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2011-03-07 16:23:00

Violent Serial Rapist Apprehended 5 Days After Launch of Digital Billboard Campaign WASHINGTON, March 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Authorities from multiple states and jurisdictions, including federal agencies, today credited a recent digital billboard campaign with helping to apprehend the suspected East Coast Rapist. Aaron H. Thomas was arrested Friday in New Haven, Connecticut, following a tip from the public and a DNA match to 12 reported cases of sexual assault over 12 years....

2010-05-28 10:54:00

WASHINGTON, May 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Robert Cimino, 60, of Syracuse, N.Y., was sentenced to 18 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Anthony J. Trenga in the Eastern District of Virginia for his sales of more than $250,000 worth of pirated software, announced Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney Neil H. MacBride of the Eastern District of Virginia. Cimino was also ordered to pay $272,655 in restitution to copyright owners and...

2010-04-19 17:00:00

Longest Prison Sentence Ever Imposed Related to Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) Violations WASHINGTON, April 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Charles Paul Edward Jumet of Fluvanna County, Va., was sentenced today to 87 months in prison for paying bribes to former Panamanian government officials to secure maritime contracts, in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), and for making a false statement to federal agents. In addition to the prison term, U.S. District Court...

2010-03-09 15:22:00

WASHINGTON, March 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Three former owners and employees of two different video relay service companies pleaded guilty today to conspiring to defraud the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) Video Relay Service (VRS) program of more than $2.5 million, announced Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Criminal Division. The following defendants each pleaded guilty before U.S. District Court Judge Joel A. Pisano in Trenton, N.J., to one count of...

2010-03-05 14:42:00

WASHINGTON, March 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Four former owners and employees of three different video relay service companies pleaded guilty today and yesterday to engaging in conspiracies to defraud the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) Video Relay Service (VRS) program of more than $2.5 million, announced Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Criminal Division. The following defendants each pleaded guilty before U.S. District Court Judge Joel A. Pisano in Trenton,...

2010-02-25 10:13:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A New York man pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court in Alexandria, Va., to criminal copyright infringement for selling more than $250,000 worth of pirated copies of popular business, engineering and graphic design software programs, announced Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney Neil H. MacBride of the Eastern District of Virginia. According to court documents, Robert Cimino, 59, of...

2010-01-28 17:46:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two former executives of Willbros International Inc. (WII), a subsidiary of Houston-based Willbros Group Inc. (Willbros), were sentenced today for their roles in a conspiracy to pay more than $6 million in bribes to government officials of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and officials from a Nigerian political party, announced Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Criminal Division and Acting Assistant Director in Charge John G....

2010-01-13 15:13:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Anthony Mowl, the former assistant vice president of business development for Viable Communications Inc. (Viable), and Donald Tropp, the former human resources manager for Viable, pleaded guilty today to engaging in a conspiracy to defraud the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) Video Relay Service (VRS) program of more than $2.5 million, announced Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Criminal Division. Today, Mowl, 25, and...

2009-12-16 10:49:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A federal grand jury has charged a Virginia Beach, Va., resident with conspiracy to pay bribes to former Panamanian government officials to secure maritime contracts. The announcement was made by Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Criminal Division; U.S. Attorney Neil H. MacBride of the Eastern District of Virginia; Joseph Persichini Jr., Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI's Washington Field Office; Jennifer Smith Love,...

2009-11-19 12:09:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Assistant Attorney General of the Criminal Division Lanny A. Breuer; Joseph Persichini, Jr., Assistant Director of the FBI's Washington Field Office; Deputy Chief Postal Inspector Zane Hill; and Edward Lazarus, Chief of Staff at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC); will hold a pen-and-pad briefing on actions taken against a scheme to defraud the FCC's Video Relay Services for the deaf program, on THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2009, AT 4:30...


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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
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