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

A 44-year-old Orange, Texas man has been sentenced to federal prison for child exploitation violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales on April 9.

Joseph Lloyd White pleaded guilty to attempted sexual enticement of a child on Dec. 4, 2014, and was sentenced to 120 months in federal prison by U.S. District Judge Ron Clark on April 9.

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Michael Broughton of Port Arthur and Gerardo Chavez of Nederland

U.S. Attorney John M. Bales announced April 2 the indictment of 24 individuals who operated a major drug distribution ring and were responsible for trafficking methamphetamine to customers across the United States, including in the Eastern District of Texas. 

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News release from U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Texas:

A 61-year-old Newton, Texas man has been sentenced to federal prison for child pornography violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales on March 17.

John Dale Clark pleaded guilty on Oct. 28, 2014, to the sexual exploitation of a child and was sentenced to 180 months in federal prison today by U.S. District Judge Thad Heartfield.

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bottlenose dolphin

UPDATE: Following the federal charges filed against two brothers from Bridge City for the killing of a bottlenose dolphin in July 2014, 23-year-old Cory Moseley and 18-year-old Cade Moseley have each been sentenced to one year probation, a one-year ban on hunting and fishing, a $500 fine, 50 hours of community service, and $7,353.50 in restitution. 

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Two Bridge City, Texas brothers have pleaded guilty to federal wildlife violations, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales Feb. 18.

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John "Johnny" Sassine

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

A 53-year-old Port Arthur man has been sentenced to federal prison for child pornography violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John Malcolm Bales Feb. 17.

John “Johnny” Anthony Sassine pleaded guilty on Nov. 4, 2014 to attempting to transfer obscene material to a minor and was sentenced to 78 months in federal prison Feb. 17 by U.S. District Judge Ron Clark.

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