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Federal-Justice (2) Newsletter for Wednesday July 03, 2013


Federal-Justice (2) Newsletter for Wednesday July 03, 2013 ( 81 items )  

'No Witness, No Justice implemented in Kingston
KINGSTON, Jamaica, July 2 -- The U.S. Embassy issued the following news release: On Wednesday, June 26, 2013 the U.S. Embassy's Public Affairs Officer, Yolonda Kerney along with representatives from the Public Affairs Section handed over advanced electronic equipment to the Holy Trinity High School, to facilitate the school's designation as the Kingston base of the "No Witness No Justice" (NWNJ) Civic Education and Social Media Program. Items delivered include a Camcorder, iPads, and the NWNJ  more

10th Street Gang Member Sentenced on RICO Charge
BUFFALO, N.Y., July 1 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Western District of New York issued the following news release: U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Michael Hernandez, 24, of Buffalo, N.Y., who was convicted of Racketeering Influenced Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Conspiracy, was sentenced to 57 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara. Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph M. Tripi, who is handling the case, stated that from 2000 to 2010, the defendant was  more

Barry Diller To Pay $480,000 Civil Penalty For Violating Antitrust Premerger Notification Requirements
WASHINGTON, July 2 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's Antitrust Division issued the following news release: Corporate investor Barry Diller will pay a $480,000 civil penalty to settle charges that he violated premerger reporting and waiting requirements when he acquired voting securities of The Coca Cola Company, the Department of Justice announced today. The Justice Department's Antitrust Division, at the request of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), filed a civil antitrust lawsuit toda  more

Barry Diller to Pay $480,000 to Settle FTC Allegations Related to Premerger Filing Requirements
WASHINGTON, July 2 -- The Federal Trade Commission issued the following news release: Corporate investor Barry Diller has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that he violated the agency's premerger filing requirements, and will pay a $480,000 civil penalty. The Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Act requires that parties notify the FTC and the Department of Justice of most large transactions that affect commerce in the United States. After doing so, parties must observe a waiting perio  more

Buffalo Man Sentenced for Drug Trafficking
BUFFALO, N.Y., July 1 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Western District of New York issued the following news release: U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that David Long, 32, of Buffalo, N.Y., who was convicted of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine, was sentenced to eight years in prison and four years supervised release by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara. Assistant United States Attorney Mary Clare Kane, who handled the case, s  more

Burlington Man Pleads Guilty to Selling More Than $600,000 in Stolen Merchandise
BOSTON, July 2 -- The U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts issued the following news release: A Burlington man pleaded guilty today to shoplifting more than $600,000 worth of merchandise from retail stores in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, then selling it on Ebay's Half.com website. John C. Strang, 67, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Rya W. Zobel to interstate transportation of stolen property. From at least 2007 through 2013, Strang shoplifted large quantities of  more

Canadian National Pleads Guilty to Conspiring to Provide Material Support to the Tamil Tigers
BROOKLYN, N.Y., July 2 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York issued the following news release: Earlier today, defendant Suresh Sriskandarajah pleaded guilty in federal court in Brooklyn, New York, to conspiring to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization, the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam ("LTTE"), also known as the Tamil Tigers, in connection with his attempt to procure sophisticated military technology, including submarine and warship design softw  more

Caroline County Man Sentenced For Stealing Property from the Goddard Space Flight Center
GREENBELT, Md., July 2 -- The U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland issued the following news release: U.S. District Judge Paul W. Grimm sentenced Brandon Scott Gauss, age 28, of Preston, Maryland today to a year and a day followed by three years of supervised release for stealing government property from the Goddard Space Flight Center, part of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Judge Grimm also ordered that Gauss pay restitution of $11,574.35 to the U.S. governm  more

CEO of Orange County Mortgage Lender Sentenced to 41 Months in Federal Prison in Ponzi Scheme
SANTA ANA, July 1 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's Federal Bureau of Investigation's Los Angeles Field Office issued the following news release: The CEO of an Orange County-based mortgage banking and financial services firm was sentenced today to 41 months in federal prison for operating a Ponzi scheme that collected more than $6.7 million from more than two dozen victims, announced Andre Birotte, Jr., the United States Attorney in Los Angeles, and Bill L. Lewis, the Assistant Director in   more

Charleston Woman with Detroit Pill Ties Pleads Guilty to Federal Oxycodone Charge
CHARLESTON, W.Va., July 2 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of West Virginia issued the following news release: A Charleston woman with ties to a Detroit pill supplier pleaded guilty today to a federal oxycodone charge, announced U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin. Christy Stevens, 31, pleaded guilty in federal court in Charleston to conspiracy to distribute oxycodone. On July 6, 2011, police conducted a traffic stop of Stevens' vehicle. During a search of the vehicle, offic  more

Charlotte Armed Career Criminal Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Firearms Violations
CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 2 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina issued the following news release: Chief U.S. District Frank D. Whitney sentenced a Charlotte armed career criminal to 20 years in prison for firearms violations, announced Anne M. Tompkins, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina. Shirley Ingram, Jr., a/k/a Rahim, 56, of Charlotte, was also sentenced to three years of supervised release following his prison term. Wayne L. Dixie, Specia  more

Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx Sworn in as 17th U.S. Secretary of Transportation
WASHINGTON, July 2 -- The U.S. Department of Transportation issued the following news release: Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx was sworn in as the nation's 17th Secretary of Transportation by Judge Nathaniel Jones in a private ceremony at U.S. Department of Transportation headquarters at 11 a.m. today. The ceremony was attended by Foxx's wife, Samara, and their two children, Hillary and Zachary, and used a Bible belonging to Secretary Foxx's great-grandparents, Peter and Ida Kelly. Secretary Fox  more

Chief Executive Officer and President of Investment Fund Plead Guilty in Manhattan Federal Court to Orchestrating Nearly $10 Million Dollar Fraud Scheme
NEW YORK, July 2 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York issued the following news release: Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that ABDUL WALJI and RENIERO FRANCISCO, the Chief Executive Officer and President, respectively, of Arista LLC ("Arista"), a California investment fund, pled guilty today in Manhattan federal court to defrauding and misappropriating nearly $10 million from more than 35 investors by misrepresent  more

Citizen of El Salvador Sentenced to Prison for Illegally Reentering U.S. after Deportation
NEW HAVEN, Conn., July 2 -- The U.S. Attorney for the District of Connecticut issued the following news release: Deirdre M. Daly, Acting United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that MAURICIO ARTURO MADRID, also known as Mauricio Nava-Morales, 35, a citizen of El Salvador, was sentenced yesterday by United States District Judge Janet C. Hall in New Haven to six months of imprisonment for illegally reentering the United States after he was deported. According   more

Clean Air Act Citizen Suit Notice Posted in Federal Register
WASHINGTON, July 3 -- The Federal Register posted the following notice from the Environmental Protection Agency: Proposed Consent Decree, Clean Air Act Citizen Suit A Notice by the Environmental Protection Agency on 07/03/2013 This article has a comment period that ends in 30 days (08/02/2013) Submit a formal comment Publication Date: Wednesday, July 03, 2013 Agency: Environmental Protection Agency Dates: Written comments on the proposed consent decree must be received by Augus  more

Co-Owners of Hemet Food Market Indicted On Charges of Obstructing Labor Department Investigation into Failure to Pay Overtime
RIVERSIDE, Calif., July 2 -- The U.S. Attorney for Central District of California issued the following news release: Two brothers who owned and managed the El Toro Market in Hemet have been charged by a federal grand jury in a scheme to obstruct a United States Department of Labor investigation that determined they failed to pay overtime to more than a dozen employees. Jafar "Jeff" Rahman, 44, of San Jacinto, the general manager of the store, was arrested at the store this morning without   more

Columbus Man Sentenced To 72 Months in Marijuana and Cocaine Distribution Case
COLUMBUS, Ohio, July 2 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio issued the following news release: James E. Johnston, a/k/a "Monk," 50, of Columbus was sentenced to 72 months in prison, five years of supervised release, a $1,000 fine, and ordered to forfeit three real estate properties located in Columbus for his role in distributing marijuana and cocaine in the Columbus, Ohio area. Carter M. Stewart, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, Kathy A. Enstrom,  more

Connecticut Man Charged with Receiving Child Pornography
BOSTON, July 2 -- The U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts issued the following news release: A Connecticut man was in U.S. District Court in Springfield today after being charged with receiving child pornography. Emil Kaufman, 21, of Hamden, Conn. was charged and arrested on June 26 in a criminal complaint with receipt of child pornography. Kaufman worked as a photographer of youth sports teams and as a photographer and website designer for a summer camp for children with learn  more

Conspiracy, Fraud and Other Charges Filed Against Pair from Northeast Ohio in 84-Count Indictment
CLEVELAND, July 2 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio issued the following news release: A pair from Northeast Ohio were named in an 84-count superseding indictment, charged with a variety of schemes that resulted in a loss of more than $43,000, said Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio. Charged are Angelique Bankston, 41, of South Euclid, Ohio, and Jocelyn Hale, 31, of Cleveland. Bankston and Hale were each charged with one c  more

CyTerra Corporation Agrees to Pay $1.9 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations
WASHINGTON, July 2 -- The U.S. Department of Justice issued the following news release: CyTerra Corporation has agreed to pay the federal government $1.9 million to resolve civil liability arising from its failure to provide the U. S. Department of the Army with accurate, complete and current cost or pricing data for its sales of mine detectors, the Justice Department announced today. CyTerra, headquartered in Waltham, Mass., manufactures equipment, including portable mine detectors, used by   more

Cyterra Corporation Agrees to Pay $1.9 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations
BOSTON, July 2 -- The U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts issued the following news release: CyTerra Corporation has agreed to pay the federal government $1.9 million to resolve civil liability arising from its failure to provide the United States Department of the Army with accurate, complete, and current cost or pricing data for its sales of mine detectors, the Justice Department announced today. CyTerra, headquartered in Waltham, manufactures equipment, including portable mine   more

Defendant Pleads Guilty to Health Care Fraud in Connection with HIV Infusion Clinic
MIAMI, July 2 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida issued the following news release: Wifredo A. Ferrer, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, Michael B. Steinbach, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Miami Field Office and Christopher B. Dennis, Special Agent in Charge, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General (HHS-OIG), announced that defendant Jorge Alipio Perez Villa pleaded guilty yes  more

Detroit Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Oxycodone Charge
CHARLESTON, W.Va., July 2 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of West Virginia issued the following news release: A man who drove an acquaintance from Detroit to Charleston in July 2011 in connection with an oxycodone scheme pleaded guilty today to a federal drug charge, announced U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin. Terry Martin, 20, of Detroit, pleaded guilty in federal court in Charleston to aiding and abetting the possession of oxycodone with intent to distribute. On July 8,   more

Detroit Man Sentenced To More Than 3 Years in Prison on Federal Drug Possession Charge
HUNTINGTON, W.Va., July 1 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of West Virginia issued the following news release: A Detroit drug dealer who stored firearms, illegal narcotics and cash at his Huntington residence in October 2011 was sentenced on July 1 to three years and one month in prison, announced U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin. Dwjuan Strickland, also known as "Freak" and "Mitch," 37, of Detroit, previously pleaded guilty in April to possession with intent to distribute   more

Development and Pilot Training of Curriculum Cooperative Agreement Solicitation Notice Posted in Federal Register
WASHINGTON, July 3 -- The U.S. Department of Justice published the following notice in the Federal Register from the National Institute of Corrections: Solicitation for a Cooperative Agreement-Development and Pilot Training of a Curriculum for Pretrial Justice System Stakeholders A Notice by the National Institute of Corrections on 07/03/2013 ACTION Solicitation For A Cooperative Agreement. SUMMARY The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is soliciting proposals from organ  more

Eleven Individuals Sentenced During the Month of June for Federal Supervised Release Violations
WHEELING, W.Va., July 2 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of West Virginia issued the following news release: United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced that during the month of June, 2013, eleven (11) individuals had their supervised release revoked for violating terms and conditions imposed by the United States District Court. WHEELING DIVISION REVOCATIONS (Judge Frederick P. Stamp, Jr.) CALVIN SPEARS, age 32, of Wheeling, was sentenced to 18 months imp  more

Eugene Woman Sentenced To Prison for Selling More Than 5,000 Illegally Obtained Sprint Cellphones through the Internet
EUGENE, Ore., July 3 -- The U.S. Attorney for the District of Oregon issued the following news release: On January 8, 2013, Tamara Diane Brown, 41, of Eugene, Oregon, pleaded guilty to one count of mail fraud in U.S. District Court in Eugene, admitting her involvement in a scheme to sell illegally obtained cellphones through the internet. Today she was sentenced to 21 months in federal prison and ordered to pay restitution to the victim. Brown admitted that while working as an employee of   more

Ex-head of San Diego Customs Brokers Association Sentenced for Evading Duties on Millions Worth of Foreign-Made Goods
SAN DIEGO, July 1 -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement issued the following news release: The former president of the San Diego Customs Brokers Association and his corporation have been sentenced for their role in a multimillion dollar commercial fraud scheme to evade paying import duties on goods they imported into the United States. The sentencing is the result of a four-month wiretap investigation led by special agents with U.S. Immigra  more

Federal Charges Filed in Overland Park Bank Robbery
KANSAS CITY, Kan., July 2 -- The U.S. Attorney for the District of Kansas issued the following news release: Federal charges have been filed alleging a 35-year-old man armed with a hatchet robbed a bank in Overland Park, Kan., U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said today. Derek T. Brownlee, 35, Kansas City, Mo., was charged with one count of bank robbery. A criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Kansas City, Kan., alleged that on July 1, 2013, Brownlee robbed the Metcalf Bank at 7800  more

Federal Inmates Indicted for Having Marijuana in Prison
CLEVELAND, July 2 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio issued the following news release: Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, announced today that a federal grand jury returned indictments charging two people with possession of contraband in prison. One indictment charges that on or about August 7, 2012, while an inmate in Federal Correctional Institute Elkton, Jason D. Melton, age 32, possessed marijuana in violation of federal  more

Fifty-Five Hospitals to Pay U.S. More Than $34 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations Related to Kyphoplasty
BUFFALO, N.Y., July 2 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Western District of New York issued the following news release: U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that 55 hospitals located throughout 21 states have agreed to pay the United States a total of more than $34,000,000 to settle allegations that the health care facilities submitted false claims to Medicare for kyphoplasty procedures. Kyphoplasty is a minimally-invasive procedure used to treat certain spinal fractures that often  more

Fifty-Five Hospitals to Pay U.S. More Than $34 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations Related to Kyphoplasty
WASHINGTON, July 2 -- The U.S. Department of Justice issued the following news release: Fifty-five hospitals located throughout twenty-one states have agreed to pay the United States a total of more than $34 million to settle allegations that the health care facilities submitted false claims to Medicare for kyphoplasty procedures, the Justice Department announced today. Kyphoplasty is a minimally-invasive procedure used to treat certain spinal fractures that often are due to osteoporosis.   more

Florida Man Indicted For $4 Million Bank Fraud Related to Massillon Construction Project
CLEVELAND, July 2 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio issued the following news release: A Florida man was indicted on four counts for a scheme in which he defrauded Fifth Third Bank out of approximately $4 million, said Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio. Russell W. Spitz, age 75, owned and operated his company, Vision Power Systems, out of the Jacksonville, Florida area, where is currently residing. He was indicted on one cou  more

Former Bank President Stephen Henry Sentenced to Two Years, Ordered to Pay $2.4 Million in Restitution
MEMPHIS, Tenn., July 2 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee issued the following news release: Stephen Henry, 46, of Memphis, was sentenced Friday to 24 months in prison and ordered to pay $2,424,000 in restitution as a result of his guilty plea to one count of misapplication of bank funds, announced U.S. Attorney Edward L. Stanton III. Henry was serving as president and CEO of Oakland Deposit Bank, which was owned by his family. According to information revealed duri  more

Former CFO Agrees to Settle Charges of Evading Internal Controls to Pay for Unauthorized Travel and Entertainment Expenses
WASHINGTON, July 2 -- The Securities and Exchange Commission issued the following litigation release: The Securities and Exchange Commission announced today that Subramanian Krishnan (Krishnan), the former Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Digi International, Inc. (Digi), has agreed to settle the Commission's civil action against him. The Commission's complaint, filed September 28, 2012, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, alleges that Krishnan engaged in conduct which re  more

Former Employee Sentenced To Over Three Years in Prison for Embezzling Funds from Labor Union
BALTIMORE, July 2 -- The U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland issued the following news release: U.S. District Judge George L. Russell III sentenced Cora Carper, age 32, of Churchton, Maryland, today to 37 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for embezzling from a labor union's political action committee. Judge Russell also entered an order that Carper pay $495,286 in restitution, the amount remaining from what she embezzled. Carper's family previously paid $7,  more

Former Fugitive Sentenced on Fraud Charges
LYNCHBURG, Va., July 2 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Virginia issued the following news release: A man who was a fugitive from justice for more than a year was sentenced this morning in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Lynchburg on a variety of fraud charges. James Gordon Fields, 47, whose last known address is unknown, pled guilty earlier this year to two counts of bank fraud, one count of making a false statement in relation to a  more

Former Housekeeper Gets Prison for Stealing and Using Employer's Identity
COLUMBIA, S.C., July 2 -- The U.S. Attorney for the District of South Carolina issued the following news release: United States Attorney Bill Nettles stated today that SHIRLEY ANN ROGERS, age 51, of Greenville, South Carolina , was sentenced today in federal court in Anderson by Senior United States District Judge G. Ross Anderson, Jr , to six and one half months in prison (the period of time that ROGERS has been in pretrial confinement) for fraudulently using another person=s debit card with  more

Former Massachusetts Attorney Charged with Recording Fraudulent Federal Tax Lien Releases and with Bank Fraud
BOSTON, July 1 -- The U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts issued the following news release: A Braintree man was charged in an indictment unsealed today with tax and bank fraud violations, primarily for recording and attempting to record false and fraudulent federal tax lien releases on properties he owned, and attempting to obtain a bank loan by fraud. John C. McBride, 64, formerly of Marblehead and Edgartown, was charged in an Indictment with endeavoring to obstruct and imped  more

Former Shreveport Cardiology Center Office Manager Sentenced for Bank Fraud
SHREVEPORT, La., July 2 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Louisiana issued the following news release: United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced today that Vongphanet J. "Joe" Siharath, 40, of Bossier City, La., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Elizabeth E. Foote to 41 months in prison with five years of supervised release for bank fraud. He was also ordered to pay $1,057,949 in restitution. According to evidence presented at the guilty plea, Siharath ad  more

Fresno AG Marijuana Grower Sentenced
FRESNO, Calif., July 1 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of California issued the following news release: Shavane Bouasangouane, 44, of Fresno, was sentenced today to four years and nine months in prison for his involvement in a large marijuana cultivation operation on agricultural land in Fresno County, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced. Bouasangouane was also ordered to register as a drug offender. According to court documents, Bousangouane was involved in t  more

FTC Halts Allegedly Phony Mortgage Relief Scheme
WASHINGTON, July 2 -- The Federal Trade Commission issued the following news release: The Federal Trade Commission filed suit in federal court to halt a mortgage relief scheme that allegedly deceived and preyed on distressed homeowners by charging them $2,000 to $4,000 based on bogus foreclosure rescue claims. The defendants allegedly falsely claimed they would provide legal help to save consumers' homes from foreclosure and lower their mortgage payments, then charged them up-front fees in  more

Haughton Man Sentenced To 10 Years in Prison for Possessing Child Pornography
SHREVEPORT, La., July 1 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Louisiana issued the following news release: U.S. Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced today that John James William Bonacci, Sr., 70, of Haughton, La., was sentenced before U.S. District Judge Elizabeth E. Foote, to 10 years in prison and a lifetime of supervised release for possessing child pornography. According to court documents, authorities searched Bonacci's home on Feb. 17, 2012 in connection with a child mo  more

Highlands Ranch Man Found Guilty Of Human Trafficking and Other Offenses
DENVER, July 1 -- The U.S. Attorney for the District of Colorado issued the following news release: Kizzy Kalu, age 49, of Highlands Ranch, was found guilty today of 89 counts of mail fraud, visa fraud, human trafficking and money laundering by a federal jury, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Colorado announced. The four week jury trial was before Chief U.S. District Court Judge Marcia S. Krieger. The jury deliberated for approximately a day and a half before reaching its verdic  more

Hogsett Announces Bank Fraud, Tax Evasion Charges Against Indianapolis Woman
INDIANAPOLIS, July 2 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana issued the following news release: In early 2012, United States Attorney Joseph H. Hogsett announced a redoubling of federal efforts to combat fraud, waste and abuse on the part of public officials and those in positions of trust within the private sector. Today, Hogsett announced more results in this ongoing effort with the filing of federal charges against Michele Spurgeon, age 58, of Indianapolis. She is accused  more

HUD Charges Minnesota Property Owner With Discriminating Against Single Mother And Her Daughter
WASHINGTON, July 2 -- The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development issued the following news release: The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)announced today that it is charging a Jackson, Minnesota, landlord with violating the Fair Housing Act for allegedly refusing to rent an apartment to a woman and her young daughter. HUD's charge (http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/documents/huddoc?id=13hudvstrom.pdf) alleges that the owner refused to rent to the family because he   more

ICE Deports MS-13 Gang Member Wanted For 4 Murders in El Salvador
HOUSTON, July 2 -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement issued the following news release: A Salvadoran MS-13 gang member who is wanted in his native country for his role in four murders, was turned over to authorities in El Salvador Friday by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).This removal is the latest result of stepped up collaborative efforts to locate Salvadoran criminal fugitives in the United States and return them to El Salva  more

Informational: Federal Court Arraignment
BILLINGS, Mont., July 1 -- The U.S. Attorney for the District of Montana issued the following news release: The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Billings, on June 28, 2013, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Carolyn S. Ostby, the following individual was arraigned: BLAYNE KYLE BRADY, a 22-year-old resident of Lame Deer, appeared on a charge of assault resulting in serious bodily injury. He is currently detained. If convicted of this charge, BRADY f  more

International Trade Commission Issues Notice Regarding Certain Products Having Laminated Packaging, Laminated Packaging, and Components Thereof
WASHINGTON, July 2 -- The U.S. International Trade Commission issued the following notice: In the Matter of CERTAIN PRODUCTS HAVING LAMINATED PACKAGING, LAMINATED PACKAGING, AND COMPONENTS THEREOF Investigation No. 337-TA-874 NOTICE OF COMMISSION DECISION NOT TO REVIEW AN INITIAL DETERMINATION TERMINATING THE INVESTIGATION AS TO ONE RESPONDENT ON THE BASIS OF A SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT AGENCY: U.S. International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: Notice is hereby give  more

International Trade Commission Issues Notice Regarding Certain Sintered Rare Earth Magnets, Methods of Making Same and Products Containing Same
WASHINGTON, July 2 -- The U.S. International Trade Commission issued the following notice: In the Matter of CERTAIN SINTERED RARE EARTH MAGNETS, METHODS OF MAKING SAME AND PRODUCTS CONTAINING SAME Investigation No. 337-TA-855 NOTICE OF COMMISSION DETERMINATION NOT TO REVIEW AN INITIAL DETERMINATION GRANTING A JOINT MOTION TO TERMINATE THE INVESTIGATION AS TO RESPONDENTS DR. FRITZ FAULHABER GMBH & CO. KG AND MICROMO ELECTRONICS, INC. BASED UPON A SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT AGENCY: U.S. In  more

Inviting Rural Business Enterprise Grant Program Applications for Grants to Provide Technical Assistance for Rural Transportation Systems Notice Posted in Federal Register
WASHINGTON, July 3 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture published the following notice in the Federal Register from the Rural Business-Cooperative Service: Inviting Rural Business Enterprise Grant Program Applications for Grants To Provide Technical Assistance for Rural Transportation Systems A Notice by the Rural Business-Cooperative Service on 07/03/2013 Action Notice. Summary The Rural Business-Cooperative Service (RBS), an Agency within the U.S. Department of Agriculture   more

Jordanian Pleads Guilty to Marrying Two Women to Evade Immigration Laws
LAFAYETTE, La., July 1 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Louisiana issued the following news release: United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced today that Emad Edin Yousef Abdallah, 29, of Jordan, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Richard T. Haik to marriage fraud. According to evidence presented at the guilty plea, the defendant admitted that he entered into two fraudulent marriages to change his immigration status and evade the immigration laws of   more

Jury Finds Mexican Woman Guilty in Meth Conspiracy
HOUSTON, July 2 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Texas issued the following news release: Rosalva Reyna-Llamas, 30, of Monterrey, Mexico, has been found guilty on all counts as charged - conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, possession with intent to distribute and importation of methamphetamine, United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson announced today. Reyna-Llamas was arrested on Feb. 2, 2013, at the Gateway to the Americas Bridge International Port of Entry Br  more

Kansas Department of Transportation to Pay $477,500 Penalty to Settle Violations of Clean Water Act at Three Construction Sites
LENEXA, Kan., July 2 -- The Environmental Protection Agency issued the following news release: The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) has agreed to pay a $477,500 civil penalty to settle alleged violations of the Clean Water Act at three road construction sites that are located near Lawrence, Manhattan, and Pleasanton, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today. EPA Region 7 inspected the U.S. Highway 69 project near Pleasanton in November 2008, the U.S. Highway 59 pr  more

Lexington Man Indicted on Child Pornography Charges
CLEVELAND, July 2 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio issued the following news release: A federal grand jury returned a three-count indictment charging Peter J. Schmidt, age 26, of Lexington, Ohio, with producing, distributing and possessing child pornography, said Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio. The indictment charges on or about July 7, 2006, and July 8, 2006, Schmidt used, persuaded, induced, enticed and coerced a minor  more

Man Charged with Making False Statements
CLEVELAND, July 2 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio issued the following news release: A grand jury returned a two-count indictment charging Cleven Thomas, aka Cleveland Thomas, age 69, with one count of making false statements in application for a passport and one count of making false statements to a federal agency, said Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio. The indictment charges that on or about January 28, 2013, Thomas kno  more

Manhattan U.S. Attorney and FBI Assistant Director-in-Charge Announce Arrest of Former Vice President of High-End Jewelry Company for Stealing Over $1 Million of Jewelry
NEW YORK, July 2 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York issued the following news release: Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and George Venizelos, the Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation ("FBI"), today announced the arrest of INGRID LEDERHAAS-OKUN, a former Vice President of Product Development at a high-end jewelry company, for stealing over $1.3 million worth of jewelry   more

Mexican National Sentenced For Drug Crime in Connection with Aryan Knights Investigation
BOISE, Idaho, July 2 -- The U.S. Attorney for the District of Idaho issued the following news release: U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced today that Rigoberto Carrasco, 37, a Mexican national, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge to 110 months in prison followed by five years of supervised release for conspiring to distribute methamphetamine. Carrasco pleaded guilty to the charge on April 10, 2013. In court, Carrasco admitted that he became involved in the ongoing distr  more

Minnesota Man Pleads Guilty to Engaging in a Sex Trafficking Conspiracy
WASHINGTON, July 2 -- The U.S. Department of Justice issued the following news release: The Justice Deparment announced today that Andre James Hertzog, 29, of St. Paul, Minn. pleaded guilty to participating in a sex trafficking conspiracy.Hertzog pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota. During his plea hearing, Hertzog admitted that from April 2011 to August 2012, he and a co-conspirator, Nicole Bramer, of St. Paul, Minn., engaged in a scheme to recruit two youn  more

Modensto Man Sentenced to over 12 Years Imprisonment for Drug Trafficking and Firearms Offenses
FRESNO, Calif., July 1 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of California issued the following news release: Jaime Ornelas, 39, of Modesto, California was sentenced to 151 months in prison by the Honorable Anthony W. Ishii, U.S. District Court Judge, for being a felon in possession of a firearm and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, announced United States Attorney, Benjamin B. Wagner. According to Court documents, on August 13, 2012, California Highway Patrol o  more

Montgomery County Crack Dealer Sentenced To 20 Years in Prison
GREENBELT, Md., July 2 -- The U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland issued the following news release: U.S. District Judge Roger W. Titus sentenced Kevin Anthony Walker, age 43, of Germantown, Maryland, today to 20 years in prison followed by five years of supervised release for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute crack cocaine. Judge Titus also ordered Walker to pay a fine of $7,000, and to forfeit $5,800 in cash and jewelry seized from his residence on Decemb  more

Morrison Man Pleads Guilty To Possession of Destructive Devices
DENVER, July 1 -- The U.S. Attorney for the District of Colorado issued the following news release: Richard Lawrence Sandberg, age 35, of Morrison, Colorado, pled guilty late last week before U.S. District Court Judge Philip A. Brimmer to two counts of possession of firearms (which includes destructive devices) which are not registered in the National Firearm Registration and Transfer Record, United States Attorney John Walsh and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Special Age  more

Multi-Kilogram Cocaine Trafficker Enters Guilty Plea
MACON, Ga., July 2 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia issued the following news release: Michael J. Moore, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, announces that Bertin Rivera, age 43, of Lumber City, Georgia, entered a plea of guilty today to conspiring to possess with the intent to distribute 382 kilograms of cocaine. The plea was entered in the United States District Court in Macon, Georgia, before the Honorable C. Ashley Royal. As part of his gui  more

Nampa Man Sentenced for Possessing Sawed-Off Shotgun
BOISE, Idaho, July 2 -- The U.S. Attorney for the District of Idaho issued the following news release: Safet Miljkovic, 34, of Nampa, Idaho, was sentenced today in United States District Court to 37 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for possessing an unregistered firearm, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge also ordered Miljkovic to forfeit the firearm. On April 11, 2013, Miljkovic pleaded guilty to count one of the indic  more

National Prevalence and Scope of Police-Led Diversion Programs Request for Comments Notice Posted in Federal Register
WASHINGTON, July 3 -- The U.S. Department of Justice published the following notice in the Federal Register: Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed New Collection; Comments Requested: Police-Led Diversion Programs: National Prevalence and Scope A Notice by the Justice Department on 07/03/2013 ACTION 60 Day Notice. The Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) will be submitting the following information collection request to  more

Palm Beach County Man Sentenced in Identity Theft Tax Refund Fraud Scheme
MIAMI, July 2 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida issued the following news release: Wifredo A. Ferrer, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, Paula A. Reid, Special Agent in Charge, U.S. Secret Service (USSS), and Michael J. DePalma, Acting Special Agent in Charge, Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI), announced that defendant Fednol Pierre, 34, of West Palm Beach, was sentenced today to 34 months in prison, to be followed by 3  more

Pittsburgh Man Pleads Guilty to Drug Charges
PITTSBURGH, July 1 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania issued the following news release: A Pittsburgh resident pleaded guilty in federal court to charges of violating federal narcotics laws, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today. Donald Lyles a/k/a Chief, 39, pleaded guilty to two counts before United States District Judge David S. Cercone. In connection with the guilty plea, the court was advised that on or about April 25, 2013, Lyles posses  more

Restaurateur Pleads Guilty to Income Tax Evasion
PITTSBURGH, July 1 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania issued the following news release: A resident of Presto, Pa., pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of federal income tax evasion, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today. Donald J. DeBlasio pleaded guilty to one count before United States District Judge David S. Cercone. In connection with the guilty plea, the court was advised that, as owner of DeBlasio's, the defendant engaged in th  more

San Fernando Valley Woman Sentenced to 5 Years in a Multi-Million Dollar Real Estate Ponzi Scheme
LOS ANGELES, July 2 -- The U.S. Attorney for Central District of California issued the following news release: A San Fernando Valley real estate agent and self-described real estate investor was sentenced yesterday afternoon to five years in federal prison and remanded into custody for her offenses. Celia Gallardo, 42, of North Hills, was sentenced in the fraud case by United States District Court Judge Dean D. Pregerson. During the sentencing hearing, Judge Pregerson described the frau  more

SEC Charges Armand R. Franquelin and Martin A. Pool with Violations of the Federal Securities Laws
WASHINGTON, July 2 -- The Securities and Exchange Commission issued the following litigation release: On, July 2, 2013, the Securities and Exchange Commission filed a civil injunctive action against Armand R. Franquelin (Franquelin) and Martin A. Pool (Pool), alleging that Franquelin and Pool violated the federal securities laws in connection with the sale of securities by The Elva Group, LLC (Elva Group). Judith E. Franquelin, wife of Armand R. Franquelin, was named as a relief defendant.   more

Several Arrested in Large Scale Methamphetamine Conspiracy
HOUSTON, July 2 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Texas issued the following news release: An extensive methamphetamine trafficking organization has been dealt a large blow with the indictment of eight individuals on federal drug conspiracy charges, United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson announced today. The indictment, returned under seal June 5, 2013, arose as a result of a two-year investigation culminating in arrests this morning. "The illegal distribution of methamphe  more

Sevierville Developer Receives Five Year Sentence For Wire And Bank Fraud Conspiracy And Money Laundering In $6 Million Mortgage Fraud Scheme
KNOXVILLE, Tenn., July 1 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Tennessee issued the following news release: Jeffrey Whaley, 49, of Sevierville, Tenn., was sentenced on July 1, 2013, by the Honorable Thomas W. Phillips, U.S. District Court Judge, to serve five years in prison for his May 2012 federal convictions for wire fraud, bank fraud, money laundering, all arising from a mortgage fraud scheme. Whaley's sentencing today followed his co-defendant and Sevierville title attorney Je  more

St. Landry Parish School Board Member Pleads Guilty to Bribery Conspiracy
LAFAYETTE, La., July 1 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Louisiana issued the following news release: United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced today that St. Landry Parish School Board member John Miller, 72, of Opelousas, La., pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Richard T. Haik to one count of conspiracy to commit bribery. According to evidence presented at the guilty plea, Miller admitted that he and fellow St. Landry Parish School Board member Quincy Ri  more

State Department Conducts Daily Press Briefing, July 2
WASHINGTON, July 2 -- The U.S. Department of State issued the following transcript of the daily press briefing by Jen Psaki, Spokesperson: 1:21 p.m. EDT MS. PSAKI: Hi, everyone. QUESTION: Welcome back. MS. PSAKI: Thank you. QUESTION: Welcome back. MS. PSAKI: Thank you. I don't have anything at the top, so let's get to what's on your minds. QUESTION: Can you bring us up to date on what this building or the Secretary is doing in relation to developments in Egypt? I do realize   more

Ten Individuals Sentenced in Federal Court
ELKINS, W.Va., July 2 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of West Virginia issued the following news release: Ten individuals were recently sentenced in United States District Court in Elkins by Chief Judge John Preston Bailey. United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced that: CHRISTOPHER WAYNE WILLIAMS, age 39, of Mill Creek, West Virginia, was sentenced to 70 months imprisonment to be followed by three years of supervised release. WILLIAMS entered a plea of g  more

The U.S. Department of State Issues Public Schedule for July 3
WASHINGTON, July 3 -- The U.S. Department of State issued the daily appointment list: SECRETARY JOHN KERRY Secretary Kerry has no public events **** DEPUTY SECRETARY BILL BURNS 10:00 a.m. Deputy Secretary Burns attends a meeting at the White House. (MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE) 4:00 p.m. Deputy Secretary Burns meets with Jordan Royal Court Chief Fayez Tarawneh, at the Department of State. (CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE) UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS WENDY SHERMAN   more

Thornton Man Pleads Guilty and Is Sentenced for Assaulting a Spirit Airlines Flight Attendant
DENVER, July 2 -- The U.S. Attorney for the District of Colorado issued the following news release: Evan Nathaniel Castle, age 24, of Thornton, Colorado, pled guilty to and was sentenced yesterday for misdemeanor assault of a Spirit Airlines flight attendant, United States Attorney John Walsh and FBI Denver Special Agent in Charge Thomas Ravenelle announced. On April 8, 2013, Castle was a passenger on Spirit Airlines Flight 562 en route from Las Vegas, Nevada to Denver International Airpo  more

Trover Health System of Madisonville, Kentucky Pays $1,162,837 to Settle False Claims Allegations
LOUISVILLE, Ky., July 2 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky issued the following news release: Trover Health System of Madisonville, Kentucky has voluntarily entered into a settlement with the United States of America to pay $1,162,837.00 to settle allegations that it submitted false claims in violation of the Federal False Claims Act, announced the Office of Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services and David J. Hale, United States Attorney for th  more

Two Charged With Illegally Reentering the United States
CLEVELAND, July 2 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio issued the following news release: Two people were indicted on unrelated cases of illegal reentering the United States following deportation, said Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio. One indictment alleges that Yobany Teofilo Gonzalez-Velasquez, 37, is undocumented and was previously removed or deported from the United States to Guatemala on February 12, 2009, subsequent to   more

Undocumented Alien Sentenced to over 7 Years Imprisonment for Drug Trafficking Offenses
FRESNO, Calif., July 1 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of California issued the following news release: Salvador Valencia-Galvan, 45, of Washington, was sentenced to 87 months imprisonment by the Honorable Anthony W. Ishii, U.S. District Court Judge, for possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance, announced United States Attorney, Benjamin B. Wagner. According to Court documents, on June 22, 2012, California Highway Patrol conducted a traffic stop on a vehicl  more

Virginia Charter Boat Captain Sentenced for Illegal Harvest of Striped Bass
NORFOLK, Va., July 2 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia issued the following news release: Raymond Carroll Webb, 54, of White Stone, Va., and his company, Peak Enterprises, were both sentenced to a three-year term of probation and were ordered to pay a $3,000 fine and $1,000 in restitution to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for trafficking in illegally-harvested striped bass. The $3,000 fine was directed to the Lacey Act reward account which p  more




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