Tobacco

Connecticut News: Tobacco Wholesaler, RISHI MALIK Admits Role in Scheme to Defraud State of Connecticut of More Than $5.8 Million in Taxes

Connecticut – John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that RISHI MALIK, 46, of Fairfield, pleaded guilty today in New Haven federal court to charges related to role in a conspiracy to defraud the State of Connecticut of millions of dollars in taxes due on tobacco products imported into the … Continue reading Connecticut News: Tobacco Wholesaler, RISHI MALIK Admits Role in Scheme to Defraud State of Connecticut of More Than $5.8 Million in Taxes

WEST VIRGINIA News: Jefferson County woman, Amy Bowlin sentenced for heroin charge

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Amy Bowlin, of Ranson, West Virginia, was sentenced today to 4 years probation for heroin distribution, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced. Bowlin, age 27, pled guilty to one count of “Aiding and Abetting Distribution of Heroin” in July 2018. Bowlin admitted to selling heroin in July 2017 in Jefferson County. … Continue reading WEST VIRGINIA News: Jefferson County woman, Amy Bowlin sentenced for heroin charge

Ohio News: Barberton man, Sergio Watson with history of drug convictions sentenced to 10 years in prison for firearms crimes

Barberton, Ohio –  A Barberton man with a history of drug convictions was sentenced to 10 years in prison for firearms crimes. Sergio Watson, 27, was sentenced to 10 years in prison by U.S. District Judge John Adams. Watson was previously found guilty of being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition. Watson on April … Continue reading Ohio News: Barberton man, Sergio Watson with history of drug convictions sentenced to 10 years in prison for firearms crimes

Alabama News: Reginald Shannon Irby Sentenced Following Guilty Plea to a Federal Firearm Charge

Alabama – United States Attorney Richard W. Moore of the Southern District of Alabama announced that Reginald Shannon Irby of Mobile, Alabama was sentenced to 24 months imprisonment. Irby’s sentencing followed entry of a May 2018 guilty plea to a charge of prohibited person in possession of a firearm. Chief United States District Court Judge … Continue reading Alabama News: Reginald Shannon Irby Sentenced Following Guilty Plea to a Federal Firearm Charge

United States News: Pair from Warren indicted for straw purchases of firearms

United States – Two people from Warren were named in a nine-count federal indictment for their roles in the straw purchase of firearms. Constance Derubba, 76, and Allen Reynolds, Jr., 35, were each indicted on four counts of making false statements during the purchase of a firearm. Reynolds also faces five additional counts of being … Continue reading United States News: Pair from Warren indicted for straw purchases of firearms

Ohio News: Two from Cleveland indicted on firearms charges

Cleveland, Ohio – Two men from Cleveland were indicted on federal firearms charges. Rondel P. Wylie, 37, was indicted on one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. Wylie on Aug. 16 possessed a Kimber .45-caliber pistol and ammunition, despite previous convictions for aggravated assault, domestic violence and drug trafficking, … Continue reading Ohio News: Two from Cleveland indicted on firearms charges

ANKARA, Turkey | US threatens more sanctions, keeping alive Turkish crisis

ANKARA, Turkey  — Turkey and the United States exchanged new threats of sanctions Friday, keeping alive a diplomatic and financial crisis that is threatening the economic stability of the NATO country. Turkey’s lira fell once again after the trade minister, Ruhsar Pekcan, said Friday that her government would respond to any new trade duties, which … Continue reading ANKARA, Turkey | US threatens more sanctions, keeping alive Turkish crisis

Oklahoma News: Tulsa Man, John Terry Chatman Indicted for Shooting a Police Officer

Tulsa, Oa. – United States Attorney Trent Shores announced today that a federal grand jury returned an indictment against John Terry Chatman, Jr., 34, of Tulsa, charging him with Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition, Obstruction of Justice by Attempting to Kill a Witness, and Carrying, Using, and Discharging a Firearm During and … Continue reading Oklahoma News: Tulsa Man, John Terry Chatman Indicted for Shooting a Police Officer