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Iowa News: Cedar Rapids, Francisco Rivera-Cobo, Document Fraud Leads to Federal Prison for Illegal Alien

Used Another’s Social Security Number to Get Work and Register a Car Cedar Rapids, Iowa – A Guatemalan man who unlawfully used fraudulent identification documents was sentenced June 18, 2018, to more than three months in federal prison. Francisco Rivera-Cobo, age 20, a citizen of Guatemala illegally present in the United States and residing in … Continue reading Iowa News: Cedar Rapids, Francisco Rivera-Cobo, Document Fraud Leads to Federal Prison for Illegal Alien

Iowa News: Dyersville, Fernando Nevarez-Carreon, Fugitive from Federal Court in Nebraska Sentenced to Federal Prison for Document Fraud

Mexican Man Used a False Name and Social Security Number While Avoiding Being Sentenced for Aggravated Identity Theft Dyersville, Iowa –  A Mexican man who was on the run from federal court in Nebraska to avoid being sentenced for committing aggravated identity theft there was sentenced June 18, 2018, in Iowa to one year in … Continue reading Iowa News: Dyersville, Fernando Nevarez-Carreon, Fugitive from Federal Court in Nebraska Sentenced to Federal Prison for Document Fraud

Iowa News: Zwingle Man, Cody Richey with 24 Adult Criminal Convictions Sentenced to Federal Prison for Wire Fraud

Fraud Scammed More Than 250 Victims Out of More Than $750,000 Zwingle, Iowa – A Dubuque area man who participated in a fraud that victimized more than 250 elderly victims across the United States was sentenced today to nearly five years in prison. Evidence at the sentencing hearing and prior court hearings in related cases … Continue reading Iowa News: Zwingle Man, Cody Richey with 24 Adult Criminal Convictions Sentenced to Federal Prison for Wire Fraud

Iowa News: Iowa City, Jeffrey Simmermaker, Second Federal Conviction for Drug Trafficking Leads to 10 Years in Federal Prison

Iowa City Man Selling Meth, PCP, and Synthetic Drugs Iowa City, Iowa – A man who sold “ice” methamphetamine, PCP, and synthetic drugs was sentenced on June 12, 2018, to ten years in federal prison. Jeffrey Simmermaker, age 46, from Iowa City, Iowa, received the prison term after a December 20, 2017 guilty plea to conspiracy … Continue reading Iowa News: Iowa City, Jeffrey Simmermaker, Second Federal Conviction for Drug Trafficking Leads to 10 Years in Federal Prison

Iowa News: Cedar Rapids Man, Daniel Wayne Melsha Sentenced to Over 17 Years in Federal Prison for Selling Methamphetamine Near School

Used Guns to Facilitate His Drug Sales Cedar Rapids, Iowa – A Cedar Rapids man who sold methamphetamine from his home near Wilson Middle School was sentenced on June 12, 2018, to more than 17 years in federal prison. Daniel Wayne Melsha, age 26, from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, received the prison term after a February … Continue reading Iowa News: Cedar Rapids Man, Daniel Wayne Melsha Sentenced to Over 17 Years in Federal Prison for Selling Methamphetamine Near School

Iowa News: Attorney General Tom Miller announces $100 million 42-state settlement with Citibank for manipulating interest-rate benchmark

DES MOINES, IA – Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller announced a $100 million multistate settlement Friday with Citibank for fraudulent conduct involving U.S. Dollar LIBOR, which is a benchmark interest rate that affects financial instruments worth trillions of dollars and has a widespread impact on global markets and consumers.  The investigation was conducted by a bipartisan … Continue reading Iowa News: Attorney General Tom Miller announces $100 million 42-state settlement with Citibank for manipulating interest-rate benchmark

Iowa News: Iowa Governor Reynolds issues disaster proclamation for two counties, Hamilton County, O’Brien County

DES MOINES, IA – Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds issued a disaster proclamation Friday for two counties in response to flooding and severe weather beginning June 14 and continuing. The governor’s proclamation allows state resources to be utilized to respond to and recover from the effects of this severe weather in Hamilton and O’Brien counties.  At … Continue reading Iowa News: Iowa Governor Reynolds issues disaster proclamation for two counties, Hamilton County, O’Brien County

Iowa News: Cedar Rapids, Benjamin Michael McCauley, Cedar Rapids Synthetic Drug Distributor Sentenced to Nearly 20 Years in Federal Prison

McCauley has 68 prior convictions, sold synthetic cannabinoids to the homeless Cedar Rapids, Iowa – A man who sold synthetic cannabinoids (K2) to homeless people was sentenced on June 13, 2018, to nearly 20 years in federal prison. Benjamin Michael McCauley, age 45, from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, received the prison term after a December 5, … Continue reading Iowa News: Cedar Rapids, Benjamin Michael McCauley, Cedar Rapids Synthetic Drug Distributor Sentenced to Nearly 20 Years in Federal Prison