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Researchers Say Zero Tolerance Policies Unfairly Punish Black Girls

17 Feb 13:08 | U.S. News

Black girls are disproportionately punished in American schools - an "overlooked crisis" that is populating the school-to-prison pipeline at rising rates, two education scholars argue in a new paper.read more »

SEC, NASAA Sign Info-Sharing Agreement for Crowdfunding and Other Offerings

17 Feb 11:45 | U.S. News

The Securities and Exchange Commission and the North American Securities Administrators Association today signed an information-sharing agreement as new rules to facilitate intrastate crowdfunding offerings and regional offerings take effect. The agreement signed by the SEC and NASAA is intended to facilitate the sharing of information to ensure that the new exemptions are serving their intended purpose of facilitating access to capital for small businesses. Under the memorandum of understanding (MOU), federal and state securities regulators will be better able to monitor the effects of the new rules and also guard against fraud. The MOU was signed by SEC Acting Chairman Michael S. Piwowar and Mike Rothman, Minnesota Commissioner of Commerce and President of NASAA, which represents state securities administrators. The agreement not only builds on an already productive relationship between the SEC and state regulators, it also offers additional insights andread more »

Two Synthetic Drug Wholesalers Sentenced To Over 40 Years In Federal Prison

17 Feb 10:06 | U.S. News

Two men who acted as wholesalers for synthetic drugs across the Midwest, including Iowa, have been sentenced to a total of more than 40 years in federal prison.read more »

SOFAST Task Force Arrests Murder Suspect in Cincinnati

16 Feb 23:26 | U.S. News

February 15, 2017 - U.S. Marshal Pete Tobin is pleased to announce that during the afternoon hours of February 15, 2017, the U.S. Marshal’s Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team arrested fugitive Kamaya Farikafi for an outstanding warrant from the Chelsea District Court for Murder.read more »

New Mexico’s Most Wanted Adds New Violent Offender

16 Feb 23:25 | U.S. News

February 14, 2017 - The U.S. Marshals Service in New Mexico added Hector Dominguez to the District of New Mexico “Most Wanted Program.” Dominguez is wanted by the Chaves County Sheriff’s Office for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon, Murder and Tampering with Evidence.read more »

U.S. Marshals Arrest New Mexico’s Most Wanted Cesar Rascon-Sierra

16 Feb 23:24 | U.S. News

February 14, 2017 - On February 02, 2017, the U.S. Marshal Service for the District of New Mexico added Cesar Rascon-Sierra to the New Mexico’s Most Wanted as a Violent Offender. Rascon-Sierra was wanted on a number of felony warrants including: Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition, Failure to Appear (Kidnapping). Today, Rascon-Sierra was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Service Southwest Investigative Fugitive Team Task Force.read more »

Man Admits Scheme To Defraud Women Over Telephone Dating Services

16 Feb 13:11 | U.S. News

An Atlantic County man who was previously sentenced in 2007 in connection with a scheme to defraud women over telephone dating services and in 2015 for violating the conditions of his federal supervised release has admitted to traveling in order to launder money in connection with a similar scheme.read more »

Forty-One VRN Indictments Target Violent Offenders in Pulaski County

15 Feb 12:07 | U.S. News

Little Rock News has been updated: https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/littlerock/news/press-releases/forty-one-vrn-indictments-target-violent-offenders-in-pulaski-county

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Longtime Fugitive Enters Plea in Federal Hates Crimes Case Alleging Racially Motivated Murders of African Americans

15 Feb 12:03 | U.S. News

Los Angeles News has been updated: https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/losangeles/news/press-releases/longtime-fugitive-enters-plea-in-federal-hates-crimes-case-alleging-racially-motivated-murders-of-african-americans

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New York Man Sentenced for Attempted Robbery of Two Wausukee Banks

15 Feb 11:03 | U.S. News

Milwaukee News has been updated: https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/milwaukee/news/press-releases/new-york-man-sentenced-for-attempted-robbery-of-two-wausukee-banks

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Grape Street Crips Crack-Cocaine Wholesaler Pleads Guilty To Racketeering, Drug Trafficking Charges

15 Feb 10:59 | U.S. News

Newark News has been updated: https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/newark/news/press-releases/grape-street-crips-crack-cocaine-wholesaler-pleads-guilty-to-racketeering-drug-trafficking-charges

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Suspect Wanted for Indiana Homicide Arrested in Lansing

14 Feb 23:48 | U.S. News

February 14, 2017 - A suspect wanted in connection with a 2016 homicide in Lake County, Indiana, was arrested by a joint law enforcement fugitive task force. The suspect, Lacindo Luckett, is charged with Murder in the perpetration of a robbery, two counts of Robbery and one count of Auto Theft in Lake County.read more »

Manchester Police Arrest 'Fugitive of the Week'

14 Feb 23:47 | U.S. News

February 13, 2017 - This past Thursday, “Fugitive of the Week,” Wilfredo Morales, was arrested by the Manchester Police Department. Morales was wanted on an outstanding arrest warrant issued by the Hillsborough County Superior Court for Failure to Appear on a charge of Criminal Threatening with a Deadly Weapon. Additionally, Morales has an extensive and violent criminal history.read more »

Task Force Arrests Cincinnati Rape Suspect in California

14 Feb 23:45 | U.S. News

February 10, 2017 - U.S. Marshal Pete Tobin is pleased to announce that the U.S. Marshals Pacific Southwest Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested fugitive Cesar Romero on an outstanding warrant from the Hamilton County Common Pleas Court, Cincinnati, Ohio for the charge of Rape of a Minor.read more »

Violent Offender on New Mexico’s Most Wanted Arrested

14 Feb 23:44 | U.S. News

February 10, 2017 - Yesterday the U.S. Marshals Service added violent offender Leroy Lucero to the District of New Mexico’s “Most Wanted Program.” Lucero was apprehended today in Las Vegas, NM. Lucero was wanted by the United States Marshals Service and United States Probation for violating terms of supervised release. Lucero was convicted of being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm.read more »

Two Violent Offenders Added to New Mexico’s Most Wanted

14 Feb 23:43 | U.S. News

February 09, 2017 - The United States Marshal Service in New Mexico adds two violent offenders to the District of New Mexico’s “New Mexico’s Most Wanted Program.” Leroy Lucero and Ervin Yazzie are both wanted by the U.S. Marshals Service and United States Probation for violating terms of supervised release.read more »

Snapchat Videos Lead To Gun Arrests And Charges

14 Feb 17:53 | U.S. News

Las Vegas News has been updated: https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/lasvegas/news/press-releases/snapchat-videos-lead-to-gun-arrests-and-charges

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Omaha Woman Sentenced for Wire Fraud

14 Feb 17:35 | U.S. News

Omaha News has been updated: https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/omaha/news/press-releases/omaha-woman-sentenced-for-wire-fraud

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Henderson Man Sentenced To Over 10 Years For Possession Of Child Pornography

14 Feb 16:51 | U.S. News

Las Vegas News has been updated: https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/lasvegas/news/press-releases/henderson-man-sentenced-to-over-10-years-for-possession-of-child-pornography

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Henderson Man Sentenced To Over 10 Years For Possession Of Child Pornography

14 Feb 16:51 | U.S. News

Las Vegas News has been updated: https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/lasvegas/news/press-releases/henderson-man-sentenced-to-over-10-years-for-possession-of-child-pornography

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CFTC Charges Carlos Javier Ramirez and His Companies, Gold Chasers, Inc. and Royal Leisure International, Inc., with Misappropriation, Fraudulent Sales Solicitation, and Issuing False Statements in Fraud Schemes Involving Gold

14 Feb 16:32 | U.S. News

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SEC Charges Fuel Cell Company and Officers With Defrauding Investors

14 Feb 15:45 | U.S. News

The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged a California-based penny stock company and four corporate officers with misleading investors about the research, development, and profitability of their purported business to manufacture power generation products such as fuel cells. The SEC alleges that while raising approximately $7.9 million from investors in Terminus Energy Inc., the company and its officers claimed to have a viable prototype capable of being sold and earning revenue.  According to the SEC's complaint, Terminus did not have the fuel cell technology or the funding to match their claims, and the officers were instead converting substantial amounts of investor funds to their own use. According to the SEC’s complaint, the company failed to disclose to investors that Terminus’s operations manager George Doumanis is a convicted felon who went to prison for securities fraud and was secretly acting as an officer of the company despite being barred from read more »

SEC Announces Cases Related to Disclosures During Battles for Corporate Control

14 Feb 15:40 | Business

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced two enforcement actions involving disclosure violations that deprived investors of material information during battles for corporate control of publicly traded companies. In one case, the SEC’s order finds that Texas-based oil refinery company CVR Energy made inadequate disclosures in SEC filings about “success fee” arrangements with two investment banks retained by the company to fend off a hostile takeover bid.  Shareholders were consequently unaware of potential conflicts of interest that stemmed from the fee arrangements, namely that the banks could still earn success fees even if the hostile bidder secured control of the company.  CVR agreed to settle the case without admitting or denying the findings in the SEC’s order, which notes that the company will not pay a penalty due to its remedial acts and extensive cooperation with the investigation. The SEC’s order in the other case finds that groups of investorread more »

Federal Jury Convicts Three Brothers And Their Associate In A Massive Heroin Conspiracy

14 Feb 14:04 | U.S. News

Tampa News has been updated: https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/tampa/news/press-releases/federal-jury-convicts-three-brothers-and-their-associate-in-a-massive-heroin-conspiracy

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Over 100 Defendants Charged With Stealing Tens of Thousands Of Personal Identities

14 Feb 13:06 | U.S. News

Federal charges have been laid against more than 100 defendants in 81 separate cases, dealing with over 30,000 stolen identities and the intended theft of over $60 million dollars from individuals, businesses and government agencies through fraudulent schemes.read more »

Purported Real Estate Investment Manager Settles Fraud Charges

14 Feb 12:35 | U.S. News

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that a purported real estate investment manager has agreed to pay more than a half-million dollars to settle charges that he pocketed investor money in an investment scheme. The SEC alleges that James P. Toner Jr. of Scottsdale, Ariz., siphoned $51,000 from investors who were falsely told that he would personally manage some of the real estate projects in which they were purchasing interests.  The stated purpose of each investor offering was to purchase a residential property in the Phoenix area, renovate that property, and then sell it for a profit.  According to the SEC’s complaint, Toner took $31,000 in undisclosed management fees even though he did not manage any of the offerings, and stole $20,000 directly from an investor.  Without conducting any due diligence, Toner allegedly entrusted the management of the investments to a real estate broker who subsequently squandered investor funds.  According to the SEread more »

Purported Real Estate Investment Manager Settles Fraud Charges

14 Feb 12:35 | Business

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that a purported real estate investment manager has agreed to pay more than a half-million dollars to settle charges that he pocketed investor money in an investment scheme. The SEC alleges that James P. Toner Jr. of Scottsdale, Ariz., siphoned $51,000 from investors who were falsely told that he would personally manage some of the real estate projects in which they were purchasing interests.  The stated purpose of each investor offering was to purchase a residential property in the Phoenix area, renovate that property, and then sell it for a profit.  According to the SEC’s complaint, Toner took $31,000 in undisclosed management fees even though he did not manage any of the offerings, and stole $20,000 directly from an investor.  Without conducting any due diligence, Toner allegedly entrusted the management of the investments to a real estate broker who subsequently squandered investor funds.  According to the SEread more »

Morgan Stanley Settles Charges Related to ETF Investments

14 Feb 11:40 | Business

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that Morgan Stanley Smith Barney has agreed to pay an $8 million penalty and admit wrongdoing to settle charges related to single inverse ETF investments it recommended to advisory clients. The SEC’s order finds that Morgan Stanley did not adequately implement its policies and procedures to ensure that clients understood the risks involved with purchasing inverse ETFs.  Among the order’s findings, Morgan Stanley failed to obtain from several hundred clients a signed client disclosure notice, which stated that single inverse ETFs were typically unsuitable for investors planning to hold them longer than one trading session unless used as part of a trading or hedging strategy.  Morgan Stanley solicited clients to purchase single inverse ETFs in retirement and other accounts, the securities were held long-term, and many of the clients experienced losses. The SEC’s order further finds that Morgan Stanley failed to folread more »

Ecuadorian Man Sentenced To 14 Years In Federal Prison

14 Feb 10:43 | U.S. News

Tampa News has been updated: https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/tampa/news/press-releases/ecuadorian-man-sentenced-to-14-years-in-federal-prison

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Bergen County, New Jersey, Man Gets Probation For Helping Disguise Foreign Contributions During 2012 Presidential Election

14 Feb 09:38 | U.S. News

Newark News has been updated: https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/newark/news/press-releases/bergen-county-new-jersey-man-gets-probation-for-helping-disguise-foreign-contributions-during-2012-presidential-election

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Huntsville Pill Mill Doctor Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Illegal Prescribing and Health Care Fraud

14 Feb 09:15 | U.S. News

Birmingham News has been updated: https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/birmingham/news/press-releases/huntsville-pill-mill-doctor-sentenced-to-15-years-in-prison-for-illegal-prescribing-and-health-care-fraud

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FBI New York Hosts Max Stern Heirs to Return Painting Forced-Sold More Than 80 Years Ago in Germany

14 Feb 07:45 | U.S. News

New York News has been updated: https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/newyork/news/press-releases/fbi-new-york-hosts-max-stern-heirs-to-return-painting-forced-sold-more-than-80-years-ago-in-germany

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Easthampton Man Agrees to Plead Guilty to Distributing Child Pornography

14 Feb 06:07 | U.S. News

Boston News has been updated: https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/boston/news/press-releases/easthampton-man-agrees-to-plead-guilty-to-distributing-child-pornography

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Brooklyn Man Pleads Guilty In Connection With International Cybercrime Scheme

14 Feb 02:33 | U.S. News

New York News has been updated: https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/newyork/news/press-releases/brooklyn-man-pleads-guilty-in-connection-with-international-cybercrime-scheme

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Former Treasurer Of Patterson Fire Department Sentenced To 33 Months In Prison For Embezzlement And Filing False Tax Returns

14 Feb 02:18 | U.S. News

New York News has been updated: https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/newyork/news/press-releases/former-treasurer-of-patterson-fire-department-sentenced-to-33-months-in-prison-for-embezzlement-and-filing-false-tax-returns

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San Benito Man Heads to Prison for Posing as Licensed Vocational Nurse

13 Feb 23:54 | U.S. News

San Antonio News has been updated: https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/sanantonio/news/press-releases/san-benito-man-heads-to-prison-for-posing-as-licensed-vocational-nurse-

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Coraopolis Man Sentenced to Prison for Drug, Gun Law Violations

13 Feb 22:49 | U.S. News

Pittsburgh News has been updated: https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/pittsburgh/news/press-releases/coraopolis-man-sentenced-to-prison-for-drug-gun-law-violations

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Pennsylvania woman pleads guilty to money laundering

13 Feb 22:36 | U.S. News

Pittsburgh News has been updated: https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/pittsburgh/news/press-releases/pennsylvania-woman-pleads-guilty-to-money-laundering

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Rutland Man Sentenced to 48 Months Imprisonment for Distribution of Fentanyl

13 Feb 21:22 | U.S. News

Albany News has been updated: https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/albany/news/press-releases/rutland-man-sentenced-to-48-months-imprisonment-for-distribution-of-fentanyl

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Second Chicago Man Sentenced in Fraud Scheme

13 Feb 19:45 | U.S. News

Milwaukee News has been updated: https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/milwaukee/news/press-releases/second-chicago-man-sentenced-in-fraud-scheme

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El Paso Duo Sentenced to Federal Prison for an Estimated $2 Million Ponzi Scheme

13 Feb 19:31 | U.S. News

El Paso News has been updated: https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/elpaso/news/press-releases/el-paso-duo-sentenced-to-federal-prison-for-an-estimated-2-million-ponzi-scheme

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Speech of Commissioner Sharon Y. Bowen Before 2017 Brodsky Family Northwestern JD-MBA Lecture Series

13 Feb 19:18 | U.S. News

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Avon Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Charges Stemming from Hartford Soccer Stadium Project

13 Feb 19:09 | U.S. News

New Haven News has been updated: https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/newhaven/news/press-releases/avon-man-pleads-guilty-to-federal-charges-stemming-from-hartford-soccer-stadium-project

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Marrero Woman Charged with $536,724 in Health Care Fraud

13 Feb 19:02 | U.S. News

New Orleans News has been updated: https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/neworleans/news/press-releases/marrero-woman-charged-with-536724-in-health-care-fraud

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FBI Searches for “Barrel Chested Bandit”

13 Feb 18:47 | U.S. News

Dallas News has been updated: https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/dallas/news/press-releases/fbi-searches-for-barrel-chested-bandit

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Federal Firearms Charges Filed Against Five Men in Topeka

13 Feb 18:25 | U.S. News

Kansas City News has been updated: https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/kansascity/news/press-releases/federal-firearms-charges-filed-against-five-men-in-topeka

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Topeka Man Sentenced for Conspiracy In Interstate Sex Trafficking Case

13 Feb 18:17 | U.S. News

Kansas City News has been updated: https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/kansascity/news/press-releases/topeka-man-sentenced-for-conspiracy-in-interstate-sex-trafficking-case-

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Indictment Unsealed Charging 14 From Sumter in Midlands Cocaine Trafficking Conspiracy

13 Feb 18:02 | U.S. News

Columbia News has been updated: https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/columbia/news/press-releases/indictment-unsealed-charging-14-from-sumter-in-midlands-cocaine-trafficking-conspiracy

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Anchorage Man Sentenced to 16 Months in Prison for Being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm

13 Feb 16:40 | U.S. News

Anchorage News has been updated: https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/anchorage/news/press-releases/anchorage-man-sentenced-to-16-months-in-prison-for-being-a-felon-in-possession-of-a-firearm

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Long-time felon sentenced to 100 months in federal prison

13 Feb 16:16 | U.S. News

Indianapolis News has been updated: https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/indianapolis/news/press-releases/long-time-felon-sentenced-to-100-months-in-federal-prison

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