Pennsylvania Excessive Force Law
 

United States of America v. Hans Gadson

Philadelphia, PA: Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with violent drug trafficking.

Hans Gadson, 35, of Philadelphia, PA, was charged for his role in the Original Block Hustlaz, or “OBH,” a violent drug trafficking organization that doubled as a group of aspiring rap artists in Philadelphia whose lyrics boasted about their drug dealing and willingness to resort to v... More...
   $0 (10-05-2021 - PA)

United States of America v. Brian Buglio

Wilkes-Barre, PA: Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with depriving another of their civil rights.

Brian Buglio, age 46, of Lattimer Mines, Pennsylvania, the former Chief of Police for the West Hazleton Police Department, pleaded guilty to a deprivation of civil rights, after he threatened a private citizen with felony criminal charges, in retaliation for social media p... More...
   $0 (10-13-2021 - PA)

United States of America v. Shahidul Gaffar and Nabila Khan

Philadelphia, PA: Conspiracy to provide material support and resources to ISIS criminal defense lawyers represented Defendants, Shahidul Gaffar, 40, and Nabila Khan, 35, both residents of Pennsylvania, charged with conspiracy to provide material support and resources to ISIS, a designated Foreign Terrorist Organization.

In 2015, Gaffar and Khan, a married couple originally from Banglades... More...
   $0 (09-12-2021 - PA)

United States of America v. Derrick Lamont Hemphill, Sr.

Eire, PA: Distribution of drugs resulting in death criminal defense lawyer represented Derrick Lamont Hemphill, Sr., age 30.

Hemphill acknowledged his responsibility for the sale of fentanyl that caused the death of K.A.J. on November 26, 2017.

Assistant United States Attorney Paul S. Sellers prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

Acting United States Attorney... More...
   $0 (09-01-2021 - PA)

United States of America v. JOEL ADAM DICKSON

Philadelphia, PA - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon charge.



CERTIFICATION ORDER:
I. Question Certified
The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, exercising the privilege
afforded by the Maryland Uniform Certificat... More...
   $0 (08-26-2021 - PA)

United States of America v. Randell Bruton-Scott

Scranton, PA: Criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with crack cocaine trafficking and felony firearm possession.

Randell Bruton-Scott, age 34, of West Hazleton, Pennsylvania, was indicted for crack cocaine trafficking and firearms offenses.

Randell Bruton-Scott previously pleaded guilty to distributing and possessing with intent to distribute between 28 and 112 ... More...
   $0 (08-19-2021 - PA)

RAHEEM JACOBS v. CUMBERLAND COUNTY; WARDEN ROBERT BALICKI; JOHN DOE CORRECTIONS OFFICERS 1-6,FICTITIOUS INDIVIDUALS; MICHAEL WILLIAMS; NEIL ARMSTRONG; MICHAEL ANDERSON; EMANUAL MORRERO; MANUAL VELESQUEZ

Philadelphia, PA - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendants with a violation of the Fourteenth Amendment right charge.



Jacobs was held in the C dorm of Cumberland County
Jail as he awaited trial for a weapons charge. On the morning
of February 25, 2015, Jacobs got into a fight with Bruce Hanby,
one o... More...
   $0 (08-24-2021 - PA)

United States of America v. COREY GRANT

Philadelphia, PA - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with a conspiracy under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) charge.



In March 1987, law enforcement officials in Elizabeth,
New Jersey learned of gang activities emanating from a group
known as the E-Port Posse. Led by an ... More...
   $0 (08-24-2021 - PA)

GERONIMO LOZANO v. STATE OF NEW JERSEY; ELIZABETH POLICE DEPARTMENT; SERGEANT RODNEY DORILUS; OFFICER DAVID HERNANDEZ; OFFICER TIMOTHY GOLDATE; UNION COUNTY; JOHN & JANE DOE 1-10; ABC CORP. 1-10, (fictitious names for persons, firms, or corporations presently unknown) DAVID HERNANDEZ

Philadelphia, PA - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with one count of driving while intoxicated and one count of refusal to take a breath test charges.



Lozano is a former Marine who was discharged for
medical reasons and still suffers from multiple conditions,
including severe asthma, an impaired a... More...
   $0 (08-24-2021 - PA)

United States of America v. JAMES EUGENE ROUGHT

Philadelphia, PA - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with a possession of fentanyl with intent to distribute resulting in death and serious bodily injury charge.



Defendant James Eugene Rought sold fentanyl to Dana
Carichner, who provided some to Cara Giberson. Both
overdosed. Giberson was revived w... More...
   $0 (08-24-2021 - PA)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. JOSEPH V. MONROE

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. DAVID COPES, a/k/a David Henderson-Copes

Philadelphia, PA - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendants with a Hobbs Act robbery charge.



Monroe and Copes raise two issues on appeal. First, they claim that our decision in
United States v. Robinson,
2 which applied a modified categorical approach in determining
that Hobbs Act robbery is a crime of viole... More...
   $0 (07-22-2021 - PA)

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)

TIEKU ANNOR v. ATTORNEY GENERAL UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Philadelphia, PA - Immigration lawyer represented defendant with petitioning for review of a final order of removal charge.



Annor is a citizen of Ghana. He first entered the United States in 2008, and then
traveled back and forth between Ghana and the United States several times. In 2018,
when he attempted to enter t... More...
   $0 (07-21-2021 - PA)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. ANGEL FERRER, a/k/a STRANGE

Philadelphia, PA - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with District Court’s order denying his motion for a sentence reduction charge.



The Fair Sentencing Act raised the drug-quantity thresholds needed to trigger
certain mandatory-minimum sentences. Pub. L. No. 111-220, § 2, 124 Stat. 2372, 2372
(2010). W... More...
   $0 (07-19-2021 - PA)

United States of America v. GARTOR KIKI BROWN

Philadelphia, PA - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with the District Court’s dismissal of several of his claims and the grant of summary judgment in favor of defendants.



Brown was arrested in August 2015.1
Detective Raymond Blohm of the Upper
Darby Police Department subsequently obtained a search warra... More...
   $0 (07-17-2021 - PA)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. JESSE CAREY

Philadelphia, PA - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with two federal drug offenses.



Carey’s two federal convictions in the District Court relate to drug-dealing activity
in Northeast Pennsylvania. See 18 U.S.C. § 3231 (conferring district courts with original
jurisdiction over cases arising under feder... More...
   $0 (07-17-2021 - PA)

United States of America v. Christopher Collare

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with federal program bribery, drug distribution and making false statements.

A federal jury convicted a veteran detective for the Carlisle, Pennsylvania, Police Department, who was also a task force officer with the FBI and a member of the Cumberland County Drug Task Force, of bribery, drug distribution and mak... More...
   $0 (07-17-2021 - PA)

United States of America v. Thomas Del Borrello

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with filing false currency reports in connection with a vast, multi-million dollar scheme to defraud the Philadelphia Wholesale Produce Market (Market) in South Philadelphia, perpetrated by the Market’s President and CEO Caesar DiCrecchio.

Thomas Del Borrello, 42, of Sewell, NJ, was indicted for filing fal... More...
   $0 (07-13-2021 - PA)

United States of America v. Willie Tyler

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania witnesses tampering by murder and intimidation criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, Willie Tyler, age 69, of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

Tyler participated in the brutal murder of a law enforcement confidential informant from the Carlisle area. The victim was scheduled to testify in Cumberland County Court against David Tyler, the brother of the defendant... More...
   $0 (06-03-2021 - PA)

United States of America v. Bruce D. Brandler

Scranton, Pennsylvania criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, Brian Buglio, age 45, of Lattimer Mines, Pennsylvania, was charged in a criminal information on May 27, 2021, with a civil rights violation.

According to Acting United States Bruce D. Brandler, the information alleges that Buglio, the Chief of Police for the West Hazleton Police Department, threatened a private citizen ... More...
   $0 (06-02-2021 - PA)

Shannon M. Griffth v. Medix Staffing Solutions

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania employment law lawyer represented Plaintiff, who sued Defendant, on a civil rights job discrimination theory under 42 U.S.C. 2000e.

§2000e–2. Unlawful employment practices
(a) Employer practices

It shall be an unlawful employment practice for an employer-

(1) to fail or refuse to hire or to discharge any individual, or otherwise to discrim... More...
   $1 (04-23-2021 - PA)

United States of America v. Combustion Research and Flow Technology, Inc.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania civil litigation lawyer represented Defendant accused of failing to implement enhanced compliance measures to resolve claims arising from its administration of Small Business Innovation and Research (“SBIR”) contracts funded through the Department of Defense and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (“NASA”). Concurrent with its settlement with the De... More...   $0 (04-23-2021 - PA)

United States of America v. Dkyle Bridges

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania sex trafficking charge criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, Dkyle Bridges, 35, of Claymont, DE, who was charged under the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Actfor running a multi-state sex trafficking operation that brutally victimized vulnerable young women and girls for many years.

The evidence presented at trial showed that for more than five year... More...
   $0 (04-06-2021 - PA)

United States of America v. Laith Kadhem and Haydar Al-Kofi

Erie, Pennsylvania conspiracy to defraud the United States criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, Laith Kadhem, 36, and Haydar Al-Kofi who were charged with conspiracy to defraud the United States.

From in and around March 2016 to in and around September 2017, Kadhem, who was the owner and operator of Anwar Fresh Meat Market in Erie and a co-defendant, Haydar Al-Kofi, who was the ... More...
   $0 (03-15-2021 - PA)

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. Kevin Hicks-Franklin

Erie, Pennsylvania first-degree murder criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, Kevin Hicks-Franklin, age 23, who was charged with first-degree murder for stabbing to death Starleisha Smith, age 23.

Pennsylvania Statutes

Chapter 25

Criminal Homicide

Sec.

2501. Criminal homicide.

2502. Murder.



Enactment. Chapter 25 w... More...
   $0 (02-19-2021 - PA)

United States of America v. Justin Kromer

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania drug distribution criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with possessing and distributing heroin and fentanyl.

According to information presented to the court, on March 30, 2016, Kromer possessed and distributed stamp bags marked with "Block Party" and containing a mixture of heroin and fentanyl to an individual with the initials J.W. On March 30, 2... More...
   $0 (11-13-2020 - PA)

United States of America v. James Givner

Pittsburgh, PA - Felony, Drug Distribution, Drug Possession





The United States of America charged James Givner, age 27, with convictions of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute heroin and fentanyl and possession with the intent to distribute heroin, ... More...
   $0 (09-13-2020 - PA)

United States of America v. Roderick Ferguson

Pittsburgh, PA - The United States of America charged Roderick Ferguson with drug trafficking.

A resident of Pittsburgh pleaded guilty in federal court to charges related to drug trafficking in connection with a large-scale investigation conducted by the Greater Pittsburgh Safe Streets Task Force.

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United States of America v. Kyleif Harley

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Pittsburgh, PA - The United States of America charged Kyleif Harley with conspiracy to posses... More...
   $0 (05-13-2020 - PA)

United States of America v. Rand Wolford


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Pittsburgh, PA - The United States of America charged Rand Wolford, age 32, with drug tr... More...
   $0 (05-06-2020 - PA)

United States of America v. Mark Givens

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Pittsburgh, PA - The United States of America charged Mark Givens with conspiracy to distribu... More...
   $0 (05-06-2020 - PA)

United States of America v. Stephen Stroh and Vaughan Reiser

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Philadelphia, PA - The United States of America charged Stephen Stroh and Vaughan Reiser ... More...
   $0 (03-17-2020 - PA)

United States of America v. Charles F. Kohlerman, IV

Philadelphia, PA - The United States of America charged Charles F. Kohlerman, IV with wire fraud and drug distribution.

Charles F. Kohlerman, IV, 50, of Media, PA, was sentenced to three years imprisonment and two years of supervised release by United States District Court Judge R. Barclay Surrick for one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and 14 counts of distributing and dispens... More...
   $0 (03-13-2020 - PA)

United States of America v. Laffayette Fuller

Pittsburgh, PA - The United States of America charged Laffayette Fuller with drug trafficking.

A former resident of Pittsburgh pleaded guilty in federal court to charges related to drug trafficking in connection with a large-scale investigation conducted by the Greater Pittsburgh Safe Streets Task Force, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

Laffayette Fuller, 20... More...
   $0 (03-03-2020 - PA)

United States of America v. Marshall Brooks

Philadelphia, PA - The United States of America charged Marshall Brooks with bank robbery.

Marshall Brooks, 54, was sentenced to 135 months imprisonment by Senior United States District Judge Jan E. Dubois for two armed bank robberies and four armed robberies of stores, all located in lower Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

In July 2019, the defendant pleaded guilty to all six counts ... More...
   $0 (02-25-2020 - PA)

United States of America v. Timothy Shawl, M.D.

Philadelphia, PA - The United States of America charged Timothy Shawl, M.D. with distribution of controlled substances (drugs).

Timothy Shawl, M.D., 60, of Garnet Valley, PA entered a plea of guilty on five counts of unlawful distribution of controlled substances.

The defendant was charged by Indictment in September 2019 as part of a coordinated healthcare fraud enforcement actio... More...
   $0 (01-22-2020 - PA)

United States of America v. Jesse Carey

Wilkes-Barre, PA - The United States of America chrged Jesse Carey with drug possession with intent to distribute.

Jesse Carey, age 33, formerly of Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, entered guilty pleas on January 6, 2019, before U.S. District Court Judge Malachy E. Mannion, to two counts of possession with intent to distribute cocaine and heroin stemming from separate incidents in Monroe and... More...
   $0 (01-14-2020 - PA)

Tammy Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District

On October 18, 2004, the Defendant Dover Area School Board of Directors passed by a 6-3 vote the following resolution:

Students will be made aware of gaps/problems in Darwin's theory and of other theories of evolution including, but not limited to, intelligent design. Note: Origins of Life is not taught.

On November 19, 2004, the Defendant Dover Area School District announced by ... More...
   $0 (12-20-2005 - PA)

United States of America v. Brett Michael Trageser

Harrisburg, PA - The United States of America charged Brett Trageser with drug distribution.

Brett Trageser, age 29, currently residing in Cumberland County Prison, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, was sentenced on November 7, 2019, to 156 months imprisonment followed by five years of supervised release, by Chief United States District Court Judge Christopher C. Conner, for conspiracy to distribu... More...
   $0 (11-23-2019 - PA)

United States of America v. Eric Vanderslice

Pittsburgh, PA - The United States of America charged Eric Vanderslice with drug trafficking.

A resident of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty to charges related to drug trafficking.

Eric Vanderslice, age 40, pleaded guilty to two counts before Senior United States District Judge Arthur J. Schwab.

In connection with the guilty plea, the court was advised that the... More...
   $0 (11-22-2019 - PA)

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