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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. KING MOUNTAIN TOBACCO COMPANY, INC.

In 2006 the late Delbert Wheeler, Sr., a lifelong-enrolled member of the Yakama Nation in Washington State, purchased “80 acres of trust property . . . from the Yakama Nation Land Enterprise, the agency of the Yakama Nation which is charged with overseeing the maintenance of real property held in trust by the United States for the benefit of the Yakama Nation and its members.” Wheeler then opened... More...   $0 (08-17-2018 - WA)

United States of America v. Jeffrey Ray Townsend Northern District of Oklahoma Federal Courthouse Tulsa, Oklahoma

Tulsa, OK - Collinsville Man Sentenced To 30 Months in Prison for Receipt of Child Pornography

Jeffrey Ray Townsend, 52, of Collinsville, to 30 months in prison followed by 5 years supervised release. He will also have to register as a Sex Offender. The Court also imposed a mandatory Special Assessment of $5,100. Townsend pleaded guilty on May 8, 2018, to one count of accessing with in... More...
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State of Ohio v. Anthony Braswell

The following evidence was offered at trial. The accuser in this case, “S.L.,” is Braswell’s former girlfriend. S.L.’s relationship with Braswell ended in 2008 or 2009. On Friday, March 25, 2016, S.L. was at her house, located at 902 Prospect Street, in Toledo, Ohio. S.L. shared the home with her boyfriend, and her boyfriend’s son. S.L. had arranged to take the boy to her sister’s for t... More...   $0 (08-14-2018 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO vs. MARK HILL

On January 27, 2017, Cincinnati Police Officer John Neal was
dispatched to Emming Street to investigate a report of a brick thrown at a house. He
took a statement from the complainants for criminal damaging. While Neal was
investigating on Emming Street, Officers Stavale and Pierson responded
independently to Coon Alley to investigate a possible suspect.
{¶4} When Stav... More...
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CRISTA GRIMWOOD v. CHANNON FARRELL

In October 2016, the district court approved a settlement resolving a business dispute between Grimwood and Farrell that included a mutual restraining order the parties had prepared and asked the court to enter. The district court did enter that mutual restraining order and, not quite six months later, Farrell filed a motion and affidavit asking for an order directing Grimwood to appear and show c... More...   $0 (08-10-2018 - KS)

United States of America v. Thomas James Adams District of Oregon Federal Courthouse - Portland, Oregon

Portland, OR - Umatilla Man Sentenced to 37 Months in Federal Prison for Abusive Sexual Contact with Minor

Thomas James Adams, 23, of La Grande, Oregon, was sentenced on August 2, 2018 to 37 months in federal prison for sexually abusing a minor victim on the Umatilla Indian Reservation.

According to court documents, in September 2015, Adams, then 20 years old, visited the 9-year-... More...
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United States of America v. Adam W. Purinton District of Kansas Courthouse - Kansas City, Kansas

Kansas City, KS - Kansas Man Sentenced to Life in Prison Without Parole for Racially Motivated Shooting at Olathe Bar

Adam W. Purinton, of Olathe, Kansas, was sentenced today to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the February 2017 killing of Indian national Srinivas Kuchibhotla, and shooting of two other men – Indian national Alok Madasani and Kansas resident Ian Grillot... More...
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United States of America v. Dallas Wayne Thundershield District of North Dakota Federal Courtroom - Fargo, North Dakota

A jury convicted Dallas Wayne Thundershield of second-degree murder, in
violation of 18 U.S.C. §§ 1111 and 1153; assault with intent to commit murder, in
violation of 18 U.S.C. §§ 113(a)(1) and 1153; assault with a dangerous weapon, in
violation of 18 U.S.C. §§ 113(a)(3) and 1153; and assault resulting in substantial
bodily injury, in violation of 18 U.S.C. §§ 113(a)(7) and 1153. O... More...
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STATE OF OHIO v. ANTHONY J. BROWN

On June 8, 2017, the Montgomery County Grand Jury returned a two-count indictment charging Brown with felonious assault in violation of R.C. 2903.11(A)(1) and domestic violence in violation of R.C. 2919.25(A). Approximately two months later, on August 18, 2017, the State issued a re-indictment that added one count of kidnapping in violation of R.C. 2905.01(A)(2). The charges stemmed from a ... More...   $0 (08-04-2018 - OH)

State of Iowa v. Desmond D. Reeves

Brian Filloon lived in a nine by seven foot attachment to a trailer home in
Maquoketa. Filloon’s “self-adopted” family—Billy and Stacy Schick and their son,
Dylan Schick—lived in the trailer. Filloon’s room had a door to the outside and an
opening into the trailer. Filloon owned a television and X-Box gaming system, and
few other material possessions. He had two BB guns und... More...
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United States of America v. Kaleb June District of Arizona Federal Courthouse - Phoenix, Arizona Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Phoenix, AZ - Three Men Sentenced to Prison for Roles in Burglary and Robbery on Hopi Reservation

Kaleb June, 24, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge David G. Campbell to 33 months of imprisonment. June, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation, had previously pleaded guilty to robbery.

On Sept. 10, 2016, June and two others burglarized a Hopi tribal administration building... More...
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United States of America v. Jason Allen Martinez District of Arizona Federal Courthouse - Phoenix, Arizona Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Phoenix, AZ - Parker Man Sentenced to Prison for Assault with a Dangerous Weapon

On Aug. 1, 2018, Jason Allen Martinez, 37, of Parker, Ariz., and a member of the Colorado River Indian Tribes, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge David G. Campbell to 77 months in prison, followed by a term of three years of supervised release. Martinez had previously pleaded guilty to assault with a dang... More...
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Freedom From Religion Foundation, Inc. v. Chino Valley Unified School, et al. Central District of California Federal Courthouse - Los Angeles, California Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

The Establishment Clause serves intertwined purposes, pertaining to individual freedom and the democratic nature of our system of government. The Clause protects “the individual’s freedom to believe, to worship, and to express himself in accordance with the dictates of his own conscience.” Wallace v. Jaffree, 472 U.S. 38, 49 (1985). It likewise ensures that the government in no way acts to make be... More...   $0 (07-29-2018 - CA)

STATE OF KANSAS v. THOMAS EUGENE JENKINS

On June 13, 2009, at approximately 6 a.m., officers responded to a call about potential burglaries of two different apartments in a complex at 1012 Johnstown in Salina, Kansas. When the officers arrived, Benjamin Friedman informed them that someone had burglarized his apartment and stolen some of his electronics. The officers inspected a second apartment, occupied by Alfred Mack and Jason Hartfiel... More...   $0 (07-27-2018 - KS)

Navajo Nation Northern Edge Navajo Casino v. The Honorable Bradford J. Dalley, et al. District of New Mexico Federal Courthouse - Albuquerque, New Mexico

The Appellants, the Navajo Nation and its wholly-owned government
enterprise the Northern Edge Navajo Casino (together, the “Tribe” or “Nation”),
entered into a state-tribal gaming compact with New Mexico under the Indian
Gaming Regulatory Act (“IGRA”), 25 U.S.C. §§ 2701–2721. The Tribe agreed
not only to waive its sovereign immunity for personal-injury lawsuits brought by
visi... More...
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In the Matter of the Equalization Appeal of KANSAS STAR CASINO, L.L.C. for the Year 2015

Kansas Star is one of four state-sponsored gaming enterprises in Kansas authorized under K.S.A. 74-8733 et seq., the Kansas Expanded Lottery Act (KELA), and is located in the south central gaming zone. In 2007 the Legislature passed KELA which divided the state into four gaming zones—northeast, south central, southwest, and southeast—and authorized the Kansas Lottery to operate a single gaming fac... More...   $0 (07-22-2018 - KS)

United States of America v. Miteshkumar Patel, et al. Southern District of Texas Courthouse - Houston, Texas Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Houston, TX - 24 Defendants Sentenced in Multimillion Dollar India-Based Call Center Scam Targeting U.S. Victims

Twenty-one members of a massive India-based fraud and money laundering conspiracy that defrauded thousands of U.S. residents of hundreds of millions of dollars were sentenced this week to terms of imprisonment up to 20 years. Three other conspirators were sentenced earlier th... More...
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United States of America v. Ruben Cheykaychi District of New Mexico Federal Courthouse - Albuquerque, New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM - Kewa Pueblo Man Sentenced to Prison for Federal Assault Conviction

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

Ruben Cheykaychi, 29, an enrolled member and resident of Kewa Pueblo, N.M., was sentenced on July 19, 2018 in federal court in Albuquerque, N.M., to 28 months in prison followed b... More...
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United States of America v. Trenton Sargent District of Nevada Federal Courthouse - Las Vegas, Nevada

Las Vegas, NV - Indian Springs Man Pleads Guilty To Violation Of Endangered Species Act And Destruction of Property At Death Valley's Devils Hole

An Indian Springs, Nevada, man who rammed his ATV into a gate securing the Devils Hole area, destroyed a surveillance camera and equipment, then harmed pupfish, an endangered species, pleaded guilty on July 18, 2018 in federal court.

Tr... More...
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Scott Robinett v. City of Indianapolis, et al. Southern District of Indiana Federal Courthouse - Indianapolis, Indiana Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Scott Robinett and the City of Indianapolis were codefendants in a civil-rights action. Robinett, a police officer, was accused of failing to intervene in an escalating domestic dispute between two fellow police officers. The dispute ended violently in a tragic murder-suicide, and the murder victim’s estate asserted claims against Robinett and the City under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 and Indiana law. They ... More...   $0 (07-17-2018 - IN)

United States of America v. Mukesh and Daxaban Patel and Shree Zapesvari, Inc., doing business as Jay’s Food Mart 1 and 2. Eastern District of North Carolina Federal Courthouse - Raleigh, North Carolina

Raleigh, NC - United States Forfeits $765,850.27 in Video Sweepstakes Gaming Proceeds Seized from Southern Pines Convenience Store Operators

The United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, Robert J. Higdon, Jr., announced the forfeiture of $765,850.27 seized from Southern Pines residents Mukesh and Daxaban Patel and their company, Shree Zapesvari, Inc., doing busine... More...
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United States of America v. Johnny Clyde Benjamin, Jr., M.D. 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 - Vero Beach Orthopedic Surgeon Sentenced to Life in Prison Following Conviction for Fentanyl Analog Drug Conspiracy Resulting in Death

Johnny Clyde Benjamin, Jr., M.D., 52, an orthopedic surgeon practicing in Vero Beach, Florida, was sentenced to life in prison on July 6, 2018, after having been convicted at trial of participating in a conspiracy to possess with intent to distr... More...
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United States of America v. Andre Hinton District of Arizona Federal Courthouse - Phoenix, Arizona Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Phoenix, AZ - McNary Man Sentenced to Statutory Maximum for Killing Teenage Girlfriend

Andre Hinton, 36, of McNary, Ariz., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge David G. Campbell to eight years in prison followed by three years of supervised release. Hinton had previously pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter, which carries a maximum punishment of eight years in prison.

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Silvan Warnick v. Bradford Cooley; Robin Wilkins; Ethan Rampton; Mark Knighton; Jeffrey Hall District of Utah Federal Courthouse - Salt Lake City, Utah

Silvan Warnick brings this 42 U.S.C. § 1983 malicious prosecution case
and a number of state law tort claims against several Salt Lake County
prosecutors and investigators. He claims he was falsely accused of tampering
with evidence that led to the filing of criminal charges against him that were later
dismissed.
The district court granted the defendants’ motion to dismiss, and... More...
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United States of America v. Lawren John Slockish District of Oregon Federal Courthouse - Portland, Oregon

Portland, OR - Warm Springs Man Sentenced to 25 Years in Federal Prison for Molesting Minor Victim

Lawren John Slockish, 36, of Warm Springs, Oregon, was sentenced on July 9, 2018 to 300 months in federal prison for molesting an 11-year-old girl.

“Sexual abuse of children casts a lifelong shadow on the health of the victims. The Warm Springs Multi-Disciplinary Child Abuse Team br... More...
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