Andrew Reyes Pleads Guilty to Selling Counterfeit Vapes

Waqar Nawaz

Christopher Andrew Reyes Pleads Guilty to Selling Counterfeit Vapes (STL.News) A Texas man pleaded guilty today to selling counterfeit vape pens imported from China, announced Acting U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas Prerak Shah. Christopher Andrew Reyes, 23, of The Colony, pleaded guilty Thursday to conspiracy to import […]

Woonsocket: Kyle S. Minot Sentenced for Laundering

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Woonsocket Man, Kyle S. Minot Sentenced for Laundering Proceeds in Transcontinental Drug Trafficking Operation PROVIDENCE (STL.News) A Woonsocket man with a lengthy Rhode Island state and federal criminal record and a history of violating conditions of his probation and supervised release was sentenced today to four years in federal prison […]

Richard Kessler Indicted For Mail And Wire Fraud

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Albuquerque investment broker, Richard Kessler indicted for mail and wire fraud, money laundering and failure to file tax returns ALBUQUERQUE, N.M (STL.News) Richard Kessler, 49, of Albuquerque, who allegedly stole investment funds from his clients, was arraigned April 28 in federal court on an indictment for mail fraud, wire fraud, […]

Maryland Governor Ends Restrictions on Outdoor Dining

Maryam Shah

Governor Hogan Lifts Outdoor Mask Mandate, Ends Restrictions on Outdoor Dining Direct Scheduling for Mass Vaccination Sites Begins Saturday, May 1 ANNAPOLIS, MD (STL.News) With consistent improvements in key statewide health metrics and a fast pace of vaccinations, Governor Larry Hogan lifted the outdoor mask mandate in Maryland and all restrictions for […]

Massachusetts Baker-Polito Provide Weekly Dose Updates

Maryam Shah

BOSTON, MA (STL.News) The Baker-Polito Administration provided the weekly update for doses allocated from the federal government. This week, the Commonwealth received 444,930 first and second doses as part of the state allocation.  These figures do not include doses provided directly from the federal government to the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program, Federally […]

Florida Lottery: Moorjani Moorjani Claimed $28 Million

Maryam Shah

Tallahassee, FL (STL.News) The Florida Lottery announces that Hans Moorjani Moorjani, 46, of Colon, Panama, claimed the $28 million FLORIDA LOTTO® jackpot from the drawing held on March 27, 2021, at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee. Moorjani Moorjani chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $20,856,051.93.  He purchased […]

Florida Governor Signs Right to Farm Bill

Maryam Shah

Tallahassee, FL (STL.News) Today, Governor Ron DeSantis signed SB 88, Farming Operations, preserving Florida’s agricultural heritage and modernizing Florida’s Right to Farm Act which regulates agriculture throughout the state of Florida.  The Governor was joined at the bill signing ceremony by Florida farmers, Senate President Wilton Simpson, and bill sponsors, Senator Jason Brodeur […]

Florida Lottery: Brenda Rodriguez Won $500,000

Maryam Shah

Tallahassee, FL (STL.News) The Florida Lottery announces that Brenda Rodriguez, 42, of Ocala, claimed a $500,000 top prize from the new MONEY MULTIPLIER Scratch-Off game using a secured drop box located at the Gainesville District Office.  She purchased her winning ticket from Publix, located at 2575 Southwest 42nd Street in Ocala. Players […]

Texas Governor Appoints 2 to Funeral Service Commission

Maryam Shah

Austin, TX (STL.News) Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Tim Brown and reappointed Larry Allen to the Texas Funeral Service Commission for terms to expire February 1, 2027.  Additionally, the Governor named Allen as chair of the commission.  The commission establishes standards to license funeral directors and embalmers. Tim Brown of McAllen is the manager […]

Colorado Governor Polis Made 4 Executive Orders

Maryam Shah

DENVER, CO (STL.News) Governor Jared Polis took action in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Governor Polis extended an Executive Order ordering expedited unemployment insurance claim processing to provide relief to Coloradans impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.  Governor Polis also extended an Executive Order that allows Colorado taxpayers to file their state income tax […]

DC Mayor: Results of District’s 2021 Point-In-Time Count

Maryam Shah

Mayor Bowser Announces Results of the District’s 2021 Point-In-Time Count & Celebrates the One Year Anniversary of The Brooks, Ward 3’s Short-Term Family Housing Program Washington, DC (STL.News) Mayor Muriel Bowser and the DC Department of Human Services (DHS) and non-profit service provider partner Friendship Place, announced the results of the District’s […]

Utah: Shanelle Bailey Sentenced for Laundering Funds

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Shanelle Bailey Sentenced to 24 Months for Laundering Funds from Lottery Fraud Scheme Targeting the Elderly TUCSON, AR (STL.News) Shanelle Bailey, 23, a Jamaican-born women living in Provo, Utah, was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge Rosemary Marquez to 24 months in prison.  Bailey previously pleaded guilty to Conspiracy to […]

Law Firms Representing Purdue Pharma Agree to Relinquish

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Law Firms Representing Purdue Pharma Agree to Relinquish $1 Million in Settlement with U.S. Trustee Program Settlement Addresses Failures to Disclose in the Purdue Pharma Bankruptcy Cases (STL.News) The Department of Justice’s U.S. Trustee Program (USTP) has entered into a settlement with three law firms representing Purdue Pharma (Purdue) in […]