By Peter Fimrite Published 10:12 pm PDT, Tuesday, August 14, 2018 A federal judge sentenced a prominent San Francisco accountant to 30 months in federal prison for stealing more than $1.3 million from a client and using the money to pay off debts and a vacation rental in Hawaii. Cary Collins, 56, was convicted of wire fraud and money laundering after he pleaded guilty in January to tricking a female friend into making four wire transfers for supposed investments and then using the money for himself, according to the United States Attorney’s Office in San Francisco. In addition to prison, U.S. District Judge Richard Seeborg ordered Collins on Tuesday to pay a $10,000 fine and serve three years of supervised release after he serves his time. “Collins described the victim as a ‘client and friend,’” said a news release by U.S. Attorney Alex Tse and Tara Sullivan, a special agent for the Internal Revenue Service. “Nevertheless, the defendant … [Read more...] about Prominent SF accountant gets prison sentence for tricking friend in fraud scheme
By BEA LEWISUnion Leader Correspondent August 14. 2018 10:44AM Peter Dauphin, right, stands during his sentencing hearing for drug sales in Belknap County Superior Court with his defense Attorney Mark Sisti, center, and prosecutor Assistant Attorney General Ben Agati. (Bea Lewis/Union Leader Correspondent) LACONIA — A city man who pleaded guilty to possessing nearly eight ounces of methamphetamine with intent to sell could spend as few as 3.5 years behind bars, and will be credited for serving both state and federal sentences simultaneously.Peter Dauphin, 46, appeared in Belknap County Superior Court on Monday and Judge Tina Nadeau imposed two 3.5 to 7-year state prison sentences to be served at the same time, as well as concurrently with a 50-month federal sentence. The sentence was held in abeyance until Dauphin is scheduled to self-report to a federal correctional facility in Petersburg, VA., on August 20.In April, Dauphin pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in … [Read more...] about Cooperating with police, sober living reduce Laconia meth dealer’s prison sentence
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A 42-year-old Little Rock man accepted his ninth prison sentence -- a term that will keep him behind bars until he is 60 -- rather than take his chance with a jury for shooting a man last year. Frederick Ladell "Pee Wee" Gray pleaded guilty to first-degree battery for the June 6, 2017, drive-by shooting that wounded Calvin Ramone Robinson III, 24, and damaged the 4205 Apple Ave. home of Joselyn Williams, deputy prosecutor Michael Wright said. Police said Gray shot Robinson after the younger man bested him in a fistfight. Under the conditions of the plea agreement negotiated by his attorney, David Alford, Gray was sentenced to 18 years in prison with no parole, and prosecutors dropped charges of committing a terroristic act and being a felon in possession of a firearm. Because Gray is a habitual offender whose 25-year criminal record includes convictions for violence and because the shooting in the neighborhood off Frazier Pike near College Station happened while children were present, … [Read more...] about In 9th prison sentence, Little Rock man gets 18 years in drive-by shooting
Published 1:08 pm CDT, Wednesday, August 1, 2018 BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Prosecutors say a woman has received a 15-year prison sentence for her role in a deadly fire in Vermont in 2015. The U.S. attorney's office says 47-year-old Tammy Wilder was sentenced Monday on a charge of conspiracy to commit robbery stemming from fire in Northfield, Vermont. She was also sentenced for her role in making a place available for storing, distributing, and using controlled substances in 2014. She was ordered to pay back over $620,000. Court records say she was part of a group that intended to rob Efren Serrano of drugs and money. Prosecutors say three of them drove to his apartment and doused him and 22-year-old Brittany Burt with gasoline and lit them on fire. Burt died of smoke inhalation; Serrano was seriously injured. One group member received a 24-year prison sentence. … [Read more...] about Woman gets 15-year prison sentence for role in deadly arson