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New York; Former CEO Louis Lluberes And CFO Of Temporary Staffing Company Charged

New York; Former CEO Louis Lluberes And CFO Of Temporary Staffing Company Charged In Manhattan Federal Court With Scheme To Defraud Bank And Investors Of More Than $500 Million By Fraudulently Boosting Revenues | USAO-SDNY(STL.News) – Audrey Strauss, the Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and William F. Sweeney Jr., the Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”), announced today the unsealing of an Indictment in Manhattan federal court charging LOUIS LLUBERES, a/k/a “Luis Lluberes,” MOISES LLUBERES, MARIA AGUILAR, a/k/a “Maria Hewitt,” and MARIA LOPEZ with conspiracy to commit wire and bank fraud, wire fraud, bank fraud, and conspiracy to commit money laundering stemming from their years-long scheme t

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Nevada; Ryan McGuire sentenced in methamphetamine trafficking case

(STL.News) – A Nevada man convicted of trafficking methamphetamine after an investigation in which he distributed the drug during an undercover purchase was sentenced today to five years in prison and four years of supervised release, U.S. Attorney Kurt Alme said.After a two-day trial in November, a jury found Ryan McGuire, 39, of Mound House, Nevada, guilty of conspiracy to distribute meth and distribution of meth.U.S. District Judge Susan P. Watters presided.At trial, the prosecution presented evidence that DEA agents learned in May 2016 that a Billings woman, Angela Killen, was selling pills.  In September 2016, an undercover agent met with Killen, who indicated she could introduce him to a source for meth.  The agent purchased hydromorphone pills from Killen and paid a referral fee for...

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Newark, N.J; District of New Jersey Announces Charges in Health Care Fraud

Newark, N.J; District of New Jersey Announces Charges in Health Care Fraud Cases as Part of Nationwide Federal Law Enforcement Effort(STL.News) – Six individuals have been charged in New Jersey for their roles in a massive nationwide prescription medication and durable medical equipment telemedicine scheme, and three others admitted their roles in three other health care fraud cases.  The announcements are part of a federal law enforcement effort to crack down on health care fraud nationwide.U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito, District of New Jersey, announced charges against six people: Mark Belter, 46, of North Ridgeville, Ohio; David C. Laughlin, Jr., 46, of Buckeye, Arizona; Stephen Luke, 52, of Phoenix, Arizona, were charged by complaint with conspiracy to violate the Anti-Kickback Statute

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Philadelphia; Robert McCabe Charged with Defrauding Family and Friends

Philadelphia; Robert McCabe Charged with Defrauding Family and Friends Out of Over $1 Million by Selling Them Worthless Stock(STL.News) – United States Attorney William M. McSwain announced that Robert McCabe, 76, of Bangor, PA, was charged by Information with multiple counts of securities fraud, mail fraud, and wire fraud in connection with an extensive fraudulent investment scheme.According to court documents filed today, between September 2010 and July 2020, the defendant stole more than $1,000,000 from more than 50 family members and friends, including former fraternity brothers, by claiming that his company, McCabe Properties, Inc., owned close to two million shares of something he called “founders shares” of a well-known pharmaceutical company. He offered those “shares” to his victim

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IA; Butler County Man Michael Limkemann Pleads Guilty to Gun Charge

IA; Butler County Man Michael Limkemann Pleads Guilty to Gun Charge(STL.News) – A man who illegally possessed a gun pled guilty September 24, 2020, in federal court in Sioux City.Michael Limkemann, 35, Clarksville, IA, was convicted of illegal possession of a firearm as a felon and user of controlled substances. Limkemann was previously convicted of felony drug and weapons crimes which made it illegal for him to possess a gun.At the plea hearing, Limkemann admitted that sometime in either May or September 2019, Limkemann had given a .22 rifle to another drug user.  Limkemann further admitted to possessing the .22 rifle while he was a user of methamphetamine and marijuana.Sentencing before United States District Court Chief Judge Leonard T. Strand will be set after a presentence report is p

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Iowa; Corvelous Devontae Caston Sentenced to Federal Prison for Unlawfully Possessing a Gun

Iowa; Corvelous Devontae Caston Sentenced to Federal Prison for Unlawfully Possessing a Gun and Methamphetamine(STL.News) – A Waterloo man who unlawfully possessed a firearm and possessed methamphetamine with the intent to distribute was sentenced on September 28, 2020, to almost four years in federal prison.Corvelous Devontae Caston, age 30, from Waterloo, Iowa, received the prison term after a March 4, 2020 guilty plea to possession of a firearm by a prohibited person and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine after having previously been convicted of a felony drug offense.Information disclosed at sentencing showed that, on September 11, 2019, Caston was the backseat passenger of a car stopped by police. As officers approached the car, Caston opened his door and fled on foo

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Savannah, Ga; Jeffrey Parker admits concocting ‘intricate scheme’ to frame a former acquaintance

Savannah, Ga; Jeffrey Parker admits concocting ‘intricate scheme’ to frame a former acquaintance for breach of privacy in health care(STL.News) – A Richmond Hill man has admitted that he created fake email addresses and concocted other information to falsely accuse a former acquaintance of committing violations of patient privacy.Jeffrey Parker, 43, pled guilty in U.S. District Court to one count of False Statements, said Bobby L. Christine, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia.  The charge carries a possible sentence of up to five years in federal prison.“Jeffrey Parker tried to portray himself as a ‘whistleblower’ while attempting to frame a former acquaintance,” said U.S. Attorney Christine.  “This fake complaint not only caused potential harm for an innocent victim, but i

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Connecticut; Yasil Santos Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison for Distributing Fentanyl

Connecticut; Yasil Santos Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison for Distributing Fentanyl and Crack(STL.News) – John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that Yasil Santos, also known as “Lilo,” 25, of Hartford, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Vanessa L. Bryant in Hartford to 60 months of imprisonment, followed by four years of supervised release, for distributing fentanyl and crack cocaine.According to court documents and statements made in court, this matter stems from an investigation conducted by the FBI’s Northern Connecticut Violent Crimes Gang Task Force and Hartford Police Department’s Vice and Narcotics Division into the trafficking of narcotics and associated violence in Hartford’s South End by members and associates of the Almighty Lat

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Denver; Jenaireo Wade Sentenced To 5 Years In Federal Prison For Possession Of A Firearm

Denver; Jenaireo Wade Sentenced To 5 Years In Federal Prison For Possession Of A Firearm During A Drug Trafficking Crime | Usao-co(STL.News) – United States Attorney Jason R. Dunn announced that Jenaireo Wade of Colorado Springs was sentenced to serve 60 months (5 years) in federal prison followed by 3 years on supervised release for possession of a 9mm pistol during a drug trafficking crime.  The Denver Division of the FBI joined in this announcement.According to the stipulated facts contained in Wade’s plea agreement, on November 1, 2018, Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) Officers and agents from the FBI were investigating the robbery of a Colorado Springs bank and, while surveilling a local building thought to be related to the robbery, saw Wade go back and forth between his car

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Jackson, TN; Ryan Decker Sentenced to 17 Years for Distributing Methamphetamine

Jackson, TN; Ryan Decker Sentenced to 17 Years for Distributing Methamphetamine(STL.News) – Ryan Decker, 37, of Union City, TN, has been sentenced to 210 months in federal prison for conspiracy to distribute Methamphetamine. U.S. Attorney D. Michael Dunavant announced the sentence today.According to information presented in court, in 2018, the Weakley County Sheriff’s Department executed a search warrant at a residence on Maywood Drive in Martin, Tennessee.  Officers recovered a small quantity of methamphetamine, along with four firearms.  As a result, the investigation expanded to target multiple co-defendants, including Decker.On August 1, 2018, Decker delivered two ounces of methamphetamine to an agreed upon location, and was taken into custody.  Decker provided a Mirandized statement t

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National Health Care Fraud and Opioid Takedown Results in Charges Against 345 Defendants

National Health Care Fraud and Opioid Takedown Results in Charges Against 345 Defendants Responsible for More than $6 Billion in Alleged Fraud Losses | OPA(STL.News) – Acting Assistant Attorney General Brian C. Rabbitt of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, Assistant Director Calvin Shivers of the FBI’s Criminal Investigative Division, Deputy Inspector General Gary Cantrell of the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (HHS-OIG) and Assistant Administrator Tim McDermott of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) today announced a historic nationwide enforcement action involving 345 charged defendants across 51 federal districts, including more than 100 doctors, nurses and other licensed medical professionals.These defendants have been charged with sub

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Kingsley Field firefighters save local homes from catastrophic fire

CHILOQUIN, OR (AFNS)(STL.News) Kingsley Field firefighters returned from helping a neighboring community fight a wildland fire, Sept. 21.In the late evening of Sept. 7, the Kingsley Field Fire Department, part of the 173rd Fighter Wing of the Oregon Air National Guard, received a dispatch call for assistance for a wildland fire burning near Chiloquin, a neighboring community north of the small town in the southwest corner of Oregon.For one firefighter, that meant a wake-up call just after 1 a.m., something he said is totally routine at a fire station.  When he and two other Kingsley Firefighters arrived at the Two Four Two Fire north of Klamath Falls, it was anything but routine.“That’s the worst fire I have ever seen in 20 years of firefighting in Oregon,” said Rees Thomas, a Kingsley fir

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Montgomery Police’s Concern for Missing Glenmont Teenager Alvaro Alexander Garcia

Montgomery County, Maryland (STL.News) Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Special Victims Investigations Division (SVID) are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing teenage male from the Glenmont area.Alvaro Alexander Garcia, age 15, Of Georgian Way, has been reported as missing by his family.Alvaro Garcia is approximately 5’ 07” tall and weighs approximately 130 pounds. He has brown eyes and black hair.  He was last seen wearing a black hoodie, black sweatpants, and black shoes.Police and family are concerned for Garcia’s welfare.Anyone with information about Alvar Alexander Garcia’s whereabouts is asked to call the police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000 (24-hour line).CLICK to VIEW SOURCE Source link

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President Donald J. Trump Approves Emergency Disaster Declaration for Louisiana

WASHINGTON, DC (STL.News) FEMA announced that federal emergency aid has been made available to the state of Louisiana to supplement state, local, tribal and territorial response efforts to the emergency conditions in the area affected by Tropical Storm Laura and Hurricane Marco beginning on Aug. 22, 2020 and continuing.The President’s action authorizes FEMA to coordinate all disaster relief efforts which have the purpose of alleviating the hardship and suffering caused by the emergency on the local population, and to provide appropriate assistance for required emergency measures, authorized under Title V of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, to save lives, to protect property, public health and safety, and to lessen or avert the threat of a catastrophe.Spe

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