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December 2013

December 23, 2013

Rockford Man Pleads Guilty to Income Tax Evasion
Robert L. Harley, Jr,

December 20, 2013

Grand Rapids Man Sentenced to 23 Years in Prison and Forfeits House for Child Pornography Conviction
Gary William Hampton

December 19, 2013

Leader of Detroit-Based Identitiy-Theft Ring Sentenced
Charles J. Finley

December 18, 2013

Bangor Man Sentenced to 15 Years for Producing Child Pornography
Thomas L. Wright

December 16, 2013

US Attorney's Office for the Western District of Michigan Honored by Department of Defense for Support of Employees Serving in the Guard and Reserve

December 2, 2013

Four Men Convicted in I-96 Cocaine Seizure
Luis Edwards, Israel Mendez, Gilbert Albarez and Rogelio Ruiz


November 2013

November 27, 2013

Lansing Man Sentenced to 25 Years in Federal Prison for Role in Drug Dealing in Mount Vernon are of Northwest Lansing
Merza Mizori

November 22, 2013

Lyons Man Sentenced to 60 Years in Federal Prison for Producing Child Pornography
Floyd Andrew Brown, Jr.

November 21, 2013

Kentwood Pharmacy Owner and Eight Additional Employees Indicted for Conspiracy to Misbrand Drugs
Kim Mulder, and Others

November 15, 2013

Staff Pharmacists at Kentwood Pharmacy Sentenced to Stiff Fines on Charges of Misbranding Drugs and Face Exclusion and Debarment from Federal Programs
James D. Orr, Eugene A. Biegert, and Thomas N. VerHage

November 07, 2013

Muskegon Landlord Convicted of Arson, Insurance Fraud, and Tax Fraud sent to Federal Prison for 55 Years
Gerald Eugene Singer

November 05, 2013

LG Chem Michigan, Inc. to Pay over $1.2 Million to the United States to Settle False Claims Act Allegations
LG Chem Michigan, Inc. (“LGCMI”)


October 2013

October 17, 2013

Western District of Michigan U.S. Attorney's Office Seeks to Identify Victims in Cases Against Kentwood Pharmacy Pharmacists


September 2013

September 30, 2013

Two Grand Haven Men Plead Guilty to Theft of Firearms from Gun Stores in Ottawa and Muskegon Counties
Joseph Jerry Sweet, and Ronald Patrick Cook

September 18, 2013

DOJ and the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan U.S. Attorneys Respond to New Michigan Limited English Proficiency Court Rule

September 11, 2013

Lansing Home Health Business Owner Sentenced to Prison for Obstructing the IRS by Evading Payment and Falsifying Quarterly Tax Returns Totalling Over$250,000.00
George Adatsi

September 05, 2013

Defendant in Children Charity Fraud Case Sentenced to Prison
Nehemiah Muzamhindo


August 2013

August 15, 2013

Mattawan Man Indicted for Child Exploitation and other Related Charges
James Alfred Beckman

August 15, 2013

Federal Jury Convicts Block Burners of Drug Trafficking, Robbery and Murder
Charles Kunta Lewis, Wallee Abdullazeem Al-Din, Mustafa Al-Din, and Ralphael Crenshaw

August 13, 2013

Baraga Man Sentenced in KBIC Beating and Hannahville Sexual Assault
Joel Thomas Smith

August 13, 2013

Health Care Business Owner Sentenced to Four Years in Prison, Pays a Million Dollar Civil Settlement, and Agrees to 20-Year Exclusion from Medicare and Medicaid in Connection with Illegal Kickback Scheme
Babubhai Rathod

August 08, 2013

Federal Prisoner Receives an Additional 184 Months' Imprisonment for Crimes Committed While Incarcerated
Mark Nowell Basnight

August 07, 2013

Dewitt Couple Charged in Cocaine Seizure
Roberto Cantu, Jr., and Lindsay Ann Jones

August 01, 2013

Owner of Hoffman Jewelers Pleads Guilty to Filing False Tax Return
Michael Hoffman


July 2013

July 31, 2013

Lyons Man Pleads Guilty to Producing Child Pornograhy
Floyd Andrew Brown

July 29, 2013

Village Market Foods Centers' Comptroller Sentenced to 87 Months in Prison for Stealing from Company
Christopher Earl Pratt

July 25, 2013

Watervliet Man Gets Eight Years in Prison for Child Porn
David Alan Inman

July 18, 2013

Hopkins Man Pleads Guilty to Distribution of Child Pornography
Ronald Eugene Mabee

July 12, 2013

Federally Sponsored Statewide Rapid Response Training to be Held in Grand Rapids
US Attorney's Office - MIW, and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

July 08, 2013

Final Defendant Sentenced in Operation Holiday Express
Samuel Aaron Collins

July 03, 2013

Grand Rapids Man Pleads Guilty to Transferring Firearm Used to Kill Seven People
Michael James Allen


June 2013

June 26, 2013

Pharmacists Plead Guilty to Felony Misbranding of Drugs in Kentwood Pharmacy Investigation
James D. Orr and Thomas N. Verhage

June 20, 2013

Canton Businessman Sentenced to Prison for Violating the Clean Air Act
Anthony Michael Davis

June 20, 2013

Brimley Felon Sentenced for Possession of Firearms on Bay Mills Reservation
Patricia Marie Sawasky

June 20, 2013

Sex Offender Sentenced for Possession of Child Pornography
Shane Eric Hanley,

June 19, 2013

Five Men Convicted in Record Crystal Meth Seizure
Alejandro Garcia and Others

June 17, 2013

Florida Man Sentenced for Counterfeit Blades
Jeffrey Steven Telsey

June 12, 2013

Armed Bank Robber Gets 19 Years in Prison
Shariff Marcelle Williams

June 05, 2013

Bay Mills Man Sentenced for Assault on Federal Officer
Lorne Anthony Lyons

June 03, 2013

Major Drug Traffickers With Ties to the Sinaloa Cartel Sentenced in West Michigan
Lucio M. Nunez and Others


May 2013

May 29, 2013

Insurance Broker Sentenced to Prison for Defrauding Seniors Out of Annuity Funds
William Edward Lowder

May 17, 2013

Pennsylvania Man Sentenced for Cyber-Stalking and Child Pornography Offenses
Joseph J. Ostrowski

May 16, 2013

Former Tax Preparers sent to Federal Prison for Conspiracy to Defraud the U.S. Treasury
Chad Anthony Chertos and Gregory Edward VanDyke

May 09, 2013

United Courier Service Owner Goes to Jail for Filing False Tax Returns
Thomas Richard Fulger

May 09, 2013

Grand Haven Man Sentenced on Tax Evasion Charges
Matthew Daniels


April 2013

April 18, 2013

Watervliet Man Pleads Guilty to Receipt of Child Pornography
David Alan Inman

April 04, 2013

Grand Rapids Podiatrist Sentenced to Prison in Health Care Fraud Scheme
Anthony J. Kirk, D.P.M.


March 2013

March 28, 2013

Members of Lansing Mortgage Fraud Ring Sentenced
Eric Williams and Others

March 27, 2013

Lansing Landscapers Sentenced to Prison for Defrauding Unemployment Insurance Program
Kevin Romando Johnson and Sara Johnson

March 26, 2013

Northern Michigan Cinemas Owner Sentenced for Tax Evasion and Ordered to Pay Nearly $1,000,000 in Restitution
Elaine Dawson

March 25, 2013

Muskegon-Area Landlord Convicted by Jury of Arson, Insurance Fraud, and Tax Evasion
Gerald Singer

March 15, 2013

KBIC Man Sentenced to Prison for Sexual Abuse of a Minor
Brian Paul Loonsfoot

March 15, 2013

Man Sentenced for Possession of Stolen Firearm on Hannahville Reservation
Marco Antonio Arteaga

March 15, 2013

Grand Marais Man Sentenced in Child Pornography Case
Roger Harrison White

March 15, 2013

State Parolee Sentenced for Possession of Sawed-Off Shotgun on Sault Tribe Reservation
Shawn Marshall Brewer

March 08, 2013

Defendant in Children Charity Fraud case Pleads Guilty
Nehemiah Muzamhindo


February 2013

February 22, 2013

Former Owner of Lansing-Area Chain of Coffee Stores Sentenced to Federal Prison
David Lewis Many

February 21, 2013

Third Member of Three-Woman Bank Robbery Ring Sentenced to 19 Years for Participation in String of Bank Robberies
LaTasha Ann Nichols

February 20, 2013

Leader of Fraudulent Immigration-Document Ring Sentenced
Jacinto Morales-Martinez

February 15, 2013

Lansing Businessman Pleads Guilty to Obstructing the IRS by Evading Payment and Falsifying Quarterly Tax Returns Totalling Over $250,000.00
George Adatsi

February 12, 2013

Thirty-One Alleged Holland Latin Kings Gang Members and Associates Indicted for Racketeering Related Charges
Holland Latin Kings

February 12, 2013

Grandville Man Pleads Guilty to Distribution of Child Pornography
William Russell Odett

February 06, 2013

Former Attorney Sentenced for $900,000 Mail Fraud Against Clients and Trust Beneficiaries
Kenneth Hoesch

February 04, 2013

Village Market Food Centers' Comptroller Charged With Stealing From Company
Christopher E. Pratt


January 2013

January 31, 2013

Interstate Identity-Theft Ringleader Sentenced to Almost Ten Years in Federal Prison
Marcus Montell Thames

January 17, 2013

Insurance Broker Defrauds Seniors Out of Annuity Funds
William Edward Lowder

January 17, 2013

Charlotte Contractor Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion
Thomas Lee Earl

January 15, 2013

ATF and Lansing Police Department Arrest Seven on Federal Drug and Firearms Charges
Merza Mizori, Gregory Dalton, DeShun Dalton, and Serwan Mizori

January 15, 2013

Five-Year-Sentence for Bomb-Plot Hoaxes against Ford Federal Building and Palisades Nuclear Plant
Anthony Mario Fortuna

January 8, 2013

Charlevoix Man Pleads Guilty to Receipt of Child Pornography
Scott Thomas Barrett

January 3, 2013

Fomer Grand Rapids Area Financial Adviser Sentenced to 54 Months in Prison for Wire Fraud
Lawrence Maxwell McCoy

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