US Attorney: Mpls. Charter School Teacher Charged With Sending Teens Nude PhotosProsecutors charged a former Minneapolis charter school employee for using Facebook to sexually exploit teenagers.
St. Paul Federal Jury Convicts 36 In Thai Sex Trafficking RingA federal jury in St. Paul convicted 36 people for their roles in an international sex trafficking organization Wednesday. Prosecutors say the criminal enterprise trafficked hundreds of Thai women for sex across the United States, including Minneapolis.
Feds Charge 'Native Mob' Member With Attempted MurderA Fond du Lac man has been charged with attempting to kill someone in retaliation for that person's testimony.
Chiropractor Going Back To Prison For New Ponzi SchemeA Twin Cities chiropractor who has already spent time in prison for a Ponzi scheme is going back for the same crime.
Prosecutors: Most Islamic State-Related Defendants Get Max SentenceFederal prosecutors say the majority of terrorism defendants in the U.S. who have been sentenced in cases related to the Islamic State group have received the maximum 15 years in prison.
Twin Cities Terror Suspect Changes Plea To GuiltyA Twin Cities man charged with leading a conspiracy to send several men to join ISIS changed his plea Thursday. Abdirizak Warsame, 20, is now pleading guilty to providing material support to the ISIS, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. He was originally arrested in December in Eagan.
St. Paul Man Convicted In Armed Robbery, Shooting At Roseville Pawn ShopA 53-year-old St. Paul man was found guilty Friday of a 2014 armed robbery at a Pawn America, in which he also shot a store employee. The U.S. Attorney's Office says Marvin Spencer was convicted of a count each of robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery ...
US Attorney: Texas Man Sentenced For Making Threats To Minn. High SchoolA 19-year-old Texas man has been sentenced for calling in multiple false bomb threats, sending harassing text messages and making "swatting" phone calls to a Minnesota high school earlier this year, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced Tuesday.
Man Charged With Social Media Threats Makes Court AppearanceA Minneapolis man was in court Wednesday to face charges of threatening FBI agents and a federal judge on social media. The FBI says 19-year-old Khaalid Abdulkadir made threats against federal law enforcement officials after the arrest of another man accused of conspiring to help ISIS.
Minneapolis Man Charged With Threatening Agents On Twitter; In CustodyA 20-year-old Minneapolis man was arrested by the FBI Friday for making threats against law enforcement on Twitter. The FBI accuses Khaalid Adam Abdulkadir of threatening FBI special agents on social media after the arrest of Abdirizak Mohamed Warsame on Wednesday.
Man Accused Of Tricking Teen Boys Online Into Sending Him Nude PhotosAn Eagan man faces several child pornography charges after being accused of using social media to obtain nude photos of teenage boys. U.S. Attorney Andy Lugar says 32-year-old Anton Martynenko posed as women on social media and encouraged teenage boys to send him explicit photos as early as 2011.
Man Sentenced To 5 Years For Plotting To Harm Ex-Lover's Fiancé A Farming Township man is sentenced to five years in prison Friday for devising a plot to harm his former lover's fiancé, according to the U.S. Attorney's office.
Court Documents: Annandale Man, 52, Named Suspect In Wetterling CaseCourt documents filed against a man accused of child pornography indicate investigators believe he is a suspect in the 1989 disappearance of Jacob Wetterling. According to court documents, 52-year-old Daniel James Heinrich of Annandale is the suspect and was arrested Wednesday night. He was questioned in connection to the case in 1990 but never charged. A DNA sample was taken at the time.
US Attorney's Office To Announce Charges In Long-Term Child Exploitation CaseThe U.S. Attorney's Office and its other law enforcement partners will soon be announcing criminal charges in a long-term child exploitation investigation.
2-Time Convicted Sex Offender Guilty Of Child Porn ChargesIt took a jury less than two hours Thursday to convict a two-time convicted sex offender of producing and distributing child pornography. The United States Attorney's Office says 52-year-old Rex Lee Furman, of Federal Dam, was convicted after a three-day trial of 13 counts of producing child porn, two counts of distributing it and one count each of receipt of child porn, possession of child porn and committing a felony while required to register as a sex offender.