Category: Alabama – Northern District

Vestavia Hills Man Pleads Guilty to Bank Fraud Scheme | USAO-NDAL

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Today, a Vestavia man pleaded guilty to a bank fraud scheme in which he provided fraudulent information to financial institutions for the purpose of purchasing boats, luxury…

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11 Individuals Charged in a Scheme to “Straw Purchase” Firearms | USAO-NDAL

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Eleven individuals have been indicted on charges involving straw purchasing of firearms, announced U.S. Attorney Prim F. Escalona and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Explosives, and Firearms Special…

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Multiple Defendants Charged in a Scheme to “Straw Purchase” Firearms Appeared in Federal Court | USAO-NDAL

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Three defendants charged in a scheme to “straw purchase” firearms appeared in federal court this week. Two additional defendants have pleaded guilty and are awaiting sentencing. U.S. Attorney…

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Justice Department Announces $139 Million for Law Enforcement Hiring to Advance Community Policing | USAO-NDAL

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Department of Justice today announced more than $139 million in grant funding through the department’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) COPS Hiring Program…

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Corrections Officer Sentenced to 87 Months in Prison for Distribution of Methamphetamine | USAO-NDAL

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – A federal judge today sentenced a former Alabama Department of Corrections Officer for unlawful possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine in a state prison, announced U.S. Attorney Prim…

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Birmingham Man Sentenced to 17 Years in Prison for Kidnapping | USAO-NDAL

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – A Birmingham man was sentenced today for kidnapping and collecting ransom money, announced U.S. Attorney Prim F. Escalona, Federal Bureau of Investigation Johnnie Sharp, Jr., and United…

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Trussville Man Sentenced to 22 Years in Prison for Guns, Drugs and Escape | USAO-NDAL

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – A Trussville man was sentenced today on gun, drug, and escape charges, announced U.S. Attorney Prim F. Escalona, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives Special Agent in…

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Gadsden Man Pleads Guilty to Preparing False Tax Returns | USAO-NDAL

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. –  A tax preparer pleaded guilty today to preparing false tax returns on behalf of himself and his clients resulting in a tax loss to the U.S. taxpayer…

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Former Bureau of Prisons Corrections Officer Sentenced for Sexually Abusing an Inmate and Witness Tampering | USAO-NDAL

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.  – Eric Todd Ellis, 32, a former Bureau of Prisons (BOP) corrections officer at the FCI-Aliceville facility in Aliceville, Alabama, was sentenced today in federal court in Birmingham,…

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Mobile Doctor Sentenced to Four Years for Role in Major Compounding Pharmacy Fraud Conspiracy | USAO-NDAL

Tuscaloosa, Ala. – A Mobile-area doctor was sentenced today for her role in a major compounding pharmacy fraud scheme, announced U.S. Attorney Prim F. Escalona, Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent…

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