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Rigoberto Mendez Carrillo v. The State of Texas

On the night of May 30, 2014, a married couple were driving home after attending church
and dining at a restaurant when a white truck driven by appellant sped up from behind their car
and struck them on the passenger side, sending the couple’s car up onto the median. Appellant did
not stop, but continued to speed down the street. The couple began to drive their damaged car
ho... More...
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United States of America v. Liberty Global Logistics, LLC (LGL) Southern District of Illinois Courthouse - East St. Louis, Illinois

East St. Louis, IL - U.S. Settles Dispute With Transportation Company Over Contracted Afghanistan Security Services

U.S. based multi-modal transportation and logistics company Liberty Global Logistics LLC (LGL) has paid the United States TWO HUNDRED NINETY-FOUR THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED DOLLARS ($294,800) to settle claims that it violated its contract with United States Transportation Comman... More...
   $294800 (07-17-2018 - IL)

United States of America v. Marq Vincent Perez Southern District of Texas Courthouse - Houston, Texas Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Houston, TX - Jury Convicts Texas Man of Hate Crime in the Burning of Victoria, Texas, Mosque

The Justice Department today announced that a federal jury in Victoria, Texas, has returned guilty verdicts on all counts as charged related to the 2017 burning of a local mosque. Acting Assistant Attorney General John Gore of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, U.S. Attorney Ryan Pat... More...
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Scott Robinett v. City of Indianapolis, et al. Southern District of Indiana Federal Courthouse - Indianapolis, Indiana Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Scott Robinett and the City of Indianapolis were codefendants in a civil-rights action. Robinett, a police officer, was accused of failing to intervene in an escalating domestic dispute between two fellow police officers. The dispute ended violently in a tragic murder-suicide, and the murder victim’s estate asserted claims against Robinett and the City under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 and Indiana law. They ... More...   $0 (07-17-2018 - IN)

Joshua Vasquez and Miguel Cardona v. Kimberly M. Foxx Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Joshua Vasquez and Miguel Cardona are convicted child sex offenders who live in Chicago and are required to register as sex offenders and comply with state restrictions on where they may live. For example, a child sex offender may not knowingly live within 500 feet of
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a school, playground, or child-care center. 720 ILL. COMP. STAT. 5/11-9.3(b-5), (b-10). A few years after Vas... More...
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Melvin Linn Knox v. The State of Texas

This case began in 1973 with the murder of Donald Rodgers in Knox’s
home.2 At the time of the murder, Donald was fourteen years old and Knox was
fifteen years old. Although the State filed a petition against Knox for Donald’s
murder in 1973, it was dismissed for insufficient evidence and the case went
cold.
In 2015, Jeff Rodgers, Jr., Donald’s older brother, contacted... More...
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Pervis Lee Andrews Jr. v. The State of Texas

Appellant was driving a car in the parking lot of the Lincoln Square
shopping center in Arlington, around 2:00 a.m. when several bars located in the
shopping center were closing. His wife was a passenger in his car. Dustin
McGee was driving a car in the opposite direction, and he turned in front of
appellant’s car so that his passenger, Terrance Jackson, was facing appellant’... More...
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Ex parte Jesse Andrew Lopez

After appellant’s arrest on March 4, 2017, a Fort Bend County Grand Jury
issued a true bill of indictment, accusing appellant of committing the felony offenses
of aggravated sexual assault1 and burglary of a habitation.2 The trial court set
appellant’s bond at $50,000.00. On June 20, 2017, appellant filed an application for
a writ of habeas corpus, asserting that his confinem... More...
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Vastie Shakira Coleman v. The State of Texas

Coleman beat her four-year-old son to death with an electric cord. She
pleaded guilty to the charge of serious bodily injury to a child.
The trial court held a sentencing hearing, at which the State introduced
Coleman’s pre-sentence investigation (PSI) report. The PSI report recounts the
following.
Around 6:00 p.m. on July 15, 2012, emergency medical services were
dis... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. STEPHEN LAVON HENRY

Stephen Henry appeals the district court's decision to revoke his probation and require him to serve his underlying prison sentence. Henry suggests that the district court should have given him another chance at probation rather than send him to prison.

But the district court found that Henry absconded from probation, and that gave the district court the option of sending Henry to se... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. ALRENDA SEBASTIAN

On August 25, 2017, Sebastian pled no contest to making a false writing, a severity level 8 nonperson felony, pursuant to a plea agreement. Under the terms of the
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plea agreement, the State agreed to join Sebastian's motion for a downward durational departure of 10 months' imprisonment based on Sebastian's acceptance of responsibility.

At sentencing on September 26, 2017, Seb... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. CODY A. RIECHERS

On January 22, 2016, Riechers came to the dispatch window at the Clay County Law Enforcement Center just before 4 a.m. and spoke with the dispatcher, Officer Keith Myers, asking if law enforcement were looking for him. Myers noted that Riechers appeared intoxicated as he was making nonsensical statements, he smelled heavily of alcohol, and he was leaning against the counter. Myers called the on-du... More...   $0 (07-16-2018 - KS)

STATE OF KANSAS v. DARRYL W. MANCO Indecent liberties with a child

Twenty five years after his 1992 convictions for indecent liberties with a child and aggravated criminal sodomy, inmate Darryl W. Manco filed a pro se motion to correct an illegal sentence under K.S.A. 22-3504. In this motion, Manco claims the prosecution failed to prove intent and failed to present evidence of sexual arousal on the part of himself or the victim in the indecent liberties count. Th... More...   $0 (07-16-2018 - KS)

In the Matter of the Care and Treatment of CHARLES D. KEARNEY

We will begin by summarizing Kearney's adult criminal history. In the summer of 2000, when Kearney was 18 years old, he attempted to make an illegal gun sale, but things did not go as planned. The purchaser tried to steal the gun from Kearney and a struggle ensued. During the struggle, the gun went off, killing the purchaser. Kearney pled guilty to involuntary manslaughter and unlawful possession ... More...   $0 (07-16-2018 - KS)

STATE OF KANSAS v. TRAVIS MONTEZ JOHNSON

On the evening of February 20, 2016, Jaron Sanders invited Dominique Shugart and her cousin, Shavontee Heally, over to his house. When the women arrived, approximately 12 other guests were already there, including Travis Johnson and Terrance Harvell. Sanders was flirtatious and friendly with Heally. Shugart invited another friend, Regina Stuart, to the party, and she arrived when she got off work.... More...   $0 (07-16-2018 - KS)

STATE OF KANSAS v. RICK HILL

Pursuant to a plea agreement, Hill was convicted by the Geary County District Court of three counts of aggravated assault arising out of an incident on April 22, 2014. The sentencing court found that Hill's criminal history score was A, based in part on classifying three prior Missouri second-degree burglary convictions arising out of a 2004 case as person offenses. The sentencing court followed t... More...   $0 (07-16-2018 - KS)

STATE OF KANSAS v. BRIAN ADAM NAMBO

On the night of August 10, 2016, INTRUST Bank Security Officer Daniel Baird was viewing a monitor displaying pictures from security cameras located at various bank branches. In doing so, Baird observed a white man in a white shirt and blue jeans knocking over trashcans near the bank located at Water Street and Douglas Avenue in Wichita. Baird then watched as the man jumped into a fountain on the b... More...   $0 (07-16-2018 - KS)

United States of America v. Monica Morgan Glass Office Floor Mats

Detroit, MI - Wife of Former UAW Vice President Sentenced to Prison for Criminal Tax Fraud

The wife of former UAW Vice President General Holiefield was sentenced to 18 months in prison, followed by one year of supervised release and a fine of $25,000 on July 13, 2018 based on her conviction for felony tax fraud, announced U.S. Attorney Matthew Schneider.

Joining in the announceme... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. KEITH A. GLOVER Aggravated indecent liberties with a child

E.G.W., the victim, was 14 years old when she met 20-year-old Glover through a mutual friend. The two spoke frequently through Facebook. In at least one of those conversations, E.G.W. and Glover talked about sex. Sometime between May and June 2015, Glover and E.G.W. agreed to meet a couple blocks from Glover's home. That same day, E.G.W. and Glover went inside Glover's home and engaged in sexual i... More...   $0 (07-16-2018 - KS)

STATE OF KANSAS v. ALTON SILVERSON

Silverson was charged with several crimes resulting from an incident that occurred at the Kunkle residence, where Rita and David lived with their adult daughter, Ruth. The events were recounted by the Kunkle family at trial.

As Rita and Ruth were returning home from the grocery store on the evening of December 2, 2015, they saw a car pull into a driveway across the street. Rita went in... More...
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Matthew J. Mason v. BCK Corporation Linn County Circuit Courthouse - Albany, Oregon

Plaintiff appeals from a limited judgment that, on a motion for summary judgment, dismissed his liquor liability claim against defendant BCK Corporation, the operator of Duffy’s Irish Pub. Plaintiff had alleged that defendant had overserved Mullenix while she was visibly intoxicated and that he was later injured while a passenger in a car that Mullenix drove. Defendant sought summary judgment, ass... More...   $0 (07-16-2018 - OR)

United States of America v. Edward I. Campbell Southern District of Ohio Federal Courthouse - Columbus, Ohio

Columbus, OH - Reynoldsburg Man Sentenced for Defrauding 44 Clients out of More Than $1.4 million

Defendant pretended to be former Navy SEAL

Edward I. Campbell, 41, of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, was sentenced in U.S. District Court on July 10, 2018 to 60 months in prison for charges related to a $1.4 million investment fraud scheme that defrauded at least 44 individuals.

Benjam... More...
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STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA v. GENE R. KALINE

In the early morning hours of September 22, 2016, a homeowner in Pennington County contacted the Rapid City Police Department and asked that officers remove her son and a woman named Kasey Sybert from her home. The homeowner asserted that there was an active warrant for Sybert’s arrest. The homeowner did not indicate how many people were in the home at the time, but responding officers understoo... More...   $0 (07-15-2018 - SD)

LARRY M. SLUSSER v. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE SIXTH CIRCUIT

Slusser pleaded guilty in 2011 to being a felon in possession of a firearm, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 922(g). As part of his plea agreement, Slusser waived his right to “file any motions or pleadings pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2255 or to collaterally attack [his] conviction[] and/or resulting sentence,” except challenges involving ineffective assistance of counsel or prosecutorial misconduct. The... More...   $0 (07-15-2018 - )

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. JOHN TIMOTHY CANNON, a/k/a Mr JT,

Cannon argues that the district court abused its discretion in denying his pretrial motion for a reliability hearing. Cannon’s opening brief merely incorporates by reference his district court pleadings, a tactic of which we have disapproved. See Fed. R. App. P. 28(a)(8)(A); Wahi v. Charleston Area Med. Ctr., Inc., 562 F.3d 599, 607 (4th Cir. 2009); McCarver v. Lee, 221 F.3d 583, 588 n.1 (4t... More...   $0 (07-15-2018 - Nc)

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