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International Arms Traffickers Arrested for Conspiracy to Kill Americans and Related Terrorism Charges
International Arms Traffickers Arrested for Conspiracy to Kill Americans and Related Terrorism Charges

 Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Convicted Fraudster Indicted for Failing to Surrender for Service of Sentence
A Irving, Texas, man, who was sentenced to serve 70 months in federal prison in an investor fraud case has been indicted for failing to self-surrender to the Bureau of Prisons to serve that sentence.


 Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Former Bank Executive Vice President Pleads Guilty to Making False Financial Report to FDIC
Mark A. Nixon, 62, of Freedom, Oklahoma, has pleaded guilty to submitting a falsified report of the financial condition of Freedom State Bank to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation ("FDIC").


 Monday, December 15, 2014
Costa Rican Woman Sentenced to Prison for Role in Human Smuggling Conspiracy
Mercedes Morera Roche, 49, of Costa Rica, has been sentenced to 30 months in prison for her leadership role in a conspiracy to smuggle more than 25 undocumented migrants from Cuba to the United States.


 Friday, December 12, 2014
False Claims Act Allegations Against Florida-Based Sleep Clinic and Physician for $250,000 Settled
The United States has settled a lawsuit against a central Florida-based sleep clinic, VMG Pulmonary and Sleep Institute and its physician/owner, Dr. Marivic Villa, for submitting false claims to the government.


 Thursday, December 11, 2014
Eleven People Charged in Takedown of Drug Trafficking Organization
Eight people have been arrested in connection with a ring that allegedly trafficked heroin, powder cocaine and crack cocaine in the Atlantic City, NJ area. A ninth defendant is already in custody on other charges in Pennsylvania and two more defendants are being sought in California.

U.S. Attorney Spotlight

Sarah R. Saldaña Sarah R. Saldaña
Northern District of Texas

Sarah R. Saldaña has served as the presidentially-appointed United States Attorney for the Northern District of Texas since September 2011. As U.S. Attorney, Ms. Saldaña leads four staffed offices with nearly 220 employees, including approximately 100 attorneys.


Paul J. FishmanPaul J. Fishman
District of New Jersey

Paul J. Fishman was nominated by President Barack Obama as the United States Attorney for the District of New Jersey in June 2009; he was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on October 7, 2009 and sworn in on October 14, 2009.