#8481260 at 2020-03-20 00:35:50 (UTC+1) Q Research #10859: We Love Our Planefags Edition
DEA raids target large-scale drug trafficking ring across Indianapolis
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Federal agents dismantled a large-scale drug trafficking operation in Indianapolis on Thursday.
U.S. Attorney JoshJ.Minkler announced federal criminal charges against 35 people for their alleged role in two separate drug trafficking rings.
Those charged include:
Danielle Dowling, 43, Indianapolis
Linda Bow, 56, Indianapolis Josh Stoops, 41, Indianapolis
James Bacon, 51, Indianapolis
Micheal Fisher, 27, Indianapolis
Steve Anderson, 46, Indianapolis
James Swartz, 41, Indianapolis
Eric Poore, 42, Indianapolis
Janna Broaddus, 33, Indianapolis Josh Unger, 36, Indianapolis
Ryan Sawyers, 37, Indianapolis
Troy Thornton, 47, Indianapolis
Darius Anthony Garcia, 33, Indianapolis
Amber Seats, 31, Indianapolis
Jeremy Osmon, 40, Indianapolis
Tyler Greenwalt , 35, Indianapolis
Guy Karnes, 28, Indianapolis
Clifford King, Jr., 27, Indianapolis
Lisa Roth, 25, Indianapolis (Fugitive)
Dylan Williams, 41, Indianapolis
Eric Walker, 30, Indianapolis
Jeffrey Sacks, 63, Indianapolis
Paula Adams, 33, Lafayette
Christopher Tate, 29, Indianapolis
Jovan Stewart, 31, Indianapolis
Robert Hinton, 33, Indianapolis (Fugitive)
Tia Dimmett, 29, Indianapolis
Lacey Guzman, 35, Indianapolis
Sandra Kellogg, 38, Silver Lake, Indiana
Desirae Evans, 40, Indianapolis
Jose Rodriguez-Chavez, 42, Indianapolis
Jason Lewis, 28, Indianapolis
Dwyatt Harris, 40, Indianapolis
Dorothy Knight, 43, Indianapolis (Fugitive)
Chaylon Rush, 52, Indianapolis (Fugitive)
Starting around 6 a.m., federal agents and local officers served arrest warrants and search warrants at 19 locations in the Indianapolis area, looking for alleged drug dealers after an investigation that authorities said was six months in the making. The U.S. Department of Justice said 31 individuals were arrested and are in custody but four remain as fugitives.
During the course of the investigation, authorities say approximately 30 firearms, $70,000 in U.S. currency and 22 pounds of methamphetamine, heroin and fentanyl were seized.
According to the two indictments, Danielle Dowling and Christopher Tate led separate drug trafficking organizations that operated in Indianapolis and distributed large amounts of methamphetamine as well as heroin and fentanyl.
Assistant Special Agent in Charge Michael Gannon is assigned to the Indianapolis District Office for the DEA.
"For all the drug traffickers out there, we're going to do what we always do. We're going to put our resources together and hold them accountable for peddling poison in our streets and preying on people that have substance abuse issues," said Gannon.
Large scale raids by the feds are nothing new around Indianapolis. In 2017, a series of drug busts helped topple drug kingpin Richard Grundy III.
Just last year, 22 people were arrested as part of a drug trafficking ring in Haughville dubbed Operation Garage Band.
Yet all the cases have one thing in common.
"You know drug traffickers are in business for one reason, to make money. They don't care whose family they ruin, and we're going to put them where they belong, in jail," said Gannon.
Gannon claims numerous drugs, including meth, heroin and fentanyl, were targeted in this week's raids.
He added that the fight against narcotics doesn't stop because of the coronavirus outbreak.
"Our job is to go out and dismantle violent drug trafficking organizations, and together with our partners, we're going to always do that," said Gannon.
In addition to the DEA, multiple agencies were involved this morning, including IMPD and United States Attorney's Office.
#8333107 at 2020-03-06 17:33:18 (UTC+1) Q Research General #10668 Q Army Unlimited Power Edition
Department of Justice charges unprecedented number of elder fraud defendants nationwide and launches hotline
Three defendants charged in Southern District of Indiana
Indianapolis - United States Attorney JoshJ.Minkler joined Attorney General William P. Barr, FBI Director Christopher A. Wray, and Chief Postal Inspector Gary R. Barksdale today in announcing the largest coordinated sweep of elder fraud cases in history. This year, prosecutors charged more than 400 defendants, far surpassing the 260 defendants charged in cases as part of last year's sweep. In each case, offenders allegedly engaged in financial schemes that targeted or largely affected seniors. In total, the charged elder fraud schemes caused alleged losses of over a billion dollars.
"Americans are fed up with the constant barrage of scams that maliciously target the elderly and other vulnerable citizens," said Attorney General William P. Barr. "This year, the Department of Justice prosecuted more than 400 defendants, whose schemes totaled more than a billion dollars. I want to thank the men and women of the Department's Consumer Protection Branch, which coordinated this effort, and all those in the U.S. Attorneys' Offices and Criminal Division who worked tirelessly to bring these cases. The Department is committed to stopping the full range of criminal activities that exploit America's seniors."
"When the elderly are defrauded, not only has their trust been violated, but it causes a significant financial hardship, and these losses can be devastating to them," said Minkler. "We are committed to holding the perpetrators of elder fraud schemes accountable and ensuring our elderly citizens receive the protection they deserve."
For further information on elder fraud cases highlighted in this sweep within the Southern District of Indiana, as well as across the country, please see the interactive map located at the following link: https://www.justice.gov/civil/elder-fraud-sweeps-2020.
Attorney General Barr also announced the launch of a National Elder Fraud Hotline, which will provide services to seniors who may be victims of financial fraud. The Hotline will be staffed by experienced case managers who can provide personalized support to callers. Case managers will assist callers with reporting the suspected fraud to relevant agencies and by providing resources and referrals to other appropriate services as needed. When applicable, case managers will complete a complaint form with the Federal Bureau of Investigation Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) for Internet-facilitated crimes and submit a consumer complaint
to the Federal Trade Commission on behalf of the caller. The Hotline's toll free number is 833-FRAUD-11 (833-372-8311).
These outreach efforts have helped to prevent seniors from falling prey to scams and have frustrated offenders' efforts to obtain even more money from vulnerable elders.
#8316398 at 2020-03-04 17:35:24 (UTC+1) Q Research General #10647: WWF Presents Biden Burnie SmackDown Edition
Judge overturns porn conviction of Jared Fogle associate
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - A federal judge has overturned the child pornography conviction of an associate of Jared Fogle who provided evidence that led to a criminal case the against disgraced former Subway pitchman.
Russell Taylor was sentenced to 25 years in prison in 2015 for producing pornography. In a 32-page ruling issued Friday,
U.S. District Court Judge Tanya Walton Pratt ruled that Taylor's defense attorney, Brad Banks, was ineffective because he failed to challenge three charges not supported by the legal facts of the case.
Pratt found that Banks did not inform Taylor that three of the sexual exploitation charges he was admitting to involved hidden-camera images of young, male relatives that did not involve the "sexually explicit conduct" necessary for the criminal charges, The Indianapolis Star reported.
Vacating Taylor's conviction,
Pratt said Banks' error ruined the entire proceedings, including his guilty plea and sentencing.
The stage is now set for a possible new trial on 10 remaining felony charges. Pratt's ruling said federal prosecutors and attorneys for Taylor agreed that was the "proper relief."
Brandon Sample, one of Taylor's appellate attorneys, told the newspaper that the ruling "vindicates Mr. Taylor's longstanding assertion that his plea was the product of ineffective assistance of counsel."
Steven Whitaker, a spokesman for U.S. Attorney JoshJ.Minkler, said Monday that Taylor remained in federal custody and declined further comment.
The Associated Press sent an email Monday seeking comment from Banks to his Indianapolis law office. A woman who answered the phone at that office said Banks "will have no comment at this time."
Taylor was sentenced in December 2015 after he pleaded guilty to 12 counts of child exploitation and one count of distribution of child pornography. He admitted using cameras hidden in his homes to produce pornography of the children, some as young as 9 years old.
Taylor was executive director of the Jared Foundation, a nonprofit that Fogle started to raise awareness and money to fight childhood obesity. He provided evidence that led to the criminal case against Fogle, his one-time boss and close friend.
Fogle was sentenced to 15 years in prison in November 2015 for trading in child pornography and paying for sex with underage girls. He had pleaded guilty to distributing and receiving child pornography and traveling out of state to engage in illicit sexual conduct with a minor.
Fogle became a Subway pitchman after shedding more than 200 pounds (90.7 kilograms) as a college student, in part by eating the chain's sandwiches. Subway ended its relationship with Fogle after authorities raided his suburban Indianapolis home in July 2015.
Taylor was being held at a federal prison in Yazoo City, Mississippi; Fogle was being held at a federal prison in Littleton, Colorado, Bureau of Prison records show.
#7973046 at 2020-01-31 03:49:01 (UTC+1) Q Research General #10204: Rally Around The Family. With A Pocket Full Of Shills Edition
Indiana Man Gets Life Sentence In Child Sex Tourism Case
Indianapolis - United States Attorney JoshJ.Minkler announced today the sentencing of Noblesville, Ind. man, Charles Skaggs, Jr., age 53, to life in federal prison after his conviction at trial during July 2019 for sexual exploitation of a minor, possession of child pornography, and concealment of evidence. Skaggs had a prior conviction out of Clark County, Ind. for sexual misconduct with a minor.
"Today's sentence sends a strong message to those who seek to exploit our minor children that you will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law, particularly those with prior records of child exploitation," said Minkler. "Protecting our youth from sexual predators will always remain a top priority of this office and this life sentence will ensure that the public is safe from any future victimization from this defendant."
This case began in 2015 as an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation ("FBI") of child sex tourism in Ukraine, including Skaggs' work with orphanages there. In December 2016, Skaggs was searched at the U.S. Customs area of the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport during his return trip from Ukraine to Indiana. Law enforcement officers recovered thumb drives that contained child pornography, including child pornography that Skaggs' produced in Indiana.
Skaggs was arrested by the FBI. Prior to his arrest, Skaggs hid a hard drive in the ceiling of a shared laundry room in his residence. During Skaggs' pretrial detention at the Henderson County Detention Center, law enforcement officers intercepted a note written by Skaggs, which disclosed the location of the hard drive. The hard drive contained, among other things, images of videos of child pornography, including copies of the same pornography found on the thumb drives seized at the airport.
Skaggs had a bench trial before the Honorable Sarah Evans Barker, United States District Judge, Southern District of Indiana, on July 22, 2019 through July 24, 2019. Skaggs was convicted of all nine counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, two counts of possession of child pornography, and one count of concealment of evidence.
This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI-St. Paul), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), and the Indiana State Police.
"Children are among the most vulnerable in our society and it is our collective responsibility to protect them from predators such as Mr. Skaggs. His life sentence should send a clear message to those who engage in this conduct - you will be investigated, identified, and prosecuted - and you will go to prison," said Special Agent in Charge Grant Mendenhall, FBI Indianapolis. "The teamwork between our agents and state law enforcement partners ensured there is one less predator victimizing the most innocent of our communities."
"Sexual predators, like Charles Skaggs, who think they can avoid U.S. laws by traveling abroad for the purpose of sexually exploiting children will find no safe refuge upon their return to the U.S., said Tracy J. Cormier, Special Agent in Charge of HSI St. Paul. "HSI proudly stands with our law enforcement partners and remains steadfastly committed to doing all we can to stop this heinous practice."
#6552720 at 2019-05-21 23:09:18 (UTC+1) Q Research General #8378: The Q ickening Edition
Nolan Brewer, 21, of Eminence, Indiana, was sentenced on Monday for conspiring to violate the civil rights of†Congregation Shaarey Tefilla, a Jewish synagogue, in the July 28, 2018, defacement. Brewer pleaded guilty to a federal hate crime,†U.S Attorney JoshJ.Minkler said in a news release.
Authorities say Brewer†evoked the name of Adolf Hitler and told investigators†he painted swastikas at the Carmel synagogue because the place was "full of ethnic Jews," according to a criminal complaint.
THREE YEARS for spraypainting shit on a Jewish dumpster.
#5157040 at 2019-02-13 18:46:20 (UTC+1) Q Research General #6587: Sorry No Proof the Witch is Ded Edition
Heads of Evansville company indicted for fraud, arrested by FBI
Former CEO and COO charged with conspiracy, fraud, and money laundering
By Jill Lyman | February 12, 2019 at 12:44 PM CST - Updated February 12 at 12:50 PM
EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) - United States Attorney JoshJ.Minkler announced Tuesday that a federal grand jury has indicted Kevin Kuhnash, 57, and Jason Jimerson, 44, formerly the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer of Lucent Polymers, Inc., an Evansville-based plastics manufacturer.
The two men have been arrested by the FBI.
The indictment claims they committed fraud when they orchestrated the sale of Lucent to another company but concealed critical defects in Lucent's business, including fraud that Lucent was committing on its customers.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission announced that it also charged Kuhnash and Jimerson with fraud.
"Corporate officials who put deviousness over good faith degrade the integrity of our markets and impugn the reputation of American industry," said Minkler. "This office will continue to prioritize the investigation and prosecution of corrupt corporate executives who enrich themselves through fraud and deception."
Lucent's customers included manufacturers and suppliers of automobiles, automobile air bags, electrical boxes, ceiling fans, kitchen appliances, and heating and air conditioning units. Their specifications often included the plastic's flame resistance, color, strength and durability, and certification by Underwriter's Laboratories ("UL").
According to the indictment, Lucent's internal testing showed that its low-cost products often did not meet its customers' specifications or UL certification standards.
Gabriel Grchan, Special Agent in Charge of IRS Criminal Investigation said, "Business executives that cheat, lie, and steal stain the fabric of the American economy. These Lucent executives filled their pockets through fraud and numerous acts of deceit. As in this case and countless others our agents will find corruption and bring it to justice."