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Federal Criminal Lawyer Douglas McNabb of McNabb Associates - News On Current Federal Criminal Cases

Federal Criminal Lawyer Douglas McNabb of McNabb Associates - News On Current Federal Criminal Cases

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August 16, 2012 - The Federal Crimes Watch Daily

The Federal Crimes Watch Daily is a daily newspaper that discusses current federal criminal issues written by a federal criminal defense attorney.

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August 16, 2012 - The Federal Crimes Watch Daily

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Submitted at 12:30 PM August 16, 2012
CBS News on August 15, 2012 releasedthe following:“IOWA CITY, Iowa — A fugitive doctorcharged in the nation’s largest prosecutionof Internet pharmacies is getting off inpart because there’s just too muchevidence in his case: more than 400,000documents and two terabytes of electronicdata that federal authorities say isexpensive to maintain.Armando Angulo was indicted in 2007 ina multimillion dollar scheme that involvedselling prescription drugs to patients whowere never examined or even interviewedby a physician. A federal judge in Iowadismissed the charge last week at therequest of prosecutors, who want to throwout the many records collected over theirnine-year investigation to free up morespace.The Miami doctor fled to his nativePanama after coming under investigationin 2004, and Panamanian authorities saythey do not extradite their own citizens.Given the unlikelihood of capturingAngulo and the inconvenience of maintaining so much evidence,prosecutors gave up the long pursuit.“Continued storage of these materials isdifficult and expensive,” wrote StephanieRose, the U.S. attorney for northern Iowa.She called the task “an economic andpractical hardship” for the DrugEnforcement Administration.The case started in 2003 with a raid of asmall Iowa drugstore and eventuallysecured the conviction of 26 defendants,including 19 doctors. The investigationdismantled two Internet pharmacies thatillegally sold 30 million pills tocustomers. Investigators also recovered $7million, most of which went to Iowapolice agencies that helped with the case.When a major drug suspect flees thecountry, federal authorities often leave thecharges pending in case the fugitive triesto sneak back into the U.S. or a countrywith a friendly extradition process. But inAngulo’s case, the volume of evidenceposed a bigger burden.The evidence took up 5 percent of theDEA’s worldwide electronic storage.Agents had also kept several hundredboxes of paper containing 440,000documents, plus dozens of computers,servers and other bulky items.Two terabytes is enough to store the textof 2 million novels, or roughly 625,000copies of “War and Peace.”Two-terabyte memory drives are widelyavailable for $100, but the DEA’s dataserver must be relatively small and mayneed replacement, a costly and riskyproposition for an agency that mustmaintain the integrity of documents, saidUniversity of Iowa computer scientistDouglas Jones.“A responsible organization doesn’tupgrade every time new technology isavailable. That’s all they would be doing,”Jones said. “But the result is you end up insituations like this where the capacity theyhave is not quite up to the incrediblevolume of data involved.”Randy Stock, who runs the websitewhatsabyte.com, which explainselectronic storage, said he doubted thatstoring the data would have been thatproblematic for the government.“I’m thinking that excuse is just their easyway out,” he wrote in an e-mail.U.S. District Judge Linda Readedismissed the case with prejudice,meaning it cannot be refiled.Angulo, 59, was accused of improperlyauthorizing thousands of prescriptions forpain pills, diet medication and other drugswhile working for PharmacomInternational Corp., a Florida-basedInternet company that operated from 2003to 2004.The company’s doctors approvedprescriptions without examining patients,communicating with them or verifyingtheir identities, prosecutors said. ThreePharmacom officials and a person whorecruited doctors were sentenced toprison. Eight physicians pleaded guilty toconspiracy to illegally distributecontrolled substances and launder theproceeds.The investigation began after agentsraided the Union Family Pharmacy inDubuque and found evidence that it hadillegally dispensed medication over a six-month period for Pharmacom and anotherInternet company, Medical Web Services,which pleaded guilty. Eleven of itsphysicians were also prosecuted.Angulo fled to Panama around the timeFlorida regulators suspended his medicallicense for prescribing controlledsubstances to Medicaid patients “inexcessive quantities and without medical justification.” An audit found hisprescriptions cost Medicaid $6.5 millionover six years and caused addiction anddangerous health risks.Investigators know Angulo’swhereabouts in Panama, which has anextradition treaty with the U.S. to returnfugitives. But a spokeswoman for thePanamanian Embassy in Washington saidthe country never received a formalextradition petition for Angulo and thatthe country’s constitution bars theextradition of Panamanian citizens.The dismissal of the charges does notmean Angulo is free to return to the U.S.He is still listed as one of Florida’s mostwanted criminals and is being sought forseparate Medicaid fraud and narcoticscharges in that state.”————————————————————–Douglas McNabb – McNabb Associates,P.C.’sFederal Criminal Defense AttorneysVideos: Federal Crimes – Be Careful Federal Crimes – Be Proactive Federal Crimes – Federal Indictment————————————————————–To find additional federal criminal news,please readFederal Criminal DefenseDaily.Douglas McNabb and other members of the U.S. law firm practice and write and/ or report extensively on matters involvingFederal Criminal Defense, INTERPOLRed Notice Removal, InternationalExtradition Defense, OFAC SDNSanctions Removal, InternationalCriminal Court Defense, and US Seizureof Non-Resident, Foreign-Owned Assets.Because we have experience dealing withINTERPOL, our firm understands theinter-relationship that INTERPOL’s “RedNotice” brings to this equation.The author of this blog is Douglas C.McNabb. Please feel free to contact himdirectly atmcnabb@mcnabbassociates.comor at oneof the offices listed above.
 
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Submitted at 12:36 PM August 16, 2012
Chicago Tribune on August 15, 2012released the following:“Seeks 6 years of records on disabilitypaymentsBy John Byrne and Hal Dardick, ChicagoTribune reportersA federal grand jury has demanded that aCity Council committee led by a powerfulalderman turn over records related to aprogram that last year alone paid out $115million to disabled city workers,according to documents obtained by theTribune.Prosecutors sent subpoenas to the FinanceCommittee long led by Ald. EdwardBurke, 14th. The Aug. 3 request asks foraccess to a host of records related to the“duty disability” program.The subpoenas were issued about oneweek after city Inspector General JosephFerguson, a former federal prosecutor,announced that Burke’s committee hadrebuffed his attempts to obtain many of the same records.The U.S. attorney’s office and the cityinspector general’s office previouslyconducted joint investigations, mostnotably Operation Crooked Code, whichled to the convictions of more than adozen city workers and private contractorsinvolved in a bribery scandal in the city’sZoning and Building departments.The Finance Committee runs theworkers’ compensation program for thecity’s workforce, excluding sworn policeand fire personnel injured in the line of duty, committee spokesman DonalQuinlan said. The committee provided acopy of the subpoenas to the Tribune onTuesday in response to a request madeunder the state’s open records law.“The Committee on Financeacknowledges receiving the subpoenasand … we are cooperating 100 percentwith the U.S. attorney’s office,” Quinlansaid in a written statement. “We will haveno further comment.”The subpoenas demand access to the dutydisability program’s database and a hostof other records, including injury records,medical assessments and claiminvestigation records dating to January2006. They also call on the committee toturn over records showing the duties of staff members who run the program.Six years ago, the U.S. attorney’s officesubpoenaed similar records, but that probehas not resulted in any charges.Ferguson had spent months trying to getaccess to the database, but committee staff turned down the request, saying therecords fell outside Ferguson’s jurisdiction. Instead, Quinlan saidTuesday that Burke had agreed to give theinformation to the council’s newly hiredwatchdog, Legislative Inspector GeneralFaisal Khan.But Khan runs a fledgling one-man officethat has funding of $260,000 this year,compared with Ferguson, who has anauthorized staff of 67 and a budget of $5.8million. The powers of Khan’s office alsoare more limited.Mayor Rahm Emanuel previously haddeclined to weigh in on the tussle betweenBurke and Ferguson over the records. OnTuesday, before the subpoenas werereleased, Emanuel said he supports strongoversight of the payments becausecracking down on disability fraud couldsave the city millions of dollars each year.“As it relates specifically to workers’comp, I was very clear when weintroduced our budget that we can take$15 million of cost out of that because of abuse that goes on, and waste,” Emanuelsaid.But he did not directly address a questionabout whether Khan’s office has enoughmuscle to provide that. “There should beconstant oversight of what happens in thatsystem,” he said at an unrelated newsconference. “And so I’m not particularabout whether it’s that IG, meaning thelegislative IG.”Ferguson was unavailable Tuesday tocomment on the Khan development, andhis spokesman declined to comment onthe federal subpoenas.Aldermen created Khan’s office in 2010as they sought to fend off a move by then-Mayor Richard Daley to give Fergusonthe power to investigate the City Council.Several aldermen said then that the cityinspector general, appointed by the mayor,could not be truly independent.Critics contend that Khan’s office is asham because he must clear considerablehurdles before he can open an officialinvestigation. Among them is approvalfrom the city Board of Ethics, which hasnot issued a finding of aldermanicwrongdoing in more than 24 years.Khan does not have his owninvestigators, instead relying on those whowork for the Board of Ethics. AskedTuesday whether he can handle an auditof the disability program, Khan said hehopes to get funding from the CityCouncil to hire more people next year.“The discussion is always about whether Ihave enough resources or manpower to doit,” said Khan, who plans to begin hisaudit in September.”————————————————————–Douglas McNabb – McNabb Associates,P.C.’sFederal Criminal Defense AttorneysVideos: Federal Crimes – Be Careful Federal Crimes – Be Proactive Federal Crimes – Federal Indictment 
 
Federal Crimes – Detention Hearing Federal Mail Fraud Crimes————————————————————–To find additional federal criminal news,please readFederal Criminal DefenseDaily.Douglas McNabb and other members of the U.S. law firm practice and write and/ or report extensively on matters involvingFederal Criminal Defense, INTERPOLRed Notice Removal, InternationalExtradition Defense, OFAC SDNSanctions Removal, InternationalCriminal Court Defense, and US Seizureof Non-Resident, Foreign-Owned Assets.Because we have experience dealing withINTERPOL, our firm understands theinter-relationship that INTERPOL’s “RedNotice” brings to this equation.The author of this blog is Douglas C.McNabb. Please feel free to contact himdirectly atmcnabb@mcnabbassociates.comor at oneof the offices listed above.
Submitted at 4:26 PM August 16, 2012
The Justice Department announced todaythat it has reached a settlement agreementwith Valley Club, a former swimmingfacility located in Huntingdon Valley, Pa,resolving allegations that the companydiscriminated against persons because of race. The Justice Department’sinvestigation was conducted under Title IIof the Civil Rights Act of 1964, whichprohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin and religion inplaces of public accommodation, such ashotels, restaurants and places of entertainment.
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Submitted at 12:57 PM August 16, 2012
The Federal Bureau of Investigation(FBI) on August 15, 2012 released thefollowing:“PITTSBURGH— A federal grand jury inthe Western District of Pennsylvaniatoday returned two indictments charging aresident of Dublin, Ireland, with a seriesof crimes related to e-mailed threatstargeting the University of Pittsburgh,three federal courthouses, and a federalofficer. A third indictment charges twoOhio men for additional online threatsagainst the university, announced U.S.Attorney David J. Hickton.A 35-count indictment named AdamStuart Busby, 64, of Dublin, as the soledefendant. According to the indictment,from March 30, 2012 until April 21, 2012,Busby sent more than 40 e-mails targetingthe University of Pittsburgh campus. Thee-mailed bomb threats resulted in morethan 100 evacuations at the University of Pittsburgh, greatly disrupting theuniversity community. The indictmentcharges Busby with 17 counts of wirefraud, 16 counts of maliciously conveyingfalse information in the form of bombthreats, and two counts of internationalextortion.A separate but related four-countindictment alleges that on June 20 and 21,2012, Busby maliciously conveyed falseinformation through the Internet claimingbombs had been placed at U.S.courthouses located in Pittsburgh, Erie,and Johnstown, Pennsylvania. In addition,Busby is charged with threatening DavidJ. Hickton, a federal officer, while he wasengaged in the performance of his officialduties.A one-count indictment named AlexanderWaterland, 24, of Loveland, Ohio; andBrett Hudson, 26, of Hillsboro, Ohio, asdefendants. According to the indictment,between April 25, 2012 and May 23,2012, Waterland and Hudson engaged in aconspiracy targeting the University of Pittsburgh with interstate threats claimingthey were associates of the computerhacking group Anonymous. Thethreats—posted on YouTube by a usercalling himself “AnonOperative13,” sentvia e-mail, and publicized viaTwitter—attempted to extort thechancellor of the university into placingan apology on the university’s website.The threats claimed that if the chancellordid not comply with their demands,confidential information stored on thecomputer servers of the University of Pittsburgh would be released.The maximum penalty for wire fraud is20 years in prison. The maximum penaltyfor maliciously conveying falseinformation is 10 years in prison. Themaximum penalty for extortionate threatsis two years in prison. Because all countscharged are felonies, the maximum fineon each count is $250,000. The lawprovides for a maximum sentence of fiveyears in prison, a fine of $250,000, or bothfor Waterland and Hudson. Under thefederal sentencing guidelines, the actualsentence imposed would be based uponthe seriousness of the offenses and theprior criminal history, if any, of thedefendants.Assistant U.S. Attorney James T. Kitchenis prosecuting these cases on behalf of thegovernment.The FBI, the Western Pennsylvania JointTerrorism Task Force, and the Universityof Pittsburgh Police Departmentconducted the investigation leading to theindictment in these cases.An indictment is an accusation. Adefendant is presumed innocent unlessand until proven guilty.”————————————————————–Douglas McNabb – McNabb Associates,P.C.’sFederal Criminal Defense AttorneysVideos: Federal Crimes – Be Careful Federal Crimes – Be Proactive Federal Crimes – Federal Indictment 
 
Federal Crimes – Detention Hearing Federal Mail Fraud Crimes————————————————————–To find additional federal criminal news,please readFederal Criminal DefenseDaily.Douglas McNabb and other members of the U.S. law firm practice and write and/ or report extensively on matters involvingFederal Criminal Defense, INTERPOLRed Notice Removal, InternationalExtradition Defense, OFAC SDNSanctions Removal, InternationalCriminal Court Defense, and US Seizureof Non-Resident, Foreign-Owned Assets.Because we have experience dealing withINTERPOL, our firm understands theinter-relationship that INTERPOL’s “RedNotice” brings to this equation.The author of this blog is Douglas C.McNabb. Please feel free to contact himdirectly atmcnabb@mcnabbassociates.comor at oneof the offices listed above.
Submitted at 11:27 AM August 16, 2012
The Department of Justice announcedtoday that it will require Verizon and fourof the nation’s largest cablecompanies—Comcast, Time WarnerCable, Bright House Networks and CoxCommunications—to make changes to aseries of agreements concerning both thesale of bundled wireless and wirelineservices, and the formation of atechnology research joint venture. Thedepartment said that, if left unaltered, theagreements would have harmedcompetition by diminishing thecompanies’ incentive to compete,resulting in higher prices and lowerquality for consumers.
Submitted at 10:59 AM August 16, 2012
A federal grand jury in Montgomery,Ala., returned an indictment chargingQuentin Collick for conspiring to file falsetax returns using stolen identities, theft of public funds, and aggravated identitytheft, the Justice Department and theInternal Revenue Service (IRS)announced today.
Submitted at 12:02 PM August 16, 2012
An executive of Tokyo-based YazakiCorporation has agreed to plead guilty forhis role in a conspiracy to fix prices of instrument panel clusters, also known asmeters, installed in cars sold in the UnitedStates and elsewhere.
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