Federal Charges

WASHINGTON | Trump praises witness who refuses to testify against him

WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump praised a key witness in the Russia investigation Monday for having the “guts” not to testify against him, and said his former lawyer — who cut a deal with prosecutors — should head straight to prison. In a pair of politically charged tweets, Trump made clear that he is closely watching … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump praises witness who refuses to testify against him

WASHINGTON | Trump on Manafort pardon: ‘I wouldn’t take it off the table’

WASHINGTON — A pardon for Paul Manafort is “not off the table,” President Donald Trump said, drawing swift rebuke from critics who fear the president will use his executive power to protect friends and supporters caught up in the Russia probe. The president’s discussion of a possible pardon in an interview Wednesday with the New York … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump on Manafort pardon: ‘I wouldn’t take it off the table’

Missouri News: Eight Indicted for $2.1 Million Meth Conspiracy

KANSAS CITY, MO – Eight defendants were indicted by a federal grand jury today for their roles in a $2.1 million conspiracy to distribute nearly 100 kilograms of methamphetamine. Juan Guzman, also known as “Flaco,” 37, Luis Carlos Ramos Caraveo, 23, and Maria De La Cruz Nava, 22, all citizens of Mexico residing in the … Continue reading Missouri News: Eight Indicted for $2.1 Million Meth Conspiracy

Maryland News: Chevy Chase Man, Jonathan Mark Oldale Who Secretly Videotaped Children In His Home Pleads Guilty To Federal Charges Of Production And Possession Of Child Pornography

Investigation Began When Camera Discovered in Bathroom of Gymnastics Facility; Produced Images of Dozens of Children Using Hidden Cameras in the Bathrooms of His Home Greenbelt, Maryland – Jonathan Mark Oldale, age 55, of Chevy Chase, Maryland, pleaded guilty today to federal charges of production and possession of child pornography, arising from Oldale secretly filming … Continue reading Maryland News: Chevy Chase Man, Jonathan Mark Oldale Who Secretly Videotaped Children In His Home Pleads Guilty To Federal Charges Of Production And Possession Of Child Pornography

SEC News: SEC Charges Businessman, Lawyer, Robert A. Ferrante, Marilyn R. Thomassen, in Fraudulent Eb-5 Scheme

Securities and Exchange Commission v. Robert A. Ferrante and Marilyn R. Thomassen, et a, , No 18-cv-01758-DOC (C.D. Cal. filed Sept. 27, 2018) WASHINGTON – The Securities and Exchange Commission charged a businessman and a California-based attorney with defrauding investors seeking to participate in the EB-5 immigrant investor program, stealing their money to fund personal … Continue reading SEC News: SEC Charges Businessman, Lawyer, Robert A. Ferrante, Marilyn R. Thomassen, in Fraudulent Eb-5 Scheme

NEW YORK | Pipe bombs suspect appears at Election Day court hearing

NEW YORK  — The man accused of sending pipe bombs to prominent critics of President Donald Trump was ordered held without bail after his first court appearance in New York on Tuesday. Cesar Sayoc, who was transferred from federal custody in Florida, hugged his lawyer after a hearing in which Assistant U.S. Attorney Jane Kim … Continue reading NEW YORK | Pipe bombs suspect appears at Election Day court hearing

WASHINGTON News: District Man, Bijon Brown Pleads Guilty to Federal Charges for Escaping From Halfway House and Possession of a Handgun

Defendant Had Been Serving Time After Series of Earlier Crimes WASHINGTON – Bijon Brown, 23, of Washington, D.C., pled guilty today to federal charges stemming from his escape from a halfway house and his subsequent arrest in possession of a loaded semi-automatic pistol, announced U.S. Attorney Jessie K. Liu. Brown pled guilty in the U.S. … Continue reading WASHINGTON News: District Man, Bijon Brown Pleads Guilty to Federal Charges for Escaping From Halfway House and Possession of a Handgun

MIAMI | Pipe bomb suspect in court for bail, removal hearing

MIAMI — The Florida man accused of sending pipe bombs to prominent Democrats and critics of President Donald Trump is due in court for a bail hearing. Federal prosecutors contend that 56-year-old Cesar Sayoc should remain jailed until trial, given the magnitude of the charges and the strong evidence against him. Sayoc is accused of … Continue reading MIAMI | Pipe bomb suspect in court for bail, removal hearing