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United States of America v. JOSEPH MALDONADO-PASSAGE, a/k/a Joseph Allen Maldonado, a/k/a Joseph Allen Schreibvogel, a/k/a Joe Exotic

Denver, CO - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with twenty-one counts, most for wildlife crimes, but two for using interstate facilities in the commission of his murder-for-hire plots charges.



Joseph Maldonado-Passage goes by many names: The Tiger King, Joe Exotic,
and Joe Gone Wild to name a few—all a... More...
   $0 (08-10-2021 - CO)

United States of America v. Anthony Nguyen, aka JoJo Nguyen and Jackie Lee

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with trafficking in endangered and invasive fish in violation of the Lacey Act.

Anthony Nguyen, aka JoJo Nguyen and Jackie Lee, 49, of Pittsburgh, entered guilty pleas before U.S. District Judge Nora B. Fischer to counts one and two of the indictment returned against him on Nov. 13, 2020, alleging that he traff... More...
   $0 (07-21-2021 - PA)

Lacey Noelle Tannehill v. The State of Texas

Fort Worth, Texas - Criminal defense attorney represented Lacey Noelle Tannehill with a Theft charge.



Tannehill pled guilty without the benefit of a plea bargain to theft under $2,500
with two prior convictions, and the trial court placed her on deferred adjudication
community supervision. See Tex. Penal Code Ann. § ... More...
   $0 (07-09-2021 - TX)

STATE OF MONTANA v. WESLEY SMITH

Helena, Montana - Criminal defense attorney represented Wesley John Smith with one count of Sexual Abuse of Children charge.



¶2 We restate the issues on appeal as follows:
1. Did the District Court misinterpret M. R. Evid. 801(d)(1) and abuse its discretion
by admitting the victim’s taped forensic interview as a pr... More...
   $0 (06-25-2021 - MT)

STATE OF OHIO - vs - AUSTIN M. FUELL

Middletown, Ohio - Criminal defense attorney represented Austin Fuell with murder, aggravated robbery, and aggravated burglary charges.



{¶2} Police filed a complaint in the Clermont County Court of Common Pleas,
Juvenile Division, alleging that Fuell – then seventeen years old – was a delinquent child
for having ... More...
   $0 (06-24-2021 - OH)

United States of America v. David Changhyub Lee

Elkins, West Virginia illegal transportation of ginseng charge criminal defense lawyer represented David Changhyub Lee, of Raleigh, North Carolina, was charged for aiding and abetting the illegal transportation of ginseng across state lines.

Lee, 35, pled guilty to one count of “Interstate Transportation of Ginseng in Violation of State Law – Aiding and Abetting” in December 2020. L... More...
   $0 (06-02-2021 - WV)

United States of America v. Jean-Michel Arrigona

Salt Lake City, Utah Lacey and Endangered Species Act violation charges criminal defense lawyer represented Jean-Michel Arrigona, 58, of Midvale, who was charged with unlawfully importing wildlife into the United States and reselling it from the Natur store in Midvale, which he owns. Arrigona admitted that he imported approximately 1,500 wildlife items from 2015 to 2020. He only declared three of ... More...   $0 (05-27-2021 - UT)

United States of America v. Joseph R. Schigur

Cincinnati, Ohio Lacey Act charge criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, Joseph R. Schigur, a licensed commercial fisherman, and his deckhand, harvested 96 American paddlefish from the Ohio waters of the Ohio River that he knew were closed to commercial fishing. After capturing the paddlefish using gill nets, Schigur transported each catch to his shop in English, Indiana, where the roe was... More...   $0 (05-25-2021 - OH)

United States of America v. Cecilia Casteneda and Maria Luisa Garza-Salazar

Laredo, Texas criminal defense Lacey Act lawyer represented Defendant charged with illegally selling hummingbirds.

Cecilia Castaneda, 63, and Maria Luisa Garza-Salazar, 57, were charged with illegally selling hummingbirds. Castaneda owned and operated Herbario Corpus Christi, a business specializing in herbs and spices. Garza-Salazar was her employee.

Both women were charged und... More...
   $0 (05-17-2021 - TX)

STATE OF OKLAHOMA, Plaintiff, v. LACEY LYNN JOHNS, Defendant.

El Reno, Oklahoma criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, charged with:
Count # 1. Count as Filed: COMPU, COMPUTER FRAUD / UNLAWFUL USE OF COMPUTER / SYSTEM, in violation of 21 O.S. 1953(A)(2)
Date of Offense: 12/05/2019
Party Name Disposition Information
JOHNS, LACEY LYNN Disposed: DEFERRED, 05/12/2021. Guilty Plea
Count as Disposed: COMPUTER FRAUD / UNLAWFUL USE O... More...
   $0 (05-12-2021 - OK)

STATE OF OKLAHOMA, Plaintiff, v. LACEY RENEE RICE, Defendant.

Tulsa, Oklahoma criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, charged with:

Count # 1. Count as Filed: LA4, POSSESSION OF STOLEN VEHICLE, in violation of 47 O.S. 4-103
Date of Offense: 03/03/2021
Party Name Disposition Information
RICE, LACEY RENEE Disposed: CONVICTION, 05/06/2021. Guilty Plea
Count as Disposed: POSSESSION OF STOLEN VEHICLE(LA4)
Violation of 47 O... More...
   $0 (05-06-2021 - OK)

STATE OF OHIO v. LACEY B. GROW

Dayton, OH - Criminal defense attorney represented Lacey B. Grow with violating the conditions of her community control .



The facts relevant to this appeal are as follows. On May 11, 2020, the
State filed a motion requesting that the trial court revoke Grow’s community control
in case numbers CR16-01-0015, CR16-03... More...
   $0 (03-27-2021 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO v. KENNETH EBBING

Dayton, OH - Criminal defense attorney represented Kenneth Ebbing with one count of aggravated possession of drugs charge.



{¶ 2} On October 23, 2019, a Montgomery County grand jury returned an
indictment charging Ebbing with one count of aggravated possession of drugs in violation
of R.C. 2925.11(A), a felony of the ... More...
   $0 (03-26-2021 - OH)

United States of America v. Joshua Taylor Lucas

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Lacey Act violation criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, Joshua Taylor Lucas, who was charged with with wildlife trafficking in violation of the Lacey Act by trafficking in endangered Galapagos Tortoises.

On April 14, 2020, Lucas was charged by Information with violating the Lacey Act. Among other offenses, the Lacey Act prohibits people from importing,... More...
   $0 (03-11-2021 - OK)

United States of America v. Aristides Sanchez

San Juan, Puerto Rico criminal defense lawyer represented Aristides Sanchez, of Arecibo, the owner of the Arecibo-based saltwater aquarium business, Wonders of the Reef Aquarium, who was charged with violating the Lacey Act.

A large part of the business of Wonders of the Reef Aquarium was devoted to the sale of native Puerto Rican marine species that are popular in the saltwater aquarium ... More...
   $0 (02-23-2021 - PR)

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...
   $0 (02-09-2021 - ND)

LORENZO CARLOS PFEIFER v. State of Indiana

Indianapolis, IN - Criminal defense attorney represented Lorenzo C. Pfeifer with a murder charge.



On August 27, 2016, Jewel Scott and Chandra Johnson (“CJ”) were sitting in
Scott’s vehicle outside of his grandmother’s home near the corner of Diamond
and Vassar Streets in South Bend, Indiana. Scott and CJ heard ... More...
   $0 (02-07-2021 - IN)

CITY OF GREAT FALLS v. JASON BRYAN MARTIN

Helena, Montana - Criminal defense attorney represented Jason Bryan Martin with appealing from the October 7,2019 Order Denying Appeal and Remanding issued by the Eighth Judicial District Court, Cascade County.




On May 12, 2017, Martin, who was on probation due to a previous conviction for
felony assault with a weapon... More...
   $0 (01-22-2021 - MT)

United States of America v. David Changhyub Lee

Elkins, West Virginia drug distribution criminal defense lawyer represented defendant.

David Changhyub Lee, of Raleigh, North Carolina, has admitted to aiding and abetting the illegal transportation of ginseng across state lines, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Lee, 35, pled guilty today to one count of Interstate Transportation of Ginseng in Violation of State Law Aidin... More...
   $0 (12-04-2020 - WV)

United States of America v. Thomas R. Campbell

Eugene, Oregon Lacey Act Violation criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with flagrant and repeated poaching of protected and Tribally significant bull trout.

One of the most solemn duties of the U.S. Attorneys office is enforcing the laws for the protection of our threatened wildlife and upholding our special trust relationship with our tribal partners, said United S... More...
   $0 (11-28-2020 - OR)

United States of America v. Aleesha McDowell

Chicago, Illinois wire fraud and money laundering criminal defense lawyer represent Aleesha McDowell, age 41, with wire fraud and money laundering by submitting materially false information to obtain child care subsidies.

The owner of Chicago-area child care centers and several of her employees fraudulently schemed to pocket more than $6.1 million from a State of Illinois program designed... More...
   $0 (11-26-2020 - IL)

United States of America v. Sherman Jude and Johnathon Jude

Pikeville, Kentucky ginseng distribution criminal defense lawyers represented Sherman Jude and Johnathon Jude, who were charged with violations of the Lacey Act regarding ginseng purchases and record keeping of said purchases.

The harvesting and sale of ginseng is governed by state regulations, and includes record keeping requirements and a limited harvest season. According to their ple... More...
   $0 (11-17-2020 - KY)

United States of America v. Kenneth R. Britt, Jr., Tony Grant Smith and Dustin Corey Treadway

Jackson, Mississippi Lacey Act violation criminal defense lawyers represented Kenneth R. Britt, Jr., Tony Grant Smith and Dustin Corey Treadway.

Kenneth R. Britt, Jr., 51, of Wesson, Tony Grant Smith, 26, of Wesson, Barney Leon Bairfield, III, 28, of Brookhaven, and Dustin Corey Treadway, 28, of Brookhaven, were charged with killing in excess of the legal limit of Kansas wild turkeys whil... More...
   $0 (11-17-2020 - MS)

JENNIFER SLAWSON VS LACEY BACON

Norman, OK - Car wreck personal injury lawyer represented plaintiff, Jennifer Slawson, who sued Lacey Bacon on an auto negligence personal injury theory claiming to have been injured and/or damaged as a direct result on a car wreck caused by Bacon's failure to exercise due care on March 23, 2018 on West Robinson Board in Norman, Oklahoma.... More...   $0 (11-16-2020 - OK)

United States of America v. Robert John Albaugh

Anchorage, Alaska Lacey Act crime criminal defense lawyer represented defendant.

A North Pole man was charged with 32 violations of the Lacey Act and other federal laws stemming from a 16 year span of submitting fraudulent Federal Subsistence Permit Applications and subsequent illegal hunting and transporting of wildlife in a Federal Subsistence Area located south of Delta Junction, Alask... More...
   $0 (10-17-2020 - AK)

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