Reporter | Federal Courts and Law Enforcement

A native of Kansas City, Montemayor lives in Minneapolis with his wife and two cats. He graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in journalism and enjoys camping, travel and a good beer.

Scott County gun store employee charged with possessing 'switch' devices

Benjamin Zwack, 29, of Burnsville, is accused of selling 3D-printed devices that render guns fully automatic.

Feds target Minneapolis 'Highs,' 'Bloods' gangs for gun, drug crimes

45 alleged gang members are charged in the "first wave" of a new shift in the ongoing federal violent crime strategy.

Three juveniles killed in two separate ATV crashes Saturday in Minnesota

Both accidents are under investigation.

Two dead in third fatal fire at same Duluth apartment building since 2020

Two firefighters were also injured; multiple cats dead.

Five-year prison sentence for 22-year-old Sauk Rapids man who made, sold 'ghost guns'

Jay James Olson pleaded guilty to selling the guns and parts including machine gun conversion devices to an informant last year.

Federal appeals court revives legal challenge to Minnesota insulin safety net program

Pharmaceutical trade group first sued in 2020, alleging constitutional violations.

Anton Lazzaro to be sentenced Aug. 9 for federal child sex trafficking conviction

Lazzaro, attorneys plan to appeal.

Anton Lazzaro found guilty in child sex trafficking case

Jurors convicted Lazzaro — described by prosecutors as "Minnesota's Jeffrey Epstein" — after about two hours of deliberation Friday.

Stage set for final arguments in Anton Lazzaro's child sex trafficking trial

Prosecutors expect alleged victims, families to watch both sides make their final cases to jury Friday morning.

Anton Lazzaro calls cash 'gifts,' says sex with underage girls not related

Wednesday's proceedings were delayed by overnight revelations of new evidence.