Controlled Dangerous Substance Law
 
United States of America v. Kurt Vaaquez

Denver, CO: Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged obtaining a controlled substance through deceit by abusing his position of trust by taking fentanyl from a hospital to use while on the job.

Advanced Nurse Practitioner and Registered Nurse Kurt Vasquez, 41, was sentenced to three months’ imprisonment for illegally obtaining fentanyl through fraud and deception while wo... More...
   $0 (09-19-2021 - CO)

United States of America v. Phillip Shawn Horton,

New Orleans, LA - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with a possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine charge.



Horton pleaded guilty for possession with intent to distribute 500
grams or more of methamphetamine after an investigation into the drug
trafficking activities... More...
   $0 (09-19-2021 - LA)

United States of America v. John T. Earnest

San Diego, CA: Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with 113 counts of hate crimes.

John T. Earnest, age 22, of Rancho Penasquitos pleaded guilty in federal court today to a 113-count hate crimes indictment, admitting that he set fire to an Escondido mosque and opened fire in a Poway synagogue because he wanted to kill Muslims and Jews. The religiously- and racially-motiv... More...
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United States of America v. Adrian Castro

New Orleans, LA - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with assaulting mail carriers and putting their lives in danger, and by using a firearm in relation to a crime of violence charges.




A judge on our court granted Adrian Castro a certificate of
appealability (“COA”). It’s undisputed that the CO... More...
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United States of America v. Michael Arrington

Philadelphia, PA - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with possession with the intent to distribute controlled substances, conspiracy to do the same, and traveling in interstate commerce with the intent to facilitate unlawful activity charges.



Arrington has a long criminal history, including
multiple drug... More...
   $0 (09-18-2021 - PA)

United States of America v. JUAN JARMON a/k/a J, a/k/a YIZZO United States of America v. EDWARD STINSON, a/k/a E-Black

Philadelphia, PA - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendants with selling large
amounts of crack cocaine in a public housing complex charge.



Edward Stinson and Juan Jarmon were tried, convicted,
and sentenced to 30 years’ imprisonment for selling large
amounts of crack cocaine in a public housing com... More...
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ROYCE CORLEY v. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

New York, New York - Medical Malpractice lawyer represented Plaintiff-Appellant with filing a medical malpractice action under the Federal Tort Claims Act, alleging that he suffered dental injuries during several appointments while incarcerated by the Bureau of Prisons at Federal Correctional Institution.



In May 2018, wh... More...
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United States of America v. DARREN GOODRICH

New York, New York - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with a conspiracy to commit securities fraud charge.



I. Factual Background
In November 2015, Goodrich was indicted along with several co-defendants for
his involvement in a “pump and dump” market manipulation scheme.1 The operative
Super... More...
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United States of America v. ONIEL MCKENZIE, AKA DARRIN CLARK, AKA SHOWER

New York, New York - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with a knowingly and intentionally possessing with intent to distribute controlled substances charge.



I. Facts1

On April 30, 2014, a federal grand jury indicted Oniel McKenzie on one
count of possessing with an intent to distribute five or ... More...
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United States of America v. Antoine Robert Threefingers

Billings, MT: Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with assault and firearm felonies.

Antoine Robert Threefingers, 37, was found guilty of assault on a federal officer, assault with a dangerous weapon, possession of a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence, and prohibited person in possession of a firearm.

Threefingers faces a maximum 20 years in prison, a... More...
   $0 (09-17-2021 - MT)

United States of America v. Travis Gordon Jones

Dubuque, Iowa conspiracy to distribute controlled substance resulting in death charge criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, Travis Gordon Jones, a/k/a Travie McFly, age 40.

Jones admitted that he conspired with others to distribute the opioids in Dubuque in April and May 2019. Jones also admitted that he personally sold mixtures of heroin, fentanyl, and a synthetic opioid calle... More...
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United States of America v. JOSEPH PERCOCO, STEVEN AIELLO, JOSEPH GERARDI, LOUIS CIMINELLI, ALAIN KALOYEROS, AKA DR. K and PETER GALBRAITH KELLY, JR., MICHAEL LAIPPLE, KEVIN SCHULER

New York, New York - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendants with conspiracy to engage in wire fraud by engaging in a scheme to rig the bidding processes for New York State-funded projects charges.



I. The Facts3
A. The Buffalo Billion Initiative
In 2012, then-Governor Andrew Cuomo launched an initiative to... More...
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United States of America v. JUAN M. SANTIAGO

Boston, MA - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with a being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition charge.



In June 2017, Juan Santiago
("Santiago") pled guilty in Puerto Rico district court to being a
felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. See
18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1). In Au... More...
   $0 (09-17-2021 - MA)

STEPHEN AGUIAR v. DRUG ENFORCEMENT ADMINISTRATION

Washington, DC - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with federal narcotics
charges.



Appellant was convicted in 2011 of federal narcotics
charges based partly on GPS surveillance conducted by DEA.
See United States v. Aguiar, 737 F.3d 251, 255 (2d Cir. 2013),
cert. denied, 574 U.S. 959 (2014).... More...
   $0 (09-17-2021 - DC)

United States of America v. Eric Eoin Marques

Greenbelt, MD: Criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with conspiracy to advertise child pornography.

Eric Eoin Marques, 36, of Dublin, Ireland, pleaded guilty on Feb. 6, 2020 to conspiracy to advertise child pornography. According to court documents, between July 24, 2008 and July 29, 2013, Marques operated a free anonymous hosting service located on the dark web, an area ... More...
   $0 (09-16-2021 - MD)

United States of America v. Anthony "Joey" Ventrella

Miami, FL: Criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with fraud involving the distribution of illegal products falsely labeled as dietary supplements.

Anthony ”Joey” Ventrella, 43, of Boynton Beach, joined several alleged co-conspirators in committing mail and wire fraud, as well as defrauding the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) by using dishonest methods to preven... More...
   $0 (09-16-2021 - FL)

United States of America v. Francisco Flores

Washington, DC - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with racketeer influenced and corrupt organization (“RICO”) conspiracy to import controlled substances into the United States, and the second and third counts related to being an accessory after the fact to the murder and attempted murder in Mexico of two U.S. Special Agents charges.

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United States of America v. Antonio Moreno-Membache

Washington, DC - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with
a drug-smuggling conspiracy charge.



In June 2012, the United States Coast Guard surveilled the
Mistby, a so-called “go-fast” boat, off the coast of Panama.2

When the Coast Guard approached, the Mistby fled. As the
Coast Guard ... More...
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United States of America v. ERIC GAVELEK MUNCHEL

Washington, DC - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with
participating in the January 6, 2021 incident at the Capitol charge.



The facts, as found by the District Court, and as observed
in a 50-minute video of much of the incident at the heart of the
case, are as follows.
Eric Munchel and his... More...
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JASON LEOPOLD AND BUZZFEED, INC. v. CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY

Washington, DC - Criminal defense lawyer represented
APPELLEES with a Freedom of Information Act claim.



The plaintiffs based their request on the Freedom of
Information Act. The Act compels disclosure of government
records. 5 U.S.C. § 552(a)(3)(A). There are nine exemptions.
5 U.S.C. § 552(b). Two matte... More...
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United States of America v. John R. Lynch

Detroit, MI: Criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with wire fraud, embezzlement and stealing funds from a charitable organization.

In March 2012, John R. Lynch, age 56, became the CFO of the Holy Cross organization, and in January 2015 he became its CEO. Holy Cross was established in 1948 when Boysville of Michigan was incorporated under the auspices of the Roman Catholic... More...
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United States of America v. DEANGELO TYRONE JENKINS

Washington, DC - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with two counts of possession of a firearm by a person convicted of a felony, and one count of simple possession of a controlled substance charges.

... More...
   $0 (09-15-2021 - DC)

United States of America v. ALVIN GASKINS

Washington, DC - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with being a member of
a conspiracy [to distribute drugs] charge.



1. Statutory Context
Since 1938, Congress has offered relief in the form of
compensation to any innocent person “unjustly convicted of an
offense against the United States an... More...
   $0 (09-15-2021 - DC)

United States of America v. Marc Baier, Ryan Adams and Daniel Gericke

Washington, DC: Violation of U.S. Export Controls, computer fraud and access device fraud laws criminal defense lawyers represented Marc Baier, age 49, Ryan Adams, age 34, and Daniel Gericke, age 40, all former employees of the U.S. Intelligence Community (USIC) or the U.S. military, worked as senior managers at a United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.)-based company (U.A.E. CO) that supported and carried ... More...   $0 (09-14-2021 - DC)

United States of America v. Paul D. Crone

Abingdon, VA: Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with conspiring to distribute methamphetamine and possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

Paul D. Crone, 56, conspired with others to traffic approximately 45 kilograms of methamphetamine from Atlanta, Georgia and Houston, Texas into Southwest Virginia for redistribution.

Crone pleaded gu... More...
   $0 (09-14-2021 - VA)

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