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State of Maine v. Joshua Lovell
Portland, Maine criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with transportation of drugs. Prior to January 11, 2020 Michael Lee, a detective employed by Amtrak with experience in investigating cases involving the transport of narcotics by train, had been informed by an Amtrak conductor named Gato that a passenger named Joshua Lovell had made a same-day round trip from Portland t...
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( 05-21-2022 - ME)

Courthouse News Service, et al. v. Amy Quinlan
Portland, Maine constitutional law lawyers represented Plaintiffs who sued Defendants on a First Amendment violation theory seeking injunctive relief. When the Maine Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) piloted an electronic case filing system for the state's trial courts, its original rules required court clerks to withhold public access to new civil complaints until three business...
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( 05-02-2022 - ME)

United States of America v. Rodney Crowley
Portland, Maine criminal defense attorney represented defendant charged with possession of child porn. In August 2019, investigators with Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) executed search warrants for Rodney Crowley’s residence and person. HSI had obtained information from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) regarding child pornography activity involving users of an internet m...
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( 02-23-2022 - ME)

United States of America v. Rodney Crowley
Portland, Maine criminal defense attorney represented defendant charged with possession of child pornography. Rodney Crowley, 33, pleaded guilty on August 31, 2021. In August 2019, investigators with Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) executed search warrants for Crowley's residence and person. HSI had obtained information from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) regardi...
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( 02-15-2022 - ME)

Barbara O'Hearn v. Certain Underwriters at Lloyd's London, et al.
New Gloucester, Maine insurance law lawyer represented Plaintiff on a bad faith breach of insurance contract theory claiming to have suffered more than $75,000 in damages as a direct result. Lloyd's at London is not an insurance company, but a group of underwriters who underwriter a risk for a percentage of the premium paid by the insured, and have to come up with their share of the claim...
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( 01-13-2022 - ME)

United States of America v. Joseph Pinkham
Portland, Maine criminal defense attorney represented defendant charged with distributing child pornography. In October 2019, Joseph Pinkham, 35, sent several text messages to an individual in Texas containing images of minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct. The individual in Texas reported the conduct to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office. Investigators identified the sender as...
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( 01-13-2022 - ME)

United States of America v. David Altenburg
Portland, Maine criminal defense attorney represented defendant charged with wire fraud, etc. David Altenburg, 46, from Bath, was charged with wire fraud, money laundering, transferring property to prevent seizure, and aggravated identity theft. According to court records, between February 2019 and September 2020, Altenburg used his access to his employer’s financial accounts ...
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( 12-13-2021 - ME)

State of Maine v. Shawn Purvis
Portland, Maine criminal defense attorney represented defendant charged with manslaughter. Shawn Purvis, a Scarborough roofing contractor was charged with workplace manslaughter in the death of his half-brother who fell to his death on a Portland job site. Alan Loignon, 30, of Biddeford, fell Dec. 13, 2018, while working on a job Purvis had booked at a home on Munjoy Hill with a ...
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( 12-10-2021 - ME)

Abigail Starr v. MOWI ASA, et al.
Portland, Maine personal injury attorney represented Plaintiff, who sued Defendants on fraud theories claiming to have suffered more than $75,000 in injuries and/or damages as a direct result of wrongful fraudulent acts, errors and/or omissions....
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( 12-01-2021 - ME)

United States of America v. Alexander Gormatov
Portland, ME: Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with visa fraud. Alexander Gormatov, 33, a Russian national, entered the U.S. on a student/work visa in 2009, and later successfully adjusted his status to that of an academic student visa by attending Southern Maine Community College in 2010. In 2011, he met a 17-year-old female U.S. citizen through a Craigslist employme...
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( 10-11-2021 - ME)

United States of America v. Nathan Libby
Portland, ME: Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with making a hoax distress call. Nathan Libby, 32, was charged with making a hoax distress call to the U.S. Coast Guard. According to court records, on December 3, 2020, while at the Spruce Head Fisherman’s Co-op, Libby communicated a false distress call for a vessel and crew reportedly taking on water in the...
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( 09-30-2021 - ME)

United States of America v. Robert Goguen
Portland, ME: Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with possessing images of child sexual exploitation and violating the terms of his supervised release. Robert Goguen, 46, was indicted for possessing images of child sexual exploitation. According to court records, on November 10, 2015, U.S. probation officers went to Goguen’s apartment in Bangor and seized a laptop com...
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( 09-21-2021 - ME)

United States of America v. Melissa Tansey
Portland, ME: Theft of health care benefits criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, Melissa Tansey, age 51. Beginning in March 2013, Tansey was employed as the sole administrative assistant and bookkeeper with a health care provider based in Falmouth. Beginning in November 2013, she began making unauthorized charges on the provider’s credit cards. In December 2013, she began writ...
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( 08-31-2021 - ME)

United States of America v. Joseph Fall
Portland, ME: Criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with conspiracy to distribute meth. Between March 2018 and February 2019, Joseph Fall. age 40, conspired with his wife and others to distribute methamphetamine in New Hampshire and Maine. During the conspiracy, Fall and his wife were stopped by the Illinois State Police while bringing methamphetamine back to New England f...
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( 08-20-2021 - ME)

United States of America v. Sauma Brata Deb
Portland, Maine criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with unlawful user of controlled substances in possession of firearms. Between March 6, 2020, and November 16, 2020, Sauma Brata Deb, 27, was arrested on five separate occasions in either New Hampshire or Massachusetts. During each of these arrests, drugs or drug-use paraphernalia (or both) were recovered from him. On J...
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( 08-05-2021 - ME)

June Brochu v. Social Security Administration
Portland, Maine disability lawyer represented Plaintiff seeking review of the denial of her application for DIWC/DIWW benefits which was denied by HHS....
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( 08-02-2021 - ME)

United States of America v. Jack Palmer
Portland, Maine criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with charged with failing to register as a sex offender. Jack Palmer, 70, was convicted in federal court in Bangor of possessing child pornography. As a result of that conviction, Palmer was required to register as a sex offender in Maine and to update that registration within three days if he changed residences. In Nov...
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( 08-02-2021 - ME)

United States of America v. Lawrence Keenan, IV
Portland, Maine criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with stalking and traveling interstate to violate a protection order. Lawrence Keenan IV, 31, on June 3, 2020, Keenan began sending a recently former girlfriend and her family harassing text messages in an effort to reconcile. When the victim, who resided in South Berwick, Maine at the time, refused to respond, Keenan a...
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( 07-22-2021 - ME)

Robert R. Young v. Shaw's Supermarkets, Inc.
Portland, ME: Civil rights lawyer represented Plaintiff, who sued defendant on an Americans with Disabilities Act violation theory. 42 U.S.C. §12101. Findings and purpose (a) Findings The Congress finds that— (1) physical or mental disabilities in no way diminish a person's right to fully participate in all aspects of society, yet many people with physical or mental disabil...
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( 07-20-2021 - ME)

Kelly Schroth and Brian Schroth v. Monkey Trunks Saco, LLC and Challenger Towers, Inc.
Portland, ME: Personal injury lawyer represented Plaintiffs, who sued Defendants on a negligence theories claiming that they individually and As parent and next friend of the Minor children S.S. and T.S., suffered more than $75,000 in damages and/or injuries as a direct result of a an accident caused by Defendants' failure to exercise due care. Generally speaking all negligence cases have...
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( 07-15-2021 - ME)

United States of America v. Eric Mercado and Steven Hardy
Portland, Maine criminal defense lawyers represented defendants charged with interfering with commerce through acts of violence, conspiring to do so, and discharging a firearm during the acts of violence. Chief U.S. District Judge Jon D. Levy sentenced Eric Mercado, 33, of Lowell, Massachusetts, to 16 years in prison and four years of supervised release. Judge Levy sentenced Steven Hardy...
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( 07-09-2021 - ME)

Evon Waligora v. Social Security Administration
Portland, ME: Disability lawyer represented Plaintiff seeking review of the denial of his or her application for SSID or DIWC/DIWW benefits by HHS. [42 U.S.C. 405] (a) The Commissioner of Social Security shall have full power and authority to make rules and regulations and to establish procedures, not inconsistent with the provisions of this title, which are necessary or appropriate ...
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( 07-07-2021 - ME)

United States of America v. Nathan Libby
Portland, Maine criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with making a hoax distress call. On December 3, 2020, while at the Spruce Head Fisherman’s Co-op, Nathan Libby, 31, communicated a false distress call for a vessel and crew reportedly taking on water in the vicinity of Spruce Head. In response, the U.S. Coast Guard initiated a search lasting more than five hours, whi...
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( 06-11-2021 - ME)

United States of America v. North Star Polar, Inc. and Luciano A. Sapienza
Portland, ME: North South Polar, Inc., located in Renton, Washington; and Luciano A. Sapienza, of Rockland, Maine; have agreed to pay $40,585 as a result of their violations of the False Claims Act, Acting U.S. Attorney Donald E. Clark announced. As alleged in a civil complaint filed on March 11, 2021, North South Polar (NSP) and Sapienza, NSP’s president and CEO, violated the False Cla...
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( 05-28-2021 - ME)

United States of America v. Lewiston Public Schools
Portland, Maine discrimination allegation lawyers represented Defendant, Lewiston Public Schools accused of systemic discriminatory practice of excluding students from full-day school because of behavior related to their disabilities. The department’s investigation found that the district routinely shortened the school day for students with disabilities without considering their indiv...
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( 05-28-2021 - ME)

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