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High Ranking Member of the Gangster Disciples, Derrick Kennedy Crumpton, Sentenced to 27 Years in Prison for Racketeering Conspiracy

Derrick Kennedy Crumpton, high ranking member of the Gangster Disciples sentenced to 324 months in prison Memphis, TN (STL.News) – A Gangster Disciples gang member was sentenced Thursday to 324 months in prison followed by five years of supervised release for participating in both racketeering and drug conspiracies. Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of … Continue reading High Ranking Member of the Gangster Disciples, Derrick Kennedy Crumpton, Sentenced to 27 Years in Prison for Racketeering Conspiracy

Anthony Fields, Lonnell Tucker, Abdul Samuels, Found Guilty of Drug Conspiracy Charges Involving Open Drug Market from D.C. Barbershop

Firearms, Drugs, and Cash Seized by Law Enforcement WASHINGTON (STL.News) – Three men have been found guilty by a jury of federal narcotics charges following an investigation into a drug market that was operated out of the Next Level Cuts barbershop and surrounding property in Southeast Washington. The announcement was made by U.S. Attorney Jessie … Continue reading Anthony Fields, Lonnell Tucker, Abdul Samuels, Found Guilty of Drug Conspiracy Charges Involving Open Drug Market from D.C. Barbershop

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

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

ATF News: Kanas City Man, Randal G. Holmes and Michael C. Borrusch, Sentenced to 15 Years for Drug Trafficking that Led to Kidnapping, Torture

Michael C. Borrusch, Jeremy R. Bond, Gerald L. Holmes and Richard M. Phoenix sentenced with various sentences and charges KANSAS CITY, MO (STL.News) – Three men have been sentenced in federal court this week for their roles in a drug-trafficking conspiracy that led to the kidnapping and torture of an Independence, Missouri man. Randal G. … Continue reading ATF News: Kanas City Man, Randal G. Holmes and Michael C. Borrusch, Sentenced to 15 Years for Drug Trafficking that Led to Kidnapping, Torture

North Carolina News: RALEIGH, Rocky Mount Man and Woman Sentenced for Robberies

RALEIGH, N.C. (STL.News) – United States Attorney Robert J. Higdon, Jr. announced that yesterday in federal court, Chief United States District Judge Terrence W. Boyle sentenced JAQUIN JAMAL PRATT, 20, and nikita shontel taylor, 26, of Rocky Mount, North Carolina to 120 months imprisonment, followed by 3 years of supervised release and 87 months imprisonment, … Continue reading North Carolina News: RALEIGH, Rocky Mount Man and Woman Sentenced for Robberies

ATF News: New London Felon, Quadell Daniels, Admits to Trafficking Guns from Georgia to Connecticut

(STL.News) John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, yesterday announced that QUADELL DANIELS, 32, of New London, pleaded guilty Tuesday before U.S. District Judge Michael P. Shea in Hartford to one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. According to court documents and statements made in court, on … Continue reading ATF News: New London Felon, Quadell Daniels, Admits to Trafficking Guns from Georgia to Connecticut

ATF News: Federal Grand Jury Indicts Long Beach Man on Four Felony Offenses Related to Aliso Viejo Spa Bombing that Killed His Ex-Girlfriend

SANTA ANA, CA (STL.News) – A federal grand jury today issued a four-count indictment against a Long Beach man for his role in the May 15, 2018 bombing of the Magyar Kozmetica spa in Aliso Viejo that killed the man’s ex-girlfriend and seriously injured two other people. Stephen William Beal, 59, who was arrested earlier … Continue reading ATF News: Federal Grand Jury Indicts Long Beach Man on Four Felony Offenses Related to Aliso Viejo Spa Bombing that Killed His Ex-Girlfriend

Pennsylvania News: Homestead Felon, Michael William Horvwalt Charged with Illegally Possessing a Gun and Ammunition

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – An Allegheny County felon has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on a charge of violating federal firearms laws, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today. The one-count Indictment named Michael William Horvwalt, 32, formerly of Homestead, PA, as the sole defendant. According to the Indictment, on or … Continue reading Pennsylvania News: Homestead Felon, Michael William Horvwalt Charged with Illegally Possessing a Gun and Ammunition

Pennsylvania News: Pittsburgh Felon, James Robert Snyder Indicted for Illegally Possessing a Semi-Automatic Rifle

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – A federal grand jury returned an indictment charging a resident of Pittsburgh, PA, with a violation of federal firearms laws, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today. The one-count Indictment, returned on March 12, named James Robert Snyder, 27, as the sole defendant. According to the Indictment, on February 15, 2019, … Continue reading Pennsylvania News: Pittsburgh Felon, James Robert Snyder Indicted for Illegally Possessing a Semi-Automatic Rifle

Ohio News: Wooster man, Christopher Smallwood indicted after making threats purporting to be from women associated with an adult website

Wooster, Ohio – A Wooster man was indicted in federal court after making threats purporting to be from women associated with an adult website. Christopher Smallwood, 25, was indicted on one count of interstate transmission of a threat and one count of willfully making a threat. Smallwood made a series of reports to the online ATF … Continue reading Ohio News: Wooster man, Christopher Smallwood indicted after making threats purporting to be from women associated with an adult website

Indiana News: HAMMOND, Roberto Molina Sentenced to 57 Months In Prison For Possession with Intent to Distribute More Than One Kilogram Heroin

HAMMOND, Ia.– Roberto Molina, 38, of Chicago, Illinois, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Joseph S. Van Bokkelen to 57 months imprisonment followed by 3 years of supervised release after pleading guilty to possession with intent to distribute 1 kilogram or more of heroin, announced U.S. Attorney Kirsch. According to documents in the case, … Continue reading Indiana News: HAMMOND, Roberto Molina Sentenced to 57 Months In Prison For Possession with Intent to Distribute More Than One Kilogram Heroin

VIRGINIA News: Abingdon, Patrick Steven Hyde, Husband Sentenced on Federal Charges—Wife to be Sentenced Later in March

Patrick Steven Hyde Sentenced to Federal Prison on Gun Charges Abingdon, VIRGINIA – A St. Paul, Virginia man, who illegally possessed more than a dozen firearms and thousands of rounds of ammunition, was sentenced yesterday to 71 months in federal prison, United States Attorney Thomas T. Cullen and Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring announced. … Continue reading VIRGINIA News: Abingdon, Patrick Steven Hyde, Husband Sentenced on Federal Charges—Wife to be Sentenced Later in March

United States News: Otter Tail Country Violent Felon, ANTHONY DALE RANDKLEV Charged With Illegal Possession Of A Firearm

United States – United States Attorney Erica H. MacDonald today announced a federal indictment charging ANTHONY DALE RANDKLEV, 39, with illegally possessing a firearm.[1] RANDKLEV has been previously convicted of multiple violent offenses, including assault, drug, and kidnapping convictions, which prohibit him, under federal law, from owning or possessing a firearm. According to the indictment, … Continue reading United States News: Otter Tail Country Violent Felon, ANTHONY DALE RANDKLEV Charged With Illegal Possession Of A Firearm

Indiana News: Elkhart Man, Julio Sanchez Sentenced to 70 Months in Prison

For Possession With Intent To Distribute Methamphetamine And Heroin SOUTH BEND, Ia. – Julio Sanchez, 48 years old, of Elkhart, Indiana, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Senior Judge Robert L. Miller, Jr. after pleading guilty to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and heroin and being a felon in possession of a firearm, announced U.S. … Continue reading Indiana News: Elkhart Man, Julio Sanchez Sentenced to 70 Months in Prison

Louisiana News: Hobart Man, Carlos Rodriguez Charged in Criminal Complaint with Possession with Intent to Distribute Heroin and Cocaine and Possessing Firearms as a Felon

HAMMOND, La. – Carlos Rodriguez, 41, of Hobart, Indiana, was charged in a criminal complaint with possession with intent to distribute heroin and cocaine and possessing firearms as a previously convicted felon, announced U.S. Attorney Kirsch. U.S. Attorney Kirsch said, “When individuals promote the illegal use of drugs in our communities, those criminals will be … Continue reading Louisiana News: Hobart Man, Carlos Rodriguez Charged in Criminal Complaint with Possession with Intent to Distribute Heroin and Cocaine and Possessing Firearms as a Felon

Pennsylvania News: Aliquippa Man, Landon Alexander Gatta Charged with Violating Federal Drug and Gun Laws following Investigation by PSP and ATF

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – A federal grand jury returned an indictment today against a resident of Beaver County, Pennsylvania, on charges of violating the federal narcotics and firearms laws, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today. The three-count Indictment, returned on Nov. 27, named Landon Alexander Gatta, 23, of Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, as the sole defendant. … Continue reading Pennsylvania News: Aliquippa Man, Landon Alexander Gatta Charged with Violating Federal Drug and Gun Laws following Investigation by PSP and ATF

Indiana News: South Bend Man, Marvin Tobar Sentenced To 64 Months In Prison For Felon in Possession of a Firearm

SOUTH BEND, Ia. – Marvin Tobar, age 29, of South Bend, Indiana, was sentenced before South Bend District Court Judge Jon E. DeGuilio for possession of a firearm after having been convicted of a felony offense, announced U.S. Attorney Kirsch. Tobar was sentenced to 64 months in prison followed by 1 year of supervised release. … Continue reading Indiana News: South Bend Man, Marvin Tobar Sentenced To 64 Months In Prison For Felon in Possession of a Firearm

Kentucky News: LOUISVILLE, More Than 100 Defendants Charged Federally In 2018 Surge to Reduce Violent Crime in Louisville

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman announced that more than 100 previous felony offenders possessing firearms have been charged so-far this year as one part of the ongoing Project Safe Neighborhoods effort to tackle violent crime in Metro Louisville. The indictments returned were a result of the ongoing partnership between federal prosecutors … Continue reading Kentucky News: LOUISVILLE, More Than 100 Defendants Charged Federally In 2018 Surge to Reduce Violent Crime in Louisville

Illinois News: Chicago Man, NICHOLAS HERMON Sentenced to More Than 8 Years in Prison for Assaulting Federal Agent After Armed Robbery

CHICAGO, Illinois – A Chicago man who pointed a loaded gun at a federal agent after an armed robbery on the South Side has been sentenced to more than eight years in federal prison. After an armed robbery in Chicago’s South Deering neighborhood on Dec. 19, 2017, NICHOLAS HERMON pointed a loaded handgun at an agent … Continue reading Illinois News: Chicago Man, NICHOLAS HERMON Sentenced to More Than 8 Years in Prison for Assaulting Federal Agent After Armed Robbery

North Carolina News: Raleigh Man, JAMES ANTHONY MACALUSO Sentenced for Bank Robbery

RALEIGH, N.C. – The United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, Robert J. Higdon, Jr., announced that, JAMES ANTHONY MACALUSO, 49, of Raleigh, was sentenced by United States District Judge James C. Dever, III for bank robbery. Judge Dever sentenced MACALUSO to 71 months’ imprisonment followed by 3 years of supervised release. … Continue reading North Carolina News: Raleigh Man, JAMES ANTHONY MACALUSO Sentenced for Bank Robbery

Ohio News: Two men from Northwest Ohio indicted on firearms charges

Ohio – Two men from Northwest Ohio were indicted on federal firearms charges. David L. Hannah, 52, of Findlay, and Terrence Turner, 31, of Toledo, were both indicted on one count of possession of a firearm by a felon. Their cases are otherwise unrelated. Hannah possessed nine firearms on Sept. 22, despite a previous conviction … Continue reading Ohio News: Two men from Northwest Ohio indicted on firearms charges

New Jersey News: Verona Man, David Lutter Sentenced To 22 Months In Prison For Illegal Possession Of Multiple Guns, Including Replica He Turned Into Machine Gun

NEWARK, N.J. – An Essex County, New Jersey, man was sentenced today to 22 months in prison for possessing three guns as a previously convicted felon, including a replica Thompson submachine gun that he modified into a working automatic firearm, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. David Lutter, 69, of Verona, New Jersey, previously pleaded guilty … Continue reading New Jersey News: Verona Man, David Lutter Sentenced To 22 Months In Prison For Illegal Possession Of Multiple Guns, Including Replica He Turned Into Machine Gun

United States News: Mexican citizen, Jose Rusbelt Morales-Gutierrez living in Canton charged with having a firearm while unlawfully in the United States

United States – A Mexican citizen was charged with possessing a firearm while illegally in the United States. Jose Rusbelt Morales-Gutierrez, 28, was living in Canton. Morales-Gutierrez possessed a Beretta, Model PX4 Storm, 9 mm caliber pistol on Aug. 18, after illegally or unlawfully entering the United States. If convicted, a defendant’s sentence will be … Continue reading United States News: Mexican citizen, Jose Rusbelt Morales-Gutierrez living in Canton charged with having a firearm while unlawfully in the United States

North Carolina News: Wilson County Man, ROBERT LEE HOLDEN Sentenced to 22 Years in Prison for Firearm Offenses

RALEIGH, N.C. – Robert J. Higdon, Jr., United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, announces that today in federal court, United States District Judge James C. Dever III sentenced ROBERT LEE HOLDEN, JR., 50, of Wilson, to 264 months of imprisonment followed by 5 years of supervised release. HOLDEN was convicted following … Continue reading North Carolina News: Wilson County Man, ROBERT LEE HOLDEN Sentenced to 22 Years in Prison for Firearm Offenses

Texas News: Plano Man, Alfred Pick Sentenced to 7 Years for Firearms Violation

PLANO, Texas – A 70-year-old Plano, Texas man has been sentenced to federal prison for a firearms violation in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney Joseph D. Brown. Alfred Pick pleaded guilty on May 22, 2018, to a charge of possession of a firearm while an unlawful user of a controlled substance and … Continue reading Texas News: Plano Man, Alfred Pick Sentenced to 7 Years for Firearms Violation

Washington News: East Wenatchee Man, Michael Richard Ayers Sentenced to More Than Five Years in Federal Prison for Unlawful Possession of Firearms and Explosives

Spokane, Washington – Joseph H. Harrington, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington, announced that Michael Richard Ayers, age 53, of East Wenatchee, Washington, was sentenced today after having pleaded guilty on March 10, 2018, to Felon in Possession of a Firearms and Explosives and Possession of Unregistered Firearms. United States District Judge Salvador … Continue reading Washington News: East Wenatchee Man, Michael Richard Ayers Sentenced to More Than Five Years in Federal Prison for Unlawful Possession of Firearms and Explosives

Louisiana News: Baton Rouge, TERRANCE THORNTON, Felon in Possession of Two Firearms Sentenced to Federal Prison

Baton Rouge, La. – United States Attorney Brandon J. Fremin announced today that U.S. District Judge John W. deGravelles sentenced TERRANCE THORNTON, a 25-year-old resident of Baton Rouge, to 120 months in federal prison following his conviction of possessing two firearms by a convicted felon. The Court further sentenced THORNTON to 3 years of supervised release … Continue reading Louisiana News: Baton Rouge, TERRANCE THORNTON, Felon in Possession of Two Firearms Sentenced to Federal Prison

VIRGINIA News: Violent Felon, Derrick Anthony Savage Sentenced for Possessing Stolen, High Capacity Firearm

RICHMOND, Va. – A Chester man was sentenced today to 30 months in prison for possessing a stolen, high-capacity firearm after a violent felony conviction. “Violent felons who illegally possess firearms are a threat to the safety of our law enforcement officers and the communities they serve,” said G. Zachary Terwilliger, U.S. Attorney for the … Continue reading VIRGINIA News: Violent Felon, Derrick Anthony Savage Sentenced for Possessing Stolen, High Capacity Firearm

Virginia News: RICHMOND, Kevin A. Brown Sentenced to Prison for Drug and Gun Crimes

RICHMOND, Va. – A Richmond man was sentenced today to over 17 years in prison for distribution of crack cocaine, possession of a firearm after a felony conviction, and violations of supervised release. “Firearms in the hands of drug distributors, especially those who have been previously convicted of a felony, are a deadly combination,” said … Continue reading Virginia News: RICHMOND, Kevin A. Brown Sentenced to Prison for Drug and Gun Crimes