#5435896 at 2019-02-28 19:45:03 (UTC+1) Q Research General #6949: Trudeau Problems Edition
Chinese Telecommunications Device Manufacturer and its U.S. Affiliate Arraigned on Charges of Theft of Trade Secrets, Wire Fraud, and Obstruction of Justice
Huawei Corporate Entities Enter 'Not Guilty' Pleas - Agreed Trial Date of March 2020
Seattle - Huawei Device Co., Ltd. and Huawei Device USA Inc. were arraigned today on charges of theft of trade secrets conspiracy, attempted theft of trade secrets, seven counts of wire fraud, and one count of obstruction of justice. The companies entered pleas of 'not guilty.' Chief U.S. District Judge Ricardo S. Martinez set trial for March 2, 2020.
The indictment, returned by a grand jury last month, details Huawei's efforts to steal trade secrets from Bellevue, Washington based T-Mobile USA and then obstruct justice when T-Mobile threatened to sue Huawei in U.S. District Court in Seattle. The alleged conduct described in the indictment occurred from 2012 to 2014.
Under the maximum sentencing provisions applicable to corporate entities, Conspiracy and Attempt to Commit Trade Secret Theft are punishable by a fine of up to $5,000,000 or three times the value of the stolen trade secret, whichever is greater. Wire Fraud and Obstruction of Justice are punishable by a fine of up to $500,000.
The charges contained in the indictment are only allegations. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law. The maximum statutory sentence is prescribed by Congress and is provided here for informational purposes. If convicted of any offense, the sentencing of the defendants will be determined by the court based on the advisory Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.
The case is being investigated by the FBI. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Todd Greenberg and Thomas Woods of the Western District of Washington, with assistance from the Department of Justice's National Security Division's Counterintelligence and Export Control Section.
U.S. Attorney Brian T. Moran has been recused from this matter because of legal representations he undertook before he joined the Department of Justice. Per direction from ethics officials in the Department of Justice, First Assistant U.S. Attorney AnnetteL.Hayes will act as U.S. Attorney with respect to this matter pursuant to the authority conferred by 28 U.S.C. § 515.
#4196067 at 2018-12-07 14:56:52 (UTC+1) Q Research General #5344: Sooth Thy Furrowed Brow Edition
BREAKING: Over 400 Officers Execute 51 Search Warrants... Make HUGE BUST
A law enforcement operation making arrests and serving search warrants over the last two days targeted a multi-state drug trafficking network led by drug cartel members in Mexico, announced U.S. Attorney AnnetteL.Hayes. The drug trafficking organization distributing heroin, fentanyl, cocaine and methamphetamine was active in Washington State, New York, Arizona, Oregon, California, Tennessee, and Utah.
The group allegedly used a Manhattan Beach, California, cryptocurrency business to launder and transfer money to Mexico. The owner of that business, GREGORY DAVID WERBER, 56, was arrested last night and appeared in U.S. District Court in the Central District of California today. Other defendants appeared in U.S. District Court in Tacoma today.
"Overdoses involving fentanyl are growing at an alarming rate in Washington State," said U.S. Attorney AnnetteL.Hayes. "We are committed to bringing all needed resources to identifying and prosecuting groups that distribute this deadly poison in our communities. I commend the Drug Enforcement Administration and their federal, state and local law enforcement partners who developed the evidence that led to the arrests that occurred today."
#1655520 at 2018-06-07 04:31:40 (UTC+1) Q Research General #2082 Operation Overlord Edition
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Joint Federal State and Local Operation Across Puget Sound Targets Violent Drug Trafficking Organization
More than 35 Arrested on Indictments and Criminal Complaints Charging Gun and Drug Crimes
In the fourth major drug trafficking ring takedown in as many months, federal, state and local law enforcement officers fanned out across King, Pierce, Snohomish, Skagit and Thurston Counties to execute search warrants and arrest more than 35 members of a drug trafficking organization, announced U.S. Attorney AnnetteL.Hayes. Today's arrests are the fourth takedown in a series of cases aimed at reducing drug and gang violence in Seattle, South King and North Pierce Counties. Those taken into custody today will appear at 2:00 in U.S. District Court in Seattle.
"Over the last four months, more than 80 drug dealing conspirators moving meth, heroin, cocaine and fentanyl have been taken off our streets where they preyed on destructive addictions and used gun crime to further their trade," said U.S. Attorney AnnetteHayes. "For more than a year, local police worked with federal partners to build these cases, with the goal of addressing the shifting crime problems in South Sound communities."
#1266602 at 2018-05-02 02:49:01 (UTC+1) Q Research General #1587: God Bless our Operators Edition
There are a total of 93 U.S. Attorneys in the Department of Justice. As of 12 April 2018, 65 were nominated and 60 confirmed by the Senate. Last week, another three were confirmed (California, Central District; Hawaii; and Missouri, Western District) for a total of 63. In comparison to prior presidents, the number confirmed after 15 months in office: Reagan (71 after 1 year), Clinton (81), Bush (75), and Obama (51). Trump has done better than Obama but is underperforming the others.
Interim (with approval of district court) and acting US Attorneys can serve indefinitely until someone is approved by the Senate. Once confirmed, the person is limited to a four-year term. Some interim and acting appointees are nominated while others are not. Trump has not submitted nominees yet for the 28 districts below.
Interestingly, Rodriguez-Velez of Puerto Rico has been interim for over 10 years and Myers of North Dakota has been acting/interim for 3 years. Maybe there is something special about these two or the others listed causing the nomination submission slow rolL. According to one article, eight of the top ten states with public corruption convictions are here. Sessions broke with long-standing tradition of appointing a Texan as head prosecutor for Nevada and a North Carolian as head prosecutor for U.S. Virgin Islands. Both of those have pretty bad crime problems.
District United States Attorney
Arizona Elizabeth A. Strange (acting)
California, Northern Alex G. Tse (acting)
California, Southern Adam L. Braverman (interim)
Colorado Robert C. Troyer (acting)
Florida, Middle Maria Chapa Lopez (interim)
Florida, Northern Christopher P. Canova (interim)
Florida, Southern Benjamin G. Greenberg (interim)
Guam & Northern Mariana Islands Shawn N. Anderson (interim)
Illinois, Central John E. Childress (interim)
Illinois, Southern Donald S. Boyce, Jr. (interim)
Louisiana, Eastern Duane A. Evans (interim)
Michigan, Eastern Matthew Schneider (interim)
Michigan, Western Andrew B. Birge (interim)
Minnesota Gregory G. Brooker (interim); Erica H. MacDonald (announced 4/10/18; not confirmed yet)
Nevada Dayle Elieson (interim)
New Jersey Craig Carpenito (interim)
New York, Eastern Richard Donoghue (interim)
New York, Northern Grant C. Jaquith (interim)
New York, Southern Geoffrey Berman (interim)
New York, Western James P. Kennedy (interim)
North Dakota Christopher C. Myers (acting and interim since Mar 2015)
Ohio, Southern Benjamin C. Glassman (acting)
Oklahoma, Western Robert J. Troester (acting)
Puerto Rico Rosa E. Rodriguez-Velez (interim since Jan 2007)
Rhode Island Stephen G. Dambruch (interim)
South Carolina Beth Drake (interim); Cheryl A. Lydon (announced 4/10/18; not confirmed yet)
Virgin Islands Gretchen C.F. Shappert (interim)
Virginia, Eastern Tracy McCormick (acting)
Washington, Eastern Joseph Harrington (interim)
Washington, Western AnnetteL.Hayes (interim)
#734463 at 2018-03-20 20:53:31 (UTC+1) Q Research General #909: Tick Tock cont Edition
Seattle Police and Homeland Security Seize 315 Pounds of Methamphetamine following Sting Operation
"Drug trafficking organizations use the I-5 corridor to ship large quantities of their poisons into our communities – from San Diego to Bellingham and beyond," said U.S. Attorney AnnetteL.Hayes. "We work closely with our international, federal, state and local counterparts to identify those involved and disrupt their efforts."