United States Department of Justice

Criminal Division Press Releases for January 2007

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Former Political Party Officials In Puerto Rico Sentenced To Five Years In Prison For Extortion, Conspiracy and Tax Fraud

WASHINGTON – Two residents of Puerto Rico were each sentenced to five years in prison for their involvement in a scheme to extort a group of contractors in connection with the Superaqueduct construction project along the north coast of Puerto Rico, Assistant Attorney General Alice S. Fisher of the Criminal Division announced today.  (Read more)

Massachusetts Residents Sentenced for Conspiring to Transport a Minor to Engage in Prostitution

WASHINGTON – Two Massachusetts residents were sentenced for their role in arranging for a minor to work as a prostitute in several New England states, Assistant Attorney General Alice S. Fisher of the Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney Michael J. Sullivan of the District of Massachusetts announced today.  (Read more)

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Civilian Employee Sentenced on Corruption Charges

Gheevarghese Pappen, a retired U.S. Army Corps of Engineers employee was sentenced for soliciting and accepting nearly $50,000 in illegal gratuities, Assistant Attorney General Alice S. Fisher of the Criminal Division announced today. (Read more)

Monday, January 29, 2007

Former DOD Contractor Sentenced in Case Involving Bribery, Fraud and Money Laundering Scheme in al-Hillah, Iraq

A former Department of Defense (DOD) contractor was sentenced to nine years in prison and ordered to forfeit $3.6 million for his role in a bribery and fraud scheme involving contracts in the reconstruction of Iraq, Assistant Attorney General Alice S. Fisher of the Criminal Division announced today. (Read more)

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

West Virginia Man Convicted of Producing, Receiving, and Possessing Child Pornography (07-037)

WASHINGTON — A Cross Lanes, W. Va. man has been convicted of producing, receiving, and possessing child pornography, Assistant Attorney General Alice S. Fisher of the Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney Charles T. Miller of the Southern District of West Virginia announced today.  (Read more)

Monday, January 22, 2007

Massachusetts Woman Convicted Of Engaging in Child Prostitution Scheme 

Chelsea, Mass., woman pleaded guilty today in federal court to conspiring to engage in a child prostitution scheme, Assistant Attorney General Alice S. Fisher for the Criminal Division; United States Attorney Michael J. Sullivan for the District of Massachusetts; Sharon E. Ormsby, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the FBI in New England; Edward Davis, Commissioner of the Boston Police Department; and Colonel Mark Delaney, Superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police, announced today. (Read more)

Florida Man Sentenced to 250 Months in Prison for Arranging Sex Tours Involving Minors  

A Florida man was sentenced today to 250 months in prison and a lifetime of supervised release for conspiring to arrange for men in the United States to travel to Honduras to have sex with young teenage girls, Assistant Attorney General Alice S. Fisher of the Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney Paul I. Perez of the Middle District of Florida announced today. (Read more)

Friday, January 19, 2007

Former Congressman Robert W. Ney Sentenced to 30 Months in Prison for Corruption Crimes 

Former Congressman Robert W. Ney has been sentenced to 30 months in prison to be followed by two years of supervised release and fined $6,000, Assistant Attorney General Alice S. Fisher of the Criminal Division announced today. (Read more)

Friday, January 12, 2007

Federal Law Enforcement Agent Indicted and Arrested on Bank Fraud Charges (07-014)

An indictment charging a Special Agent of the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) with bank fraud and related charges was unsealed today following the agent‘s arrest in Nashville, Assistant Attorney General Alice S. Fisher of the Criminal Division announced today. (Read more)

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