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Jonathan Arvizu v. City of Pasadena

Plaintiff and Appellant Jonathan Arvizu sued the City of
Pasadena after he fell over a retaining wall located beside a
recreational trail in the City’s Arroyo Seco Natural Park,
resulting in devastating personal injuries. Arvizu had entered the
Park in the dark, pre-dawn hours, while it was closed, in order to
go “ghost hunting” with a group of friends. While taking a
short... More...
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Joesbell Rodriguez-Sanchez v. The State of Texas Texas First District Court of Appeals

On February 10, 2016, the trial court placed appellant on community
supervision, subject to certain conditions, including:
2. Avoid injurious or vicious conduct; and totally abstain from the use or consumption of alcoholic beverages of any kind, or any substance capable of causing intoxication, or the illegal use of any controlled substance.

. . . .

8. Report in p... More...
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United States of America v. Edward N. Levine District of Nevada Federal Courthouse - Las Vegas, Nevada

Las Vegas, NV - . The government is represented by Trial Attorney Ryan Connors, Assistant U.S. Attorney Kathryn Newman, and paralegals Christopher Kopf and Amanda Backer.

Edward N. Levine, 67, a resident of Novato, California, was sentenced on March 23, 2018 to 27 months in prison and followed by three years of supervised release for the sale of two black rhinoceros horns in Las Vegas. Le... More...
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United States of America v. Ross Roggio Middle District of Pennsylvania Federal Courthouse - Scranton, Pennsylvania

Scranton, PA - Pennsylvania Man Charged With Illegally Exporting Firearm Parts to Iraq

An indictment was unsealed on March 23, 2018 charging Ross Roggio, 49, of Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, and Roggio Consulting Company, LLC, a firm with which Ross Roggio was associated, for alleged involvement in a conspiracy to illegally export firearm parts, firearm manufacturing tools, and “defense serv... More...
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United States of America v. Ryan Faulconer District of New Hampshire Federal Courthouse - Concord, New Hampshire

Concord, NH - Nashua Man Sentenced to 18 Months for Illegal Possession of Firearms

Ryan Faulconer, 25, of Nashua, was sentenced to serve 18 months in prison for illegal possessing firearms.

According to court documents and statements made in court, Faulconer purchased eight firearms in a two-week period between April and May of 2016. At the time he purchased the fir... More...
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United States of America v. Francisco Figueroa District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Springfield, Massachusetts

Springfield, MA - Holyoke Man Sentenced for Illegal Firearms Possession

A Holyoke man was sentenced on March 20, 2018 in federal court in Springfield for illegally possessing firearms.

Francisco Figueroa, 33, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Mark G. Mastroianni to 35 months in prison and three years of supervised release. In June 2016, Figueroa pleaded guilty to one cou... More...
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Sly Maples was tried for abuse of a child and felony murder. He was convicted of abuse of a child and sentenced to 136 months' prison based on a criminal history score of A. These charges stem from incidents that occurred between January 19, 2015, and January 20, 2015, that ultimately lead to the death of A.D.

On January 19, 2015, Maples choked and shook A.D. causing severe bruising a... More...
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After pleading nolo contendere to premeditated first-degree murder and aggravated robbery, Pruitt was originally sentenced in 1999 to a life sentence for the murder and a consecutively imposed upward durational departure sentence of 178 months' imprisonment for the aggravated robbery. The departure sentence was vacated on appeal. State v. Pruitt, 275 Kan. 52, 60 P.3d 931 (2003). At resentencing, t... More...   $0 (03-21-2018 - KS)


Charles H. Moore seeks review of the Court of Appeals' determination that the district court correctly classified a 1984 first-degree burglary conviction in Oregon as a person felony when calculating Moore's criminal history score under the revised Kansas Sentencing Guidelines Act (KSGA). State v. Moore, 52 Kan. App. 2d 799, 377 P.3d 1162 (2016). Moore argues, inter alia, that the Oregon crime wa... More...   $0 (03-21-2018 - KS)

United States of America v. Michael Trevor Haynes Middle District of Georgia Federal Courthouse - Macon, Georgia

Macon, GA - Felon With Firearm Sentenced To 98 Months In Prison

Charles E. Peeler, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, announces that on March 15, 2018, Senior United States District Court Judge Hugh Lawson sentenced Michael Trevor Haynes, age 37, of Moultrie, GA, to 98 months imprisonment for possession of a firearm by a person previously convicted... More...
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United States of America v. Geannis Gonzalez, Alfredo Tovar, Robinson Castillo, Jamie Vives Castill, Quiana Velasco, Jose Daniel Estrella and Pedro Reyes United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida - Miami, Florida

Miami, FL - Seven Individuals Plead Guilty to Multi-Million Dollar International Money Laundering Conspiracy

Seven individuals have pled guilty to participating in a multi-million dollar international money laundering conspiracy.

On March 7, 2018, Geannis Gonzalez, 31, formerly of Peyton, Colorado, Alfredo Tovar, 36, of Miami Gardens, Robinson Castillo, 32, of Pembroke Pines, an... More...
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Patton pled guilty to aggravated assault and criminal possession of a firearm by a felon. His criminal history score was A. At sentencing in February 2014, the State presented an agreed motion to the district court asking for a downward dispositional departure to probation. The district court reluctantly granted the motion and sentenced Patton to 24 months' probation with an underlying 43-month pr... More...   $0 (03-20-2018 - KS)

Abraham Aleiandro Gonzalez-Alarcon v. Adrian P. Macias District of New Mexico Federal Courthouse - Albuquerque, New Mexico

Abraham Gonzalez-Alarcon filed a habeas petition under 28 U.S.C. § 2241
alleging specific facts which, if proven, would demonstrate that he is a United States
citizen. He seeks release from custody from Immigration and Customs Enforcement
(“ICE”) following ICE’s reinstatement of a prior order of removal on that basis.
Dismissing Gonzalez-Alarcon’s petition, the district court concl... More...
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J. Arthur Properties, II, LLC v. City of San Jose

Plaintiff SV Care operated a medical marijuana collective in a commercial zoning
district in San Jose. Plaintiff J. Arthur Properties, II, LLC owns the building in which SV
Care operated. Defendants City of San Jose and City of San Jose Appeals Hearing Board
(collectively, the City) determined that a medical marijuana collective was not an
authorized use of the subject property and... More...
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In December 2009, 13-year-old J.S.S. reported to her parents that she was in a relationship with a 35-year-old man named "Dan," with whom she had engaged in sex nine times. Subsequent investigation by McPherson police officers revealed Dan to be Searcy, who was 37 years old at the time. During questioning, Searcy admitted to law enforcement that he had had vaginal, anal, and oral sex with J.S.S. <... More...   $0 (03-19-2018 - KS)

United States of America v. Justin Lee Denny Western District of Missouri Federal Courthouse - Jefferson City, Missouri

Jefferson City, MO - Sedalia Man Pleads Guilty to Illegal Firearm

A Sedalia, Mo., man pleaded guilty on March 15, 2018 in federal court to illegally possessing a firearm.

Justin Lee Denny, 27, of Sedalia, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Willie J. Epps, Jr., to being a felon in possession of a firearm.

By pleading guilty today, Denny admitted that he was in po... More...
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In September 2016, Kelley pled guilty to two counts of felony theft, a severity level 9 nonperson felony. According to the PSI, Kelley's criminal history included a 2012 Missouri person felony conviction for Resisting Arrest by Fleeing—Creating a Substantial Risk of Injury/Death to Any Person. The only information in the record that pertains to Kelley's Missouri conviction is found in the PSI. Bas... More...   $0 (03-18-2018 - KS)


Castillo-Calles was convicted by a jury of aggravated indecent liberties with a child. The victim, I.W., was 12 years old at the time of the events leading to the charge. I.W. was friends with C.P., who lived with Castillo-Calles (her stepfather) and her mother.

On March 24, 2013, I.W. spent the night at C.P.'s house. That afternoon, C.P., I.W., and Castillo-Calles played hide and seek.... More...
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A district court's preliminary examination of a motion to correct an illegal sentence does not trigger the movant's right to be present. If substantial questions of law or fact are not found, the motion may be denied without a hearing at which the movant's presence would be required. ... More...   $0 (03-18-2018 - KS)

United States of America v. Mark Winston Pickrell, Aubrey Dean Bullard, Danny Lee Thomas, Ralph Guemell Polle and Christopher eArl Southern District of Georgia Federal Courthouse - Augusta, Georgia

Augusta, GA - Five Men Sentenced for Illegally Possessing and Dealing Firearms in the Augusta Area

On March 12, 2018, Mark Winston Pickrell and Aubrey Dean Bullard were sentenced for their respective roles in a conspiracy to illegally possess and sell unregistered firearms. The sentences were handed down by the Honorable Chief Judge J. Randal Hall, United States District Court.

... More...
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United States of America v. Abiodun Bakre Western District of Pennsylvania Courthouse - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh, PA - Illegal Alien Sentenced to More than 7 Years in Prison for $20M Stolen Identity Refund Fraud Scheme

A former resident of Ozone Park, New York, has been sentenced in federal court to 87 months in prison and three years of supervised release on his conviction of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and aggravated identity theft.

United States District Judge David S. Cer... More...
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United States of America v. Tina Batista Southern District of New York - New York, New York

New York, NY - NYPD School Safety Agent Sentenced To Prison For Conspiracy To Distribute Heroin

Tina Batista, a former school safety agent with the New York City Police Department (“NYPD”), was sentenced on March 16, 2018 to one year and one day in prison for conspiring to distribute and possess with intent to distribute more than one kilogram of heroin in Manhattan. BATISTA pled guilty ... More...
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Heriberto Ponce v. Wells Fargo Bank

The trial court found that Ponce and Aranda’s complaint was presented primarily for an
improper purpose, such as to harass, cause unnecessary delay, or needlessly increase the
cost of litigation. (§ 128.7, subd. (b)(1).)
On appeal, Ponce and Aranda argue that the claims asserted in their complaint
were not frivolous and therefore, could not have been asserted for an improper purpos... More...
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Edward Davidson v. Seterus, Inc.

At issue in this appeal is whether mortgage servicers can be "debt collectors"
under California's Rosenthal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (the Rosenthal Act; Civ.
Code,1 § 1788 et seq.). There is a split of authority among the many federal district
courts that have considered the issue, and there is a paucity of California authority
addressing the question.
In this case, t... More...
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United States of America v. Sherman Devante Addison, et al. Western District of North Carolina Courthouse - Charlotte, North Carolina

Charlotte, NC - 35 Members and Associates of Bloods Gang Plead Guilty to Racketeering Conspiracy and Related Charges, Including Drug Trafficking and Wire Fraud

Thirty-five members and associates of the Nine Trey Gangsters set of the United Blood Nation (UBN) street gang, including a “Godfather” as well as other high-ranking leaders of the organization, have pleaded guilty to racketeering ... More...
   $0 (03-13-2018 - NC)

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