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Jordan Dewayne Sentenced to distribute Methamphetamine
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Jordan Dewayne Sentenced to distribute Methamphetamine

Akron Man, Jordan Dewayne Jeffrey Sentenced to 52 Months in Federal Prison for Role in Multi-State Methamphetamine Conspiracy HUNTINGTON, W.V (STL.News) United States Attorney Mike Stuart announced that Jordan Dewayne Jeffrey, 24, of Akron, Ohio, was sentenced to 52 months in federal prison for conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine. “Jeffrey is the latest defendant sentenced for his participation in this meth trafficking network that brought significant amounts of meth into our area from Akron,” said United States Attorney Mike Stuart.  “As a result of the excellent work of many law enforcement agencies, as well as members of my staff, we have made Huntington and Charleston safer by removing dangerous drug dealers from our communities.” Jeffrey previously pled...
West Virginia: Christopher T. Engle sentenced for wire fraud
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West Virginia: Christopher T. Engle sentenced for wire fraud

Berkeley County man, Christopher T. Engle sentenced for wire fraud involving Hearts2Heros organization MARTINSBURG, W.V (STL.News) Christopher T. Engle, of Bunker Hill, West Virginia, was sentenced to 41 months of incarceration for wire fraud, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell announced. Engle, age 30, was the co-owner of Hearts2Heros, a for-profit entity that allegedly was meant to support the military by creating and sending care packages to deployed service members.  Hearts2Heros employees solicited contributions and misrepresented that the organization was a charity. Engle pled guilty in February 2020 to a one-count information, charging him with “Wire Fraud.” Engle admitted that he defrauded donors in the Northern District of West Virginia, taking their donations for Hearts2Heros and u...
California: Robert Lemke Charged With Making Threats
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California: Robert Lemke Charged With Making Threats

California Man, Robert Lemke Charged With Making Threats Directed Against A New York City-Based U.S. Congressman And A Journalist, Citing Their Statements About The Results Of The 2020 Presidential Election (STL.News Audrey Strauss, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, William F. Sweeney Jr., the Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”), and Dermot Shea, the Commissioner of the Police Department for the City of New York (“NYPD”), announced that ROBERT LEMKE was arrested today based on a criminal Complaint filed in Manhattan federal court charging LEMKE with making threatening interstate communications.  LEMKE allegedly sent threatening text messages on January 6, 2021 to family members of a New York City-based...
Virginia: Adam Maxwell Donn Sentenced for Cyberstalking
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Virginia: Adam Maxwell Donn Sentenced for Cyberstalking

Virginia Man, Adam Maxwell Donn Sentenced for Cyberstalking Tulsa Mayor (STL.News) A Virginia man who sent harassing and intimidating emails directed toward Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum and his family was sentenced today in federal court, announced U.S. Attorney Trent Shores. U.S. District Judge Claire V. Eagan sentenced Adam Maxwell Donn, 41, of Norfolk, Virginia, to 15 months in federal prison to be followed by three years of supervised release.  Judge Eagan further ordered the defendant to pay restitution in the amount of $2,380 to the victim. “Words can and do lead to violence.  That was the fear of the Bynum family as they received Adam Donn’s vile and violent threats to inflict harm upon them.  This sentence sends a clear message that there are real life consequences in the form of ...
Martinsburg: Darian Leizear indicted on firearms charge
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Martinsburg: Darian Leizear indicted on firearms charge

Martinsburg man, Darian Leizear indicted on firearms charge MARTINSBURG, W.V (STL.News) Darian Leizear, of Martinsburg, West Virginia, was indicted on a firearms charge, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell announced. Leizear, 23, was indicted on one count of “Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.” Leizear, a person prohibited from having firearms because of a prior conviction, is accused of having a .380 caliber pistol in September 2020 in Berkeley County. Leizear is facing up to 10 years of incarceration and a fine of up to $250,000.  Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed will be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant. Assistant U.S. Attorney Eleanor F. Hurney is prosecuting the case on behalf of the g...
Charlie Manuel Castillo Sentenced for Possessing a Firearm
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Charlie Manuel Castillo Sentenced for Possessing a Firearm

Illegal Alien, Charlie Manuel Castillo Borg from the Dominican Republic Sentenced Today for Unlawfully Possessing a Firearm Related to a Shooting at the Executive Nightclub St. Thomas, USVI (STL.News) Gretchen C.F. Shappert, United States Attorney for the District of the Virgin Islands, announced today that Charlie Manuel Castillo Borg, 27, a citizen of the Dominican Republic with no legal status in the United States, was sentenced to time served in custody.  He has been detained under custody by local and federal authorities since December 31, 2019.  The defendant was also ordered to forfeit the firearm he unlawfully possessed. According to court documents, on December 22, 2019, a shooting occurred at the Executive Night Club, Bar and Restaurant located at Contant #38, St. Thomas. V.I...
U.S. Attorney’s Office Announces Findings Of Investigation
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U.S. Attorney’s Office Announces Findings Of Investigation

U.S. Attorney’s Office Announces Findings Of Investigation Concerning Tribal Ranger-Involved Shooting On Southern Ute Indian Reservation Tribal Ranger’s actions justified as self-defense DURANGO (STL.News) After a thorough investigation, the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Colorado has concluded that there is no legal basis to pursue federal criminal charges against a Southern Ute Tribal Ranger who fatally shot George Sands on November 24, 2020, on the Southern Ute Indian Reservation because the Tribal Ranger’s actions were justified under the legal doctrine of self-defense.  The U.S. Attorney’s Office announced the decision today, after notifying the family of Mr. Sands. “The loss of any life is tragic.  And when it comes at the hands of law enforcement, the FBI a...
Developer Agrees to Mitigate Impacts to Streams and Wetland
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Developer Agrees to Mitigate Impacts to Streams and Wetland

Developer Agrees to Mitigate Impacts to Streams and Wetlands Nearly Decade-long Clean Water Act Dispute Ends (STL.News) A developer and his companies have agreed to effectuate $900,000 in compensatory mitigation, preserve undisturbed riparian areas, conduct erosion-control work on streams, and be subject to a prohibitory injunction to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Water Act (CWA) on property north of Houston, Texas, the Justice Department announced . “substantial settlement involving the unpermitted filling of streams and wetlands, if approved by the court, will draw to a close this long-running Clean Water Act litigation,” said Eric Grant, Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Justice Department’s Environment and Natural Resources Division.  “ agreement serves the publi...
U.S. Attorney Statement on Arrests of Two Western PA Pittsburgh Men
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U.S. Attorney Statement on Arrests of Two Western PA Pittsburgh Men

U.S. Attorney Brady Statement on Arrests of Two Western PA Pittsburgh Men PITTSBURGH (STL.News) Scott W. Brady, United States Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania, issued the following statement today: "The U.S. Attorney’s Office is working closely with the FBI and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia to identify those residents of western Pennsylvania who violated federal law in our nation’s Capitol on January 6. The charges announced today against Jorden Mink and Matthew Perna are the result of this collaboration.  Together with our federal, state and local partners, we will ensure that our community is safe from those who would incite or commit further violent acts.  Such criminal activity will be met with swift justice." SOURCE: USDOJ.Today...
Richard Gilbert Pleads Guilty to Murder-for-Hire Plot
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Richard Gilbert Pleads Guilty to Murder-for-Hire Plot

Richard Gilbert Pleads Guilty to Murder-for-Hire Plot against Assistant United States Attorney Columbia, S.C (STL.News)United States Attorney Peter M. McCoy, Jr., announced today that a federal judge has accepted a guilty plea by Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) inmate Richard Robert Gilbert for a murder-for-hire and retaliation plot against an Assistant United States Attorney and a confidential informant.  The plea calls for Gilbert to serve 262 months, consecutive to the 130-month sentence for which he was already in federal prison. “The U.S. Attorney’s Office will continue to hold accountable those who seek violent retribution against law enforcement officers and those who assist the government,” said U.S. Attorney McCoy.  “We stand united with our law enforcement partners.  We are u...
Springfield: Jason Whitehead Sentenced for Defrauding Companies
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Springfield: Jason Whitehead Sentenced for Defrauding Companies

Springfield Man, Jason Whitehead Sentenced to Prison for Defrauding Companies in Flexible Spending Account Scheme (STL.News) John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that JASON WHITEHEAD, 42, of Springfield, Massachusetts, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Alvin W. Thompson in Hartford to 15 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for defrauding multiple companies through a flexible spending account scheme. According to court documents and statements made in court, Whitehead worked at PayFlex, a company that administered health care and dependent care spending accounts for corporate employees.  PayFlex was acquired by Aetna Inc. in 2011.  Whitehead worked at the PayFlex division until approximately August ...
EDVA and FBI Affirm Commitment to Ensuring Peaceful Inauguration
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EDVA and FBI Affirm Commitment to Ensuring Peaceful Inauguration

EDVA and FBI Affirm Commitment to Ensuring Peaceful Inauguration ALEXANDRIA, VA (STL.News) The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia and the FBI affirmed their commitment today to holding accountable anyone who, in connection with tomorrow’s presidential inauguration, commits acts of violence or otherwise violates federal law in the Eastern District of Virginia, including at the Virginia State Capitol in Richmond. “While the First Amendment protects the right of individuals to assemble peaceably, it does not provide safe harbor to those who engage in repugnant and destructive behavior to violently attack our Nation’s democracy,” said Raj Parekh, Acting United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia.  “Our office—in partnership with federal, state, and...
Texas: Troy Anthony Smocks Charged With Making Threats
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Texas: Troy Anthony Smocks Charged With Making Threats

Texas Man, Troy Anthony Smocks Arrested and Charged With Making Threats Regarding Events at the U.S. Capitol WASHINGTON, D.C (STL.News) A Texas man was charged yesterday and arrested in Texas in connection with making threats regarding the riots at the U.S. Capitol last week. Troy Anthony Smocks, 58, of Dallas, Texas, was charged by criminal complaint with knowingly and willfully transmitting threats in interstate commerce, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 875(c).  He will make an initial appearance this afternoon in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. The affidavit in support of criminal complaint alleges that Smocks traveled to the Washington, D.C., area on January 5, 2021, the day before the illegal rioting.  Smocks used a Parl...
Martin Luther King Jr: MLK/FBI documentary on surveillance
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Martin Luther King Jr: MLK/FBI documentary on surveillance

(STL.News) Shortly after Dr Martin Luther King Jr led the march on Washington, FBI agents were ordered to start following the famed civil rights leader. The extent of the surveillance shocked documentary maker Sam Pollard so much he decided to start digging. He managed to uncover FBI documents, sourced secret White House phone calls and found long forgotten footage of King at the peak of his career. With interviews from King's contemporaries Clarence Jones and Andrew Young, and former FBI agents, MLK/FBI paints a picture which, as Pollard tells the BBC's Alex Stanger, mirrors today's reality. MLK/FBI is available to stream from various video on demand sites. ? YouTube video provided courtesy of BBC News
Wilmington: Justin Stoll charged with online threats
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Wilmington: Justin Stoll charged with online threats

Wilmington man, Justin Stoll charged with online threats, witness tampering regarding his participation in protests at U.S. Capitol CINCINNATI (STL.News) A Wilmington man has been charged federally with making interstate threats and threatening a witness.  The crimes arise from the man’s alleged communications online related to his participation in the Jan. 6, 2021 riots at the United States Capitol. Justin Stoll, 40, was arrested this morning by the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force and appeared in U.S. District Court in Cincinnati, at which time his case was unsealed. According to an affidavit written in support of the criminal complaint pending against Stoll, he used the username “Th3RealHuckleberry” on the app Clapper and on YouTube to post videos related to his participation in ...
Tallahassee: Daniel Baker Arrested For Inciting Violence
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Tallahassee: Daniel Baker Arrested For Inciting Violence

Tallahassee Man, Daniel Baker Arrested For Inciting Violence At The Florida Capitol Building TALLAHASSEE, FL (STL.News) Federal law enforcement agents today arrested Daniel Baker of Tallahassee for transmission, in interstate commerce, of a communication containing a threat to kidnap or to injure.  Baker issued a call to arms for like-minded individuals to violently confront protestors gathered at the Florida Capitol this Sunday.  He specifically called for others to join him in encircling any protestors and confining them at the Capitol complex using firearms.  Lawrence Keefe, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida, announced the arrest. “Extremists intent on violence from either end of the political and social spectrums must be stopped, and they will be stopped,”...
Statement On Federal Law Enforcement’s Safety And Security Efforts
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Statement On Federal Law Enforcement’s Safety And Security Efforts

Statement On Federal Law Enforcement’s Safety And Security Efforts (STL.News) The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Minnesota and its federal law enforcement partners, including the FBI, ATF, U.S. Marshals and Homeland Security Investigations, will devote all our resources to protect public safety throughout the State of Minnesota in the coming days.  Federal law enforcement is leaning forward to both respond to threats of violence and acts of violence and to assist state and local law enforcement to ensure public safety in our communities. We are leveraging additional resources, including an FBI-led 24-hour command post to facilitate information and intelligence sharing across the law enforcement spectrum, in order to achieve this shared goal.  In accordance with our public s...
Federal Court Restrains Toledo Pharmacy and Two Pharmacists
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Federal Court Restrains Toledo Pharmacy and Two Pharmacists

Federal Court Restrains Toledo Pharmacy and Two Pharmacists From Dispensing Opioids or Other Controlled Substances (STL.News) A federal court in Ohio issued a temporary restraining order enjoining a Toledo, Ohio, pharmacy and two of its pharmacists from dispensing opioids and other controlled substances, the Department of Justice announced today. In a civil complaint filed Jan. 6, 2021, and unsealed Jan. 14, 2021, in the Northern District of Ohio, the United States alleges that Shaffer Pharmacy, its pharmacist owner Thomas Tadsen, and pharmacist Wilson Bunton repeatedly dispensed opioids and other controlled substances in violation of the Controlled Substances Act.  The complaint alleges that over a period of several years, the defendants dispensed highly addictive and highly abused pr...