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United States of America v. Jeffery Wills

Cincinnati, Ohio - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with
various methamphetamine-trafficking offense charges. After exhausting his administrative remedies, he now files a motion for compassionate release or a sentence reduction.



After a federal grand jury returned an indictment charging Wills with variou... More...
   $0 (09-27-2021 - OH)

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...
   $0 (09-27-2021 - OH)

United States of America v. Align Health, Holistic Medical Center, Inc., Align Health Management, Eric Anderson, P.A. d/b/a Anderson Chiropractic Clinic

Knoxville, TN: Align Health and Holistic Medical Center, Inc. and Align Health Management, Inc., (collectively “Align”), Eric Anderson, P.A. d/b/a Anderson Chiropractic Clinic (“Anderson Chiropractic”), their owners and a former employee agreed to pay $163,400 to resolve allegations that they knowingly and improperly billed Medicare for electro-acupuncture using peri-auricular stimulation... More...   $0 (09-26-2021 - TN)

United States of America v. Jennifer Riccardi

Cincinnati, Ohio - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with stealing 1,505 gift cards from the mail charge.



In September 2017, an Ohioan mailed a $25 Starbucks gift card from the City of Mentor
in northeast Ohio. The gift card never reached its destination at an address in nearby Parma.
The sender com... More...
   $0 (09-25-2021 - OH)

ROBERT W. BETHEL v. CHARLOTTE JENKINS, Warden; MICHAEL ALLEN EIRING, Lieutenant; TIMOTHY SHOOP, Warden

Cincinnati, Ohio - Criminal defense lawyer represented an incarcerated inmate with a CCI policy—prohibiting inmates from receiving packages ordered by third parties from unapproved vendors claim.




Bethel is presently incarcerated at CCI in Chillicothe, Ohio, serving a capital sentence.
On February 6, 2015, pu... More...
   $0 (09-25-2021 - OH)

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...
   $0 (09-25-2021 - OH)

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...
   $0 (09-24-2021 - TX)

Philip Marsteller and Robert Swisher ex rel. United States of America v. MD Helicopters, Inc.

Huntsville, AL: Qui Tam lawyers represented Plaintiffs, who sued Defendant on a False Claims Act Violation theory claiming that Defendant fraudulently induced the United States Arm into contract with Saudi Arabia, El Salvador and Costa Rica.

The Army wanted to buy military helicopters to send under its Foreign Military Sales program to three American aillies: Sanudi Arabia, El Salvador an... More...
   $0 (09-24-2021 - AL)

United States of America v. Bradley Nelson

Cincinnati, Ohio - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with a distributing visual depictions of real minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct charge.



In February 2020, Nelson pleaded guilty to distributing visual depictions of real minors
engaged in sexually explicit conduct, in violation of 18 U.S.C. ... More...
   $0 (09-24-2021 - OH)

United States of America v. William Milliron

Cincinnati, Ohio - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with using a deadly or dangerous weapon to forcibly assault, resist, oppose, impede, intimidate, and interfere with federal officers performing their official duties; receipt or possession of a firearm; carrying and using a firearm; possession of equipment or products which may be used to manufa... More...   $0 (09-24-2021 - OH)

United States of America v. Diana Wilhelmsen Management Limited

Norfolk, VA: A Cyprus-based company was illegally discharging oily water into the Atlantic Ocean.

“We are firmly committed to enforcing federal environmental laws and will not tolerate conduct that pollutes our water, imperils natural ecosystems, and endangers our wildlife,” said Raj Parekh, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia. “As this case demonstrates, those... More...
   $0 (09-23-2021 - VA)

United States of America v. JANKIE JACKSON (18-5676); PETER COMBS (18-6003)

Cincinnati, Ohio - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendants with a participating in a cocaine distribution ring charge.



Jankie Jackson ran a cocaine distribution ring with customers in central and eastern
Kentucky. Peter Combs joined Jackson’s operation. The ring was eventually foiled when DEA
agents an... More...
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United States of America v. Luis Andres Medel-Guadalupe United States of America v. Luis Medel

New Orleans, LA - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with a charge.



Medel-Guadalupe was arrested and charged in a five-count
indictment with harboring illegal aliens. The first count charged conspiracy
to harbor illegal aliens in violation of 8 U.S.C. § 1324(a)(1)(A)(v)(II) and
(B)(i) while th... More...
   $0 (09-23-2021 - LA)

Francisco Ortega Garcia, individually and as surviving spouse of Patricia Guadalupe Garcia Cervantes, and as successor-in-interest to the estate; and as next friend of V.S.O.G., a minor child, versus United States of America; Mercury Marine, a division of Brunswick Corporation; Safe Boats International, L.L.C.

New Orleans, LA - Personal Injury lawyer represented Plaintiff—Appellant with a (1) negligence and wrongful death claims against the United States and (2) products liability, gross negligence, and wrongful death claims against the manufacturers of the vessel and its engines, Safe Boats and Mercury Marine charges.




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United States of America v. Richard Gontarek

Newark, NJ: Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with illegal interstate sale of carving made of sperm whale ivory.

Richard Gontarek, 55, of Woodbridge, New Jersey, was charged with two counts of violating the Lacey Act, by selling to a buyer in Pennsylvania carvings made of sperm whale ivory that Gontarek should have known were possessed in violation of New Jersey State ... More...
   $0 (09-22-2021 - NJ)

GREGORY V. TUCKER v. CITY OF SHREVEPORT; C. B. CISCO; T. KOLB; W. MCINTIRE; Y. JOHNSON

New Orleans, LA - Civil Rights lawyer represented Plaintiff – Appellee with a use of excessive force in effecting his arrest claim.



Given the interlocutory and limited nature of this appeal, we lack
jurisdiction to review the district court’s “sufficiency of the evidence”
assessments of disputed facts. Se... More...
   $0 (09-22-2021 - LA)

The Parish of Plaquemines, The State of Louisiana, ex rel, Jeffrey Martin Landry, Attorney General; The State of Louisiana, through the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources Office of Coastal Management and its Secretary, Thomas F. Harris, versus Chevron USA, Incorporated, As Successor in Interest to Chevron Oil Company and The California Company; Exxon Mobil Corporation, As Successor in Interest to Exxon Corporation and Humble Oil and Refining Company; ConocoPhillips Company, As Successor in Interest to General American Oil Company of Texas consolidated with Parish of Cameron, State of Louisiana, ex rel, Jeff Landry; State of Louisiana, on behalf of Louisiana Department of Natural Resources, on behalf of Office of Coastal Management, on behalf of Thomas F. Harris versusBP America Production Company; Chevron Pipe Line Company; Chevron USA Holdings, Incorporated; Chevron USA, Incorporated; Exxon Mobil Corporation; Kerr-McGee Oil; Gas Onshore, L.P.; Shell Offshore, Incorporated; Shell Oil Company; Swepi, L.P.; Texas Company

New Orleans, LA - Personal Damages lawyer represented Plaintiff—Appellee and Intervenors—Appellees with a petition for rehearing a new theory of liability claim for civil liability and damages.



Congress enacted the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972 to
encourage states to manage their coasts in an environmenta... More...
   $0 (09-22-2021 - LA)

United States of America v. Jaimian Rashaad Sims

New Orleans, LA - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with sex trafficking a minor and conspiracy to sex traffic a minor charges.



Sims was a Houston-based rap artist (known as “Sauce Lean”) and
pimp who associated with a group who called themselves “The Sauce
Factory” (TSF). TSF members were a... More...
   $0 (09-21-2021 - LA)

United States of America v. Sylvia Diaz

New Orleans, LA - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with a conspiring to acquire a firearm rom a licensed firearms dealer by false or fictitious statement charge.



Diaz and her husband, Jose Diaz (“Jose”), served as illegal straw-purchasers in a weapons-trafficking arrangement. They purchased firearms
... More...
   $0 (09-21-2021 - LA)

United States of America v. Brian Matthew Morton

New Orleans, LA - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with a child pornography charge.



Brian Matthew Morton was stopped for speeding near Palo Pinto,
Texas. After the officers smelled marijuana, he gave consent to search his
van. Officers found sixteen ecstasy pills, one small bag of marijuana, and a ... More...
   $0 (09-20-2021 - LA)

United States of America v. Henry David Jackson

New Orleans, LA - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with a using a facility in aid of a racketeering enterprise with intent to commit a “crime of violence” charge.



Jackson enticed a 17-year-old girl to leave her home in Lubbock, Texas
and come to live with him in Fort Worth, Texas. There, Jackson had... More...
   $0 (09-20-2021 - LA)

United States of America v. Thomas Roy Clark

New Orleans, LA - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with a health care fraud charge.



Clark pleaded guilty to health care fraud after operating a chiropractic
clinic that fraudulently billed insurance companies for services he performed
without a license. The district court sentenced Clark to 41 mon... More...
   $0 (09-20-2021 - LA)

United States of America v. OJIN KIM

New Orleans, LA - Copyright Infringement lawyer represented defendant with a one count of criminal copyright infringement charge.



The Odessa Police Department and the Ector County Sheriff’s Office, in
conjunction with the FBI, investigated illegal game rooms in Odessa, Texas
that were the source of numerous c... More...
   $0 (09-20-2021 - LA)

United States of America v. Chimene Hamilton Onyeri

New Orleans, LA - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant for conspiring to violate the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (“RICO”) charge.



Onyeri’s criminal activities involved a multitude of misdeeds that
spanned almost half a decade. Pertinent to this appeal is his criminal
miscon... More...
   $0 (09-20-2021 - LA)

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)

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