False Pretense Law
 
United States of America v. Idown Raji

Baltimore, Maryland criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with for conspiracy to commit access device fraud.

In 2020, Idown Raji, age 40, of Baltimore, Maryland, conspired with multiple other individuals to defraud, use, and traffic in unauthorized access devices and obtain more than $900,000 in unemployment insurance and other COVID-19 related benefits. Moreover, from Oc... More...
   $0 (05-23-2022 - MD)

United States of America v. Cape Henry Associates

Alexandria, Virginia fraud defense lawyer represented defendant charged with violating the False Claims Act.

Cape Henry Associates (Cape Henry), located in Virginia Beach, agreed to pay $425,000 to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by failing to inform contracting officers of the company’s organizational conflicts of interest in connection with the award and perf... More...
   $435000 (05-23-2022 - VA)

United States of America v. Rakesh Reddy Kothuru

Abingdon, Virginia criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with false representation of a medcaid matter in violation of 42 U.S.C. 1320.

Rakesh Reddy Kothuru, 49, pled guilty in January 2022 to one count of knowingly and willfully making false representations of material facts for payments under federal health care programs. The conviction means Kothuru is subject to mandat... More...
   $0 (05-23-2022 - VA)

United States of America v. Olusola Ojo

Tulsa, Oklahoma criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with fraudulently appling for Paycheck Protection Program loans guaranteed by the Small Business Administration under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

On Nov. 18, 2021, a federal jury found Olusola Ojo, age 49, also known as Sam Ojo, 42, guilty of bank fraud conspiracy, two counts of bank ... More...
   $0 (05-23-2022 - OK)

United States of America v. Ray Roberto Carrion Susana

Clarksburg, West Virginia criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with fraud with identification documents and conspiracy to commit mail fraud.


On April 29, 2022, the Defendant, Ray Roberto Carrion Susana (“Susana”), appeared before United States Magistrate Judge Michael J. Aloi and moved for permission to enter a plea of GUILTY to Count Three of the Superseding Ind... More...
   $0 (05-23-2022 - WV)

Tony Dinwiddie v. Margaret Danielle Pottin and Jennifer Ann Francis

Austin, Texas - Parental Rights lawyer represented Appellant with appealing from the termination his parental rights.



K.J. was born in January 2019 to Dinwiddie and Patience Barnes. In mid-2021,
appellees Margaret Danielle Pottin and Jennifer Ann Francis filed a petition to terminate Barnes... More...   $0 (05-21-2022 - TX)

United States of America v. Donna L. Summerlin

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and wire fraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering.

Donna L. Summerlin, age 63, of Fortville, Indiana, was convicted in June 2021, of accepting over $1.2 million from victims of cross-border advance-fee schemes following a seven-day jury trial. Many of the identified ... More...
   $0 (05-20-2022 - PA)

United States of America v. Julius Stoudemire and Jennifer Deramus

Atlanta, Georgia criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with attempting to smuggle methamphetamine into United States Penitentiary Atlanta (“USP Atlanta”), a federal prison.

“Introducing contraband into a federal prison endangers the safety and security of inmates, guards, and visitors alike,” said U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Buchanan. “Jennifer Deramus, a correction... More...
   $0 (05-20-2022 - GA)

United States of America v. Darrell Thomas

Atlanta, Georgia criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with conspiracy to commit bank fraud and wire fraud and to money laundering for masterminding a scheme to obtain 14 fraudulent loans totaling approximately $11.1 million from the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”). To date, a total of twenty-three individuals have been charged in connection with the fraudulent scheme. More...   $0 (05-20-2022 - GA)

United States of America v. Felix Granowski and Alex Morgunov

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania criminal defense lawyers represented defendants charged with securities fraud.

Felix Granowski, 58, of Matawan, and Alec Morgunov, 34, of Manalapan, admitted that between 2012 and 2016, they engaged in a scheme to sell high-mileage, used vehicles with false, low-mileage readings entered on the vehicles’ odometers and titles. According to court filings, the de... More...
   $0 (05-20-2022 - OK)

Kim Vasquez v. Shameed Yadali, et al.

New York, New York civil rights lawyers represented Plaintiff, who sued defendants on a 1983 civil rights violation theory.


Kim Vasquez brought this action under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 in connection with a traffic stop that took place on April 15, 2015. The Third Amended Complaint, the operative pleading, seeks relief for “false arrest, unlawful imprisonment, due process, malicious pros... More...
   $0 (05-19-2022 - NY)

United States of America v. Clarence Michael Lynch

Savannah, Georgia criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with having sexual contact with a child nearly 15 years ago at Fort Stewart.

Clarence Michael Lynch, 43, of Highland, Ill., pleaded guilty to Abusive Sexual Contact of a Child Under 12, said David H. Estes, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia. Already a registered sex offender because of a prior crimina... More...
   $0 (05-19-2022 - GA)

United States of America v. VirtuOx, Inc.

Miami, Florida white collar criminal defense lawyers represented Defendant charged wit submitting false claims to Medicare for reimbursement.

The United States alleged that, from January 2016 to December 2020, VirtuOx violated the False Claims Act by falsely identifying the place of service for certain services it performed to obtain a higher rate of reimbursement from Medicare. In par... More...
   $0 (05-19-2022 - FL)

United States of America v. Jeffrey Hallin Olsen

Seattle, Washington criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with smuggling goods from the United States.

Jeffrey Hallin Olsen, 52, owner of Absolute Seafoods LLC, falsified documents and lied to authorities about disposing of 46 cases of potentially tainted geoduck from Alaska.
“Mr. Olson chose to gamble with the lives of customers across the globe – putting them a... More...
   $0 (05-19-2022 - WA)

United States of America v. Todd Ament

Santa Ana, Claifornia criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with lying to a mortgage lender about his assets while seeking a loan for a $1.5 million home in the San Bernardino Mountains.

Todd Ament, 57, of Orange, was charged in a 99-page criminal complaint filed in United States District Court with making false statements to a financial institution while seekin... More...
   $0 (05-18-2022 - )

United States of America v. Mohammad K. Mohmand

Bangor, Maine criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with access device fraud.

On January 2020, Mohammad K. Mohmand, 43, formerly of Orono, operated the Orono Thriftway Food Center convenience store. Mohmand used a payment terminal at the store to process over $100,000 in false credit and debit card returns to the accounts of family and friends. The false returns caused ill... More...
   $0 (05-17-2022 - ME)

United States of America v. Kasali Opabola

Miami, Florida criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with failing to report his business income.

Kasali Opabola, Jr., age 41, a Lake Worth, Florida, and a tax preparer, was the sole officer and registered agent of FTP Tax Solutions, LLC, a company registered in Florida. Opabola grossly underreported his income from his business - FTP Tax Solutions, LLC, for tax years 2014... More...
   $0 (05-17-2022 - FL)

United States of America v. Hassan Abbas

Boston, Massachusetts criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with wire fraud, money laundering, conspiracy to commit money laundering, and unlawful monetary transactions in conjunction with the operation of a romance scheme.

Hassan A. Abbas, 64, of Belgium, was convicted following a six-day jury trial of one count of money laundering conspiracy, one count of money launderin... More...
   $0 (05-17-2022 - MA)

James Miller v. Heather Schupp

Fort Worth, Texas - Divorce lawyer represented Appellant with a defamation case.



Miller sued Schupp for defamation after she made allegedly defamatory
statements about him to his sister and to a friend. Miller claims that in September or
October 2020, Schupp contacted Miller’s sister a... More...   $0 (05-17-2022 - TX)

United States of America v. Nan Ma

St. George, Utah criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with failing to file financial reports with the United States Treasury after bringing currency in excess of $10,000 back into the United States from China.

Nam Ma, age 39, of Washington, Utah failed to report with the United States Treasury after bringing currency in excess of $10,000 back into the United States from ... More...
   $0 (05-16-2022 - UT)

Jonathan Eliazar Merlo v. Victor Manuel Lopez

Houston, Texas - Divorce lawyer represented appellee with contending there were improperly filed findings of fact and conclusions of law.



In December 2015, Merlo, a resident of Nicaragua, and Lopez, a resident of
the United States, met online. After corresponding for a few months, Lopez trave... More...   $0 (05-14-2022 - TX)

United States of America v. Dawit Mamay

Columbus, Ohio criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with
conspiracy involving shipments of narcotics from Arizona to Ohio.


Dawit Mamay, 24, is one of four defendants charged federally in a narcotics conspiracy involving at least 17 kilograms of methamphetamine and fentanyl. As part of this case, law enforcement seized hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash fr... More...
   $0 (05-13-2022 - OH)

United States of America v. Thomas Gerard Mautone

Eugene, Oregon criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with wire fraud.

Thomas Gerard Mautone, 43, formerly of Newark, New Jersey, was one of five individuals who together perpetrated a monthslong scheme to convince an elderly man to invest $1 million in a fraudulent high-yield international investment scheme. In July 2015, one of Mautone’s co-defendants, Jared Mack, 46, ... More...
   $0 (05-13-2022 - OR)

United States of America v. Elliot Smerling

New York, New York criminal defense lawyers represented Defendant charged with multi-year bank and securities fraud scheme that caused the issuance of approximately $133 million in collateralized loans on the basis of forged documents, including subscription agreements from purported limited partners, audit letters attesting to his private equity firm’s finances, and falsified bank account state... More...   $0 (05-13-2022 - NY)

Anthony Fludd v. Donielle Kirkwood

Annapolis, MD - Divorce lawyer represented plaintiff with appealing a child support claim.



Mr. Fludd and Ms. Kirkwood are the natural parents of two minor children. In
January 2012, Ms. Kirkwood filed a bill of complaint for custody of the parties’ then-only
child in the Circuit Court... More...   $0 (05-13-2022 - MD)

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