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United States of America v. Jhonmar Roman District of Rhode Island Federal Courthouse - Providence, Rhode Island Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Providence, RI - Jury Convicts Providence Man of Possessing a Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime

A federal court jury in Providence today convicted Jhonmar Roman, 25, of Providence, of possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

Previously in this case, Roman, a convicted felon, admitted to the Court that he trafficked fentanyl and cocaine, an... More...
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Leonard Mornes v. The State of Texas

Appellant shot and killed Jacqueline Armstead and Brigitte Manning at his home in Dallas, Texas on July 8, 2015. Armstead’s fifteen-year-old daughter Ja’Kaline Evans testified appellant, Manning, and Armstead were “hanging out,” smoking crack cocaine, and drinking beer at Armstead’s house that afternoon. Appellant, Manning, and Armstead left together after an hour or an hour and a half; Armst... More...   $0 (08-11-2018 - TX)


On October 16, 2015, Howard Johnson, who had been employed by U.S. Food Service since 2002 as a delivery driver, suffered an on-the-job injury to his neck when he tried to dislodge a partially frozen trailer door at work. Later that month, Dr. Harold Hess, a neurosurgeon, examined Johnson for the first time. Johnson complained of neck and left arm pain along with numbness and weakness in his ... More...   $0 (08-09-2018 - KS)

United States of America v. Tony Laves Tueipi Third Judicial District Courthouse - Anchorage, Alaska

Anchorage, AK - Anchorage Man Sentenced for Illegal Possession of Gun

Tony Lavea Tueipi, 42, resident of Anchorage, was sentenced on July 31, 2018 by U.S. District Judge Sharon L. Gleason to 21 months in prison, followed by a three-year term of supervised release, for illegally possessing a gun with an obliterated serial number. As a result of his conviction, Tueipi, who is a native of W... More...
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United States of America v. Marcus J. Thornton Southern District of Illinois Courthouse - East St. Louis, Illinois

East St. Louis, IL - Edwardsville Resident Sentenced for Bank Robberies in Lebanon and O'Fallon

Marcus J. Thornton, 38, of Edwardsville, Illinois, was sentenced in federal court on July 27, 2018 to 19 years in prison, for bank robbery and brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Steven D. Weinhoeft, announced. The ... More...
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United States of America v. Kevin Sellers Eastern District of Kentucky Federal Courthouse - Covington, Kentucky

Covington, KY - Kenton County Man Sentenced to 52 Months for Illegally Possessing Firearms

Kevin Sellers, 26, of Covington, was sentenced on August 2, 2018 to 52 months in federal prison, by United States District Judge David L. Bunning, for unlawful possession of firearms.

Sellers previously pleaded guilty to possessing three firearms after having been convicted of a misdemeanor... More...
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Abdur Rahim Ambrose a/k/a Abdur Ambrose v. State of Mississippi

On the afternoon of April 7, 2013, Demetrius Lee returned home from work between 3:00 and 4:00 p.m. Lee resided in the DeLisle community at 7486 Lobouy Road, which is part of a larger property commonly known as “the Hill.” The Hill is comprised of two houses and a mobile home. While Lee was relaxing, someone knocked on his window, but he remained inside. Twenty to thirty minutes later, Lee wen... More...   $0 (08-05-2018 - MS)

Lavar Monte Thompson vs State of Florida

Bill and Connie Couch lived in Lake Butler. Their property comprised a mobile home, several outbuildings, and a camper trailer Mr. Couch called his “man cave.” The Couches’ daughter,
Chloe, and Mrs. Couch’s son from a previous relationship lived with them on the property. In January 2012, Ronald Griffis knocked on the Couches’ front door, offering to pave their driveway. After some negotiati... More...
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United States of America v. Lionel Thomas Eastern District of Louisiana Federal Courthouse - New Orleans, Louisiana Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

New Orleans, LA - Houma Man Pleads Guilty to Crack and Gun Charges

Lionel Thomas, of Houma, pled guilty on August 3, 2018 to crack cocaine and firearms charges.

According to court documents, THOMAS possessed with the intent to distribute at least 28 grams of crack cocaine. The government billed THOMAS as a multiple offender with a prior felony drug conviction. As a result, for t... More...
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United States of America v. Luis Valero-Carrizales Southern District of Texas Federal Courthouse - Corpus Christi, Texas

Corpus Christi, TX - Mexican National Sentenced for Smuggling 53 Aliens in Tractor Trailer

A Mexican National who was on a visitor visa has been ordered to federal prison for attempting to smuggle illegal aliens behind a load of produce.

U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos handed Valero-Carrizales a 30-month sentence. Not a U.S. citizen, Valero-Carrizales is expected to f... More...
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State of Iowa v. Oscar Marco Gipson

In January 2017, Gipson and his girlfriend, Tara Nguyen, were arguing “more often than usual.” Nguyen went to stay with her mother for a few weeks. Around the same time, Nguyen let an old friend borrow her Buick. When Gipson saw the friend driving, Gipson took the Buick from him. On January 21, the friction between Nguyen and Gipson escalated when they encountered each other at the Beave... More...   $0 (08-04-2018 - IA)

State of Iowa v. Marco Imanuel Martinez

On the morning of February 13, 2017, George and Barbara Pinter were
asleep inside their home in a rural subdivision in Montpelier, Iowa. Around 1:30 or
2:00 a.m., Barbara was awakened by a strange noise, but she soon fell back
asleep. When they woke for the day a few hours later, they realized a bullet had
gone through their master bedroom. Later that day, law enforcement of... More...
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State of Iowa v. Desmond D. Reeves

Brian Filloon lived in a nine by seven foot attachment to a trailer home in
Maquoketa. Filloon’s “self-adopted” family—Billy and Stacy Schick and their son,
Dylan Schick—lived in the trailer. Filloon’s room had a door to the outside and an
opening into the trailer. Filloon owned a television and X-Box gaming system, and
few other material possessions. He had two BB guns und... More...
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Scott Lafette Simpson v. The State of Texas

Joshua Ward was standing with his bicycle on a rural Abilene road when a blue Jeep pulling a trailer drove up and stopped. Ward assumed the driver needed directions and walked toward the Jeep. As he approached, the driver, later identified as Appellant, started screaming at Ward, “You caused this s--t, mother f----r,” pulled a gun, pointed it at Ward, and then drove off. Ward’s wife drove up, a... More...   $0 (08-03-2018 - TX)

Steven Scott Apilado v. The State of Texas

On the evening of November 28, 2015, Appellant’s 79-year old father, Vincent Apilado
was shot in his home and died from a gunshot wound to the head. On the evening of Victor’s
death, his wife, Elsa, was watching television in her bedroom while Victor and Appellant watched
television in the living room. After Vincent decided to go to sleep, Appellant informed his
mother, and s... More...
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On October 24, 2015, a group of young adults attended a party at a Sioux Falls condominium leased by Mason Mitzel. There was evidence that the partygoers were drinking and using marijuana and other illegal substances. [¶3.] At some point during the evening, an AK-47 owned by Mitzel was brought out amongst the partygoers. There was testimony that different individuals handled the AK-47. Several... More...   $0 (08-02-2018 - SD)

State of Tennessee v. Santory Alexander Johnson

This case arose after the shooting death of the victim, Christopher Jones, on October 4, 2013. On February 19, 2014, the Hamilton County grand jury charged the Defendant with one count of first degree murder and one count of possession of a firearm with a violent felony conviction. See Tenn. Code Ann. §§ 39-13-202; -17-1307. The firearm charge was later dismissed, and the Defendant proceeded to... More...   $0 (08-01-2018 - TN)


On December 22, 2016, a Cuyahoga County Grand Jury indicted Robertson on two
counts of felonious assault (with one-year and three-year firearm specifications) and one count of
having weapons while under disability in connection with the November 23, 2016 shooting of
David Talley. Robertson waived his right to a jury trial and the case was tried to the bench.
{¶3} Talley, Cle... More...
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McGowan and the state reached a plea agreement under which McGowan agreed to
plead guilty in three criminal cases pending against him. Pursuant to the plea agreement, the
parties agreed to recommend an aggregate prison sentence of 25 years to life on all three cases.
{¶3} First, in Cuyahoga C.P. No. CR-15-594005-A, McGowan pled guilty to 24 counts
consisting of rape, kidnapp... More...
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Oscar Peredia v. HR Mobile Services, Inc.

This appeal addresses the circumstances under which a safety consultant retained
by a California employer owes a duty of care to the employer’s workers. California
recognizes the common law theory of negligent undertaking, which is described in
section 324A of the Restatement Second of Torts (section 324A). Our Supreme Court set
forth the five elements of a negligent undertaking ca... More...
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In November 2015, Garrett pled no contest to possession of methamphetamine and possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance. He was found guilty of both felony offenses. The presentence investigation report calculated Garrett's criminal history score as B, based in part on his 2009 California conviction for first-degree burglary.

At sentencing, Garrett objected to the cla... More...
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State of North Dakota v. Mitchell Steven Biwer

On April 17, 2017 Bismarck Police Detective Jerry Stein received a call from a shipping store employee about a suspicious package Biwer dropped off to be shipped to Denver, Colorado. The employee told Stein "[Biwer] was explaining too much and talking too much about why the package was being sent out. And then when questioned what was in the package, he said it was an owner's manual, and the cost ... More...   $0 (07-27-2018 - WY)


This appeal arises from two criminal convictions for separate fraud schemes. The two cases will be referred to as the “2009 case” and the “2012 case,” corresponding to when indictments in the cases were issued. As a result of Turner’s behavior, both cases had circuitous routes to trial, marked by the defendant’s requests for multiple continuances, his complaints about and changes to his counsel ... More...   $0 (07-27-2018 - CA)

Meryl Squires-Cannon, et al. v. Forest Preserve District of Cook County, et al. Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

The Forest Preserve District of Cook County, Illinois, has been trying to acquire a 400-acre estate in Barrington after the owners defaulted on a mortgage and note held by the Forest Preserve. The Forest Preserve foreclosed and then bought the property at the foreclosure auction. The original owners have expressed their opposition by filing five lawsuits of their own, in addition to raising af-fir... More...   $0 (07-26-2018 - IL)

Linda S. Isaacs v. DBI-ASG Coinvestor Fund, III, LLC Western District of Kentucky Federal Courthouse - Paducah, Kentucky

Debtor Linda Isaacs filed for Chapter 13 bankruptcy and brought an adversary action seeking to invalidate a mortgage lien on her home, and to stop the sale of the home pursuant to a Kentucky state-court foreclosure judgment. The adversary complaint sought to avoid the mortgage—as unperfected because the mortgage was never validly recorded—under the strong-arm provision of the bankruptcy code. Afte... More...   $0 (07-26-2018 - KY)

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