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High Profile Matters: GlaxoSmithKline Settlement, BL Trading Agreement, Pfizer Settlement, Central Artery Project/Big Dig, Prudential Agreement, Schering-Plough Agreement, Archdiocese of Boston Settlement

October 2014

October 22, 2014

Dorchester Woman Sentenced for Theft of Government Benefits

October 21, 2014

Professed Church Director and "Enforcer" Pleads Guilty to Racketeering and Bribery Related Charges

October 20, 2014

Dominican National Sentenced for Aggravated Identity Theft

October 17, 2014

Tobacco Wholesaler Charged in Scheme to Defraud Two New England States

Milton Man Sentenced for Mortgage Fraud

October 14, 2014

Last of Eight Defendants in Oxycodone Trafficking Ring Sentenced

Man Pleads Guilty to Bank Fraud Conspiracy

Lawrence Man Sentenced for Theft of Over $230,000 in Federal Tax Refund Checks

October 10, 2014

Cape Cod Brothers Convicted in Oxycodone Trafficking Scheme

Passenger Indicted for Disrupting Transalantic Flight

Malden Man Sentenced to 15 Years for Sex Trafficking

Chiropractor Pleads Guilty to Bribing IRS Auditor

Harvard Student Charged with Making Hoax Bomb Threat

Springfield Man Pleads to Firearms and Drug Charges Agrees to 10 Year Prison Sentence

October 8, 2014

Tax and Social Security Check Thief Sentenced

Three North Shore Men Indicted for Heroin and Fentanyl Distribution Conspiracy

Former Charter School Principal Pleads Guilty in Connection to MCAS Cheating

October 3, 2014

Plymouth Man Indicted on Child Pornography Charges

October 2, 2014

Three Men Indicted for Lying about Casino Land

Four Arrested and Charged with Participating in a Marijuana Trafficking Conspiracy

Malden Man Sentenced to Jail for Tax Crimes

Mattapan Man Sentenced to Nine Years in Child Exploitation Case

Springfield Felon Charged with Illegal Firearm and Ammunition Possession

October 1, 2014

Brighton Resident Sentenced on Child Enticement Charge

Four Defendants Plead Guilty in Connection with HMA Direct Insurance Fraud Scheme

September 2014

September 29, 2014

Former Belmont Resident Charged with $6 Million Investment Fraud Scheme

September 25, 2014

North Adams Man Pleads Guilty to Possession of Child Pornography

September 24, 2014

Airline Employees Charged with Cash Smuggling and Evading Airport Security Checkpoints in an Undercover Operation at Logan International Airport

September 22, 2014

Boston Woman Pleads Guilty to Social Security and Tax Fraud

September 19, 2014

Merrimack College Professor Arrested for Possession of Child Pornography

September 18, 2014

Dorchester Woman Pleads Guilty in Connection with Unlicensed Cosmetic Injections

Agawam Man Sentenced for Embezzlement

Quincy Woman Sentenced for Mailing and Tweeting bomb, Anthrax and Death Threats

September 16, 2014

Owner of Foreign Exchange Currency Trading Company Executive Sentenced to Nine Years In Prison

Armed Career Criminal Sentenced to Fifteen Years in Prison

September 15, 2014

Maryland Skilled Nursing Facility Agrees to Pay $1.3 Million to Resolve Allegtions that It Submitted False Claims for Rehabilitation Therapy

Gloucester Sex Offender Sentenced to 25 Years for Child Pornography Production

September 12, 2014

Federal Jury Convicts Billerica Woman on Advance Fee Scam

September 11, 2014

Longmeadow Tax Preparer Sentenced for 29 Counts of Preparing False Tax Returns

Hyde Park Man Sentenced to More than 10 Years in Sex Trafficking Case

September 10, 2014

Former Haverhill Resident Sentenced for Child Pornography Charges

Attorney General Eric Holder Recognizes District of Massachusetts Employees

Peabody Investment Advisor Sentenced for Defrauding Clients

Chicopee Man Pleads Guilty to Failing to Register as a Sex Offender

Cromwell, Connecticut Man Pleads Guilty to Child Pornography Charges

September 9, 2014

Greek National Sentenced to Eight Years on Money Laundering Charges

Bellingham Man Arrested for Receipt and Possession of Child Porngraphy

September 8, 2014

Justice Officials Meet with Key Stakeholders on Launch of Elder Justice Website

September 5, 2014

Three Companies to Pay $3.75 Million for Submitting False Claims for Rehabilitation Therapy

Ludlow Man Sentenced for Child Exploitation

Italian National and Previously Convicted Felon Arrested for Unlawful Reentry

September 4, 2014

NECC Supervising Pharmacist Arrested at Logan International Airport

Two Chinese Citizens Plead Guilty to Trafficking Counterfeit Cell Phone Cases

August 2014

August 29, 2014

Former Pepperell Man Charged with Bankruptcy Fraud

August 28, 2014

Four Family Members Plead Guilty to Defrauding IRS of Over $5 Million

Former Lee Police Chief Charged with Fraud and Money Laundering

Passenger Arrested for Disrupting Transatlantic Flight

August 21, 2014

Owner of Financial Services Company Pleads Guilty to Securities and Tax Fraud

Dias Kadyrbayev Pleads Guilty to Impeding Boston Marathon Bombing Investigation

Two Indicted with Impersonating Federal Agents in Immigration Scam

Two Barnstable County Men Arrested on Drug Charges

August 20, 2014

Shrewsbury Man Sentenced for Social Security Fraud

August 18, 2014

Bank Executive Arrested for Insider Trading

Man Charged with Three Bank Robberies

August 15, 2014

Two Chinese Citizens Charged with Trafficking Counterfeit Cell Phone Cases

Woman Indicted for Drug Smuggling at Logan Airport

August 14, 2014

Rhode Island Man Sentenced for Failing to Register as a Sex Offender

Former Tufts Health Plan Employee Convicted of Disclosing Personal Patient Information

August 13, 2014

Raytheon to Resolve Allegation that It Improperly Charged Department of Defense for Reimbursement

August 12, 2014

Former Associate Dean of MIT Sloan School and His Harvard MBA Son Agree to Plead Guilty in Hedge Fund Scam

Boston, Baltimore Men Plead Guilty to Charges of Sex Trafficking a Minor

August 11, 2014

Baltimore Man Pleads Guilty to Sex Trafficking of a Minor

August 8, 2014

Holden Woman Convicted in Scheme to Steal Close to $1 Million from Elderly In-Laws

August 7, 2014

Construction Company Owner Sentenced for Fraud Conspiracy in Connection with Renovation of McCormack Federal Building

Former Cape Cod Pediatrician Indicted on Child Pornography Charges

August 6, 2014

North Dartmouth Man Charged with Embezzlement

Illegal Alien Sentenced for Conspiring to Produce False ID

August 4, 2014

Foxboro Man Pleads Guilty to Mortgage Fraud

August 1, 2014

Melrose Man Arrested for Impersonating Federal Agent

July 2014

July 31, 2014

Substitute Teacher and Camp Counselor Sentenced for Distributing Child Pornography

July 30, 2014

El Salvadorian National Charged with Fraudulently Receiving Unemployment Insurance Benefits

July 29, 2014

Pittsfield Man Pleads Guilty To producing, Possessing Child Pornography

July 23, 2014

Telexfree Founders Indicted on Charges of Running a Massive Pyramid Scheme

July 22, 2014

Former Waltham Police Officer Sentenced for Child Pornography Charges

Former Merrimack College Director of Financial Aid Charged with Fraud

Dorchester Woman Pleads Guilty to Theft of Government Benefits

July 21, 2014

Jury Convicts Man of Impeding boston Marathon Bombing Investigation

July 18, 2014

CEO Pleads Guilty to Securities Kickback Scheme

July 17, 2014

Former Florida Resident Sentenced on Fraud Charges

Dedham Man Charged in Three Bank Robberies

Two Georgetown Men Sentenced for Social Security Fraud

July 16, 2014

Tokutek Resolves Allegations Involving National Science Foundation Award Money

Dalton Man Pleads Guilty to Possessing Child Pornography

Sex Offender Sentenced for Failure to Register

Two Lawrence Men Sentenced to Lengthy Prison Terms for Firearm Offenses

July 15, 2014

Hudson Man Sentenced for Fraud Conspiracy in Connection with Renovation of McCormack Federal Building

July 14, 2014

Quincy Man Charged with $3.4 Million Forex Investment Scheme

Former Plymouth Police Officer Sentenced for Using Excessive Force and Lying

July 11, 2014

Two Men Charged with Insider Trading of Stock in American Superconductor Corporation

Boston Undercover Operation Results in SEC and Criminal Securities Fraud Charges

Middleboro Man Pleads Guilty in Enticement Charge

July 10, 2014

Florida Man Sentenced on Fraud Charges

Florida Man Pleads Guilty to Stealing Government Money

July 7, 2014

Former State Secretary of Transportation Charged with Filing False Tax Returns

July 1, 2014

Brighton Resident Pleads Guilty to Child Enticement Charge

June 2014

June 30, 2014

Dedham Man Arrested on Armed Robbery

June 27, 2014

Florida Man Sentenced on Fraud Charges

June 26, 2014

Investment Adviser Charged with Stealing Client Funds

June 25, 2014

Illegal Alien Convicted of Purchasing False ID

Mattapoisett Woman Sentenced for Embezzling from Middleboro Businesses

June 24, 2014

Pediatrician Arrested on Child Pornography Related Charges

June 23, 2014

Twenty-Two Springfield Men Indicted on Federal and State Drug and Firearm Offenses

June 20, 2014

Former Executive Director of Chelsea Housing Authority Sentenced for Rigging Inspection Process

Idaho Executive Involved in Advance Fee Scheme Pleads Guilty

June 19, 2014

Boston Man Pleads Guilty to Armed Bank Robbery

Malden Man Pleads Guilty to Tax Crimes

June 13, 2014

Four Men Charged with Distributing Lethal Doses of Heroin

June 6, 2014

Investment Adviser Charged with Stealing Client Funds

Five Worcester Residents Indicted for Marijuana Trafficking and Money Laundering Scheme

June 5, 2014

Former Postal Worker Sentenced for Stealing iPhones from Mail

June 3, 2014

Fall River Gang Leader Sentenced to 22 Years

June 2, 2014

Man Charged with Computer Hacking and Credit Card Theft

May 2014

May 30, 2014

Man Charged with Obstructing Marathon Bombing Investigation

May 29, 2014

Haverhill Woman Indicted for Using Paypal in Scheme to Embezzle Close to $1 Million

Convicted Sex Offender Pleads Guilty to Federal Child Pornography Charges

Western Mass. Businessman Sentenced for Bank Fraud and Tax Evasion

Airline Employees Charged with Cash Smuggling and Evading Airport Security Checkpoints in an Undercover Operation at Logan International Airport

Medway Man Sentenced for Fraud and Collecting Section 8 Housing Funds

East Boston Man Sentenced to Ten Years for Three Bank Robberies

May 23, 2014

Shrewsbury Man Pleads Guilty to Social Security Fraud

May 22, 2014

Malden Man Pleads Guilty to Sex Trafficking of a Minor

May 21, 2014

Cape Cod Man Sentenced for Trafficking Counterfeit Viagra

May 20, 2014

A Federal Jury Convicts a Boston Man of Sex Trafficking of a Minor

Lawrence Man Pleads Guilty to Stealing Federal Tax Refund Checks

May 19, 2014

Westminster Developer Sentenced for Bank Fraud

May 16, 2014

Five New England Residents Charged with Sex Trafficking

Ludlow Man Pleads Guilty to Child Sexual Exploitation Charges

May 15, 2014

Peabody Investment Advisor Pleads Guilty to Defrauding Clients

Greek Man Convicted of Fraud and Money Laundering Charges

Taunton Man Sentenced to 17 Years for Child Pornography Offenses

Cambridge Teacher Indicted on Child Pornography Charges

May 14, 2014

West Hartford Man Charged with Using the Internet to Distribute Obscene Materials to a Minor

Former Subway Franchise Owner Pleads Guilty to Gift Card Hacking Scheme at Subway Restaurants

May 13, 2014

Former Cape Cod Man Sentenced for Attempted Arson and Attempted Witness Tampering

May 12, 2014

Former Chelsea Housing Authority Executive Pleads Guilty

May 9, 2014

Illegal Alien Pleads Guilty to Producing False ID

Pair Indicted for Operating Advance Fee Loan Scheme

Two Individuals Charged as Part of Securities Kickback Scheme

Owners of Telexfree Charged in $1 Billion Pyramid Scheme

May 8, 2014

Quincy Man Charged with Stealing Former Employer’s Intellectual Property

Former Postal Worker Sentenced for Stealing Video Games from the Mail

Holyoke Man Sentenced for Embezzlement from Veteran's Administration Organization

May 1, 2014

Woman Sentenced for Illegally Exporting Electronics Components used in Military Radar, Electronic Warfare and Missile Systems to China

April 2014

April 30, 2014

Shrewsbury Woman Sentenced for Filing False Tax Returns

April 28, 2014

Ortiz Appoints New First Assistant U.S. Attorney

Longtime Fugitive Sentenced for Racketeering, Murder Conspiracy, Other Crimes

Maryland Man Sentenced for Multi-State "Black Money" Fraud Schemes

April 24, 2014

Maryland Man Sentenced for Defrauding Thousands of Homeowners in $4 Million Nationwide Home Loan Modification Scam

April 23, 2014

Hopkinton Man Convicted in Oxycodone Conspiracy

April 21, 2014

Methuen Woman Indicted for Offering to Perform Cosmetic Injections

April 18, 2014

Virginia Doctor Sentenced For Lying to Grand Jury about Medicare Fraud Scheme

Lawrence Man Pleads Guilty to Gun Possession

Radio Equipment Seized From Three Illegal Radio Stations in Greater Boston

April 17, 2014

Ware Man Pleads Guilty to Social Security Fraud

Cambridge Teacher Charged with Transportation of Child Pornography

Connecticut Man Charged with Coercing a Minor

April 16, 2014

Ponzi Schemer Charged with Criminal Contempt for Lavish Spending and Other Violations of Court Orders

April 15, 2014

Rhode Island Man Pleads Guilty for Failing to Register as a Sex Offender

Chelsea Man Charged with Attempting to Issue Fraudulent Identification

April 14, 2014

North Carolina Woman Pleads Guilty to Stealing Benefit Payments from Social Security Administration

Worcester Man Pleads Guilty to Stealing Government Money

Attleboro Man Charged with Possession of Child Pornography

April 9, 2014

Former Massachusetts Attorney Sentenced for Mortgage Fraud

April 8, 2014

Worcester Tax Preparer Charged with Falsifying Returns

April 4, 2014

Boston Man Sentenced for ATM Burglary

Braintree Man Charged with Narcotics Robbery

Boston Man Indicted on Child Pornography Charges

April 3, 2014

Alleged Lynn Gang Member Arrested for Drug Trafficking

April 2, 2014

Hyde Park Man Pleads Guilty to Transporting Woman to Engage in Prostitution

Los Angeles Man Faces Additional Federal Charges

Former Massachusetts RMV Employee Sentenced for Producing False Documents

March 2014

March 31, 2014

Iowa Man Pleads Guilty to Child Pornography Charges Moments Before Trial Begins

March 28, 2014

Cambridge Man Indicted on Child Pornography Charges

March 27, 2014

Two Men Plead Guilty to Fraud Conspiracy in Connection with Renovation of McCormack Federal Building

Disbarred Somerset Attorney Indicted on Fraud Charges

New Hampshire Man Charged with Coercing a Minor

March 26, 2014

Former Real Estate Broker Arrested on Fraud Charges

Mattapoisett Woman Pleads Guilty to Embezzling from Middleboro Businesses

March 25, 2014

Adams Man Charged with Possession of Child Pornography

March 21, 2014

Two Men Charged with Assault of Postal Worker

March 20, 2014

Springfield Man Indicted On Charges Of Child Pornography

Boston Woman Charged in Bank Fraud Scheme

Connecticut Man Arrested, Charged with Trying to Engage in Sex with Minor

March 19, 2014

Needham Tax Assessor Sentenced for Felony Tax Evasion

March 18, 2014

Worcester Tax Preparer Charged with Tax Fraud

March 14, 2014

Florida Couple Pleads Guilty to Mail Fraud Conspiracy

March 13, 2014

Pain Management Physician Charged with Overbilling Medicare

March 12, 2014

Bridgewater Man Sentenced for Child Pornography Charges

Pediatrician Sentenced for Child Pornography Charges

Former Treasurer and Chairman of Board Sentenced for Kickback Scheme

March 11, 2014

Conway Businessman Pleads Guilty to Bank Fraud and Tax Evasion

March 10, 2014

Former Postal Worker Pleads Guilty to Stealing IPhones From Mail

Florida Resident Pleads Guilty to Advance Fee Scheme

March 7, 2014

Former Owner of Trading Company Pleads Guilty to Multi-Million Dollar Fraud Scheme

March 6, 2014

Justice Department Enters Consent Decree with National Tax Preparer H&R Block Requiring Accessibility of Websites and Mobile Apps Under Americans with Disabilities Act

Statement of United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz

Rhode Island Man Charged for Failure to Register as Sex Offender

Marlboro Man Sentenced for Defrauding Airlines

Springfield Man Pleads Guilty to Trafficking Counterfeit Goods

March 4, 2014

Three Holyoke Residents Plead Guilty to Oxycodone Conspiracy

Westfield Man Pleads Guilty to Child Pornography Charge

February 2014

February 28, 2014

Fifth Defendant Sentenced in Interstate Stolen Medical Supply Scheme

Medway Man Convicted of Fraud and Collecting Section 8 Housing Funds

Former Needham Investment Adviser Indicted on Fraud Charges

Watertown Councilman and Ex-Wife Sentenced for Marijuana Distribution and Money Laundering

Two West Springfield Men Sentenced for Lacey Act Crimes

February 27, 2014

Connecticut Man Sentenced in Connection with Tax Free Property Exchange Business

FBI Undercover Operation Nets Seven Defendants in Securities Kickback Scheme

February 26, 2014

Multi-Agency Team Plans Events in Boston During National Youth Violence Prevention Week

Boston Man Sentenced to 70 Months in Prison for Wire Fraud and Aggravated Identity Theft

Peabody Man Sentenced to Seven Years for Heading Identity Theft Ring

Massachusetts Man Pleads Guilty to Failure to Register as a Sex Offender

February 25, 2014

Florida Man to Serve 13 Months for Defrauding Thousands of Homeowners in $4 Million Home Loan Modification Scam

Concord Doctor Pleads Guilty for Role in $27 Million Home Health Care Scam

February 20, 2014

Two Florida Men Sentenced for Defrauding Thousands of Homeowners in $4 Million Nationwide Home Loan Modification Scam

New Bedford Man Indicted for Armed Bank Robbery

Holyoke Man Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement from Veteran's Administration Organization

February 19, 2014

Former Plymouth Police Officer Convicted of Using Excessive Force and Lying

Two Charged with Sex Trafficking of Minors

February 14, 2014

North Dartmouth Man Pleads Guilty to Tax Fraud

Greenfield Doctor Sentenced for Multiple Tax Related Crimes

Former Lab Executive Sentenced for Tax-Related Crimes

February 13, 2014

Chiropractor Arrested for Bribing IRS Auditor

February 11, 2014

Douglas Man Arrested for Attempting to Entice a Federal Agent Posing as Minor

February 10, 2014

Bolton Man Charged with Child Pornography Offenses

February 7, 2014

New Hampshire Man Sentenced for Gun Traficking

Disbarred Somerset Attorney Charged with Fraud

February 6, 2014

Dorchester Man Sentenced in Murder-For-Hire Case

Businesswoman Sentenced for Role in Securities Fraud Scheme

January 2014

January 31, 2014

Nine Brockton Men Face Narcotics and Weapons Charges

Ex-Metlife Employee Pleads Guilty in Phony Expense Scheme

January 30, 2014

Statement by U.S. Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz Regarding Attorney General's Authorization of the Death Penalty

January 28, 2014

Former Postal Worker Pleads Guilty to Stealing Video Games from the Mail

January 27, 2014

Former Postal Worker Sentenced for Mail Theft

January 24, 2014

Dominican Man Sentenced For Social Security and Passport Fraud

Worcester Tax Preparer Pleads Gulity to Preparing False Returns

January 22, 2014

Man Arrested on Federal Charges in USPS Shooting Second Suspect Still at Large

Wanted Poster

Service Station Owner Sencenced for Extortion and Mail Fraud

January 16, 2014

January 17, 2014

Dorchester Man Guilty of Passport Fraud

January 16, 2014

Dominican Man Sentenced for Repeated Illegal Reentry

Former Stockbroker Arrested for Perpetrating Investment Fraud

Cape Cod Man Facing Child Pornography Charges

Maine Man Sentenced for Wildlife Trafficking Violations

January 15, 2014

Malden Man Indicted for Tax Crimes

Virginia Doctor Convicted on Perjury Charges in Orthofix Investigation

January 14, 2014

Former Co-Owners of Palmer Company Plead Guilty to Wire Fraud

Administrative Assistant Charged with Theft from Cambridge Non-Profit

Beverly Man Pleads Guilty to Child Pornography Charges

Lawrence Police Officer Sentenced to Prison for Bribery Scheme

January 13, 2014

United States Attorney Ortiz Appoints Fred Wyshak to Head Public Corruption Unit

California Corporation Sentenced for Defrauding U.S. Customs

January 10, 2014

Dighton Tax Preparer Sentenced for Filing False Tax Returns

January 9, 2014

Boston Man Pleads Guilty to ATM Burglary

January 8, 2014

Harvard Couple Plead Guilty To Fair Labor Standards Act Violation

January 6, 2014

East Boston Man Guilty of Robbing Peabody Bank

Springfield Man Agrees to Plead Guilty to Trafficking in Counterfeit Goods

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