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United States of America v. John Kelsey Gammell District of Minnesota Federal Courthouse - Minneapolis, Minnesota

Minneapolis, MN - New Mexico Man Pleads Guilty To Directing Computer Attacks Against Websites Of Dozens Of Victims, As Well As Felon-In-Possession Charges

A New Mexico man pleaded guilty today in St. Paul, Minnesota, for directing computer attacks against the websites of his prior employers, business competitors and public services, as well as felon-in-possession charges.

U.S. A... More...
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Raynaldo Rivera Ortiz Texas Fifth Court of Appeals, Dallas Texas

In his first issue, appellant contends the evidence is legally insufficient to prove he
committed cruelty to a nonlivestock animal. The information alleged appellant “intentionally,
knowingly, and recklessly caused bodily injury to an animal, to-wit: a dog by shooting the dog
with a pellet gun, without the effective consent of Roxanne Bogdan, the owner.” See TEX. PENAL
CODE A... More...
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United States of America v. Matthew Maffei, a/k/a "Uncle Matt" Eastern District of Pennsylvania Federal Courthouse - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA - Delaware County Man Sentenced To 90 Years In Federal Prison

Matthew Maffei, aka “Uncle Matt,” of Aston, Delaware County, PA, was sentenced on January 16, 2018 to 90 years in federal prison for his manufacture of sexually explicit images of the 7-year old daughter of his childhood friend, and the transportation, receipt, and possession of child pornography. The Honorabl... More...
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State of Tennessee v. Andrew Shearin Memphis man jailed on child porn charges

On April 24, 2014, the Defendant was indicted by the Shelby County Grand Jury for sexual exploitation of a minor based on his possession of over 100 images involving minors engaged in sexual activity, a Class B felony. On April 4, 2016, the Defendant entered an open guilty plea to the indicted offense, leaving the sentencing to the trial -2
court’s determination. A transcript of the guilty ... More...
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Jermichael T. Smith v. The State of Texas 12th Court of Appeals Courthouse in Tyler, Texas

On April 22, 2016, Appellant drove Jordan Downs to Lynch’s Convenience Store (Lynch’s). Downs attempted to cash a check inside the store. The cashier refused to cash the check because it looked similar to a check that a previous customer brought in and that was recently returned to the store as fraudulent. After confirming that Downs arrived in the same vehicle as the previous customer and that... More...   $0 (01-12-2018 - TX)

United States of America v. Michael A. Chmielewski Northern District of Florida Federal Courthouse - Tallahassee, Florida

Tallahassee, FL - Tallahassee Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Attempted Enticement of a Minor

Michael A. Chmielewski, 38, of Tallahassee, a former State of Florida legislative staffer, was sentenced January 8, 2017 to 10 years in prison after being convicted on September 29, 2017, of attempted enticement of a minor.

In February 2017, undercover investigators conducted “... More...
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United States of America v. Kent Igleheart Northern District of Georgia Federal Courthouse - Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta, GA - Roswell City Councilman convicted of producing child pornography

Former Roswell, Georgia, city council member Kent Igleheart pleaded guilty to four counts of producing child pornography, one count of receiving child pornography, and one count of possessing child pornography.

“By persuading his minor victims to create and share graphic images of themselves online, Ig... More...
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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - v. - JASON SMATHERS United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

The record of Smathers's prosecution, United States v. Smathers, S.D.N.Y. No.2
04CR1273, shows the following. In 2005, Smathers, represented by counsel, pleaded guilty to3
conspiring from about April 2003 through about April 2004, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 371, to affect4
interstate commerce by relaying and retransmitting deceptive emails in violation of the CAN-SPAM5
Act, 18 U.... More...
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Commodores Entertainment Corporation v. Thomas McClary and Fifth Avenue Entertainment, LLC Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals - Elbert P. Tuttle Federal Courthouse - Atlanta, Georgia

In this common-law trademark case, Thomas McClary appeals from an order granting judgment as a matter of law to Commodores Entertainment Corporation (CEC) and converting a preliminary injunction into a permanent one against McClary and his corporation, Fifth Avenue Entertainment, LLC. The dispute concerned ownership of the mark “The Commodores,” the name of a famous Grammy Award–winning rhythm and... More...   $0 (01-09-2018 - FL)

United States of America v. Timothy Keith Igou District of Alaska Federal Courthouse - Anchorage, Alaska

Anchorage, AK - Truck Thief Sentenced for Possession of Unlawful Weapon

Timothy Keith Igou, 31, of Anchorage, was sentenced on January 8, 2017 by U.S. District Judge Timothy M. Burgess to 37 months in prison, for being a felon in possession of a firearm.

On Dec. 9, 2016, Alaska State Troopers (“AST”) attempted to stop Igou while he was driving a stolen Ford F-250 pickup truck in ... More...
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Animal Legal Defense Fund, et al. v. Lawrence G. Wasden District of Idaho Federal Courthouse - Boise, Idaho

Investigative journalism has long been a fixture in the American press, particularly with regard to food safety.1 In the early 1900s, Upton Sinclair highlighted conditions in the meat-packing industry in The Jungle, a novel based on his time working incognito in a packing plant.2 This case also originates in the agricultural sector—a secretly-filmed exposé of the operation of an Idaho dairy farm. ... More...   $0 (01-09-2018 - ID)

United States of America v. Kenneth Shipp Northern District of Georgia Federal Courthouse - Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta, GA - Jonesboro man sentenced to prison for distributing child pornography

Kenneth Shipp was sentenced to eight years, one month in prison for distributing child pornography. The defendant had hundreds of thousands of photographs and thousands of videos at his residence, which he shared on peer-to-peer websites.

“Kenneth Shipp’s collection of child pornography is the lar... More...
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United States of America v. Jothonnie Yazzie District of New Mexico Federal Courthouse - Albuquerque, New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM - McKinley County Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Child Pornography Charge

Prosecution Brought Under Project Safe Childhood

Jothonnie Yazzie, 29, of Rocksprings, N.M., pleaded guilty on January 8, 2017 in federal court in Albuquerque, N.M., to an indictment charging him possessing child pornography. Yazzie entered the guilty plea under a plea agreement recommending ... More...
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State of Tennessee v. Jerica Elizabeth Taylor COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEALS OF TENNESSEE

This case relates to the December14, 2014 robbery of William Majano. At the trial, the victim, a native of El Salvador, testified with the aid of a certified court interpreter that he had lived in Davidson County for eleven or twelve years. The victim said that he had known the Defendantas Jessica and for about three months at the time of the robbery. He said that they met in September 2014, wh... More...   $0 (01-08-2018 - TN)

T.J. Simers v. Los Angeles Times Communications, LLC

In March 2013, plaintiff T.J. Simers was a well-known and
sometimes controversial sports columnist for Los Angeles Times
Communications, LLC (The Times or defendant). He had held
that position since 2000, receiving uniformly favorable and often
exceptional performance reviews from defendant. On March 16,
2013, plaintiff, then 62 years old, suffered a neurological event
with... More...
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Following a jury trial, William Kuckuck was convicted of violating section
847.0135(3)(b), Florida Statutes (2016), by knowingly using a computer on-line service,
internet service, or other similar device to solicit a person believed to be a parent of a
minor child to obtain their consent to engage in unlawful sexual conduct with the child
("solicitation") and of violat... More...
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In September 2001, when Peterman was 43 years old, he told a woman that he was interested in making money by publishing sexually explicit photographs of children on the Internet; he wanted to locate young girls to photograph; and he was particularly interested in runaways because nobody cared about them. Later that same month, Peterman called the same woman to see if she was interested in particip... More...   $0 (12-29-2017 - KS)

United States of America v. James Derrick Robertson Southern District of Alabama Federal Courthouse - Mobile, Alabama

Mobile, AL - Demopolis Man Sentenced for Child Pornography and Obstruction of Justice

James Derrick Robertson, age 53, of Demopolis, Alabama was sentenced on December 20, 2017 after earlier pleading guilty to receiving child pornography and obstruction of justice.

According to information presented at the sentencing hearing, Robertson taught students at Demopolis High School to ... More...
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United States of America v. Gerald Kent District of Rhode Island Federal Courthouse - Providence, Rhode Island

Providence, RI - Jewelry Distributor Pleads Guilty in Multi-Million Dollar Fraud Scheme

A Rhode Island jewelry distributor pleaded guilty on December 20, 2017 to federal charges that he orchestrated a long-running fraud scheme that defrauded a debtor finance company of more than $3.6 million dollars.

Appearing before U.S. District Court Chief Judge William E. Smith, Gerald Kent,... More...
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United States of America v. John B. Alwood District of Delaware Federal Courthouse - Wilmington, Deleware

Wilmington, DE - Delaware Man Pleads Guilty in Child Pornography Case

John B. Alwood pled guilty to one count of accessing with intent to view child pornography depicting a prepubescent child engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

Alwood, 54, of Lewes, Delaware, pled guilty before Chief Judge Leonard P. Stark of the U.S. District Court of Delaware on December 18, 2017. According t... More...
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United States of America v. Harry McCarthy Northern District of New York Federal Courthouse - Syracuse, NY

Syracuse, NY - Former Ogdensburg Police Officer Pleads Guilty to Sexual Exploitation of a Child

Harry McCarthy, age 57, of Ogdensburg, New York, pled guilty on December 19, 2017 to sexually exploiting a child.

McCarthy admitted that in 2013 and 2014, he used a child to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing images of that conduct. At the time of his cri... More...
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United States of America v. Stephen Paul Aydelotte Middle District of North Carolina Federal Courthouse - Greensboro, North Carolina

Greensboro, NC - Charlotte Man Sentenced for Child Pornography Offense Committed in High Point

An individual who pleaded guilty to production of child pornography was sentenced December 19, 2017.

STEPHEN PAUL AYDELOTTE, 48, of Charlotte, North Carolina, pleaded guilty on September 14, 2017, to one count of production of child pornography. He was sentenced by United States Distric... More...
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United States of America v. Jaboree Williams Eastern District of Wisconsin Federal Courthouse - Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Milwaukee, WI - Milwaukee Man Sentenced to 30 years in Federal Prison for Sex Trafficking

United States District Judge J.P. Stadtmueller sentenced Jaboree Williams (age: 31) to 30 years in federal prison for sex trafficking.

On September 1, 2017, a jury found Williams guilty of 18 counts related to sex trafficking, interstate transportation of a victim for purposes of prostituti... More...
   $0 (12-27-2017 - WI)

United States of America v. Cody Lee Davidson Western District of Missouri Federal Courthouse - Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City, MO - Raytown Man Sentenced to 20 Years for Distributing Child Pornography

A Raytown, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court on December 19, 2017 for distributing child pornography over the Internet.

Cody Lee Davidson, 20, of Raytown, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Roseann Ketchmark to 20 years in federal prison without parole, which is the statutory maximum pe... More...
   $0 (12-26-2017 - MO)

United States of America v. Diego Vigil District of Nebraska Federal Courthouse - Lincoln, Nebraska

Lincoln, NE - Omaha Man Sentenced to 7 Years for Distribution of Child Pornography

Diego Vigil, 36, of Omaha, Nebraska, was sentenced in federal court for receiving and distributing child pornography. The Honorable Robert F. Rossiter, Jr., sentenced Vigil to 7 years imprisonment. There is no parole in the federal system. After his release from prison, Vigil will begin a ten-year term o... More...
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