U.S. Attorney’s Office
PHILADELPHIA PA Feb 26 2013—Justin Williams, a/k/a “New York Ice,” a/k/a “Pimp Juice,” 38, of New York, New York, is charged by indictment, unsealed today, with the sex trafficking of minors, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger. According to the indictment, between November 2011 and January 2012, Williams recruited young females to work as prostitutes in his business, created Internet advertisements in which he advertised various females as available for purchase for purposes of prostitution, and engaged in acts of physical violence to force the victims to remain in his business. The advertisements that Williams created featured pictures of the victims, either scantily clad or topless with their hands covering their breasts, the price, and a phone number to call to arrange a meeting with a female. Williams allegedly forced the victims to engage in sex acts with clients.
If convicted, the defendant faces a 15-year mandatory minimum and maximum life sentence in prison, supervised release and a fine of up to $500,000.
The case was investigated by the FBI and is being prosecuted by Michelle Morgan.
New York City Man Sentenced for Entering an Aircraft in Violation of Security Requirements www.privateofficer.com
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BUFFALO, NY Feb 21 2013—U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Elvir Ardolic, 35, of New York, New York, who was convicted of entering an aircraft in violation of security requirements, was sentenced by U.S. Magistrate Judge H. Kenneth Schroeder, Jr. to one year probation with the condition that the defendant does not use drugs or alcohol.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Aaron J. Mango, who handled the case, stated that on June 23, 2012, the defendant was a passenger on a JetBlue flight that originated at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, New York, and was destined for Chicago. Ardolic had consumed an excessive amount of alcohol prior to boarding the flight and was intoxicated when he entered the aircraft. During the flight, the defendant demanded to be served alcoholic beverages, and when the flight crew refused, Ardolic became disruptive. Because of the defendant’s behavior, the flight was diverted to the Buffalo International Airport so that Ardolic could be removed. As part of the plea, the defendant made restitution to JetBlue for the cost of making an emergency landing in Buffalo.
The sentencing is the culmination of an investigation on the part of special agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, under the direction of Christopher M. Piehota, Special Agent in Charge; officers with the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority, under the direction of George W. Gast, Chief of Police; and officers with the Transportation Security Administration, under the direction of Derek (Rick) DiPietro, Federal Security Director.
Women with dagger gets by Security personnel at John F. Kennedy International Airport www.privateofficer.com
NEW YORK, NY March 5 2012 – Scanners in the JetBlue screening area at a New York airport were closed for several hours after a woman went through with a dagger in a bag, officials said.
Federal security officials called police, who arrested Gabrielle Olsen, 26, of New York, on a weapon-possession charge Saturday about 10 minutes after they were notified, the New York Post reported Sunday.
Security personnel at John F. Kennedy International Airport initially stopped her for having a bottle of liquid in her bag, confiscating the bottle but overlooking the antique knife, police said.
It wasn’t until after she left the security check area that the knife was identified on a screening machine’s X-ray, the Post said. The screening area was closed for about two hours.
Police said Olsen told them that her father, an antiques dealer, gave the dagger to her for protection.
A, Florida, New York cops arrested in scheme to ship Oxycodone http://www.privateofficer.com
STAMFORD CT Sept 14 2011Transportation Security Administration officers from Florida and New York, as well as local police in both states, conspired in a scheme to ship tens of thousands of oxycodone pills to New York and Connecticut, federal and local officials said Tuesday.
Three TSA officers, a Westchester County police officer and a Florida state trooper were arrested, along with seven Connecticut residents who bought the drugs, according to a press release from the U.S. Attorney’s office.
Palm Beach International Airport The investigation began when the Drug Enforcement Administration arrested a man who had traveled from West Palm Beach, Fla., to Stamford to sell oxycodone. They caught him with about 6,000 pills in a hotel in Stamford in April, according to a press release.
He admitted that he had been trafficking oxycodone from Florida to Connecticut for about a year. He said he traveled here several times a week, carrying up to 8,000 oxycodone pills per trip, sold the drugs and returned to Florida by car or airplane with the cash.
To run the operation, the man said, he gave cash and gift cards to certain TSA employees who screened passengers and luggage at Palm Beach International Airport and at Westchester County Airport in White Plains, N.Y.
The TSA officers would let him through with the drugs on his person or in his carry-on luggage, he told authorities.
He said he paid a Westchester County Police officer more than $20,000 over the year to ensure that he could carry the cash through airport security in White Plains.
And he also paid off a Florida State Trooper and gave checks to the trooper’s fiancée to ensure that he could travel freely through central Florida, he told authorities.
A DEA task force, along with federal, state and local officials, worked with the man and another confidential witness to monitor the drug trafficking, the release states.
The people arrested were:
* Christopher Allen, 45, of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., a TSA officer based at the Palm Beach airport.
* John Best, 30, of Port St. Lucie, Fla., a TSA officer based at the Palm Beach airport.
* Brigitte Jones, 48, of The Bronx, N.Y., a TSA officer based at Westchester County Airport.
* Michael Brady, 36, of New York, a Westchester County Department of Public Safety police officer.
* Justin Kolves, 28, of Florida, a Florida State Highway Patrol trooper.
* Jessica Douglas, 28, of Florida. Douglas is Kolves’ fiancée.
* Sami Naber, 51, of Yonkers, N.Y., who police said rented vehicles to transport the drugs and exchanged cash.
* Emmanuel Babe, 38, of Mount Kisco, N.Y., who police said transported drugs and cash.
* Wilner Castelin, 42, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla, who police said transported drugs and cash.
* Bruce Yazdzik, 28, of Waterbury; David Gaudiosi, 26, of Waterbury; and Patrick Serafine, 26, of Waterbury, who authorities said bought large quantities of oxycodone and distributed it to street dealers.
* Marivette Alicea, 21, of Waterbury; Christopher Roderick, 31, of Canterbury; Steven Stopper, 46, of Naugatuck, and Kevin Lund, 38, of Naugatuck, who were involved with buying and distributing the drugs, authorities said.
* Bernard Famiglietti, 49, of Watebury, and Sandra Canfield, 30, of Waterbury, were also charged with possession with intent to distribute oxycodone, a charge that also carries a maximum imprisonment of 20 years and a fine of up to $1 million.