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December 2014

December 1, 2014

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November 2014

November 1, 2014

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October 2014

October 1, 2014

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September 2014

September 1, 2014

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August 2014

August 27, 2014

Susan B. Anthony Voting Trial Reenacted
Susan B. Anthony

August 22, 2014

Lansing Area Doctor Sentenced to Prison for Accepting Kickbacks for Medical Referrals and Not Reporting Cash Income from Signing Medical Marijuana Certifications
Dr. Shannon Wiggins

August 19, 2014

Lansing Man Pleads Guilty in Federal Mortgage Fraud Probe
Richard Hollern

August 18, 2014

Mattawan Man Sentenced to 30 Years in Federal Prison for Multiple Counts of Attempted Sexual Exploitation of a Child and Other Related Charges
James Alfred Beckman, Jr.

August 15, 2014

Former St. Joseph Man Sentenced to more than 7 Years in Prison for Philippine Gold Scam and Failure to File Tax Returns
Carl “Buck” Reed

August 13, 2014

West Michigan Businessman Sentenced to more than 7 Years in Prison for Defrauding his Friends and Business Associates
Roger Lee Andrews

July 2014

July 28, 2014

Former Radio Host John Balyo Pleads Guilty to Federal Child Exploitation Charges
John Richard Balyo

July 28, 2014

Kalamazoo Couple Sentenced to Prison for Tax Crimes
Helen C. Hale, and David W. Leiter

July 25, 2014

Dangerous Felon Gets Five Years for Possessing a Firearm
Jason Paul Arnold

July 25, 2014

Former Upper Peninsula Resident Charged Federally for Sexual Abuse of a Minor
Tommy Alan Cain

July 24, 2014

Balyo Scheduled to Plead Guilty to Federal Charges
John Richard Balyo

July 23, 2014

Van Buren County Man Sentenced for Selling Guns Without a License
David Grant Rainey

July 18, 2014

Peter Louis Meshigaud of Wilson, Michigan Sentenced to 60 Months for Domestic Assualt - Habitual Offender
Peter Louis Meshigaud

July 15, 2014

Michigan Man Sentenced to 40 Years for Sexting with Teenage Girl
Derik Eugene Rothrock

July 7, 2014

Summertime Tips for Keeping Kids Safe From Predators
U.S. Attorney Patrick Miles

June 2014

June 20, 2014

Guitly Plea in $2.9 Million Stolen Identity Tax Scam
Mateo Velasquez-Garcia


June 13, 2014

Two Members of Holland Latin Kings Convicted of Racketeering
David Casillas, and Antonio Rios


June 11, 2014

James Ortman of Maple Rapids Sentenced to Prison for Submitting False Claims to the Federal Government
James Francis Ortman


June 09, 2014

U.S. Attorney's Office Issues Annual Report
U.S. Attorney Patrick Miles


May 2014

May 30, 2014

Former Grandville Man Pleads Guilty to Filing a False Tax Return
Jeffrey Richter

May 23, 2014

Battle Creek Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Firearms Charges
Vincent Isaac-Peter Jones

May 22, 2014

Sentences Imposed in Federal Drug Trafficking and Murder Case
Charles Kunta Lewis, Wallee Abdullazeem Al-Din, Mustafa Al-Din, and Ralphael Crenshaw

May 15, 2014

Mass City Man gets over 11 Years in Federal Prison for Selling Powerful "Bath Salts"
Scott Bernard Will , Derrick John Guzek, and Kristen Ellen Bergeron

May 14, 2014

Grand Rapids Man Sentenced for Mortgage Fraud
Seamus P. Dillon

May 14, 2014

California Man Pleads Guilty to Online Enticement of a West Michigan Child
Joseph Arpin

May 09, 2014

Byron Center Man Guilty of $46,000,000 Investment Fraud
David W. McQueen

May 08, 2014

Lowell Man Charged Federally for Producing Child Pornography
Travis Stiehl

May 08, 2014

Federal Charges Brought Concerning Lansing Federal Income Tax Refund Scam
Takabvako Chiwocha-Crowell

May 06, 2014

United States Attorneys Barbara L. McQuade, and Patrick Miles, Jr. Host the Michigan Reentry Summit
US Attorney's Office -Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan, and Others


May 02, 2014

Coopersville Businessman Convicted of Defrauding Victims of more than One Million Dollars
Roger Lee Andrews


April 2014

April 30, 2014

Man Convicted of Child Sex Trafficking in Grand Rapids
Eddie Allen Jackson

April 04, 2014

Former Grand Rapids Counselor and Foster Parent Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison for Child Pornography
Jeffrey Victor Marchione


March 2014

March 26, 2014

Habitual Batterer Sentenced to Federal Prison
Bradley Joseph Hase

March 12, 2014

Mattawan Man Convicted of Multiple Counts of Attempted Sexual Exploitation of a Child and Other Related Charges
James Alfred Beckman, Jr.

March 07, 2014

Sault Ste. Marie Casino Thieves Sentenced to Prison
Joe Michael Koster, and others


February 2014

February 20, 2014

Two Grand Haven Men Sentenced for Stealing Firearms from Gun Stores in Ottawa and Muskegon Counties
Joseph Jerry Sweet, and Ronald Patrick Cook

February 03, 2014

Grand Rapids Man who Sold Gun used in Mass Murder Sentenced to the Statutory Maximum Term of Ten Years
Michael James Allen


January 2014

January 31, 2014

Kentwood Pharmacy Owner and Thirteen Additional Employees face Federal Charges
Kim Mulder

January 29, 2014

Defendant Pleads Guilty to Submitting False Claims to the Federal Government
James Francis Ortman

January 28, 2014

Grand Rapids Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Federal Prison for Seeking Out Child Pornography while on Supervised Release for a Prior Child Pornography Conviction
Jack Alan Groenendal

January 24, 2014

Advocates and Leaders for Police And Community Trust (ALPACT) Southwest Michigan Group Formed
Co-Chairpersons Announced

January 14, 2014

Kentucky Man Admits Stealing three Motor Homes from Western Michigan RV Dealers
Walter J. Nunley

January 13, 2014

U.S. Attorney's Office Collects over $8.1 Million from Civil & Criminal Actions and Forfeitures in FY 2013
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Michigan


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