Archive for January, 2013

Capitol Heights Pimp Sentenced to More Than 12 Years in Prison for Sex Trafficking of Minors

January 31, 2013

GREENBELT, MD—Chief U.S. District Judge Deborah K. Chasanow sentenced Dennis Smith, a/k/a Domo, age 31, of Capitol Heights, Maryland, today to 150 months in prison, followed by 10 years of supervised release, for transporting a minor to engage in prostitution and sex trafficking of a minor. The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein and Special Agent in Charge Stephen E. Vogt …click to read more…

Four Canton Men Sent to Prison for Drug Trafficking Involving Rated R Street Gang

January 31, 2013

Four Canton men were sentenced to prison this week for their involvement in a drug trafficking ring in which cocaine, heroin, and crack cocaine were brought into Stark County and distributed by members of the Rated R street gang, said Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, and Stephen D. Anthony, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Cleveland Field Office. Jasmine …click to read more…

East Hampton Man Charged with Placing Fake Bomb in Front of East Hampton Middle School

January 31, 2013

David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Kimberly K. Mertz, Special Agent in Charge of the New Haven Division of the FBI, today announced that a federal grand jury in Hartford returned an indictment yesterday charging Sean Doran, 20, of East Hampton, with one count of intentionally conveying false or misleading information and a hoax by leaving a fake bomb device at the front doors …click to read more…

California Man Pleads Guilty to $80 Million Ponzi Scheme

January 31, 2013

SACRAMENTO, CA—Anthony Vassallo, 33, of Folsom, California, pleaded guilty today for his role in a massive investment fraud scheme that brought in more than $80 million from more than 300 investors, U.S. Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner, FBI Special Agent in Charge Herbert M. Brown, and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Criminal Investigation (CI) Special Agent in Charge Jose Martinez announced. This case is the product of an investigation by the FBI …click to read more…

Leader in Baltimore Heroin Distribution Ring Sentenced to More Than 15 Years in Prison

January 31, 2013

BALTIMORE—U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Blake sentenced Danilo Garcia, age 43, of Bronx, New York, today to 188 months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute heroin and four counts of possession with intent to distribute heroin. The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Special Agent in Charge Stephen E. Vogt …click to read more…

Pharmacist/Pharmacy Owner Sentenced to 17 Years for Health Care Fraud, Drug Offenses

January 31, 2013

A 50-year-old Canton pharmacist who owned and operated 26 pharmacies in the metro-Detroit area was sentenced today to 17 years in prison, U.S. Attorney Barbara L. McQuade announced today. McQuade was joined in the announcement by Robert D. Foley, III, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation; Robert Corso, Special Agent in Charge, Drug Enforcement Administration; and Lamont Pugh, Special Agent in Charge of the Inspector General of the …click to read more…

Lancaster Man Sentenced for Attempting to Receive Child Pornography

January 31, 2013

BUFFALO, NY—U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Joseph Marranca, Jr., 68, of Lancaster, New York, who was convicted of attempted receipt of child pornography, was sentenced to five year in prison and five years’ supervised release by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara. Assistant U.S. Attorney Marie P. Grisanti, who handled the case, stated the defendant posted an ad on Craigslist that read, in part, “looking for …click to read more…

Federal Jury Finds Red Lake Man Guilty of Domestic Assault by a Habitual Offender

January 31, 2013

MINNEAPOLIS—Yesterday in federal court in St. Paul, a trial jury found a 35-year-old Red Lake man guilty of domestic assault involving a woman on the Red Lake Indian Reservation. On January 31, 2012, Brian Gordon Graves was convicted on one count of assault with a dangerous weapon and one count of domestic assault by a habitual offender. This is the second time the United States Attorney’s Office for the District …click to read more…

Biden To Meet Merkel At Start Of European Tour

January 31, 2013

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden is due to hold talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin on February 1, at the start of a tour of Europe. Ahead of their talks, Biden called for Iran to return to negotiations over its nuclear program in an interview with the German “Sueddeutsche Zeitung” newspaper. Biden repeated U.S. offers of direct talks, but warned Tehran the diplomatic window would not remain open …click to read more…

Ruffwear Introduces New Advancements in Performance Dog Gear for… 

January 31, 2013

Bend, Oregon (PRWEB) February 01, 2013 Ruffwear, the leading producer of high performance dog gear, unveils new products for the spring season with a focus on proprietary webbing construction and streamlined manufacturing processes to minimize post-industrial waste. The spring lineup includes a redesign of the Approach Pack™, Swamp Cooler™ cooling vest, Top Rope™ Collar, and the Lunker™ and Hovercraft™ toys. All-new for spring are the Slackline™ Leash and the martingale-style …click to read more…