United States Department of Justice

Criminal Division Press Releases for August 2006

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

New York Man Enters Guilty Plea For His Role In An Interstate Child Prostitution Ring (06-580)

WASHINGTON — A pimp from New York City who recruited and prostituted minor girls in several U.S. cities pleaded guilty in federal court, (Read more)

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Former Gadsden, Alabama Public Official Pleads Guilty To Participating In Bribery And Wire Fraud Conspiracy (06-577)

WASHINGTON — The former director of the Gadsden Commercial Development Authority pleaded guilty to participating in a bribery and wire fraud conspiracy that operated from August 2005 through February 2006, (Read more)

Friday, August 25, 2006

Army Reserve Officer Pleads Guilty To Money Laundering Conspiracy Involving Stolen Currency And Fraud In Iraq (06-571)

WASHINGTON — Bruce D. Hopfengardner, a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve, pleaded guilty to two conspiracy charges in a scheme to defraud the Coalition Provisional Authority... (Read more)

Operator Of Massive For-Profit Software Piracy Website Sentenced To Six Years In Prison (06-570)

WASHINGTON— The owner of a massive for-profit software piracy website was sentenced in federal court to six years in prison, (Read more)

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Michigan Couple Pleads Guilty To Obscenity Violations (06-569)

WASHINGTON — A Brutus, Mich. couple pleaded guilty to charges stemming from a business they operated for the purpose of selling obscene videos, (Read more)

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Two City Council Members And A Political Consultant Plead Guilty To Participating In Bribery And Wire Fraud Conspiracy (06-552)

WASHINGTON — Two sitting members of the Gadsden, Alabama City Council and a political consultant pleaded guilty to participating in a bribery and wire fraud conspiracy that operated from August 2005 through February 2006, (Read more)

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

International Black Tar Heroin Trafficking Group Dismantled (06-536)

"More than 130 defendants have been indicted and hundreds of thousands of dollars seized as part of an international operation targeting the trafficking of black tar heroin in the United States, Assistant Attorney General Alice S. Fisher of the Criminal Division, Administrator Karen P. Tandy for the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), and Stuart Nash, Director of the Justice Department‘s Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force, announced today." (Read more)

Friday, August 4, 2006

U.S. Civilian Translator Pleads Guilty to Offering Bribe to Iraqi Police Official (06-500)

Faheem Mousa Salam, a former employee of a government contractor working in Iraq, has pleaded guilty to violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act by offering to bribe an Iraqi police official, Assistant Attorney General Alice S. Fisher of the Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney Kenneth L. Wainstein of the District of Columbia announced today. (Read more)

Tuesday, August 1, 2006

Two Defendants Convicted for Conspiracy and Bribery Involving Federal Employees Group Life Insurance Program (06-484)

A jury in the District of Columbia convicted an employee and a volunteer of Washington, D.C., Veterans Affairs Medical Center (DCVAMC) on charges of conspiring to commit mail fraud and bribery and committing bribery, Attorney General Alice S. Fisher for the Criminal Division announced today. (Read more)

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