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United States of America v. Lewis Alexander Hines Eastern District of North Carolina - Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Elizabeth City, NC - Wilmington Man Sentenced to More Than 10 Years for Drug Distribution Charge

United States District Judge Terrence W. Boyle sentenced LEWIS ALEXANDER HINES, 26, of Wilmington to 120 months of imprisonment followed by 5 years of supervised release.

HINES was named in a five-count Superseding Indictment filed on July 25, 2017. On October 5, 2017 HINES pled gui... More...
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United States of America v. Grandy Nester Western District of Virginia Federal Courthouse - Abington, Virginia

Abington, VA - North Carolina Man Sentenced to 295 Months on Gun and Drug Conspiracy Charges

Multi-jurisdictional Investigation Dismantled Methamphetamine Trafficking Organization

Grandy Nester, 33, of Pilot Mountain, N.C., was sentenced in the United States District Court in Abingdon as a result of Operation Rolling Thunder, an investigation conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, ... More...
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In re: KBR, INC., Burn Pit Litigation. District of Maryland Federal Courthouse - Greenbelt, Maryland

The Constitution entrusts the President and Congress, not the courts, with the power to resolve political questions. See Japan Whaling Ass’n v. Am. Cetacean Soc’y, 478 U.S. 221, 230 (1986); Taylor v. Kellogg, Brown & Root Servs., Inc., 658 F.3d 402, 408–409 (4th Cir. 2011). The issue before us is whether a suit brought by United States military personnel, civilian contractors, and surviving family... More...   $0 (06-24-2018 - MD)

STATE OF KANSAS v. PABLO CONSTANTINO

On December 24, 2014, Kiowa County Deputy Sheriff Danny McDorman was observing traffic on U.S. Highway 54, between Greensburg and Haviland, Kansas. Although U.S. Highway 54 is mostly a two-lane highway between Greensburg and Haviland, McDorman's patrol car was located about one-fourth of a mile before the end of a four-lane limited stretch of highway.

A little bit after noon, Deputy M... More...
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Rain O. Daugherty v. City and County of San Francisco

Under the Public Safety Officers Procedural Bill of Rights Act (POBRA) (Gov.
Code, § 3300 et seq.),1
no punitive action may be taken against a public safety officer for
any alleged act, omission, or other misconduct unless the investigation is completed
within one year of “the public agency’s discovery by a person authorized to initiate an
investigation of the allegation of an ... More...
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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. DAVID WESLEY REINHART

David Reinhart was convicted of two counts of possession of child pornography, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 2252(a)(4)(B). A defendant convicted of this offense who has “a prior conviction . . . under the laws of any State relating to . . . the production, possession, receipt, mailing, sale, distribution, shipment, or transportation of child pornography” is subject to a ten-year mandatory minimum s... More...   $0 (06-22-2018 - CA)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. CHISTOPHER WELSHANS

In February 2014, the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General determined that child pornography was being shared by an Internet Protocol (IP) address associated with a subscriber later identified as Welshans’s aunt. Law enforcement agents executed a search warrant on her home on March 21, 2014 at 7:30 a.m. The agents found no child pornography, but learned that Welshans, who lived nearby, used t... More...   $0 (06-21-2018 - PA)

Michelle Dimanche v. Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, et al. District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

The Massachusetts Bay
Transportation Authority ("MBTA") appeals from the entry of a jury
verdict awarding over $2.6 million in damages to a black female
former employee who brought suit under 42 U.S.C. § 1981 and Mass.
Gen. Laws ch. 151B, § 4. She alleges, inter alia, that her
supervisors at the MBTA conspired to terminate her employment
because of her race. The jury awarde... More...
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United States of America v. Mario Lee, a/k/a Mo District of Maine Federal Courthouse - Bangor, Maine

This appeal comes from a
district court’s imposition of a 218-month sentence on Mario Lee
for conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to
distribute 100 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing
heroin in violation of 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) and 846. Lee only
attacks his sentence as procedurally unreasonable. Concluding, as
we do, that the district court ... More...
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South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES

When a consumer purchases goods or services, theconsumer’s State often imposes a sales tax. This case requires the Court to determine when an out-of-stateseller can be required to collect and remit that tax. All concede that taxing the sales in question here is lawful. The question is whether the out-of-state seller can be held responsible for its payment, and this turns on a proper interpretation... More...   $0 (06-21-2018 - SD)

United States of America v. Ramon Cobena Duenas United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida - Miami, Florida

After trial by jury, Ramon Cobena Duenas was convicted of conspiring to exchange counterfeit currency, and dealing in counterfeit currency, in violation of 18 U.S.C. §§ 371 and 473. On appeal, Cobena Duenas challenges his convictions, claiming that the government failed to prove he knew the transaction involved counterfeit United States currency. After review, we affirm.
I.
The essential f... More...
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State of Ohio v. Michael Dilo

On November 21, 2014, Dilo was indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs under R.C. 2925.11 and one count of aggravated trafficking in drugs under R.C. 2925.03 for an offense that occurred on or about April 4, 2014. The indictment also alleged that Dilo had committed one additional count each of aggravated possession and aggravated trafficking for an offense that occurred on April 22... More...   $0 (06-20-2018 - OH)

United States of America v. Dr. William Bacon and Dr. Donatus O. Mbanefo United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia - Valdosta, Georgia

Valosta, GA - Doctors Found Guilty For Role In Valdosta And Columbus Pill Mills

Dr. William Bacon, age 82 and Dr. Donatus O. Mbanefo, age 64, were found guilty by a jury of conspiracy to dispense controlled substances outside the usual course of medical practice and without a legitimate medical purpose at clinics in Valdosta, Georgia and Columbus, Georgia. Dr. Mbanefo was also convicted ... More...
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United States of America v. David Wesley Reinhart Federal Courthouse, Oakland, California

David Reinhart was convicted of two counts of
possession of child pornography, in violation of 18 U.S.C.
§ 2252(a)(4)(B). A defendant convicted of this offense who
has “a prior conviction . . . under the laws of any State
relating to . . . the production, possession, receipt, mailing,
sale, distribution, shipment, or transportation of child
pornography” is subject to a ten-... More...
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United States of America v. Jay Rickert Northern District of Iowa Federal Courthouse - Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Cedar Rapids, IA - Michigan Man Pleads Guilty to Sending Fentanyl to Dubuque Overdose Victim

Thought He Was Sending a Hallucinogenic Drug That Turned Out to be Fentanyl

A man who ordered drugs from the dark web and had them shipped to a friend in Dubuque, who died after using the drugs, pled guilty on June 14, 2018, in federal court in Cedar Rapids.

Jay Rickert, age 28, ... More...
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District of Minnesota Federal Courthouse - Minneapolis, Minnesota

This case is back to us after our reversal of the certification of a class
composed of individuals whose payment card information was compromised as a
result of the 2013 Target security breach. See In re Target Corp. Customer Data Sec.
Breach Litig., 847 F.3d 608, 613 (8th Cir. 2017). On remand, the district court2 recertified
the class after conducting a rigorous analysis. Class m... More...
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JOHN L. SOILEAU, ET AL. VERSUS CHURCHILL DOWNS

The instant litigation was the subject of a previous appeal to this Court,
wherein we summarized the factual and procedural background as follows:
This lawsuit constitutes complicated and protracted litigation involving a dispute in the horse racing industry between … [quarterhorsemen] and Churchill Downs Louisiana Horseracing Company, LLC, owner of the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots f... More...
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Estate of Linda Faye Jones, et al. v. Chidren's Hospital and Health System Inc., Pensin Plan Eastern District of Wisconsin Federal Courthouse - Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Three days into retirement and three
days before the start of her pension, Linda Faye Jones died.
The Administrative Committee, which oversees the Children’s
Hospital and Health System, Inc. Pension Plan, denied
the pension to Linda’s daughter and beneficiary, Kishunda
Jones. The Committee reasoned that only spouses are entitled
to benefits under the Plan when a participant... More...
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Chadwick Smith v. The State of Texas Ninth Court of Appeals - Texas Courts

In his motion to suppress, Smith alleged that the evidence was seized pursuant
to an “illegal stop, detention and/or arrest.” According to Smith, the stop was without
probable cause or reasonable suspicion and any evidence seized or statements made
should be suppressed as fruits of an unlawful search and seizure.
At the suppression hearing, the State conceded that there was n... More...
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United States of America v. Colin Knox Middle District of Louisiana Federal Courthouse - Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Shreveport, LA - Enforcer for Large Scale Drug Trafficking Organization Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison

U.S. District Judge Shelly D. Dick sentenced COLIN KNOX, age 39, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to 30 years in prison. The defendant was convicted on all charges related to his role as a member of a large-scale and violent drug trafficking organization following a six-day jury trial in Ma... More...
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United States of America v. Ronald Eric Ary Northern District of Texas Federal Courthouse - Dallas, Texas

Ronald Ary appeals his sentence following a conviction for distributing a visual depiction of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct. He argues that the district court erred in determining that his Texas deferred adjudications qualify as prior convictions for the purpose of 18 U.S.C. § 2252(b)(1)’s sentencing enhancement and in sentencing him to a term of imprisonment that exceeded the statu... More...   $0 (06-15-2018 - TX)

United States of America v. Christopher Welshans Western District of Pennsylvania Courthouse - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Appellant Christopher Welshans was convicted of distribution and possession of child pornography in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 2252. In this direct appeal, Welshans raises two claims. First, he argues that his due process right to a fair trial was violated because the prosecution informed the jury, through both evidence and argument, that his child pornography files included deeply abhorrent videos ... More...   $0 (06-14-2018 - PA)

United States of America v. Victor Valenzuela Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

VICTOR VALENZUELA, 43, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl, on June 11, 2018, for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and for conspiracy to launder money. Valenzuela was arrested in Lubbock, Texas. He received one hundred eighty months of imprisonment, to be followed by five years of supervised release, was ordered to pay a $200.00 special assessment and a $5... More...   $0 (06-14-2018 - WY)

United States of America v. Angel Vega Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Muskogee, OK - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Man Sentenced To 60 Months For Cocaine Distribution

Angel Vega, age 44, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was sentenced to 60 months imprisonment and 3 years supervised release for Possession With Intent To Distribute Cocaine, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(A) and Title 18, United States Code, Section ... More...
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United States of America v. Carlos Fernandez-Barron Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Denver, CO - Thornton Man To Spend Over 11 Years in Federal Prison for Cocaine Trafficking

Defendant Carlos Fernandez-Barron last of 7 defendants sentenced for the illegal drug trafficking

Thornton resident Carlos Fernandez-Barron, age 38, has been sentenced to serve 135 months (11 years and 3 months) in federal prison for cocaine trafficking, U.S. Attorney Bob Troyer and DEA Den... More...
   $0 (06-13-2018 - CO)

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