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MICHIGAN News: MARQUETTE, Jason Harry Bishop, Man Who Carried Child Pornography Across U.S.-Canada Border Sentenced To 20 Years In Federal Prison

MARQUETTE, MICHIGAN — Unites States Attorney Andrew Birge announced today that Jason Harry Bishop was sentenced to 240 months (20 years) in federal prison by Chief U.S. District Judge Robert J. Jonker for transporting child pornography from Sault St. Marie, Michigan to Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada. Judge Jonker also sentenced Bishop to serve 10 … Continue reading MICHIGAN News: MARQUETTE, Jason Harry Bishop, Man Who Carried Child Pornography Across U.S.-Canada Border Sentenced To 20 Years In Federal Prison

MICHIGAN News: Lansing Man, Oghenevwakpo Igboba Sentenced To More Than 13 Years In Prison For International Identity Theft And Tax Refund Fraud Scheme

GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN — On Tuesday, January 29, 2019, Chief U.S. District Judge Robert J. Jonker sentenced Oghenevwakpo Igboba to a total of 162 months’ in federal prison to be followed by three years’ supervised release, $514,823 in restitution, a money judgment of $48,205, and $1800 in court assessments. In September 2018, a jury found … Continue reading MICHIGAN News: Lansing Man, Oghenevwakpo Igboba Sentenced To More Than 13 Years In Prison For International Identity Theft And Tax Refund Fraud Scheme

Michigan News: Medical Marijuana Patients Protected Under LARA Recommendation Regarding Temporary Operating Facilities

LANSING, MI – Jan. 15, 2019 – The Dept. of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) will recommend tomorrow that the Medical Marihuana Licensing Board (MMLB) adopt a resolution which will help maintain patient access to medical marijuana.  LARA’s recommendation will allow temporarily operating facilities to reopen without it being an impediment to future licensure and … Continue reading Michigan News: Medical Marijuana Patients Protected Under LARA Recommendation Regarding Temporary Operating Facilities

Michigan News: Medical Marijuana Facility Temporary Operation Set to End on December 31, 2018

LANSING, MI – Judge Stephen L. Borrello today dismissed the last pending court case concerning temporary operation of unlicensed medical marijuana facilities.  In his order, Judge Borrello noted that his temporary restraining order – which prohibited the State of Michigan and Dept. of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) from imposing any new deadline for temporary … Continue reading Michigan News: Medical Marijuana Facility Temporary Operation Set to End on December 31, 2018

MICHIGAN News: GRAND RAPIDS, Joseph Lee King Sentenced To 48 Months In Federal Prison For Domestic Violence

GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN – Joseph Lee King, 59, from Peshawbestown (Leelanau County), Michigan, was sentenced to 48 months in federal prison for Domestic Assault – Habitual Offender, U.S. Attorney Andrew Byerly Birge announced today. In addition to the prison term, U.S. District Judge Paul L. Maloney imposed a 2-year term of supervised release that will … Continue reading MICHIGAN News: GRAND RAPIDS, Joseph Lee King Sentenced To 48 Months In Federal Prison For Domestic Violence

MICHIGAN News: Grand Ledge Man, Kevin Scott Konen Pleads Guilty To Producing Child Pornography

GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN — Kevin Scott Konen, 52, of Grand Ledge, Michigan, pleaded guilty to sexual exploitation and attempted sexual exploitation of children, and possession of child pornography, U.S. Attorney Andrew Birge announced today. Sentencing before U.S. District Judge Gordon J. Quist has yet to be scheduled. At sentencing, Konen will face a mandatory minimum … Continue reading MICHIGAN News: Grand Ledge Man, Kevin Scott Konen Pleads Guilty To Producing Child Pornography

Michigan News: DETROIT, New DEA Office in Traverse City, Michigan

Partnership with the Michigan State DETROIT, Mn. – On Monday, November 19, 2018, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Detroit Field Division, announced the opening of the Traverse City Post of Duty. This new post of duty will allow the DEA to better serve Michigan by identifying, disrupting and dismantling drug trafficking organizations and their … Continue reading Michigan News: DETROIT, New DEA Office in Traverse City, Michigan

MICHIGAN News: GRAND RAPIDS, Marvin David Ramirez, Final Defendant In Staged Automobile Accident Insurance Fraud Conspiracy Sentenced

Marvin David Ramirez Sent to Prison for his Role in the Fraud at the Primary Rehab Center in Wyoming, Michigan GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN — Marvin David Ramirez, 45, of Grand Rapids, Michigan, was sentenced to prison in federal court yesterday. Ramirez pled guilty in June of this year to conspiracy to commit mail fraud related … Continue reading MICHIGAN News: GRAND RAPIDS, Marvin David Ramirez, Final Defendant In Staged Automobile Accident Insurance Fraud Conspiracy Sentenced