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United States of America v. Kenneth Lofton

Jackson, Mississippi criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine base, also referred to as “crack."

Kenneth Lofton, 44, and his co-defendants negotiated and conducted the sale of cocaine base in the Jackson area in January 2020. Surveillance, confidential source information and additional intercepted communication... More...
   $0 (05-24-2022 - MS)

State of Texas v. Andrew Riggs

Wichita Falls, Texas criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with indecency with an 8-year=old child and continuing for 10 years.

Andrew Riggs, age 46, was charged with sexual indecency with a child. The child testified that Defendant abused her during the entire time that he dated her mother who caught him abusing her.

Title 5 Texas Penal Code Sec. 21.01 provides:... More...
   $0 (05-23-2022 - TX)

United States of America v. Jeremey K. Mairidith

Oxford, Mississippi criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with drug distribution.

eremy K. Mairidith, 40, was convicted following his guilty plea in November of leading a drug trafficking organization which conspired to sell and distribute methamphetamine and marijuana. On Thursday morning, U.S. District Judge Michael P. Mills sentenced Mairidith after hearing arguments an... More...
   $0 (05-20-2022 - MS)

United States of America v. Ken Alexander

New York, New York criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with firearm felonies.


WHEREAS, on or about May 11, 2021, KEN ALEXANDER a/k/a “Ryu, ” (the “Defendant”), among others, was charged in two counts of a three-count Superseding Indictment, S4 21 Cr. 249 (SHS) (the “Indictment”), with conspiracy to commit firearms offenses, in violation of Title 18, Unit... More...
   $0 (05-20-2022 - NY)

United States of America v. James Thomas, a/k/a "Spazz"

New York, New York criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with
conspiracy to commit firearms offenses, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 371 (Count One); gun trafficking, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 922(a)(1)(A), 924(a)(1) and 2 (Count Two); and interstate travel with intent to commit gun trafficking, in violation of Title 18, Unit... More...
   $0 (05-20-2022 - NY)

State of Idaho v. Clayton Tyrel Nulph

Boise, Idaho criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with drug trafficking.

Clayton Tyrel Nulph pled guilty to trafficking in heroin, Idaho Code § 37-2732B(a)(6)(A). In exchange for his guilty plea, additional charges were dismissed.

Defendant thought that his sentence was excessive and appealed.... More...
   $0 (05-20-2022 - ID)

United States of America v. Robert Marlin Sellers, II

Hartford, Connecticut criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with attempting to engage in commercial sex with a minor.

In 2020, law enforcement received information that Robert Martin Sellers, age 62, of Bristol, was sharing videos of child sex abuse on a website that is focused on incest. In November 2020, an undercover FBI employee began interacting with Sellers on the s... More...
   $0 (05-20-2022 - CT)

United States of America v. Morgan Lee Bowman, Megan Louise Detherage, Sarah Michelle Humbard, David William Morris, and Chloe Louise Stith

Tulsa, Oklahoma criminal defense lawyers represented defendants charged with tampering with a witness, victim or informant by using and threatening physical force.

The body of Jolene Walker Campbell, an Osage Nation citizen, was discovered on July 15, 2020, in a remote field in Mayes County within the boundaries of the Muscogee Nation reservation. Federal prosecutors allege the kidnapping... More...
   $0 (05-20-2022 - OK)

United States of America v. Matthew Engram

Boston, Massachusetts criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with participating in a sex trafficking conspiracy.

Matthew Engram, 35, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit sex trafficking by force, fraud and coercion; two counts of transportation of an individual for purposes of prostitution; and one count of conspiracy to commit interstate travel in aid of a r... More...
   $0 (05-20-2022 - MA)

United States of America v. Hector Minaya Melo, a/k/a “El Jefe”

Boston, Massachusetts criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with drug trafficking conspiracy involving fentanyl.

Hector Minaya Melo, a/k/a “El Jefe,” 35, was pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 40 grams or more of fentanyl and two counts of distribution of 40 grams or more of fentanyl.

From 2019 throug... More...
   $0 (05-19-2022 - MA)

United States of America v. Raul A. Gonzalez Reynes

Springfield, Missouri criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with drug trafficking and felony possession of a machine gun.

Raul A. Gonzalez Reyes, age 35, from Stotts City, Missouri, was arrested on Oct. 12, 2020, following a pursuit by law enforcement officers in which he shot at an officer before crashing his vehicle. According to court documents, Gonzalez Reyes also shot... More...
   $0 (05-17-2022 - MO)

United States of America v. Jirard Quin Kincherlow

Tallahassee, Florida criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with coercing or enticing a minor to engage in prostitution.

Jirard Quin Kincherlow, age 40, of Montgomery Alabama, was convicted by a federal jury on June 11, 2021, finding Kincherlow guilty on the sole count of coercing or enticing a minor to engage in prostitution.

“This sentence is yet another examp... More...
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United States of America v. Lonnie Allen Hill

Des Moines, Iowa criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with unlawful transportation of firearms and possession of drugs with intent to distribute.

Between May and July 2020, law enforcement officers in Polk and Marshall Counties repeatedly encountered Lonnie Allen Hill, age 53, of Ames, Iowa, with drugs and firearms. In two incidents, Hill led officers on high-speed vehicl... More...
   $0 (05-16-2022 - IA)

United States of America v. Charles Fears and Samuel Nichols

Chicago, Illinois criminal defense lawyers represented defendants charged with sex trafficking.

From 2012 to 2014, CHARLES FEARS and a co-defendant, SAMUEL NICHOLS, operated a sex trafficking business through which they used force, fraud, and coercion to cause multiple women and children to engage in commercial sex acts and turn over the proceeds to Fears and Nichols. The men supplied t... More...
   $0 (05-16-2022 - IL)

United States of America v. Dezmin Meridith

Omaha, Nebraska criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with transportation of child porn.

In May 2019, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office began investigating a CyberTipline Report that a Dropbox user had uploaded child pornography. Investigators identified Dezmin Meridith, age 27, of Columbus, Nebraska, as a suspect and determined that he had relocated from Omaha back to... More...
   $0 (05-13-2022 - NE)

United States of America v. George Oscar Messer

London, Kentucky criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with kidnapping.

George Oscar Messer, 62, of Rockholds, Kentucky was motivated to kidnapping as a result of an unsuccessful drug transaction, during which Messer’s son and his co-conspirators lost $10,000. Messer arrived at the scene of the kidnappings with numerous firearms, including an assault rifle and .44 magnu... More...
   $0 (05-13-2022 - KY)

United States of America v. Milton Portillo Rodriguez, a/k/a “Little Gangster”, a/k/a “Seco”

Baltimore, Maryland criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with racketeering conspiracy, racketeering, attempted murder, assault with a dangerous weapon, conspiracy to commit murder in aid or racketeering, as well as related violent crimes in aid of racketeering, including three murders.

On January 24, 2022, a federal jury convicted Portillo Rodriguez of the racketeering ch... More...
   $0 (05-13-2022 - NJ)

United States of America v. Malik Lee Simpson

Lynchburg, Virginia criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with possessing a fully automatic machine gun while distributing large quantities of marijuana in the Lynchburg area,

Malik Lee Simpson, 23, pled guilty in February 2022 to two counts of possession with the intent to distribute marijuana and two counts of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking... More...
   $0 (05-13-2022 - VA)

United States of America v. Melissa Joann Hibbitts

Wheeling, West Virginia criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with drug trafficking.

Melissa Joann Hibbitts, of Wheeling, West Virginia, age 35, pleaded guilty in March 2022 to one count of “Conspiracy to Distribute and Possess with the Intent to Distribute Cocaine Base, Cocaine Hydrochloride, Methamphetamine, and Heroin.” Hibbitts admitted to working with others to s... More...
   $0 (05-13-2022 - OH)

United States of America v. Edward Paul Potter

Beckley, West Virginia criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with possession with intent to distribute a quantity of heroin.

According to court documents and statements made in court, law enforcement officers executed a search warrant on the residence of Edward Paul Potter, 42, of Bradley, on December 1, 2020. During the search, law enforcement officers found over 50 gram... More...
   $0 (05-13-2022 - WV)

United States of America v. Zahida Aman, Mohammad Nauman Chaudhri and Mohammed Rehan Chaudhri

Richmond, Virginia criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with illegal forced labor.

Zahida Aman, age 80, Mohammad Nauman Chaudhri, age 54 and Mohammed Rehan Chaudhri, age 58, were charged with conspiracy to commit forced labor, forced labor, and document servitude.

“The defendants exploited someone who should have been a loved family member to force her to wor... More...
   $0 (05-13-2022 - VA)

State of Oklahoma v. Andres Matthew Salazar and Luis Felipe Lucatero-Godiez A/K/A Luis Godinez-Lucatero

Tulsa, Oklahoma criminal defense attorney represented Defendant, charged with:
Aggravated Trafficking in Illegal Drugs - Meth

Count # 1. Count as Filed: DU8TAM3, AGGRAVATED TRAFFICKING IN ILLEGAL DRUGS - METH, in violation of 63 O.S. 2-415(C)(4)
Date of Offense: 11/24/2021
Party Name Disposition Information
SALAZAR, ANDREW MATTHEW Disposed: CONVICTION, 05/12/2022. Gui... More...
   $0 (05-12-2022 - OK)

United States of America v. Lairon Graham, et al.

Buffalo, New York criminal defense lawyers represented Defendants charged with sex trafficking and drug conspiracies.

• Lairon Graham a/k/a Shah a/k/a Uncle Shah a/k/a Unc – 64, Buffalo, NY
• Kimberly Udrea – 34, Buffalo, NY
• Thomas Degree a/k/a Tommy – 57, Fairborn, GA
• Joseph Ward – 58, Buffalo, NY
• Jordan Davis a/k/a Little Corn a/k/a Baby Corn – ... More...
   $0 (05-12-2022 - NY)

United States of America v. Brandon Tyre Garner

Huntington, West Virginia criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with unlawful transportation of firearms.

Brendon Tyre Garner, 33, possessed .380-caliber ammunition in Huntington on June 29, 2021. Garner possessed this ammunition when he shot an individual on Charleston Avenue and fled the scene.

Federal law prohibits a person with a prior felony conviction from... More...
   $0 (05-12-2022 - WV)

State of Oklahoma v. Jordan Christopher Phipps

Tulsa, Oklahoma criminal defense attorney represented Defendant, charged with:
Aggravated Trafficking of Illegal Drugs - Meth

Count # 1. Count as Filed: DU8TAM3, AGGRAVATED TRAFFICKING OF ILLEGAL DRUGS - METH, in violation of 63 O.S. 2-415(d)(4)
Date of Offense: 08/02/2021
Party Name Disposition Information
PHIPPS, JORDAN CHRISTOPHER Disposed: CONVICTION, 05/11/2022. ... More...
   $0 (05-11-2022 - OK)

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