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Blue Springs man pleads guilty to child porn
KANSAS CITY - A Blue Springs, Mo., man pleaded guilty in federal court to receiving child pornography over the Internet. David Neil Brown, 44, of Blue Springs, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Fernando J. Gaitan to the charge contained in an Aug. 30, 2005, federal indictment.
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Project Safe Neighborhoods
Project Ceasefire

Click here to view current Project Ceasefire Statistics for the Kansas City, Mo. metropolitan area, or to learn more about Project Ceasefire. Click here to view News Releases reporting on individual Project Ceasefire cases
in the Kansas City, Mo. metropolitan area.

 Northwest Missouri Interagency Team Response Operation
Task force targets northwest MO
Todd P. Graves, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, and Mark S. James, Special Agent in Charge of the Kansas City Field Division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, announce the creation of NITRO: a new law enforcement task force in northwest Missouri.
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2004 Annual Report

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‘Miracle Cars' FAQs

Here are some of the most commonly asked questions by victims of the Miracle Cars fraud scheme.
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Branson Time-Share Fraud
A sentencing hearing has been scheduled for Dennis Ray Weaver, 55, of Jackson, Tenn. Weaver, who pleaded guilty to mail fraud, will be sentenced at 10 a.m. on Jan. 6, 2006, in U.S. District Court in Springfield, Mo. By pleading guilty on Oct. 14, 2004, Weaver admitted that he marketed phony time-share investment opportunities in the Branson Inn and Dogwood Inn from July 2000 through August 2003, generating more than $27 million in revenue and causing an actual loss in excess of $20 million from several hundred victims.
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USA Patriot Act
What is the Patriot Act, and how
effective has it been in defending
American life and liberty from
terrorist threats since
Sept. 11, 2001?
Preserving Life and Liberty
Fact of the Day

Crystal Kipper & Ali Kemp
Memorial Award

Lamar Advertising Company was recognized with the second annual award, presented during National Crime Victims' Rights Week in recognition of an extra step taken to stop those who harm or exploit children.
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Identity Theft
Don't be a victim
Identity theft has been called the fastest-growing crime in America.
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Phantom Cattle
'Phantom Cattle' fraud
costs victims $160 million

Two defendants have been sentenced for working together in the largest financial fraud ever prosecuted in the Western District of Missouri. The $160 million "Phantom Cattle Scheme" involved victims in several Midwestern states.
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Ashcroft visits KC to launch
new initiative targeting
Internet crimes against children

U.S. Attorney Todd Graves welcomed U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft to Kansas City to
announce the launch of a new
initiative that targets Internet
crimes against children, such as
child pornography, and other
cyber crimes
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This section was last on August 14, 2006

Updated January 7, 2015

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