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United States of America v. Ronald R. Tyler
Louisville, Kentucky criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with engaging in unwanted sexual contact with individuals under his supervision and control. Ronald R. Tyler, 55, of Shepherdsville, Kentucky, has been charged with engaging in unwanted sexual contact with four individuals who were under his supervision and with making false statements during an interview with the ...
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( 07-22-2022 - KY)

United States of America v. Bronson Meador
Louisville, Kentucky criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with aggravated identity theft, unlawful possession of identity documents, possession of counterfeit and unauthorized credit and debit card information, and possession of equipment to make fraudulent credit and debit cards. Bronson Meador, 35, of Hurst, Texas, who lived for a brief time in Elizabethtown, Kentucky,...
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( 06-28-2022 - KY)

Michael Newman; Anthony Sieg; Brian Raho; and Victor Gentry v. J.A., a minor, by and through S.A., his mother and next friend
During the 2018-2019 school year, J.A. was a freshman at Western High School ("Western") in Jefferson County, Kentucky. Newman, Raho, and Sieg were principals at Western during the applicable period (Newman, Raho, and Sieg are referred to collectively herein as the "Principals"), and Gentry was J.A.'s teacher. J.A. received special education instruction and services pursuant to the Individual...
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( 06-24-2022 - KY)

Andrew Todd v. Commonwealth of Kentucky
Louisville, Kentucky criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with DUI. On March 1, 2018, Louisville Metro Police were called to investigate a call about an unresponsive individual (later determined to be Todd) in a car parked in the middle of the road in the Valley Station area. Upon arrival, they discovered that Todd had regained consciousness. They then conducted thre...
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( 06-23-2022 - KY)

United States of America v. Dr. Stephanie M. Russell
Louisville, Kentucky criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged for her role in a murder-for-hire scheme to kill her former husband. Dr. Stephanie M. Russell, 51, used facilities in interstate commerce, specifically telephones, to call and text a person Russell believed she was paying to kill her former husband. In fact, the person Russell was plotting with is employed by the ...
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( 06-23-2022 - KY)

United States of America v. Bryan Andrew Wilson and Curt Flynn
Louisville, Kentucky criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with conspiring to violate the civil rights of Louisville pedestrians through the arbitrary use of force. Bryan Andrew Wilson, 36, and Curt Flynn, 40, were both charged with one count of conspiracy to violate civil rights in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 241. From August 2018 through ...
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( 06-21-2022 - KY)

United States of America v. Stephen Mudd, Jr.
Louisville, Kentucky criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with conspiring to commit money laundering by assisting in the unlawful purchase of automobiles with criminal proceeds. Between 2016 and 2017, Stephen Mudd, Jr., 40, formerly of Louisville, while working as a car salesman, helped falsify employment and bank account information in order to facilitate the purchase o...
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( 06-21-2022 - KY)

United States of America v. Keith Hunter
Louisville, Kentucky criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with engaging in tax evasion. Keith Hunter, 65, an attorney from Louisville, Kentucky, evaded the payment of federal income taxes, penalties, and interest due and owing by him to the United States, for the calendar years 2000, 2001, 2002, 2006, 2008, and 2011, totaling $1,124,620 by concealing assets in various way...
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( 06-17-2022 - KY)

Curtis Nelson v. Metalsa Structural Products, Inc.
Louisville, Kentucky civil rights lawyer represented Plaintiff, who sued Defendant on a job discrimination theory. Motion for Default Judgment filed by Plaintiff Curtis Nelson, [R. 12], in which he seeks default judgment against Defendant Metalsa Structural Products, Inc. (“Metalsa”) on claims of race and sex discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 196...
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( 06-03-2022 - KY)

Commonwealth of Kentucky v. Michael Via
Louisville, Kentucky criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with rape, sodomy, sexual abuse and voyeurism. Michael Via, age 52, was accused of raping a woman in 2019. The assault was videoed without the rapist's knowledge. Kentucky Revised Statutes - Section 510.040 - Rape in the first degree (1) A person is guilty of rape in the first degree when: (a) He e...
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( 06-03-2022 - KY)

Commonwealth of Kentucky v. John Johnson, a/k/a "Grandmater Jay"
Louisville, Kentucky criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with assault, resisting or impeding an offer and brandishing a firearm in relation to a crime of violence. John Johnson, a/k/a "Grandmater Jay" was arrested on December 3, 2020 for pointing an assault rifle at officers back in September 2020. Johnson is the leader of a Black militia group called "NFAC."...
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( 05-27-2022 - KY)

United States of America v. SHC Home Health Services of Florida, LLC
Louisville, Kentucky qui tam lawyers represented the United States in suing Defendants on False Claims Act violation theories. SHC Home Health Services of Florida, LLC and its related entities (collectively “Signature HomeNow”) paid $2.1 million to the United States government to settle claims of improperly billing the Medicare Program for home health services provided to beneficiari...
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( 05-05-2022 - KY)

United States of America v. Joseph Samir Zakhari
Louisville, Kentucky criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with sexual exploitation of a minor. Joseph Samir Zakhari, age 34, was convicted on September 24, 2021, of attempted online enticement of a minor, attempted transfer of obscene material to a minor, and attempted production of child pornography following a five-day jury trial. The charges against Zakhari ...
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( 04-15-2022 - KY)

Anthony Meagher v. Wal-Mart Stores East, L.P.
Louisville, Kentucky personal injury slip and fall lawyers represented Plaintiff, who sued Defendant on a premises liability negligence theory claiming to have suffered more than $75,000 in injuries and/or damages as a direct result of an accident i a Wal-Mart store. The claims made and defenses asserted are not available for this case. This case was initially filed in the Jeffe...
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( 03-21-2022 - KY)

La'Don Arnold v. O'Charley's Restaurant Properties, LLC
Louisville, Kentucky personal injury slip and fall lawyer represented Plaintiff, who sued Defendant on a premises liability theory claiming to have suffered more than $75,000 in injuries and/or damages as a direct result of an accident in one of Defendant's restaurants. ...
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( 03-17-2022 - KY)

Timothy Hopewell v. Dimitrii Cebanas and Condor Trans, Inc.
Louisville, Kentucky personal injury truck wreck lawyers represented Plaintiff on an auto negligent wrongful death theory claiming to have suffered more than $75,000 in injuries and/or damages as a direct result of an accident, which resulted in the death of Pamela Hopewell. The claims made and defenses asserted are not available for this case. This case was initially filed in t...
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( 03-17-2022 - KY)

United States of America v. Robert J. Bondonno
Louisville, Kentucky criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with ive counts of wire fraud, one count of mail fraud, one count of conspiracy to launder money, and 27 counts of promoting money laundering. Robert J. Bondonno of Henderson, Nevada age 66, created and distributed investment materials to potential investors containing materially false statements and omissions rega...
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( 03-16-2022 - KY)

Timothy Hopewell v. Dimitrii Cebanas and Condor Trans, Inc.
Louisville, Kentucky personal injury truck wreck lawyer represented Plaintiff, who sued Defendants on auto negligence theories claiming to have suffered more than $75,000 in injuries and/or damages as a direct result of trucking accident caused by Cebanos. The claims made and defenses asserted are not available for this case. This case was initially filed in the Jefferson Ci...
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( 03-14-2022 - KY)

United States of America v. Steve DeMoss and Ron Ivy
Louisville, Kentucky criminal defense lawyers represented defendant charged with repeatedly violating the Mine Safety and Health Administration’s (MSHA) regulations requiring accurate respirable coal-dust-sampling in underground coal mines. Respirable coal dust causes coal workers’ pneumoconiosis or black lung disease. Black lung is a progressive and irreversible disease leading to lung failur...
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( 03-06-2022 - KY)

Commonwealth of Kentucky v. Brett Hankison
Nashville, Kentucky criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with three counts of wanton endangerment, a low-level felony. Former Nashville, Tennessee police officer Brett Hankison participated in a raid on Breonna Tylor's home on March 13, 2020. The 26-year-old Black woman worked as an emergency medical tech and was settling down for bed when Louisville officers wi...
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( 03-04-2022 - KY)

Kevin Burton, Mike Garyantes and Frank Taylor v. State of Kentucky
Louisville, Kentucky personal injury lawyer represented Plaintiffs, who sued the State of Kentucky on civil rights whistleblower retaliation theories. Sgts. Kevin Burton and Mike Garyantes and Lt. Frank Taylor told supervisors and a prosecutor that evidence was being taken from the Elizabethtown post property rooms and secure lots between July and November of this year for “personal gai...
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( 02-12-2022 - KY)

United States of America v. Cara Leann Naber
Louisville, Kentucky criminal defense attorney represented defendant charged with conspiracy to launder drug trafficking proceeds and for structuring bank transactions to evade federal cash transaction reporting requirements. Cara Leann Naber, 57, was indicted by a Louisville Grand Jury in April 2019 with her codefendant and son, John Frank Naber III, 22. Cara Naber pleaded guilty on Oc...
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( 02-04-2022 - KY)

United States of America v. Cory P. Evans
Louisville, Kentucky criminal defense attorney represented defendant charged with using excessive force on an arrestee. Cory P. Evans, 34, pleaded guilty to violating the Constitution by using objectively unreasonable force against an arrestee. When he entered his guilty plea, Evans admitted that on May 31, 2020, while he was working as a part of the LMPD Special Response Team, he followe...
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( 02-02-2022 - KY)

United States of America v. James Terry Wood
Louisville, Kentucky criminal defense attorney represented defendant charged with felony drug and firearm possession. James Terry Wood, 37, possessed over 18 grams of fentanyl and a Browning .40 caliber handgun. Wood had previous felony convictions for reckless homicide, facilitating burglary and kidnapping, possessing controlled substances, being a felon in possession of a firearm, evad...
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( 12-20-2021 - KY)

United States of America v. Chester Gordon Whitescarver
Louisville, Kentucky civil litigation lawyer represented Defendants accused of sexually harassing female tenants. Chester Gordon Whitescarver and Bestsy Whitescarver, who have owned and managed rental properties in and around Russellville, Kentucky, have agreed to pay $230,000 to resolve a lawsuit alleging that they violated the Fair Housing Act (FHA). The department’s lawsuit alleged t...
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( 12-13-2021 - KY)

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