Ge Songtao

Jacksonville, Florida criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with conspiracy to defraud the United States.

A Chinese national was indicted for conspiring to submit false export information through the federal government’s Automated Export System and to export maritime raiding craft and engines to China fraudulently, and attempting to export that equipment fraudulently in ... More...
   $0 (07-17-2021 - FL)

United States of America v. Hubert Ivan Ugarte and Lisa Bradshaw Rowberry

Salt Lake City, Utah criminal defense lawyers represented Defendants who were charged with unlawfully obtaining a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan for Frisbu Trucking, Incorporated, where they were both employed.

Rowberry was sentenced to prison for a term of 12 months and a day last week in federal court. Her co-defendant, Hubert Ivan Ugarte, was sentenced to a term of 36 months i... More...
   $0 (07-16-2021 - UT)

United States of America v. Jennings Ryan Staley

San Diego, California criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with mail fraud, importation contrary to law and aggravated identity theft.

Jennings Ryan Staley, a physician who attempted to profit from the pandemic by marketing a “miracle cure” for COVID-19, pleaded guilty in federal court, admitting that he tried to smuggle hydroxychloroquine into the United States to se... More...
   $0 (07-16-2021 - CA)

United States v. Willis, et al

New York, New York - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with multiple drug and gun-related count charges.



28 Larry Willis and Isiah Pierce appeal from judgments of conviction entered
29 following a three-day trial in the United States District Court for the Western
30 District of New York (Vilardo, J.). The... More...
   $0 (07-16-2021 - NY)

UNITED STATES v. IDALIA MALDONADO-PEÑA

Boston, MA - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendants with conspiracy to distribute heroin, cocaine, cocaine base (aka crack), marijuana, and prescription pill charges.



These appeals arise from the drug conspiracy and
distribution convictions of five members of a vast drug trafficking
organization. Operating pri... More...
   $0 (07-15-2021 - MA)

United States of America v. Aaron James Seney

Tulsa, Oklahoma criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with:

18:2252(a)(2) and 2251(b)(1): Distribution and Receipt of Child Pornography; 18:2253(a) - Child Pornography Forfeiture
(1)
18:2252(a)(4)(B) and 2252(b)(2): Possession of Child Pornography; 18:2253(a) - Child Pornography Forfeiture
(2) ... More...
   $0 (07-15-2021 - OK)

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