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A government computer forensics expert specialized in online child exploitation investigations that involve the internet testified to the ownership of the phone number used by the suspect, the alleged free texting app for cell phones, the suspect’s email address and other evidence found in an Android device.  The defendant appears

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A Defendant was accused of possession of child pornography in Norfolk, VA.  For some reason, the Defendant did not retain a computer forensics expert to assist in reviewing the digital evidence against the Defendant.  It is unclear whether the Defendant’s attorney sought to retain a computer forensics expert for his

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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, v. PAUL J. MANAFORT, Defendant. Criminal Action No. 1:18-cr-83 This case involves Defendant Paul Manafort’s motion to suppress evidence recovered from a search of his residence on grounds that (i) the warrant did not clearly describe the evidence to be seized, (ii) the scope of the

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Example of a case where computer forensics played a part during a criminal case in Virginia: computer forensics expert Virginia criminal case. United States District Court, E.D. Virginia, Alexandria Division. UNITED STATES of America ex rel. DRC, Inc., et al., Plaintiffs, v. CUSTER BATTLES, LLC, et al., Defendants. No. 1:04CV199.

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United States District Court, W.D. Virginia, Harrisonburg Division. UNITED STATES of America, v. Andrew Morgan WARD, Defendant. No. 5:06CR00019. Oct. 24, 2006. REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION WAUGH CRIGLER, Magistrate Judge. *1 In accordance with the provisions of Title 28 U.S.C. s 636(b)(3) and upon the defendant’s consent, this case was referred

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United States District Court, E.D. Virginia, Richmond Division. UNITED STATES of America v. David Leroy KNELLINGER. Criminal No. 3:06cr126. Jan. 25, 2007. MEMORANDUM OPINION PAYNE, District Judge. This matter is before the Court on the Supplemental Brief in Support of Motion to Dismiss (Docket No. 46) filed by the defendant,

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United States District Court, E.D. Virginia, Newport News Division. UNITED STATES of America, v. Clint Manuel McVEY, Defendant. Criminal No. 4:06cr97. Feb. 27, 2007. OPINION REBECCA BEACH SMITH, District Judge. On October 24, 2006, Defendant Clint Manuel McVey pled guilty to receipt of child pornography, in violation of 18 U.S.C.

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United States District Court, W.D. Virginia, Roanoke Division. UNITED STATES of America v. Aaron Campbell BROWN. Criminal No. 7:06cr00044. April 26, 2007. MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER SAMUEL G. WILSON, United States District Judge. *1 This is a criminal prosecution against defendant, Aaron Campbell Brown, who allegedly owned and operated a

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United States District Court, W.D. Virginia, Roanoke Division. UNITED STATES of America et al., Plaintiffs, v. John Crockett HENRY et al., Defendants. Civil Action No. 7:08mc003. June 30, 2008. MEMORANDUM OPINION MICHAEL F. URBANSKI, United States Magistrate Judge. *1 This matter stems from intervening plaintiffs’ motion, filed on June 10,

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United States District Court, E.D. Virginia, Alexandria Division. Colleen GIBSON, Petitioner, v. UNITED STATES of America, Respondent. Criminal No. 1:07CR395. Civil Action No. 1:08cv639. July 24, 2008. MEMORANDUM OPINION CLAUDE M. HILTON, District Judge. On September 24, 2007, a Criminal Complaint charged the petitioner with Aggravated Identity Theft under 18

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United States District Court, W.D. Virginia, Big Stone Gap Division. UNITED STATES of America v. Robert Franklin DOYLE, Jr., Defendant. No. 2:07CR00004. June 2, 2009. OPINION AND ORDER JAMES P. JONES, Chief Judge. In this criminal case, the defendant, convicted by a jury of possessing child pornography, has filed post-trial

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United States District Court, E.D. Virginia, Richmond Division. UNITED STATES of America v. Matthew James RUSSO. Criminal No. 3:09cr191. Nov. 16, 2009. MEMORANDUM OPINION ROBERT E. PAYNE, Senior District Judge. *1 This matter is before the Court on the Defendant Matthew James Russo’s Motion for Judgment of Acquittal, or, in

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United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit. UNITED STATES of America, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. Ronald David ELLYSON, Defendant-Appellant. No. 00-4600. Argued: Oct. 30, 2002. Decided: March 17, 2003. Defendant was convicted by jury in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, James C. Fox, Senior Judge,

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United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit. UNITED STATES of America, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. Frank Gary BUCKNER, Defendant-Appellant. No. 06-4399. Argued Nov. 29, 2006. Decided Jan. 11, 2007. Background: Defendant charged with wire and mail fraud moved to suppress evidence from the search of a computer’s hard drive seized during a

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United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit. UNITED STATES of America, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. David A. KAYE, Defendant-Appellant. No. 06-5277. Submitted: May 30, 2007. Decided: July 6, 2007. Background: Defendant was convicted following a bench trial in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, James C. Cacheris,

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United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit. UNITED STATES of America, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. Willoughby Warren COLONNA, IV, a/k/a maryanna, Defendant-Appellant. No. 06-5237. Argued: Sept. 28, 2007. Decided: Dec. 20, 2007. Background: Defendant was convicted for transporting child pornography, advertising exchange of child pornography, and possession of material containing child pornography

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United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit. UNITED STATES of America, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. Derek F. GAVEGNANO, Defendant-Appellant. No. 07-4579. Submitted: Oct. 28, 2008. Decided: Jan. 16, 2009. Background: Defendant was convicted in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia, Norman K. Moon, J., of receipt of

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United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit. UNITED STATES of America, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. Terry LAYTON, Defendant-Appellant. No. 07-4763. Argued: Dec. 5, 2008. Decided: April 27, 2009. Background: Defendant was convicted in the United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina, William L. Osteen, Senior District Judge, of

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United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit. UNITED STATES of America, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. Kelly Edward WADFORD, Jr., Defendant-Appellant. No. 08-4423. Argued: March 26, 2009. Decided: June 10, 2009. Background: In prosecution for a number of federal offenses, defendant pleaded guilty to two firearms counts, and a jury in the United

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United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit. UNITED STATES of America, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. Dean R. GATHERUM, Defendant-Appellant. No. 08-4683. Argued: March 27, 2009. Decided: July 7, 2009. Background: Defendant pleaded guilty, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia, Thomas E. Johnston, J., to possession

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United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit. UNITED STATES of America, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. Kenny CAMERON, Defendant-Appellant. No. 08-4277. Argued: May 15, 2009. Decided: July 21, 2009. Background: Defendant was convicted in the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia, Joseph R. Goodwin, Chief District Judge, of

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United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit. UNITED STATES of America, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. Thomas McCoy RICHARDSON, Jr., Defendant-Appellant. AOL LLC, Amicus Supporting Appellee. No. 09-4072. Argued March 24, 2010. Decided June 11, 2010. Background: Following denial of defendant’s motion to suppress and grant of internet service provider’s motion to quash

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UNPUBLISHED OPINION. Court of Appeals of Virginia. Moneer R. ISHTIWI, s/k/a Mooner R. Ishtiwi v. COMMONWEALTH of Virginia. Record No. 0734-04-4. Jan. 11, 2005. MEMORANDUM OPINION HUMPHREYS, Judge. *1 Appellant Moneer Ishtiwi appeals his conviction, following a jury trial, for obstruction of justice, in violation of Code s 18.2-460(C). Ishtiwi

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UNPUBLISHED OPINION. Court of Appeals of Virginia, Chesapeake. James Osias SIMONE, Jr. v. COMMONWEALTH of Virginia. Record No. 0551-04-1. March 15, 2005. MEMORANDUM OPINION FRANK, Judge. *1 James Osias Simone, Jr., appellant, was convicted, in a bench trial, of four counts of possession of child pornography in violation of Code

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Court of Appeals of Virginia. Ray KROMER v. COMMONWEALTH of Virginia. Record No. 1900-04-2. June 14, 2005. Ray Kromer, appellant, was convicted, in a bench trial, of fifteen counts of misdemeanor possession of child pornography in violation of Code s 18.2-374.1:1. FN1 On appeal, he contends the evidence was insufficient

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