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BC Ranch II, L.P. a/k/a Bosque Canyon Ranch II, L.P.; BC Ranch I, Inc., Tax Matter Partners v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals - New Orleans, Louisiana

Petitioners-Appellants, BC Ranch I, L.P. (“BCR I”), and B.C. Ranch II, L.P. (“BCR II”), (collectively the “BCR Partnerships” or “Appellants”), claim that Respondent-Appellee, the Commissioner of Internal Revenue (the “Commissioner”), wrongfully disallowed their charitable deductions for two conservation easements. Appellants contend that in ruling for the Commission, the Tax Court wrongfully class... More...   $0 (08-11-2017 - TX)

Joanne Cote v. Derby Insurance Agency, Inc. and Kevin Dorn

Joanne Cote worked for Derby Insurance Agency from 1998 until 2014. In
2014, she sued the agency and Kevin Dorn (collectively, Derby),1 alleging sexual
discrimination based on a hostile work environment, as well as the torts of
intentional infliction of emotional distress and assault. On interlocutory appeal,
Derby challenges the district court’s denial of its motion for summary ju... More...
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United States of America v. Susanne G. Rüegg Meier Federal Courthouse - Alexandria, Virginia

Alexandria, VA - Former Credit Suisse Banker Pleads Guilty to Conspiring with U.S. Taxpayers and Other Swiss Bankers to Defraud the United States

A citizen and resident of Switzerland pleaded guilty July 19, 2017 to conspiring to defraud the United States in connection with her work as the head of a team of bankers for Credit Suisse AG.

According to the statement of facts and the... More...
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Wayne E. Freeman; Freeman Resources, Ltd.; FRM GP, LLC; Frank M. Bufkin, III; Buffco Production, Inc.; Twin Resources, LLC; and Chesapeake Louisiana, L.P. v. Harleton Oil & Gas, Inc.

“In 2008, oil and gas companies descended on east Texas . . . seeking to acquire leases to exploit the Haynesville Shale formation, which they viewed as having enormous potential.”1 During this frenzied period, Chesapeake Louisiana, L.P. (Chesapeake), entered into a letter agreement with Buffco Production, Inc. (Buffco), and Twin Resources, L.L.C. (Twin), to purchase three-year term assignments in... More...   $0 (07-07-2017 - TX)

United States of America v. Darryl Lee Wright Federal Courthouse - Seattle, Washington

Tacoma, WA - Snoqualmie Washington Man Sentenced to Three Years in Prison for Defrauding Government Programs of More than $646,000 - Invented Injuries from Rocket Attack to Falsely Claim Medals, Disability Payments and Other Benefits

A former Captain of the Idaho and Washington National Guard was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Tacoma to three years in prison, three years of supervis... More...
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Michael Cohen as Director, etc. v. Callander Associates Landscape Architecture, Inc.

After Governor Brown announced his intention to dissolve redevelopment
agencies, but before the legislation passed, City of Galt entered into an agreement (the
Cooperative Agreement) with its former redevelopment agency under which the former
redevelopment agency agreed to finance several parts of the redevelopment plan, totaling
more than $22,000,000. To obtain money for the finan... More...
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Randall Kevin Jones v. Officer S. Fransen, et al.

In history and literature, the name “Draco” has been associated with some notorious characters. Draco of ancient Greece is perhaps best known for the harsh legal code he composed, which inspired the word “draconian.” Antonios Loizides, Draco’s Law Code, ANCIENT HISTORY ENCYCLOPEDIA http://www.ancient.eu/ Dracos_Law_Code/ (last visited May 12, 2017). Draco Lucius Malfoy, of course, is Harry Potter’... More...   $0 (05-24-2017 - )

United States of America v. Omar Sharif Beasley Federal Courthouse - Minneapolis, Minnesota

Minneapolis, MN - Leader Of A Multi-State Heroin Trafficking Organization Sentenced To 300 Months In Prison

Omar Beasley and his co-conspirators trafficked heroin and other drugs to the Red Lake and White Earth Indian Reservations from Detroit, Chicago, and Minneapolis

Omar Sharif Beasley, 39, for leading a multi-state heroin trafficking conspiracy. BEASLEY, who was charged alo... More...
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United States of America v. Severiano Martinez-Rojas, a/k/a “Negro” and “Gato” Federal Courthouse - Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta, GA - Fourth Defendant Convicted for Role in Atlanta-Based Mexican Sex Trafficking Ring

Severiano Martinez-Rojas, also known as “Negro” and “Gato,” of Tenancingo, Tlaxcala, Mexico, has pleaded guilty in federal court to one count of sex trafficking and admitted his participation in the sex trafficking of three victims.

“This defendant’s guilty plea represents another succ... More...
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Appellant met the victim at a party thrown by Appellant’s niece, the victim’s friend at the time. When the offenses allegedly occurred, the victim was fourteen years old and Appellant was thirty-nine. Following the party at which they met, Appellant text-messaged and called the victim often. Eventually, per the State, their relationship grew sexual.

The victim testified that she and ... More...
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Deborah Shaw v. The Superior Court of Los Angeles County

This case presents two issues: (1) Is a trial court ruling denying a request
for a jury trial in a civil action subject to review prior to trial by a petition for an
extraordinary writ or may such a ruling be reviewed only by appeal after trial?
and (2) Is there a right to a jury trial in a health care facility whistleblower action
for retaliatory termination brought pursuant to He... More...
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United States of America v. Joey Edward Holmes Eastern District of Tennessee Federal Courthouse - Greeneville, Tennessee

Greeneville, TN - Johnson City Resident Sentenced to Serve Over Eight Years in Federal Prison for Methamphetamine and Firearms Offenses

Joey Edward Holmes, 39, of Johnson City, Tennessee, was sentenced by the Honorable R. Leon Jordan, U.S. District Judge, to serve 100 months in federal prison. Upon his release from prison, he will be under the supervision of the U.S. Probation Office for ... More...
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State of Tennessee v. Van Trent

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During a search of 1207 Imperial Drive in Kingsport, the police found four scarred pit bulls and a mult... More...
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Jane Doe v. Mercy Catholic Medical Center

Medical residencies are a vital component of American medical education. McKeesport Hosp. v. ACGME, 24 F.3d 519, 525 (3d Cir. 1994). They provide new doctors a supervised transition between the pure academics of medical school and the realities of practice. Generally they do so successfully: Our nation’s residency programs reliably produce some of the “finest physicians and medical researchers in ... More...   $0 (03-13-2017 - PA)

James Kingsbury v. Westlake Managment Company

Plaintiff James Kingsbury, acting as the personal representative of his mother’s estate, brought the underlying action against the Defendants in their capacities as partners of the limited partnership that owned the nursing home where Mr. Kingsbury’s mother resided at the time of her death. The general partner appeals the judgment entered against it by the district court on the ground that the a... More...   $0 (01-01-2017 - OK)

United States of America v. Freddie Coufax Swaggerty

Greenville, TN - Newport Resident Sentenced to Serve 188 Months in Prison for Unlawfully Possessing Firearms

Freddie Coufax Swaggerty, 52, of Newport, Tenn., was sentenced by the Honorable R. Leon Jordan, U.S. District Court Judge, to serve 188 months in federal prison. Swaggerty was also ordered to remain under supervised release by the U.S. Probation Office for five years after he is r... More...
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United States of America v. Angelakos (Hellas) S.A.and Gallia Graeca Shippling, Ltd.

Seattle, WA - Ship’s Owner and Operator Ordered to Pay $1.3 Million Fine and $200,000 Community Service Payment for Violating Pollution Laws, Falsifying Records and Scheming to Defraud

Ship Discharged Oily Waste on Voyage from China to Seattle; False Log Books given to Coast Guard Inspectors

The companies that own and operate a Greek shipping vessel were sentenced today in U.S. D... More...
   $1300000 (10-23-2016 - WA)

Varel International Industries, L.P., et al. v. PetroDrillBits International, Inc. V.

All facts are stated as of the time of trial. Varel International and Varel Europe
manufacture oilfield and mining drill bit products. James Nixon is the “president and CEO” of
Varel International, which has its “corporate headquarters” in Carrolton, Texas. In August 2006,
PetroDrillBits and Varel International entered into a Sales Technical Service Representation
Agreement ... More...
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Missouri Electric Cooperatives, D/B/A Association of Missouri Electric Cooperatives, et al vs. Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander and Returning Government To The People and Todd S. Jones

On December 2, 2014, Todd Jones ("Mr. Jones") submitted to Secretary of State
Jason Kander ("Secretary of State") an initiative petition sample sheet proposing to amend
article VIII of the Missouri Constitution by adding section 23 ("Proposed Measure"). Mr.
Jones is the Deputy Treasurer of Returning Government to the People, a campaign
committee organized under the laws of the... More...
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United States of America v. Francisco Sanchez

Fayetteville, AR - Rogers Man Sentenced to Maximum of 20 Years in Federal Prison for Drug Trafficking

Francisco Sanchez, age 37 of Rogers, was sentenced today to 240 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release on one count of Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine. Sanchez was also ordered to pay a $5,000 fine. The Honorable Judge Timothy L. Brooks presided... More...
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United States of America v. Tyrine Martinez, a/k/a “Lil’ C-Bone,”

Los Angeles, CA - Three Lead Defendants in Large Racketeering Case Targeting Crips Gang Plead Guilty to Federal Charges, Including Murder Conspiracy

With guilty pleas by a leader of the Five Deuce Broadway Gangster Crips (BGC), the three lead defendants in the largest racketeering case currently pending in Los Angeles have now pleaded guilty.

Tyrine Martinez, also kn... More...
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United States of America v. Evgeny Tarasovich Levitskyy, a/k/a Vinchenco, a/k/a Vinch, a/k/a M.U.R.D.E.R.E.R.

ATLANTA - Major Cyber-Criminal Extradited From Czech Republic to Face Charges in Atlanta
Ukrainian National Charged as the Lead Casher in the 2008 Hack of RBS WorldPay

Evgeny Tarasovich Levitskyy, a/k/a Vinchenco, a/k/a Vinch, a/k/a M.U.R.D.E.R.E.R., 31, of Nikolaev, Ukraine, was arraigned before Catherine M. Salinas, United States Magistrate Judge, on federal charges of conspiracy to... More...
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United States of America v. Martell Edward Alexander

Tulsa, OK - Former Community College Employee Sentenced

The United States of America charged Martell Edwar Alexander, ag3 32, with student assistance fraud in violation of 20 U.S.C. 1097, wrongful destruction of records in violation of 20 U.S.C. 1097 and making a false statement in violation of 18 U.S.C. 1001.

The Government claimed that Alexander altered school records for 43 s... More...
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State of Wyoming, et al. v. United States Department of the Interior, et al.

This matter comes before the Court on the Petitions for Review of Final Agency Action filed separately in each of these consolidated actions, challenging the Bureau of Land Management's issuance of regulations applying to hydraulic fracturing on federal and Indian lands. The Court, having considered the briefs and materials submitted in support of the petitions and the oppositions thereto, includi... More...   $0 (06-23-2016 - WY)

United States of America v. Ardit Ferizi, aka Th3Dir3ctorY

Fairfax, VA - ISIL-Linked Hacker Pleads Guilty to Providing Material Support

Ardit Ferizi, aka Th3Dir3ctorY, 20, a citizen of Kosovo, pleaded guilty to providing material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), a designated foreign terrorist organization, and accessing a protected computer without authorization and obtaining information.

“Ferizi admitted to st... More...
   $0 (06-15-2016 - VA)

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