United States Department of Justice

Criminal Division Press Releases for February 2007

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Investigation of Major Mexican Drug Trafficking Organization Results in Hundreds of Arrests Nationwide (07-120)

SAN DIEGO — A long-term investigation into a Mexican drug trafficking organization and its U.S.-based distribution cells has resulted in the arrest of more than 400 individuals nationwide, including the arrest of more than 66 individuals this morning in California, Arizona and Illinois, Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales announced today at a press conference in San Diego.  (Read more)

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Florida Man Convicted for Child Exploitation (07-107)

Raymond George Bohning, 59, of Hollywood, Fla., entered a guilty plea in U.S. District Court in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., for preying on children, Assistant Attorney General Alice S. Fisher of the Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney R. Alexander Acosta for the Southern District of Florida, and FBI Special Agent in Charge, Jonathan I. Solomon, announced today. (Read more)

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Eighth Circuit Upholds the Conviction of Scott Levine for His Role in a Massive Personal Data Theft

Scott J. Levine was charged in a 144-count indictment, alleging conspiracy to access a protected computer without authority, unauthorized access of a protected computer, money laundering, possession of unauthorized access devices, and attempted obstruction of justice.  (Read more)

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Software Piracy Ringleader Extradited from Australia (07-097)

In one of the first ever extraditions for an intellectual property offense, the leader of one of the oldest and most renowned Internet software piracy groups was arraigned today in U.S. District Court, Assistant Attorney General Alice S. Fisher of the Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney Chuck Rosenberg for the Eastern District of Virginia announced today. (Read more)

High-ranking Member of Colombian FARC Narco-Terrorist Organization Convicted on U.S. Drug Charges (07-094)

A high-ranking member of the designated foreign terrorist organization Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC) has been convicted in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on drug charges, Deputy Attorney General Paul J. McNulty announced today. (Read more)

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Virgin Islands Man Indicted on Child Pornography Charges (07-088)

A federal grand jury in the District of the Virgin Islands returned an indictment charging a St. Thomas man with five counts of child pornography, Assistant Attorney General Alice S. Fisher of the Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney Anthony J. Jenkins for the District of the Virgin Islands announced today. (Read more)

Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Five Defendants Indicted in Case Involving Bribery, Fraud and Money Laundering Scheme in al-Hillah, Iraq (07-077)

A federal grand jury in Trenton, N.J. has indicted three former U.S. Army officers and two U.S. civilians for their role in a bribery, fraud and money laundering scheme involving the theft of millions of dollars from the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) in Iraq, Deputy Attorney General Paul J. McNulty announced today. (Read more)

Tuesday, February 6, 2007

Three Vetco International Ltd. Subsidiaries Plead Guilty to Foreign Bribery and Agree to Pay $26 Million in Criminal Fines (07-075)

Vetco Gray Controls Inc., Vetco Gray Controls Ltd., and Vetco Gray UK Ltd., wholly owned subsidiaries of Vetco International Ltd., have pleaded guilty to violating the anti-bribery provisions of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, or FCPA, Deputy Attorney General Paul J. McNulty announced today. (Read more)

Monday, February 5, 2007

Blasdell Elementary School Teacher and Scout Leader Charged with Attempted Enticement of A Minor to Engage in Sexual Activity

Kollin Roy King, 26, of Hamburg, New York, has been charged in a one-Count Criminal Complaint with attempted enticement of a minor to engage in criminal sexual activity U. S. Attorney Terrance P. Flynn announced.  (Read more)

Friday, February 2, 2007

Circus Agent Pleads Guilty to Smuggling Aliens and Visa Fraud (07-069)

A former acrobatic performer who resides in Orlando, Fla., has pleaded guilty to charges of inducing aliens to enter the United States illegally and to making false statements in visa applications, Assistant Attorney General Alice S. Fisher and U.S. Attorney Paul I. Perez for the Middle District of Florida announced today.  (Read more)

Thursday, February 1, 2007

Three Massachusetts Men Indicted as Part of Nationwide Investigation of Internet Child Pornography Trade (07-065)

Three Massachusetts men have been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of receipt and possession of child pornography, announced Assistant Attorney General Alice S. Fisher for the Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney Michael J. Sullivan for the District of Massachusetts, and New England Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Special Agent in Charge Bruce M. Foucart.  (Read more)

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