Archive for the ‘Judge J. Thomas Greene’ category

Judge J. Thomas Greene – United States v. Steven C. Ward

December 21, 2006

United States v. Steven C. Ward

Judge J. Thomas Greene 

December 20, 2006

A former West Valley City detective who faced up to five years in prison for importing small amounts of anabolic steroids was sentenced Wednesday to 12 months probation. 

Judge Greene could have sentenced Ward to up to five years in prison and ordered fines totaling $5,000. He ordered neither, opting to put Ward on probation for 12 months. Ward will be required to report to a probation officer once a month but will not be required to take random drug tests.


Judge J. Thomas Greene – Motion for Summary Judgment denied

August 29, 2006

Miller v. Saia Motor Freight Line, Inc.


August 28, 2006

Judge J. Thomas Greene

Plaintiff had been employed as a truck driver with SAIA for 12 years.  In short, defendant claims Miller was fired because of multiple wrecks and “agressive driving.” Plaintiff claims these are merely pretexts and asserts he was terminated because of his “whistle blowing” actions after plaintiff refused to make runs that plaintiff claims would require him to be in violation of the Hours of Service regulations as set forth by the Department of Transportation.

After reviewing the arguments of counsel, the Court ruled that there are “several genuine issues of material fact in dispute in this case” and denied the Motion for Summary Judgment.


The Christensens are back in court – Judge J. Thomas Greene and Magistrate Judge Samuel Alba

August 23, 2006

Steven and Diane Christensen reached a plea deal with prosecutors last year after being charged with several crimes including bank fraud and tax evasion.  The plea deal kept them out of jail pending sentencing and would have sentenced the couple to no more than 5 years in jail.

However, on August 9, 2006, a federal grand jury indicted the high spending couple on new charges of bank fraud, aggravated identity theft and committing a federal offense while on release.

As reported by the Salt Lake Tribune:

“In the early 1990s, they were living the good life, with an employee-leasing and payroll business in Midvale and an array of nice possessions: A 17,000-square-foot home under construction, a Dodge Viper, two boats, an eight-carat diamond ring and artwork. 

“But within a few years, the luxury items were handed over to First Utah Bank to settle a lawsuit claiming the Christensens had defrauded the financial institution out of nearly $13 million. Their enterprises, Paragon Business Solutions and Professional Staffing Advantages, were put under control of a court-appointed receiver.”

U.S. Magistrate Samuel Alba has ruled they are a danger to the community and ordered them held in jail pending resolution of the latest case. U.S. District Judge J. Thomas Greene will review Alba’s detention order at a Thursday hearing and schedule further proceedings in the new matter.