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  • Dallas man pleads guilty to AAFES jewelry theft

    Arthur Lee Hightower, II, a Dallas man who was on the lam for more than seven months following his indictment in May 2015 for his role in a jewelry theft scheme that targeted the Army and Air Force Exchange Services, is in custody, and pleaded guilty Feb. 25 to the scheme, announced U.S. Attorney John Parker of the Northern District of Texas.The
  • Boccher named Little Rock MSOY

    When it comes to recognizing the accomplishments of Brittany Boccher, her biggest supporter has always been her husband, Air Force Office of Special Investigations Special Agent, Adam Boccher.Now others are taking notice.Mrs. Boccher was selected Jan. 25 as the 2016 Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark., Military Spouse of the Year which is part of the
  • Contractor sentenced for kickbacks, tax evasion

    An Enterprise, Ala., resident was sentenced Feb. 17, in the Southern District of Florida, to 48 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for accepting unlawful kickbacks and tax evasion, announced Acting Assistant Attorney General Caroline D. Ciraolo of the Justice Department's Tax Division.According to court documents and
  • Cold Case - Air Force Style

    Currently, there are 61 Air Force deserters who remain fugitives of justice. The oldest deserter on the Air Force books is now 85 years old. He deserted in 1967. The most recent deserter, who is still on the lam, is Master Sergeant Danreddy Jalos. He deserted from an Army installation in the Republic of Korea in 2014. The need for a Cold Case
  • South Florida government contractor sentenced to prison for tax fraud

    The Air Force Office of Special Investigations assisted in the case resulting in a government contractor based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, being sentenced to 12 months and one day in prison for filing a false income tax return, Acting Assistant Attorney General Caroline D. Ciraolo of the Justice Department's Tax Division announced Feb. 2.According
  • Retired AF SNCO sentenced to prison for disclosing confidential government contract bid information, tax fraud

    The Air Force Office of Special Investigations assisted in the case where a retired U.S. Air Force Master Sergeant was sentenced January 28, 2016, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida to 18 months in prison following his guilty plea to unlawfully disclosing confidential procurement information and filing a false tax
  • AF recognizes African-American History Month

    Throughout the history of the United States, African Americans have significantly contributed to the rich heritage and culture of this country in all areas of society.2016 marks the 75th anniversary of the most famous African-American unit of World War II; the 332nd Fighter Group manned by the Tuskegee Airmen. The 99th Fighter Squadron, formed on
  • Former Barksdale Airman given 8 years in prison for receiving child pornography

    United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced Jan. 29 that a New Jersey man who was stationed at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., was sentenced to 96 months in prison for receiving child pornography on his personal computer.Kyle Daniel Reese, 21, of Sicklerville, N.J., was sentenced on one count of receiving child pornography by U.S. District
  • Ellsworth honors life of fallen Airman

    The Ellsworth community came together to honor the life of an Airman who made the ultimate sacrifice during a memorial service at the Freedom Chapel Jan. 25, 2016.Special Agent Peter Taub, Air Force Office of Special Investigations Detachment 816, died from wounds suffered during an attack by a suicide bomber on a motorcycle near Bagram Airfield,
  • OSI Airman accidentally killed at home

    On Jan. 21, 2016, Air Force Technical Sergeant Wiley R. Davis, 38, Information Management Specialist, assigned to Air Force Office of Special Investigations at the U.S. Air Force Special Investigations Academy, Glynco, Ga., was crushed while working beneath a vehicle at home. At some time between 9:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. (EST), Tech. Sgt. Davis was
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