Vinton man sentenced for stealing from Social Security Administration

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA – Acting United States Attorney Rick A. Mountcastle announced the sentencing of a Vinton man who previously pled guilty to stealing funds from the Social Security Administration. Robert Wozniak, 48, of Vinton, Va., previously pled guilty to one count of theft of government property and one count social security fraud. Today in District […]

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Gordon Reaves Parker sentenced for manipulating women by trading drugs for sex

Friday, January 27, 2017

ROANOKE, VIRGINIA – A Roanoke man, who used a drug rehabilitation program in the Roanoke City jail to obtain sex partners in exchange for drugs, was sentenced today on federal drug distribution, witness tampering, and health care fraud charges, Acting United States Attorney Rick A. Mountcastle announced. Gordon Reaves Parker, 72, of Roanoke, Virginia, previously […]

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Western District of Virginia court cases for 1/9-1/13/17

Friday, January 6, 2017

ABINGDON DIVISION . US v. James William Mills (Sentencing: January 9 at 10:00 a.m.) AGE: 51 ADDRESS: Skaneateles, New York Mills was convicted of conspiracy to defraud the United States Food and Drug Administration. . US v. Deneka Shenelle Mullins (Sentencing: January 9 at 2:00 p.m.) AGE: 33 ADDRESS: Coeburn, Virginia Mullins was convicted of […]

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Western District of Virginia court cases for 12/12-12/16/16

Friday, December 9, 2016

ABINGDON DIVISION US v. Jonathan Bowerbank (Sentencing: December 12 at 2:30 p.m.) AGE: 57 ADDRESS: Rosedale, Virginia Bowerbank was convicted of defrauding the Social Security Administration. . US v. Angel Soliz, Sr. (Sentencing: December 13 at 2:30 p.m.) AGE: 56 ADDRESS: Houston, Texas The defendant was convicted of methamphetamine conspiracy charges. . US v. Angel […]

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Marlin Webb admits to being part of conspiracy to defraud FDA

Friday, December 9, 2016

ABINGDON, VIRGINIA – The former store manager of the Carroll County Cooperative pled guilty today in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Abingdon to conspiring to defraud the Food and Drug Administration [FDA], United States Attorney John P. Fishwick Jr. announced. According to evidence presented at today’s guilty plea […]

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U.S. Sen. Mark Warner’s bill allows victims of Wells Fargo’s fraud to seek their day in court

Friday, December 2, 2016

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner's bill allows victims of Wells Fargo’s fraud to seek their day in court

WASHINGTON—U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA), a member of the Senate Banking Committee, introduced legislation to give Wells Fargo customers who were victims of a fraudulent account scheme their day in court. The bank was involved in a scandal this year after it was revealed that Wells Fargo employees secretly opened roughly 1.5 million bank […]

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Deborah Branch, Melissa Harr and Bryan Harr Sr. indicted on healthcare fraud charges

Thursday, December 1, 2016

ABINGDON, VIRGINIA – A federal grand jury, sitting in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Abingdon, has indicted three individuals with healthcare fraud charges, United States Attorney John P. Fishwick Jr. and Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring announced today. The grand jury has charged Deborah Branch, 64, Melissa […]

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President-Elect Trump’s charge against Virginia voter fraud debunked

Monday, November 28, 2016

President-Elect Trump's charge against Virginia voter fraud debunked

Election recounts filed in three states by Green Party candidate Trump’s claim of voter fraud in Virginia that went for Clinton by 5 points had not an iota of fraud – not even any just plain counting errors. But a recount of Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania where states Trump won by a combined 107,000 votes […]

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Western District of Virginia court cases for 11/14-11/18/16

Thursday, November 10, 2016

ABINGDON DIVISION . US v. Sarah Berry (Sentencing: November 15 at 9:30 a.m.) AGE: 28 ADDRESS: Bluewell, Virginia Berry was convicted of committing a series of armed robberies, one of which resulted in the death of another person. . US v. Joshua Berry (Sentencing: November 15 at 10:30 a.m.) AGE: 32 ADDRESS: Bluewell, Virginia Berry […]

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Grand jury charges Robert Wozniak with Social Security fraud

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

ROANOKE, VIRGINIA – United States Attorney John P. Fishwick Jr. announced today the indictment of a Vinton man on a pair of fraud charge related to this alleged theft of funds from the Social Security Administration. Robert Wozniak, 48, of Vinton, Va., was indicted under seal last week by a federal grand jury sitting in […]

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U.S. Attorney Fishwick and Virginia AG Herring announce sentencing of health care fraud duo

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

ABINGDON, VIRGINIA – A pair of former lab professionals, who were convicted of billing Medicaid, Medicare, TennCare and a variety of other insurance companies following a bench trial earlier this year, were sentenced yesterday in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Abingdon, United States Attorney John P. Fishwick Jr. […]

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Former CFO of Bristol Virginia Utilities Authority sentenced

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Today in District Court, Stacey Pomrenke, 44, of Abingdon, Virginia, was sentenced to 34 months in federal prison and three years of supervised release. In addition, Pomrenke was ordered to pay $15,116 in restitution, $34,546 in money judgment forfeiture, a $10,000 fine and a special assessment of $1,400. The former chief financial officer for the […]

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