Securities Fraud Law
 
Democracy Partners, LLC v. Project Veritas Action Fund, et al.

New York, New York: Democracy Partners, LLC, Strategic Consulting Group, N.A., LLC, and Robert Creamer sued Project Veritas Action Fund, Project Veritas, Allison Maass and James O'Keefe claiming that Defendants used deceptive tactics, violated wiretapping laws and misrepresented itself in an undercover effort to target Plaintiffs' consulting firm.

The Plaintiffs claimed that their organ... More...
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Jimmie Luecke Children Partnership, Ltd., a Texas Limited Partnership v. Everhard Droemer, Dorchen Hoeinghaus, Bernard Droemer, Theodore Droemer, and Roberta Boriack

Austin, Texas – Real Estate lawyer represented Appellant with challenging the declaration that the offer was “bona fide” to purchase property.



The relevant facts are undisputed. From 2008 through 2018, the Droemers leased 544 acres (the Property) to JLCP but the parties did not renew the lease after 2018. In tha... More...
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Marlonia Ivy v. Victor Garcia and Wanda Garcia

Austin, Texas – Real Estate lawyer represented Appellant with Asserting claims for common-law fraud.



This is the second appeal arising from Ivy’s suit. The first appeal was filed by Ivy after the trial court granted a traditional motion for summary judgment in favor of the Garcias on the ground that the as-is clau... More...
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United States of America v. Deborah Anderson

Cleveland, Ohio criminal law lawyer represented Defendant charged with being a “money mule” for various financial fraud schemes that targeted individuals in the United States and elsewhere.

From June 2018 to August 2020, Deborah Anderson, 30, of Nigeria, was part of a financial fraud conspiracy that obtained money from victims through fraudulent investment opportunities, romance scams... More...
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United States of America v. David Tillman Deloach

Grand Rapids, Michigan criminal law lawyer represented Defendant charged with using a stolen identity to illegally purchase 28 handguns.

A Special Agent from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) Chicago Field Division began investigating David Tillman Deloach, age 39, from Kalamazoo, Michigan, after he was stopped by Indiana State Police for traffic violations ... More...
   $0 (09-22-2022 - MI)

United States of America v. Travis Crosby

Atlanta, Georgia criminal law lawyer represented Defendant charged with fraudulently obtaining a $300,000 forgivable Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan guaranteed by the Small Business Administration (SBA) under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

Travis Crosby, 32, of Wellford, conspired to submit a PPP loan application on behalf of Crosby’s company, Fai... More...
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5th and West Owner, L.P., and Joshua Needham v. Daryn Wasek and Donald Wasek

Austin, Texas – Real Estate lawyer represented Appellees with a fraud and negligent misrepresentation claim.



5th and West is the developer of a residential condominium building in downtown Austin. In December of 2017, the Waseks signed a contract to purchase a unit in the building, which was then in the early stages ... More...
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United States of America v. Vincent Okoye

Las Vegas, Nevada criminal law lawyer represented Defendant charged with
conspiracy to commit mail fraud.

According to court documents and admissions made in court, Okoye conspired with others, including co-defendant Jasmine-Royshell Kanisha Black, to obtain DETR and DES debit cards by submitting fraudulent unemployment insurance claims using other peoples’ personal identifying inf... More...
   $0 (09-22-2022 - NV)

United States of America v. Joshua Burrell

New York City, New York criminal law lawyer represented Defendant charged with securities fraud.

From in or about 2019 through in or about 2021, Joshua Burrell, age 39, from New York City, obtained millions of dollars of investments for the Activated Tax Advantaged Opportunity Fund, LLC and Activated Capital Opportunity Zone Fund II, LLC (collectively, the “Activated OZ Funds” or the ... More...
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United States of America v. Rynell Roberts

Detroit, Michigan criminal law lawyer represented Defendant charged with stealing the identities of ten people to commit bank fraud.

Raynell Roberts, age 39, from Redford, Michigan robbed four banks. Roberts was previously convicted of four bank robberies back in 2008. During all of the bank robberies, Roberts threatened tellers with a firearm, even firing a pistol inside the bank durin... More...
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United States of America v. Samuel Stoddard

St. Louis, Missouri criminal law lawyer represented Defendant charged with
Identity Theft.

Samuel Stoddard, 26, pleaded guilty in June to eight felony counts in two criminal cases: aggravated identity theft, identity theft, possession of a stolen motor vehicle, access device fraud, possession of five or more identification documents, possession of document-making implements, possessi... More...
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Lon Smith & Associates, Inc., and A-1 Systems, Inc. d/b/a Lon Smith Roofing and Construction v. Joe Key and Stacci Key

Fort Worth, Texas – Business Law lawyer represented Appellant appealing denial a Motion to Compel Arbitration.



This is part two of this court’s saga with this litigation. Part one (Smith 1), can be read at Lon Smith & Assocs., Inc. v. Key, 527 S.W.3d 604 (Tex. App.—Fort Worth 2017, pet. denied). The facts giving r... More...
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Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth v. Stephen Featherly

Fort Worth, Texas Personal Injury lawyer represented Defendant challenging hospital’s lien.



In this case, a hospital filed a statutory lien against an emergency room patient’s
personal injury cause of action, and the patient brought this declaratory judgment action
to challenge the validity of the hospital’s lien... More...
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United States of America v. Asa Saint Clair, a/k/a Asa Willaims, a/k/a Asa Sinclair

New York City, New York criminal law lawyer represented Defendant charged with devising a fraudulent investment scheme in which he tricked at least 60 victims into providing loans to his organization, the World Sports Alliance, tied to a purported digital coin offering called IGObit.

Asa Saint Clair, falsely represented to investors that the World Sports Alliance was a close affiliate o... More...
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United States of America v. Mark Pagani

New Haven, Connecticut criminal law lawyer represented Defendant charged with fraud and tax evasion.

From 2013 to at least August 2015, Mark Pagani, age 61, from Bolton, Connecticut, conspired with another person (“K.S.”), who is now deceased, to defraud a victim investor of more than $1 million. K.S. arranged investment deals with the victim, including the purported acquisition of ... More...
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United States of America v. Kenesha Burlison

East St. Louis, Illinois criminal law lawyer represented Defendant charged with identity theft.

Kenesha Burlison, 40, of St. Louis, Missouri, was the Director of Human Relations for Call for Help, Inc. from 2016 until her termination in 2020. Call for Help is a longstanding charitable organization in East St. Louis, Illinois, that helps people overcome a variety of personal crises, rangin... More...
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United States of America v. Darris Cotton

San Diego, California criminal law lawyer represented Defendant charged with
fraudulently obtaining benefits related to coronavirus pandemic

As early as July and August of 2020, Cotton submitted at least sixteen fraudulent applications for unemployment using other people’s names, dates of birth, and social security numbers. Cotton used a relative’s address to submit the fraudulen... More...
   $0 (09-19-2022 - CA)

United States of America v. Shaneca J. Moseley

Newport News, Virginia criminal law lawyer represented Defendant charged with misuse of a Social Security number, loan fraud, and identity theft.

According to court documents, Shaneca Moseley, 39, engaged in an identity takeover of C.J., a New Jersey resident. Between 2018 and 2020, Moseley impersonated C.J. by possessing and using a forged driver’s license containing C.J.’s personal... More...
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United States of America v. Rafael Robinson

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania criminal law lawyer represented Defendant charged with sex trafficking an adult by force.

Rafael Robinson, 35, of Philadelphia, PA, is the fourth and final member of a brutal sex trafficking ring in West Philadelphia to be sentenced. According to court documents, the four defendants ran a strip club, known as “Club Passions,” and a brothel, known as “Pass... More...
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United States of America v. Trina Welch

Coeur d'Alene criminal law lawyer represented Defendant charged with
wire fraud.

Trina Welch, age 49, of Osburn, Idaho, was employed by Kasco of Idaho, LLC as a bookkeeper from 2012 until 2019. Kasco is a construction and telecommunication company that does work in Washington, Idaho, Oregon, Montana, and Alaska. Beginning in at least 2013 and continuing until the day she was termina... More...
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Sunil Kumar Mehta and Mehta Investments, Ltd. v. Mohammed Ahmed

Houston, Texas – Fraud lawyer represented Appellants with suing for for breach of fiduciary duty, unjust enrichment, and fraud.



In his fourth amended petition, Ahmed alleged that in June 2017, the West
Oaks Mall, a 60-acre property in a prime west Houston location, was listed for sale.
Mehta, a Houston-area businessma... More...
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United States of America v. Dr. Kenneth Mitchell

Detroit, Michigan criminal law lawyer represented Defendant charged with defrauding Medicare by billing for services under another doctor’s name after Medicare revoked his privileges to participate in the program.

The defendant, Dr. Kenneth Mitchell, 60, of Oakland County, Michigan, was also charged for falsification of records designed to prevent detection of this fraud and aggravated ... More...
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United States of America v. Glenn Arcaro

San Diego, California criminal law lawyer represented Defendant charged with
fraud scheme.

Glenn Arcaro participated participation in BitConnect, a massive fraudulent cryptocurrency investment scheme, which defrauded thousands of investors from the United States and abroad.According to court documents, Glenn Arcaro, 44, conspired with others to exploit investor interest in cryptocurr... More...
   $0 (09-16-2022 - CA)

United States of America v. Katherine De Leon Evaristo

Seattle, Washington criminal law lawyer represented Defendant charged with Immigration Fraud.

In late 2012, Katherine De Leon Evaristo was approached by a cousin about a sham marriage after she attended her brother’s funeral in the Philippines. She agreed to the sham marriage in exchange for $20,000 with half paid at the start of the scheme and the other half when the fake spouse obtain... More...
   $0 (09-16-2022 - WA)

United States of America v. James Timothy Norman

St. Louis, Missouri criminal law lawyer represented Defendant charged with murder-for-hire and insurance fraud charges connected his successful plot to have his nephew killed in 2016.

After seven days of evidence, jurors found James Timothy Norman, 43, guilty of conspiracy to commit murder-for-hire, murder-for-hire and conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud in the fatal shooting of 21-... More...
   $0 (09-16-2022 - MO)

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