NIH Grand Theft: Christopher Dame admits fleecing government for his own online supply biz; Terard Ansor sentenced to slammer for heroin distribution

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NIH Grand Theft: Christopher Dame admits fleecing government for his own online supply biz; Terard Ansor sentenced to 60 months in slammer for heroin distribution

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BALTIMORE, MD. – Prosecutors report that Terard Andre Ansor, 25, of 2503 Violet Ave., #9075, Baltimore, Maryland, was sentenced to 60 months’ incarceration today for distributing heroin, Acting United States Attorney Betsy Steinfeld Jividen announced.

Ansor pled guilty to one count of “Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin” in January 2017. He conspired with others to distribute heroin in Berkeley and Jefferson counties from August to November 2015.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Anna Z. Krasinski prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Eastern Panhandle Drug and Violent Crime Task Force, an HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated.

Chief U.S. District Judge Gina M. Groh presided.

Ansor was facing six charges of drug distribution, possession in Baltimore County District Court that was filed on Nov. 18, 2015.

On March 1, 2016, the Baltimore County States Attorney put a charge of possession with intent to distribute on the Stet Docket.  A taxpayer provided attorney represented Ansor so he wouldn’t have to use his drug-fueled funds for paying a private attorney.

Charged with DUI in Baltimore County Circuit Court on April 16, 2015, a plea deal was struck with the Baltimore County States Attorney on Sept. 16, 2015, with a jail term of one year with all of the jail time suspended and a fine of $300.

Charged in Baltimore County Circuit Court on August 19, 2013 with possession of pot and possession of drugs with the intent to distribute; a plea deal was struck on March 5, 2014, that dropped the dealing rap and left ‘Lucky’ Ansor with a year in jail for possession of pot with all the jail time suspended and 6 years of probation.

Larry Stinson Jr sentenced 72 months in slammer for heroin

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Larry Stinson Jr. 34, of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, was sentenced in federal court to 72 months’ incarceration for heroin distribution, the Acting United States Attorney Betsy Steinfeld Jividen, announced.

Stinson pled guilty to one count of “Aiding and Abetting Possession with the Intent to Distribute Heroin” in January 2017. The crime was committed in March 2016 in Berkeley County.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Anna Z. Krasinski prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Eastern Panhandle Drug and Violent Crime Task Force, an HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated.

Chief U.S. District Judge Gina M. Groh presided.

Danielle Ey sentenced to two years for heroin distribution

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Danielle Ey, 29, of Hedgesville, West Virginia, was sentenced in federal court to 24 months’ incarceration for assisting in heroin distribution, Acting United States Attorney Betsy Steinfeld Jividen, announced.

Ey pled guilty to one count of “Aiding and Abetting Possession with the Intent to Distribute Heroin” in January 2017. The crime occurred in March 2016 in Berkeley County.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Anna Z. Krasinski and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephanie S. Taylor prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Federal Bureau of Investigation, along with Eastern Panhandle Drug and Violent Crime Task Force, an HIDTA-funded initiative investigated.

Chief U.S. District Judge Gina M. Groh presided.

Cain Johnson indicted on heroin trafficking charges

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – A Detroit, Michigan man had his initial appearance following an indictment by a grand jury on May 2, Acting United States Attorney Betsy Steinfeld Jividen, announced.

Julian Michael-Thomas “Cain” Johnson, age 22, was indicted on two counts of “Distribution of Heroin” and one count of “Distribution of Heroin within 1,000 Feet of a Protected Location.”

The crimes are alleged to have occurred between October and December 2016 in Monongalia County.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Zelda E. Wesley is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Mon Metro Drug & Violent Crime Task Force, an HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated.

An indictment is merely an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Ashley Collier admits to cocaine trafficking faces up to 20 years

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – A Martinsburg, West Virginia woman pled guilty to distributing crack cocaine, Acting United States Attorney Betsy Steinfeld Jividen, announced.

Ashley Collier, 29, pled guilty to one count of “Distribution of a Controlled Substance.”

Collier admitted to selling crack cocaine in Berkeley County in November 2013.

Collier faces up to twenty years and a $1,000,000 fine. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed will be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendants.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Anna Z. Krasinski is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Eastern Panhandle Drug & Violent Crime Task Force, an HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert W. Trumble presided.

NIH Employee Christopher Dame Entered Guilty Plea Looting $75,000 in Government Supplies to Sell Online

GREENBELT, MD. – Christopher Dame, 50, of Gaithersburg, Maryland pleaded guilty on May 3, 2017, to theft of government property. Dame, a former Visual Information Specialist for the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) Medical Arts Division located in Bethesda, Maryland, admitted to stealing NIH property and selling it online without authorization.

The guilty plea was announced by Acting United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Stephen M. Schenning; Special Agent in Charge Elton Malone of the Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General; and Acting Assistant Attorney General Kenneth A. Blanco of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division.

According to his plea agreement, Dame was responsible for designing, printing, and displaying decorative and informational materials in NIH buildings, as well as directing his colleagues to place purchase orders of printing ink for the Medical Arts Division. At no point did Dame have authority to remove NIH property from the main campus or sell NIH property.

Dame admitted that from January 3, 2013, through January 12, 2017, he regularly stole medical research equipment, photography equipment, and printing supplies belonging to NIH, and sold such items through an e-commerce corporation, enriching himself.

Dame admitted that from January 3, 2013, through January 12, 2017, he regularly stole medical research equipment, photography equipment, and printing supplies belonging to NIH, and sold such items through an e-commerce corporation, enriching himself. He also deceived his colleagues into purchasing surplus ink for NIH, with the intent to ultimately steal the ink and sell it online. During the relevant time period, Dame stole over four hundred items belonging to NIH. As part of his plea agreement, Dame will be required to pay restitution in the full amount of the loss, which is $75,613.14.

Dame faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison. U.S. Magistrate Judge Timothy J. Sullivan has scheduled sentencing for September 6, 2017, at 2:30 p.m.

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