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NEW YORK News: Amsterdam Felon, Nelson Rodriguez Pleads Guilty to Firearms Offenses

ALBANY, NEW YORK (STL.News) – Nelson Rodriguez, age 39, of Amsterdam, New York, pled guilty today to possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime and possession of a firearm by a felon. The announcement was made by United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith; Amsterdam Police Chief Gregory J. Culick; and John … Continue reading NEW YORK News: Amsterdam Felon, Nelson Rodriguez Pleads Guilty to Firearms Offenses

New York News: Brooklyn, Anthony Pandrella, Gambino Crime Family Associate Charged in Murder and Robbery of Brooklyn Man

Defendant Allegedly Shot the Victim in the Back of the Head, Then Disposed of Evidence Brooklyn, N.Y. – An indictment was unsealed today in federal court in Brooklyn charging Anthony Pandrella, an alleged longtime associate of the Gambino organized crime family, with the Hobbs Act robbery and murder of 78-year-old Vincent Zito. The indictment was returned … Continue reading New York News: Brooklyn, Anthony Pandrella, Gambino Crime Family Associate Charged in Murder and Robbery of Brooklyn Man

New York News: BUFFALO, Jose Sanchez-Ocampo, Restaurant Manager Sentenced For Hiring Illegal Aliens

BUFFALO, N.Y. – U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Jose Sanchez-Ocampo, 38, of Buffalo, NY, who was convicted of conspiracy to unlawfully employ 10 illegal aliens in a 12-month period, was sentenced to time served by Chief U.S. District Judge Frank P. Geraci, Jr. In addition, the defendant is subject to removal … Continue reading New York News: BUFFALO, Jose Sanchez-Ocampo, Restaurant Manager Sentenced For Hiring Illegal Aliens

New York News: Buffalo Man, Tremaine Giddens Pleads Guilty To Drug And Ammunition Charges

BUFFALO, N.Y. – U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Tremaine Giddens, 42, of Buffalo, NY, pleaded guilty before Chief U.S. District Judge Frank P. Geraci, Jr.2 to possession with intent to distribute, and distribution of, cocaine, and being a felon in possession of ammunition. The charges carry a maximum penalty of 30 … Continue reading New York News: Buffalo Man, Tremaine Giddens Pleads Guilty To Drug And Ammunition Charges

New York News: Bronx Man, JAMAL BRISSETT Charged With Murder

New York – Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Angel M. Melendez, the Special Agent-in-Charge of the New York Field Office of the Homeland Security Investigations (“HSI”), and James P. O’Neill, the Commissioner of the New York City Police Department (“NYPD”), announced the unsealing of a federal … Continue reading New York News: Bronx Man, JAMAL BRISSETT Charged With Murder

New York News: Georgia Woman, KIM ANH VO Arrested For Conspiring To Provide Material Support To Isis

New York – Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, John C. Demers, the Assistant Attorney General for National Security, William F. Sweeney Jr., the Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”), and James P. O’Neill, the Commissioner of the … Continue reading New York News: Georgia Woman, KIM ANH VO Arrested For Conspiring To Provide Material Support To Isis

New York News: HARBIR PARMAR, Driver Of Ridesharing Service Pleads Guilty In White Plains Federal Court To Kidnapping A Rider

New York – Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that HARBIR PARMAR pled guilty in White Plains federal court to kidnapping and wire fraud. PARMAR was arrested on October 16, 2018, and pled guilty today before U.S. District Judge Vincent L. Briccetti. U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. … Continue reading New York News: HARBIR PARMAR, Driver Of Ridesharing Service Pleads Guilty In White Plains Federal Court To Kidnapping A Rider

New York News: Manhattan U.S. Attorney Announces Charges Against Leaders Of “OneCoin,” A Multibillion-Dollar Pyramid Scheme Involving The Sale Of A Fraudulent Cryptocurrency

Current Leader Konstantin Ignatov Arrested at Los Angeles International Airport New York – Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Cyrus R. Vance Jr., the District Attorney for the County of New York, John R. Tafur, the Special Agent in Charge of the Newark Field Office of the … Continue reading New York News: Manhattan U.S. Attorney Announces Charges Against Leaders Of “OneCoin,” A Multibillion-Dollar Pyramid Scheme Involving The Sale Of A Fraudulent Cryptocurrency

New York News: Former Uzbek Government Official And Uzbek Telecommunications Executive Charged In Bribery And Money Laundering Scheme Involving The Payment Of Nearly $1 Billion In Bribes

Largest Bribe Payment Ever Received by Individual Defendant in FCPA Case Russian Telecommunications Company Agreed to Pay More than $850 Million in Penalties, Including the Largest FCPA Criminal Penalty Ever Paid to the United States New York – Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York (“SDNY”), Brian A. … Continue reading New York News: Former Uzbek Government Official And Uzbek Telecommunications Executive Charged In Bribery And Money Laundering Scheme Involving The Payment Of Nearly $1 Billion In Bribes

New York News: Cohoes Man, Ralph V. Signoracci, IV Pleads Guilty to Conspiring to Steal Political Campaign Contributions

ALBANY, New York – Ralph V. Signoracci, IV, age 44, of Cohoes, New York, pled guilty today to conspiring with Cohoes Mayor Shawn Morse to defraud Morse’s supporters by stealing campaign contributions for Morse’s personal benefit. The announcement was made by United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith and James N. Hendricks, Special Agent in Charge … Continue reading New York News: Cohoes Man, Ralph V. Signoracci, IV Pleads Guilty to Conspiring to Steal Political Campaign Contributions

New York News: Bronx Gang Member, CHRISTOPHER HOWARD Convicted Of Racketeering And Related Offenses, Including 2014 Shooting Of Three Individuals

New York – Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that CHRISTOPHER HOWARD, a/k/a “Juju,” a member of a violent, Bronx-based street gang known as “Money, Bitches, Guns” (“MBG”), was convicted yesterday of racketeering conspiracy, assault with a deadly weapon in aid of racketeering, and a firearms offense. HOWARD … Continue reading New York News: Bronx Gang Member, CHRISTOPHER HOWARD Convicted Of Racketeering And Related Offenses, Including 2014 Shooting Of Three Individuals

New York News: Manhattan U.S. Attorney Files Fraud Suit Against Three Painting Contractors For Lying About Disadvantaged Business Participation On Federal Projects

New York – Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Douglas Shoemaker, regional Special Agent-in-Charge of the United States Department of Transportation Office of Inspector General (“USDOT-OIG”), Margaret Garnett, the Commissioner of the New York City Department of Investigation (“DOI”), and Barry L. Kluger, Inspector General of the … Continue reading New York News: Manhattan U.S. Attorney Files Fraud Suit Against Three Painting Contractors For Lying About Disadvantaged Business Participation On Federal Projects

New York News: Manhattan U.S. Attorney Announces Charges Against Former NYC Department Of Homeless Services Police Sergeant For Violating The Constitutional Rights Of NYC Resident

New York – Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and Margaret Garnett, the Commissioner of the New York City Department of Investigation (“DOI”), announced today the unsealing of a criminal complaint charging CORDELL FITTS, a former New York City Department of Homeless Services (“DHS”) police sergeant, in … Continue reading New York News: Manhattan U.S. Attorney Announces Charges Against Former NYC Department Of Homeless Services Police Sergeant For Violating The Constitutional Rights Of NYC Resident

New York News: District Court Rules That MTA’s Renovation Of Subway Station Triggered MTA’s Obligation Under Americans With Disabilities Act To Install Elevators Unless Technically Infeasible

New York – Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that partial summary judgment has been granted in favor of plaintiffs and the Government in a lawsuit brought under the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) by private plaintiffs (Bronx Independent Living Services et al. v. MTA) in … Continue reading New York News: District Court Rules That MTA’s Renovation Of Subway Station Triggered MTA’s Obligation Under Americans With Disabilities Act To Install Elevators Unless Technically Infeasible

New York News: Brooklyn, Stella Boyadjian, Leader of Queens-Based Non-Profit Organization Pleads Guilty for Her Role in Visa Fraud Scheme

Defendant Provided Armenian Nationals with Fake Dance Certificates and Staged Photos to Qualify for P-3 Visa Program for Entertainers Brooklyn, N.Y. – Earlier today in federal court in Brooklyn, Stella Boyadjian, the operator of a non-profit organization called Big Apple Music Awards Foundation Inc. (BAMA), based in Rego Park, New York, pleaded guilty to conspiracy … Continue reading New York News: Brooklyn, Stella Boyadjian, Leader of Queens-Based Non-Profit Organization Pleads Guilty for Her Role in Visa Fraud Scheme

NEW YORK News: ALBANY, Georgia Men Indicted for Check Cashing Scheme Targeting Banks

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Alphonso L. Howard, Jr., age 28, and Javonte J. Johnson, age 22, both of Decatur, Georgia, were indicted yesterday for creating counterfeit checks and then cashing them at banks in Saratoga and Warren Counties. The announcement was made by United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith; James N. Hendricks, Special Agent in … Continue reading NEW YORK News: ALBANY, Georgia Men Indicted for Check Cashing Scheme Targeting Banks

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

New York News: ERIC WILLOR, Brooklyn Park Tax Preparer Known As “Papa Eric” Charged With Tax Fraud

Brooklyn, New York – United States Attorney Erica H. MacDonald today announced a federal indictment charging ERIC WILLOR, 69, with 15 counts of aiding and assisting in the preparation of a false tax return. WILLOR will make his initial appearance in United States District Court at a later date. According to the indictment, WILLOR, also known … Continue reading New York News: ERIC WILLOR, Brooklyn Park Tax Preparer Known As “Papa Eric” Charged With Tax Fraud

New York News: BROOKLYN, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, Sinaloa Cartel Leader, Convicted of Running a Continuing Criminal Enterprise and Other Drug-Related Charges

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – Joaquin Archivaldo Guzman Loera, known by various aliases, including “El Chapo” and “El Rapido,” was convicted today by a federal jury in Brooklyn of being a principal leader of a continuing criminal enterprise – the Mexican organized crime syndicate known as the Sinaloa Cartel – a charge that includes 26 drug-related violations … Continue reading New York News: BROOKLYN, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, Sinaloa Cartel Leader, Convicted of Running a Continuing Criminal Enterprise and Other Drug-Related Charges

NEW YORK News: ALBANY, Arshad Nazir, Owner of North Country Medical Transportation Company Pleads Guilty to Health Care Fraud, Paying Kickbacks

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Arshad Nazir, age 54, of Ticonderoga, New York, pled guilty today to conspiring to defraud Medicaid, and conspiring to pay bribes and kickbacks to Medicaid beneficiaries who used his medical transportation service. He admitted to causing at least $550,000 in losses, and to paying at least $95,000 in bribes and kickbacks. … Continue reading NEW YORK News: ALBANY, Arshad Nazir, Owner of North Country Medical Transportation Company Pleads Guilty to Health Care Fraud, Paying Kickbacks

New York News: Army Reservist, EMEKA NNAWUBA Charged With Participating In Bank Fraud And Money Laundering Scheme

Emeka Nnawuba Opened Bank Accounts with Fake Identities and Laundered Nearly $1,000,000 in Fraud Proceeds New York – Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and David E. Beach, the Special Agent-in-Charge of the New York Field Office of the United States Secret Service (“USSS”), announced today that … Continue reading New York News: Army Reservist, EMEKA NNAWUBA Charged With Participating In Bank Fraud And Money Laundering Scheme

New York News: Fifth Bronx Man, MUFTAU ADAMU Pleads Guilty In Multimillion-Dollar Ghana-Based Fraud Scheme Involving Business Email Compromises And Romance Scams Targeting Elderly

New York – Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, William F. Sweeney Jr., the Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”), and Jonathan D. Larsen, the Acting Special Agent in Charge of the New York Field Office of the … Continue reading New York News: Fifth Bronx Man, MUFTAU ADAMU Pleads Guilty In Multimillion-Dollar Ghana-Based Fraud Scheme Involving Business Email Compromises And Romance Scams Targeting Elderly

New York News: Postal Worker And Massachusetts Man Charged With Importing And Distributing Synthetic Cannabinoids

The Defendants Imported Large Quantities of Synthetic Cannabinoids from China and Supplied Retail Dealers throughout the United States New York – Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, James P. O’Neill, the Commissioner of the New York City Police Department (“NYPD”), Ruth M. Mendonça, Acting Inspector-in-Charge of the … Continue reading New York News: Postal Worker And Massachusetts Man Charged With Importing And Distributing Synthetic Cannabinoids

New York News: HAJI ABDUL SATAR ABDUL MANAF, Manhattan U.S. Attorney Announces Extradition Of OFAC- Sanctioned Afghan Man For Narco-Terrorism Offenses

Haji Abdul Satar Abdul Manaf is Charged with Attempting to Send Hundreds of Kilograms of Heroin for Distribution in New York City with Financial Benefit to the Haqqani Network and the Taliban New York – Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and Christopher Tersigni, Special Agent in … Continue reading New York News: HAJI ABDUL SATAR ABDUL MANAF, Manhattan U.S. Attorney Announces Extradition Of OFAC- Sanctioned Afghan Man For Narco-Terrorism Offenses

New York News: Rochester Man, Scott Schafer Pleads Guilty To Selling Meth

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Scott Schafer, 39, of Rochester, New York, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Elizabeth A. Wolford to possession with intent to distribute, and distribution of, methamphetamine. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $1,000,000 fine, or both. … Continue reading New York News: Rochester Man, Scott Schafer Pleads Guilty To Selling Meth

New York News: Buffalo Man, Charles E. Woods Going To Prison For Selling Cocaine

BUFFALO, N.Y. – U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Charles E. Woods, 41, of Buffalo, NY, who was convicted of possession with intent to distribute 28 grams or more of crack cocaine, was sentenced to 85 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara. Assistant U.S. Attorney Patricia Astorga, who … Continue reading New York News: Buffalo Man, Charles E. Woods Going To Prison For Selling Cocaine

New York News: Westchester Attorney, GUY PARISI Pleads Guilty To Mail Fraud For Attempting To Embezzle From A Decedent’s Estate For Which He Was Court-Appointed Administrator

New York – Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that GUY PARISI, a Westchester attorney, pled guilty today to a mail fraud charge arising from his attempt to embezzle funds from a decedent’s estate for which he served as a court-appointed administrator. PARISI entered the plea … Continue reading New York News: Westchester Attorney, GUY PARISI Pleads Guilty To Mail Fraud For Attempting To Embezzle From A Decedent’s Estate For Which He Was Court-Appointed Administrator

New York News: Manhattan U.S. Attorney Announces New Agreement For Fundamental Reform At NYCHA

Administrative Agreement Requires NYCHA to Remedy Living Conditions under Supervision of a Federal Monitor and Obligates New York City to Provide $1.2 Billion in New Capital Funding over the Next Five Years as Well as Other Monies  New York – Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York (“SDNY”), … Continue reading New York News: Manhattan U.S. Attorney Announces New Agreement For Fundamental Reform At NYCHA

New York News: Bronx Man, Lancelot Paul Lutchman Sentenced To 10 Years In Prison For Possessing Child Pornography

 New York – Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced today that Lancelot Paul Lutchman was sentenced to 10 years in prison for his possession of files containing sexually explicit images of a minor. Lutchman pled guilty on September 12, 2018, before U.S. District Judge Paul A. … Continue reading New York News: Bronx Man, Lancelot Paul Lutchman Sentenced To 10 Years In Prison For Possessing Child Pornography

New York News: MS-13 Gang Member, William Castellanos Sentenced to 27 Years’ Imprisonment for Murder on Long Island

16 Year-Old Victim Marked For Death Due to Suspected Ties to Rival L-Block Gang Central Islip New York – Earlier today, at the federal courthouse in Central Islip, William Castellanos, also known as “Dizzy” and “Satanico,” a member of La Mara Salvatrucha, also known as the MS-13, a violent transnational criminal organization, was sentenced by … Continue reading New York News: MS-13 Gang Member, William Castellanos Sentenced to 27 Years’ Imprisonment for Murder on Long Island