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STATE OF KANSAS v. WILLIAM JOSEPH LONNIE HULSEY JR.

In March 2016, Hulsey pled guilty to possession of methamphetamine, a severity level 5 drug felony, and possession of marijuana, a class A misdemeanor. On April 25, 2016, the district court granted Hulsey a downward dispositional departure and sentenced him to 12 months' probation. In December 2016, the State filed a motion to revoke Hulsey's probation, alleging he failed to follow the terms of hi... More...   $0 (06-23-2018 - KS)

STATE OF KANSAS v. BRIAN JOSHUA LUTZ

Topeka Police Officers Brandon Austin and Scott Sinsel were surveilling a home because of complaints of drug activity. Austin was also acting as a field training officer for Sinsel. The officers saw a vehicle approach the house and leave shortly thereafter. Austin decided to follow the vehicle.

After following the vehicle, Austin observed the vehicle fail to signal a lane change. Austin... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. JOEY LAURO TERRAZAS-GARCIA

On April 14, 2014, Terrazas-Garcia pled no contest to possession of methamphetamine in Finney County case No. 14CR59 (first 2014 drug case). Upon his 2 plea, the district court found Terrazas-Garcia guilty. On July 28, 2014, Terrazas-Garcia was found guilty of another charge of possessing methamphetamine in Finney County case No. 14CR265 (second 2014 drug case). Sentencing on the first and sec... More...   $0 (06-23-2018 - KS)

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. JAMAL COOPER UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE SIXTH CIRCUIT

On March 31, 2014, the government obtained a 30-day electronic surveillance order authorizing the wiretapping of cellphones identified as “Target Telephone 1” (TT1) used by Eric Williams, and TT2 used by defendant-appellant Jamal Cooper. The government submitted a single application and the court issued a single wiretap order to cover both phones.
The government intercepted Cooper’s calls u... 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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Kayla Doherty v. Merck & Co., Inc. The United States of America District of Maine Federal Courthouse - Bangor, Maine

Kayla Doherty became pregnant
while supposedly protected by a contraceptive implant manufactured
by Merck & Co., Inc. After she gave birth to a healthy child, she
brought this lawsuit against Merck, claiming that the implant
and/or its applicator were defective. She also sued the federal
government under the Federal Tort Claims Act, claiming that her
doctor at a federally-f... More...
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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. JUAN H. RAMOS

Ramos’s status as a career offender is dictated by his criminal record, which includes several prior felony convictions. First, in July 1998, Ramos “threw a brick at the nose of a 10-year-old child,” who then required medical treatment at a local hospital.1 As a result, Ramos pled guilty to aggravated assault in the Philadelphia County Common Pleas Court.2 Second, in October 1999, Ramos was app... More...   $0 (06-21-2018 - PA)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. EDWIN CABRERA-RIVERA United States Court of Appeals For the First Circuit

Appellant Edwin Cabrera-Rivera
("Cabrera") was charged in a two-count indictment with production
and possession of child pornography. In a deal with the
government, he agreed to plead guilty to the possession count --
an offense with no mandatory minimum sentence -- and the government
agreed to dismiss the production count -- an offense with a
mandatory fifteen-year ... More...
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FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION v. BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.

The pharmaceutical company Boehringer claimed attorney-client privilege over certain documents subpoenaed by the Federal Trade Commission. The attorney-client privilege applies to a communication between attorney and client if at least “one of the significant purposes” of the communication was to obtain or provide legal advice. In re Kellogg Brown & Root, Inc., 756 F.3d 754, 758 (D.C. Cir. 2014)... More...   $0 (06-21-2018 - DC)

State of Tennessee v. Kentrell Lebron Lindsey

The Defendant was charged with possession of dihydrocodeinone with the intent to sell or deliver, possession of oxycodone with the intent to sell or deliver, possession of a firearm with the intent to go armed during the commission of a dangerous felony, possession of less than one-half ounce of marijuana, driving on a cancelled, suspended, or revoked license, and speeding. The Defendant entered ... More...   $0 (06-21-2018 - TN)

United States of America v. Dr. Mark Griffis Southern District of Georgia Federal Courthouse - Dublin, Georgia

Dublin, GA - Medical Doctor Found Guilty Of Conspiracy

On Wednesday, June 6, 2018, following a three-day trial before U.S. District Judge Dudley H. Bowen, a federal jury convicted Eastman resident Dr. Mark Griffis, age 61, of conspiring to falsify documents pertaining to Department of Transportation mandated medical examinations of holders of commercial driver’s licenses.

Accordi... More...
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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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Jeffrey Cozzl v. City of Birmingham and Cedrick Thomas Northern District of Alabama Federal Courthouse - Birmingham, Alabama

Jeffrey Cozzi was arrested for the robbery of one pharmacy and the attempted robbery of another. He was released after the police found no evidence linking him to the crimes. Cozzi sued Officer Cedrick Thomas, the City of Birmingham, Alabama, and several other law enforcement officers alleging, among other claims, a violation of his Fourth Amendment right to be free from what he contends was an un... More...   $0 (06-21-2018 - AL)

United States of America v. Raman Handa District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, MA - In this case, we affirm dismissal
of the added charge in a superseding indictment on Sixth Amendment
speedy trial grounds. On the facts of this case, we hold that the
constitutional speedy trial clock starts to run from the date of
the original indictment, rejecting the government's assertion that
it runs from the date of the charge first brought in the
superse... More...
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STATE OF OHIO - vs - MADISON K. COZZONE

Appellant was previously employed as a pharmacy technician in a
supermarket pharmacy. After the pharmacy received complaints from customers
indicating their prescriptions for various strengths of Oxycodone/APAP did not contain the
full amount of prescribed medication, the pharmacy surveillance footage was reviewed.
The footage showed appellant tampering with customer prescrip... More...
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STATE OF OHIO - vs - JAMES R. NOGGY

On June 16, 2017, Noggy was indicted by the Lake County Grand Jury for
Felonious Assault, a felony of the second degree, in violation of R.C. 2903.11(A)(1).
{¶3} At a September 7, 2017 plea hearing, Noggy entered a plea of guilty to the
lesser included offense of Attempted Felonious Assault, a felony of the third degree, in
violation of R.C. 2923.02(A) and 2903.11(A)(1). Purs... 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)

STATE OF OHIO vs. ANTHONY FREEMAN

In 2017 Freeman was charged with two counts of promoting prostitution, failure to provide notice of change of address, drug trafficking and drug possession. The case proceeded to a plea hearing where appellant plead guilty to one count of promoting prostitution and failure to provide notice of change of address. The remaining counts were nolled. {¶3} At sentencing, the trial court imposed 1... 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. Monica Vega District of New Mexico Federal Courthouse - Albuquerque, New Mexico

Las Cruzes, NM - Roswell Woman Pleads Guilty to Federal Methamphetamine Trafficking Charges

Plea Agreement Recommends Ten-Year Prison Sentence

Monica Vega, 35, of Roswell, N.M., pled guilty on June 19,2918 in federal court in Las Cruces, N.M., to methamphetamine trafficking charges. Vega’s plea agreement recommends a ten-year prison sentence followed by a term of supervised rele... More...
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STATE OF OHIO vs. NEEKO GORDON

On August 25, 2016, Robert Holsey (“Holsey”) agreed to purchase marijuana from Gordon. Holsey and Gordon knew each other from playing basketball at Trent Park. Nieves drove Holsey to the marijuana-purchase- meeting place on W. 38th Street in Cleveland. As Nieves and Holsey drove toward the meeting place, they saw Gordon, became suspicious, and started to drive away. Through the side mirror... More...   $0 (06-19-2018 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO v. JAMES A. BENVENUTO

On August 9, 2016, investigators from the West Central Ohio Crime
Task Force (“WCOCTF”) were conducting surveillance on Vincent McKercher
(“McKercher”) in Allen County. (05/05/2017 Tr. at 8). McKercher had a history
of trafficking in marijuana. (Id. at 9). Investigators followed McKercher (in his
vehicle) from a barbershop in Lima, Ohio to a warehouse located at 519 N. Jac... More...
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STATE OF OHIO v. SCOTT A. STEIN

On November 9, 2016, Chief of Police Glass of the Village of Botkins
received a phone call from an officer at the Wapakoneta Police Department
regarding a woman named Megan Donnelly, for whom there was an active warrant
for theft, and requested his assistance in obtaining her. Chief Glass was informed
that Donnelly was en route to a local motel, driving a white Ford Expeditio... More...
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STATE OF OHIO v. HARLEY J. HEFNER

On October 14, 2014, Hefner was indicted on six criminal charges in
Logan County: Count One, Burglary, in violation of R.C. 2929.11(A)(2), a felony
of the second degree; Count Two, Burglary, in violation of R.C. 2929.11(A)(2), a
felony of the second degree; Count Three, Burglary, in violation of R.C.
2929.11(A)(2), a felony of the second degree; Count Four, Burglary, in violat... More...
   $0 (06-19-2018 - OH)

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