Former UA music professor had child pornography on home and office computers say authorities

Nikos Pappas

BIRMINGHAM – Federal prosecutors on Tuesday charged a former University of Alabama music professor with receiving and possessing child pornography, announced officials.


Man Sentenced to Prison for Illegally Accessing Women’s Computers for Personal Data and Explicit Photographs

BIRMINGHAM – A former Shelby County resident will spend six months in federal prison for illegally accessing email and cloud storage accounts of more than 50 women to obtain personal data, including explicit photographs, federal officials announced. acting.


Burglary suspect caught on candid camera

Byron L. Windham

FLORENCE–Byron L. Windham, 59, of 405 W. Tombigbee Street, was arrested Tuesday following a reported weekend burglary in the 200 block of Spring Street.


Sales Rep for North Alabama Compounding Pharmacy Charged in $13 Million Insurance Conspiracy

BIRMINGHAM – Federal prosecutors today charged a sales representative for a Haleyville, Ala.,-based compounding pharmacy with conspiracy in a multi-faceted scheme to generate prescriptions and defraud Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama and one of its prescription drug administrators out of over $13 million in one year. Federal officials announced the charges.


Former Regions Bank Executive Agrees to Plead Guilty in $5 Million Bribery Scheme

BIRMINGHAM – A former senior vice president at Regions Bank has agreed to plead guilty to conspiracy charges in a $5 million bribery and wire fraud scheme, according to federal officials.


Do you recognize this person? Police want to know

FLORENCE–Do you recognize this person? Florence Police Detective Alex Guynn needs to speak with her about a theft case.


Three People Sentenced for Trafficking Heroin and Fentanyl

BIRMINGHAM – A federal judge today sentenced three Birmingham residents for conspiring to traffic nearly $2 million worth of heroin and fentanyl, federal officials announced.


Federal Corrections Officer Charged with Accepting Bribes for Prison Contraband

BIRMINGHAM – Federal prosecutors last week charged a former employee at the Federal Correctional Institution at Aliceville with accepting $5,695 in bribes to smuggle contraband into the prison and lying about it to investigators, announced federal officials.


Man arrested for child abuse after school reports injuries

Marieo Foster

FLORENCE–Police arrested Marieo Foster on Friday following an investigation into child abuse.


Calera Man Convicted of Being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm

BIRMINGHAM — A federal jury today convicted a Calera man of possessing a firearm after previously being convicted of a felony, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Robert O. Posey and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Assistant Special Agent in Charge David Hyche. […]