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by Rebecca White and KWCH 12 Eyewitness News | August 23, 2011
The U.S. Attorney's office announced Tuesday that twenty year-old Austin Alan Ray of Kingman County, has pleaded guilty to one count of receiving child pornography. U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said Ray admitted that between Oct. 14, 2010, and Oct. 27, 2010, he received child pornography via computer. Sentencing is set for Nov. 8. He faces a penalty of not less than five years and not more than 20 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. Grissom commended Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Assistant U.S. Attorney Jason Hart for their work on the case.
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July 25, 2011
The U.S Attorneys' Office announced Monday that a nurse from Goddard Kansas has been sentenced to 48 months in federal prison for diluting patients' morphine. Federal officials say 56 year-old Deborah J. Riggs plead guilty to one count of consumer product tampering and one count of adulterating a drug. In her plea, Riggs admitted that in December 2009 she was working as a nurse for Halstead Health and Rehabilitation in Halstead, Kan., when she diluted morphine that was to be given to five patients.
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By Rebecca Zepick and KWCH 12 Eyewitness News | May 17, 2011
The U.S. Attorney’s office in Kansas announced that a concrete worker employed by Cornejo & Sons, Inc who tried to gain entry to McConnell Air Force Base using a false identity, plead guilty to document fraud Monday. The man, Jose Luis Sanchez-Martinez, 34, a Mexican national unlawfully in the United States who has worked for Cornejo since 2003, was arrested March 3 by Air Force security personnel, who believed Sanchez-Martinez was using a false identity when he reported to the base to do contract work for Cornejo.  Agents from Homeland Security Investigations (HSI)
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By Roger Cornish and KWCH 12 Eyewitness News | April 18, 2011
A Wichita man who collected more than 1.5 million child pornography photographs has been sentenced to 10 years, in federal prison.                                                                  74 year old Donald W. Schmidt pleaded guilty to one count of distributing child pornography and one count of possessing child pornography. In his plea, he admitted that he was trading child pornography over the Internet via a peer-to-peer network when a police investigator in Florida downloaded child pornography from Schmidt's computer.
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KWCH 12 Eyewitness News | March 3, 2011
A former security guard is charged with stealing from Bank of America. Federal prosecutors indicted Jay H. Johnson, 23, with stealing a total of $80,000 from the bank. Johnson was a security guard for Loomis, a cash-handling service. U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom says the crimes happened in September and in November 2010 in Sedgwick County. If convicted, Johnson faces a maximum of 10 years in a federal prison and a fine of up to $250,000 on each of the two counts.
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By Roger Cornish and KWCH 12 Eyewitness News | January 27, 2011
A Mexican national illegally present in the United States who had been working at a meat processing plant in Arkansas City, Kansas has been sentenced to a year in federal prison for using a stolen identity to work at the plant. 26-year old Innocente Munroy Alcantara used the identity of a United States Marine who was stationed overseas at the time, in 2008, to get the job. The Marine, who has asked that his name not be released publicly, upon his return to the U.S. in 2009 started receiving collection calls and letters regarding credit accounts he had not opened.
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By Denise Hnytka and KWCH 12 Eyewitness News | October 20, 2010
A federal judge has sentenced Dr. Stephen Schneider to 30 years in federal prison. His wife Linda received a 33-year sentence. The couple will be in their 80's before they are eligible for release. When they are released, they will be placed on five years probation. Restitution will be decided at a later date. The Haysville couple were found guilty in June of unlawfully writing prescriptions, health care fraud and money laundering. Jurors convicted them of a moneymaking conspiracy that prosecutors linked to 68 overdose deaths.
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By Chris Durden and KWCH 12 Eyewitness News | September 15, 2010
Federal prosecutors charge Carlis D. Rogers, 25, and Jacques D. Dubose, 41, with one count of bank robbery and one count of brandishing firearms during a bank robbery. The indictment says on September 10, Rogers and Dubose robbed the Legacy Bank at 2055 N. Woodlawn in Wichita. If convicted, they face a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000 on the bank robbery charge and not less than seven years and not more than life on the firearms charge.
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