Contraband Law
 
United States of America v. Ruixue “Serena” Shi

Los Angeles, California criminal law lawyer represented Defendant charged with wire fraud.

Ruixue “Serena” Shi, 38, of Arcadia, pleaded guilty in October 2021 to one count of wire fraud. Shi has been in federal custody since August 2020 after law enforcement discovered she had been researching how to fleece the United States on a contraband iPhone while free on bond in this criminal c... More...
   $0 (11-21-2022 - CA)

LKR, et al. v. State of Hawaii, et al.

Honolulu, Hawaii civil rights lawyer represented multiple Plaintiffs, who sued Defendants claiming that they were all sexually assaulted by by guards at a women's prison.

The Plaintiff's sought $7.5 million in damages from the State which admitted that the sexual assaults happened.

The suit alleged that four adult correctional officers -- Chavon Freitas, Taofi Magalei Jr., Brent... More...
   $0 (11-16-2022 - HI)

United States of America v. Scott Lowe

Denver, Colorado criminal law lawyer represented Defendant charged with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

In February of 2020, Scott Lowe, age 38, from Denver, was discovered in possession of 24.7 grams of methamphetamine, along with a loaded semiautoma... More...
   $0 (10-14-2022 - CO)

United States of America v. Ravinder Arora, Jugjeeve Kharbanda, Sukhdev Singh and Jaspal Singh

Springfield, Massachusetts criminal law lawyer represented Defendant charged with conspiracy to traffic in contraband tobacco and evade taxes.

Ravinder Arora, 60, of East Longmeadow, was sentenced on Oct. 7, 2022 by U.S. District Court Judge Mark G. Mastroianni to one year probation and restitution to be determined at a later hearing. In August 2015, Arora pleaded guilty to one count of ... More...
   $0 (10-11-2022 - MA)

United States of America v. Bryant LeRay Henderson

Dallas, Texas criminal law lawyer represented Defendant charged with attempt to provide contraband to a prisoner in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1791(a)(1) and (b)(1), which provides: Whoever—(1) in violation of a statute or a rule or order issued under a statute, provides to an inmate of a prison a prohibited object, or attempts to do so; or

Bryant LeRay Henderson, 42, was charged via cr... More...
   $0 (10-06-2022 - TX)

United States of America v. Angel Antonio Anchonho

Williamsport, Pennsylvania criminal law lawyer represented Defendant charged with possession of a cell phone in prison.

On December 15, 2021, a correctional officer at LSCI Allenwood seized a scarf from Anchondo while pat searching him, and found an LG cellphone and charger hidden within the scarf

The sentence will run consecutively to Anchondo’s current federal sentence for s... More...
   $0 (09-30-2022 - PA)

United States of America v. Jon Travis Yost

Elkins, West Virginia criminal law lawyer represented Defendant charged with producing sexually explicit videos using young children.

Jon Travis Yost, age 28, victimized multiple children in the process of producing pornographic films and did so while still on probation for a sex crime from state court.

“Mr. Yost won’t be able to harm any children in the jail cell where he w... More...
   $0 (09-24-2022 - WV)

United States of America v. Deejay White

New York City, New York criminal law lawyer represented Defendant charged with armed robbery.

Deejay White, was responsible for a dangerous gunpoint robbery of more than 150 kilograms of cocaine that left several victims injured. Even more troubling, after he was arrested and in jail, White continued to commit crimes. White devised a perilous scheme to bring a gun and drugs into a feder... More...
   $0 (09-22-2022 - NY)

United States of America v. Darnell Khan

Charleston, South Carolina criminal law lawyer represented Defendant charged with extort and defraud military members that was operated from the South Carolina Department of Correction (SCDC).

While serving a 25-year sentence in SCDC for voluntary manslaughter and attempted armed robbery, Darnell Khan, age 39, smuggled smartphones into SCDC and used the internet to join internet dating w... More...
   $0 (09-20-2022 - SC)

State of Oklahoma v. Tyler John Chippis, Jr.

Tulsa, Oklahoma criminal lawyer represented Defendant, charged with:
Possession or Contraband by an Inmate.

Count # 1. Count as Filed: CWEDJ, POSSESSION OF CONTRABAND BY AN INMATE, in violation of 57 O.S. 21 (A)
Date of Offense: 08/19/2022
Party Name Disposition Information
CHIPPIS, TYLER JOHN JR Disposed: CONVICTION, 09/19/2022. Guilty Plea
Count as Disposed: MIS... More...
   $0 (09-19-2022 - OK)

Wade Harrell Thomson v. The State of Texas

Houston, Texas – Criminal Defense lawyer represented defendant with a possession of child pornography charges.



Deputy M. Payne stopped Thomson for a routine traffic violation at almost
midnight on a Monday night. Thomson—who was over 40 years old—had a
young, female passenger in his car. Deputy Payne thought the ... More...
   $0 (09-14-2022 - TX)

United States of America v. Roger E. Pace

Peoria, Illinois criminal lawyer represented Defendant charged with possession with intent to distribute drugs.

On April 5, 2019, at around 10:30 p.m., Officer Ryan Crowder observed a white SUV in the parking lot of a local business. An individual was sitting inside the SUV. That night, Officer Crowder was the only police officer on duty in the small town of Pleasant Hill, Illinois. He te... More...
   $0 (09-09-2022 - IL)

State of Oklahoma v. Dominique Quandre Cato

Tulsa, Oklahoma criminal lawyer represented Defendant, charged with:
Possession of Contraband by An Inmate

Count # 1. Count as Filed: CWEDJ, POSSESSION OF CONTRABAND BY AN INMATE, in violation of 57 O.S. 21 (A)
Date of Offense: 07/16/2022
Party Name Disposition Information
CATO, DOMONIQUE QUANDRE Disposed: CONVICTION, 08/26/2022. Guilty Plea
Count as Disposed: POS... More...
   $0 (08-26-2022 - OK)

People of the State of Michigan v. Donnevan Lee Coppernoll

Detroit, Michigan criminal lawyer represented Defendant charged with drug possession.


The testimony at the preliminary examination established the following facts. On July 29, 2020, Police Officer Anthony Williams, who had been employed with the Detroit Police Department for about four years at the time, observed a vehicle apparently speeding on a residential street near Joy and Long... More...
   $0 (08-25-2022 - MI)

Lawton, Oklahoma criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with:
Bringing Contraband (Drugs) Into Penal Institution

Count # 1. Count as Filed: CWEDJ, BRINGING CONTRABAND (DRUGS) INTO PENAL INSTITUTION, in violation of 57 O.S. 21 (A)
Date of Offense: 03/31/2021
Party Name Disposition Information
SMITHER, KEYERA LASHON Disposed: CONVICTION, 08/24/2022. Guil... More...
   $0 (08-24-2022 - OK)

State of Oklahoma v. Colby Wayne Cox

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with:
Possession of A CDS with Intent To Distribute-Marijuana

Count # 1. Count as Filed: DU8I, POSSESSION OF A CDS WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE - MARIJUANA, in violation of 63 O.S. 2-401-2-420
Date of Offense: 03/14/2018
Party Name Disposition Information
COX, COLBY WAYNE Disposed: DEFERRED, 08... More...
   $0 (08-15-2022 - OK)

United States of America v. Abel Concho

Los Angeles, California criminal lawyer represented Defendant charged with making false statements.

Abel Concho, 54, of East Los Angeles, was sentenced by United States District Judge R. Gary Klausner to a total of six months – three months in federal prison and an additional three-month term of home confinement. Judge Klausner also ordered Concho to pay the victim $9,500 in restitution... More...
   $0 (08-15-2022 - CA)

United States of America v. John Travis Ross

Jackson, Mississippi criminal law lawyer represented defendant charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana.

John Travis Ross, 34, flew a drone carrying approximately 60 grams of marijuana, lighters, a cell phone, and various cell phone cables over a fence onto the grounds of the Central Mississippi Correctional Facility in Pearl, Mississippi, during the early morning hours... More...
   $0 (08-04-2022 - MS)

STATE OF OHIO vs. PORTER MITCHELL

Cincinnati, Ohio - Criminal Defense lawyer represented defendant with carrying a concealed weapon and improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle charges.



{¶1} Defendant-appellee Porter Mitchell was arrested and charged with
carrying a concealed weapon and improper handling of a... More...
   $0 (08-01-2022 - OH)

State of Oklahoma v. Brandy Gilbert

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with:
Forgery in the Second Degree

Count # 1. Count as Filed: FORG, FORGERY IN THE SECOND DEGREE, in violation of 21 O.S. 1561-1628
Date of Offense: 02/23/2016
Party Name Disposition Information
GILBERT, BRANDY Disposed: DEFERRED, 07/27/2022. Guilty Plea
Count as Disposed: FORGERY IN THE... More...
   $0 (07-22-2022 - OK)

State of Oklahoma v. Jacquel Rayshown Ingram

Norman, Oklahoma criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with:

Count # 1. Count as Filed: DU9II, ** amended to misdemeanor poss of cds*** poss of contraband by inmate, in violation of 63 O.S. 2-401-2-420
Date of Offense: 06/15/2021
Party Name Disposition Information
Ingram, Jacquel Rayshown Disposed: CONVICTION, 07/20/2022. Guilty Plea
Count as Disposed:... More...
   $0 (07-20-2022 - OK)

Mario Franklin, III a/k/a Mario Franklin v. State of Mississippi

Jackson, MS - Criminal Defense lawyer represented defendant with a constructive possession charge.



While profiling incoming packages, a federal agent flagged a brown box that was en
route to Canton, Mississippi, from California. He noticed the recipient’s name, “E. Morris,”
w... More...
   $0 (07-19-2022 - MS)

State of Kansas v. Scot C. Fornter

Topeka, Kansas criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with drug possession.


The State appeals the district court's decision to suppress evidence discovered in a search of Scot C. Fortner's truck. After pulling Fortner over for a traffic violation, officers discovered an open container of liquor on his passenger seat. A search of his truck revealed methamphetamine and d... More...
   $0 (07-15-2022 - KS)

United States of America v. Todd Mathew Strand

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with conspiracy to distribute drugs and money laundering.

Todd Matthew Strand was sentenced to serve 384 months (32 years) in federal prison. Strand’s second in command, Gonzalez, Jr., was sentenced to serve 264 months (22 years) in federal prison. Numerous other defendants with roles ranging from mid-level d... More...
   $0 (07-15-2022 - OK)

United States of America v. Ross Garden Laverty

San Francisco, California criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with mailing bombs and possession of an unregistered firearm.


Ross Gordon Laverty, 61, of Oakland, on October 14, 2020, of mailing explosive devices through the U.S. mail on two occasions with the intent to kill or injure the addressees. An explosives expert testified at trial that the improvised explosi... More...
   $0 (07-14-2022 - CA)

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