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United States of America v. Peter Yuryevich Levashov, aka “Petr Levashov,” “Peter Severa,” “Petr Severa” and “Sergey Astakhov” District of Connecticut Federal Courthouse - Hartford, Connecticut

Hartford, CT - Russian National Who Operated Kelihos Botnet Pleads Guilty to Fraud, Conspiracy, Computer Crime and Identity Theft Offenses

Peter Yuryevich Levashov, aka “Petr Levashov,” “Peter Severa,” “Petr Severa” and “Sergey Astakhov,” 38, of St. Petersburg, Russia, pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court in Hartford, Connecticut, to offenses stemming from his operation of the Keli... More...
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United States of America v. Peteris Sahurovs aka “Piotrek” and “Sagade”




Minneapolis, MN - Latvian National Sentenced to Prison for “Scareware” Hacking Scheme That Targeted Minneapolis Star Tribune Website

A Latvian man was sentenced today in Minneapolis for participating in a lucrative “scareware” hacking scheme that targeted visitors to the Minne... More...
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United States of America v. Daniel Sullivan District of New Hampshire Federal Courthouse - Concord, New Hampshire

Concord, NH - Manchester Man Sentenced to 14 Years in Prison for Illegal Possession of Firearms

Daniel Sullivan, 35, of Manchester, was sentenced to 168 months (14 years) in federal prison for the illegal possession of firearms.

According to court documents and statements made in court, in 2015 and 2016, Sullivan purchased and traded several firearms in New Hamps... More...
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United States of America v. Silvia Sanchez Valverde, Rodolfo Orozco Aguilar, Priscilla Sibaja, Daniel Sibaja, and Elpelice Figueroa Rosales Northern District of Georgia Federal Courthouse - Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta, GA - Defendants Plead Guilty to $3.5 Million Sweepstakes Scam Targeting Elderly

Silvia Sanchez Valverde, Rodolfo Orozco Aguilar, Priscilla Sibaja, Daniel Sibaja, and Elpelice Figueroa Rosales have pleaded guilty to conspiracies to commit mail fraud and money laundering for their roles in a sweepstakes scam that targeted the elderly.

“These defendants stole the life savin... More...
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United States of America v. Jose Larrea United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida - Miami, Florida Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Miami, FL - Financial Advisor Pleads Guilty to Money Laundering Charge in Connection with Bribery Scheme Involving Ecuadorian Officials

A U.S.-based financial advisor pleaded guilty on September 11, 2018 for his role in an international money laundering conspiracy involving the proceeds of a scheme to pay bribes to officials of Ecuador’s state-owned and state-controlled energy company, Em... More...
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Donald Larry Martin v. Social Security Administration, Commissioner Northern District of Alabama Federal Courthouse - Birmingham, Alabama

This case requires us to consider the boundaries of “payment based wholly on service as a member of a uniformed service” for the purposes of Social Security benefit calculations. We agree with the Social Security Administration’s interpretation, and affirm the district court’s decision.
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Donald Larry Martin appeals from the Social Security Administration (SSA)’s decision to reduce his mo... More...
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STATE OF OHIO vs. ELDER R. MEADE

This is an appeal from Scioto County Common Pleas Court judgments that imposed
a restitution order and denied a motion to withdraw a guilty plea. Elder Meade, defendant below
and appellant herein, assigns the following errors for review:
FIRST ASSIGNMENT OF ERROR:

“THE TRIAL COURT IMPROPERLY FAILED TO ORDER A RESTITUTION HEARING AFTER THE APPELLANT QUESTIONED THE AMOUNT... More...
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InfoSpan, Inc. v. Emirates NBD Bank, PJSC Central District of California Federal Courthouse - Los Angeles, California Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

A defendant that timely asserts that the district court lacks
personal jurisdiction and litigates the issue to an adverse
decision from the district court does not waive the personal
jurisdiction defense by vigorously litigating defenses to the
merits, including by asserting counterclaims against other
parties. Emirates NBD Bank PJSC (the “Bank”) was entitled
to litigate it... More...
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United States of America v. Jose Maria Valencia Northern District of Iowa Federal Courthouse - Dubuque, Iowa

Cedar Rapids, IA - Head of Multinational Drug Organization Sentenced to Life Imprisonment

A man responsible for distributing hundreds of pounds of ice methamphetamine was sentenced today to a life sentence in federal prison.

Jose Maria Valencia, age 44, from La Ruana, Michoacán, Mexico, received the prison term after a February 6, 2018, guilty plea to conspiracy to distribute at ... More...
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United States of America v. John D. Warbritton, III Northern District of California Federal Courthouse - San Francisco Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

San Francisco, CA - Bay Area Doctor Sentenced To Seven Years In Prison For Transportation Of Child Pornography

John D. Warbritton, III was sentenced to 84 months in prison for transportation of child pornography, announced United States Attorney Alex G. Tse, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Special Agent in Charge Ryan L. Spradlin, Dr... More...
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William Brady v. Bayer Corporation

In 1925, Merck Pharmaceuticals sent a letter to Morris Fishbein, chairman
of the Journal of the American Medical Association. The letter said, “We have been
recently startled by the unexplainable demand on the part of our customers for Sodium
Borate C. P. Powder. From our representatives, we have learned that a Dr. Brinkley, of
Milford, Kansas, has broadcast recommendations for the... More...
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Ray K. Haynes v. Indiana University Southern District of Indiana Federal Courthouse - Indianapolis, Indiana Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Ray Haynes was employed as an as-sistant professor in the Department of Education at Indiana University. At the end of his six-year probationary contract, he lost his bid for tenure. Haynes, who is black, alleges that the University denied his tenure application because of his race in violation of federal law. The district judge entered summary judgment for the University and we affirm. The judge’... More...   $0 (09-07-2018 - IN)

Richard Sander v. State Bar of California

Appellants and petitioners Richard Sander and the First Amendment Coalition
(Petitioners) challenge the trial court’s denial of their petition for writ of mandate seeking
to obtain information from the State Bar of California’s bar admissions database.
Specifically, Petitioners seek individually unidentifiable records for all applicants to the
California Bar Examination from 1972 t... More...
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United States of America v. Betty Miller United States District Court for the District of Vermont

Burlington, VT - Former Senior Living Facility Resident Sentenced to 5 Years of Probation and a $10,000 Fine for Possession of Ricin

Betty Miller, 71, formerly of Shelburne, Vermont, was sentenced on September 6, 2018 by the Honorable Christina Reiss to a term of five years of probation, including extensive mental health treatment, following her plea to knowingly possessing ricin in viola... More...
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STATE OF OHIO v. NATHAN FORD

In 2006, Ford was convicted of raping multiple victims over an eight-year span between 1996 and 2004. He was sentenced to more than 100 years in prison for these rapes and other offenses. This court affirmed his convictions in State v. Ford, 8th Dist. Cuyahoga Nos. 88946 and 88947, 2007-Ohio-5722. Ford’s DNA was identified as a match on sexual assault collection kits that were submitted to ... More...   $0 (09-06-2018 - OH)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. KURT L. MALLORY (17-3500); MARGARET L. MCKNIGHT (17-3537); SUSAN M. PIOCH (17-3538),

Martin Fewlas looked the part of a bar-dweller. Most days, he frequented various neighborhood establishments, drinking beer. At one such locale, he befriended Margaret McKnight. McKnight’s mother worked as a bartender, and McKnight often came by after school. Eventually, McKnight became a bartender too. She developed a close friendship with Fewlas—so much so that Fewlas invited McKnight to re... More...   $0 (09-05-2018 - )

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. ANDRE LAMAR PRICE

Andre Price pleaded guilty to one of four counts of bank robbery and was sentenced to 60 months of imprisonment to be followed by three years of supervised release. Price completed that custodial sentence and began his first term of supervised release on July 21, 2017. Two urine samples collected the next week tested positive for cocaine, and Price admitted that he had used crack cocaine over th... More...   $0 (09-05-2018 - MI)

United States of America v. Alexis Vlachos United States District Court for the District of Vermont

Burlington, VT - Quebec Man Sentenced to 51 Months Imprisonment for Smuggling Over 100 Handguns From Vermont to Quebec

Alexis Vlachos, 41, of Montreal, Quebec, was sentenced on September 4, 2018 in United States District Court by Judge William K. Sessions III to 51 months imprisonment for smuggling of over 100 handguns from Vermont to Quebec. Vlachos previously pled guilty to conspiring t... More...
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United States of America v. Juan Ángel Napout Eastern District of New York Courthouse - Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn, NY - Former FIFA Executive, President of CONMEBOL and Paraguayan Soccer Official Sentenced to Nine Years in Prison for Racketeering and Corruption Offenses
Juan Ángel Napout also Ordered to Forfeit $3.3 Million in Bribe Receipts and Fined $1 Million

Juan Ángel Napout, a high-level figure in international soccer, was sentenced today in federal court in Brooklyn by United Stat... More...
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Ronald A. Cup v. AMPCO Pittsburgh Corporation, et al. Western District of Pennsylvania Courthouse - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

This case involves a dispute over retiree healthcare benefits. Retired union member Ronald Cup and similarly situated retirees requested—and the District Court ordered—arbitration of the dispute under the Labor Management Relations Act (LMRA), 29 U.S.C. § 185. Ampco Pittsburgh Corporation, its subsidiary Akers National Roll Company, and Akers’ health and welfare benefit plan (collectively, the Com... More...   $0 (09-04-2018 - PA)

Theodore Hayes and Aqeela Fogle v. Philip E. Harvey Eastern District of Pennsylvania Federal Courthouse - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The Hayes family receives enhanced voucher rental
assistance from the federal government, and a federal statute
provides that enhanced voucher holders “may elect to remain”
in their housing developments, even after their landlord has
opted out of the federal housing assistance program. 42 U.S.C.
§ 1437f(t)(1)(B). But the Hayes family’s landlord, Appellee
Philip Harvey, cont... More...
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Sheppard, Mullin, Richter and Hampton, LLP v. J-M Manufacturing Company, Inc.

A large law firm agreed to represent a manufacturing company in a federal
qui tam action brought on behalf of a number of public entities. During the same
time period, the law firm represented one of these public entities in matters
unrelated to the qui tam suit. Both clients had executed engagement agreements
that purported to waive all such conflicts of interest, current or futur... More...
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Rev. Fr. Emanuel Lemelson v. Bloomberg, L.P. District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

In both an online article and a subsequent TV interview, Bloomberg
News reported that the Securities and Exchange Commission had opened
an investigation to determine whether Emmanuel Lemelson, a priest
and hedge fund manager, had intentionally published false material
about public companies in whose stock he held a short position. Lemelson
filed suit against Bloomberg and ... More...
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Vera Serova v. Sony Music Entertainment

Defendants and appellants Sony Music Entertainment
(Sony), John Branca, as co-executor of the estate of Michael J.
Jackson (the Estate), and MJJ Productions, Inc. (collectively
Appellants) appeal from an order of the superior court partially
denying their motion to strike under the anti-SLAPP statute.
(Code Civ. Proc., § 425.16.)
1 Plaintiff and respondent Vera
Serova (... More...
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United States of America v. Mark Steven, Holli Stevens and Trevo, LLC Western District of Oklahoma Federal Courthouse - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK - Oklahoma City Multi-Level Marketing Company Agrees to Distribution of $610,800 in Seized Funds to Alleged Fraud Victims

TREVO, LLC, and it principals, MARK STEVENS and HOLLI STEVENS, agreed not to contest the distribution of $610,800 to victims of an alleged email fraud scheme.

In a civil forfeiture complaint filed in July 2016, the United States alleged that ... More...
   $0 (08-30-2018 - OK)

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