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Massachusetts News: Westminster Woman, Theresa Kenda Benedict Indicted for Stealing Social Security Benefits

BOSTON,Ms – A Westminster woman was arrested today in connection with stealing Social Security benefits. Theresa Kenda Benedict, 55, was indicted on one count of theft of public funds and four counts of making false statements.  She is scheduled to appear in federal court in Worcester before U.S. District Court Chief Magistrate Judge David H. … Continue reading Massachusetts News: Westminster Woman, Theresa Kenda Benedict Indicted for Stealing Social Security Benefits

Massachusetts News: BOSTON, Former Stockbroker, Adam Hand Sentenced for Microcap Stock Manipulation Scheme

BOSTON,Ma – A former California stockbroker was sentenced in federal court in Boston in connection with his role in a scheme to manipulate the stock of a publicly traded microcap company. Adam Hand, 53, of Newport Beach, Calif., was senteneced by U.S. District Court Judge William G. Young to 30 months in prison and three … Continue reading Massachusetts News: BOSTON, Former Stockbroker, Adam Hand Sentenced for Microcap Stock Manipulation Scheme

Massachusetts News: Rhode Island Man, Stephen A. Davidow Charged in Superseding Indictment with Three Additional Bank Robberies

BOSTON,Ms – A Rhode Island man was charged in federal court in Boston yesterday with three additional counts of bank robbery. Stephen A. Davidow, 55, of Pawtucket, R.I., was charged in a superseding indictment with four counts of bank robbery. Davidow was previously charged with one count of bank robbery. According to court documents, between … Continue reading Massachusetts News: Rhode Island Man, Stephen A. Davidow Charged in Superseding Indictment with Three Additional Bank Robberies

Massachusetts News: Nigerian National, Richard Emem Jackson Charged with Possessing Private Personal Information

Defendant part of operation targeting business email compromise schemes BOSTON,Ma – A Nigerian national was charged in federal court in Boston in connection with unlawfully possessing the identifications of two victims. Richard Emem Jackson, aka Auwire, 23, of Lagos, Nigeria, was charged in an indictment filed on May 17, and unsealed yesterday, with two counts … Continue reading Massachusetts News: Nigerian National, Richard Emem Jackson Charged with Possessing Private Personal Information

Massachusetts News: BOSTON, Dorchester Landlords and Property Manager Agree to Settle False Claims Act Allegations

Landlords and property manager allegedly sought illegal side payments from Section 8 tenants BOSTON,Ma – The U.S. Attorney’s Office announced today a $57,000 settlement with two landlords and a property manager of three Dorchester apartments to resolve allegations they submitted false claims to the federal government after receiving impermissible excess rent payments from two low … Continue reading Massachusetts News: BOSTON, Dorchester Landlords and Property Manager Agree to Settle False Claims Act Allegations

‎Massachusetts News: Arizona Man, Nicholas Zuckerman Arrested for Threatening Harvard Black Commencement Attendees in 2017

Defendant allegedly posted internet threats to shoot attendees and bomb Harvard University BOSTON,Ma – An Arizona man was arrested last night in connection with posting threats to bomb Harvard and shoot attendees at the Black Commencement event held on May 2017. Nicholas Zuckerman, 24, was indicted on two counts of transmitting in interstate and foreign … Continue reading ‎Massachusetts News: Arizona Man, Nicholas Zuckerman Arrested for Threatening Harvard Black Commencement Attendees in 2017

Massachusetts News: Worcester Man, James M. Stoddard Charged with Child Pornography Offense

Defendant previously convicted of possessing child pornography BOSTON,Ma – A Worcester man will appear in federal court in Worcester today in connection with possessing child pornography. James M. Stoddard, 38, was charged with one count of possession of child pornography. He will appear in federal court in Worcester today at 2:30 P.M. before U.S. District … Continue reading Massachusetts News: Worcester Man, James M. Stoddard Charged with Child Pornography Offense

Massachusetts News: BOSTON, Luis Marcial Peguero-Espinal, Dominican National Charged with Illegal Reentry

BOSTON,Ma – A Dominican national was charged today in federal court in Boston with illegally reentering the United States after being deported. Luis Marcial Peguero-Espinal, 38, was indicted on one count of illegal reentry of a deported alien. According to court documents, Peguero-Espinal was previously deported on June 16, 2011, and Sept. 19, 2017.  When … Continue reading Massachusetts News: BOSTON, Luis Marcial Peguero-Espinal, Dominican National Charged with Illegal Reentry

Massachusetts News: BOSTON, Santo Ramon Gonzalez Niva, Leader of Lawrence-Based Fentanyl and Heroin Trafficking Organization Pleads Guilty

Defendant admitted to being deported four times BOSTON,Ma – The former leader of a Lawrence-based opioid trafficking organization pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court in Boston to fentanyl, heroin, and cocaine conspiracy. Santo Ramon Gonzalez Nival, 40, a Dominican national formerly residing in Lawrence, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent … Continue reading Massachusetts News: BOSTON, Santo Ramon Gonzalez Niva, Leader of Lawrence-Based Fentanyl and Heroin Trafficking Organization Pleads Guilty

Massachusetts News: Worcester Woman, Kristin Little Sentenced for Role in Federal Drug Conspiracy

BOSTON,Ma – A Worcester woman was sentenced in federal court in Worcester for her role in a heroin and cocaine conspiracy. Kristin Little, 34, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Timothy J. Hillman to 30 months in prison and four years of supervised release. In May 2018, Little pleaded guilty to one count of … Continue reading Massachusetts News: Worcester Woman, Kristin Little Sentenced for Role in Federal Drug Conspiracy

Massachusetts News: Boston , ‎Rafael Aguasviva Peralta , Dominican National Charged with Identity Theft

Boston,‎Massachusetts – A Dominican national was indicted yesterday in federal court in Boston on Social Security fraud and identity theft charges. Rafael Aguasviva Peralta, 31, was indicted on one count of misuse of a Social Security number and one count of aggravated identity theft. The indictment alleges that, on Nov.19, 2013, Aguasviva Peralta falsely represented … Continue reading Massachusetts News: Boston , ‎Rafael Aguasviva Peralta , Dominican National Charged with Identity Theft

Massachusetts News: Indianapolis Man , Eric M. Radulovic Arrested for Threatening Boston Free Speech Rally Attendees in 2017

Defendant allegedly posted an internet threat to shoot white attendees at rally BOSTON,Massachusetts – An Indiana man was arrested today in connection with posting a threat to shoot white attendees at the Boston Free Speech Rally held at the Boston Common in August 2017. Eric M. Radulovic, 32, was indicted on one count of transmitting … Continue reading Massachusetts News: Indianapolis Man , Eric M. Radulovic Arrested for Threatening Boston Free Speech Rally Attendees in 2017

Massachusetts News: BOSTON,Chicago Brothers,Ryan Miller and Dusten James Miller Sentenced to 15 and 12 Years in Federal Prison for Airplane Loan Scam

BOSTON,Massachusetts – Two Chicago brothers were sentenced today in federal court in Worcester for defrauding and attempting to defraud banks out of $4 million in an airplane loan scheme. Ryan Miller, 32, and Dusten James Miller, 31, were sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Timothy S. Hillman to 15 years in prison and five years … Continue reading Massachusetts News: BOSTON,Chicago Brothers,Ryan Miller and Dusten James Miller Sentenced to 15 and 12 Years in Federal Prison for Airplane Loan Scam

Massachusetts News: BOSTON,Hector Navarro,Springfield Man Pleads Guilty to Illegally Possessing Firearms and Ammunition

BOSTON,Massachusetts – A Springfield man pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court in Springfield to being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition. Hector Navarro, 29, pleaded guilty two counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. U.S. District Court Judge Mark G. Mastroianni scheduled sentencing for Sept. 6, 2018. In … Continue reading Massachusetts News: BOSTON,Hector Navarro,Springfield Man Pleads Guilty to Illegally Possessing Firearms and Ammunition

Massachusetts News: BOSTON,John E. Kalinowski Sentenced for Child Pornography

BOSTON,Massachusetts – A Bellingham man was sentenced today in federal court in Boston on child pornography charges. John E. Kalinowski, 30, was sentenced by U.S. Senior District Court Judge Mark L. Wolf to five years in prison and five years of supervised release.  Upon release from custody, Kalinowski will be required to register with the … Continue reading Massachusetts News: BOSTON,John E. Kalinowski Sentenced for Child Pornography

Massachusetts News: Boston Man and Arizona-Based Supplier,Peter Molloy and Adrian Carlos Maldonado Plead Guilty to Distributing Methamphetamine

BOSTON,Massachusetts – A Boston man and his Arizona-based supplier pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court in Boston to federal drug offenses. Peter Molloy, 39, and Adrian Carlos Maldonado, 38, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine.  Molloy also pleaded guilty to one count … Continue reading Massachusetts News: Boston Man and Arizona-Based Supplier,Peter Molloy and Adrian Carlos Maldonado Plead Guilty to Distributing Methamphetamine

Massachusetts News: MS-13 Member, Modesto Ramirez a.k.a.”Snoopy” Pleads Guilty to RICO Conspiracy

BOSTON, MA – An MS-13 member pleaded guilty Thursday, May 17th in federal court in Boston to racketeering conspiracy. Modesto Ramirez, a/k/a “Snoopy,” 29, a Honduran national, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to conduct enterprise affairs through a pattern of racketeering activity, more commonly referred to as RICO or racketeering conspiracy. U.S. District Court Judge F. … Continue reading Massachusetts News: MS-13 Member, Modesto Ramirez a.k.a.”Snoopy” Pleads Guilty to RICO Conspiracy

Former Museum Business Manager, Jennifer Delorey McNamara Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud

BOSTON, MA – The former business manager of a local museum pleaded guilty Friday in federal court in Worcester to embezzling funds from the museum that employed her. Jennifer Delorey McNamara, 36, of Clinton, pleaded guilty to wire fraud before U.S. District Court Judge Timothy S. Hillman, who scheduled sentencing for August 2, 2018. McNamara … Continue reading Former Museum Business Manager, Jennifer Delorey McNamara Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud