California News: Former IRS-CI Special Agent, Alena Aleykina Sentenced To Over Four Years In Prison For Filing False Tax Returns, Theft Of Government Money, And Obstruction Of Justice

SAN FRANCISCO, Ca.— Alena Aleykina, a former special agent for the Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation, was sentenced to serve 51 months in prison for filing false tax returns, obstruction of justice, and stealing government money, announced U.S. Attorney Alex G. Tse and Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax … Continue reading California News: Former IRS-CI Special Agent, Alena Aleykina Sentenced To Over Four Years In Prison For Filing False Tax Returns, Theft Of Government Money, And Obstruction Of Justice

Pennsylvania News: Donora Man, Michael Tirpak Pleads Guilty as part of Lightfoot/Mendoza Drug Trafficking Organization

PITTSBURGH, Pa – A resident of Donora, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty in federal court to a narcotics charge, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today. Michael Tirpak, age 33, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distributing cocaine before United States District Judge Mark Hornak. In connection with the guilty plea, … Continue reading Pennsylvania News: Donora Man, Michael Tirpak Pleads Guilty as part of Lightfoot/Mendoza Drug Trafficking Organization

DES MOINES, Iowa | Lottery office pools increase odds and possibly headaches

DES MOINES, Iowa — A group of New Jersey construction workers noticed that the sixth member of their lottery pool had abruptly left work. Turns out, he had a lottery ticket worth $38.5 million and claimed he bought the winning ticket separately with his own money. With the record Mega Millions jackpot now at a … Continue reading DES MOINES, Iowa | Lottery office pools increase odds and possibly headaches

DOJ News: District Court Orders Tennessee Personal Care Products Manufacturer to Comply With Drug Safety Requirements

A federal court permanently enjoined a Memphis, Tennessee company from distributing misbranded drugs and drugs manufactured under insanitary conditions, the Department of Justice announced today. In a complaint filed September 25, 2018, at the request of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the United States alleged that Keystone Laboratories, Inc., the company’s owner, Melinda Menke, … Continue reading DOJ News: District Court Orders Tennessee Personal Care Products Manufacturer to Comply With Drug Safety Requirements

LOS ANGELES | Readers pick America’s best-loved novel in nationwide vote

LOS ANGELES — “To Kill a Mockingbird,” a coming-of-age story about racism and injustice, overcame wizards and time travelers to be voted America’s best-loved novel by readers nationwide. The 1961 book by Harper Lee emerged as No. 1 in PBS’ “The Great American Read” survey, whose results were announced Tuesday on the show’s finale. More … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Readers pick America’s best-loved novel in nationwide vote

Washington News: Universal American Mortgage Company, LLC Agrees to Pay $13.2 Million to Settle False Claims Act Investigation

Failed to follow FHA rules for underwriting mortgages during the 2008 crisis. Washington – Universal American Mortgage Company, LLC (UAMC) has agreed to pay the United States $13.2 million to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by falsely certifying that it complied with Federal Housing Administration (FHA) mortgage insurance requirements in connection … Continue reading Washington News: Universal American Mortgage Company, LLC Agrees to Pay $13.2 Million to Settle False Claims Act Investigation

WEST VIRGINIA News: Wetzel County woman, Holly C. Jenkins sentenced for connection to a drug distribution operation in Wetzel and Tyler Counties

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Holly C. Jenkins, of New Martinsville, West Virginia, was sentenced today to 24 months incarceration for her role in methamphetamine, cocaine, and heroin distribution that spanned multiple states, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced. Jenkins, age 55, pled guilty to one count of “Possession with Intent to Distribute Heroin” in August … Continue reading WEST VIRGINIA News: Wetzel County woman, Holly C. Jenkins sentenced for connection to a drug distribution operation in Wetzel and Tyler Counties

Arkansas News: Ozark Sex Offender, Roy Breedlove Sentenced To 10 Years In Federal Prison For Child Pornography

Fort Smith, Arkansas – Duane (DAK) Kees, United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, announced that Roy Breedlove, age 54, of Ozark, Arkansas, was sentenced today to 120 months in federal prison without the possibility of parole followed by five years of supervised release on Possession of Child Pornography. The Honorable P.K. Holmes, … Continue reading Arkansas News: Ozark Sex Offender, Roy Breedlove Sentenced To 10 Years In Federal Prison For Child Pornography