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New York News: Manhattan U.S. Attorney Announces The Appointment Of Criminal Division Chief

New York – Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, today announced the appointment of Laura Grossfield Birger as Chief of the Office’s Criminal Division. Ms. Birger returns to the Office from the law firm of Cooley LLP, where she was a partner representing individuals and entities in … Continue reading New York News: Manhattan U.S. Attorney Announces The Appointment Of Criminal Division Chief

New York News: TODD KOZEL, Co-Founder And Former CEO Of Foreign Oil Company Charged In Manhattan Federal Court With Fraud

New York – Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and James D. Robnett, the Special Agent-in-Charge of the New York Field Office of the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation (“IRS-CI”), announced today the unsealing of a criminal complaint charging TODD KOZEL with wire fraud conspiracy, wire fraud, … Continue reading New York News: TODD KOZEL, Co-Founder And Former CEO Of Foreign Oil Company Charged In Manhattan Federal Court With Fraud

New York News: Bookkeeper, DARIN WEBB Sentenced In Manhattan Federal Court To 2 Years In Prison For Embezzling Over $3.3 Million From Literary Agency And Its Clients

New York – Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced today that DARIN WEBB was sentenced in Manhattan federal court to two years in prison for defrauding Donadio & Olson, a Manhattan-based literary agency (the “Agency”), and its clients of over $3.3 million. WEBB provided bookkeeping services … Continue reading New York News: Bookkeeper, DARIN WEBB Sentenced In Manhattan Federal Court To 2 Years In Prison For Embezzling Over $3.3 Million From Literary Agency And Its Clients

New York News: Former Chief Financial Officer, RANDY WANG Sentenced In Manhattan Federal Court To 18 Months In Prison For Defrauding Company Of Over $2 Million

New York – Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced today that RANDY WANG was sentenced in Manhattan federal court to 18 months in prison for defrauding his former employer, a company based in Manhattan that manages a global airline alliance whose members consist of approximately 13 … Continue reading New York News: Former Chief Financial Officer, RANDY WANG Sentenced In Manhattan Federal Court To 18 Months In Prison For Defrauding Company Of Over $2 Million

New York News: FABIO BRETAS DE FREITAS, CEO Of Miami Investment Management Firm Charged In Manhattan Federal Court With Fraud

New York – Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and William F. Sweeney Jr., the Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”), announced today the filing of a criminal complaint charging FABIO BRETAS DE FREITAS with commodities fraud, wire … Continue reading New York News: FABIO BRETAS DE FREITAS, CEO Of Miami Investment Management Firm Charged In Manhattan Federal Court With Fraud

New York News: Manhattan U.S. Attorney Announces Murder Charges Against Bronx Gang Member For 2011 Murder Of Jose Webster

New York – Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, James J. Hunt, the Special Agent-in-Charge of the New York Field Division of the Drug Enforcement Administration (“DEA”), and James P. O’Neill, Commissioner of the New York City Police Department (“NYPD”), announced additional charges in a Superseding Indictment … Continue reading New York News: Manhattan U.S. Attorney Announces Murder Charges Against Bronx Gang Member For 2011 Murder Of Jose Webster

New York News: Manhattan U.S. Attorney Announces Settlement With New York City, NYC Department Of Correction, And Nyc Health And Hospitals Corporation To Remedy Ada Violations And Ensure Equal Access To Services, Programs, And Activities At City Jails

New York City Agrees to Make Accessibility Modifications to Facilities and Provide Accommodations to Inmates with Disabilities New York – Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced today that the United States has reached a settlement with the City of New York (“the City”), the New York … Continue reading New York News: Manhattan U.S. Attorney Announces Settlement With New York City, NYC Department Of Correction, And Nyc Health And Hospitals Corporation To Remedy Ada Violations And Ensure Equal Access To Services, Programs, And Activities At City Jails

New York News: Bronx Man, JAMEL GODDARD Sentenced In Manhattan Federal Court To Over 24 Years In Prison For Conspiracy To Commit Sex Trafficking Of A Minor

New York – Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that JAMEL GODDARD, a/k/a “Payroll,” was sentenced today by United States District Judge Loretta A. Preska to 292 months in prison for his role as the leader of a sex trafficking conspiracy. GODDARD pled guilty on February … Continue reading New York News: Bronx Man, JAMEL GODDARD Sentenced In Manhattan Federal Court To Over 24 Years In Prison For Conspiracy To Commit Sex Trafficking Of A Minor

New York News: 12 Defendants Charged In Manhattan Federal Court With Nationwide Cellphone Fraud Scheme, Which Caused Losses Of Over $1 Million

This Fraud Ring Used the Dark Web to Purchase Customers’ Personal Identifying Information, Accessed More Than 3,300 Customers’ Accounts, and Fraudulently Obtained More Than 1,200 Cellphones New York – Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and Angel M. Melendez, the Special Agent in Charge of the New … Continue reading New York News: 12 Defendants Charged In Manhattan Federal Court With Nationwide Cellphone Fraud Scheme, Which Caused Losses Of Over $1 Million

New York News: William McFarland Pleads Guilty In Manhattan Federal Court To Engaging In A Fraudulent Ticket Scam, Committing Bank Fraud, And Making False Statements To Federal Law Enforcement Agent

William McFarland, While Awaiting Sentencing for Defrauding Investors of Fyre Media Inc. and Fyre Festival LLC, Made False Representations to Customers of NYC VIP Access, Business Associates, and Federal Law Enforcement New York – Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that WILLIAM McFARLAND pled guilty today … Continue reading New York News: William McFarland Pleads Guilty In Manhattan Federal Court To Engaging In A Fraudulent Ticket Scam, Committing Bank Fraud, And Making False Statements To Federal Law Enforcement Agent

New York News: Bookkeeper DARIN WEBB Pleads Guilty In Manhattan Federal Court To Embezzling Over $3.3 Million From Literary Agency And Its Clients

New York – Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced today that DARIN WEBB pled guilty to defrauding a Manhattan-based literary agency (the “Agency”) and its clients of over $3.3 million. WEBB provided bookkeeping services for the Agency and carried out his scheme by making unauthorized transfers … Continue reading New York News: Bookkeeper DARIN WEBB Pleads Guilty In Manhattan Federal Court To Embezzling Over $3.3 Million From Literary Agency And Its Clients

New York News: Manhattan U.S. Attorney Announces Money Laundering Charges Against Operators Of Nationwide Prostitution Enterprise And Seizure Of Online Escort Website

New York – Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and Angel M. Melendez, Special Agent in Charge of Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations in New York (“HSI”), announced today the arrest of BRANDON MARTIN and TAMEKO LINDO for money laundering and conspiracy to commit money … Continue reading New York News: Manhattan U.S. Attorney Announces Money Laundering Charges Against Operators Of Nationwide Prostitution Enterprise And Seizure Of Online Escort Website

New York News: Manhattan U.S. Attorney Announces Extradition Of Irish Man Who Helped Run The “Silk Road” Website

The Silk Road Website was Responsible for Selling More Than $200 Million in Illegal Narcotics and Other Contraband New York – Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced today that GARY DAVIS, a/k/a “Libertas,” was extradited from the Republic of Ireland to the United States.  DAVIS was … Continue reading New York News: Manhattan U.S. Attorney Announces Extradition Of Irish Man Who Helped Run The “Silk Road” Website

New York News: Manhattan U.S. Attorney And FBI Announce Recovery Of Stolen Robert Motherwell Painting

The Untitled Work, Created in 1967, was Missing for 40 Years New York – Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and William F. Sweeny Jr., the Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”), announced today the return of a … Continue reading New York News: Manhattan U.S. Attorney And FBI Announce Recovery Of Stolen Robert Motherwell Painting

New York News: Manhattan U.S. Attorney, Geoffrey S. Berman Announces Extended Deadline For NYCHA Monitor Applications

New York – Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced today that the Office has extended the deadline for receiving applications from qualified individuals to serve as Court-appointed monitor in connection with a proposed consent decree submitted to the Court for approval in the case of United … Continue reading New York News: Manhattan U.S. Attorney, Geoffrey S. Berman Announces Extended Deadline For NYCHA Monitor Applications

Kansas News: U.S. Attorney to Open Human Trafficking Conference in Manhattan

MANHATTAN, KAN. – U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister will open the 2018 Human Trafficking Conference July 10 in Manhattan, Kan. McAllister will speak at 8 a.m.  Tuesday at the Manhattan Conference Center, 410 S. 3rd Street in Manhattan, to begin the two-day event. About 200 victim service providers, prosecutors, healthcare professionals, educators and law enforcement officers … Continue reading Kansas News: U.S. Attorney to Open Human Trafficking Conference in Manhattan

New York News: SAMUEL GENTLE, Manhattan U.S. Attorney Files Civil Injunction Lawsuit Against Convicted Tax Preparer To Prevent Him From Continuing To Engage In Tax Preparation Business

New York – Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced the filing of a civil complaint against SAMUEL GENTLE, who was previously convicted of preparing fraudulent federal tax returns through a tax preparation business, to prohibit him from preparing tax returns for others or engaging in activities … Continue reading New York News: SAMUEL GENTLE, Manhattan U.S. Attorney Files Civil Injunction Lawsuit Against Convicted Tax Preparer To Prevent Him From Continuing To Engage In Tax Preparation Business

New York News: Manhattan U.S. Attorney Settles Civil Fraud Lawsuit Against Fine Jewelry Designer For Evading Customs Duties

Company Admits to Three Different Evasion Schemes, Must Pay $796,000 and Implement Compliance Measures New York – Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Robert E. Perez, Director, Field Operations, New York, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”), and Angel M. Melendez, the Special Agent-in-Charge of the New … Continue reading New York News: Manhattan U.S. Attorney Settles Civil Fraud Lawsuit Against Fine Jewelry Designer For Evading Customs Duties

New York News: Manhattan U.S. Attorney Announces Settlements With Two Native American Tribes Involved In Scott Tucker’s Payday Lending Scheme; Also Announces That More Than $500 Million In Forfeited Funds Will Be Returned To Victims Of The Scheme

New York – Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced non-prosecution agreements (the “Agreements”) with tribal corporations controlled by two Native American tribes: the Modoc Tribe of Oklahoma and the Santee Sioux Tribe of Nebraska. As part of the Agreements, the tribal corporations agreed to forfeit, collectively, … Continue reading New York News: Manhattan U.S. Attorney Announces Settlements With Two Native American Tribes Involved In Scott Tucker’s Payday Lending Scheme; Also Announces That More Than $500 Million In Forfeited Funds Will Be Returned To Victims Of The Scheme

New York News: Manhattan U.S. Attorney Announces Extradition Of Italian National Implicated In International Money Laundering And Narcotics Conspiracy

Crimes Involved Laundering of Hundreds of Millions of Dollars in Narcotics Proceeds Using a Variety of Methods, Through the United States, Italy, Hong Kong, and Mexico, As Well As Trafficking Hundreds of Kilograms of Cocaine and Heroin New York – Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and … Continue reading New York News: Manhattan U.S. Attorney Announces Extradition Of Italian National Implicated In International Money Laundering And Narcotics Conspiracy

New York News: Manhattan U.S. Attorney Announces Extradition Of Senior Adviser To The Operator Of The “Silk Road” Website

Roger Thomas Clark Was a Key Figure in the Development of Silk Road and Advised Ross Ulbricht on All Aspects of the Criminal Enterprise New York – Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, James D. Robnett, the Special Agent-in-Charge of the New York Field Office of the … Continue reading New York News: Manhattan U.S. Attorney Announces Extradition Of Senior Adviser To The Operator Of The “Silk Road” Website

New York News: City Island, FRANKIE BEQIRAJ, Heroin Dealer Convicted In Manhattan Federal Court For Overdose Death Of 25-Year-Old Man

City Island,New York – Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that FRANKIE BEQIRAJ was found guilty yesterday of conspiracy to distribute heroin resulting in the death of Robert Vivolo, a 25-year-old man from City Island, New York. BEQIRAJ was also convicted of conspiracy to distribute cocaine, … Continue reading New York News: City Island, FRANKIE BEQIRAJ, Heroin Dealer Convicted In Manhattan Federal Court For Overdose Death Of 25-Year-Old Man

New York News: Manhattan U.S. Attorney Announces Settlement With NYCHA and NYC To Fundamentally Reform NYCHA Through the Appointment Of a Federal Monitor and the Payment By NYC Of $1.2 Billion Of Additional Capital Money Over the Next Five Years

Manhattan,New York – Consent Decree Provides Comprehensive Relief, Requiring NYCHA to Promptly Address Lead Paint Hazards, Remedy Mold and Pest Infestations, and Provide Adequate Heat and Elevator Service Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Ben Carson, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD”), Helen … Continue reading New York News: Manhattan U.S. Attorney Announces Settlement With NYCHA and NYC To Fundamentally Reform NYCHA Through the Appointment Of a Federal Monitor and the Payment By NYC Of $1.2 Billion Of Additional Capital Money Over the Next Five Years