US Department of Justice

June 15, 2021

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Acting U.S. Attorney Reminds Seniors to be Vigilant NASHVILLE (STL.News) Acting U.S. Attorney Mary Jane Stewart today, reminded the elderly and those responsible for their care to be cautious and vigilant in their financial and healthcare affairs to prevent them from becoming victims of scams...

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June 15, 2021

Soldiers Charged With Alien Smuggling

Soldiers charged with alien smuggling LAREDO, TS (STL.News) Two Fort Hood active duty soldiers are set to make appearances in federal court today on allegations they attempted to smuggle two undocumented Mexican citizens to San Antonio, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Jennifer B. Lowery. Emmanuel Oppongagyare, 20, and Ralph Gregory Saint-Joie,...

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June 15, 2021

Escalona Recognizes World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

U.S. Attorney Escalona Recognizes World Elder Abuse Awareness Day BIRMINGHAM, AL (STL.News) Today, U.S. Attorney Prim Escalona recognizes World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.  This day provides an opportunity for the Department of Justice and the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Alabama to raise awareness of the...

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June 15, 2021

16th annual World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Georgia celebrates 16th annual World Elder Abuse Awareness Day ATLANTA (STL.News) Acting U.S. Attorney Kurt R. Erskine joins the entire Department of Justice to observe the 16th Annual World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.  The Department echoes voices around the world condemning...

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June 15, 2021

Avalos Pleads Guilty to Attempted Possession of Cocaine

Sun Valley, California Man, Pedro Avalos Pleads Guilty to Attempted Possession of Six Kilograms of Cocaine with Intent to Distribute Defendant Received Large Quantities of Cocaine Shipped to him Hidden in Record Players Baltimore, MD (STL.News) Pedro Avalos, age 33, of Sun Valley, California, pleaded guilty today to attempted possession...

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June 15, 2021

Alleged Gang Members Charged With Drug Trafficking

Alleged Gang Members Charged With Drug Trafficking (STL.News) Nine alleged members of the “Hogg Life” gang have been charged with federal drug crimes, announced Acting U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas Prerak Shah. The defendants were indicted last Wednesday.  Several of them made their initial appearances before U.S....

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June 15, 2021

U.S Files Suit Against California Skilled Nursing Chain

United States Files Suit Against California Skilled Nursing Chain and its Owner for Allegedly Paying Illegal Kickbacks to Physicians (STL.News) The United States filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California yesterday under the False Claims Act against Paksn Inc.; Prema Thekkek, one of...

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June 15, 2021

Gibson: Shirley Ann Taylor Sentenced For Embezzling

Shirley Ann Taylor sentenced for embezzling more than half a million dollars from employer Defendant also must pay restitution AUGUSTA, GA (STL.News) The former office manager for an Augusta medical practice has been sentenced after admitting she stole more than half a million dollars from the business. Shirley Ann Taylor,...

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June 15, 2021

Haverhill: Soto-Martinez Pleads Guilty to Fentanyl Trafficking

Massachusetts Man, Alvaro Soto-Martinez Pleads Guilty to Fentanyl Trafficking CONCORD (STL.News) Alvaro Soto-Martinez, 35, of Haverhill, Massachusetts pleaded guilty in federal court on Monday to possession of fentanyl with the intent to distribute, Acting United States Attorney John J. Farley announced today. According to court documents and statements made in...

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June 14, 2021

Claymont: Crest Sentenced for Selling Fake Oxycodone Pills

Claymont Man, Charles Crest Sentenced to Over 10 Years in Federal Prison for Selling Fake Oxycodone Pills that Contained Fentanyl WILMINGTON, DE (STL.News) A Claymont, Delaware man was sentenced today to over 10 years in federal prison for possessing fake oxycodone pills containing fentanyl with intent to distribute. According to...

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June 14, 2021

EOUSA/USAO Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

EOUSA/USAO Equal Employment Opportunity Policy (STL.News) It is the policy of the United States Attorneys’ offices (USAOs) and the Executive Office for United States Attorneys (EOUSA) to provide an inclusive and equitable workplace free of discrimination and harassment and to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) solely based on merit.  In...

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June 14, 2021

Jupiter: Rylie Plummer Pleads Guilty to Child Pornography

Jupiter Man, Coltin Rylie Plummer Pleads Guilty to Child Pornography Charges Miami, FL (STL.News) A 28-year-old man from Jupiter, Florida has pled guilty in federal district court in Ft. Pierce to producing and distributing pornography involving children as young as 12-years-old. According to court documents, from approximately November 2019 through...

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