DO YOU KNOW THIS WOMAN? A CASH REWARD IS BEING OFFERED

FLORENCE– Florence police are searching for a suspect in a theft case they are working.

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Woman Indicted for Attempting to Provide Material Support And Resources to Terrorists

BIRMINGHAM – This week a federal grand jury indicted a woman, who is a former resident of Alabama, with attempting to provide material support and resources to al Qaeda, a designated foreign terrorist organization, and aiding and abetting others, in violation of federal law, announced Assistant Attorney General John Demers of the National Security […]

Huntsville Man Indicted on Multiple Counts of Tampering with Odometers

BIRMINGHAM – On Monday a federal grand jury indicted a Huntsville man on multiple counts of tampering with vehicle odometers, announced U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town and U.S. Secret Service Special Agent in Charge Michael Williams.

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ALABAMA WOMAN PLEADS GUILTY TO STEALING OVER $700,000 FROM HER EMPLOYER AND FILING FALSE TAX RETURNS

WASHINGTON – An Alabama woman pleaded guilty recently to six counts of wire fraud and three counts of filing false tax returns, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and U.S. Attorney Louis V. Franklin Sr. for the Middle District of Alabama.

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Convicted Felon with Gun Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison as Armed Career Criminal

HUNTSVILLE – A federal judge on Wednesday sentenced a Jackson County man to 15 years in prison for illegal gun possession after determining the man was an armed career criminal based on prior convictions, announced U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Special Agent in Charge Marcus Watson.

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Repeat Child Sex Offender Sentenced to 50 Years in Federal Prison

BIRMINGHAM – A federal judge recently sentenced a Birmingham man to 50 years in prison for sexually exploiting a five-year-old boy by forcing the child to perform sexual acts and videotaping the conduct, announced U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town and FBI Special Agent in Charge Johnnie Sharp Jr.

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Federal Jury Convicts Lawyer and Coal Company Executive for Bribing State Legislator

BIRMINGHAM – A federal jury recently convicted a Birmingham lawyer and an Alabama coal company executive in a scheme to bribe a state legislator to use his office to oppose Environmental Protection Agency actions in north Birmingham, announced U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town, FBI Special Agent in Charge Johnnie Sharp Jr. and Internal Revenue […]

FORMER BUSINESS PARTNER OF U.S. MILITARY CONTRACTOR PLEADS GUILTY TO BRIBERY SCHEME RELATED TO CONTRACTS IN SUPPORT OF IRAQ WAR

WASHINGTON – A former business partner of a U.S. military contractor pleaded guilty today to one count of bribery for his role in a years-long scheme to bribe U.S. Army contracting officials stationed at a U.S. military base in Kuwait, announced Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division.

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Birmingham Tax Preparer Sentenced to Five Years in Prison

BIRMINGHAM – A federal judge recently sentenced a Georgia woman to five years in prison for preparing and filing fraudulent tax returns for other people through her Birmingham-area business between 2009 and 2012, announced U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town and Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation, Special Agent in Charge Thomas J. Holloman.

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JUSTICE DEPARTMENT FILES SEXUAL HARASSMENT LAWSUIT AGAINST CULLMAN LAWYER & LANDLORD

Randy Hames

WASHINGTON – The Justice Department today announced that it has filed a lawsuit alleging that Randy Hames, a residential property owner, lawyer, and landlord in Cullman, Alabama, subjected female tenants to egregious sexual harassment in violation of the Fair Housing Act. Along with Randy Hames, the Department’s complaint names his […]

Florence man arrested in nationwide health care fraud takedown

BIRMINGHAM – The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Alabama this week charged five employees, including a district and an operations manager, of an Alabama-based compounding pharmacy with participating in a conspiracy to generate prescriptions and defraud health care insurers and prescription drug administrators out of tens of millions of dollars. U.S. […]

Huntsville Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Attempting to Provide Material Support to ISIS

AZIZ IHAB SAYYED

BIRMINGHAM – U.S. District Judge Abdul K. Kallon yesterday sentenced a Huntsville man to 15 years in prison followed by a lifetime of supervised release for attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham, or ISIS, a designated foreign terrorist organization. Assistant Attorney General for National […]

Huntsville Man Pleads Guilty to Child Sex-Trafficking in Madison County

Billy Edwards

BIRMINGHAM – A Huntsville man pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court to charges that he paid the father of a 15-year-old so he could have sexual contact with the child, announced U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town and ICE Homeland Security Investigations Special Agent in Charge Jere T. Miles.

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Tax Preparer Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Filing Fraudulent Returns

A federal judge recently sentenced long-time tax preparer SANDRA LENORA GREEN, 61, of York, Ala., to five years and three months in prison for aiding and abetting the filing of false tax returns, announced U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town and Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation Special Agent in Charge Thomas J. Holloman.

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Last of Nine Defendants in Conspiracy Trafficking Fentanyl, Heroin, Cocaine Sentenced to 16 Years in Prison

BIRMINGHAM – A federal judge on Wednesday imposed a 16-year prison sentence on the last of nine defendants in a Birmingham-based conspiracy to distribute multiple kilograms of fentanyl, heroin and cocaine in Jefferson County in 2015 and 2016, announced U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town and Drug Enforcement Administration Assistant Special Agent in Charge Bret […]

Guntersville Man Indicted for Distributing Methamphetamine

BIRMINGHAM – A federal grand jury today indicted a Guntersville man on charges of distributing methamphetamine in Blount County, announced federal officials.

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North Alabama Man Indicted for February Bank Robbery

BIRMINGHAM – A federal grand jury today indicted a north Alabama man for a February bank robbery in Huntsville, announced federal officials.

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Florence woman arrested after spitting on police and attacking officers with rock

Jacqueline Williams

FLORENCE–Police have arrested a Florence woman who reportedly went wild in a local convenience store and then attacked officers with a rock and spitting on them.

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Foreign nationals in Shoals and throughout North Alabama indicted on gun, drug, and illegal re-entry charges

Carlos Juarez

BIRMINGHAM – A federal grand jury recently indicted a Honduran national on gun, drug and illegal re-entry charges and other foreign nationals in North Alabama, announced U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town and ICE Homeland Security Investigations Special Agent in Charge Raymond R. Parmer Jr.

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TWO-MONTH OPERATION NETS 71 DEFENDANTS, TAKES 140 GUNS OFF NORTH ALABAMA STREETS

BIRMINGHAM – A two-month operation focused on reducing violent crime in Birmingham and across north Alabama resulted in federal charges against 71 defendants, with about 140 guns seized, announced U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Special Agent in Charge Marcus Watson and Acting Birmingham Police Chief Henry Irby […]