News and Press Releases

News and Press Releases

2012 Archived Press Releases: Jan | Feb | Mar | April | May | Jun | Jul | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec
2011 Archived Press Releases

December 2012

December 21, 2012

Tax Preparers Doing Business as "Integrity Tax" Plead Guilty to Conspiracy to Defraud the United States
Chad Anthony Chertos, and Gregory Edward VanDyke

December 21, 2012

Naubinway Man Sentenced to Prison for Role in Marijuana Grow
Daryl David Houghton

December 13, 2012

Bellevue Man Sentenced to 121 Months of Incarceration for Child Pornography
Trevor Locke

December 07, 2012

Bay Mills Member Convicted of Assault on a Federal Officer
Lorne Anthony Lyons

December 06, 2012

U.S. Attorney's Office Collects Over $8.2 Million from Civil & Criminal Actions and Forfeitures in FY 2012
U. S. Attorney Patrick Miles Jr.

December 03, 2012

Cadillac Area Chiropractor Sentenced to Jail for Tax Evasion
Paul Douglas Kelly


November 2012

November 26, 2012

Final Defendant in Lansing Mortgage Fraud Indictment Pleads Guilty
Mario Giannandrea

November 23, 2012

President of Torco Racing Fuels, Inc. Sentenced to 168 Months' Incarceration
Evan Ward Knoll

November 19, 2012

U.S. Attorney Miles Announces Office Restructuring
Patrick Miles

November 01, 2012

U.S. Attorney's Office Alert to Protect the Right to Vote and Prosecute Election Fraud

October 2012

October 30, 2012

Lansing Landscapers Convicted in Labor Fraud Scheme
Kevin Romando Johnson, and Sara Johnson

October 29, 2012

Physical Therapist Ph.D. Sentence to 13 Months of Prison and Pays more than $3 Million Dollars in Restitution, Civil Penalties, and Back Taxes
Chyawan Bansil, P.T., Ph.D.

October 25, 2012

Kellogg Agrees to Resolve Clean Air Act Violations at It's Battle Creek and Grand Rapids Facilities
Kellogg USA, Inc.

October 25, 2012

Ottawa County Man Sentenced to Four Years in Prison for Committing Internet Advertising Fraud Scheme
Jeffrey Curtis Folkert

October 18, 2012

Tax Preparers Doing Business as "Integrity Tax" Charged with Presenting False Claims for Tax Refunds
Chad Anthony Chertos

October 12, 2012

Laurium Man Sentenced for Possession of Child Pornography
Rex Eugene Sweitz, Jr.

October 12, 2012

Former Union Secretary-Treasuerer Sentenced for Embezzlement
Renita Lynn Dompier

October 12, 2012

Bay Mills Man Sentenced in Child Sexual Assault
Jay Emerson Hunter

October 12, 2012

Lac Vieux Desert Member Sentenced in Child Sexual Assault
Aaron Timothy VanZile

October 10, 2012

Northern Michigan Cinemas Owner Pleads Guilty To Tax Evasion
Elaine Dawson


September 2012

September 26, 2012

Lansing Woman Sentenced to Prison for Obstruction of Justice
Lori Knechtel

September 26, 2012

East Lansing Man Receives 20 Year Sentence for Trading Child Pornography
Patrick Wiseman

September 26, 2012

Former Attorney Pleads Guilty To $800,000 Mail Fraud Against Clients and Trust Beneficiaries
Ken Hoesch


August 2012

August 27, 2012

Menominee Man Sentenced in Hannahville Beating
Jason Eric Warner

August 22, 2012

Montford Point Marines Receive Congressional Gold Medal in Award Ceremony
Reuben Smartt, Bobby Jones, David King and Fred Johnson, Sr

August 20, 2012

Four Men Charged in Record Methamphetamine Seizure
Jose Sierra-Villegas and Others

August 16, 2012

Cadillac Michigan Chiropractor Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion
Paul Douglas Kelly

August 13, 2012

Byron Center Man, Father, and Uncle Sentenced for Running Ponzi Scheme
James Wiederhold, etal

August 2, 2012

Lansing Mortgage Fraud Ring Indicted on Federal Charges
Eric Williams, etal

July 2012

July 25, 2012

President of TORCO Racing Fuels, Inc. Pleads Guilty to $100,000,000 Fraud Against United States Treasury
Evan Ward Knoll

July 9, 2012

Patrick A. Miles, Jr. Appointed United States Attorney for the Western District of Michigan
Patrick A. Miles, Jr.

June 2012

June 28, 2012

L’anse Man Sentenced in KBIC Beating
Anthony Leonard Eagle, Jr.

June 25, 2012

Eleven Illegal Aliens Indicted in Fraudulent Identification-Document Ring
Juan Jose Morales-Martinez and others

June 15, 2012

Final Two Defendants In Mortgage Fraud Scheme Sentenced
Kevin Grady Sr., and Edward Hessie Sumrell

June 04, 2012

Engadine Man Sentenced to Prison for Role in Marijuana Grow
Timothy Russell Nelson

May 2012

May 30 2012

Physical Therapist Pleads Guilty, Agrees to Pay More Than Two Million Dollars in Treble Damages, in Connection with Health Care Fraud Scheme
Chyawan Bansil, P.T., Ph.D.

May 29 2012

Eaton County Man Sentenced to Seven Years for Child Pornography
Stephen Cutter

May 29 2012

Big Rapids Man Receives Statutory Maximum for Child Exploitation
Stephen Graham-Wright

May 25 2012

Habitual Batterer Sentenced to Prison
Viktor V. Protasoff

May 25, 2012

Ontario Man Sentenced to Prison for Attempting to Illegally Reenter the United States
Daniel H. Sundstrom

May 18, 2012

Ottawa County Man Charged with 13 Counts of Mail Fraud in Connection with Internet Advertising Business
Jeffrey Curtis Folkert

May 10, 2012

Attorney Charged with Theft of Over $800,000 of Client Funds
Kenneth Walter Hoesch

May 04, 2012

Texas Man Sentenced in Half-Billion Dollar Ponzi Scheme
Joseph Stanley Blimline

May 04, 2012

Mason County "Armed Career Criminal" Sentenced to 210 Months
Tobias John-Maxwell Deatrick


April 2012

April 30, 2012

Lansing Drug Dealer Sentenced to Life Plus 15 Years
Otis Morris

April 25, 2012

Alleged Marijuana User Charged with Federal Firearms and Marijuana Violations
Scott William Messenger

April 20, 2012

Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan Man Charged with Unlawful Transportation and Possession of Explosives
Kenneth Ageed Kassab

April 19, 2012

Mortgage Broker From Kalamazoo Sentenced to 33 Months in Prison for Wire Fraud
Mark Alan Maurer

April 13, 2012

Investment Advisor Sentenced for Ponzi Scheme
Martin T. Wegener

April 12, 2012

United States Attorney's Office for the Western District of Michigan, 2011 Year in Review
2011 Year in Review

March 2012

March 22, 2012

Former Human Resources Director Sentenced to Prison for Embezzlement from East Lansing Consulting Firm
Lori Knechtel

March 16, 2012

Grand Rapids Man Sentenced to 30 Years for Child Pornography
Michael Melchor

March 15, 2012

Marquette Man Arraigned, Trial Date Set
Joseph Paul Jaukkuri

March 14, 2012

Kalamazoo Man Charged With Leaving Firearms with Felons Sons, Including the Firearm Used in the Killing of a Public Safety Officer.
Kim Robert Statler

February 2012

February 29, 2012

Lansing Drug Trafficking Conspirators Sentenced
Joseph Lewis Parker

February 28, 2012

Former Kalamazoo-Based Financial Advisor Sentenced to 92 Months in Prison for Wire Fraud
Joseph Stephan Fabian

February 23, 2012

Jonesville Resident Pleads Guilty to Filing False Tax Returns
Li Jiao Shao

February 17, 2012

Grady Found Guilty of Wire and Mortgage Fraud Scheme
Kevin Lee Grady Sr.

February 10, 2012

Indian Man Sentenced to 4 Years in Prison for Aggravated Identity Theft and Passport Fraud
Nathan Kent Lumbard

February 08, 2012

Grand Rapids Store Owner Sentenced to 7 Years in Prison and more than $650,000.00 in Restitution for Food Stamp and Welfare Fraud
Ahmed Sheikh Mohamed

February 01, 2012

Osceola Woman Sentenced to 30 Years for Production of Child Pornography
Andria Mast

January 2012

January 31, 2012

Leland Realtor Pleads Guilty to Mail Fraud Scheme
Kimberly Bunbury

January 25, 2012

Grand Rapids Armed Drug Dealer Gets 12 and 1/2 Years
William R. Richmond-Hairston

January 24, 2012

Nine Health Care Professionals, Including Five Doctors, Charged in Kickback Schemes
US Rehab Services

January 24, 2012

Indiana Man Sentenced to 24 Years for Armed Bank Robbery
Jetson Lawrence Bryant

January 10, 2012

Holland Real Estate Worker Sentenced for Bank Fraud
Janice Branderhorst

January 09, 2012

Sault Ste. Marie Man Sentenced for Possession of Child Pornography
Curnel Wayland Matheny

January 09, 2012

Baraga Woman Sentenced for Biting Off Victim's Nose
Donalyn Lynette Taisto

January 06, 2012

Boy Scout Camp Director Sentenced to 95 Years for Distributing, Possessing and Attempting to Produce Child Pornography
Scott Allan Herrick


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