Bernard Ross Hansen & Diane Renee Erdmann, employees of Bankrupt Precious Metals Firm Indicted for Fraud Scheme

The former President & CEO and the former vault manager of Northwest Territorial Mint, a now-bankrupt company dealing in precious metals, were indicted last week for 20 federal felonies resulting from a Ponzi-like scheme that defrauded customers of millions of dollars, announced U.S. Attorney Annette L. Hayes. BERNARD ROSS HANSEN, 57, aka Ross B. Hansen … Continue reading Bernard Ross Hansen & Diane Renee Erdmann, employees of Bankrupt Precious Metals Firm Indicted for Fraud Scheme

BEIRUT | First the chlorine, then chaos and death in Syria attack

BEIRUT | April 17, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Residents of the Syrian town of Douma were packed into underground shelters amid bombardment when the gas began to spread. Suddenly, panic ensued. As shouts of “chlorine, chlorine!” rang out, some ran into the night and fainted in the street. Others climbed to rooftops, hoping they’d be safer rising … Continue reading BEIRUT | First the chlorine, then chaos and death in Syria attack

SAN DIEGO | Trump bashes California on border mission, Brown sees a deal

SAN DIEGO | April 17, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday slammed California Gov. Jerry Brown’s posture on sending National Guard troops to the Mexican border even as Brown said he was nearing agreement on joining the president’s mission. The volley of words came a day after federal officials said Brown rejected a proposal … Continue reading SAN DIEGO | Trump bashes California on border mission, Brown sees a deal

Baltimore man, Steven Robinson sentenced for his role in a heroin distribution operation

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Steven Robinson, of Baltimore, Maryland was sentenced yesterday to 144 months incarceration for distributing heroin, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced. Robinson, also known as “H,” age 32, pled guilty to one count of “Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin” in January 2018.  Robinson admitted to conspiring with others to distribute more than … Continue reading Baltimore man, Steven Robinson sentenced for his role in a heroin distribution operation

Detroit Man, JaJuan Thrasher Sentenced for Federal Heroin Crime

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – A Detroit man who was caught with heroin in Huntington in 2015 was sentenced to 49 months in federal prison yesterday, announced United States Attorney Mike Stuart.  JaJuan Thrasher, 30, previously pled guilty in January to possession with intent to distribute heroin.  Stuart commended the work of the Huntington FBI Drug Task … Continue reading Detroit Man, JaJuan Thrasher Sentenced for Federal Heroin Crime

ST. PAUL, Minn | Former Minnesota FBI agent pleads guilty to leaking to media

ST. PAUL, Minn | April 17, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — A black former Minnesota FBI counterterrorism agent pleaded guilty Tuesday to leaking classified documents to a reporter, saying in a statement that he knew it was illegal but felt he had to act against a culture in the bureau that often treats minority communities with suspicion and … Continue reading ST. PAUL, Minn | Former Minnesota FBI agent pleads guilty to leaking to media

Baltimore woman, Stephanie Edmonds sentenced for money laundering

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Stephanie Edmonds, of Baltimore, Maryland, was sentenced yesterday to two years probation for money laundering, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced. Edmonds, age 31, pled guilty to one count of “Conspiracy to Launder Monetary Instruments” in January 2018.  Edmonds admitted to conspiring with others to conduct unlawful financial transactions in Berkeley … Continue reading Baltimore woman, Stephanie Edmonds sentenced for money laundering

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico | On eve of MLB games, mayor says San Juan ‘open for business’

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico | April 17, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Carmen Yulin Cruz has attended only a handful of Major League Baseball games in her life, and she won’t be adding to that total this week. Soon, she hopes, that will change. Cruz, San Juan’s mayor, isn’t attending the two-game series in her city between the … Continue reading SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico | On eve of MLB games, mayor says San Juan ‘open for business’