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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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New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) July 5, 2021 – Four men were arrested on federal drug charges in Syracuse, New York. They were allegedly members of a ring that trafficked heroin and cocaine from Puerto Rico.   Omar Fuentes, Jobany Tirado, Rahfet Shehadeh and Angel Negron-Collazo were charged with conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine and heroin. Fuentes and Tirado were identified as the leaders of the local ring. Fuentes faced an additional charge of firearm possession. He allegedly tried to get rid of a .40-caliber Glock during his arrest, but police located the firearm later. […]


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New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) June 23, 2021 – An African American dentist in Manhattan filed a lawsuit against the City of New York for $5 million, alleging multiple civil rights violations.   Benjamin Shirley, 41, said police officers from the New York City Police Department (NYPD) racially profiled him when they accused him of breaking into his own office while he was working late on March 9, 2020. Shirley briefly left his Upper West Side office building around midnight to take out the trash.   Surveillance video footage showed police officers approaching the door with shining flashlights. They used […]


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New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) June 16, 2021 – A woman from Cattaraugus County, New York, pleaded guilty to a child pornography charge in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York.   Melanie Thompson, 46, pleaded guilty to distribution of child pornography. She faces between five to 20 years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine. Under the terms of a plea agreement filed with the court, Thompson will be required to register as a sex offender and hand over two cellphones. She will also have to pay other fines.   “If you’ve been caught sending […]


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Alexandria, VA (Law Firm Newswire) June 16, 2021 – Eric J. Bonetti, plaintiff in a federal lawsuit against Grace Episcopal Church in Alexandria Virginia and the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia, today issued a statement concerning the litigation and related issues. “I remain deeply concerned about the church’s actions, including what I allege is its abuse of the protective order system in order to try to suppress legitimate criticism of the church, its clergy, and its conduct. This includes the church’s various false statements under oath, including that it has been threatened, that my late mother contacted the church repeatedly prior […]


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New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) June 3, 2021 – A driver was arrested for drunk driving and vehicular manslaughter in a fatal hit-and-run crash in Queens, New York, that left one man dead and several people injured. He was arraigned in Queens Criminal Court on a five-count complaint.   Harpreet Singh, 20, allegedly sped and drove while intoxicated (DWI) when the South Richmond Hill collision occurred. When police officers interviewed Singh at the car accident scene, he allegedly identified himself using a fake name. He told them he had been a backseat passenger in the Honda and that the driver […]


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Indianapolis, IN (Law Firm Newswire) May 3, 2021 – The Law Office of Mark Nicholson practices Criminal Law, Family Law, Personal Injury, and Civil Rights. Attorney Mark Nicholson started as a solo practitioner then, within five months, he hired an intern. A year later, he hired a paralegal then a year later he hired a legal assistant. His firm is growing and he is ready to hire an Associate Attorney. There is room for growth at this highly-rated and prominent law firm. This is an opportunity for a dedicated attorney to gain valuable experience and further their career with an […]


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Indianapolis, IN (Law Firm Newswire) November 30 , 2020 – New Castle is excited to welcome the Law Office of Mark Nicholson as a continued, official partner of the New Castle Trojans’ athletic website. The support of local businesses not only contributes to the New Castle athletic department but ensures the New Castle Trojans have the most up-to-date news, scores, and photos online. Show your support of the Law Office of Mark Nicholson by visiting them at 6437 Rucker Road, Suite E-1Indianapolis, IN 46220 or online at www.marknicholsonlaw.com. You can also access more information and specials for New Castle supporters […]


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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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