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Local City Health Inspector Pleads Guilty to Bribery Charges

St. Louis, MO KEVIN HUNTSPON pled guilty to soliciting and receiving payments from a local grocery store owner in connection with health inspections conducted at the grocery store.

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Illinois Woman Sentenced on Charges of Conspiracy

St. Louis, MO JASMINKA RAMIC, Rockford, Illinois, was sentenced to 36 months in prison. Ramic pled guilty last September to conspiracy to commit an offense against the United States, that being providing material support to terrorists and designated foreign terrorist organizations.

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Robbery of Pulaski Bank Branch in Richmond Heights

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Local Chiropractor and Billing Assistant Sentenced on Health Care Fraud Charges

St. Louis, MO Dr. Donald Havey was sentenced to 51 months in prison and ordered to pay restitution of $2,276,221 on charges involving a scheme to bill Medicare for expensive custom ankle-foot orthotics that were never provided to the patients.

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Gasconade County Police Officer Indicted on Civil Rights Charges

St. Louis, MO An indictment was unsealed earlier today charging former Gasconade County law enforcement officer Marty L.

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FBI Honors Emerson for Its Ferguson Forward Initiative

William Woods, Special Agent in Charge (SAC) of the FBI St.

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Marion County Man Indicted on Child Pornography Charges

St. Louis, MO Hannibal, Missouri, was indicted for his alleged receipt of child pornography between December 30, 2015, and January 1, 2016.

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Multiple People Arrested on Federal Drug Trafficking and Violent Crimes Charges

St. Louis, MO s arrests. The indictment charges 18 individuals with various drug trafficking offenses and violent crimes, including murder, which occurred throughout the St.

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Texas Man Sentenced to 15 Years on Federal Child Pornography Charges

St. Louis, MO BRYCE THOMSON, Selma, Texas, was sentenced to 188 months involving his transportation of child pornography from Texas to St.

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Local Woman Sentenced on Embezzlement and Tax Charges

St. Louis, MO Anastasia Grzeskowiak was sentenced to 51 months imprisonment for embezzling $2. 9 million from the account of a disabled individual whose financial affairs she was entrusted with managing.

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Lincoln County Man Pleads Guilty to Trafficking Synthetic Drugs

St. Louis, MO - Richard Gross, Winfield, Missouri, pled guilty to multiple counts involving the trafficking of synthetic drugs. He entered his plea before United States District Judge John A.

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Florida Couple Sentenced Involving Tax Scheme

St. Louis, MO ALEXSANDR RABIKOV, a native of Belarus and permanent resident of the United States living in the Hallandale Beach, Florida area, was sentenced to 60 months for his part in a conspiracy to file false tax returns and thereby steal government funds.

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Former St. Louis Police Officer Pleads Guilty to Violating Civil Rights by Assaulting Arrestee

A former St. Louis Metropolitan Police officer pleaded guilty today to depriving an arrestee, identified in court documents as M.

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Local Woman Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement and Tax Charges

St. Louis, MO ANASTASIA GRZESKOWIAK pled guilty today to embezzling $2. 9 million from the account of a disabled individual whose financial affairs she was entrusted with managing.

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Banker Shaun Hayes and Real Estate Developer Michael Litz Indicted on Bank Fraud Charges

St. Louis, MO Shaun Hayes and Michael Litz were indicted on bank fraud charges relating to Excel Bank, which was closed by regulators in 2012.

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Mining Company Owners Plead Guilty to Fraud Charges

St. Louis, MO CRISTOPHER CRISTEA and DAVID COREY TOLLE pled guilty to charges involving the solicitation of investors with promises of large returns from mining activities.

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Scammers Spoofing FBI Phone Numbers to Fool Victims

The FBI St. Louis Division is warning the public about a phone scam that spoofs, or fraudulently displays, the FBI s caller ID.

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St. Louis-Area Man Indicted on Fraud and Money Laundering Charges

St. Louis, MO Adam Bernaix of St. Louis, Missouri, was arrested today on an indictment charging him with mail fraud and money laundering in connection with a kickback scheme he is accused of operating from June 2012 until February 2015.

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Robbery of Pulaski Bank Branch in St. Louis

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Former Pine Lawn Lieutenant Convicted of Federal Charges

St. Louis, MO Former Pine Lawn Lieutenant STEVEN BLAKENEY was convicted of criminal civil rights charges arising from his arrest in 2013 of a candidate for the office of Mayor of the City of Pine Lawn.

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Franklin County Man Indicted on Fraud Charges

St. Louis, MO Stuart B. Millner was charged yesterday in connection with an alleged scheme to defraud clients and financial institutions in connection with the operation of his auction business, Stuart B.

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Texas Man Pleads Guilty to Multiple Bank Robbery Charges

St. Louis, MO Houston, TX, pled guilty to the armed robberies of five banks spanning five states, including the Lindell Bank here on July 14, 2015.

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Four Russian Nationals Indicted on Fraud Charges

ST. LOUIS, MO Four Russian nationals have been indicted for conspiring to travel from Russia to casinos across the United States, including several local casinos, to cheat at particular slot games using electronic devices.

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Owner of Local Advertising Company Sentenced on Fraud Charges

ST. LOUIS, MO Cary Jordan was sentenced to 18 months on fraud charges involving his diversion of over $500,000 of client funds for his personal use.

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Greek National Indicted on Multiple Fraud Charges

ST. LOUIS, MO Dora Argyropoulos was indicted for executing a scheme to defraud American banks by opening accounts for sham businesses and incurring more than a million dollars in overdrafts on those accounts from abroad.

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Hannibal Man Sentenced on Federal Child Pornography Charges

ST. LOUIS, MO Justin Dugger, 34, Hannibal, Missouri, was sentenced to 37 months in prison, followed by supervised release for life, on charges of possession of child pornography.

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St. Louis County Man Indicted on Fraud Charges

ST. LOUIS, MO Mark Kistler, 46, of St. Louis County, was indicted today for a bank fraud in connection with the financial exploitation of an elderly person.

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Local Paralegal Sentenced on Federal Fraud and False Statement Charges

ST. LOUIS, MO s criminal case had solicited a bribe. Nichols also lied to the FBI during their investigation of her illegal conduct.

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Wentzville Man Pleads Guilty to Multiple Armed Bank Robberies and Shooting of Missouri State Trooper

ST. LOUIS, MO Warren J. Gladders, 64, Wentzville, MO, pled guilty to three armed bank robberies committed in July, August and September 2013.

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Brothers Sentenced on Immigration Related Charges

ST. LOUIS, MO Agustin Lopez-Guzman was sentenced to five years in prison, his brother Alonso was sentenced to two years in prison.

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St. Charles Woman Sentenced on Fraud Charges

ST. LOUIS, MO Daniela Spiridon was sentenced to 78 months in prison involving a real estate scheme related to the purchase or sale of properties.

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O’Fallon Man Sentenced to Prison on Fraud Conspiracy

ST. LOUIS, MO Jason Rauschelbach was sentenced to 24 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to conspiring to defraud the United States and several banks through his business, The Mortgage Store Inc.

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St. Louis-Area Man Pleads Guilty to Fraud Charges

ST. LOUIS, MO Ronald L. Roberts pled guilty today to charges of mail and wire fraud in connection with his obtaining more than a million dollars from lenders in what he now admits was a loan fraud scheme.

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Two Local Businessmen Sentenced on Multiple Federal Fraud Charges Involving Elderly Victims in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS, MO ROBERT PALMER and MARK DRIVER were sentenced to 70 months and 30 months in prison, respectively, for defrauding numerous elderly victims of approximately $3,000,000, beginning in 2004 and continuing through 2010.

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Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr.’s Remarks at FBI St. Louis Field Office

Below is a transcript of the remarks delivered on August 20, 2014, by Attorney General Eric Holder while at the FBI field office in St.

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FBI Launches National Campaign to Address Laser Threat to Aircraft

The FBI today announced a national campaign to deter people from pointing lasers at aircraft, a federal violation that presents danger to pilots, passengers, and those on the ground.

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St. Charles County Man Sentenced for Using Interstate Facilities to Entice a Minor

ST. LOUIS, MO Michael Engler was sentenced to 60 months in prison for using interstate facilities to entice a minor on craigslist.

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Area Investment Adviser Indicted on Fraud Charges

ST. LOUIS, MO BRYAN BINKHOLDER was indicted on multiple fraud charges involving his financial planning and investment strategy businesses. According to the indictment, Binkholder labeled himself and provided investment and financial planning advice to the general public through his affiliated websites, YouTube channel, published books and articles and an investment related talk-radio show that aired on local radio stations.

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FBI, Justice Officials Announce Next Steps in Federal Civil Rights Investigation in Ferguson, Missouri

ST. LOUIS The following joint statement was released Friday by FBI Special Agent in Charge William P. Woods, U. S.

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O’Fallon Man Indicted on Federal Wire Fraud Charges

ST. LOUIS, MO A federal grand jury indicted Dana Jefferson on multiple fraud charges involving a scheme to lure lenders by falsely representing that he was the beneficiary of a multi-million dollar inheritance.

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William Woods Named Special Agent in Charge of St. Louis Division

Director James B. Comey has named William Woods special agent in charge of the FBI s St. Louis Division.

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Former Boeing Procurement Officer and Two Sub-Contractors Sentenced on Federal Fraud Charges

ST. LOUIS, MO Former Boeing Procurement Officer Deon Anderson was sentenced to 20 months in prison in connection with a bribery/kickback scheme involving Boeing military aircraft parts, as well as structuring currency transactions to conceal his receipt of the cash bribes.

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Statement by Attorney General Holder on the Ongoing Situation in Ferguson, Missouri

Good afternoon. I have been briefed by members of the Justice Department and I wanted to provide a brief update of the Justice Department s ongoing efforts arising from the events in Ferguson, Missouri.

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Wentzville Man Indicted on Fraud Charges

ST. LOUIS, MO James Staley was indicted for his alleged scheme to defraud investors by making false promises of high rates of return and minimal risk.

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California Subcontractor Pleads Guilty to Fraud Involving Boeing Contracts

ST. LOUIS, MO William Boozer, a Boeing subcontractor, pled guilty to wire fraud in connection with a bribery/kickback scheme involving Boeing military aircraft parts during November 2009 through February 2013.

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Readout of Justice Department Officials’ Trip to Ferguson, Missouri

WASHINGTONJustice Department spokeswoman Dena Iverson released the following statement Friday regarding the just-completed, two-day visit to Ferguson, Missouri, by senior Justice Department officials:.

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168 Juveniles Recovered in Nationwide Operation Targeting Commercial Child Sex Trafficking

The largest and most successful Operation Cross Country to date recovered a total of 168 juvenile victims from commercial sex trafficking.

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Boeing Subcontractor Sentenced on Federal Fraud Charges

ST. LOUIS, MO The final defendant in a bribery/kickback scheme involving Boeing military aircraft parts, Jeffrey Lavelle, owner and operator of J.

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Former Chief Financial Officer/Senior Vice President of Paric Construction Indicted on Fraud Charges

ST. LOUIS, MO s corporate funds to pay his own personal expenses during the period January, 2010 through February, 2014.

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Local In-Home Health Care Provider Sentenced on Fraud Charges

ST. LOUIS, MO TINA KUEHL was sentenced to 51 months in prison on multiple healthcare fraud charges and separate unrelated bank fraud charges and ordered to pay $200,000 restitution.

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Local Paralegal Pleads Guilty to Federal Fraud and False Statement Charges

ST. LOUIS, MO s criminal case had solicited a bribe. Nichols also pled guilty to charges that she lied to the FBI during their investigation of her illegal conduct.

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Brookfield Man Sentenced on Federal Child Pornography Charges

T. LOUIS, MO Mark Jackson, 44, Brookfield, MO, was sentenced to 63 months in prison for his possession of child pornography between January 2008 and November 2011.

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Jefferson County Man Indicted on Federal Bank Robbery Charges

ST. LOUIS, MO Christopher David Hendricks, Jr. , was indicted for his alleged August 29th robbery of the First State Community Bank in Desoto, Missouri.

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Office Manager of Moberly, Missouri Funeral Home Sentenced on Fraud Charges

ST. LOUIS, MO Beverly Susan Rene Smith was sentenced to six months of home confinement and five years of probation on charges involving her theft of approximately $176,000 from Million-Taylor Funeral Home.

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Two Local Businessmen Plead Guilty to Multiple Federal Fraud Charges Involving Elderly Victims in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS, MO Robert Palmer and Mark Driver pled guilty late Thursday to defrauding numerous elderly victims of approximately $3,000,000, beginning in 2004 and continuing through 2010.

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Owner of Babylon Grocery & Bakery Pleads Guilty to Food Stamp & Wire Fraud

ST. LOUIS, MO Jalil Al-Hanoosh pled guilty to charges involving his scheme to buy food stamps from people for a discounted rate of cash, and redeem them at full value from the government.

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Florissant Chiropractic Clinic Owner Pleads Guilty to Heath Care Fraud Charges

ST. LOUIS, MO Malik Muhammed pled guilty to making three false statements to automobile insurance companies about providing medical services to patients when his clinic was actually closed.

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CEO of Local Visiting Nurse Care Provider Sentenced on Fraud Charges

ST. LOUIS, MO imprisonment for embezzling more than $600,000 from company accounts, and falsifying documents to conceal the embezzlement.

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Chicago-Area Man Sentenced for Sex Trafficking of Minors

ST. LOUIS, MO Reginald Williams was sentenced to 240 months on multiple charges involving the interstate transportation of two minors with the intent to engage in prostitution.

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Hillsdale Police Lieutenant and Officer Plead Guilty to Federal Drug Charges

ST. LOUIS, MO Lieutenant Parrish Swanson and Officer Raymond Stephens pled guilty to charges of conspiracy to distribute and attempted distribution of heroin.

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Wentzville Man Sentenced on Multiple Armed Bank Robberies and Shooting of Missouri State Trooper

ST. LOUIS, MO WARREN J. GLADDERS, Wentzville, MO, was sentenced to 293 months in prison involving three armed bank robberies committed in July, August and September 2013.

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Readout of Attorney General Holder’s Phone Call with Elected Officials from Missouri

WASHINGTONThe following statement is attributable to Justice Department spokesman Brian Fallon:.

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Op-Ed by Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr.

The below op-ed, written by Attorney General Eric H.

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Local In-Home Health Care Provider Pleads Guilty to Fraud Charges

ST. LOUIS, MO TINA KUEHL pled guilty yesterday to bank fraud charges involving her fraudulent statements involving payment of a bank loan.

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Local Man Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud

ST. LOUIS, MO Martin Bachert pled guilty to fraud charges involving his scheme to sell equipment to an out of state buyer, receive payment but never deliver the equipment sold.

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Pennsylvania Woman Pleads Guilty to Conspiring to Make False Statements and Defraud the Government

ST. LOUIS, MO REGINA DANKO, of Ivyland, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty to participating in a conspiracy to defraud the United States in federal court this morning.

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Owner of Local Payroll Services Company Pleads Guilty to Fraud and Money Laundering Charges

ST. LOUIS, MO Bradley Ferguson, owner of Fenton based Paymaster Business Solutions, Inc. , pled guilty to mail fraud and money laundering charges involving his failure to remit federal, state and local taxes to the proper taxing authorities that had been deducted from victim client bank accounts.

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Local Attorney Who Fled the United States Sentenced on Multiple Federal Fraud Charges

ST. LOUIS, MO St. Charles County attorney JEFFREY WITT was sentenced to forty-four (44) month supervised release following his term of imprisonment, and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $234,472.

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Attorney General Holder Statement on the Conclusion of the Grand Jury Proceeding in the Shooting of Michael Brown

Attorney General Eric Holder released the following statement Monday regarding the conclusion of the St.

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Assistant Coach Pleads Guilty to Exploitation Charges

ST. LOUIS, MO Sashane Chin pled guilty to charges of transporting a minor across state lines to engage in sexual activity.

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Seeking Information on Missing Person Amanda Kay Jones

The FBI is offering a reward of up to $20,000 for information leading to the location of Amanda Kay Jones and her (unborn) child, and/or for information leading to the identity of the person(s) involved with their disappearance.

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Local Attorney Pleads Guilty to Multiple Federal Fraud Charges

ST. LOUIS, MO St. Charles County attorney Jeffrey Witt pled guilty to three (3) federal felony charges: falsifying documents to obtain a bank loan secured by a St.

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Montgomery County Man Indicted on Federal Bank Robbery Charges

ST. LOUIS, MO Joshua Kelly was indicted in connection with the April 16, 2014 armed robbery of the First Bank in Montgomery County.

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Franklin County Man Sentenced to 24 Years for Child Exploitation and Child Pornography Crimes

ST. LOUIS, MO GARY A. DOTSON was sentenced to 24 years in prison for child exploitation and child pornography offenses.

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Linn County Man Sentenced on Federal Child Pornography Charges

ST. LOUIS, MO John M. Williamson, 36, formerly of Brookfield, Missouri, now residing in Florida, was sentenced to 51 months in prison for his possession of child pornography between November 2010 and September 2011.

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FBI Seeking Information to Identify Person of Interest

Howard S. Marshall, Special Agent in Charge of the Louisville Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), announced today that the FBI is seeking the public s assistance to identify the individual in the photographs below.

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Operator of Local Frison Flea Market Convicted on Federal Fraud Charges

ST. LOUIS, MO Jack Frison, Sr. , was convicted of multiple charges relating to his involvement in the sale of counterfeit goods and DVD s.

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Pine Lawn Mayor Arrested on Charges of Extortion

ST. LOUIS, MO The mayor of Pine Lawn, Missouri, Sylvester Caldwell, has been arrested as a result of an indictment charging him with extortion of cash payments from the owner of a local towing company.

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Franklin County Couple Sentenced on Federal Child Pornography Charges

ST. LOUIS, MO Timothy Charles Sawyer and Katie Renee Sawyer of Union, Missouri, were sentenced to 78 months and 46 months respectively on charges involving child pornography.

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Local Woman Indicted on Federal Charges

ST. LOUIS, MO Carmen A. Fluker, a/k/a Carmen Simmons, a/k/a Carmen Lacy, a/k/a was indicted for her alleged promotion of prostitution between May 2011 and April 2014.

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Boeing Subcontractor Pleads Guilty to Federal Fraud Charges

ST. LOUIS, MO Jeffrey Lavelle, owner and operator of J. L. Manufacturing pled guilty to multiple counts of mail and wire fraud in connection with a bribery/kickback scheme involving Boeing military aircraft parts.

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Local Couple Sentenced for Selling Stolen Merchandise

ST. LOUIS, MO CHRISTIAN OUNANIAN and GINA VOGEL were sentenced to 63 and 42 months in prison, respectively, on charges of selling merchandise stolen from Walgreens and CVS drug stores.

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Former CEO of SEMO Health Network Pleads Guilty to Submitting False Grant Documents

ST. LOUIS, MO CHERYL ANN WHITE pled guilty to conspiring to create and submit numerous false documents related to Southeast Missouri Health Network, Inc.

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Wehrenberg Theatres Partners with the FBI to Raise Awareness About Laser Threats to Aircrafts and Other Public Safety Messages

Edward W. Reinhold, Acting Special Agent in Charge (A/SAC) of the FBI St. Louis Division, has announced that Wehrenberg Theatres will partner with the FBI to help spread the word on various public safety messages, as well as Amber Alerts.

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Attorney General Statement on Latest Developments in Federal Civil Rights Investigation in Ferguson, Missouri

Attorney General Eric Holder released the following statement Monday following his briefing of President Obama on the latest developments in the federal civil rights investigation in Ferguson, Missouri:.

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Local Owner of Gravois Discount Smokes Pleads Guilty to Food Stamp Fraud

ST. LOUIS, MO Ebraheem Maki Naif, St. Louis, Missouri, pled guilty Monday to food stamp fraud. According to court documents, from January 2008 through May 2012, Naif, doing business as Abes Gravois Discount, also known as Gravois Discount Smokes, redeemed approximately $1,903,402 in food stamp benefits and received the same in federal appropriated money as reimbursement for the food stamp sales.

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Former CEO of SEMO Health Network Sentenced for Submitting False Grant Documents

ST. LOUIS, MO imprisonment for conspiring to create and submit numerous false documents related to Southeast Missouri Health Network, Inc.

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Local Business Owner Sentenced on Federal Fraud Charges for Second Time

ST. LOUIS, MO Richard Saddler owned Omicron Capital LLC, a local St. Louis company purportedly in the business of assisting customers in refinancing commercial and real estate loans.

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Seventeen-Year-Old Man Charged in Kansas City Kidnapping

align="center" class="x_MsoNormal"> This press release was originally issued by the Jackson County Prosecutors Office, which can be reached at (816) 881-3555.

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FBI Releases New Photos and Video in Alleged Abduction

The FBI and the Cape Girardeau Police Department are investigating an alleged adult abduction and are seeking information from the public.

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Seeking Information in Alleged Abduction

The FBI and the Cape Girardeau Police Department are investigating an alleged adult abduction and are seeking information from the public.

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Local Man Sentenced on Wire Fraud and Interstate Transportation of Stolen Property Charges

ST. LOUIS, MO Martin Bachert was sentenced to 18 months in prison involving his scheme to sell equipment to an out of state buyer, receive payment but never deliver the equipment sold.

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Local Investment Adviser Pleads Guilty to Fraud Charges

ST. LOUIS, MO Charles Williams pled guilty to defrauding investors of their funds between on or about November 1, 2007 and January 31, 2013.

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Owner of Babylon Grocery and Bakery Sentenced for Food Stamp and Wire Fraud

ST. LOUIS, MO Hanoosh was sentenced to 15 months in prison on charges involving his scheme to buy food stamps from people for a discounted rate of cash, and redeem them at full value from the government.

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Two Local Men Sentenced on Federal Explosives and Weapons Charges

ST. LOUIS, MO Olajuwon Davis and Brandon Orlando Baldwin were each sentenced to 84 months in prison on charges of planning and conspiring to ignite explosive devices during the Ferguson protests and procuring firearms for convicted felons.

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Florissant Chiropractic Clinic Owner Sentenced on Health Care Fraud Charges

ST. LOUIS, MO imprisonment, a restitution award of $153,101 payable to three automobile insurance companies and a $10,000 fine, for making three false statements to insurance companies about providing medical services to patients when no chiropractor was working at the clinic or the clinic was actually closed.

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Illinois Man Sentenced to 420 Months for Cape Girardeau Kidnapping

JEFFERY M. LAZIER, age 43, of Chicago, Illinois, was sentenced to 420 months yesterday on one felony count of kidnapping.

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North Carolina Man Pleads Guilty to Fraud Charge in Real Estate Scheme

ST. LOUIS, MO Hubolist Elliott pled guilty to mail fraud in connection with a real estate investment scheme involving fractional interests in vacation properties.

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Pine Lawn Mayor Pleads Guilty to Extortion Charges

ST. LOUIS, MO The mayor of Pine Lawn, Missouri, SYLVESTER CALDWELL, has pled guilty to charges involving the extortion of cash payments from the owner of a local towing company and from the owner of a Pine Lawn convenience store.

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Monroe County Man Indicted on Multiple Child Pornography Charges

ST. LOUIS, MO Kyle D. Rowe, 27, Paris, MO, was indicted for his alleged receipt and possession of child pornography between December 2013 and July 2014.

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Quincy, Illinois Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Bank Robbery Charges

ST. LOUIS, MO Pierre Lamont Parrish pled guilty to the October 2, 2014, robbery of the Martinsburg Bank and Trust in Montgomery County, Missouri.

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Florida Man Pleads Guilty to Fraud Charge Involving Tax Scheme

ST. LOUIS, MO Alexsandr Rabikov, 37, a native of Belarus and permanent resident of the United States living in the Ft.

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Local Podiatrist Sentenced on Health Care Fraud Charges

ST. LOUIS, MO LAWRENCE B. IKEN, DPM, was sentenced to 12 months and one day in prison and ordered to pay restitution of $999,170 on charges involving the submission of false documents and reimbursement claims related to podiatric services purportedly provided by Dr.

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St. Louis-Area Man Pleads Guilty to Interstate Transportation of Stolen Vehicles

ST. LOUIS, MO Jonathan Curtis pled guilty to charges involving his sale of stolen vehicles to out of state buyers.

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Former Pine Lawn Lieutenant Indicted on Federal Charges

ST. LOUIS, MO An indictment was unsealed earlier today charging former Pine Lawn Lieutenant STEVEN BLAKENEY with criminal civil rights charges arising from his arrest in 2013 of a candidate for the office of Mayor of the City of Pine Lawn.

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Bonne Terre, Missouri Man Sentenced on Multiple Drug and Weapons Charges

ST. LOUIS, MO MELVIN J. SCHERRER was sentenced to 360 months prison on federal drug and weapons charges involving the distribution and manufacture of large amounts of methamphetamine from October 2010 to September 2013.

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Local City Health Inspector Indicted on Bribery Charges

ST. LOUIS, MO Kevin Huntspon was indicted for allegedly soliciting and receiving payments from a local grocery store owner in connection with health inspections conducted at the grocery store.

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Former Chief Financial Officer/Senior Vice President of Paric Construction Sentenced on Fraud Charges

ST. LOUIS, MO s corporate funds to pay his own personal expenses during the period January 2010 through February 2014.

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Third Man Indicted Involving Randolph County Bank Robbery

ST. LOUIS, MO Jeremy Burnett, 21, Columbia, MO, was indicted late Wednesday in connection with the August 22, 2014 armed robbery of the Bank Midwest in Randolph County.

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St. Louis Businessman Pleads Guilty to Bankruptcy Fraud

ST. LOUIS, MO A St. Louis businessman, KENNETH HUTCHINSON, pled guilty to one count of bankruptcy fraud and admitted to lying about his income and assets in relation to his 2014 bankruptcy case filed in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Missouri.

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Local Man Charged in Federal Indictment Involving Three Drug-Related Homicides

ST. LOUIS, MO ANTHONY JORDAN, St. Louis, Missouri, was charged with multiple drug and weapons charges which resulted in the deaths of three area people.

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Former Chief Financial Officer/Senior Vice President of PARIC Construction Convicted on Fraud Charges

ST. LOUIS, MO s corporate funds to pay his own personal expenses during the period January, 2010 through February, 2014.

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Local Physician Sentenced on Health Care Fraud Charges

ST. LOUIS, MO DR. DEVON GOLDING was sentenced yesterday to four months imprisonment and eight months home detention on multiple health care fraud related charges for billing for services not rendered and false statements involving a health care benefit plan.

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Two Columbia, Missouri Men Plead Guilty to Bank Robbery Charges

ST. LOUIS, MO Clarence Lamont Williams and Daniel Mark Rudroff have both entered guilty pleas in connection with the August 22, 2014 armed robbery of the Bank Midwest in Randolph County.

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Former St. Louis City Police Officer Pleads Guilty to Weapons Charges

ST. LOUIS, MO Former St. Louis City Police Officer DON McGHEE pled guilty to charges of providing a firearm to known drug dealers to facilitate their distribution of crack cocaine and marijuana in the City of St.

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St. Louis-Area Man Sentenced on Fraud Charges

ST. LOUIS, MO Ronald L. Roberts was sentenced to 68 months imprisonment on charges of mail and wire fraud in connection with his obtaining more than a million dollars from lenders in a loan fraud scheme.

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Local Chiropractor and Billing Assistant Plead Guilty to Health Care Fraud Charges

ST. LOUIS, MO Dr. Donald Havey and Susan Reno pled guilty to charges involving a scheme to bill Medicare for expensive ankle-foot orthotics that were never provided to the patients.

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Florida Man and Woman Indicted on Fraud Charge Involving Tax Scheme

ST. LOUIS, MO ALEXSANDR RABIKOV, a native of Belarus and permanent resident of the United States, living in the Ft.

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Two California Men Arrested on Federal Conspiracy Charges in the Eastern District of Missouri for Distributing Drugs Via a Commercial Air Carrier

ST. LOUIS, MO Two California men were arrested this morning in Los Angeles on charges of conspiring to import and distribute methamphetamine and cocaine into the St.

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O’Fallon Man Sentenced on Federal Wire Fraud Charges

ST. LOUIS, MO imprisonment on multiple fraud charges involving a scheme to lure lenders by falsely representing that he was the beneficiary of a multi-million dollar inheritance.

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Brookfield, Missouri Church Treasurer Sentenced on Fraud Charges

ST. LOUIS, MO s bank account. She was also ordered to pay restitution of $192,000. As part of the embezzlement scheme, Head also made unauthorized purchases with church checks at local Walmart stores of such items as computers, cameras, and vacuum cleaners only to then return the purchased items for cash.

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Area Man Sentenced for Cyber Attack of the St. Louis County Police Union Website

Justin Payne was sentenced for possession of an unregistered destructive device and for destroying the St. Louis County Police Association website through a distributed denial of service attack.

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Illinois Woman Pleads Guilty to Charges of Providing Material Support to Terrorists

ST. LOUIS, MO Jasminka Ramic, 43, Rockford, Illinois, pled guilty to conspiracy to commit an offense against the United States by conspiring to provide material support to terrorists and designated foreign terrorist organizations.

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Area Man Pleads Guilty to Cyber Attack on the St. Louis County Police Union Website

Justin Payne pled guilty to destroying the St. Louis County Police Association website through a distributed denial of service attack.

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St. Louis Man Pleads Guilty to Sex Trafficking Charge

ST. LOUIS, MO Melvin L. Wilson pled guilty to a charge involving transporting a minor under the age of 18 to travel to Illinois to engage in prostitution.

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FBI Honors Wehrenberg Theatres

William P. Woods, Special Agent in Charge (SAC) of the FBI St. Louis Division, is pleased to present the 2014 Director s Community Leadership Award (DCLA) to Wehrenberg Theatres for its long-standing commitment to protecting children.

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Two Local Men Plead Guilty to Federal Explosives and Weapons Charges

ST. LOUIS, MO This morning in federal district court, defendants Olajuwon Davis and Brandon Orlando Baldwin pled guilty to planning and conspiring to blow up public buildings and police vehicles during the Ferguson protests, specifically mentioning the St.

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Six Defendants Charged with Conspiracy and Providing Material Support to Terrorists

WASHINGTONAssistant Attorney General for National Security John P.

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Tennessee Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Fraud Charges

ST. LOUIS, MO Coleman Carpenter, 37, of Troy, Tennessee admitted to defrauding his former employer in a scheme involving the purchase of millions of bushels of agricultural commodities between 2009 and 2013.

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Pine Lawn Mayor Sentenced on Extortion Charges

ST. LOUIS, MO The mayor of Pine Lawn, Missouri, Sylvester Caldwell, was sentenced to 33 months in prison on charges involving the extortion of cash payments from the owner of a local towing company and from the owner of a Pine Lawn convenience store.

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Mission SAVE

A joint announcement was made today to unveil a new initiative to reduce violence in the St.

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Former St. Louis City Police Officer Indicted on Weapons Charges

ST. LOUIS, MO An indictment was unsealed earlier today charging former St. Louis City Police Officer Don McGhee with providing a firearm to known drug dealers to facilitate their distribution of crack cocaine and marijuana in the City of St.

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Former Loan Officer Pleads Guilty to Fraud Charges

ST. LOUIS, MO Joseph Brogan pled guilty to multiple fraud charges related to a scheme involving applications for home loans.

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Wentzville Man Sentenced on Fraud Charges

ST. LOUIS, MO JAMES STALEY was sentenced to 84 months in prison and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $3,313,568 on charges involving his scheme to defraud investors by making false promises of high rates of return and minimal risk.

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Columbia, Missouri Man Sentenced on Bank Robbery Charges

ST. LOUIS, MO Daniel Mark Rudroff was sentenced to 78 months in prison in connection with the August 22, 2014 armed robbery of the Bank Midwest in Randolph County.

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Warren County Man Charged with Federal Child Exploitation Offenses

ST. LOUIS, MO Christopher David Schroeder, Marthasville, MO, was charged in a criminal complaint alleging that he transported a minor from Ohio back to Missouri to engage in criminal sexual activity.

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Former CIA Officer Sentenced to 42 Months in Prison for Leaking Classified Information and Obstruction of Justice

WASHINGTON Jeffrey A. Sterling, 47, of O Fallon, Missouri, was sentenced today to 42 months in prison for disclosing national defense information and obstructing justice.

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Local Podiatrist Pleads Guilty to Health Care Fraud Charges

ST. LOUIS, MO Lawrence B. Iken, DPM, and his company each pled guilty to charges involving the submission of false documents and reimbursement claims related to podiatric services purportedly provided by Dr.

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Area Investment Adviser Sentenced on Fraud Charges

ST. LOUIS, MO Bryan Binkholder was sentenced to 108 months in prison on multiple fraud charges involving his financial planning and investment strategy businesses.

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Former Local Loan Officer Sentenced on Federal Fraud Charges

ST. LOUIS, MO MICHAEL WALLIS was sentenced to 14 months in prison on charges related to a fraud scheme involving applications for home loans.

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Suspect in Adult Abduction in Custody

This press release was originally issued by the Cape Girardeau Police Department.

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Operator of Local Flea Market Sentenced on Federal Intellectual Property Charges

ST. LOUIS, MO JACK FRISON, SR. was sentenced to 24 months of imprisonment on multiple charges relating to his involvement in the sale of counterfeit goods and DVDs.

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Chicago Podiatrist and Two Executives Indicted on Health Care Fraud Charges and Their Assets Frozen

ST. LOUIS, MO A Chicago podiatrist, his wife and the CEO of his health care company were indicted on charges involving the submission of false documents and reimbursement claims related to podiatric services purportedly provided.

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Macon County Man Sentenced on Federal Firearms Charge

ST. LOUIS, MO Steven Robert Judy, 54, Callao, MO, was sentenced to 15 years in prison involving his possession of a firearm as a previously convicted felon on June 5, 2014, in Randolph County, Missouri.

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Former St. Louis City Police Officer Sentenced to 24 Months on Weapons Charges

ST. LOUIS, MO United States District Court Judge Audrey G. Fleissig sentenced former St. Louis City Police Officer Don McGhee to 24 months imprisonment this afternoon on charges of providing a firearm to known drug dealers to facilitate their distribution of crack cocaine and marijuana in the City of St.

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Two Columbia, Missouri Men Indicted on Bank Robbery Charges

ST. LOUIS, MO Clarence Lamont Williams and Daniel Mark Rudroff were indicted in connection with the August 22, 2014 armed robbery of the Bank Midwest in Randolph County.

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Ten Chicago-Area People Indicted on Charges of Trafficking Contraband Cigarettes

ST. LOUIS, MO An indictment was unsealed late yesterday charging the following ten Chicago people involving a conspiracy to buy State of Missouri tax stamped cigarettes and transporting them to Illinois for resale.

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Four Home Health Care Workers Charged with Defrauding Medicaid

ST. LOUIS, MO Two area home health care worker entered guilty pleas this week for billing Medicaid for home healthcare services that were not provided while three other individuals were indicted with similar Medicaid home healthcare fraud charges.

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Wentzville Man Sentenced on Fraud Conspiracy Charges

ST. LOUIS, MO JOHN YORK was sentenced to 21 months in federal prison on charges of conspiracy to defraud the United States through his business, The Mortgage Store, Inc.

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Local Physician and Clinic Sentenced on Health Care Related Charges

ST. LOUIS, MO DR. MEL E. LUCAS and PATTERSON MEDICAL CLINIC, INC. were sentenced for receipt of misbranded drugs and false statement charges respectively.

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Federal Indictment Returned Against Two Individuals Involving Two Drug-Related Homicides

ST. LOUIS, MO Two area men have been indicted on charges involving two drug-related homicides occurring in the City of St.

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Chesterfield Man Sentenced on Embezzlement Charges

ST. LOUIS, MO Joel Wishne was sentenced to 30 months in prison involving his embezzlement of approximately $825,500 from SafeVision, LLC, during a three year period.

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St. Louis County Man Sentenced on Federal Child Pornography Charges

ST. LOUIS, MO supervised release involving his possession of child pornography. Oldani, St. Louis City, pled guilty in September to two felony counts of possession of child pornography.

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Lewis County Man Indicted on Child Pornography Charges

ST. LOUIS, MO Michael Prisner, 27, Ewing, MO, was indicted for his alleged possession of child pornography between April and June 2015.

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Owner of Local Payroll Services Company Sentenced on Fraud and Money Laundering Charges

ST. LOUIS, MO Bradley Ferguson, owner of Fenton based Paymaster Business Solutions, Inc. , was sentenced to 54 months in prison on mail fraud and money laundering charges involving his failure to remit federal, state and local taxes to the proper taxing authorities that had been deducted from victim client bank accounts.

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Local Physician Convicted of Health Care Fraud Charges

ST. LOUIS, MO DR. DEVON GOLDING has been convicted of multiple health care fraud related charges for billing for services not rendered and false statements involving a health care benefit plan.

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Monroe County Man Sentenced on Multiple Child Pornography Charges

ST. LOUIS, MO Kyle D. Rowe, 27, Paris, MO, was sentenced to 41 months in prison, followed by supervised release for life, involving his possession of child pornography between December 2013 and July 2014.

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Illinois Woman Appears in Court on Charges of Providing Material Support to Terrorists

ST. LOUIS, MO JASMINKA RAMIC of Rockford, Illinois, was arrested in Germany and extradited to the United States to face charges.

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Two Local Men Indicted on Federal Explosives and Weapons Charges

ST. LOUIS, MO s store. They were originally indicted in November on one felony count of making false written statements in connection with a firearms purchase.

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FBI Requests Public’s Help to Find Three Fugitives

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is requesting the publics help in finding three fugitives of an alleged drug trafficking organization (DTO).

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Cape Girardeau Man Charged with Interstate Domestic Violence for 2011 Murder of His Wife

Cape Girardeau, MO - The United States Attorney's Office announced today the unsealing of an indictment charging James Clay Waller II with Interstate Domestic Violence in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 2261(a)(1).

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Reward Offered for Information in Armed Robbery of Armored Vehicle

FBI Special Agent in Charge William Woods is announcing a combined reward from the FBI and Dunbar Armored.

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Reward Offered for Information in Kidnapping Conspiracy

Updated June 15, 2016: </ This fugitive was apprehended on June 14, 2016.

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St. Louis County Man Indicted on Fraud Charges

St. Louis, MO two employers. . According to the indictment, Hicks submitted false invoices to his ex-employers, RockTenn and MarChem, both with offices in St.

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Fugitive Captured

FBI Special Agent in Charge (SAC) William Woods is announcing the arrest of Ortega Mitchell, 26, a fugitive in a kidnapping conspiracy.

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Former Insurance Agent/Broker Sentenced on Wire Fraud Charge

St. Louis, MO Donald Novak, former licensed insurance agent and broker for various insurance companies, was sentenced to 29 months in prison on charges involving wire fraud.

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Warren County Man Pleads Guilty to Transporting a Minor Across State Lines

Christopher Schroeder pled guilty to transporting a minor across state lines to engage in criminal sexual activity.

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Illinois Man Pleads Guilty to Fraud and Money Laundering Charges

Adam Bernaix, Edwardsville, Illinois, admitted to a fraud and money laundering scheme involving false invoices submitted to his employer on behalf of a shell company he created.

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Jefferson County Man Pleads Guilty to Child Pornography Charges

James Bowen, of Pevey, Missouri, pled guilty to charges involving his production, receipt, and possession of child pornography.

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Former St. Louis Police Officer Sentenced to Over Four Years in Prison for Violating Civil Rights by Assaulting Arrestee

A former St. Louis Metropolitan Police officer was sentenced to 52 months in prison for depriving an arrestee of his civil rights by assaulting him.

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Three Area People Indicted on Federal Fraud Charges Involving Check-Kiting Scheme

Three people, including an inmate at the Jennings Correctional Facility, were indicted on multiple fraud counts involving a conspiracy to commit various fraudulent schemes, including check-kiting.

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Lincoln County Man Sentenced for Trafficking Synthetic Drugs

Richard Gross, 36, Winfield, Missouri, was sentenced to 150 months in prison on multiple counts involving the trafficking of synthetic drugs.

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St. Louis County Man Pleads Guilty to Fraud Charges

Raja Chellappa, of St. Louis County, pled guilty in connection with his solicitation and acceptance of a fictitious buyer’s premium as part of a 2015 commercial real estate transaction.

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Lewis County Man Sentenced on Federal Child Pornography Charges

Michael Prisner, Ewing, Missouri, was sentenced to 42 months in prison on charges involving his possession of child pornography between April and June 2015.

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Kirkwood Area Financial Advisor Convicted of Fraud Charges

Robert S. Beyer, II was convicted of wire fraud and money laundering charges related to a scheme to lure victims into investing money with a fraudulent enterprise.

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Former President of St. Louis Law Enforcement Officer Association Pleads Guilty to Fraud Charges

Darren Randal Wilson pleaded guilty to nine counts of wire fraud involving his misappropriation of over $80,000 from the Ethical Society of Police.

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