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December 2013

December 16, 2013

Justice Department Files Fair Housing Lawsuit Against Owner and Manager of Rental Housing in New Hampshire for Discrimination Against Families with Children WASHINGTON – The Justice Department today filed a lawsuit against the owner and manager of rental apartments in Jaffrey, N.H., for violating the Fair Housing Act by discriminating against families with children.....

December 13, 2013

Berlin Man Convicted of Robbing Guardian Angel Credit Union in Berlin, New Hampshire CONCORD, N.H. –Daniel Hufstetler, 34, formerly of 36 High Street in Berlin, New Hampshire was convicted in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire of robbing the Guardian Angel Credit Union,....

December 4, 2013

Nashua Man Pleads Guilty to Bank Robbery CONCORD, N.H. – Bradford Mullane, 32, of Nashua, New Hampshire, has entered a guilty plea in the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to one count of bank robbery,....

December 3, 2013

Maine Man Sentenced for Newington Bank Robbery CONCORD, N.H. – Derek Kucinski, 27, formerly of Cape Neddick, Maine, was sentenced yesterday in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to serve a minimum mandatory 22 years in federal prison following his conviction for armed bank robbery,....

December 2, 2013

Former Employee of Exeter Hospital Sentenced in Connection with Widespread Hepatitis C Outbreak CONCORD, N.H. – David M. Kwiatkowski, 34, a former employee of Exeter Hospital, was sentenced today to 39 years in prison for his conduct in causing a widespread Hepatitis C outbreak in numerous states, announced United States Attorney John P. Kacavas.....

November 2013

November 8, 2013

Manchester Man Found Guilty on Federal Child Exploitation Charges CONCORD, N.H. – Robert Joubert, 60, of Manchester, was found guilty on three counts of sexual exploitation of a child, and one count of possession of child pornography following a three-day jury trial in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire,....

November 8, 2013

Massachusetts Man Pleads Guilty to Possession of Crack Cocaine with Intent to Distribute CONCORD, N.H. – James Murphy, 30, of Massachusetts, entered a guilty plea in the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire for possessing crack cocaine with intent to distribute,....

October 2013

October 25, 2013

Former Bartlett Selectman Convicted Of Child Pornography Possession CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE: Jonathan Tanguay, 42, a former selectman of Bartlett, New Hampshire, was convicted in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire on one count of possession of child pornography, announced United States Attorney John P. Kacavas.....

October 17, 2013

Concord Resident Pleads Guilty To Multiple Fraud Charges CONCORD, N.H. – Betty Dugan, 54, of Concord, New Hampshire has pled guilty in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to charges that she knowingly used false information to obtain benefits from government programs that are solely intended to provide financial assistance to impoverished individuals and families,....

October 17, 2013

Manchester Man Sentenced To Twelve Years In Federal Prison For Drug And Gun Charges CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE –Raymond Negron, 32, of Manchester, New Hampshire was sentenced in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to twelve years in prison for unlawful distribution of oxycodone and cocaine, unlawful possession with the intent to distribute oxycodone and cocaine, sale of a firearm to a prohibited person,....

October 17, 2013

Rochester Man Pleads Guilty To Possessing Stolen Firearms CONCORD, N.H. –Timothy LaFond, 35, formerly of 3 Pleasant Street in Rochester, New Hampshire, pleaded guilty in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to possessing stolen firearms, announced United States Attorney John P. Kacavas.....

October 15, 2013

Massachusetts Resident Sentenced For Using Counterfeit Traveler's Checks CONCORD, N.H. James Jones, 49, of Dorchester, Massachusetts, was sentenced in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to uttering and possessing counterfeit securities, announced United States Attorney John P. Kacavas.....

October 12, 2013

Claremont Woman Pleads Guilty To Wire Fraud CONCORD, N.H. – Bonnie Johnson, 45, of Claremont, New Hampshire, entered a guilty plea in the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire for fraudulently procuring more than $600,000 in funds from her employer,....

September 2013

September 23, 2013

James Bender Sentenced For Conspiracy to Defraud International Customers of New Hampshire Business CONCORD, N.H. – James Bender, 49, of Sharon, Massachusetts, was sentenced in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to 24 months in prison for conspiracy to commit wire fraud, announced United States Attorney John P. Kacavas.....

September 4, 2013

Two Romanian Nationals Sentenced To Prison For Scheme To Steal Payment Card Data WASHINGTON – Adrian-Tiberiu Oprea, 29, of Constanta, Romania, and Iulian Dolan, 28, of Craiova, Romania, were sentenced today to serve 15 years and seven years in prison, respectively, for participating in an international, multimillion-dollar scheme to remotely hack into and steal payment card data from hundreds of U.S. merchants’ computers,....

August 2013

August 14, 2013

Former Employee Of Exeter Hospital Pleads Guilty To Charges Related To Multi-State Hepatitis C Outbreak CONCORD, N.H. –David M. Kwiatkowski, 34, a former employee of Exeter Hospital, pleaded guilty today to eight counts of obtaining controlled substances by fraud and eight counts of tampering with a consumer product,....

July 2013

July 31, 2013

Portsmouth Man Sentenced To Federal Prison For Sixty Four Months For Drug And Gun Crimes CONCORD, N.H. –Omar K. Patterson, 43, of Cleveland Ohio has been sentenced in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to 36 months in prison for wire fraud, announced United States Attorney John P. Kacavas.....

July 23, 2013

Portsmouth Man Sentenced To Federal Prison For Sixty Four Months For Drug And Gun Crimes CONCORD, N.H. – Christian Jennings, 27, of Portsmouth was sentenced in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to 64 months in prison for possession of methylenedioxy methamphetamine (MDMA or “Ecstasy”) and marijuana with intent to distribute and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime,....

July 23, 2013

Seven Sentenced In Federal Court For Conspiracy To Traffic In Marijuana, Hashish And Ecstacy, Using The U.S. Mails To Faciliate Drug Trafficking And Money Laundering CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE – Seven defendants have been sentenced in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire following their guilty pleas to charges of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute and to unlawfully distribute marijuana, hashish and MDMA,....

June 2013

June 12, 2013

Manchester Man Pleads Guilty To Drug And Gun Charges CONCORD, NH – Raymond Negron, 32, of Manchester, pled guilty in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to four counts of unlawful distribution of oxycodone and cocaine, one count of unlawful possession with the intent to distribute oxycodone and cocaine, the sale of a firearm to a prohibited person, and possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number,....

June 11, 2013

New Hampshire Firearm Purchaser Sentenced To Federal Prison For Providing False Information During The Acquisition Of Firearm CONCORD, NH –Ulrick Lucien, 25 was sentenced in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to eighteen months in prison for providing false information in connection with the acquisition of three firearms,....

May 2013

May 23, 2013

Manchester Attorney Sentenced To 40 Years On Federal Child Exploitation Charges CONCORD, N.H. – Lisa Biron, 43, of Manchester, was sentenced today in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to 40 years in federal prison on child exploitation charges,....

May 22, 2013

Manchester Resident Sentenced For Mail Fraud CONCORD, N.H. –Nazar Lopushansky, 30 of Manchester, has been sentenced in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to one year and one day in prison, after pleading guilty to six counts of mail fraud,....

May 7, 2013

Romanian National Pleads Guilty To Participating In Multi-Million Dollar Scheme To Steal Payment Card Data From Hundreds Of U.S. Merchants WASHINGTON – A Romanian national 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,....

April 2013

April 29, 2013

Two California Men Plead Guilty In "Far-Reaching and Elaborate" Automobile Export Scam CONCORD, N.H. – Frank Hsiao Chien Ku, 31, of San Gabriel, California, and Danny Chin Hao Hsu, 33, of West Covina, California, have plead guilty to federal mail fraud charges and violations of U.S. Customs laws for their roles in an illegal scheme to purchase new, high-end motor vehicles under false pretenses, title and register them in New Hampshire, and unlawfully export them to China,....

April 17, 2013

Florida Man Sentenced On Conspiracy To Distribute Oxycodone And Conspiracy To Commit Money Laundering CONCORD, N.H. – Basil O. Proctor, 46, of Miramar, Florida, was sentenced in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to five years in prison after pleading guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute oxycodone and one count of conspiracy to launder monetary instruments,....

April 17, 2013

Massachusetts Man Sentenced On Conspiracy To Distribute Controlled Substances CONCORD, N.H. – Jimmy F. Ambrosi, 32, of Lowell, Massachusetts, was sentenced in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to 57 months in prison for conspiracy to distribute controlled substances and five counts of distribution of cocaine base (crack) and cocaine,....

April 17, 2013

New Hamsphire Man Sentenced On Distribution Of Heroin CONCORD, N.H. – Willy Valentin, 27, of Manchester, was sentenced in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to 37 months in prison after pleading guilty to two counts of distribution of heroin,....

April 15, 2013

California Resident To Begin Serving Wire Fraud Sentence CONCORD, NH:- Sirous Sorat, 58, a California resident, self-surrendered today to the Federal Bureau of Prisons to begin serving a thirty-seven month sentence for wire fraud, announced United States Attorney John P. Kacavas.....

April 15, 2013

Physician Sentenced For Drug Fraud Charge CONCORD, NH – Douglas McCullom, 52, of East Wakefield, was sentenced in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to serve three years of probation as a result of his conviction for fraudulently obtaining controlled substances, announced United States Attorney John P. Kacavas.....

April 4, 2013

Kingston, N.H. Concrete Producer Agrees To Resolve Clean Water Act Violations BOSTON, MA – Torromeo Industries, Inc. will pay a $135,000 civil penalty and implement a compliance program to resolve numerous violations of the Clean Water Act (CWA) at its Kingston, N.H. sand, gravel and stone mining and ready-mix concrete plant.....

April 4, 2013

Monadnock Community Hospital Enters Into Settlement Agreement To Resolve Alleged Violations Of The Americans With Disabilities Act CONCORD, NH- Monadnock Community Hospital of Peterborough, New Hampshire, without admitting liability, has entered into a settlement agreement to resolve allegations that it violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) by failing to provide appropriate auxiliary aids and services.....

April 4, 2013

Seabrook Man Pleads Guilty To Paying Bribe To IRS Agent CONCORD, NH –Hoang O. Hoang, 45, of Seabrook, pled guilty in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to charges that he paid a bribe to an agent of the Internal Revenue Service, announced United States Attorney John P. Kacavas.....

April 3, 2013

Resident Of Weare, New Hampshire Pleads Guilty To Bank Fraud CONCORD, N.H. – Renee Pelletier, 59, of Weare, pleaded guilty to bank fraud in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire, announced United States Attorney John P. Kacavas.....

April 3, 2013

Former Portsmouth Restaurant Owner Pleads Guilty To Credit And Debit Card Fraud CONCORD, N.H. – Former Portsmouth, N.H., restaurateur Brian Pearson, 30, pleaded guilty in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to wire fraud, announced United States Attorney John P. Kacavas.....

April 3, 2013

Resident Of Florida Sentenced To 63 Months In Prison CONCORD, N.H. – Steven D. Lewis, 61, of Loxahatchee, Florida, was sentenced in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to 63 months in prison for a wire fraud, announced United States Attorney John P. Kacavas.....

March 2013

March 27, 2013

Sex Offender Sentenced To 21 Months In Federal Prison CONCORD, NH – James Nelson Lund, 37, of Tilton & Berlin, NH, and formerly of Vassalboro, ME, was sentenced in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to 21 months in prison followed by 10 years of supervised release for violating the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA),.....

March 18, 2013

Weare Woman Sentenced To 13 Months In Federal Prison For Embezzling More Than $52,000 Of Federal Funds CONCORD, NH –Heidi Lacerte, 48, of Weare, has been sentenced in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to 13 months in federal prison, three years of supervised release and ordered to pay $55,000 in restitution for embezzling Social Security Administration and Veterans Affairs benefits, announced United States Attorney John P. Kacavas.....

February 2013

February 22, 2013

Milton Man Sentenced To 160 Years On Child Pornography Offenses CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE: John Allen Wright, 46, of Milton, appeared in United States District Court today and was sentenced to 160 years in prison, the maximum penalty allowed, after pleading guilty to five counts of sexual exploitation of children and one count of possession of child pornography,....

February 13, 2013

Manchester Woman Sentenced For Distribution Of Oxycodone And Crack Cocaine- CONCORD, NH –Inez Rodriguez, 43, of Manchester, was sentenced in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to 12 months in prison and 2 years of supervised release, for her involvement in the distribution of oxycodone and crack cocaine,....

February 13, 2013

Massachusetts Man Sentenced To 10 Years For Cocaine Conspiracy- CONCORD, NH – Jose M. Reyes, 53, of Boston, Massachusetts, was sentenced in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to 10 years in federal prison and 4 years of supervised release after pleading guilty to participating in a cocaine distribution conspiracy.....

February 13, 2013

Manchester, New Hampshire Man Sentenced On Distribution Of Crack Cocaine- CONCORD, N.H. – Felix Urena, 29, of Manchester, was sentenced in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to 5 months imprisonment and three years of supervised release, which includes 5 months of electronic monitoring, after pleading guilty to three counts of distribution of the controlled substance- crack cocaine,....

February 4, 2013

Berlin Man Sentenced To 8 Years On Child Pornography Offenses- CONCORD, N.H. – George McAlpin, 34, of Berlin, was sentenced in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to 8 years in federal prison and 15 years of supervised release after pleading guilty to transportation and possession of child pornography,....

January 2013

January 17, 2013

Queen City Man Sentenced To Federal Prison For Drug Crime - CONCORD, NH - Neville Padmore, 30, of Manchester, was sentenced in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to forty-eight months in prison and three years of supervised release for possessing controlled substances with the intent to distribute them, announced United States Attorney John P. Kacavas.....

January 16, 2013

Goffstown Man Sentenced To 8 Years On Child Pornography Offense - CONCORD, N.H. – Joseph Edwards, 38, of Goffstown was sentenced in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to 8 years in federal prison and 10 years of supervised release after pleading guilty to one count of possession of child pornography,....

January 15, 2013

Jury Convicts Nashua Tax Preparer For Filing False Tax Returns - CONCORD, N.H. –Maria M. Ulloa, 51, of Nashua, was convicted in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire of filing false, fictitious and fraudulent claims for tax refunds with the Internal Revenue Service following a five day jury trial, announced United States Attorney John P. Kacavas.....

January 15, 2013

Greenland, New Hampshire Man Sentenced To 33 Months In Prison - CONCORD, N.H. – William Orestis, 64, of Greenland, New Hampshire, was sentenced in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to 33 months in prison and 3 years of supervised release for a mail fraud offense, announced United States Attorney John P. Kacavas.....

January 11, 2013

Physician Pleads Guilty To Drug Fraud Charge- CONCORD – Douglas McCullom, 52, pled guilty in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to one count of fraudulently obtaining controlled substances, announced United States Attorney John P. Kacavas.....

January 10, 2013

Woman Convicted On Federal Child Exploitation Charges - CONCORD, N.H. – Lisa Biron, 43, of Manchester was convicted today in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire on child exploitation charges, including transportation of a child for illegal sexual conduct and manufacturing and possessing child pornography, announced United States Attorney John P. Kacavas.....

January 7, 2013

Romanian National Sentenced To 21 Months In Prison For Role In Multimillion-Dollar Scheme To Remotely Hack Into And Steal Payment Card Data From Hundreds Of U.S. Merchants' Computers - WASHINGTON – A Romanian national was sentenced today to serve 21 months in prison for his role in an international, multimillion-dollar scheme to remotely hack into and steal payment card data from hundreds of U.S. merchants' computers,....

January 3, 2013

Massachusetts Man Sentenced To 24 Months In Federal Prison On Money Laundering, Gambling And Tax Violations - CONCORD – John Giannelli, Sr., 66, of Danvers, Massachusetts, was sentenced to 24 months in federal prison today after pleading guilty on September 27, 2012 in the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to one count of money laundering,.....

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