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Indianapolis, IN (Law Firm Newswire)November 11, 2020 – The Elite Lawyer designation recognizes attorneys who have displayed exceptional levels of competence in professional practice. Peers or members of the review committee nominate attorneys for this honor. Army Combat Veteran and Law Professor A U.S. Army veteran and adjunct law professor at the Indiana University McKinney School of Law, Nicholson has extensive legal experience. A former Indiana public defender, he has vast expertise working with clients accused of misdemeanors and felonies, traffic offenses, drug cases/crimes, DUI, probation violations, and more. Additionally, attorney Mark Nicholson also practices family law, personal injury, small […]


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New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) October 30, 2020 – A former high school faculty member in Newark, New York, was taken into federal custody for multiple child pornography charges. He was accused of using Snapchat to entice a 14-year-old minor, whose identity was not disclosed. Matthew Holland, 28, was arrested earlier this year and charged with online enticement of a minor and production, receipt and possession of child pornography. The U.S. Department of Justice said he recently resigned as a faculty member at Newark High School. The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office in Virginia learned of a Snapchat user that had […]


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Miami Beach, FL (Law Firm Newswire) September 18, 2020 – Matthew McElligott, a partner at VCM Law Group is a primary attorney in the prominent Black Art Censorship lawsuit against the city of Miami Beach. Along with the ACLU of Florida and the ACLU of Florida Greater Miami Chapter, Attorney McElligott is fighting for the rights of Rodney Jackson, the artist whose First Amendment rights were violated when the city forced his mural portraying the killing of Raymond Herisse by police in 2019 to be removed from an important exhibit. Art curators Octavia Yearwood and Jared McGriff are also plaintiffs […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) April 13, 2020 – Daniel Soso of Aslip, Illinois, has been sentenced to two years in federal prison following charges of tax evasion. Vadim A. Glozman, Esq.represented him as his criminal defense lawyer on this case, which spanned over years of tax evasion charges tied to Illinois tobacco settlements and also involved his associate former Alderman Edward Vdorlyak as another key player in the saga. Vdorlyak has also been accused of tax evasion in a sprawling and years-long federal case. The longest sentence that federal tax evasion typically carries is up to five years in […]


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New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) March 3, 2020 – A Canadian national pled guilty in New York to a charge arising from his involvement with Silk Road, an underground website where illegal drugs and other goods were bought and sold. Roger Thomas Clark, 56, admitted to helping run Silk Road, the now-defunct online black market that allowed users to anonymously purchase and sell illicit drugs, hacking services and other unlawful activities outside the reach of law enforcement. He faces a maximum of 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute narcotics in Manhattan federal […]


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West Palm Beach, FL (Law Firm Newswire) January 16, 2020 – Herman Law, P.A. is pleased to announce that founding attorney Ron Herman has been appointed to Co-Chair the Criminal Law Seminar for the 2020 Bench Bar Conference. The Conference is the Palm Beach County Bar Association’s biggest event, bringing together almost every single judge from the area and hundreds of practitioners to discuss contemporary legal issues and trends. Under the steady leadership of the Conference Co-Chairs, Michael Pike and Selesia Smith-Gordon, this year’s event promises to be another huge success, focusing on the theme of “Serving with Purpose, Professionalism […]


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New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) January 3, 2020 – Special Olympics New York recently became the target of a phishing scam. Hackers broke into the nonprofit organization’s email server and used it to send phishing emails to donors. Special Olympics NY notified affected donors about the security breach and requested they ignore the phishing email. The organization claimed the hack was limited to the “communications system” that contained contact details. Donors’ financial information remained confidential. The email notice did not disclose how the hackers initially compromised the communications system. “Phishing is a form of identity theft that is considered a […]


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New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) December 19, 2019 – Brill Legal Group is proud to announce that the firm’s client was acquitted of 32 felony charges on October 2 after a nearly month-long jury trial in Bronx Supreme Court. New York criminal defense attorney Peter Brill represented a former NYPD officer who was accused of having multiple sexual encounters with a 15-year-old prostitute and videotaping them on at least five occasions between January 2017 and April 2017. The jury found Raul Olmeda, 41, not guilty of having sex with a minor. Olmeda was also acquitted of felony rape, using a […]


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New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) December 12, 2019 – A Russian man admitted to taking part in a hacking operation that involved launching cyberattacks on a dozen American companies, including JPMorgan Chase, Dow Jones and Fidelity Investments. The scheme used stolen data for stock manipulation and illegal online gambling enterprises, netting tens of millions of dollars. Andrei Tyurin, 36, pleaded guilty to six felony counts in U.S. District Court in Manhattan. They included bank fraud, wire fraud, conspiracy to commit computer hacking and illegal online gambling. Prosecutors said he participated in the hacking scheme from 2012 to 2015. Tyurin was […]


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West Palm Beach, FL (Law Firm Newswire) December 3, 2019 – We are pleased to announce that Mr. Kahleel Foster has been chosen as the winner of the 2019 Herman Law, P.A. Inaugural Second Chance Scholarship. The Second Chance Scholarship provides assistance to a deserving college student who is a convicted felon or a child of a convicted felon and who overcame personal obstacles in the pursuit of a college education. While millions of students have access to federal loans and grants each year, individuals with a criminal record may be ineligible for such financial aid. The best way to […]


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New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) Otober 28, 2019 – A former registered nurse pled guilty to multiple felony counts in New York federal court in a conspiracy to distribute opioids with a doctor. Sarah Brown, 42, admitted to aggravated identity theft, health care fraud, conspiring to distribute controlled substances and obstruction of justice. All of the charges are felonies. She faces at least two years in prison for aggravated identity theft and up to 20 years for the remaining charges. Brown’s co-conspirator was Dr. Myra Mabry, 50, an obstetrician-gynecologist who practiced in Catskill and Hudson. She pled guilty to the […]


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New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) September 25, 2019 – A former Brooklyn lawmaker was acquitted of conspiracy, scheme to defraud the state and health care fraud charges in an opioid pill-pushing ring after a two-month trial in Manhattan, New York. All the charges were felonies. Ex-assemblymember Alec Brook-Krasny, 61, and two others were accused of participating in a scheme that allegedly pumped over 6.3 million oxycodone pills into Brooklyn streets and made in excess of $24 million from 2012 to 2017. The three defendants were not found guilty of any charge. A total of 15 people were arrested for facilitating […]


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Indianapolis, IN (Law Firm Newswire) September 19, 2019 – In a convoluted case that should never have been filed, an Indianapolis man was recently charged with two felony counts of criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon. The weapon in question had been a BB gun, and the only reason the defendant had brought it with him onto his front porch was because he had observed a stranger reaching onto his property and laying hands on his dog. The defendant eventually learned that a utility company employee had come to shut the defendant’s water off and had been frightened by his […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) August 23, 2019 – A 55-year-old driver was arrested nine months after a teenager’s death in a car accident that occurred in Trinity, Florida. He faces multiple charges after police detected the presence of methamphetamines in his system at the time of the crash. Driver Roy Wiley Rimmer was charged with DUI accident with property damage, DUI accident involving death and vehicular homicide. Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) said he was impaired by methamphetamines when he ran a red light in the April 2018 car accident. A 17-year-old Mitchell High School student was killed in the […]


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West Palm Beach, FL (Law Firm Newswire) August 21, 2019 – Attorney Ron D. Herman, founder of Herman Law, P.A., was featured on the August 14 broadcast of CBS 12 news offering his thoughts on the investigation into the late Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged sex trafficking ring. The in-depth News Team Coverage included an extensive interview of Herman due to his “years of experience with sex crime cases as both a prosecutor and defense attorney.” While prosecutors are continuing their investigation, Herman explained that the criminal charges against Epstein will be dismissed due to his death. New York City’s chief medical […]


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New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) August 21, 2019 – An athletic trainer at a teen soccer club in Rochester, New York, is facing multiple child pornography charges after allegedly exchanging sexually explicit images and videos with two underage soccer players using her Snapchat account. Shelby Garigen, 41, was charged with access with intent to view child pornography and receipt of child pornography. She worked for Empire United Soccer Academy and had a 12-year association with its soccer program as an athletic trainer. Authorities learned about Garigen’s alleged actions when a parent told the Monroe County District Attorney’s Office that the […]


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New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) August 14, 2019 – The Riverhead Central School District in New York brought multiple disciplinary charges against a high school principal following sexual misconduct allegations from an 18-year-old student. Riverhead High School Principal Charles Regan was suspended with pay and reassigned to his residence after the high school senior accused him of forcibly kissing her in his office. She also said Regan sent her sexually explicit text messages for around a month. The student sued the principal and the school district for $10 million. Section 3020a of the state education law outlines the process and […]


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West Palm Beach, FL (Law Firm Newswire) July 30, 2019 – Ron Herman is honored to be appointed by Keith James, the Mayor of the City of West Palm Beach to the City’s Water Advisory Board. The Advisory Board serves the City Commission on matters relating to long-range planning for the City’s public water system and the development, use and management of water resources within the City. The oldest city in South Florida, West Palm Beach is also the largest city in the County and is where many businesses are headquartered. As a long standing small business owner in the […]


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New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) July 12, 2019 – The New York State Assembly and Senate are considering a controversial bill that seeks to lower the legal limit at which an individual can be arrested for drunk driving. Under the proposal, the state’s blood alcohol content (BAC) threshold would drop from .08 to .05 for driving while intoxicated (DWI) and from .18 to .12 for aggravated DWI. The legislation is currently pending in both houses. Utah became the first state to adopt a .05 BAC threshold in December 2018. It currently has the nation’s strictest drunk driving law as the […]


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New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) June 24, 2019 – A top executive at a Long Island-based mortgage lender pleaded guilty to several charges in connection with an $8.9 million embezzlement scheme. Edward E. Bohm, former president of sales at Vanguard Funding, was charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and bank fraud. The 41-year-old was also an undisclosed owner of the company. Bohm faces a prison sentence of up to 30 years along with restitution and criminal forfeiture. However, he is expected to receive a shorter sentence like his co-conspirators who pleaded guilty to the same charges. “Fraud charges of […]


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