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South Carolina News: Anderson Man, Matthew Vinson Leopard Sentenced to 120 Months for Methamphetamine Trafficking

Greenville, South Carolina – United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon stated today that Matthew Vinson Leopard, age 40, of Anderson, South Carolina, was sentenced in federal court in Anderson, for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Section 846, and possession of a firearm in furtherance … Continue reading South Carolina News: Anderson Man, Matthew Vinson Leopard Sentenced to 120 Months for Methamphetamine Trafficking

South Carolina News: Greenville Man, Gregory Orville Bertelsen Guilty of Passport Fraud

Columbia, South Carolina – United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon stated that Gregory Orville Bertelsen, age 71, of Greenville, South Carolina, pled guilty today to making false statements to secure a passport in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1542. He faces a sentence of up to 10 years in federal prison and/or … Continue reading South Carolina News: Greenville Man, Gregory Orville Bertelsen Guilty of Passport Fraud

South Carolina News: Charleston, Sex Trafficker, Defendant Jackson Sentenced to Federal Prison Time

Charleston, South Carolina – United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon stated today that defendant Damon Jackson (aka “D”, aka “Daddy Frost”) was sentenced to 40 years imprisonment in United States District Court in Charleston for his role in a conspiracy to force underage girls and young women into sex trafficking by means of force and … Continue reading South Carolina News: Charleston, Sex Trafficker, Defendant Jackson Sentenced to Federal Prison Time

South Carolina News: Crossa Hill Man, Michael Jerome Davis Sentenced for Possession of a Firearm

Greenville, South Carolina – United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon stated today that Michael Jerome Davis, age 43, of Cross Hill, South Carolina, was sentenced in federal court in Anderson, South Carolina, for being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 922(g). United States District Judge Timothy M. Cain … Continue reading South Carolina News: Crossa Hill Man, Michael Jerome Davis Sentenced for Possession of a Firearm

South Carolina News: West Virginia Man, Thomas Owen Haynes II Pleads Guilty to Distributing and Possessing Child Pornography

Charleston, South Carolina – United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon announced today that Thomas Owen Haynes II, 46, of Bluefield, West Virginia, pled guilty to one count of Distribution and Receipt of Child Pornography and one count of Possession of Child Pornography.  The Receipt and Distribution count is punishable by a minimum five years imprisonment … Continue reading South Carolina News: West Virginia Man, Thomas Owen Haynes II Pleads Guilty to Distributing and Possessing Child Pornography

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

South Carolina News: Columbia, Ulises Martinez-Garcia, Illegal Alien Sentenced in Columbia for Illegal Re-entry

Columbia, South Carolina – United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon stated today that Ulises Martinez-Garcia, age 31, of Columbia, South Carolina, was sentenced in federal court in Columbia, South Carolina, for Reentry of Removed Alien, a violation of 8 U.S.C. § 1326. United States District Judge Mary Geiger Lewis, Jr., of Columbia, sentenced Martinez-Garcia to … Continue reading South Carolina News: Columbia, Ulises Martinez-Garcia, Illegal Alien Sentenced in Columbia for Illegal Re-entry

South Carolina News: Columbia, Multiple Defendants Plead Guilty to Drug Conspiracy and Firearms Charges in Federal Gang Prosecution

Columbia, South Carolina – United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon announced today that Joshua Randall, age 30, Brandon Randall, age 29, and Lee Tracy Riggins, Jr., age 27, pled guilty to participating in a drug conspiracy that operated in the Florence, Charleston, and Myrtle Beach areas of South Carolina. In addition, Joshua Randall pled guilty … Continue reading South Carolina News: Columbia, Multiple Defendants Plead Guilty to Drug Conspiracy and Firearms Charges in Federal Gang Prosecution