Category: Michigan – Eastern District

Four Defendants Charged in $2.2M Unemployment Fraud Case | USAO-EDMI

DETROIT – Four defendants have been charged via criminal complaint for their roles in a large-scale Unemployment Insurance benefit fraud scheme, announced Acting United States Attorney Saima S. Mohsin. Joining…

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Detroit Man Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison on Sex Trafficking Charges | USAO-EDMI

A Detroit resident was sentenced today to 240 months in federal prison after having been convicted by a federal jury in January 2020 on charges of sex trafficking using force…

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Grosse Pointe Park Man Pleads Guilty to Scheme to Defraud and Steal Funds from Religious Charity | USAO-EDMI

A Grosse Pointe Park resident pleaded guilty today to one count of wire fraud in connection with obtaining by fraud, embezzling, and stealing the funds of the Holy Cross organization,…

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Progress Towards Reforming the UAW | USAO-EDMI

Acting U.S. Attorney Saima S. Mohsin announced that progress has been made towards reforming the International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Workers of America (“UAW”).  The UAW represents over…

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Pharmacy Operators, Patient Recruiter Charged in a Nearly $800,000 Illegal Opioid Distribution Conspiracy | USAO-EDMI

DETROIT – An indictment was unsealed today charging two patient recruiters and the owner and operators of a pharmacy with conspiracy to illegally distribute prescription drugs, and other opioid-related charges,…

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Former Nurse Charged with Tampering with Consumer Products | USAO-EDMI

An indictment was unsealed today charging former registered nurse Mary Cheatham, 41, of Ypsilanti, MI, with one count of tampering with a consumer product, specifically the Schedule II controlled substance…

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Convicted Felon on Parole Sentenced on Firearms And Fraud Charges | USAO-EDMI

DETROIT – A Lathrup Village resident was sentenced today to 78 months in prison after having pleaded guilty to charges of being a felon in possession of a firearm, wire…

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Dearborn Resident Pleads Guilty in Investment Fraud Scheme | USAO-EDMI

Dearborn resident Ali Rameh Bazzi pleaded guilty today to wire fraud and money laundering arising out of a $500,000 investment fraud scheme, announced acting United States Attorney Saima S. Mohsin….

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FCA US LLC Sentenced In Connection With Conspiracy To Make Illegal Payments To UAW Officials | USAO-EDMI

DETROIT – FCA US LLC (FCA), one of the big three American automobile manufacturers, was sentenced in federal court in Detroit today after pleading guilty in March 2021 to conspiracy…

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Fourteen Individuals Charged in Multi-State Unemployment Fraud Scheme | USAO-EDMI

DETROIT – An indictment and criminal complaints unsealed by the United States Attorney’s Office today charge 14 people with wrongfully obtaining pandemic unemployment assistance benefits in multiple states, announced Acting…

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