United States Department of Justice

Criminal Division Press Releases for June 2008

Friday, June 27, 2008

Kentucky Man Sentenced To Five Years In Prison For Receiving Child Pornography

WASHINGTON – Mark Doane, of Independence, Ky., was sentenced today to five years in prison for receiving child pornography, Acting Assistant Attorney General Matthew Friedrich of the Criminal Division and Acting U.S Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky James A. Zerhusen announced. (Read more)

Federal Jury Convicts High Ranking Web Site Administrator In Peer-To-Peer Piracy Crackdown

WASHINGTON – A federal jury in Big Stone Gap, Va., convicted Daniel Dove, 26, formerly of Clintwood, Va., on one count each of conspiracy and felony copyright infringement, Acting Assistant Attorney General Matthew Friedrich announced today. (Read more)

Medicare Fraud Convictions Result In Prison Terms For Mother And Two Daughters

WASHINGTON – The owners of four Miami-based healthcare corporations were sentenced and remanded to prison yesterday for their roles in schemes to defraud the Medicare program. (Read more)

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Maryland Man Sentenced To Five Years In Prison For Receiving Child Pornography Through The Internet

WASHINGTON – A Maryland man was sentenced to five years in federal prison after pleading guilty to one count of receiving child pornography through the Internet. (Read more)

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Twenty-Six Members Of MS-13 Indicted On Racketeering, Narcotics, Extortion And Firearms Charges

WASHINGTON – A federal grand jury in Charlotte, N.C., charged 26 members of the violent gang known as MS-13 with federal racketeering and related crimes occurring in the United States and El Salvador, Attorney General Michael B. Mukasey, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C. F. Shappert for the Western District of North Carolina and Assistant Director Kenneth W. Kaiser of the FBI’s Criminal Investigative Division announced today. (Read more)

Army Officer Pleads Guilty To Conspiracy, Bribery And Money Laundering Scheme Involving Department Of Defense Contracts At U.S. Army Base In Kuwait

WASHINGTON – A U.S. Army officer and his wife pleaded guilty for their conduct related to a conspiracy, bribery and money laundering scheme involving contracts awarded in support of the Iraq war, Acting Assistant Attorney General Matthew Friedrich of the Criminal Division and Assistant Attorney General Thomas O. Barnett of the Antitrust Division announced today. (Read more)

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Virgin Islands Man Pleads Guilty To Receiving Child Pornography

WASHINGTON – A St. Thomas man pleaded guilty today in federal court in the District of the Virgin Islands to receiving child pornography via the Internet. (Read more)

Monday, June 16, 2008

Deportation Order Upheld Against Wisconsin Man Who Participated In 1943 Nazi Massacre Of 8,000 Jews

WASHINGTON – The Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) affirmed an order directing the removal of Josias Kumpf, 83, due to his participation in Nazi-sponsored crimes of persecution during World War II. (Read more)

Monday, June 16, 2008

Deportation Order Upheld Against Wisconsin Man Who Participated In 1943 Nazi Massacre Of 8,000 Jews

WASHINGTON – The Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) affirmed an order directing the removal of Josias Kumpf, 83, due to his participation in Nazi-sponsored crimes of persecution during World War II. (Read more)

Friday, June 13, 2008

Former State Supreme Leader Of The Latin Kings For The State Of Florida Indicted On Drug Trafficking And Firearms Charges

WASHINGTON – Michael A. Garcia, 38, a former leader of the Latin Kings gang in Florida, was indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of drug trafficking and illegal possession of firearms. (Read more)

Warren County, Virginia, Man Pleads Guilty To Charges Related To Child Pornography Production Ring

WASHINGTON – Michael Anderson, 34, of Front Royal, Va., pleaded guilty today in Roanoke, Va., to numerous offenses concerning his involvement in a multi-state crime ring whose members produced, distributed and received child pornography over the Internet. (Read more)

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Texas Businessman Found Guilty Of Submitting False Statements To Federally Insured Bank

WASHINGTON – A federal jury convicted a Sherman, Texas, businessman on two counts of submitting a false statement to a federally insured financial institution. (Read more)

Three Miami Area Brothers And Physician’s Assistant Charged In $110 Million Health Care Fraud Scheme

WASHINGTON –Three Miami area brothers who allegedly financed 11 corrupt HIV infusion clinics and a physician’s assistant who worked at those clinics have been charged in a $110 million HIV infusion fraud scheme. (Read more)

Appeals Court Affirms Decision To Revoke U.S. Citizenship Of Pittsburgh-Area Man Who Served As Nazi Concentration Camp Guard

WASHINGTON – The Third Circuit Court of Appeals yesterday affirmed a ruling by the U.S. District Court in Pittsburgh revoking the U.S. citizenship of Anton Geiser of Sharon, Pa., due to his participation in Nazi-sponsored acts of persecution while serving during World War II as an armed SS guard at Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp and other places of persecution. (Read more)

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Former Army Colonel Pleads Guilty in Bribery Scheme Involving Department of Defense Contracts in Iraq

WASHINGTON – A retired colonel in the U.S. Army pleaded guilty today for her role in a scheme aimed at influencing the award of a U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) contract at Camp Victory, Iraq in 2004 and 2005 (Read more)

Nantucket Man Sentenced To 25 Years In Prison For Producing, Transporting And Possessing Child Pornography

WASHINGTON – A retired colonel in the U.S. Army pleaded guilty today for her role in a scheme aimed at influencing the award of a U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) contract at Camp Victory, Iraq in 2004 and 2005. (Read more)

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Federal Jury Convicts California Producer And His Adult Entertainment Company Of Obscenity Crimes

WASHINGTON – A federal jury in Tampa, Fla., convicted Paul F. Little and his adult entertainment company, MaxWorld Entertainment Inc. (MaxWorld), of obscenity crimes, Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division Matthew Friedrich and Chief Postal Inspector Alexander Lazaroff announced today. (Read more)

Faro Technologies Inc. Agrees To Pay $1.1 Million Penalty And Enter Non-Prosecution Agreement For Fcpa Violations

WASHINGTON – Faro Technologies Inc. (Faro), a public company that specializes in computerized measurement devices and software, agreed to pay a $1.1 million criminal penalty in connection with corrupt payments to Chinese government officials in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). (Read more)

FBI Employee Pleads Guilty To Illegally Accepting Gratuity

WASHINGTON – A Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) employee pleaded guilty today to accepting an illegal gratuity for the performance of his official duties, Acting Assistant Attorney General Matthew Friedrich of the Criminal Division announced today. (Read more)

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

AGA Medical Corporation Agrees To Pay $2 Million Penalty And Enter Deferred Prosecution Agreement For FCPA Violations

WASHINGTON – AGA Medical Corporation (AGA), a privately-held medical device manufacturer, has agreed to pay a $2 million criminal penalty in connection with corrupt payments to Chinese government officials in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). (Read more)

Monday, June 2, 2008

Former Congressional Chief Of Staff Pleads Guilty To Public Corruption Charge

WASHINGTON – A former chief of staff to a former Member of the U.S. House of Representatives has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit honest services wire fraud, Acting Assistant Attorney General Matthew Friedrich for the Criminal Division announced today. (Read more)

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