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

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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 […]

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 […]

Alabama Deer Breeder charged with Illegal Transportation of Whitetail Deer

BIRMINGHAM – The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Alabama today charged a licensed Alabama deer breeder and his associate for illegally transporting captive-bred and raised whitetail deer from a facility in Indiana to his deer breeder facility in Alabama. U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town and Alabama’s Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division […]

U.S. Attorney Jay Town Names Lloyd Peeples to Office’s Number Two Post

Lloyd Peeples

BIRMINGHAM – U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town has named Lloyd Peeples as first assistant U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Alabama, the office’s number two post. Peeples began work in the leadership position this week. “Lloyd Peeples brings tremendous energy, devotion, and skill to the Northern District,” Town said. “His experience, […]

Robert Posey appointed to management position in US Attorney’s office

Robert Posey

BIRMINGHAM – U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town has named veteran federal prosecutor Robert O. Posey as executive assistant U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Alabama.

“Robert Posey is an institution of knowledge. His leadership is proven and battle-tested and the Northern District has been fortunate to have it for many years, […]

Huntsville Defense Contractor Sentenced for Defrauding DTRA, NASA

HUNTSVILLE – A federal judge last week sentenced a Huntsville defense contractor on criminal charges of falsely obtaining Small Business Innovation Research contracts with the Department of Defense and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, announced U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town, NASA Inspector General Paul Martin and Defense Criminal Investigative Service Special Agent in […]

Concert Promoter Sentenced to 10 ½ Years in Prison for MDMA Conspiracy

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BIRMINGHAM – On Tuesday, a federal judge sentenced an Atlanta man and co-owner of a promotions company to 10½ years in prison for a conspiracy to distribute thousands of MDMA pills, a drug commonly known as “ecstasy” or “molly,” through musical “raves,” concerts and music festivals he presented across the […]