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United States of America v. Dawn Chapelle Cottman District of Maryland Federal Courthouse - Baltimore, Maryland

Baltimore, MD - Baltimore County Tax Preparer Found Guilty Of Filing False Tax Returns And Identity Theft

On May 22, 2018, a federal jury has convicted Dawn Chapelle Cottman, age 45, of Owings Mills, Maryland of fourteen counts of filing false tax returns, wire fraud and aggravated identity theft. Cottman owned a tax preparation business called 40 AM Tax Service, which she operated from ... More...
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United States of America v. Kahlil Shelton Western District of Pennsylvania Courthouse - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh, PA - Federal Jury Convicts Two Former Allegheny County Men on All Charges Related to Armed Robbery Spree and Shooting

After deliberating less than one-half hour, a federal jury found Kahlil Shelton guilty of five counts of violating federal narcotics, robbery, and firearm laws and Deron Howell guilty of eight counts of violating federal narcotics, robbery, and firearm laws.More...
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United States of America v. Johnnie Gresham Middle District of Pennsylvania Federal Courthouse - Scranton, Pennsylvania

Scranton, PA - West Virginia Man Guilty Of Producing Child Pornography

Johnnie Gresham, age 39, of Charleston, West Virginia, pleaded guilty on May 17, 2018, before U.S. District Court Judge Robert D. Mariani, to producing and attempting to produce child pornography.

According to United States Attorney David J. Freed, Gresham admitted that he persuaded a minor to take and forward... More...
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United States of America v. Derek Pelker Middle District of Pennsylvania Federal Courthouse - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Harrisburg, PA - Wernersville Man Convicted Of Bank Robberies In York, Lebanon, And Berks Counties

Derek Pelker, age 28, of Wernersville, Pennsylvania, was convicted on May 18, 2018, by a jury on four counts of armed bank robbery, four counts of conspiracy to commit armed bank robbery, two counts of brandishing a firearm in relation to a crime of violence; and, two counts of possession of... More...
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Rena C. v. Colonial School District Eastern District of Pennsylvania Federal Courthouse - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

This case arises out of a dispute under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (“IDEA”). Under the IDEA, when parents and school districts dispute a child’s educational placement, a parent may file an administrative due process complaint that can lead to an administrative hearing. At least ten days before the dispute reaches a hearing, the school district can extend a settlement offer to ... More...   $0 (05-23-2018 - PA)

Professional Collection Consultants v. Robert M. Lujan

Professional Collection Consultants (PCC) filed this action to collect credit card
debt that Lujan incurred. The parties agree that if Delaware’s three-year statute of
limitations applies the action is time-barred, but that if California’s four-year statute
applies the case is timely filed. The trial court applied the Delaware statute, granting
summary judgment on statute of limita... More...
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U’DREKA ANDREWS vs. STATE OF FLORIDA

U’dreka Kynshere Andrews was convicted of first-degree murder, burglary,
and robbery and was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole for the first
degree murder conviction. Andrews was 17 years old at the time she committed
the offenses. Subsequently, the United States Supreme Court held in Miller v.
Alabama, 567 U.S. 460, 479 (2012), “that the Eighth Amendment for... More...
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William Casey v. State of Tennessee

The 2011 convictions in this case stem from the conduct of the Petitioner against the victim in 1979 and 1980 while the then-juvenile victim was attending a school associated with the church where the Petitioner was the head priest. The evidence presented at trial established that the Petitioner engaged in sexual acts with the victim on three separate occasions when the victim was thirteen and fo... More...   $0 (05-22-2018 - TN)

Nasir Hakeem v. State of Tennessee

Following a bench trial, the Petitioner, a foreign national from Pakistan, was convicted of two counts of sexual battery, a Class E felony. State v. Nasir Hakeem, No. M2012-02150-CCA-R3-CD, 2013 WL 6706122, at *1 (Tenn. Crim. App. Dec. 18, 2013), perm. app. denied, (Tenn. May 14, 2014). On August 2, 2012, the trial court imposed concurrent, suspended sentences of eighteen months for each convict... More...   $0 (05-22-2018 - TN)

State of Tennessee v. Morgan Nyle Janyja CRIMINAL ATTEMPT TO COMMIT SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF A MINOR

On July 17, 2014, the Defendant pleaded guilty to two counts of attempted aggravated sexual exploitation of a minor and one count of attempted sexual exploitation of a minor, and he received concurrent sentences of six years’ probation for each conviction. He was placed on sex offender probation and was required to register with the sex offender registry. His probation was revoked multiple times... More...   $0 (05-22-2018 - TN)

United States of America v. Alexander Ciccolo, a/k/a, "Ali Al Amriki" District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, MA - Massachusetts Man Pleads Guilty to Terrorism Charges

Alexander Ciccolo, aka, Ali Al Amriki, 25, of Adams, Massachusetts, pleaded guilty today in connection with a plot to engage in terrorist activity inspired by and in the name of the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS or ISIL), a designated foreign terrorist organization. Ciccolo pleaded guilty to one count of attempti... More...
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Frederick Wendell Thomas v. State of Tennessee

The Shelby County Grand Jury charged the petitioner with one count each of first degree premeditated murder and employing a firearm during the commission of a dangerous felony. Following a jury trial, the petitioner was convicted as charged of first degree murder. The trial court imposed a sentence of life imprisonment and dismissed the firearm charge. This court affirmed the conviction and sen... More...   $0 (05-22-2018 - TN)

Dustin Lucio v. State of Tennessee Dustin Matthew Lucio - Registered Sex Offender

Prior to Petitioner’s trial, the State filed a motion seeking to exclude medical records showing that the victim had been treated for substance abuse after the offense. At
the hearingon the State’s motion, the victim testified that she was raped by Petitioner on February 20, 2009. She testified that she developed a “drug problem” immediately after the incident. The victim acknowledged on c... More...
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William Boatwright v. State of Tennessee COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEALS OF TENNESSEE

This case arises from the Petitioner’s participation in a home invasion of an apartment in which numerous people were present. See State v. William Ray Boatwright, No. E2012-00688-CCA-R3-CD, 2013 WL 775787 (Tenn. Crim. App. Feb. 28, 2013), perm. app. denied (Tenn. June 12, 2013). After the trial, the trial court merged the aggravated assault convictions with the especially aggravated robbery co... More...   $0 (05-22-2018 - TN)

COMMONWEALTH vs. TYRIEK BROWN Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court

The primary issue presented in this appeal is
whether the Commonwealth is required to prove a defendant knows
that a firearm in his or her possession is loaded in order to be
convicted of unlawful possession of a loaded firearm under G. L.

After police officers discovered a loaded firearm in the
rear console of a vehicle driven by the defendant, he was
charged ... More...
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COMMONWEALTH vs. JONATHAN PICKERING Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court

While serving a probationary term in connection
with two convictions of open and gross lewdness, the defendant
endeavored to meet a person whom he believed was a thirteen year
old boy so that he could perform sexual acts on him. Following
a probation violation hearing, a judge in the Superior Court
concluded that the defendant had violated his probation by
committing... More...
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United States of America v. Atheir Amarrah Eastern District of Michigan Federal Courthouse - Detroit, Michigan

Detroit, MI - Michigan Home Health Agency Owner Pleads Guilty to Charges for Role in Medicare Kickback Scheme

Michigan Home Health Agency Owner Pleads Guilty to Charges for Role in Medicare Kickback Scheme

The owner of a Michigan home health agency pleaded guilty today to charges for his role in a scheme involving Medicare claims for home health services that were procured throug... More...
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United States of America v. David Pirk, Andre Jenkins a/k/a "Little Bear," and Timothy Enix, a/k/a "Blaze" Western District of New York Federal Courthouse - Buffalo, New York

Buffalo, NY - Kingsmen President, Regional President, And Member Convicted By A Federal Jury Of Murder And Racketeering Following Four Month Trial

Following a four-month trial, a federal jury in Buffalo, New York, has convicted three leaders and members of the Kingsmen Motorcycle Club (KMC), including the National President, of multiple charges for their roles in a major racketeering oper... More...
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United States of America v. Salvatore Demeo Eastern District of New York Federal Courthouse - Central Islip, New York

Brooklyn, NY - lleged Mafia Soldier Pleads Guilty to Attempted Tax Evasion

Salvatore Demeo Failed to Report More Than $2 Million in Capital Gains from Lucrative Real Estate Sales

On May 21, 2018, Salvatore Demeo, an alleged member of the Genovese organized crime family of La Cosa Nostra, pled guilty at the federal courthouse in Brooklyn to attempted tax evasion. At the guilty pl... More...
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United States of America v. Marina Burman Southern District of New York - New York, New York

New York, NY - David Raymond Lewis, Stephen J. Ritchin, and Won S. Shin

Marina Burman was sentenced on May 17, 2018 to 36 months in prison. BURMAN, the former president of a medical supply company, submitted approximately $3.4 million in fraudulent bills to the New York State Medicaid Program, falsely claiming to have dispensed adult diapers and other medical supplies that were not med... More...
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United States of America v. Fernando Clarke Eastern District of New York Federal Courthouse - Central Islip, New York

New York, NY - Former New York City Correction Department Investigator Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Transporting, Receiving and Possessing Child Pornography

On May 18, 2018, an investigator with the New York City Correction Department was sentenced to 120 months in prison at the federal courthouse in Central Islip, New York following his March 5 jury trial conviction on seven count... More...
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United States of America v. Sergio Neftali Mejia-Duarte United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida - Miami, Florida

Miami, FL - Honduran Drug Kingpin Sentenced to Life in Prison

Honduran national Sergio Neftali Mejia-Duarte was sentenced today to life in prison for his involvement in a large-scale international narcotics transportation organization.

On Jan. 9, a Miami jury found Mejia-Duarte, 41, guilty of conspiring to distribute over five kilograms of cocaine with the knowledge that the coca... More...
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State of Ohio v. Shaniece M. Cox

On January 16, 2015, a Franklin County Grand Jury charged Cox and a codefendant, Kareem Jones, with possession of heroin and tampering with evidence. (Jan. 16, 2015 Indictment.) The indictment included a one-year firearm specification for the possession charge. Id. {¶ 3} The defense filed motions to suppress on December 1, 2015 and May 19, 2017 seeking exclusion of statements made by Cox to pol... More...   $0 (05-21-2018 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO vs. DOUGLAS C. SHINE, JR.

Appellant Douglas C. Shine, Jr. (“appellant”) appeals from his convictions for
multiple counts of aggravated murder, murder, felonious assault, and other offenses in
connection with four shootings. Appellant assigns 21 errors for our review.1 Having reviewed
the record and pertinent law, we affirm the decision of the trial court. The apposite facts follow.
{¶2} Following a s... More...
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STATE OF OHIO vs. BISHOP J. HICKS

In Cuyahoga C.P. No. CR-17-613700-C, Hicks was charged for his involvement in
an incident that occurred on January 23, 2017, during which Hicks and his codefendants, Eric
Henderson and Javon Mason, robbed an individual at gunpoint. On January 31, 2017, the
Cuyahoga County Grand Jury returned a four-count indictment charging Hicks with
(1) aggravated robbery, a first-degree fel... More...
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