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10/23/2014
Dallas, TX
Child Exploitation
US District Judge Ed Kinkeade remanded Meliton Torres, 32, of Lancaster, Texas, who had been on bond, into custody.
10/23/2014
Great Falls, MT
Contraband

GREAT FALLS, Mont. — Seventeen people were arraigned following their indictment in a drug trafficking case dubbed "Operation Highline Crystal Highway."

These arraignments were announced by U.S. Attorney Michael W. Cotter, District of Montana.

10/23/2014
St. Paul, MN
Financial Crimes
Vinh Xuan Ngo, aka Houng Van Tran, 36, and Norinh Inthonepradith, aka Chau Ngo, 38, are each charged in a 15-count federal indictment with bank fraud, conspiracy, aggravated identity theft and access-device fraud.
10/23/2014
San Francisco, CA
Financial Crimes
Defendants Fong, Chun, Mu, Lee, Hartig, Chuong, and Jaemratanasophin were arrested Thursday and made their initial appearances in federal magistrate court in San Francisco. Jaemratanasophin was detained. The other defendants were released on bonds ranging from $100,000 to $500,000.
10/23/2014
Washington, DC
Intellectual Property Rights
Officials are warning consumers not to buy contact lenses from such places as Halloween or novelty shops, salons, beauty supply stores, or online if the site doesn’t require a prescription. Although many places illegally sell decorative contact lenses to consumers without valid prescriptions for as little as $20, these vendors are not authorized distributors of contact lenses, which by law require a prescription.
10/23/2014
Washington, DC
Other
ICE was represented in six out of seven award categories, including Exceptional Service, Meritorious Service, Valor, Exemplary Service, Excellence and Outstanding Achievement in Diversity Management.
10/22/2014
Corpus Christi, TX
Child Exploitation
John Lincoln Hoblit, 58, was sentenced by Senior U.S. District Judge John D. Rainey to 120 months in federal prison Oct. 22. This prison sentence will be followed by 10 years of supervised release, including numerous requirements designed to restrict his access to children and the Internet. Hoblit will also be required to again register as a sex offender.
10/22/2014
Des Moines, IA
Child Exploitation
Domenic “John” Pighetti, 70, of Polk City, Iowa, was sentenced Oct. 22 by U.S. District Court Chief Judge James E. Gritzner to five years in prison for knowingly possessing child pornography.
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