Department of Justice

A 43-year-old Beaumont woman has been sentenced for her part in a conspiracy targeting federal inmates and their families in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney Joseph D. Brown Oct. 12.

Tanya L. Richard pleaded guilty on June 14 to conspiracy to commit wire fraud and was sentenced to 24 months in federal prison by U.S. District Judge Marcia Crone. Richard was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $166,250.

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A 29-year-old Beaumont woman was sentenced to federal prison for drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas, U.S. Attorney Joseph D. Brown announced on Feb. 28.

Heather Nichole Lugo pleaded guilty on Oct. 11, 2016, to conspiracy to distribute, manufacture, and possess with intent to distribute crack cocaine and was sentenced to 70 months in federal prison by U.S. District Judge Marcia Crone.

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions and law enforcement partners announced today the largest coordinated sweep of elder fraud cases in history.   The cases involve more than two hundred and fifty defendants from around the globe who victimized more than a million Americans, most of whom were elderly.  The cases include criminal, civil, and forfeiture actions across more than 50 federal districts.  Of the defendants, 200 were charged criminally.  In each case, offenders engaged in financial schemes that targeted or largely affected seniors.  In total, the charged eld

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A 51-year-old Vidor, Texas woman has pleaded guilty to federal violations in the Eastern District of Texas, Acting U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston announced Aug. 2.

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A 27-year-old federal prison inmate has been sentenced for possessing a shank in the Eastern District of Texas, Acting U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston announced July 20.

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A 28-year-old federal prison inmate has been sentenced for federal violations in the Eastern District of Texas, Acting U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston announced July 20.

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A 30 year old Longview, Texas man has been indicted for his role in a student financial aid fraud scheme in the Eastern District of Texas, Acting U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston announced July 19.

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A 56-year-old former Jefferson County, Texas schoolteacher who was found to possess "thousands" of illegal images of children has been sentenced to federal prison for child exploitation violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston Oct. 25.

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WASHINGTON – The Department of Justice, U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Texas and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Oct. 12 that four Texas companies pleaded guilty and agreed to pay a total of $3.5 million dollars for criminal violations of the Clean Air Act at two oil and chemical processing facilities in Texas.

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According to a news release from the Department of Justice on Tuesday, May 26, the Justice Department filed a lawsuit against the city of Beaumont, alleging violations of the Fair Housing Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act.  The lawsuit, filed in U.S.

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