Hennepin County Attorney’s Office
The owner of a former Minneapolis restaurant was charged Wednesday with 68 counts of failing to pay sales tax and filing fraudulent and false tax returns. According to the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office, 46-year-old Michael Ralph Whitelaw underreported sales by more than $1 million, and he underpaid tax by $100,000.
The hit A & E reality TV show “The First 48″ returns to Minneapolis this week to follow around some of the city’s homicide investigators. Minneapolis Police say they are excited to welcome back the show, which has featured the city’s investigators before in several episodes. It has been a few years since their last appearance.
The Hennepin County Attorney’s Office has filed a petition to protect Adrian Peterson’s 4-year-old son. According to the county, they have filed a Child in Need of Protection or Services petition. The petition outlines some of injuries the boy sustained while visiting Peterson and also outlines a safety plan for Peterson and the boy’s mother to follow.
A woman who once claimed to be Scottish royalty has now pled guilty to welfare fraud. Andrea Chisholm and her husband, Colin, are accused of collecting more than $165,000 in welfare payments while living in a lake-front mansion.
All charges against the Timberwolves’ Dante Cunningham have been dropped by the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office. The county attorney confirmed they were dropping charges against the free agent.
A 25-year-old St. Paul man was sentenced to more than 18 years in prison for shooting a man in a Minneapolis grocery store. Hennepin County District Court Judge Daniel Moreno sentenced Zakaria Yusuf on Monday to 219 months in prison for second-degree attempted murder and being a felon in possession of a gun, the county attorney’s office announced on Wednesday.
A 21-year-old Minneapolis man was sentenced Wednesday to more than eight years in prison for his part in two violent, gang-related crimes last fall, both filmed on cellphones. According to the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office, Allen Derrell Gaines was convicted of one count of aiding and abetting aggravated robbery in two separate cases.
An Eden Prairie man was sentenced to four years in prison after pleading guilty to criminal vehicular homicide in the drunk driving crash that killed his nephew.
A Minneapolis teen is charged with second-degree murder for allegedly killing a man who confronted him on a Metro Transit bus after harassing his son. The Hennepin County Attorney’s Office has filed a petition to certify Joshua Davis Ford, 16, as in adult for the shooting death of 38-year-old Andrew Billingsley Jr. last Thursday night.
A 20-year-old Minneapolis man was charged Thursday with three counts each of attempted second-degree murder and first-degree assault for the shooting of three women in north Minneapolis, according to the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office. Delonte Ahshone Thomas is accused of returning to a party on the 3500 block of Fremont Avenue North in the early morning of July 9 with a semi-automatic gun after leaving due to a dispute with fellow guests.
Three people are indicted of first-degree premeditated murder in the drug-related shooting death of a Minneapolis man in March. Maureen Onyelobi, David Johnson and Maurice Wilson were indicted Friday by a grand jury, according to the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office.
Attorneys are seeking a new trial for a man convicted of killing three American Indian women in Minneapolis in the 1980s. Lawyers for 70-year-old Billy Glaze asked Tuesday that his conviction be thrown out in light of newly discovered DNA evidence.
A 35-year-old Minneapolis man was sentenced to more than 25 years in prison for shooting a 4-year-old boy and two others last June, according to the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office. Deontray Vershon Tate was convicted on two counts of first-degree assault in March for a shooting that happened on the morning of June 25, 2013 near the 3600 block of Penn Avenue North in Minneapolis.
The Minnesota couple who allegedly received more than $167,000 worth of public assistance from Minnesota while living in Florida on a $1.2 million yacht have been arrested. The Hennepin County Attorney’s Office said that Colin Chisholm III and Andrea Chisholm were deported from the Bahamas on Monday.
Three people involved in a drive-by shooting in downtown Minneapolis early Saturday morning have been charged with weapons and riot offenses. According to the Hennepin County Attorney’s office, Michael Rolack Jr., TyLynne Wilson and Loretha Peoples were charged in connection with a shootout that happened just before 2:30 a.m. on 2nd Avenue near 5th Street.