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November 19, 2020

Fourteen People Charged with Trafficking Heroin, Fentanyl, and Cocaine in Racine, Wisconsin

Robert J. Bell, Special Agent in Charge for the Drug Enforcement Administration - Chicago Division and Matthew D. Krueger, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, announced today that 14 defendants have been charged in federal court in connection with a drug trafficking organization that operated in Racine, Wisconsin, with ties to Chicago, Illinois. The indictment charges the defendants with trafficking more than 100 grams of heroin, more than 40 grams of fentanyl, and more than 28 grams of cocaine base in the form of “crack” cocaine.

November 19, 2020

20 gang members charged for drug trafficking and firearms violations in Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – On November 9, 2020, a federal grand jury in the District of Puerto Rico returned an indictment charging 20 violent gang members with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute controlled substances, possession with intent to distribute controlled substances, and firearms violations, announced W.

November 18, 2020

Gulf Coast health care fraud strike force expanded to include Eastern District of Texas

BEAUMONT, Texas - Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent in Charge Steven S. Whipple, Houston Division and U.S. Attorney Stephen Cox of the Eastern District of Texas today announced the expansion of the Criminal Division, Fraud Section’s existing Gulf Coast Health Care Fraud Strike Force to include the Eastern District of Texas.  The Strike Force is a joint law enforcement effort that brings together the resources and expertise of the Health Care Fraud Unit in the Criminal Division’s Fraud Section (HCF Unit), the U.S.

November 17, 2020

Jefferson County doctor convicted of health care fraud violations

BEAUMONT, Texas — A 43-year-old physician practicing in Beaumont has been found guilty of federal health care fraud violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent in Charge Steven S. Whipple, Houston Division and U.S. Attorney Stephen J. Cox.

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