SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Defendants involved in a romance fraud scheme that victimized a Taney County, Missouri, woman and an email hacking scheme that targeted a program at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., were indicted in federal court in the Western District of Missouri as part of the Department of Justice’s fourth annual Money Mule Initiative.
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Acting United States Attorney Jan Sharp announced that Tina Hardin, age 53, of Omaha, Nebraska, was sentenced today to time served by Senior United States District Court Judge Joseph F. Bataillon for Influencing, Impeding, or Retaliating Against a Federal Official by Threat. Hardin has already served approximately 14 months’ imprisonment. There is no parole in the federal system. Hardin will now serve a 3-year term of supervised release with conditions regarding mental health treatment, substance abuse, and weapons possession.
Acting United States Attorney Dennis R. Holmes announced that an Anthem, Arizona, man convicted of Failure to Pay Child Support was sentenced on November 30, 2021, by U.S. District Judge Karen E. Schreier.
WASHINGTON – On Dec. 2, a federal jury in Greeneville, Tennessee, convicted Peter Bolos, 44, of Tampa, Florida, of 22 counts of mail fraud, conspiracy to commit health care fraud and introduction of a misbranded drug into interstate commerce, following a month-long trial.
U.S. Attorney Bridget M. Brennan announced that a federal jury today returned a guilty verdict against Defendant Lon R. Sweeney, 56, of Cleveland, Ohio, following a four-day trial before Judge Dan Aaron Polster in Cleveland. Sweeney was convicted of threatening a federal employee and acquitted of assault of an officer.
OAKLAND–John Russell Bellhouse appeared today in federal court to face the charge of sexual abuse of a prison ward, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Stephanie M. Hinds, Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General Los Angeles Field Office Special Agent in Charge Zachary Shroyer, and Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent in Charge Craig D. Fair.
Fort Myers, Florida – Roberto Armando Mimmo (60, Fort Myers Beach) has pleaded guilty to fraud in connection with a major disaster. Mimmo faces a maximum penalty of 30 years in federal prison. A sentencing date has not yet been set.
Columbia, South Carolina --- Acting United States Attorney M. Rhett DeHart announced today that a Federal Grand Jury in Columbia returned a multiple-count indictment in connection with the production of fraudulent COVID-19 Vaccination Record Cards, the first such criminal prosecution in the District of South Carolina.