Massage Parlor Owner Pleads Guilty To Trafficking Women In Inver Grove HeightsA 40-year-old Inver Grove Heights woman has pleaded guilty to trafficking women at a massage parlor she owned.
3rd Defendant Pleads Guilty In Red Lake Heroin Conspiracy That Killed 2Kristopher Sullivan, 24, pleaded guilty for his role in a heroin distribution conspiracy which led to two fatal shootings, the U.S. Attorney's Office said. Sullivan's co-defendants, Bryan Boardman, 25, and Franklin Jackson, 23, previously pleaded guilty to one count each of conspiracy to distribute heroin, the office said.
Off The Streets 5K Raises Awareness Of Trafficking In Twin CitiesHundreds of people gathered in downtown Minneapolis Saturday morning to help fight human trafficking.
Report Highlights Labor Trafficking In MinnesotaA report released Tuesday addresses the growing issue of labor trafficking and exploitation in Minnesota.
Abortion Issue Clouds Fate Of Trafficking BillBipartisan legislation to crack down on human trafficking turned unexpectedly controversial Tuesday because of a Republican-backed provision relating to abortion that Democrats said they failed to notice. Democrats privately conceded they lack the votes to strip out the abortion provision, and some lawmakers suggested they would attempt to prevent a final vote on the entire measure instead.
Minnesota's New US Attorney Plans New InitiativesMinnesota's new chief federal prosecutor says he's launching initiatives to combat human trafficking, heroin, fraud, violent crime and identity theft. It's an ambitious agenda for U.S. Attorney Andy Luger, who was sworn in Feb. 14. He filled a post last held by B. Todd Jones, who juggled dual roles for two years as both U.S. attorney in Minneapolis and acting head of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in Washington until the Senate finally confirmed him as director last July.
Prosecutors Conclude Sex Trafficking CaseFederal prosecutors have finished their case against a group of nine defendants charged in a conspiracy to commit sexual trafficking of children operated by Somali gangs.
Bill Would Protect Children Trafficked For SexWhen she was 13, Amber Whitefeather met a smooth-talking man on the streets of Minneapolis who seemed to have it all: He wore a silk suit and snakeskin boots, drove a car with Jersey plates and, above all, seemed like he could be the protector she never had.
8 Sentenced In Counterfeit Trafficking RingEight people have been sentenced for trafficking counterfeit goods, including fake NFL and NHL jerseys.