MASSACHUSETTS CRIME AND JUSTICE NEWS



Statement From United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling & FBI Special Agent in Charge Joseph R. Bonavolonta (Oct 25, 2020 04:00)
The Massachusetts Secretary of State’s Office has made the FBI aware of the attempted ballot box ...

Leader of Latin Kings in Massachusetts Pleads Guilty to Drug Conspiracy Charges (Oct 22, 2020 02:30)
Bienvenido Nunez, a leader of the Massachusetts Almighty Latin King and Queen Nation (Latin Kings...

Warwick Man Detained on Charges of Possessing and Distributing Child Pornography (Oct 21, 2020 10:00)
Owen Batista, who allegedly shared links of child pornography while participating in an online gr...

Former City of Boston Employee Sentenced to Prison for Distributing Cocaine and Fentanyl (Oct 21, 2020 10:00)
Gary “Jamal” Webster, a former employee of the City of Boston, was sentenced to eight months in f...

Former Loan Officer Sentenced for Defrauding Credit Union (Oct 21, 2020 10:00)
Michael Dicenzo, a former commercial loan officer, was sentenced to three years of supervised rel...

U.S. Attorney Appoints Election Officers to Respond to Election Fraud or Voting Rights Complaints in Maine (Oct 19, 2020 12:30)
Assistant U.S. Attorneys John Osborn and Andrew McCormack will lead the efforts of the office in ...

FBI’s Complex Financial Crimes Task Force in Rhode Island Seeks Fugitive Allen Bien-Aime (Oct 19, 2020 07:00)
Allen Bien-Aime is wanted for his alleged involvement in a significant number of fraudulent unemp...

East Longmeadow Man Indicted with Additional Count of False Statements to Federal Agent (Oct 16, 2020 06:00)
John Rathbun was charged with false statements after previously being charged with placing an inc...

Owner of Charter Bus Company Sentenced for Bribing Federal Safety Inspector (Oct 15, 2020 09:56)
Le Wen Wu, the owner of a charter bus company operating in Massachusetts, was sentenced to two ye...

Colombian National Sentenced for Cocaine Trafficking (Oct 15, 2020 09:53)
Diego Sanchez, a Colombian national, was sentenced in federal court in Boston for conspiracy to d...

United States Attorney Announces Update on Initiative to Reduce Gun Violence (Oct 15, 2020 04:00)
U.S. Attorney Halsey B. Frank provided an update on Project Guardian, a Department of Justice ini...

Four Arrested, More Than $1.2 Million Seized in Federal, State Investigation Into CARES Act Unemployment Benefits Fraud in Rhode Island (Oct 14, 2020 11:00)
Four individuals in Florida have been arrested and cash has been seized in a wide-ranging, ongoin...

Rhode Island Man Pleads Guilty to Bank Robbery Charges (Oct 13, 2020 10:00)
Dong Lee pleaded guilty in federal court in Boston to five bank robberies, including one that res...

U.S. Attorney Halsey Frank Informs Maine Voters About Potential Election Crimes Ahead of November 2020 Election (Oct 13, 2020 10:00)
The USAO is issuing this press release to inform voters about election crimes and how to avoid th...

Eighteen Charged in Project Safe Neighborhoods Drug and Firearms Investigations (Oct 8, 2020 08:30)
Eighteen individuals, fifteen of whom were previously convicted of felony drug and/or firearm cha...