Tag Archives: Civil Digest


The three defendants were indicted in 2012 on charges of having committed and conspired to commit wire fraud, in violation of 18 U.S.C. §§ 1343 & 1349, by extracting money from lenders (including Bank of America) that had financed the sale of properties owned by the defendants in Gary, Indiana.

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Appellant A. Clay Cox, the bankruptcy trustee for Central Illinois Energy Cooperative, asks this court to dismiss his appeal and remand in light of the bankruptcy court’s statement that it would approve a settlement between the parties.

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For conduct arising out of one day’s sexual abuse, Kevin Hoffman was convicted after a two‐day federal jury trial of one count of exploitation of a child and one count of possession of child pornography in interstate commerce, and faced a sentence of up to thirty years in prison.

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