Three Defendants Sentenced for Federal Drug and Firearms Crimes

LAFAYETTE, La. – Acting United States Attorney Alexander C. Van Hook announced that United States District Judge James D. Cain, Jr. sentenced three defendants to time in federal prison for federal crimes involving drug trafficking and illegal possession of firearms. Albert Williams,…

14 Defendants Charged with Drug Trafficking Conspiracy and Related Crimes in Racine, Wisconsin, and Elsewhere

Richard G. Frohling, Acting United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, announced that on October 20, 2021, a federal indictment was unsealed that charged thirteen Racine-area individuals with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute five kilograms…

Southwest Georgian Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison for Operating High-Volume Open Air Illegal Drug “Market”

ALBANY, Ga. – The leader of a high-volume illegal drug trafficking operation located in a southwest Georgia city was sentenced to federal prison. Sherrod Winchester, 39, of Albany, was sentenced to serve 300 months in prison to be followed by five years…

Judge sentences Lake St. Louis man for enticement of a minor and receiving child pornography

ST. LOUIS – Larry Deutsch, age 55 of Lake St. Louis, Missouri, appeared before United States District Court Judge John A. Ross on October 21, 2021.  Deutsch pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 144 months in federal prison to be followed by a…

Philadelphia Police Officer Arrested for Child Pornography Offenses

PHILADELPHIA – Acting United States Attorney Jennifer Arbittier Williams announced that William Watts, Sr., 55, of Philadelphia, PA, was arrested and charged by Criminal Complaint for transportation and possession of child pornography, arising from his transmission over the internet of images of…

Stanislaus County Men Charged with Trafficking Methamphetamine

FRESNO, Calif. — A federal grand jury returned a four-count indictment against Ricardo Ballardo Quintero, 33, and Juan Suarez Jr., 28, both of Modesto, with conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine and three counts of distribution of and…

Federal Jury Finds Cedar Park Man Guilty After Attempting to Make a Molotov Cocktail

AUSTIN – Today a federal jury convicted a Cedar Park man after he tried to make a Molotov cocktail during an evening protest in Austin on May 30, 2020. According to court documents and evidence presented at trial, Cyril Lartigue, 27, was…

Nigerian National Indicted in Connection with Romance Schemes

BOSTON – A Nigerian national residing in Canton was indicted today by a federal grand jury for his role in a wire and bank fraud conspiracy involving romance scams targeting individuals in the United States. Mark Arome Okuo, 41, was indicted on…

St. Paul Felon Sentenced to 110 Months in Prison for Possessing Firearms, Methamphetamine

ST. PAUL, Minn. – A St. Paul man was sentenced today to 110 months in prison followed by five years of supervised release for possessing firearms as a felon and for possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine. According to court documents,…