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United States of America v. Devon Deshon Thomas MoreLaw Suites Legal Suites and Virtual Offices In Downtown Tulsa 406 South Boulder 918-582-3993 or Info@morelaw.com

Tulsa, OK - Man Pleads Guilty to Robbing Broken Arrow QuikTrip

Devon Deshon Thomas, 23, of Tulsa, pleaded guilty on September 4, 2018 to robbery of a Broken Arrow QuikTrip using coercion through force and fear.

The United States prosecuted Thomas under the Hobbs Act, which specifically targets violent criminals who negatively impact interstate commerce in any way. Thomas entered... More...
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Wendy Younger v. El Paso County Emergency Services District No. 2 and El Paso County, Texas

Wendy Younger purchased the lot at issue in the Montana Vista area in 1997. She purchased the property as part of an agreement between the Paso View Christian Association and the Montana Vista Volunteer Fire Department. Due to a rash of fires and resulting property loss in the area, the Association donated two lots on Kyle Road to the Fire Department in exchange for the department building a... More...   $0 (09-02-2018 - TX)

United States of America v. Arthur Larange Lee, Jr. Alachua County Florida Courthouse - Gainesville, Florida

Gainesville, FL - Alachua County Man Sentenced to 327 Months in Prison for Sex Trafficking by Force, Fraud, and Cooercion

Arthur Larange Lee Jr., 35, of Gainesville, Florida, was sentenced in the U.S. District Court in Gainesville to 327 months in prison for sex trafficking of an adult, and 60 months each for two counts of use of interstate commerce to commit prostitution. Each count is ... More...
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Rev. Fr. Emanuel Lemelson v. Bloomberg, L.P. District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

In both an online article and a subsequent TV interview, Bloomberg
News reported that the Securities and Exchange Commission had opened
an investigation to determine whether Emmanuel Lemelson, a priest
and hedge fund manager, had intentionally published false material
about public companies in whose stock he held a short position. Lemelson
filed suit against Bloomberg and ... More...
   $0 (09-01-2018 - MA)

CHATHA TATUM v. STATE OF KANSAS

The relevant facts relating to Tatum's convictions are set forth in the Kansas Supreme Court's opinion in State v. Tatum, 281 Kan. 1098, 135 P.3d 1088 (2006):
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"On December 17, 2003, Damon Walls, his girlfriend Kyea Kimbrough, and his friend Terrell Williams drove to Dwayne Coates' house in Kansas City, Kansas, to purchase marijuana. The buy had been prearranged shortly before. When th... More...
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JASON E. MILLER v. THE STATE OF WYOMING

On April 1, 2015, a bartender contacted the Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office to report a man in the bar attempting to sell marijuana. A law enforcement officer responded to the call and found Appellant in a van in the parking lot. When Appellant rolled down the window, the officer smelled a strong odor of marijuana. During a search of the vehicle, the officer discovered marijuana, various drug ... More...   $0 (08-30-2018 - WY)

United States of America v. Matthew Lane Durham Western District of Oklahoma Federal Courthouse - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Matthew Durham appeals his convictions and sentence on four counts for illicit
sex with minors in Kenya after travelling there from the United States. This opinion
addresses the following eight issues presented for appellate review.
1. Is 18 U.S.C. § 2423(c), the statute on which the convictions
were based, unconstitutional on its face and as applied to Mr.
Durham because it ex... More...
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Leonard Mornes v. The State of Texas

Appellant shot and killed Jacqueline Armstead and Brigitte Manning at his home in Dallas,
Texas on July 8, 2015. Armstead’s fifteen-year-old daughter Ja’Kaline Evans testified appellant,
Manning, and Armstead were “hanging out,” smoking crack cocaine, and drinking beer at
Armstead’s house that afternoon. Appellant, Manning, and Armstead left together after an hour
or an hour ... More...
   $0 (08-20-2018 - TX)

United States of America v. Cruz Abeita District of New Mexico Federal Courthouse - Albuquerque, New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM - Laguna Pueblo Man Sentenced to Seven Years for Conviction on Federal Conspiracy and Commercial Robbery Charges

Cruz Abeita, 28, an enrolled member of the Laguna Pueblo who resides in San Felipe, N.M., was sentenced on August 17, 2018 in federal court in Santa Fe, N.M., to 84 months of imprisonment for his conviction on a conspiracy charge and for violating the Hobbs Act.... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS V. BRADEN LANCE SCHMIDT

In 16 CR 656, Schmidt pled no contest to burglary of a motor vehicle and interference with law enforcement, both felonies. On August 26, 2016, he was sentenced to 16 months in prison but was placed on probation from that sentence for 12 months.
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However, roughly a month later, Schmidt committed another burglary of a motor vehicle and was charged with this crime in a new case, 16 CR 948.... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. DYLLON ALAN TUCKER

The police-citizen encounter here involves four Topeka Police officers—two riding bicycles and two in patrol cars—meeting up with one man asleep in a car with its engine running and music playing so loudly it could be heard several blocks away. Once the driver awakened, the situation deteriorated rapidly and the scene suddenly became dangerous, almost deadly. The police officers' body cameras reco... More...   $0 (08-19-2018 - KS)

Susan Fellen v. Marcella Winn Central District of California Federal Courthouse - Los Angeles, California Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Susan Mellen was wrongly imprisoned for seventeen years before securing habeas relief in October 2014. After release from prison, Mellen and her three children, Julie Carroll, Jessica Curcio, and Donald Besch, brought suit under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 against Detective Marcella Winn,1 arguing that Detective Winn failed to disclose evidence that would have cast serious doubt on the testimony of June Patt... More...   $0 (08-19-2018 - CA)

STATE OF KANSAS v. BENJAMIN R. MCMURRAY

McMurray received 12 months of probation after he pleaded guilty to felony theft in Sedgwick County case No. 16CR2060. The district court sentenced McMurray to a seven-month underlying prison sentence that he would have to serve if he did not successfully complete probation. Months later, McMurray was charged with two new crimes in case No. 17CR447—burglary and theft, both felony offenses. McMurra... More...   $0 (08-18-2018 - KS)

STATE OF KANSAS v. TRAVIS H. CANTRELL

Cantrell's criminal activities in 2009 resulted in two separate criminal cases against him in Sedgwick County. In case No. 09CR744, Cantrell was charged with possession of methamphetamine, theft, and attempted robbery—all felony offenses—and criminal use of a weapon, a misdemeanor. In case No. 09CR781, Cantrell was charged with felony fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer. Cantrell plead... More...   $0 (08-18-2018 - KS)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA –v.– MERLIN ALSTON

Alston worked as a New York City police officer from 2006 until his arrest in July 2   2015. A few years into his law enforcement career, however, he began serving as an 3   armed driver for his childhood friend, Gabriel Reyes, who sold marijuana, cocaine, and 4   MDMA. Alston knew that Reyes was dealing drugs, but he never reported Reyes to 5   authorities or encouraged Reyes to stop. To the cont... More...   $0 (08-16-2018 - NY)

STATE OF CONNECTICUT v. ALRICK A. EVANS

The principal issue in this appeal is whether our decision in State v. Ray, 290 Conn. 602, 966 A.2d 148 (2009), which would require the defendant in the present case, Alrick A. Evans, to prove drug dependency as an affirmative defense to a charge under General Statutes (Rev. to 2011) § 21a-278 (b),1 remains good law in light of (1) the subsequent decision of the United States Supreme Court in All... More...   $0 (08-16-2018 - CT)

Eden Gonzalez Has v. Fhodyco Productions

After crossing the finish line at the 2011 Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Half
Marathon, Peter Hass (Hass) tragically suffered a cardiac arrest, collapsed, and died.
Hass’s wife, Eden Hass, and his two minor children (collectively, the Hass Family)
consequently filed this wrongful death action, alleging that numerous race-affiliated
individuals and entities—including event organiz... More...
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Protect Niles v. City of Freemont, Doug Rich, Real Party in Interest and Appellants

The City of Fremont (City) approved a residential and retail development (Project)
in its Niles historical district over considerable neighborhood opposition. The City
adopted a mitigated negative declaration after finding the Project as mitigated would have
no significant adverse environmental impact. Protect Niles1 petitioned for a writ of
mandamus ordering the City to overturn t... More...
   $0 (08-12-2018 - CA)

Leonard Mornes v. The State of Texas

Appellant shot and killed Jacqueline Armstead and Brigitte Manning at his home in Dallas, Texas on July 8, 2015. Armstead’s fifteen-year-old daughter Ja’Kaline Evans testified appellant, Manning, and Armstead were “hanging out,” smoking crack cocaine, and drinking beer at Armstead’s house that afternoon. Appellant, Manning, and Armstead left together after an hour or an hour and a half; Armst... More...   $0 (08-11-2018 - TX)

Araceli Rodriguez v. Lonnie Swartz, Agent of the U.S. Boarder Patrol Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

A U.S. Border Patrol agent standing on American soil
shot and killed a teenage Mexican citizen who was walking
down a street in Mexico. We address whether that agent has

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qualified immunity and whether he can be sued for violating
the Fourth Amendment. Based on the facts alleged in the
complaint, we hold that the agent violated a clearly
e... More...
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Randy Kinder Excavating, Inc. v. JA Manning Construction Company, Inc. Federal Courthouse Eastern District of Arkansas - Little Rock, Arkansas

This construction dispute arises from a government contract to build a pumping
station for the purpose of managing water levels around parts of the lower White
River in Arkansas. As with many large-scale projects, this venture was plagued with
delays from its inception. These delays were caused by weather events, scheduling
conflicts, and other unforeseen conditions. The district c... More...
   $0 (08-08-2018 - AR)

Mark A. Emerson v. State of Indiana

In June 2015, Emerson and his then-wife Lara had separated but not yet
divorced. The two had one child together, and Lara had two other children
from a previous relationship. After the split, Lara and her children remained in
the marital home in Anderson, while Emerson stayed with a friend in
Indianapolis. At this time, Lara was in a romantic relationship with Cody Gay
(“G... More...
   $0 (08-07-2018 - IN)

David Lacagnina v. Comprehend Systems, Inc.

After a 10-day trial, a jury ruled in favor of appellant David Lacagnina on his
claims for fraud, breach of contract, and breach of the covenant of good faith and fair
dealing against respondents Comprehend Systems, Inc. (Comprehend) and its two
cofounders, Richard Morrison and Jud Gardner. From June 1, 2012 to November 20,
2013, when he was terminated, Lacagnina worked for Compreh... More...
   $0 (08-04-2018 - CA)

United States of America v. Todd Howe Southern District of New York - New York, New York

New York, NY - The United States of America charged Todd Howe with:
18:1349.F ATTEMPT AND CONSPIRACY TO COMMIT HONEST SERVICES FRAUD
(1)
18:1951.F INTERFERENCE WITH COMMERCE BY THREAT OR VIOLENCE (CONSPIRACY TO COMMIT EXTORTION UNDER COLOR OF OFFICIAL RIGHT)
(2)
18:1951.F INTERFERENCE WITH COMMERCE BY THREAT OR VIOLENCE (EXTORTION UNDER COLOR OF OFFICIAL RIGHT)
(3) ... More...
   $0 (08-02-2018 - NY)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. ELIJAH IVERSON

The present prosecution had its origin in a 911 call made by Iverson from
13 his apartment in the Town of Tonawanda, New York. In the course of ensuing
14 interviews by officers of the Tonawanda Police Department ("TPD"), narcotics and
15 drug distribution paraphernalia were discovered in Iverson's apartment; pursuant to
1 a subsequent search warrant, a firearm, ammunition, and o... More...
   $0 (08-02-2018 - )

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