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October 2014

Oct. 23, 2014
Pair indicted for $2.1 million mortgage fraud involving Westlake home.

Oct. 23, 2014
Guatamalan man charged with illegally being in the United States.

Oct. 23, 2014
Lorain man faces child pornography charges.

Oct. 23, 2014
Medina man faces crack cocaine charges.

Oct. 23, 2014
Lorain man charged with child pornography violations.

Oct. 23, 2014
Warren man charged with assaulting federal officer.

Oct. 23, 2014
Youngstown man charged with distributing cocaine.

Oct. 23, 2014
Peruvian man sentenced to 17 1/2 years in prison for sexually exploiting a child.

Oct. 23, 2014
Owner of Cuyahoga Falls business accused of stealing $1.5 million from healthcare plans.

Oct. 23, 2014
North Royalton man indicted for home loan-modification scheme.

Oct. 20, 2014
Akron physician pleads guilty to illegally prescribing painkillers and other pills.

Oct. 20, 2014
Virginia business executive indictment for fraudulently receiving confidential information about VA construction projects.

Oct. 17, 2014
Twenty-three people indicted for Canton cocaine conspiracy.

Oct. 17, 2014
Ohio woman charged with defrauding Social Security.

Oct. 17, 2014
Virginia woman indicted for theft of government funds.

Oct. 17, 2014
Mexican man charged with illegally reentering the United States.

Oct. 17, 2014
Struthers woman indicted for theft of government funds.

Oct. 16, 2014
Former employee charged with defrauding Smucker of $4.1 million.

Oct. 15, 2014
Assistant U.S. Attorneys Bridget Brennan and Ava Dustin honored for Toledo mosque arson prosecution.

Oct. 14, 2014
Columbia Station man sentenced to 20 years in prison for child pornography and related crimes.

Oct. 10, 2014
Former Kirtland Hills police chief charged with fraud and falsification.

Oct. 10, 2014
Sixty people indicted, 110 firearms seized as part of summer-long enforcement action in Cleveland.

Oct. 8, 2014
Ashtabula man faces firearms and heroin charges; Madison woman charged with firearms violations.

Oct. 2, 2014
Cleveland man indicted for violating the Clean Air Act, illegally dumping garbage and defrauding company out of $1.2 million.

 

September 2014

Sept. 30, 2014
The Justice Department awards $5.1 million to hire police officers in Northern Ohio.

Sept. 30, 2014
North Ridgeville landlord agrees to end discriminatory housing practices.

Sept. 30, 2014
Man sentenced to prison for selling counterfeit baseball cards, including Mickey Mantle and Babe Ruth fakes.

Sept. 29, 2014
Akron man sentenced to six years in prison for possessing ricin.

Sept. 29, 2014
Indiana man charged with perjury, obstruction of justice and making false statements.

Sept. 29, 2014
Fremont man faces firearms charge.

Sept. 24, 2014
Canton man sentenced to more than two years in prison and ordered to pay nearly $200,000 for tax violations.

Sept. 23, 2014
Former Ohio man indicted for $1.2 million bank fraud.

Sept. 23, 2014
Louisville man indicted for child pornography.

Sept. 23, 2014
Medina man faces heroin charges.

Sept. 22, 2014
Lucas man sentenced to 20 years in prison for child pornography crimes.

Sept. 22, 2014
Cuyahoga County to receive Justice Department grant to combat domestic violence homicides.

Sept. 22, 2014
Former Postal manager sentenced to nearly four years in prison for taking bribes.

Sept. 18, 2014
Two arrested and charged for penny-stock fraud.

Sept. 16, 2014
Former Gates Mills man charged with defrauding investors out of millions of dollars.

Sept. 16, 2014
Elyria man faces likely 20-year prison sentence for selling heroin and fentanyl that caused fatal overdose.

Sept. 16, 2014
Holland man charged with identity theft and making false statements.

Sept. 10, 2014
Mexican national charged with illegally reentering the United States.

Sept. 9, 2014
Bay Village man indicted for bank robbery.

Sept. 9, 2014
Cleveland man charged with robbing bank on Brookpark Road.

Sept. 9, 2014
Three New York men indicted for credit card fraud conspiracy.

Sept. 8, 2014
Cuyahoga Falls man sentenced to 30 years in prison for attempting to buy a child.

Sept. 4, 2014
Former head of Cleveland anti-poverty agency pleads guilty to bribery and related crimes.

Sept. 4, 2014
Executives at Youngstown construction company sent to prison for tax conviction.

Sept. 4, 2014
Highland Heights man pleads guilty to sending white powder to IRS.

Sept. 3, 2014
Cleveland company pleads guilty to making illegal discharges into sewer system.

August 2014

Aug. 28, 2014
Massillon man faces child pornography charge.

Aug. 28, 2014
Four Cleveland men indicted for trafficking in counterfeit trademarks.

Aug. 28, 2014
Solon man indicted for health care fraud, illegally distributing prescription painkillers.

Aug. 27, 2014
Cleveland man sentenced to 17 years in prison for heroin trafficking.

Aug. 26, 2014
Toledo man sentenced to 18 years in prison for human trafficking.

Aug. 26, 2014
Two men charged with defrauding Cleveland credit union out $1.9 million.

Aug. 25, 2014
Massillion landlords pay $850,000 to resolve housing discrimination lawsuits.

Aug. 22, 2014
Three Cleveland men sentenced to prison for armed bank robbery.

Aug. 21, 2014
Westlake cardiologist indicted for performing unnecessary procedures and tests to overbill insurers by $7.2 million.

Aug. 21, 2014
Twenty-six people indicted for heroin and drug trafficking in Toledo.

Aug. 20, 2014
Two men indicted for defrauding 60 people out of $6.5 million through real estate investment.

Aug. 20, 2014
Concord Township man indicted for defrauding Cleveland credit union out of $2.3 million.

Aug. 20, 2014
North Ridgeville woman charged with distributing methamphetamine.

Aug. 20, 2014
Canton man faces child pornography charges.

Aug. 20, 2014
Mentor man indicted for enticement and failing to register as a sex offender.

Aug. 20, 2014
Dalton man faces child pornography charges.

Aug. 19, 2014
Former office manager charged with embezzling $200,000.

Aug. 18, 2014
Mayfield doctor forfeits $650,000 after importing misbranded drugs.

Aug. 14, 2014
Justice Department settles housing-discrimination case with Cleveland-area companies.

Aug. 12, 2014
Former head of Cleveland anti-poverty agency charged with bribery, conspiracy.

Aug. 12, 2014
Toledo man charged with theft of government property.

Aug. 12, 2014
Russian man indicted for identity theft and counterfeiting Social Security cards.

Aug. 11, 2014
Sheffield Lake man charged with embezzling $2.9 million from his employer.

Aug. 8, 2014
Detroit man indicted for stealing items from big-box stores throughout Ohio.

Aug. 8, 2014
Youngstown woman convicted of arson for setting fire to rental propety to collect insurance money.

Aug. 8, 2014
Youngstown man sentenced to 20 years in prison for heroin distribution.

Aug. 8, 2014
Canal Fulton man charged for drug conspiracy.

Aug. 6, 2014
Owner of Sandusky winery indicted for actions related to government-backed farm loans.

Aug. 5, 2014
Owner of Youngstown company sentenced to more than two years in prison for dumping fracking waste in Mahoning River tributary.

Aug. 5, 2014
Warren man sentenced to nearly 13 years in prison for firearms and narcotics violations.

Aug. 1, 2014
Thirty-three people indicted for drug trafficking and distributing heroin in Akron and Portage County.

Aug. 1, 2014
Concord Township man charged with embezzling $215,000 from school.

July 2014

July 31, 2014
Atlanta-area woman charged for operating $4.8 million fraud that involved nearly 1,000 people from Northeast Ohio.

July 30, 2014
Justice Department files statement of interest in Ohio voting rights case.

July 29, 2014
Akron pair face fentanyl, firearms charges.

July 29, 2014
Cleveland man sentenced to 24 years in prison for robbing Euclid bank.

July 29, 2014
Mentor man indicted for selling drugs not approved by the FDA.

July 29, 2014
Cleveland man indicted on firearms charge.

July 28, 2014
Sheffield Village man sentenced to five years in prison for child pornography conviction.

July 24, 2014
Ashland woman sentenced to 32 years in prison for labor trafficking of disabled woman.

July 22, 2014
Ashland man sentenced to 30 years in prison for labor trafficking.

July 22, 2014
Columbus man charged with tax violation.

July 21, 2014
Lorain man charged with possession of child pornography.

July 17, 2014
Kentucky man indicted on multiple counts related to sexual exploitation of a child.

July 17, 2014
Willoughby Hills man charged with tax violations.

July 15, 2014
Garfield Heights man faces heroin and firearms charges.

July 14, 2014
Mayfield Heights man faces additional charges for tax violations at daycare centers he operated.

July 10, 2014
Strongsville real estate agent sentenced to 10 years in prison for mortgage fraud involving properties in Medina.

July 10, 2014
Brothers from Brook Park each sentenced to 4 1/2 years in prison for food stamp fraud.

July 10, 2014
Toledo man indicted for having a firearm despite felony conviction.

July 9, 2014
South Euclid woman sentenced to 14 years in prison for identity theft and fraud.

July 9, 2014
Youngstown man indicted for having a firearm despite felony convictions.

July 2, 2014
Mentor business owner indicted for defrauding investors out of more than $1 million.

July 1, 2014
South Euclid woman indicted for identity theft and fraud.

July 1, 2014
Cleveland man indicted for robbing Streetsboro bank.

July 1, 2014
Niles man sentenced to 10 years in prison for having firearms, ammunition and body armor despite felony convictions.

June 2014

June 30, 2014
U.S. Bank to pay $200 million to resolve alleged FHA mortgage lending violations.

June 27, 2014
Calcutta man indicted for robbing East Liverpool bank.

June 26, 2014
Thirty-one people indicted for their roles in conspiracy that brought heroin to Northeast Ohio.

June 25, 2014
Justice Department settles with Omnicare, Inc. for $124 million to resolve false claims allegations.

June 24, 2014
Fairview Park man and Cleveland company indicted for making illegal discharges into sewer system.

June 24, 2014
Youngstown men face federal firearms charge.

June 24, 2014
South Euclid attorney ordered to pay $523,000 and sentenced to home confinement for tax violations.

June 20, 2014
Antun Lewis sentenced to 35 years in prison for setting fire that killed eight children and one adult.

June 19, 2014
U.S. Attorney Steven Dettelbach addressed the Akron Roundtable on Ohio's heroin and opioid epidemic.

June 19, 2014
Highland Heights man indicted for sending a letter to the IRS containing white powder.

June 19, 2014
Canton man faces child pornography charges.

June 11, 2014
Elyria man sentenced to life in prison for human trafficking.

June 11, 2014
Canton man charged with tax violations.

June 11, 2014
Youngstown man sentenced to 90 years in prison for exploiting children.

June 6, 2014
Five indicted for roles in investment fraud scheme.

June 4, 2014
Akron man convicted of possessing ricin for use as a weapon.

June 4, 2014
Solon couple sentenced to prison for Medicaid fraud.

June 4, 2014
Strongsville pharmacist indicted for illegally selling opioids.

June 4, 2014
Corrections worker from Boardman charged with abuse.

June 4, 2014
Toledo man faces drug and firearms charges.

June 4, 2014
Mexican nationals charged with illegally reentering the United States.

June 4, 2014
Toledo man faces child pornography charges.

May 2014

May 29, 2014
Four from Northeast Ohio indicted for $2 million tax fraud.

May 29, 2014
Michigan woman charged with wire fraud.

May 29, 2014
Holland, Ohio, man charged with transporting minor across state lines to engage in illegal sexual activity.

May 28, 2014
Parma couple indicted for distributing heroin and operating a drug house.

May 28, 2014
Lakewood man sentenced to seven years in prison, ordered to pay $7 million for defrauding Euclid credit union.

May 28, 2014
New York man sentenced to three years in prison, ordered to repay $1.5 million skimmed from trucking companies.

May 22, 2014
Two men from Toledo area convicted in fraudulent $24 million scheme involving sale of Iraqi currency.

May 21, 2014
Justice Department settles lawsuit against States of Ohio to end unlawful seclusion of youth in juvenile correctional facilities.

May 21, 2014
Sheffield Lake woman faces child pornography charges.

May 21, 2014
Man charged with fraudulent use of credit cards and documents.

May 21, 2014
Salem man charged with passing counterfeit $100 bills.

May 21, 2014
Strasburg man faces child pornography charges.

May 20, 2014
U.S. Attorney Steven Dettelbach honored for efforts to combat heroin.

May 19, 2014
Toledo man sentenced to 15 years in prison for human trafficking.

May 14, 2014
Brunswick man convicted of illegally receiving $3 million from now-defunct credit union.

May 13, 2014
Akron men indicted for counterfeiting conspiracy.

May 8, 2014
Michigan man indicted for three bank robberies.

May 8, 2014
Mexican man charged with illegal reentry into the United States.

May 7, 2014
Cuyahoga Falls man faces child pornography charge.

May 6, 2014
Youngstown man indicted on heroin and firearms charges.

May 6, 2014
Painesville man indicted for robbing bank in Warrensville Heights.

May 6, 2014
Youngstown man faces child pornography charge.

May 6, 2014
Akron woman indicted for failing to register as sex offender.

May 1, 2014
Dover man fined for dumping drilling waste into Chagrin River tributary.

April 2014

April 29, 2014
Indiana man sentenced to 17 1/2 years in prison for illicit sexual conduct with a minor.

April 29, 2014
Mayfield rheumatologist pleads guilty to importing medications not approved by the FDA.

April 29, 2014
Mansfield man indicted on multiple charges.

April 24, 2014
Physician sentenced to five years in prison in online pill mill case.

April 24, 2014
Ashland woman sentenced to nearly four years in prison in forced-labor case.

April 24, 2014
Hartville man sentenced to 14 years in prison for enticement and child pornography.

April 24, 2014
Elyria man faces federal drug and firearms charges.

April 23, 2014
Seville man charged with mail fraud related to $185,000 scheme.

April 23, 2014
Perrysburg man sentenced to 25 years in prison for production of child pornography.

April 22, 2014
Two men indicted for methamphetamine and marijuana conspiracy in Ravenna; federal firearm charges also filed.

April 22, 2014
Barberton woman indicted for failing to register as a sex offender.

April 22, 2014
Columbiana man faces federal firearms charges.

April 22, 2014
North Canton man faces gambling-related charges.

April 21, 2014
Toledo woman sentenced to three years in prison for sex trafficking involving a minor.

April 18, 2014
Canton man sentenced to nearly two years in prison for laundering gambling proceeds.

April 16, 2014
Twinsburg man sentenced to nearly five years in prison for tax fraud.

April 16, 2014
Two men from Northeast Ohio sentenced to prison for inducing minor to engage in sexual conduct.

April 16, 2014
Canal Fulton man sentenced to 15 years in prison for inducing minor to engage in sexual conduct.

April 15, 2014
People reminded of stiff penalties for violating tax laws as filing deadline approaches.

April 10, 2014
Three Texas men indicted for possessing more than 100 pounds of cocaine.

April 9, 2014
Wickliffe man faces child pornography charge.

April 9, 2014
Cleveland man charged with fraudulently receiving $55,000 in student financial aid.

April 9, 2014
Cuyahoga Falls man pleads guilty to attempting to buy a child.

April 9, 2014
Elyria man charged with heroin and fentanyl distribution, including fentanyl that caused the death of Elyria resident.

April 9, 2014
Cleveland woman charged with theft of government funds.

April 9, 2014
Canal Fulton man faces heroin, cocaine and firearms charges.

April 9, 2014
Avon man charged with bank robberies and calling in bomb threat to high school.

April 9, 2014
California man charged with child exploitation, traveling to Ohio to have sex with minor.

April 9, 2014
Maple Heights man indicted for robbing banks in Richmond Heights and Shaker Heights.

April 9, 2014
Canton company and owner charged with fraud for making false statements to get federal work.

April 9, 2014
Elyria man faces bank robbery and firearms charges.

April 8, 2014
Stark County trio charged with operating illegal casinos.

April 3, 2014
Three women indicted for tax fraud.

March 2014

March 28, 2014
Lakewood man indicted for preparing false tax returns.

March 27, 2014
Solon man charged with defrauding his former employer out of nearly $1.5 million.

March 27, 2014
Third person charged for illegally discharging oil- and gas-drilling waste into the Mahoning River.

March 27, 2014
Youngstown woman indicted for arson related to insurance fraud.

March 27, 2014
Three Youngstown-area men face federal firearms charges.

March 27, 2014
Youngstown man charged with failing to register as a sex offender.

March 27, 2014
New Middleton man faces child pornopgraphy charges.

March 27, 2014
Cleveland man charged with failing to register as a sex offender.

March 27, 2014
Mansfield woman charged with stealing from Social Security.

March 26, 2014
Akron physician and three employees indicted for illegally prescribing hundreds of thousands of painkillers and other pills.

March 25, 2014
Copley man pleads guilty to defrauding investors out of $1.8 million.

March 24, 2014
Former owner of Younstown company pleads guilty to discharging brine into the Mahoning River.

March 14, 2014
Toledo woman charged with filing a false report.

March 14, 2014
Sheffield Lake man charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud.

March 13, 2014
Ohio hospital pays $8.5 million to settle False Claims Act case.

March 13, 2014
Ashland man sentenced to five years in prison for labor trafficking.

March 12, 2014
Holland, Ohio, man indicted for $500,000 fraud.

March 12, 2014
Former Cleveland Job Corps director faces tax charges.

March 12, 2014
Aurora man sentenced to six months of home detention for tax conviction.

March 11, 2014
Four indicted for operating food stamp fraud conspiracy from Cleveland store.

March 11, 2014
Four from Buffalo indicted for identity theft and credit-card fraud.

March 11, 2014
Delaware man charged with passing counterfeit $100 bills.

March 11, 2014
Niles man faces drug charges.

March 11, 2014
Mexican native charged with illegal reentry.

March 11, 2014
Michigan man indicted for assaulting federal employee.

March 7, 2014
Ashland couple convicted of labor trafficking conspiracy.

March 6, 2014
Cleveland Postal manager charged with taking bribes in exchange for contracts.

March 5, 2014
Lakewood man indicted for $3.7 million credit union fraud.

March 5, 2014
Lucas man faces child pornography charges.

February 2014

Feb. 26, 2014
Copley man charged with defrauding investors out of $1.8 million.

Feb. 26, 2014
Cleveland woman charged with defrauding Social Security out of $37,000.

Feb. 26, 2014
Ravenna man faces firearms and drug charges.

Feb. 26, 2014
Lorain man indicted for three robberies.

Feb. 26, 2014
Akron man faces heroin charges.

Feb. 26, 2014
Maple Heights resident charged with counterfeiting currency.

Feb. 26, 2014
Three Youngstown-area men indicted for conspiracy, obstruction of justice, related charges.

Feb. 20, 2014
Former director of VA Medical Center pleads guilty to taking money while steering work to firm.

Feb. 19, 2014
Nineteen people indicted for conspiracy involving heroin, pills and crack cocaine in Marion.

Feb. 18, 2014
Elyria man guilty of human trafficking, drug crimes.

Feb. 18, 2014
Youngstown man charged with operating a crack house, possessing a firearm and silencer.

Feb. 14, 2014
Trio guilty of $1.4 million fraud conspiracy.

Feb. 14, 2014
Four from Cleveland indicted for Euclid bank robbery.

Feb. 13, 2014
Cuyahoga Falls man indicted for trying to buy a child.

Feb. 13, 2014
Child pornography charges filed on Akron man.

Feb. 13, 2014
Brecksville man and his brother indicted scheme involving sale of counterfeit baseball cards.

Feb. 13, 2014
Child pornography charges filed on Sheffield Lake man.

 

Feb. 12, 2014

Bedford Heights woman charged with stealing more than $210,000 in Social Security benefits.

Feb. 6, 2014

Salem pharmacist sentenced to two years in prison for health care fraud.

Feb. 6, 2014

Brooklyn man sentenced to three years in prison for theft of copper from substations.

Feb. 4, 2014

Uniontown man faces child pornography charges.

Feb. 4, 2014

Rittman man indicted for methamphetamine conspiracy.

Feb. 4, 2014

Cleveland man indicted for four bank robberies.

January 2014

Jan. 30, 2014

Stow man sentenced to nearly three years in prison for fraud.

Jan. 30, 2014

Two charged for Sheffield Lake bank robbery.

Jan. 29, 2014

Seven Ohio oncologists ordered to pay $2.6 million for importing cancer medications not approved by the FDA.

Jan. 28, 2014

Parma man charged with defrauding Cleveland Clinic through recruiting fraud.

Jan. 28, 2014

Waterville woman charged with bank fraud.

Jan. 24, 2014

Former bookkeeper at Taupa Lithuanian Credit Union charged with embezzlement.

Jan. 24, 2014

Solon couple indicted for $750,000 health care fraud.

Jan. 24, 2014

Euclid woman sentenced to prison for tax conspiracy.

Jan. 24, 2014

Cleveland attorney charged with tax violations.

Jan. 23, 2014

U.S. Attorney's Office filed more than 200 firearms indictments last year.

Jan. 17, 2014

Massillon man sentenced to more than three years in prison for embezzlement and tax evasion.

Jan. 16, 2014

Lakewood man charged for tax conspiracy.

Jan. 15, 2014

Former Taupa Lithuanian Credit Union CEO charged for $15 million fraud.

Jan. 15, 2014

Indictments filed in Cleveland Heights bank robbery cases.

Jan. 15, 2014

Michigan man charged for possession of 900 Oxycodone pills.

Jan. 15, 2014

Child pornography charges filed against four people.

Jan. 15, 2014

Three Ohio men indicted for unrelated federal firearms violations.

Jan. 15, 2014

Two Akron men indicted for cocaine conspiracy.

Jan. 15, 2014

Cuyahoga Falls man charged for trying to purchase 10-year-old girl.

Jan. 15, 2014

Two Ohio men indicted for crack cocaine conspiracy.

Jan. 14, 2014

Twenty from Akron indicted in heroin case, including one for providing heroin that resulted in fatal overdose.

Jan. 14, 2014

Former Lorain County corrections officer sentenced to 18 months in prison for repeatedly striking inmate.

Jan. 13, 2014

Concord Twp. man charged with defrauding Cleveland credit union out of $2.5 million.

Jan. 10, 2014

U.S. Attorney's Office collected nearly $24 million in FY 2013.

Jan. 10, 2014

Seven Toledo men indicted for cocaine conspiracy.

Jan. 9, 2014

Akron woman sentenced for filing false tax returns.

Jan. 9, 2014

Former Ottawa County Sheriff charged with using law enforcement money for personal items.

Jan. 9, 2014

Mansfield man sentenced to more than 11 years in prison for mortgage fraud.

Jan. 9, 2014

Mansfield man sentenced to nearly four years in prison for $1 million fraud.

Jan. 6, 2014

Lakewood man charged with embezzling $1.8 million from Euclid credit union.

 

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United States Attorneys 225th Anniversary
Community Action Plan

Heroin and Opioid Epidemic
Northeast Ohio
Community Action Plan

Humand and Civil Rights

Initiatives to ensure fair treatment and equal protection under the law.

Law Enforcement Initiatives

Law enforcement efforts with federal, state and local partners.

Defending Children

Combating sexual exploitation of children.