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United States of America v. Jesse J. Waln District of South Dakota Federal Courthouse - Pierre, South Dakota

Pierre, SD - Mission Man Convicted of Possession of Stolen Firearms

Jesse J. Waln, age 32, of Mission, South Dakota, was found guilty on January 10, 2018 of two counts of Possession of Stolen Firearms as a result of a federal jury trial in Pierre, South Dakota.

The charges each carry a maximum penalty of up to 10 years in custody and/or a $250,000 fine, 3 years of supervised rel... More...
   $0 (01-18-2018 - SD)

United States of America v. Clifton Curtis Odie and Raleigh Dee Thomas Federal Courthouse - Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Sioux Falls, SD - Chicago, Illinios Men Sentenced in Heroin Conspiracy

Two Chicago, Illinois, men convicted of Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin were sentenced on January 4, 2018, by U.S. District Judge Karen E. Schreier.

Clifton Curtis Odie, age 42, was sentenced to 240 months in custody and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Robert Andrew Lockhart, age ... More...
   $0 (01-18-2018 - SD)

United States of America v. Antonio Avila Medrano District of North Dakota Federal Courthouse - Bismarck, North Dakota

Bismarck, ND - California Man Sentenced on Drug Charges Following Jury Trial Verdict

ANTONIO AVILA MEDRANO, age 41, of Los Angeles, California, was sentenced by Chief Judge Daniel L. Hovland on January 5, 2018 to serve 25 years in federal prison, to be followed by 10 years of Supervised Release, after being found guilty by a trial jury in July of 2017 on charges of Conspiracy to Distribut... More...
   $0 (01-18-2018 - ND)

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...
   $0 (01-18-2018 - MN)

United States of America v. Christopher Baskin District of Nebraska Federal Courthouse - Lincoln, Nebraska

Clarence Christopher Baskin appeals his consecutive sentences for witness
tampering and drug trafficking. Having jurisdiction under 28 U.S.C. § 1291, this
court affirms.
A jury convicted Baskin of witness tampering. He later pled guilty to related
drug trafficking, agreeing to a sentence of 120 months. The 11(c)(1)(C) plea
agreement said: “The parties have no agreement regardin... More...
   $0 (01-18-2018 - MN)

United States of America v. $579,475 in U.S. Currency and LNG Express, Inc. Federal Courthouse Eastern District of Arkansas - Little Rock, Arkansas

LNG Express, Inc. (LNG) appeals the district court’s1 order striking its verified
claim in this civil forfeiture proceeding. We conclude that LNG’s verified claim is
materially indistinguishable from the claim a panel of our court found inadequate in
United States v. $154,853.00 in U.S. Currency, 744 F.3d 559 (8th Cir. 2014). We
therefore affirm.
In September 2014, an Arkansas ... More...
   $0 (01-18-2018 - AR)

Samuel Duran v. U.S. Bank National Association

In our second encounter with this class action case, plaintiffs Samuel Duran and
Matt Fitzsimmons appeal from the trial court’s order denying class certification. This
case is a wage and hour class action challenging whether defendant U.S. Bank National
Association (Bank) had properly classified its business banking officers (BBOs) as
exempt employees under the outside salesperson ... More...
   $0 (01-18-2018 - CA)

STATE OF OHIO vs JACQUES GOERGES K.

The record reveals that Appellant, Jacques Goerges K. Daboni,
was indicted on September 23, 2014, in case number 14CR173 in the Meigs
County Court of Common Pleas on multiple felonies, which included three
Meigs App. Nos. 16CA5, 16CA6 and 16CA7 3
counts of trafficking in heroin, one count of possession of heroin, and one
count of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity. ... More...
   $0 (01-17-2018 - OH)

State of Minnesota vs. Matthew Vaughn Diamond STATE OF MINNESOTA IN SUPREME COURT

A homeowner in Chaska returned home to find that someone had kicked open her
attached garage’s side-entry door, entered her home, and taken jewelry, electronics, and a
safe. When police officers arrived to investigate the burglary, they discovered two key
pieces of evidence: shoe tread prints on the side-entry door, and, on the driveway, an
envelope with the name “S.W.” writt... More...
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State of Missouri v. Jeffrey L. Bruner

Considering the evidence in the light most favorable to submission of a self-defense
instruction, the record shows Mr. Bruner and his wife, Michelle Hale, were estranged.
Mr. Bruner testified that to his knowledge she was not seeing anyone else, though he was
aware she had met a college football coach for a lunch date. He later learned the coach
was Derek Moore.
Mr. Bru... More...
   $0 (01-17-2018 - MO)

James Dee Brewer, Jr. v. The State of Texas

Garland Police Officer Aaron Radney arrived at a Super 8 Motel looking for an unnamed
female on a matter unrelated to this case. After inquiring about the woman’s whereabouts, the
motel’s manager directed him to room 318 where he encountered Appellant James Brewer, who
answered the door. Officer Radney noticed that Appellant was holding a methamphetamine pipe
in his hand and ... More...
   $0 (01-17-2018 - TX)

Brandon Brown v. The State of Texas Court of Appeals Sixth Appellate District of Texas at Texarkana

Brandon Brown was convicted of murdering Christopher Guilbeau and was sentenced to
fifty years’ imprisonment. On appeal, Brown argues that (1) the trial court erred in failing to grant
his motion to suppress, (2) the evidence is legally insufficient to support the trial court’s finding
of guilt, and (3) the evidence is insufficient to support the assessment of $234.00 in court cost... More...
   $0 (01-17-2018 - TX)

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...
   $0 (01-17-2018 - PA)

United states of America v. Denzel Rakim Bridges Northern District of Indiana Federal Courthouse - Lafayette, Fort Wayne, South Bend, Hammond

South Bend, IN - South Bend Man Sentenced For Possession Of Heroin And Possession Of A Firearm During A Drug Trafficking Crime

Denzel Rakim Bridges, age 25, of South Bend, Indiana was sentenced on January 10, 2018 before District Court Senior Judge Robert L. Miller, Jr. for one count of possession of heroin and one count of possession of a firearm during a drug trafficking crime.
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   $0 (01-17-2018 - IN)

United states of America v. William Westley Dill Northern District of Indiana Federal Courthouse - Lafayette, Fort Wayne, South Bend, Hammond

South Bend, IN - South Bend Man Sentenced For Possession Of Child Pornography

William Westley Dill, age 25, of South Bend, Indiana was sentenced on January 10, 2018 before District Court Judge Jon E. DeGuilio for one count of possession of child pornography.

According to documents in this case, on or about July 27, 2016, Dill had computer storage devices that in total contained o... More...
   $0 (01-17-2018 - IN)

United States of America v. William R. Jones Central District of Illinois Federal Courthouse - Rock Island, Illinois

U.S. District Judge Sara L. Darrow today sentenced Jeffrey Terrell Moore, 31, of Rock Island, Ill., to 10 years in federal prison on January 11, 2018 for attempting to possess cocaine. Moore entered his guilty plea to the drug charge on Sept. 7, 2017.

According to court documents, several weeks prior to May 4, 2017, Moore discussed opportunities to purchase multi-kilogram quantities of co... More...
   $0 (01-17-2018 - IL)

United States of America v. Deshon T. Adams Eastern District of Wisconsin Federal Courthouse - Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Deshon Adams pleaded guilty to unlawfully
possessing a firearm as a felon and was sentenced
to 87 months in prison—the top of the range recommended
by the Sentencing Guidelines. Adams asks us to remand his
case for resentencing, arguing that the judge impermissibly
considered unreliable evidence linking him to seven unsolved
shootings when weighing the sentencing factorsMore...
   $0 (01-17-2018 - WI)

William Bustos v. Global P.E.T., Inc.

Plaintiff and appellant William Bustos brought this disability discrimination action
against his former employers, defendants and respondents Global P.E.T., Inc. and Global
Plastics, Inc. (collectively, Global). A jury found that Bustos’s physical condition or
perceived physical condition was “a substantial motivating reason” for his termination,
but nevertheless returned defense ... More...
   $0 (01-17-2018 - CA)

United States of America v. Marc Biggs Southern District of Illinois Courthouse - East St. Louis, Illinois

East St. Louis, IL - Pontoon Beach Man Sentenced to Prison for Firearm Offense

Marc Biggs, 34, of Pontoon Beach, Illinois, was sentenced on January 16, 2018 for felon in possession of a firearm. The Honorable Nancy J. Rosenstengel sentenced Biggs to 30 months in federal prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release and a $100 special assessment. Biggs also agreed to forfeit ... More...
   $0 (01-16-2018 - IL)

United States of America v. Leon E. Johnson Southern District of Illinois Courthouse - East St. Louis, Illinois

East St. Louis, IL - East St. Louis Man Sentenced to Prison for Firearm Offenses

Leon Johnson, 28, of Granite City, Illinois, was sentenced on January 16, 2018 after being convicted of one count of felon in possession of a firearm. At the time of his arrest, Johnson was on supervised release in a prior federal case involving a conviction for felon in possession of a firearm. A petition to... More...
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Sergio Gonzalez v. The State of Texas

In his first issue, appellants contends he was not properly admonished concerning the range
of punishment he would face if he pleaded guilty. Before the plea hearing, appellant received
written admonishments, which recited that he was charged with a first degree felony with a
punishment range of “5-99 years or Life and an optional fine not to exceed $10,000.00.” At the
hearing,... More...
   $0 (01-16-2018 - TX)

Andrew James Rackley v. The State of Texas

Andrew James Rackley was charged with the offense of possession of more than one
gram but less than four grams of methamphetamine. See Tex. Health and Safety Code §§ 481.102(6)
(listing methamphetamine as substance included in “Penalty Group 1”), .115(a), (c) (providing that
person commits offense if he “knowingly or intentionally possesses a controlled substance listed in
Penalty... More...
   $0 (01-16-2018 - TX)

Garrett Ballard v. The State of Texas Constable’s son convicted of capital murder after killing 2 friends

The following summary comes from the evidence presented at trial. The victims
in this case—Fox and E.B.—were friends with Ballard. Prior to the offense, the three men ate
dinner with E.B.’s family to celebrate E.B.’s birthday and then went to Ballard’s parents’ home
to hang out and to take a hallucinogen that they had purchased earlier from C.J. On the night 3
in question, Balla... More...
   $0 (01-16-2018 - TX)

Patrick Johnson v. The State of Texas Third Court of Appeals, Austin, Texas

Johnson was charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child and with two counts
of indecency with a child. See Tex. Penal Code §§ 21.11(a)(1)-(2), 22.021(a). The alleged victim,
C.S., lived in Johnson’s neighborhood, and the indictment alleged that C.S. was under fourteen
years of age at the time of the offenses. During the trial, the State called several witnesses, including
... More...
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Demico Stanley v. The State of Texas Stanley sentenced to 75 years for Lewisville murder

In 2015, Richard Myles lived in a small, one-bedroom apartment on the
second floor of a building in the Hampton Bay apartment complex with his
fiancée, Laura, and their 23-month-old son, David.2 While Laura worked two
jobs, Myles cared for David. He also sold marijuana to earn extra money.
Whenever he left the apartment, he carried his marijuana stash with him in a
gree... More...
   $0 (01-16-2018 - TX)

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