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United States of America v. Ashton Jordan

San Diego, California criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with transporting a woman from Nevada to Arizona to California in order to cause her to engage in prostitution.

Jordan was arrested in Arizona in November 2021 on sex trafficking charges following his indictment by a federal grand jury. He first came to the attention of law enforcement in July 2021 when the victi... More...
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State of Oklahoma v. Gustus Andrew Glen Pennington

Claremore, Oklahoma criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with:

Count # 1. Count as Filed: CHAB, CHILD ABUSE, in violation of 21 O.S. 843.5 (A)
Date of Offense: 02/22/2020
Party Name Disposition Information
Pennington, Gustus Andrew Glen
Count # 2. Count as Filed: CHAB, CHILD ABUSE, in violation of 21 O.S. 843.5 (A)
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United States of America v. Joseph Harris

Brooklyn, New York criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with sex trafficking multiple victims by force, fraud, and coercion.

From July 2017 until his arrest in May 2018, Joseph Harris, a/k/a "Luis Santana," used violence and threats of violence, along with abusive and coercive tactics, to compel multiple victims to engage in commercial sex acts for his financial benefit... More...
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United States of America v. Li Liu, Yang Gao and Ye Wang

Norfolk, Virginia criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with with engaging in a conspiracy to launder money derived from running a prostitution business.





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United States of America v. Steven Tucker, a/k/a Chill

Concord, New Hampshire criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with sex trafficking a minor in violation of 18 U.S.C. 1591.


The testimony at Tucker's four-day jury trial revealed that, between October 2013 and July 2014, Tucker ran a robust heroin trade and prostitution venture out of his address of record on Walnut Street in Manchester, New Hampshire. Serving as both a... More...
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Jane Doe v. Michael O. Barbazette, et al.

Alexandria, Virginia personal injury lawyers represented Plaintiff, who sued Defendants on "Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act violation theories.





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United States of America v. Keenon Green

San Diego, California criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with attempted sex trafficking of children and attempted enticement of a minor.





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United States of America v. Long Ngoc Tran

San Diego, California criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged for his role in the operation of dozens of illegal gambling dens that fostered drug trafficking, violent crime, and gang activity within a small San Diego neighborhood.





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United States of America v. Jose Huizar

Los Angeles, California criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with
racketerring, extortion and tax evasion.




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State of Oklahoma v. Caleb Charles Cannady

Tulsa, Oklahoma criminal law lawyer represented Defendant charged with human trafficking in violation of 21 O.S. 748(C), which provides:

A. As used in Sections 748 and 748.2 of this title:

1. "Coercion" means compelling, forcing or intimidating a person to act by:

a. threats of harm or physical restraint against any person,

b. any act, scheme, plan, or patte... More...
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United States of America v. Sirron Little

Greenbelt, Maryland criminal law lawyer represented Defendant charged with sex trafficking of a minor to engage in commercial sex acts.




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Sirron Little, age 32, from Washington, D.C., recrui... More...
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United States of America v. Lonnie Mitchell

Montgomery, Alabama no criminal law lawyer represented Defendant charged with coercing several victims, including a minor, to engage in prostitution over the course of several years. The judge also ordered the defendant to pay over $950,000 in restitution to the victims. 




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State of Oklahoma v. Melvin Girard Hall

Lawton, Oklahoma criminal law lawyer represented Defendant charged with human trafficking in violation of 21 O.S. 748, which provides:

A. As used in Sections 748 and 748.2 of this title:

1. "Coercion" means compelling, forcing or intimidating a person to act by:

a. threats of harm or physical restraint against any person,

b. any act, scheme, plan, or pattern... More...
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Ex parte Jorge Mazuera Possession of child pornography

Houston, Texas – Criminal Defense lawyer represented defendant with challenging the trial court’s orders denying in part his pretrial applications for writ of habeas corpus.



Appellant is charged with ten separate felony offenses of possession of child
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United States of America v. Jovante L. Champion

Milwaukee, Wisconsin criminal law lawyer represented Defendant charged with four felony crimes: sex trafficking by force, fraud, or coercion; interstate transportation for prostitution; sex trafficking of a child and by force, fraud, or coercion; and transportation of a minor with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity.

Jovante L. Champion, age 31, from Milwaukee, was a member of a ... More...
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United States of America v. Jonathan Avery Shumate

Abingdon, Virginia criminal law lawyer represented Defendant charged with suing the social media platforms Snapchat and Grindr to exploit teenage boys from Southwest Virginia.

Jonathan Avery Shumate, age 54, from Warrensville, North Carolina, used both Snapchat and Grindr to contact teenage males attending Oak Hill Academy in Grayson County, Virginia, and offered to provide vapes and vapi... More...
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United States of America v. Oscar Carter

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania criminal law lawyer represented Defendant charged with violating the Mann Act by transporting a minor across state lines for the purpose having the minor engage in prostitution and conspiracy.

Oscar Carter, age 35, from Tulsa, Oklahoma, pleaded guilty and admitted that he agreed and conspired with another individual, Shelby Summer Brown, to commit an offense agai... More...
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United States of America v. Dean Edward Cheves

Alexandria, Virginia criminal law lawyer represented Defendant charged with engaging in illicit sexual conduct in foreign places.

Dean Edward Cheves, 63, was serving at the U.S. Embassy in the Philippines from 2017 to 2021, during which time he met multiple minors over the internet. From December 2020 to March 2021, Cheves communicated online with a then 15- to 16-year-old Philippine mino... More...
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State of Texas v. Manuel Mendoza

Wichita Falls, Texas criminal law lawyer represented Defendant charged with aggravated sexual assault and two counts of indecency with a child by contact.

Manuel Mendoza was accused of aggravated sexual assault and two counts on indecency with a child by contact by forcing the girls to perform sexual acts on him when she was in bed with him at night when she was 8 or 9 years old.
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United States of America v. Rajesh Singh

Seattle, Washingtion criminal law lawyer represented Defendant charged with attempting to entice a minor in violation of 18 U.S.C. 2422, which provides:

(a) Whoever knowingly persuades, induces, entices, or coerces any individual to travel in interstate or foreign commerce, or in any Territory or Possession of the United States, to engage in prostitution, or in any sexual activity for whi... More...
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United States of America v. John William Thomas Flechs

Tulsa, Oklahoma criminal law lawyer represented Defendant charged with attempted coercion and enticement of a minor in violation of 18 U.S.C. 2422, which provides:

(a) Whoever knowingly persuades, induces, entices, or coerces any individual to travel in interstate or foreign commerce, or in any Territory or Possession of the United States, to engage in prostitution, or in any sexual acti... More...
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State of Oklahoma v. Rebecca Foutch

Tulsa, Oklahoma criminal lawyer represented Defendant, charged with:
Distribution of Controlled Substance.

Count # 1. Count as Filed: ODO, DISTRIBUTION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, in violation of 63 O.S. 2-401
Date of Offense: 08/17/2022
Party Name Disposition Information
FOUTCH, REBECCA Disposed: DEFERRED, 09/22/2022. Guilty Plea
Count as Disposed: DISTRIBUTION OF C... More...
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United States of America v. Victor Clayton

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania criminal law lawyer represented Defendant charged with sex trafficking of two minors across state lines.

In November 2022, the Victor Clayton, age 47, of Philadelphia, pleaded guilty to two counts of sex trafficking of a minor, and one count of attempted sex trafficking of a minor. The charges arose from Clayton’s trafficking of a 16-year-old minor in at leas... More...
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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...
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United States of America v. Xiang Yue Jin

Raleigh, North Carolina criminal law lawyer represented Defendant charged with making bribe payments to protect her illicit massage parlors in Cary and Wilmington from law enforcement scrutiny in 2020 and 2021.

In August 2020, the Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) began an investigation into illicit massage parlors in Durham, Raleigh, and Wilmington... More...
   $0 (09-21-2022 - NC)

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