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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. FLORA ESPINO

Espino worked as a tax preparer for a real estate broker in Spring Valley, California. One borrower, Sean Desmond, served as a police officer at the Chula Vista Police Department. In 2006 he attempted to buy a $1.6 million home. As a police officer, his salary was $90,000 at the time. To assist him with qualifying for this loan, he worked with a broker named Jesse Rodriguez to prepare the loan ... 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. ARTURO LUCIANO RAMIREZ

Counsel questions whether the district court complied with Rule 11 in accepting
Ramirez’s guilty plea but does not identify any specific error committed during the plea
hearing. Because Ramirez did not move in the district court to withdraw his guilty plea,
we review this issue for plain error. United States v. Sanya, 774 F.3d 812, 815 (4th Cir.
2014). To establish plain err... More...
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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)

United States of America v. Jasmin Polanco District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, MA - Real Estate Attorney Sentenced for Role in Sweeping Mortgage Fraud Conspiracy

A real estate attorney was sentenced today in connection with a sweeping conspiracy to defraud banks and mortgage companies by engaging in sham “short” sales of residential properties in Merrimack Valley.

Jasmin Polanco, 37, of Methuen, was sentenced by U.S. Senior District Court Judge Doug... More...
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ALEXINA SIMON —v.— CITY OF NEW YORK, FRANCIS LONGOBARDI, Queens County Assistant District  Attorney, DETECTIVE EVELYN ALEGRE, DETECTIVE DOUGLAS LEE

This case takes us to the intersection of an allegedly wrongful arrest and  detention on a material witness warrant, the Fourth Amendment, and qualified  immunity. Plaintiff Alexina Simon brought this action in the United States District  Court for the Eastern District of New York (Vitaliano, J.) under 42 U.S.C. § 1983,  claiming that a state prosecutor and two police officers falsely arrested and... More...   $0 (06-21-2018 - )

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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Sergio M. Hernandez, III vs. The State of Florida

Defendant, Sergio Hernandez, III, appeals from his judgment and sentence
for domestic battery by strangulation and false imprisonment. As his sole issue on
appeal, Hernandez contends that the trial court committed fundamental error in its
determination of Hernandez’s competency to proceed. Specifically, Hernandez
asserts that the trial court failed to make an independent asse... 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. Dr. Kenneth G. Edwards Middle District of Alabama Federal Courthouse - Montgomery, Alabama

Montgomery, AL - Phenix City Chiropractor Pleads Guilty to Conspiring to Commit Wire Fraud Related to Truck Driver Physicals

On Wednesday, June 13, 2018, Dr. Kenneth G. Edwards, 65, a resident of Columbus, Georgia and previously a practicing chiropractor in Phenix City, Alabama, pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit wire fraud. Dr. Edwards’s conviction resulted from his scheme to submit ... More...
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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 ex rel. Van Raalte, et al. v. Healogics, Inc. Middle District of Florida Federal Courthouse - Orlando, Florida

Orlando, FL - Healogics Agrees To Pay Up To $22.51 Million To Settle False Claims Act Liability For Improper Billing Of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

The Justice Department announced on June 20, 2018 that Healogics, Inc. has agreed to pay up to $22.51 million to settle allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by knowingly causing wound care centers to bill Medicare for medically unn... 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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United States of America v. Matthew Taylor and Martin Fields District of Colorado Federal Courthouse - Denver, Colorado

Denver, CO - Colorado Business Owners Indicted For $7 Million Biodiesel Tax Credit Fraud Scheme

A federal grand jury for the District of Colorado has returned an indictment, which was unsealed today, charging two Colorado business owners with conspiring to defraud the United States and to commit money laundering, money laundering and filing false claims, announced Principal Deputy Assista... 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 v. Randall W. Harris

This is an appeal from a June 9, 2015 judgment of the Lucas County Court of Common Pleas, finding appellant guilty of one count of domestic violence, in violation of R.C. 2919.25(A), and one count of felonious assault, in violation of R.C. 2903.11(A)(1). 2. {¶ 2} On June 29, 2015, appellant was sentenced to a 14-month term of incarceration for the domestic violence conviction, and a four-ye... More...   $0 (06-19-2018 - OH)

Alan Anderson v. Sohit Khanna, Iowa Heart Center P.C. and Catholic Health Initiatives Iowa Corp., d/b/a Mercy Hospital Medical Center Supreme Court of Iowa

A patient and his family brought a medical negligence action against a physician and the physician’s employer. They alleged specific negligence and the failure of the physician to obtain informed consent. The district court granted summary judgment in favor of the defendants on the claim of informed consent based on the physician’s failure to disclose his lack of training and experience in perform... More...   $0 (06-19-2018 - IA)

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 vs. DONALD DAWSON DURGAN

The record shows that on May 4, 2016, Anant Singh’s wife returned
home from working the night shift as a nurse to find her husband dead on the floor
of the garage. He had been shot in the torso. Immediately after she found him,
Durgan pulled into their driveway in a white pickup truck.
{¶3} Singh was a successful mechanical engineer. He and his daughter
also operated a ... More...
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United States of America v. Thunyarax Phatanakit Jumroon Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Portland, OR - Oregon Woman Pleads Guilty for Role in Forced Labor and Visa Fraud Scheme Involving Thai Restaurant Workers

Defendant financially benefited from co-defendant’s use of debts, fraud, threats of financial and reputational harm, and other means to compel victims to work at restaurants

Tanya Jumroon, also known as Thunyarax Phatanakit Jumroon, 59, of Beaverton, Oregon, ... More...
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United States of America v. Ginger Bidegary Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Reno, NV - Second Winnemucca Tax Return Preparer Pleads Guilty To Tax Fraud Conspiracy

A Winnemucca tax return preparer pleaded guilty on June 18, 2018 for her role in a tax fraud conspiracy, announced U.S. Attorney Dayle Elieson for the District of Nevada and Special Agent in Charge Tara Sullivan for the IRS Criminal Investigation.

Ginger Bidegary, 58, pleaded guilty to one coun... More...
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United States of America v. Jake C. Files Federal Courthouse Western District of Arkansas - Fayetteville, Arkansas

Fayetteville, FL - Former Arkansas State Senator Sentenced to Prison for Wire Fraud, Money Laundering, and Bank Fraud

Former Arkansas State Senator Jake C. Files was sentenced to 18 months in prison for orchestrating a scheme to obtain approximately $46,500 in state government funds through fraudulent means and for obtaining approximately $56,700 in loan proceeds, also through fraudulent ... More...
   $0 (06-19-2018 - AR)

United States of America v. Alena Aleykina Eastern District of California Federal Courthouse - Sacramento, California

Sacramento, CA - Former IRS-CI Special Agent Convicted of Filing False Tax Returns, Theft of Government Money and Obstruction of Justice

A former special agent for the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI) Division was convicted on June 15 after a jury in Sacramento, California found her guilty of filing false tax returns, obstruction of justice and stealing government ... More...
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Richard Vos v. City of Newport Beach, et al. Central District of California Federal Courthouse - Los Angeles, California

On May 29, 2014, officers of the City of Newport Beach Police Department fatally shot Gerritt Vos (“Vos”). The police responded to a call about a man behaving erratically and brandishing a pair of scissors at a 7-Eleven. The shooting happened while the police were deciding how to handle the situation, and Vos unexpectedly charged the doorway of the store with what appeared to be a weapon raised ab... More...   $0 (06-19-2018 - CA)

United States of America v. Flora Espino Southern District of California Federal Courthouse - San Diego, California

The jury convicted defendant Flora Espino of lying to a
grand jury in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1623. Espino appeals
and argues that the district court erred as a matter of law in
the language used in the verdict form and its subsequent
submission to the jury. Espino contends the district court
shifted the burden of proof, requiring the jury to find her not
guilty beyond a r... More...
   $0 (06-19-2018 - CA)

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