Recent Verdicts and Judgements

BRIAN BETTS v. STATE OF KANSAS

Call 918-582-6422 if you need a Criminal Defense Attorney in Kansas. The history of the criminal case is found in State v. Betts, 272 Kan. 369, 373-79, 33 P.3d 575 (2001) (Betts I). Only a summary of those facts and the details of the events following the direct appeal are necessary for us to address this collateral action. Betts was charged with and convicted of the first-degree murder of G ... More $0 (11-18-2019 - KS)

Ana Suda and Martha Hernandez v. Paul O'Neill

Great Falls, MT - Ana Suda and Martha Hernandez CBP Agent Paul O'Neill and the United States of America on a civil rights violation theory claiming that he detained them for 40 minutes because they were speaking Spanish to one another in a convenience store. The Plaintiffs claimed that the U.S. Customs and Boarder Patrol Agent's only reason for detaining them and asking for identification was tha ... More $0 (11-18-2019 - MT)

STATE OF KANSAS v. DEJAY LYNN SCHLEGEL

Call 918-582-6422 if you need a Criminal Defense Attorney in Kansas. Schlegel was charged with one count of first-degree murder, an off-grid person felony; one count of aggravated human trafficking, a severity level 1 person felony; one count of arson, a severity level 6 person felony; one count of theft, a severity level 9 nonperson felony; one count of cruelty to animals, a nongrid nonperson ... More $0 (11-18-2019 - KS)

United States of America v. Richard A. Jones

Kansas City, MO - The United States of America charged Richard A. Jones with: UNLAWFUL TRANSPORT OF FIREARMS, ETC. (1) UNLAWFUL TRANSPORT OF FIREARMS, ETC. (1s) CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE - POSSESSION (2) UNLAWFUL TRANSPORT OF FIREARMS, ETC. (3-4) CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE - POSSESSION (5) A Kansas City, Missouri, man who was released from prison in what became known as the “doppelganger case” ... More $0 (11-18-2019 - MO)

United States of America v. Ramiz Zijad Hodzic, a/k/a Siki Ramiz Hodzic

St. Louis, MO - The United States of America charged Ramiz Zijad Hodzic, a/k/a Siki Ramiz Hodzic with providing material support to terrorists. Ramiz Zijad Hodzic, aka Siki Ramiz Hodzic, 45, of St. Louis County, Missouri, was sentenced to 96 months in prison for conspiring to provide material support to terrorists and providing material support to terrorists. Hodzic appeared today before Judge C ... More $0 (11-18-2019 - MO)

United States of America v. Donna Christina Herring, John Wayne Kinley, Jr., Marion Diane Kinley and Jordan Alexandra Peterson

El Dorado, AR - The United States of America charged Donna Christina Herring, John Wayne Kinley, Jr., Marion Diane Kinley and Jordan Alexandra Peterson with: 18:1343 and 1349 - CONSPIRACY TO COMMIT WIRE FRAUD (1ss) 18:1512(c)(1) - OBSTRUCTION (12s) four individuals were sentenced by the United States District Court for their roles in a conspiracy to commit wire fraud in south Arkansas. The ... More $0 (11-18-2019 - AR)

United States of America v. Larry Woods

Madison, WI - The United States of America charged Larry Woods transporting a minor across state lines for illegal sexual purposes. Larry Woods, 63, Beloit, Wisconsin, was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison, to be followed by 12 years of supervised release, for transporting a minor from Wisconsin to Illinois for an illegal sexual purpose. Woods retired from the Beloit Police Department in ... More $0 (11-18-2019 - WI)

United States of America v. Aeron Michael Davis

East St. Louis, IL - The United States of America charged Aeron Michael Davis with unlawful possession of a firearm by a previously convicted felon and/or distribution of meth case. A Greenville man who made $50 from his crimes will repay each dollar with a month in prison. Aeron Michael Davis, 28, has been sentenced to 50 months imprisonment and three years of supervised release for methamphet ... More $0 (11-18-2019 - IL)

United States of America v. David Tyler Wilson

Knoxville, TN - The United States of America charged David Tyler Wilson with: 18 U.S.C. § 2251(a) and (e) - Production of Child Pornography [Forfeiture Allegations] (1) 18 U.S.C. § (a)(5)(B) - Possession of Child Pornography. [Forfeiture Allegations] (4) ... More $0 (11-18-2019 - TN)

United States of America v. Justin Jerome Jones

Nashville, TN - The United States of America charged Justin Jerome Jones with being a felon in possession of a firearm in violation of 18 U.S.C. 922 and 18 U.S.C. 924. Justin Jerome Jones, 31, of Nashville, Tennessee, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to three counts of being a convicted felon in possession of firearms. According to the facts presented at the plea hearing, on February 7, 20 ... More $0 (11-18-2019 - TN)

United States of America v. Jonathan Shelton

Memphis, TN - The United States of America charged Jonathan Shelton with unlawful transportation of a firearm in violaiton of 18 U.S.C. 922. Jonathan Shelton, 29, was sentenced to 100 months in federal prison for being a convicted felon illegally in possession of firearms and drugs. According to information presented in court, on April 23, 2017 at approximately 4:30 PM, Multi-Agency Gang Unit ( ... More $0 (11-18-2019 - TN)

United States of America v. Daniel J. Zulawski

Frankfort, KY - The United States of America charged Daniel J. Zulawski with attempting on the Internet to entice a minor for sexual activity. A Fort Campbell soldier was convicted for using the internet to attempt to persuade, induce, or entice a minor to engage in sexual activity. After deliberating for two hours, following a three-day trial, the jury convicted 27-year old Daniel J. ... More $0 (11-18-2019 - KY)

United States of America v. Josephine M. Crowe

Louisville, KY - The United States of America charged Josephine M. Crowe with: 18:1344 FINANCIAL INSTITUTION FRAUD (1) 18:1028A(a)(1) AGGRAVATED IDENTITY THEFT (2) Josephine M. Crowe was sentenced to 132 months’ imprisonment followed by 3 years supervised release. He also ordered restitution in the amount of $3,049,025 for fraud and aggravated identity theft, announced United States Attorney R ... More $0 (11-18-2019 - KY)

United States of America v. Kevin C. Baker

Indianapolis, IN - The United States of America charged Kevin C. Baker with: 18:2251.F PRODUCTION OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY (1-2) 18:2252A.F POSSESSION OF MATERIAL CONTAINING CHILD PORNOGRAPHY (3) Kevin C. Baker, 56, Plainfield, Indiana, was sentenced in federal court, by U.S. District Judge James Patrick Hanlon, to 35 years’ in federal prison, after having previously pleaded guilty to charges ... More $0 (11-18-2019 - IN)

United States of America v. Lajuan Fitzpatrick

Hammond, IN - The United States of America charge Lajuan Fitzpatrick with: 21:846 CONSPIRACY TO DISTRIBUTE MARIJUANA (1) 18:924(c)(1)(A) and (j) VIOLENT CRIME/DRUGS/MACHINE GUN WHERE DEATH OCCURS and 18:2 AIDING AND ABETTING (2) Lajuan Fitzpatrick, 38, of Lake Station, Indiana, was convicted after a four-day jury trial before U.S. District Court Judge Philip P. Simon of conspiracy to possess ... More $0 (11-18-2019 - IN)

United States of America v. Stephano Henderson and Laneal Henderson

Cincinnati, OH - The United States of America charged Stephano Henderson and Laneal Henderson with; 18:1349 ATTEMPT AND CONSPIRACY TO COMMIT MAIL FRAUD (1) 18:1344 and 2 BANK FRAUD (2) 18:1028A(a)(1) and 2 FRAUD WITH IDENTIFICATION DOCUMENTS (3) 18:1028A(a)(1) and 2 FRAUD WITH IDENTIFICATION DOCUMENTS (4-7) 18:982(a)(2)(A) CRIMINAL FORFEITURE (16) 18:982(a)(2)(A)and (b)(1) & 21:853 ... More $0 (11-18-2019 - OH)

United States of America v. James Allen Clark

Cleveland, OH - The United States of America charged James Allen Clark with wire fraud and submitting false and fictitious claims to obtain federal government money. A federal jury in Cleveland convicted a Florida man of Major Fraud, Wire Fraud and Submitting False and Fictitious Claims after he engaged in six-year long scheme to defraud the government. James Allen Clark, 62, is scheduled to be ... More $0 (11-18-2019 - OH)

United States of America v. Ryan Jose Taylor, a/k/a "Loco"

Detroit, MI - United States of America charged Ryan Jose Taylor, a/k/a "Loco" with committing murder in aid of racketeering and assault with a dangerous weapon. A Latin Counts gang member was sentenced yesterday to 30 years in federal prison for conspiracy to commit murder in aid of racketeering and assault with a dangerous weapon in aid of racketeering, announced United States Attorney Matthew S ... More $0 (11-18-2019 - MI)

Sanford J Wishnev v. The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company

The body of California law prohibiting usury derives from a variety of sources, including a constitutional amendment. (Cal Const.,1 art. XV, § 1.) The amendment sets the maximum interest rates lenders may charge but exempts specified classes of lenders from those rate restrictions. The amendment also authorizes the Legislature to regulate “in any manner” the compensation these exempt lenders may r ... More $0 (11-18-2019 - CA)

STATE OF KANSAS v. JASON BRYANT ANDERS

Call 918-582-6422 if you need a Criminal Defense Attorney in Kansas. On the morning of June 27, 2016, Dale Thieme arrived at his place of employment—commonly known as the Zenda Co-op—and found that two of the bay doors had been opened during the night. Thieme also discovered that a pickup truck and various other items belonging to the Co-op were missing. Thieme reported the crime to the Kingman ... More $0 (11-17-2019 - KS)

STATE OF KANSAS v. DOMINIC VARGAS

Call 918-582-6422 if you need a Criminal Defense Attorney in Kansas. On March 31, 2016, Deputy James Maness attempted to stop a black Pontiac G6 for a traffic violation on Kellogg Avenue in Wichita. The driver was weaving in and out of traffic, cutting off other traffic, and failing to use a turn signal. As the car started to exit Kellogg Avenue, it appeared to be pulling over. However, it cont ... More $0 (11-17-2019 - KS)

STATE OF KANSAS v. MARK ALAN BURGHART

Call 918-582-6422 if you need a Criminal Defense Attorney in Kansas. Sometime between 3:30 a.m. and 4:30 a.m. on June 24, 2016, someone broke into Julie Woodman's home in Manhattan, Kansas. Around this time, Woodman was awake in her office while her husband and granddaughter were sleeping. While in her office, Woodman heard footsteps and a loud noise. Woodman opened the door and called out her ... More $0 (11-17-2019 - KS)

Manuel Bracamontes v. The Superior Court of San Diego County, The People, Real Party in Interest

Petitioner Manuel Bracamontes was sentenced to death in 2005 for the kidnapping and murder of nine-year-old Laura Arroyo. His automatic appeal is currently pending in the California Supreme Court. (People v. Bracamontes (S139702, app. pending).) In anticipation of a future petition for writ of habeas corpus, Bracamontes filed a motion in the San Diego County Superior Court to preserve evidence tha ... More $0 (11-17-2019 - CA)

STATE OF KANSAS v. NICHOLAS ALONZO MOORE

Call 918-582-6422 if you need a Criminal Defense Attorney in Kansas. Following a bench trial in 2016, Moore was convicted of distribution of marijuana, possession of THC, possession with intent to distribute marijuana within 1,000 feet of school property, possession of cocaine, felony possession of drug paraphernalia, and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. The district court sentence ... More $0 (11-16-2019 - KS)

United States of America v. Angel Perilloux

New Orleans, LA - The United States of America charged Angel Perilloux with obstruction of justice. ANGEL PERILLOUX, age 39, of Ponchatoula, was sentencedfor obstruction of justice. According to the court documents, PERILLOUX obstructed a federal grand jury investigation by soliciting individuals to remove evidence from an impounded vehicle. PERILLOUX discussed several unsuccessful attempts to ... More $0 (11-16-2019 - LA)

United States of America v. Elias Deshawnte Miller and Ralph Knox, II

Grand Rapids, MI - The United States of America charged Elias Deshawnte Miller and Ralph Knox, II with conspiracy to possess and distribute fentanyl and heroin.Elias Deshawnte Mills and Ralph Knox II were each sentenced in federal court to 60 months in prison and four years supervised release for their roles in a conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 40 grams or more of fe ... More $0 (11-16-2019 - MI)

United States of America v. Edward Earl Daniels

Oxford, MS - The United States of America charged Edward Earl Daniels with human trafficking. A federal judge sentenced an Oxford, Mississippi man to serve 15 years in federal prison on Thursday afternoon for sex trafficking of a minor in Oxford between February and March 2018. Edward Earl Daniels pled guilty on May 19, 2019, to the charge of sex trafficking of a child by force, fraud or coercion ... More $0 (11-16-2019 - MS)

United States of America v. Dannie Curlee, Jr.

Gulfport, MS - The United States of America charged Dannie Curlee, Jr. with producing child pornography. Dannie Curlee, Jr., 46, of Picayune, was sentenced today by Senior U.S. District Judge Louis Guirola Jr., to the maximum statutory penalty of 30 years in federal prison, followed by a lifetime of supervised release, for producing images of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct, announce ... More $0 (11-16-2019 - MS)

STATE OF KANSAS v. JIWU WEI

Call 918-582-6422 if you need a Criminal Defense Attorney in Kansas. The district court never held an evidentiary hearing on the underlying events leading to the traffic charges against Wei. So we have looked at the probable cause affidavit, recognizing that although the law enforcement officer made the statement under oath, she has not been cross-examined and no one has had the opportunity to ... More $0 (11-16-2019 - KS)

SANDRA TANNER v. KANSAS PUBLIC EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT SYSTEM

Call 918-582-6422 if you need an Disability Attorney in Kansas. Tanner worked as a bus driver for the Topeka Metropolitan Transit Authority from 2002 to 2015. As an employee of the Transit Authority, Tanner was a member of KPERS. In 2006, Tanner was diagnosed with Graves' disease and had her thyroid removed sometime that year. In 2011, Tanner was diagnosed with fibromyalgia. In 2014, Tanner bega ... More $0 (11-16-2019 - KS)

HUGH C. JENKINS, PATRICIA INGLISH, and M. EARLENE JENKINS v. GREEN VALLEY FARMS, L.L.C., KARL M. JENKINS, ROBERT E. JENKINS, and ROBERTA KRIS JENKINS

Call 918-582-6422 if you need an Property Attorney in Kansas. Various family members dispute their respective ownership interest in farmland sold in Bourbon County in 2016. A summary of the parties, their businesses, and some background history will outline how the Jenkins plaintiffs' claims came before this court. The Jenkins plaintiffs appeal the district court's summary judgment in favor ... More $0 (11-16-2019 - KS)

STATE OF KANSAS v. MILES P. MCKEE

Call 918-582-6422 if you need a Criminal Defense Attorney in Kansas. On September 17, 2012, the State charged Miles McKee with criminal nonsupport of his children under K.S.A. 21-3605(a)(1) and K.S.A. 2012 Supp. 21-5606(a)(1), alleging he failed to pay child support from May 1, 2009, to September 6, 2012. McKee first appeared before the district court on these charges five years later. Be ... More $0 (11-16-2019 - KS)

In the Matter of the Estate of THELMA J. TAYLOR

Call 918-582-6422 if you need an Estate Attorney in Kansas. Taylor was a resident of Atchison County, Kansas, when she passed away in 2015. Taylor executed a will three months prior to her death and named Kelly as the executor. Kelly was a friend of Taylor's. Article II of the will states: "I intend that there will be in existence at the time of my demise a separate writing bequeathing certai ... More $0 (11-16-2019 - KS)

Anthony Henderson v. Larry Nunnery and Landstar Transportation Logistics, Inc.

Baton Rouge, LA - Anthony Henderson sued Larry Nunnery, Landstar Transportation Logistics, Inc. and Old Republic Insurance Company on personal injury, auto negligence, respondeat superior and auto insurance law theories claiming to have been injured and/or damaged in a car truck wrecks that Plaintiff claimed was caused by Nunnery. ... More $0 (11-16-2019 - LA)

United States of America v. Delvin Fountain

Baton Rouge, LA - The United States of America charged Delvin Fountain with being a felon in possession of a firearm. Delvin Fountain, age 30, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, was sentence to 180 months in federal prison following his conviction of possessing a firearm by a convicted felon. The Court further sentenced Fountain to 5 years of supervised release following his term of imprisonment and or ... More $0 (11-16-2019 - LA)

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. Sean Kratz

Doylestown, PA - The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania charged Sean Katz, age 22, with first-degree murder and second-degree murder to killing Dean 19-year-old Finocchiardo and 21-year-old Tom Meo. 1 1 H1 18 § 2501 §§ A Criminal Homicide 07/07/2017 T 947796-3 2 2 H1 18 § 2501 §§ A Criminal Homicide 07/07/2017 T 947796-3 3 3 H1 18 § 2501 §§ A Criminal Homicide 07/07/2017 T 947796-3 4 4 H1 18 § 903 Cons ... More $0 (11-16-2019 - PA)

Ronnie Stevens v. Donald Parks and JRK Trucking, Inc.

Jonesboro, GA - Ronnie Stevens sued Donald Parks and JRK Trucking, Inc. on personal injury, auto negligence and respondeat superior theories claiming to have been injured and/or damaged in a motorcycle truck accident that occurred when the dump truck being driven by Parks hit an orange construction barrel propelling it into Plaintiff's path of travel on I-75 on October 12, 2015. Stevens was a pet ... More $8,000,000 (11-16-2019 - GA)

Planned Parenthood v. David Daleiden, Sandra Merritt and others

San Francisco, CA - Planned Parenthood sued David Daleiden, the Center for Medical Progress and others on RICO and other theories. Planned Parenthood claimed and Daleiden and co-defendant Sandra Merritt engaged in a multi-year illegal effort to manufacture false information about Planned Parenthood and its healthcare delivery activities. ... More $2,300,000 (11-16-2019 - CA)

United States of America v. Kashawn Lyons

New York, NY - The United States of America charged Kashawn Lyons with sale of the fentanyl that resulted in the death. KASHAWN LYONS was sentenced to 210 months in prison in connection with his sale of the fentanyl that resulted in the death of Matthew Azimi, a public school teacher in the Bronx. LYONS pled guilty to narcotics conspiracy on January 14, 2019. As part of his guilty plea, LYONS ... More $0 (11-16-2019 - NY)

United States of America v. Ernest Everette Howard

Tulsa, OK - The United States of America charged Ernest Everette Howard with wire fraud. A Tulsa man was sentenced in federal court for stealing $368,329.61 from his employer, announced U.S. Attorney Trent Shores. Chief U.S. District Judge John E. Dowdell sentenced Ernest Everette Howard, 49, of Tulsa, to 15 months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for wire fraud. ... More $0 (11-16-2019 - OK)

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