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December 2010

December 29, 2010

Albany, NY - Man sentenced to twenty-seven (27) months in prison, to be followed by three years supervised release, for his role as organizer of a local mortgage fraud scheme.

December 23, 2010

Queensbury, New York. Man indicted after having previously been convicted of a felony, knowingly possessed three firearms.

December 22, 2010

Albany, New York, Two plea guilty to being members of a narcotics conspiracy relating to the criminal activities of the ORIGINAL GANGSTER KILLERS (OGK) or “Downtown” gang, which operated withinthe City of Albany.

Syracuse, New York. Man sentenced today in federal district court pursuant to his convictions for transporting child pornography in interstate and foreign commerce, and knowingly possessing child pornography.

Albany, New York, Man pled guilty to racketeering conspiracy charges relating to the criminal activities of the ORIGINAL GANGSTER KILLERS (OGK) or “Downtown” gang, which operated within the City of Albany

Syracuse, New York. Syracuse Man Pleads Guilty to Carjacking and Gun Possession

December 21, 2010

Syracuse, New York. Frankfort, New York man arrested on child exploitation charges.

December 20, 2010

Plattsburgh, New York. Man found guilty of conspiracy to commit alien smuggling.

Albany, New York. Man sentenced on his guilty pleas to the possession of child pornography.

December 17, 2010

Latham, New York. Man sentenced on his guilty pleas to two counts of an Indictment charging him with the production of child pornography

December 16, 2010

Albany, New York, two plea guilty to racketeering conspiracy charges relating to the criminal activities of the ORIGINAL GANGSTER KILLERS (OGK) or “Downtown” gang, which operated within the City of Albany.

Syracuse, New York - 2 Gang members and husband and wife sentenced to prison.

Joint Investigation to Combat Crack Distributors in Clinton County.

Albany, New York. U. S. Attorneys’ Offices collected $8.48 billion in civil, criminal and forfeiture actions in fiscal year 2010.

December 15, 2010

Albany, New York, pled guilty to racketeering conspiracy charges relating to the criminal activities of the ORIGINAL GANGSTER KILLERS (OGK) or “Downtown” gang, which operated within the City of Albany.

December 14, 2010

Albany, New York, three plea guilty in United States District Court, to racketeering conspiracy charges to the criminal activities of the ORIGINAL GANGSTER KILLERS (OGK) or “Downtown” gang, which operated within the City of Albany.

Selkirk, New York, man sentenced on December 13, 2010 on his guilty plea to the receipt of child pornography

Albany, New York, two plead guilty in United States District Court, to racketeeringconspiracy charges relating to the criminal activities of the ORIGINAL GANGSTER KILLERS (OGK) or “Downtown” gang, which operated within the City of Albany.

December 13, 2010

Albany, New York, three plea guilty in United States District Court, to racketeering conspiracy charges to the criminal activities of the ORIGINAL GANGSTER KILLERS (OGK) or “Downtown” gang, which operated within the City of Albany.

December 6, 2010

Kingston, New York, man pled guilty to a one count Indictment charging him with failingto update his New York State sex offender registration information.

December 3, 2010

Brookline, Massachusetts man charged with one count of Extortion, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1951(a) and seven counts of Interstate Transmission of an Extortionate Threat.

December 1, 2010

Schenectady, New York, man was sentenced today to imprisonment for a term of 36 months, followed by three years of supervised release, for unlawful possession of a firearm.

November 2010

November 24, 2010

Saratoga Springs, New York, man pled guilty today in United States District Court in Albany before Senior District Judge Thomas J. McAvoy to Count 1 of an Indictment charging him with the possession of child pornography.

November 23, 2010

Syracuse, New York, man charged by Complaint today in U.S. District Court in Syracuse with multiple crimes relating to his involvement in the murder of Tavorn Hunter on October 24, 2010.

Albany, New York, 2 pled guilty to racketeering conspiracy charges as set forth in Count 1 of a federal indictment relating to the criminal activities of the ORIGINAL GANGSTER KILLERS (OGK) or “Downtown” gang, which operated within the City of Albany.

November 22, 2010

Albany, New York, man pled guilty to racketeering conspiracy charges as set forth in Count 1 of a federal indictment relating to the criminal activities of the ORIGINAL GANGSTER KILLERS (OGK) or “Downtown” gang, which operated within the City of Albany.

Staatsburg, New York, man was sentenced in Utica, New York, on November 19, 2010 by United States District Judge David N. Hurd, to 48 months imprisonment for Conspiracy to Commit Structuring.

Hudson Falls, New York, man pled guilty Friday in United States District Court in Albany before District Judge Gary L. Sharpe to Count 1 of an Information charging him with the possession of child pornography.

November 19, 2010

Camillus, New York. Indictment charges man with aideding, abetting and counseled the commission of a conspiracy involving other individuals to possess with the intent to distribute and distribute marihuana.

November 15, 2010

Hapeville, Georgia, man was sentenced on November 12, 2010 on his guilty plea to count one of an Indictment charging him with failing to update his New York State sex offender registration information.

Broadalbin, New York. Man indicted on child pornography.

November 12, 2010

Plattsburgh, New York. Federal indictment of five people.

Albany, New York, man pled guilty to racketeering conspiracy charges as set forth in Count 1 of a federal indictment relating to the criminal activities of the ORIGINAL GANGSTER KILLERS (OGK) or “Downtown” gang, which operated within the City of Albany.

November 10, 2010

Watervliet, New York. Man was sentenced today by United States District Judge Thomas J. McAvoy in Albany to six months home detention and five years supervised release for his role in a local mortgage fraud scheme.

Plattsburgh, New York. Man was sentenced on Monday in Albany, New York, by United StatesDistrict Judge Thomas J. McAvoy, in a federal firearms case.

November 9, 2010

Albany, New York, man pled guilty to racketeering conspiracy charges as set forth in Count 1 of a federal indictment relating to the criminal activities of the ORIGINAL GANGSTER KILLERS (OGK) or “Downtown” gang, which operated within the City of Albany.

November 8, 2010

ALBANY, NEW YORK. Coalition of federal, state, and local legal and law enforcement agencies to lead 5th grade class discussions about the justice system, positive decision-making and becoming productive citizens.

November 5, 2010

Saratoga, New York. A federal grand jury in Albany returned a seven-count Indictment yesterday concerning wire fraud in connection with the sale of a paper mill in Middle Falls, New York.

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK. Former Employee of Bristol-Meyers pleads guilty to theft of trade secrets.

Syracuse, New York. Syracuse man charged with stealing trade secrets.

Binghamton, New York. Man convicted in federal court in Binghamton, New York on November 4, 2010, of 17 counts of mail fraud.

October 2010

October 28, 2010

Albany, New York. Assistant United States Attorney Robert P. Storch has been appointed to serve as the District Election Officer for the Northern District of New York.

October 14, 2010

Certified Environmental Services, Inc. and three employees were found guilty of conspiring to aid and abet Clean Air Act violations, commit mail fraud, and defraud the United States.

October 12, 2010

Pittsfield, Massachusetts, man charged with receiving child pornography.

October 8, 2010

Illegal alien sentenced to fifty one months in federal prison for illegally re-entering the United States following removal.

October 6, 2010

A citizen of the Ivory Coast was sentenced to eleven months for re-entry of a removed alien.

October 5, 2010

Schenectady drug distribution organization dismantled.

October 4, 2010

Schenectady man sentenced to five years for reciept of child pornography.

October 1, 2010

Honduran citizen faces upto ten year for illegally re-entering the United States.

Ravena woman sentenced to six months home probation and ordered to pay over $55,000 for failing to disclose information affecting her continuing right to Social Security payments.

September 2010

September 30, 2010

Citizen from Guatemala to be deported for false personation during an immigration inspection.

September 29, 2010

110 Gang member pleads guilty to racketeering.

Rensselaer Country Correctional Facility corrections officer charged with violating the civil rights of an inmate and for making false statements to the FBI regarding the incident.

September 23, 2010

Mexican pleads guilty to re-entry by a previously removed alien charges.

Man from Hudson pleads guilty to mail fraud in connection with a scheme to defraud the United States Social Security Administration by receiving benefits under two names.

September 16, 2010

Brewerton man charged with production of child pornography.

September 13, 2010

Schenectady Man sentenced to five years probation and required to pay back more than $21,000 based onhis conviction for making false statements to obtain federal workers’ compensation payments.

Saratoga Springs man pleads guilty to possessing child pornography.

September 10, 2010

Resident of Westville, New York found guilty of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than 100 kilograms of marijuana, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, and attempted possession with intent to distribute marijuana.

An Oswego, New York, man was sentenced to two months for defrauding the U.S. Postal Service, U.S. Department of Labor, and the Social Security Administration.

A Hapeville, Georgia, man pled guilty for failing to update his New York State sex offender registration information.

September 7, 2010

A Troy, New York, man pled guilty to possession of child pornography.

A Binghamton, New York, man was sentenced to three years of probation on his guilty plea of Willful Failure to File a Tax Return.

September 3, 2010

Citizen of Guatemala faces a maximum sentence of imprisonment of 10 years, supervised release for up to 3 years, a fine of up to $250,000, and a special assessment of $100 for false personation during an immigration inspection.

An Utica, New York, man pled guilty to conspiring to distribute and possess with intent to distribute prescription drugs.

September 2, 2010

A Rensselaer, New York, woman was sentenced to twelve months of imprisonment and three years of supervised release for embezzling union monies.

A Granville, New York, man was sentenced to 66 months of imprisonment and supervision for life for receipt of child pornography.

September 1, 2010

A citizen of Nigeria was sentenced for a term of fifteen months, followed by one year ofsupervised release, for falsely claiming to be a United States citizen.

August 2010

August 25, 2010

A Catskill, New York, man pled guilty to a felony count of failing to disclose information affecting his right to Social Security Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments.

August 17, 2010

Massena, New York, Man charged by criminal complaint for knowingly persuade, induce, entice and coerce an individual who has not obtained the age of 18 to engage in sexual activity.

Ridgewood, New York, man, found guilty on charges related to illegal aliens.

August 12, 2010

Former Ft. Drum lieutenant pled guilty to transporting childpornography in interstate and foreign commerce, and to knowingly possessing child pornography.

August 10, 2010

Sixty-two year old man from Plattsburgh, New York, was sentenced to 150 months for online enticement of minors.

August 6, 2010

Mexican sentenced to six month federal prison for illegal re-entry into the United States following removal.

Seven charged federally in major Utica cocaine trafficking ring.

August 4, 2010

Middletown, New York, man Plead Guilty to Acquiring a Controlled Substance by Misrepresentation, Fraud, Forgery and Subterfuge and to Making False Statements Relating to Health Care Matters

Mexican pled guilty to reentry by a previously removed alien.

Pitcher, New York, woman sentenced to 4 years probation in connection with her plea of guilty to making false statements and representations to obtain federal workers compensation benefits and to pay over $60,000 in restitution.

August 2, 2010

Cohoes, New York, man sentenced for receiving child pornography.

July 2010

July 30, 2010

110 Gang Member Pleads Guilty to Racketeering

July 21, 2010

Elmira, New York area man sentenced for having possessed and deposited a conterfeit check.

110 Gang Member Pleads Guilty to Racketeering

July 19, 2010

New Lebanon, New York, woman sentenced for theft of funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s “Section 8 Program,” which provides rental assistance to low-income individuals.

July 14, 2010

Seven arrested in cocaine and crack conspiracy.

President and CEO of Tougher Industries, Inc., a heating and air conditioning contractor based in Albany, sentenced to 3 years and to pay restitution of over $4.5 million.

July 12, 2010

Bellerose, New York, man found guilty by jury on five firearms related charges and two drug related charges.

July 2, 2010

Sex offender convicted of receiving child pornography.

June 2010

June 30, 2010

Plattsburgh, New York, felony found guilty of possession of weapon.

June 28, 2010

Twenty-two individuals charged with various federal drug felonies.

June 24, 2010

Supreme Court holds Honest Services Fraud statute constitutional; effect on Bruno conviction being studied.

June 23, 2010

110 Gang Member Pleads Guilty to Racketeering

Newark Valley High School teacher convicted of Production and Attempted Production Of Child Pornography; Persuading, Inducing and Enticing A Minor To Engage In Sexual Conduct; and Possession Of Child Pornography.

June 21, 2010

Valatie, New York, man pled guilty to possession of child pornography.

June 18, 2010

Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force announces regional results of “Operation Stolen Dreams” targeting mortgage fraudsters.

June 17, 2010

Schenectady, New York, man sentenced to over 19 years on Transportation of a Minor with Intent toEngage in Criminal Sexual Activity charges.

Haitian to be sentences in September for illegally reentering the United States after removal.

Haitian remanded to Department of Homeland Security for illegally reentering the United States after removal.

Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania, resident was sentenced to probation for a term of three years and a fine of $2,000 for bringing an illegal alien into the United States.

June 16, 2010

El Salvadoran pled guilty to re-entry by a previously removed alien.

June 15, 2010

Troy, New York, man indicted on possession of child pornography.

June 10, 2010

Seventeen charged federally in major Syracuse heroin trafficking ring.

Sex offender sentenced to 15 months for stealing from the Veterans Affairs Federal Credit Union and for failing to register as a sex offender.

Former director of Health and Safety at Intertek sentenced to 72 months and ordered to pay $1,671,552.90 in restitution.

Dominican Republic citizen is sentenced to 19 months, and fined of $10,000 for passport fraud.

Mexican pled guilty to making the folase claim of United States citizenship.

June 9, 2010

Utica Drug Gang Member Sentenced To 16 ½ Years In Prison

Troy, New York, man indicted on receiving and possessing child pornography.

Guilty Plea Entered In Drug-related Murder

June 4, 2010

Three charged with Cigarette smuggling.

June 2, 2010

Morrisville, New York, man indicted on possession of child pornography charge.

June 1, 2010

Syracuse, New York, man was convicted on three counts of Possession With Intent to Distribute heroin, cocaine base (crack) and cocaine.

Twenty-four year old man from Schenectady, New York, pled guilty to receipt of child pornography.

May 2010

May 27, 2010

Ecuadorian was sentenced for illegally reentering the United States after removal.

Haitian pled guilty to illegally reentering the United States after removal.

May 24, 2010

Schenectady, New York, man was sentenced for failing to update his New York State sex offender registration information

Adirondack, New York, man pled guilty to receipt of child pornography.

May 20, 2010

Albany, New York, man was sentenced for possession of child pornography.

May 19, 2010

El Salvadorian was sentenced for illegally reentering the United States after removal.

May 18, 2010

Mexican sentenced for illegally reentering the United States after removal.

Lowville, New York, man was sentenced for producing child pornography to 264 months (22 years) in federal prison to be followed by a lifetime term of supervised release.

May 14, 2010

Two former senior executives with The Penn Traffic Company (“Penn Traffic”), were sentenced to serve fourteen (14) months in federal prison for causing false and inflated financial reports to be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”).

Mexican sentenced for illegally reentering the United States after removal.

Ballston Lake, New York, man was sentenced six months for obtaining and possessing an alien registration receipt card (Green card) by fraud.

Two Canadians were sentenced to ten months for their convictions for smuggling an illegal alieninto the United States.

Averill Park, New York, man was sentenced to over seventy months for receipt of child pornography and the attempted importation of female aliens for the purpose of prostitution.

Queens, New York, man was sentenced for transporting illegal aliens.

May 10, 2010

Schenectady, New York, man was detained without bail for possession on illegal firearms.

May 7, 2010

Oswego, New York, man, plead guilty to making a false statement and defrauding the U.S. PostalService, U.S. Department of Labor, and the Social Security Administration of $33,884.

May 6, 2010

Former Majority Leader of the New York State Senate, was sentenced today to 2 years for scheming to defraud the citizens of New York of his honest services.

May 5, 2010

Sherrill, New York, man was charged by Compliant today in U.S. District Court with purchasing atretail more than 9 grams of ephedrine base

May 3, 2010

A citizen of the Dominican Republic was sentenced to 24 months and one day in federal prison for passport fraud and aggravated identity theft.

April 2010

April 22, 2010

Schenectady, New York, man pled guilty to making false statements to obtain federal workers’ compensation payments.

April 20, 2010

Rensselaer, New York, woman pled guilty embezzling union monies.

Syracuse, New York, man to three years incarceration in connection with violation of the terms of his supervised release.

April 19, 2010

Selkirk, New York, man pled guilty to Count One of an Information charging him with the receipt of child pornography.

United States Attorney Richard S. Hartunian will honor two individuals for outstandingservice to crime victims.

April 16, 2010

Postal employee arrested on child pornography charges.

April 14, 2010

110 Gang member charged with conspiring to engage in a pattern of racketeering activity through his membership in the 110 Gang.

April 12, 2010

Mexican pled guilty to the felony offense of reentry by a previously removed alien.

April 6, 2010

Pitcher, New York, woman pleads guilty to defrauding the U.S. Department of Labor and theUnited States Postal Service of an amount in excess of $60,362.

April 5, 2010

110 Gang member charged with conspiring to engage in a pattern of racketeering activity.

April 2, 2010

Canadian pled guilty to illegally reentering the United States after removal.

April 1, 2010

Two men were arrested on Conspiracy to Commit Mail and Wire Fraud charges.

March 2010

March 31, 2010

Pennsylvanian pleaded guilty to Persuading, Inducing and Enticing A Minor To Engage In Sexual Activity.

March 26, 2010

Vestal, New York, man was charged today in a federal felony criminal complaint with Mail Fraud.

Mexican pled guilty to the felony offense of re-entry by a previously removed alien.

March 23, 2010

Auburn, New York, man was sentenced to 220 months for two child exploitation offenses.

Polish citizen receives 30 months in federal prison for making a false claim of United States citizenship and aggravated identity theft.

March 22, 2010

El Salvadorian sentenced to 37 months for illegally reentering the United States after removal.

March 19, 2010

South Glens Falls, New York, man pled guilty to possession of child pornography

March 18, 2010

Honduran sentenced to six months for illegally reentering the United States after removal.

March 15, 2010

Syracuse, New York, man pled guilty to aiding and abetting a co-defendant to possess with theintent to distribute more than 50 grams of cocaine base (crack).

110 Gang Member Pleads Guilty to Racketeering

March 12, 2010

Sex offender sentenced to 15 years in federal prison and 10 years in State prison for child exploitation offenses.

March 11, 2010

Former New Market Development managers pled guilty to knowingly hiring illegal aliens, and to harbor illegal aliens and to encourage and induce illegal aliens to remain in the United States.

Mexican sentenced to 18 months for re-entry of a previously removed alien.

Canadian pled guilty yesterday to the misdemeanor offense of illegal entry by an alien.

March 10, 2010

Fourth defendant pled guilty to bank fraud scheme

March 5, 2010

El Salvadorian pleas guilty to re-entry by a previously removed alien.

March 4, 2010

Ecuadorian pled guilty to re-entry by a previously removed alien

March 3, 2010

Coeymans, New York, woman pled guilty to failing to disclose information affecting her right to Social Security payments.

March 2, 2010

Binghamton, New York, man was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison on charges of Persuading, Inducing and Enticing Minors To Engage In Sexual Conduct.

Southern Tier man pled guilty today to possessing and uttering a counterfeit check.

March 1, 2010

El Salvadorian pled guilty today to re-entry by a previously removed alien.

Mexican pled guilty today to re-entry by a previously removed alien.

110 Gang member pleads guilty to racketeering activities.

February 2010

February 26, 2010

Plattsburgh, New York, man pleads guilty to child pornography charges.

Third defendant pled guilty in the bank fraud scheme involving Michael Cassadei and others.

Borden Sentenced for Telemarketing Fraud

A citizen of the Dominican Republic was sentenced to imprisonment for a term of six months, followed by one year of supervised release for making a false claim of United States citizenship.

February 24, 2010

Wynantskill, New York, man pled guilty to receipt of child pornography.

February 23, 2010

Mexican staying in Clifton Park, New York, pled guilty today to the felony offense of re-entry of a removed alien.

February 19, 2010

Two Watertown, New York, residences, were each sentenced to life sentences on child exploitation.

February 17, 2010

Two plea guilty to bank fraud.

February 12, 2010

Syracuse, New York, man was sentenced to 188 months for possession with intent to distribute cocaine base (crack cocaine).

February 11, 2010

Rensselaer, New York, man pleads guilty to bank robbery and Federal weapon offense.WEAPON OFFENSE

Albany, New York, man sentenced on conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than 50 grams of crack cocaine, and possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine.

February 9, 2010

THE PLASTIC SURGERY GROUP, LLP (TPSG) of Albany, New York, was sentenced andordered to pay restitution in the amount of $106,686, and a fine of $200,000, for misbranding drugs.

Albany, New York, man was sentenced for conspiring to make, utter and possess counterfeit securities.

February 8, 2010

Menands, New York, man was arrested on charges of false representations to investors.

February 5, 2010

Dominican Republic citizen sentenced for illegal reentering the United States.

February 4, 2010

Nineteen year old sentenced to 31 months in federal prison for conspiring to manufacture and dealexplosive materials.

February 3, 2010

Syracuse, New York, resident was charged for stealing trade secrets and proprietary information from his employer.

110 Gang member indicted with conspiring to engage in a pattern of racketeering activity

Fifty three year old man from Chase Mills, New York, sentenced on guilty plea of child exploitation charges.

February 2, 2010

Utica, New York, man entered guilty pleas to three federal felonies involving the distribution, receipt, and possession of child pornography using an Internet peer to peer file sharing program.

January 2010

January 29, 2010

Two Canadians convicted on alien smuggling charges.

January 27, 2010

Philadelphian man sentenced to 70 months for identity theft ring.

Glens Falls, New York, man convicted on four counts of making false or fraudulent statements in order to obtain federal employee’s compensation.

January 26, 2010

Massena, New York, man arrested for willfully failed to record the identity of a firearms purchaser in his records as required by law

January 25, 2010

U.S. Postal employee sentenced to three years probation for theft of mail.

January 22, 2010

Ft. Drum officer charged on child pornography charges

January 21, 2010

Saugerties, New York, was sentenced to twenty four months on his guilty plea for possession of child pornography.

Watertown, NY, man and Cayuga county man charged on possession of child pornography.

January 15, 2010

STATE INMATE SENT SEXUALLY EXPLICIT MATERIALS TO A CHILD and ALBANY MAN ADMITS TO POSSESSING CHILD PORNOGRAPHY

January 13, 2010

Philadelphian pleas guilty to passport fraud and identity theft.

International Drug Ring Charged

January 11, 2010

Hudson Falls, New York, man was sentenced on his guilty plea to possession of child pornography

Schenectady, New York, man pled guilty to failing to update his New York State sex offender registration information.

January 8, 2010

Syracuse, New York, woman pleas guilty to mail fraud.

TAX-PREPARER SENTENCED

January 4, 2010

Canadian citizen sentenced for identity theft.

January 3, 2010

Hartunian Becomes United States Attorney

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