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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: Worcester Man, Leroy Byron Charged With Federal Firearm Offense

BOSTON, Ms. (STL.News) –  A Worcester man was charged yesterday in federal court in Worcester with being a felon in possession of a firearm. Leroy Byron, 34, was indicted on one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm. Byron has been in federal custody since he was charged by complaint in November 2018. … Continue reading Massachusetts News: Worcester Man, Leroy Byron Charged With Federal Firearm Offense

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: Bronx Man, Marvin Ortega Pleads Guilty To His Role in Large-Scale Fentanyl and Heroin Trafficking Ring in Springfield

Defendant admitted his role in a drug trafficking organization responsible for fatal overdoses BOSTON, Ms. (STL.News) – A Bronx, N.Y., man pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court in Springfield to his role in a large-scale drug conspiracy that trafficked dozens of kilos of heroin and fentanyl into Springfield from New York City and the Dominican … Continue reading Massachusetts News: Bronx Man, Marvin Ortega Pleads Guilty To His Role in Large-Scale Fentanyl and Heroin Trafficking Ring in Springfield

Massachusetts News: BOSTON, United States Alleges Multiple Environmental Violations by The City of Quincy

BOSTON, Ms. (STL.News) – The United States has filed a civil complaint alleging that the City of Quincy is violating the Clean Water Act by discharging sewage and untreated wastewater into the Boston Harbor, Dorchester Bay, Quincy Bay and other waterways from the City’s sanitary sewer and storm drain systems. The complaint alleges that water … Continue reading Massachusetts News: BOSTON, United States Alleges Multiple Environmental Violations by The City of Quincy

Massachusetts News: Lawrence Man, Yoan Paniagua Arrested For Fentanyl Possession

Law enforcement allegedly seized ½ kilo of fentanyl from defendant’s vehicle BOSTON, Ms. (STL.News)– A Lawrence man was arrested on March 12, 2019, and charged in federal court in Boston with possession with intent to distribute 400 grams or more of fentanyl. Yoan Paniagua, 24, was charged with possession with intent to distribute 400 grams … Continue reading Massachusetts News: Lawrence Man, Yoan Paniagua Arrested For Fentanyl Possession

Massachusetts News: Holyoke Man, Edward V. Laboursoliere Pleads Guilty To Making a Machine Gun

BOSTON, Ms. – A Holyoke man pleaded guilty Tuesday, March 12, 2019, in federal court in Springfield in connection with making a machine gun. Edward V. Laboursoliere, 50, pleaded guilty to one count of knowingly possessing an unregistered firearm, one count of possessing a firearm unidentified by a serial number, and one count of making … Continue reading Massachusetts News: Holyoke Man, Edward V. Laboursoliere Pleads Guilty To Making a Machine Gun

Massachusetts News: Lynn Man, Willian Troncoso de los Santos Charged With Making False Statement in Naturalization Application

BOSTON, Ms. – A Lynn man was charged in federal court in Boston with making a false statement on his naturalization application. Willian Troncoso de los Santos, 29, was charged with one count of making a false statement relating to naturalization. He was arrested on March 11, 2019, and appeared in federal court in Boston … Continue reading Massachusetts News: Lynn Man, Willian Troncoso de los Santos Charged With Making False Statement in Naturalization Application

Massachusetts News: Kansas Sex Offender, Christopher Saemisch Convicted Of Distributing Child Pornography

Defendant previously convicted of distributing child pornography BOSTON, Ms. – A previously convicted sex offender was convicted Tuesday, March 12, 2019, by a federal jury in Boston following a five-day trial. Christopher Saemisch, 61, was convicted of distributing child pornography to a currently incarcerated federal inmate. U.S. District Court Judge George A. O’Toole Jr. scheduled … Continue reading Massachusetts News: Kansas Sex Offender, Christopher Saemisch Convicted Of Distributing Child Pornography

Massachusetts News: Boston Man, James Jones Sentenced For Escaping Re-Entry Center

BOSTON, Ms. – A Boston man was sentenced on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, in federal court in Boston for escaping from a residential re-entry center where he was finishing the remainder of a 100 month sentence. James Jones, 45, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Chief Judge Patti Saris to 12 months and one day … Continue reading Massachusetts News: Boston Man, James Jones Sentenced For Escaping Re-Entry Center

Massachusetts News: Lynn Man, Fortune Aikorogie Indicted For Money Laundering and Visa Fraud

BOSTON, Ms. – A Lynn man was arrested and charged in federal court in Boston on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, in connection with money laundering and visa fraud. Fortune Aikorogie, a/k/a Imuetinyan Aikorogie, a/k/a Fortune Aikoriogie, a/k/a Imuetinyan Aikoriogie, 32, was charged with one count of making a false statement to a bank, five counts … Continue reading Massachusetts News: Lynn Man, Fortune Aikorogie Indicted For Money Laundering and Visa Fraud

Massachusetts News: BOSTON, Arrests Made in Nationwide College Admissions Scam: Alleged Exam Cheating & Athletic Recruitment Scheme

Defendants include CEOs, actresses, university athletic coaches, and college exam administrators BOSTON, Ms. – Dozens of individuals involved in a nationwide conspiracy that facilitated cheating on college entrance exams and the admission of students to elite universities as purported athletic recruits were arrested by federal agents in multiple states this morning and charged in federal … Continue reading Massachusetts News: BOSTON, Arrests Made in Nationwide College Admissions Scam: Alleged Exam Cheating & Athletic Recruitment Scheme

Massachusetts News: Dominican National, Luis Alberto Fernandez Fernandez Sentenced For Social Security Fraud

BOSTON, Ms. – A Dominican national was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Boston for Social Security fraud. Luis Alberto Fernandez Fernandez, 28, a Dominican national residing in Salem with legal permanent resident status, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Allison D. Burroughs to time served (12 days) and one year of supervised release. … Continue reading Massachusetts News: Dominican National, Luis Alberto Fernandez Fernandez Sentenced For Social Security Fraud

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: BOSTON, Luis Alberto Solano-Pimental, Fugitive Apprehended After 20 Years

Defendant sentenced for failing to appear at 1997 sentencing hearing BOSTON, Ms. – A Dominican national was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Boston for failing to appear for a sentencing hearing in 1997 following a conviction for passport fraud. He was also sentenced yesterday for the passport fraud. Luis Alberto Solano-Pimental, 51, was sentenced … Continue reading Massachusetts News: BOSTON, Luis Alberto Solano-Pimental, Fugitive Apprehended After 20 Years

Massachusetts News: Harwich Man, Dean Viprino Sentenced For Fentanyl Conspiracy

BOSTON, Ms. – A Harwich man was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Boston for fentanyl conspiracy. Dean Viprino, 46, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Douglas P. Woodlock to eight years in prison and five years of supervised release. In December 2017, Viprino pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with … Continue reading Massachusetts News: Harwich Man, Dean Viprino Sentenced For Fentanyl Conspiracy

Massachusetts News: Malden Man, Vence Pires Sentenced for Defrauding Employer

BOSTON, Ms. – A Malden man was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Boston for his role in a wide-ranging conspiracy to defraud his employer, a large facilities services company with offices in the Greater Boston area. Vence Pires, 58, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Senior Judge Rya W. Zobel to one year and … Continue reading Massachusetts News: Malden Man, Vence Pires Sentenced for Defrauding Employer

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: Methuen Man, Michael O’Neil Indicted for Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition

BOSTON, Ms. – A Methuen man was charged in federal court in Boston with illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition. Michael O’Neil, 37, was indicted on one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. O’Neil was arrested on Dec. 1, 2018, in Andover, when police seized a loaded .380 … Continue reading Massachusetts News: Methuen Man, Michael O’Neil Indicted for Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition

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: BOSTON, Ludlow Couple Plead Guilty to Mail Fraud, Identity Theft, and Tax Evasion

BOSTON, Ms. – A Ludlow couple pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court in Springfield to mail fraud, identity theft, and tax evasion. Joanne Murray, 54, and James Murray, 53, each pleaded guilty to an Information charging them with one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud, aggravated identity theft, and tax evasion. From approximately 2010 … Continue reading Massachusetts News: BOSTON, Ludlow Couple Plead Guilty to Mail Fraud, Identity Theft, and Tax Evasion

Massachusetts News: BOSTON, U.S. Attorney’s Office Launches New Opioid Abuse Prevention Public Service Announcements

BOSTON, Ms. – Today, U.S. Attorney Andrew E. Lelling announced the launch of a new wave of public service announcements primarily aimed at increasing awareness about the dangers and consequences of abusing, selling and sharing opioids. The scope of the opioid crisis requires a multi-faceted government response that includes educating the public about opioids to … Continue reading Massachusetts News: BOSTON, U.S. Attorney’s Office Launches New Opioid Abuse Prevention Public Service Announcements

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

Massachusetts News: Dominican National, Angel Milciades Santana Polanco Sentenced for Participating in Fentanyl Conspiracy

BOSTON, Ms. – A Dominican national was sentenced today in federal court in Boston in connection with his participation in a conspiracy to distribute fentanyl. Angel Milciades Santana Polanco, 31, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV to 60 months in prison and three years of supervised release. In November 2018, … Continue reading Massachusetts News: Dominican National, Angel Milciades Santana Polanco Sentenced for Participating in Fentanyl Conspiracy