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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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ALEXINA SIMON —v.— CITY OF NEW YORK, FRANCIS LONGOBARDI, Queens County Assistant District  Attorney, DETECTIVE EVELYN ALEGRE, DETECTIVE DOUGLAS LEE

This case takes us to the intersection of an allegedly wrongful arrest and  detention on a material witness warrant, the Fourth Amendment, and qualified  immunity. Plaintiff Alexina Simon brought this action in the United States District  Court for the Eastern District of New York (Vitaliano, J.) under 42 U.S.C. § 1983,  claiming that a state prosecutor and two police officers falsely arrested and... More...   $0 (06-21-2018 - )

DARYL J. MC CLELLAND vs STATE OF FLORIDA

Detectives from the Polk County Sheriff's Office were conducting an investigation regarding individuals who were downloading child pornography. That investigation led to the search of a house that was associated with an IP (internet protocol) address that had been identified as sharing child pornography. During the search, the detectives discovered that the residence had a Wi-Fi router that util... More...   $0 (06-21-2018 - FL)

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. 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)

United States of America v. Dr. Mark Griffis Southern District of Georgia Federal Courthouse - Dublin, Georgia

Dublin, GA - Medical Doctor Found Guilty Of Conspiracy

On Wednesday, June 6, 2018, following a three-day trial before U.S. District Judge Dudley H. Bowen, a federal jury convicted Eastman resident Dr. Mark Griffis, age 61, of conspiring to falsify documents pertaining to Department of Transportation mandated medical examinations of holders of commercial driver’s licenses.

Accordi... More...
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United States of America v. Stuart Hankin United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida - Miami, Florida

Miami, FL - Real Estate Investor Pleads Guilty to Rigging Bids at Online Foreclosure Auctions

First Guilty Plea Involving Foreclosure Auctions in Florida

Real estate investor Stuart Hankin pleaded guilt on June 20, 2018 for his role in a conspiracy to rig bids, in violation of antitrust law, at online public foreclosure auctions in Florida, the Department of Justice announced. H... More...
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COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY V. KYLE D. THOMPSON

During the fall of 2010, Thompson (who was at that time twenty-years~
old) became enamored with Mindy,3 a student at North Hardin High School. ., On October· 17, 2010, Mindy, who was concerned about Thompson's recent
·behavior towards her, con~cted the police to inform th~m about information
displayed on his Facebook page. Thompson's Facebook page did not list his
real name, bu... More...
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STATE OF OHIO vs. DEVONTAE WARE

On February 8, 2017, Ware and Nathaniel Hill were charged by a Cuyahoga County
Grand Jury in a five-count indictment arising out of a robbery of a Huntington Bank branch in
Brooklyn, Ohio. On November 28, 2016, Ware and Hill used a gun to rob a bank teller stealing
approximately $3,000 in cash. They were each charged with two counts of aggravated robbery,
two counts of kidna... More...
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Derek W. Cole v. City of Aurora, Colorado, et al. Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Derek W. Cole, a Colorado-licensed attorney appearing pro se, appeals the
district court’s dismissal of his claims against the City of Aurora, the Aurora City
Council, the Aurora Police Department, Sergeant Tim E. Genaro, several other
named individuals, and multiple Doe defendants. We exercise jurisdiction under
28 U.S.C. § 1291 and affirm.
I. BACKGROUND
Mr. Cole leased sp... More...
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STATE OF OHIO vs. NEEKO GORDON

On August 25, 2016, Robert Holsey (“Holsey”) agreed to purchase marijuana from Gordon. Holsey and Gordon knew each other from playing basketball at Trent Park. Nieves drove Holsey to the marijuana-purchase- meeting place on W. 38th Street in Cleveland. As Nieves and Holsey drove toward the meeting place, they saw Gordon, became suspicious, and started to drive away. Through the side mirror... More...   $0 (06-19-2018 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO v. JAMES A. BENVENUTO

On August 9, 2016, investigators from the West Central Ohio Crime
Task Force (“WCOCTF”) were conducting surveillance on Vincent McKercher
(“McKercher”) in Allen County. (05/05/2017 Tr. at 8). McKercher had a history
of trafficking in marijuana. (Id. at 9). Investigators followed McKercher (in his
vehicle) from a barbershop in Lima, Ohio to a warehouse located at 519 N. Jac... More...
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WEST CARROLLTON CITY SCHOOLS BOARD OF EDUCATION v. MONTGOMERY COUNTY BOARD OF REVISION and MCDONALD’S USA, LLC

The property at issue is a 1.383-acre parcel located at 741 East Dixie Drive
in West Carrollton, Ohio. The property is improved with a 4,470-square foot building,
constructed in 2005, that houses a McDonald’s restaurant. For tax year 2014 the
Montgomery County Auditor valued the property at $1,308,710. McDonald’s filed a
complaint with the Board of Revision (BOR) seeking to red... More...
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Kochelle Stumpf v. State of Indiana

On September 6, 2016, Madison Wyland collected her ten-month-old daughter,
K.P., at ABC Childcare, located in Plainfield, Indiana. When Wyland changed
her daughter’s clothes later that day, she noticed scratches and nail marks
underneath the child’s arms. The following day, Wyland contacted the owner
of ABC Childcare, Tamela Hunt-Stephey (Stephey), to complain about her
... More...
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United States of America v. Ivan Spinner Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Jackson, MS - Sixth Mississippi Real Estate Investor Pleads Guilty to Conspiring to Rig Bids at Public Foreclosure Auctions

Mississippi real estate investor Ivan Spinner became the sixth real estate investor to plead guilty in connection with the ongoing investigation into bid rigging at public real estate foreclosure auctions in Mississippi, the Department of Justice announced.

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United States of America v. Flora Espino Southern District of California Federal Courthouse - San Diego, California

The jury convicted defendant Flora Espino of lying to a
grand jury in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1623. Espino appeals
and argues that the district court erred as a matter of law in
the language used in the verdict form and its subsequent
submission to the jury. Espino contends the district court
shifted the burden of proof, requiring the jury to find her not
guilty beyond a r... More...
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Robert Lee Laird v. State of Indiana

On December 25, 2015, twelve-year-old C.L. went to spend the latter part of
Christmas Day with his father, having spent the earlier part of the holiday with
his mother. Laird is C.L.’s uncle, the twin brother of C.L.’s father, and was also
at C.L.’s father’s house that evening. C.L. had received a new iPad as a gift that
day and sat on the couch close to his uncle Laird while t... More...
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United States of America v. Robert Farrace Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Fresno, CA - Modesto Real Estate Attorney Sentenced to Two Years in Prison for Fraudulent Short-Sale Scheme

Robert Farrace, 54, of Modesto, was sentenced on June 18, 2018 to two years in prison for a fraudulent short-sale scheme, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced.

On November 14, 2017, a jury found Farrace guilty of three counts of wire fraud in connection with the scheme... More...
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State of Wisconsin v. Anthony R. Pico

A jury convicted Anthony R. Pico of
sexually assaulting a young girl.1 Mr. Pico believes there is a
reasonable probability that, absent his trial counsel's alleged
constitutional ineffectiveness, this conviction would not have
occurred. The circuit court agreed, and so set aside his
1 The Honorable William J. Domi... More...
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District of Minnesota Federal Courthouse - Minneapolis, Minnesota

This case is back to us after our reversal of the certification of a class
composed of individuals whose payment card information was compromised as a
result of the 2013 Target security breach. See In re Target Corp. Customer Data Sec.
Breach Litig., 847 F.3d 608, 613 (8th Cir. 2017). On remand, the district court2 recertified
the class after conducting a rigorous analysis. Class m... More...
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United States of America v. Todd A. Dyer Eastern District of Wisconsin Federal Courthouse - Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Todd Dyer, the defendant in this consoli-dated appeal, challenges the denials of his motions to with-draw his guilty pleas. Under a written agreement, Dyer pled guilty to wire fraud, 18 U.S.C. § 1343, and unlawful financial transactions, 18 U.S.C. § 1957, for his conduct in two separate fraud schemes. He now claims that the plea colloquy was in-sufficient, in part because the district court did no... More...   $0 (06-17-2018 - WI)

JOHN L. SOILEAU, ET AL. VERSUS CHURCHILL DOWNS

The instant litigation was the subject of a previous appeal to this Court,
wherein we summarized the factual and procedural background as follows:
This lawsuit constitutes complicated and protracted litigation involving a dispute in the horse racing industry between … [quarterhorsemen] and Churchill Downs Louisiana Horseracing Company, LLC, owner of the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots f... More...
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Estate of Linda Faye Jones, et al. v. Chidren's Hospital and Health System Inc., Pensin Plan Eastern District of Wisconsin Federal Courthouse - Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Three days into retirement and three
days before the start of her pension, Linda Faye Jones died.
The Administrative Committee, which oversees the Children’s
Hospital and Health System, Inc. Pension Plan, denied
the pension to Linda’s daughter and beneficiary, Kishunda
Jones. The Committee reasoned that only spouses are entitled
to benefits under the Plan when a participant... More...
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Esther Hill White v. Life Insurance Company of North America Western District of Louisiana - Shreveport, Louisiana

Esther White, the beneficiary of David White’s life-insurance policy, appeals a summary judgment granted in favor of the insurer and plan administrator, Life Insurance Company of North America (“LINA”), on her claim for benefits. LINA had denied benefits on the ground that David’s death was caused in part by intoxication or drug abuse. Finding that LINA abused its discretion in denying benefits, w... More...   $0 (06-15-2018 - LA)

STATE OF KANSAS v. HEATH ALLEN UMPHENOUR

A jury convicted Heath Allen Umphenour of one count of aggravated indecent liberties with a child, one count of aggravated criminal sodomy, four counts of sexual exploitation of a child, and two counts of breach of privacy. Four of Umphenour's convictions were off-grid Jessica's Law offenses. For his off-grid Jessica's Law convictions and Kansas Sentencing Guidelines Act (KSGA) grid convictions, t... More...   $0 (06-14-2018 - KS)

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