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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. Eric Valentin, a/k/a “Jefe” District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, MA - Alleged Gang Member Sentenced for Dealing Firearms

Defendant had “price list” with range of firearms for sale

An alleged member of the Latin Gangsta’ Disciples gang in Lawrence was sentenced yesterday to three years in prison for federal firearms trafficking. Defendant sold 11 firearms, 18 magazines and 359 rounds of ammunition (including 59 rounds of hollow point am... More...
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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. Ramon Cobena Duenas United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida - Miami, Florida

After trial by jury, Ramon Cobena Duenas was convicted of conspiring to exchange counterfeit currency, and dealing in counterfeit currency, in violation of 18 U.S.C. §§ 371 and 473. On appeal, Cobena Duenas challenges his convictions, claiming that the government failed to prove he knew the transaction involved counterfeit United States currency. After review, we affirm.
The essential f... More...
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State of Ohio v. Michael Dilo

On November 21, 2014, Dilo was indicted on one count of aggravated possession of drugs under R.C. 2925.11 and one count of aggravated trafficking in drugs under R.C. 2925.03 for an offense that occurred on or about April 4, 2014. The indictment also alleged that Dilo had committed one additional count each of aggravated possession and aggravated trafficking for an offense that occurred on April 22... More...   $0 (06-20-2018 - OH)


In 2017 Freeman was charged with two counts of promoting prostitution, failure to provide notice of change of address, drug trafficking and drug possession. The case proceeded to a plea hearing where appellant plead guilty to one count of promoting prostitution and failure to provide notice of change of address. The remaining counts were nolled. {¶3} At sentencing, the trial court imposed 1... More...   $0 (06-20-2018 - OH)

United States of America v. Monica Vega District of New Mexico Federal Courthouse - Albuquerque, New Mexico

Las Cruzes, NM - Roswell Woman Pleads Guilty to Federal Methamphetamine Trafficking Charges

Plea Agreement Recommends Ten-Year Prison Sentence

Monica Vega, 35, of Roswell, N.M., pled guilty on June 19,2918 in federal court in Las Cruces, N.M., to methamphetamine trafficking charges. Vega’s plea agreement recommends a ten-year prison sentence followed by a term of supervised rele... More...
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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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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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Ogletree was indicted on June 1, 2017, and on June 16, 2017, the court
entered a not guilty plea on behalf of Ogletree at his arraignment. On June 29, 2017,
Ogletree filed a motion to suppress, and a hearing thereon was held on July 26, 2017.
At the hearing, Officer Josh Bowling of the City of Dayton Police Department testified that
he was working on April 11, 2017, on routin... More...
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United States of America v. Thunyarax Phatanakit Jumroon Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Portland, OR - Oregon Woman Pleads Guilty for Role in Forced Labor and Visa Fraud Scheme Involving Thai Restaurant Workers

Defendant financially benefited from co-defendant’s use of debts, fraud, threats of financial and reputational harm, and other means to compel victims to work at restaurants

Tanya Jumroon, also known as Thunyarax Phatanakit Jumroon, 59, of Beaverton, Oregon, ... More...
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United States of America v. Alejandro Cota-Luna and Antonio Navarro-Gaytan Northern District of Ohio Courthouse - Cleveland, Ohio Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals Click Here To Find A Lawyer 888-354-4529

Defendants Alejandro Cota-Luna and Antonio Navarro-Gaytan appeal their convictions and sentences for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute at least 92 kilograms of a mixture or substance containing cocaine, in violation of 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1), (b)(1)(A), and 846. For the reasons set forth below, we VACATE Defendants’ convictions and sentences and REMAND their cases with instructions f... More...   $0 (06-16-2018 - OH)

United States of America v. Colin Knox Middle District of Louisiana Federal Courthouse - Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Shreveport, LA - Enforcer for Large Scale Drug Trafficking Organization Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison

U.S. District Judge Shelly D. Dick sentenced COLIN KNOX, age 39, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to 30 years in prison. The defendant was convicted on all charges related to his role as a member of a large-scale and violent drug trafficking organization following a six-day jury trial in Ma... More...
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United States of America v. Ronald Eric Ary Northern District of Texas Federal Courthouse - Dallas, Texas

Ronald Ary appeals his sentence following a conviction for distributing a visual depiction of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct. He argues that the district court erred in determining that his Texas deferred adjudications qualify as prior convictions for the purpose of 18 U.S.C. § 2252(b)(1)’s sentencing enhancement and in sentencing him to a term of imprisonment that exceeded the statu... More...   $0 (06-15-2018 - TX)

United States of America v. Dennis Francis Boyle Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

DENNIS FRANCIS BOYLE, 54, of Davis, California ,was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl on June 11, 2018, for production of child pornography. Boyle was arrested in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He received one hundred sixty-four months of imprisonment, to be followed by a life term of supervised release,and ordered to pay a $5,000.00 Justice for Victims of Trafficking ... More...   $0 (06-14-2018 - WY)

United States of America v. Victor Valenzuela Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

VICTOR VALENZUELA, 43, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl, on June 11, 2018, for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and for conspiracy to launder money. Valenzuela was arrested in Lubbock, Texas. He received one hundred eighty months of imprisonment, to be followed by five years of supervised release, was ordered to pay a $200.00 special assessment and a $5... More...   $0 (06-14-2018 - WY)

United States of America v. Antwon Grant Eastern District of Virginia Federal Courthouse - Norfolk, Virginia

Norfolk, VA - Man Pleads Guilty to Drug Trafficking and Firearms Crimes

A Portsmouth man pleaded guilty on June 13, 2018 to possession with intent to distribute cocaine and possessing firearms during a drug trafficking crime.

According to court documents, Antwon Grant, 45, was involved in a large scale drug organization that stretched from Virginia to Maryland, DEA agents obtaine... More...
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United States of America v. Angel Vega Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Muskogee, OK - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Man Sentenced To 60 Months For Cocaine Distribution

Angel Vega, age 44, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was sentenced to 60 months imprisonment and 3 years supervised release for Possession With Intent To Distribute Cocaine, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(A) and Title 18, United States Code, Section ... More...
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United States of America v. Carlos Fernandez-Barron Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Denver, CO - Thornton Man To Spend Over 11 Years in Federal Prison for Cocaine Trafficking

Defendant Carlos Fernandez-Barron last of 7 defendants sentenced for the illegal drug trafficking

Thornton resident Carlos Fernandez-Barron, age 38, has been sentenced to serve 135 months (11 years and 3 months) in federal prison for cocaine trafficking, U.S. Attorney Bob Troyer and DEA Den... More...
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United States of America v. Gethro Mondelice Middle District of Pennsylvania Federal Courthouse - Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

Wilkes-Barre, PA - Kingston Man Convicted Of Drug Trafficking

Gethro Mondelice, age 38, formerly of Kingston, Pennsylvania, was convicted on June 6, 2018, for distribution of cocaine on three different occasions. After a two-day jury trial held before United States District Court Judge A. Richard Caputo, the jury returned the guilty verdict after three-and-a-half hours of deliberation.More...
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United States of America v. Charles “Marty” Permenter Morelaw Internet Marketing Helping People Find You On The Internet 888-354-4529

El Dorado, AR - El Dorado Man Sentenced To 15 Years In Federal Prison For Drug Trafficking

Charles “Marty” Permenter, age 56, of El Dorado, Arkansas was sentenced June 11, 2018 to 180 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release, on one count of Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine. The Honorable Susan O. Hickey presided over the sentencing hearing in the Un... More...
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United States of America v. Pablo Jose Cruz Hartford County Courthouse - Hartford, Connecticut

New Have, CT - Bronx Resident Sentenced to 4 Years in Federal Prison for Supplying Heroin to New Haven Drug Ring

PABLO JOSE CRUZ, 46, a citizen of the Dominican Republic last residing in the Bronx, N.Y., was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge Jeffrey A. Meyer in New Haven to 48 months of imprisonment, followed by five years of supervised release, for supplying heroin to a New Have... More...
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White, along with another person, participated in a scheme to encourage, facilitate, and coerce an underage girl to engage in sexual acts with other individuals for money. White also encouraged the underage girl to sell methamphetamine. This scheme continued for about two months until a witness contacted the Wichita Police Department and officers from the department were able to intervene. He was ... More...   $0 (06-12-2018 - KS)

United States of America v. Ilir Bregu District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, MA - New York Man Sentenced for Trafficking Oxycodone

A New York-based oxycodone trafficker was sentenced on June 7, 2018 in federal court in Boston.

Ilir Bregu, 46, of Staten Island, N.Y., was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge George A. O’Toole Jr. to six years in prison and three years of supervised release. In March 2018, Bregu was convicted of conspiracy to posse... More...
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United States of America v. Brandon Querceto and Jacqueline Caraballo District of Rhode Island Federal Courthouse - Providence, Rhode Island

Providence, RI - Two Plead Guilty, Third Defendant Awaiting Trial in Pawtucket Drug Trafficking Conspiracy

Two Pawtucket residents have pleaded guilty to federal charges and a third person is awaiting trial for their alleged participation in a drug trafficking conspiracy which operated out of a Pawtucket residence, announced United States Attorney Stephen G. Dambruch, Pawtucket Police Ch... More...
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