Child Pornography

Missouri man charged with producing child porn after trading images of 5-year-old girl

An Independence, Missouri, man who was arrested on Tuesday, the same day he shared pornographic images over the internet that he had just taken of a 5-year-old child victim, was charged in federal court. Justin Swift, 35, was charged in a two-count criminal complaint with producing child pornography and with distributing child pornography over the […]

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Missouri Attorney General files civil suits, criminal charges against four fraudulent contractors

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt has announced that his office has filed civil lawsuits against two contractors and criminal charges against another two contractors for allegedly defrauding multiple consumers. The four actions were filed Monday across the state.  “Making repairs and renovations on your home can be a stressful, busy time, and selecting a reputable […]

Fraud

Six employees in Missouri plead guilty to $58,000 overtime pay fraud scheme

Six employees of the Kansas City, Missouri, public works department have pleaded guilty to their roles in a nearly three-year-long conspiracy to collect $58,000 in fraudulent overtime pay. Prentis M. Rayford, 37, Eric McKamey, 47, and Edward Lee Ellingburg, 48, all of Kansas City, Missouri, pleaded guilty today in separate appearances before U.S. District Judge […]

Fraud

Former Missouri business owner pleads guilty to multi-million dollar fraud schemes

A former Aurora, Missouri, business owner pleaded guilty in federal court to a series of multi-million dollar fraud schemes. Russell Grundy, 50, of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, formerly of Aurora, pleaded guilty before U.S. Chief Magistrate Judge David P. Rush to two counts of wire fraud, one count of making a false statement on […]

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Missouri man pleads guilty to illegally purchasing, possessing 15 Firearms

 A Lee’s Summit, Missouri, man who illegally purchased 15 firearms pleaded guilty in federal court to illegally possessing firearms and to making a false statement on a federal form in order to purchase those firearms. Jay C. Miller, 28, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Howard F. Sachs to one count of possessing firearms while […]

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Texas manager pleads guilty in Missouri to pet food fraud, company pays $4.5 million restitution

The manager of a Wilbur-Ellis Company processing facility in Texas pleaded guilty in federal court to his role in a multi-million dollar conspiracy to sell adulterated ingredients to pet food manufacturers, for which the company has already paid more than $4.5 million in restitution. William Douglas Haning, 48, pleaded guilty before U.S. Chief District Judge […]

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Chillicothe man sentenced to 10-years in prison for grain fraud scheme commits suicide

A coroner says a Missouri man blamed for running the largest organic food fraud scheme in U.S. history has died by suicide, days after he was sentenced to 10-years in federal prison. Livingston County Coroner Scott Lindley on Tuesday confirmed the death of Randy Constant in Chillicothe, Missouri. He said Constant died from “a self-inflicted […]