Lacey Act Law
 
State of New York v. Nicole Lacey

Watertown, New York criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with first-degree manslaughter, first-degree assault, and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon.

Nicole Lacey, age 28, ran over and killed her boyfriend, Jared Cook, in 2018.

could have and they just weren’t buying it. I think the cell phone and some of the physical evidence in the undercarriage i... More...
   $0 (05-25-2022 - NY)

State of Oklahoma v. Lacey Mae Warner

El Reno, OK: criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with:

Count # 1. Count as Filed: DI2DM, DRIVING A MOTOR VEHICLE WHILE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF DRUGS, in violation of 47 O.S. 11-902(A)(4)
Date of Offense: 08/11/2021
Party Name Disposition Information
WARNER, LACEY MAE Disposed: DEFERRED, 05/03/2022. Guilty Plea
Count as Disposed: DRIVING A MOTOR VEHICL... More...
   $0 (05-03-2022 - OK)

State of Oklahoma v. Lacey Mae Warner

El Reno, OK: criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with:

Count # 1. Count as Filed: FE1A4, CHILD ENDANGERMENT BY DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE, in violation of 21 O.S. 852.1(A)(4)
Date of Offense: 04/06/2021
Party Name Disposition Information
WARNER, LACEY MAE Disposed: DEFERRED, 05/03/2022. Guilty Plea
Count as Disposed: CHILD ENDANGERMENT BY DRIVING UN... More...
   $0 (05-03-2022 - OK)

United States of America v. Michael Van Nostrand and Strictly Reptiles, Inc.

Miami, Florida criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with conspiracy to traffic in illegal wildlife in interstate and foreign commerce.

From approximately April 2017 through April 2019 Michael Van Nostrand, age 55, of Davies Florida, and Strictly Reptiles, Inc. and their co-conspirators established a network of “collectors” to capture specimens of various wild fresh-w... More...
   $0 (04-21-2022 - FL)

United States of America v. Ashtyn Michael Rance

Valdosta, Georgia criminal defense attorney represented defendant charged with violating the Lacey Act.

Ashtyn Michael Rance, age 35, was indicted for pleaded guilty on Feb. 22, 2018, he shipped three eastern box turtles and 16 spotted turtles from Valdosta to a customer in Florida, in a package falsely labeled as containing tropical fish and common lizards. He was paid $3,300 for the tur... More...
   $0 (02-24-2022 - GA)

State of Oklahoma v. NICHOLE LACEY MARGUERITE LEE

El abogado de defensa criminal de Tulsa, Oklahoma representa al Acusado, acusado de POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED DRUG WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE

Count # 1. Count as Filed: DU8M, POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED DRUG WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE, in violation of 63 O.S. 2-401-B2
Date of Offense: 07/30/2020
Party Name Disposition Information
WALKER, JAYLON Disposed: DISMISSED, 05/19/2021. ... More...
   $0 (01-13-2022 - OK)

United States of America v. Christopher Casacci

Buffalo, NY: Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged for violating the Lacey Act and the Animal Welfare Act by trafficking African wild cats.

Christopher Casacci, 39, of Amherst, was doing business as “ExoticCubs.com,” through which he advertised, imported and sold exotic African cats. Between February and June of 2018, Casacci imported and sold dozens of caracals (Cara... More...
   $0 (10-19-2021 - NY)

State of Oklahoma v. Lacey Leigh Watchous

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


Count # 1. Count as Filed: DU8II, UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED DRUG WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE - METH, in violation of 63 O.S. 2-401
Date of Offense: 03/31/2021
Party Name Disposition Information
WATCHOUS, LACEY LEIGH Disposed: CONVICTION, 09/28/2021. Guilty Plea
Count as Disposed: ... More...
   $0 (09-28-2021 - OK)

State of Oklahoma v. Jennifer Michelle Childress and Lacey Leigh Watchous

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

Count # 1. Count as Filed: DU8I, UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED DRUG WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE, in violation of 63 O.S. 2-401-B2
Date of Offense: 12/10/2020
Party Name Disposition Information
WATCHOUS, LACEY LEIGH Disposed: CONVICTION, 09/28/2021. Guilty Plea
Count as Disposed: CONTROLLED ... More...
   $0 (09-28-2021 - OK)

United States of America v. Richard Gontarek

Newark, NJ: Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with illegal interstate sale of carving made of sperm whale ivory.

Richard Gontarek, 55, of Woodbridge, New Jersey, was charged with two counts of violating the Lacey Act, by selling to a buyer in Pennsylvania carvings made of sperm whale ivory that Gontarek should have known were possessed in violation of New Jersey State ... More...
   $0 (09-22-2021 - NJ)

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)

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