Damian Williams, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced today the guilty plea of MARCO RUIZ OCHOA for his role in promoting a large-scale cryptocurrency Ponzi scheme known as IcomTech.
The Justice Department filed a complaint against eBay Inc. today for unlawfully selling and distributing hundreds of thousands of products in violation of the Clean Air Act (CAA); the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) and the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).
BROOKLYN, NY — The United States, on behalf of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), filed a civil complaint today in federal court in Brooklyn against eBay Inc. for unlawfully selling and distributing hundreds of thousands of products in violation of the Clean Air Act; the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act and the Toxic Substances Control Act.
Orlando, FL - United States Attorney Roger B. Handberg announces that Troy Mitchell McGowan (25, Deltona) has pleaded guilty to distributing child sexual abuse images and videos over the internet and possession of child sexual abuse images and videos. McGowan faces a minimum mandatory sentence of 5 years, and up to 40 years, in federal prison. His sentencing hearing is set for December 6, 2023.
Jacksonville, Florida – U.S. District Judge Brian J. Davis has sentenced Neal Evan Pollman (42, Panama City) to 18 months in federal prison for manufacturing counterfeit Federal Reserve Notes. The court also ordered Pollman to pay restitution to the victims he defrauded.
Tampa, FL – U.S. District Judge Steven D. Merryday has sentenced Brian David Johnson (38, Pinellas) to 7 years and 3 months in federal prison, followed by 15 years of supervised release, for receiving child sex abuse material. The court also ordered Johnson to pay $23,000 in restitution and forfeit various electronic devices, which are traceable to proceeds of the offense. Johnson had pleaded guilty on June 28, 2023.
Orlando, FL – United States District Judge Wendy W. Berger has sentenced Denise E. Kovacs (60, Clermont) to18 months in federal prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release, for embezzling labor union funds. Kovacs was also ordered to pay $304,903.27 in restitution. Kovacs had pleaded guilty on February 23, 2023.