Monday, January 14, 2013
Michael Dennis Stanke will serve 180 months in prison on one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm.
On Monday in federal court, a 45-year-old career criminal was sentenced for possessing a nine-millimeter pistol. United States District Court Judge Joan N. Ericksen sentenced Michael Dennis Stanke, of Lino Lakes, to 180 months (15 years) in prison on one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm. Stanke was indicted on June 11, 2012, and pleaded guilty on Aug. 9, 2012. In his plea agreement, Stanke admitted that on March 8, 2012, while visiting his mother at her residence, he took a nine-millimeter Norinco pistol from the house. He then stole a neighbor’s vehicle from a nearby driveway. A few hours later, Minnetonka police stopped the stolen car Stanke was driving and arrested him. The officers found the loaded firearm lying on …
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Stephen Paul Clough, who pleaded guilty to failing to pay nearly $1 million in taxes between 2003 and 2010, established a trust during that time to endow a college scholarship fund at Michigan Tech.
A Minnetonka resident who pleaded guilty to failing to pay nearly $1 million in taxes between 2003 and 2010, established a trust during that time to endow a college scholarship fund at his alma mater. Stephen Paul Clough pleaded guilty in federal court earlier this week to failing to pay federal income and employment taxes withheld from workers at Gamma Vacuum, located in Shakopee. In his plea agreement, Clough admitted that from 2003 to 2010, he failed to pay the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) appropriate income and employment taxes withheld from the wages of the employees at the company, resulting in a tax loss to the IRS of $944,134.29. According to Michigan Technological University, Clough earned three degrees there – a BS in …
Friday, March 30, 2012
The fraud involved no fewer than 25 properties in Prior Lake, Savage and Minnetonka, among other Minnesota communities.
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Friday, March 30, 2012
In federal court Friday, a 37-year-old Savage man was sentenced for participating in a $13 million mortgage fraud scheme that involved no fewer than 25 properties in Prior Lake, Savage, and Minnetonka, among other Minnesota communities. United States District Court Judge Ann D. Montgomery sentenced Ericvan Anthony McDavid to 45 months on one count of wire fraud. He was indicted, along with two co-defendants, on June 15, 2010, and pleaded guilty on January 26, 2011. In his plea agreement, McDavid admitted that between April of 2005 and February of 2009, he conspired to obtain loan proceeds fraudulently by making false representations and promises as well as by withholding material information. During that time, McDavid was either an owner …