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Hartford Man Sentenced to Life in Prison

for Offenses Related to 2010 Murder, Planning of Second Murder

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that DOMINIQUE MACK, also known as “Lil Sweets,” 26, of Hartford, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Michael P. Shea in Hartford to life imprisonment.  On April 27, 2016, a jury found MACK guilty of conspiring to commit witness tampering by murdering one individual and planning to murder a second individual.

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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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Former St. Louis Police Officer Indicted for Assaulting Two Juveniles and One Adul

A federal grand jury in St. Louis has indicted Stan Lee Stanback, 47, a police officer formerly with the Velda City Police Department, on charges related to the assaults of two juveniles and one adult on Sept.17, 2008.

Stanback is charged with three counts of using unreasonable force on the three victims listed in the indictment when he punched and struck each one of them. The first two counts allege that Stanback used a police baton to assault the victims. All three counts allege that Stanback’s actions resulted in injury to all of the victims.

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ICE removes 2 gang members wanted for murder in El Salvador

ICE removes 2 gang members wanted for murder in El Salvador NEW ORLEANS — Two Salvadoran nationals wanted for murder in their home country were removed from the United States Friday by officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO).

Hector Ivan Lopez-Portillo, 34, an MS-13 gang member, was convicted in August 2010 in Galax County, Va., for failure to pay child support. He was transferred to ICE custody in February 2011 following his release from local custody. At that point, ICE determined Lopez-Portillo had an outstanding murder warrant in El Salvador from March 2004. He claims to have entered the United States near Brownsville, Texas, at an unknown time

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Puerto Rico Man Sentenced to Life in Prison in 2009 Mass Shooting

WASHINGTON—Alexis Candelario-Santana, 42, was sentenced today to life in prison for murdering eight people and an unborn child and attempting to murder 19 others during a mass shooting at a Puerto Rico nightclub in 2009.


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Federal Jury Convicts James ‘Whitey’ Bulger

BOSTON—Following a two-month long trial in U.S. District Court, a federal jury today convicted James J. Bulger, holding him responsible for the murder of 11 people, as well as numerous counts of extortion, money laundering, drug dealing, and firearms possession.

After deliberating for over 32 hours, over five days, the jury found the former fugitive guilty of racketeering conspiracy and numerous racketeering acts of murder, extortion, narcotics distribution, money laundering, and possession of firearms, including machine guns. With this verdict, the jury has found that Bulger played a role in the murders of Deborah Hussey, Paul McGonagle, Edward Connors, Thomas King, Richard Castucci, Roger Wheeler, Brian Halloran, Michael Donahue, John Callahan, Arthur Barrett, and John McIntyre.


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Attorney General Eric Holder Announces $2.5 Million to Connecticut Law Enforcement for Costs Related to Sandy Hook School Shooti

Attorney General Eric Holder announced today that the Justice Department’s Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) will provide $2.5 million in funding to the Connecticut State Police, the Newtown, Conn., Police Department and their partner agencies that provided assistance in response to the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School last year. The funding compensates the agencies and jurisdictions for costs related to overtime, forensics and security during and in the aftermath of the crime.  

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ICE deports fugitive Mexican murder suspect captured in Los Angeles

Mateo Perez Hernandez-28  fugitive Mexican murder suspectSAN DIEGO – A Mexican national, who fled to the United States to avoid prosecution for a murder three years ago in his native country, was turned over to Mexican authorities Monday following his recent capture in the Los Angeles area by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

Mateo Perez Hernandez, 28, was remanded to the custody of representatives from the Mexican Attorney General’s Office by officers from ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) at the San Ysidro border crossing Monday afternoon under tight security.

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Shooting Near Naco, Ariz. Results in Death of Border Patrol Agent, Injury of Another

Shooting Near Naco, Ariz. Results in Death of Border Patrol Agent Border Patrol Agent Nicholas J. Ivie, Injury of Another

Tucson, Ariz.
– One U.S. Border Patrol agent was killed and another wounded after a shooting early this morning near Naco, Arizona. Border Patrol Agent Nicholas Ivie, 30, was killed after he and two other agents responded to a sensor hit near mile-marker 352 on Highway 80. One other Border Patrol agent sustained non-life threatening wounds and was airlifted to a local hospital. He is reported in stable condition at this time.

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Four Suspects Arrested in American Canyon for Attempt to Commit an Armed Robbery of a Residence

AMERICAN CANYON, Calif. – Joseph M. Riehl, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), San Francisco Field Division, Chief Joseph Kriens, and Chief Jean Donaldson American Canyon Police Department, announced today the arrests of Lafonso Luke Brown, Rakeem Marcelles Brown, Marcelis Fitzgerald Lee, and Rashad Rakeem Brown. 


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