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Extradition Approved For 'So I Raped You' PA Student, Report Says Extradition Approved For 'So I Raped You' PA Student, Report Says
Extradition For Shannon Keeler's Alleged Rapist Ian Clearly Almost three years after a warrant was issued for the arrest of a Pennsylvania college student's accused rapist, he was taken into custody in France, numerous outlets reported in May. Despite his appeal to not be extradited, a court ruled that he will be sent back to Pennsylvania for a trial, according to a release on Monday, July 8, AP reported.  Ian Thomas Cleary, 31, who has been living in Europe for several years, was taken into custody in Metz in April 2024 a prosecutor told previously Associated Press.  Cleary was accused of raping Gettysburg Co…
'You Will All Die': FBI Seizes NJ Man Who Threatened White Massacre 'You Will All Die': FBI Seizes NJ Man Who Threatened White Massacre
'You Will All Die': FBI Seizes NJ Man Who Threatened White Massacre FBI agents in New Jersey seized a discharged U.S. Marine who they said publicly threatened to massacre as many white people as he could. "I want to erase them," Joshua Cobb, 23, posted on social media, according to U.S. Attorney for New Jersey Philip R. Sellinger. "All of them really, but in this case as many as I possibly can." Interviewed by law enforcement, Cobb admitted writing the posts and even identified what he'd considered potential targets, including a Jersey Strong gym and an Aldi grocery store in Robbinsville, the U.S. attorney said on Monday, May 13. He "also discussed hi…
PA Sextortionist Sentenced After Swindling $150K From Victim: USDOJ PA Sextortionist Sentenced After Swindling $150K From Victim: USDOJ
PA Sextortionist Sentenced After Swindling $150K From Victim: Usdoj A Lebanon man has admitted to sextorting someone out of $150,000, according to a release by the US Department of Justice on Tuesday, April 30. The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that 35-year-old John Anthony Zayas was sentenced to 18 months’ imprisonment by U.S. District Court Judge Sylvia H. Rambo on Wednesday, April 24.  Zayas previously pleaded guilty to "extortion by interstate communication" as stated in the release. In the fall of 2022, he had threatened to "publicize intimate photos and images of the victim" if they did not…
Foreign Citizen Who Threatened To Assassinate Joe Biden, Donald Trump Goes To Prison In PA Foreign Citizen Who Threatened To Assassinate Joe Biden, Donald Trump Goes To Prison In PA
Foreign Citizen Who Threatened To Assassinate Joe Biden, Donald Trump Goes To Prison In PA A Somalian man living in Pennsylvania threatened to assassinate President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump, and now he's in a Pennsylvania Prison, according to a release by the US Department of Justice on March 15, 2024. Mohamed Farah, 34, who was living in Cumberland County, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Jennifer P. Wilson to three years’ imprisonment on Wednesday, March 13.  Following his release, the Court has also imposed a three-year term of probation.  "The indictment alleges that in January 2022, Farah, who is a citizen of Somalia, threatened to ass…
Maryland Man Who Robbed 5 Pennsylvania Banks —  Including In Adams County — Sentenced: USDOJ Maryland Man Who Robbed 5 Pennsylvania Banks —  Including In Adams County — Sentenced: USDOJ
Maryland Man Who Robbed 5 Pennsylvania Banks — Including In Adams County — Sentenced: Usdoj A man has been sentenced after committing five bank robberies in Adams, Cumberland, and York Counties in under four months just two months after spending over a decade in a Maryland State Prison, according to an updated release by the US Department of Justice on Monday, Feb. 5. James Henderson Bryant III, 46, of Westminster, Maryland, was sentenced to 14 years in prison on Thursday, Feb. 1, the USDOJ detailed in the release.  Bryant stole approximately $28,823 during the five robberies, which are as follows as Daily Voice previously reported: July 19, 2021 - BB&T Bank, Hanov…
Convict Constable's 'Disruptive Actions' At Polling Locations Leads To Dismissal: Cumberland DA Convict Constable's 'Disruptive Actions' At Polling Locations Leads To Dismissal: Cumberland DA
Convict Constable's 'Disruptive Actions' At Polling Locations Leads To Dismissal: Cumberland DA A federal convict, former CPA, and state auditor at the Pennsylvania Auditor General’s Office —  was also dubbed 'former' constable due to his "unfit" behavior, Cumberland County District Attorney Seán M. McCormack announced on Tuesday.  Troy A. Beam, a 60-year-old Shippensburg native, was previously notorious for hidding out in an Amish encampment in Florida to escape from federal investigators after skirting tax laws for years and putting away millions in an account in the Cayman Islands, the US Department of Justice explained at the time of his sentencing in 2012 in court d…
PA Man Charged One Week After He Allegedly Distributed Child Porn: Indictment PA Man Charged One Week After He Allegedly Distributed Child Porn: Indictment
PA Man Charged One Week After He Allegedly Distributed Child Porn: Indictment Only one week after a South Central Pennsylvania man was allegedly distributing child pornography he was arrested on related charges, the US Department of Justice announced on Friday, Dec. 1.  Michael "Mike" Lee Carbaugh, 37, of Mount Wolf, was allegedly distributed child pornography from Nov. 3rd through the 7th, as well as possessed child pornography on Nov. 15 when he was arrested, federal and state court documents obtained by Daily Voice detail.  Detective Mark E. Baker with the Northern York County Regional Police Department in Dover Pennsylvania arrested Carbaugh on the…
PA Comcast User Caught On Kik With Child Porn: Police PA Comcast User Caught On Kik With Child Porn: Police
PA Comcast User Caught On Kik With Child Porn: Police A Lancaster County man was caught uploading child pornography police announced on Monday, Dec. 4.  Michael Edward Fine used his home internet connection to post child pornography onto the app KIK in October, local police found out from the Internet Crimes Against Children through a Cybertip, as explained in the police release. Through an investigation, the New Holland police learned that Fine "upload[ed] multiple videos containing child pornography" using his Comcast IP address, as stated in the release. A search warrant was issued and executed at Fine's home in the 100 block of East …
Pounds Of Cocaine Seized In Pennsylvania Helps Convict Last Member Of Puerto Rican Drug Ring Pounds Of Cocaine Seized In Pennsylvania Helps Convict Last Member Of Puerto Rican Drug Ring
Pounds Of Cocaine Seized In Pennsylvania Helps Convict Last Member Of Puerto Rican Drug Ring The seventh and final member of a drug smuggling ring that ran from Puerto Rico to Pennsylvania — has been convicted, according to a release by the US Department of Justice on Nov. 16.  Moniqua Ramirez, 44, has been found guilty of conspiracy to distribute cocaine, according to U.S. Attorney Gerard M. Karam. She was convicted at the end of a three-day jury trial before U.S. District Court Judge Jennifer P. Wilson on Wednesday, Nov. 15. Ramirez, along with six other Puerto Ricans conspired to smuggle kilograms of cocaine from Puerto Rico into Central Pennsylvania using the US Post…
'You Need To Die' PA Man Threatens US Congressman: Criminal Complaint 'You Need To Die' PA Man Threatens US Congressman: Criminal Complaint
'You Need To Die' PA Man Threatens US Congressman: Criminal Complaint A series of threatening voicemails have landed a Pennsylvania man a serious charge from the United States Attorney’s Office, according to court documents obtained by Daily Voice. Robert Lee Ingalls, Jr., age 61, of Mechanicsburg, is accused of leaving two voicemail messages "specifically threatened to kill a specifically identified United States Congressman" on the main congressional office answering system in Washington, D.C. Nov. 6, 2023, according to United States Attorney Gerard M. Karam in a release on Tuesday, Nov. 14. The United States Capitol Police investigated the case with assist…
Mastermind Of Historic $175M Psychic Mail Scam Convicted, Feds Cite More Than 1M Victims Mastermind Of Historic $175M Psychic Mail Scam Convicted, Feds Cite More Than 1M Victims
Mastermind Of Historic $175M Psychic Mail Scam Convicted, Feds Cite More Than 1M Victims The mastermind of a mass-mailing scam that stole $175 million from more than a million victims, most of them elderly or ailing, was convicted by a federal jury in New York City. Patrice Runner, a 57-year-old Canadian and French citizen, directed a ruthless psychic mail scheme for over two decades, beginning in 1994, the jurors found. It was one of the largest -- if not the largest -- scam of its kind ever, the U.S. Department of Justice said on Friday, June 16, in announcing the verdict reached a day earlier on Long Island. Runner sent mailings to millions of Americans that claimed t…
Stillborn Baby Corpses Stolen, Sold To PA Man: USDOJ Indictment Stillborn Baby Corpses Stolen, Sold To PA Man: USDOJ Indictment
Stillborn Baby Corpses Stolen, Sold To PA Man: Usdoj Indictment Two Pennsylvania men have been indicted in connection to purchasing human body parts— including stillborn babies— from medical students through social media, according to the United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. Those indicted for conspiracy and interstate transport of stolen goods charges— the goods being human body parts— are as follows according to the US Department of Justice: Cedric Lodge, age 55, of Goffstown, New Hampshire. Katrina Maclean, age 44, of Salem, Massachusetts. Joshua Taylor, age 46, of West Lawn, Pennsylvania. Denise Lo…
FBI Caught Steelton Man Selling Cocaine: Indictment FBI Caught Steelton Man Selling Cocaine: Indictment
FBI Caught Steelton Man Selling Cocaine: Indictment A 30-year-old Steelton man was caught selling cocaine in Harrisburg and Steelton— multiple times—  according to an indictment by the US Department of Justice on Friday, June 2, 2023.  Leron Harris has been indicted by a federal grand jury on drug trafficking and firearms charges on May 31, according to the United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. Harris "distributed and possessed with the intent to distribute cocaine on multiple occasions between August 2022 and March 2023 in Harrisburg and Steelton," according to the indictment. The indictment also…
Penn State Grad Who Made LEGO Plans For Riot Learns His Fate: DOJ Penn State Grad Who Made LEGO Plans For Riot Learns His Fate: DOJ
Penn State Grad Who Made Lego Plans For Riot Learns His Fate: DOJ A 29-year-old Penn State alumnus who used a LEGO set to make his plans has been sentenced for his role in the Capitol Riot, according to newly released documents by the Department of Justice. Robert Morss, Glenshaw (previously of Pittsburgh) was sentenced by US District Court Judge Trevor N. McFadden to serve 66 months in prison followed by 24 months of supervised release and restitution of $2000 for assaulting, resisting, or impeding officers with a dangerous weapon, obstruction of an official proceeding, and robbery during the January 6 US Capitol Riot, the US Department of Justice an…
Baltimore Woman's Baby Formula Scam Catches Illegal Romanian Man In Gettysburg: Authorities Baltimore Woman's Baby Formula Scam Catches Illegal Romanian Man In Gettysburg: Authorities
Baltimore Woman's Baby Formula Scam Catches Illegal Romanian Man In Gettysburg: Authorities A Baltimore woman illegally using Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program cards to collect baby formula she claimed to be sending to Ukraine, lead to the arrest of a Romanian man illegally in the US who allegedly forged documents for her, authorities say.  Eglisa Ciuciu, 25, of Baltimore, MD, and Sandrino Trifu, 32, of Croaova, Romania were arrested along with an unnamed 15-year-old in connection to a bizarre baby formula theft at the Gettysburg Walmart on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2023. Ciuciu used the 15-year-old to transport the stolen goods from the store that she supposedly needed “to s…
Rubber Gloves, Baby Oil Found On Lebanon Dad Of 5 Meeting 13-Year-Old From Florida: DHS Rubber Gloves, Baby Oil Found On Lebanon Dad Of 5 Meeting 13-Year-Old From Florida: DHS
Rubber Gloves, Baby Oil Found On Lebanon Dad Of 5 Meeting 13-Year-Old From Florida: DHS A Lebanon dad attempted to lure a 13-year-old girl from Florida to a hotel in Wilkes-Barre through her father— who was really an undercover officer with the Department of Homeland Security, according to court documents obtained by Daily Voice.  A step-father to girls 9, 11, and 15 years old and biological father to two boys, 26-year-old Mason Morey told the undercover officer he had already had sexual encounters with his two younger stepdaughters, DHS details in the criminal complaint.  Morey met the undercover officer on the social media app Wickr using the name DARKRAVEN329 and …
Worldwide Ransomware Rampage: Iranians Hack NJ Town, PA Domestic Violence Shelter, Feds Charge Worldwide Ransomware Rampage: Iranians Hack NJ Town, PA Domestic Violence Shelter, Feds Charge
Worldwide Ransomware Rampage: Iranians Hack NJ Town, PA Domestic Violence Shelter, Feds Charge Federal authorities are offering a $10 million reward to help locate a trio of Iranian nationals who held the computer systems of a New Jersey town, a domestic violence shelter in Pennsylvania and hundreds of other victims across the U.S. and abroad hostage in a series of hack attacks. Using Microsoft’s BitLocker security tool, the hackers locked up and then stole secure files before sending ransom notes – some of which were spit out on the victims’ printers, the FBI said on Wednesday, Sept. 14. The unidentified shelter ended up paying $13,000 in bitcoin to retrieve its files, according to …
PA Dad Dies Less Than 1 Year After Prison Release Following ATF 'Operation Gun Grabber' PA Dad Dies Less Than 1 Year After Prison Release Following ATF 'Operation Gun Grabber'
PA Dad Dies Less Than 1 Year After Prison Release Following ATF 'Operation Gun Grabber' Less than a year after a central Pennsylvania dad was released from prison, he was shot and later died from his injuries, authorities say.  Lykeem Ajibree Bethune, 24, of York City, had been released from prison on Nov. 2, 2021, following his guilty plea in the 2017 "Operation Gun Grabber" run by the ATF-York County Drug Task Force operation.  Bethune was shot on the street in the area of East Jackson and South Court Avenue in York at 3:26 p.m. on Sunday, September 11, according to the York County Coroner's office.  He was taken to WellSpan York Hospital, where, "despite lif…
'My Only Goal Is To Kill More Of You Before I Die' PA Man Threatens FBI After Mar-A-Largo Raid 'My Only Goal Is To Kill More Of You Before I Die' PA Man Threatens FBI After Mar-A-Largo Raid
'My Only Goal Is To Kill More Of You Before I Die' PA Man Threatens FBI After Mar-a-largo Raid Following the FBI's raid of former President Donald Trump's home in Mar-A-Largo, a 46-year-old Pennsylvania man was been arrested for "making threats of violence against FBI personnel," on Friday, August 12, according to a release by the US Department of Justice. Adam Bies also known as Adam Kenneth Campbell on his profile on Gab with the user name  "BlankFocus" began posting violent threats “in the days following the FBI search of former President Donald Trump’s home in Florida on August 8, 2022,” according to a criminal complaint unsealed Monday in Pittsburgh federal court. The …
US Congressman Scott Perry Not Under FBI Investigation According To His Attorney US Congressman Scott Perry Not Under FBI Investigation According To His Attorney
US Congressman Scott Perry Not Under FBI Investigation According To His Attorney Two days after the US  Representative to Pennsylvania 's 10th District, Scott Perry, said his phone was seized by the FBI, the US Department of Justice announced that he is not under investigation. Three FBI agents came to his home and seized his phone on Tuesday, August 9, Perry said in a statement. On Thursday his lawyer, John Irving released the following statement: "The Justice Department informed us that Representative Perry is not a target of its investigation. Representative Perry has directed us to cooperate with the Justice Department in order to ensure that it gets the infor…
US Congressman Scott Perry Claims The FBI Used 'Banana Republic Tactics' Seizing His Phone US Congressman Scott Perry Claims The FBI Used 'Banana Republic Tactics' Seizing His Phone
US Congressman Scott Perry Claims The FBI Used 'Banana Republic Tactics' Seizing His Phone Less than 24 hours after Trump said his home in Mar-a-Largo, Florida was raided, one of his strongest allies in Pennsylvania, US Congressman Scott Perry says his phone was seized by the FBI.  “This morning, while traveling with my family, 3 FBI agents visited me and seized my cell phone," Perry said in a statement first released by Fox News.  Perry called the seizure “banana republic tactics,” according to the Associated Press.  He says the Justice Department’s decision have the FBI conduct a warranted search was an “unnecessary and aggressive action,” according to the outle…
PA Man Who Illegally Reentered The US Nabbed With Illegal Firearm: USDOJ PA Man Who Illegally Reentered The US Nabbed With Illegal Firearm: USDOJ
PA Man Who Illegally Reentered The US Nabbed With Illegal Firearm: Usdoj A 30-year-old Harrisburg man is heading to prison after he illegally reentered the US, but he wasn’t initially caught on those charges, according to a release by the US Department of Justice. Luis Miguel Mejia-Lugo fraudulently used the identity of a United States citizen, including a counterfeit social security card, to obtain a Pennsylvania Driver’s License— using the license to purchase a firearm, US Attorney John C. Gurganus says. He was found with the gun and arrested in Hazleton on Apr. 29, 2020, Gurganus says in the release. Mejia-Lugo had previously been deported as an “alien w…
PA Postal Worker Stole $10K+ Of MD, NC Packages: Indictment PA Postal Worker Stole $10K+ Of MD, NC Packages: Indictment
PA Postal Worker Stole $10K+ Of MD, NC Packages: Indictment A Pennsylvania worker at the United States Postal Service has been indicted for stealing approximately $10,000 worth of packages, according to the US Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. Michael Anthony Collier, Jr., age 39, of Harrisburg, was indicted by a federal grand jury on mail theft charges on Wednesday, Apr. 13, according to a release by the US Department of Justice. Collier took mail packages intended to be delivered through the U.S. Postal Service to victims located in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Maryland on Nov. 2,.2021, United States Attorney John C. Gur…
Temple's Moshe Porat Sentenced In Rankings Fraud Scheme Temple's Moshe Porat Sentenced In Rankings Fraud Scheme
Temple's Moshe Porat Sentenced In Rankings Fraud Scheme Former dean of Temple University's Fox School of Business Moshe Porat was sentenced to 14 months in prison after being convicted of fraud in a scheme to boost the school's rankings and draw more students in an effort to vastly increase the school's revenue, federal authorities said. Porat, 75, of Bala Cynwyd, was convicted in Nov. 2021 of conspiracy and wire fraud charges, according to the US Department of Justice. He was fired in 2018 on accusations the school inflated data used to rank programs. U.S. News & World Report first ranked online MBA programs in 2015 -- the same y…
Ex-FBI, PA Police Officer Took Sex Bribes, Gave Heroin To Criminals: USDOJ Ex-FBI, PA Police Officer Took Sex Bribes, Gave Heroin To Criminals: USDOJ
Ex-fbi, PA Police Officer Took Sex Bribes, Gave Heroin To Criminals: Usdoj It sounds like something out of a Netflix miniseries; sex, lies, and heroin leads to the downfall of a former officer with the FBI and a Pennsylvania drug task force, according to a release by the US Department of Justice. Christopher Collare, 54, has been convicted for trading sex with women, telling them he would help get their cases dismissed or sentences reduced, the release shows. Collare also gave out heroin and lied on his application to become an FBI officer, the USDOJ says. This behavior happened between 2015 and 2018. 22 cases were tossed out due to Collare's actions, The Se…
Second Molotov Cocktail Incident In Four Days In PA Leads To Indictment Second Molotov Cocktail Incident In Four Days In PA Leads To Indictment
Second Molotov Cocktail Incident In Four Days In PA Leads To Indictment A Pennsylvania man has been indicted by a grand jury for "maliciously attempting to damage or destroy a building by fire," as stated in a release by the US Department of Justice. Yevgeniy Maksymiv, 33, of Camp Hill, was also indicted for "knowingly possessing an unregistered destructive device," the release states. Maksymiv attempted to damage or destroy Zembie’s Sports Tavern in Harrisburg by fire on February 28, alleges U.S. Attorney John C. Gurganus. Three Molotov cocktails were found in the area, ABC27 reports citing police. If he is found guilty the total maximum penalties under fede…
Capitol Rioter, Penn State Grad Dies By Suicide Month Before Sentencing Capitol Rioter, Penn State Grad Dies By Suicide Month Before Sentencing
Capitol Rioter, Penn State Grad Dies By Suicide Month Before Sentencing A Pennsylvania man charged in the US Jan. 6 Capitol riot died by suicide a month before he was set to be sentenced, according to the Mercer County coroner's office. Matthew Lawrence Perna, 37, died on Friday, Feb. 25 after taking his own life at his home, the coroner’s office says. His sentencing date was set for Friday, April 1, in the US District Court District of Columbia court records show. Perna was federally indicted in the Capitol riot and pleaded guilty in December to entering and remaining in a restricted building or grounds, obstruction of an official proceeding and aiding an…
Latin King Going Back To Prison After Shipping Cocaine From Puerto Rico To Pennsylvania: USDOJ Latin King Going Back To Prison After Shipping Cocaine From Puerto Rico To Pennsylvania: USDOJ
Latin King Going Back To Prison After Shipping Cocaine From Puerto Rico To Pennsylvania: Usdoj A member of the Latin Kings who once served prison time for supplying heroin and cocaine to drug dealers across the mid-Atlantic region will soon be back behind bars for a similar crime, authorities said.Hector Castro-Padro, 36, of York, was recently sentenced to six years in prison after trying to smuggle a box containing a kilogram of cocaine from Puerto Rico to York, Pennsylvania via US mail in November 2019, according to a release by the US Department of Justice. Authorities caught him when he collected the box from the mail, United States Attorney John C. Gurganus said. …
4 Men Arrested For Selling Fentanyl-Laced Heroin To Actor Michael K. Williams 4 Men Arrested For Selling Fentanyl-Laced Heroin To Actor Michael K. Williams
4 Men Arrested For Selling Fentanyl-Laced Heroin To Actor Michael K. Williams Four men have been arrested and charged in connection with the fatal overdose death of actor Michael K. Williams, according to a release by the US Department of Justice. All four men were taken into custody on Tuesday– including one defendant who was arrested in Puerto Rico, according to the news release. Williams, 54, died of acute drug intoxication Sept. 6, according to the New York City medical examiner's office. The office previously ruled the death accidental and no foul play was suspected according to statements by law enforcement in the days and weeks following his death. Three o…
PA Dad Found With More Than 1K Images Of Child Pornography: USDOJ PA Dad Found With More Than 1K Images Of Child Pornography: USDOJ
PA Dad Found With More Than 1K Images Of Child Pornography: Usdoj A central Pennsylvania father has pleaded guilty to possession of more than 1,000 images of child pornography-- mainly of children ages 7 to 13, according to a release by the US Department of Justice. Daniel Lee Boose, age 39, of Gettysburg, has been sentenced to 10 years’ imprisonment by United States District Court Judge Jennifer P. Wilson on Jan. 21, according to the release. Boose pleaded guilty to possession and was also ordered to register as a sex offender and serve 10 years of supervised release following his release from prison, according to the USDOJ. Boose is the father of a you…
Pedo Who Got No Prison Time For Sexually Assaulting Boy, 5, In Grenada Faces Long Sentence Here Pedo Who Got No Prison Time For Sexually Assaulting Boy, 5, In Grenada Faces Long Sentence Here
Pedo Who Got No Prison Time For Sexually Assaulting Boy, 5, In Grenada Faces Long Sentence Here A New York City man who got no prison time in Grenada after admitting that he sexually assaulted a 5-year-old boy there is facing justice here in the United States. Seized by U.S. government agents, Treverson Roberts, 27, pleaded guilty to the crime in federal court in Brooklyn on Monday in a bid for leniency. Roberts certainly won't get the kind of leniency he got in Grenada. The maximum penalty here is 30 years. The dual U.S. and Grenadian citizen -- who lives in Brooklyn -- will also have to serve out just about all of his eventual sentence. There's no parole in the U.S. federal prison …