News and Press Releases

News and Press Releases

2012: Jan | Feb | Mar | April | May | Jun | Jul | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec

December 2012

Dec. 20, 2012

Two Cleveland men indicted for armed robberies of CVS pharmacies in which they took cash and prescription medication.

Dec. 20, 2012

Trio charged with conspiracy to make false claims.

Dec. 20, 2012

Two men charged with illegally reentering the country.

Dec. 20, 2012

Wellington resident charged for credit union robbery.

Dec. 19, 2012

Indiana man faces likely 20-year prison sentence after pleading guilty to hate crimes stemming from mosque arson.

Dec. 18, 2012

New charge filed against Indiana man for Toledo mosque arson.

Dec. 18, 2012

Former chief financial officer sentenced to nearly six years in prison, ordered to repay $1.1 million.

Dec. 13, 2012

U.S. Attorney's Office, Cleveland Cavs and Quicken Loans Arena reach agreement to improve access for patrons with disabilities.

Dec. 13, 2012

Area drug task force honored as best in the nation.

Dec. 12, 2012

Local nurse indicted in murder-for-hire plot.

Dec. 12, 2012

Cleveland Heights man indicted for seven bank robberies.

Dec. 11, 2012

U.S. Attorney's office collects nearly $80 million in FY 2012, more than quadruple the office's annual budget.

Dec. 10, 2012

Criminal charge filed against FBI employee.

Dec. 10, 2012

Toledo men charged with sex trafficking of a minor, other offenses.

Dec. 6, 2012

Maple Heights man charged with using false identity to purchase a firearm.

Dec. 6, 2012

Temporary carrier charged with stealing mail.

Dec. 6, 2012

Inmate charged with making threats.

Dec. 6, 2012

Child pornography indictments filed against men from Wadsworth, Alliance and Elyria.

Dec. 6, 2012

Brunswick man indicted for role in credit union collapse.

Dec. 6, 2012

Child pornography charges filed against Toledo man.

Dec. 5, 2012

Charges filed against leaders of Youngstown construction company.

Dec. 4, 2012

Former Kirtland resident pleads guilty to tax charges after fraudulently soliciting money from friends and relatives.

Dec. 3, 2012

Tax charges filed against Parma Heights man for $8 million scheme.

November 2012

Nov. 30, 2012

Cleveland man sentenced to 20 years in prison for operating a sex trafficking ring with a minor.

Nov. 30, 2012

Cleveland man sentenced to six years in prison for plot to destroy bridge.

Nov. 29, 2012

North Royalton woman sentenced to more than two years in prison $1 million mortgage-fraud scheme.

Nov. 29, 2012

Cleveland woman sentenced to nearly six years in prison for role in underage sex-trafficking ring.

Nov. 28, 2012

Four men sent to prison for armed-robbery conspiracy that targeted cell-phone stores around Cleveland.

Nov. 27, 2012

Youngstown man sentenced to prison for perjury following LSP gang trial.

Nov. 27, 2012

Sheffield Lake man convicted of robbing three banks.

Nov. 26, 2012

Credit union executive sentenced to 14 years in prison, ordered to pay $72.5 million for role in massive fraud.

Nov. 26, 2012

Bath man pleaded guilty to tax charges.

Nov. 21, 2012

Canton man charged with filing false tax returns from prison.

Nov. 20, 2012

Three men sentenced to prison for their roles in terrorism plot to destroy Ohio bridge.

Nov. 20, 2012

Leader of interstate online pill mill sentenced to more than eight years in prison.

Nov. 20, 2012

Three men indicted for illegally re-entering the U.S.

Nov. 20, 2012

Cocaine charges filed against Quinntin Reo Chatman.

Nov. 16, 2012

Ohio automotive parts supplier executive pleaded guilty in price-fixing and bid-rigging conspiracy.

Nov. 15, 2012

Child pornography charges filed against Masury man.

Nov. 15, 2012

South Russell man charged with attempting to evade taxes.

Nov. 15, 2012

Doctor, pharmacist and call-center manager convicted for their roles in interstate, online pill mill operation.

Nov. 15, 2012

Two people indicted for damaging radio towers in North Royalton.

Nov. 15, 2012

Former manager of two Mansfield banks charged in $2 million scheme.

Nov. 9, 2012

U.S. Attorneys Dettelbach and Stewart to lead training in Columbus on domestic violence.

Nov. 8, 2012

Former director of the Flats Oxbow Association charged with embezzlement and money laundering.

Nov. 7, 2012

Federal bomb, firearms and drug charges filed against Cuyahoga Falls man.

Nov. 6, 2012

Kentucky man charged with failing to register as sex offender.

Nov. 6, 2012

Canton man faces child pornography charges.

Nov. 6, 2012

Akron women indicted for roles in $300,000 scam.

Nov. 5, 2012

Local businessman Eddy Zai pleaded guilty to bank fraud, money laundering, other charges.

Nov. 2, 2012

Owner of commercial painting company sent to prison for paying bribes on public contracts.

Nov. 1, 2012

Westlake man charged for $2.8 million scheme involving St. Paul Croatian Federal Credit Union official.

October 2012

Oct. 31, 2012

East Cleveland man convicted on multiple counts for armed carjacking in Warrensville Heights.

Oct. 24, 2012

Bath Township man charged with evading nearly $400,000 in taxes.

Oct. 23, 2012

Brunswick man charged with possession with intent to distribute Ecstasy.

Oct. 23, 2012

Two men charged with illegally reentering United States.

Oct. 23, 2012

Willowick men indicted on counterfeiting charges.

Oct. 23, 2012

Man charged with assaulting federal officer.

Oct. 23, 2012

Canton man indicted on child pornography charges.

Oct. 23, 2012

Cleveland man charged with bank robbery.

Oct. 23, 2012

Sandusky man charged with making false distress signal to U.S. Coast Guard.

Oct. 23, 2012

Chardon woman sentenced to three years in prison for stealing identitites used in tax fraud.

Oct. 23, 2012

Justice Department officials will be on duty to handle election-fraud complaints while polls are open.

Oct. 19, 2012

Pittsburgh doctor charged with health care fraud and conspiracy to distribute steroids, painkillers and human growth hormone in 185-count indictment.

Oct. 18, 2012

Two-count hate crimes indictment returned against Indiana man for attack on Toledo-area mosque.

Oct. 17, 2012

Brecksville man pleaded guilty to conspiracy to hire undocumented workers, forfeits $1 million.

Oct. 17, 2012

Four members of LSP street gang sentenced to prison.

Oct. 15, 2012

Vermilion woman charged with obstructing enforcement of tax laws.

Oct. 15, 2012

Two more pleaded guilty in Cuyahoga County corruption investigation.

Oct. 12, 2012

Beachwood woman sent to prison on tax conviction.

Oct. 12, 2012

Medina chiropractor pleaded guilty to health care fraud.

Oct. 12, 2012

Steven Hinz and others pleaded guilty to tax and fraud charges.

Oct. 12, 2012

Strongsville woman indicted for scheme in which financial institution lost $217,000.

Oct. 12, 2012

New York men accused fo $200,000 scheme targeting trucking companies in 20-count indictment.

Oct. 11, 2012

Firearms charges filed against five men from the Mahoning Valley.

Oct. 11, 2012

Kirtland man charged with filing false income tax returns.

Oct. 10, 2012

Strongsville company, owner, charged with violating the Clean Water Act in case that resulted in the death of more than 30,000 fish in the Rocky River.

Oct. 5, 2012

Hate-crimes charges filed against Indiana man for attack on Toledo-area mosque.

Oct. 2, 2012

Cleveland to host one of six regional investor fraud summits.

Oct. 2, 2012

Eighteen people indicted in cocaine-distribution conspiracy.

Oct. 1, 2012

Cleveland woman sentenced to 11 years in prison for sex trafficking of a minor.

September 2012

Sept. 28, 2012

Attorney General Eric Holder joins in announcement of new Defending Childhood component in Cuyahoga County.

Sept. 27, 2012

New Springfield woman indicted on tax charges.

Sept. 27, 2012

Former Port Authority board member Robert Peto indicted.

Sept. 26, 2012

Former bank employee indicted for fraud, bribery, money laundering; actions resulted in $12 million loss.

Sept. 25, 2012

Investment manager charged for providing meals, hotel rooms, airline tickets and other things of value to union official.

Sept. 20, 2012

All 16 defendants convicted of conspiracy to violate the Shepard-Byrd Hate Crimes Prevention Act for assaults on Amish victims.

Sept. 20, 2012

Four men indicted for roles in $24 million scheme involving Iraqi currency.

Sept. 19, 2012

Toledo man charged with sex trafficking of children.

Sept. 19, 2012

Galion man indicted for role in train crash.

Sept. 19, 2012

Van Wert man indicted on child pornography charges.

Sept. 18, 2012

Cleveland man indicted for two bank robberies.

Sept. 18, 2012

Canton man indicted on six bank robberies.

Sept. 13, 2012

Cleveland-area doctor indicted on tax counts.

Sept. 13, 2012

Mexican men charged with illegally re-entering the United States.

Sept. 13, 2012

Pair from Conneaut charged with trafficking in counterfeit merchandise.

Sept. 7, 2012

Samuel Ciccolini sentenced to six months incarceration and fined more than $834,000.

Sept. 7, 2012

Akron woman sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison for stealing $350,000 from law firm where she worked and spending it at casinos.

Sept. 6, 2012

Copley man sentenced to five years in prison and ordered to pay more than $1 million in restitution for mortgage-fraud scam.

Sept. 6, 2012

Charges filed against ring that stole autos and cargo then scrapped and disposed of it at Northeast Ohio locations.

Sept. 5, 2012

Three more pleaded guilty in plot to destroy Ohio bridge.

Sept. 4, 2012

Five charged for $2.2 million mortgage scheme involving 67 properties in Mansfield and Crestline areas.

 

August 2012

August 30, 2012

Businessman Michael Forlani pleaded guilty to racketeering conspiracy, other crimes, for bribes paid to public officials.

August 28, 2012

Health care fraud charges filed against North Randall company and owner.

August 28, 2012

Euclid man faces heroin and firearms charges.

August 28, 2012

Mexican man charged with illegally reentering the United States.

August 28, 2012

Canton man charged with producing child pornography.

August 27, 2012

Chagrin Falls woman charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud for acts that resulted in losses of more than $300,000.

August 27, 2012

East Cleveland tax preparer sentenced to 18 months in prison.

August 24, 2012

Four men indicted in federal court for eight armed robberies in Cleveland.

August 24, 2012

Sixteen veterans charged for separate acts to defraud the Department of Veterans Affairs.

August 21, 2012

Ten people from Cleveland area charged for $207,000 bank fraud.

August 21, 2012

Toledo doctor charged with drug, health-care fraud and tax crimes.

August 17, 2012

Former Lorain Community Development Director sentenced to prison.

August 16, 2012

California men sentenced to prison for operating Ponzi scheme.

August 14, 2012

Man indicted after allegedly ingesting 20 pellets containing heroin.

August 14, 2012

Former Bridgestone employee charged with theft of trade secrets, making false statements.

August 14, 2012

Michael Gabor sentenced to 10 years in prison for racketeering, other crimes related to Cuyahoga County corruption.

August 9, 2012

Former financial consultant charged for $505,000 scheme.

August 7, 2012

Eastlake man sentenced to nine years in prison for role in credit union collapse, ordered to pay $3.2 million in restitution.

August 7, 2012

Twelve people indicted in conspiracy in which large shipments of cocaine were sent from Texas to Cleveland on private chartered flights.

August 2, 2012

Three Cleveland men charged with federal firearms crimes.

August 2, 2012

Youngstown man indicted on firearms, other charges.

August 2, 2012

Youngstown man charged with conspiracy and wire fraud related to $120,000 scheme.

August 2, 2012

Two people charged with crimes related to counterfeitting.

August 2, 2012

Cleveland resident charged with passing counterfeit currency.

August 2, 2012

Youngstown man indicted for perjury and obstruction of justice in connection with testimony during LSP gang case.

August 2, 2012

Akron man charged with escape.

August 2, 2012

Man charged with illegally reentering the United States.

July 2012

July 31, 2012

Former Cuyahoga County Commissioner Jimmy Dimora sentenced to 28 years in prison for racketeering, other crimes.

July 25, 2012

Man pleads guilty in plot to detonate Ohio bridge.

July 24, 2012

More than 100 counterfeit purses from Gucci, Coach, Louis Vuitton and others lead to charge for Cuyahoga Falls man

July 24, 2012

Youngstown man indicted for Austintown bank robbery.

July 23, 2012

Two men charged with conspiracy and wire fraud in advance fee scheme that defrauded 50 people out of $2 million.

July 19, 2012

Stark County man sentenced to 10 years in prison for child pornography crime.

July 19, 2012

Akron man charged with bank robbery.

July 19, 2012

Two men indicted for Canton arson.

July 19, 2012

Akron woman indicted related to $192,000 in stolen bonds.

July 19, 2012

Additional charges filed against project manager from Leroy, Ohio.

July 19, 2012

Youngstown woman indicted on charge of embezzlement by bank employee.

July 19, 2012

Cleveland pair charged for their roles in identity and bank-fraud scheme.

July 19, 2012

Cleveland man charged with robbing West 25th Street bank twice.

July 12, 2012

Cleveland one of eight areas in the country to get money in Wells Fargo settlement.

July 12, 2012

Youngstown woman sentenced to four year in prison for her role in drug ring.

July 11, 2012

Ohio man indicted for operating Ponzi scheme.

July 11, 2012

Toledo man charged with heroin distribution and firearm crimes.

July 10, 2012

Mexican man charged with unlawful reentry to the United States.

July 10, 2012

Canadian man charged with unlawful reentry to the United States.

July 3, 2012

Toledo man sentenced to 30 years in prison for human trafficking.

July 2, 2012

Toledo sex offender charged with failing to register.

July 2, 2012

Three Mahoning Valley men indicted for being felons with firearms.

July 2, 2012

Painesville woman indicted for identity theft and wire fraud.

July 2, 2012

Missouri man charged with child pornography offenses.

July 2, 2012

Navarre man indicted on child pornography charges.

July 2, 2012

Credit card fraud and identity theft charges filed against man.

July 2, 2012

Mansfield doctor indicted on prescription drug charge.

 

June 2012

June 29, 2012

Drug and firearms charges filed against Youngstown heroin ring.

June 28, 2012

Four Youngstown men convicted of racketeering for their roles in LSP street gang, which used violence to control drug turf.

June 27, 2012

Cleveland man indicted related to mortgage and student aid fraud.

June 27, 2012

Seven Akron men indicted on drug- and gun-related offenses.

June 27, 2012

Clevelander sent to prison for preparing false tax returns.

June 26, 2012

Insurance salesman indicted for impeding the IRS.

June 25, 2012

Justice Department awards nearly $6 million in COPS grants to Northern Ohio.

June 21, 2012

Bedford Heights man charged with trafficking in counterfeit purses, bags, wallets and DVDs.

June 20, 2012

Canton man charged with cultivation of marijuana.

June 20, 2012

Toronto trio accused of trying to install ATM skimmers in Fairlawn and Montrose.

June 20, 2012

Bulgarian man indicted on credit card fraud.

June 20, 2012

Charles DePalmo, Jr. charged with escape.

June 20, 2012

Mayfield Heights man charged with violating HIPAA.

June 20, 2012

Cleveland pair charged related to public housing fraud.

June 20, 2012

Agreement paves way for artifact's return to Italy.

June 19, 2012

Twelve indicted in Akron/Canton drug ring.

June 18, 2012

Lakewood woman charged with taking bribe related to Section 8 property.

June 14, 2012

Cleveland woman sentenced to 21 months in prison on tax charges.

June 13, 2012

Monroe Beachy sentenced to 6 1/2 years in prison for defrauding nearly 2,700 people and businesses out of $16.8 million.

June 12, 2012

Federal charges filed against 72 people who were part of cocaine trafficking ring in Cleveland.

June 12, 2012

Former youth mentor sent to prison for trying to force woman into prostitution.

June 8, 2012

Cleveland appraiser faces prison following convictions on 16 counts related to $3.25 million mortgage fraud scheme.

June 7, 2012

Canton man sentenced to 15 months in prison on tax conviction.

June 7, 2012

Three Toledo men charged with gun crimes.

June 6, 2012

North Olmsted man sentenced to more than nine years in prison for firearms crimes.

June 5, 2012

Three people from Ravenna indicted on drug charges.

June 4, 2012

Pharmacist sentenced to a year in prison for failing to pay taxes.

June 4, 2012

Toledo man indicted on two counts of juvenile sex trafficking.

June 1, 2012

Five sent to prison for roles in tax-theft scheme involving identities of dead people.

 

May 2012

May 31, 2012

Copley man charged in $1 million bank and mortgage fraud.

May 31, 2012

Leaders of health care fraud ring given lengthy prison sentences.

May 31, 2012

Akron man charged for mortgage fraud scheme resulting in $36 million loss.

May 30, 2012

Toledo man sentenced to more than four years in prison on human trafficking and firearms charges.

May 30, 2012

Berea man indicted on child pornography charge.

May 30, 2012

Lorain man indicted for picking up package of cocaine shipped from Puerto Rico.

May 30, 2012

Cleveland man indicted for escape.

May 30, 2012

Niles man accused of making false statements to obtain bank loan.

May 30, 2012

Youngstown man indicted on firearms and drug charges.

May 25, 2012

Akron paralegal accused of stealing $350,000 from law firm clients and spending some of the money at a casino.

May 23, 2012

Eighteen people indicted for roles in $3 million schemes involving seven IHOP restaurants.

May 16, 2012

Toledo man sentenced to more than 10 years in prison for juvenile sex trafficking.

May 15, 2012

Pair from Northeast Ohio accused of defrauding Department of Veterans Affairs out of more than $110,00.

May 11, 2012

Koljo Nikolovski sentenced to 18 years in prison for role in one of the largest credit union collapses in American history.

May 11, 2012

Omnicare to pay $5o million to resolve allegations of improper dispensing of controlled substances at nursing homes.

May 3, 2012

Anthony Jerdine sentenced to more than 8 years in prison and ordered to pay $1.3 million in restitution for conspiracy to commit bank fraud and money laundering and other crimes.

May 3, 2012

A health club in Garrettsville, Ohio, will pay $15,000 and modify its policies to allow people with disabilities to exercise with the assistance of caregivers.

May 3, 2012

A three-count indictment was filed today against five people accused of taking part in a plot to detonate a bridge near Cleveland.

May 3, 2012

Three Toledo men were charged with violating federal firearms and narcotics statutes.

May 2, 2012

Patricia A. Stanz, age 61, of Toledo, Ohio, Charged with crimes related to the theft of approximately $525,000 from Gesu Parish in Toledo.

May 1, 2012

United States Attorney Steven M. Dettelbach's remarks on the arrest of five people charged with conspiring to use explosives to destroy a bridge near Cleveland.

May 1, 2012

Five people were arrested and charged with conspiring to use explosives to destroy a bridge near Cleveland.

April 2012

April 27, 2012

Antonela Ceabuca, age 38, of Strongsville, Ohio, was sentenced to more than two years in prison for wire fraud.

April 27, 2012

Mark White, age 41, and Dyan S. Carmack, age 24, both of Pittsburgh, Indicted on Charges of credit card fraud and aggravated identity theft.

April 26, 2012

A criminal information was charging Xiaorong Wang, 50, of Hudson, Ohio, with theft of trade secrets.

April 25, 2012

Charles Hill, age 36, of Canton, Ohio, Charged with use of a dangerous weapon to forcibly assault, resist, impede and interfere with law enforcement.

April 25, 2012

Daniel Dejuan Miller, age 29, of Cleveland, Ohio, was indicted on one count of producing counterfeit currency.

April 25, 2012

Toan Dac Le, age 30, of Mayfield Heights, Ohio, Charged with possession with the intent to distribute and distribution MDMA.

April 25, 2012

Adrian Holmes, age 31, of Cleveland, was indicted on one count of possesion with the intent to distribute more than five kilograms of cocaine.

April 25, 2012

Jose Rodriguez-Fuentes, 41, was charged illegally reentering the United States following his deportation.

April 25, 2012

Three Michigan men accused of obtaining more than $400,000 worth of goods and services with fraudulently obtained credit card numbers.

April 25, 2012

Antonio "Jeff" Lorenzo, operator of several nightclubs in the Akron area, was indicted on 50 counts of tax evasion and one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States.

April 23, 2012

Anthony Allega Cement Contractor Inc. has agreed to pay the United States $500,000 to resolve allegations that it knowingly submitted false claims related to a federally-funded construction project.

April 23, 2012

A worker at the former SK Hand Tool Corporation manufacturing facility in Defiance, Ohio was charged with negligently failing to ensure that wastewater was pretreated prior to its discharge into the City of Defiance sewer system.

April 17, 2012

Michele V. Delaine, 54, formerly of Shaker Heights, Ohio, convicted on two counts of theft of government funds.

April 13, 2012

Several Ohioans have been charged with or pleaded guilty to violating federal tax laws over the past few months.

April 13, 2012

Clerge Frazil was indicted on 21 counts of preparing false income tax returns for 19 clients and claiming approximately $124,038 more than the total refunds to which the clients were entitled.

April 11, 2012

Drug charges were filed against several individuals related to the cultivation of 1,000 or more marijuana plants.

April 11, 2012

Obrain Kadian Williams, aka Deon Josiah Isidore, 30, was indicted on one count of false claim of U.S. citizenship and one count of false statement in application for a passport.

April 10, 2012

Ten people were indicted in U.S. District Court, charged with violating the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

April 10, 2012

Isiah Taylor III, 44, of Youngstown, Ohio, was sentenced to more than 17 years in prison for his roles in more than 40 robberies.

April 5, 2012

Former Metro Housing Director sentenced to 10 months.

April 3, 2012

Chiropractor indicted for defrauding health care insurers.

March 2012

March 28, 2012

Wade C. Snively, charged with three counts of filing false income tax returns.

March 28, 2012

Four additional defendants charged for assaulting practitioners of the Amish religion in Cleveland.

March 26, 2012

Christopher M. Sanford plead guilty to a charge of interfering with housing rights of another.

March 20, 2012

Seven Charged in scheme to fraudulently obtain prescription painkillers.

March 13, 2012

Eric Tutstone sentenced to more than 11 years in prison for sex trafficking of minors.

March 9, 2012

Former Cuyahoga County Commissioner Jimmy Dimora, 56, convicted of racketeering, bribery, conspiracy, Hobbs Act conspiracy, tax charges and other crimes.

March 2, 2012

Lorne J. Elbert, Jr., age 74, and Elbert Building Company, Inc., charged with crimes related to the illegal removal of asbestos from the former Builders Square building in Lorain.

March 2, 2012

Todd Gomez, age 27, of Lebanon, Ohio, Charged with Mailing Threatening Communications to a special agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

March 2, 2012

Leavy A. Welch, age 30, of Akron, Ohio, was indicted on distribution of cocaine base (crack) and other charges.

March 2, 2012

Samantha Dameron, age 31, of Cleveland, was indicted for escaping from federal custody.

March 1,2012

Moustapha Lo, age 34, of Mayfield Heights, sentenced to more than two years in prison for operating a scheme to defraud UPS.

March 1,2012

Christopher Sanford, age 25, is charged with interfering with and intimidating an individual’s right to enjoy housing because of that individual’s race, religion, and national origin.

February 2012

February 29, 2012

Steven G. Barkus and Michael A. Lombardo convicted on a variety of fraud charges.

February 28, 2012

Cynthia J. Krokey pleaded guilty to a one-count information charging that she made a telephone threat against a New Jersey company as a protest against its laboratory testing on animals.

February 27, 2012

Brandon Shingleton, age 22, of Youngstown, Ohio, was charged with wire fraud.

February 23, 2012

Laura L. Dixon, age 50, of Toledo, Ohio, charged with embezzlement of labor union.

February 17, 2012

Isiah Taylor III faces up to life in prison following his convictions on Hobbs Act conspiracy and brandishing a firearm.

February 17, 2012

Phillip L. Weaver, age 49, of Kenton, Ohio, charged with conspiracy to commit mortgage fraud.

February 16, 2012

Arrico Spires sentenced to 10 years in prison after previously being found guilty of conspiracy to distribute cocaine and crack cocaine.

February 16, 2012

Jonathan Waltman sentenced to nearly 25 years in prison after previously pleading guilty to attempting to transport an individual in foreign commerce to engage in prostitution and attempting to travel to engage in illicit sexual conduct.

February 16, 2012

Bennie J. Blackwell charged with fraud in connection with access devices (credit card fraud).

February 16, 2012

Iman Abdul-BadeeCharged with one count of producing counterfeit currency and one count of aiding and abetting the passing of counterfeit currency; and Charlene Harper charged with one count of passing counterfeit currency.

February 16, 2012

Clarence Aragon, 29, of Mansfield, Ohio, charged with bank robbery.

February 16, 2012

Gillett L. Jones charged with bank robbery of the Key Bank, 3001 Cleveland Avenue SW, Canton, Ohio.

February 16, 2012

218 illegal firearms indictments filed last year as part of Project Safe Neighborhood (PSN).

February 14, 2012

Akeem Stafford sentenced to more than 20 years for being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition.

February 10, 2012

Ademola O. Gbadegesin sentenced to six months in prison and ordered to pay $327,755 in restitution.

February 9, 2012

Allison G. Lowther, age 43, of Kent, Ohio, was charged with one count of bank embezzlement.

February 9, 2012

Jeremy D. Bricker indicted for smuggling drug paraphernalia into the United States.

February 8, 2012

Zhi Xian Zhou, 48, of the Bronx, New York, was sentenced to 26 months in prison following Zhou’s conviction for trafficking in merchandise bearing counterfeit trademarks, logos and labels.

February 8, 2012

A federal grand jury in Cleveland returned a 37-count indictment against two local businessmen, A. Eddy Zai and Ted M. Vannelli, and local accountant Zrino Jukic, with 25 of those charges relating to their participation in a fraud against St. Paul Croatian Federal Credit Union, formerly in Eastlake, Ohio.

February 6, 2012

3 Toledo Men: King Brown, Rodney Price, and Marquis King - are in custody on unrelated firearms indictments.

February 2, 2012

Rick Hunt indicted on two counts: distributing visual depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct and possessing child pornography.

February 2, 2012

Ronald L. Whitmore, 54, of Canton, Ohio, was charged with possession of child pornography and production of child pornography.

February 2, 2012

A grand jury returned a one-count indictment charging the crime of Bank Robbery against Justin R. Bowman, age 29, of Niles, Ohio.

February 2, 2012

A grand jury returned a one-count indictment charging Aurelio Valadez-Perez, 39, with illegally reentering the United States following his deportation.

February 2, 2012

Ernest F. McClain and Chardee D. Barfield were indicted on charges of sex trafficking of children and transportation of a minor.

February 2, 2012

Jeffrey A. Boring was indicted for mail fraud which occurred during his employment as a project manager with the Fowler Company.

February 2, 2012

Jimmie Goodgame was sentenced to nearly six years in prison for laundering more than $1.5 million in drug proceeds through numerous bank accounts and the purchase of more than 50 luxury automobiles.

February 1, 2012

Edward Scott Emerson was charged with converting pension plan property, consisting of two adjoining parcels of land.

January 2012

January 26, 2012

David T. Tufts and Nelida I. Velasco charged with conspiracy to file false tax returns, filing false tax returns, misuse of Social Security account numbers and aggravated identity theft.

January 25, 2012

A 10-count indictment was filed charging six people with various offenses related to a scheme to defraud the Internal Revenue Service of at least $1.7 million in fraudulently obtained tax returns.

January 20, 2012

Antonela Ceabuca, age 38, of Strongsville, Ohio, was charged in a criminal information with wire fraud.

January 20, 2012

The last of six defendants, Harvey Z. Brister, Jr., was sentenced in connection with a scheme to defraud National City Bank.

January 20, 2012

Karen Anderson-Bagshaw was sentenced to twelve months and one day imprisonment followed by two years supervised release, and ordered to pay restitution to the Department of Labor.

January 17, 2012

LaShonda M. Slaughter, age 31, of Toledo, Ohio, was charged with using a counterfeit access device.

January 17, 2012

Leslie W. Jacobs was sentenced after previously pleading guilty to making and subscribing false personal income tax returns.

January 17, 2012

A criminal information was filed charging Patrick M. Rubinic, 47, of Girard, Ohio, with 13 counts of willful failure to collect or pay over taxes.

January 11, 2012

Daniel L. Miller, age 24, of Cleveland, was indicted on one count of bank robbery.

January 11, 2012

Four men from from the Mahoning Valley were indicted on firearms charges.

January 11, 2012

Raymond G. Isabella, age 54, charged with bank fraud and aggravated identity theft.

January 11, 2012

Four men charged with multiple counts of bank and wire fraud.

January 5, 2012

Brandon Laster, Jeffrey Laster, Jr., Phillip Witten, and Shannon Wiegand Indicted with conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute approximately 171 kilograms of marijuana.

January 5, 2012

Marshall E. Mcie, 53, of North Ridgeville, Ohio, was charged with receiving, distributing and possessing visual depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

January 5, 2012

Timothy Gilger, 31, of Canton, Ohio, was charged with receiving, distributing and possessing visual depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

January 5, 2012

William D. Carney, 19, of Avon Lake, Ohio, was charged with receiving, distributing and possessing visual depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

 

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United States Attorneys 225th Anniversary
Red 			Ribbon Week October 23-31
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.