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DALLAS | 5 charged in immigrant smuggling scheme after Texas crash

DALLAS — Federal prosecutors charged five people Tuesday in a scheme to smuggle immigrants illegally after an SUV driven by one of them crashed in Texas while fleeing Border Patrol agents, killing five passengers. The crash happened Sunday after Border Patrol became suspicious of three vehicles traveling in a convoy between El Indio and Carrizo … Continue reading DALLAS | 5 charged in immigrant smuggling scheme after Texas crash

KANSAS CITY, Mo | Rangers send Mendez to minors for breaking team rules

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Texas Rangers sent rookie left-hander Yohander Mendez back to Triple-A Round Rock on Tuesday for violating team rules. Mendez was supposed to start Wednesday’s series finale against Kansas City. But right-hander Austin Bibens-Dirkx will get the ball instead. “It’s not criminal, nothing involving MLB or the police,” general manager … Continue reading KANSAS CITY, Mo | Rangers send Mendez to minors for breaking team rules

Missouri News: Former Director of Information Systems, Leaman George Crews, III, for BSI Indicted on Wire Fraud Charges

ST LOUIS, MO – Leaman George Crews, III, 44, of St. James, Missouri, surrendered this morning in federal court to an Indictment charging him with five counts of wire fraud in connection with his scheme to defraud the company he worked for – Brewer Science Incorporated (BSI), Rolla, Missouri. The indictment alleges that between May … Continue reading Missouri News: Former Director of Information Systems, Leaman George Crews, III, for BSI Indicted on Wire Fraud Charges

NEW YORK News: California Man, Charles Rainer Sinek Sentenced to 87 Months for Conspiring to Distribute Opioids

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Charles Rainer Sinek, age 53, of Oakland, California, was sentenced today to 87 months in prison, to be followed by a 3-year term of supervised release, for conspiring to distribute opioid pills. The announcement was made by United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith and Special Agent in Charge James J. Hunt, … Continue reading NEW YORK News: California Man, Charles Rainer Sinek Sentenced to 87 Months for Conspiring to Distribute Opioids

Florida News: Colombian Drug Kingpin, Henry de Jesus Lopez Londoño Sentenced to 31 Years in Prison for Drug Trafficking

Florida – Colombian drug kingpin Henry de Jesus Lopez Londoño was sentenced yesterday to 31 years in prison for importing multi-ton quantities of cocaine into the United States. Benjamin G. Greenberg, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, and Adolphus P. Wright, Special Agent in Charge, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Miami Field Division, … Continue reading Florida News: Colombian Drug Kingpin, Henry de Jesus Lopez Londoño Sentenced to 31 Years in Prison for Drug Trafficking

WEST VIRGINIA News: ELKINS, Two Department of Defense employees indicted on embezzlement charges

ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA – Sergeant First Class Shane Morgan with the West Virginia Army National Guard and Master Sergeant (retired) Russell Morgan were indicted today by a federal grand jury on charges related to the embezzlement and unlawful sale of government property, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced. Shane Morgan, age 35, of Buckhannon, West … Continue reading WEST VIRGINIA News: ELKINS, Two Department of Defense employees indicted on embezzlement charges

Missouri News: Kirksville Man, Scott Walsh Faces Twenty-Five Years for Enticement of a Minor

St. Louis, MO —Scott Walsh, 46, of Kirksville, was taken into federal custody today on an Indictment charging him with enticing a minor to engage in sexually explicit conduct.  Specifically, it is alleged Walsh contacted a minor online and caused him to produce an obscene video of himself and share it with Walsh.  Walsh, a … Continue reading Missouri News: Kirksville Man, Scott Walsh Faces Twenty-Five Years for Enticement of a Minor

WASHINGTON | Trump, GOP leaders strain for migrant-kids solution

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican lawmakers and President Donald Trump searched Tuesday evening for a way to end the administration’s policy of separating families after illegal border crossings, with their focus shifting to a new plan to keep children in detention longer than now permitted — but with their parents. GOP leaders and lawmakers, increasingly fearful … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump, GOP leaders strain for migrant-kids solution