Andrew E. Lelling

Massachusetts News: Salvadoran National, Melvin Velasquez Indicted for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender

BOSTON, Ms. – A Salvadoran national was indicted yesterday in federal court in Boston for failure to register as a sex offender as required under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA). Melvin Velasquez, 34, was indicted on one count of failure to register as a sex offender. Velasquez was charged by complaint in … Continue reading Massachusetts News: Salvadoran National, Melvin Velasquez Indicted for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender

Massachusetts News: South Boston Man, Jomar Ventura Charged with Distributing Heroin and Fentanyl in Public Housing Development

BOSTON, Ms. – A South Boston man was arrested today and charged in federal court in Boston with distributing heroin and fentanyl. Jomar Ventura, 24, was charged with four counts of distribution and possession with intent to distribute heroin and fentanyl. Ventura will appear in federal court later today. According to court documents, Ventura distributed … Continue reading Massachusetts News: South Boston Man, Jomar Ventura Charged with Distributing Heroin and Fentanyl in Public Housing Development

Massachusetts News: South Boston Man, Jermaine Tindal Charged with Being Felon in Possession of Firearm and Ammunition

Defendant allegedly sold a shotgun in public housing development BOSTON, Ms. – A South Boston man was arrested today and charged in federal court in Boston with illegally possessing a firearm and ammunition. Jermaine Tindal, 29, was charged with possessing a firearm and ammunition after being previously convicted of a crime punishable by more than … Continue reading Massachusetts News: South Boston Man, Jermaine Tindal Charged with Being Felon in Possession of Firearm and Ammunition

Massachusetts News: Mexican National, Miguel Angel Torres Morales Indicted on Heroin Trafficking Charges

Law enforcement seized four kilograms of suspected heroin during arrest BOSTON, Ms. – A Mexican national was indicted by a federal grand jury yesterday in connection with drug trafficking activities that resulted in the seizure of approximately four kilograms of suspected heroin. Miguel Angel Torres Morales, 39, was indicted on one count of possession with … Continue reading Massachusetts News: Mexican National, Miguel Angel Torres Morales Indicted on Heroin Trafficking Charges

Massachusetts News: BOSTON, Leader of Lawrence-Based Drug Trafficking Organization Pleads Guilty to Heroin, Fentanyl Charges

BOSTON, Ms. – The leader of a Lawrence-based heroin and fentanyl drug trafficking organization pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court in Boston in connection with orchestrating a wide-ranging operation that distributed multiple kilos of fentanyl and cocaine to customers in Lawrence and surrounding areas – including New Hampshire and Maine. Juan Anibal Patrone, 28, a … Continue reading Massachusetts News: BOSTON, Leader of Lawrence-Based Drug Trafficking Organization Pleads Guilty to Heroin, Fentanyl Charges

Massachusetts News: Massachusetts State Trooper, Gary Herman Agrees to Plead Guilty in Overtime Abuse Investigation

BOSTON, Ms. – A suspended Massachusetts State Police Trooper has agreed to plead guilty today in connection with the ongoing investigation of overtime abuse at the Massachusetts State Police (MSP). Gary Herman, 45, of Chester, who was previously arrested on June 27, 2018, was charged with one count of embezzlement from an agency receiving federal … Continue reading Massachusetts News: Massachusetts State Trooper, Gary Herman Agrees to Plead Guilty in Overtime Abuse Investigation

Massachusetts News: Rhode Island Man, Michael H. Tran Charged in Million Dollar Embezzlement Scheme

BOSTON,, Ms. – A Rhode Island man was arrested today and charged in connection with a scheme to embezzle over a million dollars from a Massachusetts company. Michael H. Tran, 34, of Woonsocket, R.I., was indicted on one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and one count of wire fraud. Tran was arrested this … Continue reading Massachusetts News: Rhode Island Man, Michael H. Tran Charged in Million Dollar Embezzlement Scheme

Massachusetts News: BOSTON, Robert D. Chain, Grand Jury Indicts California Man for Making Violent Threats Against Boston Globe Employees

BOSTON, Ms. – A federal grand jury has indicted a California man who was previously arrested and charged with making violent threats against Boston Globe employees in retaliation for the newspaper’s editorial response to political attacks on the media. Robert D. Chain, 68, of Encino, Calif., was indicted on seven counts of use of interstate … Continue reading Massachusetts News: BOSTON, Robert D. Chain, Grand Jury Indicts California Man for Making Violent Threats Against Boston Globe Employees