Armed Career Criminal Receives 20 Years in Prison For Gun and Drug Charges

TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA – Keith A. Penn, 41, of Tallahassee, Florida, has been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to drug trafficking and firearm charges. Jason R. Coody, Acting United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida, announced…

Hardy County man indicted on firearms charges

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Gregory Stump, of Moorefield, West Virginia, was indicted yesterday on firearms charges, Acting United States Attorney Randolph J. Bernard announced. Stump, 51, was indicted on one count of “Unlawful Possession of a Firearm” and one count of “Possession…

Tractor-Trailor Driver from Illinois Pleads Guilty to Transporting Minor from Virginia to South Dakota and Engaging in Criminal Sexual Activity

ABINGDON, Va. – A Cahokia, Illinois man pleaded guilty today to transporting a minor from Virginia to South Dakota with the intent to engage in criminal sexual activity. According to court documents, David Kyle Skaggs, 33, was an over-the-road tractor-trailer operator. In…

Harrison County man indicted on firearms charge

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Chad Perkins, of Wallace, West Virginia, was indicted yesterday on a firearms charge, Acting United States Attorney Randolph J. Bernard announced. Perkins, 31, was indicted on one count of “Unlawful Possession of Firearm.” Perkins, a person prohibited from…

Odessa Businessman Sentenced to Federal Prison for Defrauding Family and Friends out of $18 Million

In Midland today, a federal judge sentenced 45-year-old James Clinton Fletcher, owner of now-defunct San Jan, LLC, to 15 years of imprisonment for defrauding investors out of more than $18 million through various fraudulent schemes. In addition to the prison term, U.S.…

Fraudster Who Stole Protected Health Information to Fund Spending Spree Sentenced to Prison

PLANO, Texas – A McKinney man has been sentenced to prison for federal violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Nicholas J. Ganjei today.  Demetrius Cervantes, 46, pleaded guilty on Dec. 4, 2020, to conspiracy to obtain information…

Wilkes-Barre Woman Sentenced For The Straw Purchase Of A Firearm

SCRANTON – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Crystal Hughes, age 37, of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Malachy E. Mannion to one year of probation for making false statements…

Michael Avenatti Sentenced To Over Two Years In Prison For Attempting To Extort Nike And For Defrauding His Client

Audrey Strauss, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that MICHAEL AVENATTI was sentenced today in Manhattan federal court by United States District Judge Paul G. Gardephe to 30 months in prison for attempting to extort NIKE,…