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Tag Archives: James Santelle

US Attorney charges 10 in ticket scheme

Federal authorities have charged 10 people in a scheme that allegedly used stolen credit card numbers to purchase $1.7 million worth of sports and concert tickets and then resold them at venues across Wisconsin and the U.S.

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US attorney collects $14 million in 2014

U.S. Attorney James Santelle says his office collected a little more than $14 million through criminal and civil collections and asset forfeitures during the last federal fiscal year.

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Justice Department will review death of teen

The U.S. Justice Department plans to review the death of a 16-year-old who was restrained at a Milwaukee-area convenience store but says his family has not provided sufficient evidence so far of a civil rights violation.

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No civil rights charges in squad car death

A federal investigation into the death of a Milwaukee man who was seen in squad car video gasping for breath and pleading for help is closed and no civil rights charges will be filed, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Thursday.

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Feds consider investigation into suspect’s death in Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE (AP) – U.S. Attorney James Santelle says he is considering ordering a federal investigation into the death of a man who died in Milwaukee police custody. Santelle also is considering authorizing an investigation into a possible pattern of civil rights abuses by the Milwaukee Police Department. The Milwaukee County medical examiner’s office has changed its ruling in the case ...

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Milwaukee neurosurgeon convicted on tax counts

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A prominent Milwaukee neurosurgeon was convicted on tax charges for failing to disclose offshore bank accounts, prosecutors announced Thursday. Dr. Arvind Ahuja was found guilty late Wednesday in U.S. District Court of Milwaukee of one count of filing a false tax return in 2009 and one count of failing to file a report of foreign bank and ...

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2 Wis. women plead guilty to income tax scheme

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Two Milwaukee women have pleaded guilty in an income tax scheme. U.S. Attorney James Santelle for the Eastern District of Wisconsin announced the pleas Tuesday. Santelle said 34-year-old Roshunda Smith and 46-year-old Linda Fay Townsend pleaded guilty to conspiring to file fraudulent claims for federal income tax refunds. Prosecutors say from February through October 2009, Smith and ...

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US Attorney to speak at Marquette University

MILWAUKEE (AP) – The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin will be at Marquette University this week. James Santelle is expected to discuss his office’s work, priorities and his career during the Tuesday appearance in Eckstein Hall. President Barack Obama appointed him to as U.S. Attorney and he started in January 2010. He’s worked for the Justice Department ...

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Feds say 2 major drug cases cracked in SE Wis.

RACINE, Wis. (AP) — Federal officials say they’ve taken down two major drug trafficking operations in southeastern Wisconsin, including one that’s also connected to Texas and Illinois. The U.S. attorney in Wisconsin’s Eastern District, James Santelle, said 17 people have been indicted on drug trafficking and firearms offenses, including several alleged members of the Gangster Disciples street gang. Santelle said ...

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