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Nominate a local 'Coach for Life Champion'

Nominate a local 'Coach for Life Champion'

STOCKTON - Do you know someone who has faced major health challenges with a stroke, brain injury or neurological impairment and demonstrated the courage of a champion? Nominate someone who has beaten the odds, did not give in to negative diagnoses, instead working to survive and thrive. Honor someone who in your life who has truly amazed you and may influence others to working to recovery.

Healings in Motion is accepting nominations for "Coach for Life's Champions," its 4th annual awards dinner and show to be held on Sunday, September 24 from 2 - 6 p.m. The keynote speaker for this year's event is Ed Hearn, former pitcher for the New York Mets and author of the bestseller book "Conquering Life's Curves."

Nominations will be accepted for four categories: Courage, Creative Expressions, Caregiver of the Year and Coach for Life Champions.
Details for each category can be found at www.healingsinmotion.org.

Stockton drug trafficking group leader sentenced to 18 years

Stockton drug trafficking group leader sentenced to 18 years

STOCKTON - United States Attorney Benjamin Wagner announced that U.S. District Judge Edward Garcia sentenced Hector Ojeda Barraza, 30, of Stockton, Friday to 18 years in prison to be followed by five years of supervised release for conspiring to distribute methamphetamine, cocaine, and heroin.

This case was the product of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the San Joaquin County Metro Task Force.

According to court documents, the 12-month investigation involved multiple court-authorized wiretaps, surveillance, and search warrants. Agents seized approximately $60,000 in cash, 11 kilograms of cocaine, five pounds of methamphetamine, and multiple firearms. Ten defendants were arrested, charged, and convicted of various drug or drug-related charges.

Ojeda Barraza entered guilty pleas to various drug charges as did five other co-defendants.

Former Stockton cop pleads guilty to receiving child porn

Former Stockton cop pleads guilty to receiving child porn

United States Attorney Benjamin Wagner announced in a press release that John Milo Krivokapich, 43, of Stockton, pleaded guilty Thursday to receiving child pornography.

According to court documents, in 2008, Krivokapich began communicating with a 15-year-old Missouri girl through the website mmajacked.com. They also communicated through emails and telephone. Over the course of several weeks, the online conversation grew more explicit, including statements by Krivokapich describing particular sexual acts that he wanted to perform on the girl. He sent a picture of his penis to the girl and requested that she send him sexually explicit photographs of herself.

Krivokapich told the victim on at least two occasions that he wanted her to travel to California to meet him, and that he would pay for the airfare. In response to the initial invitation, the victim told Krivokapich that she would have to ask her parents for permission.

Stockton man pleads guilty to drug trafficking

Stockton man pleads guilty to drug trafficking

In a press release, United States Attorney Benjamin Wagner announced that Dana Scott McIntire, 53, of Stockton, pleaded guilty Monday to methamphetamine trafficking and possessing pseudoephedrine knowing it would be used to manufacture methamphetamine.

According to court documents, on May 23, 2006, the METRO task force executed a probation search at McIntire’s residence in Stockton. When agents searched the residence, it contained extensive and obvious evidence of methamphetamine manufacturing throughout the garage, shed, and portions of the home.

Stockton man pleads guilty to downloading child porn

Stockton man pleads guilty to downloading child porn

STOCKTON - In a press release Friday, United States Attorney Benjamin Wagner announced that Kenneth Warner Kilburn, 52, of Stockton, pleaded guilty Thursday to receiving child pornography.

According to court documents, in 2008, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) received a Cybertipline report identifying Kilburn as someone who had accessed a “child model” newsgroup on the Internet. In late 2009, law enforcement identified a computer at Kilburn’s address as offering files of known child pornography. Between November 19, 2009, and December 1, 2009, law enforcement identified 381 different files of child pornography that Kilburn was offering to others to download through a file-sharing network. On January 13, 2010, police officers searching his residence found two computers that contained child pornography.

Local students accepted to military academies

Local students accepted to military academies

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-11) today announced that 15 students from the 11th Congressional District have been accepted to attend a military service academy.  Every year, Congressman McNerney nominates high school students from the area for acceptance to these prestigious institutions. 

“Every year I’m privileged to nominate exceptional students from our area for appointments to the military service academies,” said Rep. McNerney.  “I’m proud that 15 hard-working and talented young people have been accepted to these prestigious institutions this year.  They are dedicated students, excellent athletes, and frequent volunteers in our community.  We can be proud of what these young people have already accomplished and the commitment they are making to serve our country.”

The following students from the 11th Congressional District have been accepted to military service academies.

 

Stockton family members sentenced for $2.6 million food stamp fraud

Stockton family members sentenced for $2.6 million food stamp fraud

STOCKTON - United States Attorney Benjamin Wagner announced that Thursday U.S. District Judge Morrison England, Jr. sentenced Ahmad Khan, 54, and his brother, Mumraiz Khan, 49, both of Stockton, to 70 months and 63 months respectively for food stamp fraud and money laundering. Ahmad Khan’s daughter, Naheed Khan, 23, also of Stockton, was sentenced to a three-year term of probation for assisting her father and uncle in the scheme. The defendants pleaded guilty on September 23, 2010.

According to court documents, the Khans used their small convenience store, Smoke Shop & Snack, in Stockton, as a front to illegally purchase food stamps from customers at approximately 50 cents on the dollar, committing more than $2.6 million in food stamp fraud.