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Ohio News: CINCINNATI, Gary Wipperman, Registered Sex Offender Allegedly Faked Court Documents in Order to Secure Housing Vouchers

CINCINNATI, Oo. (STL.News)  – Federal agents arrested a Cincinnati man this weekend on charges of defrauding the government and making false statements. Gary Wipperman, 57, of Cincinnati, allegedly created fictitious court documents that included forged judges’ signatures in order to obtain housing vouchers. Benjamin C. Glassman, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, … Continue reading Ohio News: CINCINNATI, Gary Wipperman, Registered Sex Offender Allegedly Faked Court Documents in Order to Secure Housing Vouchers

Ohio News: Five from New York indicted for defrauding elderly victim in Ohio

Ohio – A federal grand jury returned a nine-count indictment charging Haki Toplica, 24, Luisa Rivera Goris, 22, Kathryn Lissette De La Torre, 24, Haider Islam, 21, and Robert Rosso, 27, all of New York, with conspiracy to commit wire fraud, wire fraud and interstate transportation of stolen property. The defendants conspired to defraud and … Continue reading Ohio News: Five from New York indicted for defrauding elderly victim in Ohio

Ohio News: Mahoning Valley, Pair from the Mahoning Valley indicted for sexually exploiting a minor

Mahoning Valley, Ohio – A pair from the Mahoning Valley were indicted for sexually exploiting a minor. Candis Sue Marie Wynn, 32, of Girard, and Daniel Robert Parker, 32, of Youngstown, were charged with sexual exploitation of a minor, receipt and distribution of child pornography and possessing child pornography. Wynn and Parker coerced a minor … Continue reading Ohio News: Mahoning Valley, Pair from the Mahoning Valley indicted for sexually exploiting a minor

Ohio News: Twenty-two people indicted for their roles in a conspiracy to traffic fentanyl, heroin, fentanyl analogues including carfentanil and other drugs, which they sold in Euclid and Cleveland to customers from across Northeast Ohio

Ohio – Twenty-two people were indicted in federal court for their roles in a conspiracy to traffic fentanyl, heroin, fentanyl analogues including carfentanil and other drugs, which they sold in Euclid and Cleveland to customers from across Northeast Ohio. Named in the 42-count indictment are: Joseph P. Gray, Jr., 30; Malcolm Gibson, 26; Samuel Gibson, … Continue reading Ohio News: Twenty-two people indicted for their roles in a conspiracy to traffic fentanyl, heroin, fentanyl analogues including carfentanil and other drugs, which they sold in Euclid and Cleveland to customers from across Northeast Ohio

Ohio News: Toledo man, Jayvon Wynne currently serving 18 years in state prison for shooting at police officers indicted in federal court for his role in a conspiracy to traffic fentanyl and heroin

Toledo, Ohio – A Toledo man currently serving 18 years in state prison for shooting at police officers was indicted in federal court for his role in a conspiracy to traffic fentanyl and heroin. Jayvon Wynne, 23, was indicted on one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute controlled substances, possession with intent to … Continue reading Ohio News: Toledo man, Jayvon Wynne currently serving 18 years in state prison for shooting at police officers indicted in federal court for his role in a conspiracy to traffic fentanyl and heroin

Pennsylvania News: Ohio Man, Adolph Brown Sentenced to 17.5 Years in Prison for Cocaine Trafficking

PITTSBURGH, PA – A former resident of Akron, Ohio, was sentenced in federal court last week for violating federal narcotics laws, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today. United States District Judge Reggie B. Walton sentenced Adolph Brown, 48, to serve 210 months (17.5 years) in prison following his conviction of possession with intent … Continue reading Pennsylvania News: Ohio Man, Adolph Brown Sentenced to 17.5 Years in Prison for Cocaine Trafficking

Pennsylvania News: Ohio Man, Adolph Brown Sentenced to 17.5 Years in Prison for Cocaine Trafficking

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – A former resident of Akron, Ohio, was sentenced in federal court last week for violating federal narcotics laws, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today. United States District Judge Reggie B. Walton sentenced Adolph Brown, 48, to serve 210 months (17.5 years) in prison following his conviction of possession with intent … Continue reading Pennsylvania News: Ohio Man, Adolph Brown Sentenced to 17.5 Years in Prison for Cocaine Trafficking

Ohio News: Wooster man, Christopher Smallwood indicted after making threats purporting to be from women associated with an adult website

Wooster, Ohio – A Wooster man was indicted in federal court after making threats purporting to be from women associated with an adult website. Christopher Smallwood, 25, was indicted on one count of interstate transmission of a threat and one count of willfully making a threat. Smallwood made a series of reports to the online ATF … Continue reading Ohio News: Wooster man, Christopher Smallwood indicted after making threats purporting to be from women associated with an adult website

Ohio News: Struthers man, Dustin M. Wynn indicted for failing to register as a sex offender

Struthers, Ohio – A Struthers man was indicted for failing to register as a sex offender. Dustin M. Wynn, 22, was arrested last month on a probation violation warrant out of West Virginia. Wynn is a convicted sex offender who failed to register despite living in the Youngstown area for more than four months, according … Continue reading Ohio News: Struthers man, Dustin M. Wynn indicted for failing to register as a sex offender

Ohio News: Euclid man, Tyrin Davis indicted on charges of sexual exploitation of a child, extortion and possession of child pornography

Euclid, Ohio – Tyrin Davis, 20, of Euclid, was indicted on charges of sexual exploitation of a child, extortion and possession of child pornography. According to court documents: The Toronto (Canada) Police Service’s Internet Child Exploitation Unit contacted Homeland Security Investigations after learning the 13-year-old had been enticed and extorted into sending multiple sexually explicit images … Continue reading Ohio News: Euclid man, Tyrin Davis indicted on charges of sexual exploitation of a child, extortion and possession of child pornography

Ohio News: Parma man, David Fievet sentenced to more than two years in prison for making false statements in order to collect $47,000 in Social Security funds

Parma, Ohio – A Parma man was sentenced to more than two years in prison for making false statements in order to collect $47,000 in Social Security funds. David Fievet, 53, was sentenced to 28 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Benita Pearson after previously pleading guilty to conspiracy to defraud the United States, theft … Continue reading Ohio News: Parma man, David Fievet sentenced to more than two years in prison for making false statements in order to collect $47,000 in Social Security funds

Ohio News: Franklin County Man, David L. Dobbins Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Dealing Drugs that Resulted in Death

COLUMBUS, Ohio – David L. Dobbins, 39, of Urbancrest, Ohio, was sentenced in U.S. District Court to 240 months in prison for dealing narcotics that resulted in an overdose death. Benjamin C. Glassman, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, Timothy J. Plancon, Special Agent in Charge, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and Grove … Continue reading Ohio News: Franklin County Man, David L. Dobbins Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Dealing Drugs that Resulted in Death

Man who made hoax call in deadly swatting seeks 20 year term

WICHITA, Kan. (AP)  — A California man has asked for 20 years in prison as his punishment for making a hoax call that led police to fatally shoot a Kansas man following a dispute between two online gamers over $1.50 bet in a Call of Duty WWII video game. Tyler R. Barriss, 26, faces sentencing … Continue reading Man who made hoax call in deadly swatting seeks 20 year term

Ohio News: Maple Heights man, Demetrius Nathaniel Pitts faces additional charges of making threats against the President and his family, as well as providing material support to al Qaeda

Maple Heights, Ohio – A superseding indictment was filed charging a Maple Heights man attempting to provide material support to al Qaeda, as well as making threats against the President, threats against the family of the President and false statements to law enforcement. Demetrius Nathaniel Pitts, aka Abdur Raheem Rafeeq, aka Salah ad-Deen Osama Waleed, 49, … Continue reading Ohio News: Maple Heights man, Demetrius Nathaniel Pitts faces additional charges of making threats against the President and his family, as well as providing material support to al Qaeda

Ohio News: Four from Toledo indicted in federal court for firearms crimes

Toledo, Ohio – Four men from Toledo were indicted for firearms crimes. Emanuel Riley, 27, and Sevario Whitaker, 36, were charged with with theft from a federal firearms licensee, possession of silencers not registered to them, possession of stolen firearms, and possession of firearms after being convicted of a felony. According to documents filed in the … Continue reading Ohio News: Four from Toledo indicted in federal court for firearms crimes

Ohio News: Cleveland, Six people indicted for their roles in $48 million health care fraud conspiracy at drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers in Austintown and Whitehall

Cleveland, Ohio – Six people from Ohio were indicted in federal court for their roles in a health care fraud conspiracy in which Medicaid was billed $48 million for drug and alcohol recovery services which were not provided, not medically necessary, lacked proper documentation, or had other issues that made them ineligible for reimbursement. Named in … Continue reading Ohio News: Cleveland, Six people indicted for their roles in $48 million health care fraud conspiracy at drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers in Austintown and Whitehall

Ohio News: Akron man, Donyea Nelso indicted for stamping pills containing fentanyl and other drugs to look like Percocet, as well as firearms charges

Akron, Ohio. – An Akron man was indicted in federal court on fentanyl, firearms and other drug charges, as well as having an illegal pill press. Donyea Nelson, 42, was indicted on charges including possession of die used to manufacture a counterfeit substance, possession of equipment to manufacture a controlled substance, possession of a firearm in … Continue reading Ohio News: Akron man, Donyea Nelso indicted for stamping pills containing fentanyl and other drugs to look like Percocet, as well as firearms charges

Ohio News: Contractor from North Royalton, Martin Fano indicted for paying cash bribes to City of Cleveland building official

North Royalton, Ohio – A contractor from North Royalton was indicted for paying cash bribes to a City of Cleveland building official. Martin Fano, 69, was indicted on seven counts of honest services mail and wire fraud. According to the indictment: Fano owned and operated ABC Construction LLC, a business that provided demolition and construction services … Continue reading Ohio News: Contractor from North Royalton, Martin Fano indicted for paying cash bribes to City of Cleveland building official

Ohio News: Elyria man, Johnny G. Mack III who stabbed a woman indicted in federal court for carjacking

Elyria, Ohio – An Elyria man who stabbed a woman was indicted in federal court for carjacking. Johnny G. Mack III, 39, was indicted on one count of carjacking after he used force to steal a 2016 Nissan Altima on December 12, 2018, according to the indictment. Mack pulled a knife and threated to stab the … Continue reading Ohio News: Elyria man, Johnny G. Mack III who stabbed a woman indicted in federal court for carjacking

Ohio News: Mahoning County, Twelve people from Mahoning County indicted for conspiracy to obtain large amounts of cocaine, which they sold in and around Youngstown

Mahoning County, Ohio – Twelve people from Mahoning County were indicted for their roles in a conspiracy to obtain large amounts of cocaine, which they sold in and around Youngstown. Named in the 95-count indictment are: Kevin Clinkscale, 32; Keilan Clinkscale, 30; Rochelle Garron, 51; Jeanne George, 48; Deonne Gilbert, 35; Vernon Robinson, 45; Edward Lee … Continue reading Ohio News: Mahoning County, Twelve people from Mahoning County indicted for conspiracy to obtain large amounts of cocaine, which they sold in and around Youngstown

Ohio News: Miami County Man, Shawn Bradley Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison for Recording Sexual Abuse of Two Minors

DAYTON, Oo. – Shawn Bradley, 37 of Miami County, Ohio, was sentenced in U.S. District Court to 25 years in prison for creating child pornography. Benjamin C. Glassman, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, and Steve Francis, Special Agent in Charge, U.S. Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), announced the sentence handed down yesterday … Continue reading Ohio News: Miami County Man, Shawn Bradley Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison for Recording Sexual Abuse of Two Minors

Ohio News: Local Woman, Cynthia A. Faulkner Pleads Guilty to Fraudulently Obtaining Federal Funds

Defendant Employed a Personal Housekeeper While Drawing SNAP Benefits DAYTON, Oo. – Cynthia A. Faulkner, 32, of Dayton, Ohio, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to fraudulently obtaining food card benefits and submitting false income tax documents. Specifically, she pleaded guilty to three counts of making a false document, two counts of aiding in the … Continue reading Ohio News: Local Woman, Cynthia A. Faulkner Pleads Guilty to Fraudulently Obtaining Federal Funds

Ohio News: Governor Mike DeWine Delays Execution of Warren Henness in Response to Federal Court Order

COLUMBUS, OH – Jan. 27, 2019 – Friday Ohio Governor Mike DeWine issued a reprieve of execution for Ohio inmate Warren Henness who was scheduled to be executed on February 13, 2019.  The new date of execution has been moved to September 12, 2019. Governor DeWine issued the reprieve following the decision and order issued … Continue reading Ohio News: Governor Mike DeWine Delays Execution of Warren Henness in Response to Federal Court Order

Ohio News: Westlake man indicted on charges he illegally accepted food stamps at Cleveland-area gas stations, laundered the profits, illegally had firearms, operated an unregulated slaughterhouse and polluted a stream by dumping animal blood in it

Westlake, Ohio – A Westlake man with a history of food stamp fraud was indicted on charges that he continued to illegally accept food stamps at seven Cleveland-area gas stations, laundered the profits, illegally had firearms, operated an unregulated slaughterhouse and polluted a stream by dumping animal blood and other fluids into it. Amin M. Salem, … Continue reading Ohio News: Westlake man indicted on charges he illegally accepted food stamps at Cleveland-area gas stations, laundered the profits, illegally had firearms, operated an unregulated slaughterhouse and polluted a stream by dumping animal blood in it

Ohio News: Toledo man, Anwar Al-Alwaki sentenced to five years in prison, the last of four defendants sent to prison for their roles in a plot to provide money to al Qaeda

Toledo, Ohio – A Toledo man was sentenced to five years in prison, the final defendant sent to prison for their roles in a conspiracy to provide thousands of dollars to Anwar Al-Alwaki in an effort to support violent jihad against U.S. military personnel in Iraq, Afghanistan and throughout the world. Ibrahim Zubar Mohammad, 39, was … Continue reading Ohio News: Toledo man, Anwar Al-Alwaki sentenced to five years in prison, the last of four defendants sent to prison for their roles in a plot to provide money to al Qaeda

Ohio News: Ohio man, Demetrius Nathaniel Pitts accused of plotting July 4th attack in Cleveland indicted for attempting to provide support to al Qaeda

Ohio – A Maple Heights man was indicted on one count of attempting to provide material support to al Qaeda. Demetrius Nathaniel Pitts, aka Abdur Raheem Rafeeq, aka Salah ad-Deen Osama Waleed, 49, has been in custody since July, when he was arrested after allegedly planning a terrorist attack in Cleveland. “Protecting our citizens and … Continue reading Ohio News: Ohio man, Demetrius Nathaniel Pitts accused of plotting July 4th attack in Cleveland indicted for attempting to provide support to al Qaeda

Ohio News: Cleveland man, Kadeem Davis indicted for selling fentanyl and heroin last year that resulted in a fatal overdose

Cleveland, Ohio – A Cleveland man was indicted in federal court for selling fentanyl and heroin last year that resulted in a fatal overdose. Kadeem Davis, 28, was indicted on one count of distribution of fentanyl and heroin, with a sentencing enhancement allegeing the sale resulted in death, one count of use of a communication facility … Continue reading Ohio News: Cleveland man, Kadeem Davis indicted for selling fentanyl and heroin last year that resulted in a fatal overdose

Ohio News: Two Toledo men charged in federal court for stealing dozens of guns in firearms store burglary

Oregon, Ohio – Two Toledo men were charged in federal court after allegedly stealing dozens of guns from a firearms store in Oregon, Ohio. Emmanuel Riley, 27, and Sevario Whitaker, 36, were each charged with theft from a federal firearms licensee and possession of a stolen firearm. “These defendants are accused of breaking into a … Continue reading Ohio News: Two Toledo men charged in federal court for stealing dozens of guns in firearms store burglary

Ohio News: Mexican citizen, Brian Isael Velazquez-Mata living in Massillon indicted for attempting to illegally ship eight firearms and ammunition from Canton to Laredo, Texas

Massillon, Ohio – A Mexican citizen living in Massillon was indicted for attempting to illegally ship eight firearms and ammunition from Canton to Laredo, Texas. Brian Isael Velazquez-Mata, 24, was indicted on one count of delivery of firearms and ammunition to common carrier without written notice for transportation or shipment in interstate commerce to unlicensed person. … Continue reading Ohio News: Mexican citizen, Brian Isael Velazquez-Mata living in Massillon indicted for attempting to illegally ship eight firearms and ammunition from Canton to Laredo, Texas

Ohio News: Maple Heights woman, Rachelette McKissack indicted for robbing the same store on Chagrin Boulevard in Woodmere on consecutive days

Maple Heights, Ohio – A Maple Heights woman was indicted for robbing the same store on Chagrin Boulevard in Woodmere on consecutive days. Rachelette McKissack, 26, was indicted on one count of brandishing a firearm in relation to a crime of violence and two counts of interference with commerce through robbery. McKissack robbed the Cleveland … Continue reading Ohio News: Maple Heights woman, Rachelette McKissack indicted for robbing the same store on Chagrin Boulevard in Woodmere on consecutive days