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Houston Man Taken into Custody on Charges of Terrorism

  HOUSTON – An 18-year-old U.S. citizen from Houston has been charged with unlawfully distributing explosive making instructions and attempting to provide material support to Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), a designated foreign terrorist organization. Acting U.S. Attorney Abe Martinez, Acting Assistant Attorney General for National Security Dana J. Boente and Special Agent […]

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Cinco Ranch CVS Killer is Sentenced for 2015 Murder that Shocked the Community

  FORT BEND COUNTY (Covering Katy News) – Christian Williams has been sentenced to 23 years in prison for murdering Stephanie Pena, 20, in the parking lot of the CVS store on Westheimer Parkway at the corner of the Grand Parkway. Williams was convicted of capital murder on Monday, December 11, 2017.  He was sentenced Tuesday. […]

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Terrorism Close to Home – Harris County Resident Convicted of Providing Material Support to ISIS

  HOUSTON (Covering Katy News)  – Asher Abid Khan, 23, of Spring, pleaded guilty today to providing material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), a designated foreign terrorist organization. Acting U.S. Attorney Abe Martinez, Acting Assistant Attorney General for National Security Dana J. Boente and Special Agent in Charge Perrye K. […]

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Fort Bend Man Pleads Guilty to Possession of Child Pornography and Forgery

  RICHMOND (Covering Katy News) – Christopher Paul Cashman, 42, who lives in the Pecan Grove subdivision of Fort Bend County, pleaded guilty to the felony charges of possession of child pornography and forgery of a government instrument. The plea was entered last week, and the Fort Bend County District Attorney’s Office made the announcement Monday […]

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Man Headed to Federal Prison for Stealing from Weatherford

HOUSTON – A 45-year-old man from Conroe has been ordered to prison for bank fraud and stealing more than $484,000 from Weatherford, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Abe Martinez. Kiran Andhavarapu pleaded guilty Feb. 9, 2017. The crime did not happen in Katy, but Weatherford International is a multinational corporation with offices in Katy.  Weatherford provides products and […]

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Katy and Richmond Residents Headed to Federal Prison for Medicare Fraud

Medicare Fraudster Given Maximum Prison Sentence HOUSTON – People from Katy, Richmond, Houston and California are heading to federal prison after being found guilty of conspiring to defraud Medicare through so-called diagnostic testing labs. The news comes from Acting U.S. Attorney Abe Martinez. Zaven. Zaven “George” Sarkisian, 55, of Fresno, California, Konna Hanks, 48, of Houston, pleaded […]

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Actions of Big Name Lawyer Making Katy Widow’s Nightmare Even Worse after Death of Husband in Rig Explosion

  NEW ORLEANS (Houston Chronicle) – Tony Buzbee, a personal injury lawyer who earned millions fighting oil companies, maritime operators, and insurance companies, got to the courthouse fast with his latest case representing the family of a Katy man recently killed in a rig explosion near New Orleans. So fast, that he sued the wrong […]