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West Virginia News: Charleston Man, Michael D. Williams Pleads Guilty to Federal Firearms Charge

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A Charleston man pled guilty to a federal firearms charge, said United States Attorney Mike Stuart. Michael D. Williams, 49, pled guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm. Williams was on supervised release for a prior federal conviction for conspiracy to commit arson. The investigation was conducted by the … Continue reading West Virginia News: Charleston Man, Michael D. Williams Pleads Guilty to Federal Firearms Charge

South Carolina News: North Charleston Man, Tyrus Cornell Goodwater, Jr. Gets 5 Years for Federal Gun and Drug Charge

Charleston, South Carolina – United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon announced today that Tyrus Cornell Goodwater, Jr., age 27, of North Charleston, South Carolina, was sentenced in federal court for possessing firearms in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. United States District Judge Richard M. Gergel, of Charleston, sentenced Goodwater to 60 months in federal … Continue reading South Carolina News: North Charleston Man, Tyrus Cornell Goodwater, Jr. Gets 5 Years for Federal Gun and Drug Charge

West Virginia News: CHARLESTON, United States Attorney Mike Stuart Announces Progress in Making our Communities Safer through Project Safe Neighborhoods

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – One year ago, the Department of Justice announced the revitalization and enhancement of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), which is the centerpiece of the Department’s violent crime reduction strategy and a top priority of Attorney General Sessions. PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime. Through PSN, a … Continue reading West Virginia News: CHARLESTON, United States Attorney Mike Stuart Announces Progress in Making our Communities Safer through Project Safe Neighborhoods

West Virginia News: South Charleston Man, Christopher Thomas Campbell Pleads Guilty to Federal Heroin and Fentanyl Charges

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A South Charleston man pled guilty today to federal heroin and fentanyl charges, announced United States Attorney Mike Stuart. Christopher Thomas Campbell, 24, entered his guilty plea to distribution of heroin and fentanyl before United States District Judge Joseph R. Goodwin. Stuart commended the investigative efforts of the Metropolitan Drug Enforcement Network … Continue reading West Virginia News: South Charleston Man, Christopher Thomas Campbell Pleads Guilty to Federal Heroin and Fentanyl Charges

South Carolina News: Charleston, Thomas Lawton Evans Jr. Enters Guilty Plea in Federal Court

Charleston, South Carolina – United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon announced today that Thomas Lawton Evans Jr., 37, of Boiling Springs, South Carolina, pled guilty to all counts contained in a three count federal indictment. Count One charged Kidnapping Involving a Person Under the Age of 18, a violation of 18 U.S.C. §§ 1201(a)(1) and … Continue reading South Carolina News: Charleston, Thomas Lawton Evans Jr. Enters Guilty Plea in Federal Court

West Virginia News: CHARLESTON, Former WV Supreme Court of Appeals Justice Menis Ketchum II Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – United States Attorney Mike Stuart announced today that former West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals Justice Menis E. Ketchum II, age 75, pled guilty to wire fraud. The Federal Bureau of Investigation, the West Virginia Legislature’s Commission on Special Investigations, and the Internal Revenue Service—Criminal Investigation Division conducted the investigation. “Justice Ketchum … Continue reading West Virginia News: CHARLESTON, Former WV Supreme Court of Appeals Justice Menis Ketchum II Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud

West Virginia News: Charleston Man, Joshua Hicks Pleads Guilty to Federal Gun Charge and Possession of Counterfeit U.S. Currency

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – United States Attorney Mike Stuart announced that Joshua Hicks, 35, of Charleston, pled guilty today to being a felon in possession of a firearm and possession of counterfeit U.S. currency. Stuart praised the investigation conducted by the St. Albans Police Department, the United States Secret Service, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, … Continue reading West Virginia News: Charleston Man, Joshua Hicks Pleads Guilty to Federal Gun Charge and Possession of Counterfeit U.S. Currency

South Carolina News: Charleston Felon Sentenced to 30 Months Imprisonment for Firearms and Marijuana Distribution Charges

Charleston, South Carolina –  United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon stated that Charles Baldwin Wilson, age 36, of Charleston, was sentenced in federal court in Charleston for Possession of Firearms by a Convicted Felon, and Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana, in violation of Title 18 U.S.C. § 922(g) and Title 21 U.S.C. § 841(b)(1)(D). … Continue reading South Carolina News: Charleston Felon Sentenced to 30 Months Imprisonment for Firearms and Marijuana Distribution Charges

West Virginia News: CHARLESTON, Breaking Media Advisory – United States Attorney Mike Stuart to Hold Press Conference — July 31, 2018 @ approximately 10:00am

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – United States Attorney Mike Stuart will hold a press conference at approximately 10:00am on Tuesday, July 31, 2018, to discuss the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals. WHO:   Mike Stuart United States Attorney Southern District of West Virginia WHAT:   Press Conference WHEN:   Tuesday, July 31, 2018 @ approximately 10:00am* WHERE:   United States … Continue reading West Virginia News: CHARLESTON, Breaking Media Advisory – United States Attorney Mike Stuart to Hold Press Conference — July 31, 2018 @ approximately 10:00am

West Virginia News: Charleston Doctor, Muhammed Samer Nasher-Alneam Arrested Today Multiple Count Indictment Including Illegal Distribution of Opioids Resulting in Death

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – United States Attorney Mike Stuart announced that a federal grand jury sitting in Charleston returned a 15-count indictment against Muhammed Samer Nasher-Alneam, M.D. Stuart commended the agencies that conducted the investigation leading to the indictment: Federal Bureau of Investigation, Drug Enforcement Administration, Department of Labor – Office of Inspector General (OIG), and … Continue reading West Virginia News: Charleston Doctor, Muhammed Samer Nasher-Alneam Arrested Today Multiple Count Indictment Including Illegal Distribution of Opioids Resulting in Death

West Virginia News: Charleston Man, Timothy Boggs Pleads Guilty to Federal Drug Conspiracy

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A Charleston man caught selling methamphetamine in July 2017 pled guilty today to a federal drug conspiracy charge, announced United States Attorney Mike Stuart. Timothy Boggs, 21, entered his guilty plea to an indictment charging him with conspiracy to distribute five grams or more of methamphetamine.  Stuart praised the joint investigation conducted … Continue reading West Virginia News: Charleston Man, Timothy Boggs Pleads Guilty to Federal Drug Conspiracy

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