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United States of America v. Melvin Ray Layman

Plano, TX - Dallas County Man Sentenced in Bank Fraud Conspiracy

A 64-year-old Grand Prairie, Texas man has been sentenced to federal prison for his role in a conspiracy to commit bank fraud and perjury.

Melvin Ray Layman pleaded guilty on July 20, 2016, to conspiracy to commit bank fraud and conspiracy t commit perjury and was sentenced to 51 months in federal prison on Jan. 11,... More...
   $0 (01-22-2017 - TX)

James Harvey Jordan v. Eddie R. Jensen

¶ 1 Here, we consider whether Utah Code section 78B-2-206 bars a challenge to a tax title based on a tax sale effected without notice to an interested party. On May 25, 2000, Uintah County conducted a tax sale, yet failed to provide the record mineral interest owners notice of the sale. Now, over a decade later, the purchaser of the tax title and the individuals who were the record owners of the m... More...   $0 (01-11-2017 - UT)

KEITH LUMRY v. STATE OF KANSAS, KANSAS BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION, CLINT HAWKINS, KELLY RALSTON, and ROBERT BLECHA

Due to the procedural posture, all facts and inferences that may be reasonably drawn from the evidence are resolved in Lumry's favor because the district court decided this case against him on summary judgment. Thoroughbred Assocs. v. Kansas City Royalty Co., 297 Kan. 1193, 1204, 308 P.3d 1238 (2013); O'Brien v. Leegin Creative Leather Products, Inc., 294 Kan. 318, 330, 277 P.3d 1062 (2012). Our f... More...   $0 (12-27-2016 - KS)

State of Tennessee v. Jonathon D. Brown

On July 16, 2014, the Defendant was indicted by the Robertson County Grand Jury for two counts of aggravated rape on alternative theories, two counts of especially aggravated kidnapping on alternative theories, one count of especially aggravated burglary, and one count of theft of property over the value of $1,000. The especially aggravated burglary charge was dismissed prior to trial on the Stat... More...   $0 (12-02-2016 - TN)

United States of America v. Karl Robinson

Los Angeles, CA - Long Beach Man Sentenced to 4 Years in Federal Prison for Misusing Bankruptcy Courts to Operate a Foreclosure Rescue Scheme

A Long Beach man was sentenced to four years in federal prison in relation to a mortgage rescue scheme that brought in nearly $3 million from fees from distressed homeowners.

Karl Robinson, 52, was sentenced today by United Stat... More...
   $0 (11-30-2016 - CA)

United States of America v. Mazen Alzoubi

San Diego, CA - Architect of Multi-Million Dollar Real Estate Deed Theft Scheme Sentenced to 75 Months in Prison

Mazen Alzoubi, a longtime Southern California real estate investor, was sentenced to 75 months in custody by U.S. District Judge Cynthia Bashant for leading a scheme to steal title to homes and then “sell” the properties to unsuspecting buyers – before the buyers realized who t... More...
   $0 (11-12-2016 - CA)

United States of America v. Manuel Johnson and Quincy Terrell Doss

Birmingham, AL - Tuscaloosa Men Sentenced to Prison for Conspiracy to Distribute Marijuana through the U.S. Mail

A federal judge sentenced two Tuscaloosa men to prison for conspiring to distribute marijuana through the U.S. mail and bribing U.S. Postal Service employees to deliver the drug, announced U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance, FBI Special Agent in Charge Roger C. Stanton, U.S. Posta... More...
   $0 (11-09-2016 - AL)

Jody Michael Brooks v. State of Indiana Case No. - 40A04-1512-CR-2373

At some point during the late-evening hours on October 16, 2014 or early morning hours on October 17, 2014, Brooks and Mays came upon Smith who had passed out in the common hallway of the Hatton Carpet apartment complex in North Vernon. Brooks and Mays initially walked by Smith before entering the apartment of a friend. When they entered the apartment, Brooks indicated that he had taken the ... More...   $0 (11-04-2016 - IN)

United States of America v. Daniel Deaibes

San Diego, CA - First Co-Defendant in Multi-Million Dollar Real Estate Deed Theft Scheme Sentenced to Prison

Daniel Deaibes was sentenced today to 24 months for his role in a scheme to steal title to Southern California homes and then “sell” the properties to unsuspecting buyers – before the buyers realized who the true owners were.

From September 2012 through their arrest in Nov... More...
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United States of America v. Carl Keith Battie, a/k/a “Carl Hampton”

Dallas, TX - Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Federal Prison for Running Real Estate Investment Scheme Targeting Senior Citizens

Caused Victim Investors to Suffer $7 Million in Losses

Carl Keith Battie, a/k/a “Carl Hampton,” 60, was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison and ordered to pay $11,407,794 in restitution, following his guilty plea in June 2016 to a superseding indictment... More...
   $114 (10-22-2016 - TX)

UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD COMPANY V. SEECO, INC.

Appellant Union Pacific Railroad Company (Union Pacific) appeals from the
Faulkner County Circuit Court’s judgment and order filed on September 18, 2015, and
agreed final order filed on November 5, 2015, finding that the mineral rights in question
were owned in fee simple by separate appellees, individual members of the Tyus family
(collectively the Tyus family). On appeal, Un... More...
   $0 (10-05-2016 - AR)

PAT BLAIR v. GAYLE RICHARDSON, an individual, TROY RICHARDSON, an individual, and MELLON TRUST OF NEW ENGLAND, NA as trustee of the UPS QUALIFIED STOCK OWNERSHIP PLAN AND TRUST and the UPS STOCK TRUSTS

Plaintiff/Appellant Pat Blair (Blair) and Defendant/Appellee Gayle Richardson (Richardson) are sisters. They grew up in Sapulpa, Oklahoma, the location of the subject real property. After graduating from high school, Richardson married and remained in Sapulpa, while Blair attended college in Oklahoma and moved to Texas. Their mother (mother) was the only child of Mabel Grigsby, their grandmother (... More...   $0 (09-24-2016 - Ok)

United States of America v. Karl Robinson

Los Angeles, CA - Long Beach Man Pleads Guilty in $3 Million Foreclosure Rescue Scam

A Long Beach man has pleaded guilty to a federal fraud charge related to a long-running mortgage rescue scheme that involved nearly $3 million in illegal fees charged to distressed homeowners and about 200 fraudulent bankruptcy petitions.

Karl Robinson, 52, pleaded guilty to one count of bankrupt... More...
   $0 (08-28-2016 - CA)

STATE OF MONTANA v. TOBY EUGENE GRIEGO

Between the months of January 2013 and July 2013 a series of home-invasion
sexual assaults and robberies occurred in the Billings, Montana, area. The first reported
assault occurred in the early morning of January 27, 2013, when twenty-one-year-old
victim K.L., asleep in her bed, was awakened by a gloved hand cupped over her mouth, a
knife held to her throat, and a man tellin... More...
   $0 (08-24-2016 - MT)

RICHARD LEWIS KATZIN, et al. v. UNITED STATES

This post-trial opinion addresses claims by plaintiffs Dr. Richard Lewis Katzin (“Dr. Katzin”), Mary Beth Katzin Simon (“Ms. Katzin”), and Rose Marie Kjeldsen Winters (“Ms. Winters”) that the United States (the “government”) interfered with their ownership rights to a parcel of land (“Parcel 4”) which overlooks the Atlantic Ocean on Culebra Island, Puerto Rico, and that the interference effected a... More...   $0 (07-16-2016 - DC)

Fernando Munoz v. The State of Texas

Karen Martinez, the complaining witness, testified that she was asleep in her bed in the
early morning hours of October 17, 2010, when she was awakened by a loud crash at the back of
her house.2 She then heard a door creak and saw the silhouette of a man coming into her
bedroom. Her bedroom has a door that exits to the front of the house. She jumped out of bed
and ran for th... More...
   $0 (07-12-2016 - TX)

United States of America v. Tovias Dunton

ATLANTA - English Avenue Drug Market Intervention Targets Drug Dealer Who Recruited Juveniles into the Drug Trade

Tovias Dunton, has been arraigned on federal charges of conspiring to possess heroin with the intent to distribute, distribution of heroin, and using a minor to distribute and attempt to distribute heroin. The defendant was indicted as part of the Drug Market Initiative (DMI)... More...
   $0 (06-23-2016 - GA)

State of Vermont v. Jason L. Gagne

This appeal stems from a road rage incident in St. Albans in
which defendant Jason Gagne chased a couple across town, eventually pulling up next to their
truck and pointing a rifle at them. Before trial, defendant moved to suppress the results of his
alcohol breath test on the ground that he was not able to meaningfully communicate with his
lawyer before submitting to the te... More...
   $0 (06-10-2016 - VT)

DAVID EUBANKS v. COMMISSIONER OF CORRECTION

The petitioner, David Eubanks, appeals following the denial of his petition for certification to appeal from the judgment of the habeas court denying his petition for a writ of habeas corpus, in which he challenged his conviction for possession of a weapon without a permit in a motor vehicle in violation of General Statutes (Rev. to 2008) § 29-38.1 The petitioner claims that the habeas court abus... More...   $0 (06-07-2016 - CT)

State of Wisconsin v. James Elvin Lagrone

This is a review of an unpublished decision of the court of appeals, State v. Lagrone,
No. 2013AP1424-CR, unpublished slip op. (Wis. Ct. App. Apr. 7,
2015), which affirmed the Milwaukee County circuit court's
judgment of conviction and order denying defendant James Elvin
Lagrone's ("Lagrone") postconviction motion for an evidentiary
hearing and a new trial on the question ... More...
   $0 (05-31-2016 - WI)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. DANIEL J. HALLORAN

Defendant‐appellant Daniel J. Halloran appeals from a judgment of
conviction entered in the United States District Court for the Southern District of
New York (Kenneth M. Karas, Judge) on two counts of wire fraud, 18 U.S.C.
§§ 1343, 1346; two counts of violating the Travel Act, 18 U.S.C. § 1952; and one
count of conspiracy to commit both substantive offenses, 18 U.S.C. § 371.... More...
   $0 (05-02-2016 - NY)

State of Missouri vs. Michael J. Frese

The facts relevant to the question of whether the statute of limitations bars the State’s
claim against Frese are uncontested. On January 26, 2012, the Attorney General received a
referral from the Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (“DOLIR”) that Frese
failed to insure workers’ compensation liability. Thereafter, on January 16, 2015, the Attorney
General, ... More...
   $0 (04-21-2016 - MO)

Jonathan Ray Shepherd v. The State of Texas

On the night of September 26, 2013, Shepherd attended his elder son’s eighth-grade
football game with his wife, Susan Bates, and her parents. Shepherd’s two-year-old son by Green,
Teddy,2 was also attending the game with Shepherd. By pre-arrangement, Green was waiting in
her car in the parking lot waiting for Teddy, and Shepherd left the stands about halftime to deliver
the l... More...
   $0 (04-17-2016 - TX)

VINROY HINES v. COMMISSIONER OF CORRECTION

The petitioner, Vinroy Hines, appeals following the denial of his petition for certification to appeal from the judgment of the habeas court denying his petition for a writ of habeas corpus, in which he challenged his conviction for criminal attempt to commit assault in the first degree in violation of General Statutes §§ 53a-49 and 53a-59 (a) (1),1 two counts of assault in the second degree in vi... More...   $0 (04-12-2016 - CT)

United States of America v. Adel Afkarian and Atef Afkarian

San Diego, CA - Real Estate Brokers Imprisoned for Scheme to “Wash” Title to Million-Dollar San Diego Homes

Brothers and former San Diego real estate brokers Adel Afkarian and Atef Afkarian were sentenced to prison for their role in a fraudulent “debt elimination” scheme that purported to eliminate the mortgages on several million-dollar homes in San Diego.

U.S. District Judge Jo... More...
   $0 (03-22-2016 - CA)

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