Danville tax preparer, Timothy Harris, indicted on filing false tax returns

Thursday, April 13, 2017

A federal grand jury sitting in Roanoke, Virginia, returned an indictment today charging a Danville, Virginia resident with filing false tax returns, announced Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General Stuart M. Goldberg of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and Acting U.S. Attorney Rick A. Mountcastle for the Western District of Virginia. According to the indictment, Timothy […]

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Virginia couple indicted for using religious missions to hide income

Thursday, April 13, 2017

A grand jury in the Western District of Virginia indicted a Concord, Virginia couple for filing false federal tax returns and conspiring to structure currency transactions, announced Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General Stuart M. Goldberg of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and Acting U.S. Attorney Rick A. Mountcastle for the Western District of Virginia.  The […]

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Western District of Virginia court cases for 4/3-4/7/17

Friday, March 31, 2017

ABINGDON DIVISON . US v. Daniel Cory Cantrell (Sentencing: April 4 at 2:00 p.m.) AGE: 25 ADDRESS: Abingdon, Virginia Cantrell was convicted of conspiring to distribute methamphetamine. . US v. Christopher Matthew Marsh (Guilty Plea: April 4 at 2:30 p.m.) AGE: 40 ADDRESS: Not Available Marsh is charged with failure to register as a sex […]

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BBB Advisory: F-rated Danville gun dealer Rev-Arms closes – customers lose thousands

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Roanoke, VA (March 14, 2017) – Rev-Arms, a Danville gun dealer also known as Revolution Arms, has closed up shop, allegedly leaving paying customers out thousands of dollars. According to the Danville Police Department and the Danville Chamber of Commerce, the business is no longer operating in the area. The website, www.rev-arms.com is no longer […]

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Sitesh Bansi Patel, VP of SK Labs found guilty of conspiracy, mail fraud

Monday, March 13, 2017

ABINGDON, VIRGINIA – An Irvine, California, man was found guilty Friday afternoon following a five-day jury trial on conspiracy and mail fraud charges in relation to his role in a conspiracy to defraud the United States Food and Drug Administration, Acting United States Attorney Rick A. Mountcastle announced. After one and one-half hours, a federal […]

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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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