Pleads Guilty

Alabama News: Hoover Man, Kenneth Fitzgerald Lewis, Pleads Guilty to Securities Fraud

MONTGOMERY, AL – Jan. 11, 2019 – Danny Carr, District Attorney for the 10th Judicial Circuit, Jefferson County, Alabama; and Joseph Borg, Director of the Alabama Securities Commission (ASC) announced that on January 9, 2019, Kenneth Fitzgerald Lewis, of Hoover, Alabama, pleaded guilty in Jefferson County Circuit Court to one count of Securities Fraud for engaging in an … Continue reading Alabama News: Hoover Man, Kenneth Fitzgerald Lewis, Pleads Guilty to Securities Fraud

Missouri News: Nigerian Immigrant, Hauwa Al-Hassan, Pleads Guilty to Day Care Fraud Scheme

KANSAS CITY, MO – The Nigerian owner of a day care center in Kansas City, Missouri pleaded guilty in federal court today to submitting false information to the government as part of a fraud scheme to receive federal child care subsidies. Hauwa Al-Hassan, 49, of Raymore, Missouri pleaded guilty before U.S. Chief District Judge Greg … Continue reading Missouri News: Nigerian Immigrant, Hauwa Al-Hassan, Pleads Guilty to Day Care Fraud Scheme

Missouri News: Versailles Man, Joseph Marin Melendez, Pleads Guilty to Illegally Possessing Nine Firearms Stolen from Pawn Shop

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – A Versailles, Missouri man who stole nine firearms during the burglary of a local pawn shop pleaded guilty in federal court today for illegally possessing the firearms. Joseph Marin Melendez, 47, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Willie J. Epps, Jr., to being a felon in possession of firearms. By pleading … Continue reading Missouri News: Versailles Man, Joseph Marin Melendez, Pleads Guilty to Illegally Possessing Nine Firearms Stolen from Pawn Shop

Virginia News: Former Henrico Middle School Teacher, Jeffrey Michael Lazenby, Pleads Guilty to Computer Solicitation of a Minor

RICHMOND, VA – Jeffrey Michael Lazenby, 32, of Prince Edward County, pled guilty yesterday to nine counts of computer solicitation of a minor in Prince Edward Circuit Court.  He will be sentenced on January 9, 2019 and will face a mandatory minimum term of five years of imprisonment.  Attorney General Mark R. Herring made the … Continue reading Virginia News: Former Henrico Middle School Teacher, Jeffrey Michael Lazenby, Pleads Guilty to Computer Solicitation of a Minor

PHILADELPHIA | Exchange student pleads guilty to firearm charge for threat

PHILADELPHIA  — A Taiwanese exchange student accused of threatening to carry out a shooting at his suburban Philadelphia high school pleaded guilty to a federal firearms charge Tuesday. An-Tso Sun was arraigned in federal court, where he entered the guilty plea. A judge scheduled sentencing for December, but Sun’s defense attorney asked that the date … Continue reading PHILADELPHIA | Exchange student pleads guilty to firearm charge for threat

Missouri News: Former Church Employee, Nathaniel D. Nelson, Pleads Guilty to Arson

Fire, Racist Graffiti Used to Cover up Burglary KANSAS CITY, MO – A former church maintenance worker pleaded guilty in federal court today to arson after setting a fire at Concord Cultural Center in Kansas City, Missouri and spray-painting racist graffiti on the front of the adjoining church, Concord Fortress of Hope, in an effort … Continue reading Missouri News: Former Church Employee, Nathaniel D. Nelson, Pleads Guilty to Arson

TEMPE, Ariz. | Van Damme’s son pleads guilty in Arizona knife incident

TEMPE, Ariz. — A son of actor Jean-Claude Van Damme has pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct for holding his roommate at knifepoint at their apartment in suburban Phoenix. Nicholas Van Varenberg had a change of plea hearing Wednesday. He’s now scheduled to be sentenced on Oct. 3 and authorities say Van Varenberg likely will get … Continue reading TEMPE, Ariz. | Van Damme’s son pleads guilty in Arizona knife incident

SAN DIEGO | Former All-Star pitcher Loaiza pleads guilty to drug charges

SAN DIEGO  — Former All-Star pitcher Esteban Loaiza, who earned more than $43 million over 14 seasons, pleaded guilty Friday to federal drug charges in California. Loiza acknowledged that he possessed about 20 kilograms (44 pounds) of cocaine with intent to distribute. He faces up a minimum of 10 years in a prison and maximum … Continue reading SAN DIEGO | Former All-Star pitcher Loaiza pleads guilty to drug charges

Missouri News: Poplar Bluff Man, Antwoine Carnell Johnson, Pleads Guilty to Gun, Drug Charges

ST LOUIS, MO – The United States Attorney’s Office announced that Antwoine Carnell Johnson, Age 23, of Poplar Bluff, Missouri, pled guilty to charges of Possession of Heroin with Intent to Distribute, Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute, and Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime.  Johnson appeared before United … Continue reading Missouri News: Poplar Bluff Man, Antwoine Carnell Johnson, Pleads Guilty to Gun, Drug Charges

NEW YORK | MMA star Conor McGregor pleads guilty in melee case

NEW YORK — Mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor pleaded guilty Thursday to disorderly conduct in exchange for community service to resolve charges stemming from a backstage melee at a New York City arena. McGregor will also be evaluated for an anger management program in addition to his five days of community service. The 30-year-old … Continue reading NEW YORK | MMA star Conor McGregor pleads guilty in melee case

Missouri News: Fulton Man, Sanchez Monroe Walker, Pleads Guilty to Prostitution Business

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – A Fulton, Mo., man pleaded guilty in federal court today to transporting an individual across state lines as part of his prostitution business. Sanchez Monroe Walker, 31, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Willie E. Epps, Jr., to transporting an individual across state lines to engage in prostitution. In early 2015, … Continue reading Missouri News: Fulton Man, Sanchez Monroe Walker, Pleads Guilty to Prostitution Business

Missouri News: Clinton man, Cameron J. Hager Pleads Guilty to $4.7 Million Cattle Investment Fraud Scheme

JEFFERSON CITY, MO — Cameron J. Hager, of Clinton, Missouri, pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud and one count of money laundering in federal court yesterday involving a $4.7 million investment fraud scheme.  An investigation by Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft’s Securities Division first led to Hager’s federal indictment and arrest on April … Continue reading Missouri News: Clinton man, Cameron J. Hager Pleads Guilty to $4.7 Million Cattle Investment Fraud Scheme

South Carolina News: Holly Hill Man, Steven Verren Baker Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Smuggle Wildlife

Columbia, South Carolina – United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon stated today that Steven Verren Baker, age 38, of Holly Hill, pled guilty to Conspiracy to Smuggle Wildlife, a violation of Title 18, United States Code, § 371. Senior Judge Joseph F. Anderson, Jr., accepted the plea and will sentence Baker at a later date. … Continue reading South Carolina News: Holly Hill Man, Steven Verren Baker Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Smuggle Wildlife

Kentucky News: Brandenburg Man, Jeffrey Adam Stone, Pleads Guilty To Attempted Online Enticement & Distribution Of Obscene Material To A Minor

LOUISVILLE, KY – A Brandenburg, Kentucky, man pleaded guilty to two child exploitation offenses on Tuesday, May 22, 2108, in United States District Court, announced United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman. Jeffrey Adam Stone, 31, admitted to online communications with a person he believed to be a 15-year-old girl for the purpose of meeting her … Continue reading Kentucky News: Brandenburg Man, Jeffrey Adam Stone, Pleads Guilty To Attempted Online Enticement & Distribution Of Obscene Material To A Minor

Pennsylvania News: Former Mountain Energy Co. Operations and Financial Manager, Kevin C. Conklin Pleads Guilty to Defrauding his Employer

PITTSBURGH, PA – A resident of Waynesburg, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty in federal court to charges of mail fraud and tax evasion, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today. Kevin C. Conklin, 56, pleaded guilty to two counts before United States District Court David S. Cercone. In connection with the guilty plea, the court was … Continue reading Pennsylvania News: Former Mountain Energy Co. Operations and Financial Manager, Kevin C. Conklin Pleads Guilty to Defrauding his Employer

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

New York News: Crips Gang Member, Tyvon Bannister Pleads Guilty to a Murder in Brooklyn

NEW YORK, NY – Friday, at the federal courthouse in Brooklyn, Tyvon Bannister, also known as “Turtle,” a member of the Crips-affiliated Cypress Gangsta Crips (CGC) street gang, pleaded guilty to a firearms-related murder charge in connection with his July 2014 fatal shooting of Rayvon Henriques.  The guilty plea was entered before United States District … Continue reading New York News: Crips Gang Member, Tyvon Bannister Pleads Guilty to a Murder in Brooklyn

Oklahoma News: Oklahoma City Man, Lesean D. Hardy Pleads Guilty to “Lie-And-Try” Firearm Felony

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – LESEAN D. HARDY, 38, of Oklahoma City, has pleaded guilty to causing a false statement to be made to a licensed firearms dealer, announced Robert J. Troester, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma. On December 13, 2017, a federal grand jury indicted Hardy and SHENITA RENEE WILLIAMS, 43, … Continue reading Oklahoma News: Oklahoma City Man, Lesean D. Hardy Pleads Guilty to “Lie-And-Try” Firearm Felony

Texas News: McKinney Man, Gary Ronald Morris Pleads Guilty to Scheme to Defraud Investors to Support Lavish Lifestyle

DALLAS, TX — Gary Ronald Morris, 69, of McKinney, Texas, appeared in federal court Thursday, May 17th before U.S. Magistrate Judge Rene Toliver and pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud, announced U.S. Attorney Erin Nealy Cox of the Northern District of Texas. The filed Information alleged that during the period from at least … Continue reading Texas News: McKinney Man, Gary Ronald Morris Pleads Guilty to Scheme to Defraud Investors to Support Lavish Lifestyle

Louisiana News: New Orleans Man, Jorge Bolanos Pleads Guilty to Cocaine Conspiracy

NEW ORLEANS, LA – U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans Friday announced that JORGE BOLANOS, age 33, of New Orleans, has pleaded guilty to one count of Conspiracy to Distribute One Kilogram or more of Cocaine. JORGE BOLANOS admitted that in April 2017, he attempted to purchase approximately one kilogram of cocaine hydrochloride from co-defendant LEONARDO … Continue reading Louisiana News: New Orleans Man, Jorge Bolanos Pleads Guilty to Cocaine Conspiracy

New York News: Elmira Man, Taylor T. Sullivan Pleads Guilty To Receipt Of Child Pornography

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced that Taylor T. Sullivan, 21, of Elmira, NY, pleaded guilty to receipt of child pornography before U.S. District Judge David G. Larimer.  The charge carries a minimum penalty of five years in prison, a maximum of 20 years, and a fine of $250,000. Assistant U.S. … Continue reading New York News: Elmira Man, Taylor T. Sullivan Pleads Guilty To Receipt Of Child Pornography

Vermont News: Former Senior Living Facility Resident, Betty Miller Pleads Guilty to Possession of Ricin

VERMONT – The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated that Betty Miller, 70, formerly of Shelburne, Vermont, pled guilty Friday, May 18th to a one count superseding information charging her with knowingly possessing Ricin in violation of 18 U.S.C. §175b(c).  Miller’s plea came pursuant to a plea agreement filed … Continue reading Vermont News: Former Senior Living Facility Resident, Betty Miller Pleads Guilty to Possession of Ricin

Mississippi News: Former Hattiesburg Candidate, Cory Ferraez Pleads Guilty to Voting Outside of District

JACKSON, MS – A Hattiesburg man who ran for an open state representative seat last year was sentenced Monday morning after pleading guilty to voting outside of his legal district, announced Attorney General Jim Hood. Cory Ferraez, 28, was sentenced by Lowndes County Circuit Court Judge Lee Coleman to six months in the custody of … Continue reading Mississippi News: Former Hattiesburg Candidate, Cory Ferraez Pleads Guilty to Voting Outside of District

NEW YORK  | NY doctor pleads guilty in fatal abortion

NEW YORK  — A New York physician who says he’s done 40,000 abortions in his career pleaded guilty Friday to criminally negligent homicide while performing one that led to the bleeding death of a 6-months-pregnant woman. The jury in Queens Criminal Court was close to a verdict on the original second-degree manslaughter charge against Dr. … Continue reading NEW YORK  | NY doctor pleads guilty in fatal abortion

Pennslyvania News: Imperial Woman, Kaitlin Plascjak Pleads Guilty to Distributing Sexual Images of Children

PITTSBURGH, PA – A former Allegheny County resident pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court to a charge of distribution of material depicting the sexual exploitation of a minor, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today. Kaitlin Plascjak, age 30, of Imperial, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty before Chief United States District Judge Joy Flowers Conti. In … Continue reading Pennslyvania News: Imperial Woman, Kaitlin Plascjak Pleads Guilty to Distributing Sexual Images of Children

Farmington Manufacturer, SAAR Corporation Pleads Guilty to Violating Federal Firearms Laws

CONNECTICUT – John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Kenneth Kwak, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the ATF Boston Field Division, announced that SAAR Corporation, a firearms manufacturer in Farmington, and two of its principals pleaded guilty today in Hartford federal court to violating federal firearms laws. According to … Continue reading Farmington Manufacturer, SAAR Corporation Pleads Guilty to Violating Federal Firearms Laws

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

Myrtle Beach Man, Scott Borrowman Pleads Guilty to Failure to Register as a Sex Offender

Columbia, S.C. – United States Attorney Beth Drake stated Friday that Scott Borrowman, age 50, of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, pled guilty in federal court in Florence, to Failure to Register as a Sex Offender, a violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 2250(a).  United States District Judge Bryan Harwell, of Florence, accepted the … Continue reading Myrtle Beach Man, Scott Borrowman Pleads Guilty to Failure to Register as a Sex Offender

School Employee, Sombo Kanneh Pleads Guilty to Role in Bribery Scheme Involving VA Program for Disabled Military Veterans

The financial manager of Atius Technology Institute (“Atius”), a privately owned, non-accredited school specializing in information technology courses, pleaded guilty today to conspiring to bribe a public official at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in exchange for the public official’s facilitation of over $1.4 million in payments that were supposed to be dedicated … Continue reading School Employee, Sombo Kanneh Pleads Guilty to Role in Bribery Scheme Involving VA Program for Disabled Military Veterans