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United States of America v. Ward Wesley Wright

Cincinnati, Ohio - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with murder for hire and conspiring to distribute cocaine charges. He now seeks compassionate release based on his deteriorating health and the COVID-19 pandemic



Ward Wright was a member of a motorcycle gang in Michigan. He began distributing
cocaine ... More...
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United States of America v. Robert Sylvester Kelly, a/k/a "R. Kelly"

Brooklyn, NY: Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with racketeering.

R & B singer R. Kelley was charged with racketeering, sexual exploitation of a child, kidnapping, bribery and sex trafficking.... More...
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United States of America v. Vladimir Manso-Zamora

Cincinnati, Ohio - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with conspiring to commit Hobbs Act robbery; three substantive Hobbs Act robberies, see id.; and three counts of possessing and brandishing or discharging a firearm in furtherance of those robberies charges. He now moves to be released under § 3582(c)(1), asserting that he was at high risk of s... More...   $0 (09-27-2021 - OH)

Vitalina Lucas Lopez v. Merrick B. Garland, Attorney General

Cincinnati, Ohio - Criminal defense lawyer represented Petitioner after an Immigration Judge (IJ) issued an in absentia removal order. She now now petitions for review of that decision



Vitalina Lopez is a native and citizen of Guatemala who entered the United States in the
1990s without admission or parole. In 2003... More...
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United States of America v. Jason Rosales

Cincinnati, Ohio - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and attempt to possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine charges.



In February 2017, Monica Duran agreed to transport drugs for her boyfriend “Christian”
from Santa An... More...
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United States of America v. Daniel Gissantaner

Cincinnati, Ohio - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with the reliability of a form of DNA-sorting evidence claim



Daniel Gissantaner became embroiled in an argument with his neighbors. One neighbor
called 911, telling the dispatcher that Gissantaner, a convicted felon, had a gun. The police
responde... More...
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NICOLE MARIE SWIGER v. JOEL ROSETTE, et al.

Cincinnati, Ohio - Predatory Loan lawyer represented Plaintiff-Appellee with a predatory loan claim.



Swiger alleges that she fell victim to an illegal “rent-a-tribe” scheme when she accepted a
$1200 loan at an interest rate exceeding 350% from online lender Plain Green LLC—an entity
owned by and organized... More...
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United States of America v. Izaak Vincent Kemp

Dayton, OH: Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with illegally taking approximately 2,500 pages of classified documents.

Izaak Vincent Kemp, 36, of Fairborn, was charged on Jan. 25 by a Bill of Information.

According to court documents, Kemp was employed as a contractor at the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) from July 2016 to May 2019, and later as a cont... More...
   $0 (09-26-2021 - OH)

United States of America v. William Wheat, Jr.

Cincinnati, Ohio - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute at least 100 grams of heroin and 40 grams of fentanyl charges.



Reels operated a substantial drug-trafficking ring that sold cocaine, heroin, and fentanyl
in Cleveland, Ohio. He had ... More...
   $0 (09-25-2021 - OH)

IN RE: JAMES HANNA

Cincinnati, Ohio - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with direct appeal and state postconviction remedies for a death sentence.




Hanna was convicted of aggravated murder and sentenced to death. He exhausted directappeal and state postconviction remedies, then filed a federal habeas corpus petition, which... More...
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United States of America v. JOSH SMALL (20-5117); JONI AMBER JOHNSON (20-5120)

Cincinnati, Ohio - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendants with aiding and abetting a kidnapping and conspiracy to commit kidnapping charges.



In 2018, Small and Johnson were indicted for aiding and abetting a kidnapping and
conspiracy to commit kidnapping in violation of 18 U.S.C. §§ 1201(a)(1), (c). At tri... More...
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JOSEPH FORRESTER TRUCKING; AMERICAN RESOURCES INSURANCE COMPANY v. DIRECTOR, OFFICE OF WORKERS’ COMPENSATION PROGRAMS, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR; ARTHUR DAVIS H & P COAL COMPANY, INC.; AMERICAN RESOURCES INSURANCE COMPANY v. DIRECTOR, OFFICE OF WORKERS’ COMPENSATION PROGRAMS, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR; CECIL MAE MABE, on behalf of the Estate of Bill Wayne Mabe LOCKWORTH, INC.; AMERICAN RESOURCES INSURANCE COMPANY v. DIRECTOR, OFFICE OF WORKERS’ COMPENSATION PROGRAMS, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR; LOYAL E. TACKETT

Cincinnati, Ohio - Workers Compensation lawyer represented three coal mine operators challenging an adverse black lung benefits determination made by the Department of Labor’s Benefits Review Board.



In separate proceedings, Department of Labor ALJs awarded benefits under the Black
Lung Benefits Act to three miners... More...
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United States of America v. Alvin Beasley

Urbana, IL: Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with felony firearm possession.

Alvin Beasley, 36, of Danville, Ill., indicted for possession of a firearm by a felon.

Over two days of testimony, the government presented evidence to establish that Beasley had possessed a firearm on May 23, 2019. Danville police had responded to a shots fired call that day in the... More...
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United States of America v. Kevin Hartleroad

Fort Wayne, IN: Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with attempted production of child pornography.

Kevin Hartleroad, 64, of Parkersburg, West Virginia, was charged with attempted production of child pornography.

In February 2020, Hartleroad attempted to coerce a minor to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing a visual depiction of such... More...
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United States of America v. Kevin Villamar

Covington, KY: Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with production of child pornography.

Kevin Villamar, 29, was charged with production of child pornography.

Villamar admitted to traveling from Ohio to Boone County, Kentucky, on August 8, 2020, to engage in illicit sexual conduct with a minor. Villamar filmed the sexual conduct on his iPhone and se... More...
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United States of America v. Charleslenzeo Sanchez Williams

Bowling Green, KY: Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with trafficking in methamphetamine and the illegal possession of a firearm.

Charleslenzeo Sanchez Williams, 38 years of age, was found on January 13, 2020, in the possession of, with the intent to distribute, over 50 grams of methamphetamine, in possession of a firearm having been previously convicted of a felony ... More...
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United States of America v. Gerald Thompson

Monroe, LA: Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with drug possession with intent to distribute.

Gerald Thompson, 37, of Ruston, Louisiana, was charged for illegally possessing drugs and a firearm.

The charges in this case are the result of a search warrant which was executed at Thompson’s residence in Ruston on March 12, 2020. Law enforcement agents entered th... More...
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United States of America v. Daniel Bennett

Sherman, TX: Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with sex trafficking by force, fraud or coercion.

Daniel Bennett, 38, was indicted for transportation of an individual in interstate commerce, knowing they would engage in illegal sex.

“We know human trafficking is basically modern-day slavery and the victims often feel they have no way out,” said Acting U.S... More...
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United States of America v. Juan Navarro, Jr.

Dallas, TX: Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with sexually exploiting children.

Juan Navarro, Jr., 38, was charged with sexual exploitation of two six-year-old girls and possession of child pornography.

Mr. Navarro admitted that in 2019, he enticed a female child into engaging in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing images of such conduct. ... More...
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United States of America v. Don Smith and Samuel Sherman

Little Rock, AR: Criminal defense lawyers represented defendants charged with conspiracy that resulted in the murder of a federal informant.

Don Smith, 38, of Malvern, Arkansas, and Samuel Sherman, 38, of Batesville, Arkansas, were charged with conspiracy to cause witness tampering resulting in death. Smith was also charged with witness tampering resulting in death, conspiracy to distrib... More...
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State of Texas v. Adam Matthew Hammond

Wichita Falls, TX: Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with attempted sexual assault of an 8-month=old child, retaliation against the Child's mother and cruelty to animals.

Adam Matthew Hammond, age 21, was charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child, retaliation and cruelty to a non-livestock animal in connection with March 27, 2018. ... More...
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United States of America v. RICKY ANTHONY LANIER (16-6655); KATRINA RESHINA LANIER (16-6657)

Cincinnati, Ohio - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendants with conspiracy, wire fraud, and major fraud against the federal government charges.



Five years ago, Ricky and Katrina Lanier were tried for conspiracy, wire fraud, and major
fraud against the federal government. R. 151 (Second Superseding Indictment... More...
   $0 (09-24-2021 - OH)

United States of America v. JOSH SMALL (20-5117); JONI AMBER JOHNSON (20-5120),

Cincinnati, Ohio - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendants with for aiding and abetting a kidnapping and conspiracy to commit kidnapping charges.



In 2018, Small and Johnson were indicted for aiding and abetting a kidnapping and
conspiracy to commit kidnapping in violation of 18 U.S.C. §§ 1201(a)(1), (c). At... More...
   $0 (09-24-2021 - OH)

United States of America v. Scott Sherwood

Cincinnati, Ohio - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with transporting visual depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct, and possessing child pornography charges.



In 2015, Sherwood pleaded guilty to transporting visual depictions of minors engaged in
sexually explicit conduct, see 18 U.S.... More...
   $0 (09-24-2021 - OH)

United States of America v. Homero Quintanilla Navarro

Cincinnati, Ohio - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with a conspiring to distribute and possess with intent to distribute and possessing with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine charge.



In 2017, defendant pleaded guilty with the benefit of a plea agreement reached under
Federal Rule o... More...
   $0 (09-24-2021 - OH)

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