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1/30/2006
United States Attorney Glenn T. Suddaby announced today that ARNALDO CARBONELL, age 44, of Bronx, New York, pled guilty before Senior United States District Court Judge Thomas A. McAvoy, in Albany, New York, to the felony charge of Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 846 and 841(a)(1).
1/24/2006
Glenn T. Suddaby, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of New, and William D. Chase, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Albany Division, announced today that NORBERT MORGAN, age 36 of Hudson Falls, New York, pled guilty in United States District Court in Albany before the Honorable Gary L. Sharpe to counts one and fifteen of an Indictment charging him, respectively, with the production and possession of child pornography.
1/20/2006
Glenn T. Suddaby, United States Attorney for the Northern District of New York, William D. Chase, Special Agent in Charge, Albany Division - Federal Bureau of Investigation, and William E. Bennett, Superintendent of the New York State Police, make the following announcement: Danian M. Terzi, 27, who formerly resided at 2392 Airport Road, Town of Maine, Broome County, New York, was sentenced today by Senior United States District Court Judge Thomas J. McAvoy in Federal District Court, Binghamton, to a period of 41 months imprisonment to be followed by a three year period of supervised release.
1/19/2006
Glenn T. Suddaby, United States Attorney, Northern District of New York, announced today that Sheon DiMaio, 37, of Gloversville, N.Y., was sentenced in U. S. District Court, in Syracuse, N. Y. to 3.5 years of imprisonment, following his guilty plea for crimes related to illegal asbestos removal activities throughout New York State.
1/18/2006
Glenn T. Suddaby, United States Attorney for the Northern District of New York; Anne Marie Coons, Special-Agent-in-Charge of the Buffalo Field Office of the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation Division; William D. Chase, Special-Agent-in-Charge of the Albany Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation; and Wayne E. Bennett, Superintendent of the New York State Police today announced that a grand jury returned a superseding indictment charging the owners of the USA Gas stations operating in the Albany, New York area MUSTAFA OZBAY, age 56, of Schenectady, New York; ZIYA OZBAY, age 59, of Schenectady, New York; BIROL OZBAY, age 29, of Schenectady, New York; and YALCIN OZBAY, age 38, of Saratoga Springs, New York with federal tax violations.
1/18/2006
Glenn T. Suddaby, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of New York, announced today that KEVIN M. GILMAN, age 45, of Wynantskill, New York, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Lawrence E. Kahn in Federal Court in Albany on his guilty plea to a one count Information charging him with the possession of child pornography.
1/18/2006
Glenn T. Suddaby, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of New, announced today that PAUL A. MENDEL JR., age 21 of Albany, New York, pled guilty in United States District Court in Albany before the Honorable Lawrence E. Kahn to count one of an Indictment charging him with conspiring to: (1) transfer false identification documents, (2) transfer and use, without lawful authority, means of identifications of another person with the intent to commit a crime, and (3) fraudulently produce, use, and traffic in one or more counterfeit access devices.
1/17/2006
United States Attorney Glenn T. Suddaby and Cayuga County District Attorney James B. Vargason announce that JOSEPH N. MUSCO, age 52, of 1090 Route 38 Locke, New York, entered a plea of guilty today in U.S. District Court to a felony charge of transporting and shipping child pornography in interstate commerce by means of computer.
1/13/2006
United States Attorney Glenn T. Suddaby announces that LONNIE SINGLETARY, age 26, aka "LA", pled guilty today in United States District Court in Syracuse to a racketeering conspiracy charge relating to his membership in the Elk Block Gang.
1/12/2006
Glenn T. Suddaby, United States Attorney for the Northern District of New York, announces that JUSTIN D. POWELL, age 32, formerly of 14/16 Watson Place, Utica, New York, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Utica, New York, to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole.

2005

12/22/2005
United States Attorney Glenn T. Suddaby announces that JAMES KELLY, aka "Boom", pled guilty today in United States District Court in Syracuse to a racketeering conspiracy involving his membership in the Elk Block gang.
12/21/2005
United States Attorney Glenn T. Suddaby announces that SEAN J. TIMONEY, D/O/B 10/15/80, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, waived indictment and pled guilty today, before Senior United States District Court Judge Thomas J. McAvoy, to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute marijuana, a Schedule I controlled substance.
12/20/2005
Glenn T. Suddaby, United States Attorney for the Northern District of New York announced today the arrest of Troy Donie, 37, of 708 County Route 48, Norwood, N. Y. 13668, for illegal asbestos removal at the St. Eustace Church in Lake Placid, New York, in violation of the Clean Air Act. Donie was also charged with making false statements to federal law enforcement officials in connection with the illegal asbestos removal.
12/19/2005
United States Attorney Glenn T. Suddaby, William D. Chase, Special Agent in Charge of the Albany Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Senior Investigator Peter Kusminsky of the New York State Police, Kingston Barracks, announced today that KAREN R. CROIZER, age 38, of Woodstock, N.Y., pled guilty before United States District Judge Gary L. Sharpe, in Albany, N.Y., to the felony charge of Embezzlement by a Bank Officer.
12/12/2005
United States Attorney Glenn T. Suddaby announced that on Friday, December 9, 2005 defendant WILLIAM YAGER, 55, of 20 Roselawn Avenue, Fairport, New York was sentenced by United States District Judge Hon. David N. Hurd to serve 121 months in federal prison for his role in an art fraud and money laundering conspiracy relating to the sale of counterfeit artwork through the Internet, including the on-line auction site eBay.
12/6/2005
Glenn T. Suddaby, United States Attorney for the Northern District of New York, and William Chase, Special Agent-in-Charge of the Albany Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, announced that MARTHA IVERY a/k/a KELLY O'DONNELL, age 57, of Catskill, New York, pled guilty on Monday, December 5, 2005, to fifteen counts of mail fraud, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1341, one count of fraud in connection with an access device, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1029, and one count of bankruptcy fraud, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 152.
11/18/2005
United States Attorney GLENN T. SUDDABY announced today that William A. Rea, age 39, of 99 Daly Road, Brasher Falls, New York, entered pleas of guilty today before Chief United States District Judge Frederick J. Scullin, Jr. in Syracuse, New York to two indictments charging Mail Fraud and Using Interstate Commerce Facilities in Connection with Murder-for-Hire.
11/18/2005
Glenn T. Suddaby, United States Attorney for the Northern District of New York, announced today the indictment of James Taylor, 30, of West Winfield, N. Y., for illegal asbestos activities. Taylor, a former supervisor at AVALA Contracting Company, Inc., a now defunct asbestos abatement company formerly headquartered in Utica, NY, is charged in seven counts with conspiracy and substantive violations of the Clean Air Act related to the illegal abatement of asbestos at the Richfield Springs Central School and the State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry, in Wanakena N.Y.
10/25/2005
Glenn T. Suddaby, the United States Attorney for the Northern District of New York, announced that Mitchell Goldstone entered a plea today to knowingly carrying and sending illegal gambling tickets and paraphernalia in interstate commerce. Goldstone, age 71, of Hackensack, New Jersey and Boca Raton, Florida, pleaded guilty in Albany before U.S. District Judge Lawrence E. Kahn to a one count felony Information charging him with transporting unlicensed and illegal bell jar tickets that were not authorized for sale or distribution under the laws of New York State into the Northern District of New York from Delaware and New Jersey.
10/21/2005
Glenn T. Suddaby, United States Attorney for the Northern District of New York, makes the following announcement: Gary R. Kline, 50, of 2945 Mills Road, Montour Falls, New York, pled guilty today in Federal District Court to a single count information charging Kline with attempting to injure and injuring federal property, namely, the Federal Building and Courthouse located at 15 Henry Street, Binghamton, New York.
10/21/2005
Glenn T. Suddaby, United States Attorney for the Northern District of New York, makes the following announcement: Benjamin J. Durham, 40, who formerly resided at 150 Moeller Street, Binghamton, was sentenced by Senior United States District Court Judge Thomas J. McAvoy in Federal District Court, Binghamton, to a period of 151 months imprisonment to be followed by a four year period of supervised release.
10/20/2005
United States Attorney Glenn T. Suddaby announces the Indictment of Kevin Robert Murray of Norman, Oklahoma, on one felony count under the federal Child Support Recovery Act.
10/19/2005
United States Attorney Glenn T. Suddaby and Gary E. Mathison, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Inspector General for New England, New York and Puerto Rico, and William D. Chase, Special Agent in Charge of the Albany Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, announced today that LOUIS H. SCHWABER, age 52, of Latham, N.Y., pled guilty before United States District Judge Gary L. Sharpe, in Albany, N.Y., to the felony charge of Federal Student Financial Aid Fraud.
10/19/2005
Glenn T. Suddaby, United States Attorney for the Northern District of New York and William D. Chase, Special-Agent-in-Charge of the Albany Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation announced that JOHN C. RONEY, a thirty-eight-year old former resident of Greenwich, New York, was sentenced yesterday for his involvement in an insurance fraud scheme which caused losses of $113,614.46 to his former employer, CNA Insurance Company ( now doing business as Encompass Insurance Company) ("CNA").
10/13/2005
Glenn T. Suddaby, United States Attorney for the Northern District of New York; William D. Chase, Special-Agent-in-Charge of the Albany Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation; and Dineen Riviezzo, Inspector General of New York State announced that today a federal grand jury returned an indictment charging J. FELIX STREVELL, 44, of New Castleton, New York with nine counts of using the mails and six counts of using interstate wire communications in furtherance of a scheme to defraud.
10/13/2005
Glenn T. Suddaby, United States Attorney for the Northern District of New York, announced today the Indictment of Lambert's Asbestos Removal Service, Inc., with offices at 68 Kahler Road, Elmira, N.Y. Lambert's has been charged with crimes related to illegal asbestos activities including a conspiracy to violate the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act and to commit mail fraud and substantive Clean Air Act violations.
10/12/2005
Glenn T. Suddaby, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of New York, announced today that JOHN H. THORNTON, age 58, of Watervliet, New York, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Gary L. Sharpe in Federal Court in Albany on his guilty plea to an Information charging him with the possession of child pornography.
10/12/2005
Glenn T. Suddaby, United States Attorney for the Northern District of New York and William D. Chase, Special-Agent-in-Charge of the Albany Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, announced that today a federal grand jury returned an indictment charging BRYAN BERRY and TERRY BATTISTE of Troy, New York with conspiring between July and December 2001 to unlawfully obstruct, delay and affect commerce by robbery.
10/12/2005
United States Attorney Glenn T. Suddaby announces the partial unsealing of four indictments returned by a federal grand jury for the Northern District of New York in Syracuse, New York, which charge seventeen individuals with the crime of conspiracy to distribute heroin, in Onondaga County and elsewhere, from 2004 to date.
10/12/2005
Glenn T. Suddaby, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of New York, and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Resident Agent-in-Charge Jack McQuade, announced today that CHRISTOPHER PINNEY, age 25 of Nassau, New York, pled guilty in United States District Court in Albany before the Honorable David N. Hurd to a one count Information charging him with the possession of child pornography.
10/6/2005
Glenn T. Suddaby, United States Attorney for the Northern District of New York; makes the following announcement: As a result of a joint investigation by the City of Binghamton Police Department, New York State Police, Federal Protective Service, and the United States Marshal's Service for the Northern District of New York, Gary R. Kline, 50, of 2945 Mills Road, Montour Falls, New York, was arrested today in connection with a single count misdemeanor complaint charging Kline with attempting to damage and damaging federal property.
10/5/2005
United States Attorney Glenn T. Suddaby announces that BILLY J. APPLINS, aka "Billy Pringle" and "Gee," pled guilty today in United States District Court in Syracuse to a racketeering conspiracy involving his membership in the Elk Block gang.
10/5/2005
United States Attorney Glenn T. Suddaby today announced the arrests of three individuals on child pornography charges.
9/29/2005
Glenn T. Suddaby, United States Attorney for the Northern District of New York, announced today that MICHAEL J. LAWLER, age 55, of Solvay, New York, pled guilty to a prosecutor's Information charging him wire fraud in violation of federal criminal law.
9/29/2005
Glenn T. Suddaby, United States Attorney for the Northern District of New York and Anne Marie Coons, Special Agent-in-Charge, Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation Division, Buffalo Field Office, make the following announcement: William P. Sullivan, Jr., 62, of 417 N. Aurora Street, Ithaca, New York 14850, a practicing attorney from Ithaca, New York, pleaded guilty today to four counts of Failing to File his Federal Income Tax Returns for the years 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2001, in violation of Title 26, United States Code, Section 7203.
9/29/2005
Glenn T. Suddaby, United States Attorney for the Northern District of New York, and FBI Special Agent In Charge William Chase announced today that a Federal Grand Jury sitting in Albany, New York, has returned an Superseding Indictment against Yassin Muhiddin Aref, 35 of 44 West St., Albany New York and Mohammed Mosharref Hossain, 50, of 2 Central Ave., Albany New York.
9/27/2005
Glenn T. Suddaby, United States Attorney for the Northern District of New York and William D. Chase, Special-Agent-in-Charge of the Albany Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation announced today that WILLIAM J. HALL, 54, of Ogdensburg, New York pled guilty today before United States District Judge Lawrence E. Kahn, in Albany, N.Y., to the charge of Concealment of Assets During a Bankruptcy Proceeding in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 152(1).
9/26/2005
Glenn T. Suddaby, United States Attorney for the Northern District of New York, announced today that the following four persons were convicted in United States District Court, Binghamton, of three misdemeanor crimes following a six day jury trial.
9/22/2005
The Equitable Sharing Program is authorized, but not required, as part of the Comprehensive Crime Control Act of 1984.
9/22/2005
Glenn T. Suddaby, United States Attorney for the Northern District of New York, announces the transfer of more than $500,000.00 in forfeited United States currency to several law enforcement agencies which participated in a recent federal bulk cash smuggling investigation and prosecution along the border between the U.S. and Canada.
9/17/2005
Glenn T. Suddaby, United States Attorney, Northern District of New York, and William Chase, Special-Agent-In-Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Albany Field Division, jointly announce that a Criminal Complaint has been filed in U.S. District Court, Syracuse, NY which charges John Gosek, the Mayor of the City of Oswego, NY with using a facility or means of interstate commerce (a telephone) to knowingly attempt to persuade, induce, entice, and coerce an individual under the age of 18 years to engage in prostitution and sexual activity for which he could be charged with a criminal offense, that is, rape in the third degree and criminal sexual act in the third degree, in violation of the New York State Penal Code.
9/14/2005
Glenn T. Suddaby, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of New, announced today that KEVIN M. GILMAN, age 45 of Wynantskill, New York, pled guilty in United States District Court in Albany before the Honorable Lawrence E. Kahn to a one count Information charging him with the possession of child pornography.
9/14/2005
United States Attorney Glenn T. Suddaby, Special Agent in Charge Paul Okerberg of the Department of Interior Office of Inspector General, and Special Agent in Charge William Chase of the Federal Bureau of Investigation announced that Ronald A. Roberts, also known as Golden Eagle, Sachem Ronald Roberts and Sachem Golden Eagle Ronald Roberts, was resentenced today by United States District Judge Lawrence E. Kahn in Albany to five years probation, with the condition that he serve six months in home detention.
9/12/2005
UNITED STATES ATTORNEY GLENN T. SUDDABY announced that JIN KYOO PARK, age 57, of Jackson Heights, New York, and MYUNG WOO JUN, age 54, of Bayside New York, were sentenced on September 8, 2005 in Syracuse by United States District Judge Norman A. Mordue, to federal prison, for their convictions for smuggling illegal aliens into the United States from Canada near Champlain, New York.
9/6/2005
United States Attorney Glenn T. Suddaby announced today the sentencing of an Auburn area man on charges relating his receipt of child pornography over the internet.
8/26/2005
United States Attorney Glenn T. Suddaby announced today that a federal grand jury in Syracuse has returned an indictment charging JAMES H. GILKESON, 49, of Kirkwood, New York, with receipt and possession of child pornography.
8/26/2005
GLENN T. SUDDABY, United States Attorney, Northern District of New York, announces the apprehension today of the three remaining fugitives in the RICO prosecution of the Elk Block Gang.
8/23/2005
Glenn T. Suddaby, United States Attorney for the Northern District of New York, announced today that Richard Cooper of Plattsburgh, New York, entered a plea of guilty in United States District Court on August 19, 2005 to a one-count felony information charging the defendant with mail fraud.
8/17/2005
United States Attorney Glenn T. Suddaby and Onondaga County District Attorney William J. Fitzpatrick announce that JAMES H. GILKESON, 49, of Kirkwood, New York, has been charged in U.S. District Court with receiving and possessing child pornography in violation of federal law.
8/17/2005
Glenn T.Suddaby, United States Attorney for the Northern District of New York, William D. Chase, Special Agent in Charge, Albany Division - Federal Bureau of Investigation, and William E. Bennett, Superintendent of the New York State Police, make the following announcement: Danian M. Terzi, 26, who formerly resided at 2392 Airport Road, Town of Maine, Broome County, New York, pled guilty in United States District Court , Binghamton, to the felony crime of providing false information concerning the interstate transportation of an explosive designed to kill and injure people.
8/16/2005
Glenn T. Suddaby, United States Attorney for the Northern District of New York; Anne Marie Coons, Special Agent-in-Charge, Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation Division, Buffalo Field Office, make the following announcement:On August 16, 2005, Kenneth H. Cohn, 58, of 2046 Cheshire Road, Binghamton, New York, was sentenced in the United States District Court by the Honorable Thomas J. McAvoy, Senior United States District Court Judge, to six months and one day in federal prison followed by two years of supervised release.
8/12/2005
GLENN T. SUDDABY, United States Attorney for the Northern District of New York, announced today the sentencing of Randy L. LaValley, age 39, of Colton, New York, in connection with a 1999 insurance fraud scheme.
8/11/2005
Glenn T. Suddaby, United States Attorney for the Northern District of New York; Anne Marie Coons, Special-Agent-in-Charge of the Buffalo District Office of the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation Division; and William Chase, Special-Agent-in-Charge of the Albany Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation announced today the sentencing in a payroll tax and bank fraud case.
8/9/2005
Glenn T. Suddaby, United States Attorney for the Northern District of New York, and Michael Arcuri, Oneida County District Attorney announce the arrests this morning of 26 individuals in connection with a major crack cocaine distribution organization operating in the Oneida County area.
8/8/2005
United States Attorney Glenn T. Suddaby announced today that JOSEPH SHARPLEY, formerly of 109 Woodland Avenue, Syracuse, New York, was sentenced in U.S. District Court to a term of fifteen years incarceration following his trial conviction on drug trafficking and weapons charges.
8/2/2005
GLENN T. SUDDABY, United States Attorney, Northern District of New York, announces that an indictment unsealed today in United States District Court charges sixteen (16) persons with being members of and conducting criminal activity through, a criminal organization know as the Elk Block Gang.
7/22/2005
Glenn T. Suddaby, United States Attorney for the Northern District of New York, Ronald C. Walker, Postal Inspector in Charge for the New York Division, and Anne Marie Coons, Special-Agent-in-Charge of the Buffalo Field Office of Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation announced that on July 21, 2005, a grand jury sitting in the Northern District of New York returned an indictment charging KENNETH G. TITUS, SR. with twelve counts of mail fraud, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1341; four counts of wire fraud, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1343; and five counts of money laundering, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1957.
7/22/2005
Glenn T.Suddaby, United States Attorney for the Northern District of New York announced today that Elliott J. Burrell, 34, who currently resides in Chicago, Illinois, was sentenced in United States District Court, Binghamton, to a term of imprisonment of 14 months in connection with his conviction for wire fraud.
7/21/2005
Glenn T.Suddaby, United States Attorney for the Northern District of New York announced today that Gary M. Horton, 34, from the Town of Waverly, Tioga County, New York, was sentenced in United States District Court, Binghamton, to a term of imprisonment of 53 months in connection with his conviction for manufacturing methamphetamine.
7/19/2005
United States Attorney Glenn T. Suddaby announced today the sentencing of a Jefferson County man on possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.
7/12/2005
Glenn T. Suddaby, United States Attorney for the Northern District of New York, John
Gilbride, Special Agent in Charge, New York Field Office, Drug Enforcement Administration, and
Onondaga County Sheriff Kevin Walsh, announce the arrest this morning of 13 individuals in
connection with a major marijuana distribution organization operating in the Onondaga, Oswego and
Oneida County areas.
7/5/2005
United States Attorney Glenn T. Suddaby and Oneida County District Attorney Michael A. Arcuri announced the arrest of John F. Reap, age 39 of 8838 Karlen Road, Lee, New York, on a sealed federal indictment today.
6/28/2005
United States Attorney Glenn T. Suddaby announced today the indictment of a Canastota man on charges of bank embezzlement.
6/24/2005
Glenn T. Suddaby, United States Attorney for the Northern District of New York and Anne Marie Coons, Special-Agent-in-Charge of the Buffalo Field Office of the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation Division, announced today that former Chief Financial Officer of Albany Molecular Research, Inc. ("Albany Molecular"), HAROLD M. ARMSTRONG, JR., age 49, of Guilderland, New York, was sentenced by United States District Judge David N. Hurd, in Albany, New York, to twenty-seven months imprisonment for filing a false tax return, in violation of Title 26, United States Code, Section 7206(1)
6/23/2005
United States Attorney Glenn T. Suddaby and John P. Gilbride, Special Agent-in-Charge of the New York Division of the Drug Enforcement Administration, announce that Sylvain Surprenant, 37, of Valley Field, Quebec, and Jean Dionne, Jr., 34, of Chrysistome, Quebec, have been arrested and charged, by criminal complaint, with federal felony drug offenses.
6/23/2005
Glenn T. Suddaby, United States Attorney, Northern District of New York, announced today that Thomas C. Reed, 50, 231 Co-Daugh-Ri-Ty Road, Amsterdam, NY, and Michael Shanahan, 34, 37 E. 11th Avenue, Gloversville, NY, were sentenced in U.S. District Court, Syracuse, N.Y. to five and two years of imprisonment, respectively, following their guilty pleas for crimes related to illegal asbestos removal activities throughout New York State.
6/21/2005
United States Attorney Glenn T. Suddaby, William D. Chase, Special Agent in Charge (SAC) of the Albany Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Dineen Riviezzo, Inspector General for the State of New York, announced today that Samuel A. White, 56, of Kingston, New York, pled guilty before United States District Judge Lawrence E. Kahn, to Conspiracy to Produce Unlawful Identification Documents.
6/20/2005
Glenn T. Suddaby, United States Attorney for the Northern District of New York, announced today that Kevin Pilgrim, 38, 7340 S. Union Creek Way, Midvale, Utah (formerly of Schenectady, NY), pled guilty in United States District Court to perjury committed during the federal criminal trial of Alexander and Raul Salvagno and AAR Contractor, Inc.
6/14/2005
United States Attorney Glenn T. Suddaby announced the sentencing today in Albany by Senior U.S. District Judge Thomas J. McAvoy of two individuals involved in a large-scale drug distribution conspiracy. Thomas Overbaugh, age 43, formerly of 57 Nora Way, Stephentown, New York and 5 Babcock Road, Hancock, Massachusetts, pled guilty on September 30, 2003, approximately two and one-half weeks into a jury trial in Watertown, New York, to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribute marijuana, in violation of 21 U.S.C. 846; conspiracy to commit money laundering, in violation of 18 U.S.C. 1956(h); and money laundering, in violation of 18 U.S.C. 1956.
6/10/2005
A federal felony criminal complaint was filed on June 10, 2005 in Binghamton Federal Court charging David J. Falso, 64, of 20 Peaceful Drive, Cortland, New York with 4 federal felony counts relating to production of child pornography; traveling in foreign and interstate commerce for the purpose of engaging minors in sexual activity; receiving child pornography via the computer; and possession of child pornography.
6/9/2005
Glenn T. Suddaby, United States Attorney for the Northern District of New York, announced today that Gerald Kahn, of Great Neck, New York, entered a plea of guilty in United States District Court on June 7, 2005 before Federal District Court Judge Gary L. Sharpe to one felony count of conspiracy to commit a federal crime with fire.
6/9/2005
United States Attorney Glenn T. Suddaby, United States Attorney for the Northern District of New York, announced that a Federal Grand Jury in Syracuse, New York has returned an indictment charging William A. Rea, 39, of 95 Daly Road, Brasher Falls, New York, with one Count of Use of Interstate Commerce Facilities in the Commission of Murder for Hire in violation of Title 18 United States Code §1958(a).
6/8/2005
UNITED STATES ATTORNEY GLENN T. SUDDABY announced that MANGAL NAGRA, age 34 formerly of Richmond Hill, New York, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Gary L. Sharpe, to imprisonment for 46 months, to be followed by supervised release for 3 years, upon his conviction of illegally re-entering the United States after deportation.
6/6/2005
United States Attorney Glenn T. Suddaby and William D. Chase, Special Agent in Charge of the Albany Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, announced today that JOHN SEBASTIAN, age 19, of Woodstock, New York, and JESSE CITRON, age 21, also of Woodstock, New York, each was sentenced today by United States Magistrate Judge David R. Homer to 1 year probation, 150 hours of community service, and a $25 special assessment.
6/3/2005
Glenn T. Suddaby, United States Attorney for the Northern District of New York, announced today that MARTHA IVERY a/k/a KELLY O'DONNELL, age 56, of Catskill, New York, was arraigned today on a federal indictment charging fifteen counts of mail fraud, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1341, one count of fraud in connection with an access device, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1029, and one count of bankruptcy fraud, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 152.
6/2/2005
Glenn T. Suddaby, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of New York, and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Resident Agent-in-Charge Jack McQuade, announced today that ERIC H. GANDLER, age 27 of Clifton Park, New York, pled guilty in United States District Court in Albany before the Honorable Lawrence E. Kahn to a one count Information charging him with the possession of child pornography.
6/1/2005
Glenn T. Suddaby, United States Attorney for the Northern District of New York, announced today that U.S. District Court Judge Norman Mordue sentenced G. William Hatfield, age 57, 410 Main Street, Oneida, New York, to serve two years on probation, perform 150 hours of community service, and pay a $15,000 fine for aiding and abetting Rafil Dhafir's filing of a false application to have the Internal Revenue Service grant Help The Needy Endowment, Inc. tax exempt status.
5/31/2005
United States Attorney Glenn T. Suddaby announced today that RALPH G. MARTELL, age 78, of 3300 Westland Drive, Bouckville, New York, was sentenced to 36 months imprisonment following his conviction for failing to maintain certain records required by federal law relating to persons portrayed in sexually explicit visual depictions that MARTELL had produced.
5/31/2005
UNITED STATES ATTORNEY GLENN T. SUDDABY announced that TAL CHUNG KIM , age 55 and of Vancouver, British Columbia, was sentenced today by United States District Court Judge Gary L. Sharpe, to 60 months in federal prison for his conviction for conspiracy to commit alien smuggling and bringing aliens into the USA from South Korea through Canada near Champlain, New York.
5/27/2005
Glenn T. Suddaby, United States Attorney for the Northern District of New York announced today that James Todd, 50, residing on Whiskey Creek Road, Corning, N.Y., plead guilty to a conspiracy to violate the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act and to commit mail fraud, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 371.
5/25/2005
Glenn T. Suddaby, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of New York, and William D. Chase, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Albany Division, announced today that JEFFREY N. JASZKOWSKI, age 45 of Randallstown, Maryland, pled guilty in United States District Court in Albany before the Honorable Lawrence E. Kahn to a one count Indictment charging him with traveling in interstate commerce for the purpose of having sex with a minor.
5/24/2005
Glenn T. Suddaby, United States Attorney for the Northern District of New York, is pleased to announce that James P. Thompson, Assistant Director, Computer Analysis and Technical Services Unit, Broome County Government Security Division, has been selected as the recipient of the "Southern Tier Award for Excellence in Law Enforcement" for calendar year 2004.
5/20/2005
Glenn T. Suddaby, United States Attorney for the Northern District of New York, announced that AHMED ALI was sentenced today before District Judge Norman A. Mordue in Federal District Court in Syracuse, New York.
5/19/2005
Glenn T. Suddaby, United States Attorney for the Northern District of New York, is pleased to announce that Special Agent Jeffrey Montie, United States Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement has been selected as the recipient of the "Marty Marciniak Award for Excellence in Law Enforcement" for calendar year 2004.
5/19/2005
Glenn T. Suddaby, United States Attorney for the Northern District of New York, is pleased to announce that Special Agent Jeffrey Montie, United States Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement has been selected as the recipient of the "Marty Marciniak Award for Excellence in Law Enforcement" for calendar year 2004.
5/13/2005
United States Attorney Glenn T. Suddaby announced today the indictment of nine Upstate New York men on various federal charges.
5/13/2005
Glenn T. Suddaby, United States Attorney for the Northern District of New York, is pleased to announce that Special Agent Michael K. Dwyer, United States Environmental Protection Agency, has been selected as the recipient of "The Wallie Howard, Jr. Award for Excellence in Law Enforcement" for calendar year 2004.
5/12/2005
Glenn T. Suddaby, the United States Attorney for the Northern District of New York, and William D. Chase, F.B.I. Special Agent in Charge of the Albany Office, announced that a federal grand jury in Albany, N.Y. returned a one-count indictment today, charging Richard B. Sawyer, 55, formerly of Clifton Park, N.Y., with engaging and participating in a scheme to defraud the citizens of the State of New York by making and assisting in making a payment to an employee of the New York State Office of General Services, in order to secure a state lease for real property known as the Stanley Building, located at the corner of State Street and Third Avenue in Troy, New York.
5/10/2005
United States Attorney Glenn T. Suddaby announces the partial unsealing of an indictment returned by a federal grand jury for the Northern District of New York in Syracuse, New York, charging six individuals in a six count indictment with conspiracy to distribute cocaine and cocaine base (crack), in Onondaga County and elsewhere, from 1997 to date, and four of the defendants with possession with intent to distribute cocaine or crack on various days in July of 2003.
5/10/2005
United States Attorney Glenn T. Suddaby announces the partial unsealing of an indictment returned by a federal grand jury for the Northern District of New York in Syracuse, New York, charging ten defendants with conspiracy to distribute cocaine and cocaine base (crack), in Onondaga County and elsewhere, from December of 2003 to date, and nine of the defendants with possession with intent to distribute cocaine or crack on various days in 2004.
5/6/2005
A federal indictment was handed up by a federal grand jury on May 5, 2005 charging Gary Reid, 33, of 800 Victory Blvd., Staten Island, New York with 2 federal felony counts.
5/5/2005
GRAND JURY CHARGES
5/4/2005
Glenn T. Suddaby, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of New York, and William D. Chase, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Albany Division, announced today that NOREEN PETTALINO, age 36 of Westerlo, New York, pled guilty in United States District Court in Albany before the Honorable Gary L. Sharpe to a one count Information charging her with the transportation of stolen property.
5/3/2005
UNITED STATES ATTORNEY GLENN T. SUDDABY announced that MUSTAFA OZDEMIR , age 43 and of Maple Shade, New Jersey, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Gary L. Sharpe, to 6 months in federal prison for his conviction for attempting to transport an alien who had just illegally crossed the international border into the United States from Canada.
5/3/2005
UNITED STATES ATTORNEY GLENN T. SUDDABY announced that MUSTAFA OZDEMIR , age 43 and of Maple Shade, New Jersey, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Gary L. Sharpe, to 6 months in federal prison for his conviction for attempting to transport an alien who had just illegally crossed the international border into the United States from Canada.
4/20/2005
United States Attorney Glenn T. Suddaby and Postal Inspector in Charge for the New York Division Ronald C. Walker, announced today that JOHN H. THORNTON, age 54, pled guilty yesterday before United States District Court Judge Gary L. Sharpe to an information charging him with Possession of Child Pornography, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 2252A(a)(5)(B) and 2256(8)(A) and alleging that computer components and videotapes used during the offense should be forfeited.
4/12/2005
Glenn T. Suddaby, United States Attorney for the Northern District of New York, announced today that United States Senior District Judge Thomas J. McAvoy sentenced Anthony DiPace, 47, of Latham, New York, to a term of imprisonment of 34 months.
4/11/2005
Glenn T. Suddaby, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of New York, and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Resident Agent-in-Charge Jack McQuade, announced today that THOMAS PIDEL, age 40, of Pine Hill, New York, was sentenced today before U.S. District Judge Thomas J. McAvoy in Federal Court in Albany following his convictions for producing and receiving child pornography and possessing a firearm after having been dishonorably discharged from the Armed Forces.
4/10/2005
UNITED STATES ATTORNEY GLENN T. SUDDABY announced that JIN KYOO PARK, age 57, of Jackson Heights, New York, and MYUNG WOO JUN, age 54, of Bayside New York, were convicted on Friday, April 8, 2005, of charges stemming from their attempt to bring undocumented aliens to the United States by picking them up on the international border between the United States and Canada near Mooers, New York.
4/10/2005
UNITED STATES ATTORNEY GLENN T. SUDDABY announced that JIN KYOO PARK, age 57, of Jackson Heights, New York, and MYUNG WOO JUN, age 54, of Bayside New York, were convicted on Friday, April 8, 2005, of charges stemming from their attempt to bring undocumented aliens to the United States by picking them up on the international border between the United States and Canada near Mooers, New York.
4/1/2005
United States Attorney Glenn T. Suddaby and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Special Agent in Charge William G. McMahon announced that a complaint was filed today charging Benjamin Harris, age 40, formerly of Schenectady, and more recently residing in Florida, with arson in connection with a May 2, 2001 fire which destroyed 1032/1034 Cutler Street, a two family house, located in Schenectady, New York.

3/31/2005

The United States Attorney Glenn T. Suddaby announced that Mirnes Dozic, 22, of Lawrenceville, Georgia was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Norman A. Mordue to serve 27 months in Federal prison and 3 years of supervised release following his conviction for lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
3/30/2005
UNITED STATES ATTORNEY GLENN T. SUDDABY announced that LUIGI MARTINEZ-AQUINO, age 42 of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, was sentenced yesterday by United States District Judge Gary L. Sharpe, to imprisonment for 70 months, to be followed by supervised release for 3 years, upon his conviction of illegally re-entering the United States after deportation. MARTINEZ-AQUINO also was ordered to pay a special assessment of $100.
3/24/2005
Glenn T. Suddaby, United States Attorney for the Northern District of New York announced today the sentencing of Andre Parker, 38, 4455 Douglas Avenue, Apt 8-d, Riverdale (Bronx) N.Y., and Parker Environmental Management Group, Inc. (PEMG), 3425 New Boston Road, Suite 2, Bronx, N.Y., on a combined 22 felonies related to the widespread falsification of laboratory analysis from asbestos abatement projects and illegal asbestos removal and dumping.
3/24/2005
United States Attorney Glenn T. Suddaby announced that Ahbed Zahran, 47, of 104 Lorian Drive, North Syracuse, New York was sentenced today by Chief U.S. District Judge Frederick J. Scullin Jr. to serve 21 months in federal prison following his conviction for crimes related to his operation of the K-1Convenience Store in Syracuse, New York.
3/18/2005
United States Attorney Glenn T. Suddaby, William D. Chase, Special Agent in Charge of the Albany Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Ned Schwartz, Special Agent in Charge of United States Department of Transportation, Office of Inspector General Division 2, announced today that PATRICK EDWARD SMITH, age 40, of Menands, N.Y., pled guilty before United States District Judge Thomas J. McAvoy, in Albany, N.Y., to the felony charge of Unlawfully Certifying A Container Used To Transport Hazardous Material, in violation of 49 U.S.C. §§ 5104(a)(1), 5124, 49 C.F.R. §180.205(b) (formerly 173.34(e)(2)(i)), and 18 U.S.C. §2.
3/16/2005
United States Attorney Glenn T. Suddaby and Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge John P. Gilbride announce that on Monday, March 14, 2005, a five-month investigation conducted by federal, state and local law enforcement agencies culminated with the execution of seven (7) federal search warrants and the arrests of the following six (6) people: Carlos R. Santiago, Jr. (age 31) of Troy, New York; Carlos Santiago, Sr. (age 53) of Brooklyn, New York; Jason LaPlante (age 32) of Troy, New York; Immanuel Bonilla (age 23) of Troy, New York; Jason Shellard (age 23) of Valley Valls, New York; and Krystal Overton (age 29) of Watervliet, New York.
3/11/2005
United States Attorney Glenn T. Suddaby announced today the arrest of two men on charges of smuggling cattle from Canada into the United States.
3/11/2005
Glenn T. Suddaby, United States Attorney for the Northern District of New York and Anne Marie Coons, Special Agent-in-Charge, Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation Division, Buffalo Field Office, make the following announcement: A federal indictment was handed up by a federal grand jury on March 10, 2005 charging John P. Dundon, 37, of 372 Perry Rd., Binghamton, New York 13901 with 67 federal felony counts.
3/11/2005
Glenn T. Suddaby, United States Attorney for the Northern District of New York, announced today that JOHN T. KORTRIGHT, age 32, of Syracuse, New York, pled guilty to one count of theft of public money, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 641.
3/10/2005
UNITED STATES ATTORNEY GLENN T. SUDDABY announced that NELSON GEOVANNI MURILLO, age 39 and of Whitehall, New York, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Lawrence E. Kahn, in Albany, New York, for illegally returning to the United States after being deported.
3/9/2005
UNITED STATES ATTORNEY GLENN T. SUDDABY announced that JEY SONG , age 41 and of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, was sentenced today by Chief United States District Judge Frederick J. Scullin, Jr., to 15 months in federal prison for his conviction for transporting an alien who had just illegally crossed the international border into the United States from Canada near Champlain, New York.
3/4/2005
Glenn T. Suddaby, United States Attorney for the Northern District of New York, announced today that Assistant United States Attorney Kevin P. Dooley has been selected by the Regime Crimes Liaison Office (RCLO) of the Department of Justice to join a team of prosecutors as an Attorney-Advisor at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq.
3/4/2005
Glenn T. Suddaby, United States Attorney for the Northern District of New York, announced today that Gregory M. Rose, 21, of 2373 Route 11 in Kirkwood, New York, was convicted on Friday of Conspiracy, multiple counts of Bank Robbery, and multiple counts of Use and Possession of a Firearm during and in relation to and in furtherance of a crime of violence.
3/4/2005
GLENN T. SUDDABY, United States Attorney for the Northern District of New York, announces that CHRISTIAN WILLIAMS, a/k/a Blast, Bless and Chris, 20, of 115 Didama St., Syracuse, was sentenced today on federal racketeering charges in connection with his membership in the Boot Camp Gang.
2/17/2005
Glenn T. Suddaby, United States Attorney for the Northern District of New York, and Anne Marie Coons, Special Agent in Charge of the Buffalo District Office of the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation Division, announced today a guilty plea in a payroll tax and bank fraud case. ROBERT BULLOCK, age 57, a former resident of New Hartford, New York, pled guilty before United States District Judge David N. Hurd to two felony charges–willful failure to pay federal payroll taxes and making a false loan application to a federally insured financial institution.
2/17/2005
Glenn T. Suddaby, United States Attorney for the Northern District of New York and Anne Marie Coons, Special-Agent-in-Charge of the Buffalo Field Office of the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation Division announced today that former Chief Financial Officer of Albany Molecular Research, Inc. ("Albany Molecular"), HAROLD M. ARMSTRONG, JR., age 49, of Guilderland, New York, pled guilty before United States District Judge David N. Hurd, in Albany, N.Y., to the charge of filing a false tax return in violation of Title 26, United States Code, Section 7206(1).
2/16/2005
United States Attorney Glenn T. Suddaby announced today the sentencing of a Syracuse man on drug and gun charges.
2/15/2005
United States Attorney Glenn T. Suddaby announced today the sentencing of two Jefferson County individuals on conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine.
2/15/2005
United States Attorney Glenn T. Suddaby announced today the sentencing of a Onondaga County man on possession of weapons by a user of unlawful drugs.
2/15/2005
United States Attorney Glenn T. Suddaby announced today the sentencing of a Jefferson County man on conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine.
2/10/2005
UNITED STATES ATTORNEY GLENN T. SUDDABY announced that MANGAL NAGRA, age 34 formerly of Richmond Hill, New York, pled guilty today to illegally re-entering the United States after deportation, before United States District Judge Gary L. Sharpe in Albany, New York.
2/10/2005
Glenn T. Suddaby, United States Attorney for the Northern District of New York, announced today that, after six days of deliberations, a jury in Syracuse has found Rafil Dhafir guilty of 59 out of 60 counts.
2/9/2005
UNITED STATES ATTORNEY GLENN T. SUDDABY announced that MORUFU DEEN FADAIRO, age 42 and of Montreal, Quebec, Canada, pled guilty on February 3, 2005 to visa fraud.
2/7/2005
Glenn T. Suddaby, United States Attorney for the Northern District of New York, announces the guilty pleas in U.S. District Court in Utica, New York, of three defendants who were members of a vast cocaine and crack cocaine distribution organization located in Rome, New York, that trafficked narcotics throughout the Mohawk Valley.
2/3/2005
United States Attorney Glenn T. Suddaby announces that Robert P. Moran, Jr., 48, of Hawkins Corners Road in Rome, New York, pled guilty today to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribute more than 50 grams of methamphetamine and possession with intent to distribute more than 50 grams of methamphetamine.
1/29/2005
United States Attorney Glenn T. Suddaby announced today that Nicholas W. Griffin, 19, of 4270 Barker Hill Road, Jamesville, New York appeared yesterday in United States District Court for an initial appearance and arraignment following his indictment by a federal grand jury in Syracuse, New York.
1/28/2005
Glenn T. Suddaby, United States Attorney for the Northern District of New York announced today that Royal Harrison was sentenced in United States District Court in Albany, New York, in a criminal case involving identify theft which defrauded seven victims of over $300,000.
1/28/2005
United States Attorney Glenn T. Suddaby, and William D. Chase, Special Agent in Charge (SAC) of the Albany Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, announced today that former City of Troy Treasurer, JOSEPH M. BUCHANAN, age 37, of Hampton Avenue, Rensselaer, New York, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Norman A. Mordue, in Albany, N.Y., to 24 months imprisonment for committing mail fraud in connection with a scheme to defraud the citizens of the City of Troy of his honest services.
1/27/2005
UNITED STATES ATTORNEY GLENN T. SUDDABY announced that JEY SONG , age 41 and of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, was convicted after trial on Wednesday, January 26th before Chief United States District Judge Frederick J. Scullin, Jr., in Albany, New York, of a charge of transporting an alien who had just illegally crossed the international border between the United States and Canada near Champlain, New York.
1/27/2005
United States Attorney Glenn T. Suddaby announced today that a Potsdam man was sentenced to prison for bank embezzlement.
1/18/2005
United States Attorney Glenn T. Suddaby announces that Paul H. Kornak pled guilty today, in United States District Court in Albany, to making a false statement, mail fraud, and criminally negligent homicide. Kornak, 53, resides in Clifton Park.
1/7/2005
United States Attorney Glenn T. Suddaby announced today that a Massena woman has pled guilty to embezzlement from a federal credit union.
1/6/2005
GLENN T. SUDDABY, United States Attorney for the Northern District of New York, announces that Boot Camp Gang member ANTHONY JACKSON, a/k/a Tone or Capone, 25, of 304 Ferndale Dr., Syracuse, New York, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Syracuse on federal racketeering charges.
1/5/2005
Glenn T. Suddaby, United States Attorney for the Northern District of New York and William D. Chase, Special-Agent-in-Charge of the Albany Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation today announced the arrest of JOHN C. RONEY.

2004

12/29/2004
GLENN T. SUDDABY, United States Attorney for the Northern District of New York, announces the sentencings today in U.S. District Court in Syracuse of two more members of the Boot Camp Gang on federal racketeering charges.
12/28/2004
GLENN T. SUDDABY, United States Attorney for the Northern District of New York, announces that Boot Camp Gang member ANTONIO OWENS, a/k/a O'Head, 23, of 174 Fage Ave., Syracuse, New York, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Syracuse on federal racketeering charges.
12/23/2004
Two men sentenced for criminal violations relating to illegal asbestos removal activities throughout New York state.

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