Champlin Man Convicted For Twin Cities String Robberies38-year-old Martavis Shawn Demar James of Champlin was convicted guilty Friday for the robbery and attempted robbery of 10 Twin Cities businesses. After a four-day federal trial, James was convicted of eight counts of Hobbs Act Robbery and two counts of Attempted Hobbs Act Robbery, the U.S. Attorney's Office said.
US Atty.: Red Lake Teen Charged In Shotgun MurderA Red Lake teen faces a federal murder charge.
Minn. Couple Sentenced For Making Child PornOfficials say an Austin couple was sentenced Wednesday after pleading guilty to producing child pornography.
Buffet Owners Sentenced To Prison For Hiring Undocumented WorkersTwo Twin Cities restaurateurs were sentenced Thursday to several months in prison for hiring undocumented workers, who were forced to work 12-hour shifts for six days a week. The United States Attorney's Office says 46-year-old Ming Guo and 28-year-old Bijian "Wilson" Weng were convicted of one count each of knowingly hiring ten or more unlawful aliens to work at their Hibachi Grill and Supreme Buffet restaurants.
Charges: Tenn. Man Drove To Minn. To Have Sex With 13-Year-OldA 51-year-old Tennessee man has been charged with driving to Minnesota to purposefully illicit sexual conduct with a 13-year-old girl, the United States Attorney's Office announced Wednesday.
Man, 42, Gets 15 Years For Elaborate Fraud & Identity Theft ConspiracyA 42-year-old man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for "orchestrating an identity theft, check, and tax fraud scheme that spanned more than 10 years", the United States Attorney's Office announced Wednesday.
Minn. Man Gets 12 Years For Mortgage Fraud SchemeFederal officials say a 39-year-old man was sentenced this week to more than 12 years in prison for orchestrating a multi-million dollar mortgage fraud scheme.
Indictment In New Year's Eve Quiznos RobberyMichael Scott Luedtke, 25, was indicted Wednesday in federal court for his role in the New Year's Eve armed robbery of a Quiznos sandwich shop in Roseville, according to the United States Attorney's Office.