John Choi

Maplewood Man Accused Of Killing Wife Captured In Illinois, Charged With MurderA 31-year-old Maplewood man has been arrested and charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of his wife in August. The Ramsey County Attorney's Office says Larry Todd Tennin was arrested in Waukegan, Illinois by U.S. Marshalls and the Great Lakes Regional Task Force. A warrant had been issued for his arrest on Sept. 10 for parole violation.
St. Paul Day Care Owner Accused Of Swindling State Assistance Program A former St. Paul day care owner is accused of swindling more than $11,000 from a state program designed to help low-income families pay for child care.
Charges: Wis. Man Shoplifted At Wal-Mart, Pointed Gun At Cop’s FaceA 34-year-old Wisconsin man and convicted felon faces three new felonies, according to court documents filed in Ramsey County, after he allegedly pointed a gun Sunday at an off-duty police officer and fled police.
A Look At Key Archdiocese Leaders, How They Handled WehmeyerWhen Archbishop John Nienstedt resigned last week as leader of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, Ramsey County Attorney John Choi said he'd "allow the facts to lead the way" in his ongoing investigation into an alleged cover-up of sexual abuse.
Questions, Answers On Minnesota Archdiocese Legal CaseMinnesota prosecutors have taken legal action against the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, accusing church leaders of failing to protect children from an abusive priest. The case includes criminal charges as well as a civil petition that asks the court to order the archdiocese to restrain from its alleged behavior. Some questions and answers about the case:
Sex Trafficking Ring Leader Pleads Guilty In St. Paul, 3 More Still Facing TrialA St. Paul man and woman pleaded guilty Friday to charges related to a multi-state sex trafficking ring in exchange for testimony against three more defendants, according to a statement from the Ramsey County Attorney's office.
Former St. Paul Schools Custodian Gets 10 Years For Child Sex AbuseA former St. Paul Public Schools custodian was sentenced Thursday to 10 years in prison for sexually abusing several young children, including members of his family. Walter Johann Happel, 63, struck a plea deal in March after pleading guilty to one count of surreptitious invasion of privacy, after he spied on an 11-year-old boy in Linwood Monroe Arts Plus School student bathroom.
2 Arrested For Having Sex With 17-Year-Old Trafficking VictimTwo men are accused of having sex with a runaway 17-year-old girl for money, in connection with a St. Paul prostitution sting earlier this year.
'Bride Stealing' Case Sheds Light On Troubling Tradition A Twin Cities man is accused of kidnapping a teenager and trying to force her to marry him. Kong Xiong, 21, is also charged with having sex with the 15-year-old girl.
Forest Lake Couple Charged In Public Assistance Fraud SchemeA Forest Lake couple is facing felony charges, accused of bilking taxpayers for about $115,000 in public assistance benefits they weren't entitled to.
Fmr. School Worker Pleads Guilty To Child Sex Abuse A former St. Paul elementary school custodian pleaded guilty Thursday to charges connected to the sexual abuse of several children – including family members – and the invasion of student privacy. Walter Johann Happel, 63, appeared tired in court Thursday, where he pleading guilty to five charges.
Five Charged In Multi-State Sex Trafficking RingFive Twin Cities residents were charged Tuesday in connection to a multi-state sex trafficking ring, according to the Ramsey County Attorney's office. Four of the five defendants are from St. Paul: 21-year-old Ishmael Jamaine Williams, 25-year-old Thomas William Evans, 28-year-old Yolanda Katrice Foster and 38-year-old Doris Marie Keller.