Law Enforcement

Former Deputy Chief Information Officer for Wayne County Pleads Guilty to Accepting $13,000 in Cash from a Private Contractor Because of His Official Acts

David Edwards, the former deputy chief information officer for Wayne County pleaded guilty today to taking illegal gratuities from a private contractor because of his official acts, United States Attorney Barbara L. McQuade announced today.

Physician from Raton Pleads Guilty to Trafficking in Prescription Drugs

This morning in Albuquerque federal court, Gilbert Christopher Aragon, Jr., 48, pled guilty to a five-count criminal information charging him with violating the federal narcotics laws by unlawfully trafficking in prescription drugs and related offenses, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth J. Gonzales.

Three Former Financial Services Executives Convicted for Roles in Conspiracies Involving Investment Contracts for the Proceeds of Municipal Bonds

A federal jury in New York City today convicted three former financial services executives for their participation in conspiracies related to bidding for contracts for the investment of municipal bond proceeds and other municipal finance contracts, the Department of Justice announced.

Former Office Manager Sentenced to 20 Months in Prison in $217,000 Scam Against a Federal Government Commission

Defendant was to Manage Expenses, but Used Money for Personal Items

Carmelita Hines, 48, of Waldorf, Maryland, was sentenced today to a 20-month prison term on a charge of wire fraud in an embezzlement scheme that cost her former employer more than $200,000, announced U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Machen, Jr. and James W. McJunkin, Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI’s Washington Field Office.

Federal Grand Jury Indicts Cameron County and District Attorney Armando Villalobos and Attorney Eduardo “Eddie” Lucio in Connection with a Bribery and Extortion Scheme

Charges Include Conspiracy, RICO, Bribery, Extortion, and Honest Services Fraud

Western District of Texas United States Attorney Robert Pitman and FBI Special Agent in Charge Armando Fernandez, San Antonio Division, announced the arrests of and a federal grand jury indictment charging Cameron County and District Attorney Armando Villalobos and attorney Eduardo “Eddie” Lucio in connection with a bribery and extortion scheme.

Former CFO of Willimantic Non-Profit Admits Embezzling More Than $348,000

David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that William Lavimoniere, 51, of Plainfield, waived his right to indictment and pleaded guilty today before United States Magistrate Judge Donna F. Martinez in Hartford to one count of wire fraud, one count of failure to file a tax return, and one count of aiding or assisting in the filing of a false tax return.

Indiana Man Who Conspired with Former Wayne County Assistant County Executive Pleads Guilty

Keith Monzelle Griffin, of Carmel, Indiana, pleaded guilty today to conspiring to commit wire fraud with former Wayne County Assistant County Executive Michael Demetrus Grundy, of Detroit, Michigan, United States Attorney Barbara L. McQuade announced today.

New Jersey Insurance Broker Admits Failing to Pay Taxes, Making Illegal Donations to Federal Campaign

A Bergen County, New Jersey insurance broker admitted today to failing to pay more than $2 million in personal income taxes and using straw donors to make almost $100,000 in illegal contributions to a federal campaign committee, U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey Paul J. Fishman announced.

Former Silicon Valley Engineer Convicted of Stealing Trade Secrets

Suibin Zhang Downloaded, Copied Trade Secrets from Marvell Semiconductor Inc.’s Secure Database

A federal judge convicted a former Silicon Valley engineer of five counts of theft of trade secrets, United States Attorney Melinda Haag announced.

UN tribunal for Rwandan genocide commutes convicts’ life sentence on appeal

The appeals chamber of the United Nations tribunal trying key suspects implicated in the 1994 genocide in Rwanda today commuted a convict’s life sentence to 35 years in prison after reversing convictions on some counts in his indictment, and upheld the prison terms of two other men.