Naval Flight Officer Convicted Of Firearms Conspiracy And Lying During Security Clearance Background InvestigationA federal jury has found Fan Yang (36, Jacksonville) guilty of conspiring with his co-defendants Ge Songtao (51, Nanjing, People’s Republic of China) and Yang Yang (36, Jacksonville) to violate U.S. firearms laws, making false written statements to federally licensed firearms dealers during the purchase of two firearms, and making false written statements as part of a security clearance background investigation. Fan Yang faces a maximum penalty of 30 years in federal prison. His sentencing hearing is scheduled for March 16, 2022. 
Man Pleads Guilty To Wire FraudJuan Carlos Arteaga (58, Conroe, TX) today pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud. He faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison. Arteaga has agreed to pay at least $779,687 in restitution to the victims of his offenses. A sentencing date has not yet been set.
Owner Of Crowdfunding Real Estate Investment Company Sentenced For Mail FraudU.S. District Judge Timothy J. Corrigan has sentenced Daniel Summers (69, St. Augustine) to 21 months in federal prison for mail fraud.  As part of his sentence, the court also ordered Summers to pay $486,874.11 in restitution and, separately, entered a forfeiture money judgment against him in the amount of $739,910, the proceeds of the fraud scheme.
Jacksonville Man Sentenced For Using The Internet To Attempt To Entice And Meet A 12-Year-Old Child For SexUnited States District Judge Brian J. Davis has sentenced Wayne Dale Epps, Jr. (36, Jacksonville) to 12 years in federal prison for using the internet to attempt to entice a 12-year-old child to engage in sexual activity. Epps was also ordered to serve a life term of supervised release and to register as a sex offender.
Florida Man Sentenced For Disaster Assistance FraudU.S. District Judge Brian J. Davis has sentenced Deontres Javan Taylor (27, Jacksonville) to 24 months in federal prison for disaster assistance fraud involving Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) benefits. As part of the sentence, the Court also ordered Taylor to pay restitution to the United States in the amount of $8,083.19.  
Jacksonville Man Guilty To Making False Statements Involving Government ContractsBilly Micah Sermons (44, Jacksonville) has pleaded guilty to making a false statement to the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), a federal agency. Sermons faces a maximum penalty of five years in federal prison and payment of restitution to the federal government. A sentencing date has not yet been set.
Former Jacksonville Sheriff Indicted With Producing And Distributing Materials Depicting Children Being Sexually AbuseA federal grand jury has returned an indictment charging Scott Matthew Yotka (47, Jacksonville) with producing and distributing materials depicting young children being sexually abused.
Florida Man Guilty Of Escaping From Jacksonville Halfway HouseKevin Allen Rose (35, Macclenny) has pleaded guilty to escaping from a residential reentry center (halfway house) where he was completing a prior federal prison sentence. He faces a maximum penalty of five additional years in federal prison. A sentencing date has not yet been set.
Florida Man Sentenced For Possessing Images Of Sexual Abuse Of ChildrenUnited States District Judge Brian J. Davis has sentenced Jasen Michael Anderson (30, Crescent City) to 10 years in federal prison for possessing images depicting the sexual abuse of children on his cell phone and ordered him to serve a lifetime term of supervised release.
Florida Man Sentenced For Receipt Of Child Sex Abuse ImagesChief U.S. District Judge Timothy J. Corrigan has sentenced Robert Arthur Ginder (35, Callahan) to seven years and six months in federal prison for receipt of child sex abuse images. The Court also ordered Ginder to serve a 10-year term of supervised release and to register as a sex offender.
Man Sentenced For Attempting To Entice A 14-Year-Old To Produce Child Sex Abuse Images And To Meet For SexChief U.S. District Judge Timothy J. Corrigan has sentenced Darryl Gray Smith (31, Orange Park) to 10 years in federal prison for attempting to entice a minor to engage in sexual activity and to produce child sex abuse images. Smith was also ordered to serve a 10-year term of supervised release and to register as a sex offender.