Fitch Sr. Arrested After Shootout With Saint Paul Police

Fitch Sr. taken into custody after a shootout in North Saint Paul.

By H. Nelson Goodson
July 30, 2014

Saint Paul, Minnesota – On Wednesday, Brian George Fitch Sr., 39, was taken into custody around 8:30 p.m. in North Saint Paul after a shootout with police. Fitch Sr. was wounded along with a female suspect. Both were taken to the Regions Hospital for treatment and are expected to survive, according to police.
Just after noon on Wednesday, Mendota Heights Police Officer Scott Patrick, 47, was reported killed around 12:20 p.m. while making a traffic stop near Dodd Road and Smith Avenue in West Saint Paul. Officer Patrick suffered a head wound and was later pronounced dead at a local hospital.
Officer Patrick was standing by his police SUV when Fitch Sr., a wanted fugitive fired multiple shots at Patrick and fatally struck him in the head. Fitch Sr. had missed a court date for a burglary charge and was facing three years in prison. A warrant for his arrest was issued.
Patrick is survived by his wife and two teenage children. He is a 19-year veteran of the Mendota Heights Police Department.
The West Saint Paul Police Department, the Minnesota Bureau of Apprehension and the Saint Paul Police Department are investigating the homicide of Officer Patrick.

Brian George Fitch Sr. and Scott Patrick

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Mendota Heights Police Officer In Minnesota Fatally Shot While Making Traffic Stop

Officer shot by wanted suspect.

By H. Nelson Goodson
July 30, 2014

West Saint Paul, Minnesota – On Wednesday, Mendota Heights Police Officer Scott Patrick, 47, was rported killed around 12:20 p.m. while making a traffic stop near Dodd Road and Smith Avenue in West Saint Paul, according to police investigators. Officer Patrick suffered a head wound and later died at a local hospital.
Officer Patrick was standing by his police SUV when Brian George Fitch Sr., 39, a wanted fugitive fired multiple shots at Patrick and fatally striking him in the head.
Police are also looking for Brian George Fitch Jr., 20, in connection with Patrick’s murder. Fitch Sr. remains at large and a reward has been offered for information leading to his arrest. Police believe that Fitch Sr. who has a long criminal record killed Patrick.
Fitch Sr. missed a court date for burglary and was facing three years in prison. A warrant for his arrest was issued.
Patrick is survived by his wife and two teenage children. He is a 19-year veteran of the Mendota Heights Police Department.
The West Saint Paul Police Department, the Minnesota Bureau of Apprehension and the Saint Paul Police Department are investigating the homicide of Officer Patrick.
A candle light vigil for Officer Patrick will be held at 8:30 p.m. at Jim’s Market parking lot in Mendota Heights and lights on for the Mendota Heights Police Department will be at 9:00 p.m. around the area on Wednesday night.

Scott Patrick and Brian George Fitch Sr.

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Man Shot In Drive-by On W. Lincoln Ave.

One man was hospitalized after getting shot and police search for evidence.

By H. Nelson Goodson
July 30, 2014

Milwaukee, WI – On Wednesday, Damian Carmona Jr., 29, was shot around 12:20 p.m. in the 1500 block of W. Lincoln Ave. in a drive-by. Multiple shots were fired by an unidentified suspect. Carmona Jr. was taken to a local hospital by a relative and is expected to survive, according to police.
Police blocked off the 1500 block of W. Lincoln Ave. to look for evidence. City sanitation workers had to be called to search a sewer for evidence. Apparently, the victim discarded some type of small item in the sewer after getting shot. Police were trying to recover the unidentified item.
Several suspects are being sought in connection with Carmona Jr.’s shooting and a third person related to the victim is also being sought. Police are investigating the shooting.

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Alderman Bob Donovan To Challenge Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett In 2016

Donovan filed a declaration of candidacy registration to run for Milwaukee Mayor in 2016.

By H. Nelson Goodson
July 29, 2014

Milwaukee, WI – On Tuesday, Robert “Bob” Donovan, the Alderman for the 8th District announced at Serb Hall that he is a candidate for Milwaukee Mayor. He submitted his declaration of candidacy paper work to the Milwaukee Election Commission. Ald. Donovan will challenge Mayor Tom Barrett in the 2016 Spring election.
Donovan told supporters, that Milwaukee is facing many challenges, almost everyday shootings and that certain neighborhoods are run by thugs. He is the first candidate to actually file a declaration of candidacy with the city’s election commission. Barrett is expected to run for re-election.

Robert “Bob” Donovan

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FedEx Corporation, Inc. Indicted By Feds For 15 Counts Including Distribution Of Control Substances

FedEx Corporation and two of its subsidiaries, FedEx Express, Inc. and FedEx Corporate Services, Inc. were named in a 15-count federal indictment for conspiring to distributing misbranded drugs and controlled substances since 1998.

By H. Nelson Goodson
July 29, 2014

San Francisco, California – On Tuesday, FedEx Corporation, Inc. is scheduled to face a multiple count federal indictment in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California resulting from a nine year investigation for distributing illegal drugs ordered from Internet pharmacies. The federal 15-count indictment charged FedEx with 1-count for conspiracy to distribute controlled substances; 9-counts for distribution of controlled substances; 1-count for conspiring to distribute misbranded drugs in Interstate Commerce; 1-count for conspiring to distribute controlled substances; 2-counts for distribution of controlled substances; and 1-count for conspiracy to distribute misbranded drugs in Interstate Commerce. FedEx Corporation, Inc. could face a forfeiture of more than $820 million, if found guilty on all counts and restitution to victims, as well. Corporate individuals are also facing up to five years in prison, if convicted, according to the indictment.
On July 17, a federal 15-count indictment was filed in Northern California alleging that FedEx Corporation, Inc. and two of its subsidiaries, FedEx Express, Inc. and FedEx Corporate Services, Inc. conspired to distribute controlled substances and misbranded prescription drugs for Internet Pharmacies and did nothing, except profiting from the deliveries, according to a federal indictment. For 15 years, FedEx Corporation, Inc. two of it subsidiaries conspired to traffic in controlled substances and misbranded prescription drugs for its role in distributing controlled substances and prescription drugs for illegal Internet pharmacies, announced United States Attorney Melinda Haag, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent in Charge Jay Fitzpatrick, and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Acting Director of the Office of Criminal Investigations Philip J. Walsky.
The news release by U.S. Attorney Haag states that “Internet pharmacies began offering consumers prescription drugs, including controlled substances, based on the provision of information over the Internet. While some Internet pharmacies were managed by well-known pharmacy chains that required valid prescriptions and visits to the patient’s personal physician, others failed to require a prescription before filling orders for controlled substances and prescription drugs. Rather, these Internet pharmacies filled orders based solely on the completion of an online questionnaire, without a physical examination, diagnosis, or face-to-face meeting with a physician. Such practices violated federal and state laws governing the distribution of prescription drugs and controlled substances.”
As early as 2004, FedEx was notified by the DEA, FDA and members of Congress that illegal Internet pharmacies were using its shipping services to distribute controlled substances and prescription drugs in violation of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA), Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FDCA), and numerous state laws. FedEx then implemented a “an Online Pharmacy Credit Policy requiring that all online pharmacy shippers be approved by the Credit Department prior to opening a new account. The stated reason for this policy was that many Internet pharmacies operated outside federal and state regulations over the sale of controlled drugs and many sites had been shut down by the government without warning, leaving a large balance owed to FedEx. According to the indictment, FedEx also established a Sales policy in which all online pharmacies were assigned to a “catchall” classification to protect the commission-based compensation of its sales professionals from the volatility caused by online pharmacies moving shipping locations often to avoid detection by the DEA.”
Sales FedEx employees were expected to excel their previous year sales and if they lost an account, they were expected to immediately acquire another to replace the loses. The Pharmacy credit policy that FedEx implemented was to secure payments and gained profits, just in case a pharmacy was shutdown by the feds.
“FedEx is charged in the indictment with conspiring with two separate but related Internet pharmacy organizations: the Chhabra-Smoley Organization, from 2000 through 2008, and Superior Drugs, from 2002 through 2010. In each case, FedEx is alleged to have knowingly and intentionally conspired to distribute controlled substances and prescription drugs, including Phendimetrazine (Schedule III); Ambien, Phentermine, Diazepam, and Alprazolam (Schedule IV), to customers who had no legitimate medical need for them based on invalid prescriptions issued by doctors who were acting outside the usual course of professional practice. The indictment charges that FedEx conspired with these organizations to violate the CSA, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841, 846, and the FDCA, 21 U.S.C. §§ 331, et seq.”
Also, “FedEx began delivering controlled substances and prescription drugs for Internet pharmacies run by Vincent Chhabra, including RxNetwork and USA Prescription, in 2000. When Chhabra was arrested in December of 2003 for illegally distributing controlled substances based on a doctor’s review of an on-line questionnaire, Robert Smoley took over the organization and continued the illegal distribution of controlled substances and prescription drugs through FedEx.
“FedEx began delivering controlled substances and prescription drugs for Superior Drugs in 2002. FedEx’s employees knew that Superior Drugs filled orders for online pharmacies that sold controlled substances and prescription drugs to consumers without the need for a face-to-face meeting with, or physical examination or laboratory tests by, a physician.”
If convicted, the defendants face a maximum sentence of 5 years of probation, and a fine of between $1 and 2.5 million, or twice the gross gain derived from the offense, alleged in the indictment to be at least $820 million. The defendants are also liable for restitution to victims of the crime, as well as forfeiture of the gross proceeds of the offense and any facilitating property. However, any sentence following conviction would be imposed by the court only after consideration of the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and the federal statute governing the imposition of a sentence, 18 U.S.C. § 3553, according to the news release.

FedEx Corporation, Inc. federal indictment (PDF) at link: http://1.usa.gov/1nChXww

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Javier Mendiola-Soto Charged With 21 Counts For Video Recording UD-Wilmington Students Using Restrooms

Mexican national doctoral student and employed at the University of Delaware-Wilmington under a work visa has been charged for placing hidden cameras to video tape women and men using in-and-off campus restrooms for more than two years.

By H. Nelson Goodson
July 28, 2014

Wilmington, Delaware – The University of Delaware-Wilmington reported that Javier Mendiola-Soto, 38, of Mexico, enrolled as a doctoral student and who worked in the Delaware Biotechnology Institute (DBI) has been charged with 21 felony counts for invasion of privacy. Mendiola-Soto allegedly placed hidden cameras in on-and-off campus restrooms between May 2012 and June 28, 2014. Bail has been denied for Mendiola-Soto and remains in jail on an immigration hold. His immigration work visa has been revoked and has been expelled from UD-Wilmington.
Mendiola-Soto was arrested on July 1 and on July 24 was eventually charged after a camera was found in a restroom by a student. The suspect was taken into custody hours after a hidden camera was found in the DBI women’s restroom. Police later recovered 1,500 video files at his residence showing women and men in compromising and revealing positions using the restrooms. A laptop, computer hard drive and two cellphones were also confiscated by police.
At least 40 victims have been identified and contacted from the videos and most are women. Police are seeking to identify all of the victims in the videos. The UD-Wilmington is offering counseling for students affected in the case.
Restrooms in the following locations have been identified as places where Mendiola-Soto hid cameras and recordings were made, according to police. At the,

● Delaware Biotechnology Institute, first floor lobby restroom and first floor women’s restroom in a secured area;
● Hugh Morris Library, women’s restroom in first floor commons area (Bleecker St.);
● ISE Lab, first floor women’s restroom in the Gore wing of building; and
● Willard Hall Education Building, first floor, unisex handicapped-accessible restroom.

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Eduardo Rosas Cruz Sought By Stockton Police For Non-compliance Treatment And Health Risk

Cruz failed to continue treatment for tuberculosis in San Joaquin County.

By H. Nelson Goodson
July 26, 2014

Stockton, California – On Wednesday, a public health warrant was issued for Eduardo Rosas Cruz, 25, for failing to comply with a tuberculosis (TB) treatment order and not showing up for a scheduled appointment at the San Joaquin County Public Health Department. Cruz is originally from Mexico and might be carrying a type of drug-resistance tuberculosis, according to health officials.
Tuberculosis is higly contagious and the result is death, if not treated. Police are trying to locate Cruz to get him treatment. He is considered a transient and disappeared from San Joaquin County. Cruz left no forwarding address. He could refuse treatment, but Cruz would be facing up to a year in jail for not complying to take treatment.
In March, Cruz went to a hospital in San Joaquin County for emergency treatment claiming he couldn’t breathe and had been coughing for some time. Tests results were conclusive for TB. Cruz had an appointment for treatment, but failed to show up, according to police.

Eduardo Rosas Cruz

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