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South Carolina News: Charleston, Sex Trafficker, Defendant Jackson Sentenced to Federal Prison Time

Charleston, South Carolina – United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon stated today that defendant Damon Jackson (aka “D”, aka “Daddy Frost”) was sentenced to 40 years imprisonment in United States District Court in Charleston for his role in a conspiracy to force underage girls and young women into sex trafficking by means of force and … Continue reading South Carolina News: Charleston, Sex Trafficker, Defendant Jackson Sentenced to Federal Prison Time

South Carolina News: Charleston Family Members Plead Guilty to Distribution of Opioids

Columbia, South Carolina – United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon stated that Samuel Bobby Wright, age 67, and Horace Edmond Wright, age 52, of Charleston, South Carolina, pled guilty to multiple counts of Distribution of Heroin, in violation of Title 21 U.S.C. § 841. Additionally, Samuel Bobby Wright pled guilty to multiple counts of Distribution … Continue reading South Carolina News: Charleston Family Members Plead Guilty to Distribution of Opioids

West Virginia News: CHARLESTON, Terrell Ledez Redd, Project Huntington, Operation Saigon Sunset Nets Additional Federal Arrest

ARREST MADE IN DETROIT OF CO-CONSPIRATOR IN LARGE MULTI-STATE HEROIN AND FENTANYL DISTRIBUTION NETWORK CHARLESTON, W.Va. – United States Attorney Mike Stuart issued the following statement on Friday’s arrest of Terrell Ledez Redd in Detroit: “On Friday, June 15, 2018, Terrell Ledez Redd, a major target in the Peterson Drug Trafficking Organization (DTO), was arrested … Continue reading West Virginia News: CHARLESTON, Terrell Ledez Redd, Project Huntington, Operation Saigon Sunset Nets Additional Federal Arrest

South Carolina News: Charleston, Mauricio Andulo Hidalgo, Department of State Contractor Pleads Guilty to Theft of Government Funds

Charleston, South Carolina – United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon stated today that Mauricio Andulo Hidalgo, age 43, of Costa Rica, has entered a guilty plea in federal court in Charleston, to Theft of Government Funds, a violation of 18 U.S.C. § 641.  United States District Judge Patrick Michael Duffy, of Charleston, accepted the guilty … Continue reading South Carolina News: Charleston, Mauricio Andulo Hidalgo, Department of State Contractor Pleads Guilty to Theft of Government Funds

West Virginia News: South Charleston Woman, Joan Matthews Pleads Guilty to Embezzling Money from a Labor Union

She stole over 183,000 dollars between 2010 and 2014 from Charleston Building and Construction Trades Council CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A South Charleston woman pled guilty yesterday to the felony offense of embezzlement and theft of labor union assets, announced United States Attorney Mike Stuart. Joan Matthews, 70, faces up to five years imprisonment, a $250,000 … Continue reading West Virginia News: South Charleston Woman, Joan Matthews Pleads Guilty to Embezzling Money from a Labor Union

West Virginia News: CHARLESTON , Jaclyn Burkholder , Federal Jury Convicts Webster County Woman of Federal Drug Crimes

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A Webster County woman was convicted yesterday following a two-day trial, announced United States Attorney Mike Stuart. The jury convicted Jaclyn Burkholder, 30, of conspiring to distribute methamphetamine between January and February 2017, returning its verdict late yesterday evening.  The investigation was conducted by the Metropolitan Drug Enforcement Network Team (MDENT), with … Continue reading West Virginia News: CHARLESTON , Jaclyn Burkholder , Federal Jury Convicts Webster County Woman of Federal Drug Crimes

West Virginia News: CHARLESTON,Detroit Man,Fashawn “Chops” Cannon Pleads Guilty to Federal Drug and Firearm Charges

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A Detroit man was sentenced yesterday to federal prison on drug and firearm charges, announced United States Attorney Mike Stuart. Fashawn “Chops” Cannon, 28, previously entered guilty pleas to distributing Oxycodone and using a firearm during and in relation to that crime. Cannon admitted that on November 17, 2017, he sold an … Continue reading West Virginia News: CHARLESTON,Detroit Man,Fashawn “Chops” Cannon Pleads Guilty to Federal Drug and Firearm Charges

West Virginia News: Charleston Man,Hardison Sentenced for Escape

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Donavan Hardison, 28, of Charleston, was sentenced yesterday by United States District Court Judge John T. Copenhaver, Jr., to 8 months in prison for having escaped from the Dismas Charities’ halfway house in St. Albans, West Virginia.  Stuart credited the cooperative effort of the United States Marshal Service, the West Virginia State … Continue reading West Virginia News: Charleston Man,Hardison Sentenced for Escape