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United States of America v. Mashiyat Rashid

Detroit, Michigan health care fraud charge criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, Mashiyat Rashid, age 40, of West Bloomfield, Michigan, was the CEO of the Tri-County Wellness Group of medical providers in Michigan and Ohio. In addition to the prison sentence, Rashid was also ordered to pay over $51 million in restitution to Medicare, as well as forfeiture to the United States of property ... More...   $0 (03-05-2021 - MI)

United States of America v. Roger Nils-Jonas Karlsson and Eastern Metal Securities (EMS)

San Francisco, California securities fraud charge criminal defense lawyer represented Defendants, Roger Nils-Jonas Karlsson, age 47, also known as Steve Heyden also known as Euclid Deodoris also known as Joshua Millard
also known as Lars Georgsson also known as Paramon Larasoft also known as Kenth Westerbergand Eastern Metal Securities (EMS) who were charged with securities fraud, wire fraud,... More...
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United States of America v. Christopher Robert Sueiro

Alexandria, Virginia receipt of child pornography charge criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, Christopher Robert Sueiro, who was charged with downloading images and videos depicting children as young as four years old being sexually abused and for utilizing the Darknet to solicit and promote child pornography.

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United States of America v. Raymundo Lopez Casillas, III

Tucson, Arizona felony possession of a machine gun criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant.

Raymundo Lopez Casillas, III, 20, of Tucson, to 60 months in prison for unlawful possession of three machineguns, six pipe bombs, and a firearm silencer. Casillas previously pleaded guilty to unlawful possession of unregistered firearms.

On June 7, 2019, Casillas discharged a firearm... More...
   $0 (03-02-2021 - AZ)

United States of America v. Katina Miller

Fort Wayne, Indiana wire fraud charged criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, Katina Miller, who was charged with two counts of wire fraud.

On February 2, 2021, Miller pled guilty to one count of wire fraud and admitted devising a scheme to divert money for her benefit. On February 19, 2021 United States District Court Judge Holly A. Brady accepted the guilty plea. According t... More...
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United States of America v. David Owen West

Tulsa, Oklahoma mail fraud and money laundering criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, David Owen West, 59, who was charged with two counts of mail fraud and one count of money laundering.

“David West was a trusted employee for close to 30 years at Petco Petroleum. He violated that trust by engaging in schemes to defraud his employer as West helped himself to more than $400,000 ... More...
   $0 (02-22-2021 - OK)

United States of America v. Generation Now

Cincinnati, Ohio racketeering conspiracy criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, Generation Now, which was charged with one count of participating in a more than $60 million racketeering conspiracy.

Jeffrey Longstreth, 44, a longtime campaign and political strategist to Ohio House Representative Larry Householder, signed the plea document on behalf of the entity. Longstreth pleaded... More...
   $0 (02-22-2021 - OH)

United States of America v. Robert Tyrone Kimbrough

Shreveport, Louisiana felony firearm possession criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, Robert Tyrone Kimbrough, 35, of Many, Louisiana, was charged with felon in possession of a firearm and possessing a firearm with an obliterated serial number.

On July 5, 2018, law enforcement officers with the Sabine Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested Kimbrough in Many, Louisiana, on an outstand... More...
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Jerry Dean Smith, Jr. v. The State of Texas

Texarkana, Texas- Criminal defense attorney represented Jerry Dean Smith, Jr. with a Indecency with a Child charge.



A Bowie County jury convicted Jerry Dean Smith, Jr., of indecency with a child by
exposure and assessed a sentence of seven years’ imprisonment. On appeal, Smith argues that
the jury’s verdict of gu... More...
   $0 (02-19-2021 - TX)

United States of America v. Obinwanne Okeke

Newport News, Virginia computer intrusion fraud charge criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, Obinwanne Okeke, who was charged for his involvement in a computer-based intrusion fraud scheme that caused approximately $11 million in known losses to his victims.

“Through subterfuge and impersonation, Obinwanne Okeke engaged in a multi-year global business email and computer hacking... More...
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United States of America v. Brian Bernard Burton

Montgomery, Alabama felony gun possession criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, Brian Bernard Burton, a 36-year-old from Tuskegee, Alabama, who was being a felon in possession of an AK pistol loaded with rifle rounds.

According to court records and statements made in open court, in June of 2019, a Lee County deputy was on patrol and spotted a vehicle with an expired t... More...
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Appellant, The State of Texas// Cross-Appellant, Saul Jaquez v. Appellee, Saul Jaquez// Cross-Appellee, The State of Texas

Austin, TX - Criminal defense attorney represented Saul Jaquez with a Tampering With or Fabricating Physical Evidence charge.



While on patrol, Officer Joshua Esquivel of the Bulverde Police Department saw
a vehicle that appeared to be speeding. Officer Esquivel testified that he stopped the vehicle
after he “activat... More...
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United States of America v. Lilliana Alvarez Soto

Muskogee, OK - Drug conspiracy charge criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, Lilliana Alvarez Soto, age 22, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma who was charged with Drug Conspiracy in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Section 846.

The Indictment alleged that beginning on November 4, 2016 and continuing until on or about the date of Indictment, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma ... More...
   $0 (02-11-2021 - OK)

United States of America v. Michael Tae Kim Ahlers

Kansas City, KS - Bank fraud criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, Michael Tae Kim Ahlers, 49, of Lenexa, Kansas, has pleaded guilty to federal charges of bank fraud and filing a false tax return related to a scheme to embezzle money from the University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC).

“Michael Ahlers abused his position as the Administrative Officer for an academic and r... More...
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Danita Carol Thetford v. The State of Texas

Fort Worth, TX - Criminal defense attorney represented Danita Carol Thetford with an Injury to a Child, Elderly or Disabled Individual charge.



It is undisputed that, during the first five years of his life, C.T. suffered from
numerous medical conditions, including difficulty eating and constipation, due in part
to his... More...
   $0 (02-10-2021 - TX)

Danita Carol Thetford v. The State of Texas

Fort Worth, TX - Criminal defense attorney represented Danita Carol Thetford with an Injury to a Child, Elderly or Disabled Individual charge.




It is undisputed that, during the first five years of his life, C.T. suffered from
numerous medical conditions, including difficulty eating and constipation, due in part
... More...
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United States of America v. Nicholas Faber

Plattsburgh, New York identity theft criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, Nicholas Faber, age 25, who was charged with computer fraud and aggravated identity theft related to his hacking of online social media accounts and theft of nude images of dozens of female victims.

As part of his guilty plea, Faber admitted that from about 2017 to 2019, he worked with co-conspirator Mich... More...
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United States of America v. Andrew Albert Comeaux

Minneapolis, Minnesota felony firearm possession criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, Andrew Albert Comeaux, age 38, who was charged with once count of felony in possession of a firearm.

According to COMEAUX’s guilty plea and documents filed with the court, on June 15, 2020, multiple law enforcement agencies executed a search warrant at COMEAUX’s residence. During the search... More...
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United States of America v. Morris Brown, M.D.

Columbus, Ohio drug distribution charge criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, Morris Brown, M.D., age 73, who was charged with illegally distributing opioids.

Brown was charged in an April 2019 indictment along with four co-defendants: Ismail Abuhanieh, 50, of Phoenix, Arizona; Mahmoud Elmiari, 44, of Bellbrook, Ohio; Yohannes Tinsae, 48, of Beavercreek, Ohio; and Mahmoud Rifai,... More...
   $0 (02-09-2021 - OH)

United States of America v. Rachel Manna

Des Moines, Iowa computer hacking charge criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, Rachel Manna, age 33, of West Des Moines, was acquainted with Danielle Taff, who was employed as a contractor paralegal by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa. Taff was assigned to the office’s Civil Division, where she worked exclusively on matters related to civil forfeiture and ... More...   $0 (02-06-2021 - IA)

United States of America v. Julie M. Wheeler

Beckley, West Virginia conspiracy to obstruct justice criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, Julie M. Wheeler, who was charged with conspiracy to obstruct justice for trying to fake her death to avoid being sentenced to health care fraud.

“Julie Wheeler faked a traumatic death to avoid her judgment day with the courts. While she was found hiding in a closet she was also hiding f... More...
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COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY EX REL. RANDA PUTNAM v. MATTHEW POLSTON, EXECUTOR OF THE JAMES E. POLSTON ESTATE

Lexington, KY - Criminal defense attorney represented James D. Polston with seeking the release of a $5,000 cash bond.



On February 19, 2013, James D. Polston (Doug) was arrested for
contempt of court for his failure to pay child support owed to Randa Putnam. His
father, James E. Polston (James), posted a $5,000 cash b... More...
   $0 (02-04-2021 - KY)

STATE OF OHIO - vs - BERT S. WATKINS

Middletown, OH - Criminal defense attorney represented Bert S. Watkins with appealing his conviction in the Preble County Court of Common Pleas after he entered a plea of no contest to one count of possession of cocaine and its accompanying forfeiture specification.



On May 6, 2019, the Preble County Grand Jury returned an in... More...
   $0 (02-03-2021 - OH)

United States of America v. Michael P. Fish

Albany, New York computer cyber crime criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, Michael P. Fish, who was charged with obstruction of justice and committing a felony offense while on release.

The criminal complaint alleges that Fish, who pled guilty to computer hacking, aggravated identity theft and child pornography offenses in May 2020, submitted six fraudulent character letters to ... More...
   $0 (02-03-2021 - NY)

STATE OF OHIO v. MICHAEL D. BASFORD

Akron, OH - Criminal defense attorney represented Michael Basford with one count of aggravated possession of drugs and one count of possession of cocaine charge.



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{¶2} This matter arises out of two encounters that Basford had with law enforcement in
2018. During a traffic stop of Basford’s vehicle, an officer fou... More...
   $0 (01-30-2021 - OH)

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