Chicago, Illinois – A north suburban businessman who operated a cellular telephone distributorship throughout Illinois and other Midwestern states has pleaded guilty to willfully failing to pay more than $800,000 in personal and corporate income taxes.
Maryland – Detectives arrested a suspect in connection with a sexual assault in Beltsville in December of 2017. The suspect is 25-year-old Jose Gomez-Portillo of the 2000 block of W. Patapsco Avenue in Baltimore. At the time of the assault, the suspect lived in the same area as the victim. The suspect and victim did not know each other.
Attorney General Frosh Joins 18 Attorneys General In Calling For Banking Legislation For Legalized Use Of Marijuana
Baltimore, Maryland – Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh today joined a coalition of attorneys general urging Congress to advance legislation allowing states with legalized medical or recreational marijuana to bring that commerce into the banking system. Banks and other depository institutions are currently hindered by federal law from providing financial services to marijuana businesses, even in states where those businesses are regulated.
Boston, Massachusetts – A Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles clerk was sentenced today in federal court in Boston for her role in a scheme to produce false identification documents.
Evelyn Medina, 56, of Boston, was sentenced to 15 months in prison and two years of supervised release. In October 2017, Media and co-conspirators Annette Gracia, 37, of Boston; Kimberly Jordan, 33, of Randolph; David Brimage, 46, of Boston; and Bivian Yohanny Brea, 41, of Boston, agreed to plead guilty to one count of producing without lawful authority an identification document or a false identification document.
San Francisco, California – Robert Bogucki, the former head of Barclays Capital Inc.’s (Barclays) New York foreign exchange trading operation was charged yesterday in an indictment for his alleged role in a scheme to defraud a client of Barclays through a method commonly referred to as “front-running.” The charges relate to the manipulation of foreign exchange options in advance of an exceptionally large trade by the Palo Alto, California-based Hewlett-Packard Company (HP) in 2011.
The tires of 12 vehicles parked in the 8100 block of Randolph Way in the overnight hours of January 15-16, according to police.
Basset Mirror Company Reaches $10.5M Settlement To Resolve Allegations Related To Evaded Customs Duties
Washington – Virginia-based home furnishings company, Bassett Mirror Company, has agreed to pay the United States $10.5 million to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by knowingly making false statements on customs declarations to avoid paying antidumping duties on wooden bedroom furniture imported from the People’s Republic of China (PRC), the Justice Department announced today.
Fresno, California – In separate cases, two defendants were sentenced today for drug trafficking on the dark-web marketplace AlphaBay, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced.
Chief U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. O’Neill sentenced David Ryan Burchard, 40, of Merced, to six years and eight months in prison. He sentenced Emil Vladimirov Babadjov, 33, a Bulgarian and U.S. dual-national formerly residing in San Francisco, to five years and 10 months in prison.
Los Angeles, California – A Los Angeles County deputy sheriff who allegedly agreed on two occasions to oversee the delivery of narcotics and other contraband in exchange for cash payments was arrested this morning, along with three other men, on federal narcotics charges.
Walmart filed a Workers Adjustment and Retraining Notification with the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation on January 9. The notice indicates the company will close its Sam’s Club store at 9760 Reistertown Road in Owings Mills on May 11.