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United States of America v. Jonathon Nora

New Orleans, LA - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with three crimes: conspiracy to commit health care fraud; conspiracy to pay or receive illegal health care kickbacks; and aiding and abetting health care fraud charges.



While Nora is the sole appellant in this case, he was not alone at trial.
Nora was ... More...
   $0 (09-19-2021 - LA)

United States of America v. Kristen Canapary

Sacramento, CA: Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with making false statements in an application for FEMA benefits in connection with the 2018 Paradise Camp Fire.

Kristen Canapary, age 53, of Butte County was indicted for making false statements on a FEMA disaster benefits application.

FEMA provided disaster benefits to certain qualified individuals whose pr... More...
   $0 (09-19-2021 - cA)

ROYCE CORLEY v. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

New York, New York - Medical Malpractice lawyer represented Plaintiff-Appellant with filing a medical malpractice action under the Federal Tort Claims Act, alleging that he suffered dental injuries during several appointments while incarcerated by the Bureau of Prisons at Federal Correctional Institution.



In May 2018, wh... More...
   $0 (09-18-2021 - NY)

United States of America v. JOSEPH PERCOCO, STEVEN AIELLO, JOSEPH GERARDI, LOUIS CIMINELLI, ALAIN KALOYEROS, AKA DR. K and PETER GALBRAITH KELLY, JR., MICHAEL LAIPPLE, KEVIN SCHULER

New York, New York - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendants with conspiracy to engage in wire fraud by engaging in a scheme to rig the bidding processes for New York State-funded projects charges.



I. The Facts3
A. The Buffalo Billion Initiative
In 2012, then-Governor Andrew Cuomo launched an initiative to... More...
   $0 (09-17-2021 - NY)

United States of America v. David Long

Washington, DC - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with numerous violent racketeering offenses charges.



As a general rule, a federal court “may not modify a term
of imprisonment once it has been imposed.” 18 U.S.C.
3
§ 3582(c). But this rule of finality is subject to a few narrow
excep... More...
   $0 (09-17-2021 - DC)

United States of America v. Antonio Moreno-Membache

Washington, DC - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with
a drug-smuggling conspiracy charge.



In June 2012, the United States Coast Guard surveilled the
Mistby, a so-called “go-fast” boat, off the coast of Panama.2

When the Coast Guard approached, the Mistby fled. As the
Coast Guard ... More...
   $0 (09-16-2021 - DC)

Dr. Rachel Tudor v. Southeastern Oklahoma State University, et al.

Dr. Rachel Tudor sued her former employer, Southeastern Oklahoma State
University, under Title VII, claiming discrimination on the basis of sex, retaliation,
and a hostile work environment after Southeastern denied her tenure, denied her the
opportunity to reapply for tenure, and ultimately terminated her from the university.
A jury found in favor of Dr. Tudor on her discrimin... More...
   $0 (09-13-2021 - OK)

MACKIE L. SHIVERS, JR. v. United States of America

Atlanta, Georgia - Criminal defense lawyer represented Plaintiff-Appellant with alleging that prison officials negligently assigned another inmate to his cell and that their conduct also violated his Eighth Amendment rights. He was imprisoned for cocaine drug convictions.



In August 2015, Shivers was a 64-year-old inmate ... More...
   $0 (09-13-2021 - GA)

IVORY VINCENT PITTS v. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Atlanta, Georgia - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with distribution of a controlled substance, and for being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition charges.

He now files an appeals challenging his sentencing enhancement under the Armed Career Criminal Act



In June 2009 a federal grand jur... More...
   $0 (09-12-2021 - GA)

United States of America v. JOSHUA RESHI DUDLEY

Atlanta, Georgia - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with a possessing a firearm as a convicted felon charge.



In 2018, Dudley was charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted
felon, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1).
The indictment noted that Dudley
had several prior Alabama felony ... More...
   $0 (09-12-2021 - GA)

STEWART J. SMITH v. United States of America

Atlanta, Georgia - Medical Malpractice lawyer represented defendant with claiming various medical professionals negligently failed to diagnose his throat cancer and immediately treat it.



The VA provides medical care to veterans through the Veterans Health
Administration (“VHA”). The Secretary of Veterans Affairs... More...
   $0 (09-10-2021 - GA)

United States of America v. LEON CARTER

Atlanta, Georgia - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with possessing a firearm after having previously been convicted of a felony charge.



Leon Carter pleaded guilty to possessing a firearm after having previously
been convicted of a felony in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1). The sentencing
court... More...
   $0 (09-10-2021 - GA)

United States of America v. LILLIAN AKWUBA

Atlanta, Georgia - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with conspiring to distribute and distributing controlled substances and conspiring to commit and committing health care fraud charges.



Ms. Akwuba was convicted of issuing and conspiring to issue prescriptions
for controlled substances improperly, cons... More...
   $0 (09-09-2021 - GA)

United States of America v. ROOSEVELT COATS, III

Atlanta, Georgia - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with a felon in possession of a firearm charge.



Defendant was arrested in 2017 on state drug and weapons charges after
making several controlled drug sales to a confidential informant (“CI”). The
transactions between Defendant and the CI were ... More...
   $0 (09-09-2021 - GA)

EMMANUELY GERMAIN versus U.S. ATTORNEY GENERAL

Atlanta, Georgia - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with one count of conspiracy to commit an offense to defraud the United States, and three counts of making a false statement in an immigration application.



Germain was admitted to the United States in 2007 as a lawful permanent
resident. Roughly ten ye... More...
   $0 (09-09-2021 - GA)

United States of America v. JAMES BERNARD BRADDY

Atlanta, Georgia - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with possession with intent to distribute more than five kilograms of cocaine, and conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than five kilograms of cocaine charges.



On September 27, 2018, Officer Austin Sullivan pulled over Braddy on
Interst... More...
   $0 (09-08-2021 - GA)

JOAN (FARR) HEFFINGTON, et al. v. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE OF THE UNITED STATES

Denver, CO - Personal Damages lawyer represented Plaintiff-Appellant with seeking damages arising out of the death of her father, who was killed in military action during the Vietnam War claim.



She brought claims on behalf of herself and her deceased father against the
United States Department of Defense for violatio... More...
   $0 (09-08-2021 - CO)

JOHN W. PROCTOR v. UNITED PARCEL SERVICE

Denver, CO – Disability Discrimination lawyer represented Plaintiff - Appellant, with a retaliation claim for filing administrative charges of disability discrimination charge.



Mr. Proctor was employed by UPS as a package car driver, a position that
requires an employee to lift, lower, leverage, and manipulate pac... More...
   $0 (09-05-2021 - CO)

United States of America v. JAMES MICHAEL BARTLEY

St. Louis, MO - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with a unlawful possession of a firearm charge.



In 2011, Bartley was stopped for driving under the
influence (DUI). After Bartley’s defense counsel questioned
his competence to stand trial, the state court ordered a mental
evaluation under Idaho ... More...
   $0 (09-03-2021 - MO)

CAROLYN ROBINSON v. WAL-MART STORES EAST, LP

Birmingham, AL - Race Discrimination lawyer represented defendant with a claim for discrimination in discipline charge.



Carolyn Robinson is an African-American pharmacist employed by Walmart
Stores East, LP’s (“Walmart”) from 2005 until her termination in 2018. Ms.
Robison was 51-years old when Walmart fi... More...
   $0 (09-02-2021 - AL)

RANDY ALBRIGHT v. LOWE’S HOME CENTERS, LLC

Birmingham, AL - employment Discrimination lawyer represented Plaintiff with contending Lowe’s failed to promote him because of his age in violation of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (“ADEA”) claim.



Under Rule 56(a) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, summary judgment is proper “if
the movant s... More...
   $0 (09-02-2021 - AL)

United States of America v. RONALD WAYLAND COLE

Birmingham, AL - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with one count of possession with intent to distribute five grams or more of crack cocaine, one count of using a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime chargeqs.



In 2006, Mr. Cole was charged by indictment with one count of possession
... More...
   $0 (09-01-2021 - AL)

United States of America v. Chukwuma Jonas Osuagwu

New Orleans, LA- Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with five counts of bank fraud and one count of conspiracy to commit bank fraud charge.



This criminal appeal challenges the district court’s evidentiary rulings
and the sufficiency of the evidence, focusing predominately on whether the
government ... More...
   $0 (09-01-2021 - LA)

Tettus Davis versus Jonathon Hodgkiss, Individual Elizabeth Saucedo versus Jonathon Hodgkiss, Individual

New Orleans, LA- Civil Rights lawyer represented Plaintiff—Appellees with a Fourth Amendment rights violation claim.



Many of the relevant facts in this case are in dispute. However, as is
explained in greater detail infra, the posture of this interlocutory appeal
requires that we “accept the truth of the pla... More...
   $0 (09-01-2021 - LA)

United Steel, Paper and Forest v. Jarvis Anderson; Brian Brady

New Orleans, LA- Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant after being fired for engaging in union-related activities in violation of the First Amendment, the Equal Protection Clause, and Texas law. .



Castilleja spent fifteen years as a community service officer (“CSO”),
or probation officer, for the Bexar Co... More...
   $0 (08-31-2021 - LA)

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