United States Attorney Roger B. Handberg announces that Jimmy Wayne Hammonds, also known as “the Monkey Whisperer” (57, Parrish), today pleaded guilty to having violated the Endangered Species Act and Lacy Act in connection with a conspiracy to sell a protected primate to a celebrity client in California. Hammonds facesContinue Reading

U.S. District Judge Marcia Morales Howard has sentenced three former Hamilton Correctional Institution Annex officers for violating the civil rights of an inmate. Coty Michael Wiltgen (32, Live Oak) was sentenced to 37 months in federal prison, followed by two years of supervised release; Ethan Burkett (25, Valdosta, GA) wasContinue Reading

The two suspects from the Brandon shooting late Monday afternoon were identified after details from the undercover police gun purchase made headlines. One man, Jordan Gracia, has been arrested, while the other, Jaycob Riley, is being sought by police. Chief Deputy Donna Lusczynski said one of their undercover deputies wasContinue Reading

Massachusetts will require its public schools to cover the Armenian Genocide of the early 20th century following a decision by state legislators. This makes Massachusetts the sixth state in the United States to mandate education on the genocide, during which the Ottoman Empire killed or displaced around 2 million Armenian Christians.Continue Reading

On Tuesday, January 11, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers (CBPOs) at the port of New Orleans targeted three international shipments for inspection. Each shipment contained boxes with hundreds of the popular pop fidget toys. The toys had copyright and trademark infringements. Some of the counterfeit trademarked items included toysContinue Reading

U.S. District Judge James Moody has sentenced Mary Kathryn Marr (42, Miami) to 14 years in federal prison for conspiracy to commit money laundering. The Court also ordered Marr to forfeit various assets, which are traceable to proceeds of the offense and, as part of her sentence, entered a moneyContinue Reading

U.S. District Judge Anne C. Conway today sentenced Johnson W. Eustache to five years in federal prison for wire fraud and aiding and assisting in the preparation of false tax returns. The court also ordered Eustache to forfeit approximately $700,000 seized from several bank accounts, as well as real propertiesContinue Reading

A Houston teacher is facing a felony charge for putting her son in the trunk of her car has been identified as Sarah Beam. UPDATED TO INCLUDE NEWS TALK CLIP – WATCH BELOW Beam, 41, a 10th grade English teacher, now faces charges of felony child endangerment, after she confessedContinue Reading

United States Attorney Roger B. Handberg announces that Tatiana Power (41, Weston) today pleaded guilty to a money laundering conspiracy related to a Florida-based international enterprise that operated subscription-based sexually exploitative “child modeling” websites. Power faces up to 20 years in federal prison. According to court documents, Tatiana Power (alsoContinue Reading

Andrew Cuomo won’t be held criminally accountable for his “forcible touching” women and actions as governor of New York. The New York Post reported on Monday that “Albany County District Attorney David Soares is expected to drop criminal charges of forcible touching against disgraced ex-Gov. Andrew Cuomo days before he was to beContinue Reading

Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol (RGV) agents arrest two sex offenders and a gang member. On Jan. 2, at approximately 7:00 a.m., McAllen Border Patrol Station (MCS) agents arrested three single adult migrants after they illegally entered the United States through Hidalgo, Texas. Criminal records checks obtained at aContinue Reading

53-year-old Patrice Eileen Wilowski-Mevorah of Tampa was sentenced Friday to five years and three months in federal prison for her involvement in a money laundering conspiracy in connection with an international enterprise that was based in Florida and which operated subscription-based sexually exploitative “child modeling” websites. Wilowski-Mevorah had pleaded guiltyContinue Reading

Darrell Brooks, the man who drove an SUV into the Waukesha, Wisconsin Christmas parade, killing six people, has been charged with a sixth intentional homicide count, according to a court filing Monday. Brooks, 39, attacked the November 21st event, killing five who died overnight and injured over 40 other people.Continue Reading

Pennsylvania district attorney Kevin Steele filed an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court to reinstate the 2018 Bill Cosby sexual assault conviction, arguing that the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s June decision sets a dangerous precedent with “far-reaching negative consequences.” The June ruling hinged on a press release issued in 2005 byContinue Reading