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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. FLORA ESPINO

Espino worked as a tax preparer for a real estate broker in Spring Valley, California. One borrower, Sean Desmond, served as a police officer at the Chula Vista Police Department. In 2006 he attempted to buy a $1.6 million home. As a police officer, his salary was $90,000 at the time. To assist him with qualifying for this loan, he worked with a broker named Jesse Rodriguez to prepare the loan ... More...   $0 (06-22-2018 - CA)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. DAVID WESLEY REINHART

David Reinhart was convicted of two counts of possession of child pornography, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 2252(a)(4)(B). A defendant convicted of this offense who has “a prior conviction . . . under the laws of any State relating to . . . the production, possession, receipt, mailing, sale, distribution, shipment, or transportation of child pornography” is subject to a ten-year mandatory minimum s... More...   $0 (06-22-2018 - CA)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. FRANK MICHAEL SUSANY, JR UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE SIXTH CIRCUIT

Between February and April 2013, Susany entered into a conspiracy with Robert Courtney and James Quinn to obtain explosives that would be used to crack safes at jewelry stores and coin shops. The trio planned to obtain funds to finance their initial purchase of explosives by breaking into jewelry stores and coin shops to steal valuable items. On February 13, 2013, Susany and Quinn met with a con... More...   $0 (06-22-2018 - OH)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. JAMAL COOPER UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE SIXTH CIRCUIT

On March 31, 2014, the government obtained a 30-day electronic surveillance order authorizing the wiretapping of cellphones identified as “Target Telephone 1” (TT1) used by Eric Williams, and TT2 used by defendant-appellant Jamal Cooper. The government submitted a single application and the court issued a single wiretap order to cover both phones.
The government intercepted Cooper’s calls u... More...
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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. BENJAMIN ROBERT DAVIS

Benjamin Robert Davis seeks to appeal the district court’s orders denying relief on
his 28 U.S.C. § 2255 (2012) and Fed. R. Civ. P. 59(e) motions. The orders are not
appealable unless a circuit justice or judge issues a certificate of appealability. 28 U.S.C.
§ 2253(c)(1)(B) (2012). A certificate of appealability will not issue absent “a substantial
showing of the denial of ... More...
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Natasha Meeks v. Autozone, Inc

Plaintiff and appellant Natasha Meeks contends that she suffered sexual
harassment on the job. She brought suit against her employer, defendant and appellant
AutoZone, Inc. (AutoZone), and the alleged harasser, defendant and appellant Juan
Fajardo, pursuing claims of sexual harassment, failure to prevent sexual harassment, and
retaliation in violation of the Fair Employment and Hou... More...
   $0 (06-22-2018 - CA)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. CHISTOPHER WELSHANS

In February 2014, the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General determined that child pornography was being shared by an Internet Protocol (IP) address associated with a subscriber later identified as Welshans’s aunt. Law enforcement agents executed a search warrant on her home on March 21, 2014 at 7:30 a.m. The agents found no child pornography, but learned that Welshans, who lived nearby, used t... More...   $0 (06-21-2018 - PA)

United States of America v. Jasmin Polanco District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, MA - Real Estate Attorney Sentenced for Role in Sweeping Mortgage Fraud Conspiracy

A real estate attorney was sentenced today in connection with a sweeping conspiracy to defraud banks and mortgage companies by engaging in sham “short” sales of residential properties in Merrimack Valley.

Jasmin Polanco, 37, of Methuen, was sentenced by U.S. Senior District Court Judge Doug... More...
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United States of America v. Edwin Gonzalez, a/k/a “Sangriento" District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, MA - MS-13 Member Convicted for Gang Murders of Two Teenagers

Government’s 49th conviction in case. Defendant is 16th person held accountable for murder.

Following a multi-week trial in federal court in Boston, an MS-13 member was found guilty on June 21, 2018 of racketeering conspiracy involving murder. This is the government’s 49th conviction in the case. Defendant i... More...
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Michelle Dimanche v. Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, et al. District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

The Massachusetts Bay
Transportation Authority ("MBTA") appeals from the entry of a jury
verdict awarding over $2.6 million in damages to a black female
former employee who brought suit under 42 U.S.C. § 1981 and Mass.
Gen. Laws ch. 151B, § 4. She alleges, inter alia, that her
supervisors at the MBTA conspired to terminate her employment
because of her race. The jury awarde... More...
   $0 (06-21-2018 - MA)

Kayla Doherty v. Merck & Co., Inc. The United States of America District of Maine Federal Courthouse - Bangor, Maine

Kayla Doherty became pregnant
while supposedly protected by a contraceptive implant manufactured
by Merck & Co., Inc. After she gave birth to a healthy child, she
brought this lawsuit against Merck, claiming that the implant
and/or its applicator were defective. She also sued the federal
government under the Federal Tort Claims Act, claiming that her
doctor at a federally-f... More...
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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. JUAN H. RAMOS

Ramos’s status as a career offender is dictated by his criminal record, which includes several prior felony convictions. First, in July 1998, Ramos “threw a brick at the nose of a 10-year-old child,” who then required medical treatment at a local hospital.1 As a result, Ramos pled guilty to aggravated assault in the Philadelphia County Common Pleas Court.2 Second, in October 1999, Ramos was app... More...   $0 (06-21-2018 - PA)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. EDWIN CABRERA-RIVERA United States Court of Appeals For the First Circuit

Appellant Edwin Cabrera-Rivera
("Cabrera") was charged in a two-count indictment with production
and possession of child pornography. In a deal with the
government, he agreed to plead guilty to the possession count --
an offense with no mandatory minimum sentence -- and the government
agreed to dismiss the production count -- an offense with a
mandatory fifteen-year ... More...
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Carlos G. Bertonatti vs. The State of Florida

At approximately 8:00 a.m., Bertonatti veered his vehicle into the bicycle
lane on Bearcut Bridge; struck and killed a bicyclist, Christophe Lecanne; failed to
stop or attempt to render aid to Mr. Lecanne; and subsequently fled from the police
when they pursued and tried to stop him with lights and sirens activated. The
evidence revealed that the impact to the bicycle and to ... More...
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Ronnie Bruce vs. The State of Florida

In 1972, Ronnie Bruce (“Bruce”) was convicted after a jury trial of robbery,
assault with the intent to commit murder, and unlawful possession of a firearm
while engaged in a criminal offense, and he was sentenced to life in prison with the
possibility of parole. Because Bruce was a juvenile at the time he committed these
offenses, he filed a motion to vacate his sentence on A... More...
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Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills, LLC vs State of Florida, Agency For Health etc.

On September 13, 2017, AHCA issued the Immediate Moratorium on Admissions, which prohibited the facility from “admit[ting] for services any individual.” The order made the following factual findings: a. On September 10, 2017, [the facility] became aware that its air conditioning equipment had ceased to operate effectively. b. In addition to contacting the local electrical power provider, [the fa... More...   $0 (06-21-2018 - TN)

State of Tennessee v. Marquel Stewart

The instant offense occurred on August 11, 2013, as Kyle Foster, the victim, was withdrawing money from an automated teller machine (ATM). A t that time, the Defendant robbed the victimat gunpointand attempted to escape in the victim’s car. The Defendant could not start the car, ran behind a nearby building, and then into a forest across the street. The police were called, and, followinga K-9 s... More...   $0 (06-21-2018 - TN)

Nathaniel Walker v. State of Tennessee

On June 23, 2015, the Petitioner pled guilty to aggravated assault, aggravated burglary, and employing a firearm during the commission of a felony in exchange for concurrent, three-year sentences for the aggravated assault and aggravated burglary convictions and a six-year sentence for employing a firearm during the commission of a felony to run consecutively to the three-year sentences and concur... More...   $0 (06-21-2018 - TN)

David Michael Blevins v. State of Tennessee David M Blevins - Registered Sex Offender

Following a jury trial, Petitioner was convicted of three counts of aggravated sexual battery as lesser-included offenses of the indicted charges of rape of a child. He was sentenced to serve thirty years in confinement. Petitioner appealed his convictions and sentence, and this court affirmed the judgments of the trial court. State v. David Michael Blevins, No. E2013-01976-CCA-R3-CD, 2014 WL 2... More...   $0 (06-21-2018 - TN)

Bobby Chism v. State of Tennessee COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEALS OF TENNESSEE

At this hearing, the State provided a recitation of the facts supporting entry of the Petitioner’s guilty plea:
[H]ad [this case] gone to trial [the] State would have shown on July 22[], 2014[,] officers in the Memphis Police Department responded to a robbery called at [the victims’ apartment].

The victim, [V.P.] . . . indicated she was sleeping in her bedroom, a male woke her up po... More...
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South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES

When a consumer purchases goods or services, theconsumer’s State often imposes a sales tax. This case requires the Court to determine when an out-of-stateseller can be required to collect and remit that tax. All concede that taxing the sales in question here is lawful. The question is whether the out-of-state seller can be held responsible for its payment, and this turns on a proper interpretation... More...   $0 (06-21-2018 - SD)

State of Tennessee v. Kentrell Lebron Lindsey

The Defendant was charged with possession of dihydrocodeinone with the intent to sell or deliver, possession of oxycodone with the intent to sell or deliver, possession of a firearm with the intent to go armed during the commission of a dangerous felony, possession of less than one-half ounce of marijuana, driving on a cancelled, suspended, or revoked license, and speeding. The Defendant entered ... More...   $0 (06-21-2018 - TN)

Edward Wilson v. State of Tennessee COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEALS OF TENNESSEE

The record in the instant case does not contain the indictments or technical record from the underlying charges, but we glean from the plea hearing that the Petitioner’s pleas arose from offenses committed on three separate dates in 2015. The Petitioner was charged with committing on March 23, 2015, the offenses of driving on a suspended license and violation of the financial responsibility law. ... More...   $0 (06-21-2018 - TN)

United States of America v. Dr. Kenneth G. Edwards Middle District of Alabama Federal Courthouse - Montgomery, Alabama

Montgomery, AL - Phenix City Chiropractor Pleads Guilty to Conspiring to Commit Wire Fraud Related to Truck Driver Physicals

On Wednesday, June 13, 2018, Dr. Kenneth G. Edwards, 65, a resident of Columbus, Georgia and previously a practicing chiropractor in Phenix City, Alabama, pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit wire fraud. Dr. Edwards’s conviction resulted from his scheme to submit ... More...
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State of Tennessee v. Howard P. Fisher COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEALS OF TENNESSEE

On the night of January 19, 2015, Ismail Salman and William Derrick, the victim, were working at the Discount Mart in Nashville, Tennessee. Earlier that day, Salman1 had asked the Defendant to leave the store because he was in an altercation with another customer. The Defendant left, but told Derrick, “I will get you after you guys are 1 We acknowledge t... More...   $0 (06-21-2018 - TN)

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