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United States of America v. Ross Roggio Middle District of Pennsylvania Federal Courthouse - Scranton, Pennsylvania

Scranton, PA - Pennsylvania Man Charged With Illegally Exporting Firearm Parts to Iraq

An indictment was unsealed on March 23, 2018 charging Ross Roggio, 49, of Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, and Roggio Consulting Company, LLC, a firm with which Ross Roggio was associated, for alleged involvement in a conspiracy to illegally export firearm parts, firearm manufacturing tools, and “defense serv... More...
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Phil A. Smallwood v. The State of Texas

On June 2, 2016, the State charged appellant with capital murder by causing
the death of Jonathan Wilkerson while in the course of committing or attempting to
commit robbery.2 Appellant pleaded not guilty, and the case proceeded to trial.
On the evening of October 13, 2014, Wilkerson and his girlfriend, Quathanna
Lee, drove to the home of Roy Robinson, the best friend of Wil... More...
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On February 18, 2016, Machutta entered guilty pleas in Sedgwick County case Nos. 15CR3654 and 16CR214. In each case, the district court found him guilty of one count of possession of methamphetamine and one count of criminal possession of a weapon. On April 13, 2016, the district court conducted a consolidated sentencing hearing. At the hearing, the court sentenced Machutta to a total of 62 months... More...   $0 (03-23-2018 - KS)

United States of America v. Rafael Christopher Cirino Eastern District of Pennsylvania Federal Courthouse - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA - Sinking Spring, PA Man Sentenced 5 Years For Fraudulent Claims

Rafael Christopher Cirino, 36, of Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania, was sentenced by the Hon. Edward G. Smith, United States District Judge, to a term of 60 months’ imprisonment, to be followed by supervised release for a period of 5 years, as well as a $1,700 special assessment. This conviction was the result ... More...
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State of Oklahoma v. Jose Mata, Bayle Snell and Cesar Espinoza Tulsa County Courthouse - Tulsa, Oklahoma

Tulsa, OK - Two Of Three Murder Defendants Plead Guilty

The State of Oklahoma charged Jose Mata, Bayle Snell and Cesar Espinoza with:

Count # 1. Count as Filed: HM11, MURDER - FIRST DEGREE, in violation of 21 O.S. 701.7
Date of Offense: 04/28/2017
Party Name Disposition Information
ESPINOZA, CESAR Disposed: CONVICTION, 02/09/2018. Guilty Plea
Count as Dispose... More...
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United States of America v. Daryl Trent Middle District of Pennsylvania Federal Courthouse - Scranton, Pennsylvania

Scranton, PA - Monroe County Man Guilty Of Heroin Trafficking And Firearms Charge

Daryl Trent, age 43, of East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty on March 20, 2018, before Senior U.S. District Court Judge James M. Munley to possession with intent to distribute heroin and possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

According to United States Attorney Da... More...
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Nicole Haberle v. Officer Daniel Troxell Eastern District of Pennsylvania Federal Courthouse - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Timothy Nixon was a troubled man. After stealing a firearm, he told his partner, Nicole Haberle, that he was going to commit suicide. When a police officer employed by the Borough of Nazareth learned of that threat, he did not wait for trained crisis support professionals but instead knocked on the door of the apartment where Nixon was located and announced his presence. Nixon immediately shot him... More...   $0 (03-22-2018 - PA)


Byron Johnson appeals the district court's denial of his motion for habeas corpus relief under K.S.A. 60-1507. Because the district court made only limited factual findings—and a Kansas Supreme Court Rule requires the district court to state factual findings and legal conclusions on all the issues raised—he asks us to send the case back to the district court for it to do a more thorough job. See K... More...   $0 (03-22-2018 - KS)


On the evening of October 24, 2014, Cruce was preparing to give Hall a ride to work. According to Cruce, Hall was seated in the passenger seat of Cruce's vehicle and Cruce's daughter was in a car seat in the back seat. Wilmer and Cruce's daughter was born in summer of 2014. Cruce was in the driver's seat and saw Wilmer approaching with a gun. Cruce sped off but turned too fast on gravel and crashe... More...   $0 (03-22-2018 - KS)

United States of America v. Ryan Faulconer District of New Hampshire Federal Courthouse - Concord, New Hampshire

Concord, NH - Nashua Man Sentenced to 18 Months for Illegal Possession of Firearms

Ryan Faulconer, 25, of Nashua, was sentenced to serve 18 months in prison for illegal possessing firearms.

According to court documents and statements made in court, Faulconer purchased eight firearms in a two-week period between April and May of 2016. At the time he purchased the fir... More...
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Eleanor Licensing, LLC v. Classic Recreations, LLC

Following a four-day bench trial, the court entered
judgment in favor of Eleanor Licensing LLC and Denice
Shakarian Halicki and against Classic Recreations, LLC, T&D
Motor Company, Jason Engel and Tony Engel (collectively
Classic), ordering that Eleanor Licensing retain possession of a
vehicle identified as “Eleanor No. 1,” which had been
manufactured by Classic pursuant to... More...
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United States of America v. Terence Starr Western District of Pennsylvania Courthouse - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh, PA - Verona Man Pleads Guilty to Illegally Possessing Fentanyl

An Allegheny County resident pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of possession with intent to distribute fentanyl.

Terence Starr, age 45, of Verona, PA, pleaded guilty to one count before United States District Judge Mark R. Hornak.

In connection with the guilty plea, the court was advised... More...
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United States of America v. Francisco Figueroa District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Springfield, Massachusetts

Springfield, MA - Holyoke Man Sentenced for Illegal Firearms Possession

A Holyoke man was sentenced on March 20, 2018 in federal court in Springfield for illegally possessing firearms.

Francisco Figueroa, 33, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Mark G. Mastroianni to 35 months in prison and three years of supervised release. In June 2016, Figueroa pleaded guilty to one cou... More...
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The facts are mostly undisputed, except whether Gonzalez knew his gun was loaded as events unfolded.

Gonzalez and his friends—Levi (the victim), Bailey Bishop (Levi's sister; Gonzalez' girlfriend), Jeff Swisher (Levi's step-brother), and Zachary Cashman— attended various New Year's Eve parties. At some point, the four men wanted to return to the first party and Gonzalez drove them. Cash... More...
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United States of America v. Lester Levell Singleton Southern District of Mississippi - Federal Courthouse - Jackson, Mississippi

Jackson, MS - Jackson Man Sentenced to 9 Years in Prison for Importation of Chemicals to Manufacture Spice

Lester Singleton, 35, of Jackson, was sentenced on March 20, 2018 by U.S. District Chief Judge Daniel P. Jordan III, to 108 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for his role in importing the controlled substance 5-Fluoro-PB-22.

On April 19, 2015, ... More...
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United States of America v. Michael DeWayne Johnson Northern District of Alabama Federal Courthouse - Birmingham, Alabama

Birmingham, AL - Federal Judge Sentences Prior Felon to 22 Years in Prison for Armed Carjacking

A federal judge on March 20, 2018 sentenced a Graysville man to more than 20 years in prison for a 2016 carjacking in Forestdale.

U.S. District Judge L. Scott Coogler sentenced MICHAEL DeWAYNE JOHNSON, 33, to 21 years and 10 months in prison on one count each of carjacking, being a con... More...
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United States of America v. Michael Trevor Haynes Middle District of Georgia Federal Courthouse - Macon, Georgia

Macon, GA - Felon With Firearm Sentenced To 98 Months In Prison

Charles E. Peeler, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, announces that on March 15, 2018, Senior United States District Court Judge Hugh Lawson sentenced Michael Trevor Haynes, age 37, of Moultrie, GA, to 98 months imprisonment for possession of a firearm by a person previously convicted... More...
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United States of America v. Hernando Javier Vergara Middle District of Florida Federal Courthouse - Tampa, Florida

This appeal presents the issue whether warrantless forensic searches of two cell phones at the border violated the Fourth Amendment. U.S. Const. amend IV. Hernando Javier Vergara appeals the denial of his motion to suppress evidence found on two cell phones that he carried on a cruise from Cozumel, Mexico to Tampa, Florida. He argues that the recent decision of the Supreme Court in Riley v. Califo... More...   $0 (03-21-2018 - FL)

United States of America v. Darius Junior District of Maryland Federal Courthouse - Baltimore, Maryland

Baltimore, MD - Baltimore Felon Exiled To 7 Years In Prison For Possessing A Gun And Cocaine

United States District Judge Richard D. Bennett sentenced Darius Junior, age 26, of Baltimore, Maryland, to seven years in prison followed by three years of supervised release for possessing a firearm after a felony conviction and possessing cocaine with the intent to distribute.

Accordin... More...
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United States of America v. John Jacome District of New Hampshire Federal Courthouse - Concord, New Hampshire

Concord, NH - Lawrence Man Pleads Guilty to Oxycodone Trafficking Charges

John Jacome, 35, of Lawrence, Massachusetts, pleaded guilty to oxycodone trafficking charges.

Court documents and statements in court showed that on four separate occasions from January to May of 2017, Jacome sold quantities of oxycodone pills to undercover agents of the Drug Enforcement Adminis... More...
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Randy D. Sturgis seeks review of the Court of Appeals' determination that the prosecutorial error in closing argument was harmless and that the district court correctly classified a 2007 Michigan home invasion conviction as a person felony when calculating Sturgis' criminal history score under the revised Kansas Sentencing Guidelines Act (KSGA). State v. Sturgis, No. 112,544, 2015 WL 9286956 (Kan... More...   $0 (03-20-2018 - KS)

STATE OF KANSAS v. ROY D. WETRICH Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals MoreLaw Can Make Your Phone Ring 888-354-4529

For acts committed between January 1, 2009 and April 24, 2009, Wetrich was convicted by a Johnson County jury of kidnapping, two counts of aggravated assault, criminal possession of a firearm, possession of marijuana, violation of a protective order, domestic battery, and intimidation of a witness. The district court sentenced Wetrich to a controlling sentence of 124 months in prison, based on a c... More...   $0 (03-20-2018 - KS)


In 15CR2693, Velo was convicted of criminal possession of a firearm and received a sentence of 13 months' imprisonment. In 16CR1420 and 16CR2031, Velo was convicted in each case of possession of methamphetamine and received a sentence of 22 months' imprisonment in each case. The district court ordered the sentences to run consecutively and placed Velo on probation for 18 months in the first case a... More...   $0 (03-20-2018 - KS)


In September 2015, Lorence pled no contest to felony theft and was sentenced to 27 months in prison but was placed on probation from that sentence for 18 months. The following month, Lorence entered into a joint plea agreement for two cases. In the first
case, Lorence pled guilty to possession of methamphetamine and was sentenced to 30 months in prison but again was placed on probation... More...
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On November 20, 2014, Thomas pled guilty to one count of aggravated intimidation of a witness or victim. On January 15, 2015, the district court sentenced Thomas to 19 months' imprisonment and granted probation for 24 months to be supervised by community corrections.


The record reflects that Thomas violated his probation on two occasions and received intermediate sanctions... More...
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