(WASHINGTON) ICE Operation Soar Report: Officers have arrested 302 sex offenders to date as part of a national enforcement effort called (Sex Offender Arrest and Removal), officials announced Monday #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – July.28: Our officers have prioritized the arrest of noncitizens who pose the greatest threat to the security and safety of our communities,” said ICE Acting Director Tae Johnson. “By focusing our resources on those who have committed sex crimes and demonstrated predatory behavior, we reinforce our steadfast commitment to enhancing public safety across the United States.”

#AceDailyNews reports that ICE has announced the latest results of ‘Operation SOAR’ targeting noncitizen sex offenders being removed from citizens communities …

Operation SOAR is a coordinated enforcement operation that builds on ongoing efforts to arrest and remove noncitizen sex offenders from our communities In support of this endeavor, ERO’s Fugitive Operations Support Center has spearheaded a collaborative effort with the ERO Law Enforcement Support Center to identify criminal noncitizens who are registered as sex offenders.

In accordance with the civil immigration enforcement priorities, ICE is focusing its limited resources on national security, border security, and public safety.

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: July.28: 2021:

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(SPRING HILL, Tenn.) ICE/HSI REPORT: An undercover investigation, aimed at addressing human trafficking in middle Tennessee, resulted in the arrest of 18 men accused of seeking illicit sex from minors #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – July.18: Beginning on July 8, 2021, the operation focused on identifying and recovering potential human trafficking victims as well as identifying those seeking to engage in commercial sex acts with minors. Law enforcement placed several decoy advertisements on websites known to be linked to prostitution and commercial sex cases.

#AceDailyNews reports that ICE/HSI investigation results in multiple human trafficking related charges after more than two-day operation was conducted by Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Human Trafficking Unit, Spring Hill Police Department, FBI and the office of the 22nd Judicial District Attorney General…..

Individuals charged and booked into the Maury County (Tennessee) Jail include:

  • Georgie George, 25, of Clarksville, Tennessee, charged with patronizing prostitution from a minor.
  • Marvin Sparkman, 29, of Columbia, Tennessee, charged with solicitation of a minor.
  • Steven McCanless, 26, of Culleoka, Tennessee, charged with the solicitation of a minor.
  • Ketankumar Patel, 53, of Columbia, Tennessee, charged with patronizing prostitution from a minor.
  • Ivan Ashley, 49, of Dania, Florida, charged with patronizing prostitution from a minor.
  • David Christopher May, 26, of Fayetteville, Tennessee, charged with solicitation of a minor.
  • Andrew Myung Kim, 38, of Franklin, Tennessee, charged with patronizing prostitution from a minor.
  • Bryce Lawson, 24, of Charles, Louisiana, charged with patronizing prostitution from a minor.
  • Jeremiah McSpaddin, 36, of Spring Hill, Tennessee, charged with solicitation of a minor.
  • Brian Mitchell, 50, of Thompson’s Station, Tennessee, charged with patronizing prostitution from a minor.
  • Nabi Rahman, 33, of Nashville, Tennessee, charged with patronizing prostitution from a minor.
  • Patrick Harris, 32, of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, charged with patronizing prostitution from a minor.
  • Matthew Brewer, 47, of Centerville, Tennessee, charged with solicitation of a minor.
  • Suleiman Musa Osman, 38, of Chattanooga, Tennessee, charged with patronizing prostitution from a minor.
  • Juan Gabriel Hernandez Eufracio, 36, of Huntsville, Alabama, charged with patronizing prostitution from a minor.
  • Pablo Godines Cervantes, 51, of Columbia, Tennessee, charged with patronizing prostitution from a minor.
  • Haojie Wang, 32, of Brentwood, Tennessee, charged with patronizing prostitution from a minor.
  • Luis Diaz-Mendez, 27, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, charged with patronizing prostitution from a minor.

The investigation remains ongoing with additional charges pending.

HSI is a directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the principal investigative arm of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), responsible for investigating transnational crime and threats, specifically those criminal organizations that exploit the global infrastructure through which international trade, travel and finance move.

HSI’s workforce of over 10,400 employees consists of more than 7,100 special agents assigned to 220 cities throughout the United States, and 80 overseas locations in 53 countries. HSI’s international presence represents DHS’s largest investigative law enforcement presence abroad and one of the largest international footprints in U.S. law enforcement.

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: July.18: 2021:

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(NEW HAMPSHIRE) The FBI and federal prosecutors are investigating a company for allegedly supplying lab equipment to Russia’s weapons of mass destruction programs, according to court documents obtained by The Daily Beast #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – July.15: The firm is linked to a Russian company, Intertech Instruments, sanctioned by the Biden administration for its alleged role in allegedly supplying Russia’s weapons of mass destruction programs.

Warrants unsealed in federal court allege that officials at Intertech Corporation, a firm founded by Matthew Grodowski in 1990, “intentionally falsified shipping documents, avoided and circumvented export compliance regulations, and obfuscated end-users” as they sent scientific instruments to recipients in Russia. Moscow’s domestic intelligence and security agency, the Federal Security Service (FSB), was reportedly among the recipients of Intertech’s shipments, according to a search warrant application The Daily Beast…..

Prosecutors have not charged Intertech Corporation, Intertech Instruments, or company employees and officials with a crime. But in a search warrant application, federal agents claim that Intertech used a front company to disguise shipments to its Moscow-based subsidiary, Intertech Instruments. (Intertech did not respond to requests for comment from The Daily Beast. Federal prosecutors in New Hampshire declined to comment, citing a policy not to comment on investigations.)

It’s unclear what specific goods federal agents believe Intertech shipped to Russia but previous export restrictions placed on an alleged Russian subsidiary point to concerns over diversion to the Russian government’s chemical and biological weapons programs.

In March 2021, the Commerce Department added Intertech Instruments to the Bureau of Industry and Security’s entity list, which restricts exports from companies at risk of supplying nuclear, chemical and biological weapons programs, alongside nine Russian, three German, and one Swiss firm, because of their “proliferation activities in support of Russia’s weapons of mass destruction programs.” The department also included the 27th Scientific Center of the Russian Ministry of Defense, which the U.S. has alleged is “involved with Russian chemical weapons research and testing activities,” in its enforcement action.

The move came two days after Secretary of State Antony Blinken and the Treasury Department announced sanctions on “senior Russian government officials and a Russian state research institute for their involvement in the poisoning of [Alexei] Navalny,” a Russian dissident and anti-corruption activist currently imprisoned in Russia for what are widely criticized as politically motivated charges.

Navalny, a long time anti-corruption activist and critic of Vladimir Putin’s government, fell gravely ill after he was poisoned with Novichok, a top secret nerve agent developed by the Soviet Union and used in assassination attempts against enemies of the Kremlin.

Russian business registration records reviewed by The Daily Beast show the Moscow-based Intertech Instruments added to the Commerce Department’s entity list shares the same website and employee email addresses as the New Hampshire-based Intertech Corporation accused of violating export laws in a search warrant application.

Intertech allegedly enjoyed a long and prosperous business relationship with Russia’s FSB. One of Intertech’s Moscow employees, Tatiana Kimstach, had even “worked in an FSB lab many years ago, maintains some of those connections, and works closely with the FSB for her current sales,” according to court documents.

Federal agents claim that Intertech officials allegedly failed to accurately identify the FSB as the ultimate end user in five shipments sent between March 2015 and September 2016. Among the alleged recipients of the company’s shipments was the FSB’s Criminalistics Institute, which provides the FSB criminal investigative arm with forensic and scientific support.

But the open source research outlet Bellingcat has also identifiedCriminalistics Institute as the cover for an altogether more sinister activity: poisoning Kremlin enemies with chemical weapons. A December 2020 Bellingcat investigation labeled the Institute as the “center of operations for the current FSB poisoning program” which has targeted dissidents like Navalny and state enemies like Sergei Skripal, a Russian military intelligence officer recruited by British intelligence and poisoned by Russian operatives in 2018. Bellingcat reporters used mobile device location data to trace a dozen operatives working as part of the “clandestine sub-unit of the FSB Criminalistics Institute” to the poisoning of Navalny.

In September 2018, FBI and Commerce Department officials sent Intertech a letter informing the company that it would need a license to ship laboratory equipment to Intertech Instruments in Moscow because of the risk that scientific equipment sent there could be diverted “to chemical or biological end uses.”

After the 2018 letter, federal agents allege that Intertech “changed its business practices to circumvent and evade” the new licensing and export requirements. Transcripts of phone conversations and emails between Intertech employees detailed in court documents appear to show the company setting up a separate company, Laboratory Systems & Technology, as a cutout for continued shipments to Intertech Instruments “for the purposes of circumventing the licensing requirements,” according to federal law enforcement.

The search warrants were originally filed in January 2020. The Department of Justice requested, and received two extensions to keep the court records sealed, which expired on Tuesday.

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: July.15: 2021:

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(SPRING HILL, Tenn.) ICE/HSI/FBI REPORT: An undercover investigation, aimed at addressing human trafficking in middle Tennessee, resulted in the arrest of 18 men accused of seeking illicit sex from minors #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – July.13: Beginning on July 8, 2021, the operation focused on identifying and recovering potential human trafficking victims as well as identifying those seeking to engage in commercial sex acts with minors. Law enforcement placed several decoy advertisements on websites known to be linked to prostitution and commercial sex cases.

#AceDailyNews reports HSI investigation results in multiple human trafficking related charges in more than two-day operation was conducted by Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Human Trafficking Unit, Spring Hill Police Department, FBI and the office of the 22nd Judicial District Attorney General.

Individuals charged and booked into the Maury County (Tennessee) Jail include:

  • Georgie George, 25, of Clarksville, Tennessee, charged with patronizing prostitution from a minor.
  • Marvin Sparkman, 29, of Columbia, Tennessee, charged with solicitation of a minor.
  • Steven McCanless, 26, of Culleoka, Tennessee, charged with the solicitation of a minor.
  • Ketankumar Patel, 53, of Columbia, Tennessee, charged with patronizing prostitution from a minor.
  • Ivan Ashley, 49, of Dania, Florida, charged with patronizing prostitution from a minor.
  • David Christopher May, 26, of Fayetteville, Tennessee, charged with solicitation of a minor.
  • Andrew Myung Kim, 38, of Franklin, Tennessee, charged with patronizing prostitution from a minor.
  • Bryce Lawson, 24, of Charles, Louisiana, charged with patronizing prostitution from a minor.
  • Jeremiah McSpaddin, 36, of Spring Hill, Tennessee, charged with solicitation of a minor.
  • Brian Mitchell, 50, of Thompson’s Station, Tennessee, charged with patronizing prostitution from a minor.
  • Nabi Rahman, 33, of Nashville, Tennessee, charged with patronizing prostitution from a minor.
  • Patrick Harris, 32, of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, charged with patronizing prostitution from a minor.
  • Matthew Brewer, 47, of Centerville, Tennessee, charged with solicitation of a minor.
  • Suleiman Musa Osman, 38, of Chattanooga, Tennessee, charged with patronizing prostitution from a minor.
  • Juan Gabriel Hernandez Eufracio, 36, of Huntsville, Alabama, charged with patronizing prostitution from a minor.
  • Pablo Godines Cervantes, 51, of Columbia, Tennessee, charged with patronizing prostitution from a minor.
  • Haojie Wang, 32, of Brentwood, Tennessee, charged with patronizing prostitution from a minor.
  • Luis Diaz-Mendez, 27, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, charged with patronizing prostitution from a minor.

The investigation remains ongoing with additional charges pending:

HSI is a directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the principal investigative arm of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), responsible for investigating transnational crime and threats, specifically those criminal organizations that exploit the global infrastructure through which international trade, travel and finance move.

HSI’s workforce of over 10,400 employees consists of more than 7,100 special agents assigned to 220 cities throughout the United States, and 80 overseas locations in 53 countries. HSI’s international presence represents DHS’s largest investigative law enforcement presence abroad and one of the largest international footprints in U.S. law enforcement.

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: July.13: 2021:

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(WASHINGTON) DoD Haiti Report: A team of U.S. security and law enforcement experts is travelling to the country to determine what assistance U.S can provide following the assassination of the president last week, the Pentagon said on Sunday #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – July.12: That’s really where our energies are best applied right now – in helping them get their arms around investigating this incident and figuring out who’s culpable … and how best to hold them accountable,” Kirby said in the interview.

#AceDailyNews says on Monday an inter-agency team largely from the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI are heading down to Haiti right now to see what we can to do help in the investigative process,” Pentagon spokesman John Kirby told “Fox News Sunday.”

Telegram Reuters Wire: July.11, 20218:12 PM BSTLast Updated 15 hours ago: Reporting by Andrea Shalal and Susan Heavey; Editing by Daniel Wallis and Peter Cooney

President Joe Biden will be briefed by the team when it returns and “then make decisions about the way forward,” a senior Biden administration official told Reuters separately.

Haiti has sought U.S. aid in securing the country and investigating the attack that killed President Jovenel Moise on Wednesday at his Port-au-Prince homeand plunged the impoverished island nation further into turmoil. Haitian authorities have said two Haitian Americans were among the suspected assassins. read more 

It was not immediately clear how long the U.S. team would remain in Haiti. The administration official saidon Sunday that Washington would also consult with its regional partners and the United Nations.

The United States has so far rebuffed Haiti’s request for troops, while the United Nations would need Security Council authorization to send armed forces.

Kirby said: “We’re analyzing it just like we would any other request for assistance at the Pentagon. It’s going through a review.”

State Dept: Secretary Blinken’s Call with Acting Haitian Prime Minister Joseph

The following is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price:

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke with Acting Haitian Prime Minister Claude Joseph today. Secretary Blinken extended condolences to the family and loved ones of President Moïse and to the people of Haiti. The Secretary also expressed the United States’ wishes for First Lady Martine Moïse’s recovery. Secretary Blinken reiterated the United States’ continued commitment to work with the Government of Haiti in support of the Haitian people and democratic governance, peace, and security.

#AceNewsDesk report ……Published: July.12: 2021:

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(WASHINGTON) Justice Dept Court Report: An employee of the FBI’s Kansas City Division has been indicted by a federal grand jury for illegally removing numerous national security documents that were found in her home #AceNewsDesk report

FBI Report: ‘Kendra Kingsbury, 48, of Dodge City, Kansas, was charged in a two-count indictment returned under seal by a federal grand jury in Missouri, on Tuesday, May 18. That indictment was unsealed and made public today upon Kingsbury’s arrest and initial court appearance in the District of Kansas’

Note: A full copy of the indictment can be viewed here.

“As an intelligence analyst for the FBI, the defendant was entrusted with access to sensitive government materials,” said Assistant Attorney General John C. Demers for the Justice Department’s National Security Division. “Kingsbury is alleged to have violated our nation’s trust by stealing and retaining classified documents in her home for years. Insider threats are a significant danger to our national security, and we will continue to work relentlessly to identify, pursue and prosecute individuals who pose such a threat.”

“The breadth and depth of classified national security information retained by the defendant for more than a decade is simply astonishing,” said Alan E. Kohler, Jr. Assistant Director of the FBI’s Counterintelligence Division. “The defendant, who’s well trained in handling classified information, put her country’s sensitive secrets at risk. The FBI will go to great lengths to investigate individuals who put their own interests above U.S. national security, including when the individual is an FBI employee.”

“Our community’s safety and our nation’s security were jeopardized by this criminal behavior,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Teresa Moore for the Western District of Missouri. “Those entrusted with such grave responsibility must be held accountable if they violate their oath and betray their country. I appreciate the diligence and professionalism with which the FBI thoroughly investigated one of their own and brought the perpetrator to justice.”

“Every FBI employee swears to support and defend the Constitution of the United States,” said Special Agent in Charge Timothy Langan of the FBI Kansas City Field Office. “With that oath comes the obligation to protect classified information from unauthorized disclosure to safeguard our national security. Kingsbury’s actions are a betrayal of trust not only to the FBI but also the American people. They can be reassured that the FBI takes any and all allegations of wrongdoing by employees with the utmost gravity and remain committed to investigating these allegations to the fullest extent.”

The federal indictment alleges that Kingsbury improperly removed sensitive government materials – including national defense information and classified documents – from June 2004 to Dec. 15, 2017. Kingsbury allegedly retained these materials in her personal residence.

Kingsbury worked as an intelligence analyst for more than 12 years in the Kansas City Division of the FBI, until she was placed on suspension in December 2017. She was assigned to several different FBI squads during that time, including squads that focused on illegal drug trafficking, violent crime, violent gangs, and counterintelligence. Kingsbury, who held a top secret security clearance, had access to national defense and classified information.

The federal indictment charges Kingsbury with two counts of having unauthorized possession of documents relating to the national defense.

Count one of the federal indictment relates to numerous documents classified at the secret level that describe intelligence sources and methods related to U.S. government efforts to defend against counterterrorism, counterintelligence and cyber threats. The documents include details on the FBI’s nationwide objectives and priorities, including specific open investigations across multiple field offices. In addition, there are documents relating to sensitive human source operations in national security investigations, intelligence gaps regarding hostile foreign intelligence services and terrorist organizations, and the technical capabilities of the FBI against counterintelligence and counterterrorism targets.

Count two of the federal indictment relates to numerous documents classified at the secret level that describe intelligence sources and methods related to U.S. government efforts to collect intelligence on terrorist groups. The documents include information about al Qaeda members on the African continent, including a suspected associate of Usama bin Laden. In addition, there are documents regarding the activities of emerging terrorists and their efforts to establish themselves in support of al Qaeda in Africa.

According to the indictment, Kingsbury was not authorized to remove and retain these sensitive government materials, nor did she have a need to know most, if not all, of the information contained in those materials. Kingsbury knew the unauthorized removal of classified materials and transportation and storage of those materials in unauthorized locations risked disclosure and transmission of those materials, and therefore could endanger the national security of the United States and the safety of its citizens. She also knew that violating the rules governing the handling of classified information could result in criminal prosecution.

The charges contained in this indictment are simply accusations, and not evidence of guilt. Evidence supporting the charges must be presented to a federal trial jury, whose duty is to determine guilt or innocence.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Patrick C. Edwards and David Raskin in the Western District of Missouri, with the assistance of DOJ Trial Attorney Scott Claffee with the Counterintelligence & Export Control Section of the National Security Division. It was investigated by the FBI Field Office in Omaha, Nebraska.

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: May.25: 2021:

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(JACKSON, TN.) Justice Dept Court Report: Carroll County Man Sentenced to 21 Years for Possession and Distribution of Child Pornography #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – May.24: According to information presented in court, investigators with the Faulkner County, Arkansas, Sheriff’s Department learned that a user of an instant messaging service was distributing child pornography under the screen name “funfortaboo.” Between July 1 and July 7, 2016, funfortaboo distributed to the undercover investigator’s images of child sexual abuse. The Faulkner County, Arkansas investigators and members of the FBI Project Safe Childhood Task Force for the Western District of Tennessee, identified “funfortaboo” as William Farrell Russell, who was then living in Cedar Grove, TN.

FBI Project Safe Childhood Task Force: Having been found guilty following a 3-day jury trial in September 2020, William Farrell Russell, 47, has now been sentenced to 262 months in federal prison for possession and distribution of child pornography depicting the sexual abuse of children under twelve years of age. Acting U.S. Attorney Joseph C. Murphy Jr., announced the sentence today.

Western District of Tennessee

On July 28, 2016: Members of the FBI Project Safe Childhood Task Force executed a search warrant at Russell’s Cedar Grove home, and recovered the cellular telephone that Russell used to distribute the child sexual abuse materials. On that telephone and in an online cloud storage account, Russell possessed hundreds of images and videos of child sexual abuse, including the images that he distributed to the undercover officers under the screen name funfortaboo:

That same day, Russell waived his Miranda rights and admitted to using the cellular telephone to send images of child sexual abuse.

On May 18, 2021: Chief U.S. District Judge S. Thomas Anderson sentenced Russell to 262 months in federal prison to be followed by lifetime supervised release. There is no parole in the federal system:

The FBI Project Safe Childhood Task Force and Faulkner County, Arkansas Sheriff’s Office investigated this case: Assistant U.S. Attorneys Gregory Allen and Lauren Delery prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: May.24: 2021:

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(MINNESOTA) Justice Dept Report: Second Member Of “Boogaloo Bois” Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Provide Material Support to Hamas #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – May.06: A Minnesota man pleaded guilty today to conspiracy to provide material support and resources, namely property, services and weapons, to what he believed was Hamas, a designated foreign terrorist organization, for use against Israeli and U.S. military personnel overseas.

According to court documents, Michael Solomon, 31, of New Brighton, Minn., was a member of the “Boogaloo Bois,” a group of individuals who espouse violent anti-government sentiments. In late May 2020, the FBI initiated an investigation into Solomon and co-defendant Benjamin Ryan Teeter, both members of the “Boogaloo Bois,” and a sub-group called the “Boojahideen.”

According to court documents, on June 10, 2020, Solomon and Teeter met with a confidential human source (CHS), whom the defendants believed to be a member of Hamas. During this meeting, Solomon and Teeter proposed assisting Hamas as a means of furthering the goals of the Boogaloo Bois. Throughout the course of the conspiracy, Solomon used encrypted messaging applications to communicate with Teeter and the CHS about various aspects of the conspiracy.

On June 28, 2020, Solomon, Teeter and the CHS met an undercover employee of the FBI (UCE) that Solomon believed was a member of Hamas. During this meeting, Solomon and Teeter proposed manufacturing suppressors, untraceable firearms and fully automatic firearms for Hamas.

On July 6, 2020, Solomon and Teeter purchased a drill press for the purpose of manufacturing suppressors for Hamas. Solomon admitted that he and Teeter had planned to use the drill press to also manufacture suppressors for members of the Boogaloo Bois. Solomon and Teeter brought the drill press to Solomon’s home and later used the drill press to manufacture five suppressors.

On July 30, 2020, Solomon and Teeter delivered the suppressors to the CHS and UCE believing those devices would be used by the militant wing of Hamas. During that meeting, the defendants agreed to manufacture additional suppressors for Hamas believing that the next batch of suppressors would be used against Israeli and U.S. military personnel overseas.

Solomon admitted that he and Teeter again met the UCE on Aug. 29, 2020. During this meeting, the defendants gave the UCE a 3-D printed “auto sear” believing that the auto sear would be used by Hamas to convert semi-automatic rifles into fully automatic rifles. At this time, Solomon and Teeter agreed to obtain, and did obtain, another order of auto sears for the CHS and the UCE.

Solomon pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization. Solomon faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

Acting U.S. Attorney W. Anders Folk for the District of Minnesota; Assistant Attorney General John C. Demers for the Justice Department’s National Security Division; and Special Agent in Charge Michael Paul of the FBI’s Minneapolis Field Office made the announcement after Senior U.S. District Judge Michael J. Davis accepted the plea.

The FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force is investigating the case, with assistance from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Trial Attorneys George Kraehe and Felice John Viti of the National Security Division’s Counterterrorism Section and Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrew R. Winter of the District of Minnesota are prosecuting the case.

#AceNewsDesk report ……Published: May.06: 2021:

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(RIVERSIDE, Calif.) Justice Dept Report: FBI Authorities on Friday morning arrested a Riverside man on a federal charge alleging that he slit the throat of his young dog, produced a short video of the dying puppy, and posted the video on his Snapchat account #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Apr.28: Ramos-Corrales was named in a federal criminal complaint filed Friday that charges him with animal crushing, a federal crime of purposely subjecting certain types of animals to serious bodily injury not related to hunting or other lawful activity. The animal crushing statute carries a sentence of up to seven years in federal prison:

Riverside Man Arrested on Federal Charge of ‘Animal Crushing’ After Allegedly Slitting His Dog’s Throat and Posting Video on Snapchat: ‘Angel Ramos-Corrales, 19, was arrested without incident this morning by the FBI and the Riverside Police Department. Ramos-Corrales is expected to make his initial appearance this afternoon in United States District Court in Riverside’

            According to the affidavit in support of the complaint, the Riverside Police Department received a complaint on February 13 soon after Ramos-Corrales allegedly posted a video on Snapchat depicting the small brown dog with a large laceration on its neck. On the video, a person believed to be Ramos-Corrales makes a series of statements, including “I’m cold-hearted,” and then callously kicks the still-alive dog, which he had named Canelo, the complaint alleges.

            Riverside Police officers went to Ramos-Corrales’ residence, where they found him with fresh blood stains on his clothes, as well as freshly cut wounds on his hand, according to the affidavit. Inside his house, officers found the severely injured dog lying on a bed and observed blood spatters in both the bedroom and bathroom.

            During the investigation, the police officers located a roommate who said he locked himself in his bedroom after observing blood spatter and the dog wrapped in a rug while Ramos-Corrales was in his room yelling, the affidavit states.

            Animal control officers responded to the residence on February 13 and removed the barely alive dog, according to the affidavit, which notes a veterinarian had to euthanize the animal after determining Canelo also had fractured bones in his head and chest.

            During interviews with FBI agents in early March that are outlined in the affidavit, Ramos-Corrales said he purchased Canelo as a small puppy from a Craigslist posting several months earlier, and he claimed not to recall the details of what he had done to the dog.

            This matter is being investigated by the FBI, which received substantial assistance from the Riverside Police Department. The Riverside County District Attorney’s Office received the initial referral from the Riverside Police Department, and, after reviewing the matter and conferring with the United States Attorney’s Office, a decision was made that federal prosecutors would file the case.

            Assistant United States Attorney Julius J. Nam of the Riverside Branch Office is prosecuting this case.

            A criminal complaint is merely an allegation and all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.Thom Mrozek Director of Media Relations thom.mrozek@usdoj.gov (213) 894-6947

#AceNewsDesk report ……….Published: Apr.28: 2021:

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(PHOENIX, Ariz.) FBI REPORT: Thirteen Count 13-Indictment charges two men with ‘Multiple Robberies Valley-Wide’ with Hobbs Act Robbery’ charges #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Apr.28: The FBI Violent Crimes Task Force and Phoenix Police Department arrested Bejarano without incident on Thursday, April 22, 2021. Bejarano will remain in federal custody pending a detention hearing:

Two Men Charged with Multiple Robberies Valley-Wide: ‘On Wednesday, April 21, 2021, Francisco Bejarano, 32, of Phoenix and Richard Pratt, 36, a member of the Gila River Indian Community, were federally indicted on a 13 count indictment which includes bank robbery and Hobbs Act robbery charges’

The indictment charges Bejarano with one count of conspiracy to commit bank robbery and two counts of bank robbery in connection with the following incidents:

  • January 22, 2021: Chase Bank, 9490 West Camelback Road, Glendale, Arizona:
  • January 26, 2021: Chase Bank, 3502 West Bell Road, Phoenix, Arizona:

On Monday, April 5, 2021, the Goodyear Police Department, with assistance from the Phoenix Police Department and the FBI Violent Crimes Task Force, arrested Richard Pratt without incident in Goodyear, Arizona. He remains in federal custody following a detention hearing.

The indictment charges Pratt with one count of conspiracy to commit bank robbery, six counts of bank robberies, and five counts of Hobbs Act robberies in connection with incidents that occurred in the valley between January 21, 2021, and April 5, 2021, to include the following:

  • January 21, 2021: First Convenience Bank, 2020 North 75th Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona
  • January 26, 2021: Chase Bank, 3502 West Bell Road, Phoenix, Arizona
  • February 5, 2021: Desert Financial Credit Union, 5845 West Bell Road, Glendale, Arizona
  • March 6, 2021: Family Dollar, 3555 West Van Buren Street, Phoenix, Arizona
  • March 18, 2021: Safeway, 5035 West Baseline Road, Phoenix, Arizona
  • March 23, 2021: Fry’s, 3949 East Chandler Boulevard, Phoenix, Arizona
  • March 26, 2021: First American Credit Union, 1001 North Pinal Avenue, Casa Grande, Arizona
  • March 26, 2021: Bank of America, 1691 East Florence Avenue, Casa Grande, Arizona
  • April 2, 2021: U.S. Bank, 16380 West Yuma Road, Goodyear, Arizona
  • April 4, 2021: Walmart, 2555 W. Apache Trail, Apache Junction, Arizona
  • April 4, 2021: Safeway, 3185 W. Apache Trail, Apache Junction, Arizona

No one was physically injured during the crimes.

The Hobbs Act is a federal statute that, among other things, prohibits robbery affecting interstate commerce (e.g., robbing a business).

This indictment is the result of the extraordinary collaboration and coordination of our state, local, and federal law enforcement partners. The FBI Violent Crimes Task Force would like to thank the Goodyear Police Department and the Phoenix Police Department for their outstanding work on this case, along with the Glendale Police Department, Chandler Police Department, Casa Grande Police Department, Apache Junction Police Department, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office District of Arizona.

Indictments are only accusations, and a defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty. Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for Arizona at https://www.azd.uscourts.gov/ or on PACER https://www.pacer.gov/.

The FBI Violent Crimes Task Force is comprised of the Phoenix Police Department, Peoria Police Department, Scottsdale Police Department, Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office FATE team, Maricopa County Attorney’s Office, and the FBI.

Magistrate Number: 2:21-cr-00292

#AceNewsDesk report …………Published: Apr.28: 2021:

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(ARKANSAS) FBI REPORT: On Saturday, March 27, 2021, Paige Autumn White’s body was found in the Hot Springs National Park near Whittington/Blacksnake Road as homicide investigation continues #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Apr.14: The National Park Service is leading the investigation, with assistance from the FBI, the Garland County Sheriff’s Office, Arkansas State Police, and the Hot Springs Police Department.

National Park Service and FBI Seek Information Regarding Hot Springs National Park Homicide Investigation: ‘We are looking for the community’s help to find out what happened to her. While we cannot share everything we know at this time, we do know that Paige is the victim of a homicide. We are hoping to learn about the days leading up to Paige’s death and are eager to hear from family, friends, acquaintances, and anyone else who may have seen her recently’

https://www.findmugshots.com/arrests/paige_autumn_white_id_47242652.html

There is a strong possibility the person who did this continues to work and/or live in our community. This individual likely has familiarity with the areas in which Paige was last seen and recovered. Individual(s) responsible for, or who have knowledge of, the death of Paige may have exhibited changes of behavior to include:

  • Altering of physical appearance (growth or removal of facial hair, change in hair color or cut, etc.)
  • Cleaning of vehicles
  • Change in normal routine, which might include missing work, classes, or previously scheduled appointments
  • Displays of anxiety, nervousness, or irritability
  • Intense interest in the investigation, a noticeable disinterest, or an unexplained knowledge of the situation
  • Unexplained injuries (cuts on hands, bruises, etc.) during the period Paige was last seen alive and then recovered

Every day we are gathering more information from the community to move this case forward, and the continued assistance is appreciated. 

Sometimes people who may have knowledge do not initially come forward because of their relationships to people involved, concerns for their safety, or they may not realize information they have is important. If you feel you have information regarding Paige and her death, no matter how insignificant you think it may be, please share it with the National Park Service by calling their tip line at 888-653-0009, reporting online at nps.gov/ISB, or emailing nps_isb@nps.gov. You may remain anonymous when reporting to the National Park Service. 

For more information about this case, please visit: https://www.nps.gov/orgs/1563/isb-hosp-rfi.htm.

#AceNewsDesk report ……..Published: Apr.14: 2021:

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(LOS ANGELES, Calif.) Justice Dept Report – A former Sheriff’s deputy was sentenced today to 84 months in federal prison for orchestrating and leading a $2 million armed robbery – staged as a legitimate law enforcement search – at a downtown warehouse where more than half a ton of marijuana and over $600,000 in cash was stolen #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Apr.14: Antrim pleaded guilty in March 2019 to a five-count information charging him with conspiracy to distribute marijuana, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, conspiracy to deprive rights under color of law, deprivation of rights under color of law, and brandishing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime:

FBI/ATF/LASD Investgation: ‘Ex-L.A. Sheriff’s Deputy Sentenced to 7yrs in Federal Prison for Leading $2 Million Armed Robbery of Marijuana Warehouse: Marc Antrim, 43, of South El Monte, who formerly was assigned to the LASD station in Temple City, was sentenced by United States District Judge Virginia A. Phillips, who said, “the seriousness of the crime could not be overstated.” The heist, which “sounded like a movie script,” was “tragic” for the victims and eroded “the public’s trust (in law enforcement),” the judge said’

          During the early morning hours of October 29, 2018, Antrim and his co-conspirators dressed as armed LASD deputies and approached the warehouse in an LASD Ford Explorer. Upon arrival, Antrim flashed his LASD badge and a fake search warrant to the security guards to gain entry to the warehouse. To perpetuate the ruse that they were legitimate law enforcement officers, Antrim and two fake deputies sported LASD clothing, wore duty belts, and carried firearms. One fake deputy also visibly carried a long gun to further intimidate the guards into submission.

          At the beginning of the two-hour robbery, Antrim and his co-conspirators detained the three warehouse security guards in the cage of the LASD Ford Explorer. Soon after the guards were detained, a fourth man arrived at the warehouse in a large rental truck, and all four men began loading marijuana into the truck.

          When Los Angeles Police Department officers legitimately responded to a call for service at the warehouse during the robbery, Antrim falsely told the LAPD officers that he was an LASD narcotics deputy conducting a legitimate search. To facilitate the sham, Antrim handed his phone to one of the LAPD officers so that the police officer could speak to someone on the phone claiming to be Antrim’s LASD sergeant. The individual on the phone was not Antrim’s sergeant, and Antrim did not have a legitimate search warrant for the warehouse.

          After LAPD officers left the warehouse, other co-conspirators arrived and the robbery continued, allowing the fake law enforcement crew to steal even more marijuana and two large safes containing over half a million dollars in cash.

          At the time of the robbery, Antrim was a patrol deputy assigned to the Temple City station, but he was not on duty, was not assigned to the department’s narcotics unit, was not a detective, and would not have had a legitimate reason to search a marijuana distribution warehouse in the City of Los Angeles.

          Prosecutors have secured six convictions in this case for the co-conspirators who took part in the raid alongside Antrim.

          Christopher Myung Kim, 31, of Walnut, a disgruntled former warehouse employee, is serving a 14-year federal prison sentence after being found guilty by a jury for his role in planning the heist and making off with $1.5 million in stolen marijuana after the raid. Antrim testified at Kim’s trial, which the judge credited as a significant reason to reduce Antrim’s sentence.

          Kevin McBride, 45, of Glendora, and Eric Rodriguez, 35, of Adelanto, are serving federal prison sentences of six and nine years, respectively, after pleading guilty to felony charges in this case. In a related case, Antrim’s other co-conspirators, Matthew James Perez, 44, of Ontario, Daniel Aguilera, 33, of Los Angeles, and Jay Colby Sanford, 43, of Pomona, are serving sentences of six years’ imprisonment, two years’ imprisonment, and five years’ probation, respectively.

          This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration; the FBI; and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. LASD’s Internal Criminal Investigations Bureau provided substantial assistance to the federal investigation.

          Assistant United States Attorney Lindsey Greer Dotson of the Public Corruption and Civil Rights Section and Assistant United States Attorney Joseph D. Axelrad of the Violent and Organized Crime Section prosecuted this case.Ciaran McEvoy Public Information Officer United States Attorney’s Office Central District of California (Los Angeles) ciaran.mcevoy@usdoj.gov (213) 894-4465

#AceNewsDesk report …….Published: Apr.14: 2021:

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(SAN JUAN, PR.) WANTED FBI REPORT: SAC Rafael A. Riviere Vázquez announced that he is seeking information which may result in the location, arrest, and conviction of Ángel González Ramírez (González Ramírez) #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Apr.14: On February 8, 2010, a federal arrest warrant was issued for Gonzalez Ramírez in the United States District Court, District of New Jersey, Newark, New Jersey, after he was charged with Unlawful Flight to Avoid Prosecution.

Wanted By The FBI: Ángel González Ramírez (González Ramírez) for allegedly sexually assaulting several young female victims in New Jersey between 1999 and 2006. For all of these assaults, he has been charged multiple times in the Newark Municipal Court, Newark, New Jersey, with First Degree Aggravated Sexual Assault, Second Degree Sexual Assault by Sexual Contact, and Second Degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child’

Press release available in both English and Spanish.

https://www.fbi.gov/wanted/cac/angel-gonzalez/@@download.pdf

The FBI asks that anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of González Ramírez contact any of the following: the FBI San Juan Field Office at 787-987-6500 or submit a tip online at tips.fbi.gov. The public is reminded that all individuals are innocent until proven guilty.

https://www.fbi.gov/wanted/cac/angel-gonzalez/@@download.pdf

Buscado Por el FBI

SAN JUAN, PR—El Agente Especial a Cargo de la Oficina de San Juan del Negociado Federal de Investigación (FBI, por sus siglas en inglés), Rafael A. Riviere Vázquez, anunció la búsqueda de información que conduzca a la localización, arresto y convicción de Ángel González Ramírez (González Ramírez).

González Rivera, oriundo de Aguada, es buscado por alegadamente incurrir en múltiples casos de agresión sexual de jovencitas en New Jersey entre los años 1999 y 2006. La Corte Municipal de Newark, New Jersey presentó múltiples cargos en su contra por Agresión Sexual Agravada en Primer Grado, Agresión Sexual en Segundo Grado por Contacto Sexual y cargos en Segundo Grado por Poner en Riesgo el Bienestar de un/a Menor. 

El 8 de febrero de 2010, se emitió una orden de arresto en contra de González Ramírez a nivel federal en el Distrito de New Jersey, por Huída Ilegal Para Evitar Enjuiciamiento.

El FBI solicita que cualquier persona con información sobre el paradero de este individuo llame inmediatamente a la Oficina de San Juan del FBI al 787-987-6500, o lo reporte en línea a través de Tips.FBI.Gov Los querellantes podrán permanecer anónimos.

#AceNewsDesk report …………Published: Apr.14: 2021:

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(CHICAGO, Illinois.) Court Report: North suburban man was sentenced Wednesday to 12 years in federal prison for attempting to aid the #IslamicState terrorist group by providing cellphones to an undercover FBI agent to be used as detonators for bombs #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Apr.12: In rejecting prosecutors’ request for a 17-year term, U.S. District Judge Andrea Wood said that while any terrorism case is serious, the scheme that Jones was convicted of “was not of comparable severity” as many others where specific violence was planned:

‘Man sentenced to 12 years in federal prison for conspiring to assist the #IslamicState Joseph Jones and his friend Edward Schimentiwere convicted by a federal jury in 2019 of conspiracy to provide material support to a terrorist organisation’

Chicago Tribune: Mar 03, 2021 at 6:09 PM:

A photo contained in the federal complaint allegedly shows Joseph Jones, left, with Edward Schimenti, center, along with a confidential source, posing in front of an ISIS flag.
A photo contained in the federal complaint allegedly shows Joseph Jones, left, with Edward Schimenti, center, along with a confidential source, posing in front of an ISIS flag. (Department of Justice)

“This is not a case where anyone claims Mr. Jones was actually planning on carrying out a terrorism attack,” Wood said. “And it’s not disputed … that Mr. Jones never actually made contact with anyone directly involved with ISIS.”

But Wood also said she could not give Jones time served as suggested by his attorneys, adding that Jones had tried to “minimize his conduct” in statements to law enforcement after his arrest and in his testimony at trial.

The lengthy sentencing hearing played out over two days beginning last month and included a tearful statement from Jones, who apologized for his “grave mistake.” But he also denied being a terrorist and accused federal investigators of ensnaring him in an undercover operation by “preying on my sympathies.”

“Sometimes I feel like I have every reason to hate the government, but I don’t hate them,” Jones said. “I forgive them for what they’ve done.”

Jones also insisted he was never out to hurt anybody but simply “trying to be a good Muslim and a good American.”

“I consider myself a patriot,” he said in a voice choked with emotion. “I have my own view and my own beliefs, and it’s not about hatred.”

In asking for a 17-year sentence, Assistant U.S. Attorney Barry Jonas wrote in a court filing that although the friends were not planning to travel overseas themselves to fight, they celebrated the violence that ISIS perpetrated and believed they were assisting in it.

“The defendants deliberately attempted to assist an extremely violent terrorist group they knew was engaged in a wide range of atrocities,” Jonas wrote. “Not only were defendants aware of these atrocities, they celebrated them, gleefully watching horrific execution videos and sharing such ISIS propaganda online.”

Jones’ attorney, Patrick Boyle, had asked for a term of time served, which as of February was just under four years behind bars. In a lengthy court filing this week, Boyle described how Jones’ family life had deteriorated with his father’s drug addiction, leading him into his own problems with substance abuse and petty crime.

Jones found Islam as a teen and credits the religion with helping get him sober, Boyle said. But his continuing research on the formation of an Islamic state “took him to dark places on the internet,” including “slick” videos produced by ISIS that glorified attacks on civilians, which Jones does not condone.

“He believes that Islam never justifies violence against people who are just trying to live their lives,” Boyle wrote.

Renewing an argument from trial that Jones was entrapped by undercover FBI agents, Boyle said that Jones feels betrayed by the government and that “they pressured him into something he didn’t want to do.”

The case against Jones and Schimenti marked the only time so far Islamic State-related charges have gone to trial in Chicago, instead of ending with a guilty plea. The trial featured days of testimony about the group’s brutal tactics — including torture and beheadings — as well as its notorious propaganda campaigns aimed at impressionable Americans.

Jurors were shown one propaganda video found on Schimenti’s computer showing terrorists clad in all black standing behind six captured Kurdish fighters whispering prayers while on their knees. Prosecutors stopped the video as the terrorist narrating it in English held a large knife up to the throat of one of the captives.

The investigation began in September 2015 when an undercover agent posing as a motorist arrested in a traffic-related incident approached Jones at the Zion Police Department, where Jones was being interviewed about the recent slaying of a friend.

That agent introduced Jones and Schimenti to others posing as devotees of ISIS, including an informant they knew as Mohammed, who told them he was going to the Middle East to join the Islamic State ranks, according to prosecutors.

In February 2017, Schimenti took the informant to a gym in Zion to train for the battlefield. Remarking on his own weight problem, Schimenti said on an undercover recording that what mattered most in jihad was “hand-to-hand” combat skills, not physical fitness.

“Man, you know I’m all big, fat,” Schimenti said on the recording played for jurors. “But (God willing) the brothers will just have me be the one to cut the neck.”

Although the charges do not allege the two participated in any violence, Schimenti talked with the informant about future plans to attack Naval Station Great Lakes in North Chicago, a short distance from his home.

On April 7, 2017, Schimenti and Jones dropped off Mohammed at O’Hare International Airport equipped with cellphones they had purchased at his direction, according to the charges.

“Drench that land with they, they blood,” Schimenti allegedly said as he and Jones saw the man off at the airport.

Boyle told reporters he was “disappointed” that jurors rejected his argument of entrapment.

Both Boyle and attorneys for Schimenti had argued throughout the trial that the FBI targeted the pair because of their admittedly extremist views and then induced them to actively support terrorism through a series of undercover agents and informants.

“The government had my client under surveillance going back to 2015, including aerial surveillance,” Jones said. “Then they concocted a ruse to introduce an undercover (operative) and worked on him for almost two years.”

Schimenti is set for sentencing April 9.

Chicago Tribune’s Megan Crepeau contributed.

#AceNewsDesk report ………..Published: Apr.12: 2021:

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(WASHINGTON) FBI REPORT: A Russian defense industry executive and alleged intelligence officer has been added to the FBI’s most-wanted list for his alleged involvement in the theft of trade secrets from a U.S. aviation company #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Apr.05: Korshunov worked for Russian state-owned aviation company United Engine Corporation (UEC), while also serving as an intelligence officer with Russia’s Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR), the FBI said:

U.S. Adds Russian To FBI Most-Wanted List For Alleged Theft Of Industrial Secrets: The FBI said on April 2 on Twitter it is seeking the arrest of Aleksandr Korshunov, 58, saying he is suspected of conspiring to steal trade secrets from the company to benefit Russia.

April, 5, 2021

On April 03, 2021 06:54 GMT – By RFE/RL

UEC appointed Korshunov in 2009 as its director of marketing and sales, the U.S. law enforcement agency said in a statement accompanying the tweet that includes a photo of Korshunov.

Korshunov’s job was to encourage Western aviation companies to work with UEC to advance Russia’s aviation technology, the FBI said.

“It is alleged that, between 2013 and 2018, Korshunov conspired and attempted to steal trade secrets from an American aviation company, the FBI said. “He hired engineers employed by a subsidiary of a large United States aviation company to consult on the redesign of the Russian PD-14 aero engine.”

Korshunov was able to acquire the company’s confidential, protected, and unique engineering patterns, plans, and procedures “for the benefit of Russia,” the FBI said.

Korshunov has been sought by the FBI since August 2019, when he was indicted by the U.S. District Court in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was arrested later that month in Italy at the request of the United States.

But his lawyer told TASS that he returned to Moscow in the summer of 2020 “accompanied by Russian law enforcement under arrest.”

Russian authorities said Korshunov was wanted in Russia to face charges of embezzlement and fraud, TASS said.

He was extradited to Russia “under the decision of the Italian Justice Ministry and in accordance with the relevant request,” which Italy’s judiciary had approved before the U.S. sought extradition, the report said.

The original U.S. complaint accused Korshunov and Maurizio Bianchi, the former director of an Italian division of General Electric (GE) Aviation, of hiring former GE employees to prepare a technical report on jet engine accessories using the U.S. company’s intellectual property.

GE Aviation is one of the world’s largest suppliers of civilian and military aircraft engines and has a factory in Cincinnati. It completed the acquisition of an Italian manufacturer of aviation components in 2013.

The Russian Embassy in Washington said its diplomats protested Korshunov’s detention after it was announced in 2019, calling it “illegitimate.”

#AceNewsDesk report ……….Published: Apr.05: 2021:

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(CONNECTICUT) Justice Dept Report: Berlin man has been sentenced to 6-yrs in prison for ‘drug & gun offences’ after FBI Gang Task force investigation #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Mar.22: Leonard C Boyle, Acting United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that RANDY TEXIDOR, 31, of Berlin, was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge Stefan R. Underhill to 72 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for fentanyl distribution and drug possession offenses:

‘According to court documents and statements made in court, in 2017, the FBI’s Northern Connecticut Gang Task Force and Hartford Police Department received information that Texidor was distributing significant quantities of heroin. Between October and December 2017, investigators made eight controlled purchases of escalating quantities of heroin and/or fentanyl from Texidor’

Pursuant to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), the sentencing occurred via videoconference.

The investigation revealed that Texidor and an associate used an apartment on Wadsworth Street in Hartford to process, package and store heroin. On February 13, 2018, a court-authorized search of the apartment revealed approximately 92 grams of fentanyl, 23 grams of heroin, 500 dose bags of suspected heroin/fentanyl, items used to process and package narcotics, a .380 caliber pistol, and $5,981 in cash.

Texidor has been detained since his arrest on February 13, 2018.  On October 30, 2020, he pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute fentanyl, and one count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

The FBI’s Northern Connecticut Gang Task Force includes members of the Hartford Police Department, East Hartford Police Department, New Britain Police Department, West Hartford Police Department, Connecticut State Police and Connecticut Department of Correction. 

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Brian P. Leaming.

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: Mar.22: 2021:

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(WASHINGTON) Justice Dept Report: A Russian national pleaded guilty in federal court today for conspiring to travel to the United States to recruit an employee of a Nevada company into a scheme to introduce malicious software into the company’s computer network #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Mar.19: As part of the conspiracy, Kriuchkov traveled from Russia to California through New York. On numerous occasions between Aug. 1, 2020, and Aug. 21, 2020, Kriuchkov traveled from California to Nevada in an attempt to entice the employee to participate in this hacking scheme, offering to pay the employee with Bitcoin if the employee transmitted the malware. After meeting with Kriuchkov, the employee reported his conduct to the victim company, which promptly contacted the FBI. The FBI then thwarted the scheme:

Russian National Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Introduce Malware into a U.S. Company’s Computer Network: ‘Defendant’s attempt to recruit employee to transmit malware to exfiltrate data and extort company thwarted by FBI: ‘According to court documents and admissions made in court, from July 15, 2020, to Aug. 22, 2020, Egor Igorevich Kriuchkov, 27, conspired with others to recruit an employee of a large U.S. company to transmit malware provided by the conspirators into the company’s computer network. Once the malware was installed, Kriuchkov and his co-conspirators would use it to exfiltrate data from the company’s computer network and then extort the company by threatening to disclose the data’

“The swift response of the company and the FBI prevented a major exfiltration of the victim company’s data and stopped the extortion scheme at its inception,” said Acting Assistant Attorney General Nicholas L. McQuaid of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division. “This case highlights the importance of companies coming forward to law enforcement, and the positive results when they do so.”

“This case highlights our office’s commitment to protecting trade secrets and other confidential information belonging to U.S. businesses — which is becoming even more important each day as Nevada evolves into a center for technological innovation,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Christopher Chiou for the District of Nevada. “Along with our law enforcement partners, we will continue to prioritize stopping cybercriminals from harming American companies and consumers.”

“This is an excellent example of community outreach resulting in strong partnerships, which led to proactive law enforcement action before any damage could occur,” said Special Agent in Charge Aaron C. Rouse of the FBI’s Las Vegas Field Office.

Kriuchkov pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to intentionally cause damage to a protected computer and is scheduled to be sentenced May 10.

The investigation was led by the FBI Las Vegas Field Office with the assistance of the FBI Los Angeles Field Office, the FBI Sacramento Field Office, and the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office in Nevada.

The case is being prosecuted by Senior Counsel C.S. Heath and Trial Attorney Thomas Dettore of the Criminal Division’s Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section and Assistant U.S. Attorney Richard Casper of the District of Nevada.

#AceNewsDesk report ……….Published: Mar.19: 2021:

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(WASHINGTON) FBI Denver Division Report: Durango Resident Agency (RA) is seeking the public’s assistance regarding the disappearance and murder of Mr. Avery Whiteskunk #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Mar.19: This case was prioritized for renewed investigation in response to the November 2019 launch of the National Strategy to Address Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons by the United States Department of Justice. FBI Denver—Durango RA investigators reviewed several cold case missing persons and homicides on the two reservations in southwest Colorado and determined Mr. Whiteskunk’s murder is a potentially solvable case, so we are seeking the community’s support in providing new investigative leads.

The FBI is Seeking the Public’s Assistance Regarding the Disappearance and Murder of Mr. Avery Whiteskunk: ‘The FBI Denver Division—Durango Resident Agency (RA) is seeking the public’s assistance regarding the disappearance and murder of Mr. Avery Whiteskunk. He was last seen by family members on January 30, 2004, in Towaoc, Colorado. The next day, the family filed a missing person’s report with the Bureau of Indian Affairs. On March 19, 2004, Mr. Whiteskunk’s body was recovered on the Ute Mountain Ute Reservation, and an autopsy determined the cause of his death was homicide’

Avery Whiteskunk

“The FBI vigorously investigates violent crimes that affect tribal communities. We are committed to protecting all communities we serve, helping victims, and ensuring that justice is met for violent criminal offenders. We hope that sharing the Seeking Information poster with neighboring communities in the Four Corners area will encourage those with information to come forward to help solve this crime and bring closure to Mr. Whiteskunk’s family.”

The FBI is disseminating the attached Seeking Information poster with Mr. Whiteskunk’s photo and description in Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, and Utah in hopes of gathering new information to bring closure to Mr. Whiteskunk’s family as well as the community. The poster is also available online: https://www.fbi.gov/wanted/seeking-info/avery-whiteskunk.

The FBI is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of individuals responsible for the murder of Avery Whiteskunk.

#AceNewsDesk report ………..Published: Mar.18: 2021:

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(WASHINGTON) FBI REPORT: Field Office has released new information and videos of suspects in the most egregious assaults on federal officers during the riots at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, and is seeking the public’s help to identify them #AceNewsDesk report

‘ Videos of Assaults on Officers at U.S. Capitol Released, FBI Seeking Suspects Of those, more than 65 were arrested for assaulting law enforcement officers. However, some of the most violent offenders have yet to be identified, including the 10 seen assaulting officers in the video footage we are releasing today’

It has been two months since violent extremists breached the U.S. Capitol and committed a litany of federal criminal acts. With the assistance of hundreds of thousands of tips from the American people, the FBI has arrested more than 300 individuals who took part in the Capitol riots.

“The FBI is asking for the public’s help in identifying 10 individuals suspected of being involved in some of the most violent attacks on officers who were protecting the U.S. Capitol and our democratic process on January 6,” said Steven M. D’Antuono, assistant director in charge of the FBI’s Washington Field Office. “These individuals are seen on video committing egregious crimes against those who have devoted their lives to protecting the American people.

“We’re grateful to the members of the public who have already been a tremendous help in these investigations,” ADIC D’Antuono said. “We know it can be a difficult decision to report information about family, friends, or coworkers, but it is the right thing to do, and the FBI continues to need your help to identify these suspects.”

If you have any information on the individuals depicted in the videos below, please call 1-800-CALL-FBI or submit a tip online at tips.fbi.gov. Please reference the AFO number when calling or submitting information online. To view photos of additional individuals the FBI is seeking to identify, visit fbi.gov/capitolviolence.

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(WASHINGTON) DOJ/ODNI & DHS Report: Release anunclassified summary of the joint comprehensive threat assessment on domestic violent extremism #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Mar.18: The ODNI assessment was drafted by the National Counterterrorism Center, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and DHS, and includes contributions from the Central Intelligence Agency and the Defense Intelligence Agency.

ODNI, DOJ, and DHS Release Unclassified Summary of Assessment on Domestic Violent Extremism: ‘The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), the Department of Justice (DOJ), and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today released an unclassified summary of the joint comprehensive threat assessment on domestic violent extremism. The unclassified summary is attached and will be available on DNI.gov later today’

All agencies involved are mindful of the duty to respect privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties and to act within the authorities granted to them as they seek to put together as complete an intelligence and analytic picture as is possible.

Last Published Date: March 17, 2021: https://www.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/publications/21_0301_odni_unclass-summary-of-dve-assessment-17_march-final_508.pdf

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