Western District of Virginia court cases for 3/27-3/17/31

Friday, March 24, 2017

ABINGDON DIVISON . US v. Amy Lorene Moser (Sentencing: March 27 at 10:00 a.m.) AGE: 52 ADDRESS: Not Available Moser was convicted of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. . US v. Steven Michael Salyer (Sentencing: March 27 at 11:00 a.m.) AGE: 27 ADDRESS: Abingdon, Virginia Salyer was convicted of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. . US v. […]

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Mexico citizen sentenced for multiple illegal entries into the U.S.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

ROANOKE, VIRGINIA – A citizen of Mexico, who had been removed from the United States multiple times in recent years, was sentenced today in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Roanoke on Federal immigration charges, Acting United States Attorney Rick A. Mountcastle announced. Martin Alvarez-Torres, 38, a citizen of […]

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Big Blue Cockfighting Venue property owners plead guilty to conspiracy

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

ABINGDON, VIRGINIA – The 10,000 square-foot facility known as the Big Blue Sportsman’s Club in McDowell, Kentucky, which has hosted cockfights for more than 20 years, will be razed following the guilty pleas of the property’s two owners, Acting United States Attorney Rick A. Mountcastle and Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring announced. Today in the […]

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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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Western District of Virginia court cases for 3/13-3/17/17

Friday, March 10, 2017

ABINGDON DIVISON     . US v. Sitesh Bansi Patel (Jury Trial: March 13-16 at 9:00 a.m.) AGE: 33 ADDRESS: Irvine, California Patel is charged with conspiring to defraud the United States. . US v. Justin Michael Lowe (Sentencing: March 13 at 10:30 a.m.) AGE: 24 ADDRESS: Abingdon, Virginia Lowe was convicted of methamphetamine distribution […]

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Richard Nofsinger sentenced for producing child pornography videos

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

ABINGDON, VIRGINIA – Richard Denny Nofsinger of Galax took advantage of vulnerable women to get close to children. He gained the trust of single mothers to sexually abuse their young children. Nofsinger was sentenced today in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Abingdon announced the Acting United States Attorney […]

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Western District of Virginia court cases for 2/27-3/2/17

Saturday, February 25, 2017

ABINGDON DIVISION US v. Ricco Jamel Harris (Guilty Plea: March 1 at 11:00 a.m.) AGE: 35 ADDRESS: Charlottesville, Virginia Harris is charged with cocaine distribution charges. DANVILLE DIVISION US v. William Odell (Guilty Plea: February 28 at 10:00 a.m.) AGE: 54 ADDRESS: Henry, Virginia Odell is charged with distributing hydromorphone. HARRISONBURG DIVISION US v. Joshua […]

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Michael Lintz sentenced for coercing women on probation to performing sex acts

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

ABINGDON, VIRGINIA – The former Maintenance Supervisor of the City of Norton Parks and Recreation Department, who previously admitted to coercing women who were on state probation to perform sexual favors for him and lying in federal court, was sentenced today in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Abingdon, […]

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William Rhodes pleads quilty to child pornography

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

ROANOKE, VIRGINIA – A Roanoke man, who used a peer-to-peer file sharing network that allowed others to access his images of hard core child pornography, pled guilty today in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia, Acting United States Attorney Rick A. Mountcastle announced. William Rhodes, a.k.a. “Billy Rhodes,” a.k.a. “BillRho,” […]

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James M. Cox sentenced to 50 years for mailing threatening letters to federal judges

Thursday, February 9, 2017

ROANOKE, VIRGINIA – A Red Onion inmate, who pled guilty to sending threatening letters to four district courts throughout the country and then told a federal judge at his sentencing hearing that he planned to kill the people addressed in those letters once he got out of prison, was sentenced to five decades in federal […]

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Western District of Virginia court cases for 2/6-2/10/17

Friday, February 3, 2017

ABINGDON DIVISON . US v. Melissa Lynn Hartwell (Jury Trial: February 7 at 9:00 a.m.) AGE: 41  ADDRESS: Marion, Virginia Hartwell is charged with conspiring to distribute a controlled substance. . US v. William Wesley Fleenor and Lola Virginia Farmer (Guilty Plea: February 7 at 2:30 p.m.) Fleenor AGE: 29 ADDRESS: Not Available Farmer AGE: […]

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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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