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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

COLUMBUS, Ohio | Ohio State: 100 ex-students report sex misconduct by doctor

COLUMBUS, Ohio — More than 100 former students have provided firsthand accounts of sexual misconduct by the now-dead Ohio State University team physician at the center of an ongoing investigation, the university said on Friday. Over 200 former students and university employees have been confidentially interviewed by independent investigators reviewing allegations against Richard Strauss involving … Continue reading COLUMBUS, Ohio | Ohio State: 100 ex-students report sex misconduct by doctor

COLUMBUS, Ohio | Wrestlers sue Ohio State over doctor’s sexual misconduct

COLUMBUS, Ohio— A lawsuit by four former Ohio State University wrestlers alleges the school failed to stop “rampant sexual misconduct” by a now-dead team doctor despite being repeatedly informed about his behavior. In the federal lawsuit filed Monday, four Ohio men listed as John Does say Richard Strauss sexually assaulted or harassed them in the … Continue reading COLUMBUS, Ohio | Wrestlers sue Ohio State over doctor’s sexual misconduct

COLUMBUS, Ohio | FOP chief denies politics played role in porn actress arrest

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Politics did not play a role in the arrest of porn actress Stormy Daniels, according to the head of the police union in Ohio’s capital city where Daniels was briefly charged with interacting too closely with patrons who turned out to be undercover police officers. Officers applied an illegal sexual contact law … Continue reading COLUMBUS, Ohio | FOP chief denies politics played role in porn actress arrest

COLUMBUS, Ohio | Thousands rally in Ohio for solution to pension crisis

COLUMBUS, Ohio  — The house. Food on the table. Survival. Those are some of the ways workers and retirees who demonstrated in Ohio’s capital Thursday described the pension payments they are fighting to protect. “It’s everything, mostly, because you worked all of them years,” said Duane Ross, 61, of Cadiz, who spent 30 years in … Continue reading COLUMBUS, Ohio | Thousands rally in Ohio for solution to pension crisis

COLUMBUS, Ohio | The Latest: Lawyer: Stormy Daniels ‘rattled’ after arrest

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Latest on the arrest of porn actress Stormy Daniels at a strip club in Ohio (all times local): 2:15 p.m. Stormy Daniels’ lawyer says the porn actress is “traumatized and rattled” after she was arrested at an Ohio strip club. Michael Avenatti says Daniels is leaving the state after charges against … Continue reading COLUMBUS, Ohio | The Latest: Lawyer: Stormy Daniels ‘rattled’ after arrest

COLUMBUS, Ohio | Charges against Stormy Daniels dropped hours after arrest

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Prosecutors dropped charges Thursday against Stormy Daniels just hours after the porn actress was arrested and accused of illegally rubbing under police officers’ faces against her bare breasts during a performance at an Ohio strip club. Her attorney said she was “set up” in a Columbus police sting operation, calling it an … Continue reading COLUMBUS, Ohio | Charges against Stormy Daniels dropped hours after arrest

COLUMBUS, Ohio | Ethics review sought as ex-coaches at Ohio St. defend Jordan

COLUMBUS, Ohio  — A watchdog group and a former special counsel to President Barack Obama are seeking an ethics review of U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan even as former colleagues back his statements that he didn’t know about sexual abuse of wrestlers while coaching at Ohio State University. Some ex-wrestlers from the late 1980s and early … Continue reading COLUMBUS, Ohio | Ethics review sought as ex-coaches at Ohio St. defend Jordan

Ohio Newws: Columbus Man, Aaron Travis Daniels Sentenced to 80 Months in Prison for Attempting to Provide Material Support to ISIS

Ordered to remain under court supervision for the rest of his life COLUMBUS, Ohio – Aaron Travis Daniels, 21, aka Harun Muhammad, aka Abu Yusef of Columbus was sentenced in U.S. District Court to 80 months in prison for attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), a designated … Continue reading Ohio Newws: Columbus Man, Aaron Travis Daniels Sentenced to 80 Months in Prison for Attempting to Provide Material Support to ISIS

COLUMBUS, Ohio | Investigators’ emails to US Rep. Jordan went to bad address

COLUMBUS, Ohio— U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan’s office said records released Thursday show lawyers’ attempts to schedule an interview with him as part of an Ohio State University sex abuse investigation were sent to a non-existent email address. Jordan’s spokesman said the Republican congressman is now working with investigators to set up a meeting. The email … Continue reading COLUMBUS, Ohio | Investigators’ emails to US Rep. Jordan went to bad address

New Mexico News: Columbus Man, Samuel Elliott Sentenced to 170 Years for Convictions on Federal Child Pornography and Alien Transporting Charges

Samuel Elliott, who Sexually Abused Three Young Children to Produce Child Pornography, was Prosecuted under Project Safe Childhood ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – U.S. Attorney John C. Anderson, Special Agent in Charge Jack P. Staton of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in El Paso, New Mexico State Police Chief Pete Kassetas, and Deputy Chief Justin Dunivan of the … Continue reading New Mexico News: Columbus Man, Samuel Elliott Sentenced to 170 Years for Convictions on Federal Child Pornography and Alien Transporting Charges

Ohio News: COLUMBUS, Four Arrested in Columbus, More Than 22 Pounds of Fentanyl Seized

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Federal agents arrested four individuals today as part of a large-scale, drug-trafficking organization investigation. Tomas Sandoval, Alvaro Gasca-Cardoso, Salatiel Ramos-Rajos and Alexis Zazueta-Soto have been charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute fentanyl, methamphetamine and heroin. Benjamin C. Glassman, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, Timothy J. … Continue reading Ohio News: COLUMBUS, Four Arrested in Columbus, More Than 22 Pounds of Fentanyl Seized

Ohio News: COLUMBUS, William P. Elschlager, Former State Trooper Pleads Guilty to Cyberstalking

COLUMBUS, Ohio –William P. Elschlager, 49, of Marietta, Ohio, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court today to cyberstalking. 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, and Washington County Sheriff Larry R. Mincks, Sr. announced the plea … Continue reading Ohio News: COLUMBUS, William P. Elschlager, Former State Trooper Pleads Guilty to Cyberstalking

West Virginia News: Columbus Man, Jamal Marsalas Glass Sentenced to Prison for Federal Gun and Drug Offenses

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – A Columbus, Ohio man who sold heroin and an illegal firearm in Huntington in 2016 was sentenced yesterday to 64 months in federal prison, announced United States Attorney Mike Stuart. Jamal Marsalas Glass, 20, previously pled guilty to distributing heroin and carrying a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking … Continue reading West Virginia News: Columbus Man, Jamal Marsalas Glass Sentenced to Prison for Federal Gun and Drug Offenses

Ohio News: COLUMBUS,John R. Cacaro,Payroll Business Owner Pleads Guilty to Defrauding Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation

COLUMBUS, Ohio – John R. Cacaro, 58, of West Chester, Ohio, pleaded guilty to wire fraud and money laundering as part of a scheme to defraud the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation for his own personal gain. Benjamin C. Glassman, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, Ryan L. Korner, Special Agent in … Continue reading Ohio News: COLUMBUS,John R. Cacaro,Payroll Business Owner Pleads Guilty to Defrauding Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation

Ohio News: COLUMBUS,John R. Cacaro,Payroll Business Owner Pleads Guilty to Defrauding Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation

COLUMBUS, Ohio – John R. Cacaro, 58, of West Chester, Ohio, pleaded guilty to wire fraud and money laundering as part of a scheme to defraud the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation for his own personal gain. Benjamin C. Glassman, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, Ryan L. Korner, Special Agent in … Continue reading Ohio News: COLUMBUS,John R. Cacaro,Payroll Business Owner Pleads Guilty to Defrauding Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation

Ohio News: COLUMBUS,Jason J. Delcol and co-defendants, Former State Trooper Pleads Guilty to Drug-Trafficking, Witness-Tampering, Firearms Charges; 3 Others Plead Guilty to Related Charges

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Former Ohio State Highway Patrol Trooper Jason J. Delcol and co-defendants Stevedore Crawford, Jr., Carlos Carvalho and Benjamin J. Owings pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court today for their roles in a drug-trafficking ring. Benjamin C. Glassman, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, Angela L. Byers, Special Agent in … Continue reading Ohio News: COLUMBUS,Jason J. Delcol and co-defendants, Former State Trooper Pleads Guilty to Drug-Trafficking, Witness-Tampering, Firearms Charges; 3 Others Plead Guilty to Related Charges