False Pretense Law
 
United States of America v. James Waylon Howell

Knoxville, TN: Criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with wire fraud and money laundering.

James Waylon Howell, 39, currently of Knoxville, Tennessee, was charged with one count of wire fraud and one count of money laundering.

As part of the written plea agreement, Howell waived an indictment by a Federal Grand Jury and agreed to plead guilty to one count of wire ... More...
   $0 (09-16-2021 - TN)

United States of America v. Tyrone Floyd Berry and Aaron James Hill

Nashville, TN: Criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with conspiracy to defraud two hospital management companies.

Tyrone Floyd Berry, 46, of Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, and Aaron James Hill, 43, of Fairview, Tennessee, were charged with to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, and two counts of wire fraud.

Hill worked as a human resource coordinator at Co... More...
   $0 (09-16-2021 - TN)

United States of America v. Keith D. O'Kelly

Columbus, OH: Criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with bank fraud.

In January 2020, while on pretrial release, O’Kelly applied for employment at another bank and once again falsely represented a Social Security number as his own.

Once employed at the banks, O’Kelly accessed and obtained the banking information of multiple customers to initiate unauthorized p... More...
   $0 (09-16-2021 - OH)

Innovative Solutions Consulting. LLC v. Dr. Ashish Pal

Tampa, FL: False Claims Act lawyers represented Plaintiff, who sued Defendant charging violating the False Claims Act by performing medically unnecessary ablations and vein stent procedures.

From Jan. 1, 2013 to Dec. 31, 2019, Dr. Pal knowingly submitted false claims to federal health care programs for medically unnecessary ablations and vein stent procedures. The government alleged that... More...
   $0 (09-15-2021 - FL)

United States of America v. DOUGLAS F. GREER, M.D. AND DOUGLAS F. GREER, M.D., P.C., DOING BUSINESS AS DOWNTOWN OPHTHALMOLOGY CENTER

Washington, DC - Medical Malpractice lawyer represented defendant with performing needless medical procedures on his patients and asking Medicare to foot the bill charges.



Dr. Douglas Greer defrauded the government out of more
than $1 million. As early as 1999, Greer, an ophthalmologist,
performed needless medi... More...
   $0 (09-15-2021 - DC)

United States of America v. Monica Ruiz

Tyler, TX: Elder wire fraud criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, Monica Ruiz, age 45, who enlisted a variety of false and fraudulent pretenses, representations, and promises in a scheme to defraud an elderly victim from Bullard, Texas. Among the various misrepresentations Ruiz made in order to obtain money from the victim were the following:

- That Ruiz had been in a coma;
... More...
   $0 (09-15-2021 - TX)

United States of America v. Michael Bischoff

Detroit, MI: Bank fraud criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, Michael Bishoff, at 60, of Macomb County, charged with bank fraud on Nov. 23, 2020, in the Eastern District of Michigan. According to court documents, Bischoff, who owned multiple pizza restaurants in Macomb County, admitted to defrauding several financial institutions by submitting at least nine falsified PPP loan application... More...   $0 (09-15-2021 - MI)

United States of America v. Mehrdad Ansari

San Antonio, TX: International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA) violation criminal defense lawyer represented Mehrdad Ansari, 40, a resident of the United Arab Emirates and Germany, was convicted by a federal jury in May 2021 for his role in a scheme to obtain military sensitive parts for Iran in violation of the Iranian Trade Embargo. In coordination with his co-conspirators, Ansari obtained... More...   $0 (09-14-2021 - TX)

United States of America v. Toni Marie Rambo

Tyler, Texas - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with a first degree felony theft charge. She now appeals her conviction



Appellant was charged by indictment with and pleaded “guilty” to theft of U.S. currency
valued between $150,000 and $300,000 from Azleway Boys Ranch, a nonprofit organization,
a... More...
   $0 (09-13-2021 - GA)

United States of America v. MICHAEL BRIAN ANDERSON

Atlanta, Georgia - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with four counts of mail fraud, three counts of making false statements, and two counts of money laundering charges.




A federal grand jury indicted Defendant on four counts of mail fraud, 18
U.S.C. § 1341 (Counts 1–4), three counts of making fa... More...
   $0 (09-13-2021 - GA)

United States of America v. DEAN MATTHEWS

Atlanta, Georgia - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with a making false statements to a firearms dealer charge.



On September 23, 2019, Dean Matthews pled guilty to a single count of
making a false statement to a firearms dealer, in violation of 18 U.S.C. §§
922(a)(6) and 924(a)(2). According to t... More...
   $0 (09-13-2021 - GA)

United States of America v. Afeez Olajide Adebara

Oklahoma City, OK: Money laundering in an online Nigerian romance scam criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, Afeez Adebara, age 36, of Norman, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit money laundering on Nov. 3, 2020. According to court documents and testimony, between 2017 and November 2019, Adebara and co-conspirators knowingly concealed the proceeds of a romance scam operation by moving... More...   $0 (09-12-2021 - OK)

United States of America v. LANEESHA COLSTON

Atlanta, Georgia - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with two different drug crime charges.



Robert Gechijian, a postal inspector in Mobile, Alabama, was suspicious
about a package he came across. It was heavily taped, it came from California (a
known source state for illegal drugs), and the sender a... More...
   $0 (09-12-2021 - GA)

United States of America v. ALSTON ORLANDO LEROY WILLIAMS

Atlanta, Georgia - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with a sex trafficking of three women charges.



For over a decade, Alston Williams used a grotesque combination of
physical abuse and emotional manipulation to force vulnerable young women to
work for him as prostitutes. He was eventually charged a... More...
   $0 (09-12-2021 - GA)

United States of America v. Bamidele Muraina

Atlanta, GA: Fraud with identification documents criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, Bamidele Muraina, a Nigerian national who hacked into tax preparation firms and filed fraudulent unemployment benefit claims and tax returns using stolen personally identifiable information, and Gabriel Kalembo, a previously convicted fraudster who laundered the fraudulent assets, have been sentenced to... More...   $0 (09-11-2021 - GA)

United States of America v. Scott Maddox and Paige Carter-Smith

Tallahassee, FL: Conspiracy to operate a racketeering enterprise criminal defense lawyers represented Defendants, former Tallahassee City Commissioner Scott Maddox and his former business partner Paige Carter-Smith.

In December 2018, a federal grand jury charged then-City Commissioner Maddox and Carter-Smith in a 44-count indictment for conspiring to operate a racketeering enterprise that... More...
   $0 (09-11-2021 - FL)

JEFFERY R. BELL v. SHERIFF OF BROWARD COUNTY

Atlanta, Georgia - Civil Rights lawyer represented Plaintiff-Appellant with a retaliawti0on for exercising his First Amendment rights claim.



As this case comes to us from a Rule 12(b)(6) dismissal, we accept the factual
allegations of Deputy Bell’s complaint as true. See Manhattan Cmty. Access Corp.
v. Hallec... More...
   $0 (09-10-2021 - GA)

United States of America v. Holli Telford Lundahl

Cheyenne, WY: Health care fraud and identity theft criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, Holli Telford Lundahl, age 64.

A jury found Lundahl guilty on three counts of health care fraud and two counts of aggravated identity theft after a one-week trial held in April of 2021 in the United States District Court for the District of Wyoming.

In March 2020, Holli Lundahl was i... More...
   $0 (09-10-2021 - WY)

United States of America v. Shuren Qin

Boston, MA: Illegal procuring and exporting of U.S. origin goods criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, Shuren Quin, age 44. Defendant, a Chinese national residing in Wellesley, who gained admittance into the United States through the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Visa Program in 2014, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Denise Casper to two years in prison, to be followed by two years ... More...   $0 (09-09-2021 - MA)

United States of America v. KELVIN LORENZO HARRIS, JAMES ARCHIBALD

Atlanta, Georgia - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendants with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine, attempted possession with intent to distribute cocaine, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime charges.


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These are the essential facts adduced at trial. As part ... More...
   $0 (09-09-2021 - GA)

United States of America v. LILLIAN AKWUBA

Atlanta, Georgia - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with conspiring to distribute and distributing controlled substances and conspiring to commit and committing health care fraud charges.



Ms. Akwuba was convicted of issuing and conspiring to issue prescriptions
for controlled substances improperly, cons... More...
   $0 (09-09-2021 - GA)

EMMANUELY GERMAIN versus U.S. ATTORNEY GENERAL

Atlanta, Georgia - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with one count of conspiracy to commit an offense to defraud the United States, and three counts of making a false statement in an immigration application.



Germain was admitted to the United States in 2007 as a lawful permanent
resident. Roughly ten ye... More...
   $0 (09-09-2021 - GA)

United States of America v. Antonio Soul Gonzalez

Atlanta, Georgia - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with a possessing 50 grams or more of cocaine base (i.e., crack cocaine) with intent to distribute charge.



Puursuant to a plea agreement, Mr. Gonzalez pled guilty in 2005 to possessing
50 grams or more of cocaine base (i.e., crack cocaine) with intent ... More...
   $0 (09-08-2021 - GA)

United States of America v. Clinton Portis, Tamarick Vanover, and Robert McCune

Lexington, KY: Conspiracy to commit wire and health care fraud criminal defense lawyer represented Defendants, Clinton Portis, Tamarick Vanover, and Robert McCune, who were indicted for participating in a scheme to defraud the Gene Upshaw NFL Player Health Reimbursement Account Plan (the Plan). The Plan was established pursuant to the NFL’s 2006 collective bargaining agreement and provided for t... More...   $0 (09-08-2021 - KY)

United States of America v. Gilbert N. Michaels

Santa Ana, CA: Telemarketing fraud criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, Gilbert N. Michaels, 79, was charged with one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud, 10 counts of mail fraud and five counts of money laundering.

Michaels owned and operated IDC Servco and Mytel International, companies that, with the assistance of boiler room operators, fraudulently sold toner... More...
   $0 (09-08-2021 - CA)

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