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United States of America v. Tavor Tom

Albuquerque, New Mexico second-degree murder charged criminal defense lawyer represented defendant, who was charged with second-degree murder of a tribal member in Indian Country.

In the plea agreement, Tom admitted to committing this offense on July 1, 2019, in San Juan County on the Navajo Nation. Tom repeatedly stabbed the victim in her home. After the murder, Tom stole the victim’... More...
   $0 (11-29-2020 - NM)

AMES MAHDAVI v. THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA

Tulsa, OK - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant, who was charged with two counts of Murder in the First Degree.



James Mahdavi, hereinafter "Appellant", was tried and convicted at a jury trial in Tulsa County District Court, Case No. CF-2016-6320, of two counts of Murder in the First Degree, in violation of 21 O.S.Supp.2... More...
   $0 (11-28-2020 - OK)

United States of America v. James Michael Landry

Tulsa, Oklahoma criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with first-degree murder in Indian Country.

The United States of America charged James Michael Landry, ate 29, with first-degree murder for killing Chrystal Bradley, age 45.

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18:1151, 1152, and 1112: VOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER IN INDIAN C... More...
   $0 (11-21-2020 - OK)

United States of America v. Isaiah Whitefox Redbird

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with premeditated murder and assault causing serious bodily injury in Indian country.

ISAIAH WHITEFOX REDBIRD, 34, of Carnegie, Oklahoma, was found guilty of premeditated murder and assault causing serious bodily injury.

According to facts presented at trial, Redbird bore a grudge against Byron "Subee" ... More...
   $0 (11-20-2020 - OK)

United States of America v. Joshua Dale Armstrong

Tulsa, Oklahoma criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with sexual abuse of a minor under 12 years old.

Joshua Dale Armstrong, 33, pleaded guilty to aggravated sexual abuse of a minor under 12 years old in Indian Country and abusive sexual contact of a minor under 12 years old in Indian Country. At the plea hearing, Armstrong admitted that from January 2018 to April 2020, h... More...
   $0 (11-20-2020 - OK)

United States of America v. Jess Brian Ducheneaux

Pierre, South Dakota drug distribution conspiracy criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with conpiracy to distribute a controlled substance, maintaining a drug involved premises and possession with intent to distribute drugs.

Jess Brian Ducheneaux, age 57, of Ridgeview, South Dakota, was found guilty of Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance, Maintaining a Drug-In... More...
   $0 (11-19-2020 - )

United States of America v. Justin Moore

Milwaukee, Wisconsin domestic assault by strangulation criminal defense lawyer represented Justin Moore, age 34, with domestic assault and battery by strangulation on the Menominee Indian Reservation.

According to court records, on December 1, 2019, Moore strangled a woman, with whom he was involved in a domestic relationship, while at a residence in Keshena, which is on the Menominee Ind... More...
   $0 (11-18-2020 - WI)

United States of America v. Shannon White

Asheville, North Carolina drug trafficking criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with distribution of a controlled substance resulting in death.

Shannon White, 43, of Bryson City, N.C. was charged with distribution of a controlled substance resulting in death.

According to filed court documents, witness testimony and evidence presented at trial, Shannon White, an... More...
   $0 (11-15-2020 - NC)

United States of America v. Jimcy McGirt

Muskogee, Oklahoma sexual abuse charge criminal defense lawyer represented Jimcy McGirt, age 71, who was charged with two counts of Aggravated Sexual Abuse In Indian Country, and one count of Abusive Sexual Contact in Indian Country in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 1151, 1153, 2241(c) and 2246(2).

Evidence presented at trial proved that in August 1996 the defendant k... More...
   $0 (11-10-2020 - OK)

United States of America v. Gregg Henry

Phoenix, Arizona assault and batter criminal defense lawyer represented Gregg Henry, age 54, of Cibecue, Arizona, who was charged with domestic assault and batter with serious bodily injury.

On April 6, 2018, Henry punched the victim in the face one time, breaking her jaw. The victim and defendant were dating partners. Henry is a member of the White Mountain Apache Tribe, and the crime oc... More...
   $0 (11-09-2020 - AZ)

United States of America v. Brian Hinman

Rapid City, SD - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with conspiracy to distribute drugs.

Brian Hinman, age 38, was charged with conspiracy to distribute controlled substances.

From approximately November 2018 to December 2018, Hinman obtained methamphetamine, which he then distributed in South Dakota. A traffic stop of Hinman by Nebraska State Patrol, in Decem... More...
   $0 (11-08-2020 - SD)

United States of America v. Troy Wayne Davis

Des Moines, IA - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with transportation of child pornography.

Troy Wayne Davis, age 57, formerly of Eldon, Iowa, was charged with Transportation of Child Pornography

The investigation began in early 2019 when law enforcement received investigative leads from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children that images of ch... More...
   $0 (11-08-2020 - IA)

United States of America v. Jimcy McGirt

Muskogee, Oklahoma criminal defendant aggravated sexual abuse in Indian country.

The United States of America charged Jimcy McGirt with three counts of sexual abuse in Indian county in violation of 18 U.S.C. 1151. McGirt is a member of the Seminole Nation and the alleged crime occurred in Wagoner County, which is within the historic boundaries of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation reservation tw... More...
   $0 (11-07-2020 - OK)

United States of America v. Christopher Michael Stebbins

Great Falls, Montana drug trafficking charge criminal defense lawyer represented Christopher Michael Stebbins, ate 53, who was charged by the United States of America with possession of nearly two pounds of meth hidden in a pinata and a jar of peanut butter.

“Pinatas are meant to be stuffed with candy, not meth,” U.S. Attorney Alme said. “Mr. Stebbins worked with others to bring large amo... More...
   $0 (11-06-2020 - MT)

United States of America v. Seth Henry Thomas

Muskogee, Oklahoma criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with arson in Indian Country.

Henry Thomas, age 22, of Okemah, Oklahoma was charged with Arson In Indian Country, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 81, 2, 1151 and 1153, punishable by not more than 25 years imprisonment, a fine up to $250,000.00, or both.

The Indictment alleged that on o... More...
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United States of America v. David Joe Melendrez

Albuquerque, New Mexico abusive sexual contact criminal lawyer represented defendant.

David Joe Melendrez, 56, of Mescalero, New Mexico, and an enrolled member of the Mescalero Apache Tribe, was charged with abusive sexual contact.

In the plea agreement, Melendrez acknowledged sexually abusing multiple children, ranging in age from seven to 14, over the course of se... More...
   $0 (10-30-2020 - NM)

United States of America v. Corey Chrispin Henry

Phoenix, Arizona domestic violence criminal defense lawyer represented defendant.

Corey Chrispin Henry, age 25, of Cibecue, Arizona, pleaded guilty to the felony offense of Assault by Strangling or Suffocating for the September 30, 2018 assault on his significant other. The assault took place on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation. Henry is a registered member of the White Mountain Apache ... More...
   $0 (10-29-2020 - AZ)

United States of America v. Amos Talks

Pierre, South Dakota assault and battery criminal defense lawyer represented defendant who assaulted a federal officer.

A McLaughlin, South Dakota, man was charged and convicted of Assaulting, Resisting, and Impeding a Federal Officer.

Talks was indicted by a federal grand jury on August 13, 2019. He pled guilty on July 27, 2020.

The conviction stemmed from an incident ... More...
   $0 (10-28-2020 - SD)

United States of America v. Beam Suntory, Inc.

Chicago, Illinois Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) criminal defense lawyer represented Beam Suntory, Inc.

Beam Suntory Inc. (Beam), a Chicago-based company that produces and sells distilled beverages, was charged with violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).

The resolution arises in part out of Beam’s scheme to pay a bribe to an Indian government official in ex... More...
   $0 (10-28-2020 - IL)

United States of America v. Purdue Pharma, L.P.

New York, NY - The United States of America charged Purdue Pharma, L.P. on civil and criminal theories relating to the manufacture and sale of opoids by the Sackler family.

“The abuse and diversion of prescription opioids has contributed to a national tragedy of addiction and deaths, in addition to those caused by illicit street opioids,” said Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey A. Rosen. “... More...
   $0 (10-21-2020 - NY)

United States of America v. Harvi Lynn Sharp Butte

Pierre, South Dakota conspiracy to distribute drugs criminal defense lawyer represented Harvi Lynn Scharp Butte, whoc was charged with conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance.

Sharp Butte was indicted by a federal grand jury on March 10, 2020. She pled guilty on July 20, 2020.

The conviction stemmed from a conspiracy in 2019 wherein Sharp Butte conspired with others to d... More...
   $0 (10-20-2020 - SD)

United States of America v. Joshua Gutierrez

Albuquerque, New Mexico manslaughter criminal defense lawyer reported defendant charged with voluntary manslaughter and discharging a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence in Indian Country.

According to Joshua Gutierrez' admission in the plea agreement, on March 29, while visiting the home of his girlfriend and her father, Gutierrez was awakened by an argument. He armed ... More...
   $0 (10-18-2020 - NM)

United States of America v. Lonnie Lee Bisbee

Spokane, Washington sexual assault crime criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged by the United States of America with assault resulting in substantial bodily injury in Indian Country.

Lonnie Lee Bisbee, Jr., 35, of Lenore, Idaho, and an enrolled member of the Umatilla Tribe, was with Assault Resulting in Substantial Bodily Injury in Indian Country.

According to inf... More...
   $0 (10-17-2020 - WA)

United States of America v. Harlan Billie

Phoenix, Arizona sexual abuse criminal defense lawyer represented Harlan Billie, who was charged by the United States of America with sexually abusing a minor.

Billie sexually assaulted the teenage victim at a home in Sanders, Arizona, on the Navajo Nation Indian Reservation. Both Billie and the victim are members of the Navajo Nation Indian Tribe.

The Federal Bureau of Investig... More...
   $0 (10-17-2020 - AZ)

United States of America v. Michael Leon Johnson

Tulsa, Oklahoma second degree murder criminal defense lawyer represented Michael Leon Johnson, age 34.

Defendant's vehicle struck and killed William Houseman while eluding officers at speeds exceeding 90 mph in 2019. Johnson admitted to leading officers on a chase through Tulsa streets in a stolen pick-up truck, running multiple red lights, driving into oncoming traffic and causing othe... More...
   $0 (10-14-2020 - OK)

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