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United States News: Wooster man, Luther R. Nash indicted for attempting to induce what he believed was a 13-year-old boy to have sex with him

United States – A Wooster man was indicted in federal court for attempting to induce what he believed was a 13-year-old boy to have sex with him. Luther R. Nash, 47, was indicted on one count of coercion and enticement. Nash used a cell phone to attempt to persuade, induce, entice and coerce an individual … Continue reading United States News: Wooster man, Luther R. Nash indicted for attempting to induce what he believed was a 13-year-old boy to have sex with him

Maryland News: Baltimore, Statement Of Maryland U.S. Attorney Robert K. Hur On The Successful Resolution Of Three Significant Cases In Baltimore In The Last Week

Baltimore, Md. – “We are facing significant challenges here in Baltimore with drug dealing and violence in our streets, but as we saw this week, with the convictions of eight members of the Barronette drug crew who were responsible for nine murders, and the guilty pleas of the corrupt police officer who worked with GTTF, … Continue reading Maryland News: Baltimore, Statement Of Maryland U.S. Attorney Robert K. Hur On The Successful Resolution Of Three Significant Cases In Baltimore In The Last Week

New Mexico News: Bernalillo County Man, Jesse Tucker Sentenced to Prison for Federal Fraud, Identity Theft and Theft of Mail Conviction

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Jesse Tucker, 36, of Tijeras, N.M., was sentenced today in federal court in Albuquerque, N.M., to 48 months in prison for his conviction on fraud, identity theft, and theft of mail charges. Tucker will be on supervised release for two years after completing his prison sentence. Tucker also was ordered to pay … Continue reading New Mexico News: Bernalillo County Man, Jesse Tucker Sentenced to Prison for Federal Fraud, Identity Theft and Theft of Mail Conviction

South Dakota News: SIOUX FALLS, U.S. Attorney’s Office Hosts “Addiction and Suicide: Communities in Crisis” Conference

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of South Dakota, together with Avera Health, hosted a conference on “Addiction and Suicide: Communities in Crisis” on September 6, 2018 at the Sioux Falls Convention Center. One of the highest priorities of the United States Department … Continue reading South Dakota News: SIOUX FALLS, U.S. Attorney’s Office Hosts “Addiction and Suicide: Communities in Crisis” Conference

WEST VIRGINIA News: WHEELING, U.S. Attorney’s Office Celebrates First Responders

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Families from across the Ohio Valley will have the chance to see their favorite emergency response, military and construction vehicles up close this weekend, thanks to the United States Attorney’s Office, Cabela’s, first responders, and other businesses in our community. United States Attorney Bill Powell proud to announce the third “Meet … Continue reading WEST VIRGINIA News: WHEELING, U.S. Attorney’s Office Celebrates First Responders

Louisiana News: U.S. Attorney David C. Joseph, Justice Department remind the public in the wake of disasters to report fraud to the National Center for Disaster Fraud

National Center for Disaster Fraud Partners with National Association of Attorneys General to combat disaster-related fraud SHREVEPORT/LAFAYETTE/MONROE/ALEXANDRIA/LAKE CHARLES, La. Louisiana – The Department of Justice established the National Center for Disaster Fraud (NCDF) in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, when billions of dollars in federal disaster relief poured into the Gulf Coast region, which opened … Continue reading Louisiana News: U.S. Attorney David C. Joseph, Justice Department remind the public in the wake of disasters to report fraud to the National Center for Disaster Fraud

New York News: Manhattan U.S. Attorney Announces Murder Charges Against Bronx Gang Member For 2011 Murder Of Jose Webster

New York – Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, James J. Hunt, the Special Agent-in-Charge of the New York Field Division of the Drug Enforcement Administration (“DEA”), and James P. O’Neill, Commissioner of the New York City Police Department (“NYPD”), announced additional charges in a Superseding Indictment … Continue reading New York News: Manhattan U.S. Attorney Announces Murder Charges Against Bronx Gang Member For 2011 Murder Of Jose Webster

KANSAS News: KANSAS CITY, Post Office Supervisor, Stacey L. Kampfer Sentenced for Theft of Mail

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – A woman who worked as a supervisor in the post office in Shawnee Mission was sentenced Monday for stealing mail, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said. Stacey L. Kampfer, 40, Kansas City, Kan., was sentenced to a year on probation and ordered to pay about $785 in restitution. Kampfer pleaded guilty to … Continue reading KANSAS News: KANSAS CITY, Post Office Supervisor, Stacey L. Kampfer Sentenced for Theft of Mail

Louisiana News: CHARLES, U.S. Attorney David Joseph voices support for 2019 opioid manufacturing reduction

SHREVEPORT/LAFAYETTE/MONROE/ALEXANDRIA/LAKE CHARLES, La. – United States Attorney David C. Joseph voiced support today for a U.S. Department of Justice and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) proposal to reduce the quantity of opioids being manufactured in the United States. “One of my priorities as U.S. Attorney is to fight opioid trafficking and abuse in Louisiana,” Joseph stated. … Continue reading Louisiana News: CHARLES, U.S. Attorney David Joseph voices support for 2019 opioid manufacturing reduction

FRANKLIN, Ky. | Physician convicted of improper prescribing gets 4 years

FRANKLIN, Ky. — A Kentucky doctor convicted of illegally prescribing opioids to patients who died of overdoses has been sentenced to four years and two months in prison. The Lexington Herald-Leader reported Saturday that 69-year-old Roy D. Reynolds also was ordered last week to pay $25,000 in fines. U.S. Attorney Russell M. Coleman says in … Continue reading FRANKLIN, Ky. | Physician convicted of improper prescribing gets 4 years

CHARLOTTESVILLE | Vigil, marches mark anniversary of deadly far-right protest

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — A year after a deadly gathering of far-right extremists in Charlottesville, Virginia, a few dozen white nationalists marched Sunday across from the White House, their numbers dwarfed by thousands of counterprotesters, while the mother of a woman killed at last summer’s protest said the country continues to face unhealed racial wounds. The … Continue reading CHARLOTTESVILLE | Vigil, marches mark anniversary of deadly far-right protest

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. | The Latest: White nationalists rally in WDC

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — The Latest on events marking the anniversary of violent white nationalist rallies in Charlottesville, Virginia (all times local): 3:45 p.m. A contingent of about 30 white nationalists is marching down a Washington street toward the White House surrounded by a protective bubble of police officers and vehicles. Hundreds of counterprotesters are walking … Continue reading CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. | The Latest: White nationalists rally in WDC

PHOENIX | US drops bribery case against ex-Arizona utility regulator

PHOENIX  — Federal prosecutors said Tuesday that they are dropping the bribery case against former Arizona Corporation Commissioner Gary Pierce and three others after their trial ended three weeks ago with a mistrial. The U.S. Attorney’s Office informed a judge in a court filing that all charges will be dismissed against Pierce, his wife Sherry, … Continue reading PHOENIX | US drops bribery case against ex-Arizona utility regulator

VIRGINIA News: Roanoke, U.S. Attorney’s Office to Take Part in National Night Out

Prosecutors Will Join Events throughout the Western District of Virginia Roanoke, VIRGINIA – The United States Attorney’s Office will join law enforcement and community leaders throughout the Western District of Virginia on Tuesday for events as part of the country’s National Night Out initiative. National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-citizen … Continue reading VIRGINIA News: Roanoke, U.S. Attorney’s Office to Take Part in National Night Out

NEW YORK | Promoter of failed event pleads guilty to new fraud charges

NEW YORK — The promoter of a failed music festival has pleaded guilty to charges that could result in a prison sentence of over a decade. The plea entered Thursday by Billy McFarland came after prosecutors brought new charges alleging he was selling fraudulent tickets to fashion, music and sporting events. The 26-year-old McFarland, a … Continue reading NEW YORK | Promoter of failed event pleads guilty to new fraud charges

New York News: Manhattan U.S. Attorney Announces Money Laundering Charges Against Operators Of Nationwide Prostitution Enterprise And Seizure Of Online Escort Website

New York – Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and Angel M. Melendez, Special Agent in Charge of Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations in New York (“HSI”), announced today the arrest of BRANDON MARTIN and TAMEKO LINDO for money laundering and conspiracy to commit money … Continue reading New York News: Manhattan U.S. Attorney Announces Money Laundering Charges Against Operators Of Nationwide Prostitution Enterprise And Seizure Of Online Escort Website

Virginia News: MARTINSBURG, U.S Attorney Bill Powell announces Operation Synthetic Opioid surge (S.O.S.) in Berkeley County

MARTINSBURG, Va. – United States Attorney Bill Powell is applauding Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the creation of Operation Synthetic Opioid Surge (S.O.S.), which, in the Northern District of West Virginia, will focus on a surge in prosecutions of those distributing fentanyl and other synthetic opioids in Berkeley County. Berkeley County saw the highest rate of … Continue reading Virginia News: MARTINSBURG, U.S Attorney Bill Powell announces Operation Synthetic Opioid surge (S.O.S.) in Berkeley County

New York News: Manhattan U.S. Attorney Announces Extradition Of Irish Man Who Helped Run The “Silk Road” Website

The Silk Road Website was Responsible for Selling More Than $200 Million in Illegal Narcotics and Other Contraband New York – Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced today that GARY DAVIS, a/k/a “Libertas,” was extradited from the Republic of Ireland to the United States.  DAVIS was … Continue reading New York News: Manhattan U.S. Attorney Announces Extradition Of Irish Man Who Helped Run The “Silk Road” Website

New York News: Manhattan U.S. Attorney And FBI Announce Recovery Of Stolen Robert Motherwell Painting

The Untitled Work, Created in 1967, was Missing for 40 Years New York – Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and William F. Sweeny Jr., the Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”), announced today the return of a … Continue reading New York News: Manhattan U.S. Attorney And FBI Announce Recovery Of Stolen Robert Motherwell Painting

Idaho News: BOISE, U.S. Attorney Davis Announces New Leadership Roles within Office

BOISE, Idaho – Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) Nicholas J. Woychick is now the District of Idaho’s Civil Chief, announced U.S. Attorney Bart M. Davis.  Previously, AUSA Syrena C. Hargrove served dual roles, as Civil Chief and Appellate Coordinator. She has now assumed the role of Appellate Chief. U.S.  Attorney Davis also announced AUSA Joanne P. … Continue reading Idaho News: BOISE, U.S. Attorney Davis Announces New Leadership Roles within Office

New York News: Manhattan U.S. Attorney, Geoffrey S. Berman Announces Extended Deadline For NYCHA Monitor Applications

New York – Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced today that the Office has extended the deadline for receiving applications from qualified individuals to serve as Court-appointed monitor in connection with a proposed consent decree submitted to the Court for approval in the case of United … Continue reading New York News: Manhattan U.S. Attorney, Geoffrey S. Berman Announces Extended Deadline For NYCHA Monitor Applications

NEW YORK | Prosecutor accuses ex-New York Senate leader of ‘shakedown’

NEW YORK— A former New York state Senate leader and his son got business executives to arrange no-show jobs for the son in a brazen “family shakedown” that corrupted the senator’s office, a federal prosecutor said Tuesday at the retrial of the pair on bribery and extortion charges. Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas McKay called the … Continue reading NEW YORK | Prosecutor accuses ex-New York Senate leader of ‘shakedown’

Kansas News: U.S. Attorney to Open Human Trafficking Conference in Manhattan

MANHATTAN, KAN. – U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister will open the 2018 Human Trafficking Conference July 10 in Manhattan, Kan. McAllister will speak at 8 a.m.  Tuesday at the Manhattan Conference Center, 410 S. 3rd Street in Manhattan, to begin the two-day event. About 200 victim service providers, prosecutors, healthcare professionals, educators and law enforcement officers … Continue reading Kansas News: U.S. Attorney to Open Human Trafficking Conference in Manhattan

New York News: SAMUEL GENTLE, Manhattan U.S. Attorney Files Civil Injunction Lawsuit Against Convicted Tax Preparer To Prevent Him From Continuing To Engage In Tax Preparation Business

New York – Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced the filing of a civil complaint against SAMUEL GENTLE, who was previously convicted of preparing fraudulent federal tax returns through a tax preparation business, to prohibit him from preparing tax returns for others or engaging in activities … Continue reading New York News: SAMUEL GENTLE, Manhattan U.S. Attorney Files Civil Injunction Lawsuit Against Convicted Tax Preparer To Prevent Him From Continuing To Engage In Tax Preparation Business

New York News: Manhattan U.S. Attorney Announces Settlements With Two Native American Tribes Involved In Scott Tucker’s Payday Lending Scheme; Also Announces That More Than $500 Million In Forfeited Funds Will Be Returned To Victims Of The Scheme

New York – Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced non-prosecution agreements (the “Agreements”) with tribal corporations controlled by two Native American tribes: the Modoc Tribe of Oklahoma and the Santee Sioux Tribe of Nebraska. As part of the Agreements, the tribal corporations agreed to forfeit, collectively, … Continue reading New York News: Manhattan U.S. Attorney Announces Settlements With Two Native American Tribes Involved In Scott Tucker’s Payday Lending Scheme; Also Announces That More Than $500 Million In Forfeited Funds Will Be Returned To Victims Of The Scheme

Oregon News: PORTLAND, U.S. Attorney Statement on Joint Dismissal of Springfield Veterans Affairs Case

PORTLAND, Ore. – Today, the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that a joint stipulation of dismissal has been reached with Springfield, Oregon veteran Michael Williamson. Mr. Williamson is a U.S. Air Force Veteran with a 100% disability rating due to his diagnosis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (“ALS”). The … Continue reading Oregon News: PORTLAND, U.S. Attorney Statement on Joint Dismissal of Springfield Veterans Affairs Case

Idaho News: On 500th Day of Trump Administration, Attorney General Sessions and U.S. Attorney Davis Announced New Assistant United States Attorney Positions

Idaho – Largest Increase in AUSAs in Decades Allocates Two Prosecutors in Idaho to Focus on Violent Crime and Civil Anti-Opioid Matters BOISE – On Monday, the 500th day of the Trump Administration, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and U.S. Attorney for the District of Idaho Bart M. Davis announced that the Department of Justice is … Continue reading Idaho News: On 500th Day of Trump Administration, Attorney General Sessions and U.S. Attorney Davis Announced New Assistant United States Attorney Positions

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Ex-CIA employee in leak probe faces new charges

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on a federal investigation to determine whether a former CIA employee jailed on child pornography charges is also tied to a massive leak of cyber hacking tools (all times local): 7:55 p.m. A New York prosecutor is expecting a grand jury to act within weeks against a former CIA employee … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Ex-CIA employee in leak probe faces new charges

NEW YORK | Sen. Doug Jones working on book scheduled for January

NEW YORK | April 10, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Sen. Doug Jones, the Alabama Democrat who unexpectedly prevailed in one of the country’s most Republican states, has a book coming out next year. St. Martin’s Press told The Associated Press on Tuesday that Jones’ “Bending Toward Justice: The Birmingham Church Bombing that Changed the Course of … Continue reading NEW YORK | Sen. Doug Jones working on book scheduled for January

Minnesota terror case shows challenge of predicting attacks

MINNEAPOLIS/February 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — After Tnuza Jamal Hassan was stopped from flying to Afghanistan last September, she allegedly told FBI agents that she wanted to join al-Qaida and marry a fighter, and that she might even wear a suicide belt. She also said she was angry at U.S. military actions overseas and admitted that … Continue reading Minnesota terror case shows challenge of predicting attacks