Motocross Coach Indicted For Child Exploitation Crimes
A motocross instructor who traveled the country building motocross tracks and mentoring children was indicted yesterday for multiple child exploitation offenses.
Man Who Acted As Russian Agent Sentenced To Federal Prison Term
Hector Alejandro Cabrera Fuentes, 36, a Mexican citizen who had resided in Singapore and spent significant time in Russia, was sentenced yesterday in the Southern District of Florida to four years and one day in prison for acting within the United States on behalf of a foreign government without notifying the Attorney General.
Eight Charged In $7 Million Loan Fraud Scheme
Eight defendants were charged in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania today with scheming to fraudulently obtain more than $7 million in Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans, Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL), and pre-pandemic Small Business Administration (SBA) loans.
Astronomers Find Supermassive Black Holes Inside Dying Galaxies
An international team of astronomers has detected the signal from the active supermassive black holes of dying galaxies in the early Universe.
Giant Groundwater System Discovered Below Antarctic Ice
A team of scientists has mapped a huge, actively circulating groundwater system in deep sediments in West Antarctica.
Chinese Firms Rush To Singapore, HK Bourses Amid US Delisting Threat
After the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) added more than 80 Chinese firms to its list facing possible delisting from the American exchanges, Chinese electric vehicle (EV) start-up Nio said on Friday it has received a conditional eligibility-to-list letter from the Singapore bourse.
Women Sentenced 12 Years in Federal Prison For Supporting Sexually Exploitive “Child Modeling” Websites
A Florida woman was sentenced today to 151 months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for her work for and support of subscription-based sexually exploitative “child modeling” websites. The court also ordered the defendant to forfeit more than $2.2 million, as well as real property located in Weston, Florida.
North Carolina Man Sentenced For $1.7 Million COVID-19 Fraud
A North Carolina man was sentenced today to 20 months in prison for fraudulently obtaining over $1.7 million in Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans guaranteed by the Small Business Administration (SBA) under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
Recidivist Defendant Sentenced To 10 Years For Possession Of Child Pornography
A Virginia man was sentenced yesterday to 10 years in prison followed by a lifetime of supervised release for possession of child pornography.
Individual Pleads Guilty To Acting Within The United States On Behalf Of Russian Government
A Mexican national, who was residing in Singapore, pleaded guilty yesterday to acting within the United States on behalf of a foreign government without notifyin
Three Men Sentenced For $2.7 Million COVID-19 Relief Fraud Scheme
Three men were sentenced this Monday in the Middle District of North Carolina for fraudulently seeking over $2.7 million in Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans and Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs) guaranteed by the Small Business Administration (SBA) under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act.
Sex Trafficker Leader Pleads Guilty To Kidnapping In Relation To Sex Trafficking Scheme
Joshua Lankford, aka “20-20,” aka “Light Bright,” aka “Yellow,” 33, of Manchester, Maryland, pleaded guilty today to kidnapping in relation to a sex trafficking conspiracy.
Registered Sex Offender Sentenced To Prison For Possessing Images Of Child Sexual Abuse
A Virginia man was sentenced today to 15 years in prison followed by a lifetime of supervised release for possessing images of the sexual abuse of children.
Man Sentenced To 30 Years For Production Of Child Pornography
A Texas man was sentenced to 30 years in prison followed by a lifetime of supervised release for producing images of child sexual abuse.
U.S. Marshals Arrest More Than 6,000 Murder Suspects in 2021, Over 84,000 Fugitives Apprehended
The U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) arrested 84,247 fugitives (27,399 on federal and 56,848 on state and local warrants) in Fiscal Year 2021. On average, the agency arrested 337 fugitives per day (based on 250 operational days).
Justice Department Awards Almost $141 Million To Protect Children
he Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs (OJP) today announced grant awards totaling nearly $141 million to help protect children from exploitation, trauma and abuse, while also funding improvements in the judicial system’s handling of child abuse and neglect cases.
Virginia Tax Preparer Sentenced To Prison For False Returns
A Virginia man was sentenced today to 38 months in prison for preparing false tax returns on behalf of clients, theft of government funds, and failing to file his own federal income tax returns.