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Ohio New: Columbus Woman, Tawnya Writesel Sentenced for Committing Tax Fraud

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Tawnya Writesel, also known as Tawnya Rutan, 40, of Columbus, was sentenced in U.S. District Court to 12 months and one day in prison and was ordered to pay more than $108,000 in restitution to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for conspiring to submit false claims for income tax refunds with the … Continue reading Ohio New: Columbus Woman, Tawnya Writesel Sentenced for Committing Tax Fraud

WEST VIRGINIA News: Columbus man, Jason R. Smoot admits to cocaine distribution charge

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Jason R. Smoot, of Columbus, Ohio, has admitted to selling cocaine near a playground, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced. Smoot, age 31, pled guilty to one count of “Distribution of Cocaine Base within 1,000 Feet of a Protected Location.” Smoot admitted to selling cocaine near the Jensen Playground in Wheeling … Continue reading WEST VIRGINIA News: Columbus man, Jason R. Smoot admits to cocaine distribution charge

Ohio News: Columbus man, Francisco Flores indicted for illegally selling firearms, including guns used in drug trafficking, as well as laundering drug profits

Columbus, Ohio – A Columbus man was indicted for illegally selling firearms, including guns used in drug trafficking, as well as laundering drug profits. Francisco Flores, 39, was indicted on one count of transfer of firearms for use in drug trafficking, three counts of sale of firearms to a felon, four counts of money laundering and … Continue reading Ohio News: Columbus man, Francisco Flores indicted for illegally selling firearms, including guns used in drug trafficking, as well as laundering drug profits

West Virginia News: Columbus Man, Shawn Bryson Sentenced to Prison for Selling Crack Cocaine Near Marshall University

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Shawn Bryson, Columbus man, was sentenced yesterday to 37 months for selling crack cocaine within 1000 feet of Marshall University in July 2017, announced United States Attorney Mike Stuart. The Huntington Police Department conducted the investigation. “Marshall University and its student population are the heart of the City of Huntington,” said United … Continue reading West Virginia News: Columbus Man, Shawn Bryson Sentenced to Prison for Selling Crack Cocaine Near Marshall University

Ohio News: COLUMBUS, 19 Local Crips Gang Members Charged in Racketeering Conspiracy that Includes Five Murders

Some Defendants Could Face Death Penalty COLUMBUS, Ohio – A federal grand jury has charged 19 Columbus men associated with a local Crips gang in a racketeering conspiracy that includes five murders, multiple attempted murders and other violent and drug-trafficking crimes. The indictment was returned in Columbus on September 27 and 15 of the defendants … Continue reading Ohio News: COLUMBUS, 19 Local Crips Gang Members Charged in Racketeering Conspiracy that Includes Five Murders

Ohio News: COLUMBUS, Nehemias Joel Martinez-Hernandez, Defendant Pleads Guilty in MS-13 Racketeering Conspiracy Case

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Nehemias Joel Martinez-Hernandez, also known as Mysterio, 21, of Columbus, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to one count of conspiracy to commit racketeering. Benjamin C. Glassman, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, Angela L. Byers, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Cincinnati Division, Rebecca Adducci, … Continue reading Ohio News: COLUMBUS, Nehemias Joel Martinez-Hernandez, Defendant Pleads Guilty in MS-13 Racketeering Conspiracy Case

COLUMBUS, Ohio | Ohio police sergeant indicted on child porn charges

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Authorities in Ohio say a former Columbus police spokesman has been charged with sending and receiving videos and images on his cellphone of children having sex with adults. A county prosecutor says 51-year-old Sgt. Dean Worthington was indicted Wednesday for illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented material or performance and pandering … Continue reading COLUMBUS, Ohio | Ohio police sergeant indicted on child porn charges