Category: Minnesota District

Blaine Man Charged With Illegal Possession Of Firearms And Ammunition | USAO-MN

Acting United States Attorney W. Anders Folk today announced a federal criminal complaint charging THOMAS WILDER MOSELEY, 29, with illegal possession of firearms and ammunition. MOSELEY will make his initial…

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Two Red Lake Men Charged With Sexual Abuse Of Children | USAO-MN

Acting United States Attorney W. Anders Folk today announced federal charges against two men in separate child sexual abuse cases occurring on the Red Lake Indian Reservation. The defendants, KEITH…

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13 Defendants Indicted In $5.4 Million Health Care Fraud Conspiracy | USAO-MN

Acting United States Attorney W. Anders Folk today announced charges against 13 defendants in a multi-million dollar health care fraud conspiracy. The defendants made their initial appearances yesterday before Magistrate…

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Austin Man Sentenced To 20 Years In Prison For Distributing Child Pornography | USAO-MN

Acting United States Attorney W. Anders Folk today announced the sentencing of PHILLIP ARLAN KOONTZ, 53, to 20 years in prison for distributing child pornography. KOONTZ, who pleaded guilty on…

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Duluth Man Charged With Covid Relief Fraud, Identity Theft, Illegal Possession Of Firearms | USAO-MN

Acting United States Attorney W. Anders Folk today announced a 16-count federal indictment charging JARED JOHN FIEGE, 34, with fraud, aggravated identity theft, and illegal possession of firearms. FIEGE will…

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Former Fortune Bay Casino Supervisor Pleads Guilty To Embezzling More Than $300,000 | USAO-MN

Acting United States Attorney W. Anders Folk today announced the guilty plea of JENNIFER LYNN BOUTTO, 32, to one count of embezzlement and theft of Tribal funds. BOUTTO, who was…

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Lyon County Men Plead Guilty To Causing 3,900 Gallon Oil Spill Into Yellow Medicine River | USAO-MN

Acting United States Attorney W. Anders Folk today announced the guilty pleas of ERIC JAY WECKWORTH-PINEDA, 25, and TANNER JOHN SIK, 21, to one count each of negligent discharge of…

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Former Bank CEO Sentenced To Prison For Falsifying Bank Records, Misappropriating More Than $1.6 Million | USAO-MN

Acting United States Attorney W. Anders Folk today announced the sentencing of ROBERT JOHN HAGER, 70, a former bank CEO, to 18 months in prison for making a false entry…

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Eleven Additional Defendants Plead Guilty In $300 Million Nationwide Telemarketing Fraud Scheme | USAO-MN

United States Attorney Erica H. MacDonald today announced the guilty pleas of eleven additional defendants for their roles in a $300 million telemarketing fraud scheme that targeted elderly and other…

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United States Attorney Erica H. MacDonald To Depart Justice Department | USAO-MN

On February 28, 2021, United States Attorney Erica H. MacDonald will step down as United States Attorney for the District of Minnesota. After her departure, First Assistant U.S. Attorney W….

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