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North Carolina Mental Health Executive, Sainte Deon Robinson, Sentenced to Prison for Failure to Pay Employment Taxes

(STL.News) – A Raleigh, North Carolina, man was sentenced today to 30 months in prison for failing to report and pay employment taxes, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and U.S. Attorney Robert J. Higdon Jr., for the Eastern District of North Carolina. According to court … Continue reading North Carolina Mental Health Executive, Sainte Deon Robinson, Sentenced to Prison for Failure to Pay Employment Taxes

NEBRASKA | Donate with Care in Response to Historic Flooding

Attorney General Peterson Reminds Nebraskans to Donate with Care in Response to Historic Flooding & Weather Damage (Lincoln, NE) — Attorney General Doug Peterson reminds Nebraskans to donate with care and avoid charity scams in response to recent weather damage and flooding. “In the coming days, it is critical that we reach out and help … Continue reading NEBRASKA | Donate with Care in Response to Historic Flooding

Governor Ricketts Unveils New “Nebraska Strong” Relief Website

LINCOLN, NEBRASKA (Mar 22, 2019)– On Thursday, Governor Pete Ricketts unveiled a new website to help connect more Nebraskans with opportunities to request and provide relief.  The website can be viewed at http://www.nebraska.gov/nebraska-strong/.   “Nebraska’s response to the flooding has been incredible as neighbors have been stepping up to help one another,” said Governor Ricketts.  “We are working … Continue reading Governor Ricketts Unveils New “Nebraska Strong” Relief Website

Finding The Perfect Ingredients For Chocolate Chip Cookies

Of all of the cookies in the cookie kingdom, perhaps none reign more supreme than the chocolate chip.  Instantly irresistible and in just about everybody’s top 5 cookies, the chocolate chip cookie is a classic treat that a plate of can seldom survive the night.   That’s not to say you can’t reinvent the wheel, … Continue reading Finding The Perfect Ingredients For Chocolate Chip Cookies

Nebraska Governor Ricketts Joins Vice President Pence to Assess Flood Damage, Thank First Responders

WATERLOO, NEBRASKA – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts joined Vice President Mike Pence and Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds to assess flood damage and emergency response efforts.  The visit began with a survey of the flooding along the Missouri River followed by visits to hear from impacted families and thank first responders.   The Nebraska Emergency Management Agency … Continue reading Nebraska Governor Ricketts Joins Vice President Pence to Assess Flood Damage, Thank First Responders

South Carolina News: Florence, Barbara Landy, Gang Leader and Co-Conspirators Collectively Sentenced to Nearly 55 Years in Federal Prison

Florence, South Carolina (STL.News) – United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon announced today that nine defendants, including six current or former members of a criminal street gang, were sentenced in federal court on drug and firearms violations. During the sentencing hearings, United States District Judge Bruce Howe Hendricks characterized the gang as one of the … Continue reading South Carolina News: Florence, Barbara Landy, Gang Leader and Co-Conspirators Collectively Sentenced to Nearly 55 Years in Federal Prison

LOUISIANA News: Honduran Man, ELVIN FRANCISCO ALVAREZ-IZAGIRREZ Charged With Illegal Re-Entry

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA (STL.News) – United States Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced that ELVIN FRANCISCO ALVAREZ-IZAGIRREZ, age 37, a native of Honduras, was charged Thursday, March 14, 2019 in a one-count indictment with illegal reentry of a removed alien, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1326(a). According to the indictment, ALVAREZ-IZAGIRREZ was previously … Continue reading LOUISIANA News: Honduran Man, ELVIN FRANCISCO ALVAREZ-IZAGIRREZ Charged With Illegal Re-Entry

Iowa News: Des Moines Man, Ryan Nicholas Haynes Sentenced to 120 Months in Prison for Felon in Possession of a Firearm

Des Moines, Iowa (STL.News) – On March 13, 2019, Ryan Nicholas Haynes, age 28, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Stephanie M. Rose for Felon in Possession of a Firearm. Haynes was sentenced to 120 months’ imprisonment, to be followed by a three-year term of supervised release. On November 6, 2018, following a … Continue reading Iowa News: Des Moines Man, Ryan Nicholas Haynes Sentenced to 120 Months in Prison for Felon in Possession of a Firearm

South Carolina News: Greenville Woman, Jessica A. Dishinger Sentenced to 4 Years in Federal Prison Following Second Counterfeiting Conviction

Greenville, South Carolina (STL.News) – United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon announced today that Jessica A. Dishinger, age 24, of Greenville, South Carolina, was sentenced in federal court after pleading guilty to manufacturing counterfeit money. United States District Judge J. Michelle Childs sentenced Dishinger to 48 months in federal prison, followed by three years of … Continue reading South Carolina News: Greenville Woman, Jessica A. Dishinger Sentenced to 4 Years in Federal Prison Following Second Counterfeiting Conviction

Virginia News: ALEXANDRIA, Luis M. Liriano-Toribio, Jury Convicts Narcotics Trafficker Involved in Multi-Million Dollar Deal

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (STL.News) – A federal jury convicted a narcotics trafficker from the Dominican Republic yesterday who was involved in a multi-million dollar deal to obtain a large quantity of cocaine. According to court records and evidence presented at trial, Luis M. Liriano-Toribio, 32, traveled from New York to Northern Virginia last October to assist … Continue reading Virginia News: ALEXANDRIA, Luis M. Liriano-Toribio, Jury Convicts Narcotics Trafficker Involved in Multi-Million Dollar Deal

Alabama News: Mobile County Businessman, Khalil N. Al-Mashni Sentenced to One Year Probation and Ordered to Pay Restitution After Felony Conviction for Trafficking in Contraband Cigarettes

Alabama (STL.News) – United States Attorney Richard W. Moore of the Southern District of Alabama announced that Khalil N. Al-Mashni, a 50 year old resident of Mobile, Alabama was sentenced to one year of probation and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $1,008.96. On December 12, 2018, Al-Mashni entered a guilty plea pursuant … Continue reading Alabama News: Mobile County Businessman, Khalil N. Al-Mashni Sentenced to One Year Probation and Ordered to Pay Restitution After Felony Conviction for Trafficking in Contraband Cigarettes

Ohio News: CINCINNATI, Gary Wipperman, Registered Sex Offender Allegedly Faked Court Documents in Order to Secure Housing Vouchers

CINCINNATI, Oo. (STL.News)  – Federal agents arrested a Cincinnati man this weekend on charges of defrauding the government and making false statements. Gary Wipperman, 57, of Cincinnati, allegedly created fictitious court documents that included forged judges’ signatures in order to obtain housing vouchers. Benjamin C. Glassman, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, … Continue reading Ohio News: CINCINNATI, Gary Wipperman, Registered Sex Offender Allegedly Faked Court Documents in Order to Secure Housing Vouchers

Iowa News: DES MOINES, Nine Defendants Sentenced to Federal Prison for Sex Trafficking

DES MOINES, Iowa (STL.News) – Between January and March 2019, nine defendants were sentenced to significant prison terms for sex trafficking and related offenses in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa, announced United States Attorney Marc Krickbaum. On March 13, 2019, the last of seven co-defendants charged with sex trafficking … Continue reading Iowa News: DES MOINES, Nine Defendants Sentenced to Federal Prison for Sex Trafficking

Louisiana News: Mexican National, OMAR ORTIZ-HERNANDEZ Indicted For Illegal Re-Entry

NEW ORLEANS, La. (STL.News) – U.S. Attorney Peter Strasser announced today that OMAR ORTIZ-HERNANDEZ, age 26, was charged Thursday, March 14, 2019 in a one-count indictment for illegal reentry of a removed alien in violation of Title 8, United States Code, Section 1326(a). According to the indictment, OMAR ORTIZ-HERNANDEZ (“HERNANDEZ”), reentered the United States after … Continue reading Louisiana News: Mexican National, OMAR ORTIZ-HERNANDEZ Indicted For Illegal Re-Entry

5 Things You Need To Know When Investing in Cryptocurrency

Investing in cryptocurrencies is gaining popularly, especially when one considers the likelihood of making great returns within a short period.  In the year 2018, Bitcoin’s value rose from $1000 to $20,000.  Other cryptocurrencies such as Ethereum, Ripple, and Verge also registered a high increase in value within a year.   Many investors, consumers, and mainstream … Continue reading 5 Things You Need To Know When Investing in Cryptocurrency

FBI Request Public Help: FBI Seeking Information from Bank Robbery at Bank of the West in Oklahoma City

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK (STL.News) – The FBI is seeking information from a bank robbery at Bank of the West in Oklahoma City. Bank of the West 1600 SW 89th Street Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73159 The suspect was identified as a white male, approximately 5’10” tall , thin build.  The suspect was last seen wearing a … Continue reading FBI Request Public Help: FBI Seeking Information from Bank Robbery at Bank of the West in Oklahoma City

US Coast Guard News: Coast Guard halts third weekend illegal charter in Miami

MIAMI, FL (STL.News) – The Coast Guard terminated the voyage of a 42-foot pleasure craft, Breaking the Habit, with 11 passengers aboard Sunday near Monument Island making this the third illegal charter in the Miami area interdicted in three days. A Coast Guard Station Miami Beach 33-foot Special Purpose Craft—Law Enforcement boatcrew conducted the boarding … Continue reading US Coast Guard News: Coast Guard halts third weekend illegal charter in Miami

US Department of Homeland Security News: A New DHS for a New Age

WASHINGTON (STL.News) – On March 18, Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen delivered the 2019 State of Homeland Security Address, hosted by the Auburn University McCray Institute for Cyber and Critical Infrastructure Security and George Washington University. The Secretary offered her assessment of the ever-evolving security landscape, operational challenges, and a look forward at the Department’s forthcoming … Continue reading US Department of Homeland Security News: A New DHS for a New Age

CIA News: CIA Announces New Deputy Chief Operating Officer, John G. Edwards

WASHINGTON DC (STL.News) – The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) today announced the appointment of John G. Edwards as Deputy Chief Operating Officer (D/COO).  John has held a number of enterprise-level leadership positions in his Agency career, serving most recently as Chief Information Officer (CIO) and the Director of CIA’s Information Technology Enterprise. John is known … Continue reading CIA News: CIA Announces New Deputy Chief Operating Officer, John G. Edwards

Oregon News: Madras Man, Dat Quoc Do Found Guilty of Discharging Firearm During Road Rage Altercation on Warm Springs Indian Reservation

PORTLAND, Ore. (STL.News) — On Friday, March 15, 2019, a federal jury found Dat Quoc Do, 28, of Madras, Oregon, guilty of two counts of unlawful use of a weapon for discharging a firearm during a road rage altercation on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation in September 2017. “There is simply no excuse for this … Continue reading Oregon News: Madras Man, Dat Quoc Do Found Guilty of Discharging Firearm During Road Rage Altercation on Warm Springs Indian Reservation

Colorado News: DENVER, U.S. AttoColoradorney Jason R. Dunn Delivers Remarks At Islamic Center Of Boulder In Wake Of New Zealand Massacre

DENVER, Co. (STL.News) – U.S. Attorney Jason Dunn and senior staff attended a vigil yesterday for victims of the mass shooting in New Zealand. Please find U.S. Attorney Dunn’s remarks below. Text of U.S. Attorney Jason Dunn’s remarks Good Afternoon. My name is Jason Dunn, and I am the United States Attorney for the District … Continue reading Colorado News: DENVER, U.S. AttoColoradorney Jason R. Dunn Delivers Remarks At Islamic Center Of Boulder In Wake Of New Zealand Massacre

Pennsylvania News: PITTSBURGH, Erika Romanowski, Former Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office Employee Sentenced for Obstruction of Justice

PITTSBURGH, PA (STL.News) – A resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, was sentenced in federal court for obstruction of justice, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today. United States District Judge Arthur J. Schwab sentenced Erika Romanowski, 41, to serve one day in prison, followed by six months (180 days) of home detention and three years … Continue reading Pennsylvania News: PITTSBURGH, Erika Romanowski, Former Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office Employee Sentenced for Obstruction of Justice

NEW YORK News: Amsterdam Felon, Nelson Rodriguez Pleads Guilty to Firearms Offenses

ALBANY, NEW YORK (STL.News) – Nelson Rodriguez, age 39, of Amsterdam, New York, pled guilty today to possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime and possession of a firearm by a felon. The announcement was made by United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith; Amsterdam Police Chief Gregory J. Culick; and John … Continue reading NEW YORK News: Amsterdam Felon, Nelson Rodriguez Pleads Guilty to Firearms Offenses

Massachusetts News: Salvadoran National, Juan Martinez Sola Sentenced for Illegal Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition

BOSTON, Ms. (STL.News) – A Salvadoran national was sentenced on Friday, March 15, 2019, in federal court in Boston for illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition. Juan Martinez Sola, 22, was sentenced by U.S. Senior District Court Judge Mark L. Wolf to time served in prison, approximately 16.5 months, and three years of supervised release. … Continue reading Massachusetts News: Salvadoran National, Juan Martinez Sola Sentenced for Illegal Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition

Connecticut News: Nora R. Dannehy Returns to U.S. Attorney’s Office

Connecticut (STL.News) – U.S. Attorney John H. Durham today announced that Nora R. Dannehy has returned to the U.S. Attorney’s Office and will serve as Counsel to the U.S. Attorney. Ms. Dannehy first joined the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Connecticut in 1991 and served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney until April 2008 … Continue reading Connecticut News: Nora R. Dannehy Returns to U.S. Attorney’s Office

Connecticut News: Federal Employee, SCOTT PIERSON Pleads Guilty to Child Pornography Offense

Connecticut (STL.News) – John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that SCOTT PIERSON, 58, of Vernon, pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Judge Victor A. Bolden in Bridgeport to one count of receipt of child pornography. According to court documents and statements made in court, in March 2018, the U.S. … Continue reading Connecticut News: Federal Employee, SCOTT PIERSON Pleads Guilty to Child Pornography Offense

Virginia News: ALEXANDRIA, Local Business Settles Claims it Violated Servicemember’s Rights

ALEXANDRIA, Va.  (STL.News) – Lawn Doctor of Stafford-Culpepper, doing business as Beck I, LLC, has agreed to settle claims that the business and its owners violated the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) by suspending and terminating a U.S. Army Reserve soldier following his return from active duty military service. “Military reservists make … Continue reading Virginia News: ALEXANDRIA, Local Business Settles Claims it Violated Servicemember’s Rights

Things to Consider Before Choosing an Upholstery Cleaner

Uh oh! Looks like you’ve spilled something all over your beautifully upholstered furniture. Or maybe it’s just time for some routine maintenance and I’m being a little overdramatic.   Either way, you’re here because you need some help figuring out how to go about cleaning your upholstery.  Upholstery is an expensive and delicate part of … Continue reading Things to Consider Before Choosing an Upholstery Cleaner