The litany of animal abuse cases heard in Jefferson County courts in 2015 sparked public outcry, volunteer intervention, and prosecutorial heavy-handedness. But in 2016, animal abuse cases will also require mandatory reporting to the FBI through its National Incident-Based Reporting System, or NIBRS.
The former director of Baseball Development for the St. Louis Cardinals made an initial appearance in Houston federal court Friday, Jan. 8, on charges of accessing the Houston Astros’ computers without authorization, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson and Special Agent in Charge Perrye K. Turner of the FBI. Friday afternoon, the former Cardinals official entered a guilty plea to all counts as charged.
On Tuesday, January 5, 2016, around 7:30 p.m., the Beaumont Police Department’s Special Assignments Unit (SAU) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) apprehended the suspect from the Chase bank robbery that occurred on January 4, 2016.
Police have arrested a suspect in the Nov. 10 attempted robbery of Third Coast Bank on Dowlen Road in Beaumont. Beaumont resident James Richard Newton, 46, was taken into custody Nov. 12 at the Best Western Casino in Vinton, Louisiana after deputies located his vehicle in the parking lot of the casino.
HOUSTON—The owner and operator of Elite P Care Medical Services has been convicted of conspiracy to commit health care fraud and health care fraud in a $1 million fraud scheme, announced United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson. Verona Spicer, 46, pleaded guilty today before United States District Judge Kenneth Hoyt.
One of the FBI Houston Division’s latest campaigns, which was discussed at the FBI Beaumont office open house Thursday, Jan. 22, is the use of digital billboards in both Houston and Beaumont to identify wanted criminals.
The Examiner had the unique and exciting opportunity Friday, Oct. 17, to visit the Federal Bureau of Investigation Houston Division office and speak to new Special Agent in Charge Perrye K. Turner. FBI Director James B. Comey named Turner SAC of the Houston Division in July. The Houston field office covers 40 counties and includes five satellite offices, known as resident agencies; Beaumont is one of them.
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