Forfeiture Law
 
United States of America v. Gionni Dews

Cincinnati, Ohio criminal law lawyer represented Defendant charged with illegally possessing a pistol that had been converted into an automatic weapon.

Even if you use the firearm in self-defense, it is illegal to possess an automatic weapon like the one used in this case, and you are breaking the law,” said U.S. Attorney Kenneth L. Parker. “My office will hold you accountable for th... More...
   $0 (10-04-2022 - OH)

Al Suarez, as Mayor of the City of Converse; et al v. Katherine Silvas

San Antonio, Texas – Governmental Law lawyer represented Appellee with appealing her removal from office as a Converse City Council member.



Silvas Elected to Office In November 2018, Katherine Silvas was elected to Place 4 for the Converse City Council; she was sworn in, and she began serving as a council member. More...
   $0 (09-30-2022 - TX)

United States of America v. William D. Foster

Miami, Florida criminal law lawyer represented Defendant charged with running a sex trafficking organization for more than 20 years that exploited dozens of vulnerable women and girls.

At any given time, up to 15 women and girls lived with, and worked for, William D. Foster, age 60. Through manipulation, lies, and threats, Foster forced his victims to work at South Florida exotic dance ... More...
   $0 (09-27-2022 - FL)

United States of America v. Rodney Ellis

Columbia, South Carolina criminal law lawyer represented Defendant charged with defrauding a non-profit.

While serving as the Financial Officer for Sumter Behavioral Health Services (SBHS), a 501c3 non-profit, Rodney Ellis, age 71, of Sumper, South Carolina defrauded the non-profit out of more than $800,000 over eight years. His scheme was to divert funds from SBHS banking accounts to his... More...
   $0 (09-23-2022 - SC)

United States of America v. Craig L. Josephberg

Brooklyn, New York criminal law lawyer represented Defendant charged with stock fraud.

Craig Josephberg, a former registered broker who worked at multiple brokerage firms in New York, New York with abusinghis position as a registered broker to victimize both his customers and the investing public through an expansive fraud scheme to manipulate the stock price of multiple companies for his... More...
   $0 (09-23-2022 - NY)

United States of America v. Rashawn Perkins

Alexandria, Virginia criminal law lawyer represented Defendant charged with armed robbery.

Rashawn Perkins, 28, wore a ski mask and brandished a firearm while committing four robberies in five weeks. The evidence established that Perkins robbed a 7-Eleven on December 30, 2021 and a Sunoco on January 19, 2022. The evidence further proved that on February 5, 2022, Perkins returned to both l... More...
   $0 (09-23-2022 - VA)

United States of America v. Duquan McLeod

Albany, New York criminal law lawyer represented Defendant charged with unlawfully possessing a loaded pistol by a felon.

Duquan McLeod, age 32, from Rockingham, North Carolina admitted that he possessed a 9mm semi-automatic pistol when Schenectady Police Department officers encountered him in downtown Schenectady on March 16, 2021. The patrol officers, who were responding to a call of i... More...
   $0 (09-22-2022 - NY)

United States of America v. Limin Ye

Cincinnati, Ohio criminal law lawyer represented Defendant charged with manufacturing firearms without a license, selling them, and knowingly reporting sales incorrectly on federal firearms forms.

Limin Ye, 53, of Blue Ash, Ohio, who owns and operates Opticzoom and Limin Sports Gun Shop, pleaded guilty to one count of engaging in the business of manufacturing firearms without a license an... More...
   $0 (09-22-2022 - OH)

United States of America v. Darnell Khan

Charleston, South Carolina criminal law lawyer represented Defendant charged with extort and defraud military members that was operated from the South Carolina Department of Correction (SCDC).

While serving a 25-year sentence in SCDC for voluntary manslaughter and attempted armed robbery, Darnell Khan, age 39, smuggled smartphones into SCDC and used the internet to join internet dating w... More...
   $0 (09-20-2022 - SC)

United States of America v. Johnson Shae Tollefson

Fargo, North Dakota criminal law lawyer represented Defendant charged with
Production and Distribution of Child Pornography.

A federal grand jury in the District of Minnesota returned an Indictment charging Tollefson with production of child pornography and a federal grand jury in North Dakota returned an Indictment charging him with distribution and possession of child pornography. ... More...
   $0 (09-20-2022 - ND)

United States of America v. Charles Sistrunk, Jr.

Camden, New Jersey criminal law lawyer represented Defendant charged with possessing with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

On Oct. 13, 2020, agents of the FBI executed a court-authorized search warrant at Charles Sistrunk, Jr.’s residence and found over 3.7 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine, or “ice.” Sistrunk, age 40, of Millville, admitted to possessing the methamphetami... More...
   $0 (09-19-2022 - NJ)

United States of America v. Jon J. Kahen

Brooklyn, New York criminal law lawyer represented Defendant charged with money laundering for his role as the owner and operator of a voice over internet protocol (VoIP) company that facilitated and profited from the introduction of fraudulent robocall traffic into the United States.

Jon J. Kahen, 48, of Great Neck, New York, was the owner and chief executive officer of Global Voicecom ... More...
   $0 (09-16-2022 - NY)

The State of Ohio v. OMalley

Medina, Ohio criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with DUI.

In this case, we are asked two separate questions about R.C.
4511.19(G)(1)(c)(v) and Ohio’s criminal-forfeiture scheme for vehicles owned and
used by repeat drunk drivers. First, we are asked whether that scheme violates the
Equal Protection Clauses in the state and federal Constitutions by treatin... More...
   $0 (09-15-2022 - OH)

United States of America v. Sadie Mitchell

Richmond, Virginia criminal lawyer represented Defendant charged with defrauding the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) Program, the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), and the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program, using victims’ personal identifying information that she obtained from her state government employment.

In the first of three fraud schemes, from May 2020 to Augu... More...
   $0 (09-13-2022 - VA)

United States of America v. Samari Smith

Newport News, Virginia criminal lawyer represented Defendant charged with conspiring to defraud Navy Federal Credit Union and its members out of money and property.

From approximately April to August 2021, Samari Smith, 20, conspired with at least four other people to commit credit union fraud by convincing account holders to withdraw and turnover funds to them under false pretenses. Smit... More...
   $0 (09-13-2022 - va)

United States of America v. John David Morrow

Knoxville, Tennessee criminal law lawyer represented Defendant charged with attempted production of child pornography.

David Morrow, age 51, of Maryville, Tennessee, a former football coach at Heritage High School, pleaded guilty to one count of attempted production of child pornography, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 2251(a) and (e). Following his incarceration, Morrow will be on supervis... More...
   $0 (09-12-2022 - TN)

United States of America v. Crystal Deveaux

Columbia, South Carolina criminal lawyer represented Defendant charged with theft of Government Funds totaling over $258,000.00.

Evidence presented to the Court showed Crystal Deveaux, age 61, of Eastover, South Carolina, unlawfully obtained Social Security Retirement Insurance Benefits (RIB) on behalf of her deceased grandmother, which she used for her own personal benefit from June 2001... More...
   $0 (09-12-2022 - SC)

United States of America v. Glen Zinszer

Syracuse, New York criminal lawyer represented Defendant charged with wire fraud and filing false tax returns.

Glen Zinszer, age 52, of Liverpool, New York, admitted that he began operating the Brazzlebox company in 2012, which he represented to investors would be like Facebook for business. Beginning in April 2013 and continuing until approximately the summer of 2016, Zinszer made false ... More...
   $0 (09-12-2022 - NY)

Eighty Hundred Clayton Corp. vs. Lake Forest Development Corp.

Saint Louis, MO – Real Estate lawyer represented Appellant with appealng the trial court’s order declaring the parties' lease to be renewed.



In 1959, Lake Forest, as sub-lessor, entered into the Lease with EHCC, as sub-lessee, for
real estate located along Clayton Road in Richmond Heights, Missouri. In 1960, EHCC opened... More...
   $0 (09-11-2022 - MO)

United States of America v. Approximately 85 Big Cats, 1 Jaguary, and 11 Ring-Tailed Lemurs

Muskogee, Oklahoma criminal lawyer represented Defendant charged with commission of a felony.


This matter is before the Court on the Motion for Default Judgment and Final Order of Forfeiture In Rem (“Motion”), filed by Plaintiff United States of America (“the United States”). Dkt. No. 16. Upon consideration of the Motion, the Court finds that the motion should be granted.
... More...
   $0 (09-09-2022 - OK)

United States of America v. William Sadleir

New York, New York criminal lawyer represented Defendant charged with fraud.

William Sadleir was indicted for his participation in two fraudulent schemes relating to investments made by a New York-based investment fund (the “Fund”) in Aviron Pictures, LLC and its affiliated entities (collectively, “Aviron”). Sadleir previously pled guilty to two counts of wire fraud, one relating... More...
   $0 (09-09-2022 - NY)

United States of America v. Martin Jesus Velasco

Medford, Oregon criminal lawyer represented Defendant charged with drug trafficking methamphetamine.

In late 2019, law enforcement learned Velasco was transporting pound quantities of methamphetamine north from California in rental cars and then selling it to local drug dealers in Southern Oregon. On at least two occasions, including the trip precipitating his arrest, Velasco traveled in ... More...
   $0 (09-08-2022 - OK)

United States of America v. Lisa Giannelli

New York City, New York criminal lawyer represented Defendant charged for her role in an approximately 20-year scheme to sell and distribute to racehorse trainers and others in the racehorse industry “untestable” performance enhancing drugs (“PEDs”) for use in professional horse racing.

Ms. Lisa Giannelli was charged in United States v. Navarro, 20 Cr. 160 (MKV), a case arising ... More...
   $0 (09-08-2022 - NY)

United States of America v. Ted Serr

Syracuse, New York criminal law lawyer represented Defendant charged with distributing, receiving and possessing child pornography.

Ted Serr, age 33, of Syracuse, New York, admitted that he actively traded child pornography images and videos using a social media messaging application on his cellular telephone, and that on June 2, 2021, he distributed a video file depicting sexual conduct... More...
   $0 (09-07-2022 - NY)

United States of America v. Jeremie Hoyt

Syracuse, New York criminal law lawyer represented Defendant charged with sexually exploiting a child and distributing and possessing child pornography.

Jeremie Hoyt, age 42, of Davenport, New York, admitted that he used a child to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing visual depictions of that conduct, and that in August of 2019 and November of 2020 he produced... More...
   $0 (09-06-2022 - NY)

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