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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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United States of America v. Miles Barton Nichols Eastern District of Washington Federal Courthouse - Spokane, Washington

Spokane, WA - Pasco Drug Dealer Sentenced to Life Imprisonment

Miles Barton Nichols, age 59, of Pasco, Washington, was sentenced after having been convicted after two separate jury trials in October, 2017, of one count of Possession with Intent to Distribute 50 Grams or more of pure Methamphetamine, one count of Possession with Intent to Distribute 5 Grams or more of pure Methamphetamine,... More...
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United States of America v. Abreain Terron Dalton District of Alaska Federal Courthouse - Anchorage, Alaska

Anchorage, AK - California Man Sentenced to 15 Years for Federal Drug and Gun Offenses in Anchorage

A California man was sentenced on March 9, 2017 for federal drug and gun offenses in Anchorage.

Abreain Terron Dalton, 36, of Victorville, California, was sentenced by Chief U.S. District Judge Timothy M. Burgess, to serve 15 years in prison, followed by a five-year term of supervi... More...
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United States of America v. Alfredo Cardenas-Suastegui Eastern District of California Federal Courthouse - Fresno, California

Fresno, CA - Mexican National Sentenced for Destructive Marijuana Cultivation Operation in Sequoia National Forest in Kern County

Alfredo Cardenas-Suastegui (Cardenas), 57, of Michoacán, Mexico, was sentenced to five years in prison for conspiring to manufacture, distribute and possess with intent to distribute marijuana in the Sequoia National Forest, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott anno... More...
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United States of America, ex rel. Frank Solis v. Schering-Plough Corporation; Merck & Co. Eastern District of California Federal Courthouse - Sacramento, California

Frank Solis appeals from the dismissal of his False
Claims Act action against three pharmaceutical companies.
We have jurisdiction under 28 U.S.C. § 1291, and we affirm
in part and vacate and remand in part.
Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. hired Solis to promote
sales of a cardiovascular drug, Integrilin. He moved to
Schering-Plough Corp. after Schering acquired the... More...
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The State charged Gonzalez with aggravated burglary, attempted felony theft, and misdemeanor criminal damage to property. The State's charges were based upon an allegation that Gonzalez had broken into the home of Osvaldo Erives, the husband of his ex-girlfriend, Sonia Cisneros-Erives on April 16, 2014. Gonzalez' two children with Cisneros also resided in Osvaldo's home.

Before his jur... More...
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Petrolink, Inc. v. Lantel Enterprises

In this appeal, plaintiff Petrolink, Inc. (Petrolink) seeks a modification of a
judgment entered in its favor on its cause of action for specific performance. Petrolink
leased a parcel of undeveloped property from defendant Lantel Enterprises (Lantel),
pursuant to a lease agreement that included a provision allowing the lessee to purchase
the property at the fair market valu... More...
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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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In August 2014, law enforcement investigated a rural area in Greenwood County, Kansas after receiving a report of a possible grow operation from a tree-cutting crew. They located large plants at various levels of maturity. The plants were in rows, weeds had been pulled, there were paths between the rows of plants, and the area was clear of debris and brush—allowing law enforcement to infer that so... More...   $0 (03-18-2018 - KS)

United States of America v. Jahmal Malcolm McGee Middle District of Georgia Federal Courthouse - Macon, Georgia

Macon, GA - Felon With Firearm Sentenced To 75 Months In Prison

Senior United States District Court Judge Hugh Lawson sentenced Jahmal Malcom McGee, age 24, of Valdosta, GA, to 75 months of imprisonment for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. The sentence was handed down on March 14, 2018 in Valdosta, Georgia.

Mr. McGee pled guilty to the charge on Octob... More...
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United States of America v. Thomas Brooks District of Delaware Federal Courthouse - Wilmington, Deleware

Wilmington, DE - Federal Gun, Cocaine and Heroin Defendant Sentenced To 15 Years

Thomas Brooks, 54, of Wilmington, was sentenced to 15 years’ incarceration on February 28, 2018 by Chief U.S. District Judge Leonard P. Stark following convictions for conspiracy to distribute cocaine, possession with intent to distribute heroin and cocaine, possession of a firearm by a felon, and possession ... More...
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United States of America v. Alexander Viola District of Rhode Island Federal Courthouse - Providence, Rhode Island

Providence, RI - Mass. School Employee Admits to Traveling to RI to Engage in Sex with 15-year-old

An instructional technology support specialist employed at a Shrewsbury, MA, middle school on March 12, 2018 admitted in federal court in Providence to travelling to Rhode Island in July 2016 with the intent to engage in illicit sexual activity with a 15-year-old girl.

Alexander Vio... More...
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Shannon Hyland v. Liberty Mutual Fire Insurance Company Central District of Illinois Federal Courthouse - Springfield, Illinois

Monteil Hyland was a passenger
in a car owned by Kimberly Perkins and driven by
Miquasha Smith—who, at age 16, was not lawfully behind
the wheel when she smashed the car at 12:46 a.m. one Saturday
into two parked vehicles, seriously injuring Hyland.
Smith has been convicted of aggravated reckless driving.
Neither Smith nor her parents had auto insurance. But Perkins
had... More...
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John Cannici v. Village of Melrose Park, Illinois, et al. Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois

Defendant-appellee, the Village of
Melrose Park (“the Village”), terminated plaintiff-appellant,
John Cannici, a former firefighter with the Village, for violating
the “Residency Requirements for Officers and Employees”
(“Residency Ordinance”) found in the Village’s Code of
2 No. 17-1424
Ordinances. Cannici filed suit against the Village claiming a
violation of both his... More...
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In the early hours of September 15, 2005, nine shots were fired through a
3 bedroom window of an apartment in Clovis, killing ten-year-old Carlos Perez. Carlos
4 had been sleeping in the bedroom he shared with his older brother, the intended
5 victim, seventeen-year-old Ruben Perez.
6 {4} That night there were two distinct groups of actors involved in the shooting:
7 one group... More...
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The State charged Defendant with an open count of first-degree murder, a
5 “capital felony,” see NMSA 1978, § 30-2-1(A) (1994), and with one count each of
6 first-degree kidnapping, robbery, and conspiracy to commit robbery. The charging
7 document specifically alleged two aggravating circumstances related to the
8 first-degree murder charge: (1) Defendant committed the murder wi... More...
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Deputies from the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department were dispatched to
16 Defendant’s home at approximately 3:50 a.m. in response to a call for assistance
17 about an infant who was “choking on milk.” When the deputies arrived, they were
18 directed to Defendant’s bedroom, where they found Baby wrapped tightly in a blanket
19 that was saturated with blood near her pelvic area.... More...
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United States of America v. Reginald McBride District of Maine Federal Courthouse - Bangor, Maine

Bangor, ME - New York Man Convicted of Heroin and Firearms Charges

Reginald McBride, 41, of New York, New York, was convicted today following a three-day jury trial in U.S. District Court of being a felon in possession of a firearm, possessing heroin with the intent to distribute it, and using a firearm in relation to a drug trafficking offense. The charges arose out of a June 26, 2016 s... More...
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United States of America v. Emmanuel Arce-Gaxiola District of Montana Federal Courthouse - Billings, Montana

Billings, MT - Wyoming Man Sentenced to Four Years in Federal Prison for Methamphetamine Distribution

Emmanuel Arce-Gaxiola, a 29 year-old resident of Rock Springs, Wyoming, was sentenced to 48 months in prison, 3 years of supervised release, and a $300 special assessment. Arce-Gaxiola was convicted of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, in violation of 21 U.S.C. § 841(... More...
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United States of America v. Koryun Hakobyan Eastern District of California Federal Courthouse - Sacramento, California

Sacramento, CA - Glendale Man Sentenced for Mortgage Fraud in Carmichael

U.S. District Judge Garland E. Burrell Jr. sentenced Koryun Hakobyan, 64, of Glendale, to two years in prison for his role as a straw buyer in a mortgage fraud scheme.

According to court documents, Hakobyan was recruited to act as a purchaser of a house in Carmichael. Hakobyan signed the loan application tha... More...
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United States of America v. Roosevelt Appleton, Sr. Eastern District of Texas Federal Courthouse - Beaumont, Texas

Beaumont, TX - New York Man Guilty of Drug Trafficking Violations

A 41-year-old Buffalo, New York, man pleaded guilty to drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas.

Roosevelt Appleton, Sr., pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine today before U.S. Magistrate Judge Zack Hawthorn.

According to inform... 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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State of Oklahoma v. Brittany Payne Wright Tulsa County Courthouse - Tulsa, Oklahoma

Tulsa, OK - Woman Get 35-Years In Prison For Fatal-Hit-And_Run

The State of Oklahoma charged Brittany Payne Wright, atge 35, with:

Count # 1. Count as Filed: HM11, MURDER - FIRST DEGREE, in violation of 21 O.S. 701.7
Date of Offense: 09/02/2016
Party Name Disposition Information
PAYNE, BRITTANY MOONA Disposed: CONVICTION, 03/14/2018. Guilty Plea
Count as Disp... More...
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