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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...

Convicted Felon Who Fired BB Guns at Planned Parenthood Facility Arrested on Federal Charge Alleging Illegal Possession of Firearm

Posted by Fay Arfa | Jan 30, 2022 | 0 Comments

             The feds arrested Richard Royden Chamberlin, 53, who allegedly fired BB guns at the Planned Parenthood facility in Pasadena several times. The feds charged him with being an ex-felon with the illegal possession of a .22-caliber handgun. Chamberlin allegedly shot at Planned Parent fac...

Eighty year old Los Angeles Man Pleads Guilty to Fraud Charge for $8.3 Million Scam Dealing with ‘Ancient Slag’

Posted by Fay Arfa | Dec 16, 2021 | 0 Comments

          Michael Godfree, 80, pleaded guilty to defrauding more than 100 investors out of $8.3 million through a scheme that sold “ancient slag.” For those who don't know, “ancient slag is a mining waste byproduct that supposedly contained precious metals.          From 2011 to November 2017, Go...

Former LADWP Executive Will Admit He Lied to the FBI About Agreeing to Accept Job in Exchange for ‘Guarantees’ to Contractor

Posted by Fay Arfa | Dec 14, 2021 | 0 Comments

           David F. Alexander, a former Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) executive, will guilty to a federal criminal charge for lying to the FBI about a lucrative job offer he secretly solicited and agreed to accept in exchange for providing “guarantees” of additional LADWP cont...

Former Music Teacher, Already Serving 18 years in State Prison, Sentenced to More Than 15 Years in Federal Prison for Producing Child Pornography

Posted by Fay Arfa | Aug 26, 2021 | 0 Comments

           A federal judge sentenced a former music teacher,  John Edward Zeretzke, 62, who contracted with several schools to teach music to children, to 183 months in federal prison for producing child pornography.  Eretzke pleaded guilty in August 2020 to one count of production of child porno...

Sixty One Year Old Man Posing as Thirteen Year Old Boy Faces Sexual Exploitation Charges for Targeting a Twelve Year Old Girl

Posted by Fay Arfa | Aug 18, 2021 | 0 Comments

          A federal grand jury this afternoon indicted  John Mathew Piecuch, 61 with sexual exploitation offenses alleging he convinced a preteen girl to send him sexually explicit photos of herself and a younger relative. Piecuch was named in a three-count indictment that charges him with attemp...

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