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United States ex rel. John Simons and Lewis Cook v. Health and Palliative Services of the Treasure Coast, Inc. United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida - Miami, Florida

Miami, FL - Health and Palliative Services of the Treasure Coast, Inc., The Hospice of Martin and St. Lucie, Inc., and Hospice of the Treasure Coast, Inc. Paid $2.5 Million to Settle False Claims Allegations

Health and Palliative Services of the Treasure Coast, Inc., The Hospice of Martin and St. Lucie, Inc., and Hospice of the Treasure Coast, Inc. have paid $2.5 million to settle allega... More...
   $2500000 (05-19-2018 - FL)

United States of America v. Zachery Lee Ziegler Federal Courthouse - Rapid City, South Dakota

Rapid City, SD - Fort Thompson Man Sentenced for Involuntary Manslaughter

A Fort Thompson, South Dakota, man convicted of Involuntary Manslaughter was sentenced on May 14, 2018, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Zachery Lee Ziegler, age 32, was sentenced to 20 months in custody, followed by 3 years of supervised release, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victim... More...
   $0 (05-18-2018 - SD)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. IOURI MIKHEL and UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. JURIJUS KADAMOVAS

Defendants are foreign nationals under the Hostage Taking Act: Mikhel is Russian, and Kadamovas is Lithuanian. Both lived in Los Angeles, California, during the events underlying this case. Defendants were assisted at various times by coconspirators Petro Krylov, Ainar Altmanis, Aleksejus Markovskis, and Natalya Solovyeva. Altmanis, Markovskis, and Solovyeva all pleaded guilty and
UNITED STA... More...
   $0 (05-13-2018 - CA)

Alysia Webb v. City of Riverside

Petitioner Alysia Webb1 (Webb) filed a verified petition for writ of mandate in
superior court alleging the City of Riverside (Riverside) violated Propositions 26 and 218
when it began transferring additional revenue from electric utility reserve fund accounts
into the general fund without approval by the electorate. Webb contends the court
improperly dismissed her case without lea... More...
   $0 (05-12-2018 - CA)

United States of America v. Devan Edward Leonard District of Arizona Federal Courthouse - Phoenix, Arizona

Phoenix, AZ - RSK Gang Members Sentenced to Lengthy Prison Terms for Conspiracy to Commit Acts of Racketeering, Including Murder, Kidnapping, Drug Trafficking and Other Offenses

On May 9, three members of Red Skin Kingz, also known as RSK, were sentenced to prison following their respective guilty pleas to RICO conspiracy for their participation in the violent RSK criminal street gang. <... More...
   $0 (05-10-2018 - AZ)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. WAYNE A.G. JAMES

In October of 2015, a grand jury returned a three-count indictment charging former Virgin Islands Senator Wayne James with two counts of wire fraud under 18 U.S.C. § 1343,1 and one count of federal programs embezzlement under 18 U.S.C. § 666(a)(1)(A).2 These charges stemmed from

1 18 U.S.C. § 1343 provides in part:

“Whoever, hav... More...
   $0 (05-01-2018 - VI)

Christopher Sanchez vs. Miami-Dade County

Chief Judge Rothenberg correctly described the summary judgment
evidence.
On August 24, 2012, Eli Salgado purchased a Miami-Dade County Park Foundation membership for $149. This membership included a coupon book containing several promotional items, including two tickets to the zoo, a 50% discount coupon for golf, and a coupon for the use of a park shelter without payment of the requisite... More...
   $0 (05-01-2018 - FL)

STATE OF KANSAS v. SCOTT ROBERT BOLLIG

We begin with an introduction of the people involved in or affected by the criminal conspiracy and an outline of the circumstances that drew them together. Bollig, a bank officer, became acquainted with Naomi Abbott in late 2012, while she was married to Rahn Abbott. As her acquaintance with Bollig took an intimate turn, Naomi and Rahn were divorcing. After the divorce, Bollig and Naomi continued ... More...   $0 (04-28-2018 - KS)

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA v. JOHN ABDO, JR.

On the evening of January 7, 2016, Roseanne Weddell, Winston Houseman, John Abdo, Philomene Boneshirt, and Hazen Winckler were watching television together in a home owned by Shelly Selwyn in Wagner, South Dakota. Roseanne is Shelly’s daughter. Shelly did not live in the home but allowed Roseanne and Roseanne’s now-husband Winston to live there. Winston later testified that Abdo (Winston’s neph... More...   $0 (04-28-2018 - SD)

STATE OF LOUISIANA V. CHRISTOPHER HUTSELL

In March 2015, Mr. Hutsell and the victim, Julia Anderson (―Ms.
Anderson‖), had been in a romantic relationship for about twenty-one or twenty
two days. Both were part of a traveling community and were in New Orleans
during this time period. On March 19, 2015, around 10:00 p.m., the couple, along
with their three dogs, were in the parking lot of the McDonald‘s (... More...
   $0 (04-22-2018 - LA)

United States of America v. Russel Patrick Bearshield District of New Mexico Federal Courthouse - Las Cruces, New Mexico

Las Cruces, NM - Mescalero Apache Man Sentenced for Federal Assault Conviction

Defendant Prosecuted as Part of Federal Initiative to Address the Epidemic Incidence of Violence Against Native Women

Russel Patrick Bearshield, 30, an enrolled member of the Mescalero Apache Nation who resides in Mescalero, N.M., was sentenced today in federal court in Las Cruces, N.M., to 30 months i... More...
   $0 (04-20-2018 - NM)

ESTATE OF WAYNE KENNETH DUCHENEAUX vs. DOUGLAS D. DUCHENEAUX SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA

A detailed summary of the facts underlying this case are outlined in Estate of Ducheneaux v. Ducheneaux, 2015 S.D. 11, 861 N.W.2d 519. Wayne Ducheneaux died testate on November 18, 2011, leaving six children. On January 6, 2009, Wayne executed a will dividing his estate equally among his five
daughters1 while “intentionally making no provisions . . . for [his] son Douglas Ducheneaux,” with ... More...
   $0 (04-17-2018 - SD)

United States of America v. Ibrahim Zubair Mohammad, Asif Ahmed Salim, and Sultane Roome Salim Northern District of Ohio Courthouse - Cleveland, Ohio

Cleveland, OH - Three men plead guilty to concealing sending money to Anwar Al-Awlaki

Three men pleaded guilty to their roles in concealing the provision of thousands of dollars to Anwar Al-Awlaki in an effort to support violent jihad against U.S. military personnel in Iraq, Afghanistan and throughout the world.

Ibrahim Zubair Mohammad, 38; Asif Ahmed Salim, 37; and Sultane Room ... More...
   $0 (04-16-2018 - OH)

Association for Accessible Medicines v. Brian E. Frosh, et al. District of Maryland Federal Courthouse - Baltimore, Maryland

The Association for Accessible Medicines (“AAM”) appeals the district court’s dismissal of its dormant commerce clause challenge to a Maryland statute prohibiting price gouging in the sale of prescription drugs. AAM also appeals the district court’s refusal to enjoin enforcement of the statute on the basis that it is unconstitutionally vague. We hold that the statute violates the dormant commerce ... More...   $0 (04-13-2018 - MD)

United States of America v. Nemaceo Molina Western District of Oklahoma Federal Courthouse - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Appellant Nemeceo Molina pleaded guilty to one count of assault with a
dangerous weapon within Indian country, in violation of 18 U.S.C. §§ 113(a),
1153(a). The district court sentenced him to 120 months’ imprisonment, a
sentence forty-two months higher than the top of the advisory guidelines range.
Molina appeals his sentence, arguing it is substantively unreasonable. ExercisingMore...
   $0 (03-29-2018 - OK)

United States of America v. Robin Jo Rose District of Idaho Federal Courthouse - Boise, Idaho

Coeur d'Alene, ID - Lewiston Woman in Multistate Drug Ring Sentenced to Ten Years

Robin Jo Rose, 31, of Lewiston, Idaho, was sentenced to 120 months in federal prison, to be followed by ten years of supervised release, for her role in distributing methamphetamine, U. S. Attorney Bart M. Davis announced. Senior U. S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge also ordered that Rose forfeit $7,000 in... More...
   $0 (03-29-2018 - ID)

United States of America v. Frank Lynn Kisto District of Arizona Federal Courthouse - Phoenix, Arizona

Phoenix, AZ - Chandler Man Sentenced to 30 Months in Prison for Domestic Assault by Habitual Offender

Frank Lynn Kisto, 60, of Chandler, Ariz., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Douglas L. Rayes to 30 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for assaulting a woman on the Gila River Indian Community. Kisto had previously pleaded guilty to domestic assault by a hab... More...
   $0 (03-20-2018 - AZ)

United States of America v. Juan Carlos Burns District of Arizona Federal Courthouse - Phoenix, Arizona

Phoenix, AZ - Salt River Man Sentenced for Murder

Juan Carlos Burns, 20, of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community was sentenced by U.S. District Judge David G Campbell to 34 years in prison. A federal jury had found Burns guilty of second degree murder and discharging a firearm causing death.

On Sept. 25, 2017, at the Auk Mor 2 gas station located on the Salt River P... More...
   $0 (03-09-2018 - AZ)

United States of America v. Thomas Crawfish Mathews Northern District of Oklahoma Federal Courthouse Tulsa, Oklahoma

Tulsa, OK - Former Indian Tribal Official Pleads Guilty To Child Sex Crime Charges

The United States of Ameria charged Thomas Crawfish Mathews, age 35, with attempted enticement of a minor in violation of 18 U.S.C. 2422.

The "minor" that the Government claimed the Defendant attempted to entice was a police officer.

Defendant used Whisper on his cell phone.
... More...
   $0 (03-06-2018 - OK)

John S. Mac Donald v. Cashcall, Inc. District of New Jersey Federal Courthouses

John MacDonald, on behalf of himself and a putative class, sued CashCall, Inc., WS Funding, LLC, Delbert Services Corp., and J. Paul Reddam (collectively “Defendants”) over a loan agreement that he contends is usurious and unconscionable. The agreement includes (1) a provision requiring that all disputes be resolved through arbitration conducted by a representative of the Cheyenne River Sioux Trib... More...   $0 (03-02-2018 - NJ)

Clayton Byrd v. Tennessee Wine and Spirits Retailers Association Middle District of Tennessee - Estes Kefauver Federal Courthouse Nashville, Tennessee

Defendant-Appellant Tennessee Wine and Spirits Retailers Association (“Association”) appeals the district court’s order granting summary judgment regarding § 57-3-204(b) of Tennessee Code Annotated. Under § 57-3-204(b), to
receive a retailer-alcoholic-beverages license, a person, corporation, or firm needs to be a
Tennessee resident for at least two years, and to renew a license, there is ... More...
   $0 (02-26-2018 - TN)

In re K.R., Persons Coming Under the Juvenile Court Law, Riverside County Department of Public Services v. E.K.

E.K. appeals from an order terminating her parental rights to her three children.
The sole issue she raises is lack of compliance with the Indian Child Welfare Act of
1978, or ICWA (25 U.S.C. § 1901, et seq.), and with Welfare and Institutions Code
sections 224 et seq. We agree, and we will conditionally reverse the order and remand
the matter for compliance with those statutes.More...
   $0 (02-26-2018 - CA)

United States of America v. Gabriel Werdene Eastern District of Pennsylvania Federal Courthouse - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

This case arises from the Federal Bureau of
Investigation’s (FBI) investigation into Playpen, a global
online forum that existed on the dark web1 and that was
1 “The dark web is a private global computer network
that enables users to conduct anonymous transactions without
revealing any trace of their location.” Ahmed
Ghappour, Searching Places Unknown: Law Enforcement
3... More...
   $0 (02-23-2018 - PA)

A.V. Avington, Jr. v. Indian Health Care Resource Center of Tulsa Northern District of Oklahoma Federal Courthouse Tulsa, Oklahoma

Plaintiff A.V. Avington, Jr., proceeding pro se, filed a civil rights complaint
accusing the Indian Health Care Resource Center of race and age discrimination, as well
as intentional infliction of emotional distress, under a theory of respondeat superior.
Plaintiff alleged that when he entered the Center as a walk-in patient, he was made to
* This order is not binding precedent, ex... More...
   $0 (02-20-2018 - OK)

Darrell Chissoe v. Ryan Zinke Northern District of Oklahoma Federal Courthouse Tulsa, Oklahoma

Paul Chissoe applied to transfer restricted Indian land he owned (the Property)
to the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) in trust. When Mr. Chissoe died, the BIA
Superintendent of the Okmulgee Agency (Superintendent) terminated his application.
His son, Plaintiff Darrell Chissoe, asked the Superintendent to reinstate the
2
application and to complete the transfer.1 The Superintend... More...
   $0 (02-16-2018 - OK)

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