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FBI Request Public Help: FBI Seeking Information from Bank Robbery at Bank of the West in Oklahoma City

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK (STL.News) – The FBI is seeking information from a bank robbery at Bank of the West in Oklahoma City. Bank of the West 1600 SW 89th Street Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73159 The suspect was identified as a white male, approximately 5’10” tall , thin build.  The suspect was last seen wearing a … Continue reading FBI Request Public Help: FBI Seeking Information from Bank Robbery at Bank of the West in Oklahoma City

FBI News: Four Law Enforcement Professionals Graduate FBI National Academy

Law Enforcement Professionals From Woodland Police, Modesto Police, Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office, and California Highway Patrol, El Centro Division, Join More Than 51,000 Who Have Completed the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia SACRAMENTO, CA (STL.News) – Friday, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Sacramento Field Office announces the graduation of four law enforcement professionals … Continue reading FBI News: Four Law Enforcement Professionals Graduate FBI National Academy

West Virginia News: CHARLESTON, U.S. Attorney’s Office Concludes Investigation into West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (STL.News)– United States Attorney Mike Stuart announced today that his office has concluded its current investigation into the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals. “Our long-term investigation into corruption of West Virginia’s highest court is now concluded,” said United States Attorney Mike Stuart. “Absent new information or new allegations of impropriety or illegality, … Continue reading West Virginia News: CHARLESTON, U.S. Attorney’s Office Concludes Investigation into West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals

New Jersey News: NEWARK, Restructuring Of U.S. Attorney’s Office Leads To Significant Results In First Year

District of New Jersey sees Increase in Prosecutions of both Violent and White Collar Crime NEWARK, N.J. – One year after U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito reorganized the structure of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey, overall criminal prosecutions have increased 51 percent, including a 65 percent jump in violent crime prosecutions, … Continue reading New Jersey News: NEWARK, Restructuring Of U.S. Attorney’s Office Leads To Significant Results In First Year

Nevada News: LAS VEGAS, Former Nevada Senate Majority Leader, Kelvin Atkinson Pleads Guilty To Misusing $250,000 Of Donor Money For Personal Expenses

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Nevada State Senate Majority Leader Kelvin Atkinson, who resigned his position last week, pleaded guilty in federal court to a wire fraud scheme involving the misuse of at least $249,000 of donor money on personal expenses. Those expenses included operating a Las Vegas night club, payments to personal credit cards, and … Continue reading Nevada News: LAS VEGAS, Former Nevada Senate Majority Leader, Kelvin Atkinson Pleads Guilty To Misusing $250,000 Of Donor Money For Personal Expenses

North Carolina News: CHARLOTTE, U.S. Attorney’s Office & FBI To Announce Initiative Targeting Elder Financial Fraud

****** MEDIA ADVISORY ******* CHARLOTTE, NC. – March 3-9 is National Consumer Protection Week. The U.S. Attorney’s Office and the FBI will host a press conference on Thursday, March 7, 2019, to announce an initiative focusing on elder financial fraud. With financial scams targeting the elderly on the rise in North Carolina, federal prosecutors and … Continue reading North Carolina News: CHARLOTTE, U.S. Attorney’s Office & FBI To Announce Initiative Targeting Elder Financial Fraud

Connecticut News: Nigerian National, OLUKAYODE IBRAHIM LAWAL Involved in Phishing Scheme that Targeted Connecticut Schools is Sentenced

Connecticut – John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that OLUKAYODE IBRAHIM LAWAL, 36, a citizen of Nigeria last residing in Smyrna, Georgia, was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge Jeffrey A. Meyer in New Haven to approximately 10 months of imprisonment, time already served, for his role in … Continue reading Connecticut News: Nigerian National, OLUKAYODE IBRAHIM LAWAL Involved in Phishing Scheme that Targeted Connecticut Schools is Sentenced

FALLS CHURCH, Va | Muslim group seeks congressional probe on terror watchlist

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A Muslim civil rights group called for a congressional investigation Wednesday after its lawsuit revealed that the U.S. government has shared its terrorist watchlist with more than 1,400 private entities, including hospitals and universities. The Council on American-Islamic Relations said Congress should look into why the FBI has so widely … Continue reading FALLS CHURCH, Va | Muslim group seeks congressional probe on terror watchlist

Iowa News: Waukee Man, Jay Robert Sebben Sentenced to 130 Months in Prison for Receipt of Child Pornography

DES MOINES, IA—On January 25, 2019, Jay Robert Sebben, age 41, of Waukee, appeared before United States District Court Judge Rebecca Goodgame Ebinger and was sentenced to 130 months in prison for receipt of child pornography. Sebben pleaded guilty in June 2018 to receipt of child pornography, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, … Continue reading Iowa News: Waukee Man, Jay Robert Sebben Sentenced to 130 Months in Prison for Receipt of Child Pornography

Oklahoma News: TULSA, Kristiana P. Collins, Former Office Manager Sentenced for Embezzlement Scheme

TULSA, Okla. –A former Tulsa resident has been sentenced today in U.S. District Court for committing wire fraud and for signing a false tax return. U.S. District Judge Claire V. Eagan ordered Kristiana P. Collins, 44, to federal prison for 21 months to be followed by 3 years of supervised release. “White collar crime undermines … Continue reading Oklahoma News: TULSA, Kristiana P. Collins, Former Office Manager Sentenced for Embezzlement Scheme

FBI News: Paul Haertel Named Special Agent in Charge of the Salt Lake City Field Office

WASHINGTON (STL.News) – FBI Director Christopher Wray has named Paul Haertel as special agent in charge of the Salt Lake City Field Office.  Mr. Haertel has most recently served as deputy assistant director for the FBI’s Counterterrorism Division since July 2018. Mr. Haertel entered on duty in September 1995 and was first assigned as a … Continue reading FBI News: Paul Haertel Named Special Agent in Charge of the Salt Lake City Field Office

Super Bowl 53 News: A deluge of drones fly over Super Bowl stadium, despite ban

ATLANTA, GA (AP) — The FBI says that security officials are being “inundated” with drones flying around the Atlanta stadium that will host Sunday’s Super Bowl 53. That’s despite an ongoing restriction that bans any use of drones in the area of Mercedes-Benz Stadium downtown. FBI spokesman Kevin Rowson said Friday that officers have confiscated … Continue reading Super Bowl 53 News: A deluge of drones fly over Super Bowl stadium, despite ban

Wisconsin News: Walgreen Co. Agrees to Pay $3.5 Million to Settle Allegations Under the False Claims Act

Wisconsin – United States Attorney Matthew D. Krueger announced today that Walgreen Co. (“Walgreens”) has agreed to pay $3.5 million to the United States and the State of Wisconsin to settle allegations that Walgreens violated the False Claims Act by submitting claims to Medicaid for stimulant medications without complying with Medicaid rules designed to ensure … Continue reading Wisconsin News: Walgreen Co. Agrees to Pay $3.5 Million to Settle Allegations Under the False Claims Act

United States News: Statement Of U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman On The Verdict In The Trial Of James Grant And Jeremy Reichberg On Corruption And Bribery Charges

United States – “As a unanimous jury found, Jeremy Reichberg orchestrated a years-long bribery scheme that led to tens of thousands of dollars in benefits being provided to a select group of NYPD officers to provide Reichberg with a private, paid police force. These illegal acts clearly undermine the mission of the NYPD and leave … Continue reading United States News: Statement Of U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman On The Verdict In The Trial Of James Grant And Jeremy Reichberg On Corruption And Bribery Charges

WASHINGTON News: Mikhail N. Panin, United States Files Complaint Seeking Forfeiture of Oil Painting Recovered by the FBI More Than 75 Years After Its Theft During the Second World War

Government Seeks to Return Painting to Ukrainian Government, Which Rightfully Owned It WASHINGTON – The United States has filed a civil complaint seeking the forfeiture of an oil painting by Mikhail N. Panin that was recovered by the FBI decades after it was stolen during the Second World War.  The United States intends to return … Continue reading WASHINGTON News: Mikhail N. Panin, United States Files Complaint Seeking Forfeiture of Oil Painting Recovered by the FBI More Than 75 Years After Its Theft During the Second World War

Connecticut News: Nigerian National, OLUKAYODE IBRAHIM LAWAL Pleads Guilty to Role in Phishing Scheme that Victimized Connecticut School Employees

Connecticut – John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that OLUKAYODE IBRAHIM LAWAL, 36, a citizen of Nigeria last residing in Smyrna, Georgia, pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Judge Jeffrey A. Meyer in New Haven to a conspiracy charge stemming from a scheme to obtain the personal identifying information … Continue reading Connecticut News: Nigerian National, OLUKAYODE IBRAHIM LAWAL Pleads Guilty to Role in Phishing Scheme that Victimized Connecticut School Employees

Florida News: Phillip Richard Peterson, City of Fort Lauderdale Department of Parks and Recreation Employee Pleads Guilty

Florida – Two individuals, including a City of Fort Lauderdale Parks and Recreation Department employee, pled guilty yesterday before U.S. District Judge Beth Bloom in Miami. Ariana Fajardo Orshan, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, George L. Piro, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Miami Field Office, and Rick Maglione, Chief, … Continue reading Florida News: Phillip Richard Peterson, City of Fort Lauderdale Department of Parks and Recreation Employee Pleads Guilty

WASHINGTON | Judge delays Flynn sentencing, ‘not hiding disgust’ at crime

WASHINGTON — A federal judge Tuesday abruptly postponed the sentencing of President Donald Trump’s first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, declaring himself disgusted and disdainful of Flynn’s crime of lying to the FBI and raising the unexpected prospect of sending the retired Army lieutenant general to prison. Lawyers for Flynn, who admitted lying to the … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Judge delays Flynn sentencing, ‘not hiding disgust’ at crime

Ohio News: Toledo man, Vincent S. Armstrong was charged with making false statements following search of his home and car

Toledo, Oo. – A Toledo man was charged with making false statements. Vincent S. Armstrong, 23, was charged in U.S. District Court with one count of providing false statements to a law enforcement officer. The charge was announced by United States Attorney Justin Herdman, FBI Assistant Special Agent in Charge Jeff Fortunato and Toledo Police … Continue reading Ohio News: Toledo man, Vincent S. Armstrong was charged with making false statements following search of his home and car

Wisconsin News: Aurora Health Care, Inc. Agrees to Pay $12 Million to Settle Allegations Under the False Claims Act and the Stark Law

Wisconsin – United States Attorney Matthew D. Krueger announced today that Aurora Health Care, Inc. (“Aurora”) has agreed to pay $12 million to the United States and State of Wisconsin to settle allegations that Aurora violated the False Claims Act by submitting claims to Medicare and Medicaid in violation of the Stark Law. Aurora and … Continue reading Wisconsin News: Aurora Health Care, Inc. Agrees to Pay $12 Million to Settle Allegations Under the False Claims Act and the Stark Law

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

Texas News: El Paso, Ana Marie Hernandez, Wife of Former U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officer in El Paso Sentenced to Federal Prison

El Paso, Texas – In El Paso, a former U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer’s wife, who fled the country prior to sentencing on federal drug trafficking and bribery charges in 2010, was sentenced to 132 months in federal prison, announced U.S. Attorney John F. Bash; Special Agent in Charge Emmerson Buie, Jr., of the … Continue reading Texas News: El Paso, Ana Marie Hernandez, Wife of Former U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officer in El Paso Sentenced to Federal Prison

New York News: Mt. Vernon Man, SAMIR SULLIVAN Charged With Four Armed Cab Carjackings

New York – Geoffrey S. Berman, United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced the unsealing of a Complaint on Tuesday in White Plains federal court[1] charging SAMIR SULLIVAN, a/k/a “S,” with committing four armed carjackings of cabs in Mt. Vernon and the Bronx in the early morning hours of November 25 … Continue reading New York News: Mt. Vernon Man, SAMIR SULLIVAN Charged With Four Armed Cab Carjackings

New Mexico News: Farmington Man, Justin Jr Watchman Pleads Guilty to Federal Bank Robbery Charge

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Justin Jr Watchman, 26, of Farmington, N.M., pled guilty today in federal court in Albuquerque, N.M., to bank robbery. Watchman entered the guilty plea without the benefit of a plea agreement. The FBI arrested Watchman in Aug. 2018, for robbing the First Convenience Bank located inside the Walmart at 4600 East Main … Continue reading New Mexico News: Farmington Man, Justin Jr Watchman Pleads Guilty to Federal Bank Robbery Charge

Ohio News: Van Wert, Roy Allen Nichols, Registered sex offender from Van Wert sentenced to 19 years in prison for downloading images of young children being raped and abused

Van Wert, Ohio. – A Van Wert man was sentenced to more than 19 years in prison for downloading images of young children being raped and abused. Roy Allen Nichols, 56, was sentenced to 235 months in federal prison. Nichols previously pleaded guilty to receipt and distribution of child pornography. He was a registered sex offender … Continue reading Ohio News: Van Wert, Roy Allen Nichols, Registered sex offender from Van Wert sentenced to 19 years in prison for downloading images of young children being raped and abused

North Carolina News: CHARLOTTE, Anthony Lamont Caldwell, Armed Bank Robber Is Sentenced To More Than 23 Years

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – U.S. Attorney Andrew Murray announced that Anthony Lamont Caldwell, 49, of Charlotte, was sentenced yesterday afternoon to 284 months in prison on armed bank robbery and firearms charges. John A. Strong, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in North Carolina, and Chief Kerr Putney of the Charlotte Mecklenburg … Continue reading North Carolina News: CHARLOTTE, Anthony Lamont Caldwell, Armed Bank Robber Is Sentenced To More Than 23 Years

New York News: Manhattan U.S. Attorney Announces Distribution Of More Than $695 Million To Victims Of Madoff Ponzi Scheme

Payments Are the Third Distribution in a Series of Payments That Together Will Constitute the Largest Payment of Forfeited Funds in the History of the Department of Justice’s Victim Compensation Program New York – Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of … Continue reading New York News: Manhattan U.S. Attorney Announces Distribution Of More Than $695 Million To Victims Of Madoff Ponzi Scheme

Ohio News: Cuyahoga County Land Bank employee, Kenneth Tyson indicted for soliciting and accepting improvements to his property in Cleveland Heights in return for assisting a demolition company get contracts

Cleveland, Ohio – A Cuyahoga County Land Bank employee was indicted for soliciting and accepting improvements to his property in Cleveland Heights in return for assisting a demolition company get contracts. Kenneth Tyson, 48, was indicted on one count of conspiracy to commit bribery and honest services fraud, three counts of honest services wire fraud … Continue reading Ohio News: Cuyahoga County Land Bank employee, Kenneth Tyson indicted for soliciting and accepting improvements to his property in Cleveland Heights in return for assisting a demolition company get contracts

United States News: Department of Justice Releases Annual Report to Congress on Indian Country Investigations and Prosecutions

United States – The Department of Justice along with U.S. Attorney Trent Shores, Chairman of the Attorney General’s Advisory Subcommittee on Native American Issues, released today the annual report to Congress, Indian Country Investigations and Prosecutions, which provides a range of enforcement statistics required under the Tribal Law and Order Act, as well as information … Continue reading United States News: Department of Justice Releases Annual Report to Congress on Indian Country Investigations and Prosecutions

North Carolina News: CHARLOTTE, Keith Antonio Barnett, Convicted Sex Offender Found Guilty On Drug Conspiracy And Related Charges

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Late yesterday, a Charlotte federal jury convicted Keith Antonio Barnett, 46, of Gastonia, N.C., of drug conspiracy and related drug charges, announced Andrew Murray, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina. U.S. Attorney Murray is joined in making today’s announcement by John A. Strong, Special Agent in Charge of the … Continue reading North Carolina News: CHARLOTTE, Keith Antonio Barnett, Convicted Sex Offender Found Guilty On Drug Conspiracy And Related Charges