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Massachusetts News: Salvadoran National, Juan Martinez Sola Sentenced for Illegal Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition

BOSTON, Ms. (STL.News) – A Salvadoran national was sentenced on Friday, March 15, 2019, in federal court in Boston for illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition. Juan Martinez Sola, 22, was sentenced by U.S. Senior District Court Judge Mark L. Wolf to time served in prison, approximately 16.5 months, and three years of supervised release. … Continue reading Massachusetts News: Salvadoran National, Juan Martinez Sola Sentenced for Illegal Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition

Massachusetts News: Worcester Man, Michael Chapman Charged With Possessing Child Pornography

Defendant has prior convictions for rape of a child, indecent assault and battery on a child under 14, and a child pornography offense BOSTON, Ms. (STL.News) – A Worcester man was charged in federal court in Worcester with possession of child pornography. Michael Chapman, 62, was charged with one count of possession of child pornography. … Continue reading Massachusetts News: Worcester Man, Michael Chapman Charged With Possessing Child Pornography

Massachusetts News: Boston Woman, Brianna Alexis Forde Sentenced for $2.7 Million Bank Fraud Scheme

BOSTON, Ms. (STL.News) – A Boston woman was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Boston for her role in a scheme to embezzle more than $2.7 million from Bank of America using fraudulent donations to non-profit organizations. Brianna Alexis Forde, 36, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Allison D. Burroughs to four months in … Continue reading Massachusetts News: Boston Woman, Brianna Alexis Forde Sentenced for $2.7 Million Bank Fraud Scheme

Massachusetts News: Georgia Man, Peter Anthony Chin Jr. Sentenced For Jamaican Lottery Scam

BOSTON, Ms. – A Georgia man was sentenced yesterday in federal district court in Boston for his role in a bogus advance fee Jamaican lottery scheme in which victims were defrauded of more than $1 million. Peter Anthony Chin Jr., 35, of Atlanta, Ga., was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton to … Continue reading Massachusetts News: Georgia Man, Peter Anthony Chin Jr. Sentenced For Jamaican Lottery Scam

Massachusetts News: BOSTON, Richard G. Cody, Former Investment Advisor Sentenced for Fraud and Perjury

BOSTON, Ms. – A former investment advisor was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Boston for deceiving his former clients concerning the management of their retirement savings as well as lying to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Richard G. Cody, 44, of Jacksonville, Fla., was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge F. Dennis … Continue reading Massachusetts News: BOSTON, Richard G. Cody, Former Investment Advisor Sentenced for Fraud and Perjury

Massachusetts News: Beverly Man, Liam MacLeod Arrested for Sending Threatening Letters and White Powder to an Online Dating Website

BOSTON, Ms. – A Beverly man was arrested today and charged in federal court in Boston for sending nine letters, one of which contained a white powder. Liam MacLeod, 47, was charged by criminal complaint with mailing threatening communications and conveying false information and hoaxes. He will appear today in federal court in Boston at … Continue reading Massachusetts News: Beverly Man, Liam MacLeod Arrested for Sending Threatening Letters and White Powder to an Online Dating Website

Massachusetts News: New York Man, Randall Crater Charged with Cryptocurrency Fraud Scheme

BOSTON, Ms. – The founder of My Big Coin Pay Inc., a purported cryptocurrency and virtual payment services company headquartered in Las Vegas, Nev., was arrested and charged today for his participation in a scheme to defraud investors by marketing and selling fraudulent virtual currency. Randall Crater, 48, of East Hampton, N.Y., was charged with … Continue reading Massachusetts News: New York Man, Randall Crater Charged with Cryptocurrency Fraud Scheme

Massachusetts News: Brazilian National, Alexandre Kawamura Pleads Guilty to ATM Skimming

BOSTON, Ms. – A Brazilian national pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court in Boston to charges of ATM skimming in towns north of Boston. Alexandre Kawamura, 43, pleaded guilty to two counts of using counterfeit access devices (debit and credit cards), four counts of possessing device-making equipment (ATM skimming devices and pinhole cameras), and two … Continue reading Massachusetts News: Brazilian National, Alexandre Kawamura Pleads Guilty to ATM Skimming

Massachusetts News: Charlestown Man, Robert H. Brady Pleads Guilty to Bank Robbery

BOSTON, Ms. – A Charlestown man pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court in Boston to bank robbery. Robert H. Brady, 41, pleaded guilty to one count of bank robbery. U.S. District Court Judge Douglas P. Woodlock scheduled sentencing for May 7, 2019. Brady is currently in federal custody. On June 28, 2018, an individual, later … Continue reading Massachusetts News: Charlestown Man, Robert H. Brady Pleads Guilty to Bank Robbery

Massachusetts News: Bedford Man, Julian Field Charged with Kidnapping

BOSTON, Ms. – A Bedford, Mass. man was arrested late last night on a federal arrest warrant in Key West, Fla., and charged in connection with a kidnapping that began in Concord, Mass., and ended in Connecticut. Julian Field, 24, was charged with one count of kidnapping and will appear in federal court in Key West, … Continue reading Massachusetts News: Bedford Man, Julian Field Charged with Kidnapping

Massachusetts News: Brazilian National, Clebio P. De Lima Charged with Making False Statements Concerning South Boston School Shooting

BOSTON, Ms. – A Brazilian national was arrested today and charged in connection with sending a letter to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) that threatened an armed attack on a South Boston school in 2018. Clebio P. De Lima, 43, a Brazilian national illegally residing in Quincy, was arrested and charged in an indictment … Continue reading Massachusetts News: Brazilian National, Clebio P. De Lima Charged with Making False Statements Concerning South Boston School Shooting

Massachusetts News: Brockton Man, Colby Anderson Charged with Computer Fraud and Abuse

BOSTON, Ms. – A Brockton man was indicted today in federal court in Boston in connection with an August 2018 computer intrusion of a Massachusetts company. Colby Anderson, 25, was indicted on one count of intentionally causing damage to a protected computer without authorization. In October 2018, Anderson was arrested and charged by complaint; he … Continue reading Massachusetts News: Brockton Man, Colby Anderson Charged with Computer Fraud and Abuse