Missouri Jury Verdicts, Settlements and Court Decisions
 

United States of America v. Fidelina Mwelu Mutisya

Kansas City, Missouri fraud charge criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with conspiracy to commit marriage fraud.

Fidelina Mwelu Mutisya, 61, of Winchester, Ohio, was charged with one count of criminal conspiracy.

By pleading guilty today, Mutisya admitted that she participated in a conspiracy to enter into fraudulent marriages for the purpose of circumventing f... More...
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United States of America v. Darryl Maxie

St. Louis, Missouri gun possession charged criminal defense lawyer represented Darryl Maxie, age 45, with being a felon in possession of a firearm.

On July 17, 2019, officers from the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department were investigating an assault in the 4000 block of Labadie. The victim identified Maxie as the shooter.

On July 30, 2019, officers were aware Maxie was wante... More...
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State of Missouri v. Eric V. McMillon

Kansas City, Missouri child sexual abuse charge criminal defense lawyer represented Eric McMillon, age 44, who was charged by the State of Missouri with multiple counts of sexual assaults involving a minor including first-degree statutory rape of a victim under the age of 12 and first-degree statutory sodomy.

566.032. Statutory rape and attempt to commit, first degree, penalties. — 1. ... More...
   $0 (11-09-2020 - MO)

United States of America v. Kraig Gier

Kansas City, Missouri criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with fraud.

Kraig Gier, 59, was charged with perpetrating a fraud scheme in which he stole more than $1 million from two elderly clients.

Gier, who operated a business called Security Planning Corporation, admitted that he stole a total of $1,087,964 from a 96-year-old client and an 84-year-old client. T... More...
   $0 (11-08-2020 - MO)

United States of America v. Charles Junious Adams

Jefferson City, Missouri criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with attempting to produce child porn.

Charles Junious Adams, 38, was charged with attempting to produce child pornography.

The father of the child victims contacted the Boone County Sheriff’s Department on March 1, 2019, to report that Adams had been communicating with one of his daughters through app... More...
   $0 (11-03-2020 - MO)

United States of America v. Courtney Curtis

St. Louis, Missouri criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with wire fraud.

Courtney Curtis, 39-year-old, from Ferguson, Missouri was charged with three counts of wire fraud relative to his theft of funds from his “Curtis for MO” campaign account. Curtis served as Representative of Missouri District 73 from 2013 until 2019. Most recently, Curtis served as an assistant to... More...
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MARCUS L. JOHNSON v. STATE OF MISSOURI

Springfield, MO - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant Marcus L. Johnson with appeals from the denial of his post-conviction motion, which claimed that his defense counsel was ineffective for telling Movant that his prior offenses could come into evidence if he went to trial and for failing to present mitigation evidence about Movant’s mental health at ... More...   $0 (11-04-2020 - MO)

MALCOLM COUCH vs. STATE OF MISSOURI

Clayton, MO - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant Malcolm Couch for appealing the denial of his Rule 24.0351 motion for postconviction relief.



On August 5, 2015, Movant was charged by grand jury indictment with six counts of
unlawful merchandising practices in violation of section 407.020.3
The indictment al... More...
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Joseph B. Sprofera vs. State of Missouri

Liberty, MO - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant JOSEPH B. SPROFERA for post-conviction relief under Supreme Court Rule 29.15.



On March 2, 2012, Sprofera was charged by a substitute information with
first-degree statutory rape in violation of § 566.032. The information alleged
Sprofera had sexual intercourse... More...
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STATE OF MISSOURI v. TYLER J. GATES

Kansas City, MO - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant Tyler J. Gates with appealing his convictions of felony murder in the second degree predicated on the forcible felony of robbery and armed criminal actions.






Gates does not challenge the sufficiency of the evidence to support his convictions
of... More...
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STATE OF MISSOURI vs. ALLEN K. HOGAN

Springfield, MO - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant Allen K. Hogan charged with second-degree sodomy.


Allen K. Hogan (“Defendant”) was charged with committing the class C felony of
second-degree sodomy against R.M. (“Victim”). See section 566.061.1
At Defendant’s bench
trial, the trial court stated on the ... More...
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STATE OF MISSOURI v. SAMUEL JERRY WHITAKER

Ironton , MO - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant Samuel Jerry Whitaker for appealing the trial court erred in declining to admit into evidence a certified copy of the victim’s 1991 Wisconsin aggravated battery conviction and erred in refusing to give one of Defendant’s two requested self-defense instructions.



On o... More...
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BILLIE J. BORSCHNACK vs. STATE OF MISSOURI

Kennett, MO - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant Billie J. Borschnack for arguing that the motion court clearly erred in finding that “appointed counsel” did not abandon Borschnack, and that retained counsel’s subsequent amended motion was untimely.



We recite the facts in accord with the findings of the motion cou... More...
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STATE OF MISSOURI vs. STEPHEN WAYNE CRIDER

Galena, MO - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant Stephen Wayne Crider with appealing from his convictions for first degree stalking and violating an order of protection.



Defendant's mother and Z.F. ("Victim") lived together in a home, where Victim
paid rent in exchange for a room.2 Victim sought an order of prot... More...
   $0 (11-02-2020 - MO)

STATE OF MISSOURI vs. PAMELA RUTH CAMPANELLA

Hermitage, MO - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant Pamela Ruth Campanella with complaining in a single point that the court erred in finding that she knowingly, voluntarily, and intelligently waived counsel in violation of her right to counsel and due process because there was neither an express nor an implied waiver of counsel.More...   $0 (11-02-2020 - MO)

STATE OF MISSOURI vs. KEVIN DARNELL COASTON

Springfield, MO - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant Kevin Darnell Coaston for appealing from his conviction after a bench trial of the class A misdemeanor of domestic assault in the fourth degree of his son.


Viewed in the light most favorable to the judgment, the following facts were
adduced at trial. Mother and Def... More...
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United States of America v. Roy L. Norey

Springfield, Missouri firearm felony criminal defense lawyer represented defendant who was charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition.

Roy L. Norey, 38, was with being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition.

Evidence during the trial indicated that Norey was in possession of an AA Arms 9mm semi-automatic pistol and ammunition on Jan. 3, 2019. ... More...
   $0 (10-28-2020 - MO)

United States of America v. Tamara Jo Nyachira

St. Louis, Missouri forged prescription criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with obtaining drugs with forged prescriptions.

Tamara Jo Nyachira, of Pittsburg, Kansas, was charged with obtaining narcotic opioid prescription drugs with forged prescriptions.

According to her plea agreement, Nyachira was a pharmacist for a large pharmacy chain, and worked at various ... More...
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United States of America v. Tyler Andrew Hilderman

Jefferson City, Missouri possession of stolen firearm criminal defense lawyer represented Tyler Andrew Hilderman, age 27, with possessing stolen firearms taken during the burglary of Tiger Pawn Shop in Columbia, Mo.

Defendant pleaded guilty to one count of possessing stolen firearms and one count of stealing firearms from a licensed firearms dealer.

Co-defendant Alexander Mears, ... More...
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United States of America v. Clyde Jefferson

St. Louis, Missouri interference with commerce by robbery criminal defense lawyer represented Clyde Jefferson, age 28, with five counts of interference with commerce by robbery and one count of brandishing a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence.

Jefferson admitted that he used online marketplaces including Facebook Marketplace, OfferUp, and Letgo to arrange for victims to sell h... More...
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State of Missouri vs. Brenda Thurmond

Potosi, MO - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant Brenda Thurmond charged with possession of a controlled substance.



Viewing the evidence in the light most favorable to the jury’s verdict, State v. Gilmore,
537 S.W.3d 342, 344 (Mo. banc 2018), on December 18, 2015, police officers arrived at
Thurmond’s residence with an arr... More...
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State of Missouri vs. Travon Marcel Williams

Little Rock, AR - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant Travon M. Williams charged with first-degree involuntary manslaughter and armed criminal action.



The events surrounding the death of Jacobsen Laumoli (“Laumoli”) occurred during the
Halloween weekend of 2016.

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“On appeal from a jury-tried case, we view the fa... More...
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STACEY I.M. MOREHEAD v. STATE OF MISSOURI

Keytesville, MO - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant Rodney Dain Doster charged with three counts of the class B felony of selling of a controlled substance.




On November 10, 2015, Stacey Morehead was charged with three counts of the class B
felony of selling of a controlled substance, section 195.211, RSMo. On February 1... More...
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State of Missouri v. John A. Golden

Troy , MO - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant John A. Golden charged with felony stealing.



In 2014, Golden was charged with appropriating batteries and a battery charger
worth at least $500 in violation of section 570.030. Golden pleaded guilty as charged;
imposition of sentence was suspended; and he was placed on probatio... More...
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State of Missouri v. Rashidi Don Loper

Saint Louis, MO - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant Rashidi Don Loper charged with attempted rape, domestic assault and armed criminal action.



: Rashidi Don Loper was in an on-and-off relationship beginning in 2009 with a woman he
ultimately married. Based on an April 2015 incident between them, the state charged Loper withMore...
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Alexander Murphy v. Aearo Technologies and 3M Company

Kansas City, Missouri plaintiff product liability lawyer represented Alexander Murphy.

Alexander Murphy sued Aearo Technologies and 3M Company on product liability theories claiming to have been injured and/or damaged as a direct result of a defective and unreasonably dangerous product designed, manufactured and/or distributed by the defendants.... More...
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United States of America v. Curtis J. Baldwin

Springfield, Missouri criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with sexually exploiting a child.

A Springfield, Missouri, man who worked as a teacher in China pleaded guilty in federal court to sexually exploiting one of his former students by attempting to blackmail her into sending him pornographic images.

Curtis J. Baldwin, 47, pleaded guilty to one count of the s... More...
   $0 (10-08-2020 - MO)

United States of America v. Gabriel Trevino

St. Louis, Missouri criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with production of child pornography.

Gabriel Trevino, age 35, was charged with production of child pornography.

According to the plea agreement, between November 11, 2019 and November 18, 2019, Trevino stayed at the residence of a woman he was in a relationship with. After noticing a red light on the side... More...
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United States of America v. Kenneth E. Barbee

Kansas City, Missouri criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with felony firearm possession.

Detectives with the Kansas City, Mo., Police Department were conducting surveillance on Kenneth E. Barbee, age 33, on March 18, 2020, when he left his residence in a vehicle driven by another person. After officers stopped the vehicle, the driver attempted to pull away from officers... More...
   $0 (09-28-2020 - MO)

United States of America v. Juan LaSalle Chase

St. Louis, Missouri criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with conspiracy to distribute cocaine and marijuana and possession with intent to distribute cocaine and marijuana.

According to the plea agreement, beginning in 2015 and continuing until March 2018, Juan LaSalle Chase, age 49, joined in a conspiracy with four co-defendants to acquire and distribute kilogram quanti... More...
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United States of America v. Willie Lewis Braison

Kansas City, MO - Criminal Law, Drug Possession, Meth

The United States of America charged Willie Lewis Braison with one count of possessing methamphetamine with the intent to distribute, and one count of possessing heroin with the intent to distribute.

A Kansas City, Mo., Police Department detective saw Braison get off the train at a local station on Jan. 17, 2019. The detective... More...
   $0 (09-19-2020 - MO)

Angela Ribaste v. Allstate Fire and Casualty Insurance Company





Kansas City, MO - Angela Ribaste sued Allstate Fire and Casualty Insurance Company on a auto insurance liability theory claiming to be entitled to $100,000 in compensation for injuries and/or damages sustained by her in a car wreck.

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United States of America v. Marco Barraza





Springfield, MO - The United States of America charged Marco Barraza,age 28, with possession of child pornography.

On Oct. 29, 2019, Barraza was found guilty at trial of one count of receiving and distributing child pornography.

Law enforcement i... More...
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United States of America v. Larry Arnowitz





St. Louis, MO - The United States of America charged Larry Arnowitz, age 66, with mail fraud related to his illegal use of campaign funds for his personal use and expenses.

According to the Indictment and Plea Agreement, Arnowitz served as the Alder... More...
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United States of America v. Anthony Leon Helsel





Springfield, MO - The United States of America charged Anthony Leon Helsel, age 32, with sexual exploitation of a minor and one count of the sex trafficking of a minor and was sentenced to 30 years' in prison.

The investigation began in September 2018 whe... More...
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Janet Smith-Hawkes v. Otis Elevator Company





St. Louis, MO - Janet Smith-Hawkes sued Otis Elevator Company, et al. on personal injury negligence theories claiming to have suffered more than $75,000 in injuries and/or damages in an accident involving an Otis Elevator in an office building occupied by U.S. Bank, N.... More...
   $1 (07-10-2020 - MO)

United States of America v. Michael Malone





St. Louis, MO - The United States of America charged Michael Malone, age 44, with wire fraud connected to a scheme to defraud and obtain education funds from the State of Missouri relative to the operation of the St. Louis College Prep Charter School from 201... More...
   $0 (08-28-2020 - MO)

United States of America v. Leng Lee





Springfield, MO - The United States of America charged Leng Lee, age 37, with felony possession of a machine gun.

On Aug. 26, 2019, Lee pleaded guilty to one count of being a felon in possession of firearms and to one count of illegally possessing a machin... More...
   $0 (08-18-2020 - MO)

United States of America v. Deandre Chaney, a/k/a “Meazy”





St. Louis, MO - The United States of America charged Deandre Chaney, a/k/a “Meazy” with conspiring to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute fentanyl and heroin.

According to court documents, between January and March of 2019, investiga... More...
   $0 (08-18-2020 - MO)

United States of America v. Jason William Siesser





Jefferson City, MO - The United States of America charged Jason William Siesser with attempting to purchase a chemical weapon, capable of killing hundreds of people, on the dark web with Bitcoin.

Siesser admitted that he attemp... More...
   $0 (08-08-2020 - MO)

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