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Malcolm Kelso v. Christine A. Butler, et al. Western District of Louisiana Federal Courthouse - Lafayette, Louisiana

After plaintiff Malcolm Kelso rested his case, opposing counsel moved for judgment as a matter of law pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 50. The district court granted the motion. Kelso requests that we reverse and remand, contending that the motion did not “specify . . . the law and facts that entitle[d] the movant to the judgment.”1 We affirm the district court’s judgment.
Case: 15-... More...
   $0 (08-14-2018 - LA)

United States of America v. The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc (RBS) District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, MA - Royal Bank of Scotland Agrees to Pay $4.9 Billion for Financial Crisis-Era Misconduct
Settlement Is Largest Penalty Imposed On A Single Entity By The Justice Department For Financial Crisis-Era Misconduct

The Justice Department announced a $4.9 billion settlement with The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc (RBS) resolving federal civil claims that RBS misled investors in th... More...
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United States of America v. Herve Erilus and Herve Erilus, LLC Middle District of Florida Federal Courthouse - Orlando, Florida

Orlando, FL - Federal Court Bars Florida Tax Return Preparer and his Business From Preparing Tax Returns and Orders Them to Disgorge Ill-Gotten Gains

A federal court in Orlando, Florida entered a permanent injunction against Herve Erilus and Herve Erilus, LLC, barring them from preparing federal tax returns for others and owning or operating a tax preparation business. The court also ord... More...
   $0 (08-14-2018 - FL)

State of Ohio v. Rickey Lamb, Jr.

On July 21, 2015, the Fulton County Grand Jury issued a seven-count indictment charging appellant with one count of arson in violation of R.C. 2909.03(A)(2), a felony of the fourth degree (“Count 1”); one count of aggravated arson in violation of R.C. 2909.02(A)(2), a felony of the second degree (“Count 2”); one count of aggravated arson in violation of R.C. 2909.02(A)(1), a felony of the firs... More...   $0 (08-14-2018 - OH)

United States of America v. Tessicar Karelle Jumpp, a/k/a Stephanie Phelps Eastern District of Virginia - Federal Courthouse - Alexandria, Virginia

Alexandria, VA - Jamaican Woman Sentenced for Lottery Scam Targeting Elderly Victims

A Jamaican citizen was sentenced today to six years in prison for orchestrating a lottery fraud that scammed elderly victims out of approximately $385,000.

“The financial and emotional harm these scams cause elderly victims and their family members can be devastating,” said G. Zachary Terwilliger... More...
   $0 (08-14-2018 - VA)

United States of Amrica v. Ancient Coin Collectors Guild District of Maryland Federal Courthouse - Baltimore, Maryland

This appeal is pursued by the Ancient Coin Collectors Guild (the “Guild”) from the judgment in the District of Maryland ordering forfeiture to the United States of seven ancient Cypriot coins and eight ancient Chinese coins, which were imported into this country by the Guild. Incorporated within its challenge to the propriety of the district court’s summary judgment decision, the Guild contests th... More...   $0 (08-14-2018 - MD)

Monster Energy Company v. Bruce L. Schechter

When a settlement agreement provides that the “[p]laintiffs and their counsel
agree” to keep the terms of the agreement confidential, and when the plaintiffs’ counsel
signs the agreement under the words, “Approved as to form and content,” can the
plaintiffs’ counsel be liable to the defendant for breach of the confidentiality provision?
We answer this question, “No.”

FACT... More...
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United States of America v. Shawn Edmonds Eastern District of Pennsylvania Federal Courthouse - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA - Former Department of Veterans Affairs Employee Pleads Guilty to Fraud Against His Former Employer

Shawn Edmonds, a 43-year old resident of Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty on August 9, 2018 before the Honorable Gerald J. Pappert to five counts of wire fraud and three counts of aggravated identify theft related to a scheme to defraud the Department of Veterans ... More...
   $0 (08-13-2018 - PA)

United States of America v. Hiteshkumar Patel Middle District of Pennsylvania Federal Courthouse - Scranton, Pennsylvania

Scranton, PA - South Abington Man Sentenced To Over 19 Years In Prison For Fraud And Identity Theft Scheme

Hiteshkumar Patel, age 52, a resident of South Abington Township, Pennsylvania, was sentenced on August 9, 2018, by United States District Court Judge Robert D. Mariani to serve 234 months in prison on the charges of conspiracy and aggravated identity theft.

According to Un... More...
   $0 (08-13-2018 - PA)

Andrea Watson Davidson v. The State of Texas

In or around 2000, appellant was employed by Kalsi Engineering1 as an accountant, performing day-to-day activities with accounts receivable and accounts payable. Kalsi Engineering was owned by Manmohan Kalsi, Ph.D., and his wife. Appellant’s duties included preparing checks based on customer invoices, presenting checks to management2 for signature, and tracking inventory for the seal division. A... More...   $0 (08-12-2018 - TX)

United States of America v. Krystal K. Smith Northern District of Oklahoma Federal Courthouse Tulsa, Oklahoma

Tulsa, OK - The United States of America charged Krystall K. Smith, age 45, with:

18:1344(2) - BANK FRAUD; 18:982(a)(2)(A) - BANK FRAUD FORFEITURE
(1)
18 USC 1344(2): Bank Fraud; Forfeiture Allegation: 18 USC 982(a)(2)(A): Bank Fraud Forfeiture
(1s)
26:7206(1) - WILLFULLY MAKING AND SUBSCRIBING FALSE INCOME TAX RETURN
(2-6)
26 USC 7206(1): Willfully Making... More...
   $0 (08-12-2018 - OK)

United States of America v. Peter Persaud Eastern District of New York Courthouse - Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn, NY - Former JP Morgan Chase Bank Employee Sentenced to Four Years in Prison for Selling Customer Account Information
Defendant Obtained and Sold For Profit Personal Identifying Information of Bank Customers

Earlier on August 10, 2018, in federal court in Brooklyn, Peter Persaud, a former personal banker at JP Morgan Chase Bank, was sentenced by United States District Judge E... More...
   $0 (08-12-2018 - NY)

United States of America v. John William Cranney, a/k/a Jack Cranney District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, MA - Former Belmont Resident Sentenced for $6 Million Investment Fraud Scheme

A former Belmont resident was sentenced on August 9, 2018 in federal court in Boston in connection with a decade-long Ponzi-style investment scheme in which he defrauded 15 investors of over $6 million.

John William Cranney, a/k/a Jack Cranney, 77, of El Paso, Texas, was sentenced by U.S. Distr... More...
   $0 (08-12-2018 - MA)

United States of America v. Katie Stygles United States District Court for the District of Vermont

Manchester, VT - Katie Stygles Sentenced For Defrauding Bradford Employer

Katie Stygles, 29, of Piermont, New Hampshire, was sentenced on August 9, 2018 in United States District Court in Rutland to five years of probation following her guilty plea to a charge of credit card fraud. Chief U.S. District Judge Geoffrey Crawford also ordered that Stygles pay restitution totaling $71,583. More...
   $0 (08-12-2018 - VT)

Property California SCJLW One Corporation v. Kris Leamy

Defendants Robin and Kris Leamy appeal from a final judgment entered in favor
of plaintiff Property California SCJLW One Corporation. The judgment was entered
based on an order granting plaintiff’s motion for summary judgment regarding a
settlement agreement (Agreement) involving attorney fees that contained a standard
general release. Defendants contend summary judgment was improp... More...
   $0 (08-12-2018 - CA)

Robyn Dale Murphy, Jr., aka Robin Dale Murphy, Jr. v. Exeter Finance Corp.

On or about June 26, 2014, Murphy entered into a written Retail Sales Contract, Simple Finance Charge Agreement with Excel Pre-Owned Super Center to purchase a 2011 Dodge Ram 1500 truck. Excel assigned the contract to Exeter. Murphy paid $17,330.00 for the truck, making a $1,000.00 down payment with the remaining principal amount of $16,330.00 to be financed at an equivalent rate of 20.6%, r... More...   $0 (08-11-2018 - TX)

United States of America v. Erick Powell and Ahmad McCormick Northern District of Georgia Federal Courthouse - Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta, GA - Owners/Operators of a job-staffing company sentenced to federal prison for wire fraud

Eric Powell and Ahmad McCormick, former owners and operators of National Vocation Group, who lured hundreds of job-seekers into paying for needless pre-employment certification training have been sentenced to federal prison for wire fraud.

“Powell and McCormick used their job-staf... More...
   $0 (08-11-2018 - GA)

United States of America v. Daniel Cardenas Middle District of Florida Federal Courthouse - Tampa, Florida

Tampa, FL - Loan Officer Sentenced For His Role In Mortgage Fraud Conspiracy

U.S. District Judge Mary S. Scriven has sentenced Daniel Cardenas (37, Tampa) to 18 months in federal prison for conspiracy to commit wire fraud.

Cardenas pleaded guilty on April 24, 2018.

According to court documents, from as early as October 2007 through May 2008, Cardenas and others consp... More...
   $0 (08-11-2018 - FL)

United States of America v. Jameka Coffey Northern District of Mississippi Federal Courthouse - Oxford, Mississippi

Oxford, MS - Mississippi Return Preparer Pleads Guilty to Filing False Tax Returns

A Starkville, Mississippi tax return preparer pleaded guilty on August 10, 2018 to aiding and assisting in the preparation and filing of a false tax return.

According to documents and information provided to the court, from early 2012 through April 2016, Jameka Coffey managed ABS Tax Services, a ta... More...
   $0 (08-11-2018 - MS)

Michael Colaco v. Cavotec SA

Michael Colaco, and April Barry appeal from the judgment entered against them in this action
arising from Inet’s sale of its assets to respondents Cavotec SA and Cavotec Inet US, Inc.
(collectively Cavotec). Colaco was Inet’s sole shareholder and its chief executive officer
and Barry was Inet’s director of administration. After the transaction, Colaco became
Cavotec Inet US, Inc.’s... More...
   $0 (08-11-2018 - CA)

United States of America v. Stephanie Parker Northern District of Georgia Federal Courthouse - Atlanta, Georgia

Atlnta, GA - IRS Employee Pleads Guilty to Identity Theft

A Georgia resident pleaded guilty on August 9, 2018 to one count of aggravated identity theft for her role in a stolen identity refund fraud scheme.

According to documents and information presented in court, Stephanie Parker worked for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as a Contact Representative in Atlanta, Georgia. B... More...
   $0 (08-10-2018 - GA)

United States of America v. Jean-Philippe Boursiquot and Roberton Boursiquot United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida - Miami, Florida Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Miami, FL - Federal Court Shuts Down South Florida Tax Return Preparers and Enters Monetary Judgments in Favor of the United States

Judge Robert N. Scola, Jr. permanently enjoined Jean-Philippe Boursiquot and Roberton Boursiquot from preparing federal income tax returns for others. The Court also entered judgments against Jean-Philippe Boursiquot and Roberton Boursiquot and in favor of th... More...
   $0 (08-10-2018 - FL)

Dagny Knutson v. Richard J. Foster

After a three-week trial, the jury found in favor of Dagny Knutson on her
fraudulent concealment and intentional breach of fiduciary duty claims against her former
attorney, Richard J. Foster, and awarded her economic and noneconomic damages. The
trial court granted Foster’s motion for a new trial on the grounds that Knutson did not
prove Foster’s conduct was the cause of Knutson’s... More...
   $0 (08-10-2018 - CA)

United States of America v. Donna Alms Federal Courthouse - Honolulu, Hawaii

Honolulu, HI - Las Vegas Woman Sentenced To Jail For Wire Fraud And Money Laundering Offenses

onna Alms, 55, a resident of Las Vegas, Nevada, and formerly of the Big Island of Hawaii, was sentenced on August 8, 2018 to 33 months in federal prison for defrauding Waste Management of Hawaii, Inc. of $862,722 over the course of 4 years.

According to information presented in court, A... More...
   $0 (08-09-2018 - HI)

United States of America v. Richard A. Olsen Eastern District of Washington Federal Courthouse - Spokane, Washington Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Spokane, WA - Chief Financial Officer of Mission Support Alliance Agrees to Pay $124,440 for Allegedly Accepting Kickbacks from Lockheed Martin

Richard A. Olsen, the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for Department of Energy (DOE) prime contractor Mission Support Alliance LLC (MSA), has agreed to pay $124,440 to resolve allegations that he violated the False Claims Act and the Anti-Kickback A... More...
   $124440 (08-09-2018 - WA)

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