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United States of America v. Nicholas D. Moore
Monroe, Louisiana criminal defense lawyer represented the Defendant charged with drug and firearms charges. Two North Louisiana men were sentenced by United States District Judge Terry A. Doughty on drug and firearms charges. Nicholas D. Moore, 31, of R...
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( 02-29-2024 - LA)

Davlyn Flowers v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., et al.
Monroe, Louisiana personal injury slip and fall lawyer represented the Plaintiff who sued the Defendant on a premises liability negligence theory. Louisiana premises liability law governs who is responsible for injuries that occur on someone else's property. Here's a breakdown of the key aspects: Duty of care: Property owners and occupiers owe a duty of care to keep their premise...
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( 01-04-2024 - LA)

United States of America v. Ronald Latiolais, III
Berdeen Mississippi criminal defense lawyer represented the Defendant a Louisiana man sentenced to ten years for transportation of a minor across state lines for sexual purposes. A Louisiana man was sentenced today to 10 years in prison for transporting a minor across state lines with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity. According...
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( 12-14-2023 - LA)

United States of America v. Avery Antron Goins
Monroe, Louisiana criminal defense lawyer represented the Defendant charged with wire and bankruptcy fraud. Avery Antron Goins, 44, of Monroe, worked in Ouachita Parish, Louisiana, in the auto brokerage and sales industry. According to information introduced in court, Goins registered two companies with the Louisiana Secretary of State, Avery’s Auto Brokerage in 2006 and 2nd Chance Auto...
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( 10-24-2023 - LA)

Aline Tanner v. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co.
Monroe, Louisiana insurance law lawyer represented Plaintiff who sued Defendant on a bad faith breach of insurance contract theory. Under Section 22:1892, an insurer must initiate loss adjustment within 14 days after notification of loss by the claimant, or within 30 days if there is catastrophic loss (unless extended by the commissioner). This means that an insurer must take substantive ...
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( 06-01-2023 - LA)

United States of America v. Jacque Pierre Young
Monroe, Louisiana criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with drug trafficking. Jacque Pierre Young, 30, of Arcadia, was sentenced to 324 months (27 years) in prison, followed by 5 years of supervised release, for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and possession of a firearm during a drug trafficking crime. Agents with the Lincoln Parish Narcotics Enforce...
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( 05-31-2023 - LA)

United States of America v. Michael Ansezell Tolliver
Monroe, Louisiana criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with money laundering. Defendant sentenced to 120 months imprisonment, with credit for time served; upon release from imprisonment, supervised release for a period of 3 years; $100 Special Assessment; $1,114,742.00 Restitution Michael Ansezell Tolliver, 57, of Monroe, submitted nine fraudulent PPP and EIDL Pr...
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( 05-02-2023 - LA)

State of Louisiana v. Devontae Demarquis Coleman
Monroe, Louisiana criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with second degree murder. On August 3, 2017, defendant, Davontae Demarquis Coleman, was indicted for the second degree murder of Junius Benton, a violation of La. R.S. 14:30.1. Coleman was tried by a judge after waiving his right to jury trial on March 15-16, 2021. The judge took the matter under advisement and ...
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( 07-13-2022 - LA)

Felix Smith Borges v. Dilshod Y. Abdurasulov, et al.
Monroe, Louisiana personal injury car wreck lawyer represented Plaintiff, who sued Defendants on auto negligence theories claiming to have suffered more than $75,000 in damages and/or injuries in a motor vehicle accident. This case was originally filed in the 6th JDC, Madison Parish, 21-00160, and was removed to federal court by the Defendants. The case involves a multi-vehi...
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( 07-01-2022 - LA)

United States of America v. Brandon Khesahn Cooper
Monroe, Louisiana criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with felony possession of firearms by a convicted felon and possession of firearms in furtherance of drug trafficking. According to evidence presented in court, deputies with the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant on Brandon Khesahn Cooper’s residence on October 19, 2021. Inside his bedroom,...
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( 06-14-2022 - LA)

United States of America v. Joshua Ray Webb McGee
Monroe, Louisiana criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with felony possession of a firearm and other felonies. On July 27, 2021, a concerned motorist called 911 to report a motor vehicle accident in LaSalle Parish. When law enforcement arrived, the motorist told officers what had transpired. He explained that as he was traveling near a sharp curve in the road a blue SUV c...
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( 06-03-2022 - LA)

Aaliyah Evans and Mariah Williams v. Juan De Freites and De Freites Transportation, LLC
Monroe, LA - Aaliyah Evans and Mariah Williams sued Juan De Freites and De Freites Transportation, LLC on personal injury and auto negligence theories claiming to have suffered more than $75,000 in damages and/or injuries as a result of a truck wreck caused by De Freit...
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( 08-21-2020 - LA)

United States of America v. Randall Keith Byrd
Monroe, LA - The United States of America charged Randall Keith Byrd with wire fraud for bilking e-Bay customers out of nearly $2 million. Randall Keith Byrd, 66, was sentenced to serve four years in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release...
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( 07-06-2020 - LA)

United States of America v. Ronald W. Reeves
Monroe, LA - Scammer Sentenced to Federal Prison for Mail Fraud Involving a Scheme to Steal Nearly $400,000 Ronald W. Reeves, 68, of Delhi, Louisiana, was sentenced to serve 41 months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release for mail fraud i...
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( 10-04-2019 - LA)

United States of America v. Derrick Antonio Hall
Monroe, LA - Convicted felon from Monroe pleads guilty to illegally possessing loaded pistol Derrick Antonio Hall, 37, of Monroe, pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. According to the guilty plea, Hall drove to a gas station in M...
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( 06-24-2019 - LA)

United States of America v. Roderick Douglas
Monroe, LA - Former Supervisor at Louisiana Correctional Facility Sentenced for Role in Conspiracy to Violate Civil Rights of Inmates A former captain at the Richwood Correctional Center was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Monroe, Louisiana, for his r...
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( 06-05-2019 - LA)

United States of America v. Chad Lightfoot
Monroe, LA - Federal jury finds Chalmette resident guilty of using Monroe property to illegally receive disaster funds Chad Lightfoot, 47, of Chalmette, Louisiana, was convicted by a federal jury for using an address at a Monroe house that he did not live in to...
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( 03-18-2019 - LA)

United States of America v. Chad Lightfoot
Monroe, LA - Federal jury finds Chalmette resident guilty of using Monroe property to illegally receive disaster funds Chad Lightfoot, 47, of Chalmette, Louisiana, was convicted by a federal jury for using an address at a Monroe house that he did not live in to...
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( 03-16-2019 - LA)

United States of America v. Steve Scott
Monroe, LA - Dallas felon sentenced to 7 years in prison for possessing firearm in northeast Louisiana A Dallas felon was sentenced Wednesday to 84 months in prison for possessing a pistol found during a traffic stop in northeast Louisiana. Steve Scott, 40, of Dallas, Texas, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Terry A. Doughty on one count of felon in possession of a firearm. ...
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( 11-15-2018 - LA)

United States of America v. Ashely Owens and Felicia Simpson Western District of Louisiana Courthouse - Monroe, Louisiana
Monroe, LA - Monroe woman gets more than six years in prison for submitting fake titles on stolen vehicles Two Monroe women were sentenced on December 20, 2017 for a scheme to issue new titles for stolen automobiles. Ashley Owens, 31, of Monroe, La., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge S. Maurice Hicks Jr. to 76 months in prison on one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud an...
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( 12-26-2017 - LA)

United States of America v. Dion Paul Barnes
Monroe, LA - Arkansas man sentenced to 60 months in prison for conspiracy to cash counterfeit checks in four states An Arkansas man was sentenced to 60 months in prison for conspiring with several women to conduct a counterfeit check cashing scheme. Dion Paul Barnes, 38, of Little Rock, Ark., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Robert G. James on one count of conspiracy to make...
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( 07-11-2016 - LA)

United States of America v. Richard Allan Scott
Monroe, LA - Monroe tax preparer sentenced to 57 months in prison for filing false returns Richard Allan Scott, 38, of Monroe, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Robert G. James for multiple counts of aiding or subscribing a false tax return. He was also sentenced to one year of supervised release and was ordered to pay $338,380 restitution. Evidence admitted at the three-day trial, wh...
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( 01-06-2016 - LA)

United States of America v. Brodrick D. Spivey, Kimoni A. McMurray, Thaxter Reynolds and Harold Jenkins
Monroe, LA - Four Ruston residents sentenced for conspiracy to distribute and possess cocaine Four Ruston residents were sentenced for their roles in a cocaine distribution ring operating in the Lincoln Parish area. United States District Judge Robert G. James sentenced Ruston, La., residents Brodrick D. Spivey, 34, to 77 months in prison; Kimoni A. McMurray, 37, to 108 months in...
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( 01-05-2016 - LA)

United States of America v. Glay H. Collier II
Monroe, LA - Benton attorney pleads guilty to bankruptcy fraud A Benton attorney pleaded guilty to collecting filing fees from clients without informing the bankruptcy court. Glay H. Collier II, 53, of Benton, La., entered a conditional guilty plea to one count of bankruptcy fraud before U.S. Magistrate Judge Karen L. Hayes. The plea will become final when accepted by U.S. Distr...
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( 11-10-2015 - LA)

United States of America v. James Phillips
Monroe, LA - James Phillips, 63, of Rayville, La., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Robert G. James on one count of interstate transportation of stolen motor vehicles. He was also sentenced to serve three years of supervised release and pay $443,500 restitution. According to the May 13, 2015 guilty plea, Phillips was apprehended on August 16, 2013 driving a recently stolen vehicle. After furth...
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( 09-09-2015 - LA)

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