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A federal judge sentenced a Mexican National to More than 15 Years in Federal Prison for Producing Child Pornography by Coercing Minor to Film Herself

Posted by Fay Arfa | Jun 09, 2022 | 0 Comments

 A federal judge sentenced Jorge Coronado Gonzalez, 56, a Mexican national who lived in Mexico, to 188 months in federal prison for producing child pornography of a teenage girl he had  sexually molested for years. Coronado Gonzalez pleaded guilty to producing child pornography, admitting that in...

Oklahoma Man Faces Federal Criminal Charges for Allegedly Making Bomb Threats to L.A. Schools and Threatening to Shoot Elementary School Students

Posted by Fay Arfa | Jun 01, 2022 | 0 Comments

              The feds arrested Marcus James Buchanan, 44, an Oklahoma man who grew up in Los Angeles, on a federal criminal complaint alleging that he telephoned bomb threats to five Los Angeles schools, including two elementary schools, and threatened to shoot the children as they exited one of...

Feds Arrest Man on Stalking Charge for Allegedly Harassing Prominent Online Gamer

Posted by Fay Arfa | May 24, 2022 | 0 Comments

FBI agents arrested 29-year-old Evan Baltierra, 29 for allegedly orchestrating a campaign of harassment targeting the accuser, her boyfriend, her friends, and her boyfriend’s family. The accuser, a resident of Canada, is a prominent professional gamer in the community of “World of Warcraft,” a long-running and popular multiplayer online role-playing game. Baltierra faces one charge of stalking and could be sentenced, if convicted, to five years in prison.

Congressman Jeff Fortenberry Found Guilty of Concealing Facts and Lying to Investigators Probing Illegal Campaign Contributions

Posted by Fay Arfa | Mar 24, 2022 | 0 Comments

            U.S. Representative Jeff Fortenberry, 61, who served in Congress since 2005 and represented Nebraska's 1st Congressional District, was found guilty by a federal jury  of concealing information and making false statements to federal authorities who were investigating illegal contributi...

SB 775 modifies Penal Code section 1170.95

Posted by Fay Arfa | Mar 16, 2022 | 0 Comments

On October 5, 2021, Governor Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill No. 775, effective January 1, 2022, which amends Penal Code section 1170.95. The changes are significant. They are: Amendment to subdivision (a) expands eligibility to file a petition to vacate convictions to persons who were convict...

AB 1228 requires a court to release a person on their own recognizance pending probation revocation hearing, absent clear and convincing evidence that conditions or bail are necessary

Posted by Fay Arfa | Mar 16, 2022 | 0 Comments

On October 5, 2021, Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill No. 1228, effective January 1, 2022, which amends the court's authority over a person arrested for violation of probation. The new law requires the court to consider releasing the person pending a revocation hearing in accordance with...

Ninth Circuit Upholds Prosecutor's Striking of Black Jurors

Posted by Fay Arfa | Mar 06, 2022 | 0 Comments

The Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a grant of a death penalty habeas petition to determine if the prosecutor kicked a black prospective jurors on the basis of race. The Black juror served on a prior jury that acquitted the defendant in a sexual assault case. The ...

Ninth Circuit Reverses Death Penalty Case Finding Trial Attorney Rendered Ineffective Assistance.and Nevada Failed to Adequately Fund and Staff the Case

Posted by Fay Arfa | Feb 14, 2022 | 0 Comments

The Ninth Circuit held that trial  counsel's  investigation, preparation, and execution of their  chosen insanity  defense  fell  below  an  objective standard  of  reasonableness. The Ninth Circuit wrote that  (1)  trial counsel's most  significant  error  was failing  to  call  as a witness—or ...


Posted by Fay Arfa | Feb 14, 2022 | 0 Comments

   A federal judge sentenced Michael Joseph Pepe, 68, a retired Marine Corps captain who traveled to Cambodia in 2005 to engage in illicit sexual conduct with minors to 210 years in federal prison.  He has been in federal custody since 2007. During a seven-day trial in August 2021, jurors heard t...

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