News and Press Releases

News and Press Releases

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December 2011

December 19, 2011

Former Grainger County Deputy Sheriff Sentenced To 125 Months Years In Prison For Enticing Minors To Engage In Sex

December 16, 2011

Matthew Brock Sentenced To 36 Months For Violating Supervised Release Conditions

December 14, 2011

Bristol Resident Everette Spencer Barnett Sentenced To 22 Years In Prison For Interstate Travel For Child Sex

December 13, 2011

Francisco Martin Sentenced To 156 Months For Receipt Of Child Pornography

December 12, 2011

Former Ph.d. Student Sentenced To 70 Months In Federal Prison For Role In Fraud And Identity Theft Offenses

December 7, 2011

Retired Navy Captain and Nuclear Fuels Executive Pleads Guilty to Receipt of Child Pornography

December 6, 2011

Chad Schaffner Sentenced In Six-State Robbery Spree To 26 Life Sentences

Guadalupe Granado Convicted In Large Methamphetamine Conspiracy

November 2011

November 29, 2011

Cosby Man Sentenced to Over 24 Years In Prison for Drug Trafficking

November 28, 2011

Stanley Weems Pleads Guilty to Production of Child Pornography

November 21, 2011

Hawkins County Pharmacist Pleads Guilty to Unlawful Distribution of Oxycodone

November 17, 2011

Knoxville Woman Sentenced to 21 Months in Prison for Check Fraud Scheme and International Money Laundering

Johnson City Resident Sentenced to Serve 188 Months for Crack Cocaine Conspiracy

Marco Antonio Rivera Convicted in Large Methamphetamine Conspiracy

November 16, 2011

U. S. Attorney's Office Collects $44,611,456.06 in Civil & Criminal Actions in FY 2011

November 15, 2011

Nashville Gangsta Crip Gang Member Sentenced to over 51 Years for Leading Drug Trafficking Conspiracy in Greene and Hamblen Counties

Federal Defendant Faces Decades in Prison after Trial

November 14, 2011

Mark Allen Buckner Sentenced to 135 Months in Prison for Conspiracy to Manufacture Methamphetamine

November 8, 2011

Georgia Resident Sentenced in Chattanooga to Greeneville Cocaine and Crack Cocaine Trafficking Case

Barney Davis, Christen Altman, and Jeffery Bradford Plead Guilty To Horse Protection Act Violations

November 7, 2011

Elizabethton Felon Sentenced to Ninety-four Months in Prison for Possessng a Firearm

November 3, 2011

Kenneth Wayne Hafley Sentenced to Eighteen Months in Prison for False Declaration

Matthew Correll Sentenced for Falsifying Work Records at Nuclear Power Plant

October 2011

October 28, 2011

John Wesley Irons Sentenced to Five Years in Prison For Arson of United States Forest Service Land

October 27, 2011

Leslie Janous Sentenced to 110 Months in Prison For Wire Fraud and Money Laundering

Greene County Resident Convicted in Major Cocaine And Crack Cocaine Drug Trafficking Case

Atlanta Resident Sentenced in Major Crack Cocaine Trafficking Organization Operating in the Morristown Area

October 26, 2011

Johnson City Resident Sentenced on Federal Crack Cocaine Charges

Twenty-one Individuals Indicted On Drug, Money Laundering, and Firearms Charges

October 25, 2011

Militia Extremist Convicted of Attempting to Cause a Civil Disturbance While Armed

October 18, 2011

William James Lyon, IV Sentenced to 105 Months For Receipt of Child Pornography

Paul Blackburn Pleads Guilty to Horse Protection Act Violations

Counterfeiter Sentenced to 41 Months in Federal Prison

October 17, 2011

Lawrence Parawan Pleads Guilty to Misuse of Pesticide and Unlawful Killing of a Migratory Bird

October 13, 2011

Man Sentenced to 46 Months in Prison for Attempting to Unlawfully Ship Body Armor to Bogota, Colombia

October 7, 2011

Campbell County Man Indicted for Possession of Stolen Explosives

October 4, 2011

Son of Former Church Secretary Sentenced to Fifty-one Months in Prison for Bank Fraud and Money Laundering

Erwin Man Sentenced to Over Six Years In Prison for Possession of a Firearm

October 3, 2011

Edward Keith Roberts Sentenced to 18 Months in Prison for Adam Walsh Act Violation

September 2011

September 30, 2011

Additional Defendants Sentenced in Major Cocaine Trafficking Organization Operating in the Tri-Cities Area

September 28, 2011

Kingsport Man Pleads Guilty in Money Laundering and Wire Fraud Scheme

Unicoi Veterinarian Pleads Guilty to Filing False Income Tax Return

September 27, 2011

Donald Jack Clark Pleaded Guilty to Making False Clean Water Act Discharge Monitoring Reports

Hill-Rom Company, Inc. Will Pay $41.8 Million to Resolve Federal Health Care Fraud Investigation

Lead Defendant Sentenced in Major Cocaine Trafficking Organization Operating in the Tri-Cities Area

September 26, 2011

Elizabethton Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison

September 23, 2011

Honduran Man Sentenced to 24 Months for Transporting Women Across State Lines to Engage in Prostitution

September 20, 2011

Another Anti-Nuclear Protestor Sentenced to Eight Months in Prison

September 19, 2011

Anti-Nuclear Protestor Sentenced to Eight Months in Prison

September 15, 2011

Stanley Weems Indicted for Production and Possession of Child Pornography and Sexual Exploitation of a Minor

September 8, 2011

John Eric Barnes Sentenced to 132 Months in Prison for Receiving Child Pornography

September 7, 2011

Maynardville Resident Pleads Guilty to Possession Of Counterfeit Securities and Money Laundering

September 2, 2011

Atlanta Residents Sentenced in Major Crack Cocaine Trafficking Organization Operating in the Morristown Area

August 2011

August 31, 2011

Newport Resident Kenny Dale Willis Sentenced to ElevenYears in Prison for Distributing Child Pornography

August 29, 2011

David Jackson Sentenced for Carjacking and Interstate Transportation of Stolen Motor Vehicle

August 16, 2011

Federal Jury Convicts Sullivan County Residents Tommy Blair and Tina Rogers on Federal Bank Fraud Charges

Three Sentenced in Robbery of Morristown Consumer Credit Union

August 4, 2011

Former Grainger County Sheriff Deputy Pleads Guilty to Federal Enticement Charges

Knoxville Man Is Sentenced to 413 Months for Enticing a Thirteen-Year-Old to Engage in Sex

August 2, 2011

Newport Man Sentenced to 50 Months in Prison for Operating a Chop Shop and Possessing Stolen Firearms

July 2011

July 28, 2011

Barney Davis Detained and Bond Surrendered in Case Involving Horse Protection Act Violations and Related Financial Crimes

July 27, 2011

Three-count Federal Indictment Returned Against Joshua Young for Armed Robbery and Being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm

Federal, State and Local Leaders Come Together to Discuss the Growing Problems Associated With Prescription Drug Abuse in Tennessee

July 21, 2011

Former FBI Special Agent Darin Lee McAllister Sentenced To Federal Prison for Federal Wire and Bankruptcy Fraud

July 20, 2011

Richard and Melissa Arnold, Kristen Bailey and Reginald Garner Plead Guilty to Conspiracy to Distribute Pirated DVDs

July 15, 2011

Physician Receives One Year Prison Sentence for Health Care Fraud and Tax Offenses

David Donovan Sentenced for Receipt of Child Pornography

July 13, 2011

Carter County Residents Plead Guilty to Federal Wire Fraud

July 11, 2011

Morristown Man with Thirteen Prior Robbery Convictions Sentenced to Federal Prison for Robbery Number Fourteen

July 8, 2011

Defendants Sentenced in Major Cocaine Trafficking Organization Operating in the Tri-Cities Area

July 7, 2011

Former Ph.D. Student Pleads Guilty to Fraud and Identity Theft Offenses

Final Defendant Sentenced in Robbery of Suntrust Bank in Morristown

June 2011

June 30, 2011

James Lewis Johnson Sentenced to Fifteen Months in Prison for Mail Fraud Scheme

June 29, 2011

Knoxville Man Indicted for Attempting to Entice a Twelve-year-old to Engage in Sex

June 28, 2011

Cocke County Man Sentenced to Seventeen and a Half Years in Prison for Firearms and Stolen Vehicles

June 27, 2011

Wayne Darnell Bass Pleads Guilty to Passing Counterfeit Checks

Sevierville Resident Pleads Guilty in Loan Fraud Case

June 9, 2011

Inactive Customs and Border Protection Officer Pleads Guilty to Falsely Altering an Immigration Document

June 8, 2011

Hixson Man Pleads Guilty to Falsifying Work Records at Nuclear Power Plant

June 6, 2011

Kingston Resident Sentenced on Wire Fraud and Tax Evasion Charges

Samuel Kent Barnett Sentenced 151 Months For Receipt of Child Pornography

May 2011

May 26, 2011

Defendants Convicted in Methamphetamine Case

May 19, 2011

Federal, State and Local Law Enforcement Agents Arrest Members of a Major Drug Trafficking Organization For Oxycodone, Cocaine and Marijuana Trafficking

May 16, 2011

Richard and Melissa Arnold, Kristen Bailey and Reginald Garner Indicted for Pirated DVDs.

Chattanooga Man Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison for Drug Trafficking

May 13 2011

Federal Jury Convicts Cosby Man on Drug, Firearms and Lacey Act Charges

May 11, 2011

Twelve Anti-Nuclear Protestors Found Guilty of Trespassing at Oak Ridge Y-12 National Security Complex

May 10, 2011

San Francisco-to-Knoxville Cocaine Trafficking Organization Dismantled

May 9, 2011

Nine Indicted on Federal Prostitution Charges

North Carolina Resident Convicted in Ten Pound Methamphetamine Conspiracy

U.S. Attorney Alerts Public About Disaster Relief Fraud Program

May 3, 2011

Rapper “Catfish Boo” Sentenced to 100 Months in Federal Prison for Role in Cocaine Base (“Crack”) Cocaine Conspiracy

April 2011

April 26, 2011

Fourteen - Count Federal Indictment Returned Against Family and Friend of Jesse R. Mathews

Superseding Indictment Filed Against Barney Davis, Christen Altman, Jeffery Bradford, and Paul Blackburn for Additional Horse Protection Act Charges and Related Financial Crimes

April 21, 2011

Blount County Couple Sentenced to Prison for Tax Evasion Scheme

April 14, 2011

Johnson City Man Convicted of Conspiracies to Traffic Oxycodone Pills and Launder Money

April 13, 2011

U. S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Tennessee Observes National Crime Victims' Rights Week

April 12, 2011

Armed Career Criminal Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison

April 8, 2011

Federal Charges Filed Against Relatives of Suspect in Chattanooga Police Officer Homicide

April 5, 2011

Hartford Postmaster Tom Stanton Sentenced to Five Years Probation for Postal Service Embezzlement

Mark Slone Sentenced to Two Years in Prison for Unlawful Possession of Stolen Explosives

April 4, 2011

United States Attorney Issues Statement Recognizing 2011 Sexual Assault Awareness Month

March 2011

March 31, 2011

Cleveland Resident John Daniel O'Neal Indicted for Submitting False Document to Bankruptcy Court

Everette Spencer Barnett Pleads Guilty to Interstate Travel for Sex with a Minor

Federal Jury Convicts Francisco Martin On Child Pornography Charges

March 30, 2011

Florida Resident Sentenced to 37 Years for Oxycodone Conspiracy and Firearms Violations

March 29, 2011

Gunman in Morristown Bank Robbery Sentenced

March 28, 2011

Roy Walsh Sentenced to 200 Months in Prison for Transporting Child Pornography in Interstate Commerce By Means of a Computer

Nineteen Arrested on Federal Methamphetamine Charges in Lincoln County

Fayetteville Tennessee Doctor Sentenced for Illegally Dispensing Oxycodone, Defrauding Tenn Care, and Tax Evasion - Reissued Revised Version

Dandridge Resident Sentenced to Over Fifteen Years in Prison for Possession of Firearms

March 24, 2011

Chattanooga Man Indicted for False Statements on Nuclear Power Plant Electrical Safety Systems

March 23, 2011

Johnson City Doctor Pleads Guilty to Failure to Keep Drug Records and Making False Statements to Drug Enforcement Administration

March 21, 2011

Fayetteville Tennessee Doctor Sentenced For Illegally Dispensing Oxycodone, Defrauding Tenn Care, and Tax Evasion

Michael Currier Sentenced To 292 Months In Prison For Cocaine Trafficking

McMinnville Resident Sentenced In Embezzlement Scheme

March 18, 2011

Anderson County Man Receives Six Month Prison Sentence for Cross Burning

March 18, 2011

Trainers Indicted On Horse Cruelty Violations

March 17, 2011

Miami Resident David Jackson Convicted of Carjacking and Stolen Car Charges Related To Infant Kidnaping

March 15, 2011

Birchwood Man Indicted for Perjury in a Civil Trial

March 9, 2011

Winchester Doctor Pleads Guilty To Illegally Dispensing Controlled Substances and Sentenced To 70 Months In Prison

March 8, 2011

Six Indicted For Conspiring To Purchase and Issue Unlawful Tennessee Drivers Licenses

February 2011

February 24, 2011

Former Scancarbon Employee Leslie Janous Pleads Guilty To $4 Million Embezzlement

Adulterated Food Seized from Shelbyville Cheese Store

February 17, 2011

Bluff City Resident Pleads Guilty to Dealing in Firearms

Robert Thomas Shultz Sentenced to 171 Months in Prison for Receipt and Possession of Child Pornography

February 15, 2011

Shaun Kidd Setenced to 60 Months in Prision For Causing and Inducting the Misapplication of Bank Funds

Sevierville Attorney Indicted in Wire and Bank Fraud Conspiracy and Money Laundering in $6 Million Mortgage Fraud Scheme

February 15, 2011

East Tennessee Armed Pharmacy Robbery Ring Charged

February 3, 2011

Kingston Resident Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud and Tax Evasion

February 2, 2011

Gregory "Frog" Thomas Sentenced to 240 Months in Prison for Conspiracy to Distribute Crack Cocaine

Chattanooga Contractor Indicted for Fraud and Money Laundering

January 2011

January 25, 2011

Rockwood Resident Pleads Guilty to Posession of Child Pornography

January 14, 2011

Trio Arrested and Arraigned on Federal Bank Fraud Charges

Kingsport Man Arrested for A Money Laundering and Wire Fraud Scheme Involving Over $3,000,000

New Market Man Arrested for Wire Fraud and Money Laundering

Knoxville Man Pleads Guilty to Attempting to Entice a Thirteen-Year-Old To Engage in Sex

January 13, 2011

East Tennessee Man Pleads Guilty to Illegally Exporting Bullet Proof Vests

January 7, 2011

Former Knox County Sheriff's Deputy Sentenced to 34 Months for Identity Theft Scheme

January 5, 2011

Retired Claiborne County Educator Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison for Child Sex Crimes

Former University of Tennessee Professor John Reece Roth's Convictions For Illegally Transporting Military Research Data Upheld on Appeal

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