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Militia Leader Pleads Guilty To ID Theft

A Minnesota man accused of stealing identification information from members of his former Army unit has pleaded guilty to an identity theft charge. Prosecutors say Keith Michael Novak, of Maplewood, is a self-described militia commander who planned to use the stolen information to make fake IDs for his militia members.

04/15/2014

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Nurse Pleads Guilty In Drug Fraud Case

A 38-year-old nurse from Madelia pleaded guilty in Minneapolis Federal Court Thursday to fraudulently getting the controlled substance oxycodone while working at an inpatient health care facility.

08/01/2013

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Oakdale Man Gets 15 Years In Child Porn Case

A 51-year-old Oakdale man was sentenced to 15 years in prison in Minneapolis Federal Court Wednesday for distributing child pornography.

03/07/2012

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Jury Convicts 2 In $50M Bank Fraud Conspiracy

Two people have been convicted for their roles in a $50 million bank fraud conspiracy that spanned several states.

02/28/2012

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About 100 In Minn. Protest Campaign Finance Ruling

About 100 people demonstrated outside the federal courthouse in Minneapolis on Friday, rallying against the landmark Supreme Court ruling that opened the door for corporations and labor unions to pour more money into politics.

01/20/2012

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Man Gets More Than 11 Years In Child Porn Case

A 49-year-old Minneapolis man was sentenced to more than 11 years in prison in Minneapolis Federal Court on Friday for distributing more than 300 images and nearly 100 videos containing child pornography.

01/06/2012

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Cottage Grove Man Pleads Guilty In Child Porn Case

Steven Michael Borgan Jr. pleaded guilty to one count of distributing child pornography in Minneapolis Federal Court on Tuesday. He was indicted on Aug. 8.

11/29/2011

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2 Indicted In Champlin Bank Robbery

Laurence DeAngelo Williamson, 20, and Boyd Jerome Morson II, 20, both of Brooklyn Park, have each been charged with one count of armed bank robbery in connection with the incident.

11/23/2011

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St. Cloud Man Pleads Guilty To Stealing Veterans Benefits

A 52-year-old St. Cloud man pleaded guilty in Minneapolis Federal Court on Thursday to stealing more than $54,000 in benefits that were paid to surviving spouses of veterans who died in military action.

11/03/2011

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Prosecutors: Women Talk Of Jihad In Recorded Calls

Two Minnesota women accused of funneling money to a terror group in Somalia talked about collecting money for al-Shabab, supporting fighters instead of other charities and the possibility that FBI was listening in on their conversations, according to hours of recorded phone calls played for jurors.

10/12/2011

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Bloomington Man Charged With Bank Fraud

A 63-year-old Bloomington man who was the former vice president and chief financial officer for Centennial Mortgage and Funding Inc. was accused of frauding that company out of about $8 million in Minneapolis Federal Court on Thursday.

09/29/2011

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Market Owner Pleads Guilty To Food Stamp Fraud

The owner of a St. Paul Store pleaded guilty to trafficking about $3 million in food stamps.

09/22/2011

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22 Indicted In Drug Distribution Ring

The charges come in connection with a Sept. 3 incident where a Minnesota State Patrol officer shot at a female after she fled the scene of a traffic stop and dragged the officer for about 200 feet.

09/16/2011

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Owatonna Man Pleads Guilty In Counterfeit Money Scheme

A 27-year-old Owatonna man pleaded guilty in Minneapolis Federal Court on Wednesday for his role in a counterfeit money ring that struck several businesses along I-35 between the Twin Cities and Iowa.

09/15/2011

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Woodbury Man Convicted In Sex Trafficking Case

Stevon Warren was convicted after a three-day trial on one count of sex trafficking a minor and one count of interstate transportation to engage in prostitution.

08/18/2011

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Robbinsdale Man Gets 22 Years In Drug Case

Marlon Terrell Collins will serve 22 years in prison on one count of conspiracy to distribute cocaine and marijuana.

08/12/2011

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Man Gets 57 Months In Bank Fraud Case

A 27-year-old Isanti man was sentenced to nearly five years in prison in Minneapolis Federal Court on Wednesday in connection with a scheme where he stole people’s IDs and wrote bad checks to get money from banks and retail outlets.

08/10/2011

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Fridley Man Gets 10 Years In Bank Robbery

A 48-year-old Fridley man was sentenced to 10 years in prison in Minneapolis Federal Court on Tuesday in connection with a May 2010 bank robbery in Fridley.

08/09/2011

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Robbinsdale Man Sentenced In Child Porn Case

A 53-year-old Robbinsdale man was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison in Minneapolis Federal Court on Friday in connection with a case where he possessed more than 2,500 images of child pornography.

07/29/2011

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School District Employee Pleads Guilty In Theft Case

The former business manager for the Chokio-Alberta School District pleaded guilty in Minneapolis Federal Court on Friday to stealing $275,000 from the district.

07/29/2011

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Judge Cuts Damages In Minn. Music Downloading Case

A federal judge in Minnesota has reduced the penalty imposed on a Brainerd woman for illegally sharing 24 songs online from $1.5 million to $54,000.

07/22/2011

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Man Gets 10 Years For Possessing Child Porn

A 39-year-old Minneapolis man was sentenced in Minneapolis Federal Court on Thursday for possessing about 5,000 images of child pornography.

06/30/2011

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Former Loan Officer Indicted In Fraud Scheme

Hannah Noel Perlich, 29, was charged with six counts of wire fraud and one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud in connection with the crime. She worked as a loan officer for St. Joseph’s Financial and Legacy Lending.

06/22/2011

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Three Sentenced In ID Theft, Bank Fraud Case

A 34-year-old Maplewood woman was sentenced Friday in Minneapolis Federal Court for her role in an identity theft scheme that resulted in a loss of more than $300,000.

06/03/2011

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St. Paul Store Owner Indicted For Food Stamp Fraud

Khaffak Sahib Ansari, 45 of Arden Hills, was charged Wednesday with three counts of food stamp fraud in connection with the crime. Ansari had owned the Stryker Avenue Market in St. Paul.

05/18/2011

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