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Missouri Woman Charged with Making Twitter Threats

KANSAS CITY, Mo. Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that Safya Roe Yassin, 38, of Buffalo, Missouri, was charged today with communicating threats of violence over the Internet.

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Kansas City Man, Woman Charged with Bank Robbery

KANSAS CITY, Mo. Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Kansas City, Mo.

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Jefferson City Man Sentenced for Distributing, Possessing Child Pornography

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Jefferson City, Mo.

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Reward Up to $25,000 for Recovery of Stolen Andy Warhol Paintings

The FBI announced today a reward of up to $25,000 for information leading to the recovery of artwork stolen from the Springfield Art Museum at 1111 East Brookside Dr.

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Guard, Inmates Charged with Smuggling Drugs into CCA Leavenworth Detention Center

KANSAS CITY, KAN. - U. S. Attorney Barry Grissom Monday announced federal charges alleging a guard joined with two inmates and four people outside prison to smuggle methamphetamine, synthetic marijuana, and alcohol and cigarettes to inmates in the CCA Leavenworth Detention Center.

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Raytown Man Indicted for Child Pornography

KANSAS CITY, Mo. Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Raytown, Mo.

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Former Branch Manager of Bank in Manhattan Sentenced for Embezzlement

TOPEKA, KAN. - The former branch manager of a bank in Manhattan, Kan. , was sentenced Wednesday to 27 months in federal prison for embezzlement, U.

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Hollister Sex Offender Sentenced to 20 Years for Child Pornography

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that a convicted sex offender in Hollister, Mo.

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Four Indicted for Meth Conspiracies in Jasper, Greene Counties

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that four individuals were indicted by a federal grand jury today in two separate and unrelated conspiracies to distribute methamphetamine in Jasper County, Mo.

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Arkansas Man Sentenced for Armed Robberies of Bank, 11 Other Businesses in Five States

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Bella Vista, Ark.

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Two Men Charged with Armed Robbery After Shoot-Out with Law Enforcement Results in Fatality

KANSAS CITY, Mo. Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that two men were charged in federal court today for the armed robbery of a Walgreens in Blue Springs, Mo.

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Former Greene County Sheriff’s Deputy Charged with Possessing Child Pornography

<a href="/usao-wdmo/file/811231/download" target="_blank" type="application/pdf; length=2354169">jones_complaint. pdf</a> (2. 25 MB)SPRINGFIELD, Mo. Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that a former Greene County, Mo.

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Two Kansas City Men Indicted for Armed Bank Robbery, Illegal Firearms

KANSAS CITY, Mo. Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that two Kansas City, Mo.

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Retired High School Teacher Pleads Guilty to Attempting to Engage in Illicit Sex with a Minor

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a retired high school teacher in Sedalia, Mo.

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Columbia Man Sentenced for Six Bank Robberies

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Columbia, Mo.

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Former Greene County Sheriff’s Deputy Pleads Guilty to Child Pornography Charges

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that a former Greene County, Mo.

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Mission Hills Woman Pleads Guilty to Impeding the IRS by Lying About Cayman Islands Businesses

KANSAS CITY, Mo. Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Mission Hills, Kan.

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Two Topeka Men Sentenced for Illegal Firearms

KANSAS CITY, Mo. Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that two Topeka, Kan.

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Raymore Man Indicted for Armed Bank Robbery

KANSAS CITY, Mo. Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Raymore, Mo.

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Indictment: Wichita Man Committed Four Bank Robberies and Robbery at Jewelry Store

WICHITA, KAN. - A federal grand jury indicted a Wichita man Wednesday on charges of committing four bank robberies and a robbery at a jewelry store, U.

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Former Bank Teller Sentenced for $83,000 Embezzlement

WICHITA, KAN. - A former Labette County bank clerk was sentenced Wednesday to three years on probation, including eight months home confinement, and ordered to pay full restitution for embezzling more than $83,000 from the bank where she worked, Acting U.

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Kansas Woman Charged with Transferring Firearm to Convicted Felon in Hesston Shooting

WICHITA, KAN. A criminal charge filed Friday alleges a Kansas woman unlawfully transferred guns to a convicted felon who was killed Thursday in a shootout with police in Hesston, Kan.

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Two Men and a Woman Charged with Robbing Stilwell Bank

KANSAS CITY, KAN. - Two men and a woman were charged here today in a federal criminal complaint alleging they robbed a bank, engaged in a high-speed chase with a 19-month-old child in their car, and fired at police officers who were pursuing them, U.

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Topeka Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Carjacking, Robbery

TOPEKA, KAN. - A Topeka man was sentenced Wednesday to federal prison for carjacking and robbery, U. S. Attorney Barry Grissom.

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Former Kansas City Attorney Pleads Guilty to $1.2 Million Fraud Scheme

KANSAS CITY, Mo. Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a former Kansas City, Mo.

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New Mexico Man Sentenced to 20 Years for Sexual Exploitation of a Child

KANSAS CITY, Mo. Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that an Albuquerque, New Mexico, man was sentenced in federal court today for transporting a 13-year-old victim from Henry County, Mo.

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South Carolina Man Pleads Guilty to Sexual Exploitation of Kansas Girl

WICHITA, KAN. - A South Carolina man pleaded guilty Thursday to federal charges of sexually exploiting a Kansas girl, Acting U.

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Former Economic Development Employee Sentenced for Receiving Child Pornography

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a former employee of the South Central Ozarks Council of Governments was sentenced in federal court today for receiving child pornography on his worksite computer.

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Springfield Sex Offender Sentenced to 15 Years for Child Pornography

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a prior sex offender in Springfield, Mo.

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Indictment Unsealed Charging Wichita Police Lieutenant with Wire Fraud

WICHITA, KAN. - An indictment unsealed here today charges a Wichita police lieutenant with making fraudulent reports so she would be paid for working a part-time job while she was on duty, U.

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Kansas City Man Sentenced to 15 Years for Child Pornography

KANSAS CITY, Mo. Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Kansas City, Mo.

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Odessa Woman Pleads Guilty to $924,000 Bank Fraud

KANSAS CITY, Mo. Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that an Odessa, Mo.

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Warrensburg Man Indicted for Producing Child Pornography

KANSAS CITY, Mo. Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Warrensburg, Mo.

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Battlefield Man Pleads Guilty to Child Pornography

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that a Battlefield, Mo.

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Former Fort Leonard Wood Man Charged with Sexually Abusing a Child

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Brattleboro, Vt.

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Indictment: Former Fort Riley Nurse Stole Fentanyl from Hospital

TOPEKA, KAN. - A former Fort Riley nurse was indicted Wednesday on charges of stealing fentanyl, a powerful painkiller, U.

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Former High School Teacher Pleads Guilty to Distributing Child Pornography

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a former teacher at St.

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Neosho Man Pleads Guilty to Child Pornography

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Neosho, Mo.

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Odessa Man Sentenced to 15 Years for Child Pornography

KANSAS CITY, Mo. Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that an Odessa, Mo.

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Kansas Couple Sentenced for Fraud on SBA Loans

KANSAS CITY, KAN. A Kansas couple was sentenced Monday for fraudulently obtaining loans from the Small Business Administration, U.

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Neosho Man Indicted for Producing Child Pornography

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that a Neosho, Mo.

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Kansas City Man Pleads Guilty to Airport Bomb Hoax

KANSAS CITY, Mo. Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Kansas City, Kan.

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Topeka Woman Sentenced for $416,000 Embezzlement

TOPEKA, KAN. - A Topeka woman was sentenced Monday to 18 months for embezzling from her employer, U. S.

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Former State Magistrate Judge Pleads Guilty to Embezzling $24,000

WICHITA, KAN. A former state district magistrate judge in southeast Kansas pleaded guilty Monday to embezzling approximately $24,000, U.

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Kansas Man Pleads Guilty to Robbing Bank in Prairie Village

KANSAS CITY, KAN. A Kansas man pleaded guilty Wednesday to robbing a bank in Prairie Village, U. S.

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Mother Pleads Guilty to ID Theft When She Fled the Country with Daughters

KANSAS CITY, KAN. s signature on official documents when she fled to Europe with her daughters, U. S. Attorney Barry Grissom said Tuesday.

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Springfield-Area Business Owner, Son Sentenced for $5.5 Million Fraud Scheme

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that the owner of several Springfield, Mo.

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Second St. Joseph Business Owner Pleads Guilty to Solar Company’s $1.4 Million Fraud Scheme

KANSAS CITY, Mo. Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a second owner of a solar energy installation company in St.

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Topeka Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Armed Robbery

TOPEKA, KAN. A Topeka man was sentenced Tuesday to 43 months in federal prison for taking part in an armed robbery, U.

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Kansas City Business Owner Pleads Guilty to $100,000 Fraud Scheme

KANSAS CITY, Mo. Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that the owner of a Kansas City, Mo.

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Man, Woman Indicted for Armed Bank Robberies, Hold-Ups at Kansas City Businesses

KANSAS CITY, Mo. Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that a Kansas City, Mo.

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Former Branson EMT Sentenced to 21 Years for Producing Child Pornography

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a former Branson, Mo.

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Kansas Man Pleads Guilty in Plot to Explode Car Bomb at Fort Riley in Manhattan, Kansas

John T. Booker Jr. , 21, of Topeka, Kansas, pleaded guilty today to attempting to detonate a vehicle bomb on the Fort Riley military base in Manhattan, Kansas.

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Texas Woman Sentenced to 20 Years for Meth Conspiracy

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Brownsville, Texas woman and a Joplin, Mo.

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Longtime Saline County Sheriff Pleads Guilty to Stealing $79,000 in Public Funds

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that the former Saline County, Mo.

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Kansas City Man Pleads Guilty to Armed Craigslist Robberies

KANSAS CITY, Mo. Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Kansas City, Mo.

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Kansas City, Kansas Man Charged with 11 Additional Counts Related to Kidnapping Three Victims

KANSAS CITY, Mo. Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that a Kansas City, Kan.

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Greenwood Home Builder Indicted for Mortgage Fraud

KANSAS CITY, Mo. Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that a Greenwood, Mo.

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Former IRS Employee Sentenced for $326,000 Fraud Scheme, Identity Theft

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a former employee of the Internal Revenue Service was sentenced in federal court today for using stolen identities in a scheme to receive $326,000 in fraudulent tax refunds.

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Fifth Defendant Pleads Guilty to Armed Robbery Conspiracy

KANSAS CITY, Mo. Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Kansas City, Mo.

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Former Bank Branch Manager Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement, False Tax Return

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that the former branch manager of a Mountain Grove, Mo.

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Former Christian County Sheriff Sentenced for Stealing Public Money, Money Laundering

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that the former sheriff of Christian County, Mo.

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Houston, Missouri Woman Pleads Guilty to Sister’s Murder-for-Hire

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Houston, Mo.

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Retired High School Teacher Charged with Attempting to Engage in Illicit Sex with a Minor

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a retired high school teacher in Sedalia, Mo.

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New Haven Man Indicted for Attempting to Entice a Minor for Illicit Sex

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that a New Haven, Mo.

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Man Pleads Guilty to Thayer Bank Robbery

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a man who earlier robbed a bank in Tennessee pleaded guilty in federal court today to also robbing a bank in Thayer, Mo.

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Kansas City, Kansas Man Charged with Kidnapping Three Victims, Carjacking, Firearms Violations

KANSAS CITY, Mo. Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that a Kansas City, Kan.

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Clinton Man Pleads Guilty to Distributing Child Pornography

KANSAS CITY, Mo. Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Clinton, Mo.

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Indictment Unsealed Charging One More Defendant in Kidnapping, Murder of Junction Woman

TOPEKA, KAN. An indictment unsealed in federal court here Thursday charges one more defendant with kidnapping and killing a Junction City woman, U.

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Kansas City Man Pleads Guilty to Throwing Molotov Cocktails at Congressional Office

KANSAS CITY, Mo. Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Kansas City, Mo.

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Kentucky Man Pleads Guilty to Kidnapping Conspiracy

KANSAS CITY, Mo. Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Danville, Ken.

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Kansas City, Kansas Man Sentenced to 12 Years in Drug Trafficking Conspiracy

KANSAS CITY, KAN. A Kansas City, Kan. , man was sentenced Monday to 12 years in federal prison for his part in a drug trafficking organization that is alleged to have distributed large amounts of methamphetamine, U.

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Gladstone Man Pleads Guilty to Child Pornography

KANSAS CITY, Mo. Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Gladstone, Mo.

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Former Jefferson City Bank Officer Sentenced for Stealing $410,000

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Jefferson City, Mo.

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Anderson Man Sentenced for Bank Robbery

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that an Anderson, Mo.

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Kansas City Man Sentenced for Armed Robbery Conspiracy

KANSAS CITY, Mo. Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Kansas City, Mo.

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Lee’s Summit Woman Charged with Embezzling $300,000 from Employer

KANSAS CITY, Mo. s Summit, Mo. , woman has been charged in a scheme to embezzle more than $300,000 from her employer.

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Topeka Man Sentenced for Carjacking

TOPEKA KAN. A Topeka man was sentenced Monday to 18 months in federal prison for carjacking, U. S.

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Kansas Man Pleads Guilty to Defrauding Investors

KANSAS, KAN. An Overland Park man pleaded guilty Tuesday to defrauding investors in his businesses, U. S. Attorney Barry Grissom said.

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Blue Springs Man Sentenced for Amassing Thousands of Child Pornography Images

KANSAS CITY, Mo. Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Blue Springs, Mo.

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Former Belton Woman Sentenced for Stealing $471,000 from Employer

KANSAS CITY, Mo. Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a former Belton, Mo.

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Former Topeka Store Clerk Sentenced in Armed Robbery of ATM Attendant

TOPEKA, KAN. to 24 months in federal prison for helping to plan an armed robbery of a man whose job was to stock ATMs with cash, U.

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Former Director Pleads Guilty to Stealing from Domestic Violence Shelter

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that the former director of a domestic violence shelter in Lebanon, Mo.

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Republic Man Sentenced to 15 Years for Producing Child Pornography

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Republic, Mo.

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Indictment: Retired Wichita Police Lieutenant Lied About Training He was Paid to Provide

WICHITA, KAN. - A retired Wichita police lieutenant who was paid $56,400 to provide armed engagement training for law enforcement officers was indicted Tuesday on charges of embezzling federal grant funds.

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Tulsa Physician Pleads Guilty to Producing Child Pornography

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Tulsa, Okla.

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Five Men Indicted in Separate Cases of Child Exploitation, Child Pornography

SPRINGFIELD, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that five men have been indicted by a federal grand jury, in separate and unrelated cases, for offenses involving child sexual exploitation and child pornography.

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Kansas City Woman Pleads Guilty in $3 Million Fraud Scheme That Forced Employer to Close

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that a Kansas City, Mo.

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Three Missouri Men Plead Guilty to Child Pornography Charges

SPRINGFIELD, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that three Missouri men pleaded guilty in federal court today, in separate and unrelated cases, to charges involving child pornography.

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Former Postmaster Sentenced for Robbery Conspiracy

SPRINGFIELD, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that the former Eagle Rock, Mo.

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Texas Man Indicted for Armed Bank Robbery

JEFFERSON CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Waxahachi, Texas, man was indicted by a federal grand jury today for armed bank robbery.

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Former Director Sentenced for Stealing $300,000 from Home for Disabled Persons

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that the former director of a program that provided a home for disabled persons in Higginsville, Mo.

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Oregon Man Indicted for Traveling to Missouri to Engage in Sex with a Minor

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a LaGrande, Oregon man was indicted by a federal grand jury today for traveling across states lines to Missouri to engage in illicit sex with a minor.

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Nixa Contractor Sentenced for Stealing $73,000 from Elderly Tornado Victims

SPRINGFIELD, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Nixa, Mo.

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High School Teacher Indicted for Child Sexual Exploitation Crimes

JEFFERSON CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that a teacher at St.

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Medical Center Inmate Sentenced to 19 Years for Assaulting Federal Employee

SPRINGFIELD, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that an inmate at the U.

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Man Indicted for Two Bank Robberies

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a man was indicted by a federal grand jury today for robbing two area banks in May 2014.

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Topeka Man Sentenced in Carjacking

TOPEKA, KSA Topeka man was sentenced Monday to 84 months in federal prison on a carjacking charge, U.

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Nixa Man Pleads Guilty to Child Pornography Charges

SPRINGFIELD, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Nixa, Mo.

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Former Kansas City Man Pleads Guilty to Producing Child Pornography

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a former Kansas City, Missouri resident pleaded guilty in federal court today to charges related to producing child pornography.

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Joplin Man Sentenced for Disaster Fraud Related to Tornado Benefits

SPRINGFIELD, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Joplin, Mo.

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Former Auburn City Clerk Sentenced for Embezzlement

TOPEKA, KSThe former city clerk of Auburn, Kan.

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Kansas City Man Sentenced to Life in Federal Drug Trafficking Case

KANSAS CITY, KSA Kansas City man was sentenced Thursday to life in prison in a federal drug trafficking case, U.

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Springfield Man Indicted for Child Pornography Offenses

SPRINGFIELD, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that a Springfield, Mo.

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Corporate Executive Indicted on Child Pornography, Sexual Exploitation of a Child Charges

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced a corporate vice president was indicted by a federal grand jury today on charges related to child sexual exploitation and child pornography as the result of an undercover operation in which he believed he was meeting two minor girls for sex.

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Beloit Man Pleads Guilty to Bank Fraud

WICHITA, KSA Beloit man pleaded guilty Thursday to defrauding a bank in Ottawa County, U.

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Former Director Pleads Guilty to Stealing $300,000 from Home for Disabled Persons

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that the former director of a program that provided a home for disabled persons in Higginsville, Missouri, pleaded guilty in federal court today to embezzling more than $300,000 from the organization.

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Bank Robbery Defendant Sentenced to Federal Prison

KANSAS CITY, KSA defendant in a bank robbery in Lanagan, Mo.

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Goddard Man Charged with Seven Counts of Producing Child Pornography

WICHITA, KS Paul F. Grimm, 43, Goddard, Kan. , is charged with seven counts of producing child pornography. The crimes are alleged to have occurred in 2011, 2012 and 2013 in Sedgwick County, Kan.

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Wichita Chiropractor Sentenced in Health Care Fraud Case

TOPEKA, KSA Wichita chiropractor was sentenced Monday to five years in federal prison for defrauding health care insurers, U.

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Man Sentenced for Bank Robbery in Franklin County

KANSAS CITY, KSA Kansas man was sentenced Monday to 30 months in federal prison for helping to rob a Franklin County Bank, U.

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Former Technology Director for City of Lenexa Charged with Wire Fraud, Theft

KANSAS CITY, KSThe former technology director for the City of Lenexa appeared in U.

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Former Administrator Sentenced for Embezzling from Jackson County Court

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that the former court administrator for the Jackson County Circuit Court was sentenced in federal court today for a fraud scheme in which she embezzled more than $140,000 from the circuit court.

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Former Lawrence Resident Sentenced for Distributing Child Pornography

WICHITA, KSA former resident of Lawrence was sentenced Tuesday to 87 months in federal prison for distributing child pornography, U.

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Two Blue Springs Realtors Sentenced in $11 Million Mortgage Fraud Scheme

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that two Blue Springs, Missouri real estate agents and several co-defendants have been sentenced in federal court for their roles in an $11 million mortgage fraud scheme.

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Kansas City Man Sentenced for Phone Call Hoax with False Threat to Contaminate Water Supply

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Kansas City, Mo.

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Two Kansas City Men Indicted for Robbing Raytown Bank

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that two Kansas City, Mo.

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Former Los Angeles Sheriff’s Deputy Sentenced for Mortgage Fraud

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that a former deputy of the Los Angeles County, Calif.

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Topeka Man Pleads Guilty to Aiding and Abetting Robbery

TOPEKA, KSA Topeka man pleaded guilty Monday to giving another man a rifle and serving as a lookout while the gun was used in a liquor store robbery, U.

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Man Sentenced in Federal Court for Robbery at Topeka Restaurant

TOPEKA, KSA man was sentenced Monday to 84 months in federal prison for committing an armed robbery at a Topeka restaurant, U.

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Federal Indictment: Jewelry Store Owner Knowingly Purchased Stolen Jewelry

TOPEKA, KSThe owner of a Topeka jewelry store appeared in federal court Thursday on charges of knowingly buying stolen jewelry that he melted and sold for more than $430,500 as scrap gold, U.

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Nixa Man Pleads Guilty to Producing Child Pornography

SPRINGFIELD, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today a Nixa, Mo.

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Jury Convicts Former Wichita Man in $2.7 Million Mortgage Fraud Scheme

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a former Wichita, Kansas man was convicted in federal court today of his role in a $2.

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Federal Charge Filed in Lenexa Bank Robbery

KANSAS CITY, KSFederal charges were filed Thursday in a Lenexa bank robbery, U.

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Kansas City Man Charged with Throwing Molotov Cocktails at Congressional Office

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Kansas City, Mo.

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Jefferson City Man Pleads Guilty to Attempted Sex Trafficking of a Child

JEFFERSON CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Jefferson City, Mo.

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Topeka Man Sentenced to Robberies in Topeka, Manhattan

TOPEKA, KSA Topeka man was sentenced Friday to 12 years in federal prison for committing robberies at businesses in Topeka and Manhattan, U.

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Joplin Man Pleads Guilty to Disaster Fraud Related to Tornado Benefits

SPRINGFIELD, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that a Joplin, Mo.

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Business Owner Sentenced in Scheme to Steal $1.3 Million from State Fund

JEFFERSON CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that a Missouri business owner was sentenced in federal court for a scheme to embezzle more than $1.

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Springfield Sex Offender Indicted on Child Pornography Charges

SPRINGFIELD, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a registered sex offender in Springfield, Mo.

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Former Teller Pleads Guilty to Embezzling from Lawrence Credit Union

TOPEKA, KSA former teller with a credit union in Lawrence pleaded guilty Tuesday to embezzling more than $81,000, U.

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Jury Convicts St. Joseph Truck Driver, Sex Offender of Transporting a Minor for Prostitution

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that a St.

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Travel Agent Indicted in $360,000 Fraud Scheme

SPRINGFIELD, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a travel agent was indicted by a federal grand jury today for stealing $360,000 from the Willard High School Band Boosters, which forced the cancellation of a trip to Hawaii for more than 300 students and chaperones.

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Ferrelview Man Sentenced to 40 Years for His Role in Nationwide Child Pornography Ring

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Ferrelview, Mo.

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Topeka Man Pleads Guilty to Robberies in Topeka, Manhattan

TOPEKA, KSA Topeka man on Tuesday pleaded guilty to committing robberies at businesses in Topeka and Manhattan, U.

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Former Wichita Man Sentenced for $2.7 Million Mortgage Fraud

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a former Wichita, Kan.

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Three Topeka Men Indicted on Federal Gun Charges in Unrelated Cases

WICHITAThree Topeka men were indicted Wednesday on federal gun charges in unrelated cases, U.

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Federal Indictment: Topeka Store Clerk Aided in Robbery, Carjacking

WICHITA, KSA Topeka store clerk was indicted here Wednesday on federal charges of aiding and abetting an armed robbery and carjacking at the store where he worked, U.

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Lenexa Man Pleads Guilty to Child Exploitation

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Lenexa, Kan.

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Federal Indictment: Topeka Man Robbed Convenience Store

TOPEKA, KSA Topeka man was indicted Wednesday in federal court here on a charge of robbing a convenience store, U.

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Wichita Trucker Sentenced to More Than 12 Years

WICHITA, KSA truck driver from Wichita was sentenced Thursday to 150 months in federal prison for transporting child pornography, U.

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Joplin Man Pleads Guilty to Disaster Fraud Related to Tornado Benefits

SPRINGFIELD, MOMissouri man pleaded guilty in federal court today for fraudulently receiving (or applying for) federal disaster benefits following the tornado that struck the city of Joplin on May 22, 2011, killing 158 people and causing more than $2.

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Former Kansas City Man Pleads Guilty to Two Bank Robberies

JEFFERSON CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that a former Kansas City, Mo.

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Kansas City Man Sentenced to 15 Years for Child Pornography Offenses

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Kansas City, Mo.

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Jury Convicts Kansas City Man of Bank Robbery, Attempted Casino Robbery

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Kansas City, Mo.

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Former Liberty Man Indicted for $6.2 Million Fraud Schemes

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that a former Liberty, Missouri man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for a $6.

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Joplin Man Indicted for Producing Child Pornography

SPRINGFIELD, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Joplin, Missouri man was indicted by a federal grand jury today on charges related to producing and distributing child pornography.

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Former Manager Pleads Guilty to Embezzling from Lawrence Credit Union

TOPEKA, KSA former manager of a credit union in Lawrence pleaded guilty Tuesday to embezzling more than $93,500, U.

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Indictment: Keebler Employees Filed False Reports to Receive Unemployment Benefits

KANSAS CITY, KSFederal indictments were returned Wednesday charging that 16 people who worked for Keebler Company in Kansas City, Kan.

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Wichita Man Pleads Guilty to Bank Robbery

WICHITA, KSA Wichita man pleaded guilty Tuesday to bank robbery, U.

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Kansas City Woman Indicted in $3 Million Fraud Scheme That Forced Employer into Bankruptcy

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that a Kansas City, Mo.

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Waynesville Man Sentenced for Bank Robbery

SPRINGFIELD, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Waynesville, Mo.

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Chillicothe Couple Sentenced on Charges Related to $4 Million Theft, Money Laundering, Filing False Tax Return

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a former Chillicothe, Mo.

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Colorado Man Sentenced for Bank Robbery in Lawrence

TOPEKA, KSA Colorado man was sentenced Monday to two years in federal prison for a bank robbery in Lawrence, U.

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Director of Domestic Violence Shelter Pleads Guilty to Stealing Funds

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that the director of a shelter for victims of domestic violence in Marshall, Mo.

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U.S. Attorney’s Statewide Civil Rights Symposium Set for August 13 at Wichita State University

WICHITA, KSA report on racial profiling produced by Wichita State University will lead off the U.

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Nixa Man Sentenced to 15 Years for Producing Child Pornography

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today a Nixa, Mo.

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Kansas City Business Owners Sentenced in $1 Million Fraud Scheme of Debt-Stressed Clients

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that the husband and wife owners and operators of a Kansas City, Mo.

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Former Bank Employee Sentenced for Stealing More Than $2.5 Million from Bank

WICHITA, KSA former employee of a bank in Crawford County was sentenced Thursday to 70 months in federal prison for stealing more than $2.

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Topeka Man Pleads Guilty to Carjacking

TOPEKA, KSA Topeka man pleaded guilty in federal court in Topeka Monday to a carjacking charge, U.

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Two More Men Charged with Armed Craigslist Robberies, Shooting of Two Victims

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that three Kansas City, Mo.

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Topeka Man Sentenced in Carjacking

TOPEKA, KSA Topeka man was sentenced Monday to 70 months in federal prison on a carjacking charge, U.

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Seven-Foot Man Sentenced for Bank Robbery in Franklin County

KANSAS CITY, KSA seven-foot man was sentenced Monday to 30 months in federal prison for robbing a Franklin County Bank, U.

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Two Federal Inmates Sentenced to Death for Murder

WASHINGTON Two inmates of the U. S. Medical Center for Federal Prisoners in Springfield, Missouri who were convicted by a federal jury for murdering another inmate at the facility were sentenced to death late yesterday.

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Two Kansans Plead Guilty to Operating Multi-Million-Dollar Designer Drug Business

KANSAS CITY, KSTwo Kansans pleaded guilty Monday to operating a synthetic drug business that generated at least $16 million in sales in less than two years, U.

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Former Grandview Mayor Sentenced for $35,000 Fraud Scheme

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that the former mayor of Grandview, Mo.

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LaCrosse Woman Pleads Guilty to Embezzling More Than $500,000

TOPEKA, KSA LaCrosse woman pleaded guilty Monday to embezzling more than $500,000 from the company where she worked, U.

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Former Waldo Chiropractor Pleads Guilty to $3 Million Medicare Fraud

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that the former owner of a Kansas City, Missouri clinic pleaded guilty in federal court today to a $3 million Medicare fraud scheme.

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Kansas City Area Business Owner Indicted on Federal Bank Fraud Charges

KANSAS CITY, KSA Kansas City area business owner has been indicted on federal bank fraud charges, U.

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Greenleaf Co-Owner Sentenced in Multi-Million-Dollar Mortgage Fraud Scheme

SPRINGFIELD, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that a Nixa, Mo.

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West St. Louis Man Sentenced for Bank Robbery

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that a West St.

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Kansas City Man Indicted for Maryville Bank Robbery

KANSAS CITY, MO Missouri bank. Ronald David Brown, Jr. , 39, of Kansas City, was charged in a single-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Kansas City, Missouri.

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Federal Indictment: Lawrence Man Distributed Child Pornography

KANSAS CITY, KS A Lawrence, Kan. , man was indicted Wednesday on a federal charge of distributing child pornography, U.

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Kansas City Man Gets 15 Years in Federal Prison in Drug Trafficking Case

KANSAS CITY, KSA Kansas man who was part of a drug trafficking organization that distributed more than $1.

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FBI to Probe Allegations of Excessive Use of Force by an Independence, Missouri Police Officer

The FBI Kansas City Division has initiated an investigation into the allegations of excessive use of force by a member of the Independence, Missouri Police Department in reference to an altercation that occurred Sunday, September 14, 2014.

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Kansas City Man Charged with Craigslist Robberies, Shooting

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that a Kansas City, Mo.

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Indictment Adds Charges Against Kansas City Man for Throwing Molotov Cocktails at Congressional Office

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Kansas City, Mo.

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Butler County Couple Indicted on Charges of Stealing $1.5 Million from Presbyterian Manors

WICHITA, KSA Butler county couple was indicted Wednesday on federal charges of stealing more than $1.

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Federal Charges Filed Against Twin Brothers in Topeka Robbery

TOPEKA, KSFederal charges were filed Tuesday against twin brothers accused of a robbery in Topeka, U.

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Woman Pleads Guilty to Failing to Report 17-Year-Old Working as Prostitute

KANSAS CITY, KNA Kansas woman pleaded guilty Monday to failing to report that a 17-year-old girl was working as a prostitute, U.

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Georgia Man Pleads Guilty to Stealing Deceased Persons’ Identities to Gain $2.3 Million in State Tax Refunds

JEFFERSON CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Georgia man pleaded guilty in federal court today to a wire fraud scheme in which he used the identity information of deceased persons to obtain more than $2.

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Former Clay County Correctional Officer Pleads Guilty to Assaulting Arrestee

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a former correctional officer with the Clay County, Mo.

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Lebanon Car Dealer Indicted in Scheme Involving Fraudulent Titles, Falsified Mileage on Dozens of Vehicles

SPRINGFIELD, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that a Lebanon, Mo.

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Kansas Woman, Man Charged with Armed Robbery at Excelsior Springs Bank

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Kansas City, Kansas woman and man were charged in federal court today with the armed robbery of an Excelsior Springs, Missouri bank.

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Former Bank Employee in Crawford County Stole More Than $2.5 Million from Bank

WICHITA, KSA former employee of a bank in Crawford County has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $2.

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Webb City Man Pleads Guilty to Failed Attempt to Receive Tornado Benefits

SPRINGFIELD, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Webb City, Mo.

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Gower Man Indicted on Child Pornography Charges

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that a Gower, Missouri man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for possessing child pornography and attempting to receive child pornography over the Internet.

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Kansas City Man Indicted in Airport Bomb Hoax

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Kansas City, Kansas, man was indicted by a federal grand jury today for a bomb hoax at Kansas City International Airport.

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Three Kansans Indicted for Armed Robbery at Excelsior Springs Bank

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that three Kansas City, Kansas residents were indicted by a federal grand jury today for the armed robbery of an Excelsior Springs, Missouri bank.

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Nevada Man Pleads Guilty to Receiving Child Pornography, Faces 12 Years in Prison

SPRINGFIELD, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that Nevada, Mo.

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Jury Convicts Two Inmates of Murdering Prisoner

SPRINGFIELD, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that two inmates of the U.

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Former Los Angeles Sheriff’s Deputy Sentenced in Mortgage Fraud Scheme

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that a former deputy of the Los Angeles County, Calif.

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Two Kansas City Men Indicted in Overland Park Bank Robbery

KANSAS CITY, KSTwo Kansas City men were indicted today on a federal bank robbery charge, U.

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Nine Joplin Residents Among Those Indicted in Meth Conspiracy

SPRINGFIELD, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that 11 defendants have been indicted by a federal grand jury for their roles in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine in the Joplin, Mo.

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Two Inmates Indicted for Murder, Assault

SPRINGFIELD, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that two inmates of the U.

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Kansas City Business Owners Plead Guilty to Defrauding Debt-Stressed Clients

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that the owners and operators of a Kansas City, Missouri, firm that promised to help financially strapped clients get out of debt have pleaded guilty to defrauding their clients.

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Drug Traffickers Sentenced to Federal Prison in Operation Broken Bone

KANSAS CITY, KSSix defendants have been sentenced to prison as a result of a federal drug investigation in metropolitan Kansas City dubbed Operation Broken Bone, U.

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Missouri Man Pleads Guilty to Robbing Bank in Shawnee

KANSAS CITY, KSA Missouri man pleaded guilty Monday to a robbery in December at a bank in Shawnee, Kansas, U.

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Travel Agent Pleads Guilty in $360,000 Fraud Scheme

SPRINGFIELD, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a travel agent pleaded guilty in federal court today for stealing $360,000 from the Willard High School Band Boosters, which forced the cancellation of a trip to Hawaii for more than 300 students and chaperones.

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Kansas Firearm Distributor Charged with Paying Bribes and Kickbacks to Glock Executives

TOPEKA, KSA Kansas firearms distributor was indicted today on federal charges of paying more than $1 million in bribes and kickbacks to executives of the company that manufactures Glock pistols, U.

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Former Auburn City Clerk Charged with Embezzlement

TOPEKA, KSThe former city clerk of Auburn, Kansas, was charged in federal court here Tuesday with embezzling from the city, U.

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Northwest Missouri Man Sentenced After Thousands of Child Pornography Images Found on Computer

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Newtown, Mo.

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Kansas Man Sentenced for Attempted Bank Robbery

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Kansas man was sentenced in federal court today for an attempted bank robbery in Trimble, Missouri, that was foiled when he was shot by a bank employee before leading law enforcement officers on a high-speed chase.

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Kansas City Man Indicted for Crashing into Barrier at Lake City Army Ammunition Plant

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Kansas City, Kan.

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Wichita Man Charged with Bank Robbery

WICHITA, KS Craig E. Applebee, 59, Wichita, Kansas, is charged with one count of bank robbery. The indictment alleges that on May 15, 2014, he robbed the Credit Union of America at 212 S.

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Liberty Couple Sentenced in $2.7 Million Embezzlement, Check Kiting Scheme to Fund Gambling, Lavish Spending

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Liberty, Missouri husband and wife were sentenced in federal court today for running a nearly $2.

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Former Employee Sentenced for Stealing $289,000 from a Wichita Bank

WICHITA, KSA former employee was sentenced Monday to 21 months in federal prison for stealing at least $289,000 from a Wichita bank, U.

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Manhattan Woman Sentenced to Probation for Conspiracy in Prescription Drug Case

TOPEKAs office was sentenced Monday to two years of federal probation after pleading guilty to conspiracy to unlawfully distribute prescription drugs, U.

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Joplin Man Sentenced for Disaster Fraud Related to Tornado Benefits

SPRINGFIELD, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Joplin, Mo.

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St. Peters Man Pleads Guilty to Bank Fraud

ST. LOUIS, MO Mark Avalos pled guilty to bank fraud charges relating to his work as the Controller for The Mortgage Store, Inc.

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Kansas City Man Indicted for Bank Robbery

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Kansas City, Mo.

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Former CFO of Emporia Company Sentenced for Embezzling $265,927

TOPEKAThe former chief financial officer for a manufacturing firm in Emporia was sentenced Tuesday to four months home confinement for embezzling more than $265,927 from the company, U.

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Man Pleads Guilty to Bank Robbery in Franklin County

KANSAS CITY, KSA Kansas man pleaded guilty Monday to helping to rob a Franklin County Bank, U.

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Joplin Couple Indicted for Sexual Exploitation of Another Child Victim

SPRINGFIELD, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that the wife of a Joplin, Mo.

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Former State Legislator Pleads Guilty to Bank Fraud

TOPEKA, KSA former Kansas state legislator pleaded guilty Tuesday to defrauding Farmers and Merchants Bank of Colby, Kansas, of more than $465,000, some of which he deposited in his campaign account, U.

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Former Insurance Agent Pleads Guilty to Stealing from His Clients

WICHITA, KSA former insurance agent in Wichita pleaded guilty Tuesday to stealing from his clients, U.

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Kansas City Man Pleads Guilty to Child Pornography Charges

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Kansas City, Mo.

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Kansas City Man Charged with Producing Child Pornography

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Kansas City, Mo.

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Kansas City Man Admits Possessing Thousands of Images of Child Pornography in Guilty Plea

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Kansas City, Mo.

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Indictment: Postal Employee Stole Prescription Drugs from Mail

TOPEKA, KSA Topeka postal employee was indicted Wednesday on a federal charge of stealing prescription medications from the mail, U.

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Carrollton Woman Indicted in $185,000 Bank Fraud Scheme

JEFFERSON CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Carrollton, Mo.

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Indictment: Wichita Woman’s Business was Front for Prostitution

WICHITA, KSA federal indictment unsealed here today alleges a Wichita woman ran a prostitution business with as many as 20 escorts who accepted credit cards and offered discount coupons to loyal customers, U.

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Wichita Woman Pleads Guilty to Operating a Prostitution Business

WICHITA, KSA Wichita woman pleaded guilty Wednesday to operating a prostitution business, U.

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Jury Convicts Kansas City Men in $20 Million Drug Trafficking Conspiracy, Murder-for-Hire Scheme

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that two Kansas City, Mo.

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Johnson County Man Pleads Guilty to Defrauding Bank of Blue Valley

KANSAS CITY, KSA Johnson County man pleaded guilty in federal court Monday to taking part in a fraud scheme that cost the Bank of Blue Valley more than $877,000, U.

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Kansas City Man Charged with Bank Robbery

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Kansas City, Mo.

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Two Men Sentenced to Federal Prison for Robberies of Businesses in Topeka

TOPEKA, KSTwo men were sentenced Tuesday for robberies at Topeka businesses, U.

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Former St. Clair County Sheriff Indicted for Stealing Recovered Property

SPRINGFIELD, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that the former sheriff of St.

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Former Student Pleads Guilty to Cyberstalking University of Missouri-Kansas City Instructor

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that a former student at the University of Missouri-Kansas City has pleaded guilty in federal court to cyberstalking a faculty member.

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Kansas City Man Pleads Guilty to Phone Call Hoax with False Threat to Contaminate Water Supply

KANSAS CITY, MO St. Louis, and Topeka, Kansas. Manuel Garcia, 70, of Kansas City, pleaded guilty before U.

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Kansas City Man Sentenced for Stealing $330,000 from ATMs

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Kansas City, Mo.

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Joplin Woman Pleads Guilty to Disaster Fraud Related to Tornado Benefits

SPRINGFIELD, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that a Joplin, Mo.

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Former St. Clair Sheriff’s Deputy, Inmate Indicted in Fraud Scheme

SPRINGFIELD, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a former St.

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Kansas City Business Owner Among Three Sentenced in $1 Million Scheme to Defraud the Army

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that three co-defendants were sentenced in federal court today for their roles in a $1 million wire fraud scheme to sell counterfeit and modified computer equipment to the U.

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Kansas City Man and Lee’s Summit Woman Indicted for Transporting a Minor to Kansas for Prostitution

KANSAS CITY, MOs Summit, Missouri woman have been indicted by a federal grand jury for transporting a minor across states lines for prostitution.

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Wichita Man Pleads Guilty to Bank Robbery

WICHITAA Wichita man pleaded guilty Monday to robbing a local bank, U.

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Topeka Man Indicted on Federal Carjacking Charge

TOPEKA, KSA Topeka man was indicted Wednesday on a federal carjacking charge in connection with a November incident in which a man was stabbed, U.

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Kansas Man Indicted for Laser Strike Against Helicopter

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Kansas City, Mo.

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Jury Convicts Prisoner of Assaulting Counselor

SPRINGFIELD, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced an inmate at the U.

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Hays Woman Pleads Guilty to Embezzling More Than $500,000

TOPEKA, KSA Hays woman pleaded guilty Monday to embezzling more than $500,000 from the company where she worked, U.

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Clarkson Construction Employee Charged with Embezzling at Least $300,000

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that the former director of information technology for Clarkson Construction Company has been charged in federal court with a mail fraud scheme in which he embezzled more than $300,000 from the company.

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Wichita Man Pleads Guilty to Filing False Tax Return

WICHITA, KSA Wichita man pleaded guilty Monday to filing a false tax return and agreed to pay $34,510 in restitution, U.

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Assistant U.S. Attorney Appointed to Lead Election Day Program

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that Assistant U.

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Former Technology Director for City of Lenexa Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud

KANSAS CITY, KSThe former technology director for the City of Lenexa pleaded guilty Monday to a federal wire fraud charge, U.

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Former St. Joseph Police Detective Pleads Guilty to Withholding Information About Illegal Firearm

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a former longtime detective with the St.

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Neosho Man Sentenced for Embezzling $4.9 Million from His Employer

SPRINGFIELD, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Neosho, Missouri, man was sentenced in federal court today for stealing more than $4.

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Two Men Indicted for Child Sexual Exploitation

SPRINGFIELD, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that two southern Missouri men were indicted by a federal grand jury today, in separate and unrelated cases, on charges involving the sexual exploitation of children.

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Kansas Woman Pleads Guilty, Admits to Stealing $731,000 from Two Employers

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Bucyrus, Kan.

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Lawrence Woman Pleads Guilty to Embezzling More Than $750,000

TOPEKA, KSA Lawrence woman pleaded guilty Tuesday to embezzling more than $750,000 from her employer, U.

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Missouri Man Sentenced to 13 Years for Robbing Bank in Shawnee

KANSAS CITY, KSA Missouri man was sentenced Wednesday to 13 years and a month in federal prison for a robbery at a bank in Shawnee, Kan.

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Treasurer for Fire District, Road District Sentenced for Embezzling $1.5 Million

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that the former treasurer of both the Wellington Napoleon Fire Protection District and Special Road District was sentenced in federal court today for a fraud scheme in which he embezzled more than $1.

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Rhode Island Man Pleads Guilty to Attempted Child Sex Trafficking

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Rhode Island man pleaded guilty in federal court today to the attempted sex trafficking of a child.

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Indictment: Kansas Man Created False Identities in Scheme to Re-Sell DVDs and Blu-Ray Movies

WICHITA, KS A Derby, Kan. , man has been indicted on federal charges of creating dozens of false identities in order to qualify for discounts on the purchase of DVD and Blu-ray movies by joining the Disney Movie Club and Columbia House DVD Club and then re-selling the movies, U.

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Banker in Johnson County Admits Making False Statements on Loan Application

KANSAS CITY, KSA Johnson County man pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiring to make false statements on a loan application while he was working as a senior vice president of a bank in Overland Park, U.

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Federal Charges: Employee Dragged by Her Hair During Bank Robbery in Overland Park

TOPEKA, KSA bank employee was dragged by the hair during an armed robbery at a bank in Overland Park, according to a federal criminal complaint filed Friday.

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Kansas City Truck Driver Sentenced to 21 Years for $1 Million Conspiracy to Steal Trucks and Trailers, Cargo

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Kansas City, Mo.

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Wichita Chiropractor Pleads Guilty in Health Care Fraud Case

TOPEKA, KSA Wichita chiropractor pleaded guilty Monday to defrauding health care insurers of more than $1.

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Harrison County Prosecutor-Elect Pleads Guilty to Stealing $540,000 from Elderly Client

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, and Chris Koster, Missouri Attorney General, announced that a Bethany, Mo.

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Camden County Man Pleads Guilty to Forced Sex Trafficking, Faces 20 Years in Prison

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Camden County, Mo.

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Nevada Sex Offender Sentenced to 15 Years on Child Pornography Charges

SPRINGFIELD, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Nevada, Mo.

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Indictment: Two Topekans Robbed Wendy’s

TOPEKA, KSTwo Topeka residents were indicted in federal court Wednesday on robbery charges, U.

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Nevada Man Sentenced to 12 Years for Child Pornography Offenses

SPRINGFIELD, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that a Nevada, Mo.

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Lawrence Man Pleads Guilty to Embezzling More Than $1 Million

TOPEKA, KSA Lawrence man pleaded guilty in federal court Wednesday to embezzling more than $1 million from his company and his business partners, U.

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Jury Convicts Kansas Man of $1 Million Meth Conspiracy in St. Joseph, Across Four-State Region

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Kansas City, Kan.

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Texan Pleads Guilty in Designer Drug Case in Kansas

TOPEKA, KSA Texas man pleaded guilty Friday to selling designer drugs manufactured in Kansas, U.

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Man Arrested in Florida Indicted in Wichita Bank Robbery

WICHITA, KSA federal grand jury Tuesday indicted a man who police arrested in Florida on charges of robbing a Wichita bank, U.

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Indictment: Prison Guard Took Bribes to Smuggle Tobacco into Leavenworth Penitentiary

KANSAS CITY, KSA prison guard was indicted Wednesday on a federal charge of accepting bribes to smuggle tobacco to inmates at the U.

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Springfield Man Pleads Guilty in $1.1 Million Investment Fraud Scheme

SPRINGFIELD, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Springfield, Mo.

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Delaware Sex Offender Indicted for Producing Child Pornography, Illegal Sexual Activity

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Delaware man with a prior conviction for child sexual abuse was indicted by a federal grand jury today for using the Internet to entice a Richmond, Mo.

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Topeka Man Sentenced for Downloading Child Pornography

TOPEKA, KSA Topeka man was sentenced Monday to 84 months in federal prison for downloading child pornography from the Internet, U.

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Topeka Man Indicted in Bank Robbery

TOPEKA, KSA Topeka man was indicted Wednesday on a federal bank robbery charge, U.

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Lebanon Woman Pleads Guilty to $415,000 Investment Fraud Scheme

SPRINGFIELD, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Lebanon, Mo.

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Topeka Man Pleads No Contest in Two Armed Robberies

TOPEKA, KSA Topeka man pleaded no contest Monday to federal armed robbery charges, U.

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Pineville Sex Offender Sentenced to 30 Years for Producing Child Pornography

SPRINGFIELD, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Pineville, Mo.

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Topeka Man Pleads Guilty in Valero Robbery, Shooting

TOPEKA, KSA Topeka man pleaded guilty Monday to a federal charge of robbing a Valero gas station and shooting the clerk, U.

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Christian County Sheriff Pleads Guilty to Stealing Public Money, Money Laundering

SPRINGFIELD, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that the elected sheriff of Christian County, Mo.

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Missouri Woman Pleads Guilty in Kansas in Multi-Million-Dollar Designer Drug Case

KANSAS CITY, KSA Missouri woman pleaded guilty Friday to being part of a conspiracy to operate an Olathe-based business that sold at least $16 million worth of synthetic forms of marijuana and other street drugs, U.

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Former Banker in Great Bend Pleads Guilty to Bank Fraud

WICHITA, KSA former loan officer for a bank in Great Bend pleaded guilty Monday to a federal charge of bank fraud, U.

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Woman Sentenced for Conspiracy in Kickbacks on Glock Firearms

TOPEKA, KSA Georgia woman was sentenced to 12 months and a day in federal prison for helping conceal bribes an executive of the company that makes Glock firearms received from a Kansas firearms distributor for preferential treatment, U.

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St. Joseph Truck Driver, Sex Offender Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Transporting a Minor for Prostitution

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a St.

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Fourth Defendant Pleads Guilty in Multi-Million-Dollar Fraud Scheme

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a fourth defendant pleaded guilty in federal court today to his role in an elaborate fraud scheme in which conspirators impersonated representatives of Kansas City-based Cerner Corporation to entice dozens of physicians to invest more than $6 million, to sell an MRI to a Dallas area hospital for more than $1 million and to influence the outcome of several court proceedings.

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Houston Woman Charged in Sister’s Murder-for-Hire Scheme

SPRINGFIELD, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that a Houston, Mo.

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Former School Bus Driver Indicted for Child Pornography

JEFFERSON CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that a former school bus driver has been indicted by a federal grand jury for receiving and possessing child pornography.

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Kansas Man Pleads Guilty to Two Bank Robberies

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Kansas City, Kan.

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Former Ft. Riley Soldier Sentenced to 10 Years for Aggravated Sexual Abuse of Child 

TOPEKA, KS A former Ft. Riley soldier was sentenced Monday to 10 years in federal prison for aggravated sexual abuse of a child, U.

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Joplin, Springfield Men Indicted for Child Pornography Offenses

SPRINGFIELD, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that a Joplin, Mo.

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Wisconsin Man Charged with Polo Bank Robbery

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Wisconsin man was charged in federal court today with robbing a Polo, Mo.

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FBI Seeking Information on Kidnapping Suspects

On January 22, 2015, Kansas City, Missouri Police Department was notified telephonically regarding a possible kidnapping in the 12200 block of Prospect in Kansas City, Missouri.

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Wichita Woman Sentenced for Operating a Prostitution Business

WICHITA, KSA Wichita woman was sentenced to two years on federal probation for operating a prostitution business, U.

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Arkansas Man Pleads Guilty to Armed Robberies of Bank, 11 Other Businesses in Five States

JEFFERSON CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Bella Vista, Ark.

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Kansas City Man, Six Columbia Residents Sentenced for Cocaine Conspiracy

JEFFERSON CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that a Kansas City, Mo.

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Potosi, Neosho Men Indicted for Child Exploitation

SPRINGFIELD, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that a Potosi, Mo.

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Missouri Man Sentenced to More Than Nine Years for Overland Park Bank Robbery

KANSAS CITY, KSA Missouri man was sentenced Tuesday for robbing a bank in Overland Park, U.

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Kansas City Man Sentenced to Life in Prison in $20 Million Drug Trafficking Conspiracy, Murder-for-Hire Scheme

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Kansas City, Mo.

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Jefferson City Bank Officer Indicted for Stealing $410,000

JEFFERSON CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Jefferson City, Mo.

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Jefferson City Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Attempted Sex Trafficking of a Child

JEFFERSON CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Jefferson City, Mo.

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Oregon Man Sentenced for Traveling to Missouri to Engage in Illicit Sex

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that a LaGrande, Ore.

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Anderson Man Pleads Guilty to Bank Robbery

SPRINGFIELD, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that an Anderson, Mo.

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Travel Agent Sentenced in $360,000 Fraud Scheme

SPRINGFIELD, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a travel agent was sentenced in federal court today for stealing $360,000 from the Willard High School Band Boosters, which forced the cancellation of a trip to Hawaii for more than 300 students and chaperones.

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U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom to Take Part in FBI Youth Forum Wednesday

KANSAS CITY, KS U. S. Attorney Barry Grissom will take part in a Youth and Law Enforcement Forum Wednesday in Kansas City.

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Springfield Man Sentenced to 60 Years for Producing Child Pornography

SPRINGFIELD, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Springfield, Mo.

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Kentucky Man Pleads Guilty to Traveling for Illicit Sex with a Minor

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Kentucky man pleaded guilty in federal court today to traveling to Missouri for illicit sex with a 15-year-old girl and to attempting to entice a second child victim for sex.

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Federal Indictment: Topeka Man and Associates Operated Interstate Sex Trafficking Business

TOPEKA, KSA Topeka man who was part owner of a Lawrence night club and six of his associates are charged with sex trafficking in an indictment unsealed today, U.

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Hollister Man Pleads Guilty to Armed Bank Robbery

SPRINGFIELD, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Hollister, Mo.

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Kansas Man Pleads Guilty in Plot to Explode Car Bomb at Airport

WASHINGTONA Wichita, Kansas, man pleaded guilty to attempting to explode a car bomb at the airport in Wichita, announced Assistant Attorney General for National Security John P.

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Kansas City-Area Business Owner Indicted in 2014 Indicted Again on Bank Fraud

KANSAS CITY, KSA Kansas City area business owner indicted in 2014 on federal bank fraud charges has been indicted again on charges of committing financial crimes while awaiting trail, U.

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Georgia Man Indicted for Identity Theft, Wire Fraud

JEFFERSON CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that a Georgia man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for using stolen identities to file fraudulent state and federal income tax returns.

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Wichita Man Sentenced to More Than Seven Years for Bank Robbery

WICHITA, KSA Wichita man was sentenced Monday to 90 months in federal prison for bank robbery, U.

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Kansas City Man Indicted for Armed Bank Robbery, Illegal Firearm

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Kansas City, Mo.

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Indictment: Eight Defendants Trafficked $1.7 Million Worth of Cocaine in Topeka Area

TOPEKA, KSEight defendants, including six from Topeka, were indicted Tuesday on federal charges of trafficking $1.

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Springfield Man Sentenced to 17 Years for Child Pornography Offenses

SPRINGFIELD, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Springfield, Mo.

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Topeka Man Sentenced in Two Armed Robberies

TOPEKA, KSA Topeka man was sentenced Monday to 11 years in federal prison on federal armed robbery charges, U.

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Kansas City Man Charged with Bank Robbery After Fleeing Through Nearby Home

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Kansas City, Mo.

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Weaubleau Man Sentenced to 17 Years for Child Exploitation

SPRINGFIELD, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that a Weaubleau, Mo.

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Eric K. Jackson Named Special Agent in Charge of the Kansas City Field Office

Director James B. Comey has named Eric K. Jackson the special agent in charge of the FBI s Kansas City Field Office.

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Topeka Man Sentenced on Child Pornography Charges

TOPEKA, KSA Topeka man has been sentenced to 76 months in federal prison for distributing child pornography, U.

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FBI Offering Up to $100,000 for Information Leading to the Arrest of Timothy Thomas Coombs

The FBI Kansas City Division is offering a reward of up to $100,000 for information leading to the arrest of Timothy Thomas Coombs.

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Jefferson City Man Indicted for Producing Child Pornography, Enticing a Minor for Illicit Sex

JEFFERSON CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Jefferson City, Mo.

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Kansas City Man Sentenced to 30 Years for Producing Child Pornography

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Kansas City, Mo.

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Wisconsin Man Sentenced for Polo Bank Robbery

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Lublin, Wisconsin man was sentenced in federal court today for robbing a Polo, Mo.

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More Charges Filed Against Christian County Reserve Deputy in $14.5 Million Investment Fraud Scheme

SPRINGFIELD, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a reserve deputy sheriff for Christian County, Mo.

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Indictment: Three Defendants Kidnapped and Killed Junction Woman

TOPEKA, KSThree people were indicted Wednesday on federal charges of kidnapping and killing a Junction City woman, U.

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Kansas Man Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison in Plot to Explode Car Bomb at Airport

A Wichita, Kansas, man working as an avionic technician for an aeronautics company and possessing restricted access to secure airport areas, was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison today for attempting to explode a car bomb at the airport in Wichita, Assistant Attorney General for National Security John P.

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Marionville Man Pleads Guilty to Child Exploitation

SPRINGFIELD, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Marionville, Mo.

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Nixa Woman Sentenced to 20 Years for Sexual Exploitation of Two Children

SPRINGFIELD, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Nixa, Mo.

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Kansas City Man Pleads Guilty to Bank Robbery, Carjacking

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Kansas City, Mo.

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Kansas Woman Sentenced to 22 Years for Stealing $731,000 from Two Employers

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Bucyrus, Kan.

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Miller Man Indicted for Shooting at Airplane

SPRINGFIELD, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that a Miller, Mo.

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Former Economic Development Employee Pleads Guilty to Receiving Child Pornography

SPRINGFIELD, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a former employee of the South Central Ozarks Council of Governments pleaded guilty in federal court today to receiving child pornography on his worksite computer.

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Former Jackson County Correctional Officer Indicted for Using Unreasonable Force

KANSAS CITY, MOs civil rights by using unreasonable force.

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Gladstone Man, Woman Charged with Illegal Firearms

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Gladstone, Mo.

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Former Springfield Police Officer Sentenced for Child Pornography

SPRINGFIELD, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a retired Springfield, Mo.

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Kansas City Man Sentenced for Armed Robbery

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Kansas City, Mo.

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Kansas City Man Sentenced to 30 Years for Armed Robbery of Jewelry Store, Illegal Firearms Offenses

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Kansas City, Mo.

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Kansas City Man Charged with Bank Robbery, Carjacking Following Police Shooting

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Kansas City, Mo.

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Two Columbia, Three California Residents Charged in Meth Conspiracy

JEFFERSON CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that two Columbia, Mo.

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Second Topeka Man Charged in Connection with Car Bomb Plot

KANSAS CITY, KSA second Topeka man was charged Friday in connection with an alleged plot to detonate a vehicle bomb at the Fort Riley military base near Manhattan, Kan.

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Woman, Man Charged in Bank Robberies

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that a homeless woman and the man who served as her getaway driver have been charged in federal court with robbing two Kansas City metro area banks and a Webb City, Mo.

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Shawnee Man Indicted in Armed Robbery at Overland Park Bank

KANSAS CITY, KSA Shawnee man was indicted Wednesday on federal charges of armed robbery at an Overland Park bank, U.

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Warrensburg Man Sentenced to 21 Years for Thousands of Images of Child Pornography

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Warrensburg, Mo.

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Kansas City Man Drove Getaway Car in Five Bank Robberies

KANSAS CITY, KSA Kansas City man pleaded guilty Thursday to federal charges of taking part in five bank robberies in Kansas and Missouri, U.

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Springfield Man Sentenced on Child Pornography Charges

SPRINGFIELD, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Springfield, Mo.

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Former Banker in Great Bend Indicted on Embezzlement Charges

WICHITA, KSA former banker from Great Bend appeared in federal court in Wichita Monday on charges including embezzlement, money laundering and making false entries in bank records, U.

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Independence Man Indicted for Armed Bank Robbery, Carjacking

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that an Independence, Mo.

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Former Altoona City Clerk Sentenced for Bank Fraud

WICHITA, KSA former city clerk of Altoona, Kan.

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Texas Man Charged in $1 Million Fraud Scheme

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that a Texas man has been charged in federal court for his role in a fraud scheme in which a Dallas area hospital paid more than $1 million to purchase an MRI from conspirators who impersonated representatives of Kansas City-based Cerner Corporation.

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Springfield Man Sentenced to 15 Years for Child Pornography Offenses

SPRINGFIELD, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Springfield, Mo.

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Olathe Man Sentenced for Armed Bank Robbery

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that an Olathe, Kan.

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Georgia Man Sentenced for Stealing Deceased Persons’ Identities to Gain $2.3 Million in State Tax Refunds

JEFFERSON CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Georgia man was sentenced in federal court today for a wire fraud scheme in which he used the identity information of deceased persons to obtain more than $2.

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Johnson County Man Sentenced to More Than 17 Years for Distributing Child Pornography

KANSAS CITY, KSA Johnson County man was sentenced Thursday to 210 months in federal prison for distributing child pornography, U.

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Kansas City Man Sentenced for Distributing Internet Child Pornography

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Kansas City, Mo.

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Montgomery County Conservation Director Charged with Bank Fraud, Wire Fraud

WICHITA, KSA former director of the Montgomery County Conservation District appeared in federal court here Monday on bank fraud and wire fraud charges, U.

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Father, Son Sentenced in $1 Million Conspiracy to Steal Trucks and Trailers, Cargo

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that two Kansas City, Mo.

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Former Federal Employee Indicted for Using Stolen Money Order Receipts in Fraud Scheme

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that a former federal employee has been indicted by a federal grand jury for using stolen money order receipts in a fraud scheme to avoid paying his medical bills.

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Kansas City Man Sentenced for Possessing Thousands of Images of Child Pornography

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Kansas City, Mo.

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Springfield Sex Offender Pleads Guilty to Child Pornography Charges, Faces at Least 15 Years in Prison

SPRINGFIELD, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a prior sex offender in Springfield, Mo.

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Indictment: Phone Threat to Bash Lawyer’s Head in Violated Federal Law

TOPEKA, KSAn Ottawa man was indicted Wednesday on a charge of making an interstate phone call threatening to bash in the head of a Kansas City, Mo.

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Former Bank Teller Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement

WICHITA, KSA former Labette County bank clerk pleaded guilty Tuesday to a federal charge of embezzlement, U.

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Marionville Man Sentenced to 15 Years for Child Exploitation

SPRINGFIELD, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Marionville, Mo.

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Springfield-Area Business Owner, Son Plead Guilty in $5.5 Million Fraud Scheme

SPRINGFIELD, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that the owner of several Springfield, Mo.

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Former Insurance Agent Sentenced for Stealing from His Clients

WICHITA, KSA former insurance agent in Wichita was sentenced Monday to 42 months in federal prison for stealing from his clients, U.

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Former Harrison County Prosecutor Sentenced for Stealing $540,000 from Elderly Client

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, and Chris Koster, Missouri Attorney General, announced that the former Harrison County, Mo.

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Indictment: Storage Unit in Liberal Concealed Four Pounds of Meth

WICHITA, KSTwo people living in Liberal were indicted Wednesday on charges of trafficking more than four pounds of methamphetamine, U.

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Mexican Man Sentenced to 30 Years in Federal Drug Case in Kansas City

TOPEKA, KSA Mexican citizen who entered the United States illegally was sentenced Wednesday to 30 years in federal prison for drug trafficking in Kansas City, Kan.

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Topeka Woman Sentenced for Aiding Robbery, Unlawfully Accessing to State Records

TOPEKA, KNA Topeka woman was sentenced Monday to three years in federal prison for aiding and abetting an armed robbery at a Red Robin restaurant, U.

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Texas Man Sentenced for Stealing Nearly $1 Million from St. Joseph Employer

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Weatherford, Texas man was sentenced in federal court today for a mail fraud scheme in which he embezzled nearly $1 million from Herzog Contracting Corporation in St.

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Kansas City Man Pleads Guilty to Armed Robbery Conspiracy

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Kansas City, Mo.

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Pineville Sex Offender Pleads Guilty to Producing Child Pornography, Faces at Least 25 Years in Prison

SPRINGFIELD, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that a Pineville, Mo.

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Two Kansas City Men Sentenced for Drug Trafficking, Illegal Firearms

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that two Kansas City, Mo.

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Joplin Man Sentenced to 22 Years for Meth Conspiracy, Firearms Violations

SPRINGFIELD, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that a Joplin, Mo.

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Former Springfield, Missouri Man Pleads Guilty to Defacing Islamic Center and Burning the Qur’an

U. S. Tammy Dickinson of the Western District of Missouri announced that a former Springfield, Missouri, man pleaded guilty in federal court today to violating the civil rights of others by leading a conspiracy to deface The Islamic Center of Springfield with graffiti and burn two copies of the Qur an.

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Kansas City Woman Sentenced for $3 Million Fraud Scheme that Forced Employer to Close

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Kansas City, Mo.

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Federal Indictment: Atchinson Man Kidnapped Child

KANSAS CITY, KSAn Atchison man has been indicted on federal charges of kidnapping a child, U.

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Columbia Man Indicted for Child Sexual Exploitation

JEFFERSON CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that a Columbia, Mo.

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Federal Sex Trafficking Charges Filed Against Two Wichita Residents

WICHITA, KSFederal sex trafficking charges have been filed against two people who live in Wichita, U.

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Branson EMT Pleads Guilty to Producing Child Pornography

SPRINGFIELD, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Branson, Mo.

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Getaway Driver Sentenced for Armed Robbery at Excelsior Springs Bank

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that a Kansas City, Kan.

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Oregon Man Pleads Guilty to Traveling to Missouri to Engage in Illicit Sex

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a LaGrande, Ore.

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Jury Convicts Kansas City Man of PCP Conspiracy

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Kansas City, Mo.

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Cassville Man Sentenced to 25 Years for Child Pornography Offenses

SPRINGFIELD, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that a Cassville, Mo.

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Federal Charge of Involuntary Manslaughter Filed in Shooting Death at Fort Riley

TOPEKA, KSFederal prosecutors Wednesday filed an involuntary manslaughter charge against a Riley County man in connection with a shooting death at Fort Riley, U.

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Former Manhattan City Attorney Indicted on Child Pornography Charges

KANSAS CITY, KSThe former city attorney of Manhattan, Kan.

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Claycomo Woman Sentenced in $5 Million Mortgage Fraud Scheme

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Claycomo, Mo.

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Springfield Man Sentenced for Child Pornography

SPRINGFIELD, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Springfield, Mo.

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Warrensburg Man Charged with Crossing State Line for Illicit Sex with a Minor

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Warrensburg, Mo.

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Kentucky Man Charged with Carjacking

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that a Danville, Ken.

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Cherryvale Man Convicted on Child Pornography Charges

WICHITA, KSA federal jury today convicted a Cherryvale, Kan.

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Indictment: Teller in Coffey County Embezzled $700,000 from Bank

TOPEKA, KSA former teller for a bank in Burlington has been indicted on charges of embezzling approximately $700,000 from the bank, U.

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Missouri Man Sentenced to More Than 12 Years for Overland Park Bank Robbery

KANSAS CITY, KSA Missouri man was sentenced Tuesday to 155 months in federal prison for robbing a bank in Overland Park, U.

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New Mexico Man Pleads Guilty to Sexual Exploitation of a Child

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that an Albuquerque, New Mexico, man pleaded guilty in federal court today to transporting a 13-year-old victim from Henry County, Mo.

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Columbia Woman Sentenced in $576,000 Mortgage Fraud, Embezzlement Schemes

JEFFERSON CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that the former branch manager of a Fulton, Mo.

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Kansas City Man Pleads Guilty to a Bank Robbery in Overland Park

KANSAS CITY, KSA Kansas City man pleaded guilty Monday to taking part in a bank robbery in which his partner threatened to kill employees with a gun and dragged a woman across the floor by her hair, U.

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Topeka Man Sentenced for Bank Robbery

TOPEKA, KSA Topeka man was sentenced Monday to three years in federal prison for bank robbery, U.

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Federal Inmate Indicted for Assaulting Officer

SPRINGFIELD, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that an inmate at the U.

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Billings Man Sentenced for Child Pornography

SPRINGFIELD, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Billings, Mo.

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Topeka Man Sentenced to Seven Years for Armed Robbery

TOPEKA, KSA Topeka man was sentenced Monday to seven years in federal prison for armed robbery, U.

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Cherryvale Man Sentenced to Seven Years on Federal Child Pornography Charges

WICHITA KN A Cherryvale, Kan. , man was sentenced Monday to seven years in federal prison for distributing child pornography, U.

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Federal Indictment: Two Men Robbed Overland Park Bank

KANSAS CITY, KSTwo Missouri men were indicted by a federal grand jury Wednesday on charges of robbing an Overland Park bank, U.

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Former Analyst Sentenced for Downloading Child Pornography on DEA Computer 

KANSAS CITY, KSA former analyst was sentenced Monday to 63 months in federal prison for downloading child pornography to a laptop computer assigned to the Drug Enforcement Administration, U.

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Johnson County Tax Preparer Sentenced for Filing False Tax Return, Wire Fraud

KANSAS CITY, KSA tax preparer in Johnson County was sentenced Tuesday to 78 months in federal prison for filing false tax returns that cost a Kansas company more than $744,000, U.

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Wisconsin Man Pleads Guilty to Polo Bank Robbery

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Lublin, Wisconsin man pleaded guilty in federal court today to robbing a Polo, Mo.

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Northland Man Pleads Guilty to Child Pornography

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Kansas City, Mo.

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Two Iowa Men Sentenced for Armed Robbery of Burlington Junction Bank

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that two Iowa men were sentenced in federal court today for the armed robbery of a Burlington Junction, Mo.

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Galena Woman Sentenced for Stealing $300,000 from Employer

SPRINGFIELD, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that a Galena, Mo.

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Kansas City Man Sentenced to 25 Years for Cocaine Conspiracy That Resulted in Murder, Attempted Murder

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that a Kansas City, Mo.

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Conway Man Indicted for Bank Robbery

SPRINGFIELD, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Conway, Mo.

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Texas Man Pleads Guilty to Stealing $930,000 from St. Joseph Employer

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that a Weatherford, Texas man has pleaded guilty in federal court to a mail fraud scheme in which he embezzled more than $930,000 from Herzog Contracting Corporation in St.

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Former Programmer Pleads Guilty to Stealing Software Code from Federal Reserve Bank

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a former software programmer for the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City pleaded guilty in federal court today to stealing software code.

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Kansas City Man Sentenced for Robbing Raytown Bank

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Kansas City, Mo.

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Former Kansas City Man Sentenced for Producing Child Pornography, Possessing Thousands of Images

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a former Kansas City, Mo.

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Topeka Jewelry Store Owner Sentenced for Purchasing Stolen Jewelry

TOPEKA, KSThe owner of a Topeka jewelry store was sentenced Wednesday to a year and a day in federal prison for knowingly buying jewelry that had been stolen in home invasions, U.

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Nixa Man Sentenced for Child Pornography Offenses

SPRINGFIELD, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Nixa, Mo.

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Gower Man Pleads Guilty to Child Pornography Charges

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Gower, Mo.

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Same Defendant, Same Bank - But Different Robbery

WICHITA, KSA Wichita man was sentenced Wednesday for robbing a bank that he robbed once before eight years ago, U.

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Kansas City Man Sentenced for Bank Robbery, Attempted Casino Robbery

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Kansas City, Mo.

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Former State Legislator Sentenced for Bank Fraud

TOPEKA, KSA former Kansas state legislator was sentenced Monday to 18 months in federal prison for defrauding Farmers and Merchants Bank of Colby, Kan.

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Prison Terms Don’t Change for Former Haysville Doctor and Wife

WICHITA, KSA federal judge Thursday resentenced a former Haysville physician and his wife without changing the amount of time they must spend in prison for illegally distributing prescription pain killers to patients who overdosed on them, U.

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Noel Man Sentenced for Possessing Massive Child Pornography Library

SPRINGFIELD, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that a Noel, Mo.

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St. Joseph Man Pleads Guilty to His Role in Solar Company’s $1.4 Million Fraud Scheme

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced an owner of a solar energy installation company in St.

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Republic Man Pleads Guilty to Producing Child Pornography

SPRINGFIELD, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that a Republic, Mo.

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Jefferson City Man Pleads Guilty to Distributing Child Pornography Online

JEFFERSON CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that a Jefferson City, Mo.

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Indictment: Kansas-Based Scam Cost Turkish Investor Millions

KANSAS CITY, KSAn Olathe man was indicted Thursday on federal charges of devising a fraud scheme that cost a Turkish investor millions of dollars, U.

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Topeka Jewelry Store Owner Pleads Guilty to Purchasing Stolen Jewelry

TOPEKA, KSThe owner of a Topeka jewelry store pleaded guilty Wednesday to knowingly buying jewelry that had been stolen in home invasions, U.

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Five Southwest Missouri Residents Indicted for Meth, Illegal Firearms

SPRINGFIELD, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that five southwest Missouri residents have been indicted by a federal grand jury, in three separate but related cases, for distributing methamphetamine in Vernon and Bates County, Mo.

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Wichita Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Bank Robbery Charge

WICHITA KNA Wichita man pleaded guilty Monday to a bank robbery that ended when he rolled his car in a residential neighborhood, U.

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Jefferson City Man Pleads Guilty to Child Pornography Charges

JEFFERSON CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Jefferson City, Mo.

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Wichita Man Sentenced for Robbery at Dollar General

WICHITA, KSA Wichita man was sentenced Wednesday to 71 months in federal prison for robbery, U.

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Father, Son Indicted in $862,000 Fraud Against Farmers

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a father and son in northern Missouri were indicted by a federal grand jury today for their roles in a conspiracy to defraud farmers in 10 states of nearly $862,000.

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Joplin Man Pleads Guilty to Distributing Child Pornography Over the Internet

SPRINGFIELD, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Joplin, Mo.

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Kansas City Man Sentenced for Robbing Raytown Bank

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Kansas City, Mo.

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Wichita Man Charged in 2013 Bank Robbery

WICHITA, KSA federal grand jury Wednesday indicted a Wichita man in a 2013 bank robbery, U.

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Former Waldo Chiropractor Sentenced in $3 Million Medicare Fraud

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that the former owner of a Kansas City, Mo.

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Kansas City Man Sentenced for Child Pornography Offenses

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Kansas City, Mo.

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Former Glock Manager and Wife Sentenced for Taking Bribes, Kickbacks

TOPEKA, KSA former regional manager for the company that makes Glock firearms was sentenced Monday to 18 months in federal prison for conspiring to take bribes and kickbacks, U.

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Robber Admits Dragging Employee by Hair During Bank Robbery in Overland Park

TOPEKA, KSA Kansas City man pleaded guilty Tuesday to a federal bank robbery charge and admitted threatening employees with a gun and dragging a woman by her hair, U.

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Florida Business Owners Indicted for Harboring Illegal Aliens as Branson Workers

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that two Florida men have been indicted by a federal grand jury for harboring illegal aliens working for their labor leasing businesses in Branson, Mo.

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Lawrence Woman Sentenced for Embezzlement

TOPEKA, KSA Lawrence woman was sentenced Wednesday to 24 months in federal prison for embezzlement and ordered to pay $837,000 in restitution to her former employer, U.

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Three Eastern Jackson County Men Indicted for Five Armed Robberies

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that two Blue Springs, Mo.

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Nevada Man Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison for Receiving Child Pornography

SPRINGFIELD, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that Nevada, Mo.

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Former Pittsburg State Official Sentenced for Wire Fraud, Money Laundering

WICHITA, KSA former director of the masters of business administration program at Pittsburg State University was sentenced Monday to 18 months in federal prison for wire fraud and money laundering, U.

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Kansas City Man Sentenced for Drug Trafficking, Money Laundering

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Kansas City, Mo.

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Camden County Man Sentenced to 20 Years for Forced Sex Trafficking

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Camden County, Mo.

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Savannah Business Owner Pleads Guilty in $2 Million Fraud Scheme

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that the owner of a now-defunct Savannah, Mo.

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Former Director of Domestic Violence Shelter Sentenced in $400,000 Fraud Scheme

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that the former director of a shelter for victims of domestic violence in Marshall, Mo.

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Topeka Woman Pleads Guilty in Federal Court to $400,000 Embezzlement

TOPEKA, KSA Topeka woman pleaded guilty Monday to embezzling more than $400,000 from her employer, U.

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Federal Grand Jury Returns Indictment Charging Topeka Man in Bomb Case

KANSAS CITY, KSA federal grand jury today returned an indictment against a Topeka man who was charged in a criminal complaint last week with plotting to explode a bomb at the Fort Riley military base near Manhattan, Kan.

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Lee’s Summit, Smithville Men Indicted for Internet Child Pornography Offenses

KANSAS CITY, MO s Summit, Mo. , man and a Smithville, Mo. , man were indicted by a federal grand jury today, in separate and unrelated cases involving child pornography.

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Former Buffalo Teacher’s Aide Indicted for Producing Child Pornography

SPRINGFIELD, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a former Buffalo, Mo.

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Kansas City Man Convicted of Bank Robbery

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that a Kansas City, Mo.

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Georgia Man Indicted in ID Theft, Tax Fraud Scheme

JEFFERSON CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that a Loganville, Ga.

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Kansas City Man Pleads Guilty to Producing Child Pornography

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Kansas City, Mo.

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Kansas City Business Owner Indicted in $125,000 Fraud Scheme

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that the owner of a Kansas City, Mo.

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Topeka, Kansas Man Charged in Plot to Explode Car Bomb at Military Base

WASHINGTONAssistant Attorney General for National Security John P.

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Johnson County Deputy Sheriff’s Work Brought Down Synthetic Drug Ring

KANSAS CITY, KSTireless investigative work by a Johnson County deputy sheriff was the key to bringing down a drug trafficking ring in Olathe that sold more than $16 million worth of designer drugs in just 14 months, U.

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Federal Inmate Pleads Guilty to Assault

SPRINGFIELD, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that an inmate of the U.

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Joplin Man Sentenced for Child Pornography Offenses

SPRINGFIELD, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that a Joplin, Mo.

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Lawrence Man Sentenced for Embezzling from Cleaning Company

TOPEKA, KSA Lawrence man has been sentenced to two years in federal prison for embezzling from his company and his business partners, U.

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Former Independence, Missouri Police Officer Indicted on Federal Civil Rights and Obstruction of Justice Charges

Acting Assistant Attorney General Vanita Gupta of the Justice Departments Civil Rights Division and U.

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Former Banker in Great Bend Sentenced for Bank Fraud

WICHITA, KSA former loan officer for a bank in Great Bend was sentenced Monday to six months in prison followed by six months home detention for bank fraud, U.

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Hollister, Republic Men Indicted for Producing Child Pornography

SPRINGFIELD, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that a Hollister, Mo.

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Kansas City Man Sentenced for Transporting an Individual for Prostitution

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Kansas City, Mo.

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St. Peters Man Sentenced on Bank Fraud Charges

ST. LOUIS, MO Mark Avalos, 50, St. Peters, Missouri, was sentenced to five years probation and ordered to pay $497,000 in restitution after pleading guilty to bank fraud charges relating to his work as the controller for The Mortgage Store (TMS) in 2008.

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Former Sales Manager Sentenced for Conspiracy in Bribes, Kickbacks for Glock Firearms

TOPEKA, KSA former sales manager for the company that makes Glock firearms was sentenced Monday to 18 months in federal prison for conspiring to take bribes and kickbacks, U.

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Former Altoona City Clerk Pleads Guilty to Bank Fraud

WICHITA, KSA former city clerk of Altoona, Kan.

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Man Pleads Guilty to Wichita Bank Robbery

WICHITA, KSA man pleaded guilty Tuesday to robbing a Wichita bank, U.

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St. Joseph Man Among 14 Defendants Indicted in $4 Million Drug Trafficking Conspiracy

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that 14 defendants have been indicted by a federal grand jury for their roles in a conspiracy to distribute more than $4 million worth of methamphetamine and heroin in the St.

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Former Technology Director for City of Lenexa Sentenced

KANSAS CITY, KSThe former technology director for the City of Lenexa was sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison for wire fraud, U.

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Columbia Man Sentenced to 20 Years for Child Pornography Offenses

JEFFERSON CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Columbia, Mo.

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Texas Man Arrested in Kansas Charged in Federal Court with Kidnapping

WICHITA, KSA Texas man was charged with kidnapping in federal court in Wichita Monday, U.

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Kansas City Man Sentenced to 16 Years for Robbing Brookside Bank

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Kansas City, Mo.

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Kansas City Man Pleads Guilty to Bank Robbery

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Kansas City, Mo.

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Kansas City Man Indicted in Prairie Village Credit Union Robbery

KANSAS CITY, KSA federal grand jury Thursday indicted a Kansas City man on a charge of robbing a credit union in Prairie Village, Kan.

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Kansas City Man Sentenced to 10 Years for Distributing Child Pornography

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Kansas City, Mo.

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Jefferson City Bank Officer Pleads Guilty to Stealing $410,000

JEFFERSON CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Jefferson City, Mo.

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Federal Indictment: Topeka Couple Forced Teenage Girl into Prostitution

TOPEKA, KSA federal grand jury Wednesday returned indictments against a Topeka couple accused of forcing a teenage girl into prostitution, U.

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Former IRS Employee Pleads Guilty to $326,000 Fraud Scheme, Identity Theft

JEFFERSON CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a former employee of the Internal Revenue Service pleaded guilty in federal court today to using stolen identities in a scheme to receive $326,000 in fraudulent tax refunds.

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Johnson County Water District Network Manager Sentenced for Wire Fraud 

KANSAS CITY, KSA former network manager for Water District No.

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Joplin Woman Sentenced for Disaster Fraud Related to Tornado Benefits

SPRINGFIELD, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Joplin, Mo.

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Federal Inmate Sentenced to 12 Years for Assault

SPRINGFIELD, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that an inmate of the U.

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Branson EMT, Joplin Couple Among Those Indicted for Child Sexual Exploitation

SPRINGFIELD, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Branson, Mo.

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Kansas City Man, Lee’s Summit Woman Plead Guilty to Transporting an Individual for Prostitution

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Kansas City, Mo.

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Sister, Brother Plead Guilty to Armed Robbery at Excelsior Springs Bank

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that two Kansas City, Kan.

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Hollister Man Charged with Armed Bank Robbery

SPRINGFIELD, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that a Hollister, Mo.

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Former Belton Woman Pleads Guilty to Stealing $471,000 from Employer

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a former Belton, Mo.

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Liberty Man Sentenced to 15 Years for Child Pornography

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Liberty, Mo.

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Topeka Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Charges in Carjacking, Robbery

TOPEKA, KSA Topeka man pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal charges of carjacking and robbery, U.

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U.S. Attorney’s Event: Training Law Enforcement Officers to Serve Victims of Hate Crimes Against Members of the LGBTQ Community

KANSAS CITY, KS U. S. Attorney Barry Grissom will speak during an all-day hate crimes symposium Nov. 4 in Kansas City, Kan.

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Two Brothers Charged in $1 Million Drug Trafficking Conspiracy

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that two more Kansas City, Mo.

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Wichita Man Pleads Guilty to Robbery at Dollar General

WICHITA, KSA Wichita man pleaded guilty in federal court in Wichita Thursday to a robbery charge, U.

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Independence Police Detective Honored for Child Pornography Investigation; FBI Agent, Forensic Accountant Honored for Elder Fraud Investigation

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that an Independence, Mo.

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Topeka Man Sentenced to 14 Years for Sex Trafficking of 15-Year-Old Girl

TOPEKA, KSA Topeka man was sentenced Tuesday to 14 years in federal prison on a federal charge of offering a 15-year-old girl for commercial sex, U.

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Gun Dealer Sentenced for Conspiracy in Bribes, Kickbacks for Glock Firearms

TOPEKA, KSAn Olathe gun dealer was sentenced Monday to 18 months in federal prison for paying bribes to employees of the company that makes Glock firearms, U.

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Kansas City Man Pleads Guilty to Armed Bank Robbery 

KANSAS CITY, KSA Kansas City man who pointed a gun in the face of a bank employee during a robbery in Overland Park pleaded guilty in federal court Monday, U.

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Blue Springs Man Pleads Guilty to Armed Robbery Conspiracy

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Blue Springs, Mo.

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Butler County Man Pleads Guilty to Stealing $1.2 Million from Presbyterian Manors

WICHITA, KSA Butler county man pleaded guilty Thursday to a federal charge of stealing more than $1.

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Kansas City Man Pleads Guilty in Illegal Gambling Operation

KANSAS CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Kansas City, Mo.

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Topeka Business Owner Sentenced in Check Kiting Scheme

TOPEKA, KSA Topeka business owner who pleaded guilty to writing more than 5,000 insufficient fund checks in a check kiting scheme was sentenced Monday to 37 months in federal prison, U.

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Columbia Man Pleads Guilty to Six Bank Robberies, Used Bicycle as Getaway Vehicle

JEFFERSON CITY, MOTammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Columbia, Mo.

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Federal Charges Filed Against Lawrence Mother Who Fled the Country with Her Daughters

KANSAS CITY, KSA Lawrence woman appeared in federal court in Kansas City, Kan.

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Two Kansas Men Charged with Attacking Somali Men Because of Their Race and National Origin

WICHITA, KAN. Omar Cantero Martinez, 31, and Armando Sotelo, 24, both of Dodge City, Kan. , were charged with federal hate crimes for attacking three Somali men because of their race and national origin.

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Texas Man Sentenced to 20 Years for Meth Conspiracy

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Mexican national in Sugarland, Texas, was sentenced in federal court today for his role in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine in the Joplin area.

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Overland Park Woman Pleads Guilty to Sexual Exploitation of a Minor

WICHITA, KAN. - An Overland Park woman pleaded guilty to sexually exploiting a 13-year-old victim, Acting U. S. Attorney Tom Beall said.

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Butler County Woman Sentenced for Stealing $1.2 Million from Presbyterian Manors

WICHITA, KAN. A Butler county woman was sentenced Monday to five years on federal probation for stealing more than $1.

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Arkansas Man Pleads Guilty to Selling Counterfeit Garmin Maps

An Arkansas man pleaded guilty Tuesday to selling counterfeit Garmin maps over the Internet.

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Topeka Man Sentenced for Armed Robbery of ATM Attendant

TOPEKA, KAN. A Topeka man was sentenced Wednesday to 40 months in federal prison for robbing a man whose job was to stock ATMs with cash, Acting U.

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Webb City Man Indicted for Transporting a Minor for Illicit Sex

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Webb City, Mo.

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Topeka Man Charged with Lying to Investigators Shortly Before Deadly Standoff at Topeka Motel

TOPEKA, KAN. - A Topeka man was charged Wednesday with lying to a federal marshal who was trying to locate fugitive Orlando J.

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Springfield Woman Pleads Guilty to Producing Child Pornography

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Springfield, Mo.

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Blue Springs Man Sentenced for Armed Robbery Conspiracy

KANSAS CITY, Mo. Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Blue Springs, Mo.

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Hollister Man Sentenced to 30 Years for Producing Child Pornography

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Hollister, Mo.

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St. Joseph Man Sentenced to 15 Years for Large-Scale Meth Conspiracy

KANSAS CITY, Mo. Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a St.

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Kansas City Man Pleads Guilty to Possessing Child Pornography

KANSAS CITY, Mo. Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Kansas City, Mo.

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Wichita Man Charged with Sexual Abuse on McConnell Air Force Base

WICHITA, KAN. - A Wichita who lived in base housing at McConnell Air Force Base was charged Friday with sexually abusing two teenage girls, Acting U.

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Blue Springs Man Sentenced to 20 Years for PCP Conspiracy

KANSAS CITY, Mo. Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that a Blue Springs, Mo.

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Jefferson City Man Sentenced for Child Pornography

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Jefferson City, Mo.

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Columbia Man Pleads Guilty to Child Sex Trafficking

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Columbia, Mo.

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Former St. Clair Sheriff’s Deputy Pleads Guilty to Stealing Public Funds

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a former St. Clair County, Mo.

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Kansas City Man Sentenced to 25 Years for Armed Restaurant Robbery

KANSAS CITY, Mo. Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Kansas City, Mo.

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Tulsa Physician Sentenced to 15 Years for Producing Child Pornography

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Tulsa, Okla.

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Jefferson City Physician Pleads Guilty to Making False Statements

KANSAS CITY, Mo. Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that a Jefferson City, Mo.

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St. Joseph Man Indicted for Bank Robbery

KANSAS CITY, Mo. Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a St. Joseph, Mo.

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Former Army Explosives Expert Charged with Unlawful Possession of Grenades

KANSAS CITY, KAN. A former Army explosive ordinance disposal technician was charged in federal court Friday with unlawful possession of grenades, Acting U.

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Woman Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement from Real Estate Firm in Salina

TOPEKA, KAN. - An Ottawa County woman pleaded guilty Tuesday to embezzling from a real estate company in Salina where she worked, Acting U.

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Topeka Man Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy in Fort Riley Bomb Plot

TOPEKA, KAN. A Topeka man pleaded guilty Monday to conspiring with another man who devised a plot to detonate a vehicle bomb at Fort Riley military base near Manhattan, Kan.

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Kansas City Man Sentenced to 17 Years in Violent Overland Park Bank Robbery

KANSAS CITY, KAN. - A Kansas City man who threatened employees with a gun and dragged a woman by her hair during a bank robbery was sentenced Monday to 17 years in federal prison , Acting U.

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Indictment: Hillsboro Man Made $7.9 Million with Oil and Gas Fraud Scheme

WICHITA, KAN. - A Hillsboro man was indicted Tuesday on charges of carrying out a $7. 9 million oil and gas fraud scheme, Acting U.

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Former Federal Employee Pleads Guilty to Using Stolen Money Order Receipts in Fraud Scheme

KANSAS CITY, Mo. Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a former federal employee pleaded guilty in federal court today to using stolen money order receipts in a fraud scheme to avoid paying his medical bills.

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Lee’s Summit Woman Indicted for Additional Embezzlement Schemes, Identity Theft

KANSAS CITY, Mo. s Summit, Mo. , woman who was previously indicted for embezzling more than $300,000 from her employer.

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Atchinson Man Pleads Guilty to Kidnapping, Killing 5-Year-Old Girl

KANSAS CITY, KAN. An Atchison man pleaded guilty Thursday to federal charges of kidnapping and killing a 5-year-old girl.

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Kansas City Man Sentenced to 14 Years for Child Pornography

KANSAS CITY, Mo. Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that a Kansas City, Mo.

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Waynesville Apartments Owner Pleads Guilty to $18.2 Million Fraud Scheme

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that the owner of apartment complexes in Pulaski County, Mo.

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Houston, Missouri Woman Sentenced for Sister’s Murder-for-Hire

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Houston, Mo.

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Former Independence, Missouri Police Officer Sentenced to 48 Months in Prison for Violating Civil Rights of Minor in His Custody

Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Vanita Gupta, head of the Justice Departments Civil Rights Division, and U.

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Topeka Real Estate Developer Indicted on Bankruptcy Fraud Charges

TOPEKA, KAN. - Topeka real estate developer Kent E. Lindemuth was indicted Wednesday on federal bankruptcy fraud charges, Acting U.

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Kansas Sex Offender Charged with Transporting Virginia Teen for Sex

KANSAS CITY, KAN. A registered sex offender from Kansas was charged in federal court here Thursday with picking up a 16-year-old girl in Virginia and taking her across state lines to have sex with him, Acting U.

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Former University Employee Pleads Guilty to $716,000 Fraud Scheme

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a former University of Missouri employee pleaded guilty in federal court today to embezzling more than $716,000 from the school over a nine-year period.

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Kansas City, Kansas Man Sentenced to Life in Federal Drug Trafficking Case

KANSAS CITY, KAN. - A Kansas City, Kan. , man was sentenced Monday to life in federal prison for drug trafficking, Acting U.

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Topeka Woman Pleads Guilty to Participating in Interstate Sex Trafficking

TOPEKA, KAN. - A Topeka woman pleaded guilty Tuesday to taking part in an interstate sex trafficking business, Acting U.

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Lebanon Sex Offender Indicted for Child Pornography

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a registered sex offender in Lebanon, Mo.

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Joplin Business Owner Indicted for $3 Million Fraud Scheme Related to 2011 Tornado Clean-Up

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that a Joplin, Mo.

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Versailles Woman Pleads Guilty to $400,000 Fraud Scheme

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that a Versailles, Mo.

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Kansas City Man Sentenced for Bank Robbery

KANSAS CITY, Mo. Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Kansas City, Mo.

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Former St. Joseph School Supeintendent Pleads Guilty to $662,000 Fraud Scheme

KANSAS CITY, Mo. Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that the former superintendent of the St.

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Federal Bank Robbery, Firearm Charges Filed Against Three Wichita Men

WICHITA, KAN. - Federal bank robbery and firearm charges were filed Tuesday against three Wichita men, Acting U. S. Attorney Tom Beall said.

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Two Men, One Woman Charged with Luring Robbery Victims with Online Escort Ads

KANSAS CITY, Mo. Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that two men and a woman have been charged in federal court for their roles in a conspiracy to use online ads for escort services as a means to lure victims to hotel rooms in order to rob them.

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Joplin Man Sentenced for Child Pornography

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Joplin, Mo.

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Topeka Man Sentenced for Gas Station Robbery

TOPEKA, KAN. - A Topeka man was sentenced today to three years in federal prison for robbing a gas station, Acting U.

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Husband, Wife Plead Guilty to Meth Conspiracy

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that a Clark, Mo.

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Harper County Cattle Buyer Indicted on Federal Fraud Charges

WICHITA, KAN. - A cattle buyer from Harper County was indicted Tuesday on federal fraud charges, Acting U. S. Attorney Tom Beall said.

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Topeka Man Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy in Interstate Sex Trafficking Case

TOPEKA, KAN. - A Topeka man pleaded guilty Monday to conspiring to operate an interstate sex trafficking business, Acting U.

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Kansas City Man Sentenced for Throwing Molotov Cocktails at Congressional Office

KANSAS CITY, Mo. Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Kansas City, Mo.

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Grandview Man Pleads Guilty to Armed Craigslist Robberies, Shooting Two Victims

KANSAS CITY, Mo. Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Grandview, Mo.

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Kansas City Man Indicted for $3.3 Million Investment Fraud Scheme

KANSAS CITY, Mo. Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Kansas City, Mo.

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Kansas City, Kansas Man Sentenced to 25 Years for $1 Million Meth Conspiracy in St. Joseph, Four-State Area

KANSAS CITY, Mo. Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Kansas City, Kan.

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Kansas City Man Pleads Guilty to Armed Bank Robbery, Faces 15 Years in Prison

Sidney A. Williams, 62, who was tackled by a security guard while making his escape, pleaded guilty in federal court to armed bank robbery.

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Wichita Man Sentenced, Partner Pleads Guilty in Gas Station Robberies

A Wichita man was sentenced to more than 15 years in federal prison for robbing two Wichita gas stations. A co-defendant in the same case also pleaded guilty.

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Loose Creek Sex Offender Sentenced for Possessing Child Pornography

Richard Dale Hays, 50, was sentenced to seven years and three months in federal prison without parole for possessing child pornography.

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Kansas City Man Pleads Guilty to Child Pornography After Attempting to Meet Two Minors for Sex

Daniel C. Irwin, 38, pleaded guilty in federal court to distributing child pornography following an undercover operation in which he attempted to meet two minor girls for sex.

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Kansas Drug Trafficker Sentenced to 24+ Years

Jose Rios-Morales, 42, was sentenced to 292 months in federal prison for one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

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South Carolina Man Sentenced for Sexual Exploitation of Kansas Girl

Robert Pitya Dickson, 49, was sentenced to 25 years in federal prison for sexually exploiting a 13-year-old Kansas girl.

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Wichita Man Sentenced for Sexually Exploiting Mississippi Girl

James K. Arnel, 23, was sentenced to five years in federal prison for using the Internet to sexually exploit a 12-year-old Mississippi girl.

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Robber Who Threatened to ‘Shoot Up the Place’ Sentenced to More Than Eight Years in Federal Prison

Robert Robinson, 42, pleaded guilty to three counts of bank robbery and was sentenced to 100 months in federal prison.

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Kansas City Man Pleads Guilty to Distributing Child Pornography

Richard A. Villanueva, 37, pleaded guilty in federal court to attempting to distribute child pornography over the Internet.

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Raytown, Kansas City Men Indicted for Bankruptcy Fraud

Two Indicted for Engaging in a Bankruptcy Fraud Scheme in Order to Prevent Dozens of Rental Properties from Being Sold by the County for Failure to Pay Property Taxes

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IARA Pleads Guilty to Transferring Nearly $1.4 Million to Iraq in Violation of Sanctions

Islamic American Relief Agency (IARA), formerly headquartered in Columbia, Missouri, pleaded guilty ito transferring nearly $1.4 million to Iraq in violation of federal sanctions.

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Office Manager Pleads Guilty to Theft from Lawrence Company

Candy A. Gunderson, A former office manager for a Lawrence property management company, pleaded guilty to embezzlement.

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Topeka Woman Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy in Interstate Sex Trafficking Case

Shannon Nelson, 23, pleaded guilty to conspiring with co-defendants to operate a Topeka-based prostitution business.

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Springfield Man Pleads Guilty to Bank Robbery, Kidnapping

Timothy Polodna, 53, pleaded guilty in federal court today to robbing Bank of America and kidnapping the bank manager by forcing him to leave the bank with him.

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Nigerian Immigrant Indicted for Day Care Fraud Linked to International Scheme

Hauwa Al-Hassan, 47, the Nigerian owner of a day care center in Kansas City, Mo., was arrested as part of a nationwide sweep that targeted childcare center fraud schemes.

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Former Springfield Man Pleads Guilty, Sentenced for Defacing Islamic Center

Joshua Daniel Lobsien, 24, has pleaded guilty and been sentenced in federal court for defacing The Islamic Center of Springfield, MO, with graffiti.

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Third Conspirator Pleads Guilty to Armed Craigslist Robberies, Shooting Two Victims

Thomas Thorpe, 26, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy, six counts of aiding and abetting a robbery, and one count of aiding and abetting the discharge of a firearm during a crime of violence.

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Joplin Man Pleads Guilty to Child Sexual Exploitation

James Hajny, of Joplin, pleaded guilty to producing child pornography and receiving and distributing child pornography over the Internet.

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Buffalo Woman Indicted for Conspiring to Threaten, Solicit Violence on Twitter

Additional charges filed against a Buffalo, Missouri woman for conspiring to solicit violence against federal agents and military service members over Twitter.

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Kansas City, Kansas Man Pleads Guilty in Robbery at Stilwell, Kansas Bank

A Kansas City, Kan man pleaded guilty to charges that he took part in an armed robbery at a Stillwell bank before leading police on a high-speed chase with a child in his car.

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Former Bank Executive Sentenced for $4.1 Million SBA Fraud, $18.2 Million FHA Fraud

The former vice president of a Pulaski County, Mo., bank was sentenced for leading a $4.1 million conspiracy to defraud the Small Business Administration.

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Kansas City, Kansas Man Sentenced for Airport Bomb Hoax

A Kansas City, Kan., man has been sentenced in federal court for conveying false information as part of a bomb hoax at Kansas City International Airport in August 2014.

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Lee's Summit Woman Pleads Guilty to Stealing $5.3 Million from Employer

Jane Barnes, of Lee's Summit, Missouri, pleaded guilty in federal court today to embezzling nearly $5.3 million from her employer.

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Indictment: Bank Employee in Great Bend Embezzled More Than $73,600

Kaden Herman, a former employee of Landmark National Bank in Great Bend, was indicted on a charge of embezzling more than $73,600.

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Indictment: University of Kansas Grad Student Made False Claims He Served as Translator for U.S. Army in Iraq

A University of Kansas graduate student was indicted on charges of making false claims on an application for a visa that he had served as a translator for the U.S. Army in Iraq.

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Kansas Woman Pleads Guilty in Robbery at Bank in Stillwell

Danille Morris, of Kansas City, Kansas, pleaded guilty in connection with her role in an armed robbery at a Stillwell bank before the robbers led police on a high-speed chase with a child in the car.

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Defendant Pleads Guilty to Involuntary Manslaughter in Shooting Death at Fort Riley

A 19-year-old defendant pleaded guilty to a charge of involuntary manslaughter in the shooting death of a 16-year-old boy on the base at Fort Riley, Kansas.

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Kansas City Man Sentenced for Bank Robbery, Carjacking

Steven Marquain Davis, of Kansas City, Missouri, was sentenced to 12 years in prison for bank robbery and using a firearm in an attempted carjacking.

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Former High School Teacher Sentenced for Distributing Child Pornography

Stephen Gregory Strobel, a former teacher at St. Elizabeth High School in St. Elizabeth, Missouri, was sentenced to 10 years and one month in prison for distributing child pornography.

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Kansas City Man Sentenced for Armed Robbery Conspiracy

William H. Parker, III, of Kansas City, Missouri, man was sentenced to 10 years in a conspiracy to commit several armed robberies at restaurants in the metropolitan area.

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Third Man Indicted for Armed Robbery Conspiracy

A third man has been indicted for his role in a conspiracy that included at least 10 armed robberies.

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Former Mayor of Lawrence Charged with Embezzlement

Jeremy Farmer, former mayor of Lawrence, Kansas, was charged with embezzling thousands of dollars from a food bank in Douglas County.

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Retired Wichita Police Lt. Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement, Mail Fraud

A retired Wichita police lieutenant pleaded guilty Tuesday to filing false document.

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Bolivar Man Sentenced to 30 Years for Sexual Exploitation of a Minor, Child Pornography

A Bolivar, Missouri man was sentenced to 30 years for the sexual exploitation of a minor and for receiving and distributing child pornography.

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Indictment: Topeka Man Ran Auto Chop Shop

A Topeka man was indicted on federal charges of operating a chop shop trafficking in stolen auto parts.

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Columbia Man Indicted for Producing Child Pornography

A Columbia, Missouri man who was previously indicted on child pornography charges was indicted on an additional charge of producing child pornography.

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Columbia Man Indicted for Investment Fraud

A Columbia, Missouri man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for an investment fraud scheme.

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Two Men Charged in Leawood Bank Robbery

Two men were charged in U.S. District Court with robbing a Central Bank branch in Leawood.

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Sedalia Sex Offender Pleads Guilty to Child Pornography

A Sedalia, Missouri sex offender pleaded guilty in federal court today for possessing child pornography.

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St. Joseph Man Sentenced for Child Pornography

Tammy Dickinson announced that a St. Joseph, Mo., man with a prior murder conviction was sentenced in federal court today on charges related to child pornography.

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Gladstone Man Sentenced to 18 Years for Child Pornography

A Gladstone, Missouri man was sentenced to 18 years on charges related to receiving and attempting to distribute child pornography over the Internet.

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Lawrence Man Sentenced for Distributing Child Pornography

A Lawrence man was sentenced Tuesday to 70 months in federal prison for distributing child pornography.

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Northland Man Sentenced for Child Pornography

Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Kansas City, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court today for attempting to distribute child pornography over the Internet.

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Kansas City Brothers Sentenced for PCP Conspiracy

Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that two Kansas City, Mo., brothers were sentenced in federal court today for their roles in a conspiracy to distribute PCP.

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Kansas City Man Pleads Guilty to Laser Strike

A Kansas City, Missouri man pleaded guilty in federal court today to aiming his laser pointer at a Kansas City, Missouri Police Department helicopter.

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Indictment: Argument with Wife Drove Man to Bank Robbery

A Kansas City, Kansas man who told investigators he preferred jail to living with his wife was indicted Thursday on a federal bank robbery charge.

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Newton Woman Pleads Guilty to Concealing Gun Crime Prior to Hesston Shootings

A Newton woman pleaded guilty to concealing from authorities that a convicted felon unlawfully possessed firearms that he later used in a shooting incident at Excel Industries.

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Joplin Man Sentenced for Distributing Child Pornography Over the Internet

A Joplin, Missouri man was sentenced in federal court for distributing and possessing child pornography.

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Former Greene County Sheriff's Deputy Sentenced for Child Pornography

A former Greene County, Missouri Deputy Sheriff was sentenced to seven years for receiving and distributing child pornography.

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Indictment: Accounting Technician Embezzled Kickapoo Tribal Funds

A former accounting technician for the Kickapoo Tribe of Kansas was indicted Tuesday on a federal charge of embezzling tribal funds.

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Joplin Man Sentenced for Child Porn

A Joplin, Missouri, man was sentenced in federal court for receiving and distributing child pornography over the Internet.

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