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Minneapolis Man Gets 18-Plus Years In Pharmacy Robbery

A 31-year-old Minneapolis man was sentenced to more than 18 years in prison in Minneapolis Federal Court on Tuesday in the April 2012 armed robbery of the West 7th Pharmacy in St. Paul. Michael Brooks Bynum had been charged with one count of interference with commerce by robbery and one count of possession of a firearm in a crime of violence in connection with the April 3, 2012 incident.

07/31/2013

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Minn. Man Accused Of Stealing From ATMs

A Minnesota man has been indicted on a federal charge that he stole more than $182,000 from ATMs while working as an armored truck driver. Thirty-one-year-old Christopher James Diestler was charged this week with one count of bank larceny.

07/19/2013

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Red Lake Woman Arrested, Charged With Murder

A 25-year-old Red Lake woman was arrested Sunday after being charged murder in Minneapolis Federal Court in the death of Bryan James Lussier. Alison Ann Brown has been charged with one count of murder in connection with the case and is currently in police custody.

07/15/2013

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Ventura Wants ‘American Sniper’ Lawsuit To Proceed

Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura is asking a judge to allow his defamation lawsuit against slain “American Sniper” author Chris Kyle to go forward with Kyle’s widow as the defendant. In the book, Kyle claims he punched Ventura in 2006 over unpatriotic remarks. Ventura says it never happened.

06/17/2013

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Dahl Trucking Owner Indicted For Avoiding Paying Taxes

The owner of Dahl Trucking in Elmore, Minn., was indicted Tuesday in federal court for avoiding payment of taxes on the wages of his employees from 2007 to 2010. Marlin Dahl was specifically charged with 13 counts of failure to collect and pay Federal Insurance Contribution Act (FICA) taxes.

06/04/2013

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Man Who Lied In Somali Terrorism Case Gets 2 Years

A man who admitted he lied before a grand jury investigating why young Somali men were leaving Minnesota to join a terrorist group in their homeland has been sentenced to two years in prison. Adarus Abdulle Ali pleaded guilty in 2009 to one count of perjury.

05/16/2013

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Man Charged With Bomb Threats At Airport, Mall

A federal indictment accuses a 22-year-old man of making bomb threats at the Mall of America and the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. The indictment issued Tuesday charges Dana William Ashey with two counts of false information and hoaxes.

05/14/2013

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Man Gets 20 Years In Somali Terror Investigation

Two men convicted in the government’s investigation into terror recruiting and financing for a Somali terrorist group are scheduled to be sentenced in federal court.

05/13/2013

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Couple Sentenced For Health Care Fraud

A suburban Twin Cities couple has been sentenced in federal court for health care fraud.

05/07/2013

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Minneapolis Woman Gets 11 Years In Sex Trafficking Case

A 34-year-old Minneapolis woman was sentenced to 11 years in prison in federal court Monday in connection with a case involving the sex trafficking of a minor.

03/19/2013

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Robbinsdale Man Sentenced For Conspiring To Sell Cocaine

A 26-year-old Robbinsdale man was sentenced Tuesday in federal court in St. Paul for conspiring to distribute approximately 249 grams of cocaine.

03/06/2013

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Petters’ Associate Vennes Pleads Guilty

A former associate of convicted Minnesota businessman Tom Petters has pleaded guilty to lying to investors in a $3.65 billion Ponzi scheme.

02/01/2013

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More Than 4 Years In Prison For Investor Fraud

A federal judge in Minnesota has sentenced a Colorado man to more than four years in prison for scamming investors out of $7 million.

01/30/2013

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Man Pleads Not Guilty In Synthetic Drug Case

A Texas man accused of selling controlled substances used to make the synthetic hallucinogenic drugs that led to the overdose deaths of two teenagers in the Grand Forks area has pleaded not guilty.

01/29/2013

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American Indian Gang Trio Face Racketeering Trial

Three members of a violent American Indian gang are facing trial in what prosecutors say is one of the largest gang cases to come out of Indian Country.

01/22/2013

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Man Gets 21 Years In Large Drug Trafficking Operation

A 45-year-old St. Paul man was sentenced to 21 years in prison in St. Paul federal court on Monday for his role in a large drug trafficking operation in Minnesota between 2005 and October of 2010.

11/27/2012

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Defense: Case Against Somali Terror Suspect Faulty

An attorney for a Minnesota man accused of helping supply fighters to a terror group in Somalia says the government’s case is built on the testimony of corrupt witnesses.

10/17/2012

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Minn. Witness Describes Early Al-Shabab Recruiting

A Minnesota man who spent two months with a terrorist group in his native Somalia told a jury Tuesday that another man on trial for allegedly helping funnel recruits to the group gave money to buy weapons for fighters.

10/09/2012

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Albert Lea Man Sentenced For Child Porn

A 33-year-old Albert Lea man was sentenced Tuesday in federal court for possessing approximately 5,700 images of child pornography as well as receiving a video containing similar material.

09/04/2012

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Woman Gets Probation In Embezzlement Case

A 29-year-old woman was sentenced to two years probation in Minneapolis Federal Court on Monday for embezzling more than $25,000 from the Social Security office she worked at.

08/07/2012

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Former Marshall Bank Employee Admits Theft

A Belview woman has pleaded guilty to an embezzlement charge for stealing from customers of the Marshall bank where she worked.

08/07/2012

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Man Gets 30 Months In Identity Theft Case

A 57-year-old Deer Creek man was sentenced to 2.5 years in prison last Thursday in Minneapolis Federal Court in connection with a case where he tried to use another man’s identity for a passport.

07/30/2012

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Two Mpls. Women Charged With Stealing More Than $1M

Two Minneapolis women were charged Thursday in Minneapolis federal court with stealing more than $1 million from the ING life insurance company.

07/26/2012

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New Charges Filed In Native Mob Murder Case

A member of the Native Mob gang in Minneapolis is facing new murder charges after an indictment was filed in Minneapolis Federal Court late last week.

07/24/2012

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Man Gets 14-Plus Years For Carjacking Taxi

A 45-year-old man was sentenced to more than 14 years in prison late last week in Minneapolis Federal Court for carjacking a taxi in a Jan. 29, 2011 incident.

07/23/2012

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