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United States of America v. Seth Henry Thomas

Muskogee, Oklahoma criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with arson in Indian Country.

Henry Thomas, age 22, of Okemah, Oklahoma was charged with Arson In Indian Country, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 81, 2, 1151 and 1153, punishable by not more than 25 years imprisonment, a fine up to $250,000.00, or both.

The Indictment alleged that on o... More...
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United States of America v. David Joe Melendrez

Albuquerque, New Mexico abusive sexual contact criminal lawyer represented defendant.

David Joe Melendrez, 56, of Mescalero, New Mexico, and an enrolled member of the Mescalero Apache Tribe, was charged with abusive sexual contact.

In the plea agreement, Melendrez acknowledged sexually abusing multiple children, ranging in age from seven to 14, over the course of se... More...
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United States of America v. Corey Chrispin Henry

Phoenix, Arizona domestic violence criminal defense lawyer represented defendant.

Corey Chrispin Henry, age 25, of Cibecue, Arizona, pleaded guilty to the felony offense of Assault by Strangling or Suffocating for the September 30, 2018 assault on his significant other. The assault took place on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation. Henry is a registered member of the White Mountain Apache ... More...
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United States of America v. Amos Talks

Pierre, South Dakota assault and battery criminal defense lawyer represented defendant who assaulted a federal officer.

A McLaughlin, South Dakota, man was charged and convicted of Assaulting, Resisting, and Impeding a Federal Officer.

Talks was indicted by a federal grand jury on August 13, 2019. He pled guilty on July 27, 2020.

The conviction stemmed from an incident ... More...
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United States of America v. Beam Suntory, Inc.

Chicago, Illinois Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) criminal defense lawyer represented Beam Suntory, Inc.

Beam Suntory Inc. (Beam), a Chicago-based company that produces and sells distilled beverages, was charged with violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).

The resolution arises in part out of Beam’s scheme to pay a bribe to an Indian government official in ex... More...
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United States of America v. Purdue Pharma, L.P.

New York, NY - The United States of America charged Purdue Pharma, L.P. on civil and criminal theories relating to the manufacture and sale of opoids by the Sackler family.

“The abuse and diversion of prescription opioids has contributed to a national tragedy of addiction and deaths, in addition to those caused by illicit street opioids,” said Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey A. Rosen. “... More...
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United States of America v. Harvi Lynn Sharp Butte

Pierre, South Dakota conspiracy to distribute drugs criminal defense lawyer represented Harvi Lynn Scharp Butte, whoc was charged with conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance.

Sharp Butte was indicted by a federal grand jury on March 10, 2020. She pled guilty on July 20, 2020.

The conviction stemmed from a conspiracy in 2019 wherein Sharp Butte conspired with others to d... More...
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United States of America v. Joshua Gutierrez

Albuquerque, New Mexico manslaughter criminal defense lawyer reported defendant charged with voluntary manslaughter and discharging a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence in Indian Country.

According to Joshua Gutierrez' admission in the plea agreement, on March 29, while visiting the home of his girlfriend and her father, Gutierrez was awakened by an argument. He armed ... More...
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United States of America v. Lonnie Lee Bisbee

Spokane, Washington sexual assault crime criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged by the United States of America with assault resulting in substantial bodily injury in Indian Country.

Lonnie Lee Bisbee, Jr., 35, of Lenore, Idaho, and an enrolled member of the Umatilla Tribe, was with Assault Resulting in Substantial Bodily Injury in Indian Country.

According to inf... More...
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United States of America v. Harlan Billie

Phoenix, Arizona sexual abuse criminal defense lawyer represented Harlan Billie, who was charged by the United States of America with sexually abusing a minor.

Billie sexually assaulted the teenage victim at a home in Sanders, Arizona, on the Navajo Nation Indian Reservation. Both Billie and the victim are members of the Navajo Nation Indian Tribe.

The Federal Bureau of Investig... More...
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United States of America v. Michael Leon Johnson

Tulsa, Oklahoma second degree murder criminal defense lawyer represented Michael Leon Johnson, age 34.

Defendant's vehicle struck and killed William Houseman while eluding officers at speeds exceeding 90 mph in 2019. Johnson admitted to leading officers on a chase through Tulsa streets in a stolen pick-up truck, running multiple red lights, driving into oncoming traffic and causing othe... More...
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United States of America v. Terri Smith and Jerri Lee Smith

Cheyenne, Wyoming - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with drug trafficking.

Former Wind River Indian Reservation Chief Tribal Court Judge Terri Smith, age 35, and her sister Jerri Lee Smith, age 35, were charged with conspiracy to distribute oxycodone and distribution of cocaine. SJERRI LEE SMITH, 35, of Salt Lake City, Utah was charged with conspiracy to distribute ... More...
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United States of America v. Lyle Woody Begay

Albuquerque, New Mexico criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with abuse sexual conduct in Indian Country.

Lyle Woody Begay, 34, was charged with abusive sexual contact in Indian Country.

According to the plea agreement, Begay sexually abused the child on or about Feb. 23, 2004, through Dec. 31, 2011, in San Juan County, New Mexico, within the exterior... More...
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United States of America v. Richard Hernandez

Las Vegas, Nevada criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with sexual assault in Indian County.

Richard Hernandez, 25, of Fort Mohave, Ariz., was charged with one count of aggravated sexual abuse.

“Native American women have experienced unacceptably high rates of violence, including sexual assaults and physical attacks,” said U.S. Attorney Trutanich. “Our office wi... More...
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United States of America v. Lonnie Lee Bisbee, Jr.

Spokane, Washington criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with domestic assault and battery resulting in substantial bodily injury in Indian country.

Lonnie Lee Bisbee, Jr., 35, of Lenore, Idaho, and an enrolled member of the Umatilla Tribe, was charged with Assault Resulting in Substantial Bodily Injury in Indian Country.

According to information disclosed durin... More...
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United States of America v. Mark A. Johnson, d/b/a Atlantic Power & Equipment, L.L.C.

Pierre, South Dakota criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with fraud.

Mark A. Johnson, d/b/a Atlantic Power & Equipment, L.L.C., age 60, was charged with fraud.

In approximately February 2014, the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate (SWO) Tribal Council authorized the Dakota Magic Casino to purchase lawn maintenance equipment. The Dakota Nation Gaming Enterprise (DNGE) over... More...
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United States of America v. Donna Graves

Charlotte, North Carolina criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with embezzlement.

A federal jury handed down a guilty verdict against a Charlotte woman for her involvement in a $300,000 embezzlement scheme perpetrated on an elderly, dementia-afflicted victim. Donna Graves, 58, was convicted of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and money laundering conspiracy.

Tomm... More...
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STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA v. MASON J. BRYANT

Sioux Falls, South Dakota - Criminal Defense Attorney, two counts of aggravated assault and three counts of simple assault.











[¶2.] On the morning of June 9, 2017, Mason Bryant was trying to find<... More...
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STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA v. TREVOR ZEPHIER

Yankton, SD - Criminal Defense Attorney, first-degree burglary and grand theft










[¶2.] At approximately 7:00 a.m. on December 9, 2016, Yankto... More...
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United States of America v. Pueblo of Santa Aana; Pueblo of Jemez; Pueblo of Zia, et al.

Santa Fe, New Mexico Indian water law attorneys





The Pueblos of Jemez, Santa Ana, and Zia have resided along the Jemez River
in northern New Mexico since time immemorial; they resided there as their lands
passed from Spanish sovereignty, to Mexican sovere... More...
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United States of America v. Brando Edward Bridges

Muskogee, Oklahoma criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with child neglect in Indian Country.

Brandon Edward Bridges, age 24, of Muskogee, Oklahoma entered a guilty plea to Child Neglect In Indian Country, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 1151, 1153 and Title 21, Oklahoma Statutes, Section 843.5(C), punishable by not more than life imprisonment, a fi... More...
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United States of America v. Justin Zane Gobert

Great Falls, Montana criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with sexually abusing a minor girl.

After a one-day bench trial on Tuesday, Judge Morris found Justin Zane Gobert, 38, guilty of sexually abusing a minor girl on the Blackfee Indian Reservation.

"Too many children are the victims of sexual abuse. This child should have grown up like other children, thinki... More...
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United States of America v. Saville Thomas

Omaha, Nebraska criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charge with interstate domestic violence in Indian Country.

In February 2020, Saville Thomas, age 18, of Macy, Nebraska, traveled and entered the Omaha Nation Indian Reservation and attempted to seize, abduct, or carry away, a minor female with whom Thomas had been in an intimate and dating relationship. Thomas entered a home t... More...
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United States of America v. Antoine Medicine Crow, Jr.

Pierre, South Dakota criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with involuntary manslaughter.

Antoine Medicine Crow, Jr., age 38, wwas indicted by a federal grand jury on August 13, 2019. He pled guilty on June 29, 2020.

The conviction stemmed from an incident on April 26, 2019, in Buffalo County, on the Crow Creek Reservation, when Medicine Crow operated a motor veh... More...
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Michael Wayne Kie v. The State of Texas

Galveston, TX - Aggravated Robbery













In the early morning hours of May 27, 2018, a robbery occurred at the “Jokers
Wild” or “Jokers Gone Wild” game room i... More...
   $0 (09-22-2020 - TX)

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