Immigration Law
 
United States of America v. Julio Ruiz Chuta

Miami, Florida criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with immigrant smuggling.

Following a seven-day trial, a federal jury found defendant Julio Ruiz Chuta, 35, guilty of smuggling an unaccompanied child into the United States for financial gain. The jury found Chuta not guilty of forced labor and confiscating the child’s passport and other immigration documents.
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Luis Alberto Gomez Rosario, et al. v. Alejandro Mayorkas

San Francisco, California immigration lawyer represented Plaintiffs challenging removal from the United States.


The United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (“USCIS”) found Plaintiff Luis Alberto Gomez Rosario (“Gomez”) ineligible for U nonimmigrant status under 8 U.S.C. § 1101(a)(15(U)(iii). Mr. Gomez and his wife, Juana Maria Olivares Angel (“Angel”), filed th... More...
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United States Department of Labor v. Tara Construction, Inc. and Pedro Pirez

Boston, Massachusetts civil litigation lawyers represented Defendant accused of retaliating against an employee who reported an on-the-job injury.

The U.S. Department of Labor lawsuit filed against Tara Construction Inc. and its chief executive officer, Pedro Pirez, in February 2019 following a whistleblower investigation by the department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administrat... More...
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United States of America v. Andy Manuel Reanos-Moren

San Francisco, California criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with large-scale drug distribution conspiracy.

Andy Manuel Reanos-Moreno, 27, of Oakland, California, pleaded guilty to the charge on November 10, 2021, without a written plea agreement. According to court documents, Reanos-Moreno was the leader of a vast network of street-level drug dealers who sold drugs in... More...
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United States of America v. Alfredo Viveros-Chavez

Chicago, Illinois immigration lawyer represented Defendant charged with unlawful reentry of a noncitizen who lacked legal status.


Viveros-Chavez, a citizen of Mexico and not of the United States, has been removed from the United States twice in the past: once in March 2010, and again in September 2012. Nearly seven years later, in May 2019, he was convicted in Cook County for felony ... More...
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STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA v. KEVIN XAVIER DICKERSON STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA, v. ARIANNA CHERELLE REECY

Pierre, SD - Criminal Defense lawyer represented co-defendants with robbery and burglary and also aggravated assault charges.



Arianna Reecy worked as an exotic dancer at a bar in Lesterville,
South Dakota. In July 2019, Reecy, who went by the name “Kisses,” met Julio
Gomez Rojas at t... More...   $0 (06-12-2022 - SD)

United States of America v. Louis D. Coleman, III

Boston, Massachusetts criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with kidnapping and murder.

Coleman, 35, of Providence, R.I., was convicted following a jury trial of the federal charge of kidnapping resulting in death. U.S. Chief District Court Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV scheduled sentencing for Sept. 22, 2022. Coleman was arrested and charged in March 2019 and was subsequently... More...
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United States of America v. Maical Kvec

Wheeling, West Virginia criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with being in the United States illegally.

Maical Kvec, 24, pleaded guilty to one count of “Reentry of Removed Alien.” Kvec, after being removed from the Chicago in 2019 and convicted of a felony in 2017 in California and another charge in 2019 in Iowa, was found in February 2022 in Ohio County.

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United States of America v. Haoyang Yu

Boston, Massachusetts criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant who was charged with possessing a stolen trade secret, the first-ever conviction following a criminal trial of this kind in the District of Massachusetts.

Haoyang Yu, 43, was convicted following a month-long jury trial of possessing the prototype design of a microchip, known as the HMC1022A, which was owned and developed... More...
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United States of America v. Franklin Pineda-Caceras, aka “Bomba”

Nashville, Tennessee criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with drug distribution and firearm felonies.

Franklin Pineda-Caceras, aka "Bomba", age 22, of Honduras, an MS-13 Gang member, was initially charged in July 2019 with immigration violations, drug trafficking, and firearms violations, after previously being deported from the U.S. He later pleaded guilty to illegal r... More...
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Loretta Gilbert v. The United States of America

Florence, South Carolina personal injury lawyer represented Plaintiff, who sued Defendant United States of America on a Government Tort Claims Act theory.


Plaintiff Loretta Gilbert, as the Personal Representative of the Estate of Anthony Lamont Johnson and on behalf of the wrongful death beneficiaries, for medical malpractice against The United States of America. The Plaintiff filed ... More...
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Y. G. v. Texas Department of Family and Protective Services

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



Y.G. (Father) appeals from the trial court’s order of termination.1 Following a
jury trial, the trial court terminated Father’s parental rights to his chi... More...   $0 (05-21-2022 - TX)

United States of America v. Jose Luis Gutierrez-Plascencia

Corpus Christi, Texas criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with bringing in and harboring aliens.

On Sept. 17, 2020, Jose Luis Gutierrez-Plascencia entered the Border Patrol (BP) checkpoint near Sarita while driving a white Freightliner commercial tractor and pulling an enclosed trailer. At trial, the jury heard testimony that Gutierrez-Plascencia had told authorities he ... More...
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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...
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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. Zahida Aman, Mohammad Nauman Chaudhri and Mohammed Rehan Chaudhri

Richmond, Virginia criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with illegal forced labor.

Zahida Aman, age 80, Mohammad Nauman Chaudhri, age 54 and Mohammed Rehan Chaudhri, age 58, were charged with conspiracy to commit forced labor, forced labor, and document servitude.

“The defendants exploited someone who should have been a loved family member to force her to wor... More...
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United States of America v. Paul J. Carter, a/k/a Paul Hamilton, a/ka/ Paul Cristallo

Albany, New York criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with making false statements on an immigration application.

Paul Carter, age 55, an Australian citizen residing in Watervliet, New York, admitted to lying about his criminal history when he sought to renew his E-2 visa in 2018. E-2 visas admit certain foreign nationals who have invested a substantial amount of money i... More...
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United States of America v. Alexei Saab, a/k/a Ali Hassan Saab, Alex Saab, and Rachid

New York, New York criminal defense lawyers represented Defendant charged with conspiracy to provide material support or resources to Hizaballh.

Alexei Saab, age 44, received military-type training from Hezbollah Islamic Jihad Organization.

According to court documents and evidence at trial:

Hizballah is a Lebanon-based Shia Islamic organization with political, social, ... More...
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United States of America v. Alessandro Doreus, Jean Elie Doreus Jovin, and Djouman Doreus

Orlando, Florida criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with conspiracy to possess an unauthorized access device.

from at least 2015 through 2020, Jean Elie Doreus Jovin (34, of Loganville, GA.), Alessandro Doreus, (29, of Port St. Lucie, FL.), and Djouman Doreus (29, of North Miami, Fl., conspired to knowingly, and with intent to defraud, possess tens of thousands of count... More...
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Prymas Nazreth Vaz v. David Neal and Jill L. Anderson

Las Vegas, Nevada immigration lawyers represented Plaintiff, who sued Defendants seeking a writ on mandamus to compel the Executive Office for Immigration Review, an agency within the Department of Justice that maintains an Attorney Discipline Program, tocomplete its investigation of plaintiff’s complaint against his former attorney and to report its investigation to plaintiff.

The Exec... More...
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United States of America v. Jeremy Nicholas Botonis

Tulsa, Oklahoma criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with sending hundreds of sexually explicit messages to a male minor and for touching the child in a sexual manner.

Jeremy Nicholas Botonis, 44, was convicted of one count of coercion and enticement of a child and one count of abusive sexual contact in Indian Country.

“Jeremy Botonis was a predator lying in w... More...
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Peter Donatus Udo v. Merrick B. Garland

San Francisco, California lawyers represented petitioner who appealed a adverse immigration law decision.

Peter Donatus Udo is a citizen of Nigeria who applied
for asylum, withholding of removal, and relief under the
Convention Against Torture (“CAT”) in the United States on
the grounds that he feared violence in Nigeria as a gay man.
Specifically, the Council of Tradi... More...
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United States of America v. Kheungkham Vongphakdy

Charlotte, North Carolina criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with fraudulently obtaining American citizenship.

Kheungkham Vongphakdy, 47, of Charlotte, was a native and citizen of Laos, but on August 3, 2011, he became a naturalized U.S. Citizen. According to filed documents, evidence presented at trial, and witness testimony, Vongphakdy obtained his U.S. citizenship fr... More...
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United States of America v. Nery A. Martinez Vasquez and Maura N. Martinez

Sacramento, California criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with conspiring to subject others to slave labor.

Nery A. Martinez Vasquez, 54, and Maura N. Martinez, 54, both of Shasta Lake, California, were indicted for conspiring to subject three victims to forced labor, a crime to which the defendants had previously pleaded guilty.

From September 2016 to February... More...
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Petro Contreras-Rojas v. Merric Garland

New Orleans, Louisiana immigration lawyer represented Petitioner seeking review of the decision of the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) dismissing his appeal from the denial of his application for cancellation of removal. Contreras-Rojas contends that his due process rights were violated when the immigration judge (IJ) curtailed testimony regarding crimes committed against his family in Mexico b... More...   $0 (04-29-2022 - LA)

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