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Defendant, Lance Cowans, was arrested on February 1, 2015, along with
Juan Salinas. Defendant was charged with possession of more than sixty but less
than two thousand pounds of marijuana in violation of La. R.S. 40:966(F) (count
one), and possession of Schedule II controlled dangerous substances3 in violation
of La. R.S. 40:967(C) (count three).4 On April 7, 2015, defendant ... More...
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At the Gwen’s Law hearing, the State made argument to the trial court and
admitted several exhibits; it did not call witnesses. In its argument, the State asserted
that on the morning of April 25, 2018, Defendant hit her mother with a closed fist,
strangled her until she nearly asphyxiated, and then prohibited her from leaving the
residence. Four and a half hours after the in... More...
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Larry Don Lorenz v. The State of Texas

The State charged appellant with possession of a controlled substance,
specifically, more than four but less than 200 grams of methamphetamine.1 It also sought
to enhance his punishment based on a prior felony conviction for engaging in organized
criminal activity.2 Appellant waived arraignment and entered a plea of not guilty.
The case was called for a jury trial on December... More...
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Lee Alan Mosier v. The State of Texas Court of Appeals Sixth Appellate District of Texas at Texarkana

In assessing the legal sufficiency of the evidence to support a conviction, we view
all the evidence in a light most favorable to the verdict to decide whether any rational fact
finder could find the essential elements of the crime beyond reasonable doubt. Reynolds
v. State, 543 S.W.3d 235, 241 (Tex. Crim. App. 2018). This standard controls our review

First, we... More...
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Enrique Arochi v. The State of Texas

Paulina Petrosky and the victim in this case, Christina Morris, were friends from Allen
High School. Petrosky graduated in 2010, one year after Morris, and the two had remained friends.
Petrosky, an account manager for an insurance company, lived in an apartment complex located
at the Shops at Legacy in Plano, Texas, a mixed-use residential and commercial property with
shops,... More...
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United States of America v. Angel Prado Middle District of Pennsylvania Federal Courthouse - Scranton, Pennsylvania

Scranton, PA - Rhode Island Man Guilty Of Large Scale Drug Trafficking

Angel Prado, age 46, of Providence, Rhode Island, pleaded guilty on July 9, 2018, to possession with intent to distribute more than a kilogram of heroin before U.S. District Court Judge Robert D. Mariani.

According to United States Attorney David J. Freed, Prado admitted to transporting six kilograms of heroin... More...
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United States of America v. Shannade Clermont Southern District of New York - New York, New York

New York, NY - Former Reality Television Series “Bad Girl” Charged With Fraud And Identity Theft For Stealing And Using Debit Card Information

Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and James P. O’Neill, Commissioner of the New York City Police Department (“NYPD”), announced today the arrest of SHANNADE CLERMONT on charges of wire fraud, acce... More...
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United States of America v. Joshua Holloway Hartford County Courthouse - Hartford, Connecticut

Hartford, CT - Hartford Man Admits to Selling Heroin to Farmington and Avon Overdose Victims

JOSHUA HOLLOWAY, 25, of Hartford, waived his right to be indicted and pleaded guilty on July 1`0, 2018 in Hartford federal court to two counts of possession with intent to distribute, and distribution of, heroin.

This matter stems from an ongoing statewide initiative targeting narcotics d... More...
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United State of America v. Schultz “Jason” Chan and Songjiang Wang Glass Office Floor Mats

Boston, MA - Biopharmaceutical Employees Convicted of Insider Trading

Two employees of Cambridge-based biopharmaceutical companies were convicted today by a federal jury of engaging in an insider trading scheme.

Schultz “Jason” Chan, 54, of Newton, the Director of Biostatistics at a Cambridge-based biopharmaceutical company, was convicted of one count of conspiracy to commit sec... More...
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United States of America v. Darrius Lamar Smith Southern District of Alabama Federal Courthouse - Mobile, Alabama

Mobile, AL - Birmingham Man Sentenced on Gun Charges

Darrius Lamar Smith, 31, of Birmingham, Alabama, was sentenced on June 29, 2018, to 30 months’ imprisonment on a federal charge of felon in possession of a firearm. Court documents show that Smith’s prior felony convictions were for Robbery First Degree in 2007, and Certain Persons Forbidden to Possess a Firearm in 2009, both in Circui... More...
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United States of America v. Johnny Clyde Benjamin, Jr., M.D. United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida - Miami, Florida Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Miami, FL - Vero Beach Orthopedic Surgeon Sentenced to Life in Prison Following Conviction for Fentanyl Analog Drug Conspiracy Resulting in Death

Johnny Clyde Benjamin, Jr., M.D., 52, an orthopedic surgeon practicing in Vero Beach, Florida, was sentenced to life in prison on July 6, 2018, after having been convicted at trial of participating in a conspiracy to possess with intent to distr... More...
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United States of America v. Raymond Walker District of Rhode Island Federal Courthouse - Providence, Rhode Island Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Providence, RI - Cranston Man Admits to Social Security Fraud, Opioid Trafficking Charge

A Cranston, R.I. man admitted to collecting thousands of dollars in Social Security Supplemental Security Income (SSI) to which he was not entitled, and attempting to possess a significant quantity of Oxycodone pills with the intent of selling the pills to others.

Raymond Walker, 47, pleaded ... More...
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United States of America v. Essam Sakkal District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, MA - Cypriot National Sentenced to Prison for Money Laundering

A Cypriot national was sentenced today in federal court in Boston for money laundering.

Essam Sakkal, 40, a national of Cyprus, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Rya W. Zobel to 27 months time served and ordered to pay forfeiture of $19, 248. In April 2018, Sakkal pleaded guilty to one count of money... More...
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United States of America v. United States of America v. Todd & Patty Meech Dairy Farm, et al. Glass Office Floor Mats

Minneapolis, MN - District Court Orders Minnesota Dairy Farm and Owners to Stop Distributing Adulterated Meat in Interstate Commerce

A federal court enjoined Todd & Patty Meech Dairy Farm and its co-owners from introducing adulterated meat into interstate commerce pending required remedial action.

The U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota entered a consent decree of p... More...
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Robert Brian Reagan v. The State of Texas

Appellant Robert Brian Reagan placed an advertisement on Craigslist which
read: “Any young girls want their clean shaved p*ssy ate? I’m a 35-year-old male,
want to eat some p*ssy bad.” Det. Arnold of the Pearland Police Department
responded to the ad, and the two then began communicating over a phone
messaging application. Det. Arnold identified himself as a fifteen-year-old gi... More...
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In superseding indictments, Aguiar and five co-defendants were charged with RICO and armed bank robbery conspiracies, two armed bank robberies, three counts of unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and two counts of possession or use of a fully automatic assault weapon in connection with a crime of violence in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 924(c)(1)(B)(ii). Earlier Aguiar had rejected... More...   $0 (07-10-2018 - DC)

Untied States of America v. Shawn Dale Sexton Tulsa Press Club - 918-583-7737 415 South Boston Avenue Tulsa, Oklahoma

Tulsa, OK - Project Safe Neighborhood Prosecution Results in 289 Month Sentence for Violent Felon

United States District Judge Claire V. Eagan sentenced Shawn Dale Sexton, 26, of Bristow, to serve 289 months in federal prison for Felon in Possession Firearms and Ammunition.

On July 23, 2017, Bristow Police responded to an area where shots were reportedly fired. Witnesses identif... More...
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United States of America v. Dennis Griego District of New Mexico Federal Courthouse - Albuquerque, New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM - Felon from Edgewood Pleads Guilty to Unlawful Possession of Firearm and Ammunition Under Plea Agreement Recommending 188 Months of Imprisonment

Defendant Subject to Enhanced Penalty Due to Armed Career Criminal Status

Dennis Griego, 36, of Edgewood, N.M., pled guilty on July 9, 2018 in federal court in Albuquerque, N.M., to violating the federal firearms laws by... More...
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United States of America v. Santos Ramirez-Carrillo District of Colorado Federal Courthouse - Grand Junction, Colorado Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Grand Junction, CO - Mesa County Man Sentenced To 5 Years in Federal Prison For Growing Marijuana on an Island in the Colorado River

BLM and DEA agents seized 9,156 marijuana plants

Santos Ramirez-Carrillo, age 33, of Mesa County, was sentenced July 3, 2018 by Chief U.S. District Court Judge Marcia S. Krieger to serve 60 months (5 years) in federal prison for conspiracy to manuf... More...
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United States of America v. Steven Dean Hardinger District of Utah Federal Courthouse - Salt Lake City, Utah

Salt Lake City, UT - Armed Utah Drug Trafficker Sentenced To 180 Months In Federal Prison

A Vernal, Utah, man will spend 180 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute and carrying a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking offense.

U.S. District Judge Jill N. Parrish sentenced Steven Dean Hardinger, age 3... More...
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United States of America, ex rel. Gerald Polukoff v. St. Marks Hospital, et al. District of Utah Federal Courthouse - Salt Lake City, Utah

This is a qui tam action alleging violations of the False Claims Act (“FCA”), 31
U.S.C. §§ 3729–33, involving fraudulent reimbursements under the Medicare Act, 42
U.S.C. §§ 1395–1395ccc. Plaintiff Gerald Polukoff, M.D., is a doctor who worked with
Defendant Sherman Sorensen, M.D. After observing some of Dr. Sorensen’s medical
practices, Dr. Polukoff brought this FCA action, o... More...
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United States of America v. Patrick Joseph Sievers, Kathryn Maria Hellen, Jennifer Elizabeth Smith and Dion Roy Jolliff Western District of Michigan Federal Courthouse - Marquette, Michigan

Marquette, MI - Upper Peninsula Crystal Meth Dealers Imprisoned

Several crystal methamphetamine dealers from the western part of the Upper Peninsula received long prison terms. The Honorable Paul L. Maloney, U.S. District Judge, issued the following sentences:

• Patrick Joseph Sievers, age 36, formerly of Ironwood, Michigan, sentenced to 264 months (22 years) in federal prison, f... More...
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State v. Michael Patino

A little after five o’clock in the evening on Sunday, October 4, 2009, a six-year-old boy
named Marco Nieves was pronounced dead at Hasbro Children’s Hospital. According to the
autopsy performed by then-Chief Medical Examiner of the State of Rhode Island, Thomas
Gilson, M.D., the cause of death was peritonitis, which is a medical term that describes
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inflammation aro... More...
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ichael Donaldson a/k/a Michael Paul Donaldson a/k/a Mike Donaldson v. State of Mississippi

During an investigation for child pornography, the Mississippi Attorney General’s
Cyber Crime Unit (the “Cyber Crime Unit”), through Investigator Kyle Moore, obtained a
warrant to search Donaldson’s residence. Investigators seized over thirty items of digital
evidence; these items included a Dell laptop that was found on the toilet in the master
bathroom (“Laptop 1”) and a Dell la... More...
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Jerry Page a/k/a Jerry Abram a/k/a Jerry Abrams v. State of Mississippi

On Labor Day morning, September 1, 2014, a thoroughly burned, still smoldering
pickup truck was found on East Reservoir Road in rural Marion County. A burned human
body was in the bed of the truck. The truck was identified as a white Ford Ranger owned by
Billy Paul Cooper. The body was identified as Billy Paul Cooper’s son, Ryan Cooper.
¶4. Investigator Jamie Singley of the Mari... More...
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