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By The Dispatch On Tuesday, June 18th, 2019
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University Ministry Official, Timothy O’Connell Pleads Guilty to Child Pornography Offense

U.S. Attorney William M. McSwain announced today that Timothy O’Connell, 52, of Drexel Hill, PA entered a plea of guilty before the Honorable Gerald J. Pappert on one count of receipt of child pornography. On More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, June 18th, 2019
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Luzerne County Man, Michael Bogdon Pleads Guilty to Distribution of Fentanyl Resulting in Death

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania has announced that a Luzerne County man pleaded guilty on June 6, 2019, in United States District Court in Scranton, before United States More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, June 18th, 2019
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Houston man Marquis Holmes pleads guilty to sex trafficking scheme across seven states

A southwest Houston man pleaded guilty Thursday to conspiring to sex traffic three adult women by means of force and violence in Houston and other locations across the country. photo/ Sammis Reachers This investigation More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, June 17th, 2019
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Bucks County Judge, John Waltman Sentenced to 6 Years for Public Corruption

U.S. Attorney William M. McSwain announced that John Waltman, 61, of Trevose, Pennsylvania was sentenced to 78 months’ incarceration by Judge Gene E.K. Pratter. In January 2019, the defendant pleaded guilty to More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, June 15th, 2019
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Two USP Canaan Inmates, Jashua Truesdale and James Brooks Charged with Assault

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Joshua Truesdale, age 37, and James Brooks, age 34, inmate as United States Penitentiary Canaan (USP Canaan) in Waymart, More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, June 1st, 2019
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Former Pennsylvania Pastor Jerry Zweitzig charged in child porn, child exploitation case

On Friday, May 31, the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, announced, a Hatboro, Pennsylvania man was charged by indictment with multiple counts of child exploitation offenses, More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, May 31st, 2019
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Child predator Richard Blong charged after luring teen girls on Facebook to sexual encounters

On Tuesday, May 28, the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, announced the unsealing of an indictment charging, a Horsham, Pennsylvania man with multiple counts of child exploitation More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, May 28th, 2019
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Supreme Court rejects transgender bathroom, privacy case

The U.S. Supreme Court declined Tuesday to take up an important case involving a Pennsylvania school district that disregarded its students’ bodily privacy rights when it opened its high school locker rooms and More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019
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Berks County Child Predator, Sean Fager Sentenced to 18 Years for Child Porn

U.S. Attorney William M. McSwain announced that Sean Fager, 54, of Reading, Pennsylvania was sentenced to 18 years imprisonment, followed by lifetime supervised release by Judge Jeffrey L. Schmehl.  In January More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, May 20th, 2019
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Plains Township Man, Phillip Finn Indicted for Firebombing The Luzerne County Children And Youth Office Building

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a federal grand jury returned a second superseding indictment on May 14, 2019, charging Phillip Finn, Jr, age 48, of Plains More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, May 18th, 2019
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New York Man, Akbar Muhammad Indicted for Heroin and Interstate Prostitution

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Akbar Muhammad, age 42, of New York, was indicted on May 14, 2019, by a federal grand jury for conspiracy to distribute More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, May 18th, 2019
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Correctional Officers, Robert Berger and Nathaniel Morris Charged in Beating an Inmate

U.S. Attorney William M. McSwain announced today that Robert Berger, 35, and Nathaniel Morris, 47,  both of Philadelphia, PA, were charged by Indictment with depriving an inmate at the Curran-Fromhold Correctional More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, May 13th, 2019
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Doctor, Omar Almusa Sentenced for Unlawfully Dispensing Vicodin and Defrauding the University of Pittsburgh

 A former Pittsburgh radiologist has been sentenced in federal court to two years (24 months) in prison, three years’ supervised release, and order to pay a fine of $15,000 and restitution in the amount of $728 More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, May 11th, 2019
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Schuylkill County Man, Derek Mountz Sentenced to 105 Months for Heroin and Meth

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Derek Mountz, age 35, of Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania, was sentenced on May 6, 2019, to 105 months’ imprisonment followed More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, May 9th, 2019
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Counterfeit Ticket Producer, Eugene Smith Sentenced to 4 Years in Prison

U.S. Attorney William M. McSwain announced that Eugene Smith, 45, of Lithonia, GA was sentenced today to 51 months imprisonment after being convicted of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, wire fraud, conspiracy to More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, May 9th, 2019
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South Carolina man, Anthony Ingram indicted for kidnapping and obstruction of justice

A South Carolina man was indicted in federal court in Cleveland on charges of kidnapping and obstruction of justice. Anthony Ingram, 32, was arrested in Kentucky. He has been indicted on one count of kidnapping More...

By Guest Author On Wednesday, May 8th, 2019
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How Are Drug Laws Changing Across the US in 2019?

A law passed by the federal government is only as functional as a state’s agreement to enforce it. That’s why laws passed at the federal level can often have little to no effect on state jurisdictions. More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, May 4th, 2019
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Maryland Man, Jacob LaFrance Sentenced to 41 Months for Bank Robberies

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that on April 30, 2019, United States District Court Judge Yvette Kane sentenced Jacob Charles LaFrance, age 29, of Thurmont, More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, May 4th, 2019
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Paris Church Sentenced to 360 Months for Multiple Drug Trafficking Convictions

U.S. Attorney William M. McSwain announced that Paris Church, 57, of Chester, Pennsylvania was sentenced to 360 months’ imprisonment by United States District Judge Gerald A. McHugh.  Church was convicted three More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, May 4th, 2019
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Leader of Drug Trafficking Organization, Toye Tutis Sentenced to 22 Years in Prison

An Atlantic City man was sentenced today to 264 months in prison for his role in a drug trafficking and money laundering in the Atlantic County area, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Toye Tutis, 46, previously More...


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