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November 29, 2019

Baltimore fentanyl dealer pleads guilty to distributing thousands of fentanyl tablets made to look like oxycodone

BALTIMORE  – Last week, three defendants facing fentanyl distribution charges appeared in federal court—a Baltimore man pleaded guilty to distributing fentanyl and two defendants had their initial appearances on federal indictments charging them for allegedly distributing fentanyl.  One of the defendants is charged federally for distributing fentanyl which resulted in death.  These cases are part of the Maryland U.S.

November 29, 2019

Charlotte couple indicted on conspiracy to distribute prescription opioids in Virginia

ABINGDON, Va. – A federal grand jury sitting in U.S. District Court in Abingdon indicted a Charlotte, North Carolina-based doctor and his wife earlier this week on charges that they conspired to illegally distribute prescription opioids to patients in the Western District of Virginia and then made a false statement about their conduct, United States Attorney Thomas T. Cullen announced today.

November 26, 2019

Saratoga County drug dealer pleads guilty to overdose death

ALBANY, N.Y. – Steven M. Boice, 30, pled guilty today to distributing furanyl fentanyl that caused an overdose death in Saratoga County in February 2017, and further admitted to possessing two firearms in furtherance of his drug trafficking activities. He agreed to be sentenced to 20 years in prison.

November 25, 2019

Willimantic heroin trafficker sentenced to five years in federal prison

HARTFORD, Conn. – DEA New England Division Special Agent in Charge Brian D. Boyle and United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut John H. Durham announced that Xavier Diaz, also known as “Coco,” 30, of Willimantic, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Michael P.

November 22, 2019

CEO of Nigerian Airline indicted for bank fraud and money laundering

ATLANTA – Allen Ifechukwu Athan Onyema, the Chairman, CEO, and founder of Air Peace, a Nigerian airline, has been charged with bank fraud and money laundering for moving more than $20 million from Nigeria through United States bank accounts in a scheme involving false documents based on the purchase of airplanes. The international airline’s Chief of Administration and Finance Ejiroghene Eghagha has also been charged with bank fraud and committing aggravated identity theft in connection with the scheme.

November 22, 2019

Brooklyn man sentenced to nine years’ in prison for his role in murder-for-hire conspiracy and marijuana trafficking

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – Earlier today, at the federal courthouse in Brooklyn, Leon Campbell was sentenced by United States District Judge LaShann DeArcy Hall to nine years’ imprisonment for his 2013 participation in a murder-for-hire conspiracy and conspiracy to distribute marijuana in Brooklyn and Queens. Campbell pleaded guilty to the crimes in June 2019. Upon completion of his sentence, Campbell faces deportation from the United States.

November 22, 2019

Maryland man and 10 co-conspirators committing murders, drug trafficking and killing a federal witness, taken down by more than 10 agencies across three states

HARRISBURG, Pa., – Today, Christopher Johnson, 31, previously residing in Baltimore, pleaded guilty in the District Court Judge for the Middle District of Pennsylvania to one count of conspiracy to commit Hobbs Act robbery, three counts of use of a firearm during a crime of violence resulting in death, one count of interstate travel to commit a murder for hire, one count of conspiracy to kill a witness

November 22, 2019

Providence man sentenced to 60 months in prison on drug trafficking and firearm charges

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – A Providence man arrested by Newport Police members of the DEA Drug Task Force in August 2018 as he arrived at a pre-determined location in Newport to deliver heroin he arranged to sell to an undercover Newport Police Department detective was sentenced today to 60 months in federal prison for trafficking heroin, fentanyl, cocaine and crack cocaine, and for being a felon in possession of a firearm.

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