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#DateCase Name
112/2017United States of America v. Antonio Alonzo Outlaw, Count 1: Distribution and Aiding and Abetting the Distribution of a Controlled Substance, Count - 2: Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance. Defendant found Guilty of Counts 1 and 2.
211/2017United States of America v. Joseph Hilton Dierks, Count 1-3: Transmitting a Threatening Communication in Interstate Commerce, Defendant found guilty on Counts 1-3.
311/2017United States of America v. Kevin Oscar Naholi, Count 1 - Possession of a Firearm by a Prohibited Person, Defendant found guilty.
410/2017KG, a minor, by and through his parents and next friends, Suzanne Gosch and Kevin Gosch v. Sergeant Bluff-Luton Community School District, Mirana Riediger, and Kelly Adams
508/2017Specht v. Kubota Tractor Corporation et al, Products Liability, Jury found in favor of Defendant
607/2017United States of America v. Cordero Robert Seals, Count 1 - Distribution of a Controlled Substance Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury; Count 2 - Possession of Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance; Defendant found guilty of Counts 1 and 2.
706/2017United States of America v. Darius Devon Nickelous, Count 1 - Possession of a Firearm by a Prohibited Person, Defendant found Guilty of Count 1.
805/2017Liguria Foods, Inc. v. Griffith Laboratories, Inc. (Pepperonni manufacturer sued spice manufacturer for breach of warranty.)
903/2017Lopez Final Jury Instructions (Meth and Money Laundering)
1003/2017Galloway Final Jury Instructions (Frauds and swindels. Money Laundering. Explosives)
1103/2017U.S. v. Juan Carlos Cano (Failure to register as a sex offender.)
1201/2017United States of America v. Scott Allen Haren and Jennifer Marie Chastain; Count 1 - Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine. Defendants found Guilty of Count 1.
1301/2017Wetherell Final Jury Instructions (without lesser included. Conspiracy to distribute meth)
1412/2016U.S. v. Donavan Cross (Felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition.)
1512/2016Honomichl v. Menard, Inc. (Plaintiff sought damages as the result of a shelving unit collapsing and falling on him. Liablity admitted.)
1612/2016USA v. Washington; Count 1 - Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance Within a Protected Location. Defendant found Guilty of Count 1.
1711/2016Midwest Direct Logistics Inc. v. Twin City Tanning Waterloo LLC; Breach of Contract, Jury found in favor of Defendant.
1809/2016Babb Final Jury Instructions (Conspiracy to Distribute Meth)
1909/2016Castillo Final Jury Instructions
2009/2016King Final Jury Instructions
2109/2016Ramos Final Jury Instructions
2209/2016Wright Final Jury Instructions
2309/2016Brett Waterbury v. Progressive Northern Insurance Company
2408/2016United States v. Daniela Castellanos, Marcos Perez-Trevino, and Alejandro Becerra; Count 1 - Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance. Defendants found Guilty of Count 1
2506/2016USA v. Hall - Count 1: Possession with intent to distribute marijuana; Count 2: Possession or carrying of a firearm in furtherance of or during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime as charged in Count 2 of the Indictment; Count 3: Possession of a firearm by a prohibited person as charged in Count 3 of the Indictment. Found Guilty of Counts 1, 2 and 3.
2605/2016U.S. v. Elizabeth Lopez (Conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine,/possession of methamphetamine)
2705/2016USA v. Samuels - Count 1: False Swearing in an Immigration Matter. Found Guilty on Count 1
2804/2016U.S. v. Fernandon Jaimes-Martinez (knowingly and unlawfully being in the United States after having been previously removed from the United States to Mexico, on or about April 11, 2007, without first obtaining the express consent of the Secretary of Homeland Security to reapply for admission to the United States.)
2903/2016USA v. Metcalf - Count 1: Hate Crime, the crime of willfully causing bodily injury because of actual or perceived race, color or national origin. Found guilty on Count 1.
3003/2016U.S. v. Alan Enrique Enamorado (conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine - retrial and acquittal).
3101/2016USA v. Glinn - Count 1: Theft of a Firearm from a Licensed Dealer; Count 2: Possession of a Stolen Firearm. Found guilty on Count 1.
3201/2016USA v. Ngombwa - Count 1: Unlawfully Procuring or Attempting to Procure Naturalization or Citizenship; Count 2: Procurment of Citizenship or Naturalization Unlawfully; Count 3: Conspiracy to Unlawfully Procure or Attempt to Procure Naturalization or Citizenship; Count 4: Making a Materially False Statement. Found guilty on Counts 1-4.
3301/2016U.S. v. Alberto Sanchez (Conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine/Distribution of methamphetamine.)
3401/2016USA v. Rembert - Count 1: Possession of a firearm by a felon; Count 2: Possession of a controlled substance. Found Guilty on Counts 1 and 2
3512/2015Hudson v. Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc.; Family and Medical Leave Act claim; Jury found for defendant.
3612/2015Starbuck v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., et al (tobacco litigation)
3711/2015USA v. Davis et al. - Count 1: Conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, Count 2: Attempted manufacture and aiding and abetting the attempted manufacture of methamphetamine, Count 3: Possession of pseudoephedrine with intent to manufacture and for use in manufacture; Found Guilty of Counts 1-3.
3810/2015U.S. v. Martin & Troy Lawrence (Conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine; possession with intent to distribute; attempting or aiding and abetting an attempt to corruptly persuade two potential witnesses to avoid contact with law enforcement with intent (1) to delay and prevent the testimony of those witnesses at trial; (2) to cause or induce those witnesses to withhold testimony at trial; and (3) to cause or induce those witnesses to evade legal process summoning them to appear at trial).
3910/2015U.S. v. Norman David Izaguirre Guerrero & Alan Enrique Enamorado (Conspiracy to distribut methamphetamine.)
4010/2015USA v. LaFontaine, - Count 1: Interstate Communications - Threats; Found Guilty of Count 1
4107/2015USA v. Aossey, - Count 1: Conspiracy to Make and Use Materially False Statements and Documents, Sell Misbranded Meat, and Commit Mail and Wire Fraud; Counts 2-8: False Statements on Export Certificates; Counts 9-15, Wire Fraud; Counts 16-18: Money Laundering; Count 19: Money Laundering Conspiracy. Found Guilty on Counts 1-15, but found Not-Guilty on counts 16-19.
4205/2015U.S. v. Jose William Orellana (Conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.)
4304/2015U.S. v. Matthew Robbins (Possession of a stolen firearm, illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition,
4403/2015U.S. v. Cedric McDonald (Felon in possession of a firearm and possession of a stolen firearm.)
4502/2015U.S. v. Sadipe (Illegal use of a social security number and false claims of citizenship.)
4601/2015Harris v. CRST Expedited, Inc.; Family and Medical Leave Act claim. Jury found for defendant.
4712/2014USA v. Lasley, Jr. - Counts 1 and 2: First Degree Murder within Indian Country; Found not guilty of 1st degree murder as charged in Count 1, but guilty of second degree murder on Counts 1 and 2.
4811/2014Catipovic v. Turley (breach of contract and unjust enrichment)
4908/2014U.S. v. Jamal & Levon Dean (Consipracy to committ robberies interfering with commerce; robbery interfering with commerce; carjacking; brandishing a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence; prohibited possession of a firearm and ammunition; and interstate transportation of a stolen vehicle)
5008/2014David & Barbara Stults v. International Flavors & Fragrances, Inc. and Bush Boake Allen, Inc. (Breach of implied warranty of fitness)
5107/2014USA v. Bautista-Rubio - Count 3: Aggravated Identity Theft; Found Guilty of Count 3.
5207/2014U.S. v. Joseph Tyler McDonald (conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine)
5306/2014USA v. Ramos - Count 1: Distribution of a Controlled Substance, Count 2: Distribution of a Controlled Substance Analogue, Count 3: Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance, Count 4: Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance Analogue, Count 5: Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime: Found Guilty on Counts 1-4, Found Not-Guilty on Count 5.
5405/2014USA v. Green-Bowman - Count 1: Possession of a Firearm by a Felon, Count 2: Unlawful Possession of a National Firearms Act Firearm; Found Guilty of Counts 1&2.
5505/2014USA v. Perry et al - Count 1: Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance; Found Guilty of Count 1
5604/2014US vs. Billy D. Thorne; Count 1- Possession of a firearm by a felon; Found Guilty of Count 1
5704/2014US vs. Donald Boman; Count 1-Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition; Found Guilty on Count 1
5803/2014US vs. Jerry Lee Allen Swearingen; Count 1-Possession of Firearms by a Felon, Found Guilty on Count 1
5903/2014Jay Clasing & Deanna Clasing d/b/a Jade Farms v. Hormel Foods Corporation (Suit by hog finishers against a meat packing company for breach of an oral contract for continued purchases of Candadian-born (Category B) hogs.
6003/2014U.S. v. Ricardo Limon-Urenda (Conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine)
6102/2014U.S. v. Michael Clayton (bank robbery)
6201/2014Security National Bank, as Conservator for JMK, a minor child v. Abott Laboratories (product defect claims against defendant, the manufacturer of the Similac Neosure powdered infant formula (PIF) that the plaintiff alleges was the source of the bacterial infection that caused JMK’s permanent physical and mental injuries. More specifically, claims of design defect, a manufacturing defect, and a warning defect in the Similac Neosure PIF.)
6301/2014US vs. Trey Michael Boykin; Count 1-Conspiracy to distribute Marijuana, Count 2-Kidnapping, Count 3-Possession of a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence, Count 6-Prohibited person in possession of a firearm; Found guilty on Counts 1 & 2, Found not-guilty on Counts 3 & 6
6412/2013US vs. Patrelle Jose Green-Bowman; Count 1- Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Count 2- Unlawful Possession of a National Firearms Act Firearm. Found Guilty on Counts 1 & 2
6512/2013Peters v. Risdal, et al. (Claims that the Defendant Officers violated Plaintiff's constitutional rights to be free from the use of “excessive force” by law enforcement officers and to be free from “retaliation” by law enforcement officers for exercising free speech rights.).
6611/2013U.S. v. Darran Lohse (Use of a child under the age of 18 to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing child pornography; knowingly receiving a video or videos of child pornography; knowingly possessing a video or videos of child pornography) (Unannotated and Annotated version so the Jury Instructions are attached)
6709/2013United States vs. Benton Stong; Count 1-Sexual Exploitation of Children, Count 2-5-Possession of Child Pornography. Found guilty on Counts 1-5
6809/2013U.S. v. Jeffery Thompson (Conspiring with others to distribute 280 grams or more of crack cocaine; distributing an unspecified amount of crack cocaine; distributing an unspecified amount of crack cocaine.)
6908/2013US vs. Eduardo Rodriguez-Ayala; Count 1-Unlawful Possession of Identity Documents, Counts 2 & 5-False Claim to US Citizenship, Counts 3 & 6-Aggravated Identity Theft, Count 4-False Statements in Passport, Found guilty on counts 1-6
7007/2013US vs. April Tillman, Count 1-Drug Conspiracy, Found Guilty on Count 1
7106/2013U.S. v. Paige Mathison (conspiring with others to commit a robbery that would obstruct, delay, or affect commerce or the movement of any article or commodity in commerce; aiding and abetting a robbery that obstructed, delayed, or affected commerce or the movement of any article or commodity in commerce; possessing or aiding and abetting the possession of a firearm, in furtherance of a robbery; receiving and possessing or aiding and abetting receiving and possessing a firearm, that was not registered to her in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record.)
7205/2013U.S. v. Delvonn Battle; Count 1-Possession of a Firearm as a Felon, Found guilty of Count 1
7305/2013U.S. v. Gregory Latrell Givens; Count 1-felon in possession of ammunition; Count 2-possession of crack cocaine with intent to distribute. Found guilty of Counts 1 and 2.
7405/2013Hagen v. Siouxland Obstetrics & Gynecology, et al. (wrongful discharge - public policy - instructions show with strike outs portions withdrawn from the jury's consideration))
7504/2013U.S. v. Julian Reyes Ferrer-Hernandez; Count 1-unauthorized use of a Social Security account number; Count 2-unlawful use or possession of a false identity document; Count 3-false statement regarding a matter within the jurisdiction of a government agency; Count 4-false claim of U.S. citizenship; Count 5-false statement regarding a matter within the jurisdiction of a government agency. Found guilty of Counts 1 through 5.
7603/2013Martha and Thomas Duban v. Waverly Sales Co. v. Merle Oxley and Oxley's, Inc. (personal injury)
7703/2013U.S. v. James Sumner; Count 1-receipt of child pornography; Counts 2, 3, 4, 5-possession of child pornography; found guilty on Counts 1, 2, 3 and 4; jury did not reach Count 5 because it was a lesser-included offense of Court 1
7803/2013U.S. v. Rory Meeks; Count 1-conspiracy to manufacture marijuana; Count 2-manufacturing and attempting to manufacture marijuana; Found guilty on Count 1, not guilty on Count 2.
7903/2013Robert Sayne v. Golden Oval Eggs, LLC
8001/2013Jeff Kennedy v. Nicholas Schlosser and Chad Leitzen (Excessive Force)
8101/2013Lakes Gas Co. v. D & J Feed Service Inc., Campbell Oil Co., Inc., Johnson Oil & L.P. Co., and Hansen Gas & Hardware Co. (Breach of Contract)
8212/2012U.S. v. Raymond Cortez; Count 1-false, fictitious or fraudulent material statement about a matter within the jurisdiction of an agency of the United States. Found guilty on Count 1.
8311/2012EAD Control Systems, LLC v. Besser Company USA (EAD and Besser entered into a contract for EAD to produce a controls system for operating robotic cranes at a pipe-producing facility that Besser was constructing. EAD alleged that Besser had not paid EAD in full for the work that EAD performed pursuant to the contract. Besser alleged that EAD failed to perform in accordance with the contract.)
8410/2012U.S. v. Javier Torres (Conspiracy to distribute methampetamine)
8510/2012Gene Luken v. Tina Marie Edwards
8609/2012U.S. v. Jaime Almazan (Sexual Exploitation of a Child)
8709/2012Amana Society, Inc. and Amana Farms, Inc. v. Excel Engineering, Inc.; Amana Society, Inc. and Amana Farms, Inc. sought damages for professional negligence against Excel Engineering, Inc. Jury found for defendant, concluding that Excel Engineering, Inc. was not at fault.
8808/2012U.S. v. Ali Abdul Ghani Khaleel; Count 1-possession with intent to distribute or aiding and abetting the possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, cocaine and marijuana. Found guilty of Count 1.
8908/2012U.S. v. Dion Thomas; Count 1-conspiracy to distribute heroin; Count 3-distribution of heroin; found guilty Counts 1 and 3
9008/2012U.S. v. Donald Keith Washburn; Count 1-distribution of Oxycodone. Found guilty of Count 1.
9107/2012U.S. v. Shawn Gant; Counts 1, 2 and 3-arson; found guilty Counts 1, 2 and 3
9207/2012U.S. v. Michael Goodale; Counts 1, 2-aggravated sexual abuse; Counts 3,4-interstate transportation of a minor with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity; Count 5-accessing child pornography; found guilty Counts 1-5
9306/2012U.S. v. Lorenzo Harris-Thompson; Count 1-attempted obstruction of justice; Count 2-attempted murder of a witness; Count 3-murder for hire; found guilty Counts 1, 2 and 3
9406/2012U.S. v. Gene Jirak; Counts 1 and 2-false claim for tax refund; Count 3-uttering a forged Treasury check; Count 4-mail fraud; Count 5-aggravated identity theft; found guilty Counts 1-5
9506/2012U.S. v. Gutknecht (conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine)
9606/2012No Jury Instructions are available at this time
9706/2012U.S. v. Jesus Quintero-Felix (conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine) (supplemental instruction)
9806/2012U.S. v. Angel & Javier Amaya (Drug conspiracy and money laundering -- Includes supplemental instruction to the jury on single or multiple conspiracies)
9905/2012U.S. v. Kurt Alexander; Count 1-conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine in a protected location; Counts 2-4-distribution of methamphetamine in a protected location; defendant found guilty counts 1-4
10005/2012U.S. v. Maurice Jones; Count 1 - felon in possesion of firearm and ammunition; defendant found guilty of Count 1
10105/2012U.S. v. Jeromy Joseph Ackerman (felon in possession)
10204/2012U.S. v. James Youngbear; Count 1 - felon in possession of ammunition; found not guilty
10304/2012Hormel Foods Corporation v. Crystal Distribution Services, Inc. (breach of contract)
10404/2012U.S. v. Martin T. Sigillito; Counts 1-9 wire fraud; Counts 10-13 mail fraud; Counts 14-15 dismissed by prosecutor; Count 16 conspiracy to commit mail fraud; Counts 17-22 money laundering; found guilty on Counts 1-13 and 16-22
10504/2012Gilster v. Primebank, et al. (Claims of sexual harassment and retaliation for complaining about sexual harassment in violation of federal and Iowa law.)
10604/2012U.S. v. Sandra Garcia De Alvarez (Conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine)
10703/2012Marshalle (Shelley) Pfab v. United Wisconsin Ins. Co., d/b/a United Heartland (bad faith)
10802/2012U.S. v. Quintel Phillips; Count 1-distribution of marijuana within protected location; Count 2-possession with intent to distribute marijuana within a protected location; Count 3-possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug felony; Count 4-felon and drug user in possesion of firearm; Count 5-attempted witness tampering; Count 6-witness tampering; found guilty on Counts 1-6
10902/2012U.S. v. Hulstein (five offenses allegedly arising from dealing firearms without a license and one offense of making a false claim for property damage against the United States.)
11002/2012U.S. v. Donald K. Washburn; Counts1-30 wire fraud; Counts 32-36 money laundering; Counts 37-49 false statements to U.S. Probation Office; Found not guilty on Count 9. Found guilty on Counts 1-8, 10-30, 32-49.
11101/2012U.S. v. Shawn Jones; Count 1-conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. Found guilty.
11201/2012U.S. v. Lawrence Johnson; Count 1-drug conspiracy, Count 11-distribution, Count 14-possession with intent to distribute, Count 21-user in possession of a firearm, Count 22-felon in possession of a firearm; found guilty all five counts
11312/2011Nancy L. Boddicker v. American Honda Motor Co., Inc. (Personal Injury)
11411/2011U.S. v. Darwin Zoch (felon in possession of firearms and ammunition)
11511/2011Shannon v. Koehler (Excessive force in violation of the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution)
11609/2011Carolyn Graves (Est. of Willie Maurice Jones) v. City of Waterloo & Albert Bovy (Violation of Constitutional Rights - Malicious Prosecution - Intentional Infliction of Severe Emotional Distress)
11709/2011Lynne Seabrooke v. Upper Iowa University (Employment - Discrimination: Termination of Employment - Mental Impairment)
11808/2011U.S. v. Marisol Lopez-Soto and Alije Dizdarevic; Count 1-conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine; Count 2-conspiracy to commit money laundering. Defendant Marisol Lopez-Soto found guilty on Counts 1 and 2. Defendant Alije Dizdarevic found not guilty on Count 1 and guilty on Count 2.
11908/2011U.S. v. Wei Lin (Document fraud and making a false statement to a federal agent.)
12008/2011Maxim v. Dental Care, Scott Thompson, & Rod Stewart (Breach of contract and discharge in violation of public policy claims).
12108/2011U.S. v. Samuel B. Ford; Count 1-distribution of heroin within 1,000 feet of a school resulting in death of J.S.; Count 2-distribution of crack cocaine and heroin. Defendant found guilty on Counts 1 and 2
12206/2011Advance Brands, LLC v. Alkar-Rapidpak, Inc. vs. Gleeson Constructors & Engineers, LLC and Plains Boiler Service, Inc.; Advance Brands, LLC sought damages for products liability and implied warranty claims against Alkar-Rapidpak, Inc. Alkar-Rapidpak, Inc. then sued Gleeson Constructors & Engineers, LLC and Plains Boiler Service, Inc. for contribution. Jury found for defendants, concluding Advance Brands, LLC was one-hundred percent at fault.
12305/2011U.S. v. Milo Vareen Davis; Count 1-conspiracy to distribute marijuana, cocaine and cocaine base; Count 2-money laundering; found guilty counts 1 and 2
12404/2011U.S. v. Shawn Krug (Felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition)
12504/2011State of Arizona Department of Law, Civil Rights Division & Aguilar v. ASARCO LLC (sexual harrasment/retaliation/constructive discharge)
12603/2011PSK, LLC d/b/a Overhead Door Company of Cedar Rapids and Iowa City v. Randy Hicklin d/b/a A-1 American Garage Door Repair and Advanced Garage Door Repair; and Danetta Hicklin d/b/a A-1 American Garage Door Repair and Advanced Garage Door Repair; verdict in favor of Plaintiffs
12703/2011U.S. v. Jorge Juarez Morales; Count 1-conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine; Counts 2 & 3-distribution of methamphetamine; found guilty Counts 1, 2 and 3
12802/2011U.S. v. Allen Williams & Robert McNairy (both defendants unlawfully conspired to distribute crack cocaine; defendant Williams knowingly and intentionally distributed crack cocaine; both defendants knowingly and intentionally distributed and aided and abetted each other and others to distribute crack cocaine; defendant McNairy distributed and aided and abetted another to distribute crack cocaine within 1,000 feet of a playground or school; at separate times, defendant Williams knowingly and intentionally distributed crack cocaine.)
12901/2011U.S. v. David Neve; Count 1-conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine; Count 2-distribution of methamphetamine; Count 3-possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine; Counts 4 & 5-possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime; defendant fount guilty all five counts with forfeiture
13001/2011U.S. v. Jason Harriman; Counts 1 and 2-felon in possession of a firearm; defendant found guilty on counts 1 and 2
13112/2010U.S. v. Meggan J. Alexander and David L. Alexander; Count 1-false statements to influence HUD; Counts 2-4 false statements to a financial institution; Count 5-false statement to a financial institution; Meggan J. Alexander found guilty on Counts 1, 2, 4 and 5 and not guilty on Count 3; David L. Alexander found not guilty on Count 4 and guilty on Count 5
13210/2010U.S. v. Michael Mayer (Persuading, inducing, and enticing a child under the age of 18 to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing visual depictions of such conduct; Causing those visual depictions to be produced using material, namely, an LG cell phone, that had been shipped and transported across state or international borders, that he knew or had reason to know that those visual depictions would be transported across state or international borders, and that those visual depictions were actually transported across state or international borders.)
13310/2010U.S. v. Donald J. Herbst, Sr.; Counts 1-11: buy, receive and possess goods of a value in excess of $1000 which were part of an interstate shipment knowing the goods had been stolen; found guilty on Counts 1-4 and 6-11; not guilty count 5
13408/2010U.S. v. Jose Luis Rodriguez-Ramos & German Expectacion Robles-Garcia (Conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and cocaine; Kidnapping)
13507/2010U.S. v. William Junior Rock (Failure to register as a sex offender)
13607/2010Estate of Zelda M. Brokaw v. Jerry D. Spears and Craig Betcher Trucking, Inc. (Negligence)
13707/2010U.S. v. Kevin Wayne Moes (Failure to register as a sex offender.)
13805/2010U.S. v. Peter Hanson (Conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute marijuana -- Includes supplemental instruction)
13905/2010Theresa Collier v. Troy Nogelmeier; jury found in favor of plaintiff on false arrest claim and in favor of defendant police officer on excessive force claim; jury awarded nominal damages of $1.00
14002/2010U.S. v. Jameco Bell (Conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute marijuana)
14102/2010U.S. v. Jameco Bell (Supplemental Instruction to the Jury)
14201/2010U.S. v. Michael Steven Speece (Conspiracy to commit four offenses: (1) distributing 500 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine; (2) possessing with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine; (3) distributing 50 grams or more of actual (pure) methamphetamine; and (4) possessing with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of actual (pure) methamphetamine -- all within 1,000 feet of a playground or school)
14312/2009U.S. v. Jimmie Coutentos; Count 1-sexual exploitation of a minor or attempted sexual exploitation of a minor; Count 2-possession of child pornography or attempted possession of child pornography; found guilty on Counts 1 and 2
14411/2009Bodeans Cone Co. , LLC v. Norse Dairy Sys., LLC (Antitrust action for injunctive relief and damages by one maker of novelty cones and ice cream sandwich wafers against another maker: Court’s final version of Jury Instructions, prepared before trial, on claims of monopolization, attempt to monopolize, exclusive dealing, and tying. Case settled prior to trial.)
14511/2009U.S. v. Sholom Rubashkin; (Phase 1 Trial) Counts 1-14 bank fraud; Counts 15-38 false statements and reports to a bank; Counts 39-52 wire fraud; Counts 53-61 mail fraud; Counts 62-71 money laundering; Counts 72-91 violating an order of the Secretary of Agriculture; guilty on all counts except 72, 81-83 and 90
14611/2009Bodeans Cone Co., LLC v. Norse Dairy Sys., LLC (Antitrust action for injunctive relief and damages by one maker of novelty cones and ice cream sandwich wafers against another maker: Court’s final version of Glossary of Antitrust Terminology to accompany Jury Instructions, prepared before trial, on claims of monopolization, attempt to monopolize, exclusive dealing, and tying. Case settled prior to trial.)
14711/2009U.S. v. Lance Miller (Knowingly receiving or attempting to receive a visual depiction of child pornography that had been transported in interstate or foreign commerce; knowingly possessing or attempting to possess a visual depiction of child pornography that had been produced using a Seagate hard drive (from a Compaq Presario computer) that was manufactured outside the state of Iowa; knowingly possessing or attempting to possess visual depictions of child pornography that had been produced using a Seagate hard drive (from an HP Pavilion computer) that was manufactured outside the state of Iowa.)
14810/2009U.S. v. Kendrick Butler (Knowingly executing and attempting to execute a scheme to defraud financial institutions and to obtain the moneys, funds, assets, and other property owned by, and under the custody and control of, financial institutions by means of false or fraudulent pretenses, representations, and promises.)
14905/2009U.S. v. Dale Yarrington; Count 1-possession of child pornography; found guilty
15005/2009U.S. v. Orrington Gardner; Count 1-felon in possession of a firearm; found guilty on Count 1.
15105/2009U.S. v. LaDarron Pickens; Count 1-possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver; found guilty of 100 kilograms or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of marijuana.
15204/2009U.S. v. Douglas P. Dvorak; Counts 1-22 mail fraud; Counts 23-33 Aggravated Identity Thef; Counts 34-39 Money Laundering; found guilty on all counts.
15303/2009Maggie Greenhaw v. City of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; jury found in favor of defendant on plaintiff's claims of intentional infliction of emotional distress, false arrest and negligence arising from investigation by Cedar Rapids Police Department.
15403/2009U.S. v. Jermaine Bryson (Knowingly and intentionally possessing with intent to distribute approximately 8.23 grams of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of cocaine).
15503/2009Ronald Kuiper & Conley Kuiper v. Givaudan Flavors Corp. ( Claims for a lung injury to Ronald Kuiper allegedly caused by inhaling fumes from butter flavorings made by Givaudan that were used by Kuiper’s employer, American Pop Corn Company, to make microwave popcorn. Claims include: defective designe; failure to provide adequate warnings; and failure to test the butter flavorings for hazardous health effects when they were used in foreseeable ways. Damages: the lung injury to Ronald Kuiper and the injury to his relationship with his wife, Conley Kuiper, allegedly caused by Givaudan’s defective design, failure to warn, and failure to test.)
15603/2009Ronald Kuiper & Conley Kuiper v. Givaudan Flavors Corp. (Supplemental Jury Instructions)
15703/2009U.S. v. Richard Lee Mellor; defendant convicted of one count of making a false claim to the Internal Revenue Service, four counts of attempting to evade income tax and one count of corruptly endeavoring to obstruct and impede the due administration of the internal revenue laws of the United States.
15803/2009U.S. v. Richard Lee Mellor; Count 1-false or fraudulent claims; Counts 2, 3, 4 & 5-attempt to evade or defeat tax; Count 6-corrupt or forcible interference
15902/2009U.S. v. Rosina Orlantha Rhodes; Count 1-conspiracy to distribute cocaine base. Mistrial
16002/2009U.S. v. Michael James Kluge; Count 1-conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine; found guilty
16102/2009Transamerica Life Insurance, et al. v. Lincoln National Life Insurance (Patent Infringement)
16201/2009U.S. v. Brett Zimmerman; Count 1-drug user in possession of a firearm; guilty on Count 1
16301/2009U.S. v. Edward Frank Brewer; Count 1-conspiracy to distribute cocaine base; Counts 2, 3 & 4-distribution of cocaine base; Count 5-possession with intent to distribute cocaine base; guilty Counts 1-5
16401/2009U.S. v. Jermaine E. Graham; Count 1-disaster benefits fraud; defendant found not guilty
16501/2009U.S. v. Robert Miell (Willfully filing a false tax return based on failure to declare as income funds received from American Family Insurance (AFI) for insurance coverage for hail damage to roofs of rental properties owned by Miell; Willfully filed a false tax return based on failure to declare as income funds received from AFI for insurance coverage for hail damage to roofs of rental properties owned by Miell)
16612/2008U.S. v. Antonio Jevon Gayden; Count 1-possession with intent to distribute and/or aiding and abetting the possession with intent to distribute; Count 2-conspiracy to distribute; GUILTY on Count 1 ( 5 grams or more, but less than 50 grams) and Count 2 (50 grams or more)
16712/2008U.S. v. Donald Robert Stangeland; Count 1/alternative 1-transporting illegal aliens; Count 1/alternative 2-aiding and abetting in the transportation of illegal aliens; Counts 2, 3 & 4-harboring an illegal alien; Count 5-transporting an illegal alien. GUILTY on Count 1/alternative 2, Counts 3 & 5; NOT GUILTY on Count 1/alternative 1 & Count 5
16811/2008Michael Smock v. Iowa Interstate Railroad, Ltd., a Corporation (Negligence)
16911/2008U.S. v. Worman (Knowingly depositing and causing to be deposited at the Post Office, for mailing and delivery, a stamped and addressed package containing an explosive, inflammable material, an infernal machine, a device which may ignite or explode, and material which may kill or injure another, which constitutes non-mailable matter, with intent to kill or injure another; Knowingly and unlawfully possessing a firearm, that is, a combination of parts either designed or intended for use in converting any device into a destructive device, specifically, a pipe bomb, which was not registered to Worman in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record; Transporting and attempting to transport in interstate commerce an explosive device, that is, a pipe bomb, with knowledge that the explosive would be used to kill, injure, or intimidate a person, or to unlawfully damage or destroy a building, vehicle, or other real or personal property; Knowingly (a) using a destructive device, that is, a pipe bomb, during and in relation to a crime of violence, including the crimes charged in Counts 1 and 3: and (b) possessing a destructive device, that is, a pipe bomb, in furtherance of a crime of violence)
17010/2008Alice McCabe and Christine Nelson v. Michelle Mais; jury awarded plaintiffs, two former pre-arraignment detainees at the Linn County Jail, a combined amount of approximately $56,000 on their Section 1983 claims that defendant illegally strip and visual body cavity searched their persons.
17110/2008U.S. v. Charles Schrage (Having previously been convicted of one or more crimes punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year, defendant knowingly possessed, in and affecting commerce, one or more of the following firearms and ammunition: (1) a Winchester Model 88, .243 caliber lever action rifle with serial number H254499; (2) a Remington Model 1100, 12-gauge shotgun with serial number M114860M; (3) a Harrington and Richardson Model SB2 Ultra, .223 caliber single shot rifle with serial number HG325500; (4) a Ruger M77, .22 x 250 caliber rifle with serial number 73-19955; (5) a High Standard, .22 caliber revolver with serial number 001925 (W-106); and (6) various rounds of ammunition.)
17209/2008U.S. v. Eder Noe Sosa-Jimenez (Knowingly and unlawfully conspiring to commit one or more of the following offenses:
(a) distributing 500 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine, which contained 50 grams or more of actual (pure) methamphetamine;
(b) possessing with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine, which contained 50 grams or more of actual (pure) methamphetamine;
(c) employing, hiring, using, persuading, inducing, enticing, or coercing a person under eighteen years of age to distribute a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine; and
(d) employing, hiring, using, persuading, inducing, enticing, or coercing a person under eighteen years of age to possess with intent to distribute a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine.

Knowingly and intentionally distributing a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine.


Knowingly and intentionally employing, hiring, using, persuading, inducing, enticing, or coercing a person under eighteen years of age, to distribute and to aid and abet another to distribute a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine.

Knowingly and intentionally possessing with intent to distribute and aiding and abetting another to possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine, which contained 5 grams or more of actual (pure) methamphetamine.
17309/2008U.S. v. Phieu Van Nguyen (Forfeiture)
17408/2008U.S. v. Angelique Tinder n/k/a Angelique Howen; Counts 1-35: Aiding in the Preparation of False and Fraudulent Tax Returns in violation of 26 U.S.C. Sec. 7206(2); (counts 1-3 previously dismissed) defendant GUILTY on counts 4-34; NOT GUILTY on count 35
17508/2008U.S. v. Phieu Van Nguyen & Va Thi Nguyen
(As to Phieu Nguyen:

Knowingly, and intentionally engaging in a “continuing criminal enterprise” or “CCE” in that he knowingly and intentionally committed the following continuing series of felony violations of federal law:
(a) manufacturing marijuana;
(b) distributing marijuana;
(c) possessing with intent to distribute marijuana;
(d) using a communications facility to facilitate the commission of felony drug-trafficking offenses;
(e) using a structure for the purpose of manufacturing controlled substances; and
(f) conspiring to manufacture, distribute, and possess with intent to distribute marijuana

Undertaking this continuing series of violations in concert with at least five other persons with respect to whom he occupied a position of organizer, supervisor, and any position of management, and that he obtained substantial income and resources from this continuing series of violations.

Knowingly and willfully conducting, attempting to conduct, and aiding and abetting in the conduct of financial transactions affecting interstate and foreign commerce that involved the proceeds of illegal drug trafficking, and that he did so
(a) with the intent to promote the carrying on of the illegal drug trafficking;
(b) knowing the transaction was designed in whole or in part to conceal and disguise the nature, location, source, ownership, and control of the proceeds of the illegal drug trafficking; and
(c) knowing the transaction was designed in whole and in part to avoid a transaction reporting requirement under federal law.

While conducting, attempting to conduct, and aiding and abetting another to conduct such financial transactions, defendant knew that the property involved in the financial transactions represented the proceeds of some form of unlawful activity.

Knowingly engaging in and attempting to engage in monetary transactions through or to a financial institution, affecting interstate or foreign commerce, in criminally derived property of a value greater than $10,000, such property having been derived from illegal drug trafficking.

As to Va Thi Nguyen:

Knowingly and unlawfully conspiring with others to commit the following offenses:
(a) manufacturing 1,000 or more marijuana plants;
(b) possessing with intent to distribute 1,000 kilograms or more of marijuana; and
(c) distributing 1,000 kilograms or more of marijuana.

Conspiring to commit these offenses within 1,000 feet of a playground or school)
17608/2008Rayburn v. Wady Industries (Employment - Retaliation; Wrongful Discharge - Public Policy)
17708/2008U.S. v. Tarone M. Jones ( Having previously been convicted of one or more crimes punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year, knowingly possessing, in and affecting commerce, firearms)
17807/2008U.S. v. Kuothbang Yuot & Gokgok Puok ( Knowingly and intentionally conspiring with each other and with others, to distribute 50 grams or more of crack cocaine; Knowingly and intentionally possessing with intent to distribute 5 grams or more of crack cocaine; Knowingly and intentionally possessing with intent to distribute and distributed an unspecified amount of crack cocaine; Knowingly and intentionally possessing with intent to distribute and distributing an unspecified amount of crack cocaine.
17907/2008U.S. v. Jeffrey Joseph Davis; Count 1-failure to pay past due child support; GUILTY on count 1
18007/2008U.S. v. Jose Juan Islas-Bravo (Knowingly and intentionally conspiring with others, to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture of substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine; Knowingly and unlawfully possessing with intent to distribute and aiding and abetting another to possess with intent to distribute approximately 50 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine, which contained 5 grams or more of actual (pure) methamphetamine.)
18107/2008U.S. v. Jose Juan Islas-Bravo (supplemental instruction)
18206/2008Alice McCabe and Christine Nelson v. Bruce Macaulay and Michelle Mais; Plaintiffs alleged Secret Service Agent arrested them without probable cause and based upon the content of their speech outside a President George W. Bush re-election rally in 2004. Plaintiffs further alleged that Linn County Jailer strip searched them and inspected their cavities without probable cause. Jury found in favor of Secret Service Agent and against Linn County Jailer. Jury awared Plaintiffs a combined $750,000 in damages as a result of the illegal strip search and cavity inspection.
18304/2008U.S. v. Benjamin Thomas (Knowingly possessing, in and affecting commerce, six rounds of .44 caliber ammunition and a firearm, having previously been convicted of one or more crimes punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year.
18404/2008U.S. v. Tracy Brunken (Knowingly and intentionally conspiring with others to commit two offenses: (1) distribution of 500 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine; and (2) distribution of 50 grams or more of actual (pure) methamphetamine; Knowingly and intentionally possessing, with intent to distribute, a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine.
18503/2008Friedman & Friedman, Ltd v. Tim McCandless, Inc. and Paul Roloff (Breach of Contract; Fraudulent Misrepresentation)
18603/2008United States v. Michael Ingram (Conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute crack cocaine)
18702/2008U.S. v. Leodan Vasquez (Conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine/unlawful possession with intent to distriubute and aided and abetted another to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine)
18802/2008Annis v. City of Oelwein and David Bloem; excessive force claim against Bloem (City of Oelwein voluntarily dismissed at trial); defense verdict
18902/2008U.S. v. Tamara Jolene Miller; Count 1-possession of an unregistered firearm; Count 2-possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number; Count 3-felon in possession of a firearm; GUILTY on Counts 1, 2 and 3
19001/2008U.S. v. Donald Smith (felon in possession)
19101/2008American Family Mutual Insurance Company v. Robert Miell; Robert Miell v. Brett Throlson and Brett Throlson Agency, Inc. (Breach of Contract; Fraudulent Misrepresentation; Negligence)
19201/2008U.S. v. Jacardo Omar Dixon; Count 1-distribution of cocaine base; Count 2-distribution of cocaine base; GUILTY on Counts 1 and 2
19311/2007U.S. v. Laurie Binjamun (conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine)
19410/2007U.S. v. Lee Marvin Bell & Kenyatta Draine
19510/2007U.S. v. Donisi (Forfeiture Instructions)
19610/2007Carolyn Brown, et al. v. The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.; breach of contract under Illinois law; plaintiffs created "Breakthrough to Literacy," a literacy program for schools; plaintiffs entered into a contract in 1997 and sold their rights to Breakthrough to Literacy; the contract contained a clause which required defendant to act "in good faith and with reasonable diligence" and required it to "use commercially reasonable efforts" with regard to the Breakthrough to Literacy products and services; defense verdict.
19710/2007U.S. v. Donisi (Merit Instructions -- Defendant knowingly and unlawfully manufactured and attempted to manufacture 100 or more plants of marijuana; Defendant knowingly and unlawfully conspired with other persons, to commit the following four offenses or “objectives”: (1) to manufacture 100 or more marijuana plants; (2) to manufacture 100 kilograms or more of marijuana; (3) to distribute 100 kilograms or more of marijuana; and (4) to possess with intent to distribute 100 kilograms or more of marijuana; Defendant knowingly and intentionally possessed with intent to distribute mixtures or substances containing a detectable amount of nandrolone and stanozolol, which are anabolic steroids; Defendant knowingly and intentionally possessed with intent to distribute a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of oxycodone, which is a narcotic similar to morphine that is properly used, only by prescription, for the management of pain; Defendant knowingly and intentionally possessed with intent to distribute a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of marijuana; Defendant, who was then an unlawful user of controlled substances, specifically, marijuana, anabolic steroids, and oxycodone, did knowingly possess one or more firearms, in and affecting commerce; Defendant knowingly and unlawfully conspired with other persons, whose names are known and unknown to the Grand Jury, to commit the following offenses or “objectives”: (1) to conduct financial transactions knowing that the property involved represented proceeds of some form of unlawful activity with intent to promote the carrying on of that unlawful activity (the “promotion” objective); and (2) to conduct financial transactions knowing that the property involved represented proceeds of some form of unlawful activity knowing that the transaction was designed, in whole or in part, to conceal the proceeds of the unlawful activity)
19809/2007U.S. v. Olivia Acosta-Delgado; Count 1-possession of false identification documents; Count 2-selling a social security card; Count 3-aggravated identity theft; Count 4-conspiracy; GUILTY on Counts 1, 2, 3 and 4
19908/2007U.S. v. Cedric Jarreau Hawkins; Count 1-distribution of cocaine base. GUILTY on Count 1
20008/2007U.S. v. Troy Nowlen (Knowingly and intentionally conspiring o commit the following offenses: (1) distribution of 500 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine; and (2) distribution of 50 grams or more of actual (pure) methamphetamine.)
20107/2007U.S. v. Rahmaan Manzar El Herman (Knowingly conspiring with others to commit the following offenses: (1) manufacturing 50 grams or more of cocaine base, which is commonly called “crack cocaine”; (2) distributing 50 grams or more of cocaine base, which is commonly called “crack cocaine”; and (3) distributing 500 grams or more of cocaine salt, which is commonly called “powder cocaine.”
20207/2007U.S. v. Jeffrey Eugene Haas; Count 1-bank burglary; Count 2-bank robbery. GUILTY on Counts 1 and 2
20306/2007CNH Capital America LLC v. Tim McCandless, d/b/a McCandless Farms (Breach of Contract; Fraudulent Misrepresentation)
20406/2007U.S. v. LaMont William Papakee and Connie Frances Blackcloud; Count 1-aggravated sexual abuse; Count 2-sexual abuse; NOT GUILTY on Count 1; GUILTY on Count 2
20506/2007U.S. v. Terry Terrell Samuels; Count 1-distribution of 20.24 grams of cocaine base within 1,000 feet of an elementary school; Count 2-distribution of 19.35 grams of cocaine base within 1,000 feet of an elementary school; GUILTY on Counts 1 and 2
20606/2007U.S. v. Todd Becker (Defendant knowingly conspired with other persons to commit either or both of the following offenses: (1) distribution of 5 grams or more of actual (pure) methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of the real property comprising a school; and (2) distribution of 500 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of the real property comprising a school. , Iowa;
Defendant knowingly and intentionally possessed, with intent to distribute, a mixture or substance that contained five grams or more of actual (pure) methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of the real property comprising a school.)
20706/2007U.S. v. Todd Becker (Supplemental Instruction on quantity of controlled substances)
20805/2007U.S. v. Steven Douglas Risse and Harry Ralph Moeller (Using Aircraft to Harass Animals)
20905/2007U.S. v. Lee, et al. (All three defendants in this matter plead prior to a verdict in this case.
Defendants knowingly conspired with each other and with other persons to commit either or both of the following offenses: (1) manufacturing 50 grams or more of crack cocaine; and (2) distributing 50 grams or more of crack cocaine; Defendant Antione Diandre Maxwell possessed with intent to distribute, 4.12 grams of crack cocaine; Defendant Orondee Jacquell Maxwell possessed or aided and abettied another to possess, with intent to distribute, approximately 2.22 grams of crack cocaine; Defendant Eddie Jermane Lee possessed or aided and abetted another to possess, with intent to distribute, approximately 1 gram of crack cocaine; Defendant Eddie Jermane Lee possessed or aided and abetted another to possess, with intent to distribute, 1.32 grams of crack cocaine; Defendant Orondee Jacquell Maxwell distributed or aided and abetted another to distribute, approximately .65 grams of crack cocaine; defendant Orondee Jacquell Maxwell distributed or aided and abetted another to distribute, approximately .68 grams of crack cocaine. )
21005/2007U.S. v. Lee, et al. (All three defendants in this matter plead. Supplemental instruction on spoilation of evidence.)
21105/2007Raymond v. U.S.A. Healthcare Center -- Fort Dodge, LLC, et al. (Allegations of termination in violation of Iowa law, because plaintiff filed a workers’ compensation claim for a wrist injury that she suffered on the job. Plaintiff sought damages for the defendants’ allegedly retaliatory conduct.
The defendants denied the claim and contended that they lawfully terminated plaintiff's employment.)
21205/2007U.S. v. Justin Cole (Defendant knowingly and intentionally possessing with intent to distribute cocaine base, commonly known as crack cocaine;
Knowingly and intentionally possessing an unspecified quantity of marijuana; Doing either or both of the following:
(a) knowingly opening and maintaining the residence at 531 Sherman Avenue, Waterloo, Iowa, for the purpose of distributing and using controlled substances, including cocaine base, commonly known as crack cocaine, and marijuana, and
(b) managing and controlling the residence at 531 Sherman Avenue, Waterloo, Iowa, as a lessee, and knowingly and intentionally making the residence available for use, with or without compensation, for the purpose of unlawfully storing, distributing, or using controlled substances, including cocaine base, commonly known as crack cocaine, and marijuana.)
21305/2007U.S. v. Daniel P. Mitchell; Count 1- making a false representation in a bankruptcy petition; GUILTY on Count 1 (Count 2 of indictment but referred to as Count 1 during trial)
21404/2007Glynn Jones v. Cargill, Inc.; Title VII race discrimination and retaliation; defense verdict
21504/2007U.S. v. Enrique Aragon-Hernandez & Eduardo Tejeda-Cadena (Defendants knowingly conspired to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine; Defendants knowingly and intentionally distributed or aided and abetted another in the distribution of 50 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine; defendant Aragon-Hernandez possessed a firearm in furtherance of the drug-trafficking conspiracy offense)
21604/2007US v. Omoro Crusoe; Count 1-conspiracy to distribute heroin; Count 2-distribution of heroin to a person under 21 years of age; Counts 3 and 4-distribution of heroin; NOT GUILTY on Counts 1 and 2; GUILTY on Counts 3 and 4
21704/2007U.S. v. Thomas Huntley (Knowingly and intentionally distributing a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine; Knowingly using a firearm during and in relation to a drug-trafficking crime)
21803/2007U.S. v. Lorenzo Roundtree; Count 1-distribution of heroin causing the death of C.H.; GUILTY on Count 1
21903/2007U.S. v. Tramain M. Whiting; Count 1-conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine and manufacture, distribute and possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base, within 1,000 feet of a playground; Count 2-possession with intent to distribute and aid and abet the possession with intent to distribute 192 grams of cocaine and 207.2 grams of cocaine base within 1,000 feet of a playground; Count 3-possession with intent to distribute 2.6 grams of cocaine base within 1,000 feet of a playground; Count 4-use and carry and aid and abet the using and carrying of firearms during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime and possess and aid and abet the possession of firearms in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime; Count 5-conspiracy to use and carry of a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime and possess a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime; NOT GUILTY on Count 1; GUILTY on Counts 2, 3, 4 and 5
22003/2007U.S. v. Anthony Charles Saddler, Jr.; Count 1-conspiracy to distribute cocaine base, cocaine and/or marijuana; Count 2-possession with intent to distrubute cocaine within 1,000 feet of a playground; Count 3-possession with intent to distribute cocaine base within 1,000 feet of a playground; Count 4-using and carrying a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime and/or possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime; Count 5-conspiracy to use and carry a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime and/or possess a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime; GUILTY on Counts 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5
22103/2007U.S. v. Alberto Villalpando (Knowingly and unlawfully conspiring with others to commit one or more of the following separate offenses: (1) distribution of 500 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine; (2) distribution of 50 grams or more of actual (pure) methamphetamine; and (3) distribution of an unspecified quantity of cocaine salt, which is commonly called “powder cocaine.”;Knowingly and intentionally distributin g 50 grams or more of actual (pure) methamphetamine.
22202/2007U.S. v. James Howard Bentley; Counts 1, 2-sexual exploitation of a minor; Counts 3, 4-possession of child pornography; Counts 5, 6-interstate transportation of child pornography; GUILTY on Counts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6
22302/2007U.S. v. David Nieman (Defendant knowingly and unlawfully conspired with other persons to distribute methamphetamine; defendant knowingly and intentionally possessed, with intent to distribute actual (pure) methamphetamine; defendant then being an unlawful user of methamphetamine, knowingly possessed one or more firearms in and affecting interstate commerce; defendant knowingly possessed one or more firearms in furtherance of the drug-trafficking crimes; defendant knowingly and unlawfully conspired with other persons, to conduct and to attempt to conduct financial transactions that involved proceeds of distributing and possessing with intent to distribute methamphetamine with the intent to promote the carrying on of that unlawful activity, knowing that the property involved in the financial transactions represented the proceeds of some form of unlawful activity.)
22402/2007U.S. v. Dale Lucas; Count 1-attempt to manufacture methamphetamine; Count 2-felon in possession of a firearm; Count 3-possession of firearm in connection with drug trafficking crime; GUILTY Counts 1, 2 and 3
22501/2007U.S. v. Dillard Tolbert (Defendant knowingly and unlawfully possessed, with intent to distribute, 50 grams or more of cocaine base, which is commonly called “crack cocaine.)
22612/2006Davidson v. Kinseth Hospitality Corp., et al. (Plaintiff claimed that, from shortly after she was hired until she was terminated, she was subjected to sexual harassment by a supervisor, sexual discrimination in the form of different treatment and pay when compared to similarly-situated male employees, and retaliation for opposing sex discrimination in the work place. She also contended that she was eventually terminated as a result of harassment and discrimination because of her sex and in retaliation for her complaints about sexual discrimination. Plaintiff sought damages for the defendants’ alleged wrongful conduct.
22712/2006U.S. v. James Joseph Sheridan; Count 1-knowingly possessing a stolen firearm; NOT GUILTY on Count 1
22811/2006Edward D. Heaton v. The Weitz Company, Inc.; employment retaliation case; plaintiff was employed in a management capacity, that is, as a superintendent; plaintiff complained to defendant's human resources manager that another superintendent had engaged in national origin harassment or discrimination by calling plaintiff a "spic"; defendant forced the superintendent to retire shortly thereafter; after a series of events, plaintiff was laid off and never recalled to a management position;

Jury found that plaintiff engaged in protected activity, that he suffered an adverse employment action and that the protected activity was a motivating factor for the adverse employment action; jury awarded plaintiff $47,537.44 in lost wages, $4,800.00 for lost health insurance benefits, $11,413.00 for lost pension benefits and $73,320.00 for past emotional distress damages; jury also awarded $25,000.00 in punitive damages
22911/2006U.S. v. Emmanuel Herron (Knowingly and unlawfully conspiring with other persons, to distribute 50 grams or more of crack cocaine.
Possession of a firearm, in furtherance of a drug-trafficking crime for which defendant may be prosecuted in a court of the United States
23011/2006U.S. v. Ryan Mathison, Robert Mathison, Sr. and Ronald Mathison (Defendant Ryan Keith Mathison knowingly, intentionally, and unlawfully engaged in a “continuing criminal enterprise” or “CCE.” The CCE allegedly involved this defendant committing a series of felony violations by violating one or more of the following federal controlled substances laws: (a) distributing marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine, and anabolic steroids; (b) possessing with intent to distribute of marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine, and anabolic steroids; (c) conspiring to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine, and anabolic steroids; (d) using a communications facility to facilitate the commission of felony drug-trafficking offenses; and (e) using a structure for the purpose of distributing controlled substances. Defendant Ryan Keith Mathison undertook this series of violations in concert with at least five other persons with respect to whom he occupied a position of organizer, supervisor, or any position of management, and that he allegedly obtained from this series of violations substantial income and resources.
Defendants Ryan Keith Mathison, and Robert Mathison, Sr., knowingly and unlawfully conspired, with each other and with others to commit the following offenses: (1) distributing one thousand kilograms or more of marijuana, and unspecified quantities of cocaine, methamphetamine, and anabolic steroids; and (2) possessing with intent to distribute one thousand kilograms or more of marijuana, and unspecified quantities of cocaine, methamphetamine, and anabolic steroids. Between about 2001 and May 2006, defendants Ryan Keith Mathison, Robert Mathison, Sr., and Ronald Mathison knowingly and unlawfully conspired, with each other and with others to commit the following offenses: (1) conducting and attempting to conduct financial transactions involving the proceeds of drug-trafficking activity knowing that the transactions were to promote the carrying on of drug-trafficking activity; and (b) conducting and attempting to conduct financial transactions involving the proceeds of drug-trafficking activity knowing that the transactions were designed to conceal and disguise the nature, location, source, ownership, and control of the proceeds of drug-trafficking activity. For a specified tax year, defendant Ryan Keith Mathison willfully made and subscribed a U.S. Individual Income Tax Return, which was verified by a written declaration that it was made under the penalties of perjury and was filed with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), which said Income Tax Return he did not believe to be true and correct as to every material matter in that the said return failed to disclose that he was engaged in the illegal trafficking in controlled substances from which he derived gross receipts, gross income, or sales, whereas, as he then and there well knew and believed, he was required by law and regulation to disclose the operation of this business activity and the gross receipts, gross income, or sales he derived therefrom.
23110/2006U.S. v. Dorian Ragland; Count 1-distribution of heroin; GUILTY as to Count 1; As to Interrogatory 1, unanimously found heroin distributed by defendant was a contributing factor in the death of Zach Lane
23210/2006U.S. v. Linda Darcell Gilbert, Paul Matthew Gilbert and Robert Earl Cole; Count 1-Linda Gilbert and Robert Earl Cole possession of unregistered firearm; Counts 2, 4-Robert Earl Cole unlawful user of marijuana in possession of a firearm; Count 3-Paul Gilbert possession of an unregistered firearm; Count 5- Paul Gilbert unlawful user of marijuana in possession of a firearm; Defendant Linda Gilbert GUILTY on Count 1; Robert Earl Cole GUILTY on Counts 1, 2, 4; Paul Gilbert NOT GUILTY on Counts 3, 5
23310/2006U.S. v. Bradley Joseph Leyse; Count 1-distribution of cocaine; NOT GUILTY on Count 1
23409/2006U.S. v. Danny Lee Raplinger; Count 1-sexually exploiting a minor, attempting to exploit a minor, or aiding and abetting the sexual exploitation of a minor; Count 2-distribution or attempted distribution of child pornography; Count 3-possession of or attempted possession of child pornography; GUILTY on Counts 1, 2 and 3
23509/2006U.S. v. Vincent & Karl Bertling (unlawfully, willfully, and knowingly conspiringwith other persons, to corruptly endeavor to influence, obstruct, and impede the due administration of justice, by murdering or otherwise intimidating witnesses; being an unlawful user of controlled substances, knowingly possessing, in and affecting commerce, a firearm; being an unlawful user of controlled substances, knowingly possessing, in and affecting commerce, ammunition
23608/2006U.S. v. Tim Roberson (Knowingly and unlawfully conspiring with other persons, o commit one or more of the following offenses: (1) manufacturing 50 grams or more of cocaine base, which is commonly called “crack cocaine”; (2) distributing 50 grams or more of cocaine base, which is commonly called “crack cocaine”; (3) distributing 500 grams or more of cocaine salt, which is commonly called “powder cocaine”; and (4) distributing a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of marijuana.)
23708/2006Rajendra Singh, M.D. v. Allen Memorial Hospital; preliminary and final jury instructions; defense verdict
23807/2006U.S. v. Gustavo Degadillo-Miranda & Nancy Martin (defendants knowingly and unlawfully conspired with other persons, to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute in excess of one hundred kilograms of marijuana.)
23907/2006U.S. v. David Starr; Counts 1, 3, 7-attempted sexual exploitation or sexual exploitation of a child; Counts 2, 8-attempted receipt or receipt of child pornography; Counts 4, 5, 6, 9-possession of child pornography; GUILTY on Counts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9
24006/2006Gerald D. Donnell v. City of Cedar Rapids, Iowa and Pat Engel; defense verdict
24106/2006Sherri Jo Reid dba Colonial Square Tax and Accounting, plaintiff, v. Pekin Insurance Co., defendant/third party plaintiff v. Steve Klocke; plaintiff/owner of building sued insurance carrier for breach of commercial property insurance contract. Insurance Co. filed third party suit against owner of excavation company for reimbursement; defense verdict
24206/2006U.S. v. Robert Lee Williams (Knowingly and unlawfully conspiring with others to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base, which is commonly called “crack cocaine; knowingly and intentionally possessing with intent to distribute 23.74 grams of cocaine base; knowingly and intentionally distributing .44 grams of cocaine base; knowingly and intentionally distributing 1.1 grams of cocaine base; possessing a firearm in furtherance of either or both of the drug-trafficking crimes charged; having previously been convicted of a felony drug offense, knowingly possessing, in and affecting commerce)
24306/2006U.S. v. Kent Raymond Platter; Alternative I-felon in possession of a firearm; Alternative II-unlawful user of controlled substances in possession of a firearm; GUILTY on Alternative I and II
24406/2006U.S. v. Travis Grover; Count 1-distribution of heroin; Question 1- did S.B. die as a result of using the heroin distributed to him by Defendant; GUILTY on Count 1, "no" to Question 1
24505/2006U.S. v. Clifford Herriott; Counts 1-8 bank fraud; NOT GUILTY on Counts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8
24605/2006U.S. v. Sadik Seferi and Nicole Tipton; Count 1-Seferi/Tipton-harbor and/or shield illegal aliens; Count 2- Seferi/Tipton-hiring illegal aliens; Count 3-Seferi/Tipton-conspiracy to harbor illegal aliens; Seferi and Tipton found guilty of Counts 1, 2 and 3
24704/2006U.S. v. Michael Thomas Gatena and Carla Grace Engler; conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine; attempting to manufacture methamphetamine or aid and abet the attempt to manufacture; possession of red phosphorus having reasonable cause to believe it would be used to manufacture methamphetamine; Gatena GUILTY on Counts 1, 2, 3, and 5; Engler GUILTY on Counts 1, 3, 4, and 5
24804/2006U.S. v. Mario Rosas (Conspiracy to manufacture and distribute 50 grams or more of actual (pure) methamphetamine and possession of one or more firearms in furtherance of the drug conspiracy)
24903/2006U.S. v. David Donald Turner; Count 1-attempting to manufacture methamphetamine; Count 2-making a false declaration before the court; GUILTY Counts 1 and 2
25003/2006U.S. v. Cipriano Ortega-Villasana; Count 1-unlawful re-entry; Count 2-false statement in attempting to acquire a firearm; Count 3-willfully representing himself to be a citizen of the United States; GUILTY on Counts 1, 2 and 3
25102/2006U.S. v. Leevern Johnson; Count 1-possession of firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime; GUILTY Count 1
25202/2006U.S. v. Michael Chantell Bruce; Count 1-conspiracy (drugs); Count 2-conspiracy (guns); Count 3-felon in possession of a firearm; Count 4-possession of a firearm after conviction of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence; NOT GUILTY on Counts 1, 2, 3 and 4
25301/2006U.S. v. Walter Hoskins, III; Count 1-possession of a firearm after having been previously convicted of a felony offense; GUILTY on Count 1
25411/2005Bunda v. Potter (Plaintiff claims that, she was subjected to hostile work environment sexual harassment and that she was retaliated against for making one or more complaints to a supervisor about this alleged sexual harassment. Ms. Bunda seek damages for sexual harassment and retaliation. The Post Office denies Ms. Bunda’s claims.
25511/2005Anita Lopez & Maricela Villalpando v. Aramark Uniform Career Apparel, Inc. (Plaintiffs contend that, during their employment, they were subjected to hostile environment sexual harassment and quid pro quo sexual harassment by their supervisor, and retaliation by ARAMARK for complaining about sexual harassment. Ms. Lopez contends that ARAMARK terminated her employment as part of the sexual harassment and retaliation, and Ms. Villalpando contends that ARAMARK constructively discharged her, or forced to quit her job, by allowing the supervisor to sexually harass her and by retaliating against her for complaining about sexual harassment. The plaintiffs seek damages for sexual harassment and retaliation, including damages for loss of employment.
ARAMARK denies each plaintiff’s claims. ARAMARK asserts that no sexual harassment or retaliation occurred, that Ms. Lopez was terminated for absenteeism, and that Ms. Villalpando simply quit her job at ARAMARK without informing ARAMARK of any problems or giving ARAMARK any opportunity to work out any problems.)
25610/2005U.S. v. Josiah Williams; Count 1-distributing and aiding and abetting the distribution of 5 grams or more, but less than 50 grams of crack cocaine within 1,000 feet of a school; GUILTY Count 1
25709/2005U.S. v. Steven Spears (Knowingly and unlawfully conspiring with other persons to commit two separate offenses: (1) distributing 50 grams or more of cocaine base, commonly called “crack cocaine,” and (2) distributing 500 grams or more of cocaine salt, commonly called “powder cocaine.”)
25809/2005U.S. v. Ricardo Watkins; Count 1-conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of crack cocaine; Count 3-distribution of less than 5 grams of crack cocaine; GUILTY Counts 1 and 3
25908/2005U.S. v Jesse John Wendelsdorf (Knowingly and unlawfully conspired with others to commit the following 4 offenses: (1) knowingly renting, using and maintaining a residence for the purpose of using, distributing, and manufacturing controlled substances (2) managing and controlling a residence as the lessee, agen and occupant, and knowingly and intentionally making the property available for the purpose of unlawfully using, distributing, and manufacturing meth and marijuana (3) distributing 50 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing meth and (4) posessing, ith intent to distribute, 50 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing meth)
26007/2005U.S. v. Victor Hugo Guel-Contreras; Count 5-conspiracy to distribute cocaine; Count 9-knowingly possessing a fraudulent permanent resident alien card; GUILTY on Counts 5 and 9
26106/2005U.S. v. Johnny Ray McAtee; Count 1-attempting to manufacture or aiding and abetting the attempt to manufacture methamphetamine; Count 2-possessing pseudoephedrine knowing or having reasonable cause to believe the pseudoephedrine would be used to manufacture methamphetamine; Count 3-possessing red phosphorous knowing or having cause to believe the red phosphorous would be used to manufacture methamphetamine; GUILTY on Counts 1, 2 and 3
26206/2005U.S. v. Marlys Floyd and Rebecca Pippert; Counts 1, 2, 3 and 4-depositing threatening communications in the United States postal mail; GUILTY on Counts 1, 2, 3 and 4
26305/2005U.S. v. Ronald Donelson; Count 1-possessing a firearm after previously been convicted of a felony and possessing ammunition after previously been convicted of a felony offense; GUILTY on Count 1
26403/2005Tom Oberreuter d/b/a TNO Logistics and Kenny Logsdon v. Reinhart Foodservice, Inc.; breach of contract
26503/2005U.S. v. Leon Johnson; Count 1-possession with intent to distribute cocaine base; Count 2-possession of a firearm after a felony offense; Count 3-unlawful user of controlled substance in possession of a firearm; Count 4-possession of a firearm with the serial number removed; Count 5-possession with intent to distribute cocaine base within 1,000 ft of a school; GUILTY on Counts 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5
26603/2005U.S. v. Rex Bernard Breitbach; Count 1-manufacturing or attempting to manufacture five grams or more of methamphetamine; Count 2-possession of pseudoephedrine intending and having reasonable cause to believe that the pseudoephedrine would be used to manufacture methamphetamine; Count 3-unlawful user of controlled substance in possesion of a firearm; GUILTY on Counts 1, 2 and 3
26702/2005U.S. v. James Eric Moore; Count 1-possession with intent to distribute a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of cocaine base (crack) on 11/23/04; GUILTY on Count 1
26802/2005U.S. v. Raul Padilla Morales Conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a public playground.)
26902/2005U.S. v. Lance Duane Messerly (Being an unlawful user of marijuana and cocaine, knowingly and unlawfully possessed one or more firearms; Being an unlawful user of marijuana and cocaine, knowingly and unlawfully possessed blasting caps; Being an unlawful user of marijuana, knowingly and unlawfully possessed one or more rounds of ammunition.
27002/2005U.S. v. Abdulaziz Bah; Count 1-possession of alien registration card which defendant knew to be forged; Count 2-possession of a social security card which defendant knew to be forged; Count 3-willfully make a false and fictitious statement to an Immigration and Customs Agent; GUILTY on Counts 1, 2 and 3
27102/2005U.S. v. Freddie Arroyo-Santiago (Conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a public playground)
27201/2005U.S. v. Luis Armando Varela-Arteaga and Tiffany Marie Cross; Count 1-conspiracy to commit marriage fraud; Count 2-aiding and abetting the commission of marriage fraud; Count 4-conspiracy to commit marriage fraud; defendant Varela GUILTY on Counts 1, 2 and 4; defendant GUILTY on Count 4
27301/2005U.S. v. Kasper Dobbs and Robert Wilson, Jr.; Count 1-interference with commerce by robbery; Count 2-carrying a firearm or aiding and abetting the use and carrying of a firearm in relation to a crime of violence; Count 3-felon in possession of a firearm (Wilson); Count 4-felon in possession of a firearm (Dobbs); Defendant Dobbs GUILTY on Counts 1, 2 and 4; Defendant Wilson GUILTY on Counts 1, 2 and 3
27401/2005U.S. v. Stuart Radcliff Selk; Count 4-unlawful user of controlled substances in possession of one or more firearms; GUILTY on Count 4
27501/2005Tinius v. St. Anthony Regional Hospital, Inc., et al. (Claims arising from an incident at St. Anthony Regional Hospital in Carroll, Iowa, during which plaintiff contends that he was unlawfully confined against his will and was catheterized without his consent. Plaintiff asserts claims of false imprisonment, medical battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress, invasion of privacy, and negligence.)
27612/2004Lorenzen v. GKN Armstrong Wheels, Inc.
27712/2004U.S. v. Joel Edward Smith (Knowingly and unlawfully conspired with other persons, to manufacture and distribute 50 grams or more of actual (pure) methamphetamine and to manufacture and distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine.)
27812/2004U.S. v. Donald K. Washburn; Counts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13 and 14-wire fraud; Counts 10, 11-money laundering; GUILTY on Counts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12; NOT GUILTY Counts 13 and 14
27912/2004U.S. v. Carey Blanchard; Count 1-manufacture, attempting to manufacture or aiding and abetting the attempted manufacture of 50 grams or more of actual methamphetamine; Count 3-creating a substantial risk of harm to human life while manufacturing, attempting to manufacture or aiding and abetting the manufacture of methamphetamine; Count 4-receiving or possessing or aiding and abetting the receipt or possession of an unregistered firearm; GUILTY on Counts 1, 3 and 4
28012/2004Jon E. Kinzenbaw and Kinze Manufacturing, Inc., plaintiffs/counterclaim defendants v. Case LLC fka Case Corporation and New Holland North America, Inc., defendants/counterclaim plaintiffs; patent case
28112/2004U.S. v. Carl Simon; Counts 1, 2 and 3-knowingly discharging or causing to be discharged a pollutant from a point source into a water of the United States without a permit; Count 4-knowingly discharging or causing to be discharged a pollutant from a lagoon located on the Simon dairy facility through a man-made ditch into a water of the United States without a permit; GUILTY on Counts 1, 2, 3 and 4
28211/2004U.S. v. Troyce Lewis; Count 1-possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of a cocaine base within 1,000 ft. of a school; GUILTY on Count 1 (at least 300 grams, but less than 400 grams of a mixture or substance containing cocaine)
28311/2004U.S. v. Efrain Garcia-Gonon and Carlos Macario-Chavez; Count 1-transportation of aliens; Garcia-Gonon and Macario-Chavez GUILTY on Count 1
28410/2004U.S. v. Honken (Death penalty phase instructions)
28510/2004U.S. v. Joel Beal; Count 1-manufacture or attempting to manufacture 50 grams or more of actual methamphetamine; GUILTY on Count 1
28609/2004U.S. v. Honken (Death Penalty Trial -- The alleged murder of five witnesses to the defendant’s drug-trafficking or other alleged criminal conduct, the solicitation of murder of other witnesses, and conspiracy to tamper with witnesses and to solicit the murder of witnesses.
28708/2004U.S. v. Ronald Greve; Count 1-conspiracy to distribute cocaine; GUILTY on Count 1
28808/2004U.S. v. Tanner McLean (On or about April 15, 2004, Mr. McLean possessed a .22 caliber (long rifle) Ruger Woodsmen Mark I automatic pistol, serial number 10-14666, having previously been convicted of a felony offense.)
28907/2004U.S. v. Timothy Vaudt (Knowingly and unlawfully conspired with other persons, to commit either or both of the following separate drug-trafficking offenses:
(1) the manufacture of 50 grams or more of actual (pure) methamphetamine; and
(2) the distribution of 50 grams or more of actual (pure) methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a public playground; Used or carried a firearm during and in relation to the conspiracy charged in Count 1.)
29007/2004City of Dubuque v. Yaggy Colby Associates, Inc. d/b/a Yaggy Colby Associates; professional negligence
29107/2004U.S. v. Lloyd Louis Engler and Bonnie Sue Bailey; Defendant Engler-Counts 1, 3-attempting to manufacture and aiding and abetting the attempt to manufacture methamphetamine; Count 4-possessing and aiding and abetting the possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute; Count 8-maintaining a place for the purpose of manufacturing, storing, distributing and using methamphetamine; Defendant Bailey-Count 1-attempting to manufacture and aiding and abetting the attempt to manufacture methamphetamine; Counts 2, 5, 7-possessing pseudoephedrine knowing, intending and having reasonable cause to believe that the pseudoephedrine would be used to manufacture methamphetamine; Count 3-attempting to manufacture and aiding and abetting the attempt to manufacture methamphetamine; Count 4-possessing and aiding and abetting the possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute; Count 6-being an unlawful user of methamphetamine in possession of a firearm; Engler GUILTY on Counts 1, 3, 4 and 8; Bailey GUILTY on Counts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
29206/2004U.S. v. Christopher Funchess; Count 2-distribution of cocaine base; Counts 3, 4-distribution or aiding and abetting the distribution of cocaine base; Count 6-conspiracy to distribute cocaine base; GUILTY on Counts 2, 3, 4 and 6
29305/2004U.S. v. Margaret Shimaka; Count 1-knowingly making a false statement on I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification Form on or about 10/7/99; GUILTY on Count 1
29405/2004Engineered Products v. Donaldson Co. (Patent infringement)
29505/2004Salz v. Stellar Industries, Inc. and George Lallak
29605/2004U.S. v. Christopher Lakeith Pearson; Count 1-possessing marijuana with intent to distribute; Count 2-possession of a firearm after a conviction for a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence; GUILTY on Count 1; Judgment of Acquittal on Count 2
29705/2004Salz v. Stellar Industries, Inc. and George Lallak
29803/2004U.S. v. Lorna Agius (Knowingly and intentionally aiding and abetting David Van Osten’s failure to appear on October 6, 2003, before a federal magistrate judge in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, for a change of plea hearing.
29903/2004U.S. v. Derrick Crume; Count 1-receipt of child pornography; Count 2-possession of child pornography; GUILTY on Counts 1 and 2
30002/2004U.S. v. Timothy Kendrick; Count 1-conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine; Count 2-distribution or aiding and abetting the distribution of methamphetamine; Counts 8 and 9-distribution of methamphetamine; GUILTY on Counts 1, 2, 8 and 9
30102/2004U.S. v. Muhammad Anwar; Count 1-conspiracy to commit marriage fraud; Count 2-aiding and abetting marriage fraud; GUILTY on Counts 1 and 2
30202/2004Sherman, et al. v. Kasotakis (Plaintiffs assert claims of “racial discrimination in services of a public restaurant.”
More specifically, the plaintiffs, all African Americans, allege that, on or about June 23, 2001, they entered The Horizons Family Restaurant to get something to eat. However, they allege that a server refused to allow them to be seated in a certain section, because of their race, and referred to them in racially insensitive terms. They allege that the host then reseated them in another section of the restaurant, which they noticed was the place where all persons of color had been seated, while white customers were seated in other areas of the restaurant. They allege that their treatment at The Horizons Family Restaurant violated federal law, because it deprived them of the same right to contract for the services of the restaurant as is enjoyed by white citizens.
30302/2004U.S. v. Betterton (Knowingly and intentionally possessed with intent to distribute 69.18 grams of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine, which contained 6.9518 grams of actual (pure) methamphetamine; knowingly and intentionally possessed with intent to distribute approximately 179.30 grams of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of cocaine; knowingly and intentionally possessed with intent to distribute approximately 110.81 grams of marijuana.
30401/2004U.S. v. Edward Joseph Woods; Count 1-felon on possession of a firearm; GUILTY on Count 1
30501/2004U.S. v. Timothy Heidt; Count 1-knowingly making a false statement in connection with purchase of a firearm on 12/7/01; Count 2-knowingly making a false statement in connection with purchase of a firearm on 12/29/01; Count 3-unlawful user of marijuana in possession of one or more firearms or ammunition between 12/01 and 12/28/01; GUILTY on Counts 1, 2 and 3
30612/2003U.S. v. Joel Ameling & Tina Brown (Conspiracy commit either or both of the following offenses: (1) manufacturing 5 grams or more of actual (“pure”) methamphetamine; and (2) possessing 5 grams or more of actual (“pure”) methamphetamine with intent to distribute it. Count 1 is the only charge against defendant Brown, although defendant Ameling is charged with five other count; Knowingly and intentionally possessed approximately 8 grams of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine (a methamphetamine mixture) with intent to distribute it; Knowingly and intentionally manufactured or attempted to manufacture 5 grams or more of actual (“pure”) methamphetamine; Knowingly and unlawfully opened or maintained a place for the purpose of manufacturing, distributing, and using a controlled substance, specifically, methamphetamine. The prosecution identifies the “place” or “drug establishment” as 1321 255th Avenue, Fort Atkinson, Iowa; Unlawful user of methamphetamine, knowingly possessed one or more firearms in and affecting commerce; Possessed one or more firearms in furtherance of one or more of the drug-trafficking offenses charged in Counts 1 (conspiracy), 3 (manufacturing methamphetamine), and 4 (maintaining a drug establishment). --- the court dismissed count one of the indictment on defendants' Rule 29 motion, thus eliminating defndant Brown from the case)
30712/2003U.S. v. Haider Mohammed Hasson Alyasiri; Count 1-knowingly subscribing as true, under penalty of perjury, a materially false statement on his Application for Naturalization; Count 2-knowingly, voluntarily and intentionally making a false material representation on his Application for Naturalization; NOT GUILTY on Counts 1 and 2
30812/2003Goss International Corp. v. Tokyo Kikai Seisakusho, Ltd. and TKS, Inc.; Anti-dumping Act violations
30911/2003US v. Vieth ( Between about the spring of 2000 and September 2000, defendant conspired and agreed with others to commit either or both of the following offenses: (1) manufacturing or distributing 5 grams or more of “pure” methamphetamine; and (2) manufacturing or distributing 50 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine;
On or about September 17, 2000,defendant knowingly and intentionally manufactured, attempted to manufacture, or aided and abetted an attempt to manufacture 5 grams or more of “pure” methamphetamine.
On or about September 17, 2000, Mr. Vieth knowingly and intentionally possessed a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine with intent to distribute it.)
31011/2003U.S. v. Vesey Knowingly and unlawfully distributed more than 5 grams of a mixture or substance containing cocaine base, more commonly called "crack cocaine.")
31111/2003U.S. v. Porter; Count 1-felon in possession of firearm; Counts 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6-falsely representing a social security number; GUILTY on Counts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6
31211/2003U.S. v. Rehmat Ali; Count 1-distributing pseudoephedrine on or about 11/27/01 having reasonable cause to believe it would be used to manufacture methamphetamine; Count 2-distributing pseudoephedrine on or about 12/13/01 having reasonable cause to believe it would be used to manufacture methamphetamine; NOT GUILTY on Counts 1 and 2
31310/2003U.S. v. Marcus Thurmon; Count 1-distribution of cocaine base (at least 5 grams); GUILTY on Count 1
31410/2003U.S. v. Travis Ziesman; Count 1-manufacturing or aiding and abetting the manufacture of methamphetamine; Count 2-making a false statement to a law enforcement officer; GUILTY on Counts 1 and 2
31510/2003US v. Mann (Prosecution for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine with lesser included offense of possession of methamphetamine.)
31610/2003U.S. v. Allan Dimarco; Count 1-conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine; Count 5-distribution of methamphetamine on or about 12/18/02; Count 7-distribution of methamphetamine on or about 1/8/03; Count 12-distribution of methamphetamine on or about 2/14/03; Count 13-possessing methamphetamine with intent to distribute; GUILTY on Counts 1, 5, 7, 12 and 13
31710/2003Coupland v. Team Ford (Suit alleging disparate treatment based on sex in violation of Title VII and the ICRA; plaintiff alleged that Team Ford subjected her to higher work standards than those imposed on male salespersons and then terminated her employment on October 27, 2000, which Team Ford denied, asserting instead that it had legitimate business reasons for terminating Ms. Coupland’s employment.)
31810/2003U.S. v. Michael Welp; Count 1-distribution of pseudoephedrine having reasonable cause to believe it would be used to manufacture methamphetamine and possession of pseudoephedrine having reasonable cause to believe it would be used to manufacture methamphetamine; GUILTY on Count 1
31910/2003U.S. v. Billy Gene Howard; Count 1-having been convicted of one or more crimes punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year, did knowingly receive and possess in and affecting commerce, one or more firearms; Count 2-knowingly receive, possess, conceal and store stolen firearms, which firearms had previously had been transported in interstate commerce; Count 3-possession of a firearm by an unlawful user of methamphetamine; GUILTY on Counts 1, 2 and 3
32009/2003U.S. v. Thomas Miller (Knowingly and intentionally manufactured and attempted to manufacture 5 grams or more of actual (pure) methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a school.)
32109/2003U.S. v. Misael Ortiz; Count 1-conspiracy to distribute 100 kilograms or more of marijuana; Count 3-possession with intent to distribute 50 kilograms or more but less than 100 kilograms of marijuana; GUILTY on Counts 1 and 3
32208/2003U.S. v. Santiago Valdivia-Perez (Conspiracy to distribute controlled substances; and using or carrying a firearm during and in relation to a drug-trafficking crime.)
32307/2003U.S. v. Perera ("witness tampering"; More specifically, knowingly attempted to intimidate and threaten, and did intimidate and threaten, Paul McKenzie by calling him a "snitch" and telling McKenzie that McKenzie and McKenzie’s children had better "watch their backs," or words to that effect, with the intent to influence, delay, or prevent the testimony of Paul McKenzie in the criminal trial of United States v. James Edward Clay in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Iowa, Case No. CR00-4004)
32407/2003U.S. v. Ann Ellefson; Count 1-knowingly and intentionally distributing and aiding and abetting the distribution of 2,887 pseudoephedrine pills, a list I chemical, knowing and having reasonable cause to believe that the pseudoephedrine would be used to manufacture methamphetamine; Count 2-knowingly and intentionally possessing with intent to distribute, and aiding and abetting the possession with intent to distribute approximately 260.5 grams of cocaine; Count 3-knowingly and intentionally possessing methamphetamine and marijuana; GUILTY on Counts 1, 2 and 3
32507/2003Petrillo, et al. v. Lumbermens Mutal Casualty Co., et al.; "bad faith" in handling of worker's compensation claim
32606/2003U.S. v. Tracy Smoley (Knowingly and willfully conspired and agreed with other persons, known and unknown to the Grand Jury, to commit the following offenses:
(1) distribution of 500 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine; and
(2) distribution of marijuana.
32706/2003U.S. v. David Wingrove (Knowingly and willfully conspired and agreed with other persons, known and unknown to the Grand Jury, to commit the following offenses within 1,000 feet of a school:
(1) distribution of 500 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine;
(2) possession, with intent to distribute, of 500 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine;
(3) distribution of marijuana; and
(4) possession, with intent to distribute, of marijuana.)
32806/2003U.S. v. Nikki Nieman (Knowingly executed or attempted to execute a scheme to defraud Firstar, a financial institution whose accounts were insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).
32904/2003John G. Snyder v. Yellow Freight System, Inc.; discrimination in violation of federal law, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, state law and the Iowa Civil Rights Act
33004/2003U.S. v. Diana Urrutia Garcia Dela Cadena; Count 1-committed or aid and abetted the commission of the crime of possession of 20 kilograms of cocaine with intent to distribute it; GUILTY on Count 1
33104/2003Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) v. Mercy Medical Hospital, Cedar Rapids, Iowa d/b/a Mercy Medical Center; Title VII
33204/2003U.S. v. Bern (Knowingly and unlawfully conspired and agreed with other persons to commit either or both of the following drug-trafficking offenses: (1) the distribution of 500 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine; and (2) the manufacture of 5 grams or more of actual (pure) methamphetamine.)
33302/2003Knutson v. AG Processing, Inc.(Suit brought under the Americans with Disabilities Act, or ADA, which, among other things, makes it unlawful for an employer to discriminate intentionally against an employee because the employer regards or perceives the employee to be disabled. A claim based on this part of the ADA is called a "perceived disability discrimination claim." Plaintiff alleges that he was discharged from his employment because Defendant perceived him to be disabled, even though he is not actually disabled within the meaning of the ADA. Defendant, however, contends that it did not perceive Plaintiff to be disabled, but instead discharged him for videotaping the inside of the Defendant's facility at Eagle Grove, Iowa, where he was employed, without permission.
33402/2003U.S. v. Anthony Smith (Knowingly and intentionally manufactured or attempted to manufacture five grams or more of actual (pure) methamphetamine; after having been convicted of a felony offense, knowingly possesing one Jennings .380 caliber pistol)
33502/2003U.S. v. Eddie Denton; Count 1-from at least early 1996 and continuing through at least December 2001, defendant conspired to commit five separate offenses against U.S.: (1) distribution of 50 grams or more of crack cocaine; (2) distribution of 500 grams or more of cocaine; (3) distribution of mixture containing a detectable amount of marijuana; (4) distribution of crack cocaine within 1,000 ft. of a playground (Sullivan Park); and (5) distribution of crack cocaine within 1,000 ft of a playground (Highland Park); GUILTY on Count 1
33602/2003U.S. v. Shawn Drinnon; Count 1-between about 1997 and March 2001, the defendant did conspire to (1) manufacture 50 grams or more of pure methamphetamine and 500 grams or more of a mixture containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine; and (2) to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture containing methamphetamine; GUILTY on Count 1
33702/2003U.S. v. Rodriguez (Conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and cocaine. More specifically, between about January 2000, and continuing through and including August 2002, Mr. Rodriguez knowingly and unlawfully combined, conspired, confederated, and agreed with other persons, known and unknown to the Grand Jury, to commit either or both of the following separate offenses: (1) distribution of 500 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine; and (2) distribution of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of cocaine.)
33802/2003U.S. v. Ture Dontize Morrow; Count 1-on or about 8/23/02, the defendant did knowingly and unlawfully possess a firearm after having been previously convicted of a crime punishable by a term of imprisonment exceeding one year; Count 2-on or about 8/23/02, the defendant did knowingly and unlawfully possess a firearm after having been previously convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence; GUILTY on Counts 1 and 2
33901/2003McGuire v. Louisville Ladder Group, LLC
34001/2003McGuire v. Louisville Ladder Group, LLC
34101/2003U.S. v. Robert Harry Cleveland; Count 1-between about 1997 and about 2001, the defendant did knowingly and unlawfully combine, conspire, confederate and agree, with others known and unknown to the grand jury, to commit the following offenses: (1) manufacture and attempt to manufacture 50 grams or more of methamphetamine and 500 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine, a Schedule II controlled substance, and (2) to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine; GUILTY on Count 1
34201/2003U.S. v. David Hirsch (Perjury in a jury trial in which defendant had been charged with certain firearm offenses; the indictment charges that, in his testimony in that trial, defendant knowingly made false statements about how long a vehicle belonging to him had been on the property of another and unable to run, which the government contends were material to charges that defendant had unlawfully possessed a firearm that law enforcement officers had found in that vehicle.]
34301/2003U.S. v. David Mickelson and Paul Finn; Count 1-between about 1999 and 2001, Mickelson and Finn knowingly conspired to (1) manufacture 500 grams or more of a subtance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine; and (2) distribute pseudoephedrine, having reasonable cause to believe that the pseudoephedrine would be used to manufacture methamphetamine; Defendants GUILTY on Count 1
34401/2003U.S. v. Arreola & Bustos (Knowingly and intentionally possessing with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine.
34501/2003U.S. v. Jaoquin David Caballero; Count 1-beginning on or about March 2002 and continuing through at least April 2002, Caballero did knowingly conspire with others to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine; Count 4-on or about 4/26/02, Caballero did knowingly distribute and aid and abet distribution of approximately 218.93 grams of a substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine; GUILTY on Counts 1 and 4
34612/2002Wensel v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company (Title VII employment discrimination case; plaintiff alleges pregnancy discrimination through defendant’s failure to award her an independent insurance agency contract when her training period was extended two times)
34712/2002U.S. v. Anthony Brathwaite; Count 1-false testimony to an FBI Agent; Count 2-attempt to persuade witness to testify falsely before a federal grand jury; NOT GUILTY on Counts 1 and 2
34812/2002U.S. v. Deon Harris; Counts 1, 2-possession with intent to distribute heroin (7.54 grams and 2.87 grams); Count 3-possession with intent to distribute cocaine base (crack cocaine) (4.7 grams w/i 1,000 feet of school); GUILTY on Counts 1, 2 and 3
34910/2002U.S. v. Rosario Placensia (Conspiracy to commit offenses involving the distribution of methamphetamine; between about 1997, and continuing through and including January 18, 2002, Mr. Placensia knowingly and unlawfully combined, conspired, confederated, and agreed with other persons, known and unknown to commit either or both of the following separate offenses: (1) distribution of 500 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine; and (2) distribution of 500 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of the real property comprising a playground or schoolyard.
35010/2002U.S. v. Todd Mansker (Conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. More specifically; knowingly and unlawfully combined, conspired, confederated, and agreed with other persons, known and unknown to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine.)
35110/2002Baker v. John Morrell Co. (Sexually hostile work environment and disparate treatment claims under Title VII for predominantly co-worker harassment, retaliation claim, and constructive discharge claim)
35209/2002U.S. v. Robert Lee Pate (Conspiracy to commit drug-trafficking offenses. More specifically, between about January 1996, through and including June 2000, Mr. Pate knowingly and unlawfully combined, conspired, confederated, and agreed with other persons, known and unknown to commit two separate offenses: (1) distribution of 50 grams or more of cocaine based, commonly called "crack cocaine"; and (2) possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base, commonly known as "crack cocaine.")
35307/2002Bergdale v. Uni-Select, USA, Inc. (Case brought by plaintiff Maria Bergdale against her former employer defendant Uni-Select USA, Inc., in which Ms. Bergdale alleges claims of discrimination and retaliation arising from her employment and termination. Uni-Select denies Ms. Bergdale’s claims.
Plaintiff asserts the following claims against Uni-Select: (1) discrimination on the basis of her disability, her record of having a disability, or Uni-Select’s perception that she is disabled; (2) discrimination because of her age; (3) retaliation for filing a charge of discrimination; and (4) retaliation for filing workers compensation claims. She seeks an award of compensatory and punitive damages against Uni-Select.
Uni-Select, however, denies that Ms. Bergdale was terminated, maintains that it had legitimate business reasons for the decisions that it made, and denies that it discriminated or retaliated against Ms. Bergdale. Uni-Select also denies that Ms. Bergdale is entitled to recover either compensatory or punitive damages on her claims.
35407/2002U.S. v. Williams (Knowingly and intentionally distributing approximately 1.42 grams of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of cocaine base, commonly known as "crack cocaine."
35506/2002Erickson-Puttmann v. Woodbury County (Civil action brought by plaintiff Patty Erickson-Puttmann against defendant Woodbury County, Iowa. Erickson-Puttmann alleges that she was sexually harassed in her work place by an elected official in another department of County government, the Woodbury County Auditor and Recorder. Erickson-Puttmann alleges that she brought the harassment to the attention of members of the Woodbury County Board of Supervisors on a number of occasions, but that the Board failed to take steps reasonably calculated to stop the harassment. She seeks an award of damages for emotional distress. Although the County admits that Erickson-Puttmann complained to Board members about harassment, the County denied that it failed to take appropriate remedial action.
35605/2002Busch v. City of Anthon, et al. (This case involves various claims arising out of a series of disputes between the Busches and the City and County Defendants in 1998, which revolve around Jackie Busch’s membership on and eventual removal from the Anthon Public Library Board.
First, plaintiffs asserts a claim of "assault and battery" against Ron Houghtaling arising from a confrontation outside of the Public Library on or about April 26, 1998.
Next, plaintiffs allege a claim of "invasion of privacy" against Doug Boetger arising from an incident on or about May 5, 1998, during which plaintiff alleges that, while purportedly investigating a complaint that she had "harassed" the Mayor of the City of Anthon, Doug Boetger demanded to know who her therapists were and what medications she was taking, and looked through her prescription containers. Plainitff asserts several claims arising from another confrontation over her supposed refusal to pay for $2.20 worth of photocopies at the Public Library on or about May 26, 1998. This incident gives rise to another claim of "assault and battery," this time against Ruth Groth. In addition, the photocopying incident on May 26, 1998, gives rise to plainitffs' claims against Helen Pulliam and Ruth Groth for "malicious prosecution" "which is prosecution when there is no probable cause to believe that a crime has been committed"and "abuse of process" "which is use of a criminal charge primarily for an improper purpose, such as harassment or intimidation. This incident also gives rise to plaintiffs' first claim of "false arrest and imprisonment" "that is, arrest with no probable cause to believe that a crime had been committed. In that claim, plaintiff alleges that she was falsely arrested by Christine Garthright and Gregory Logan on or about May 26, 1998, during the incident involving payment for photocopies, and that Ruth Groth and Helen Pulliam instigated that false arrest.
Finally, Plaintiff asserts another "false arrest and imprisonment" claim, this one against Angie Jorgenson, based on Jackie Busch’s arrest for harassment and tampering with a motor vehicle on a warrant allegedly requested by Angie Jorgenson, without probable cause, after an incident at a gas station on or about November 21, 1998, in which Plaintiff’s motor vehicle bumped into a motor vehicle owned by Lincoln Umbach.
The Plaintiffs' allege that, as a result of the wrongful conduct of the defendants, they are entitled to recover actual and punitive damages. However, the City and County Defendants deny all of the Plaintiffs’ claims or that the Plaintiffs suffered any damages as the result of any of the incidents alleged.
35703/2002U.S. v. David Hirsch (Defendant, then being an unlawful user of controlled substances, knowingly possessed one loaded Lorcin .380 caliber handgun, serial number 326812, in and affecting interstate commerce.
Defendant
possessed a firearm in furtherance of a drug offense.
35802/2002 U.S. v. John Wilson (Knowingly and fraudulently concealed and caused to be concealed from creditors and from the United States Trustee property belonging to his bankruptcy estate consisting of the following: (1) all or part of approximately $55,000 in proceeds from the settlement of a lawsuit; (2) approximately $35,000 in wire transfer proceeds; and (3) income earned between May 30, 1995, and May ; knowingly and fraudulently made false material statements under oath in and in relation to his bankruptcy proceeding by falsely testifying under oath in a proceeding before the case trustee at a meeting of creditors that he lost approximately $55,000 in proceeds from his lawsuit in a real estate transaction; knowingly and fraudulently made false declarations, certificates, verifications, and statements under penalty of perjury, as permitted in relation to bankruptcy proceedings, when he made fraudulent statements on his Statement of Financial Affairs and Schedules of Assets, and other written statements;
after filing his bankruptcy case, knowingly and fraudulently concealed and falsified recorded information relating to his property and financial affairs.)
35901/2002U.S. v. Karl Kessler & Adele Hylback (Conspiracy to commit (from between January 2000 through May 2000) either or both of the following offenses: (a) manufacturing or distributing 5 grams or more of methamphetamine, or (b) manufacturing or distributing 50 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine;knowingly and intentionally manufactured, attempted to manufacture, or aided and abetted an attempt to manufacture 5 grams or more of methamphetamine; conspiracy to commit (during about March 2001 either or both of the following offenses: (a) manufacturing or distributing 5 grams or more of methamphetamine, or (b) manufacturing or distributing 50 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine;On or about March 30, 2001, knowingly and intentionally manufactured, attempted to manufacture, or aided and abetted an attempt to manufacture 5 grams or more of methamphetamine; unlawful user of controlled substances, knowingly possessed certain firearms.
36001/2002Cruz, et al. v. Prosser, et al. (Action against defendants Mark A. Prosser and Todd Erskine, individually and in their official capacities as officers of the Storm Lake Police Department, and the City of Storm Lake, Iowa. Plaintiffs allege violation of their civil rights arising from the response of the Storm Lake Police to a call for assistance at the Plaintiffs' residence.
36101/2002U.S. v. My Linh Nguyen (Conspiracy to commit one or more of the following offenses: (a) distribution of approximately 49 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of cocaine base, also known as "crack cocaine"; and (b) possession with intent to distribute of approximately 49 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of crack cocaine; knowingly and intentionally possessing with intent to distribute and aiding and abetting the distribution and possession with intent to distribute of 49 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of crack cocaine.)
36212/2001U.S. v. Alexandro Vasquez-Gutierrez (Knowingly and intentionally possessing more than five kilograms of cocaine with intent to distribute it.)
36312/2001U.S. v. Roberto Alvarez-Delgadillo (Conspiracy to commit: (1) distribution of 500 grams or more of methamphetamine; and (2) possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine, knowingly and intentionally possessing with intent to distribute over 500 grams of methamphetamine)
36412/2001U.S. v. Roxann Harlan (retention of moneys, funds, and credits in excess of $1,000, belonging to the Omaha Tribe of Nebraska and Iowa, an Indian tribal organization, knowing them to have been willfully misapplied to her own acount, with intent to convert them to her own use.)
36511/2001U.S. v. Montreail Dungy (Conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine, to possess with intent to distribute crack cocaine, and to manufacture or attempt to manufacture crack cocaine (Count one); Possession with intent to distribute powder cocaine (Count two) and, Possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine)
36610/2001U.S. v. Carlos Rada (Acquittal on charges of possession with intent to distribute controlled substances and conspiracy to distribute or to possess with intent to distribute controlled substances)
36709/2001Mutual Service Casualty Co. v. Armbrecht (Plaintiff as "subrogee" of Land O'Lakes filed suit for breach of contract which the Plaintiff contends caused litigation between Land O'Lakes and a third party]
36808/2001Scott v. Ketchens, et al (Section 1983 claims)
36907/2001U.S. v. McDonald (knowingly and unlawfully possessing 24 grams of cocaine base, "crack cocaine" with intent to distribute; knowingly and unlawfully possessing 105 grams of cocaine salt, "cocaine powder", with intent to distribute)
37007/2001Asa-Brandt, et al. v. Farmer's Co-op (Hedge-to-arrive contract dispute for the sale and purchase of grain; repudiation and breach; breach of fiduciary duty)
37105/2001U.S. v. Regenwether (inducing another to attempt to rob a bank; soliciting or endeavoring to persuade another to commit a violent felony; inducing another to rob a bank; and conspiring with others to rob one or more of three banks)
37205/2001U.S. v. Harp (this case never got to a jury because the defendant pled on the second day of trial; defendant was charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute it within 1,000 feet of a public playground; distribution of methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of public playground; and using or carrying a firemarm during and in relation to one or more drug trafficking offenses;)
37304/2001U.S. v. Vasquez-Gutierrez (knowingly and intentionally possessed more tha five kilograms of cocaine with intent to distribut it)
37404/2001Top of Iowa v. Schewe (Hedge-to-arrive contract dispute for the sale and purchase of grain; repudiation and breach; breach of fiduciary duty)
37503/2001U.S. v. Carpenter (knowingly and intentionally possessed over 50 grams of methamphetamine with intent to distribute it)
37603/2001U.S. v. Schneider (conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of methampetamine and to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine.)
37702/2001U.S. v. Campos (knowingly and intentionally possessed 50 grams or more of methamphetamine with intent to distribute)
37812/2000Weir v. Pioneer Hi-Bred
37912/2000U.S. v. Peterson (making false statements to a licensed dealer in connection with the acquisition or attempted acquisition of a firearm in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 922(a)(6))
38012/2000U.S. v. Wilcke (conspiracy to manufacture and possess methamphetamine with intent to distribute it, possession of a firearm by an unlawful user of a controlled substance)
38111/2000Mercer v. City of Cedar Rapids, et al. (Slander claim arising from certain statements by the defendant chief of police to a newspaper concerning the discharge of the plaintiff probationary police officer; slander of a "public figure" or "public official" requiring proof of "actual malice"; slander per se or slander; affirmative defense of "truth")
38211/2000U.S. v. Luna (conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and cocaine; using and carrying a firearm during and in relation to a drug conspiracy)
38311/2000U.S. v. Huerta-Orozco (knowingly and intentionally possessed, or aided and abetted the possession of, 500 grams or more of methamphetamine with intent to distribute it)
38410/2000U.S. v. Ortega, Castro & Polmanteer (conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and possessoin of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute)
38508/2000Dethmers Manufacturing Company, Inc. v. Automatic Equipment Manufacturing Company (Intellectual property; claims of breach of contract, promissory estoppel, and unjust enrichment arising from defendant's alleged use of plaintiff's assignor's idea or invention for a tow bar without compensating him for it)
38608/2000Colnon v. Midwest Industries
38706/2000U.S. v. Martinez-Rocha (distribution of methamphetamine; aiding and abetting the distribution of methamphetamine; possession of methamphetamine; and aiding and abetting the possession of methamphetamine
38806/2000U.S. v. Treadway (bank robbery by assault with a dangerous weapon; knowingly using or carrying a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence)
38906/2000U.S. v. Ung & Le (conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine within 1000 feet of a "schoolyard"; distribution or aiding and abetting the distribution of methamphetamine wihin 1000 feet of a "schoolyard"
39006/2000Schroeder v. Wal-Mart
39106/2000Watnem v. Andersen
39205/2000U.S. v. Nguyen (conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute it)
39302/2000Kuchenreuther v. AG Processing (Employment law; sexual harassment; hostile environment by co-workers and supervisor; equal pay act claim)
39402/2000Webner v. Titan Distribution, Inc. (Employment law, ADA and state law retaliation; disability discrimination; retaliation for pursuing a workers' compensation claim)
39502/2000Prine v. Sioux City Community School District (Title VII sexual harassment; hostile work environment; sex discrimination claim)
39601/2000U.S. v. Johnson (distribution of crack cocaine; possession of crack cocaine with intent to distribute)
39712/1999Longstreth v. Copple, et al. (Case settled first day of trial; FMLA notice and termination)
39812/1999U.S. v. Hilliard (aiding and abetting the illegal transfer of firearms; conspiracy to commit the illegal transfer of firearms)
39911/1999Tompkins v. Northwest Iowa Hospital, et al (Medical malpractice)
40010/1999Rooney v. Kautzky, et al. (Civil rights: deliberate indifference to serious medical needs)
40109/1999U.S. v. Jermaine Harris (distribution of cocaine; possession of cocaine with intent to distribute it; conspiracy to commit drug offenses)
40208/1999U.S. v. Foster (conspiracy to commit drug offenses)
40306/1999US v. Molina (distribution of methamphetamine and using a communications facility to cause, commit, or facilitate distribution of methamphetamine
40406/1999US v. Causor-Serrato (conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine)
40505/1999Larson v. Farmers Cooperative (Hedge to arrive; breach of contract case)
40603/1999Bushman v. Mercy Care Management, Inc.- Verdict Form (wrongful discharge; retaliation; protected activities)
40703/1999Bushman v. Mercy Care Management, Inc.- Jury Instructions (wrongful termination; retaliation; protected activities)
40802/1999US v. O'Dell (conspiracy to commit money laundering; money laundering; conspiracy to violate drug laws)
40902/1999US v. Kaune (conspiracy to transport stolen motorcycles in interstate commerce; making a false declaration to a grand jury; making a false statement to an investigator)
41012/1998McLarty v. Woodbury County (ADEA: failure to hire)
41112/1998Bailey v. US (IRS; special use valuation)
41212/1998US v. Zavala-Vega (Distribution of methamphetamine; possession with intent to distribte; aiding and abetting)
41311/1998Ogden v. Wax Works (Title VII sexual harassment: hostile environment, quid pro quo harassment, retaliation)
41410/1998Mussa v. Boen Core Supply (personal injury)
41510/1998Christenson v. City of Mason City (Civil rights: arrest without probable cause, excessive use of force, municipal liability, failure to train or supervise
41609/1998Johnson v. Land O' Lakes (Hedge-to-arrive contract case: breach of contract; counterclaims: breach of contract, equitable estoppel, unjust enrichment)
41707/1998US v. Astello, Kozak & Ortiz (kidnapping; conspiracy to kidnap; using or carrying a firearm; aiding and abetting; and co-conspirator liability)
41805/1998US v. Moore, Ira (conspiracy to commit bank robbery; attempted bank robbery; transportation of a stolen vehicle across state lines)
41905/1998Mun Phan v. Trinity Regional (Title VII race discrimination: failure to promote, retaliation, constructive discharge)
42003/1998US v. Moore, Ben (possession with intent to distribute cocaine base; possession of cocaine base; felon in possession of a firearm)
42102/1998Ahrens v. Golden Sun Feeds (ADA: discriminatory discharge, undue hardship defense, retaliation)
42201/1998US v. Smith, Vincent (felon in possession of a firearm)
42312/1997US v. Junkman (conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine, cocaine, and marijuana; possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine)
42410/1997US v. Guel (accessory after the fact to possession with intent to distribute amphetamine; conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and amphetamine)
42509/1997 Munz v. City of Mason City (Civil rights: excessive use of force, concerted activity)
42606/1997US v. Hildebrand (finals) (conspiracy to commit mail fraud; mail fraud; conspiracy to commit money laundering; forfeiture)
42706/1997US v. Hildebrand (forfeiture) (conspiracy to commit mail fraud; mail fraud; conspiracy to commit money laundering; forfeiture)
42806/1997US v. Hildebrand (prelims) (conspiracy to commit mail fraud; mail fraud; conspiracy to commit money laundering; forfeiture)
42906/1997DeJong v. City of Sioux Center (breach of contract; fraudulent misrepresentation)






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