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December 6, 2012

The United States Attorney's Office For The District Of New Hampshire Collects $24,116,941 In Fiscal Year 2012 - CONCORD, NH – The United States Attorney’s Office for the District of New Hampshire collected $24,116,941.44 in Fiscal Year (FY) 2012 as a result of combined fines, penalties, forfeitures and restitution imposed in civil actions and criminal prosecutions,.....

November 29, 2012

Former Employee Of Exeter Hospital Indicted In Connection With Hepatitis C Outbreak - CONCORD, N.H. –David M. Kwiatkowski, 33, a former employee of Exeter Hospital, has been indicted for his alleged role in causing the Hepatitis C outbreak that infected patients in New Hampshire as well as other states, announced United States Attorney John P. Kacavas.....

November 27, 2012

Project Safe Childhood Rochester Man Sentenced On Child Pornography Offense - CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE: David Barker, 40, of Rochester, appeared in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire today and was sentenced to 78 months in prison and 10 years of supervised release after pleading guilty to one count of possession of child pornography,....

November 27, 2012

California Man Sentenced To 20 Years On Robberies - CONCORD, N.H. – Walter Williams, 44, of Compton, California, was sentenced in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to 20 years in federal prison and three years of supervised release, after pleading guilty to committing the robberies of the Hannoush Jewelers in Manchester,....

November 19, 2012

New Hampshire Businessman Sentenced To Prison For Tax Evasion - CONCORD, NH – Kevin G. Attar (Attar), age 51, of Hampstead, was sentenced in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to eight (8) months in federal prison and a $30,000 fine after having plead guilty to two counts of tax evasion, announced United States Attorney John P. Kacavas....

November 16, 2012

Woman Arrested On Federal Child Exploitation Charges - CONCORD, N.H. – Lisa Biron, 43, of Manchester appeared in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire today after being arrested by agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation on an indictment charging her with seven counts of child exploitation,....

November 15, 2012

Manchester Man Sentenced for Bank Robbery Offenses - CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE –Jaime Salas, of Manchester, New Hampshire, was sentenced in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to 24 months in prison for fraud and misuse of visas, conspiracy to cause failure to file bank currency transaction reports,....

November 14, 2012

Manchester Man Sentenced for Bank Robbery Offenses - CONCORD, N.H. – Jordan Dearborn, 22, of Manchester was sentenced in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to 41 months in prison for bank robbery convictions, announced United States Attorney John P. Kacavas....

November 13, 2012

Gamer Charged With Hacking Into And Disabling New Hampshire Gaming Company's Computer Servers - WASHINGTON – A federal grand jury in the District of New Hampshire returned an indictment today charging a Dutch national with allegedly conspiring to hack into and disable computer servers belonging to Rampid Interactive, a New Hampshire-based company that publishes and hosts a multi-player online role-playing game called “Outwar,”....

November 1, 2012

Federal Election Fraud Fact Sheet - Most issues concerning the administration and conduct of elections are governed and regulated by state law and are best addressed by state and local election officials. Federal law enforcement and prosecutorial authorities have jurisdiction to investigate and, when appropriate, prosecute election fraud in the following circumstances:....

November 1, 2012

United States Attorney's Office Establishes Election Day Hotline - CONCORD, N.H. –United States Attorney John P. Kacavas announces the establishment of an Election Day hotline in coordination with the U.S. Justice Department’s nationwide Election Day program for the general election on November 6, 2012.....

October 31, 2012

Pennsylvania Resident Sentenced In Concord Home Invasion - CONCORD, NH: Nicholas Sheffler, 22, was sentenced in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to 77 months in prison for his participation in an attempted armed home invasion of an apartment on Pleasant Street in Concord, New Hampshire,....

October 11, 2012

Two Brothers Sentenced For Trafficking In Counterfeit Computer Parts - CONCORD – Paul Kavalchuk, 60, and his brother Peter Kavalchuk, 58, were sentenced in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire for trafficking in counterfeit Cisco System, Inc. computer networking hardware,....

October 10, 2012

Former Maine State Legislator Pleads Guilty To Federal Loan Crime - PORTLAND, ME – Adam Mack, 38 of Standish, Maine, waived indictment and pleaded guilty in United States District Court to equity-skimming, announced United States Attorney John P. Kacavas.....

October 3, 2012

Massachusetts Man Pleads Guilty To Money Laundering Gambling And Obstruction Of Administration Of Tax Laws - CONCORD – John Giannelli, Sr., 66, of Danvers, Massachusetts, pleaded guilty on September 27, 2012 in the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to one count of money laundering, one count of operating an illegal gambling business, and five counts of impeding the administration of the Internal Revenue laws,....

September 28, 2012

New York Man Sentenced For Bank Robbery - CONCORD, NH- Kamel Pickens, 21, of Albany, New York, was sentenced in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to 57 months in prison and 3 years of supervised release for his conduct during the commission of three bank robberies,....

September 20, 2012

Jury Convicts Man Of Possession Of Counterfeit U.S. Currency - Concord, New Hampshire – Anthony Silva, of Hooksett, New Hampshire, has been convicted following a two day jury trial in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire of possession of counterfeit United States currency, announced United States Attorney John P. Kacavas.....

September 18, 2012

Lawrence, MA Man Sentenced For Conspiring To Sell "Crack" - CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE- Rafael Benitez, 45, of Lawrence, Massachusetts, was sentenced in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to 150 months in prison following his conviction for conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute and the unlawful distribution of more than 280 grams of cocaine base (“crack”),.....

September 17, 2012

Two Romanian Nationals Plead Guilty To Participating In Multimillion Dollar Scheme To Remotely Hack Into And Steal Payment Card Data From Hundreds Of Us Merchants' Computers - CONCORD, N.H. -- Two Romanian nationals pleaded guilty today to participating in an international, multimillion-dollar scheme to remotely hack into and steal payment card data from hundreds of U.S. merchants’ computers. ....

September 11, 2012

Milton Man Pleads Guilty To Child Pornography Offenses - CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE: John Allen Wright, 46, of Milton, appeared in United States District Court today and pled guilty to six counts of sexual exploitation of children in violation of federal law, announced United States Attorney John P. Kacavas. ....

September 4, 2012

Sinaloa Cartel Members Arrested In Drug Conspiracy - CONCORD – Three members of the Sinaloa Cartel were arrested on drug conspiracy charges after a three year long investigation, announced United States Attorney John P. Kacavas....

August 1, 2012

Sex Offender Sentenced To 18 Months - CONCORD – David Sweeney, 35, of Manchester, NH was sentenced today in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to 18 months in prison followed by 5 years of supervised release for violating Title 18, United States Code, Section 2250(a), the Adam Walsh Act,...

August 1, 2012

Resident of Manchester Sentenced For Bank Robbery - CONCORD, N.H. – Jordan Dearborn, 22, of Manchester, New Hampshire, pled guilty in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to conspiracy to commit bank robbery and aiding and abetting a bank robbery,...

August 1, 2012

Resident of Manchester Sentenced For Bank Robbery - CONCORD, N.H. – Raymond Rios, 25, of Manchester, New Hampshire, was sentenced in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to 55 months in jail for a bank robbery he committed on December 17, 2012,...

August 1, 2012

New Hampshire Man Sentenced On Charge of Possession With Intent To Distribute Cocaine And Oxycodone - CONCORD, N.H. – Gregory Auer, 27, of Merrimack, New Hampshire, was sentenced today in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to 21 months in prison and three years of supervised release after pleading guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute-cocaine and oxycodone,...

July 19, 2012

Former Employee Of Exeter Hospital Arrested In Connection With Hepatitis C Outbreak - CONCORD, N.H. –David Matthew Kwiatkowski, 32, a former employee of Exeter Hospital, was arrested in Massachusetts and charged with obtaining controlled substances by fraud and tampering with a consumer product,...

July 11, 2012

Swanzey Man Sentenced On Bank Robbery - CONCORD – Daniel Mark Lavalley, 30 of Swanzey, was sentenced in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to 151 months in federal prison and three years of supervised release after pleading guilty to robbing the TD Bank located on Court Street in Keene...

July 10, 2012

Newington Man Is Sentenced To 18 Months In Prison For Tax Evasion Charges - CONCORD, N.H. – Renato Maldini, 55, of Newington, was sentenced in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to 18 months in prison and assessed a fine of $50,000 tax evasion offenses,...

July 2, 2012

Project Safe Childhood Rochester Man Pleads Guilty To Child Pornography Offense - CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE: David Barker, 39, of Rochester, pled guilty in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to one count of possession of child pornography, announced United States Attorney John P. Kacavas. ....

June 25, 2012

White House, Dept. Of Justice Announce Law Enforcement Grants For Hiring Of Veterans - THE DISTRICT OF NEW HAMPSHIRE TO RECEIVE $625,000.00 AS PART OF NATIONWIDE INTIATIVE- WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) today announced funding awards to over 220 cities and counties,....

June 25, 2012

Manchester Woman Imprisoned For VA & Social Security Fraud - CONCORD, NH – Lisa McFarland, 49 of Manchester, has been sentenced in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to eighteen months in federal prison and three years of supervised release for the theft of Veterans Affairs and Social Security benefits that belonged to her father,....

June 22, 2012

Husband & Wife Sentenced To Prison In Multi-State Crime Spree - CONCORD – Donald James, and his wife Jennifer D. Harris James, were sentenced in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to 41 and 24 months in federal prison, respectively, for their roles in a three state crime spree that involved thefts of credit cards,....

June 22, 2012

Manchester Man Pleads Guilty To Reentering The United States After Being Deported - CONCORD, N.H. – Eliezer Lara, 38, pled guilty in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire, to reentering the United States after being deported to his home country of the Dominican Republic,....

June 19, 2012

Resident Of Greenland Pleads Guilty To Mail Fraud - CONCORD, N.H. – William Orestis, 64, of Greenland, pled guilty to mail fraud in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire, announced United States Attorney John P. Kacavas.....

June 19, 2012

Manchester Man Pleads Guilty To Reentering The United States After Being Deported - CONCORD, N.H. – Jamie Gonzalez-Parada, 30, pled guilty in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire, to reentering the United States after being deported to his home country of Mexico, announced United States Attorney John P. Kacavas. ....

June 5, 2012

Manchester Man Pleads Guilty To Reentering The United States After Being Deported - CONCORD, N.H. – Wimer Ronlando Murcia-Diaz, 39, pled guilty in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire, to reentering the United States after being deported to his home country of Honduras, ....

May 29, 2012

Romanian National Extradited To U.S. To Face Charges For Allegedly Participating In Multimillion Dollar Scheme To Hack Into And Steal Credit Card Data From U.S. Merchants - WASHINGTON – Adrian-Tiberiu Oprea, 28, of Constanta, Romania, was extradited to the United States and appeared in federal court in New Hampshire today, to face federal charges relating to his alleged participation in an international multimillion dollar scheme to remotely hack into and steal payment card data from hundreds of U.S. merchants’ “point of sale” computer systems, ....

May 24, 2012

Project Safe Neighborhood New Hampshire Man Sentenced On Charge Of Felon In Possession Of A Firearm - CONCORD, N.H. – Timothy Westgate, 29, of Allenstown, New Hampshire, was sentenced in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to 15 months in prison and three years of supervised release after pleading guilty to one count of felon in possession of a firearm, ....

May 23, 2012

Manchester Man Sentenced To 20 Years For Sawed-Off Shotgun Robberies - CONCORD, N.H. – Patrick Chasse, 22, of Manchester, New Hampshire, was sentenced in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to 20 years in prison,....

May 23, 2012

Massachusetts Man Sentenced For Bank Robbery - CONCORD, NH -- Thomas Gould, 49, of Chelsea, Massachusetts, was sentenced today in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to 37 months in federal prison and three years of supervised release after pleading guilty to robbing the Citizens Bank in Portsmouth,....

April 2012

April 30, 2012

United States Announces Eight Million Dollar ($8,000,000) Penalty and Non-Prosecution Agreement with Imperial Holdings, Inc. - CONCORD, NH - Imperial Holdings, Inc. (Imperial), a publicly traded specialty finance corporation headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida, has entered into a Non-Prosecution Agreement (NPA) with the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of New Hampshire to pay an $8 million penalty to resolve fraud allegations....

April 26, 2012

Nashua Man Sentenced To 15 Years On Child Sexual Exploitation Offenses - CONCORD, N.H. – Sean Neary, 56, of Nashua appeared in U.S. District Court and was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to one count of sexual exploitation of children and one count of possession of child pornography,....

April 26, 2012

Former Pension Plan Trustee Sentenced For Embezzlement And Falsifying Annual Report - CONCORD, N.H. – Bernard R. Mullan, 71, of Leominster, Massachusetts, was sentenced to 30 months in prison in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire, for embezzling from a New Hampshire company’s pension plan and falsifying an annual report.....

April 11, 2012

Six Arrested In Manchester For Drug Violations - CONCORD, NH –Six individuals were arrested by federal, state and local authorities. The arrests, which follow the return of indictments issued by a federal grand jury sitting in the United States District Court, District of New Hampshire, include the following:.....

April 10, 2012

Lawrence Man Convicted Of Conspiracy To Sell "Crack" - CONCORD, NH- - Rafael Benitez, 45, of Lawrence, Massachusetts, was found guilty of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute and the unlawful distribution of more than 280 grams of cocaine base (“crack”).....

April 10, 2012

Man Arrested In Berlin Sentenced For Reentering The United States After Deportation - CONCORD, N.H. – Jose Salud Rangel-Solorio, 29, was sentenced today in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to 21 months in prison for reentering the United States after being deported to his home country of Mexico,.....

April 4, 2012

Swanzey Man Pleads Guilty To Bank Robbery - CONCORD, NH – Daniel Mark Lavalley, 30 of Swanzey, pleaded guilty today to robbing the TD Bank located on Court Street in Keene on July 11, 2011, announced United States Attorney John P. Kacavas......

April 3, 2012

Manchester Man Sentenced To 22 Years For Sawed-Off Shotgun Robberies - CONCORD, N.H. – Matthew Karahalios, 25, of Manchester was sentenced in United States District Court to twenty-two (22) years in federal prison for his role in several armed robberies that occurred in Manchester between September and November, 2010,.....

March 2012

March 29, 2012

Holder Of Secret Swiss Account Sentenced - CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE: Lothar Hoess, 64, of Hollis, New Hampshire, was sentenced in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to 3 years probation, eight months of which will be served as home detention with electronic monitoring,.....

March 27, 2012

Bedford Man Pleads Guilty To Receipt Of Child Pornography - CONCORD – John O’Shaughnessy, 31, of Bedford, New Hampshire, pled guilty in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to one count of receiving child pornography,.....

March 23, 2012

Manchester Man Sentenced To Nine Years For Conducting Bank Robbery - CONCORD, NH – Barton Anthony Tibando, 41, of Manchester, New Hampshire, was sentenced in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to nine years in prison and three years of supervised release for engaging in a bank robbery on June 9, 2011 at TD Bank,.....

March 8, 2012

Former Resident of Center Conway, NH Sentenced to 21 Months in Jail for Filing False Tax Returns - CONCORD – Lawrence T. Smolinsky, 42, was sentenced in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to 21 months in jail for filing false federal tax returns,.....

March 5, 2012

Queen City Men Sentenced For Counterfeit Check Scam - CONCORD, N.H. – Dorbor Nyonee, a/k/a “D-Dog” and “Check Guy,” and Abubakah Chiko Kromah were sentenced in U.S. District Court for federal crimes arising from their respective roles in a counterfeit check scam.....

February 2012

February 2, 2012

Milford Man Sentenced To 77 Months For Bank Robbery - CONCORD – Garret Ojala, 28, of Milford, New Hampshire, was sentenced in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to 77 months in federal prison and three years of supervised release after pleading guilty to committing the December 17, 2009 robbery of the TD Bank in Amherst, ....

February 1, 2012

Manchester Man Pleads Guilty To Drug And Firearm Offenses - CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE – Claudio Silva (“Silva”), 28, of Manchester, New Hampshire, pled guilty in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to charges of distribution of cocaine and cocaine base (“crack”), ....

January 2012

January 30, 2012

Littleton Man Is Sentenced For Engaging In Illegal Sexual Activity - CONCORD, N.H. – Richard White, 48, of Littleton, New Hampshire, was sentenced in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to 96 months in federal prison and 25 years of supervised release after pleading guilty to traveling in interstate commerce with the purpose of engaging in illegal sexual conduct,....

January 30, 2012

Concord Man Sentenced In Oxycontin Conspiracy - CONCORD, N.H. –Howard Bishop, 33, of Concord, New Hampshire was sentenced in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to 84 months in prison and three years of supervised release for conspiracy to distribute oxycodone,....

January 27, 2012

Nashua Woman Sentenced For Cocaine And Crack Distribution - CONCORD – Kathy Vazquez, 30, of Nashua, New Hampshire, was sentenced in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to 6 ½ years in prison and three years of supervised release for conspiracy to distribute cocaine and cocaine base (“crack”),....

January 20, 2012

Newington Man Pleads Guilty To Four Tax Evasion Charges - CONCORD, N.H. – Renato Maldini, 53 of Newington, New Hampshire pled guilty in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to four counts of tax evasion,....

January 19, 2012

Former Penacook Woman Sentenced In Connection With Oxycontin Distribution Conspiracy - CONCORD, N.H. –Megan Douillette, 31, formerly of Penacook, New Hampshire was sentenced in United States District Court for the District Court of New Hampshire in connection with her involvement in a conspiracy to distribute Oxycontin....

January 19, 2012

Massachusetts Man To Serve 48 Months For Credit Card Scam - CONCORD, N.H. – Mark Pate, 47, of Dorchester, Massachusetts was sentenced in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to 48 months in federal prison and three years of supervised release after pleading guilty to federal charges of credit card fraud and identity theft....

January 17, 2012

Pembroke Man Sentenced To 50 Years On Child Sexual Exploitation Offenses - CONCORD, N.H. – Mason Stewart, 39, of Pembroke was sentenced in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to 50 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to two counts of sexual exploitation of children and one count of possession of child pornography,....

January 10, 2012

Nashua Man Pleads Guilty To Child Sexual Exploitation Offenses - CONCORD, N.H. – Sean Neary, 56, pled guilty in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to sexual exploitation of children and possession of child pornography,....

January 9, 2012

Florida Man Sentenced for Bank Robbery - CONCORD, N.H. - Kevin Sigurbjartsson, 24, was sentenced in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to 48 months in prison and 3 years of supervised release for committing a bank robbery....

January 6, 2012

Franklin Foundry And Company President Plead Guilty To Illegally Storing Hazardous Waste - CONCORD, N.H. – John R. Wiehl, the president of Franklin Non-Ferrous Foundry, Inc., (the Company) pled guilty today in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to unlawfully storing hazardous waste, ....

January 5, 2012

Project Safe Neighborhood: New Hampshire Man Sentenced On Charges Of Possession Of A Firearm By A Convicted Felon And Possession Of An Unregistered NFA Firearm - CONCORD, N.H. – Timothy Pieper, 39, of Dover, New Hampshire, was sentenced in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to 30 months in prison and three years of supervised release after pleading guilty to one count of a possession of a firearm ....

January 5, 2012

New Hampshire Man Sentenced For Bank Robberies - CONCORD, N.H. –Craig Warner, 30, of Hinsdale, New Hampshire, was sentenced today in the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to 70 months in federal prison....

January 4, 2012

Laconia Man Sentenced to 41 Months in Prison for Bank Robbery - CONCORD, N.H. –Zachary R. Gloudemans, 27, of Laconia, New Hampshire was sentenced in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire in connection with the April 15, 2011 robbery of the Bank of America ....

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