Excessive Force Law
 
United States of America v. Jason Rosales

Cincinnati, Ohio - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and attempt to possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine charges.



In February 2017, Monica Duran agreed to transport drugs for her boyfriend “Christian”
from Santa An... More...
   $0 (09-27-2021 - OH)

NICOLE MARIE SWIGER v. JOEL ROSETTE, et al.

Cincinnati, Ohio - Predatory Loan lawyer represented Plaintiff-Appellee with a predatory loan claim.



Swiger alleges that she fell victim to an illegal “rent-a-tribe” scheme when she accepted a
$1200 loan at an interest rate exceeding 350% from online lender Plain Green LLC—an entity
owned by and organized... More...
   $0 (09-27-2021 - OH)

United States of America v. Izaak Vincent Kemp

Dayton, OH: Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with illegally taking approximately 2,500 pages of classified documents.

Izaak Vincent Kemp, 36, of Fairborn, was charged on Jan. 25 by a Bill of Information.

According to court documents, Kemp was employed as a contractor at the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) from July 2016 to May 2019, and later as a cont... More...
   $0 (09-26-2021 - OH)

United States of America v. Mohamed Salat Haji

Grand Rapids, MI: Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with conspiring to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (“ISIS”), a designated foreign terrorist organization.

On January 21, 2019, special agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and members of its Joint Terrorism Task Force arrested Mohamed Salat Haji, ate 28, at the Gerald R.... More...
   $0 (09-26-2021 - MI)

United States of America v. Jennifer Riccardi

Cincinnati, Ohio - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with stealing 1,505 gift cards from the mail charge.



In September 2017, an Ohioan mailed a $25 Starbucks gift card from the City of Mentor
in northeast Ohio. The gift card never reached its destination at an address in nearby Parma.
The sender com... More...
   $0 (09-25-2021 - OH)

ROBERT W. BETHEL v. CHARLOTTE JENKINS, Warden; MICHAEL ALLEN EIRING, Lieutenant; TIMOTHY SHOOP, Warden

Cincinnati, Ohio - Criminal defense lawyer represented an incarcerated inmate with a CCI policy—prohibiting inmates from receiving packages ordered by third parties from unapproved vendors claim.




Bethel is presently incarcerated at CCI in Chillicothe, Ohio, serving a capital sentence.
On February 6, 2015, pu... More...
   $0 (09-25-2021 - OH)

United States of America v. JOSH SMALL (20-5117); JONI AMBER JOHNSON (20-5120)

Cincinnati, Ohio - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendants with aiding and abetting a kidnapping and conspiracy to commit kidnapping charges.



In 2018, Small and Johnson were indicted for aiding and abetting a kidnapping and
conspiracy to commit kidnapping in violation of 18 U.S.C. §§ 1201(a)(1), (c). At tri... More...
   $0 (09-25-2021 - OH)

United States of America v. Demetrius Brooks

Cincinnati, Ohio - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with a being a felon in possession of a firearm charge.



Because the district court denied Brooks’s motion to suppress and the jury convicted him,
we recount the facts in the light most favorable to the prosecution. See United States v. Maya,
966... More...
   $0 (09-25-2021 - OH)

JOSEPH FORRESTER TRUCKING; AMERICAN RESOURCES INSURANCE COMPANY v. DIRECTOR, OFFICE OF WORKERS’ COMPENSATION PROGRAMS, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR; ARTHUR DAVIS H & P COAL COMPANY, INC.; AMERICAN RESOURCES INSURANCE COMPANY v. DIRECTOR, OFFICE OF WORKERS’ COMPENSATION PROGRAMS, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR; CECIL MAE MABE, on behalf of the Estate of Bill Wayne Mabe LOCKWORTH, INC.; AMERICAN RESOURCES INSURANCE COMPANY v. DIRECTOR, OFFICE OF WORKERS’ COMPENSATION PROGRAMS, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR; LOYAL E. TACKETT

Cincinnati, Ohio - Workers Compensation lawyer represented three coal mine operators challenging an adverse black lung benefits determination made by the Department of Labor’s Benefits Review Board.



In separate proceedings, Department of Labor ALJs awarded benefits under the Black
Lung Benefits Act to three miners... More...
   $0 (09-25-2021 - OH)

United States of America v. Charleslenzeo Sanchez Williams

Bowling Green, KY: Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with trafficking in methamphetamine and the illegal possession of a firearm.

Charleslenzeo Sanchez Williams, 38 years of age, was found on January 13, 2020, in the possession of, with the intent to distribute, over 50 grams of methamphetamine, in possession of a firearm having been previously convicted of a felony ... More...
   $0 (09-24-2021 - KY)

United States of America v. Daniel Bennett

Sherman, TX: Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with sex trafficking by force, fraud or coercion.

Daniel Bennett, 38, was indicted for transportation of an individual in interstate commerce, knowing they would engage in illegal sex.

“We know human trafficking is basically modern-day slavery and the victims often feel they have no way out,” said Acting U.S... More...
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David Rice and Seth Donahue v. Chris Johnson

Tacoma, WA: Civil rights lawyer represented Plaintiff, who sued Defendant on civil rights violation theory claiming that Officer Chris Johnson used excessive force when he shot at them four times.

David Rice, age 47, and Seth Donahue, age 23, were both severely injured by the bullets fired at them by Office Johnson who claimed that he was brushed by the vehicle in which the Plaintiffs wer... More...
   $0 (09-24-2021 - WA)

United States of America v. Jose Perez

New Haven, CT: Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with possession of a firearm by a felon.

On November 13, 2016, Hartford Police detectives responding to a ShotSpotter activation recovered a loaded revolver in a car last registered to Perez and containing documents addressed to Perez in the glove box. DNA analysis of the seized firearm indicated Perez had handled the f... More...
   $0 (09-24-2021 - CT)

United States of America v. JOSH SMALL (20-5117); JONI AMBER JOHNSON (20-5120),

Cincinnati, Ohio - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendants with for aiding and abetting a kidnapping and conspiracy to commit kidnapping charges.



In 2018, Small and Johnson were indicted for aiding and abetting a kidnapping and
conspiracy to commit kidnapping in violation of 18 U.S.C. §§ 1201(a)(1), (c). At... More...
   $0 (09-24-2021 - OH)

United States of America v. Demetrius Brooks

Cincinnati, Ohio - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with a felon-in-possession charge.



Because the district court denied Brooks’s motion to suppress and the jury convicted him,
we recount the facts in the light most favorable to the prosecution. See United States v. Maya,
966 F.3d 493, 496 (6th C... More...
   $0 (09-24-2021 - OH)

Francisco Ortega Garcia, individually and as surviving spouse of Patricia Guadalupe Garcia Cervantes, and as successor-in-interest to the estate; and as next friend of V.S.O.G., a minor child, versus United States of America; Mercury Marine, a division of Brunswick Corporation; Safe Boats International, L.L.C.

New Orleans, LA - Personal Injury lawyer represented Plaintiff—Appellant with a (1) negligence and wrongful death claims against the United States and (2) products liability, gross negligence, and wrongful death claims against the manufacturers of the vessel and its engines, Safe Boats and Mercury Marine charges.




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   $0 (09-23-2021 - LA)

United States of America v. Ian Wagner

Lincoln, NE: Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with abusive sexual contact with an incapacitated person, abusive sexual contact and indecent exposure on an aircraft.

Ian Wagner, 39, of New Haven, was a passenger on board a domestic flight from Indianapolis to Denver on Oct. 6, 2017. Wagner was seated next to an 18-year-old woman. During the flight, the woman fell aslee... More...
   $0 (09-22-2021 - NE)

GREGORY V. TUCKER v. CITY OF SHREVEPORT; C. B. CISCO; T. KOLB; W. MCINTIRE; Y. JOHNSON

New Orleans, LA - Civil Rights lawyer represented Plaintiff – Appellee with a use of excessive force in effecting his arrest claim.



Given the interlocutory and limited nature of this appeal, we lack
jurisdiction to review the district court’s “sufficiency of the evidence”
assessments of disputed facts. Se... More...
   $0 (09-22-2021 - LA)

United States of America v. Alexander Chase

Burlington, VT: Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with child exploitation and possession of child pornography.

Alexander Chase, 25, of Barre, Vermont, was indicted for child exploitation crimes, including obtaining images from a child victim and distributing them to others via email. In the summer of 2019, Chase posed as a 14-year-old boy on a child chat website. Chas... More...
   $0 (09-22-2021 - VT)

United States of America v. Leroy Spinks

Green Bay, WI: Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with drug distribution and felony firearm possession.

Leroy Spinks (age: 34), of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, was charged with possession with the intent to distribute over 70 grams of heroin and for possessing a firearm in furtherance of his drug crime.

According to court records, Ashwaubenon Public Safety Officers we... More...
   $0 (09-21-2021 - WI)

United States of America v. Ruvim Krupkin

New York, NY: Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant doctor charged with unlawfully distributing medical uncessary drugs (oxycodone).

Ruvim Krupkin, a former New York state-licensed doctor, was indicted for conspiring to distribute medically unnecessary oxycodone unlawfully.

U.S. Attorney Audrey Strauss said: “Dr. Ruvim Krupkin wrote medically unnecessary prescription... More...
   $0 (09-21-2021 - NY)

United States of America v. Larry Black, Jr.

Birmingham, AL: Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with conspiracy to defraud his former employer Chick-fil-A.

Larry James Black, Jr., 37, of Center Point, the former Director of Hospitality at Chick-fil-A Five Points, charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and bank fraud. Black’s co-defendant, Joshua Daniel Powell, 40, of Moody, a former manager at the same ... More...
   $0 (09-21-2021 - AL)

United States of America v. Jaimian Rashaad Sims

New Orleans, LA - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with sex trafficking a minor and conspiracy to sex traffic a minor charges.



Sims was a Houston-based rap artist (known as “Sauce Lean”) and
pimp who associated with a group who called themselves “The Sauce
Factory” (TSF). TSF members were a... More...
   $0 (09-21-2021 - LA)

United States of America v. Buck Gene Brune

New Orleans, LA - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with a possession with intent to distribute a mixture and substance containing more than 50 grams of methamhetamine.” charge.



Brune distributed at least 50–75 pounds of meth over nine months.
For five months, he sold half a pound of meth to one coco... More...
   $0 (09-21-2021 - LA)

United States of America v. Lee Price, III

Houston, TX: Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with fraudulently obtaining more than $1.6 million in Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans guaranteed by the Small Business Administration (SBA) under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

Lee Price III, 30, of Houston, submitted two fraudulent PPP loan applications to two different lenders on b... More...
   $0 (09-20-2021 - TX)

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