Friday, January 23, 2009

Top 10 stiri FBI ale saptamanii care se incheie

1. Washington Field Office: Three Air Cargo Carriers Plead Guilty
LAN Cargo S.A., Aerolinhas Brasileiras S.A. and El Al Israel Airlines Ltd. pled guilty to price fixing and agreed to pay more than $124 million in criminal fines. Full Story
2. San Juan: Senator Pleads Guilty
Jorge De Castro Font pled guilty to 20 counts of honest services wire fraud and conspiracy to commit extortion. Full Story
3. Tampa: Seven Cocaine Smugglers Extradited from Colombia
Seven individuals were extradited from Colombia as a result of Operation Panama Express South which targets Colombian maritime smuggling organizations trafficking in cocaine. Full Story
4. Buffalo: Boy Scout Leader Sentenced
William Baker, a Boy Scout leader for 30 years, was sentenced to 121 months imprisonment for possession of child pornography. Full Story
5. Pittsburgh: Sentencing for False Valor Claims
Dale G. Farr was sentenced to 45 months imprisonment and ordered to pay restitution for falsely representing that he was a decorated U.S. Army Special Forces Captain wounded in action. Full Story
6. Atlanta: Security Guard Sentenced
Douglas Yutaka Rhoades was sentenced for impersonating an FBI agent and possessing child pornography. Full Story
7. Houston: Indictment for Stealing FEMA Trailers
Shelley Jerie Dewitt was charged with the impersonation of a FEMA employee in order to steal FEMA trailers. Full Story
8. Chicago: Police Officer Pleads Guilty
William Cozzi pled guilty to beating a victim who was handcuffed and shackled in a wheelchair. Full Story
9. San Francisco: Bank Robber Sentenced
Christopher Reynolds was sentenced to 140 months imprisonment for posing as a federal agent and committing two armed robberies. Full Story
10. Philadelphia: Ponzi Scheme Promoter Charged
Joseph Forte was charged with defrauding 80 investors - including a church, a charity and a private school – in a large scale pyramid scheme which raised over $50 million. Full Story

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Bogdan Lungu arestat de FBI pentru jaf la banci

In cursul zilei de azi FBI a anuntat arestarea oficiala a romanului Bogdan Lungu, care se afla deja in inchisoare, arestat pentru droguri.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Topul stirilor FBI in saptamana care se incheie

1. San Francisco: Executives Plead Guilty to Price Fixing
Korean national, Chang Suk “C.S.” Chung, and Taiwanese nationals - Chieng-Hon “Frank” Lin, Chih-Chun “C.C.” Liu and Hsueh-Lung “Brian” Lee - pled guilty to participating in a global conspiracy to fix prices. Full Story
2. Cleveland: Cousins Plead Guilty
Zubair Ahmed and Khaleel Ahmed pled guilty to conspiring to provide material support to terrorists. Full Story
3. New York: Police Sergeant Pleads Guilty
Haytham Khalil pled guilty to accessing the FBI’s Terrorist Watch List without authorization and disseminating the information to an acquaintance. Full Story
4. San Diego: Investment Scam Yields Jail Time and Restitution for Promoters
Ricky D. Sluder and Larry C. Saturday were sentenced to imprisonment and ordered to pay $88 million restitution for their roles in an investment scam. Full Story
5. St. Louis: Police Officer Indicted on Fraud Charges
Marla A. Arinze was charged with accessing the Regional Justice Information Service without authorization to determine if her friends had outstanding immigration warrants. Full Story
6. FBI Returns Pre-Columbian Artifacts to Panama
More than 100 ancient artifacts uncovered during an FBI investigation were returned to the government of Panama. Full Story
7. Los Angeles: Gang Members Found Guilty
Ten members and associates of Florencia 13, a street gang involved in narcotics distribution and shootings of African-Americans, were convicted on numerous federal criminal charges. Full Story
8. Jacksonville: Project Safe Childhood Leads to Conviction
Seven U.S. individuals were convicted for their participation in a wide-scale, high-volume, international child pornography trafficking enterprise. Full Story
9. Los Angeles: Executive Charged
William Chai-Wai Tsu, vice-president of Cheerway, Inc., was charged with exporting high-tech integrated circuits to China in violation of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act. Full Story
10. St. Louis: Department of Agriculture Employee Indicted
Laurie Lynn McConnell and an associate were indicted on charges of running two on-line prostitution businesses and money laundering. Full Story

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Doi rezidenti din Chicago recunosc ca au conspirat sa ucida soladati americani

WASHINGTON – Zubair Ahmed, 29, and Khaleel Ahmed, 28, both residents of Chicago, pleaded guilty today in the Northern District of Ohio to conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists in connection with their efforts to travel abroad in order to murder or maim U.S. military forces in Iraq or Afghanistan.
Today’s guilty pleas were announced by Matthew Olsen, Deputy Assistant Attorney General for National Security; William J. Edwards, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio; and C. Frank Figliuzzi, Special Agent in Charge, Cleveland Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
Zubair Ahmed and his cousin Khaleel Ahmed each pleaded guilty before Chief U.S. District Judge James G. Carr in Toledo, Ohio, to a one-count, superseding information charging them with conspiracy to provide material support and resources, including the defendants themselves as personnel, to terrorists in violation of Title 18, U.S.C. Section 2339A. At sentencing, each defendant faces a statutory maximum of 15 years imprisonment and a $250,000 fine, followed by three years of supervised release.
According to the superseding information and other information entered into the court record today:
The criminal conspiracy involving Zubair and Khaleel Ahmed began no later than April 1, 2004, and continued until their arrests on Feb. 21, 2007. As part of the conspiracy, the defendants made preparations to travel overseas in order to engage in acts that would result in the murder or maiming of U.S. military forces in either Iraq or Afghanistan. On or about May 21, 2004, the defendants traveled to Cairo, Egypt, with the intent of engaging in acts that would result in the murder or maiming of U.S. military forces in Iraq or Afghanistan.
After their return from Egypt, on or about July 4, 2004, Zubair and Khaleel Ahmed discussed, sought and received instruction on firearms from another individual in Cleveland. The defendants also sought and discussed training in counter-surveillance techniques and sniper rifles with this individual. Specifically, defendant Zubair Ahmed discussed his desire to learn how to use and move with a .50-caliber machine gun.
As part of the conspiracy, the defendants also communicated with each other using code words and in a foreign language to disguise their preparations and plans to engage in acts abroad that would result in the murder or maiming of U.S. military forces in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Furthermore, Zubair and Khaleel Ahmed researched the purchase of firearms, methods of obtaining firearms instruction (including at least one visit to a firing range) and methods of obtaining instruction in gunsmithing. In addition, the defendants collected and distributed videos of attacks on U.S. military forces overseas, manuals on military tactics and military manuals on weaponry.
"Today’s guilty pleas should send a strong message to individuals who would use this country as a platform to plot attacks against U.S. military personnel in Iraq and Afghanistan," said Matthew Olsen, Deputy Assistant Attorney General for National Security. "This case also underscores the need for continued vigilance in identifying and dismantling extremist plots that develop within our nation."
William J. Edwards, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, said: "These guilty pleas are testament to the hard work and dedication of all the federal, state and local law enforcement officials who have spent years investigating this case and to the tireless efforts and perseverance of an extremely talented team of federal prosecutors who, with their law enforcement partners, keep this country safe from terrorists."
C. Frank Figliuzzi, Special Agent in Charge, Cleveland Division, FBI, said: "This case is an example of our continued efforts to detect terrorist planning and to prevent acts of terrorism before they occur. Through close cooperation with our law enforcement partners in Illinois and Ohio, this case resulted in the successful prosecution of these individuals."
This case was investigated by the FBI and the Joint Terrorism Task Force in Chicago, Illinois and Toledo, Ohio, with the assistance of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement; U.S. Customs and Border Protection; the Chicago Police Department; the Illinois State Police; the Ohio Highway Patrol; the Toledo Police Department; and the Lucas and Wood County Sheriff’s Departments.
This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Thomas E. Getz and Justin E. Herdman of the National Security Unit of the U.S Attorney’s Office in Cleveland; as well Assistant U.S. Attorney Gregg N. Sofer of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Austin, Texas (formerly of the Justice Department’s Counterterrorism Section); and Trial Attorneys Jerome J. Teresinski and Jolie F. Zimmerman of the Justice Department’s Counterterrorism Section. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Chicago also provided assistance in this case.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Un roman arestat pentru droguri, acuzat si ca a jefuit o banca din Chicago

BOGDAN LUNGU 40979-424
va fi eliberat pe : 07-17-2013
FCI SANDSTONE
FEDERAL CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION
P.O. BOX 1000
SANDSTONE, MN 55072


Daca pentru unii Decembrie este luna cadourilor, pentru altii a fost luna surprizelor.
Romanul BOGDAN LUNGU, in varsta de 24 de ani a fost arestat pe 20 Decembrie 2008, la Chicago pentru posesie de droguri. In timp ce era in arest, aceasta a avut parte de o vizita surpriza. Nu, nu a lui Mos Craciun, ci a baietilor de la FBI.
Motivul era banuiala ca acesta ar fi fost autorul jefului de la sucursala Chase Bank, de la adresa 5813 North Milwaukee, din Chicago, Illinois, petrecut pe 17 November, 2008.

Acesta se pare ca si-a parcat masina, un Plymouth Voyager, pe o strada din apropiere, a intrat in banca si a inmanat un bilet caseritei cu un mesaj de amenintare cum ca este inarmat si ca ar fi bine sa-i dea cat mai rapid banii din casa, altfel va folosi arma. Dupa ce a luat 5,034 de dolari acesta s-a facut nevazut.
Romanul se pare ca a fost identificat din intamplare, datorita legaturii sale cu un alt jaf de banca. Numerele de la masina lui apareau in baza de date a politiei din Chicago, ca fiind cea care a transportat un alt infractor cautat de politie. Dupa ce a verificat proprietarul masinii, agentul federal GARRETT H. CROON a descoperit ca romanul, era intamplator arestat pentru droguri. Dupa ce i-a vazut fotografia acesta a remarcat ca semana foarte bine cu cel de pe imaginile surprinse de camerele de luat vederi de la banca Chase.
Confruntat cu aceste evidente, dar si altele precum haine si obiecte personale folosite in timpul jafului, ridicate de la locuinta romanului de FBI, acesta din urma se pare ca a recunoscut imediat ca el este cel care a jefuit banca.

JAMES I. HOWZE capturat de FBI

JAMES I. HOWZE, age 48, whose last known address was 10232 South Prospect in Chicago, was arrested earlier today, without incident, by FBI Special Agents in Atlanta.

Fernando Vazquez cautat de FBI Chicago


Jaf la TCF Bank in Des Plaines


Attached are bank surveillance photos from a robbery that occurred on 12/26/2008 at the TCF Bank inside the Jewel at 1500 Lee Street , Des Plaines , IL . Subject approached tellers, presented a demand note and implied he had a firearm, although none was observed. After receiving an undisclosed amount of cash, the robber fled the scene in an SUV, no further description available. The dye pack exploded in the parking lot. He is described as a black male, 6'00" tall, approx 180-200 pounds.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Jefuitorul de banca din Rolling Meadows arestat

David J. Wagner de 32 de ani a fost arestat joia trecuta de catre politia din Rolling Medows pentru jaful din 5 ianuarie a.c. de la 5/3 Bank.
Acesta este retinut fara cautiune.

DAVID J. WAGNER, age 32, of Hoffman Estates, Illinois, was arrested on Thursday, 1/8/09, by the Rolling Meadows Police Department for the 1/5/09 robbery of the 5th/3rd Bank branch in Rolling Meadows, Illinois. WAGNER was turned over to the FBI and was charged in a criminal complaint filed earlier today in U.S. District Court in Chicago with one court of bank robbery, which is a felony offense.


WAGNER appeared this afternoon in U.S. District Court, at which he was held without bond.

Rata criminalitatii a scazut in SUA in 2008


Pentru al doilea an consecutiv rata criminalitatii in SUA a scazut. Conform raportului intocmit de Biroul Federal de Investigatii, in prima jumatatea a anului 2008, la nivel national crimele violente au scazut cu 3,5%, iar infractiunile savarsite pe domeniul privat cu 2,5%.
Crimele au scazut in ansamblu cu 4,4%.
Atacurile prin violenta cu 4,1%.
Violurile prin forta cu 3,3%.
Jafurile cu 2,2%.
Pe ansamblu crimele violente au scazut cu 6% in zona centrala a Americii, 5% in vest, 2.9 % in nord-estul continentului, si 1.5 % in sud.
Infractiunile pe domeniul privat au scazut astfel: zona centrala a SUA 4,7%, zona vestica 6,1%, in sud 0,4%.
Furturile din autovehicole au scazut cu 12,6%, furturile marunte cu 1,2%, furturile din locuinte 0,8%.
Incendiile provocate de maini criminale au scazut si ele in ansamblu, au crescut insa cu 2 % in zonele cu populatie intre 250,000 si 500,000 de locuitori.
Au existat insa cresteri ale crimelor cu 3,3% in orasele de marime mijlocie, cu populatie intre 50,000 si 100,000 de locuitori, respectiv 9,8% in orasele sub 10,000 de locuitori.
In nord-estul continentului violurile prin forta au crescut in 2008 cu 0,6%, furturile din locuinte cu 2,7%, furturile marunte cu 2,9%, fata de aceeasi perioada a anului precedent.
Orasele cu populatie de peste 1 milion de persoane a inregistrat o crestere cu 3,4% a violurilor.
Infractiunile pe domeniul privat au crescut si ele in zona de nord-est cu 1,7%, iar in sud au crescut furturile din locuinte cu 0,6%, iar furturile marunte 0,5%.
Aceste statistici si categorii de infractiuni sunt monitorizate mai atent deoarece sunt intalnite in mod frecvent in activitatile de zi cu zi ale oamenilor legii.
Aceste statistici au fost facute cu ajutorul informatiilor primite de la 11,515 agentii, precum Politie si FBI.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Topul stirilor FBI in saptamana care se incheie

1. FBI Headquarters: FBI Launches Hiring Blitz to Fill Over 2,100 Vacancies
The FBI announced a hiring initiative aimed at filling its most critical vacancies. With a hiring goal of over 2,100 professional staff positions, the FBI has implemented this aggressive initiative to fill jobs located throughout its field offices and Headquarters divisions. Full Story
2. Washington Field: Former Executive Pleads Guilty to Bribing Foreign Government Officials
Mario Covino, an Italian citizen and resident of Irvine, CA, pled guilty to conspiring to make approximately $1 million in corrupt payments to foreign government officials for the purpose of securing business for an Orange County valve company from state-owned enterprises in several countries, including Brazil, China, India, Korea, Malaysia and the United Arab Emirates, in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Full Story
3. Baltimore: Former Bank Manager Sentenced in D.C. Property Tax Refund Scheme
Former bank manager Walter Jones was sentenced to 78 months in prison for conspiracy to commit money laundering in connection with a property tax refund scheme in which over $48 million was stolen from the District of Columbia Office of Tax and Revenue. Jones was ordered to pay restitution of more than $17.9 million. Full Story
4. Phoenix: Army Private Arrested for Taking Bribes
U.S. Army Private First Class Christina M. Swenson was arrested by the FBI and charged by federal criminal complaint with bribery of a public official. Swenson is assigned to the USO Lounge at the Tucson International Airport where her primary official duty is to assist soldiers to obtain transportation from the airport to Fort Huachuca. Swenson allegedly accepted bribes in exchange for steering military personnel to particular transportation companies. Full Story
5. Chicago: One World Capital Group Principals Arrested for $15 Million Fraud
Charles G. Martin and John E. Walsh, both principals of collapsed foreign currency trading firm One World Capital Group, LLC, were arrested on federal wire fraud charges for allegedly operating a scheme in which they diverted millions of dollars to themselves to finance lavish lifestyles, including participating in the financing of a movie, and caused customers to lose approximately $15 million. Full Story
6. New York: Three Indicted For Federal Hate Crime Conspiracy
An indictment was unsealed in Brooklyn federal court charging three Staten Island men—Ralph Nicoletti, Michael Contreras, and Brian Carranza—with conspiring to assault African-American residents of Staten Island in retaliation for President-Elect Barack Obama’s election victory. Full Story
7. Richmond: Former COO Pleads Guilty in $132 Million Fraud Scheme
Laura Coleman, a former COO of Investment Properties of America, based in Richmond, VA, pled guilty to conspiring to commit mail and wire fraud and to making a material false statement to federal investigators in connection with a $132 million scheme to defraud clients of funds allegedly held in trust. Full Story
8. Columbia: Former SC Highway Patrol Trooper Pleads Guilty to Civil Rights Violation
John B. Sawyer, a former trooper with the South Carolina Highway Patrol, pled guilty in federal court in Charleston, South Carolina, to using excessive force during an arrest. Sawyer acknowledged that he abused his authority as a law enforcement officer when he unnecessarily and repeatedly kicked the head and neck area of a man who had been apprehended in Sumter County after a chase on Interstate 95. Full Story
9. Atlanta: Retired Army Major Pleads Guilty in Bribery Scheme Involving DOD Contracts in Kuwait
Christopher H. Murray, a retired U.S. Army major, pled guilty to charges of bribery and making a false statement arising out of his activities as both a contracting specialist and a contracting officer at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, from 2005 through 2007. Full Story
10. Houston: U.S. District Court Judge Charged with Aggravated Sexual Abuse and Abusive Sexual Contact
A federal grand jury in Houston returned a superseding indictment charging U.S. District Judge Samuel B. Kent with aggravated sexual abuse, abusive sexual contact, and obstruction of justice. Kent was previously indicted in August 2008 on one count of attempted aggravated sexual abuse and two counts of abusive sexual contact of a clerk’s office employee.

"Banditul de 45 de secunde" capturat de FBI

Paul K. Young, age 29, whose last known address is 2405 West Jarvis in Chicago. Young was arrested yesterday (Thursday) by the Chicago FBI, along with Andrew Johnston, the suspected “45 Second Bandit”. Young is believed to be an accomplice of Johnston is some of his suspected robberies and will be appearing with him in U.S. District Court in Chicago today at 2:30 PM.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Winebago man arrested in bank robbery

Robert D. Grant, Special Agent-in-Charge of the Chicago office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) was joined today by Richard A. Meyers, Winnebago County Sheriff; Todd Stockburger, Chief of the Winnebago, Illinois Police Department (WPD) and Lisa Womack, Chief of the Elgin, Illinois Police Department (EPD) in announcing the arrest of MARK WASSERMAN, age 42, of Rockford, Illinois.
WASSERMAN was arrested in Elgin earlier today, without incident, by FBI Special Agents, Officers from the EPD and Winnebago County Sheriff’s Officers as he was seen exiting a motel near Route 31 and Boncowski Road. WASSERMAN was wanted for the armed robbery of the U.S. Bank branch, located at 606 North Elida in Winnebago, late yesterday.
According to witnesses, WASSERMAN entered the bank at approximately 4:30 PM and approached a teller while brandishing a handgun. He then orally announced a robbery and demanded cash from the teller’s drawer. After receiving an as yet undetermined amount of money, WASSERMAN fled the area in a dark colored sport utility vehicle.
Subsequent investigation by the FBI, Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office and WPD developed additional information leading to the identification of WASSERMAN and traced his whereabouts to the Elgin motel.
WASSERMAN will be charged in a criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Rockford with one (1) count of bank robbery, which is a felony offense. WASSERMAN is scheduled to have an initial appearance before United States Magistrate Judge P. Michael Mahoney in Rockford at 9:00 AM tomorrow, at which time he will be formally charged. If convicted of Armed Bank Robbery, WASSERMAN faces a possible sentence of up to (20) years incarceration.
The public is reminded that a complaint is not evidence of guilt and that all defendants in a criminal case are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Trei jefuitori de banca arestati

Trei tineri cu varste cuprinse intre 19 si 24 de ani au fost arestati azi in conectie cu jaful de la Banca TCF de la adresa 9801 South Cocero Ave. din data de 2 ianuarie, 2008.
Acestia risca o pedeapsa de pana la 20 de ani de inchisoare daca vor fi gasiti vinovati.

Robert D. Grant, Special Agent-in-Charge of the Chicago office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and William Villanova, Chief of the Oak Lawn Police Department (OLPD) announced today the arrest of three Chicago men in connection with the January 2nd armed robbery of the TCF Bank branch located at 9801 South Cicero Avenue in Oak Lawn.
All three men, identified as BENJAMIN WILLIAMS, age 22; MATTHEW D. CASEY, age 19; and CHARLES L. LEWIS, age 24, were each charged in a criminal complaint filed earlier this week in U.S. District Court in Chicago with one (1) count of Bank Robbery, which is a felony offense. According to the complaint, WILLIAMS entered the bank and approached a teller, handing her a note announcing a robbery. WILLIAMS then orally announced a robbery and threatened the bank employee with harm, if his demands for cash were not met. No weapon was displayed during the robbery and no injuries were reported.
After receiving approximately $2,900 in cash, WILLIAMS fled the bank and entered a waiting vehicle that was driven by LEWIS and occupied by CASEY. Responding officers from the OLPD obtained a description of the robber and get-away vehicle, which they spotted a short time later. After stopping the car, officers noticed a large sum of cash scattered on the floor and back seat of the vehicle. All three men were taken into custody at the scene.
Subsequent investigation by the FBI and OLPD developed additional evidence, leading to the filing of the criminal charges announced today.
In announcing these charges, Mr. Grant praised the arresting officers for their prompt response to an emergency service call, which led to the quick apprehension of three armed robbery suspects. Said Mr. Grant "With the assistance and cooperation of our local law enforcement partners, as evidenced by the arrests announced today, we are able to more effectively serve the public and help insure their continued safety."
All three defendants appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Sidney I. Schenkier in Chicago on Monday, at which time they were formally charged. All three were ordered held without bond, pending their next scheduled court appearance, and face a possible sentence of up to 20 years incarceration if convicted of the charges filed against them.
The public is reminded that a complaint is not evidence of guilt and that all defendants in a criminal case are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Un nou jaf la banca


Un jaf a avut loc ieri 6 Ianuarie, 2008 la Bank of America de la adresa 105 north halsted din Chicago. Individul pare sa fie de origine hispanica si este posibil sa fie acelasi suspect in jaful de la o alta banca in luna decembrie, 2008. Cei care pot da relatii sunt rugati sa contacteze autoritatile.

The attached photos are from a bank robbery that occurred yesterday, 1/6/09, at the Bank of America Bank, 105 North Halsted, Chicago . A lone Hispanic male walked into the bank, handed the teller a note announcing a robbery and threatened harm if his demands for cash were not met. He implied he had a weapon, but none was observed. After getting an undisclosed amount of cash, he fled the bank on foot, direction not observed. Witnesses described the robber as 5’6” – 5’8”, stocky build, age: mid to late 20’s, olive complected skin, and wearing a blue hoodie. He is also believed to have robbed the First Personal Bank at 6162 South Archer, Chicago, on 12/5/08. Robber also carries a brown manilla envelope or bag.
The above is being sent to you for dissemination/publication purposes. We appreciate your assistance in this matter.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Cautat de FBI



In cursul zilei de ieri 5 ianuarie, 2008 la filiala bancii Fifth Third Bank, de al adresa 1801 Algonquin Road, din Rolling Meadows a avut loc un jaf. Cei care pot da relatii despre cel din fotografia de mai sus sunt rugati sa anunte Politia sau FBI-ul.

Banditul de 45 de secunde

Biroul Federal de Investigatii solicita ajutorul populatiei in vederea prinderii acestui suspect care a jefuit 4 banci din zona Chicago.
Denumit " Banditul de 45 de secunde" datorita timpului scurt cat a stat in interiorul bancii in timpul jafului, aceste are varsta de aproximativ 20-25 de ani, 170-180 inaltime, par castaniu inchis si o statura atletica.
Cei care pot da relatii sa sune la Biroul FBI Chicago (312) 421-6700



PUBLIC’S HELP SOUGHT
IN SEARCH FOR "45 Second BANDIT
"
Robert D. Grant, Special Agent-in-Charge of the Chicago office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is asking for the public’s help in identifying the individual depicted in the attached wanted flyer, who is believed responsible for the armed robbery of at least four (4) Chicago banks, dating to October of last year.
The most recent theft occurred on November 24th, when the Bank of America branch, located at 5466 North Milwaukee Avenue was robbed of an undisclosed amount of money. According to witnesses, the robber entered the bank and approached a teller, placing a demand note on the counter. He then orally announced a robbery and ordered her to place the cash from her drawer on the counter. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of money, the robber fled the bank on foot, disappearing into the passing crowd. The robber claimed that he was armed and threatened the bank employee with harm, if his demands were not met.
Other suspected thefts include the Liberty Bank branch, located at 6210 North Milwaukee Avenue, on November 10th; the Citizens Bank branch, located at 5700 North Central, on October 31st; and the Chase Bank branch, located at 5813 North Milwaukee Avenue, on October 20th. In all four robberies, no injuries were reported.
The "45 Second Bandit" is described as a white/male, 20 - 25 years of age, 5’5" - 5’9" tall, slim build, with shoulder length dark brown hair. He has been given the moniker "45 Second Bandit" due to his demand that bank employees comply with his request for cash in just forty-five seconds. This case is being investigated by the Chicago FBI’s Violent Crimes Task Force (VCTF), which is comprised of FBI Special Agents, Detectives from the Chicago Police Department (CPD) and Investigators from the Cook County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO).
Anyone recognizing this individual or having any information about this robbery is asked to call the Chicago FBI at (312) 421-6700.

Jefuitor de banca arestat

January 5, 2009 charges filed in Buffalo Grove bank robbery
Robert D. Grant, Special Agent-in-Charge of the Chicago office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) was joined today by Richard Casler, Director of Police for the Village of Schaumburg (SPD) and Steve S. Balinski, Chief of the Buffalo Grove Police Department (BGPD) in announcing the arrest of ROBERT R. MADAY, age 38, whose last known address was 540 Biesterfield Road in Elk Grove Village, Illinois.
MADAY was arrested, without incident, at approximately 3:30 PM on December 29th by officers of the SPD for multiple traffic offenses as he was driving on Martingale Road near Schaumburg Road in the northwest suburb.
MADAY was eventually charged in a criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Chicago on Wednesday, December 31st with one (1) count of Bank Robbery, which is a felony offense. According to the complaint, the Harris Bank branch, located at 1190 North McHenry Road in Buffalo Grove, was robbed of over $13,000 by a lone gunman at approximately 1:30 PM on December 29th. After entering the bank, the robber orally announced a robbery and ordered several tellers to empty the contents of their cash drawer into a black bag that he was carrying. The robber then fled the bank, disappearing without his means of escape or last direction of travel being observed.
Witnesses described the robber as a white/male who was wearing a dark colored jacket and a black ski mask that was pulled down over his face. The robber was armed with a black colored handgun that was not further described.
As detailed in the complaint, during the traffic stop by the SPD, officers discovered inside MADAY’S vehicle a black pellet gun, similar in appearance to the one used in the robbery, a black jacket and ski mask, and a black bag containing over $15,000 in U.S. currency.
Subsequent investigation by the FBI and BGPD developed additional evidence linking MADAY to the robbery.
In announcing this arrest, Mr. Grant wants to recognize the officers of the Schaumburg and Buffalo Grove Police Departments, whose dedication and professionalism led to the arrest of a potentially violent suspect. Said Mr. Grant "With the assistance and cooperation of our local law enforcement partners, as demonstrated by the arrest announced today, we are able to more effectively serve the public and help insure their continued safety."
MADAY appeared before United States Magistrate Judge Sidney I. Schenkier in Chicago on December 31st, at which time he was formally charged. MADAY was ordered held without bond, pending his next scheduled court appearance, and is being held at the Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC) in Chicago. If convicted of the charge filed against him, MADAY faces a possible sentence of up to twenty (20) years incarceration.
The public is reminded that a complaint is not evidence of guilt and that all defendants in a criminal case are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Capturat de FBI


Monday, January 5, 2009

Working for FBI

Locuri de munca la FBI
Biroul Federal de Investigatii a anuntat creearea a 2,100 de locuri de munca pentru cei interesati sa faca o cariera in aceasta institutie federala de renume.

FBI announces a hiring initiative aimed at filling its most critical vacancies. With a hiring goal of over 2,100 professional staff positions, the FBI has implemented this aggressive initiative to fill jobs located throughout its field offices and Headquarters divisions. These vacancies are currently open, with most closing January 16th, and include fields such as:

• Administrative/Clerical
• Automotive Mechanic Professionals
• Compliance and Quality Assurance Professionals
• Electronic Technicians
• Engineering Professionals
• Fingerprint Examiners
• General Education and Training Professionals
• Finance/Accounting/Budget Analysis Professionals
• IT/Computer Science Professionals
• Intelligence/Analytical Professionals
• Language Specialists
• Management and Program Analysis
• Nursing and Counseling Professionals
• Physical/Natural/Social Science Professionals
• Records Management Professionals
• Security Professionals
• Physical Surveillance Professionals
• Human Resources Professionals

“The FBI is like no other career choice you’ve ever considered,” said Assistant Director John Raucci, FBI Human Resources Division. “Whatever your background or expertise, you will find the FBI exceptionally rewarding. It is challenging, compelling, and important, as the work you perform has a daily impact on the nation’s security and the quality-of-life for all U.S. citizens.”

The FBI will host a mega career invitational wherein applicants will be invited for interviews and timely selections will be made. All FBI positions require at least a Top Secret security clearance and all applicants must undergo a thorough background investigation. The investigation includes a polygraph examination; drug screening test; credit and records checks; and extensive interviews with former and current colleagues, neighbors, friends, professors, etc.

The FBI will also hire 850 new agents this year. FBI agents come from a broad range of educational disciplines and professions; however, the FBI has special needs for candidates with critical skills in the following areas: foreign language (Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Hebrew, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Pashto, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Urdu, Somali, Vietnamese, etc.), computer science/information technology, engineering, intelligence, law, law enforcement, military, and physical sciences.