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 […]

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 […]

Two North Alabama Men Indicted in Separate Counterfeiting Cases

BIRMINGHAM – A federal grand jury recently indicted two north Alabama men in unrelated counterfeiting cases, announced U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town and U.S. Secret Service Special Agent in Charge Michael Williams.

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Etowah County Man Convicted for Drug Trafficking Crimes

Jeffrey Morris Beam

BIRMINGHAM- Today a federal jury convicted an Etowah County man for drug trafficking crimes, 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? Police need your help

MUSCLE SHOALS-Authorities need your help identifying this man who is a suspect in burglarizing Riverside Beverages on River Road this past weekend.

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RINGLEADER OF MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR TAX REFUND FRAUD SCHEMES SENTENCED TO 30 YEARS IN PRISON

BIRMINGHAM– A Phenix City, Alabama, resident was sentenced Thursday to 30 years in prison for his role in masterminding multiple stolen identity refund fraud (SIRF) schemes, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and U.S. Attorney Louis V. Franklin, Sr. of the Middle District of Alabama.

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Convicted Felon Who Fled Mt. Brook Police Indicted on Federal Gun Charge

BIRMINGHAM – A federal grand jury today returned a federal gun charge against the Irondale man who last month crashed a stolen car in Mountain Brook after fleeing police there. U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Special Agent in Charge Steven L. Gerido, Jefferson County District Attorney Mike […]

Federal Judge Sentences Prior Felon to 10 Years in Prison for Possessing 31 Guns

BIRMINGHAM – A federal judge on recently sentenced a Birmingham man to 10 years in prison on separate counts of being a convicted felon in possession of firearms, including a 2016 incident in which police recovered 31 firearms after he barricaded himself and three other people inside a house to avoid arrest.

U.S. Attorney […]

Authorities searching for would be robber

FLORENCE–Police are seeing an uptick in crime this holiday season. Around 12 noon today, there was an attempted robbery of the Quick Stop Convenience store, located at the corner of Royal Ave and Hermitage Dr.

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Decatur Man Indicted on Kidnapping, Child Sex-Trafficking Charges

BIRMINGHAM – A federal grand jury late Wednesday indicted a Decatur man on kidnapping and child sex-trafficking charges, announced U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town and FBI Special Agent in Charge Johnnie Sharp Jr.

A seven-count indictment filed in U.S. District Court charges BRIAN DAVID BOERSMA, 48, with two counts of attempted kidnapping, one count […]

Compounding Pharmacy Sales Representative Pleads Guilty in Prescription Fraud Conspiracy

BIRMINGHAM – A sales representative for a Haleyville, Ala.,-based compounding pharmacy pleaded guilty recently in federal court to participating in a conspiracy to generate prescriptions, including for a $29,000 wound cream, and defraud health care insurers and prescription drug administrators out of tens of millions of dollars in 2015. […]

FLORENCE POLICE IDENTIFY HOMICIDE VICTIM

FLORENCE–Authorities are investigating the murder of a Florence woman at 308 Magnolia Street. According to investigators, the female has been identified as Judy Staten, 38, from Florence.

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Three Foreign Nationals Indicted for Being in U.S. after Deportation

BIRMINGHAM – A federal grand jury yesterday indicted three foreign nationals for being in the United States illegally after previous deportation, announced U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Special Agent in Charge Ray Parmer. Separate and unrelated indictments filed in U.S. District Court charge JESUS PREITO-ROSAS, 34, who is […]