Law Enforcement

Maryland Man Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Provide Material Support to Terrorists

Mohammad Hassan Khalid, 18, a Pakistani citizen and U.S. lawful permanent resident who resided in Maryland, pleaded guilty today to conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists, stemming from his participation in a scheme to support, recruit,...

Justice Department Returns $44 Million to Victims of Qwest Communications Fraud

The Justice Department has returned approximately $44 million to victims of a securities fraud scheme related to Qwest Communications International Inc., Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, U.S....

Former USA Drug Vice President of Advertising Pleads Guilty to Mail Fraud and Money Laundering Charges

Christopher R. Thyer, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas, announced that Garret Sorensen, age 42, of North Little Rock, Arkansas, a former vice president of advertising for USA Drug, entered a plea of guilty today to one count...

Former Magistrate in Portsmouth Pleads Guilty to Accepting Bribes

A former state magistrate in Portsmouth, Virginia pleaded guilty today to accepting bribes from a bail bondsman in exchange for giving him favorable treatment in setting bonds for criminal defendants who had been arrested, U.S. Attorney Neil H....

President of Costa Rican Company Convicted in Half-Billion-Dollar Fraud Scheme with Thousands of Victims Worldwide

The president of a Costa Rican company that sold reinsurance bonds to life settlement companies was found guilty by a federal jury in Richmond, Virginia today for carrying out a half-billion-dollar fraud scheme that affected more than 2,000 victims...

Russian lawmaker held for $1.3 mn scam

The speaker of a legislative assembly in Russia's far eastern region has been placed under house arrest on charges of embezzling 38 million rubles (around $1.3 million) from an oil firm, investigators said Sunday.

Pastor Sentenced to 40 Months in Prison for Ponzi Scheme

A Seattle area pastor who defrauded two dozen victims, some of them his own parishioners, out of more than $1.8 million was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Seattle to 40 months in prison, three years of supervised release, and $1,843,932 in...

Pastor Sentenced to 40 Months in Prison for Ponzi Scheme

A Seattle area pastor who defrauded two dozen victims, some of them his own parishioners, out of more than $1.8 million was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Seattle to 40 months in prison, three years of supervised release, and $1,843,932 in...