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Massachusetts News: Spencer Man, Melvin Burgos Charged with Federal Cocaine Offense

Defendant also allegedly attempted to arrange sale of thousands of fentanyl pills BOSTON, Ms. – A Spencer man was arrested today and charged in federal court in Worcester with cocaine distribution. Melvin Burgos, 33, was charged by criminal complaint with possessing approximately one kilogram of cocaine with intent to distribute. He will appear in federal … Continue reading Massachusetts News: Spencer Man, Melvin Burgos Charged with Federal Cocaine Offense

Massachusetts News: MS-13 Member, Luis Solis Vasquez Sentenced to 35 Years in Prison for RICO Conspiracy Involving Murder

BOSTON, Ms. – A member of MS-13’s Eastside Locos Salvatrucha (ESLS) clique was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Boson for his role in a 2014 murder. Luis Solis Vasquez, a/k/a “Brujo,” 27, a Salvadoran national, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV to 35 years in prison and five years … Continue reading Massachusetts News: MS-13 Member, Luis Solis Vasquez Sentenced to 35 Years in Prison for RICO Conspiracy Involving Murder

Massachusetts News: BOSTON, U.S. Postal Service Employee, Rashayna Seney Charged with Embezzlement Through Postal Money Orders

BOSTON, Ms. – A U.S. Postal Service (USPS) employee was charged yesterday in federal court in Boston with embezzling over $18,000. Rashayna Seney, 25, of Randolph, was charged in an Information with one count of embezzlement and theft of public money, property or records. According to the charging document, Seney began working for USPS around … Continue reading Massachusetts News: BOSTON, U.S. Postal Service Employee, Rashayna Seney Charged with Embezzlement Through Postal Money Orders

Massachusetts News: BOSTON, Eighth Massachusetts State Trooper Arrested

Two Previously Charged Retired State Troopers Agree to Plead Guilty BOSTON, Ms. – A Massachusetts State Police Trooper was arrested and charged today, and two previously charged retired State Troopers agreed to plead guilty in connection with the ongoing investigation of overtime abuse at the Massachusetts State Police (MSP). Heath McAuliffe, 40, of Hopkinton, was … Continue reading Massachusetts News: BOSTON, Eighth Massachusetts State Trooper Arrested

Massachusetts News: Southwick Man, Kevin A. Johnson Indicted for Sending Threatening Letters and White Powder to Federal Agencies in Springfield

BOSTON, Ms. – A Southwick man was indicted today by a federal grand jury for sending two packages, containing white powder, to federal agencies in Springfield. Kevin A. Johnson, 47, was indicted on two counts of conveying false information and hoaxes and one count of mailing threatening communications to a federal law enforcement officer. Johnson … Continue reading Massachusetts News: Southwick Man, Kevin A. Johnson Indicted for Sending Threatening Letters and White Powder to Federal Agencies in Springfield

Massachusetts News: BOSTON, Actelion Pharmaceuticals Agrees to Pay $360 Million to Resolve Allegations that it Paid Kickbacks Through a Co-Pay Assistance Foundation

BOSTON, Ms. – The U.S. Attorney’s Office announced today that pharmaceutical company Actelion Pharmaceuticals US, Inc. (Actelion), a seller of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) drugs, has agreed to pay $360 million to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by paying kickbacks to Medicare patients through a purportedly independent charitable foundation. When a … Continue reading Massachusetts News: BOSTON, Actelion Pharmaceuticals Agrees to Pay $360 Million to Resolve Allegations that it Paid Kickbacks Through a Co-Pay Assistance Foundation

Massachusetts News: Worcester Man, Peter Hicks Sentenced for Marriage Fraud

Six women from Sub-Saharan Africa married defendant to gain legal status in U.S. BOSTON, Ms. – A Worcester man was sentenced Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, in connection with entering into six fraudulent marriages in order to evade immigration laws. Peter Hicks, 57, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Timothy S. Hillman to two years … Continue reading Massachusetts News: Worcester Man, Peter Hicks Sentenced for Marriage Fraud

Massachusetts News: BOSTON, Jose Antonio Lugo-Guerrero, Leader of Boston-Based Drug Trafficking Organization Sentenced to 16 Years in Prison

BOSTON, Ms. – The leader of a Boston-based heroin and fentanyl trafficking organization was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Boston. Jose Antonio Lugo-Guerrero, a/k/a Fernando Rivera-Rodriguez, 40, a Dominican national formerly residing in Mattapan, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Indira Talwani to 16 years in prison and five years of supervised release. … Continue reading Massachusetts News: BOSTON, Jose Antonio Lugo-Guerrero, Leader of Boston-Based Drug Trafficking Organization Sentenced to 16 Years in Prison