Federal Charge of Bank Robbery Filed Against Kenneth M. Matlock in the Alleged Plainfield Bank Robbery

August 18, 2014

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on August 18, 2014 released the following:

“A man suspected of robbing a Plainfield bank last Friday was arrested a short time after the robbery and charged today in U.S. District Court in Chicago in connection with the heist. The arrest was announced today by Robert J. Holley, Special Agent in Charge of the Chicago Office of the FBI, and Zachary T. Fardon, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois.

Kenneth M. Matlock, age 35, who was last known to reside in Woodridge, Illinois, appeared this morning before U.S. Magistrate Judge Susan E. Cox and was formally charged with one count of bank robbery, a felony offense. Matlock was ordered held pending his next court appearance on August 21, 2014, at 3:00 p.m.

According to the complaint, the robber entered the BMO Harris Bank branch located at 15901 South Route 59 in Plainfield on Friday at around 2:20 p.m. and, after telling a bank teller he would like to make a withdrawal, presented a note to the teller demanding money and indicating that he was armed with a gun. A witness in the parking lot of the bank, alerted to the robbery by a bank employee, noticed a Dodge Durango leaving from an area where the alleged robber had been seen heading after the robbery. The witness followed the Durango and provided information that led law enforcement officers to the Durango. Approximately 15 minutes after the robbery occurred, officers from the Plainfield Police Department and other state law enforcement officers stopped the Durango and arrested the sole occupant of the vehicle, later identified as Matlock, without incident.

If convicted of the charge filed against him, Matlock faces a possible sentence of up to 20 years in prison.

The public is reminded that a complaint is not evidence of guilt and that all defendants in a criminal case are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.”

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Florida Man Charged Alleging His Involvement in Three Philadelphia Bank Robberies

October 21, 2012

The Federal Bureau of Investigation on October 19, 2012 released the following:

“Michael Russell Marsico, 51, of Homestead, Florida, formerly of Philadelphia, was charged today by criminal complaint with three counts of bank robbery, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger and FBI Special Agent in Charge George C. Venizelos. FBI agents arrested Marsico yesterday on an open warrant charging him with an October 3, 2012 robbery of a Chase Bank branch in Miami, Florida. The criminal complaint charges Marsico in the October 13, 2012 robbery of the Wells Fargo bank at 2227 South Broad Street; the October 14, 2012 robbery of the Republic Bank branch at 1601 Market Street; and October 16, 2012 robbery of the TD Bank branch at 121 South Broad Street.

If convicted, the defendant faces a maximum possible sentence of 60 years’ imprisonment on the Philadelphia charges.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Mark S. Miller.

A criminal complaint is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.”

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Joshua Beall is Charged in a Federal Criminal Complaint with Alleged Two Counts of Bank Robbery, 18 USC 2113(a)

January 3, 2012

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on January 3, 2012 released the following:

“Resident of Columbus Halfway House Charged in Two Bank Robberies

Edward J. Hanko, Special Agent in Charge (SAC) of the Cincinnati Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI); and Carter M. Stewart, U.S. Attorney, Southern District of Ohio, announced that Joshua Beall, age 23, who most recently resided at Alvis House, a Columbus halfway house, has been charged in a federal complaint with two counts of violating Title 18, U.S. Code Section 2113(a), bank robbery. Each count carries a maximum punishment of 20 years’ imprisonment.

Beall was arrested on December 23, 2011 by an officer of the Riverside, Ohio Police Department at his mother’s residence at Riverside. He was held for violation of the terms of his parole until December 30 when he was arrested on the charges contained in this complaint. Beall received an Initial Appearance in U.S. Magistrate’s Court in Dayton this afternoon and was ordered held pending further proceedings.

The complaint alleges that on November 17, 2011 Beall, wearing a black dreadlocks wig and dark sunglasses and utilizing a demand note, robbed the First Financial Bank, 6325 Brandt Pike, Huber Heights, Ohio of an undisclosed amount of U.S. currency. The complaint also alleges that Beall’s brother, R.L. Beall of Riverside, Ohio, cased the bank by entering it shortly before the robbery and inquiring about opening an account. R.L. Beall has not been charged in this matter at this time. The complaint further alleges that on December 19, 2011 Beall, wearing another black wig, and again utilizing a demand note, robbed the U.S. Bank, 1220 Columbus Avenue, Washington Courthouse, Ohio of approximately $7,200.

Beall was arrested after Alvis House personnel contacted the Columbus FBI Office on December 23, 2011 upon seeing news reports which depicted surveillance photos from the two bank robberies. Investigation led to Beall’s arrest that same day.

SAC Hanko and U.S. Attorney Stewart commended Alvis House personnel for contacting the FBI. They also thanked news media organizations which publicized the surveillance photographs. In addition the Huber Heights, Washington Courthouse, West Chester, Kettering, Springfield, and Riverside Police Departments provided invaluable assistance during the investigation.

The investigation is continuing in this matter.

The public is reminded that criminal complaints contain only allegations of criminal misconduct and that a defendant is presumed to be innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.”

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James Louis Whittlesey Arrested in Montreal Who is Wanted By the FBI For Alleged Aggravated Bank Robbery

December 12, 2011

Digital Journal on December 11, 2011 released the following:

“Dangerous fugitive wanted by FBI arrested in Montreal

By Arthur Weinreb

Montreal – An American fugitive, described as armed and dangerous by the FBI, was arrested without incident while standing on a street corner in downtown Montreal.

James Louis Whittlesey, 51, was arrested in Montreal around 8 a.m. this morning. According to Montreal police, the fugitive was taken into custody by a tactical unit, without incident, at a street corner. The arrest was made after information from the FBI and RCMP indicated Whittlesey might be in Montreal.

Jacqueline Roby, a spokeswoman for the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) said authorities had been looking for Whittlesey in Montreal since Wednesday, Roby told CTV that the fugitive was handed over to the CBSA around noon today. Once it is determined he is not wanted for a crime in Canada, he will be free to voluntarily return to the United States or to be extradited to the United States if the U.S. applies to have him brought back.

Whittlesey was sought after a local bank in Winchester, Virginia, was robbed on Oct. 14. According to the FBI, Whittlesey allegedly displayed a weapon during the course of the robbery. He is also accused of firing at officers from the Winchester Police Department as they responded to the robbery in progress.

The officers returned fire. On Dec. 7, the Winchester Police Department completed a review [PDF] of the incident. Not only did they find their officers acted properly but that “the officers acted with bravery and professionalism and their actions led to the swift identification of the suspect.”

Whittlesey faces three counts of robbery, one count of attempted homicide on a law enforcement officer and one court of use of a firearm during the commission of a felony. In addition to these state charges, a warrant was issued for his arrest by the United States District Court, Western District of Virginia, on Oct. 20. He is wanted on a federal charge of aggravated bank robbery.

Whittlesey is believed to have committed three other robberies in central Pennsylvania and one in Delaware.”

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Charlene M. Troop Arrested by the FBI for Alleged Bank Robbery

December 5, 2011
Charlene M. Troop
“The FBI released this photo, believed to be of Berwyn Resident Charlene M. Troop as she was robbing an area bank.”

Brookfield Suburban Life on December 5, 2011 released the following:

“Berwyn woman arrested for bank robbery

By Brett Schweinberg

Berwyn, IL —
Berwyn resident Charlene M. Troop, 23, of 1414 Kenilworth Ave., was arrested and charged with one count of bank robbery after allegedly robbing a Chase bank at 6969 Ogden Ave. about 3:42 p.m. Friday.

According to an FBI statement, Troop also is a suspect in two other robberies. The first occurred at the Metropolitan Bank at 8744 W. Ogden Ave. in Lyons on Nov. 18, and the second occurred at the Citizen’s Community Bank branch office at 7025 Roosevelt Road.

Troop had not been formally charged in those robberies as of Monday afternoon.

Troop was apprehended on Friday after allegedly walking into the Chase Bank location and handing a teller a note stating, “Quickly give me the money in your drawer. I have a gun.” The teller then gave troop about $10,090 in cash before Troop fled the building.

A customer sitting in his or her car in the bank’s parking lot saw Troop exit the bank with a white bag full of money. Upon opening the bag, the witness said the bag exploded with red ink. That individual called 911 and gave dispatchers the license plate number before following that vehicle until police officers initiated a stop in the area of Windsor and Home avenues.

Once in custody, the Chase Bank teller who was robbed positively identified Troop as the robber. After being shown surveillance footage of the robbery, Troop reportedly admitted to the crime, according to an FBI affidavit.

FBI agents subsequently discovered $5,740 in cash from the parking lot of the bank, and another $4,350 that Troop managed to scoop up after the dye packet exploded.

Troop reportedly told investigators that she robbed the bank because she lost her job in July, her mother recently passed and she owed her father money.

Troop has been charged with one count of bank robbery and is being detained until a bond hearing on Thursday. Randall Samborn, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office, said his office is seeking to hold Troop without bail.

A preliminary hearing for Troop’s trial has already been set for Dec. 13.”

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Robert Maday Indicted in Alleged Escape and Armed Bank Robbery in 2009

December 2, 2011

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on December 2, 2011 released the following:

“CHICAGO— A Chicago area man who allegedly escaped from custody in Rolling Meadows and a day later committed an armed bank robbery in Bloomingdale before being recaptured was indicted on federal charges in connection with the alleged series of events in September 2009. The defendant, Robert Maday, was charged with escape, armed bank robbery, being a felon-in-possession of firearms, and two counts of using firearms during violent crimes in a five-count indictment that was returned by a federal grand jury late yesterday, Patrick J. Fitzgerald, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois; and Robert D. Grant, Special Agent in Charge of the Chicago Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, announced today.

Maday, 41, formerly of Elk Grove Village, has remained in federal custody since he was recaptured on Sept. 18, 2009. He will be arraigned on a date still to be determined in U.S. District Court. Maday faces a mandatory minimum of 45 years and a maximum sentence up to life in prison if convicted of the three gun counts alone.

On Sept. 17, 2009, Maday was under a federal detention order when he allegedly escaped from the custody of two Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office investigators who were transporting him to the Cook County Courthouse in Rolling Meadows. One gun count alleges that Maday used two firearms during the escape—a Heckler and Koch USP .40-caliber semi-automatic pistol and a Smith and Wesson .38-caliber SPL revolver.

On Sept. 18, 2009, Maday allegedly took approximately $32,975 in the armed robbery of the First American Bank branch, located at 80 Stratford Dr., in Bloomingdale. A second gun count alleges that Maday used the same two firearms during the bank robbery. A third gun count alleges that Maday illegally possessed both weapons after having previously been convicted of a felony. The indictment seeks forfeiture of both weapons and 18 rounds of ammunition that were seized when Maday was arrested. He was apprehended after leading police on a high-speed chase and crashing a stolen car on Illinois Highway 59 in West Chicago.

The armed bank robbery count carries a maximum sentence of 25 years and the escape count carries a maximum of five years in prison. The felon-in-possession of a firearm count alleges that Maday would be eligible to be sentenced as an armed career criminal, which carries a mandatory minimum 15-year prison term. A first conviction for using a firearm during a violent crime carries a mandatory consecutive term of five years in prison and conviction on a second count carries a mandatory consecutive sentence of 25 years in prison, with a maximum of any number of years up to life. If convicted, the court must impose a reasonable sentence under federal sentencing statutes and the advisory United States Sentencing Guidelines.

The government is being represented in court by Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrianna Kastanek. The public is reminded that an indictment contains only charges and is not evidence of guilt. The defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial at which the government has the burden of proving guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.”

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Mark Stanton Wyche Charged in the U.S. District Court in Topeka in a Federal Criminal Complaint for Alleged Bank Robberies

December 2, 2011

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on December 1, 2011 released the following:

“Manhattan Man Charged in Three Robberies

TOPEKA, KS— A man from Manhattan, Kan., has been charged with robbing two banks and a gas station, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said today.

Mark Stanton Wyche, 23, Manhattan, Kan., appeared on the charges Wednesday in U.S. District in Topeka. A federal criminal complaint alleges he committed the following robberies:

  • The Oct. 4, 2011, robbery of Community First National Bank, 210 Tuttle Creek Boulevard, Manhattan, Kan.
  • The Nov. 17, 2011, robbery of Kansas State Bank, 555 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kan.
  • The Nov. 22, 2011, robbery of Dara’s Fast Lane, 5321 Tuttle Creek Boulevard, Manhattan, Kan.

The complaint alleges that he wore a green stocking cap, dark colored jacket, stone washed denim jeans, and sunglasses when he robbed Community First National bank. He gave the teller a note reading, “Give me all $100 bills in your drawer! Now! No alarms, no dye packs. Be quick, I have a gun!” He lifted up his jacket to show the teller what appeared to be a handgun in his waistband. The teller described him as wearing a fake mustache.

During the Kansas State Bank robbery, he gave the teller a note reading, “You are being robbed. Give me all the $100 dollar bills in your drawer. You have 10 seconds. No alarms. No dye packs.”

During the robbery at Dara’s Fast Lane, he gave the teller a note saying to “start with the big bills,” or words to that effect. He lifted up the front of his jacket to expose what the clerk believed was a handgun.

On Nov. 28, 2011, Riley County Police received information from the Crime Stoppers Tip Line that Wyche was the robber and was planning more robberies. They compared the writing in two notes from the bank robberies to a sample of Wyche’s handwriting. They also identified a getaway car used in the robberies and interviewed witnesses. On Nov. 30, 2011, they served a search warrant at Wyche’s residence in Manhattan, where they arrested him.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 25 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000 on the first bank robbery count, and a maximum penalty of 20 years and a fine up to $250,000 on each of the other counts. The Riley County Police Department and the FBI investigated. First Assistant U.S. Attorney Mike Warner is prosecuting.”

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David Riley Burke Indicted by a Jefferson City Federal Grand Jury with Alleged Bank Robbery

September 30, 2011

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on September 29, 2011 released the following:

“Higginsville Man Indicted for Bank Robbery

JEFFERSON CITY, MO— Beth Phillips, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Higginsville, Mo., man was indicted by a federal grand jury today for robbing U.S. Bank in Sedalia, Mo.

David Riley Burke, 40, of Higginsville, was charged with bank robbery in an indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Jefferson City. Today’s indictment replaces a federal criminal complaint that was filed against Burke on Sept. 12, 2011.

The indictment alleges that Burke stole $2,622 from U.S. Bank, 116 W. 4th St., Sedalia, on Aug. 29, 2011.

According to an affidavit filed in support of the original criminal complaint, Burke entered the bank at about 1:18 p.m. on Aug. 29, 2011, and waited in the teller line behind another customer. When he approached the teller, Burke allegedly handed her a note that said he had a gun and wanted money. The teller gave Burke the money from her drawer, the affidavit says, which he grabbed and then ran out of the bank.

The bank’s surveillance cameras captured images of Burke, the affidavit says, and a Higginsville, Mo., police officer recognized Burke’s photo in an alert that was distributed to law enforcement agencies. Burke’s mother and former girlfriend confirmed that identification, and Burke’s fingerprint was found on the robbery note that was left behind at the teller’s counter.

According to the affidavit, Burke indicated he was planning to travel to Mexico. A sealed criminal complaint was filed for bank robbery and an arrest warrant was issued for Burke, who was arrested in Texas.

Phillips cautioned that the charge contained in this indictment is simply an accusation, and not evidence of guilt. Evidence supporting the charge must be presented to a federal trial jury, whose duty is to determine guilt or innocence.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Anthony P. Gonzalez. It was investigated by the FBI, the Sedalia, Mo., Police Department, the Higginsville, Mo., Police Department and the Missouri State Highway Patrol.”

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William H. Nolan Indicted for Mail Fraud and Wire Fraud in Connection with the Alleged Embezzlement of More than $2 Million from Steckline Communications, Inc.

September 16, 2011

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on September 15, 2011 released the following:

“Former Bookkeeper Indicted on $2 Million Fraud Charge

WICHITA, KS— William H. Nolan, 50, Wichita, Kan., former bookkeeper for Steckline Communications, Inc., is charged with one count of mail fraud and one count of wire fraud in connection with the embezzlement of more than $2 million from the company.

The indictment alleges that while Nolan worked for Steckline, which was previously known as the Mid-America Ag Network, Inc., and Broadcast Technical Associates, Inc., he forged signatures on checks drawn on the company’s accounts to pay for credit card purchases totaling $863,924.50. He also caused electronic transfers to be made from the accounts of Steckline Communications, Inc., Mid-America Ag Network, Inc., and Broadcast Technical Associates, LLC, to pay for credit card purchases totaling $1,180,088.86.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000 on each count. The FBI investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Alan Metzger is prosecuting.

Other Indictments

A grand jury meeting in Wichita, Kan., also returned the following indictments:

Marcus D. Bishop, 33, Wichita, Kan., Sergio R. Little, 28, Wichita, Kan., and Tanina R. Anderson, 22, Wichita, Kan., are charged in a superseding indictment with one count of bank robbery. They are charged along with Willie J. Jackson, 27, who was charged earlier in a indictment filed Aug. 17.

The superseding indictment alleges that on Aug. 11, 2011, Jackson entered the Sunflower Bank at 2073 N. Webb in Wichita. He jumped over a desk to get behind the teller counter and demanded money. He grabbed money from the drawers and left the bank. While Jackson was in the bank, Bishop and Little were waiting in a car outside the bank. They all fled with the money. Prior to the robbery, Jackson, Bishop and Little had agreed to meet Anderson after the robbery. They met Anderson, abandoned the car used in the robbery and drove away in Anderson’s car.

If convicted, they face a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. The Wichita Police Department and the FBI investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Alan Metzger is prosecuting.

Lynell C. Pool, 50, Chiloquin, Ore., is charged with 34 counts of wire fraud and two counts of mail fraud. The indictment alleges Pool fraudulently received more than $284,000 in annuity payments from Security Benefit Life Insurance Company in Topeka, Kan. The payments were meant for her brother, Lee Pool, who died Feb. 26, 2007. The indictment alleges Lynell Pool fraudulently obtained the annuity payments after her brother’s death by providing false information to the insurance company.

If convicted, she faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000 on each count. The FBI investigated. The U.S. Attorney’s Office is prosecuting.

Edgar Francisco Martin Delcampo Esparza, 30, Luis Moreno-Hernandez, 39, Federico Ragazzone, 35, Luis Meza-Lazos, 34, Arnulfo Garcia, 24, and Juan Luis Perez-Olivarez, 30, are charged with conspiracy to distribute cocaine. The crime is alleged to have occurred Oct. 10, 2010, to Aug. 31, 2011, in Sedgwick County, Kan.

In addition, the indictment includes the following charges: Edgar Francisco Martin Delcampo Esparza is charged with one count of evading federal currency reporting requirements, one count of unlawfully transferring the proceeds of unlawful activities from the United States to Mexico, and eight counts of unlawful use of a telephone in furtherance of drug trafficking. Luis Moreno-Hernandez is charged with one count of evading federal currency reporting requirements, and one count of unlawfully transferring the proceeds of unlawful activities from the United States to Mexico. Federico Ragazzone is charged with one count of evading federal currency reporting requirements, and one count of unlawfully transferring the proceeds of unlawful activities from the United States to Mexico. Luis Meza-Lazos is charged with one count of evading federal currency reporting requirements, one count of transferring the proceeds of unlawful activities from the United States to Mexico and two counts of unlawful use of a telephone in furtherance of drug trafficking. Arnulfo Garcia is charged with one count of unlawful possession of a firearm after a felony conviction and one count of possession with intent to distribute cocaine. Juan Luis Perez-Olivarez is charged with six counts of unlawful use of a telephone in furtherance of drug trafficking.

The government also is seeking the forfeiture of $311,715 seized from Federico Ragazzone on June 9, 2011.

Upon conviction, the crimes carry the following penalties:

Conspiracy: Not less than 10 years and not more than life and a fine up to $10,000. Evading currency reporting requirements: A maximum penalty of five years and a fine up to $250,000. Transferring the proceeds of unlawful activity: A maximum penalty of 20 years and a fine up to $500,000. Unlawful use of a telephone in furtherance of drug trafficking: A maximum penalty of four years and a fine up to $250,000 on each count. Possession with intent to distribute cocaine: Not less than five years and not more than 40 years and a fine up to $5 million. Unlawful possession of a firearm after a felony: A maximum penalty of 10 years and a fine up to $250,000.

The Drug Enforcement Administration investigated. Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Aaron Smith is prosecuting.

Alfred C. Dutton, 65, Eureka, Kan., is charged with one count of unlawful possession of five incendiary bombs and one count of unlawful possession of eight grenades. The crimes are alleged to have occurred Aug. 23, 2011, in Greenwood County, Kan.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of ten years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000 on each count. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Blair Watson is prosecuting.

Ahn Ngoc Dang, 34, and Thanh Ngoc Dang, 23, are charged in a superseding indictment with one count of conspiring to unlawfully produce an identification document, one count of unlawful production of an identification document, one count of aggravated identity theft, one count of mail fraud, one count of conspiracy to commit document fraud and one count of document fraud. The crimes are alleged to have occurred in 2007 in Sedgwick County, Kan.

In addition, Ahn Ngoc Dang is charged with two counts of aggravated identity theft; and Than Ngoc Dang is charged with one count of misusing a U.S. passport and one count of aggravated identity theft.

The indictment alleges Thanh Ngoc Dang obtained a driver’s license in Kansas pretending to be his brother and using his brother’s name, date of birth and Social Security number. After Than Ngoc Dang obtained the driver’s license, he gave it to his brother, who was living in California.

Upon conviction, the crimes carry the following penalties: Conspiracy to unlawfully produce an identification document: a maximum penalty of five years without parole and a fine up to $250,000. Unlawful production of an identification document: A maximum penalty of 10 years without parole and a fine up to $250,000. Aggravated identity theft: A mandatory two years to run consecutively to the underlying sentence and a fine up to $250,000. Mail fraud: A maximum penalty of 20 years without parole and a fine up to $250,000. Conspiracy to commit document fraud: A maximum penalty of five years and a fine up to $250,000. Document fraud: A maximum penalty of 10 years without parole and a fine up to $250,000. Misusing a U.S. passport: A maximum penalty of 10 years without parole and a fine up to $250,000.

The Kansas Department of Revenue – Criminal Investigations and the U.S. Department of State – Diplomatic Security Service investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Brent Anderson is prosecuting.

Anthonio A. Quach, 21, Wichita, Kan., and Eduardo L. Mora, 21, Wichita, Kan., are charged with one count of possession with intent to distribute marijuana, one count of unlawful possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking, and one count of unlawful possession of a firearm by a user of controlled substances. The crimes are alleged to have occurred Aug. 17, 2011, in McPherson County, Kan.

If convicted, they face a maximum penalty of 20 years and a fine up to $1 million on the marijuana charge, not less than five years and not more than life on the charge of unlawful possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking, and a maximum penalty of 10 years and a fine up to $250,000 on the charge of unlawful possession of a firearm by users of a controlled substance.

The McPherson County Sheriff’s Office investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Lanny Welch is prosecuting.

Sergio Alvarez, 27, Wichita, Kan., Mario Alvarez, 26, a citizen of Mexico, and Mariano A. Herrera, 38, a citizen of Mexico, are charged with one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, and one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. In addition Alvarez is charged with unlawful possession of a firearm by a illegal alien. The crimes are alleged to have occurred in May 2011 in Sedgwick County, Kan.

If convicted, they face a penalty of not less than five years and not more than 40 years and a fine up to $5 million on each of the drug counts. The firearms charge carries a maximum penalty of 10 years and a fine up to $250,000. Immigration and Customs Enforcement investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Blair Watson is prosecuting.

Ezequiel Perez-Castro, 25, a citizen of Mexico, is charged with unlawfully re-entering the United States after being convicted of an aggravated felony and deported. He was found Aug. 30, 2011, in El Dorado, Kan.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 20 years and a fine up to $250,000. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Blair Watson is prosecuting.

Mario Duque-Delgado, 24, a citizen of Mexico, is charged with unlawfully re-entering the United States after being convicted of an aggravated felony and deported. He was found Aug. 25, 2011, in El Dorado, Kan.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 20 years and a fine up to $250,000. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Blair Watson is prosecuting.

Felipe Maldonado-Guizar, 21, Arkansas City, Kan., is charged with unlawful possession of a firearm after a felony conviction. The crime is alleged to have occurred May 2, 2011, in Sedgwick County, Kan.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney David Lind is prosecuting.

Caresa Diaz, 32, Wichita, Kan., is charged with two counts of bank fraud and one count of using a counterfeit credit card. The crimes are alleged to have occurred at various times from June 11, 2003 to Jan. 31, 2009, in Sedgwick County, Kan.

If convicted, she faces a maximum penalty of 30 years and a fine up to $1 million on each of the bank fraud charges, and a maximum penalty of 10 years and a fine up to $250,000 on the charge of using a counterfeit credit card. The Wichita Police Department investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jason Hart is prosecuting.

Thomas Griffen, Jr., 20, Wichita, Kan., and Jordan Smith, 22, are charged with one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud. In addition Jordan Smith is charged with six counts of wire fraud, and Thomas Griffen, Jr., is charged with five counts of wire fraud. The crimes are alleged to have occurred in 2010 and 2011 in Sedgwick County, Kan.

If convicted, they face a maximum penalty of five years and a fine up to $250,000 on the conspiracy charge and a maximum penalty of 20 years and a fine up to $250,000 on each count of wire fraud. The Wichita Police Department investigated. The U.S. Attorney’s Office is prosecuting.

In all cases, defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. The indictments merely contain allegations of criminal conduct.”

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Matthew L. Grant Indicted by a Federal Grand Jury for Allegedly Robbing Crescent Springs Bank

September 12, 2011

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on September 9, 2011 released the following:

“Williamstown Man Indicted for Robbing Crescent Springs Bank

COVINGTON—The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Kentucky and the FBI jointly announced today that a Williamstown man was indicted for robbing a Crescent Springs, Ky., bank in May of this year.

A federal grand jury in Covington returned the indictment yesterday which charges 28-year-old Matthew L. Grant with one count of bank robbery.

The indictment alleges that on May 9, Grant robbed the Heritage Bank in Crescent Springs using force, violence, and intimidation.

The investigation preceding the indictment was conducted by the FBI and the Erlanger Police Department. The indictment was presented to the grand jury by Assistant United States Attorney Christopher L. Nasson.

Grant’s appearance before the United States District Court has not yet been set by the court in Covington. If convicted, Grant faces a maximum prison sentence of 20 years. However, any sentence following conviction would be imposed by the court after consideration of the United States Sentencing Guidelines and the federal statute governing the imposition of sentences.

The indictment of a person by a grand jury is an accusation only, and that person is presumed innocent unless proven guilty.”

To find additional federal criminal news, please read Federal Crimes Watch Daily.

Douglas McNabb and other members of the U.S. law firm practice and write and/or report extensively on matters involving Federal Criminal Defense, INTERPOL Red Notice Removal, International Extradition and OFAC SDN Sanctions Removal.

The author of this blog is Douglas McNabb. Please feel free to contact him directly at mcnabb@mcnabbassociates.com or at one of the offices listed above.

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