Frederick Co. Sheriff Pleads Not Guilty in Alleged Machine Gun Scheme, Takes Leave
The sheriff of Frederick County, Maryland, has pleaded not guilty after he was indicted in an alleged scheme to obtain machine guns.
‘Purported' Marblehead Monk, Lawyer Charged in $3.6 Million COVID Fraud Scheme
A Marblehead man who presented himself as an Orthodox Christian monk and a lawyer have been charged in a $3.6 million COVID relief fraud scheme, according to the Massachusetts U.S. Attorney’s Office. Brian Andrew Bushell, 47, and Tracey M.A. Stockton, 64, were charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and unlawful monetary transactions, a news release said Thursday. Bushell, who…
Woman Arrested in Boston Children Hospital Hoax Bomb Threat Faces New Charges
A federal grand jury issued a new indictment against a Massachusetts woman who has previously been charged with making a hoax bomb threat against Boston Children’s Hospital this August. Catherine Leavy of Westfield now faces charges of making a false bomb threat and of sharing false or misleading information that a bomb was heading to the renowned hospital, the...
Woman Charged With Hoax Bomb Threat at Boston Children's Released
The woman arrested by the FBI in connection with a hoax bomb threat against Boston Children’s Hospital was released on conditions after a detention hearing on Friday. U.S. Attorney Rachael Rollins identified the woman as Catherine Leavy of Westfield, Massachusetts, who is charged with one count of making a false telephonic bomb threat, in connection with a threat made...
Stoneham Police Officer, Brother Indicted in $36 Million Fraud Scheme
A Massachusetts police officer and his brother have been indicted in a $36 million fraud scheme, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced Friday. Joseph Ponzo, 48, of Stoneham, and Christopher Ponzo, 47, of North Reading, were each indicted on one count of wire fraud conspiracy and 12 counts of wire fraud, federal prosecutors said. They were arrested Friday and were expected…
Boston Activist Monica Cannon-Grant Pleads Not Guilty to Fraud Charges
Boston activist Monica Cannon-Grant and her husband appeared before a federal judge for a video arraignment Tuesday morning. Cannon-Grant, 41, and Clark Grant, 38, both of Taunton, were charged in an 18-count indictment with two counts of wire fraud conspiracy, one count of conspiracy, 13 counts of wire fraud and one count of making false statements to a mortgage lending…
Boston Activist Facing Federal Fraud Charges
Monica Cannon-Grant, a figurehead in Boston’s activism community, and her husband are accused of spending their nonprofit’s funds on themselves.
Boston Activist Monica Cannon-Grant Indicted on Fraud Charges
Boston activist Monica Cannon-Grant and her husband have been indicted by a federal grand jury on fraud charges, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday. Cannon-Grant, 41, and Clark Grant, 38, both of Taunton, were charged in an 18-count indictment with two counts of wire fraud conspiracy, one count of conspiracy, 13 counts of wire fraud and one count of making…