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United States News: Assistant United States Attorney Jack Lammers Wins Outstanding Prosecutor Award

United States – On March 14, 2019, Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) Jack Lammers will receive the Midwest HIDTA program’s outstanding prosecutor award from Jeff Stamm, the program director. The High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area program (HIDTA), first established in 1990, is a drug enforcement program run by the United States Office of National Drug … Continue reading United States News: Assistant United States Attorney Jack Lammers Wins Outstanding Prosecutor Award

United States News: U.S. Attorney Uses Civil and Criminal Authorities to Shut Down Drug-Infested Hotel

United States  – A U.S. District Judge has granted federal prosecutors’ motion to shut down a drug-infested hotel located just 1000 feet from a Dallas elementary school, U.S. Attorney Erin Nealy Cox announced today. On Thursday, a task force of more than 50 agents and officers, accompanied by several attorneys, converged on Han Gil Hotel … Continue reading United States News: U.S. Attorney Uses Civil and Criminal Authorities to Shut Down Drug-Infested Hotel

United States News: THREE MEN SENTENCED FOR MULTI-STATE CRIME SPREE INCLUDING CARJACKING AND PHARMACY ROBBERIES IN WYOMING AND NEW MEXICO

United States – New Mexico residents Antoine Mitchell, Moses D. Dickens III, and Christopher Dominguez, were all sentenced in a Cheyenne federal court recently after pleading guilty to crimes related to a violent crime spree that included armed pharmacy robberies in Wyoming and New Mexico. On October 6, 2016, the three men, disguised in ski … Continue reading United States News: THREE MEN SENTENCED FOR MULTI-STATE CRIME SPREE INCLUDING CARJACKING AND PHARMACY ROBBERIES IN WYOMING AND NEW MEXICO

United States News: Seven people indicted for firearms crimes

United States – Seven people were indicted in federal court for firearms violations. They are: Justin A. McGeever, aka Jonor A. McGree, 30, of Cleveland Heights; Gabriel T. Williams, 35, of Cleveland; Marcus L. Lockett, 29, of Akron; Melvin Wright, 37, of Akron; Deshaun A. Jones, 39, of Columbus; Fuquawn Baldwin, 26, of Akron, and … Continue reading United States News: Seven people indicted for firearms crimes

United States News: U.S. Attorney’s Office partnering with community organizations to provide active shooter and hate crimes training

You are invited to United States – SECURE AND SAFE: AN EVENING OF PREPARATION Concrete Ways to Help Family, Employees and Houses of Worship Active Shooter Training Hate Crime Information Security Best Practices Co-Sponsored by ADL, U.S. Attorney’s Office, FBI, and Jewish Federation of Cleveland TUESDAY, JANUARY 29, 2019 7:00 pm STONEHILL AUDITORIUM MANDEL JEWISH … Continue reading United States News: U.S. Attorney’s Office partnering with community organizations to provide active shooter and hate crimes training

United States News: Isaiah Alexander Allen, NDTX Roundup – 1/9/2019

PLEA – Isaiah Alexander Allen United States – On Jan. 2, 22-year-old Isaiah Alexander Allen pleaded guilty to cyberstalking, after law enforcement caught him posting so-called “revenge porn.” Allen met his victim, a California college student, on an internet gaming website. Over the course of their online relationship, she sent him several sexual photos. But … Continue reading United States News: Isaiah Alexander Allen, NDTX Roundup – 1/9/2019

United States News: Statement Of U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman On The Verdict In The Trial Of James Grant And Jeremy Reichberg On Corruption And Bribery Charges

United States – “As a unanimous jury found, Jeremy Reichberg orchestrated a years-long bribery scheme that led to tens of thousands of dollars in benefits being provided to a select group of NYPD officers to provide Reichberg with a private, paid police force. These illegal acts clearly undermine the mission of the NYPD and leave … Continue reading United States News: Statement Of U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman On The Verdict In The Trial Of James Grant And Jeremy Reichberg On Corruption And Bribery Charges

United States News: Wabasha County Brothers Charged With Robbery

United States – Erica H. MacDonald today announced the unsealing of a federal indictment charging LENNIE DWAYNE BROOKS, 33, RANDY LORENZO BROOKS, 23, and AUTUMN MARIE NICHOLS, 20, each with one count of robbery. [1] As alleged in the indictment, LENNIE BROOKS, RANDY BROOKS, and NICHOLS stole approximately $50,000 in cash belonging to the Shaung … Continue reading United States News: Wabasha County Brothers Charged With Robbery

United States News: Men from Cleveland, Canton and Garfield Heights indicted on firearms charges

Three people were indicted in federal court for firearms crimes. United States – Riccardo D. Harris, 35, of Canton, was charged being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. Harris had a Smith & Wesson .40-caliber pistol and ammunition on Oct. 19, despite a previous conviction for aggravated robbery, according to the indictment. … Continue reading United States News: Men from Cleveland, Canton and Garfield Heights indicted on firearms charges

United States News: Otter Tail Country Violent Felon, ANTHONY DALE RANDKLEV Charged With Illegal Possession Of A Firearm

United States – United States Attorney Erica H. MacDonald today announced a federal indictment charging ANTHONY DALE RANDKLEV, 39, with illegally possessing a firearm.[1] RANDKLEV has been previously convicted of multiple violent offenses, including assault, drug, and kidnapping convictions, which prohibit him, under federal law, from owning or possessing a firearm. According to the indictment, … Continue reading United States News: Otter Tail Country Violent Felon, ANTHONY DALE RANDKLEV Charged With Illegal Possession Of A Firearm

United States News: Lima man, Dustin Davis indicted for child pornography offenses

United States – A Lima man was indicted on child pornography charges. Dustin Davis, 41, was indicted on one count of receipt and distribution of child pornography. Davis received and distributed numerous images of child pornography between September and November 2018, according to the indictment. If convicted, the defendant’s sentence will be determined by the … Continue reading United States News: Lima man, Dustin Davis indicted for child pornography offenses

United States News: Parma man, Mohammad H. Mohammad indicted for filing false tax returns

United States – A Parma man was indicted for filing false tax returns. Mohammad H. Mohammad, 54, was indicted on four counts of filing false tax returns. Mohammad understated his income and failed to report gross receipts or sales generated by the business operations of Muhammad Brothers Partners for calendar years 2012 and 2013, according … Continue reading United States News: Parma man, Mohammad H. Mohammad indicted for filing false tax returns

United States News: Domestic abuser, convicted robber with bullets among those indicted on firearms charges

United States – Four people were indicted in federal court for firearms violations. Indicted are: Jacob Moser, 28, Conneaut, Robert Howse, 24, of South Euclid, Anthony Clark, 37, of Cleveland, and James Horn, 40, of Cleveland. Moser possessed a Smith & Wesson SD40 VE pistol and 39 rounds of .40-caliber ammunition on August 21, despite … Continue reading United States News: Domestic abuser, convicted robber with bullets among those indicted on firearms charges

United States News: Target Corporation To Pay $3,000,000 To Resolve False Claims Act Allegations Concerning Auto Refilling Medicaid Prescriptions In Massachusetts

United States – United States Attorney Erica H. MacDonald and Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey today announced that Target Corporation has agreed to pay a total of $3,000,000 to resolve allegations that it violated the federal False Claims Act and Massachusetts False Claims Act by submitting claims for payment to Massachusetts’ Medicaid program in violation … Continue reading United States News: Target Corporation To Pay $3,000,000 To Resolve False Claims Act Allegations Concerning Auto Refilling Medicaid Prescriptions In Massachusetts

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

United States News: Former Cheyenne Resident, Dawn Marie Wheeler Sentenced for Bank Fraud, Possession of Stolen Mail, and Aggravated Identity Theft

United States – United States Attorney Mark A. Klaassen announced that former Cheyenne resident Dawn Marie Wheeler, 51, was sentenced on November 26, 2018, to serve consecutive prison sentences of 27 months and 24 months, respectively, after engaging in a mail theft, bank fraud, and aggravated identity theft scheme. United States District Court Judge Alan … Continue reading United States News: Former Cheyenne Resident, Dawn Marie Wheeler Sentenced for Bank Fraud, Possession of Stolen Mail, and Aggravated Identity Theft

United States News: The U.S. Attorney’s Office Announces the Upcoming DHS Bombing Prevention Awareness Course, Dec. 5th and 6th in St. Thomas

United States – U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced today the upcoming Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Bombing Prevention Awareness Course (BPAC) that will be offered on both Dec. 5th and 6th at the VITEMA offices on St. Thomas. Both courses run from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30p.m. The BPAC provides participants with training regarding general … Continue reading United States News: The U.S. Attorney’s Office Announces the Upcoming DHS Bombing Prevention Awareness Course, Dec. 5th and 6th in St. Thomas

United States News: Peter Vincent Cruz Pleads Guilty to Laundering Proceeds from Romance and Cyber Scams

United States – On November 16, 2018, Peter Vincent Cruz, a resident of Washington State and Alaska, pleaded guilty to money laundering charges, stemming from his decision to launder hundreds of thousands of dollars in fraud proceeds from online romance and business email compromise (“BEC”) scams, announced U.S. Attorney Ariana Fajardo Orshan for the Southern … Continue reading United States News: Peter Vincent Cruz Pleads Guilty to Laundering Proceeds from Romance and Cyber Scams

United States News: Department of Justice Releases Annual Report to Congress on Indian Country Investigations and Prosecutions

United States – The Department of Justice along with U.S. Attorney Trent Shores, Chairman of the Attorney General’s Advisory Subcommittee on Native American Issues, released today the annual report to Congress, Indian Country Investigations and Prosecutions, which provides a range of enforcement statistics required under the Tribal Law and Order Act, as well as information … Continue reading United States News: Department of Justice Releases Annual Report to Congress on Indian Country Investigations and Prosecutions

United States News: Dolores Diana M.B. Westfall Sentenced to Prison in Drug Trafficking Case

United States – SHAWN N. ANDERSON, United States Attorney for the Districts of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands, announced that defendant DOLORES DIANA M.B. WESTFALL, age 37, from Yona, was sentenced in District Court to serve a 77-month term of imprisonment for Attempted Possession with Intent to Distribute Fifty Grams or More of Methamphetamine, … Continue reading United States News: Dolores Diana M.B. Westfall Sentenced to Prison in Drug Trafficking Case

United States News: Denis Orlando Orellana-Martinez Sentenced to Federal Prison for Illegally Reentering the United States

Came to the attention of federal authorities after arrest for public intoxication United States– A man entered the United States illegally from Honduras was sentenced on November 13, 2018, to three months’ in prison. Denis Orlando Orellana-Martinez, age 32, from Honduras, received the sentence after a September 18, 2018, guilty plea to one count of … Continue reading United States News: Denis Orlando Orellana-Martinez Sentenced to Federal Prison for Illegally Reentering the United States

United States News: Guatemalan Man, Elmer Martinez-Niz Sentenced to Federal Prison for Illegally Reentering the United States

Came to the attention of federal authorities after multiple arrests in Osceola County United States– A man who entered the United States illegally from Guatemala was sentenced on November 13, 2018, to 10 months’ in prison. Elmer Martinez-Niz, age 24, from Guatemala, received the sentence after a September 17, 2018, guilty plea to one count … Continue reading United States News: Guatemalan Man, Elmer Martinez-Niz Sentenced to Federal Prison for Illegally Reentering the United States

United States News: Two Cuban nationals indicted for using skimmers to steal identities and make fake credit cards, which they used to make purchases at stores in Mentor, Canton, Cleveland, Cuyahoga Falls and Oakwood Village

United States – Two Cuban nationals from Miami were indicted for using credit card skimmers to steal identities and make fake credit cards, which they used to make purchases at Sam’s Club stores in Mentor, Canton, Cleveland, Cuyahoga Falls, Oakwood Village and elsewhere. Silvio Leon, 45, and Pablo Arrechavaleta, 41, were indicted for conspiracy to … Continue reading United States News: Two Cuban nationals indicted for using skimmers to steal identities and make fake credit cards, which they used to make purchases at stores in Mentor, Canton, Cleveland, Cuyahoga Falls and Oakwood Village

United States News: Seven Owners and Employees of Import-Export Companies Arrested for Conspiracy to Launder Drug Trafficking Proceeds and Related Crimes

United States – A six-count indictment was unsealed today in federal court in Central Islip charging Enayatullah Khwaja, Abdulrahman Khwaja, Rani Rahimi, Shikeba Rhamatzada, Roberto Saenz, Maynor Melendez-Mendoza and Naseem Bokhari with conspiracy to commit money laundering, operation of an unlicensed money transmitting business, failure to file currency transaction reports and IRS forms 8300, structuring … Continue reading United States News: Seven Owners and Employees of Import-Export Companies Arrested for Conspiracy to Launder Drug Trafficking Proceeds and Related Crimes

United States News: Men from Avon Lake, Concord and Ravenna indicted for child pornography crimes

United States – Three men were indicted in federal court for crimes related to child pornography. Shaun M. Stoneham, 37, of Avon Lake, was charged with receiving, possessing and accessing with intent to view child pornography. Stoneham received numerous images of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct. This took place between June and September 2017, … Continue reading United States News: Men from Avon Lake, Concord and Ravenna indicted for child pornography crimes

United States News: State Department Terrorist Designations of Jawad Nasrallah, al-Mujahidin Brigades, and Hizballah

United States – The Department of State has designated Jawad Nasrallah and Al-Mujahidin Brigades (AMB) as Specially Designated Global Terrorists (SDGTs) under Section 1(b) of Executive Order 13224, which imposes sanctions on foreign persons who have committed, or pose a significant risk of committing, acts of terrorism that threaten the security of U.S. nationals or … Continue reading United States News: State Department Terrorist Designations of Jawad Nasrallah, al-Mujahidin Brigades, and Hizballah

United States News: Seven people from Northeast Ohio indicted on federal firearms charges

United States – Seven people were indicted on federal firearms charges. Indicted are: Demond C. Smart, 29, of Akron; Eric S. Smith, 49, of Akron; Leighland Johnson, 33, of Youngstown; Russell Littlejohn, 31, of Cleveland; Howard Frost, 39, of Lorain; Edward Campbell III, 27, of Youngstown and Essence D. Williams, 23, of Youngstown. Smart is … Continue reading United States News: Seven people from Northeast Ohio indicted on federal firearms charges

United States News: Statement of United States Attorneys Matthew Schneider and Andrew Birge Regarding the Passage of Proposal One

United States – The people of Michigan have voted to legalize – with certain restrictions – the possession, use, and distribution of marijuana under state law. However, marijuana continues to be an illegal drug under federal law. As the chief federal law enforcement officers in Michigan, we are providing this statement regarding the enforcement of … Continue reading United States News: Statement of United States Attorneys Matthew Schneider and Andrew Birge Regarding the Passage of Proposal One

United States News: Foreign National, Lewis Bennett Pleads Guilty to Involuntary Manslaughter on the High Seas

United States – Lewis Bennett, 41, a dual citizen of Australia and the United Kingdom, pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter for killing his wife, Isabella Hellman, while on board a sailing vessel on the high seas. Ariana Fajardo Orshan, U.S. Attorney of the Southern District of Florida, Tom Jones, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau … Continue reading United States News: Foreign National, Lewis Bennett Pleads Guilty to Involuntary Manslaughter on the High Seas

United States News: Government Forfeits More Than $143 Million in Fraud Proceeds Seized from David H. Brooks

U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York’s Largest Civil Forfeiture Recovery Will Compensate Thousands of Victims United States – Earlier today, U.S. District Judge Joanna Seybert entered an order forfeiting more than $143 million in assets that had been seized from David H. Brooks, the now-deceased founder and former Chief Executive Officer … Continue reading United States News: Government Forfeits More Than $143 Million in Fraud Proceeds Seized from David H. Brooks