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United States of America v. Eric Erb Eastern District of New York Federal Courthouse - Central Islip, New York

Central Islip, NY - Former Long Island Investment Adviser Sentenced to 57 Months in Prison for Stealing $3 Million from Investors

On April 13, 2018, in federal court in Central Islip, New York, Eric Erb, a former investment adviser and hedge fund manager, was sentenced by United States District Judge Arthur D. Spatt to 57 months’ imprisonment to be followed by 3 years’ supervised release.... More...
   $0 (04-13-2018 - NY)

Monica Nicole Ford v. The State of Texas

Appellant was charged by indictment with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Pursuant to a plea bargain agreement with the State, Appellant pleaded “guilty” to the offense, and after deferring a finding of guilt, the trial court placed Appellant on community supervision for eight years. As a condition of Appellant’s community supervision, the trial court ordered that she pay $6,790.75 in re... More...   $0 (04-13-2018 - TX)

Rustin J. Smith v. City and County of Honolulu Federal Courthouse - Honolulu, Hawaii

Plaintiff-Appellant Rustin Smith brought an action under
42 U.S.C. § 1983 alleging that his rights under the Fourth
Amendment were violated by police officers employed by
Defendant-Appellee City and County of Honolulu.
Specifically, he alleged that following his arrest on drug
charges that were subsequently dropped, he was improperly
detained by the Honolulu police for appr... More...
   $0 (04-12-2018 - HI)

Jud Waymond Smith v. The State of Texas

On February 14, 2015, Smith was arrested for the offense of driving while intoxicated
(DWI).1 During the drive to the Upshur County Jail, Smith was extremely belligerent toward the
arresting officer, Brandon Love. Smith argued continuously with Love, and he repeatedly stated
that he did not have to listen to anything Love was explaining to him. When Love asked Smith if
he wo... More...
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STATE OF MONTANA v. PHILIP RAE GRIBBLE

Pursuant to Section I, Paragraph 3(c), Montana Supreme Court Internal Operating
Rules, this case is decided by memorandum opinion and shall not be cited and does not
serve as precedent. Its case title, cause number, and disposition shall be included in this
Court’s quarterly list of noncitable cases published in the Pacific Reporter and Montana
Reports.
¶2 Philip Gribble... More...
   $0 (04-11-2018 - MT)

STATE OF OHIO v. ANGEL TORRES

On June 21, 2016, Trooper Baker of the Ohio State Highway Patrol stopped
Torres for having excessively dark window tint. During the stop, Trooper Baker conducted an
exterior sniff of Torres’ vehicle using his canine partner. The canine alerted to the passenger
side door. During a search of the vehicle, troopers discovered 110 grams of cocaine inside the
vehicle.
{¶3} The... More...
   $0 (04-11-2018 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO v. ANDREW JACKSON, III

Based on a drug trafficking investigation focusing on Mr. Jackson and 1016
Beardsley Street in Akron, police officers obtained a search warrant for the residence at 1016
Beardsley Street. On the day the search warrant was to be executed, police watched the
residence and waited until they saw Mr. Jackson and his sister leave the residence together in a
rental car. Police condu... More...
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Matthew Squire v. County of Los Angeles

Appellants Matthew Squire (Squire) and Ernesto Masson
(Masson) (collectively appellants) appeal from the judgment
denying their petition for writ of mandate. They contend the
written reprimands they received from the Los Angeles County
Sheriff’s Department (Department) in September 2014, should be
rescinded because they did not receive notice of proposed
discipline within t... More...
   $0 (04-10-2018 - CA)

Daniel Antonio Ferrer v. The State of Texas

On May 23, 2015, complainant Francisco Capetillo-Medina was shot to death in broad daylight in front of a convenience store. Investigating officers were able to obtain surveillance video of the shooting, but the investigation stalled until investigators received a Crime Stoppers tip implicating appellant. Appellant was subsequently charged with the offense of murder pursuant to section 19.02 of ... More...   $0 (04-10-2018 - TX)

Jamal Joyner v. The State of Texas

In November 2012, Joyner was indicted for capital murder after he and two
other men stole drugs and, in the course of the robbery, murdered one of the drug
sellers. In September 2014, Joyner pleaded guilty in exchange for the State reducing
his charge to the lesser-included offense of aggravated robbery. The plea agreement
also stated:
The defendant agrees that he will tes... More...
   $0 (04-10-2018 - TX)

Jamal Joyner v. The State of Texas

In November 2012, Joyner was indicted for capital murder after he and two
other men stole drugs and, in the course of the robbery, murdered one of the drug
sellers. In September 2014, Joyner pleaded guilty in exchange for the State reducing
his charge to the lesser-included offense of aggravated robbery. The plea agreement
also stated:
The defendant agrees that he will tes... More...
   $0 (04-10-2018 - TX)

Misty Rae Hopkins v. The State of Texas

The evidence at trial showed that appellant, her husband, John, and their five children,
Ashley, Byran, J.D., Cassie, and Ezra, moved from Georgia to Burnet, Texas, where John was pastor
of a local church. According to the testimony of J.D. and Cassie, after the family moved to the 1
parsonage, appellant and John began sexually abusing their two youngest daughters. The daughters’
... More...
   $0 (04-07-2018 - TX)

STATE OF OHIO vs. JOHN CRAWFORD

In 2015, Crawford was charged in a 18-count indictment with multiple counts
of rape, kidnapping, complicity to commit rape, and unlawful sexual conduct with a
minor. The matter proceeded through a long and arduous pretrial process related to
Crawford’s desire to switch attorneys. Crawford finally agreed to plead guilty to one
count of sexual battery, with the named victim J.... More...
   $0 (04-07-2018 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO vs. CALVIN L. ALEXANDER

At a single hearing held in March 2015, Alexander entered into a plea
agreement with the state in Cuyahoga C.P. Nos. CR-13-579939-A and CR-13-580048-A.
In Case No. CR-13-579939-A, Alexander pleaded guilty to one count of having weapons
while under disability in violation of R.C. 2923.13(A)(2), with a forfeiture specification;
and one count of drug trafficking in violation of ... More...
   $0 (04-07-2018 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO vs. MICHAEL J. BROOKS

Brooks previously appealed his convictions and sentence to this court in State
v. Brooks, 2016-Ohio-489, 56 N.E.3d 357 (8th Dist.) (“Brooks I”).
In May 2014, Brooks, along with co-defendant Sylvester Cotton, was indicted in a multi-count indictment. Counts 1 and 2 charged attempted murder; Counts 3 and 4 charged felonious assault; Counts 5 and 6 charged kidnapping; Counts 7 and 8 charged... More...
   $0 (04-07-2018 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO vs. MICHAEL P. HANFORD

On May 2, 2016, Hanford was charged in a multicount indictment: Count 1
— aggravated murder in violation of R.C. 2903.01(A); Count 2 — murder in violation of
R.C. 2903.02(A); Count 3 — murder in violation of R.C. 2903.02(B); Count 4 —
felonious assault in violation of R.C. 2903.11(A)(1); Count 5 — felonious assault in
violation of R.C. 2903.11(A)(2); Count 6 — carrying a con... More...
   $0 (04-06-2018 - OH)

United States of America v. Ralph Willard Savoie Middle District of Louisiana Federal Courthouse - Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Baton Rouge, LA - Mandeville Financial Adviser Convicted of Stealing Up to $1.5 Million from Investors

A Mandeville investment adviser who stole up to $1.5 million from investors in a widespread investment fraud scheme pled guilty.

On March 26, 2018, RALPH WILLARD SAVOIE, age 70, of Mandeville, Louisiana, pled guilty to mail fraud before U.S. District Judge Shelly D. Dick. As a... More...
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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. GARY COOPER United States Court of Appeals FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA CIRCUIT

Cooper’s convictions and sentences followed one year of pretrial litigation, an eight-day jury trial and a thorough sentencing process. We recite only the background necessary to resolve Cooper’s claims of multiplicity and sentencing errors. A. INDICTMENT “Charg[ing] the same offense in more than one count”— “a problem known as multiplicity”—is “a defect[] in the indictment.” United States v. W... More...   $0 (03-31-2018 - DC)

STATE OF NEW JERSEY v. ALIREZA FASSIHI, a/k/a RAZA, ALIREZA S. FASSIHI, ALIRZEZA FASSIHI, ALIREZA SHIRAZI FASSIHI, ALI FASSIHI, and ALI REZA

We derive the following facts from the trial record. On
January 23, 2015, defendant drove Stephanie Monzo, a friend, to
the local Walmart. Monzo entered the store while defendant
remained in the car. As Monzo shopped, three Walmart asset
protection associates approached her based upon a suspicion of
shoplifting. One of the associates requested that she "come into
t... More...
   $0 (03-31-2018 - NJ)

STATE OF OHIO v. JINETTA L. THOMPSON

On August 19, 2015, the Seneca County Grand Jury indicted Thompson
on six counts, including: Count One of trafficking in cocaine in violation of R.C.
2925.03(A)(1), (C)(4)(b), a fourth-degree felony; Count Two of trafficking in
cocaine in violation of R.C. 2925.03(A)(1), (C)(4)(a), a fifth-degree felony; Count
Three of trafficking in cocaine in violation of R.C. 2925.03(A)(1),... More...
   $0 (03-31-2018 - OH)

Ramon Rojas Carrillo, Jr. v. The State of Texas

The jury heard evidence that appellant and Francesca Edwards were involved in a
romantic relationship for about four years. They lived together intermittently and, at one point, were
engaged to be married. Evidence at trial reflected that the events forming the basis of the instant
offense occurred as the relationship was ending. Edwards testified that one evening, she went out
... More...
   $0 (03-30-2018 - TX)

Metlife Life and Annuity Company v. Connecticut v. Uzo Akpele, J.E.A., et al. Northern District of Georgia Federal Courthouse - Atlanta, Georgia

Plaintiff MetLife Life and Annuity Co. of Connecticut (“MetLife”) initiated this interpleader action under Rule 22 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and sought to pay into the registry of the district court the proceeds of an insurance policy on the life of Dr. Ignatius Akpele, deceased. The defendants named by MetLife were Uzo Akpele (the widow of Dr. Akpele), J.E.A. (a minor child of Dr. A... More...   $0 (03-29-2018 - GA)

United States of America v. Misraim Israel Briones Pasos aka Mario Ozuna District of Oregon Federal Courthouse - Portland, Oregon

Portland, OR - Final Defendant Sentenced in Nayarit, Mexico-Based Heroin Trafficking Conspiracy

Misraim Israel Briones Pasos aka Mario Ozuna, 36, of Tepic, Nayarit, Mexico, was sentenced today to 151 months in prison for his role in a vast conspiracy responsible for trafficking hundreds of pounds of black tar heroin from Nayarit, Mexico to the Portland metropolitan area.

“Most of... More...
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STATE OF OHIO v. ORLANDO PEREZ, JR

Defendant-appellant, Orlando Perez, Jr. (“Perez”), appeals the January
24, 2017 judgment entry of the Defiance County Common Pleas Court imposing
consecutive sentences after he pled guilty to two counts of trafficking in cocaine.
For the reasons set forth below, we affirm the judgment of the trial court.
{¶2} On July 21, 2016, Perez was indicted on four criminal charges in <... More...
   $0 (03-28-2018 - OH)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. MARK STUART LANDERSMAN, a/k/a Mark Stuart UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. LEE HALL UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT

We recount the facts in the light most favorable to the Government, the prevailing
party at trial. See United States v. Garcia-Ochoa, 607 F.3d 371, 376 (4th Cir. 2010). In
late 2012 and early 2013, Hall facilitated the Navy’s purchase of 349 unattributable (i.e.,
unserialized and untraceable) firearm suppressors for approximately $1,657,750. At that
time, Hall worked directl... More...
   $0 (03-28-2018 - VA)

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