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Former Bakersfield Police Detective Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison for Methamphetamine Trafficking Conspiracy

 FRESNO, Calif. — Patrick Mara, 36, of Bakersfield, formerly a detective with the Bakersfield Police Department, was sentenced today to five years in prison, to be followed by five years of supervised release, for a conspiracy to traffic methamphetamine, Acting United States Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced.

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Calloway County, Kentucky, Man Charged With Multiple Counts Of Sexual Exploitation Of Children

 Production Of Child Pornography,
Twelve minor victims identified in a 27 count federal indictment

PADUCAH, Ky. – A Calloway County, Kentucky, man was charged by grand jury in a 27 count indictment with inducing minor victims to engage in sexually explicit conduct, inducing minor victims to produce visual depictions of that conduct which were then transmitted over the internet, and with inducing a minor to engage in commercial sex acts announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.


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The Attorney General's Smart on Crime Initiative

 "By targeting the most serious offenses, prosecuting the most dangerous criminals, directing assistance to crime 'hot spots,' and pursuing new ways to promote public safety, deterrence, efficiency, and fairness - we can become both smarter and tougher on crime."

Attorney General Eric Holder
Remarks to American Bar Association's Annual Convention in San Francisco, CA
August 12, 2013

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Tampa Brothers Sentenced To A Total Of Seventy Years For Sex Trafficking Conspiracy

 Tampa, Florida – U.S. District Judge Susan C. Bucklew has sentenced Antawan Hudson (31, Tampa) to 30 years in federal prison for sex trafficking minors. On September 28, 2016, Hudson’s brother, Maurice Williams (26, Tampa), was sentenced to 40 years in federal prison for sex trafficking minors. Hudson pleaded guilty on the first day of trial and a federal jury found Williams guilty on May 20, 2016. 

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Two Men Charged with Sex Trafficking of Three Victims

Operation Cross Country X

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that two men were charged in federal court today for the sex trafficking of three victims.

Calvin Anthony Miller, also known as “Serious,” 34, and his cousin, Henry Dailey, 36, were charged with conspiracy to commit sex trafficking in a criminal complaint filed in the U.S. District Court in Kansas City, Mo. Miller and Dailey remain in federal custody pending a detention hearing on Oct. 20, 2016.

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Man Believed to Have Placed Improvised Explosive Device in Nederland Shopping Complex Arrested

Defendant was caught in Chicago after fleeing Colorado

DENVER – David Michael Ansberry, born in 1952, originally from California, was arrested over the weekend in Chicago, Illinois, in connection with the placing of an improvised explosive device in a shopping area in Nederland, Colorado, the FBI, Boulder County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO), the Nederland Police Department, the Boulder County District Attorney’s Office and ATF announced.  Ansberry made his initial appearance in Chicago yesterday and will be brought to Colorado to face the charge.

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Albuquerque Man Sentenced to Prison for Federal Child Pornography Charge

ALBUQUERQUE – Carl Weatherman, 34, of Albuquerque, N.M., was sentenced today in federal court in Santa Fe, N.M., to 75 months in prison for his conviction on a receipt of child pornography charge.  Weatherman will be on supervised release for ten years after completing his prison sentence.  He also will be required to register as a sex offender when he completes his prison sentence.

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Albuquerque Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Heroin Trafficking Charge

Case Prosecuted as Part of HOPE Initiative which Seeks to Reduce the Number of Opioid-Related Deaths in New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE – Shannon Lamont Jackson, 38, of Albuquerque, N.M., pled guilty today to a federal heroin trafficking charge.  Under the terms of his plea agreement, Jackson will be sentenced to 77 months in prison followed by a term of supervised release to be determined by the court.

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FBI Announces Results of Nationwide Human Trafficking Operation

One Minor Recovered, Nine Pimps Arrested in North Texas

The Federal Bureau of Investigation, along with representatives from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) and several international law enforcement partners, announced Monday that, domestically, 82 minors were rescued, and 239 traffickers and their associates were arrested as part of Operation Cross Country X, an international effort focusing on underage human trafficking that ran from October 13 to 16, 2016. FBI Director James Comey and NCMEC Director John Clark announced the results of Operation Cross Country X at the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) convention in San Diego.

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Alabama Man Indicted For Kidnapping Four-Year-Old Girl

Tampa, Florida – United States Attorney A. Lee Bentley, III announces the return of an indictment charging West Wild Hogs (31, Searle, Alabama) with kidnapping. If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of life in federal prison.


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