Archive for October 2015

Fatal accident reported at 110th and Leavenworth Road

A fatal accident was reported at 6:09 p.m. Oct. 30 at 110th and Leavenworth Road, according to a Kansas City, Kan., Police Department spokesman.

Officers, arriving at the scene, found a man trapped under a vehicle, dead from his injuries, the spokesman said.

The driver was driving a white 1993 International utility truck westbound on Leavenworth Road, police said. The driver lost control of the vehicle, it left the roadway and overturned in a ditch, the spokesman said.

The identity of the victim is being withheld pending positive identification and family notification, police said.

There were rainy conditions on Friday afternoon and evening.

The accident is under investigation by the Kansas City, Kan., Police Department’s Traffic Support Unit – Critical Collision Response Team.

Federal indictments announced

Several indictments were announced recently by U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom.

A Shawnee, Kan., man was indicted on federal charges of armed robbery at an Overland Park bank, Grissom said.

Mamoudou M. Kaba, 19, Shawnee, Kan., was charged with one count of bank robbery and one count of brandishing a firearm during the robbery. The grand jury indictment alleges that on Sept. 22, 2015, Kaba brandished a Ruger 9 mm handgun when he robbed U.S. Bank, 9900 W. 87th St. in Overland Park, Kan.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 25 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000 on the bank robbery charge, and a penalty of not less than seven years and a fine up to $250,000 on the firearm charge. The Overland Park Police Department and the FBI investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney David Zabel is prosecuting.

Other grand jury indictments:

Susan Wooten-Robb, 24, Kansas City, Mo., is charged with five counts of embezzlement and one count of wire fraud. The indictment alleges that while she worked for Community America Credit Union at 5601 W. 95th in Overland Park she embezzled more than $32,000. She made unauthorized debits from customers’ accounts and she removed cash from her teller drawer. To conceal the crime she entered false information in a currency transaction reporting system.

If convicted, she faces a maximum penalty of 30 years in federal prison and a fine up to $1 million on each embezzlement count, and a maximum penalty of 20 years and a fine u to $250,000 on the wire fraud count. The U.S. Secret Service investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jabari Wamble is prosecuting.

Mikayla Kiefer, 56, Kansas City, Mo., is charged with one count of embezzling public money and one count of bank fraud. The indictment alleges she fraudulently received more than $10,000 in unemployment benefits while she was working for the Keebler Company in Kansas City, Kan. She received the money through a Citibank Visa debit card.

If convicted, she faces a maximum penalty of 10 years and a fine up to $250,000 on the embezzlement count, and a maximum penalty of 30 years and a fine up to $1 million on the wire fraud count. The Kansas Department of Labor and the U.S. Department of Labor – Office of Inspector General investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Chris Oakley is prosecuting.

Wanda R. Ewing, 48, Kansas City, Mo., is charged with one count of embezzling public money, one count of bank fraud, one count of concealing property from creditors in a bankruptcy, one count of making a false statement under oath and one count of making a false declaration in a bankruptcy filing. The indictment alleges she fraudulently received more than $19,800 in unemployment benefits while she was working for the Keebler Company in Kansas City, Kan.

If convicted, she faces a maximum penalty of 10 years and a fine up to $250,000 on the embezzlement count, a maximum penalty of 30 years and a fine up to $1 million on the wire fraud count, and maximum penalty of five years and a fine up to $250,000 on each of the other counts. The Kansas Department of Labor and the U.S. Department of Labor – Office of Inspector General and the United States Trustees investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Chris Oakley is prosecuting.

Gerren K. Love, 38, Topeka, Kan., is charged with one count of unlawful possession of a firearm following a felony conviction. The crime is alleged to have occurred Oct. 11, 2015, in Kansas City, Kan.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Terra Morehead is prosecuting.

In all cases, defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. The indictments merely contain allegations of criminal conduct.

NAACP to meet Nov. 3

The Kansas City, Kan., Branch NAACP will meet Tuesday, Nov. 3, at the Bethany Medical Office Building, second floor meeting room, 21 N. 12th St., Kansas City, Kan.

The Executive Committee meeting will start at 6 p.m.,
followed by the general membership meeting at 7 p.m.

The WIN (Women In NAACP) committee is scheduled to meet in the same room at 5 p.m.

For further information, call 913-281-7900, or fax 913-281-7847.