Most Notable Cases

  • Brian J. Butters, 42, of Pampa, Texas, was convicted Thursday on federal charges of using the Internet to set up a sexual encounter with what he thought was a 13-year-old girl.
  • LOS ANGELES – Former Superior Court Judge Ronald C. Kline offered “a lifetime of apologies” and then collapsed Tuesday as he was sentenced to 27 months in federal prison for possession of child pornography. Kline, 66, had just learned that U.S. District Court Judge Consuelo B. Marshall was rejecting his bid to be placed on probation when his eyes fluttered and his knees buckled.
  • Thomas Ormsby
  • Daniel Honzik