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United States Attorney John L. Ratcliffe
Eastern District of Texas

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2007                                      PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
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GRAND JURY RETURNS INDICTMENTS
IN EASTERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS

 

            TYLER, TX – A federal grand jury returned several indictments this week on cases of federal violations in the Eastern District of Texas.
 
MILLIE GREGORY, 43, and PAUL GREGORY, 40, both of Texarkana, were indicted on charges of conspiracy to use unauthorized access devices and use of unauthorized access devices.  If convicted, they could each receive up to 10 years in federal prison and a fine of up to $250,000.00. 

            The grand jury indicted former postal contractor, Paul Gregory, and postal employee, Mille Gregory, with conspiracy to use unauthorized access devices and use of unauthorized access devices.  Paul Gregory stole two United States Postal Services Voyager gasoline credit cards.  Over a ten month period, he and Millie Gregory proceeded to charge more than $45,000 to the cards for gas purchases in Texas, Arkansas, and Louisiana.

This case is being investigated by the United States Postal Service and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Denise Simpson.

 

            EXTREME METAL FINISHING, INC. and DILE KENT McNAIR, 50, of Emory, were indicted on charges of unlawful storage of hazardous wastes and bankruptcy fraud.  If convicted, McNair could receive up to five years in federal prison and a fine of up to $250,000.00.

            Extreme Metal Finishing Inc. and its director and sole corporate officer, Dile Kent McNair, of Emory, Texas, were indicted for unlawful storage of hazardous wastes.  McNair was also charged with two counts of bankruptcy fraud.  The indictment alleges that McNair unlawfully stored solid and liquid wastes at Extreme Metal's former business address in Point, Texas.  The indictment further alleges that McNair failed to disclose existing EPA administrative orders when he filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2006 and 2007 in the Eastern District of Texas.

This case is being investigated by the Environmental Protection Agency-Criminal Investigations Department (Dallas Office) and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jim Noble.

RAMADAN TAJEDEEN SHABAZZ, 25, and TREMAYNE KEON BOWMAN, 27, both of Fort Worth, were indicted on charges of possession of counterfeit securities and conspiracy to utter counterfeit securities.  If convicted, each could receive up to 10 years in federal prison and a fine of up to $250,000.00.

The indictment alleges that on April 21, 2007 in Van Zandt County, Shabazz and Bowman were found to be in possession of counterfeited checks which purported to be drawn on an account held by Auto Trader Publishing.  The indictment further alleges that the men had conspired to pass or utter the checks with the intent to deceive others.

This case is being investigated by the United States Secret Service – Dallas Office and the Texas Department of Public Safety Highway Patrol and being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jim Noble.

            A grand jury indictment is not evidence of guilt.  All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

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