Category: New York – Eastern District

Long Island Man Convicted of over $600 Million Health Care Fraud, Wire Fraud and Identity Theft Scheme | USAO-EDNY

Earlier today, a federal jury in Central Islip returned a guilty verdict on eight counts of a superseding indictment charging Mathew James with perpetrating an over $600 million health care…

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Long Island MS-13 Gang Associate Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison for Murdering a 15-Year-Old Boy in Freeport | USAO-EDNY

Earlier today, in federal court in Central Islip, Eduardo Portillo, also known as “Firuli” and “Tito” (Portillo), an associate of the violent transnational criminal organization La Mara Salvatrucha, also known…

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Folk Nation Leader Charged in Connection with March 22, 2022 Shooting | USAO-EDNY

An indictment was unsealed today in United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York charging Kwyme Waddell with being a felon in possession of ammunition.  As alleged…

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Two Eastern District of New York Assistant U.S. Attorneys, Former Acting U.S. Attorney, and Paralegal Specialist Receive Attorney General’s Award | USAO-EDNY

Two Eastern District of New York Assistant United States Attorneys, a former Acting United States Attorney, and one paralegal specialist were among the 298 department employees recognized today by Attorney…

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U.S. Attorney Breon Peace to Lead Attorney General’s Subcommittee on White Collar Crime | USAO-EDNY

Breon Peace, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, has been selected as the Chairperson of the White Collar Fraud subcommittee for the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee…

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五人被指控犯有与跨国镇压计划有关的罪行, 该计划压制在美居住的中国批评者的言论自由 | USAO-EDNY | Department of Justice

今天早些时候,大陪审团在布鲁克林联邦法院发回一份起诉书,指控五名被告人犯有与代表中华人民共和国政府策划的跨国镇压计划有关的各种罪行。 三名被告人——Fan “Frank” Liu、Matthew Ziburis和Qiang “Jason” Sun——据称参与了上述针对政治观点和行为不受中国政府支持(例如在中国宣扬民主)的美国居民的跨国镇压计划。 除其他事项外,被告人曾密谋摧毁居住在加利福尼亚州洛杉矶市的一名曾批评中国政府的中国公民的艺术品,并在该艺术家的工作场所和汽车中安装了监控设备,以从中国对其进行监视。 Liu和Ziburis已根据2022年3月的刑事控告书被捕,而Sun仍然在逃。 该计划中有两名新被告人——Craig Miller和Derrick Taylor。 Miller在国土安全部(DHS)工作了15年,目前被任命为国土安全部在明尼苏达州明尼阿波利斯市的紧急救援行动驱逐官;Taylor系一名退休的国土安全部执法人员,目前在加利福尼亚州尔湾市担任私家侦探。针对Miller和Taylor的指控涉及他们涉嫌妨碍司法公正(包括销毁证据),此前联邦调查局(FBI)特工接触了他们,并询问他们从受限制的执法数据库中获取有关在美国居住的中国持不同政见者的敏感和机密信息并加以传播的情况。这些信息被Liu和Sun在上述跨国镇压计划中使用。Miller和Taylor均根据一份2022年6月的刑事控告书被捕。 纽约州东区联邦检察官Breon Peace, 司法部负责国家安全司的助理司法部长Matthew Olsen 和联邦调查局负责纽约外勤办公室的助理局长Michael J. Driscoll宣布了上述逮捕和 指控。 “据称,这起案件涉及对行使言论自由的美国居民进行禁言、骚扰、抹黑和监视的多方面行动,这些行动得到了一名现任联邦执法人员和一名私家侦探的协助,他们提供了来自一个受限制的执法数据库的有关美国居民的机密信息,且当被指出不当行为时,他们撒了谎并销毁了证据,”联邦检察官Peace如是说。“本办公室将始终与我们的执法伙伴密切合作,铲除各级政府中的腐败官员,并将起诉那些代表敌对外国针对美国居民在美国领土上言论自由的人。”  Peace先生感谢美国移民与海关执法局职业责任办公室在本次调查中提供的协助。 “正如起诉书中所称,被告人实施了各种行为,以促进旨在压制中国持不同政见者在美国领土上的言论自由的跨国镇压计划。其中一名被告人甚至是一名联邦执法人员,据称他访问了政府数据库以协助非法活动,该行为与其保护所有美国居民权利的职责直接冲突。今天的行动是联邦调查局承诺积极追捕那些试图将敌对外国政府的利益置于我们居民利益之上的人的最新例证,”联邦调查局助理局长Driscoll如是说。 被告人概述 根据法庭文件,Liu系长岛杰里科居民,为一家据称位于纽约市的媒体公司的总裁;Ziburis系长岛牡蛎湾居民,为佛罗里达州退任惩教官和保镖;Sun系一家国际科技公司的中国员工;Miller在国土安全部(DHS)工作了15年,目前被任命为国土安全部在明尼苏达州明尼阿波利斯市的紧急救援行动驱逐官;Taylor系一名退休的国土安全部执法人员,目前在加利福尼亚州尔湾市担任私家侦探。 据称,Liu和Ziburis被指控合谋充当中国政府的代理人。Liu、Ziburis和Sun被指控合谋进行州际骚扰和将身份识别手段用于犯罪。Liu和Sun被指控合谋贿赂一名联邦官员,以获取一名在美国居住的民主活动人士的纳税申报表。 Miller和Taylor均被指控妨碍司法公正,而Taylor还被指控向联邦调查局作出虚假陈述。 案涉方案 如法庭文件所述,Liu和Ziburis在Sun的指挥和控制下,通过监视支持民主的中国持不同政见者并传播他们的负面信息,来诋毁这些居住在美国(包括纽约市、加利福尼亚州和印第安纳州)的支持民主的中国持不同政见者。例如,在Sun的指示下,Liu付钱给皇后区的一名私家侦探去贿赂美国国税局雇员,以获取其中一名持不同政见者的联邦纳税申报表。该私家侦探目前正配合执法部门调查,且国税局没有任何雇员收受贿赂。被告人计划公开披露该持不同政见者可能的税务责任,以诋毁他。合谋者还计划摧毁一名批评中国政府的持不同政见艺术家的艺术品,该艺术家将中国国家主席习近平描绘成冠状病毒分子的雕塑于…

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Brooklyn Man Sentenced to 125 Months in Prison for Stabbing Pharmacy Employee and Attempted Robbery | USAO-EDNY

Earlier today, in federal court in Brooklyn, Rayvaughn Williams was sentenced by United States District Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis to 125 months’ imprisonment following his guilty plea to attempted Hobbs…

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Colombian Woman Sentenced to 10 Years and $5 Million Forfeiture for Narcotrafficking | USAO-EDNY

Earlier today, in federal court in Brooklyn, Hilda Maria Gonzalez Lopez, also known as “La Boyaca” and “Daniela,” who aligned herself with powerful members of Los Rastrojos, a breakoff group…

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