Sherri A. Lydon

South Carolina News: Greenville Woman, Jessica A. Dishinger Sentenced to 4 Years in Federal Prison Following Second Counterfeiting Conviction

Greenville, South Carolina (STL.News) – United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon announced today that Jessica A. Dishinger, age 24, of Greenville, South Carolina, was sentenced in federal court after pleading guilty to manufacturing counterfeit money. United States District Judge J. Michelle Childs sentenced Dishinger to 48 months in federal prison, followed by three years of … Continue reading South Carolina News: Greenville Woman, Jessica A. Dishinger Sentenced to 4 Years in Federal Prison Following Second Counterfeiting Conviction

South Carolina News: Columbia, Four South Carolina Men Sentenced for International Wildlife Smuggling

Columbia, South Carolina – United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon announced today that Steven Verren Baker, 38, of Holly Hill, South Carolina, was sentenced to 27 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to participating in a Conspiracy to Smuggle Wildlife. Senior United States District Judge Joseph F. Anderson, Jr., of Columbia, imposed the sentence … Continue reading South Carolina News: Columbia, Four South Carolina Men Sentenced for International Wildlife Smuggling

South Carolina News: Columbia, Nicole Halliett Holland, Former Fifth Circuit Director of Communications Sentenced in Federal Court for Fraud

Columbia, South Carolina – United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon announced today that Nicole Halliett Holland, age 50, former Director of Communications for the Fifth Circuit Solicitor’s Office and a resident of Columbia, South Carolina, was sentenced to three years probation after pleading guilty to committing Wire Fraud and Mail Fraud. Senior United States District … Continue reading South Carolina News: Columbia, Nicole Halliett Holland, Former Fifth Circuit Director of Communications Sentenced in Federal Court for Fraud

South Carolina News: Local, State, and Federal Law Enforcement will Join State Prosecutors and U.S. Attorneys From South Carolina and the Southern District of Georgia at a Press Conference Tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. in Aiken, South Carolina

The press conference will be held at 2:30 p.m. at the Aiken Public Safety Department, J. Carroll Busbee Headquarters, 834 Beaufort Street NE, Aiken, SC 29801 Columbia, South Carolina – United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon announced today that a press conference will be held tomorrow, Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at the Aiken Public Safety … Continue reading South Carolina News: Local, State, and Federal Law Enforcement will Join State Prosecutors and U.S. Attorneys From South Carolina and the Southern District of Georgia at a Press Conference Tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. in Aiken, South Carolina

South Carolina News: District of South Carolina Takes Part in Largest-Ever Nationwide Elder Fraud Sweep

Attorney General Focuses on Threats Posed by Technical-Support Fraud Columbia, South Carolina – Attorney General William P. Barr and United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon today announced the largest coordinated sweep of elder fraud cases in history, surpassing last year’s nationwide sweep. The cases during this sweep involved more than 260 defendants from around the … Continue reading South Carolina News: District of South Carolina Takes Part in Largest-Ever Nationwide Elder Fraud Sweep

South Carolina News: Columbia, United States Attorney Lydon Hosts Discussion on China’s Threat to America’s National Security

Columbia, South Carolina – United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon announced today that she hosted a discussion entitled, “China’s Threat to Our National Security: An Economic and Private Sector Perspective.” The discussion featured William R. Evanina, Director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center (NCSC) in Washington, DC; Douglas Hemminghaus, Assistant Special Agent in Charge … Continue reading South Carolina News: Columbia, United States Attorney Lydon Hosts Discussion on China’s Threat to America’s National Security

South Carolina News: Serial Robber, Ron Luclaire Houser Pleads Guilty in Federal Court to Seven Robberies in North and South Carolina

Columbia, South Carolina – United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon announced today that Ron Luclaire Houser, 42, of Mathews, North Carolina, pleaded guilty in federal court to seven counts of Hobbs Act robbery and two counts of brandishing a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence. Evidence presented to the court showed that Houser … Continue reading South Carolina News: Serial Robber, Ron Luclaire Houser Pleads Guilty in Federal Court to Seven Robberies in North and South Carolina

South Carolina News: California Woman, Michelle Bryant Sentenced to 2 Years in Federal Prison After Making Bomb Threat to Myrtle Beach International Airport

Florence, South Carolina – United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon announced today that Michelle Bryant, age 47, of Mission Viejo, California, was sentenced in federal court after pleading guilty to three counts of Intentionally Conveying False and Misleading Information. The information concerned several false claims of explosive devices placed at the Myrtle Beach International Airport … Continue reading South Carolina News: California Woman, Michelle Bryant Sentenced to 2 Years in Federal Prison After Making Bomb Threat to Myrtle Beach International Airport

South Carolina News: Greenville, Greenville Business Owners Convicted by Federal Jury of Mail and Wire Fraud Conspiracy

Greenville, South Carolina – United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon announced today that Jonathan E. Field, age 41, and Shena J. Field, age 40, both of Mauldin, South Carolina, were found guilty of a conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud. A federal jury returned guilty verdicts late Friday evening after two hours of deliberation. … Continue reading South Carolina News: Greenville, Greenville Business Owners Convicted by Federal Jury of Mail and Wire Fraud Conspiracy

South Carolina News: Counterfeit Pill Manufacturer, Eric Hughes Sentenced to 14 Years in Federal Prison

Columbia, South Carolina – United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon announced today that Eric Hughes, age 37, of Bluffton, South Carolina, was sentenced in federal court after pleading guilty to drug conspiracy and money laundering. Chief United States District Judge Terry L. Wooten, of Columbia, sentenced Hughes to 168 months in federal prison. There is … Continue reading South Carolina News: Counterfeit Pill Manufacturer, Eric Hughes Sentenced to 14 Years in Federal Prison

South Carolina News: 47 Year-Old Columbia Man, Tony Shuler Sentenced to Nearly Two Years in Federal Prison for Dog Fighting and Gun Possession

Columbia, South Carolina – United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon announced today that Tony Shuler, a/k/a “T Rock,” age 47, of Columbia, South Carolina, was sentenced in federal court after pleading guilty in September to being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition, and to Buying, Possessing, Transporting and Receiving an Animal for … Continue reading South Carolina News: 47 Year-Old Columbia Man, Tony Shuler Sentenced to Nearly Two Years in Federal Prison for Dog Fighting and Gun Possession

SOUTH CAROLINA News: Notice of Court Proceedings

United States v. Daniel Edward Johnson COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA – United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon stated today that a Pre-Trial Conference has been scheduled in the case of United States v. Daniel Edward Johnson, Case No. 3:18-863. A plea agreement has been filed. Senior United States District Court Judge Cameron McGowan Currie will preside. … Continue reading SOUTH CAROLINA News: Notice of Court Proceedings

South Carolina News: Columbia, Project Safe Neighborhoods Grant Program Now Accepting Applications

Columbia, South Carolina – United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon announced today that the application period for Project Safe Neighborhood (PSN) grants has opened. Project CeaseFire is South Carolina’s implementation of PSN, a nationwide initiative that awards grants to state agencies, local units of government, and non-profit agencies to fund innovative projects designed to reduce … Continue reading South Carolina News: Columbia, Project Safe Neighborhoods Grant Program Now Accepting Applications

South Carolina News: Myrtle Beach Man, James Latron Sumter Pleads Guilty To Selling Heroin and Cocaine “Speedball” That Caused Overdose Death

Co-Conspirators Disposed of Victim’s Body in the Woods Florence, South Carolina – United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon announced today that James Latron Sumter, a/k/a “T”, age 35, of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, has pled guilty in federal court to conspiring to distribute a quantity of cocaine and heroin, the use of which resulted in serious … Continue reading South Carolina News: Myrtle Beach Man, James Latron Sumter Pleads Guilty To Selling Heroin and Cocaine “Speedball” That Caused Overdose Death

South Carolina News: Upstate Woman, Precias K. Freeman Sentenced to Over 17 Years in Federal Prison in Opioid Conspiracy

Anderson, South Carolina – United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon announced today that Precias K. Freeman, 35, of Lyman, South Carolina, was sentenced in federal court in Anderson for her role in a conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute hydrocodone. United States District Timothy M. Cain of Anderson sentenced Freeman to 210 months … Continue reading South Carolina News: Upstate Woman, Precias K. Freeman Sentenced to Over 17 Years in Federal Prison in Opioid Conspiracy

South Carolina News: Rock Hill Gang Member, Kenterius Dyshae Hinton Sentenced to Federal Prison

Columbia, South Carolina – United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon stated that Kenterius Dyshae Hinton, age 24, of Rock Hill, was sentenced to 36 months (3 years) imprisonment, which will be followed by 3 years of supervised release. This past September, Hinton plead guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. … Continue reading South Carolina News: Rock Hill Gang Member, Kenterius Dyshae Hinton Sentenced to Federal Prison

South Carolina News: Lancaster Resident, Brandon Shane Polston Sentence to 10 Years in Federal Prison After Being Found In Possession of Firearms Stolen from National Guard Armory

Columbia, South Carolina – United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon announced today that Brandon Shane Polston, age 33, of Lancaster, South Carolina, was sentenced in federal court after pleading guilty in July to being a felon in possession of firearms and to possession of machineguns and destructive device not registered to him in the National … Continue reading South Carolina News: Lancaster Resident, Brandon Shane Polston Sentence to 10 Years in Federal Prison After Being Found In Possession of Firearms Stolen from National Guard Armory

South Carolina News: West Ashley Man, Glenn Darryl Dennis Sentenced to Nearly Six Years for Federal Gun Crime

Charleston, South Carolina – United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon announced today that Glenn Darryl Dennis, age 33, of West Ashley, South Carolina, was sentenced in federal court for being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. Senior United States District Judge Margaret B. Seymour of Charleston sentenced Dennis to 71 months in … Continue reading South Carolina News: West Ashley Man, Glenn Darryl Dennis Sentenced to Nearly Six Years for Federal Gun Crime

South Carolina News: Charleston, U.S. Attorney’s Office Provides Human Trafficking Training to Local Law Enforcement

Charleston, South Carolina – United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon announced today that over the last two weeks, the United States Attorney’s Office provided training to South Carolina’s Tri-County Human Trafficking Task Force on methods of investigating and prosecuting federal human trafficking cases. The training was part of a three-day course entitled “Advanced Human Trafficking … Continue reading South Carolina News: Charleston, U.S. Attorney’s Office Provides Human Trafficking Training to Local Law Enforcement

South Carolina News: North Charleston Man, Tyrus Cornell Goodwater, Jr. Gets 5 Years for Federal Gun and Drug Charge

Charleston, South Carolina – United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon announced today that Tyrus Cornell Goodwater, Jr., age 27, of North Charleston, South Carolina, was sentenced in federal court for possessing firearms in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. United States District Judge Richard M. Gergel, of Charleston, sentenced Goodwater to 60 months in federal … Continue reading South Carolina News: North Charleston Man, Tyrus Cornell Goodwater, Jr. Gets 5 Years for Federal Gun and Drug Charge

South Carolina News: Hartsville Man, Joseph Leslie Griggs Pleads Guilty in Federal Court to Unlawfully Possessing 24 Firearms

Florence, South Carolina – United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon announced today that Joseph Leslie Griggs, 52, of Hartsville, South Carolina, pled guilty in federal court in Florence to being a felon in possession of firearms. Evidence presented to the court showed that on June 28, 2017, deputies with the Darlington County Sheriff’s Office executed … Continue reading South Carolina News: Hartsville Man, Joseph Leslie Griggs Pleads Guilty in Federal Court to Unlawfully Possessing 24 Firearms

South Carolina News: Greenville, Brian Lewis, Federal Jury Convicts Greenville Man of Conspiracy to Murder

Greenville, South Carolina – United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon announced today that Brian Lewis, 24, of Greenville, South Carolina, was convicted in federal court in Anderson of conspiracy to murder a trial witness of the State of South Carolina, conspiracy to assault with a dangerous weapon, and conspiracy to possess firearms during the commission … Continue reading South Carolina News: Greenville, Brian Lewis, Federal Jury Convicts Greenville Man of Conspiracy to Murder

South Carolina News: Florence, Three Convicted in Federal Court Following Armed Bank Robbery and Car Chase in North Myrtle Beach

Florence, South Carolina – United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon announced today that three defendants—Lance Hardiman, Justin Pressley, and Rodrick Berklery—were convicted in federal court for robbing the South State Bank in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, in May 2016. Hardiman stood trial this week in United States District Court in Florence before District Court … Continue reading South Carolina News: Florence, Three Convicted in Federal Court Following Armed Bank Robbery and Car Chase in North Myrtle Beach

South Carolina News: Charleston, Two Men Sentenced to Federal Prison for Their Roles in Drug Conspiracy Orchestrated Through the Use of Contraband Phones in Prison

Charleston, South Carolina – United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon announced today that Ignacio Sandoval-Acosta, 47, a Mexican citizen currently serving a sentence for drug trafficking in the South Carolina Department of Corrections, and Scott Terrill Hipp, 27, of Goose Creek, South Carolina, were sentenced to federal prison for conspiring to possess with intent to … Continue reading South Carolina News: Charleston, Two Men Sentenced to Federal Prison for Their Roles in Drug Conspiracy Orchestrated Through the Use of Contraband Phones in Prison

South Carolina News: Florence Man, Michael James Bembry Sentenced to Federal Prison for Role in Multi-State Scheme to Manufacture and Pass Counterfeit Money

Charleston, South Carolina – United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon announced today that Michael James Bembry, 28, of Florence, South Carolina, was sentenced to two years in federal prison for conspiracy to manufacture and pass counterfeit money and manufacturing counterfeit money. Evidence presented to the court showed that Bembry was involved in a conspiracy to manufacture … Continue reading South Carolina News: Florence Man, Michael James Bembry Sentenced to Federal Prison for Role in Multi-State Scheme to Manufacture and Pass Counterfeit Money

South Carolina News: Mount Pleasant Speech Therapist, Gena Randolph Sentenced to Over 9 Years in Federal Prison for Health Care Fraud and Aggravated Identity Theft

Charleston, South Carolina – United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon announced today that Gena Randolph, 44, of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, was sentenced to over 9 years in federal prison for executing a health care fraud scheme over the course of almost five years. Randolph’s sentence comes after a four-day trial in July prosecuted jointly … Continue reading South Carolina News: Mount Pleasant Speech Therapist, Gena Randolph Sentenced to Over 9 Years in Federal Prison for Health Care Fraud and Aggravated Identity Theft

South Carolina News: COLUMBIA, Lexington Therapy Practice Agrees to Pay $200,000 to Resolve Allegations That It Submitted False Claims to Medicare and Medicaid

COLUMBIA, South Carolina – United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon announced today that Vital Energy Occupational Therapy and Wellness Center, LLC, headquartered in Lexington, South Carolina, has agreed to pay $200,000 to resolve allegations that it knowingly submitted false or fraudulent claims to Medicare and Medicaid for physical and occupational therapy services. The settlement announced … Continue reading South Carolina News: COLUMBIA, Lexington Therapy Practice Agrees to Pay $200,000 to Resolve Allegations That It Submitted False Claims to Medicare and Medicaid

South Carolina News: Illegal Alien, Elder Jose Cruz-Arteaga Pleads Guilty to Unlawfully Entering the U.S. for Third Time

Columbia, South Carolina – United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon announced today that Elder Jose Cruz-Arteaga, 45, a citizen of Honduras, pled guilty in federal court to illegally re-entering the United States after having been deported. Evidence presented to the court showed that Cruz was encountered by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)- Enforcement Removal Operations … Continue reading South Carolina News: Illegal Alien, Elder Jose Cruz-Arteaga Pleads Guilty to Unlawfully Entering the U.S. for Third Time

South Carolina News: Lancaster Man, Jamarcus Dontaye Patterson Pleads to Federal Firearm Charge

Columbia, South Carolina – United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon stated that Jamarcus Dontaye Patterson, age 35, of Lancaster, plead guilty in federal court to being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. Chief United States District Judge Terry L. Wooten of Columbia accepted the guilty plea and will impose sentence after he … Continue reading South Carolina News: Lancaster Man, Jamarcus Dontaye Patterson Pleads to Federal Firearm Charge

South Carolina News: Illegal Alien, Paulino Luna-Gonzalez Pleads Guilty in Federal Court to Unlawfully Entering the United States for Sixth Time

Florence, South Carolina – United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon announced today that Paulino Luna-Gonzalez, 45, a Mexican citizen, pled guilty in federal court to illegally re-entering the United States after being deported. Evidence presented to the court showed that on May 13, 2018, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)-Enforcement and Removal Operations Deportation Officers discovered Luna-Gonzalez … Continue reading South Carolina News: Illegal Alien, Paulino Luna-Gonzalez Pleads Guilty in Federal Court to Unlawfully Entering the United States for Sixth Time