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Detroit Field Division — 2009 Releases

Federal Arrest Warrants Served Across the Saginaw Area

December 10, 2009

Special agents of the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) investigators from Bay Area Narcotics Enforcement Team (BAYANET) and the Michigan State Police (MSP) arrested numerous individuals today as part of several ongoing criminal investigations, which started in December 2008. More »

Twelve Michigan and California Residents Charged With Being Members of Cocaine & Money Laundering Conspiracies

December 3, 2009

U.S. Attorney Donald A. Davis, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (ATF) Special Agent In-Charge (SAC) Thomas Brandon, Detroit Field Office, and Lansing, Michigan Police Chief Mark Alley announce the arrests of seven defendants in two states in connection with “Operation Holiday Express,” an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) Investigation led by the U.S. Justice Department’s ATF in cooperation with the Department’s National Drug Intelligence Center in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, the Lansing Police Department, and LA IMPACT, a drug enforcement task force operating in the greater Los Angeles area. More »

ATF Arrests Several In Cigarette Fraud Scheme

August 6, 2009

Special agents of the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), assisted by the Michigan State Police (MSP), and the UPSET Narcotics Enforcement Team arrested five individuals on Aug. 5 as part of an ongoing criminal investigation into a contraband tobacco trafficking network alleged to have defrauded Michigan and other states in excess of approximately $9 million announced ATF Detroit Field Division Special Agent in Charge Thomas E. Brandon. More »

Fourteen Motorcycle Gang Leaders And Members Plead Guilty In Detroit To Violent Crime, Drug And Firearms Charges

July 30, 2009

Fourteen members of the Outlaws Motorcycle Club have pleaded guilty in Detroit to charges including violent crimes in aid of racketeering, illegal drug distribution and firearms violations, Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan Terrence Berg and Thomas Brandon, Special Agent-in-Charge of the ATF Detroit Field Division, announced today. More »

South Lyon Man Arrested In Connection With Series Of Pipe Bombings

July 7, 2009

A federal grand jury indictment was unsealed today charging a South Lyon man in connection with a series of pipe bombings that spanned from August 30, 2008 through April 3, 2009, United States Attorney Terrence Berg announced today. More »

Leader of International Firearms Trafficking Network Sentenced to 32 Years in Prison

April 24, 2009

Ricardo Tolliver, 33, formerly of Cincinnati, Ohio was sentenced in federal court in Detroit to 32 years in prison after having admitted to being the leader of a network which acquired, obliterated, and smuggled firearms from the United States into Canada in exchange for Canadian drugs, announced United States Attorney Terrence Berg. More »

Motorcycle Gang National President Indicted

April 1, 2009

A federal grand jury indictment was unsealed today charging Jeff Garvin Smith, aka “Fat Dog,” 54, of Mt. Clemens, Michigan, with being a violent felon in possession of body armor, U.S. Attorney Terrence Berg announced. More »

Battle Creek Resident Sentenced to 110 Months in Prison for Providing the Shotgun Used to Murder Battle Creek Police Detective Lavern Brann

March 23, 2009

Jack William Sherman, age 24, of Battle Creek was sentenced to 110 months in federal prison for his conviction of selling or otherwise disposing of a firearm to a felon, U.S. Attorney Donald A. Davis announced today. In addition to his prison sentence, the Hon. Paul L. Maloney, Chief U.S. District Judge, ordered Sherman to serve three years of supervised release. More »

Five Jackson Gang Defendants Plead Guilty to Crack Conspiracy

February 24, 2009

Five members of the “Evonnie Boyz & Gyrlz,” an armed street gang from Jackson, Michigan, pled guilty today to conspiring to distribute crack cocaine, Acting United States Attorney Terrence Berg announced. More »

Clinton, Michigan Man Sentenced on Child Pornography and Firearms Conviction

February 10, 2009

Gerald Morgan, 62, of Clinton, Michigan was sentenced in United States District Court in Detroit for his conviction of Possession of Child Pornography and Felon in Possession of Firearms charges, announced Acting United States Attorney Terrence Berg. More »

ATF, U.S. Attorney’s Office-ED & the Firearms Industry Join Forces to Stop Illegal Purchases of Firearms in Michigan

February 5, 2009

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan and representatives from the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) — the trade association for the firearms industry — today jointly announced a major campaign to reduce significantly the illegal straw purchases of firearms in Michigan. More »

Jackson Michigan Man Sentenced on Drug Conspiracy Charges

February 3, 2009

Ahmad Khilia Daniels, of Jackson, Michigan, was sentenced to 262 months in federal prison, announced Acting United States Attorney Terrence Berg. In May 2008, Daniels was found guilty by a federal jury in Ann Arbor, Michigan on four counts of an Indictment charging him with crack cocaine and heroin conspiracy, as well as federal firearms violations. More »