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United States of America v. Paul Wollweber

Albuquerque, New Mexico sexual abuse charge criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, Paul Wollweber, age 41, a member of the Pueblo of Acoma, who was charged with abusive sexual contact.

The government claimed that while working as a detention center officer at the Acoma Detention Facility, Wollweber sexual abused of a female inmate. Wollweber touched the victim’s chest and contin... More...
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Abdul Shaikh v. Home Depot U.S.A., Inc.

Fresno, California civil rights lawyer represented Abdul Shaikh, who sued Home Depot U.S.A., Inc. on an employment discrimination theory.

This case was filed in the Tulare County Superior Court, 282730 and was removed to federal court.

42 U.S. Code § 2000e–2 - Unlawful employment practices

(a) Employer practicesIt shall be an unlawful employment practice for an emplo... More...
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United States of America v. Warren Dion

Pierre, South Dakota criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with assaulting a federal officer.

Warren Dion, age 22, was charged with assaulting, resisting, opposing and impeding a federal officers.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 20 years in federal prison and/or a $250,000 fine, three years of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims ... More...
   $0 (03-01-2021 - SD)

United States of America v. Roger Ricky Counts

Fargo, North Dakota criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with sexual abuse of minors.

Roger Ricky Counts, age 52 of Dunseith, ND, was charged with Aggravated Sexual Abuse, 18 USC 2241(c).

In July 2017, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) began investigating Roger Counts for the sexual abuse of minors after an eight year old child disclosed that Counts had... More...
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United States of America v. Manish Kumar

Providence, Rhode Island telemarketing fraud criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, Manish Kumar, 32, an Indian national, was charged with directing telephone calls to call centers in India as part of a scheme to mislead individuals into believing that their computers were infected by malware, and to buy computer protection services from call center operators. The call centers perpetuated ... More...   $0 (02-15-2021 - RI)

United States of America v. Craig Lamar Gonzales

Tulsa, Oklahoma domestic violence charge criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, Craig Lamar Gonzales, 22, who was charged with assault with intent to commit a felony. Gonzales admitted that in December 2019, he pulled the victim from her vehicle, dragged her by her hair, pushed her to the ground, and spit on her during an attempted kidnapping.

“One in four women experience seve... More...
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United States of America v. Allan Lewis

Albuquerque, NM - Involuntary manslaughter criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, Allan Lewis, 26, of Torreon, New Mexico, who was with involuntary manslaughter, assault resulting in serious bodily injury of a minor, and assault resulting in serious bodily injury in Indian Country.

According to his plea agreement, Lewis admitted to driving his vehicle on April 17, 20... More...
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United States of America v. Deland Cornpeach

Salt Lake City, UT - Manslaughter charge criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, Deland Cornpeach, 20, of the Shoshone-Bannock Indian Tribe, who was charged with one count of voluntary manslaughter and one count of assault on a federal officer.

Cornpeach admitted to stabbing the victim, E.P., an enrolled member of the Ute Indian Tribe, to death with a knife on the Uintah and Oura... More...
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United States of America v. John A. Duncan

Omaha, Nebraska child porn charge criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, John A. Duncan, age 37, of Omaha, Nebraska, was charged for receipt and distribution of child pornography.

An investigation conducted by the FBI determined that in July of 2019, Discord, Inc., a digital file sharing application, reported that between February 9, 2019 and March 3, 2019, several files of minor... More...
   $0 (02-09-2021 - NE)

United States of America v. Larry Gene Childers

Bismarck, North Dakota Lacey Act Violation criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, Larry Gene Childers, Jr., age 52 of Seaford, VA, who was charged with the Unlawful Transport of Wildlife in Foreign Commerce (Lacey Act Violation).

On October 17, 2019, Childers unlawfully transported 171 pounds of unidentifiable migratory waterfowl meat, approximately 207 birds, into the United Sta... More...
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United States of America v. Kelly Wolfe

Tampa, Florida fraud charge criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, Kelly Wolfe, of of Indian Rocks Beach, Florida, was charged with conspiracy to commit health care fraud and filing a false tax return.

According to court documents, Wolfe and her conspirators used Regency to establish dozens of DME supply companies — or, rather, DME fronts — using trickery and deception. The... More...
   $0 (02-05-2021 - FL)

United States of America v. Joseph Ransome

Charlotte, North Carolina wire fraud charge criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, Joseph Ransome, 51, of Indian Trail, N.C., who was charged with wire fraud.

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act is a federal law enacted March 29, 2020, designed to provide emergency financial assistance, including expanded UI benefits, to millions of Americans suffering ... More...
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United States of America v. Daniel Escalante

Tucson, AZ - Kidnapping charged criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, who was charged with one count of kidnapping, three counts of Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury, and one count of Possession of a Firearm by a Prohibited Person.


On May 31, 2018, Escalante held a Tohono O’Odham minor hostage at a home in Sells, Arizona, for several hours. Over this time, he str... More...
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United States of America v. Sha-lisa Harlin

Tulsa, OK - Homicide charge criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, Sha-lisa Harlin, age 39 with second-degree murder for shooting Dalton Whitlow, age 23.

“An enraged Sha-lisa Harlin murdered her boyfriend in the midst of a confrontation she had with him and another woman,” said U.S. Attorney Trent Shores. “Tragically, this scenario is far too common an occurrence. Guns are u... More...
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United States of America v. Augustus Christopher Wolfblack, a/k/a Augustus Christopher Flatmouth

Billings, Montana domestic assault and battery criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, Augustus Christopher Wolfblack, a/k/a Augustus Christopher Flatmouth, age 19, with assault by strangulation of a dating partner on Aug. 11, 2020.

In court documents filed in the case, the prosecution said Wolfblack assaulted the victim on Sept. 15, 2019 in Lodge Grass. Wolfblack struck the victi... More...
   $0 (01-19-2021 - MT)

United States of America v. Jaysea Markara Williams

Muskogee, Oklahoma attempted robbery in Indian Country criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, Jaysea Markara Williams, age 19, of Muskogee County, Oklahoma was charged with Attempted Robbery In Indian Country, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 2111, 1151, 1153, and 2, punishable by up to 15 years’ imprisonment, a fine up to $250,000.00, or both.

The Indictm... More...
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United States of America v. Choice Lynn Needham

Muskogee, Oklahoma laundering monetary instruments criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, Choice Lynn Needham, age 46, of Quinton, Oklahoma was charged with Laundering Monetary Instruments, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1956(a)(1)(A)(i) and (2), punishable by up to 20 years’ imprisonment, a fine up to $500,000.00 or twice the amount of the illicit transaction, whi... More...   $0 (01-15-2021 - OK)

United States of America v. Dune Lee Key

Muskogee, Oklahoma attempted robbery in Indian Country criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, Dune Lee Key, age 19, each entered guilty pleas to Attempted Robbery In Indian Country, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 2111, 1151, 1153, and 2, punishable by up to 15 years’ imprisonment, a fine up to $250,000.00, or both.

The Indictment alleged that on or abou... More...
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United States of America v. Jerry Wayne Dick

Muskogee, Oklahoma involuntary manslaughter criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, Jerry Wayne Dick, age 27, of Wagoner, Oklahoma who was charged with Involuntary Manslaughter in Indian Country, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 1112, 1151 and 1153, punishable by up to 8 years’ imprisonment, a fine up to $250,000.00, or both.

The Indictment alleged that on ... More...
   $0 (01-14-2021 - OK)

United States of America v. Tyler Jonathan Martin

Tulsa, Oklahoma robbery in Indian country criminal defense lawyer represented Tyler Jonathan Martin, 28, of Tulsa, who carjacked a woman by pulling her from her car and stealing it on July 7, 2019.

“When his efforts to verbally intimidate an elderly woman were unsuccessful, Tyler Martin used physical violence to push her to the ground and steal her truck from a Walmart parking lot,” s... More...
   $0 (01-14-2021 - OK)

United States of America v. Jobe Anthony Terronez

Muskogee, Oklahoma criminal defense attempted robbery in Indian Country charge lawyer represented Jobe Anthony Terronez, age 19, of Muskogee County, Oklahoma charged with Attempted Robbery In Indian Country, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 2111, 1151, 1153, and 2.

The Indictment alleged that on or about July 30, 2019, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Ind... More...
   $0 (01-10-2021 - OK)

United States of America v. Mundo Charles Barela

Albuquerque, New Mexico criminal defense voluntary manslaughter charge lawyer represented Mundo Charles Barela, 19, of Mescalero, New Mexico, charged with voluntary manslaughter in Indian country.

In the plea agreement, Barela admitted to stabbing a man on the evening of July 20, 2020, during a quarrel and “in the heat of passion.” Barela stabbed the victim several times in... More...
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United States of America v. Elbert Philip Shabi

Phoenix, Arizona - Criminal Defense Lawyer Kidnapping.

Shabi admitted that in 2016 or 2017, he seized the victim as she fled from him on foot. Shabi threatened the victim and held her overnight against her will. The kidnapping happened on the Navajo Nation Indian Reservation, where Shabi is a tribal member.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Navajo Nation Division of Pub... More...
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United States of America v. Elbert Philip Shabi

Phoenix, Arizona kidnapping charge criminal defense lawyer represented defendant, Elbert Philip Shabi, age 69, who was charged with kidnapping.

Shabi admitted that in 2016 or 2017, he seized the victim as she fled from him on foot. Shabi threatened the victim and held her overnight against her will. The kidnapping happened on the Navajo Nation Indian Reservation, where Shabi is a tribal m... More...
   $0 (12-19-2020 - AZ)

United States of America v. Paul Henry Cavanaugh

Fargo, North Dakota abuse of incapacitated victim criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, Paul Henry Cavannaugyh, age 55, from Totten, N.D., who was charged with sexual abuse of an incapacitated victim.

On August 14, 2020, a jury found Cavanaugh guilty after a four-day trial in Fargo, the first federal criminal jury trial in North Dakota during the novel coronavirus pandemic.
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