United States Department of Justice

Criminal Division Press Releases for July 2007

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Miami Man Sentenced to 40 Years in Prison for Sex Tourism and Child Pornography Offenses (07-566)

Miami resident Kent Frank was sentenced to 40 years in prison on sex tourism and child pornography charges, Assistant Attorney General Alice S. Fisher of the Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney R. Alexander Acosta of the Southern District of Florida announced today. (Read more)

Friday, July 27, 2007

Former Qwest Chief Executive Officer Joseph Nacchio Sentenced to 72 Months in Prison for Insider Trading (07-559)

Joseph P. Nacchio, 57, the former chief executive officer of Qwest Communications International Inc., was sentenced to 6 years in prison for insider trading, the Justice Department announced today.  (Read more)

Iowa Man Sentenced to 63 Months in Prison on Child Pornography Charges (07-557)

Geoffrey Golden, 57, of Pella, Iowa, was sentenced to 63 months in prison today by U.S. District Judge James Gritzner for possession of child pornography, Assistant Attorney General Alice S. Fisher of the Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney Matthew G. Whitaker of the Southern District of Iowa announced today.  (Read more)

Two Former Executives Of Itxc Corp Plead Guilty And Former Regional Director Sentenced In Foreign Bribery Scheme  (07-556)

WASHINGTON — Two former ITXC Corporation executives have pleaded guilty and one former executive has been sentenced in the District of New Jersey in relation to their participation in a foreign bribery scheme, (Read more)

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

California Man Charged With Federal Obscenity Violations (07-541)

WASHINGTON — A California man has been charged by a federal grand jury in Los Angeles with operating an Internet-based obscenity distribution business and related offenses.  (Read more)

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Mexican Fugitive and Co Conspirator Arrested on U.S. Drug, Money Laundering Charges

WASHINGTON – The owner of a pharmaceutical wholesale business based in Mexico City and a co-conspirator have been arrested in the United States on drug and money laundering charges, respectively, for allegedly conspiring to aid and abet the manufacturing of methamphetamine, knowing that it would be imported into the United States, the Department of Justice announced today. (Read more)

Monday, July 23, 2007

Two Defendants Arrested in Bribery, Money Laundering Case Related to Department of Defense Contracts in Iraq and Kuwait (07-537)

A major in the U.S. Army has been charged with bribery, money laundering and conspiracy arising out of his service as an Army contracting officer in Kuwait in 2004 and 2005, Assistant Attorney General Alice S. Fisher of the Criminal Division and Assistant Attorney General Thomas O. Barnett of the Antitrust Division announced today. (Read more)

Former Army Reserve Officer Pleads Guilty to Bribery and Conspiracy to Commit Bribery and Money Laundering (07-534)

A former major in the U.S. Army Reserves has pleaded guilty to bribery and conspiracy to commit bribery and money laundering in connection with the fraudulent awarding and administration of U.S. government contracts in Balad, Iraq, Assistant Attorney General Alice S. Fisher of the Criminal Division announced today. (Read more)

Former Executive of Willbros Group Inc. Indicted on Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Charges (07-530)

A federal grand jury in Houston has indicted a former executive of a subsidiary of Houston-based Willbros Group Inc., on charges of conspiring to make corrupt payments to Nigerian officials in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the Department of Justice announced today.  (Read more)

Friday, July 20, 2007

Former Lockheed Martin Employees‘ Political Action Committee Official Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud and Making False Statements to the Federal Election Commission (07-532)

A former deputy manager and treasurer for Lockheed Martin Corporation‘s political action committee has pleaded guilty to wire fraud and making false statements to the Federal Election Commission (FEC), Assistant Attorney General Alice S. Fisher of the Criminal Division announced today.  (Read more)

Indianapolis Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison on Child Pornography Charges (07-529)

Thomas Lane, 57, of Indianapolis, was sentenced to 10 years in prison today by U.S. District Judge Larry J. McKinney for possession of child pornography, Assistant Attorney General Alice S. Fisher of the Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney Susan W. Brooks of the Southern District of Indiana announced today.  (Read more)

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Miami Jury Convicts Defendant For Defrauding Medicare Of Millions Of Dollars (07-519)

WASHINGTON — The owner of a Florida pharmacy has been convicted by a federal jury in Miami of Medicare fraud, (Read more)

Miami Durable Medical Equipment Company Owner Pleads Guilty To $2 Million Medicare Fraud (07-515)

WASHINGTON - The owner of a Miami health care company has pleaded guilty to submitting more than $2 million worth of fraudulent bills to the Medicare program, (Read more)

Monday, July 16, 2007

Money Laundering Forfeiture Complaint Filed Against $110 Million In Proceeds From Italian Public Corruption Offenses (07-504)

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department has filed a civil complaint in federal court in Miami seeking the forfeiture of approximately $110 million in proceeds from Italian public corruption offenses that were allegedly laundered in the United States. (Read more)

Friday, July 13, 2007

Former National Century Financial Enterprises Executive Pleads Guilty To Securities Fraud (07-499)

WASHINGTON — A former executive of National Century Financial Enterprises (NCFE) pleaded guilty to charges that he defrauded investors of billions of dollars, (Read more)

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Mirant Energy Trading LLC To Pay $11 Million Penalty To Resolve Criminal Allegations (07-495)

WASHINGTON — Mirant Energy Trading LLC has entered into an agreement with the U.S. government resolving an ongoing federal investigation into the submission of knowingly inaccurate reports by former traders (Read more)

Monday, July 9, 2007

Former Alaska State Representative Thomas Anderson Convicted of Extortion, Conspiracy, Bribery and Money Laundering (07-489)

Thomas T. Anderson, a former elected member of the Alaska state House of Representatives, has been convicted by a federal jury in Alaska of extortion, conspiracy, bribery and money laundering, Assistant Attorney General Alice S. Fisher of the Criminal Division announced today. (Read more)

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Nevada Man Sentenced to Life in Prison on Charges Related to the Sex Trafficking of Minors (07-482)

A Nevada man has been sentenced to life without parole in federal prison for transporting two minors across state lines to work as prostitutes after he previously had been convicted of a child exploitation crime, Assistant Attorney General Alice S. Fisher of the Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney George S. Cardona of the Central District of California announced today. (Read more)

Four Former Enterasys Executives Sentenced on Fraud, Conspiracy Charges (07-475)

Four former Enterasys Networks, Inc. executives have been sentenced to prison terms for their roles in an accounting fraud conspiracy at the computer network company formerly based in Rochester, N.H., Assistant Attorney General Alice S. Fisher of the Criminal Division and Acting U.S. Attorney Joseph N. Laplante for the District of New Hampshire announced today. (Read more)

Monday, July 2, 2007

High Ranking Member of Colombian FARC Narco-Terrorist Organization Sentenced on U.S. Drug Charges (07-481)

A high-ranking member of the designated foreign terrorist organization Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia, or FARC, has been sentenced in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on drug charges, Assistant Attorney General Alice S. Fisher of the Criminal Division announced today. (Read more)

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