Jefferson County Man Charged with Aiming a Laser Pointer at Helicopter

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – A federal grand jury recently indicted a Jefferson County man for aiming the beam of a laser pointer at a helicopter, announced U.S. Attorney Prim F. Escalona and Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent in Charge Johnnie Sharp, Jr.

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Sex Offender Sentenced for Distribution of Child Pornography

HUNTSVILLE – A federal judge sentenced a Pinson man recently for distribution of child pornography, announced United States Attorney Prim F. Escalona, FBI Special Agent in Charge Johnnie Sharp, Jr., and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations Special Agent in Charge Katrina W. Berger.

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Paramedic Sentenced for Tampering with Drug Vials

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – A federal judge on Monday sentenced a supervisory paramedic for theft of fentanyl from a local ambulance service, announced U.S. Attorney Prim F. Escalona and Special Agent in Charge Justin C. Fielder, U.S. Food and Drug Administration Office of Criminal Investigations Miami Field Office.

U.S. District Judge R. David Proctor sentenced […]

Alabama Man Sentenced to Prison for Tax Evasion

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – An Alabama man was sentenced to serve 12 months in prison for tax evasion, authorities announced today.

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SYLACAUGA MAN SENTENCED TO 10 YEARS FOR ENTICING MINOR

Jerry Wayne Hamilton Jr.

BIRMINGHAM – A federal judge yesterday sentenced a Sylacauga man to 10 years in prison for attempted coercion and enticement of a minor, announced U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town and FBI Special Agent in Charge Johnnie Sharp, Jr.

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DO YOU KNOW THIS MAN? FPD WANTS TO TALK TO HIM

FLORENCE–Do you know this person? If so, the Florence Police Department would like to speak with him in reference to a case they are working.

He has been seen in a late model red or maroon Dodge Charger with a hood scoop.

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Madison County Pill Mill Doctor Traded Prescription Drugs for Sexual Favors

BIRMINGHAM – A Madison County physician pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court to charges related to illegally distributing and dispensing prescription drugs, announced U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town and Drug Enforcement Administration Assistant Special Agent in Charge Clay Morris.

DR. RODNEY MORRIS, 64, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Court Judge Annemarie Carney Axon […]

Doctor Charged With Prescribing Controlled Substances for Sexual Favors

Dr. Paul Roberts

BIRMINGHAM – On Wednesday, a federal grand jury, in a 103-count superseding indictment, charged a Fultondale doctor with conspiracy to prescribe controlled substances and participating in a healthcare fraud conspiracy with a Demopolis pharmacist and a Tuscaloosa sales representative, announced U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town, DEA Special Agent in Charge […]

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 […]

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 […]