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Vermont News: Anthony Smith Sentenced to 63 Months in Prison after a Jury Finds him Guilty of being a Convicted Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition

Vermont  – The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated that Anthony Smith, age 39, of Brooklyn, New York, was convicted after a four-day jury trial of being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. Judge Reiss sentenced Smith to two concurrent 45-month sentences following guilty verdicts on … Continue reading Vermont News: Anthony Smith Sentenced to 63 Months in Prison after a Jury Finds him Guilty of being a Convicted Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition

Vermont News: New Hampshire Man, Ira Flowers Arrested for Possessing Firearm During Attempted Robbery of THC Products in Springfield, Vermont

Vermont – The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont announced that Ira Flowers, 36, of Claremont, New Hampshire was arrested yesterday after having been indicted by a Vermont grand jury for possessing a 9mm semi-automatic pistol after having been convicted of multiple felonies. Flowers appeared before United States Magistrate Judge … Continue reading Vermont News: New Hampshire Man, Ira Flowers Arrested for Possessing Firearm During Attempted Robbery of THC Products in Springfield, Vermont

Vermont News: Four Charged in Connection with Drug Activity at 33 Oak Street, Apt. #4, Brattleboro, Vermont

Vermont – The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated that on February 28, 2019, Francis Macie, Linda Wainwright, Desiree Wells-Cooper, and Juan A. Sanchez, Jr., all of Brattleboro, were arrested and charged with violations of the federal Controlled Substances Act in connection with drug activity at 33 Oak Street, … Continue reading Vermont News: Four Charged in Connection with Drug Activity at 33 Oak Street, Apt. #4, Brattleboro, Vermont

Vermont News: Boston Residents Indicted on Drug and Firearm Conspiracy Charges in Burlington

Vermont  – The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated that two defendants have been indicted in Burlington on multiple charges, including Conspiracy to Distribute Cocaine Base, Conspiracy to Possess Firearms in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime, and Interstate Transportation of Firearms with Removed Serial Numbers. The indictment follows … Continue reading Vermont News: Boston Residents Indicted on Drug and Firearm Conspiracy Charges in Burlington

Vermont News: Electronic Health Records Developer To Pay Second Largest Recovery In The History Of The District Of Vermont — $57.25 Million — To Settle False Claims Act Allegations

Vermont – The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated today that Greenway Health, LLC (Greenway), a Tampa, Florida-based developer of electronic health records (EHR) software, will pay $57.25 million to resolve False Claims Act allegations that Greenway caused its users to submit false claims to the government by misrepresenting … Continue reading Vermont News: Electronic Health Records Developer To Pay Second Largest Recovery In The History Of The District Of Vermont — $57.25 Million — To Settle False Claims Act Allegations

Vermont News: Rockingham Man, Randy Holmes Sentenced to 54 Months Imprisonment for Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin and Fentanyl and Unlawful Possession of Firearms

Vermont – The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated that Randy Holmes, 28, of Rockingham, Vermont, was sentenced on January 18, 2019, to 54 months imprisonment by United States District Court Chief Judge Geoffrey Crawford, in U.S. District Court in Burlington, Vermont. Judge Crawford also sentenced Holmes to a … Continue reading Vermont News: Rockingham Man, Randy Holmes Sentenced to 54 Months Imprisonment for Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin and Fentanyl and Unlawful Possession of Firearms

Vermont News: Vermont To Receive Over $1.2 Million in a Settlement Regarding Hip Implant Devices

Montpelier, VT – Jan. 23, 2019 – Vermont Attorney General T.J. Donovan announced yesterdasy that he and 45 other attorneys general reached a $120 million settlement with Johnson & Johnson and DePuy to resolve allegations that DePuy unlawfully promoted its metal-on-metal hip implant devices, the ASR XL and the Pinnacle Ultamet.  Vermont will receive over … Continue reading Vermont News: Vermont To Receive Over $1.2 Million in a Settlement Regarding Hip Implant Devices

Vermont News: Attorney General T.J. Donovan Resolves Consumer and Environmental Protection Cases; $3 Million Coming to The State

Montpelier, VT – Jan. 18, 2019 – Vermont Attorney General T.J. Donovan announced yesterday that the State of Vermont will receive $2,941,047 million as a result of four different settlements. The settlements announced today are the results of consumer and environmental protection actions taken by the Vermont Attorney General’s Office.  “These settlements are good news … Continue reading Vermont News: Attorney General T.J. Donovan Resolves Consumer and Environmental Protection Cases; $3 Million Coming to The State

Vermont News: Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station sold to Northstar; environmental clean-up to commence pursuant to agreement with state regulators

Montpelier, VT – Jan. 13, 2019 – Friday, the NorthStar Group Services (NorthStar) became the new owner of the Vermont Yankee  Nuclear Power Station (VYNPS). Under its ownership, NorthStar will commence decommissioning and environmental clean-up work at the facility on an expedited timeline, which will allow the site to become available for reuse decades earlier … Continue reading Vermont News: Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station sold to Northstar; environmental clean-up to commence pursuant to agreement with state regulators

Vermont News: Connecticut Man, Anthony Mickens Sentenced to 60 Months Imprisonment for Conspiracy to Distribute Drugs in Chittenden County and Unlawful Possession of Firearms

Vermont – The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated that Anthony Mickens (a.k.a. “K”), 26, of Hartford, Connecticut, was sentenced yesterday to 60 months imprisonment by United States District Court Judge Christina Reiss, in U.S. District Court in Burlington, Vermont. Judge Reiss also sentenced Mickens to a three-year period … Continue reading Vermont News: Connecticut Man, Anthony Mickens Sentenced to 60 Months Imprisonment for Conspiracy to Distribute Drugs in Chittenden County and Unlawful Possession of Firearms

Vermont News: Mexican National, Miguel Lopez-Castillo Pleads Not Guilty to Returning to the United States Following Deportation

Vermont – The United States Attorney for the District of Vermont announced that Miguel Lopez-Castillo, 34, a Mexican national, pleaded not guilty on November 15, 2018, in United States District Court in Burlington to a charge that he was found in the United States after having been previously deported. U.S. Magistrate Judge John M. Conroy … Continue reading Vermont News: Mexican National, Miguel Lopez-Castillo Pleads Not Guilty to Returning to the United States Following Deportation

Vermont News: Debra Bluto Pleads Not Guilty To Social Security Fraud

Vermont – The United States Attorney for the District of Vermont announced that Debra Bluto, 64, of St. Albans Bay, pleaded not guilty today in United States District Court in Burlington to charges that she defrauded the Social Security Administration. U.S. Magistrate Judge John M. Conroy released Bluto on conditions pending trial, which has not … Continue reading Vermont News: Debra Bluto Pleads Not Guilty To Social Security Fraud

Vermont News: Cameron Weaver Sentenced For Possession With Intent to Distribute Fentanyl

Vermont – The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont announced that Cameron Weaver, a resident of Philadelphia, was sentenced yesterday in United States District Court in Rutland after pleading guilty to possession with intent to distribute fentanyl and cocaine base. Chief U.S. District Judge Geoffrey W. Crawford sentenced Weaver to … Continue reading Vermont News: Cameron Weaver Sentenced For Possession With Intent to Distribute Fentanyl

Vermont News: Jamal Hall Charged With Being A Felon In Possession Of A Firearm In Connection With Rutland Bar Shooting

Vermont – The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated that Jamal Hall, age 41, of Brooklyn, New York and Rutland, Vermont, was arraigned today in U.S. District Court in Burlington on a charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm. As detailed in the government’s motion for … Continue reading Vermont News: Jamal Hall Charged With Being A Felon In Possession Of A Firearm In Connection With Rutland Bar Shooting

Vermont News: Waterbury Man, Timothy Durkin Sentenced For Arson

Vermont – The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated that Timothy Durkin, 43, was sentenced yesterday in United States District Court in Rutland, Vermont, to serve five years in prison after his guilty plea to maliciously destroying by means of fire real property used in interstate commerce. Chief U.S. … Continue reading Vermont News: Waterbury Man, Timothy Durkin Sentenced For Arson

Vermont News: Vermont Man, Hilary Denault-Reynolds Sentenced For Distribution And Possession Of Child Pornography

Vermont – The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated that Hilary Denault-Reynolds, 53, formerly of St. Albans, Vermont, was sentenced on October 22, 2018, in United States District Court in Rutland, Vermont, to serve seven years in prison after his guilty plea to one count each of distribution of … Continue reading Vermont News: Vermont Man, Hilary Denault-Reynolds Sentenced For Distribution And Possession Of Child Pornography

Vermont News: Poultney Man, Wayne Oddo Sentenced to 24 Months’ Imprisonment for Hosting Out-of-State Drug Dealers at His Residence

Vermont – The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated today that Wayne Oddo, 54, of Poultney, was sentenced to 24 months’ imprisonment by Chief United States District Court Judge Geoffrey W. Crawford sitting in Rutland, Vermont. Chief Judge Crawford also sentenced Oddo to a three-year period of supervised release … Continue reading Vermont News: Poultney Man, Wayne Oddo Sentenced to 24 Months’ Imprisonment for Hosting Out-of-State Drug Dealers at His Residence

Vermont News: Federal Grand Jury Returns Indictment Against Former Vermont Correctional Officer and Inmate for Drug-Related Crimes

Vermont – The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated that on October 4, 2018, a federal grand jury returned an indictment charging Grant Vance and Gregory Paradis with drug-related crimes. The indictment alleges that between early 2018 and June 28 of 2018, Vance and Paradis conspired to distribute buprenorphine, … Continue reading Vermont News: Federal Grand Jury Returns Indictment Against Former Vermont Correctional Officer and Inmate for Drug-Related Crimes

Vermont News: New York City Man, Michael Brockenbaugh Sentenced To 14 Years For Heroin And Crack Cocaine Distribution Conspiracy

Vermont – The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated that United States District Judge Christina Reiss today sentenced Michael Brockenbaugh, 37, of the Bronx, New York, to a 14-year term of imprisonment, followed by five years of supervised release, following Brockenbaugh’s guilty plea to conspiring to distribute more than … Continue reading Vermont News: New York City Man, Michael Brockenbaugh Sentenced To 14 Years For Heroin And Crack Cocaine Distribution Conspiracy

Vermont News: Mexican and Honduran Men Sentenced for their Roles in Smuggling and Transporting Fourteen Illegal Aliens in Derby, Vermont

Vermont – The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated that two persons have been sentenced for their respective roles in the smuggling and transporting of fourteen illegal aliens who traveled on foot from Quebec to Derby, Vermont in October 2017. The two defendants are Alberto Alvarado-Castro, 30, a Mexican … Continue reading Vermont News: Mexican and Honduran Men Sentenced for their Roles in Smuggling and Transporting Fourteen Illegal Aliens in Derby, Vermont

Vermont News: Child Sex Offender, Jason Bonds Sentenced for Possession of Child Pornography

Vermont – The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated that Jason Bonds, 43, of Ascutney, Vermont, was sentenced on October 1, 2018, in United States District Court in Burlington, Vermont, to serve 45 months in prison after his guilty plea to one count of possession of child pornography. U.S. … Continue reading Vermont News: Child Sex Offender, Jason Bonds Sentenced for Possession of Child Pornography

Vermont News: St. George Woman, Carol Philbin Pleads Guilty to Unlawfully Collecting over $93,000 in Deceased Mother’s Social Security Benefits

St. George, Vermont – The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont announced that Carol Philbin, 66, of St. George, Vermont, appeared today in federal district court in Burlington to answer to charges that, following her mother’s death in July 2009, Philbin unlawfully collected $93,345 in Social Security Administration benefits issued … Continue reading Vermont News: St. George Woman, Carol Philbin Pleads Guilty to Unlawfully Collecting over $93,000 in Deceased Mother’s Social Security Benefits

Vermont News: Cabot Man, Jeremy A. Churchill Sentenced to Six Years for Stolen Guns

Vermont – The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated that Jeremy A. Churchill, 38, of Cabot, Vermont, was sentenced today by Chief United States District Court Judge Geoffrey W. Crawford to six years in federal prison for possessing stolen handguns. Churchill pleaded guilty to the stolen firearms charge in … Continue reading Vermont News: Cabot Man, Jeremy A. Churchill Sentenced to Six Years for Stolen Guns

Vermont News: Two Nigerian Men Sentenced For Spearphishing Email Scheme

Vermont – The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated that two Nigerian men were sentenced by Chief United States District Judge Geoffrey Crawford for their role in a conspiracy to steal personal financial information from employees of local governments, including the State of Vermont. Earlier this month, Eneye Dania, … Continue reading Vermont News: Two Nigerian Men Sentenced For Spearphishing Email Scheme

Vermont News: Vermont Attorney General T.J. Donovan Touts Progress on Criminal Justice Reform Initiatives

Vermont Attorney General Donovan to testify before Joint Legislative Justice Oversight Committee MONTPELIER, VT – Vermont Attorney General T.J. Donovan was to  testify Thursday before the Joint Legislative Justice Oversight Committee in support of expungements for low-level offenses, one of the signature issues of his Community Justice Division.  The Community Justice Division has made significant … Continue reading Vermont News: Vermont Attorney General T.J. Donovan Touts Progress on Criminal Justice Reform Initiatives

WATERBURY, Vermont | Ben & Jerry’s, advocacy group: Farm worker program a success

WATERBURY, Vt.  — A farmworker-driven agreement that Ben & Jerry’s signed last year to improve pay and working conditions of laborers on farms that provide the ice cream company milk has been successful, with 72 Northeast farms enrolled and 250 farmworkers covered, the company and a farmworker advocacy group said Wednesday. Ben & Jerry’s signed … Continue reading WATERBURY, Vermont | Ben & Jerry’s, advocacy group: Farm worker program a success

BURLINGTON, Vt | Nurses at Vermont hospital back at work after 2-day strike

BURLINGTON, Vt. — Nurses at Vermont’s largest hospital are back on the job after a two-day strike. The strike of 1,800 nurses from the University of Vermont Medical Center ended at 7 a.m. Saturday after 48 hours. Hospital administrators brought in outside nurses during the strike and say most hospital operations were unaffected by it. … Continue reading BURLINGTON, Vt | Nurses at Vermont hospital back at work after 2-day strike

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vermont | Consumer group sues Ben & Jerry’s over eco-friendly claims

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. — A consumer advocacy group has filed a lawsuit against Ben & Jerry’s alleging the ice cream company misleads consumers about its environmental practices. Vermont Public Radio reports a lawsuit filed Tuesday in Superior Court of the District of Columbia by the Organic Consumers Association claims Unilever, the parent company of Ben … Continue reading SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vermont | Consumer group sues Ben & Jerry’s over eco-friendly claims

Vermont News: Harley Davidson Donated with Proceeds from Vermont Governor Scott Inaugural Gala Raises $35,000 Through Raffle

Montpelier, VT – Vermont Governor Phil Scott announced he will oversee the drawing of the winning raffle ticket for a 2017 Harley Davidson motorcycle on Saturday, June 30 at Green Mountain Harley Davidson in Essex Junction.  Scott purchased the motorcycle using funds raised at his inaugural gala through Vermonters United to Help, a 501 (c)(3) … Continue reading Vermont News: Harley Davidson Donated with Proceeds from Vermont Governor Scott Inaugural Gala Raises $35,000 Through Raffle

Vermont News: Daniel Burgess Imprisoned For Securities Fraud

Vermont – The United States Attorney for the District of Vermont announced that Daniel Burgess, 51, of Stowe, was sentenced in United States District Court in Rutland to 24 months of imprisonment following his guilty plea to a charge of wire fraud. Chief U.S. District Judge Geoffrey Crawford also ordered that Burgess serve a three-year … Continue reading Vermont News: Daniel Burgess Imprisoned For Securities Fraud