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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. 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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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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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)

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)

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. 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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David Wayne Cassady v. Steven Hall, Georgia Department of Administrative Services Middle District of Georgia Federal Courthouse - Albany, Georgia

David Cassady appeals the District Court’s denial of his motion for garnishment against the Georgia Department of Administrative Services (“GDAS”). We hold that garnishment actions are “suits” under the Eleventh Amendment, Georgia has not waived its immunity to the type of garnishment Mr. Cassady seeks, and Congress has not clearly abrogated the states’ immunity to such garnishments. We accordingl... More...   $0 (06-21-2018 - GA)

Jeffrey Cozzl v. City of Birmingham and Cedrick Thomas Northern District of Alabama Federal Courthouse - Birmingham, Alabama

Jeffrey Cozzi was arrested for the robbery of one pharmacy and the attempted robbery of another. He was released after the police found no evidence linking him to the crimes. Cozzi sued Officer Cedrick Thomas, the City of Birmingham, Alabama, and several other law enforcement officers alleging, among other claims, a violation of his Fourth Amendment right to be free from what he contends was an un... More...   $0 (06-21-2018 - AL)

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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COREY M. JETER V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY

On September 21, 2016, Appellant, Corey M. J�ter, was arraigned by the
Jefferson District Court on a charge of one count of second-degree burglary.
The court set Jeter's bond ·at $10,000·full cash and granted him $100 a day
bail credit pursuant to KRS 431.066(5)(a). On December 20, 2016, the
Jefferson County grand jury returned an.indictment charging Jeter with
·sec... 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 -vs- SABIN J. SOWERS

The relevant facts and procedural history are as follows: {¶4} On March 13, 2017, Ronald Scurlock noticed that large truck batteries were missing from pallets, as well as from various vehicles in and outside of the buildings on the premises of a business he owns in Trinway, Ohio. On March 14, 2017, he noticed more batteries missing. Scurlock started calling local scrapyards in search of the b... More...   $0 (06-19-2018 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO -vs- IVAN J. SMITH

The relevant facts and procedural history are as follows:
{¶4} On July 13, 2016, Muskingum County Sheriff’s dispatch received a
complaint about the odor of marijuana coming from the residence located at 128 Hamline
Ave., Zanesville, Ohio. The complaint also stated that the occupants at the residence
were trafficking in drugs.
{¶5} Colleena Johnson ("Colleena") and Appella... More...
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STATE OF OHIO -vs- ROBERT J. RAMSEY

On March 22, 2017, officers with the adult parole authority were
investigating reports of the unlawful manufacturing of methamphetamine involving two of
their parolees, Douglas Johnson and Douglas Baumgartner. The officers went to a
property owned by Mr. Johnson. The property contained a structure occupied by Mr.
Johnson, another structure occupied by Mr. Baumgartner, and a t... More...
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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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STATE OF OHIO v. SCOTT A. STEIN

On November 9, 2016, Chief of Police Glass of the Village of Botkins
received a phone call from an officer at the Wapakoneta Police Department
regarding a woman named Megan Donnelly, for whom there was an active warrant
for theft, and requested his assistance in obtaining her. Chief Glass was informed
that Donnelly was en route to a local motel, driving a white Ford Expeditio... 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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STATE OF OHIO v. MICHAEL J. HALL, III

Defendant-appellant, Michael J. Hall, III, appeals his conviction and sentence
for the following offenses, to wit: Count I: possession of criminal tools, in violation of R.C.
2923.24(A), a felony of the fifth degree; Count II: possession of cocaine, in violation of
R.C. 2925.11(A) and (C)(4)(e), a felony of the first degree, accompanied by a one-year
firearm specification; Cou... More...
   $0 (06-19-2018 - OH)

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