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STATE OF OHIO v. MARI BETH TINLEY Ninth District Court of Appeals

As a result of an incident that occurred on March 25, 2017, Ms. Tinley was
charged with one count of domestic violence. Her trial date was postponed on two occasions and
ultimately set for July 10, 2017. Though she attempted to demand a jury trial a few days before
her scheduled trial, the court denied her request as untimely. An acting judge then presided over
her trial due... More...
   $0 (06-20-2018 - OH)


The relevant facts and procedural history are as follows:
{¶4} On July 13, 2016, Muskingum County Sheriff’s dispatch received a
complaint about the odor of marijuana coming from the residence located at 128 Hamline
Ave., Zanesville, Ohio. The complaint also stated that the occupants at the residence
were trafficking in drugs.
{¶5} Colleena Johnson ("Colleena") and Appella... More...
   $0 (06-19-2018 - OH)


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...
   $0 (06-19-2018 - OH)


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...
   $0 (06-19-2018 - OH)

United States of America v. Ronald Grusd, California Imaging Network Medical Group and Willows Consulting Compan Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

San Diego, CA - Beverly Hills Doctor Sentenced to 10 Years in Custody for Massive Workers’ Comp Scheme

Beverly Hills Radiologist Ronald Grusd and two of his corporations, California Imaging Network Medical Group and Willows Consulting Company, were sentenced in federal court on June 18, 2018 after a jury trial in December resulted in convictions on 39 felony fraud counts.

U.S. Di... More...
   $0 (06-18-2018 - CA)

State of Wisconsin v. Michael L. Cox

In the early hours of March 14, 2015, Mr. Cox drove
approximately three miles on the wrong side of a Milwaukee-area
highway, which also put him on the wrong side of the law. Mr.
Cox evaded one squad car, but others eventually intercepted him
and brought him to a halt. With bloodshot and glassy eyes, and
smelling strongly of alcohol, Mr. Cox unsteadily emerged fro... More...
   $0 (06-18-2018 - WI)

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...
   $0 (06-16-2018 - WI)

Wilberto Arrellano v. The State of Texas

Complainant Eduviel Zarco-Ramirez went out with friends, including his
roommate Rafael Pineda, his brother-in-law Juan Estrada Gonzalez, and Juan’s
brother Apolonio. Arriving at a seafood restaurant at approximately 1:00 A.M.,
they ordered food and beer. Another group of men and women was seated at a
nearby table. Zarco-Ramirez sang karaoke as his friends sang along from their ... More...
   $0 (06-14-2018 - TX)

United States of America v. David Nicoll and Scott Nicoll District of New Jersey Federal Courthouses

Newark, NJ - President Of New Jersey Clinical Laboratory And His Brother, A Senior Employee, Sentenced To Prison In $100m+ Test Referral/Bribery Scheme

The president of Parsippany, New Jersey-based Biodiagnostic Laboratory Services LLC (BLS) and his brother – a senior employee at the now-defunct company – were sentenced today to federal prison terms for their respective roles in a conspir... More...
   $0 (06-13-2018 - NJ)

J. Erin Rourke v. State of North Dakota

The State charged J. Erin Rourke with gross sexual imposition and corruption or solicitation of minors. Following a trial held in May 2016, the jury returned a verdict of guilty as to the gross sexual imposition charge and a verdict of not guilty as to the corruption or solicitation of minors charge. Rourke appealed his conviction, arguing insufficient evidence to sustain the jury's verdict. This ... More...   $0 (06-12-2018 - ND)

The People of the State of Colorado v. Alyse Elaine Shank and Six Thousand Fourteen Dollars in United States Currency Colorado Supreme Court

The People charged Shank with three drug offenses, including one alleging
distribution. She was appointed a public defender. The People later brought a civil
forfeiture action related to the criminal charges. In that case, the People sought
forfeiture of the proceeds of Shank’s alleged crimes pursuant to section 16-13-303(6),
C.R.S. (2017). The P.D. entered its appearance o... More...
   $0 (06-11-2018 - CO)

United States of America v. Rassan M. Tarabein Southern District of Alabama Federal Courthouse - Mobile, Alabama

Mobile, AL - Former Pain Management Doctor Receives 5 Years in Health Care Fraud Case, Ordered to Pay More Than 15 Million Dollars in Restitution

Chief United States District Judge Kristi K. DuBose sentenced Rassan M. Tarabein, 58, a former neurologist residing in Fairhope, Alabama, to 60 months imprisonment in a health care fraud case. The judge ordered that Tarabein pay restitution tot... More...
   $0 (06-11-2018 - AL)


Defendant-appellant, Antoine D. Williams (“Williams”), appeals from his
conviction for forfeiture specifications requiring him to forfeit $385. He assigns the following
errors for our review:
I. The court erred and [Williams] was denied due process when the court without the benefit of any findings of fact forfeited certain monies seized in the wake of an arrest, this desp... More...
   $0 (06-09-2018 - )

Timothy Rush v. State of Indiana Indiana Court of Appeals

This case arises out of an August 8, 2017 investigation by the Kokomo police
department into a possible hit-and-run car crash. Officers arrested Rush, and
the following day the State charged him with Count 1 operating a motor vehicle
after forfeiture of license for life, a Level 5 felony;1 Count 2 possession of a
controlled substance, a Level 6 felony;2 Count 3 false informing... More...
   $0 (06-09-2018 - IN)

State of Minnesota vs. Miguel Angel Vasquez,

Following a bench trial, the district court found Vasquez guilty of the premeditated
murder of Amber Lechuga. Lechuga and Vasquez shared an apartment in Springfield.
They had been romantically involved and have two children together. The State’s theory
was that Vasquez murdered Lechuga because their relationship had deteriorated, and she
was seeing other men. The State cont... More...
   $0 (06-08-2018 - MN)

United States of America v. Jeffrey Eugene Rose, Sr. and Pamela Annette Rose Southern District of Texas Courthouse - Houston, Texas

Houston, TX - Julie Redlinger and Daniel Rodriguez prosecuted the case. AUSA Kristine Rollinson handled the forfeiture matters.

The CEO of Team Work Ready (TWR) has received a significant federal sentence for conspiracy, health care fraud, wire fraud and money laundering, announced U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick along with Special Agent in Charge Christopher Cave of the U.S. Postal Service... More...
   $0 (06-05-2018 - TX)

In the Matter of Property Seized from Jean Carlos Herrera and Fernando Rodriguez Supreme Court of Iowa

Claimants appeal an order by the district court that found Claimants’ Answer to the In Rem Forfeiture Complaint insufficient because it objected to providing
testimonial statements as to matters requested therein because claimant argued the
search and seizure were unlawful and such information would be fruit of the
poisonous tree, and simultaneously forfeited the property. (A1144-14... More...
   $0 (06-03-2018 - IA)

Isaiah Glenn Tryon v. State of Oklahoma Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals Helping People Find You On The Internet 888-354-4529

¶1 Appellant, Isaiah Glenndell Tryon, was tried by jury in the District Court of Oklahoma County, Case No. CF-2012-1692, and convicted of Murder in the First Degree in violation of 21 O.S.2011, § 701.7(A). In a separate capital sentencing phase, Appellant's jury found the existence of four statutory aggravating circumstances1 and sentenced Appellant to death. The Honorable Cindy H. Truong, Distric... More...   $0 (05-31-2018 - OK)

United States of America v. Leonard Ray Foster Western District of Oklahoma Federal Courthouse - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK - Multi-Million-Dollar Gift-Card Fraud Leads to More Than Fifteen Years Prison

Leonard Ray Foster, 48, of Oklahoma City, has been sentenced to 188 months in prison for fraud and money laundering in connection with a scheme to defraud retailers of millions of dollars through gift cards, announced Robert J. Troester, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Oklaho... More...
   $0 (05-29-2018 - OK)

United States of America v. One Ancient Mosiac Central District of California Federal Courthouse - Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles, CA - United States Moves to Forfeit Antiquity from Time of Roman Empire that was Looted from Syria and Recovered from High Desert Home

The United States this week filed an asset forfeiture complaint against an ancient mosaic depicting Hercules, believed to have been made in the 3rd or 4th Century, that likely was looted from war-torn Syria, allegedly illegally imported into t... More...
   $0 (05-29-2018 - CA)

Chris Shane Spencer v. The State of Texas

Because Spencer does not challenge the sufficiency of the evidence or
raise a point that requires a complete recitation of the facts, only those facts
necessary to the resolution of the points he brings on appeal are included in this
After the State charged Spencer, the trial court determined that he was
indigent; thus, the trial court appointed him counsel—Pamela... More...
   $0 (05-28-2018 - TX)

Ghufran Zafar v. The State of Texas

Asma’s nine-year marriage to Zafar was marked by Zafar’s abusive and
controlling nature, as reflected by his beating Asma’s head against a wall,
holding a gun to her forehead and threatening to kill her, installing cameras in
their home to watch her, checking her cell phone when he came home from
work, and threatening to shoot her if she called 911. On April 16, 2016, the
... More...
   $0 (05-28-2018 - TX)

United States of America v. Timothy Murphy, a/k/a Mr. Black, a/k/a Colby Muhlberg, a/k/a Arthur Whitton Eastern District of Missouri Federal Courthouse - St. Louis, Missouri

St. Louis, MO - Twentieth Defendant Sentenced for Federal Fraud and Money Laundering Charges Related to Telemarketing Enterprise that Targeted the Elderly

Timothy Murphy, a/k/a Mr. Black, a/k/a Colby Muhlberg, a/k/a Arthur Whitton, 34, of Phoenix, Arizona, was sentenced on May 22, 2018 to 54 months in prison in connection with a multi-count indictment arising from a fraudulent telemarketi... More...
   $0 (05-28-2018 - MO)

Len Boogaard v. National Hockey League, et al. Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois

Len and Joanne Boogaard appeal the dismissal of the wrongful-death action they brought as the personal representatives of the estate of their son, Derek
* Of the Eastern District of Wisconsin, sitting by designation.
2 No. 17-2355
Boogaard. They devote their appeal almost entirely to argu-ments that would spark excitement—or fear—in the heart of a civil procedure student. There is a Ha... More...
   $0 (05-25-2018 - IL)

Damian Stinnie v. Richard D. Holcomb Western District of Virginia Federal Courthouse - Roanoke, Virginia

This case arises out of a constitutional challenge to Virginia Code § 46.2-395, pursuant to which anyone who fails to pay court costs or fines imposed after a conviction is subject to suspension of his or her driver’s license. Plaintiffs Damian Stinnie, Demetrice Moore, Robert Taylor, and Neil Russo owe court debts and, because of their inability to pay, have had their licenses suspended. They all... More...   $0 (05-24-2018 - VA)

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