Buffalo, New York – U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that J. Guadalupe Hernandez, 33, and his sister, Felisita Hernandez, 32, both of Farmington, NY, who were convicted of conspiracy to harbor illegal aliens, harboring an illegal alien, and pattern and practice, were sentenced by U.S. District Judge David G. Larimer. J. Guadalupe Hernandez was sentenced to 21 months in prison and ordered to forfeit $70,101.58. Felisita Hernandez was sentenced to time served to include six months home confinement.
Maryland – Detectives are investigating a fatal shooting in the city of Bowie. The victim is 27-year-old Derrick Whittaker of Huntsworth Court in Capitol Heights. A reward of up to $25,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case. Preliminarily, detectives do not believe this was a random crime.
On January 20th, at about 11:45 am, Bowie Police officers responded to the 1200 block of Pennypacker Lane for the sound of gunshots. Prior to their arrival on scene, Whittaker had already been driven to a local hospital. He had been shot in the upper body and was pronounced dead a short time later.
Detectives are working to identify a suspect(s) and motive in this case.
Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the Homicide Unit at 301-772-4925. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).
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Little Rock, Arkansas – Cody Hiland, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas, and Michelle Hussar, District Director for the United States Department of Labor Office of Labor Management Standards, announced today that Chief United States District Judge Brian S. Miller sentenced Jeni May Hughes, 51, of Jacksonville, to 30 months in federal prison for embezzling more than $425,000 from Plumbers and Pipefitters Local Union No. 155 (Local 155).
Lord & Taylor announces a mass layoff that will potentially affect 202 employees at its Wilkes Barre distribution center. The employees were notified on January 11 that they would be laid off on April 27.
Technicolor Home Entertainment Services, formerly known as Technicolor Videocassette, Inc., filed a Workers Adjustment and Retraining Notification with the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry earlier this month. The notice indicates the company will close its Olyphant plant at 1400 East Lackawanna Avenue on May 1.
Baltimore, Maryland – On January 20, 2018 at approximately 3:15 a.m., Citiwatch camera operators spotted at least three unknown males in the area of Park Avenue at Clay Street, outside of a vehicle, arming themselves with handguns.
The camera operator called for patrol units to respond to the area to investigate.
San Francisco, California – Andre Brown was sentenced today to 252 months in prison and ordered to pay $170,451 in restitution for four armed bank robberies and related crimes, announced Acting United States Attorney Alex G. Tse and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Special Agent in Charge John F. Bennett. The sentence was handed down by the Honorable Susan Illston, U.S. District Judge, following Brown’s plea of guilty to the charges.
Lockheed Martin Reaches $4.4M Settlement To Resolve Allegations It Provided Faulty Equipment To Coast Guard
San Francisco, California – Defense contractor Lockheed Martin Corporation has agreed to a settlement valued at $4.4 million to resolve allegations that it violated the civil False Claims Act by providing defective communications systems for the United States Coast Guard’s National Security Cutters, announced Acting United States Attorney Alex G. Tse and Department of Homeland Security Office of the Inspector General Special Agent in Charge of the San Diego Field Office Amanda Thandi.
Monroe, Louisiana – United States Attorney Alexander C. Van Hook announced today that a Monroe city postal carrier assistant pleaded guilty to taking parcels containing prescription drugs.