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Yolo County, CA (Law Firm Newswire) August 19, 2022 – – Sanjiv N. Singh, a Professional Law Corporation, with co-counsel Indrajana Law Group, a Professional Law Corporation, have filed suit in Yolo County on behalf of Michael Bisch against Yolo Food Bank (“YFB”), one of Northern California’s leading nonprofit service providers, and against certain individual members of the YFB Board of Directors. Bisch, former Executive Director of YFB, who is credited with turning YFB around and making it one of the most successful non-profits in the region, alleges various causes of action including wrongful termination against public policy, whistleblower retaliation, […]


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Houston, TX (Law Firm Newswire) August 04, 2022 – Ceja Law Firm PLLC today announced that a Houston Grand Jury refused to indict our client for aggravated assault with a lime squeezer. The defendant, a 48-year-old homemaker, was with her family at a roadside stand to buy corn in a cup. The complaining witness was also at the roadside stand with her family. The parties had been acquaintances for several years, during which time the alleged victim was antagonistic toward our client and the church community to which she belonged. According to witnesses, including our client’s husband, the couple purchased […]


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Indianapolis, IN (Law Firm Newswire) July 07, 2022 – A Muncie man charged with murder hired Indianapolis criminal defense attorney, Mark Nicholson. He filed a motion in the Muncie court that his client may not be competent to stand trial for murder. Murder Jason De’Andre Harris, 33, is charged with fatally shooting Erik Sparks, 28. Under Indiana Code 35-42-1-1, murder is defined as knowingly or intentionally killing another human being. The police allege this is what Mr. Harris did. Police say Mr. Harris killed Sparks after forcing him to walk with him on Cardinal Greenway north of McGalliard Road in Muncie, […]


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Houston, TX (Law Firm Newswire) June 21, 2022 – Ceja Law Firm PLLC announced today that a Houston Grand Jury refused to indict our client for aggravated assault in a case where we raised a defense of a third party. The defendant, a former Marine who did two tours of duty in Afghanistan and received various commendations, was charged with aggravated assault. On the date of the incident, he received a text message from his high school friend that she had been punched and assaulted by her husband. She was five months pregnant at the time of the assault; the […]


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Andover, MA (Law Firm Newswire) June 06, 2022 – Massachusetts School of Law is one of 140 local nonprofits to receive grants of $100,000 to $500,000 each through Cummings Foundation’s $25 Million Grant Program. The Andover-based school was chosen from a total of 580 applicants during a competitive review process. It will receive half the grant immediately and the balance likely next year. Massachusetts School of Law’s mission is to provide an academically rigorous affordable legal education emphasizing ethics, advocacy, leadership, and professional skills. MSLAW provides this accessible, affordable legal education to tomorrow’s leaders in law, business, and technology who […]


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Alexandria, VA (Law Firm Newswire) June 03, 2022 – The Episcopal Survivors Network (ESN), a group of victims of abuse in the Episcopal Church, is calling for a boycott of the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia over the diocese’s ongoing refusal to address clergy abuse in the church. The announcement comes just days before representatives of the diocese meet in Alexandria on June 4 to elect a new bishop diocesan. “We have notified all four candidates for bishop of our concerns in writing, as well as the standing committee, the executive board, and priests throughout the diocese,” said ESN spokesperson Eric […]


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New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) March 25, 2022 – A former Fort Drum soldier who stabbed her boyfriend to death in 2010 has asked the court to reduce her prison sentence, claiming she was a domestic violence victim. Krista Goley was sentenced to 27 years in prison after being found guilty of first-degree manslaughter, assault and perjury in 2012. The jury did not convict her of the more serious charge of second-degree murder. She stabbed Tim Rolland, 21, with a butcher knife during a fight in their apartment in Watertown, New York. Goley is seeking a reduction in her sentence […]


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New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) March 18, 2022 – An off-duty NYPD police officer was injured after a domestic violence incident in which her husband exchanged gunfire with police officers inside their home in Queens, New York. The woman, 39, called 911 and said her husband was breaking objects inside their apartment on 133rd Avenue in South Ozone Park. He also allegedly had her service revolvers in possession. Police arrived at the second-floor apartment in response to the domestic dispute call. Officers called an Emergency Services Unit (ESU) for backup after the suspect threatened to shoot them. “Domestic violence incidents […]


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Indianapolis, IN Law Firm Newswire) February 17, 2022 – The Law Office of Mark Nicholson welcomes Audrey Lunsford as Of Counsel. Attorney Lunsford said, “I am excited to help Mark and his law firm grow!” Audrey Lunsford currently runs Lunsford Legal LLC, a solo practice in Indianapolis, Indiana. She has over a decade of legal experience in various areas of law. She focuses on Family Law (child support, child custody, etc.), Criminal Law, and Expungement matters. Family Law, Juveniles and Child in Need of Services (CHINS) Attorney She has focused on public interest law for various government entities. She represented […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) February 2, 2022 – A year ago, a Chicago man was arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) and accused of several other offenses after his vehicle collided with two Chicago Police Department squad cars on the Dan Ryan Expressway.   Authorities identified the driver as Jovan Wade, 34. He was charged with DUI and ticketed for driving an uninsured vehicle, improper lane usage and driving too fast for conditions. Wade was also cited for violating Scott’s Law which requires drivers to reduce speed and change lanes when approaching an emergency vehicle with its hazard […]


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New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) September 27, 2021 – Po Shan Wong and Zhen Wu of JCD Distribution Inc. were charged on a criminal complaint with selling an ineffective COVID-19 air sanitizer in the form of “Virus Shut Out Cards.” These items were marketed as air sanitizers that would kill COVID-19. The cards were not effective in preventing or treating the virus.   Specifically, the defendants were charged with conspiring to sell and distribute one or more pesticides not registered with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Additionally, the cards were said to be misbranded or adulterated.   According […]


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Houston, TX (Law Firm Newswire) September 22, 2021 – Ceja Law Firm PLLC is pleased to announce we are expanding our Houston-based legal practice to include plaintiff personal injury claims. We are committed to providing the same powerful representation and dependable service to injury victims we’ve been offering to criminal defendants since Ceja Law Firm was launched in 2019. The personal injury lawyers at Ceja Law Firm represent clients in a wide range of personal injury cases, including: Bicycle accidents Car accidents Motorcycle accidents Truck accidents Slip and fall accidents Dog bites Wrongful death Backed by more than a decade […]


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Alexandria, VA (Law Firm Newswire) September 16, 2021 – Robert Malm, an Episcopal priest canonically resident in the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia, faces emergency motions for stays filed with both the Virginia Supreme Court and the US Federal District Court. The filings come after Malm’s attorney, Alexandria-based Wayne Cyron, obtained a gag order for discovery after falsely telling the Alexandria Circuit Court that such an order existed in prior litigation between the parties. The case is one of several filed by former parishioner Eric J. Bonetti, a retired attorney, after Malm obtained a protective order against Bonetti after claiming Bonetti […]


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Alexandria, VA (Law Firm Newswire) August 31, 2021 – An attorney for Episcopal priest Robert H. Malm is attempting to interfere with police investigations of his client. That’s the complaint of Eric Bonetti, plaintiff in a series of lawsuits that claim that Malm has repeatedly committed perjury before courts in Virginia and Massachusetts. In addition, Malm is accused of concealing evidence adverse to him in previous litigation, lying to the courts by providing false statements of law and fact, witness tampering, threatening the plaintiff, and defaming him by accusing him of engaging in “domestic terrorism.” Bonetti makes the claim in […]


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New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) August 2, 2021 – The former general manager of a Long Island radio station admitted to using a company credit card to defraud her employer out of hundreds of thousands of dollars.   Stephanie Bitis, 58, pleaded guilty to a single count of felony access device fraud in federal court. The access device in the case was a credit card that belonged to Long Island Radio Broadcasting. Federal prosecutors claimed she made more than $250,000 in personal purchases on the business account, including an overseas family vacation, personal orthodontist appointments, boat maintenance and tax services. […]


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Fairfax, VA (Law Firm Newswire) July 27, 2021 – Grace Episcopal Church, located in Alexandria Virginia, is trying to suppress public awareness of the various lawsuits against it. That’s the conclusion reached by plaintiff Eric J. Bonetti, a former member, who has sued the church in various state and federal courts. Bonetti reached that conclusion after information on the various lawsuits was removed from the church’s Wikipedia page, located at https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grace_Episcopal_Church_(Alexandria,_Virginia). “This is not the first time that the church and former rector Robert Malm have attempted to suppress the public’s right to know,” said Bonetti. “It is my position […]


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New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) July 26, 2021 – A man from Little Neck, New York, was arrested for stealing personal information to purchase and lease vehicles.   Yong “Jason” Jeon, 47, was accused of stealing multiple identities and then buying and leasing 11 cars from a dealership. He used the stolen information to obtain new cars and collected finder’s fees totaling $60,000 for brokering the phony sales. Prosecutors said he launched the scheme in July 2019 and continued it until March 2020.   The Queens District Attorney’s Office stated that Jeon was arraigned on identity theft charges, grand larceny, […]


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New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) July 19, 2021 – Suffolk police confiscated weapons and drugs during the arrests of three alleged gang members in Hauppauge in Long Island, New York. One of the men had an active attempted murder warrant against him.   Brandon Hicks, 19, was wanted for attempted murder, criminal possession of a weapon and reckless endangerment in Nassau County. He was located by the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force and the Suffolk County Police Firearm Suppression Team. Law enforcement officers recovered three loaded handguns, 35 grams of fentanyl and around 30 grams of crack cocaine from the […]


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Fairfax, VA (Law Firm Newswire) July 13, 2021 – No date has been set for the Virginia Supreme Court to hear the case. Grace Episcopal Church, located in Alexandria VA, together with defendant Bob Malm, an Episcopal priest, are scheduled for hearings before the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia on July 28 in the matter of Bonetti v. Grace Episcopal Church et al. At issue are an outstanding motion under the Stored Communications Act, which was not considered by the court prior to dismissing the case. The motion asserts that Malm’s wife Leslie or other members […]


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New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) July 12, 2021 – Thirteen people and three corporations were charged on a 108-count indictment in relation to a nationwide synthetic identity fraud scheme that netted over $1 million from financial institutions. Authorities believe the defendants also amassed a credit limit of hundreds of millions of dollars across the United States.   The scam’s alleged mastermind was Adam D. Arena, 43, of Corona, California. He is facing multiple counts of grand larceny and money laundering, among other charges. The other defendants, including ten residents of Suffolk County, Long Island, were charged with grand larceny. Three […]


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