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Bales (far left) with members of his staff at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the

At the stroke of midnight on Sept. 30, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas John Malcolm Bales will bid his office farewell, and while he has cherished serving, he says he is ready to start enjoying his hard-earned retirement.

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A 44-year-old Houston woman pleaded guilty to federal violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales July 26.

Nhung Tuyet Nguyen, also known as Sandy Nguyen, pleaded guilty to theft of government property before U.S. Magistrate Judge Zack Hawthorn.

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U.S. Attorney John Malcolm Bales announced May 9 that 11 Jefferson County men are in custody following a lengthy investigation into drug trafficking involving the distribution of crack cocaine in the Eastern District of Texas.

According to a news release from the U.S Attorney's office, a combined task force of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies began executing federal arrest warrants on May 6 for defendants indicted following a ten-month investigation into the distribution of crack cocaine in Beaumont.

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News release from the U.S. Attorney's Office:

Three individuals, including two federal inmates, have been indicted in connection with an escape from a Federal Correctional Complex in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales May 5.

Todd Allen Hammer, 40, and Jason Wesley Tate, 44, both federal inmates housed in Beaumont, Texas, and Lorna Leslie, 55, of Sherman, Texas, were indicted by a federal grand jury on Apr. 4, 2016, and charged with escaping from federal custody and conspiracy to escape from federal custody.

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A 36-year-old Baltimore, Maryland man has been sentenced to federal prison for child exploitation violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales.

 Ian Christian Anderson pleaded guilty on Sept. 10, 2015 to enticement of a minor and was sentenced to 135 months in federal prison today by U.S. District Judge Marcia Crone on March 3.

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News release from U.S. Attorney's Office:

An Oklahoma man has pleaded guilty to federal charges in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales Feb. 18.

Parker Ryan Little, 19, of Wagoner, OK, pleaded guilty in federal court today to charges of making a false bomb threat in an appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Keith Giblin. 

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News release from the U.S. Attorney's Office:

An 18-year-old Beaumont, Texas man has been arrested for federal violations in the Eastern District of Texas, U.S. Attorney John M. Bales announced Jan. 14.

Trey Joseph Frederick was arrested today pursuant to a criminal complaint issued by the U.S. District Court charging him with violating the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.  Frederick appeared in federal court this afternoon on the charges.

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A 31-year-old Houston woman has been sentenced for bringing prohibited drugs into a federal prison in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales in a news release on July 30.

Janet Tapia pleaded guilty on Apr. 28, 2015, to attempting to provide heroin to a federal inmate and was sentenced to 49 months in federal prison on July 29, 2015 by U.S. District Judge Ron Clark.

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The Beaumont Rotary Club will host John Malcolm Bales, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas, as the guest speaker at the organization’s monthly meeting on Wednesday, July 14. Rotarians and their guests will join Bales in the grand ballroom at the Elegante Hotel as he discusses “Bridging the Gap Between Law Enforcement and the Communities it Serves” over lunch.

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From the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Texas:

Eighteen individuals have been arrested on federal violations in the Eastern District of Texas, U.S. Attorney John M. Bales announced in a news release on April 13.

According to the news release, on April 7 through April 8, a combined task force of federal, state and local law enforcement arrested 18 illegal aliens working under false identities at various refineries, industrial plants and shipyards in Jefferson, Galveston and Liberty counties.

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