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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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4 More Charges For Petters Associate; Total Now 28

The former associate of disgraced Minnesota businessman Tom Petters now faces additional federal charges in connection with Petter’s $3.65 billion Ponzi scheme.

07/12/2012

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Winona Man Sentenced For Possessing Child Pornography

A 57-year-old Winona man was sentenced Thursday in federal court for sending and possessing child pornography.

06/14/2012

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3 Convicted In Minnesota Ponzi Scheme

A jury found four three men guilty Tuesday in a $194 million Ponzi scheme that victimized more than 700 people.

06/12/2012

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Trio Sentenced For Conspiring To Pass Counterfeit Currency

Three individuals were sentenced Tuesday in federal court for manufacturing counterfeit currency.

06/12/2012

St. Paul Man Pleads Guilty For Identity Theft

A 45-year-old St. Paul man pleaded guilty on Wednesday in federal court to stealing personal information from hundreds of people and using it to create counterfeit checks that were passed at retails stores and banks.

05/30/2012

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Big Lake Man, 48, Sentenced For Producing Child Porn

A 48-year-old Big Lake man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for producing videos of child pornography, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday.

05/22/2012

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Man Sentenced To Time Served In Fatal Red Lake Crash

A man who pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in a fatal crash on the Red Lake Indian Reservation has been sentenced to time already served behind bars.

05/17/2012

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Falcon Heights Man Sentenced In Armed Robbery Of Uptown Dunn Bros

A 39-year-old Falcon Heights man was sentenced to 300 months in prison on Tuesday in federal court for using a firearm to commit an armed robbery of a Dunn Bros coffee shop in Uptown in October of 2010.

05/15/2012

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Minn. Nurse Sentenced For Stealing Painkiller

A St. Paul nurse has been sentenced to four years probation for stealing a painkiller from patients at an assisted living facility where he once worked.

04/25/2012

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Minn. Man Accused Of Transporting Illegal Workers

A 46-year-old St. Peter man faces federal charges of transporting and harboring illegal immigrants, and an affidavit unsealed this week alleges he provided some workers to larger companies in Minnesota.

04/20/2012

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Red Wing Man Pleads Guilty In Child Porn Case

A 42-year-old Red Wing man pleaded guilty in Minneapolis Federal Court on Friday to receiving child pornography and admitted that he had at least 14,000 images of child porn.

04/06/2012

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Inver Grove Heights Man Sentenced In Armed Robberies

A 21-year-old Inver Grove Heights man was sentenced to nine years in prison in St. Paul Federal Court Friday for the June 2011 armed robberies of Super America stores of Maplewood and White Bear Lake.

03/24/2012

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Man Sentenced In House Flipping Scheme

A 47-year-old Cottage Grove man was sentenced to more than eight years in prison on Tuesday after defrauding investors out of more than $5 million in a house-flipping scheme that covered several states.

03/06/2012

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Woman Pleads Guilty To Social Security Embezzlement

A 28-year-old woman who worked for a social security benefits company pleaded guilty in Minneapolis Federal Court on Tuesday to stealing more than $25,000 in those benefits from three clients.

03/06/2012

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Man Gets 16 Years In Robbery Of Mpls Restaurant

A 42-year-old Minneapolis man was sentenced to more than 16 years in prison in connection with the Feb. 10, 2011 armed robbery of a Minneapolis restaurant.

02/22/2012

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5 Indicted Northern Minn. Methamphetamine Case

Four men and one woman were indicted recently in Minneapolis Federal Court in connection with case involving the distribution of methamphetamine in northern Minnesota.

02/21/2012

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Woman Gets 27 Months For Defrauding Husband’s Family

A 43-year-old woman from Hawaii was sentenced to 27 months in prison in Minneapolis Federal Court on Friday for defrauding her husband’s Minnesota family out of more than $180,000.

02/17/2012

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Woman Sentenced For Stealing $300K From Schools

A 44-year-old woman from Chokio, Minn., was sentenced to 18 months in prison in Fergus Falls Federal Court on Thursday for stealing $300,000 from the school district she worked for over a 12-year period.

02/09/2012

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Man Indicted In Calhoun Square Bank Robbery

A 54-year-old man was indicted in St. Paul Federal Court Tuesday in connection with the Jan. 2 robbery of a U.S. Bank in Calhoun Square.

02/07/2012

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Man Pleads Guilty To Transporting Stolen Gem Stones

A 39-year-old Zumbro Falls man pleaded guilty in Minneapolis Federal Court Tuesday to money laundering, transporting stolen gem stones and conspiring to distribute more than 1,000 kilograms of marijuana.

01/31/2012

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St. Paul Man Gets 30 Years In Child Porn Case

A 43-year-old St. Paul man was sentenced to 30 years in prison in St. Paul Federal Court on Friday for photographing and filming pornographic images of three girls and one boy who were all under the age of 10.

12/17/2011

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