Justice News https://www.justice.gov/ en Co-Conspirator in Magic Valley Drug Ring Sentenced to 10 Years in Federal Prison for Distributing Fentanyl https://www.justice.gov/usao-id/pr/co-conspirator-magic-valley-drug-ring-sentenced-10-years-federal-prison-distributing Thu, 18 Jul 2024 12:00:00 +0000 https://www.justice.gov/usao-id/pr/co-conspirator-magic-valley-drug-ring-sentenced-10-years-federal-prison-distributing Eastern Idaho Attorney Pleads Guilty to Drug Trafficking Conspiracy https://www.justice.gov/usao-id/pr/eastern-idaho-attorney-pleads-guilty-drug-trafficking-conspiracy Robin Dwain Dunn, 69, of Rigby, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute fentanyl and methamphetamine, U.S. Attorney Josh Hurwit announced today. Thu, 18 Jul 2024 12:00:00 +0000 https://www.justice.gov/usao-id/pr/eastern-idaho-attorney-pleads-guilty-drug-trafficking-conspiracy Large Scale Methamphetamine Trafficker and Illegal Alien from Mexico Sentenced to 16 Years in Federal Prison https://www.justice.gov/usao-id/pr/large-scale-methamphetamine-trafficker-and-illegal-alien-mexico-sentenced-16-years Sergio Cisneros-Guzman, a/k/a Salomon Hernandez Medina, 49, a Mexican citizen residing in Nampa, was sentenced to 16 years in federal prison for distributing methamphetamine and maintaining a drug-involved premises, U.S. Attorney Josh Hurwit announced today. Wed, 17 Jul 2024 12:00:00 +0000 https://www.justice.gov/usao-id/pr/large-scale-methamphetamine-trafficker-and-illegal-alien-mexico-sentenced-16-years Leader of Aryan Knights Prison Gang Pleads Guilty to RICO Conspiracy and Assault with a Dangerous Weapon in Aid of Racketeering https://www.justice.gov/usao-id/pr/leader-aryan-knights-prison-gang-pleads-guilty-rico-conspiracy-and-assault-dangerous BOISE – James Ramsey, 43, formerly the overall leader of the Idaho prison gang known as the Aryan Knights, or “AK,” pleaded guilty today to one count of conspiracy to participate in a racketeering enterprise under the federal RICO statute (the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization Act) conspiracy and one count of assault with a dangerous weapon in aid or racketeering, U.S. Attorney Josh Hurwit announced today.  With Ramsey’s guilty plea, all defendants in a ten-defendant RICO case charged in 2019 have now pleaded guilty.  Sentencing for Ramsey is set for October 22, 2024 Mon, 15 Jul 2024 12:00:00 +0000 https://www.justice.gov/usao-id/pr/leader-aryan-knights-prison-gang-pleads-guilty-rico-conspiracy-and-assault-dangerous Rexburg Man Convicted of Wire Fraud and Aggravated Identity Theft Sentenced to More Than 5 Years in Federal Prison https://www.justice.gov/usao-id/pr/rexburg-man-convicted-wire-fraud-and-aggravated-identity-theft-sentenced-more-5-years Kelly Ryan McCandless, 53, of Rexburg, was sentenced to 65 months in federal prison following his convictions for defrauding his partners out of more than $580,000, U.S. Attorney Josh Hurwit announced today. Wed, 03 Jul 2024 12:00:00 +0000 https://www.justice.gov/usao-id/pr/rexburg-man-convicted-wire-fraud-and-aggravated-identity-theft-sentenced-more-5-years Last of Five Defendants with Ties to White Supremacy and Who Were Charged with Targeting Idaho Energy Facilities Enters Guilty Plea https://www.justice.gov/usao-id/pr/last-five-defendants-ties-white-supremacy-and-who-were-charged-targeting-idaho-energy Yesterday, in Wilmington, North Carolina, a Boise man with white supremacist ties pleaded guilty to a federal firearms charge stemming from his participation in a group that had discussed targeting the power grid in Idaho and had conducted live-fire training near Boise. Tue, 25 Jun 2024 12:00:00 +0000 https://www.justice.gov/usao-id/pr/last-five-defendants-ties-white-supremacy-and-who-were-charged-targeting-idaho-energy Two East Idaho Methamphetamine Traffickers Receive Lengthy Federal Prison Sentences https://www.justice.gov/usao-id/pr/two-east-idaho-methamphetamine-traffickers-receive-lengthy-federal-prison-sentences U.S. Attorney Josh Hurwit announced the sentences for two separate East Idaho methamphetamine traffickers who will serve a collective 21.5 years in federal prison. Thu, 20 Jun 2024 12:00:00 +0000 https://www.justice.gov/usao-id/pr/two-east-idaho-methamphetamine-traffickers-receive-lengthy-federal-prison-sentences Co-Worker Who Sold His Friend Fentanyl Pills Causing His Death Sentenced to 84 Months in Federal Prison https://www.justice.gov/usao-id/pr/co-worker-who-sold-his-friend-fentanyl-pills-causing-his-death-sentenced-84-months Tanner Lee Goforth, 38, of Nampa, was sentenced to seven years in federal prison for selling a co-worker fentanyl that led to his overdose death, U.S. Attorney Josh Hurwit announced today. Thu, 20 Jun 2024 12:00:00 +0000 https://www.justice.gov/usao-id/pr/co-worker-who-sold-his-friend-fentanyl-pills-causing-his-death-sentenced-84-months Kuna Man Sentenced to 9 Years in Federal Prison for Methamphetamine Trafficking https://www.justice.gov/usao-id/pr/kuna-man-sentenced-9-years-federal-prison-methamphetamine-trafficking Wed, 19 Jun 2024 12:00:00 +0000 https://www.justice.gov/usao-id/pr/kuna-man-sentenced-9-years-federal-prison-methamphetamine-trafficking Fort Hall Woman Sentenced to Federal Prison for Causing the Death of Her 7-Week-Old Baby by Methamphetamine Exposure https://www.justice.gov/usao-id/pr/fort-hall-woman-sentenced-federal-prison-causing-death-her-7-week-old-baby Keisha Cody, 27, of Fort Hall, was sentenced to five years in federal prison for felony injury to a child, following the death of her seven-week-old baby boy on December 10, 2019, at Fort Hall, U.S. Attorney Josh Hurwit announced today. Tue, 18 Jun 2024 12:00:00 +0000 https://www.justice.gov/usao-id/pr/fort-hall-woman-sentenced-federal-prison-causing-death-her-7-week-old-baby Canyon County Man Sentenced to Over 10 Years for Distributing Cocaine and Methamphetamine https://www.justice.gov/usao-id/pr/canyon-county-man-sentenced-over-10-years-distributing-cocaine-and-methamphetamine Tyler J. Pierce, 31, of Caldwell, was sentenced to 125 months in federal prison for distribution of cocaine and methamphetamine, U.S. Attorney Josh Hurwit announced today. Tue, 18 Jun 2024 12:00:00 +0000 https://www.justice.gov/usao-id/pr/canyon-county-man-sentenced-over-10-years-distributing-cocaine-and-methamphetamine Idaho U.S. Attorney’s Office Recognizes World Elder Abuse Awareness Day https://www.justice.gov/usao-id/pr/idaho-us-attorneys-office-recognizes-world-elder-abuse-awareness-day Josh Hurwit, U.S. Attorney for the District of Idaho, joined national, state, local, and Tribal leaders today in recognizing World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD).  Since 2006, WEAAD has been commemorated to promote awareness and increased understanding of the many forms of elder abuse affecting Americans, as well as the resources available to those at risk. Fri, 14 Jun 2024 12:00:00 +0000 https://www.justice.gov/usao-id/pr/idaho-us-attorneys-office-recognizes-world-elder-abuse-awareness-day Three East Idaho Men Sentenced to Federal Prison for Trafficking Methamphetamine and Fentanyl https://www.justice.gov/usao-id/pr/three-east-idaho-men-sentenced-federal-prison-trafficking-methamphetamine-and-fentanyl U.S. Attorney Josh Hurwit announced the outcomes in two separate East Idaho cases in which three defendants were sentenced to federal prison for trafficking controlled substances. Thu, 13 Jun 2024 12:00:00 +0000 https://www.justice.gov/usao-id/pr/three-east-idaho-men-sentenced-federal-prison-trafficking-methamphetamine-and-fentanyl Ohio Man Sentenced to 20 Years in Federal Prison for Producing Child Sexual Abuse Material https://www.justice.gov/usao-id/pr/ohio-man-sentenced-20-years-federal-prison-producing-child-sexual-abuse-material Gary Hastler, 67, of Delaware, Ohio, was sentenced to 240 months in federal prison for sexual exploitation of a child, U.S. Attorney Josh Hurwit announced today. Tue, 11 Jun 2024 12:00:00 +0000 https://www.justice.gov/usao-id/pr/ohio-man-sentenced-20-years-federal-prison-producing-child-sexual-abuse-material Meridian Man Sentenced for Destruction of an Energy Facility After Shooting at Two Idaho Power Hydroelectric Power Plants https://www.justice.gov/usao-id/pr/meridian-man-sentenced-destruction-energy-facility-after-shooting-two-idaho-power Randy Scott Vail, 59, of Meridian, was sentenced to five years of probation for destruction of an energy facility, U.S. Attorney Josh Hurwit announced today. Wed, 05 Jun 2024 12:00:00 +0000 https://www.justice.gov/usao-id/pr/meridian-man-sentenced-destruction-energy-facility-after-shooting-two-idaho-power Idaho Falls Couple Sentenced for Distributing Fentanyl and Methamphetamine in Eastern Idaho https://www.justice.gov/usao-id/pr/idaho-falls-couple-sentenced-distributing-fentanyl-and-methamphetamine-eastern-idaho Richard Corey Fox, 54, and Angelina Larae Norton, 61, a couple living in Idaho Falls, were sentenced to over ten years combined for distributing fentanyl and methamphetamine in eastern Idaho, U.S. Attorney Josh Hurwit announced today. Fri, 31 May 2024 12:00:00 +0000 https://www.justice.gov/usao-id/pr/idaho-falls-couple-sentenced-distributing-fentanyl-and-methamphetamine-eastern-idaho Bank Robber Sentenced to 13 Years in Federal Prison for Robbing American Falls Bank https://www.justice.gov/usao-id/pr/bank-robber-sentenced-13-years-federal-prison-robbing-american-falls-bank Steven James Parker, 50, who most recently lived in Gooding, Mountain Home, and Boise, was sentenced to 13 years in federal prison for the September 1, 2023, robbery of the Bank of Commerce in American Falls, U.S. Attorney Josh Hurwit announced today. Thu, 09 May 2024 12:00:00 +0000 https://www.justice.gov/usao-id/pr/bank-robber-sentenced-13-years-federal-prison-robbing-american-falls-bank Executive Pleads Guilty to Conspiring to Monopolize, Rig Bids and Allocate Territories for Wildfire Services https://www.justice.gov/usao-id/pr/executive-pleads-guilty-conspiring-monopolize-rig-bids-and-allocate-territories-wildfire Wed, 08 May 2024 12:00:00 +0000 https://www.justice.gov/usao-id/pr/executive-pleads-guilty-conspiring-monopolize-rig-bids-and-allocate-territories-wildfire U.S. Attorney’s Office to Co-Sponsor “United Against Hate” Summit with The College of Idaho https://www.justice.gov/usao-id/pr/us-attorneys-office-co-sponsor-united-against-hate-summit-college-idaho Wed, 08 May 2024 12:00:00 +0000 https://www.justice.gov/usao-id/pr/us-attorneys-office-co-sponsor-united-against-hate-summit-college-idaho Arizona Man Sentenced to 10.5 Years for Trafficking Fentanyl in Pocatello https://www.justice.gov/usao-id/pr/arizona-man-sentenced-105-years-trafficking-fentanyl-pocatello Tue, 07 May 2024 12:00:00 +0000 https://www.justice.gov/usao-id/pr/arizona-man-sentenced-105-years-trafficking-fentanyl-pocatello California Man Sentenced to 7 Years in Federal Prison for Possessing Child Pornography https://www.justice.gov/usao-id/pr/california-man-sentenced-7-years-federal-prison-possessing-child-pornography Tue, 07 May 2024 12:00:00 +0000 https://www.justice.gov/usao-id/pr/california-man-sentenced-7-years-federal-prison-possessing-child-pornography U.S. Attorney Hurwit Releases Public Service Announcement Warning Against Possession of Machinegun Conversion Devices https://www.justice.gov/usao-id/pr/us-attorney-hurwit-releases-public-service-announcement-warning-against-possession Mon, 06 May 2024 12:00:00 +0000 https://www.justice.gov/usao-id/pr/us-attorney-hurwit-releases-public-service-announcement-warning-against-possession Justice Department Strengthens Efforts, Builds Partnerships to Address the Crisis of Missing or Murdered Indigenous Persons https://www.justice.gov/usao-id/pr/justice-department-strengthens-efforts-builds-partnerships-address-crisis-missing-or Fri, 03 May 2024 12:00:00 +0000 https://www.justice.gov/usao-id/pr/justice-department-strengthens-efforts-builds-partnerships-address-crisis-missing-or Montana Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Trafficking Fentanyl Through Idaho https://www.justice.gov/usao-id/pr/montana-man-sentenced-federal-prison-trafficking-fentanyl-through-idaho Thu, 02 May 2024 12:00:00 +0000 https://www.justice.gov/usao-id/pr/montana-man-sentenced-federal-prison-trafficking-fentanyl-through-idaho U.S. Attorney Hurwit Highlights Success of Fentanyl Distribution Prosecution Efforts in East Idaho https://www.justice.gov/usao-id/pr/us-attorney-hurwit-highlights-success-fentanyl-distribution-prosecution-efforts-east Fri, 26 Apr 2024 12:00:00 +0000 https://www.justice.gov/usao-id/pr/us-attorney-hurwit-highlights-success-fentanyl-distribution-prosecution-efforts-east