A former manager at Fairview Health Services admitted today to stealing more than $122,000 in prosthetic limbs and other supplies and selling them on eBay.
Peter Stasica, a 52-year-old from Coon Rapids, worked as a manager at Fairview's orthotics and prosthetics department in 2011 when he began ta ... More >>
The alleged former leader of a north Minneapolis criminal clique known as "YNT" (Young 'n Thuggin') was sentenced to more than seven years in federal prison Monday for aiding and abetting the distribution of crack cocaine.
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After a nearly two-month-long trial, three members of the highly organized, Minneapolis-born Native Mob gang were found guilty in federal court Tuesday of a combined 16 counts, including racketeering and attempted murder.
The guilty verdicts mark a victory for prosecutors in a criminal investigatio ... More >>
A Twin Cities woman was sentenced to three years of probation and 50 hours of community service this morning for stealing $8,600 in disaster relief funds meant for victims of Hurricane Katrina.
A couple weeks after Katrina hit in 2005, Rena McCarter, 62, told the Federal Emergency Management Agenc ... More >>
Native Mob takedown: a closer look at the charges
Native Mob federal case: Eight more plead to lesser charges
Jeremee Kraskey was going to talk to the feds. He had already given them information.
That, at least, was the belief of his fellow Native Mob gang members on February 26, 2011 ... More >>
Eight more alleged Native Mob gang members named in a federal indictment have pleaded guilty to considerably lesser charges, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.
The feds unsealed the indictment in January, the product of a federally orchestrated, statewide crackdown on the violent Native Amer ... More >>
A few months ago, we reported on the federally orchestrated, statewide takedown of the Native Mob that shuttered Minnesota prisons for an entire day.Following the initial arrests, the feds unsealed an indictment naming 24 alleged members of the violent, Minnesota-born gang, with charges including ra ... More >>
The Supreme Court won't review Tom Petters' conviction, according to a document released by the court.
Petters asked the court to review his 2009 conviction for running a $3.65 billion dollar Ponzi scheme. He appealed the conviction on the grounds that lower courts inappropriately barred Petters' a ... More >>
Luke Jacob, owner of Hi-Lake Liquors, pled guilty yesterday to federal tax evasion.
Jacob admitted that he filed a false tax return for 2008 and failed to report over $486,000 in taxable income to the Internal Revenue Service. That cost the IRS more than $75,000, according to the United States Atto ... More >>
Lawrence Wajda, the Minneapolis firefighter charged with meth possession last week, was placed on administrative leave Sunday, says Matt Laible, spokesman for the city of Minneapolis.
Wajda was arrested while working at a firehouse in Stadium Village last Tuesday. Upon searching Wajda, Minneapolis ... More >>
Timothy LaMere, the 22 year old charged in the first-known 2-CE overdose death, agreed to a state-maximum 10-year prison sentence in court Thursday.
LaMere was charged with third-degree murder about a year ago after supplying the synthetic drug to a group of friends, causing 11 overdoses, including ... More >>
Luke Jacob, owner of Hi-Lake Liquors on East Lake, was charged with federal tax evasion earlier this week.
Last summer, Jacob filed a 2008 tax return in which he failed to include to the tune of $468,000, according to the U.S. Attorneys Office.
It's now been a month since federal authorities began rounding up Native Mob members across the state, and one man continues to elude them.
Eric Lee Bower, one of 24 suspected gang members named in a lengthy indictment, is still on the lam. A spokesman for the U.S. Attorneys Office declined to comm ... More >>
Derek Wayne Brown, a 43-year-old Minneapolis man, was sentenced to eight years in prison today for possession with intent to distribute 500 grams of cocaine.
Brown was released from jail in 2008 after serving 14 years for first-degree assault. In November 2010, he and eight others were indicted fo ... More >>
In summer 2008, facing an unprecedented rise in violent crime, the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe resurrected the ancient practice of banishment. The Central Minnesota tribe has since exiled a handful of its members, and planned to do the same with a list of other repeat offenders on the reservation.
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Over the past two weeks, local and federal law enforcement agencies have been collaborating on a statewide takedown of the Native Mob.
As we first reported in our November cover story, "The Banishing," the Native Mob started in south Minneapolis in the '90s, and has since established a national rep ... More >>
Eric Bower is one of 24 suspected Native Mob members named in a recently unsealed indictment.Authorities are still trying to round up one suspected Native Mob member in a federal, multi-jurisdictional crackdown on the Minnesota-based gang, according to the U.S. Attorneys Office.
Last night, ... More >>
For more on the Native Mob, read our November 9 cover story, "The Banishing."All Minnesota prisons were shut down from 4 a.m Tuesday to 5 a.m. yesterday morning as part of a federally orchestrated, multi-jurisdictional takedown on members of the Native Mob gang.
In total, 24 suspected Nativ ... More >>
The drugs were flown into a Blaine airport on a Mooney M20 single-engine airplane. A drug plot that involved flying hockey bags full of weed into the Twin Cities using a single-engine plane has led to five men being indicted, according to federal court records unsealed this week.
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Meet the new e.d. of Legal AidMinnesota Legal Aid has a new director: veteran attorney and former state solicitor general Cathy Haukedahl--and already, she's bracing for potential impact from the Republican budget.
"The Legislative proposals indicated slight cuts for the court system," Haukedahl ... More >>
Little Joe Gustafson, leader of the Beat Down Posse, was booked into jail this morningJoseph Duane "Little Joe" Gustafson, a North Minneapolis man who terrorized his neighborhood for years, is being charged today with 14 felony counts: racketeering, assault, making terroristic threats, kidnap ... More >>
Dakota County, Nebraska, SheriffSteal money from Robles-Garcia and he will chase you down.The Minneapolis man recently sentenced to 50 years in federal prison turns out to be a former Mexicali policeman who used his sleuthing skills in a vengeance kidnapping.
German Robles-Garcia, 29, was sentenc ... More >>
Two people were indicted in federal court today for allegedly orchestrating a $2.5 million mortgage scam. The FBI investigated the case.
Fawaz Mahmoud Wazwaz, 33, and Genevieve Marie McCullough, 32, of Inver Grove Heights, were charged with a eight counts of mortgage fraud. According to the ... More >>
Why did it take three investigations, two trials, and one year of legal ups and downs to convict Alfred Flowers of sassing a cop? He may never know: Minneapolis, Hennepin County, and the FBI have declared the records top-secret.