Posted on: May 21, 2020 Posted by: Admin Comments: 0

California Couple Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli in College Admissions Case Agrees to Plead Guilty

California Couple Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli in College Admissions Case Agrees to Plead Guilty (STL.News) – Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli have agreed to plead guilty to conspiracy charges in connection with securing the fraudulent admission of their two children to the University of Southern California as purported athletic recruits. Loughlin, 55, and Giannulli, 56, both of Los Angeles, Calif., will plead guilty before U.S. District Court Judge Nathaniel…

Posted on: May 21, 2020 Posted by: Admin Comments: 0

Lexington Man Billy J. Earls Pleads Guilty to Escaping Federal Custody

(STL.News) – A Lexington man, Billy J. Earls, 35, pleaded guilty in federal court on Thursday, before U.S. District Judge Karen K. Caldwell, to escaping federal custody. In his guilty plea agreement, Earls admitted that he absconded from a residential confinement center, where he had been sentenced to serve 18 months for a supervised release violation.  Earls was confined to Dismas Charities, a residential center located in Fayette County, to…

Posted on: May 21, 2020 Posted by: Admin Comments: 0

Toledo man Thomas Daniel Johnson indicted for distribution of child pornography

Toledo man Thomas Daniel Johnson indicted for distribution of child pornography and exploitation of a minor (STL.News) – The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Ohio announced today that a federal grand jury returned a two-count indictment charging  Thomas Daniel Johnson , age 34, of Toledo with sexual exploitation of a minor and receipt and distribution of child pornography. According to the criminal complaint filed in the matter,…

Posted on: May 21, 2020 Posted by: Admin Comments: 0

Paterson Man Jhensel Jimenez-Taveras Sentenced to 37 Months in Prison

Paterson Man Jhensel Jimenez-Taveras Sentenced to 37 Months in Prison for Role in Drug Trafficking and Money Laundering Operation (STL.News) – A Paterson, New Jersey, man was sentenced to 37 months in prison for his role in a drug trafficking/money laundering organization that operated throughout northern New Jersey, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Jhensel Jimenez-Taveras, 27, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Susan D. Wigenton to an information charging…

Posted on: May 21, 2020 Posted by: Admin Comments: 0

Cleveland man Christian Ferguson indicted for attempted plot to kidnap law enforcement

(STL.News) – The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Ohio announced today that a federal grand jury returned a two-count indictment charging Christian Stanley Ferguson, age 20, of Cleveland, Ohio with attempted kidnapping.  Ferguson was arrested on May 8, 2020, for an attempted plot to ambush and kidnap law enforcement officers responding to a false distress call. “Christian Ferguson was actively planning to ambush, kidnap, and even kill…

Posted on: May 21, 2020 Posted by: Admin Comments: 0

Toledo couple Sherry-Ann Jenkins and Dr. Oliver H. Jenkins indicted for fraudulent medical care scheme

Toledo couple Sherry-Ann Jenkins and Dr. Oliver H. Jenkins indicted for fraudulent medical care scheme (STL.News) – A federal grand jury in Toledo, Ohio returned a four-count indictment today charging Sherry-Ann Jenkins, age 55, and Dr. Oliver H. Jenkins, age 57, both formerly of Ottawa Hills, Ohio, on one count each of conspiracy, mail fraud, wire fraud, and health care fraud in connection with their development and operation of the…

Posted on: May 21, 2020 Posted by: Admin Comments: 0

Wethersfield Man Fabio Vargas-gonzalez Charged with Trafficking Fentanyl

(STL.News) – John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Brian D. Boyle, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration for New England, today announced that a federal grand jury in New Haven returned an indictment yesterday charging Fabio Vargas-gonzalez, 44, of Wethersfield, with trafficking fentanyl. As alleged in court documents, the DEA’s Hartford Task Force developed information that Vargas-Gonzalez was involved in narcotics…

Posted on: May 21, 2020 Posted by: Admin Comments: 0

Defendant Craig German sentenced to prison for stealing aircraft trade secrets now faces charges for lying

(STL.News) –A North Carolina man who took part in a conspiracy to steal design information from aircraft companies faces additional prison time after his indictment for lying to the court while being sentenced and for lying to the FBI. Craig German, 59, of Kernersville, N.C., was indicted by a grand jury in U.S. District Court on charges of Perjury and False Statements to a Government Agency, said Bobby L. Christine,…

Posted on: May 21, 2020 Posted by: Admin Comments: 0

Luke Avery Platero from To’Hajiilee charged with aggravated assault for beating man

Luke Avery Platero from To’Hajiilee charged with aggravated assault for beating man with baseball bat in Indian Country (STL.News) – Luke Avery Platero, 29, appeared in federal court today on a criminal complaint charging him with assault resulting in serious bodily injury in Indian Country. According to the complaint, Platero committed the offense on May 10 in Cibola County, New Mexico.  Platero allegedly threw a rock at the victim hitting…

Posted on: May 21, 2020 Posted by: Admin Comments: 0

Former Philadelphia Judge of Elections Domenick J. Demuro Convicted of Conspiring

Former Philadelphia Judge of Elections Domenick J. Demuro Convicted of Conspiring to Violate Civil Rights and Bribery (STL.News) – A former Judge of Elections has been convicted for his role in accepting bribes to cast fraudulent ballots and certifying false voting results during the 2014, 2015, and 2016 primary elections in Philadelphia. Domenick J. Demuro, 73, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty during a sealed proceeding on March 16, 2020, before…

Posted on: May 21, 2020 Posted by: Admin Comments: 0

Customs and Border Protection Announces Continued Temporary Closures – Small Boating Locations

BUFFALO, NY (STL.News) Based on the President’s determination, as part of U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP’s) continued effort to combat the spread of COVID-19 via travel across our borders, we are assisting Health and Human Services in implementing their authority under Title 42, U. S. Code 265 in accordance with existing Title 8 authority and prohibiting the entry of certain persons into the United States.  Therefore, the Buffalo Field…

Posted on: May 21, 2020 Posted by: Admin Comments: 0

Customs and Border Patrol Officers Apprehend Port Runner, Seize Meth Pills

CHAMPLAIN, NY (STL.News) Tuesday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers assigned to the Champlain Port of Entry apprehended a 37-year-old Canadian Citizen who failed to stop for inspection. CBP officers assigned to the Champlain Port of Entry observed a passenger vehicle with Quebec registration plates approaching the primary inspection at a high-rate of speed.  The vehicle, a Hyundai Elantra then failed to stop for inspection, proceeded past officers and…