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Passenger Indicted for Interfering with a Flight Crew
Passenger Indicted for Interfering with a Flight Crew

 Friday, December 19, 2014
Alabama Man Sentenced for Stolen Identity Refund Fraud Using Names Stolen from Nursing Homes
Charlie Jackson, 37, has been sentenced to serve 51 months in prison for committing stolen identity refund fraud (SIRF) crimes. In addition to his prison sentence, Jackson was ordered to serve three years of supervised release following his incarceration and to pay $98,177 in restitution.


 Thursday, December 18, 2014
Sentencing Hearings Completed in $600,000 Stolen Identity Tax Refund Fraud Scheme
Five individuals involved in a tax refund fraud scheme which used stolen and fraudulent identifying information of hundreds of individuals and businesses to defraud the Internal Revenue Service of nearly $600,000 have been sentenced in the U.S. District Court in Providence, Rhode Island.


 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.

U.S. Attorney Spotlight

Melinda HaagMelinda Haag
Northern District of California

Melinda Haag is serving as the United States Attorney for the Northern District of California after being nominated for the position by President Barack Obama and unanimously confirmed by the United States Senate in August 2010.


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.