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HS FINANCIAL GROUP, LLC v. TERRI HINCHEE

Dayton, Ohio - Consumer bankruptcy lawyer represented defendant Terri Hinchee with appealing from a summary judgment rendered in favor of Plaintiff-Appellee, HS Financial Group, LLC (“HSFG”). According to Hinchee, the trial court erred in granting summary judgment because the affidavit that HSFG submitted was unauthenticated and inadmissible as evidence.

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United States of America v. Dory L. Sater

Scranton, Pennsylvania bank fraud criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with bank fraud and aggravated identity theft.

Dory L. Sater, age 46, of Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania, was charged with bank fraud and aggravated identity theft offenses.


In August 2017, Sater forged a mortgage satisfaction piece and filed the instrument with the Luzerne County Recorder of... More...
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United States of America v. Michael Scott Leslie

Denver, Colorado bank fraud charge criminal defense lawyer represented Michael Scott Leslie, age 57, who was charged with bank fraud and aggravated identity theft.

According to the stipulated facts contained in Leslie’s plea agreement, Leslie owned, operated, or otherwise had an interest in several business entities, some of which were operated out of Colorado. These entities were involv... More...
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United States of America v. Kenneth Crawford, Jr.

Newark, New Jersey criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with tax fraud.

Between 2015 and 2016, Kenneth Crawford Jr. and his co-conspirators promoted and sold a “mortgage recovery” tax fraud scheme in which they obtained fraudulent refunds from the IRS for their clients. Crawford promoted the scheme to individuals who were facing foreclosure or behind on their mortgage pay... More...
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United States of America v. Anthony T. Williams

Honolulu, Hawaii wire fraud criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged in connection with a fraudulent mortgage relief scheme.

Anthony T. Williams, 49, of Pineville, Louisiana was charged with wire fraud and mail fraud in connection with a fraudulent mortgage relief scheme. A federal jury convicted Williams on March 3, 2020 of 32 counts of wire fraud and mail fraud after a four... More...
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United States ex rel. Dougherty v. Guild Mortgage Company

San Diego, California mortgage fraud criminal defense lawyer represented Guild Mortgage Company, which was charged by the United States of America with violating the False Claims Act and the common law by knowingly breaching material program requirements when it originated and underwrote mortgages insured by the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Federal Housing Administration (F... More...   $0 (10-24-2020 - DC)

United States of America v. Leon C. Vaccarelli

New Haven, Connecticut fraud charge criminal defense lawyer represented Leon C. Vaccarelli, who wsa charged by the United States of America with wire fraud and money laundering.

According to court documents and the evidence presented during his trial last year, Vaccarelli was a registered representative of The Investment Center (“TIC”), a brokerage company, and was an investment adviser a... More...
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United States of America v. Christopher D. Hales

Salt Lake City, Utah wire fraud and money laundering crime criminal defense lawyer represented defendant.

Christopher D. Hales, 39, of Lehi was charged with wire fraud conspiracy and money laundering conspiracy in connection with a financial fraud scheme he and other co-conspirators devised while Hales was in a halfway house serving a sentence for another federal fraud case. The scheme r... More...
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In the Matter of the Marriage of SHERRY LYNN NELSON and TERRY ALLEN NELSON

Abilene, KS - Divorce lawyers represented Terry and Sherry Nelson for dissolving their marriage .




Terry and Sherry Nelson were married in 2001. Sometime before their wedding,
the Nelsons signed an Antenuptial Agreement that explained how certain property and
responsibilities would be distributed in the event of a later divorce or other sep... More...
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United States of America v. Joseph Falcone

Central Islip, New York criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with wire fraud.

Joseph Falcone, age 60, who formerly operated a wine and liquor distribution business known as 3G’S VINO LLC, was with wire fraud in connection with his scheme to defraud investors.

“Falcone’s victims were reeled in by his “Shark Tank” pitch, but with sentence, the defendant became sq... More...
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United States of America v. Robert Bailey

Pocatello, Idaho bribery crime criminal defense lawyer represented defendant.

Robert Bailey, 63, of Centreville, Virginia, was charged with paying a bribe to a public official.

According to court records, in 2001, Bailey purchased L-1, a construction management and operations company located in Chantilly, Virginia. In 2008, Bailey became a business acquaintance of an FBI employee... More...
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United States of America v. Anne Aroste

Chicago, Illinois wire fraud criminal lawyer represented Anne Aroste, age 42, who was charged by the United States of America with wire fraud and aggravated identity theft.

ANNE AROSTE worked as a claims specialist at the SSA’s field office in Aurora. Aroste was responsible for processing applications for Social Security benefits via the agency’s electronic records system. From 2013 to ... More...
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United States of America v. Christopher D. Hales

Salt Lake City, Utah criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with wire fraud conspiracy and money laundering.

Christopher D. Hales, 39, of Lehi, was charged with wire fraud conspiracy and money laundering conspiracy in connection with a financial fraud scheme he and other co-conspirators devised while Hales was in a halfway house serving a sentence for another federal fraud ... More...
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United States of America v. Alexandra Smoots-Thomas

Houston, TX - Criminal Defense Lawyer - Defendant charged with embezzlement.

A former Harris County judge has admitted to embezzling funds received during her re-election campaigns.

Alexandra Smoots-Thomas, 44, Houston, was the presiding judge for the 164th District Court for the State of Texas and had jurisdiction over Texas civil cases located within Harris County. She first ra... More...
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United States of America v. Sherman Smith

Fresno, CA - Criminal Law, Wire Fraud





The United States of America charged Sherman Smith, age 74, with wire fraud.

According to court documents, Smith was the executive pastor of a church in Clovis. Smith induced investors, including church congregants... More...
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Crista Ramos, et al. v. Chad F. Wolf

San Francisco, CA - Immigration





The Temporary Protected Status (TPS) program is a congressionally created humanitarian program administered by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that provides temporary relief to nationals of designated foreign coun... More...
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United States of America v. Sarah Gaulin

Providence, RI - Felony, Embezzlement, Bank Fraud, Wire Fraud, Identity Theft





The United States of America charged Sarah Gaulin with embezzlement, bank fraud, wire fraud and aggravated identity theft for stealing more than $740,000 from her employer and fraud... More...
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United States of America v. Saffron Gustafson





Portland, OR - The United States of America charged Saffron Gustafson, ate 43, with fraud for defrauding six health insurance plans of approximately $1.3 million and for evading $99,000 in federal income taxes.

“Health care fraud affects all Americans becaus... More...
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United States of America v. Larry Arnowitz





St. Louis, MO - The United States of America charged Larry Arnowitz, age 66, with mail fraud related to his illegal use of campaign funds for his personal use and expenses.

According to the Indictment and Plea Agreement, Arnowitz served as the Alder... More...
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Paulo Morgado v. City and County of San Francisco





The City and County of San Francisco and affiliated defendants
(collectively, the City) challenge an order requiring them to pay Paulo
Morgado for future income lost due to his wrongful termination. In an earlier
chapter of the litigation, we granted an a... More...
   $0 (08-27-2020 - CA)

Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Authority v. Golden State Warriors, LLC

Appellant Golden State Warriors, LLC (GSW) challenges the trial
court’s judgment confirming an arbitration award. The arbitration concerned
the meaning of the word “terminates” in section 6.4 of the agreement
governing the basketball team’s use of the Oracle Arena in Oakland,
California (the License Agreement). On appeal, GSW argues that “allowing
[the] contract to expire by it... More...
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Fushan Li v. Department of Industrial Relations, Division of Labor Standard Enforcement





Labor Code section 1197.1, subdivision (c)(2),
1 authorizes
an employer to challenge by petition for writ of mandate in
superior court decisions of the Labor Commissioner concerning
underpayment of wages. Section 1197.1, subdivision (c)(3),
requires... More...
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Virginia M. Arnold v. Dignity Health

Plaintiff and appellant Virginia M. Arnold appeals from summary judgment in
favor of her employer, defendant and respondent Dignity Health (Dignity) and other
individually named defendants.
Arnold, an African-American woman who was employed as a medical assistant,
alleged defendants engaged in discrimination, harassment, and retaliation based on her
age and her association with... More...
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Richard Robinson v. Southern Counties Oil Company

Plaintiff Richard Robinson, on behalf of himself and other aggrieved employees,
appeals from the judgment entered in favor of his former employer defendant Southern
Counties Oil Company (Southern Counties). Robinson’s complaint seeks civil penalties
under the Labor Code Private Attorneys General Act of 2004 (PAGA) (Lab. Code,1
§ 2698 et seq.) based on Southern Counties’s alleged un... More...
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United States of America v. Aminullah “David” Sarpas and Samuel Paul Bain





Santa Ana, CA - The United States of America charged Aminullah “David” Sarpas and Samuel Paul Bain with defrauding homeowners by offering bogus modification programs to homeowners struggling to pay their mortgages in the wake of the 2008 financia... More...
   $0 (08-09-2020 - CA)

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