Federal Tort Claims Law
 
United States of America v. Ward Wesley Wright

Cincinnati, Ohio - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with murder for hire and conspiring to distribute cocaine charges. He now seeks compassionate release based on his deteriorating health and the COVID-19 pandemic



Ward Wright was a member of a motorcycle gang in Michigan. He began distributing
cocaine ... More...
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United States of America v. Vladimir Manso-Zamora

Cincinnati, Ohio - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with conspiring to commit Hobbs Act robbery; three substantive Hobbs Act robberies, see id.; and three counts of possessing and brandishing or discharging a firearm in furtherance of those robberies charges. He now moves to be released under § 3582(c)(1), asserting that he was at high risk of s... More...   $0 (09-27-2021 - OH)

United States of America v. Lazelle Maxwell

Cincinnati, Ohio - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with conspiring to distribute crack cocaine and heroin charges. She now seeks a discretionary sentence reduction under the First Step Act.



In 2008, a federal grand jury in Lexington, Kentucky indicted Lazelle Maxwell for
conspiring to distribute crack... More...
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United States of America v. Jeffery Wills

Cincinnati, Ohio - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with
various methamphetamine-trafficking offense charges. After exhausting his administrative remedies, he now files a motion for compassionate release or a sentence reduction.



After a federal grand jury returned an indictment charging Wills with variou... More...
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Vitalina Lucas Lopez v. Merrick B. Garland, Attorney General

Cincinnati, Ohio - Criminal defense lawyer represented Petitioner after an Immigration Judge (IJ) issued an in absentia removal order. She now now petitions for review of that decision



Vitalina Lopez is a native and citizen of Guatemala who entered the United States in the
1990s without admission or parole. In 2003... More...
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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...
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United States of America v. John Tomes, Jr.

Cincinnati, Ohio - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with drug distribution and money laundering scheme charges, now he files for a motion for compassionate release.



John Tomes Jr. has a colorful criminal past. His most recent run-in with the law landed
him in federal prison after he got caught up in a d... More...
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United States of America v. Michael White, Jr.

Cincinnati, Ohio - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with being a felon in possession of a firearm, possessing a firearm to further drug trafficking, possessing with intent to distribute controlled substances, and brandishing a weapon to further drug trafficking charges.



Muskegon County Detective T. Schmidt i... More...
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United States of America v. Daniel Gissantaner

Cincinnati, Ohio - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with the reliability of a form of DNA-sorting evidence claim



Daniel Gissantaner became embroiled in an argument with his neighbors. One neighbor
called 911, telling the dispatcher that Gissantaner, a convicted felon, had a gun. The police
responde... More...
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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...
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United States of America v. Align Health, Holistic Medical Center, Inc., Align Health Management, Eric Anderson, P.A. d/b/a Anderson Chiropractic Clinic

Knoxville, TN: Align Health and Holistic Medical Center, Inc. and Align Health Management, Inc., (collectively “Align”), Eric Anderson, P.A. d/b/a Anderson Chiropractic Clinic (“Anderson Chiropractic”), their owners and a former employee agreed to pay $163,400 to resolve allegations that they knowingly and improperly billed Medicare for electro-acupuncture using peri-auricular stimulation... More...   $0 (09-26-2021 - TN)

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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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IN RE: JAMES HANNA

Cincinnati, Ohio - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with direct appeal and state postconviction remedies for a death sentence.




Hanna was convicted of aggravated murder and sentenced to death. He exhausted directappeal and state postconviction remedies, then filed a federal habeas corpus petition, which... More...
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United States of America v. RICKY ANTHONY LANIER (16-6655); KATRINA RESHINA LANIER (16-6657)

Cincinnati, Ohio - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendants with an allegedly committing fraud against the federal government charge.



06–08).
5After the district court initially denied the Laniers’ motion, the Laniers filed an emergency motion with
this court. No. 16-6655, 16-6657 R. 38 (Sixth Cir. 2/1... More...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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United States of America v. Jamar Jarvis

Chicago, IL: Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with carjacking and firearm felonies.

Jamar Jarvis, age 21, was charged with carjacking and brandishing a firearm in connection with a carjacking. The firearm charge carries a mandatory minimum sentence of seven years in federal prison and a maximum of life, while carjacking is punishable by up to 15 years. U.S. District... More...
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United States of America v. Timothy P. Mayer

East St. Louis, IL: Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with mail fraud.

Timothy P. Mayer, 42, of Waterloo, Ill., was indicted for defrauding his former employer, Jung Truck Service (“Jung
Truck”) of Mascoutah, Ill., out of more than $600,000.

In addition to operating its own trucks and warehouse facilities, Jung Truck also provides
maintenance ser... More...
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United States of America v. Kevin Hartleroad

Fort Wayne, IN: Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with attempted production of child pornography.

Kevin Hartleroad, 64, of Parkersburg, West Virginia, was charged with attempted production of child pornography.

In February 2020, Hartleroad attempted to coerce a minor to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing a visual depiction of such... More...
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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...
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United States of America v. Bruce D. Cox

New Orleans, LA: Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with theft of government funds in connection with a false application for disaster assistance.

Bruce D. Cox, age 62, submitted a falsified application to the Federal Emergency Management Administration (“FEMA”) for disaster assistance. Following the August 2016 storms and flooding in Tangipahoa Parish, the applicat... More...
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