Category: Crime&Justice

Three Illinois Men Indicted On Federal Civil Rights And Hate Crime Violations In The Bombing Of Bloomington, Minnesota, Islamic Center

United States Attorney Erica H. MacDonald and Acting Assistant Attorney General John Gore today announced a five-count federal indictment charging MICHAEL HARI, 47,...

Federal Charges Filed In Two Unrelated Bank Robbery Cases

United States Attorney Erica H. MacDonald today announced federal charges in two separate bank robbery cases. JAYVON DOMINIQUE GANT, 27, was charged by complaint with...

Columbia Heights Restaurant Owner Pleads Guilty To Visa Fraud And Harboring An Illegal Worker

United States Attorney Gregory G. Brooker today announced the guilty plea of PISANU SUKHTIPYAROGE, a/k/a “Pat,” 71, owner of the Royal Orchid Restaurant, to one...

Erica MacDonald Takes Oath Of Office As United States Attorney For The District Of Minnesota

Erica H. MacDonald has taken the oath of office to become the United States Attorney for the District of Minnesota. U.S. Attorney MacDonald was nominated by President...

Hacker Known As “Vigilance” Arrested And Charged For Series Of Cyber-Attacks On Minnesota State Government Databases

United States Attorney Gregory G. Brooker today announced a five-count indictment charging CAMERON THOMAS CROWLEY, a/k/a “Vigilance,” 19, with intentional access to...

Twin Cities Construction Company Owner Pleads Guilty For Defrauding Investors Out Of More Than $1 Million

United States Attorney Gregory G. Brooker announced the guilty plea of JESSE WELLS HAUG, 33, to one count of wire fraud. HAUG, who was charged in a superseding...

Orono Business Man Pleads Guilty To Multi-Million Dollar Tax Fraud Scheme

United States Attorney Gregory G. Brooker announced the guilty plea of SCOTT PHILLIP FLYNN, 55, to one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States and one count of...

Walmart, Sam’s Club To Pay $825,000 To Resolve Fraud Allegations Concerning Auto Refilling Medicaid Prescriptions

United States Attorney Gregory G. Brooker and Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson today announced that Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. and Sam’s West, Inc. (d/b/a Sam’s...

Michigan Man Charged With Multiple Counts Of Heroin Distribution

United States Attorney Gregory G. Brooker announced a federal indictment charging RAYMOND ANTHONY POOLE, 43, with multiple counts of heroin distribution.POOLE made his...

Leader Of Rochester-Based Drug Trafficking Organization Sentenced To Twenty-Six Years In Prison

United States Attorney Gregory G. Brooker announced the sentencing of MARCO ANTONIO AVILA, 30, to 26 years in prison for his leadership role in a Rochester-based...