Articles Tagged with conspiracy

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Three people are facing charges for allegedly stealing approximately $1 M in COVID-19 relief funds from the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). 

The U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Western District of North Carolina reported that during an investigation of a possible fraud case, it was discovered that between March and November 2021, almost $1 M was fraudulently taken from the PPP. 

It was believed that the money was stolen through many fraudulent applications that were submitted for PPP relief in different states for businesses that were not real. 

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Two Washington men were indicted by a grand jury after they allegedly put 9,000 fentanyl pills in potato chip containers and smuggled them into Whatcom County.  

Earlier this month, Special agents with Homeland Security Investigations Pacific Northwest received information that caused them to believe that a criminal organization from Mexico was smuggling fentanyl into Washington state. 

The authorities believed that Juan E. Hernandez-Hernandez and Alejandro Macias-Velazquez, residents of Washington, were involved in the smuggling. 

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A toddler who tested positive for cocaine was reportedly horribly burned by his babysitter, who allegedly denied him medical care for days after the incident occurred.  

38-year-old Natoyia Danelle Barbee lives in Durham, North Carolina. 

At the beginning of July, Barbee had a 2-year-old boy and his two siblings staying at her home. Their mother had gone out of town and left Barbee in charge of the youngsters. 

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One of two alleged thieves at a California Home Depot in Stanislaus County reportedly sprayed a loss prevention officer with scorpion killer spray when confronted about the purported pilfering. 

Early in the afternoon on June 17, two women were at a Home Depot store located in Turlock. 

A loss prevention officer spotted the duo and believed they might have been pocketing items that they did not plan on purchasing. 

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A man who was pulled over for a vehicle registration problem reportedly handed the officer a packet of registration paperwork with a baggie of methamphetamine in the stack. 

57-year-old Roy Porter lives in West Union, West Virginia. 

Last weekend, Porter was driving on the Interstate, and a man later identified as Jared Mayle was his passenger. 

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Kathleen Kane, the former Pennsylvania Attorney General, was arrested last weekend after a car crash for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol. 

In 2013, Kathleen Kane served as the 48th Attorney General of Pennsylvania. She is also the first woman elected to the position.  

Kane’s time as Attorney General ended when she resigned after being convicted of felony perjury, and many misdemeanors including oppression, obstruction, and conspiracy charges. 

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A Lee County deputy is one of three people facing charges for allegedly working together to plant drugs on a suspect to set him up for an unlawful arrest. 

Niko Irizarry began working for the Lee County Sheriff’s Office in 2018. The sheriff reported that Irizarry had never been reprimanded in his time with the agency.  

On December 16, 2021, Irizarry and two other men identified as 36-year-old Charles Custodio and 29-year-old Scott Snider allegedly orchestrated a plan to target a real estate agent for drug crimes. 

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Two women who work at a California daycare center allegedly fractured the skull of a child they were taking care of and reportedly did not let the parents know about the injury.

29-year-old Megan Maldonado resides in San Bernardino, and Felicia Ann Ferra, 50, lives in Yorba Linda. Both women are employees who provide daycare to the children enrolled at a Rancho Cucamonga Kiddie Academy Educational Childcare.

Last September, the authorities opened an investigation after the Loma Linda University Medical Center Pediatric Intensive Care Unit informed them about an eight-month-old boy’s injuries. The police were told that the infant’s skull was fractured, and it was believed that the injury might have come from abuse.

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Two women in Delaware are facing charges after allegedly becoming unruly in a Wawa store and assaulting and injuring the responding officers. 

In the early morning hours on December 27, two people went to Wawa market in Bear together.  

While they were inside the establishment, it was reported that they lost their keys and became upset. 

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The New York authorities have arrested five men who allegedly smuggled millions of dollars of narcotics from Puerto Rico in children’s lunch boxes displaying popular cartoon characters.

Earlier this year, several New York law enforcement agencies joined DEA’s New York Drug Enforcement Task Force to investigate a situation involving purportedly illegal packages being shipped.

The authorities asserted that a drug trafficking ring was shipping large quantities of narcotics from Puerto Rico to New York.

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