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Wednesday, November 30, 2022
PORTLAND, Ore.—A Portland woman was sentenced to federal prison today for violating the terms of her post-prison supervised release by submitting two fraudulent applications for loans intended to help small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Tiairre Travonne Chaney, 35, was sentenced to six months in federal prison followed by a 24-month term of supervised release.
Tuesday, November 29, 2022
          LOS ANGELES – The owner of several Inland Empire-based trucking companies was sentenced today to 120 months in federal prison for ordering the illegal repair of a tanker that resulted in an explosion and the death of one his employees – the second time one of his welders was killed.           Carl Bradley Johansson, 64, of Newport Beach, was also sentenced for tax evasion and fraudulently obtaining approximately $954,417 in COVID-relief money while free on bond in the tanker explosion case.
Tuesday, November 29, 2022
Vanessa Roberts Avery, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that JAVIER ACEVEDO, 42, of Hartford, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Kari A. Dooley in Bridgeport to 42 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for a cocaine trafficking offense.
Tuesday, November 29, 2022
CONTACT: Barbara Burns PHONE: (716) 843-5817 FAX #: (716) 551-3051
Tuesday, November 29, 2022
MINNEAPOLIS– A Minneapolis tax preparer has pleaded guilty to federal tax violations, announced United States Attorney Andrew M. Luger. 
Tuesday, November 29, 2022
MINNEAPOLIS – A Wisconsin man has been indicted for orchestrating a $35 million bank fraud scheme, announced U.S. Attorney Andrew M. Luger.
Monday, November 28, 2022
HARRISBURG - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Dr. Musaddiq Nazeeri, of Lebanon, Pennsylvania, has agreed to pay the United States $86,506.30 to resolve civil liability for alleged violations of the False Claims Act.
Monday, November 28, 2022
CAMDEN, N.J. – A Camden County, New Jersey, woman was sentenced today to 159 months in prison for her role in a scheme to obtain money through fraudulently obtained refund checks issued by the U.S. Treasury,  U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced.    ​